How do I Pick a Real Estate Attorney?
Did you know our sales contract is only 6 pages long (see update). I have had California buyers comment on this. I think I was told theirs is about 60. Now imagine that! Also in New York, I’ve been told that everybody has their own attorney. Imagine that! In most situations there is only one attorney closing the transaction. If you need a good one please check with Chris Cogdill, he does a wonderful job. In South Carolina the buyer has the right to choose the attorney of their choice. What aggravates me is these Relocation Companies who try and specify that you must use their attorney. Not correct. They want you to use their attorney because their attorney is engaged by them. I don’t recommend it, remember you have the right.
Another thing that really varies widely is the amount of escrow held here vs. other parts of the country. About $500 in normal on a $100,000 home and I’ve had buyers escrow as little as $2,000 on a $300,000 home. It’s always negotiable. Hey got some buyers in town let’s see where we are going. Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, not bad, hope they wrap up! 🙂