Realtor Poll: What Do Realtors Want From Real Esate Attorneys?

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It is 2010.  A brand new year off to a sluggish start. From my advertising background I recall that it is a good ideato poll the needs of your target audience.  My target audience is the real estate professional market.  If you are from a state that is a title insurance company state, you need not reply. . .   However, if you are from an attorney state where attorneys review contracts and conduct closings, where Realtors often refer clients to attorneys that they know and trust, then let me know what you are looking for in your Real Estate Attorney? 

Is it accessibility?

Friendly Staff?

Good Communication via email? - phone?

Simply results and reputation?

Knowledgeable in the filed - Public Speaker? Seminars?

Free Calendars?

Other. . .

Let me know and I will post the results!




Comments (3)

Jim Mushinsky
Centsable Inspection - Framingham, MA

Hi Nyles.

I'm not a realtor, yet I sometimes hear about legal concerns during a home inspection.  Most significantly is when a home inspection contingency clause relies upon a condition that a MA home inspector is prohibited to provide to the buyer, repair cost estimates.  

Usually I find out that the offer to purchase was a boiler plate template and they were waiting until the purchase and sale before engaging an attorney.

I'm looking forward to your survey results.  A very interesting topic.

Jan 11, 2010 04:51 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team team and I have an attorney in Franklin who is funneled all of our business.....he responds quickly to the client and to us, he pumps out a p&s without delay, he resolves any and all issues that may arise, he's a good negotiator with hostile attorneys and he'll close where ever it's most convenient for all parties.....when he represents our builders, he will provide a boiler-plate p&s so the builder is not paying for him to reinvent the wheel with every also allows us to fill in the blanks of that p&s....he takes over from there with the buyers attorney...his name is Atty. John Roche of Roche and Murphy in Franklin.

Jan 12, 2010 03:35 AM
Lou Mayo
Lou Mayo, REALTOR @ Real Living Realty Professionals - Belchertown, MA
REALTOR, Serving Western MA, Buyers and Sellers (413) 726-9300

Nyles, I'm not sure what I would want from a Real "Esate" Attorney ;->  As for a Real Estate Attorney I would like one who is:

Easy to get on the phone
Doesn't overcharge
Cares, really
Doesn't "also" do Real Estate
Takes the time to make sure our clients understand what their getting into
Has great follow-through
Is committed (not to confuse with "needs to be committed")

Keep up the good work.

Jan 27, 2010 03:04 AM