Posted by Karl (Oh) on November 15, 2000 at 24:43:34:
I’m not sure if it should be done differently in Fla, but here’s how I do it in Ohio. When the seller is all moved out and ready to turn over the home, I exchange cash for the notarized title, and I write “Paid in full” on my copy of the purchase agreement, and have the seller initial it. With a notarized title in my hand, I’m positive I’m the new owner, no matter what the seller may claim down the road. I run to the BMV and have the home retitled in my name right away, and its a done deal.
But that’s in Ohio.