Too many times people contact my office for a quick real estate sale or purchase. Their idea is to simply exchange property with a friend, neighbor, or relative in a quick manner and avoid as many closing costs as possible. Although the idea and intent is good, too many times shortcuts can cause major problems. Proper title work needs to be done before a property is transferred in most cases. Also, when the buyer is involving a lender, the lender has specific requirements that need to be met. Consequently, it is important to involve an attorney in for sale by owner deals so that the property can pass cleanly to the buyer. Contingencies like inspections can also include added twists to the deal.  Some purchases may need amendments along the way to deal with unexpected issues. To consult with an attorney regarding real estate matters, please contact the Pruitt Law Offices S.C. at 262-633-8301 or visit our website at We are your partners for professional service.