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How Do I Verify A Property Is Legitimate?

written by Kristy Limon
This is one of the most common questions that we get here at ….. How do I know I’m not being SCAMMED? And it is certainly a valid question and one that we are happy to answer for you. Take a look at our other article Five Warning Signs When Buying Raw Land to find out some basic red flags when checking out property ads. So now you’ve found a property listing on our site that you like and it has passed the initial ‘sniff test’ . What further things can you do to make sure we are legit?

Here are some ideas for you:

Check Out the Property
A great first step is to contact the county clerk by web or even call them! I actually suggest giving them a call so that you can speak to a live person. Another reason for this is that sometimes the online records take months to update, and we might have just acquired the property.

Once you get the county recorder on the phone, ask the owners name, you will see it is listed under the current owner or company. Before you call have the parcel number handy, you will see this number listed on the property listing on our website. Now the property is DONE and VERIFIED

If you would like more assurance, you can request a copy of the deed. This lets you see with your own eyes who the previous and new owners are, and the dates of sale. Just ask the county clerk for a copy and they can even provide you with a chain of titles if you’d like to see it. We have an in-house team that does all that research for you, so you can be confident that the title is clear. But it is an option for you to check out as well!!

So there you go! Some simple yet effective ways to check out the current property owner and confirm that you are dealing with a top notch property company.

Our goal is to make sure you get a piece of land that you love, at a great price, and with a stress free experience. Feel free to email or call us with any additional questions. We look forward to working with you on ALL your future property transactions. AND 843.882.5263