Find a lawyer

When selling, it's essential to have a lawyer handle all the various legal documents that change hands. Ask the people you trust like friends, family or business associates if they know a lawyer with substantial real estate experience. Real Estate Sales Representative can give you the names of several lawyers.

Before you agree to a lawyer, make sure he or she is experienced in real estate, ask how they structure their fees, and get an estimate of all the legal costs you can expect.

Your lawyer will review important documents that require your signature. The most critical of these is the "offer" submitted by the buyer. You will be legally committed to anything you sign, so know exactly what you are agreeing to.