Real Estate

Do I really need an attorney to help with my real estate transaction?

Most people would agree that a 6-figure (or more) financial commitment -- which is often paid down after 30 years -- is a decision worth reviewing by an attorney. And given all else that's at stake, it's in your best interest to find and work with an attorney who has relevant experience. In Massachusetts this is especially true due to the laws involved are more complicated then in some other states. Real Estate Brokers are not allowed to provide legal advice. They have their expertise and we have ours. 

We are real estate veterans, offering you nearly 50 year’s local experience -- between my Associate and I. We are well-versed in the local real estate market, and will communicate our understanding of what is reasonable and customary to best serve and protect your interests. I have actually worked as a realtor during my time in law school, working for my dad who owned a Century 21 franchise. 

In the end, you are free to use whomever you choose.

The practice of law has become ever more specialized and that is also true in the real estate area. But understand that Real Estate law is a specialty with many nuances not covered under general contract law.  And not all attorneys have the knowledge or understanding of how to make a real estate deal go to completion smoothly.

Your best protection is a lawyer who has successfully closed thousands of property transaction, for buyers and sellers.

Once you’re ready to decide on a property, we’ll review the contract, negotiate repairs based on the home inspection report, and collaborate with the title company. We will also be with you, protecting you, at settlement along with your realtor and possibly your lending agent.

Our representation will help make your transaction come together in a logical and fair manner that is amenable to both sides. And that result will make your purchase or sale more likely to conclude with a successful “close”.

Some situations bring with them complications that require more consideration. Do any of these scenarios resonate?  

• Are you an out of town buyer?
• Are you buying a property that is a short sale or bank owned?
• Are you buying a property that is part of an estate sale?
• Are you buying a commercial property?
• Are you buying a property that could potentially have some
  structural issues? 

*Are you buying and Selling on the same day?

• Are you selling a property that is in some state of distress?
• Are you the heir or executor of a property whose owner is now
• Are you selling a house with a non-cooperative partner or tenant?
• Do you have that gut feeling that something could possibly go
   wrong based on knowledge you have about the property?
• Do you have judgments or liens in your background?
Answering “Yes” to any of the above questions would suggest a situation where you’d benefit by hiring an attorney to guide you through this process.


Contact us at (857) 302-3561 or fax us at (617) 489-5840 in Belmont, Massachusetts, for assistance buying a home.