Homeown, based upon your questions, yes, you would be best served to hire a professional.
The information provided in this forum is excellent in nature, however, to conduct business with such serious financial consequences would be best serve working with a real estate professional.
It is up to you to decide and select the professional(s) with whom you entrust to do their professional best on your behalf. As a principal in the transaction, the success will be dependent upon your cooperation and participation in the it. Successful closure requires all interested parties to work together.
Brock Realty Inc.
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