Are you buying or selling a home in Illinois? If so, you may be asking yourself, do I really need a lawyer? It is possible you are being told you do not need a lawyer. If you are being told by your Realtor, Lender, Builder or any other real estate “professional” that you do not need to use a lawyer it should be a huge red flag! The truth is, a lawyer is literally the only person you can hire that is ethically obligated to represent your best interests even if that means advising you to terminate the transaction. Anyone telling you that you do not need an attorney probably has their best interests in mind rather than yours. Purchasing and/or selling real estate will likely be at the top of the list of the biggest financial decisions that you will make in your entire lifetime. Of all the fees and charges associated with buying and selling real estate, a typical flat fee charged by a real estate lawyer is likely one of the lowest costs associated with the transaction. It is money well spent and I often realize I save my clients more money than the cost of my flat fee. Hiring an informed and knowledgeable real estate attorney can ensure that you do not run into major problems that could cost you thousands or tens of thousands of dollars in the future or even worse yet, potentially losing your home. You should also be aware that not every real estate lawyer offers the same level of service or charges the same fees. You should make sure you understand exactly what services the attorney will provide and how much you will be charged. The Law Offices of Brian M. Radke, PC makes this crystal clear from the outset as we send a detailed attorney engagement letter that outlines the terms of representation as well as our fee. Fees can range due to the length and complexity of the transaction, however, we can nearly always quote a flat fee prior to being formally retained as your attorney for a specific transaction.
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