Think of your attorney as your purchase doctor

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Would you pick a physician out of the phone book to save your sight? Not likely.

Choosing the right physician obviously is of utmost importance. When it comes to selecting the right lawyer to handle the sale or purchase of a home, that’s pretty important too.

Yet many buyers and sellers tend to be kind of casual about retaining their attorney, though the best process is lot like finding the best cardiac surgeon.

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If your favorite attorney lives outside NYC, don’t even think about asking for help

It seems that almost everyone has a brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, best friend or golf partner who is a lawyer.

How tempting to ask that individual to handle your real estate transaction.  The trust and savings that can be your benefit must be hard to match.

But if that attorney lives outside New York City, you may well be making a big mistake. Continue reading