Whether you’re looking to buy or sell real estate in New Orleans, you’re going to find out that you will need a title attorney/company. Title companies are not made the same and it’s important to find one that is reputable and does their job professionally and efficiently. When buying real estate in New Orleans, you want to work with a company that you have your best interest in mind. Some offer title insurance that isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. Trust your top New Orleans real estate agents when picking out the title company.
Why is choosing the right New Orleans title company so important?
The title company pulls the history of your house to ensure it has been sold properly on previous sales. The reason this information is so important is that you don’t want a previous heir/owner to the property coming back and claiming that it rightfully belongs to them.
Title insurance is imperative. This is a one-time flat fee that will take care of any title issues they may have missed.
What would they miss? Maybe an heir didn’t sign away their rights is just one of the many examples we can provide.
If I get title insurance, why does it matter who does the title work?
Much like car insurers, they aren’t all equal. Some title companies write policies that aren’t even worth the paper they are written on.
Who chooses the title company?
Technically, the buyer gets the choose which title company you will be closing with. However, since the seller is also paying closing costs, if there is a company you are not a fan of then you don’t have to work with them.
Alright, who are the best title companies to use in New Orleans?
Team Be New Orleans has sold A LOT of real estate and we take it very seriously when it comes to title companies. These are our absolute favorites. We choose these favorites for a variety of reasons: professionalism, solid title work, client treatment, etc.
Hands down, Delta Title is a true example of professionalism. Delta Title and specifically the Uptown locations attorney Ashleigh Tuozzolo will go above and beyond for your transaction needs. We’ve had plenty of complicated files that they have maneuvered with ease.
Treating clients with the utmost respect and navigating some treacherous title issues with expertise is the reason we return to them again and again.
Delta Title will also match or beat any other prices.
Homestead Title is a crowd favorite because they don’t charge sellers any settlement fees at closing. The only fee they incur is the ones imposed by the parishes for the canceling of mortgages.
#3. Secondline Title
Secondline Title’s attorney, David Bienvenu, is someone who can handle the most challenging of files. He’s quick with an anecdote and reply when you have title issues or concerns.
While we have only had a few deals with Actual Title, they were some doozies. One of their attorneys, Billy Jung, is swift to resolve matters and always has a moment to handle your worries.
#5. Crescent Title
While Team Be New Orleans doesn’t love all of their attorneys, the one thing we can’t deny is they get their stuff done. What you won’t have to worry about with them is if the title work was done properly. Crescent Title can also assist with complicated succession work as they do act as a law firm as well.
Who do we not love?
It doesn’t matter. As your New Orleans real estate agents, we are going to make sure that you only work with the best.
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