Whether it’s your first or fifth or fifteenth time, buying a home or other property is always a big milestone and an occasion to celebrate. It can also be intimidating, as the residential real estate closings process can seem opaque and complex, with so much new information and so many documents to sign. That’s why it’s important to work with an experienced real estate attorney who will take the time to explain everything and guide you through the closing process.
South Carolina is one of several states that require an attorney handle and be present at real estate closings. If you’re buying real estate in South Carolina, you have the right to choose the attorney who will represent you in the closing.
What is the role of a real estate lawyer during a residential closing in South Carolina?
In South Carolina, conducting a real estate closing is considered the practice of law and an attorney licensed in South Carolina is required to supervise and review the title search of the property, conduct the closing, supervise the recording of the legal documents and also supervise the disbursement of the funds from the closing.
Work with the experienced real estate attorneys of McKinney-Sullivan
McKinney-Sullivan is a real estate law firm. It’s our bread and butter, and it’s the primary focus of our practice. . Our attorneys have a combined 40+ years of experience and have handled thousands of real estate closings.
We know that the process can be intimidating, particularly for first-time homebuyers. We do our best to make sure you understand the process along the way and to respond promptly regarding any questions you have before, during or after the closing. We take pride in providing individualized service and paying attention to details. We handle closings for our clients as we would expect from others if we were the homebuyer.
McKinney-Sullivan is based in Greenville, SC and serves clients primarily in.the Upstate area of South Carolina. To learn more about our residential real estate closing services, call us at 864.242.6724.