Why Use Jones, Walker & Lake for Real Estate Closings?

1. First, why use a law firm for closings on the purchase or sale of real estate?

   1. Competitive price – costs are about the same for a law firm as for a non-lawyer closing shop

   2. A lawyer can render legal advice

   3. Any binding real estate closing is, by law, based on a written contract. A lawyer has specialized training and experience on the legalities and interpretation of contracts. (See More)

   4. A lawyer can handle all aspects of the closing process in-house – including drafting legal documents to resolve problems that arise as late as the day of closing so the closing can go forward as scheduled.

   5. A closing acquaints clients with a lawyer who can handle other legal needs, whether in real estate or advice and representation in other legal matters.

   6. A law firm gives peace of mind that all aspects of the closing will be handled by professionally qualified and responsible persons.

2. Secondly, why use Jones, Walker & Lake in particular, for handling real estate transactions?

   1. Jones, Walker & Lake offers virtually unmatched experience and reputation based on thousands of real estate transactions over a period of some thirty years.

   2. Jones, Walker & Lake’s breadth of experience in real estate law ranges from individual homes to large commercial transactions.

   3. All closings at Jones, Walker & Lake are performed by an attorney licensed by the Virginia State Bar and subject to its exacting ethical and legal requirements. Jones, Walker & Lake enjoys a spotless record of ethical and legal service to its clients. It is committed to a standard of fair and confidential dealing with all clients.

   4. Jones, Walker & Lake uses the latest in electronic technology and software for maximum speed and accuracy in bringing all aspects of a real estate closing together in a timely manner.

   5. Jones, Walker & Lake is a Secure Insights (SI) Registered Closing Agent. The trend in the regulatory environment for real estate closings is toward more complexity and increased regulation, especially when a mortgage loan is involved. The SI registration acknowledges that Jones, Walker & Lake is up to date in knowledge and compliance with regulatory requirements (See below).

   6. Jones, Walker & Lake uses friendly, highly competent, and experienced personnel at all steps of the process of settlement of real estate transactions.

SI Registered AgentJones, Walker & Lake is a Secure Insights (SI) Registered Closing Agent, registration number 58198. SI is the first company to offer a standardized risk management process and information database of fully vetted mortgage closing professionals that protects both consumers and lenders – reducing fraud and ensuring that federal regulatory requirements are met. The SI process delivers the most advanced closing fraud risk analysis in the industry and meets all risk management requirements for third-party vetting of vendor relationships, as outlined by CFPB, OCC, HUD, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the National Credit Union Administration. To learn more about SI Registered Closing Agents visit their website at: https://www.securesettlements.com/

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