If you are going to be buying or selling real estate in Bennington County Vermont, you are probably wondering if you need an attorney. The answer is you should hire an attorney. Although Realtors are very knowledgeable, they won’t give you legal advice and at times they need an attorney on your side to help them.
What does an attorney do during the sale process? The attorney gets involved after the selling price and general terms have been established by the real estate agents. After this there is an attorney review period.
At this point the real estate attorney:
- The real estate attorney reviews the contract and suggests any revisions or amendments;
- The attorney can assist in negotiations related to contract terms;
- Assists in negotiating any repairs or other items needing to be done after the home inspection;
- Ensures compliance with zoning and other local regulations
- Drafts and reviews the deed;
- Works with the other attorneys to resolve title or marketability issues;
- Provides counsel to the client on exiting the contract and enforcing provisions;
- Attends closing to ensure the transaction completes.
Our office often only represents sellers, we represent buyers on an infrequent basis, typically only in certain situations. We also only represent real estate clients in Vermont.
If you would like to talk to us about representation on a real estate matter please call our office at (802) 442-9800 or schedule a session below.