Guide to choosing a Title Company
You have many choices about who to work with during a real estate transaction: real estate agents, inspectors, escrow companies, lenders and even insurance agents. You also have a say in your title company, and choosing the right one is crucial. A reputable title company can ensure a smooth and secure transaction. But how do you choose a title company?
Look at experience and expertise. You want to work with a company that has a proven track record as well as a team of professionals who are knowledgeable and up-to-date on real estate laws and regulations.
Look at the services provided. A title company’s services should extend beyond a simple title search. Comprehensive companies can also provide title insurance, closing services and even assist with clearing issues that may arise on the title. Having multiple services under one roof provides a streamlined process that minimizes miscommunication between multiple companies.
Look at the reviews and affiliations. Testimonials from past clients are a great way to gain insight about the experience you can expect to have when working with a title company. Well-respected title companies may be affiliated with certain organizations or have obtained certifications that demonstrate their commitment to maintaining excellence. There’s no such thing as too far above and beyond!
Look at their communication. With such a large transaction on the line, open and transparent communication is critical to keeping you in the loop and ensuring the sale goes off without a hitch. A good title company should keep you informed on the progress of the transaction, be responsive to questions or concerns you have and address any issues that arise in a timely manner.
Look at their digital toolbox. In today’s day and age, a company that doesn’t use online portals for document sharing or electronic signatures is not one you want to work with. Convenience is key in the already stressful real estate transaction process, as is efficiency to keep the transaction moving.
Choosing the right title company is essential to a successful real estate transaction. To find out more about what sets Clear Title above the rest, call one of our offices today.
Pensacola: (850) 361-4029
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Pine Forest: (850) 202-8518