What to Expect from Vancouver Real Estate Lawyers

By: Kelly Hunter

A home purchase is usually the largest and most important purchase that a person will make in a lifetime. The average person does not have the knowledge to know and understand all of the ins and outs involved in purchasing or selling real estate. Vancouver real estate lawyers can help you with any questions or concerns you might have before purchasing Vancouver real estate.

Real estate lawyers can help you settle any small problems and prevent them from becoming bigger ones. They can also explain a real estate contract to you so that you know what you are signing. It is very important for you to understand what you are signing before it is too late.

Peter L Fels: Peter can help you with contracts for purchase or for sale. He is experienced in real estate contracts and knows all of the problems that can pop up during a real estate transaction. He can help you avoid mistakes that could result in you losing a lot of money.

Marsh, Higgins, Beaty & Hatch: This is a law firm that is made up of a group of lawyers who are all experienced in handling real estate transactions. In most cases you will be able to receive an appointment on the same day you request it. They are well acquainted with the Vancouver area and firm members will often speak at continuing legal education programs. Many in the firm also devote their personal time to various local community activities.

J.D. Nellor: Nellor is well acquainted with real estate law and knows how to help you solve your real estate problems. He has experience sitting on the board of directors for the Clark County Home Builders Association and is a past director for the Washington School for the Blind Foundation.

Donald Russo: Donald’s primary practice is in real estate law. He has experience in handling major real estate contracts as well as the smaller ones. He works for the second largest firm in the state. Russo continually stays on top of changing laws, rules, and regulations. His expertise can help you with any real estate transaction, whether it is for the buyer or the seller.

Real estate lawyers are usually paid by the hour so you will do well to be prepared before your appointment. If possible, provide him with a card that has your phone numbers on it so that he knows how to get in touch with you when he needs to. Often lawyers will send you a questionnaire to complete before your appointment. You should carefully complete the questionnaire before your scheduled time so you can save some money.

Be prepared to provide the names of any banks or financial institutions you are having any problems with. Your attorney will need this information to determine if there is a conflict of interest. This information needs to be provided early before you get in too deep. There is always the possibility the attorney may not be able to represent you because he has dealings with them.

Take any and all documents with you that are in any way related to the transaction. Failure to do this might result in another appointment which could greatly increase your bill.

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