SHOULD I EVER PAY A “NEGOTIATOR” OR “ATTORNEY” TO BE MY AGENT?

Absolutely NOT! You should never pay anyone to be your agent if you are a tenant or buyer. While you should always have an attorney review any legal contract in every transaction, the attorney should not be finding properties or negotiating economic or business deal points, any more than your agent should not be drafting legal language. The best attorneys won’t try and be a real estate agent. Likewise, the best real estate agents won’t even consider drafting legal language or telling you that they can be your attorney.

Don’t even consider having an attorney be your real estate agent. Don’t be taken advantage of by out of state or even out of country attorneys who try and charge thousands of dollars to act as a “negotiator” or who try and replace your real estate agent.