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Johnson County Abstract Company
Phone:  (618) 658-3721
Fax:  (618) 658-9287

Real estate transactions can be very complex, with the potential of something going
wrong at every step of the process. And once you sign the contract, you are bound by
its conditions. A home sale involves several participants besides the home purchasers
and sellers (the realtor, lender, appraiser, and more). Each party will be looking out for
their own interests and not necessarily yours. Be sure you have a real estate attorney
with you to review the contract before you sign it. Protect your investment by having
an attorney represent you throughout the transaction and assist you through this often
convoluted and highly complicated process.

An attorney will negotiate any contracts, see that all the paperwork is in order, ensure
clear title to the property, explain the tax ramifications of your purchase or sale, work
with you to obtain financing, make sure that you understand what everything means,
and much more. Your attorney serves as your advocate and will protect you in what is
probably the largest financial transaction you will ever make.
Why Do I Need an Attorney for My Real Estate Transaction?