What does a title company do for Buyers?

When you purchase a property, your title/closing company researches title, advises you of any title deficiencies, clears up any clouds on title, etc.

The goal is that, on the day of closing, you purchase a property with clear title and you become the legal owner.

The title company files the paperwork associated with transferring ownership to you, and a month or so later, the county records are updated for all to see.

Title companies also sell title insurance, which is usually suggested because you cannot purchase it at a later date; it’s a one-time, up-front fee.