Congratulations on buying or selling your Alberta home.
If you just firmed up your purchase or sale (congrats!), you’ll likely need to choose a Real Estate lawyer to facilitate your closing.
No matter which lawyer you choose, asking the right questions before moving forward with having the lawyer (or law firm) who is going to handle your transaction can make the entire experience smoother and more predictable.
Here are some questions you should ask a lawyer when buying or selling a house in Alberta:
What are the fees INCLUDING disbursements?
Legal fees are the professional fees your lawyer charges for completing your real estate transaction. In addition to legal fees, disbursements are third-party costs paid by your lawyer in connection with completing your transaction. Disbursements usually include costs such as land title fees, tax searches, title insurance, and courier costs.
Can I sign my documents Virtually and HOW do you conduct your virtual meetings?
Alberta real estate lawyers can now witness real estate closing documents remotely. This means you can meet with your lawyer through videoconferencing to have your closing documents signed and witnessed. However, not all lawyers conduct virtual signing meetings in the same manner.
At Deeded, virtual signings are easy, efficient and client friendly. Our lawyers can remotely witness Alberta real estate closing documents regardless of where you are located, either inside or outside of Alberta. All you need is a computer or tablet with a webcam, an internet connection, and a mobile phone.
What is your process?
Home buying/selling is exciting but can also be one of the most stressful experiences of your life. Whoever you choose needs to be able to explain the closing process so that you can anticipate what is required and know what to expect.
At Deeded, our goal is to make the process as smooth and seamless as possible. Our welcome package provides you with everything you need to know about the home closing process. Further, at every stage of the transaction, we will let you know what’s happening next. If you have any questions during the process, please do not hesitate to call, email or text us.