The real estate purchase process is complicated enough, so to make things simple, our fee just gets added to what’s known as the “Master Statement,” so you don’t need to pay us separately – our fees are bundled into your “bottom line” with all of the other closing costs, like title fees, survey, and your real estate agent’s commission.
Another common question is how much do we charge?
It’s a good question, and while our prices can vary somewhat based on the complexity of the real estate deal, for typical transactions our base pricing is $500 to represent residential sellers. A “typical” transaction means a residential real estate transaction in which both parties are represented by real estate agents, located in Kane County (or closing within 15 miles of Geneva), with no out-of-the-ordinary factors like extensive attorney review or inspection, some higher-end homes (since these deals often involve more intensive contract negotiations), specialized tax issues, and other nonstandard features. If you’re not sure whether your transaction would be considered a “typical” transaction for pricing purposes, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us
to discuss pricing, including via email
or text message
Real estate attorney pricing is no secret in our industry, as both attorneys’ fees are shown on the “Master Statement” at closing for anyone involved in the transaction to see. Our prices are comparable to many other quality real estate attorneys in our area, and we’re very proud to offer our clients highly personalized service and years of expertise. And we’re not a bad deal, either! On average, we spend at least 4-5 hours (and often more!) on real estate deals for buyers. Compare our fixed-fee price of $500 to the average hourly attorney rate for most other types of work, and you’ll see that our standard prices are actually discounted by over 50% for residential real estate.
When you work with Skaar Law Office for your real estate deal, you will get the kind of personalized service that many of us have come to know and love from our local businesses.
We will know your name and the details of your transaction – no explanation or jumping through hoops to get ahold of someone who can help you. We pride ourselves on our personal service, and our #1 priority is always to answer our clients’ questions and make them feel as comfortable as possible with this process.
You’ll also be able to email, call, or text your attorney directly at any time with any questions you might have… And as a matter of fact, we might as well just give that contact info to you now! Please feel free to reach out to Laura, one of our attorneys, any time with any questions you might have – whether you’re one of our clients or not. You can reach her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via phone or text message at (630) 277-9509.
(Please note that the rates above are provided for convenience only, reflect pricing for standard transactions only, and are subject to change at any time. Last updated March 9, 2021.)