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The selection of a seasoned, competent and communicative attorney may be the single most important relationship in a real estate transaction. Now more than ever choosing an attorney who is sufficiently competent and whose fee is reasonable and customary is not the only two criteria to select a lawyer. A seller or purchaser should retain an attorney who is competent and experienced, who can protect your interests, who understands the market and who can help and not hinder the transaction. Remember, if your attorney fails to include important provisions or negotiate a provision properly, the only person that will suffer is the client.