For most persons, the purchase and sale of their homes will be the largest financial transaction that will occur during their lifetimes. From the day you make your decision to buy your home until such time that you have become the legal owner, there are a number of important decisions you must make which have legal consequences.
The attorney's role in real estate transactions may include consultation prior to signing of the contract, preparation of closing documents, the title search and certification, presiding over the closing and recording of the deed and mortgage.
All of this work is done in close coordination with the Buyer(s), Seller(s), Realtor(s), and Lender(s). The attorney strives to assure that this complex procedure is carried out in the most pleasing and expedient manner possible. Therefore, choosing an experienced real estate attorney to handle your purchase and the closing is especially important.