If you’re buying or selling real estate, you may have heard you should hire a real estate attorney. "Should" is a squishy term, though. Do you need to hire a real estate attorney at all?
Granted, real estate deals are complicated transactions, so the last thing you want is to land in legal hot water. Nonetheless, in the same way you may not want to hire a travel agent to book a trip these days, you also don’t want to shell out for an attorney when you can make do without him, either.