Issues are often complex and confusing. You need to speak with an experienced attorney to ensure you are not getting taken advantage of. Real estate disputes or issues can mean big money is involved and it is well worth the investment to get a professional opinion. There are many real estate lawyers out there; it can be hard to choose one. Here are few ways in which you can find a good real estate lawyer for your case.
Get a Referral
It is likely that a friend or family member has hired or knows an attorney that practices real estate. Referrals from friends or family can be a good starting place. Many attorneys in town know each other or meet through networking. Even if you get referred to an attorney who practices a different area of law, they most likely know someone who specializes in real estate law.
There are many online review sites such as Yelp, Avvo, Superlawyers, and many more that will give you reviews on local real estate attorneys. It’s good to use these sites as a tool, but diversify your search. Remember that people are more apt to write a bad review than a good one. However, if you see a pattern of bad reviews it should raise some red flags.
Schedule a Few Consultations
Call a few attorneys that you are interested in hiring and schedule a consultation. During the meeting, let them know about your particular real estate issue, ask questions, and ask them about their legal strategy for your case. Most consultations can last from half an hour to an hour. Bring any important paperwork with you and write down a few questions you would like to ask. A good attorney will listen to you, make suggestions and propose where they would go with your case.