An Attorney Owned and Operated Title Company Serving Gulf Breeze
25,000+ Completed Real Estate Transactions
Voted Best in Destin Title Company for 2022
With You From Contract to Closing
Experienced – Reliable – Authentic
We have been in the title and escrow business since 1983 and our company is attorney-owned and operated. Over the decades, we have encountered many issues with title and real estate closings. Some of these are due to problems handled by unqualified agents. The founders at Emerald Coast Title Services, LLC believe you deserve better. Only quality from trained professionals will do. Buying real estate is likely the biggest investment of your life and you want it done right. Our Gulf Breeze title company always puts you, the client, as our first priority.
What is a For Sale by Owner (FSBO)?
A FSBO means that the owner is selling the property without the help of a listing agent or broker.
FSBOs usually fall into one of two categories:
- The buyer and seller know each other. If you are selling to a family member or friend, you might find it easy to sell without an agent.
- The seller wants to save money and try to go at it alone. This includes listing, marketing, and showing the home, as well as negotiating the terms of the contract and organizing all repairs and documentation required to get the transaction to closing.
Drawbacks of Selling Your Home Yourself
There are some drawbacks to selling your home yourself. Many home sellers try to FSBO their home at first and end up hiring a professional after a while. Unless you have an extensive background in real estate, you might not be able to effectively handle all of the aspects of getting the home ready to stage for viewings, setting a fair price, marketing the home, negotiating the terms of the contract and other details. One of the biggest drawbacks is that you do not have access to the community of real estate agents with ready to go buyers, as a professional Realtor would have access to. There have also been many studies that show that homes sold with the help of a Realtor sell for 6%-10% higher price than homes that are sold without the expertise of a Realtor.
Next Steps After Contract is Complete
The first thing that needs to happen is the buyer needs to place a loan application with a lender and get their earnest money deposit in to the escrow agent. All inspections will need to be scheduled and any items that may be needed such as a survey, elevation certificate, or home warranty will need to get ordered. Be sure to give us a call to make sure we have all documentation we need from you to get the title work in order.
Our Gulf Breeze Title Company Services
Whether you are buying or selling your first home or your tenth, real estate transactions can often be a very confusing area. The process can be overwhelming, but it does not have to be. Our Gulf Breeze title company and our team of real estate professionals are here to help you through it. For residential, commercial properties, brokers, lenders, and realtors, when you want less stress in your life, turn to Emerald Coast Title Services.
Title Insurance in Gulf Breeze
Both buyers and sellers are always worried about coordinating their moves. The goal is that everything will work smoothly. One family moves out, another moves in. Before that happens, however, there has to be a closing. That is where our Gulf Breeze title company specialists come in. They handle all of the tiniest details. They research property records going back decades, check for liens and any restrictions, and see to it that there will be clear title upon transfer.
Title insurance protects homebuyers from problems they have no way of knowing about. There could be a mortgage lien, title defects, or other issues affecting a property’s legal status. Deep research is done so there is clear title at closing and none of these issues can arise afterwards.
For Buyers & Sellers
Buying or selling a home can be very exciting, but also tedious and stressful. We will familiarize you with all you need to know for a successful closing. Which documents should you bring to closing, what funding requirements you are looking at, what your closing documents will look like, and the importance of title insurance.
For sellers, there is also much to know regarding which documents will be required prior to and at the closing, which we will walk you through.
The experienced team at Emerald Coast Title Services has been helping lenders and their customers with all of their Gulf Breeze real estate closings for over three decades. We know the ropes. Whether you are seeking credit lines, construction funding, purchase money mortgages, or refinances, we are here to help. Large bank or small, local or out of state, our team of licensed attorneys and title agents makes the process quick and smooth.
We understand how stressful your life as a realtor can be. Let our title company serving Gulf Breeze take the reins, as we make every closing as stress-free as possible. Because we have dealt with many real estate and title issues over the years, we know what to look for, how to fix it, and give you the smooth closing you need.
Why Emerald Coast Title Services?
A simple phrase will do…peace of mind. There are numerous title companies along the Emerald Coast. So why choose us? Because we are well qualified and have been in this business for many years. Our very knowledgeable team of licensed attorneys, title agents, and examiners utilize the latest technology to ensure that your contract closing experience is time effective and stress-free.
Whether you need help as a realtor, lender, buyer or seller, know that we are dedicated to helping our clients. Also, if you need help with a FSBO Contract, 1031 Exchange, closing documentation, or need access to our closing app, our Gulf Breeze title company is where you need to be. We have the answers to all of your real estate questions.
At Emerald Coast Title Services, we give you:
- Experienced and qualified team members who work with you.
- Experienced title examiners and licensed attorneys work to uncover and identify every potential title issue so the property can be transferred safely.
- Today’s advanced technology for closings and to ensure your information is kept secure and your privacy protected.
What are you waiting for? Contact our attorney-run title company serving Gulf Breeze today.
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