Last property I sold was done jointly with my brother, Lawyer Boy. It was my job to find the buyer and sell him, close him and get the deal moving forward at which time I was to notify my brother with the pertinent information. I did so and my brother Lawyer Boy actually hired another lawyer, a Real Estate Lawyer to handle the transaction. Neither of us was required to be at the closing, lawyer did it all, imagine that. Lawyer Boy said Real Estate had become so specialized that it was best to hire a specialist whom he said saved us in at least one instance from a schmuck. If I was too sell or buy today I would definitely hire a RE Lawyer to make sure things were on the up and up. JMHO.