Ensuring a Smooth Closing from the Beginning
Buying or selling real estate can be an overwhelming process. It can be particularly distressing when you consider that the investment in your home is one of the single most important decisions that you will make in your lifetime. Don’t trust that experience to just anyone.
How Epiphany Law Can Help
The Epiphany Law real estate attorneys have the expertise to ensure your real estate experience is a positive one. Epiphany Law will provide you with expert assistance from listing through closing.
Epiphany Law offers a variety of services to meet all of your real estate needs. Our services include:
- Offers to Purchase (Commercial & Residential)
- Deeds & Transfer Returns
- Construction Contracts
- Land Contracts
- Escrow Agreements
- Promissory Notes
- Second Mortgages
- Rights of First Refusal
- Zero Lot Line Agreements
- Restrictive Covenants
Questions & Answers
Q: Do I really need an attorney when I’m buying or selling real estate?
A: If, by some odd twist of fate, the real estate buying and selling process goes perfectly by itself, then no. But why trust your largest investment to blind luck? An experienced real estate attorney will help ensure that things go smoothly—whether you are lucky or not.
Q: Should I work with a licensed Realtor®?
A: Whether or not one should work with a licensed Realtor® is often debated. Some sellers choose to sell their home themselves and cite cost savings. Others focus on the peace of mind provided by a licensed professional salesperson. We believe a competent Realtor® is an extremely valuable asset to have on your side. Likewise, having a knowledgeable Real Estate Attorney protecting your interests is also critical. The ideal combination for superior protection is to have both working on your team.
Q: What does an attorney do in a typical real estate transaction?
A: The first step in a typical real estate transaction is either drafting or reviewing the Offer to Purchase to ensure this legal document embodies the parties’ intent. From there, most of the attorney’s work happens behind the scenes: from ordering title work to reviewing title commitments, city letters and closing statements to drafting deeds and transfer returns. Ultimately, your attorney is responsible for ensuring that your transaction is closed in a timely and cost effective manner. Don’t trust your sale or purchase to chance—work with an experienced, knowledgeable real estate attorney.