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What is the going rate for a real estate attorney in upstate New York?

Asked by Buyer, Guilderland, NY Thu Sep 29, 2011

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In upstate New York the going rate for a real estate attorney is approximately $400-$500. Your agent should be able to recommend an attorney that they have worked with in the past. Most agents will provide you with the names of three attorneys so you can decide who best fits your needs. Be sure to contact a real estate attorney as they are the most knowledgeable with real estate law.
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just sold my home begged the buyer to get a different atty; the buyer did not believe me didn't until closing what I meant when our atty had to show the buyer's atty where the math error occurred and the buyer had to write more checks!. Now, we're the buyer and thank heaven we did our research. We went to the Martindale Hubbel website to research lawyers. Our lawyers completely top in their practice fields. For example, Our atty added a mold clause and luckily for us we have a way out of this mess because the house has mold. It really matters whom the attorney is.
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Anna's right. Shop around.

It also probably will depend on what you need. Maybe the work is simple and can be done by an associate at, say, $125 an hour. Maybe it's complex and specialized and needs to be done by a partner at $300 an hour. (Those figures are just examples; they're not precise.)

And there may be set fees for certain services--such as setting up an LLC, for instance.

Hope that helps.
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
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Consider shopping around, each attorney sets his/her own rates; some may charge a flat fee, some may have hourly rates....
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