What to look for in a real estate attorney

Choosing a New Jersey real estate attorney

New Jersey real estate attorneys can give you valuable guidance and assistance in a variety of transactions. Whether you’re thinking of purchasing a new home or you’re interested in commercial real estate, we recommend working with a property lawyer who can ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.

Unfortunately real estate – both commercial and residential – often come with unforeseen liabilities. It’s on you as the buyer to uncover any potential liabilities and to take action before completing your purchase. Even seasoned real estate pros often encounter liabilities they didn’t see coming, and this is why it’s in your best interest to work with an experienced real estate attorney when purchasing a property.

Here’s what to look for when hiring a property lawyer:

  Choose an attorney who specializes in real estate. This may sound obvious, but some people choose friends or family friends to represent them, instead of someone who specializes in buying and selling property. Real estate legislation is complex and changes all the time, so you need an expert in the field.

  Someone with many years of experience. You want a real estate attorney who has facilitated hundreds, if not thousands of property transactions. Unexpected surprises are never something you want when it comes to real estate, so look for a lawyer who has been practicing real estate law consistently for many years.

  Use the Bar Association to vet your choices. The Bar Association will be able to give you a list of licensed real estate attorneys in your area – simply visit their website, input your location and criteria, and then you’ll get a list of qualified local candidates.

Real estate guidance from NJ experts who can help

Buying real estate is a huge decision that requires careful consideration and planning. Flippancy and lack of thoroughness can result in major headaches for you as a buyer, which is why we recommend partnering with a trusted property lawyer to ensure a smooth transaction. Having an expert on your side removes some of the stress from the process, and you’ll be in your new property sooner without any issues.

If you have any questions about matters related to commercial or residential real estate, please contact our team at SCC Legal today. Discover why so many people across New Jersey choose us as their trusted real estate attorneys.

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