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12 Ways to Help Us Stay on Top of Your Transaction
As your title partner, we want every transaction you entrust to us to proceed smoothly to closing. But a single missing document or even a small change in circumstance can cause an unnecessary delay. ​

A proactive agent will be sure the home is priced right, will have checked out the property lines – including looking up flood zones – and will have been present during the home inspection to help the homeowner deal with any issues that could potentially postpone the closing. ​

In addition, here’s a short list of questions for review to help your title partner stay on top of your transaction: ​
  • ​Is this a short sale? ​
  • Is it an REO? ​
  • Will your principals be using a Power of Attorney? ​
  • Are any of the parties on the title deceased? ​
  • Has there been a change in marital status? ​
  • Is there, or will there be, a new entity formed, such as a partnership or corporation? ​
  • Are the sellers of the property in-state residents? ​
  • Is the property held in trust? ​
  • Has the Statement of Information been returned? ​
  • Has a bankruptcy and/or discharge been filed? ​
  • Are there loans showing on the preliminary title report (where available) that should have been re-conveyed? 
If the answer is ‘yes’ to any of these questions, it would be in your best interest to call your title representative right away. Here’s another one to check: ​
  • ​Do all parties who are signing documents have a valid photo ID or driver’s license? ​​
If the answer is ‘no,’ this is the time to have your clients remedy that potential obstacle. ​

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