Why You Need an Agent and an Attorney When Buying Real EstateBuying a home, especially if you are going to be a first-time homeowner, is extremely exciting. However, it can be easy to get carried away in the excitement of buying real estate and forget to check (and double check) important details. Here’s why you not only need a real estate agent when you are buying real estate, but an attorney’s assistance, as well.

The Agent’s Role:

Buying real estate and mounds of paperwork go hand in hand. With so much paperwork being put in front of you, it can be difficult to keep it all straight. Not only can an agent help you find the home of your dreams, but they can also help you understand the purpose of each document that you are supposed to sign when buying real estate.

The Attorney’s Role:

Many prospective homebuyers think they can get away with buying real estate without the assistance of an attorney. However, if any minor mistake is made on a contract or important document, it can end in disaster.  If there is any unusual legal jargon in your purchasing contract or you have any legal questions about the purchasing process, your agent may be able to answer your questions if they are highly experienced, but an attorney will be able to confidently handle any of these occurrences.

Before you sign any important documents when you are buying real estate, make sure you have your attorney look them over to determine whether they are fair and include necessary information. This may save you a ton of time and hassle later on.


Are you considering buying real estate in Asheville NC? Contact us at Leonard & Moore, PLLC.  Our law firm has been in business since 1979, and we provide a variety of services to help you with your legal needs. Give us a call today.