Today I would like to talk about three things that you need to know when planning to transfer a title from one person to another, or to your LLC.

1. Don’t do a quitclaim deed. A quitclaim deed is considered non-warranted and title companies don’t like them because of this. So, when you want to sell a property with a quitclaim deed, a title company may not recognize it and actually require you to re-sign the deed again with the previous owner. Instead of using a quitclaim deed, you should use a warranty or special warranty deed.

2. Title insurance is voided. When you buy a property, it comes with title insurance; and if there’s anything wrong with the property, the insurance company will handle the problem. The moment you transfer the title from you to another person or entity, though, it is voided.

“Instead of using a quitclaim deed, you should use a warranty or special warranty deed.”

3. Title companies don’t like to do the transfer of deeds. Unless there’s a transaction, sale, or escrow involved, title companies don’t like to do the transfer of deeds. You’ll need to talk to an attorney or someone in paralegal services to help you with this transfer.

I know that transferring a deed can be a little confusing, but it’s important that you do it right now so you don’t get in trouble later. If you have any questions for me about this, please feel free to reach out to me. And, as always, if you are interested in buying or selling, don’t hesitate to call or email. I look forward to speaking with you soon.