Selling your Kawartha Lakes Home – 8. Add a lawyer to your team

selling real estate kawartha lakesChances are, if you’ve lived in your home for more than a few years, you can likely turn a tidy profit. That’s great news. But sealing the deal requires more than just a handshake. You’ll have to consider if now’s a good time to sell? What’s the best way to get the word out? How do you get top dollar for your property? These are just some of the questions that a REALTOR® can help answer.

8. Add a lawyer to your team

When selling, it’s essential to have a lawyer handle all the various legal documents that change hands. Before you agree to a lawyer, make sure he or she is experienced in real estate, ask how they structure their fees, and get an estimate of all the legal costs you can expect.

You’ve probably already worked with a real estate lawyer

The most logical candidate is the lawyer you hired when you bought your home. He or she is already familiar with the property and may have even prepared the purchase documents. If you were satisfied with their work and fees, look no further.

Other ways to find a lawyer

Ask the people you trust like friends, family or business associates if they know a lawyer with substantial real estate experience. REALTORS® can give you the names of several lawyers.

How your lawyer will help with the sale

Your lawyer will review important documents that require your signature. The most critical of these is the “offer” submitted by the buyer. You will be legally committed to anything you sign, so know exactly what you are agreeing to.

via howrealtorshelp.ca – Closing the sale.

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