The Real Estate Dictionary is a collection of real estate terms and their common everyday meaning within the laws of the State of Georgia, written by a practicing real estate closing attorney. Words are defined within the context of Georgia law, and the definitions of some words may be different in your jusrisdiction.

Providing real estate closing and settlement services for home buyers, sellers, investors, and lenders, the real estate attorneys of Harlan and Associates, LLC strive to ensure that your closing is handled in a timely, efficient, and professional manner. We’d love to discuss how Harlan and Associates can help you with your closing needs. Please give us a call at (770) 817-1012 or visit us online at

At Harlan and Associates, we’re committed to making your closing simple.

Founded in 2005, the firm concentrates in the transactional practice of real estate law. From handling residential real estate closings, to representing real estate investors, to working with individual buyers, sellers, lenders and Realtors, we are a leading provider of real estate closing services in Atlanta and throughout the State of Georgia. Our attorneys have over 35 combined years of experience in real estate matters that serve to ensure that every closing is handled in an efficient and professional manner.

Our goal is to provide you with the highest-quality real estate closing services available. We do this by focusing on your real-world needs, making the entire closing process go smoothly for everyone. This client-centered approach to the real estate closing has made Harlan and Associates the preferred closing attorneys for many real estate agents, Realtors, mortgage lenders, and individual buyers and sellers.

Harlan and Associates is also at the technological forefront of the industry. Employing tools, processes and procedures well beyond those of other real estate firms, Harlan and Associates’ state-of-the art approach to its real estate practice makes the entire closing process is easier for you. From start to finish, because we use the latest technological tools available, we are much better able to provide a level of service unequaled in the industry.

We also have an extensive practice working with real estate investors. While many real estate lawyers shy away from investor closings, at Harlan and Associates, we work with investors every single day, helping them be more productive and profitable. From wholesalers and hard or private money lenders, to raw land developers and builders, to subject-to, land trust and short-sale investors, our represent the entire spectrum of the real estate investor community.

We’d love to be your closing attorneys. Want to know more? Contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss how Harlan and Associates can be of service to you!