About a Title Search for Your Real Estate Purchase

The purpose of the title search is:

  • To verify the seller's right to transfer ownership.
  • To discover any claims, errors, assessments, debts or other restrictions on the property.

According to the American Land Title Association, title companies find and fix problems with the title in 25% of transactions-usually without the the borrower or lender even knowing it! In addition, title companies pay millions of dollars each year in claims. Title insurance provides significant value to lenders and homeowners.

Before closing, Realty Title searches the public records for all matters affecting title. The search entails examining the records in the offices of the Register of Deeds, Clerk of Courts, and other municipal and county officials. These records include recorded documents, judgments, liens, taxes, street easements, sewer assessments, special taxes and other matters that could affect property ownership.

Through careful examination of these records, we determine who owns the property and what interests may already exist in that property.

This process, called a title search, provides early warnings of title flaws that must be dealt with before the property can be sold or refinanced.

ALTA Brochure

Download ALTA's Brochure - Ask About Title Insurance? (PDF File - 464 KB) - Explanation of what a title search is, what an owner's policy is and due diligence in the title search.

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Dear Realty Title, I just wanted to let you know what exceptional service received each
and every time I have closed with Cheri Bayer at Realty Title. I just recently had a very difficult contract to close and Cheri helped me through it every step of the way. I will even go as
far to say that it may not have closed without all her hard work. She got my clients
to the table and made it as pleasant as possible. I will continue to use Realty Title
because of Cheri. She is just wonderful!

Julie,

Crye-Leike Mt. Juliet Agent

I have been using Realty Title for 17 years and I am never disappointed!! I know my clients will be taken care of and the job gets done on time!! It's nice to know there is a Title Company that goes above and beyond every time!! Keep up the good work!!

Sherry Hulen,

Crye-Leike

The customer service at Realty Title is AWESOME! They are all so kind, very knowledgeable and willing to help with anything! I thoroughly enjoy working with all of them at my closings! They make them smooth and enjoyable for all involved!

Stephanie Fowler,

Crye-Leike

Realty Title has always exceeded my expectation and ensured that the Closing Package was ready early along with the Wiring Instructions. It's great to always have laughs and smiles with happy clients closing on time - hassle free! Thank you!

Jason Bailey,

Mortgage Investors Group

My experience with Realty title was by far better than I could have imagined. The process was seamless and stress free. I want to bring special recognition to Deanna Wood, our closing agent. She was fabulous to work with, and got our closing scheduled 2 days after I was approved. Customer service like this shows shows the strength of the company, and ensures that I will do business with Realty title again. Thank you for the great experience!

Brittany Threet,

Zander Insurance Group

I don't know how I would have come out of [the closing process] sane without you.

Catherine R.,

Client

Your Realty Title Experience: Peeps always strive to perform regardless of the circumstances. They work hard!

Harold Whittaker,

Crye-Leike