Purchasing a home or business property can be an overwhelming experience. When Todd Tressler II founded Tressler & Associates/Tressler Title, he recalls intentionally establishing an overall process to title and escrow management that enables services to be straightforward, thorough and simplified. Unlike deeds, titles represent the legal right to own and sell a property. Here, he shares important notations for Downtown City Lifestyle readers.
HOW ARE TITLE COMPANIES SELECTED?
"Many people are unaware they have the legal right to choose who helps them close their real estate transactions. You should choose your most trusted legal relationship to assist in what most consider one of the top financial investments you’ll ever make."
WHAT TITLE/ESCROW SERVICES DOES TRESSLER PROVIDE?
"Tressler Title provides title and escrow services from contract to close, meaning from the time you sign your contract until all funds are collected and disbursed and all legal terms of the contract are fulfilled. Our team works to ensure every step of closing processes runs smoothly, all documentation is carefully managed and prepared, and your interests are insured and protected."
WHAT CHALLENGES MIGHT COME UP IN THE PROCESS?
"There are several challenges that could arise and call property ownership into question or keep you from purchasing a property. While some challenges may require amending clerical errors, others may require more time and resources to resolve. Unknown liens and easements, missing heirs, and even forged documents can be missed even after an extensive search of public records. This is why owner’s title insurance is so important. It provides you peace of mind beyond closing day and protects you from financial loss should a title issue or defect arise after you purchase your home. "
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE IN WORKING WITH TITLE AGENTS VERSUS REAL ESTATE ATTORNEYS?
"An experienced real estate attorney can guide you through purchasing and selling real estate property, including empty land, residential homes, and commercial buildings. Unlike title companies who may need outside legal assistance, Tressler Title is attorney-owned and operated. This means when difficult title problems or disputes arise, you have a legal team in-house to identify the best way to move things forward. A title company is not authorized to provide legal advice or draft, negotiate or make changes to legal documents. Working with a real estate attorney helps you mitigate risk and implement timely solutions to prevent or delay your settlement."
As a purpose-driven law firm with 83 years of combined experience in complex real estate challenges in both residential and commercial real estate, Tressler & Associates, PLLC handles real estate law; estate planning and probate; and business law matters.
"Because Tressler is attorney-owned and operated, the firm's professionals can provide legal guidance to keep title transactions progressing, should any legal questions arise. We thrive on providing peace of mind to our clients."