When you draft a trust or a will, purchasing or selling a home or getting divorce, it is important to hire the best/good attorney.
Things to do for hiring a good attorney:
The first thing you need to do is join the association of real estate investors in your city and also ask for referrals. The second thing you need to do is ask the people who have already invested and used the services of that particular attorney. Third, contract the title companies and also the real-estate agencies for referrals.
Remember there are five sub groups in the real estate law and are: agricultural, industrial, commercial, residential, landlord-tenants. For each sub group, there will be different attorneys. There are also attorneys for construction as well as environmental issues.
Each attorney is famous in his/her own field and gives you a sound advice in the other field. Then, it is important to choose the attorney who is a specialist in that particular field. Basically the attorneys are of two types: those who tackle the law suit and others who deal with the contract matters and there are some attorneys who handle both the cases, but it is better if you hire a specialist in the field.
Another good way to search a good attorney is the Internet. It is a good place to start your research for an attorney; this is mainly because the Internet is a salubrious place since many attorneys are willing to advertise themselves online. You should not be cautious about hiring the first attorney you find but you need to do some research about the attorney by asking queries. Find whether s/he can represent you accordingly.
There are five things you need to know about the attorney before you hire
1. Whether they possess any rental property
2. The number of closings that normally carry out each year
3. His/hers recent odd transactions
4. Whether they have done foreclosures, evictions, condo conversions, or zoning board appeals
5. Whether they are well versed with the terms like installment land contract, lease or option, wrap around mortgage, and other such real estate jargon.
By asking these questions you will know how the attorney is and when an attorney opens his/her mouth, you can get the feeling whether you are going to hire a good or fake attorney. That is the reason you are always recommended that you should have a face to face communication with any
of the attorney before you hire. So take advantage of this and use the meeting to determine whether the attorney is honest or forthcoming.