About three years ago, I decided to start investing in real estate. Unfortunately, I wasn't familiar enough with the local real estate market to find properties that would pay off in the long run. However, I found a place and I was under contract on it--when I had the presence of mind to work with a real estate attorney. My lawyer took one look at the contract and told me that the property wasn't worth what I was about to pay for it. He also helped me to identify some key problems with the parcel of land, and to get out of the deal. Real estate attorneys are vital to your real estate success, which is why I made this blog dedicated to all things real estate law.