- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Transparency is key to earning your trust and is equally important in our profession. I would be glad to sit down with you to explain my fees. You will find that my fees are always below the market average. That's because money is not everything for me and that is not why I became an attorney. I became one to help people in need and to be a strong advocate for them. Building trust and a long-lasting relationship is most important to me.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I always begin with a live conversation either over the phone or in-person. I prefer not to meet my clients face-to-face for the very first time at closing. It should be at the very beginning. But due to personal schedules, often times that is what my clients prefer. I first ask for a copy of the contract so that I can review it in advance of my meeting with you. I discuss possible issues both on our side as well as the opposing side, so that we can anticipate what will be asked and be prepared with a response. Depending on whether you are selling or buying, some stages of the closing process can be busy and we may be speaking multiple times a day. Other times can be slow a few days could go by without a need to connect. But at a minimum, I provide updates on a weekly basis. A week before closing, I will reach out to you to ensure we have all the necessary paperwork and signatures, transfer stamps, lending confirmation, etc. A day or two before closing, I will contact you so that we can review every document again and go over the final figures, especially if you decide to designate me as your agent under a power of attorney and prefer not to attend closing.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
The sole focus of my practice is real estate law. I feel that it is important to specialize in one area of law and to become an expert in it in order to best serve my clients' interests. This is more important now more than ever before due to constant changes in real estate law and the complexity of the legal profession as a whole. Not to mention, there are more attorneys to choose from than ever before. Many real estate attorneys know the law. However, law school does not teach you personal skills and that is how we differentiate ourselves.