Florida does not require individuals to hire an attorney during a real estate transaction. You have the option of going with a title company, a real estate attorney, or neither. We don’t recommend that you purchase a home on your own. Unless you have experience in this field, you can’t guarantee a smooth process that is free of mistakes. Making mistakes is easy but fixing them is a challenge. As a result, we recommend working with an experienced team of professionals, which you will find at our title company in Lighthouse Point.
If you have made the decision not to do it alone, now you’re wondering if you should hire an attorney or work with a title company. Many attorneys will advise against working with a title company, claiming they lack the knowledge and legal counsel of an experienced attorney. However, many title companies have real estate attorneys on staff, like we do at Expert Title Company. Essentially, this equips us to perform the duties of both attorney and title company. When you look at it that way, the decision seems obvious. Choose Expert Title Company. But if you need a few more reasons why you can benefit from our services (and that your money is spent wisely), here are reasons to work with a real estate attorney at a title company.
Our attorney has one main job, which is to represent you, the client. In doing so, they will oversee the entire transaction, and are able to spot issues that can negatively affect the deal and both parties involved prior to and post-closing. They will handle all closing documents required by the title insurer to complete the transaction and ensure you receive the title insurance policy.
It is true that title agents do not have law degrees, therefore can’t provide legal counsel. However, when you work with an attorney at a title company, you don’t have to worry about that. You can always turn to them for legal guidance and assistance on how to move forward with the deal. We will review all contracts and answer any questions you have during the negotiation process. We will be there if any complex legal issues arise and are available at closing or when needed.
Legal documents sometimes have mistakes that can pose serious problems if not addressed early. If corrective documents need to be obtained, this is within our jurisdiction. Additionally, we will prepare any necessary documents to initiate a resolution, we can create contract addenda, and provide advice on how best to navigate this situation.
The process of buying or selling a home is exciting, but more than that, it is extremely challenging. When you work with a real estate attorney from a title company, you will receive reliable legal advice to avoid costly mistakes. As our client, we will always put your interests first and advocate on your behalf. The ability to “be there” for our clients is of paramount importance to us. Expect nothing less.
You can guarantee that you’re in good hands when two highly experienced attorneys have got your back. To completely service their clients, our attorneys stay current with the law as well as industry trends and changes. Even better, we offer the highest quality service with competitive rates. Contact our title company in Lighthouse Point when buying or selling a home. Call (954) 570-5959 to see what we can do for you.