If you've found the perfect home or commercial property and you're getting ready to go through the process of closing, you may be wondering why it's advantageous to go with an attorney rather than a title company. A real estate closing may appear to be a simple process at first glance, so it may seem doable. Here in the state of Florida, you have the choice of using either a title company or an attorney, so it is perfectly reasonable to choose a title company. However, there are a number of ways in which a real estate lawyer can ensure a smoother handover.
First, attorneys generally have liability insurance, which means if anything goes wrong, you are still covered financially and that provides you with peace of mind.
Second, the Florida Bar regulates and licenses attorneys, while title companies undergo far less scrutiny. This can leave you vulnerable to unscrupulous outfits who don't have your best interests in mind.
Finally, real estate closings involve a large amount of legal documents and attorneys have the legal knowledge to draft or analyze all the paperwork involved.
The Law Offices of Frese Hansen have been handling real estate closings for both commercial and residential properties for over 25 years, giving us the knowledge and expertise to see your closing through to the end. Additionally, one of our attorneys holds certification from the Florida Bar's Board of Legal Specialization, a rare achievement that makes our firm one of the most trusted on the Space Coast.