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Blink Law

Residential Real Estate Attorney | Serving Franklin, TN

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615-307-6849

At Blink Law Our Purpose is Twofold: 1) Help Our Clients Achieve their Goals 2) Protect what Matters Most to Them

The extraordinary team at Blink Law, LLC helps people and businesses across Tennessee, that are facing a host of legal issues, including trademark disputes, business formation, production, marketing, secured transactions, commercial transactions, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, tax disputes, mergers and acquisitions, environmental regulations, and environmental litigation. Our law firm …

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Steltemeier & Westbrook, PLLC

Residential Real Estate Attorney | Franklin, TN

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Assisting Tennessee clients with their Real Estate Law needs. Our Experienced Attorney provides Free Consultations.

Steltemeier & Westbrook, PLLC handles real estate matters anywhere in middle Tennessee including Franklin, Brentwood, Williamson County and Murfreesboro. Contact Steltemeier & Westbrook, PLLC today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: Real Estate Law Residential Property Commercial Property Land Use Zoning Buy Sell Agreements Leasing …

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Residential Real Estate

Residential real estate transactions are regulated by state law and can involve a number of issues, such as easements, property lines, known and unknown faults with the home or the land. A home purchase is a contract between buyer and seller so other legal issues may be involved.

Do You Need a Residential Real Estate Lawyer?

Some states require a lawyer to be involved in the sale of a home. But even if your state does not have that requirement, it is still in your best interest to consult a Franklin residential real estate lawyer. The lawyer can review the sales contract and the deed to prevent a legal issue arising later.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

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