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Clark says: "What I recommend particularly with a family [or friend] transaction is that you go to a lawyer who does real estate closings and have he or she prepare the purchase or sales agreement for you and … make sure that all the things are done like both of you would want them done."
If you do choose to work with an agent, here's how to find the best real estate agent for you.
And keep in mind that real estate, like most other things, is a little different these days: Here's Clark's advice on whether you should buy or sell a home in the pandemic.
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