While use of real estate lawyer is mandatory in some states, in most states it is optional. I’ve bought four properties and sold one property. For all the transactions, I have never once used a real estate lawyer because California law says using one is not required.
However, even if you live in a state that doesn’t require a real estate lawyer, you may want to consider paying for one.
Let me share several examples with you why getting a real estate lawyer may be a good idea. A real estate lawyer could save you from a lot of pain and suffering, as well as from financial loss.