Finding the Right Real Estate Lawyer: What You Need to Know

Are you ready to take advantage of Vancouver’s thriving real estate market and put down some roots of your own? It’s no secret that buying a home in BC can be tricky due to high demand and lightning-fast list-sale cycles. With the help of a skilled legal team, making an offer and settling into your dream home can be far easier and ensure that you avoid the many hiccups and pitfalls that can be associated with homeownership. At Paperclip Law, we know just how important it is to find the right counsel for your specific needs; below, we’ll discuss some of the key questions to ask any prospective legal teams in order to ensure you’ve got the right lawyers on your side. Read on to learn more!

What kind of experience do you have in this field?

If you’ve not had the opportunity to work with legal counsel previously, you may not know that real estate law is an incredibly diverse field that is best suited to dedicated specialists. While some firms may deal with real estate transactions occasionally, unless your legal team has relevant and up-to-date experience, they may not be as efficient as you’d like. At Paperclip Law, we’re happy to help clients with a wide variety of real estate needs, including buying and selling, deed transfers, securing a mortgage, and more. We know the ins and outs of Vancouver’s ever-evolving real estate market and strive to stay on top of changing legislation and trends to your benefit.

How can you assist me?

While some legal teams prefer to work mostly as guarantors, more hands-on counsel will walk you through the buying and selling process so you feel prepared and know what to expect in terms of obligations and potential curveballs. Lawyers can advise their clients as to what clauses should be included or excluded in an offer, assist with land title transfers, and much more.

What do I need to do before the closing date?

Real estate transactions have multiple hoops and hurdles that need to be dealt with, and one of the most beneficial aspects of partnering with external representation is that you’ll have an experienced guide that makes sure you don’t miss a single detail along the way.

Will you help me with my contracts?

Buying or selling a home is a major change and a significant investment in your future. Before signing off on any binding documents, it is essential to review all contracts with your lawyer to ensure you are advised of all stipulations and binding details. The right legal team will encourage you to ask questions and stay informed, as well as guide you towards making the best decisions for your specific needs.

Partner With Paperclip Law

Since 2011, Paperclip Law has been boldly redefining the way individuals and corporate real estate clients interact see their legal advisors. Our team believes in forming longstanding relationships with our clients based on trust, transparency, and (of course!) unparalleled legal expertise. We’re here to guide you through real estate transactions, as well as a wide variety of additional legal services, one step at a time. Learn more by contacting our team today!