Posted by Kristine-CA on July 08, 2003 at 10:54:46:
Lara: the four-week delay is the standard explanation from title/escrow here as well. It’s kind of tiresome. I am finally working with an escrow agent that isn’t rude–and calls me back. But she hasn’t been able to make the title dept. work much faster–sometimes in less than 10 days, but usually with lots of prodding, etc.
You can use any title company that you can find that is willing to write the policy. Who does closings in TX? Attorneys or escrow co.? A couple of times I’ve told my escrow/title company that I’ve found other title companies that can work faster–and then their prelim report shows up in the next few days, instead of weeks later.
When you do find a company to work with, speak with a title manager about what info you can gather and provide regarding names and personal info for the sellers. The more they have to work with from the start, the faster it goes.