The use of an attorney or title company in a real estate transaction varies from state to state. If you would use an attorney when using a local full service agent, you would also use an attorney when using HomeLister as well.

In New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, there is often an attorney who writes the contract and an attorney representing each party when that happens. In Florida, you can choose to use an attorney or title company. In some states, like California, it is not typical to use an attorney with a real estate transaction as many forms are highly standardized and title companies are used more often.

When there is an attorney involved they usually act as the closing agent. When there is not an attorney involved, a title company is generally the closing agent (or separate escrow agent). If it is typical to use an attorney in your state, we recommend that you use an in-state attorney for the transaction. HomeLister does the work of a seller's broker and does not replace an attorney.  

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