In some situations, such as when we have recently listed a property, we may not yet have the recorded deed back from the county. Because this process normally takes about two weeks, and because we list our properties as soon as we buy them, there are small windows of time in the life of any of our listings in which we simply will not have this document back from the county. Typically, however, we are in possession of that document within a 7 to 10 days of listing.
There are other circumstances, such as when we close through a title company, when we do not receive the recorded deed back until it’s sent to us along with the Owner’s Policy. This could take upwards of a month. In these situations we gladly encourage any skeptical buyers to call the title company through which we purchased the property and inquire with them. In addition, if need be, we can also provide Settlement Statements or whatever documentation was provided to us at closing.