What are all the documents/pieces of paper needed?

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What are all the documents/pieces of paper needed from beginning to end of the real estate investing process? From the time you start searching for a property, to negotiations, to the time you close the deal, to rehabbing, fixing, renting to tenants, selling, etc., what are all the documents/pieces of paper needed, and at what point are they needed at (what are the documents for)?

This question sprang to me when watching the BP webinar "Maximize Profits by Optimizing Your Rehab & Controlling Your Costs", and the fact that REI is basically "1. People, 2. Number, and 3. Pieces of Paper". What are all the "pieces of paper" needed throughout the whole REI process? Thanks for all the advice and information!

Purchase and sale agreement with REASONABLE inspection period. This gives you time to take a GC through to estimate rehab costs. Also you need financing line up either with your own cash or private or hard money lenders. 

If you're renting you'll also need a solid lease agreement. Rehabbing you'll probably need permits. Definitely find yourself a good attorney they can guide you through a lot of those processes

Originally posted by @Odie Ayaga :

If you're renting you'll also need a solid lease agreement. Rehabbing you'll probably need permits. Definitely find yourself a good attorney they can guide you through a lot of those processes

When you find a good real estate attorney, will they be able to help you navigate through the whole REI process?

 

Not necessarily. They can do their best, but if you buy and then go rental you'll probably want an attorney who specializes in that area as evictions and purchases are two different realms.