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Hiring a real estate attorney to sell your home is a requirement in a few states. With the exception of those few states you do not have to hire an attorney to assist you.
According to article 26 of the Arizona Constitution it specifically grants real estate agents the legal authority to fill out and complete any and all documentation pertaining to real estate transactions and they are recognized by the State of Arizona as an "Attorney in Fact" in matters pertaining to real estate.
Something else to keep in mind. The language in the Arizona Association of Realtor's documents and forms has been constructed by attorneys to ensure that they comply with strict legal and ethical standards.
Of course you can hire an attorney to help with the financial documents associated with selling your home however, you may want to consider hiring a real estate agent to represent you as they have they are generally more knowledgeable of the Prescott area and market.
Real Estate agents not only have extensive experience in the real estate market, they also have access to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). MLS is a dynamic and comprehensive listing service for relaying property information to REALTORS®. The MLS system allows a listing agent to market your property to potentially thousands of other subscriber REALTORS® which can expand the marketing of your home well beyond the realm of local buyers.
Marketing your home to just the right demographic for your home is essential and that’s where we come in. Drawing from our specific strengths and unique real estate training, we provide you with services and results that you will not get from a single real estate agent, or simple real estate partnership.
If you would like to learn more about selling your home in Prescott, click here to contact the Kathleen Yamauchi Real Estate Group today.