Many have the misconception that hiring a real estate agent is all you need to do to handle a deal. You just need a reliable agent and all your worries are over. Hiring a real estate attorney would only be waste of money when you are already working with an agent. Perhaps you need to think things over.
The real estate agent’s job is to find the buyer a suitable property and the seller a suitable buyer and negotiate the deal. He/she has no clue about the legal aspect of the matter. Real estate dealings need to adhere to federal, state and local laws. Therefore, you need someone who has thorough knowledge of the federal rules, Hawaii laws, and the city/county codes.
Moreover, the real estate agent may rush to close a deal (after all, his/her commission is available only after the closing). He/she won’t bother about the legal details and whether a small legal hitch may snowball and become a huge legal battle later. It is because of this specific reason that you need a Hawaii real estate attorney to work on your behalf.
The knowledge and experience helps them understand the intricacies of the Hawaii real estate laws. They know which terms and conditions of the deal may become a ground for dispute later and can advice you regarding the changes. It is always better to solve a problem at its preliminary stage rather than wait for it to achieve greater proportions.