We are an Attorney Owned and Operated Title Company in Destin

25,000+ Completed Real Estate Transactions

Voted Best in Destin Title Company for 2022

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At Emerald Coast Title Services, we are committed to helping residential homeowners, homebuyers, real estate agents, and lenders complete their closing process as quickly and easily as possible. We are proud to say we have completed tens of thousands of real estate transactions since 1983.

As an attorney-run title company, our licensed professionals are here to serve you one transaction at a time. We conduct title searches, handle all aspects of the closing process, and release funds once a sale is complete. We are able to do so with complete confidence that our clients’ interests are always fully protected. We are also ALTA Certified which helps give you peace of mind that we are employing the industry’s Best Practices when handling your closing.

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.

Why Choose an Attorney Owned and Operated Title Company in Destin?

We know how expensive buying a house can be, and it’s usually the biggest investment you’ll ever make. Real estate law can be some of the most intricate and complex law in any state. The transfer of ownership of any property can be ruined when complications arise out of nowhere. This often leads to contracts that are broken, delays, and anguish on both sides. Our Destin real estate lawyers handle real estate and escrow transactions every day. They know what to look out for and they are well aware of what to do if trouble arises.

It is always wise to work with a real estate attorney, or at least use a title company that has real estate attorneys on staff. There are many roadblocks you will likely face whether you are a buyer or a seller. The good news is that when you work with Emerald Coast Title Services, you work with a title company and real estate lawyers that are dedicated to work for you. It is vital to work with an attorney-owned and operated title company if you want the smoothest real estate transaction possible.

Title Searches

It does not matter if you are a buyer, seller, realtor, or lender. All properties are subject to a title search prior to closing. When you choose to work with Emerald Coast Title Services and our Destin real estate attorneys, you are not so much acquiring legal representation, but rather working with a team that has legal knowledge and expertise to deal with any issues that may arise in the title search and/or in all homeownership ventures.

Why Title Insurance Matters

Our Destin lawyers for real estate will work full-time on your home closing transaction. It is much easier to root out title defects early, and both buyer and seller can be notified of what needs to be done before proceeding to closing. Title hazards arise all the time and your title company will recommend title insurance, because problems arise not just during a title search, but long after a closing has taken place.

Our Services

When you work with our all-inclusive staff and Destin real estate lawyers, we will handle all aspects of your real estate closing. We are highly qualified to work alongside buyers, sellers, realtors, and lenders. Our knowledge of Florida real estate law is an advantage you do not want to miss. We are here for you for commercial and residential title, escrow services, closing services, and have valuable information regarding all real estate transactions.

There is no better or easier way to a closing than to partner with us. Our licensed attorneys, title agents, and examiners have combined hands-on experience in commercial and residential real estate transactions. We also offer you the latest technology to ensure your contract closing transaction is the very best you will experience. Contact our staff or Destin real estate attorneys today.

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