Barbara Klare, Broker Associate
Gulf Coast Realty
Tricia Huffer, Realtor
(239) 560-8329 Direct
CENTURY 21 SUnbelt Realty
Maybe in New Jersey you might have a severe disadvantage, but in Florida I can not think of why you be disadvantaged by not having one.
If you do get one, make real sure you find one that often does real estate, and one that knows how to make things happen. I have seen Lawyers save a deal and I have seen them mess it up for no good reason.
Your Realtor should be able to advise you when you need a lawyer.