I am looking to purchase a home and would be a first time home buyer. I've been searching for houses and came across a short sale property that my family and I really like. Will a experienced short sale attorney be able to negotiate An offer for me with the lender and spped up the process? Will the attorney also take me through closing and examine all legal docs? Basically I want to know what is the Function for an real estate attorney. How much would the legal fees be?