Despite the impression given during the transaction, signing off a real estate contract, even one with contingencies, should be taken very seriously. The stakes can be quite high and typically a large deposit is requested from you. This can be an emotionally charged time, especially when you find your dream home. Making major financial decisions based on emotion can lead to mistakes though, as we all know. It is imperative that you have you have a skilled real estate lawyer to review the documentation, as the attorney’s focus is on protecting your interests.