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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No, because in our locale, it is customary for the buyer to select and pay title.

Feb 22, 2016 09:58 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Not generally unless I suspect a problem but I do ask a lot of questions and pull public records so I have a good idea what is going on.

Feb 22, 2016 09:31 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Fortunately, my brokerage owns a title company so I can get these for free and ask for them both before I list and before I make offers for my buyers.

Feb 22, 2016 10:04 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No.  But if I think there might be a problem I order one when I take the listing.

Feb 22, 2016 09:59 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

No, primarily because in PA , buyers choose theSettlement company. I can see it would be a good practice , but it would be an additional Seller cost. We can try and get the buyer to use that same Title Co. (to avoid a charge), but can't guarntee the Seller that they won't have additional costs to pay.

Feb 22, 2016 09:38 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

No, but I do look at the tax records to be sure they are the sellers. Attorneys order title in IL.

Feb 22, 2016 10:33 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

concurrently and immediate share with property owners.

Feb 22, 2016 10:31 PM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Nope, but I can look it up to confirm.

Feb 22, 2016 10:27 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

we don't work like that here.

Feb 22, 2016 10:23 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I would prefer it, although it's not always quickly doable when title companies are busy. If there is a question about ownership or any kind of exceptions to coverage, then we may hold off on the listing until it can be done. However we can usually get a lien search done pretty easily and that we will almost always do if there's a question about encumbrances on the property.

Feb 22, 2016 10:00 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

In EVERY instance where this seemed a good idea it came back to bite me.

In those three cases where intuition said something was amiss, it turned out a survey issue existed with a neighboring property or a lien hidden in the deep shadows. That was not found until those with skin in the game, the title company, had full spectrum research completed. 

I felt the 'pre' was wasted resources in those limited cases. I WOULD do it again if the client fidgeted too much in their chair.


Feb 22, 2016 09:39 PM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Yes. I order it before my listing presentation. I need to know who and what I am dealing with.

Feb 26, 2016 09:30 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Always, I want to be sure there is nothing on title prior to listing that could potentially become a problem once going under contract.  

Feb 23, 2016 11:00 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never have done it.

Feb 23, 2016 08:55 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

No, we get it immediately upon the listing going into the MLS.  I could get it earlier but it doesn't seem to be necessary.

Feb 23, 2016 06:34 AM
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

Never had agents do that here, but it would be great if they did or had the seller's attorney do it. I'm always waiting for the title.

Feb 23, 2016 06:12 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers No

Feb 23, 2016 05:11 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

If the property is acreage or in any area likely to have easements or other issues, yes. Otherwise I order it when the listing agreement is signed.

Feb 23, 2016 04:25 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I do if I'm 100% sure...

Feb 23, 2016 04:12 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD



Feb 23, 2016 03:58 AM
Orlando Sagarnaga
Arizona Residential Group - Phoenix, AZ
Real Estate Agent serving the Phoenix Metro area.

Yes we do.  From time to time, we find information that may be affecting the title that our client was not aware of.

Feb 23, 2016 03:21 AM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Great question! I'm in a situation with client that if this PROBLEM on title was known ahead of time the home would not be listed. Now it's in forward motion and I'm waiting for the end result!

Feb 23, 2016 03:11 AM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I've done that on condos for buyer, but never sellers., I should though.

Feb 23, 2016 03:07 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  I usually get one sent to me for free by one title agency and another sends a copy of the deed.  Neither are requested by me, it's just part of them marketing to all the new listings.

Feb 23, 2016 02:52 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Not unless the seller is willing to pay upfront OR I have heard of an issue that may be a problem

Feb 23, 2016 02:48 AM
Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

As soon as I secure the listing, then yes and I have it available in my home package available for review.  If I a couple of days before I am meeting with potential sellers and I can obtain it in time I will get it but sometimes it isn't always possible.

Feb 23, 2016 02:36 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

In most cases, I look at Property Profiles. Do that before I show a property as well.

Feb 23, 2016 01:55 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Tony and Suzanne,

Yes we do, and they were free to us.  It really gives you a better idea of the property.  A

Feb 23, 2016 12:46 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Not here...Buyer pays for the title!

Feb 23, 2016 12:23 AM
Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

No I just check the County tax record and include it into my office file. Never had a problem.

Feb 23, 2016 12:16 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Once listed it's order. But I get a property profile upfront

Feb 22, 2016 11:57 PM
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

I order a property profile.  Here in Missouri they don't know what I am talking about, so I end up with the deed.  Preliminary Title Reports must be paid for here, so no I don't order one.

Feb 22, 2016 11:01 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If a listing is imminent, the pre-lim is ordered

Feb 22, 2016 10:56 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

No.  Once it is listed, I order it.  

Feb 22, 2016 10:47 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

No, title work is not done until we have an order from a lender.  I do however check the deed to make sure it's the names of the people I get to sign the listing agreement.

Feb 22, 2016 10:47 PM
Dan & Laurie Pittsenbarger Team
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Lakeside & Coastal Single Family Homes

Typically yes but it's not really part of the decision making process as to whether or not I take the listing. I order one so I can be as complete and accurate as possible with the listing paperwork before the sellers sign it and because the prelim comes with an Exhibit A (a full unabreviated legal description) that I need. So I may as well have the full pre-lim just incase there's any suprises.

Feb 22, 2016 10:40 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No, only need this if we suspect the title is unclear.

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