When purchasing a home, it’s a good idea to obtain the services of a professional Las Vegas Real Estate Attorney. An attorney can answer all your questions, help you negotiate a fair price, and keep you in the know regarding property law in Nevada.
Not to mention, they can also ensure your rights remain protected from any unforeseen liabilities that might be attached to a particular property. Are you looking for a good Las Vegas Real Estate Attorney?
If so, then here are a few tips that will help you to find the right attorney for your real estate needs:
Start Early – Research is Important
When it comes to purchasing or selling real estate, haste is always a waste. Therefore, never choose a real estate attorney at the last moment without doing any research. In fact, it is imperative you start your hunt for a good attorney the same time you begin your search for a new home. However, since real estate matters come in all shapes and sizes, including transactional, personal, investment, HOA and CC&Rs, construction, and commercial, it is important to know what type of property you are looking to purchase so you can discuss this with your attorney.
Seek Advice from Others – Get Referrals
Once you have figured out which type of law you are going to be looking into, begin talking to friends, colleagues, family, or acquaintances who work in the legal field. Get names from people who have had first-hand dealings with your potential Las Vegas Real Estate Attorney. This way, you will get the inside scoop on how a specific attorney works and how successful he/she has been in helping past clients. Remember, in the legal world, reputation is everything. Therefore, it is imperative you seriously consider what others have to say.
Look for Experience – Don’t Settle for Less
When it comes to real estate, never choose a lawyer who is inexperienced. For instance, if you want to hire a residential lawyer (an attorney who specializes in home sales) don’t go for someone who has handled transactions only a handful of times, instead choose a person who regularly handles real estate transactions and has spent a minimum of 5 years in the field.
You can also check online with your state’s bar association to see if they have a referral service.
It’s Time for an Interview – Arrange a Meeting
Once you have shortlisted a few attorneys you deem the best, consider arranging a meeting with them in person. However, do make sure to check and see if you will be charged for the consultation. Once you have arranged a meeting, ask them about their years of experience in the field and background, what services they will provide, and how many closings do they typically perform during a month.
Also ask whether they see any conflicts of interest. For instance, you wouldn’t want to hire an attorney who is associated with the local home builder who is potentially building your home or the seller’s real estate agent.
Get It in Writing – Sign an Agreement
Once you select your Real Estate Attorney, read the ‘retainer agreement’ and ‘engagement letter’ which spells out the services the lawyer will perform for you, and make sure you fully understand the terms and conditions and the other details of the fine print.
If you are looking for a Las Vegas Real Estate Attorney, contact Aaron Dean of The Dean Legal Group at (702) 823-1354.