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How to Choose a Title Company: 5 Useful Tips

Monday, October 21, 2019

If you're a first-time home-buyer, navigating the world of title insurance can be difficult. You might not know the type of coverage you need. That's where a good title company can help.

Need to know how to choose a title company but don't know where to start? We've got you covered. Here are five tips that can help you pick out the perfect title company for your title insurance needs.

1. Find Out Their Services

Find out what services the title company offers. While all title companies sell title insurance, there are slight differences in their other service options. Check out our list of services to find out all that Heartland Abstract can offer you.

2. Check Their Communication

Communication is key. You want a company that is going to respond to you when you need them most. If they take a while to respond, they may have difficulty meeting deadlines.

Consider sending an inquiry and seeing how fast they respond. Also note how they respond: if you prefer talking on the phone, make sure they have a phone number that you can call. The same thing goes for if you prefer email communication.

Want to contact Heartland Abstract? Here's our information!

3. Check Years of Experience

How long has this company been in business? How long have the agents worked in the industry? These are important questions to ask any title company.

Experienced companies will work hard to maintain their reputations. And with years of experience under their belt, you know that they've seen it all. And make sure that if you have a niche requirement that they have experience working in it.

Our founding partners have combined 70+ years in the field. So we're no strangers to title insurance! We've trained a lot of our nearby competitors, so why work with the students when you can work with the masters?

4. Check Their Fees

While many states regulate title insurance, that doesn't mean it will cost the same wherever you go. Many insurance policies add on extra fees, which can make fee comparisons difficult.

That's why we list our fees upfront. With Heartland Abstract, you always know exactly what you'll be paying ahead of time.

5. Ask for References

Finally, when determining how to choose a title company, ask the company for references. By contacting references of individuals the company has worked with before, you'll be able to establish what it's like working with them for your title insurance needs.

Once you've narrowed down your list of potential title insurance agents, make a personal visit to your top choices. Asking for references in person is a great way to get to know the company and see how they respond to you in person.

Now You Know How to Choose a Title Company!

Now you know how to choose a title company. Wondering what Heartland Abstract can offer you? Check out our list of policies and call us today to find out the best option for you!

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