How does title insurance work with For Sale by Owner homes?

You’ve made the decision to sell your home yourself or to buy a for sale by owner home. You will need a title company who can assist you with researching your title and avoiding any surprises, securing your private information, closing on your home and filing the necessary documents with the county after closing.

Be secure

During the entire process, a secure method to transfer information and documents is extremely important. Email is not secure, never send personal information like social security numbers or documents as an attachment to an email. Edina Realty Title has proprietary technology so you can feel safe that your personal information is not going to be hacked.

Avoid surprises

You will want to make sure there are no liens against your property.  Hiring a title company to do a title search is a benefit to you because they can help you if there are any problems that need to be taken care of.

Have an advocate

The title company can schedule your closing, prepare the closing documents, guide you through the documents and signing process, securely handle funds and record your sale with the county.

Rest assured

Edina Realty Title is owned by HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. Founded in 1986, we set the standard of professional service in our industry through our tradition of honesty, integrity and commitment as we help our customers achieve the American dream of homeownership.

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Status Definitions

For sale: Properties which are available for showings and purchase

Active contingent: Properties which are available for showing but are under contract with another buyer

Pending: Properties which are under contract with a buyer and are no longer available for showings

Sold: Properties on which the sale has closed.

Coming soon: Properties which will be on the market soon and are not available for showings.

Contingent and Pending statuses may not be available for all listings