Real estate attorneys can assist you in the complicated and costly legal process of buying property. Many people hire these attorneys to advise for advise on the wording of contracts, to clarify settlement issues, and help enforce signed contracts in case of dispute regarding responsibility for repairs or other expenses. Real estate attorneys can also minimize chances for future legal problems regarding the property by reviewing the sales contract before it's signed, checking the title for prior claims, and advising precautions to protect related assets. Sellers, too, can benefit from an attorney's advice. Many sellers consult real estate attorneys before signing a listing agreement with a real estate agent. These attorneys are familiar with industry standards, and can guide the seller away from contracts that are unreasonably binding. Once the deal is ready to close, it's perfectly acceptable for the buyer or seller to have attorneys present at the closing. To learn more, contact a real estate agent.