An Attorney Owned and Operated Title Company Serving Sandestin

25,000+ Completed Real Estate Transactions

Voted Best in Destin Title Company for 2022

With You From Contract to Closing

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If you are a buyer, seller, realtor, broker or lender, you will need a partner to help you through the real estate transaction process. Our Sandestin title company is attorney-run, and we have been in business since 1983. During that time, we have completed tens of thousands of real estate transactions across the Emerald Coast of Florida.

There are definite benefits to working with our team. After all, anyone looking to purchase real estate will eventually wind up at the closing table, and you need years of experience by your side when you do. As the experienced Sandestin lawyer-run title company, we can tell you that the expected does not always happen. Surprises can and do present themselves at closing and can deter the purchase altogether.

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 Services in Sandestin

We understand everything about closing a successful real estate deal. Whether you are the buyer or the seller, you want to know that the property you are buying or selling is free and clear of any and all encumbrances. In other words, a clear title is the goal. At Emerald Coast Title Services, we make that happen for you with competent research, which will give you the go-ahead to sign those closing documents.

For Realtors

We understand how stressful your life as a realtor can be. When it comes to putting your closing paperwork in the hands of a professional, know that we strive to make your life as stress-free as we can. Because we have seen most every issue there is, we can spot troublesome matters well before they can derail a transaction, for both the buyer and the seller. Our title company team of professionals serving Sandestin are always available to assist you in many ways.

For Lenders

Our team at Emerald Coast Title Services has been helping clients since 1983, one transaction at a time. Whether you are handling refinances, credit lines, purchase money mortgages, or construction funding, our team knows how to find the most for you. Whether you are a large national lender or a smaller bank, we know how to meet a lender’s demands. Our ALTA certification lets you know that we only maintain the highest level of best practices for your closing.

For Buyers & Sellers

For buyers, this can be an exciting time. We can show you what you need to bring to us, what the steps to a successful home closing look like, what the funding requirements are, which documents are signed by the buyer at closing, and so much more.

For sellers, there are documents you need to provide prior to closing, certain things to bring with you to closing, and title insurance must be presented as free and clear. Purchasing a home is probably the biggest investment of your life and you want to safeguard your rights and investment by partnering with our Sandestin area title company.

For both buyers and sellers, most all documentation and information gathering has now become computerized and automated. Signatures are captured through email or on secure networks. If you have questions as the process rolls out, we are always available to answer them.

Why Choose Emerald Coast Title Services?

We know that all along 30A, there are numerous title companies. So, why choose us? Because with Emerald Coast Title Services, there is no office better equipped to handle real estate as an adjunct to the practice of law. Whether you are a buyer, a seller, a lender, or a realtor, you want the peace of mind of knowing you put your transaction in the hands of an experienced company with real estate attorneys on staff.

The goal here is to see your transaction through to closing, which should be the sole purpose of any good title and escrow company. Everyone is eager to sit at the closing table, sign the documents, and walk away with the sale or purchase they expect, but there is more than just this.

At Emerald Coast Title Services, you can trust that:

  • We are the highly qualified and experienced persons who will handle every aspect of your transaction.
  • Experienced Sandestin title examiners and licensed attorneys work to identify as well as eliminate potential title issues so that the property can be transferred safely.
  • Advanced technology protects the integrity and privacy of every party and all personal information that is in possession of our Sandestin area title company.

Our clients are our first priority, and we hope that it gives you the peace of mind to know that our licensed attorneys, title agents, and examiners have access to all the technology they need to ensure your contract closing experience is the easiest and fastest you have seen. Let Emerald Coast Title Services serve you today, and help get you from contract to closing. Contact us to find out what we can do for you.

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