Posted by Joekaiser on March 14, 2002 at 17:43:33:
Call the title company and tell the person who answers the phone that you need to order title . . . he’ll connect you with a title clerk or title officer.
You say, “Hi, this is Michael . . . I need to order title. What information do you need?”
She’ll say, “who are you with?”
You say, “I’m a private party”
She’ll say, “are you the buyer or seller?”
You say, “the seller is Mary Smith, we’re just going to leave the buyer ‘open’ at this time.”
She’ll say, “do you have a property address or parcel number?”
You say “yes” and give them to her.
She’ll say, “is there a sales price?”
You say, “no, at this time we’re just leaving that open as well.”
She’ll say, “hold on, let me give you an order number,” punch it into her computer and read you a number (do write it down).
You say, “thanks, can I get two copies, and can you put a rush on it and fax it to me as well, my fax is 123/456-7890.”
She’ll say, “no problem.”
You say, “thank you.”