Choosing the right title company can make all the difference
Closing a real estate transaction can be a stressful ordeal. After all the contract negotiations, home inspections and moving preparations, it can get to be overwhelming. And moreover, once you’ve gone through the process of getting a signed contract, now you feel as if the transaction has been turned over to a title company and everything is out of your hands. This is the point in the transaction where the title company will get the title search and see what must be done to get to the closing table. And just because most of the work to be done is by the title company that doesn’t mean you should be out of the loop. You should select a title insurance agency that makes you feel at home and gives you a peace of mind.
You Might Be Able to Choose Your Title Company
Where you are located will determine which party in the transaction will be able to pick the title insurance company. For example, here in Lee County, Florida, the seller in the transaction has the right to choose which title company will handle the closing. In Collier County, which is just south of Lee County, the buyer has the right to choose which title company will close the transaction. Also know that anything is negotiable in a real estate contract.
Things To Look for When Choosing A Title Company
The first thing you want to check is to make sure the title company you have selected is licensed in the state where the property being sold is located. It is also a good idea to have a title agency that is centrally located near you so it is easy for you to drop off any additional documentation they might need.
Another thing to look for in a title company is the services they offer. The more services the title company can provide the less people have to be involved in the transaction. For example, here at Title Junction in Fort Myers, FL we offer closing and settlement services, notary services, escrow services, mobile notary and closings and title insurance, among other things.
Choosing Title Junction for your title company needs will give you peace of mind and make you feel at home when get you to the closing table.
Title Junction is a full service real estate title company serving the area of Fort Myers, Cape Coral and the entire state of Florida since 2005. The company handles a number of real estate title services for both commercial and residential properties.
Have questions? Give us a call at 239.415.6574.
In case you missed it, check out our last Title Junction post: Steps to Closing Your Real Estate Transaction Smoothly