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Lawyer VS. Notary

Should I use Lawyer or Notary when closing my real estate transaction?

There is no real difference between a Lawyer or Notary (the cost is often the same) when we assume that everything in a Real Estate transaction is going well and there are no problems on the day of closing.

Most of the time that is true, but once in a while all hell breaks loose and every party involved is pulling out their hair. At this point the Realtor can do very little no matter how upset or motivated he/she is. This is the time when you need an experienced and able professional on your side.
The notary cannot give any legal advise. Once they discover a problem they have to send you to a lawyer for legal advice. So...now you are paying for two professionals.

All lawyers are notaries but none of the notaries are lawyers.
My advise is ask your realtor if he/she has a trusted professional that they do business with. Trust their advise since your realtor will be the one overseeing the transaction details.

If you need my advice send me a message.


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