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The Need for a Real Estate Attorney; the ISBA Speaks

Question: Do I really need the services of a real estate attorney when selling or buying a home? Answer: Most people hire an attorney to protect their interests when buying and selling a home. A seller’s lawyer can help him or her understand how to evaluate complicated offers from potential buyers, provide guidance with respect to the purchase agreement and brokerage form, explain the tax consequences related to the sale, assist with any title issues that arise, and handle the real estate closing. For more information, visit here. For more information about Illinois law, visit www.illinoislawyerfinder.comIf you have a legal question, send it to Illinois Law Now is a series of newspaper and internet posts prepared by the Illinois State Bar Association that address legal issues of interest to the public. For additional information about the law, visit