I am purchasing a home in Staten Island. Do I have to use the real estate lawyer that myreal estate agent recommended or can I use the attorney of my choice?


When purchasing a home in Staten Island New York you are entitled to a real estate attorney of your choice.  While the real estate agent you are dealing with for the purchase of your Staten Island home was probably trying to be helpful in finding a real estate lawyer for you, it is your job as a prospective home buyer is to do your homework in finding the right Staten Island real estate attorney for you.

You want to look for a knowledgeable real estate attorney who fits your real estate needs for your Staten Island home purchase.  Not finding the right attorney for you can lead to many disappointments and a rough home purchasing process.
In “5 Myths That Can Ruin the Purchase of Your Home” the subject of the importance of finding the right real estate attorney for your Staten Island real estate transaction is addressed along with many other tips that can make the purchase of your home go as smooth and easily as possible.

When choosing a Staten Island real estate attorney you should look for the following things:

  • Experience in the real estate field
  • Good standing with the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • What other people though of his/her real estate services.  One way to find out reviews of a real estate lawyer’s services is by going to the real estate firm’s website and look for an area that says recommendations, reviews, testimonials or anything that looks like an area where you can find the opinions of other people who have used the attorney.
  • Call the lawyer and speak to them and their staff.  If you are in doubt or need more information about the real estate lawyer you are considering give them a call and speak to them about any concerns you may have about the purchase of your home.

If you are looking for a real estate attorney in Staten Island for the purchase of your home contact Steven T. Decker, Esq. at 718.979.4300.