Posted by David on April 11, 2000 at 20:54:02:
Yes here in Pa. I hire abstractors, or title searchers, usually independents, but some times title companies. I usually pay $25 for a one owner search. I used to do them myself and after years of doing them I was pretty good, but not as good as a good professional. I have paid as little as $5 to $10 a search and have hired abstractors by the hour not the search. Fo one particular auction I hired 3 or 4 searcher who ended up doing about 150 searches for me for one sale! I paid them by the hour not the piece.
I have also gottem searches from an attorney who does a lot of work for me.
Hope that helps,