People ask me all the time, “What should I ask a real estate attorney before I hire them?”
In New York City, the real estate market is very different than in the rest of the country.
So here are some ideas on things you should ask a real estate attorney before you hire them.
First of all, ask them how many transactions they’ve actually closed.
You want an experienced real estate attorney who knows what they’re doing and has closed a number of transactions so that they’ll be able to represent you effectively.
Ask the attorney if they have time to take on a new transaction.
You know, the best attorney in the world isn’t going to be helpful if you can’t get them on the phone because they don’t have time to do the transaction.