49,000+ municipalities, 3000+ counties, 50 states, and the federal government all have different ways of organizing and publishing public and private debts and have different rules about what debts attach to real estate, how they attach, and for how long.
Throw in the fact that it’s getting harder and harder for title agencies to find people who have this knowledge in ONE county, let alone an entire state, let alone multiple states, and you can see how hard it is to manage a title company, let alone grow it.
How do you clear title accurately and efficiently without it eating up all your time, energy, and sanity?
And given the increasing demands on settlement functions, how do you give clients the service and attention they demand while splitting your time between title clearance and all the things involved in settlement?
Since the late 1990’s, cost in both money and time for title operations has increased dramatically. Fee tolerance and disclosure compliance, lender platforms for CD’s, title quote software cost, increased technology costs. Lender’s packages, instructions and the time it takes has increased by an average of over 2 hours per settlement!