Having an attorney represent you in a real estate transaction is not a legal requirement, but it is always advisable. The purchase or sale of real estate often represents the biggest purchase or sale made in a client’s life. An attorney can ensure that terms are properly written in both the Offer and Purchase and Sales Agreement. She will also ensure that these agreements include provisions that are important to the buyer or seller that the attorney represents. An experienced real estate attorney will make sure you understand and fulfill all the obligations contained in the contract as well as ensuring the other party in the transaction satisfies his/her obligations to you.