This is a question my office is asked frequently, because lenders often have requirements on verification and vetting of the agents they permit to conduct closings. However, you have the right to select an attorney of your choice. In my experience, because my office complies with all of the industry best practices, is fully insured, and follows appropriate security measures, my office can usually conduct all the services you will need. So just tell your lender that you’d like to select us as your attorney, and we’ll go through your lender’s vetting procedures and requirements, without any hassle on your part.
As the great Robert Heinlein said, “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.” Getting the deal done takes elbow grease, and getting someone to do that work costs something. The best offer you’ll see is the one I offer up-front: my No Deal – No Fee policy (for residential real estate closings). If the contract falls through and doesn’t close, you won’t owe a dime for the flat fee charges on any title or settlement services! That’s good news for buyers and sellers, because you have bigger dreams and better things to worry about.
Yes! At the very least, someone needs to prepare your closing documents, such as the deed. If the buyer’s attorney is going to perform that service as part of the closing, rest assured there will be a charge. And so if you’re going to be charged anyways for it, why not have your own attorney to represent you and give you independent legal advice?
Real estate closings are complex matters, involving many different people, taking place over weeks or months of time, and are often the single largest asset and investment in a person’s life. In such complex matters, things don’t always go according to plan, and unexpected issues crop up. However, there’s no need to worry or bite your nails—as the professionals you’re entrusting to protect your interests and achieve your goals, we proactively deal with any issues head-on, keep you informed, and always have a plan on how to solve the problem and get the deal done.
Are we all the same? We don’t think so! Or to answer a question with a question, are all doctors the same? Car mechanics? Chefs? The point of course is that each professional within a given field conducts his or her practice in a unique way. Ours is based around our three pillars of direct client interaction, carefully-tailored representation, and individualized attention to your matter.