Hello all – Hope everyone is having a great and profitable day today! I am a new silver member and also relatively new to buying/selling land. I currently handle only small deals (1-5 acres) and I am wondering how deep you all dig in terms of the chain of title. When I purchase the land, I have the seller sign a warranty deed. When I sell the land I convey title via a special warranty deed. How far back do you feel I need to go in the title chain? Do you all just focus on confirming the current owner or do you go back a number of years and if so, how many (I know this may vary state to state)? Additionally, for small deals like mine, do you research to check for liens, judgments, etc and if so how do you go about finding that information? What tool(s) do you use? As my business grows and I start making larger deals I will of course use a title company but I am wondering how much time and effort I should put in to these small deals. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. MaryAnne
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