In Georgia, the closing attorney represents the lender that provides the loan, (or the Buyer in an all cash transaction), but the BUYER names the closing attorney in the sales agreement. The closing attorney’s role is significant, as they ensure all parties understand the complexities of the real estate closing process.
As the buyer, you have the option to select the closing attorney. You have the opportunity to find someone who specializes exclusively in real estate, one who is transparent about the fees they charge, and one who makes it clear they will answer every question and use as much time as it takes to be sure the buyer feels comfortable with the process and the outcome.
A closing attorney is required in Georgia when it comes to real estate closings. When you are ready to purchase a home, make sure you have your closing attorney selected before you make that first offer.