Choosing a Title Company
In this market, sellers typically choose the title company to close the real estate transaction. It’s best to go ahead and do so now so the buyer can list it on the offer and the title company can get started with the process.
If you are trying to choose a title company, you may want to ask them the following:
What services do they offer?
What fees do they charge?
Where are they located?
Do they charge for mobile service if needed?
Have they had any claims?
Here are 2 of my favorite title companies. You are free to choose any title company you like, but if you don’t have a preference, I know these are both great options.
What My Clients Say...
Barb did a tremendous job selling our condo under very difficult circumstances. She did a beautiful job with the pictures and the p.r. of our condo. She was ALWAYS professional, even when dealing with another agent that was not so professional. She crossed all her "t's" and dotted all the "i's" and guided us when needed. We would highly recommend her.
-- Lisa & Ed from Realtor.com
Insured Title Agency, LLC
13029 W Linebaugh AVE, STE 102
2918 W Kennedy BLVD, STE 201
ITA is my preferred title company for several reasons, mainly they really know title. They can resolve many issues other title companies just give up on. They’re also innovative and offer a new listing service for sellers at no additional cost. They go to work on the property as soon as it’s listed doing the complete title search and municipal lien search (including code and permit searches) so any issues can be corrected before you ever get under contract. They also offer a property tax portability maximizer which could help you save on taxes on your next home. Finally, they offer the buyers title fraud protection with Fraudshine State. It will make your property stand out on the MLS to say “Title is Clear, Municipal Lien Search is Clear, and Buyer will be Protected Against Post-Closing Title Fraud” right on the listing.
12800 Indian Rocks Rd., Largo
6500 Central Ave, STE C, St. Petersburg
Baxter Title is the personal touch option. They don’t have the bells and whistles of ITA, but they do a fantastic, extremely accurate job with the personal service of a small company. They don’t charge any junk fees, just a $399 settlement fee and the state regulated amount for title insurance.