https://tibbslawoffice.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Real-Estate-Thumbnail-110717.jpg 277 400 Daryle C. Tibbs Esq. https://tibbslawoffice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/logo-300x74.png Daryle C. Tibbs Esq.2011-05-16 13:35:002022-08-25 11:18:39The best compliment we could receive is a referral to a friend or family member
There have been many instances where a client has retained me to fix something that their prior attorney didn’t do right the first time; or even worst, they were their own attorney and they didn’t do it right the first time. If there is one piece of advice I would give all of my potential clients, it is that you should not do it yourself without seeking the advice of an attorney. Many attorneys will be willing to give you advice on how to do it yourself and then, at least you can contact that attorney to help you if things are not going well in the DIY world.
When you are preparing to enter into a contract, it is always better to have your attorney look at it. The attorney will point out where the contract should be more specific to protect you (especially with dates) because there are almost no circumstances under which having a vague contract will protect you better.
If you find that your attorney did a good job for you, you should refer your attorney to your friends and family members. I am an attorney that does not have a presence in the phone book and getting referrals is the best “thank you” I can get. If you know an attorney that has been honest with you and has done a good job informing you of your rights and obligations, you should tell your friends and family members so that they are not left playing eenie meenie miney mo through the endless list of attorneys in the phone book.
I get all of my clients through face-to-face introductions and referrals from my existing clients (along with a small presence on the internet i.e. this blog). A yellowpages ad is just too expensive for my taste and I am able to keep busy with my current system. My personal belief is that if an attorney has to advertise in the phonebook to get clients, that attorney either has such a small niche that it is difficult to find prospective clients, or that attorney’s previous clients are not satisfied enough to recommend that attorney to others.