Hiring a Bonita Springs Real Estate Attorney
A frequent question many home sellers ask their listing agent is if they need a real estate attorney to sell their Bonita Springs home or condo. The answer is maybe. It is not unusual for a home seller to sell and close their property without an attorney in southwest Florida. There are many title insurance companies that close real estate transactions. There are a few local title companies owned and managed by real estate attorneys or lawyers who, as well.
Some home sellers simply feel more comfortable selling their home with a real estate attorney reviewing the documents and performing the closing. The home seller may also be from a geographic area of the country where home seller’s and even home buyers customarily only hire law firms to close real estate.
There are also times where a property could be legally encumbered by lis pendens due to bankruptcy, foreclosure, short sale or even divorce or probate issues where it would be wise to engage a real estate attorney for both professional advise and transparency for an estate.
Most listing agents can recommend a variety of real estate attorneys with whom they have worked with in the past or have used personally to close real estate transactions. Many listing agents can recommend a real estate attorney in a niche who may specialize in whatever legal complication a property or home seller is experiencing. The attorney should be based in real estate with a Florida license. It would be most helpful if they were located in Bonita Springs or neighboring cities such as Naples, Fort Myers or Cape Coral.
Hiring a real estate attorney from “back home”, unless they are also licensed and experienced with Florida real estate law is potentially legally dangerous. For more home seller tips, real also: Bonita Springs Home Seller Tips
To confidentially speak with Chris Griffith about finding a real estate attorney for your property sale call or text 239-273-7430.Chris is an experienced listing agent in the Bonita Springs, Florida area and also a Certified Residential Specialist.