Top Five Questions to Ask Your Real Estate Attorney

Time is of the essence in the fast-paced world of real estate, and with SCC Legal, you can save valuable time that would otherwise be spent deciphering legal jargon and navigating bureaucratic hurdles. Our attorneys are well-versed in the intricacies of real estate law, enabling them to expedite the process while ensuring that every detail is meticulously addressed.

Partnering with SCC Legal is not just about avoiding headaches; it’s about maximizing the value of your investment. Our team is committed to securing the best outcome for you, whether you’re buying your dream home or selling a property. We understand that each transaction is unique, and our tailored approach ensures that you get the best bang for your buck.

So, as we unravel the top five questions to ask your NJ real estate attorney, keep in mind the invaluable role they play in guiding you through every step of the journey. Let’s empower you with the knowledge to make informed decisions and embark on your real estate venture with confidence.

1. What Experience Do You Have?   

Real estate laws vary by local government and state. Your attorney should be qualified to practice in the state where your property is located and have experience with deeds, property taxes, estate planning, zoning, and titles, to mention a few aspects. 

Our SCC Legal attorneys are members of the New Jersey State Bar Association, specializing in commercial, residential, and environmental law. We have been serving NJ families and businesses for over forty years and also have extensive experience with estate planning and elder law.   

2. What Challenges Might Present With the Case?   

Each property case is unique, but there are a few general challenges with commercial and residential property to be aware of. Abandoned oil tanks regulated by environmental legislation might impact a commercial real estate transaction. a residential property could have a lien, or the title search shows the property is in another person’s name other than the seller. A real estate lawyer can only comment on your case after a thorough investigation.  

3. What Services Do You Provide? 

Property transactions require various services. Plus, the documentation involved throughout each step is complex and filled with legal-specific jargon. The right real estate lawyer is willing to help you understand every step of the transaction process. Whether a complex commercial real estate financing deal or a first-time home purchase, your real estate lawyer should be able to give the same undivided attention to each transaction. 

4. How Much Do You Charge?    

You want your estate attorney to be clear and upfront about their fees. The costs related to a property purchase are extensive, from opening an escrow account to home and pest inspections, and you need to keep track of your expenses. A reputable attorney will always keep their client’s best interests at heart, whether completing title searches, ensuring you have the appropriate title insurance policy, or highlighting junk fees from other service providers. 

5. What Is Your Availability and Will Anyone Else Be Working on My Closing? 

You have a right to your real estate attorney’s time when paying for their services, so clarify their availability. Other professionals, such as real estate appraisers, CPAs, and engineers, might be required to provide input into a transaction. At SCC Legal, we have an experienced environmental protection lawyer for commercial real estate matters when the service is required. 

For more information on compliance with environmental regulations, or if you want the assistance of a real estate lawyer, please contact our team at SCC Legal today or visit us at:  https://www.scclegal.com/

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