When people think of lawyers, they usually think of criminal lawyers making dramatic speeches in quiet courtrooms. It is true that real estate law is not usually featured on TV or seen as very exciting or interesting. Fortunately, most people will never need a criminal lawyer in their lives. But most people use the services of lawyer specializing in real estate law at some point, whether buying or selling property.
When it comes to your upcoming closing, there are many things you can do to make sure it all goes smoothly, whether you are the buyer or the seller.
- Protect your loan approval and your current credit score by not making major purchases right before your scheduled closing date. Whether this causes your debt to increase or your credit to decrease, it can interfere with your smooth closing.
- Try to get your certified check for the closing from a local bank. That way, if there is an issue, it can be handled more easily.
- Make sure you check your actual closing date with us before making any big schedules like when the movers are coming, when you are going to be off work for moving or buying a final airline ticket.
- If you are a seller, make sure you don’t disconnect the utilities before the buyer has a chance to do the final inspection. It may slow down your closing date, and you definitely don’t want to end up having to get things reconnected a second time.
When it comes to real estate law, documentation and keeping on schedule are key to a successful closing. We are here to help you during this challenging and exciting time.