Lawyers, A Client’s Experience

Lawyers, A Client’s Experience

Lawyers Amiright? (insert tired lawyer joke here) After the recent experience of one of my clients purchasing their first home,  I was inspired to write this note on finding good lawyers to handle the legal end of financing.  Without getting into too many details, this particular lawyer originally quoted these folks a price $1200 to complete their purchase – pretty standard. By the time the lawyer asked for the bank draft, which is meant to cover the down payment and closing costs, my clients discovered that the legal fees had ballooned to over $2500. Shocked, they asked me to review the statement of adjustments and trust ledger their lawyer had provided and yeah, it was shocking. This...

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Running the Gamut in 2017

Running the Gamut in 2017

The real estate business has really ‘run the gamut’ this year. I love that phrase – the origin is traced back to a musical concept developed by a cool medieval monk named Guido who essentially invented the first syllable-note system (think Do, Re, Mi)....