So, you’re thinking of buying a house or piece of property. Given the price of houses and property in South Florida, it’s one of the major investments you’ll make during your lifetime. In 2019, the median sales price of a single-family home was $365,000.00 in Broward County. This represents a 3.3% increase from the median sales price of a home in 2018 of $353,500.
In Miami-Dade County, the median price of a single-family home was $360,000 in 2019 and in West Palm Beach, the median price of a home was $355,000.
You’re wondering whether to attempt it on your own or if you should hire a real estate attorney to facilitate the process for you. But then you’re worried about the cost and wondering what a real estate attorney can do for you that you can’t do for yourself. But do you have a choice? You’ve heard that some states require the presence of a real estate attorney during a closing. Is Florida one of those States?
The answer to that question is, no. Although Florida law doesn’t require it, however, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of good reasons why you should retain a real estate attorney to protect your best interests. Given the median price, homes are selling for in South Florida, you need an experienced attorney to guide you through the entire process. An attorney upon whom you can depend. After all, investing in real estate isn’t a simple process. Allow an experienced attorney to lead you through the process.
What Does Real Estate Law Encompass?
- Real Estate Law encompasses the purchase and sale of real property. This includes the property itself and any structures built on it.
- It also encompasses dealing with legal issues involving anything attached to the property. This includes appliances and fixtures.
- It also involves making certain that the title is as represented and that you are getting what you are paying for and that there are no liens on the property.
What Skills Does A Real Estate Attorney Require?
A real estate attorney at a minimum must possess the following skillset:
- Must be analytic.
- Should have excellent communication skills.
- Needs to be a problem-solver to resolve any issues that arise during the settlement negotiations and closing process.
- Excellent speaking skills.
- Excellent writing skills.
- Someone who pays attention to the details.
- Acts professionally.
- Provide a five-star service.
What Can A Real Estate Attorney Do For You?
- Carefully reviews the voluminous amount of paperwork involved in preparation for the closing.
- Advises their clients of any issues, problems, and/or omissions in the paperwork which need to be addressed and rectified.
- Resolves the issues identified before the closing date.
- Is an aggressive advocate for clients.
Real Estate Attorney In Coral Springs, Broward County, Florida
At the Law Offices of Gary I. Handin, we offer exceptional representation. We work hard to make sure you can close any type of real estate transaction in an efficient, expedient manner. We also do our absolute best to ensure that you close your transaction on terms that are the most favorable to you. In addition to being an experienced real estate attorney, Gary I. Handin is also the owner and President of Florida Home Title.
Buying Real Estate is an important, expensive proposition. Better to have an experienced real estate attorney on your side to identify and resolve any pitiful you might run into along the way. Take your stress and place it on the shoulders of an attorney who has over 45 years of experience. When it comes to real estate transactions, experience matters!
If you’re thinking of buying a home or piece of property or have a real estate question, contact the Law Offices of Gary I. Handin at (954)796-9600 or toll-free at 1-877-815-4560 to schedule an appointment for telephonic consultation. In these difficult times, we’re here for you. Stay Safe!