As ‘pandemic migration’ continues, real estate markets outside of city centers are enjoying an infusion of serious buyers and motivated sellers. If you’re exploring a new home purchase, especially if that home is in a new city or state, it is crucial to surround yourself with a team you can trust. I’ve written several blogs over the years explaining the roles and responsibilities of real estate attorneys, title professionals, and real estate agents, and have outlined the consequences of NOT taking those partnerships seriously.
I even recently came clean about making the rookie mistake of acting as legal counsel during my own home purchase, when I blithely disregarded the very different mindsets experienced (and required) by a purchaser and an attorney. It’s also fair to point out that I never corrected my oversight, despite emphasizing in another blog entry that it’s never too late to do so. While my wife and I are enjoying our new home, the process might have been a little less stressful had I taken my own advice and enlisted the objective support of another attorney. It’s as if I’d forgotten about the entire – very talented – Becker Real Estate Team that I collaborate with every day. Just proves you’re never too old to learn from your missteps!
Hopefully, you can take the lessons from both my personal story and professional expertise to set an smooth course as you explore new places to call home.