We don't do under-25 years searches since the information can be accessed from the county recorders online, or purchased for $6-$15 from sites like HomeInfoMax, SiteX, and DocEdge.
Why anyone would pay me $40 for a cheaper search makes no good business sense, so by default, I assume that the only reason that they are asking it of me is because the current ownership deed predates 25 years and will involve a slog through old microfiche, microfilm and books, which is always more time consuming.
I don't turn away business, but those that want a current ownership search for 10 years or so, are one-off clients who will not offer repeat business once they figure out that it's cheaper elsewhere, so don't rely on them for future income.
Caveat: naturally, not all counties have online records that go back 25 years. Some are better, but many are of a shorter extent if they are online at all. Most of these are rural counties that can involve a long road trip to reach. Charge in advance for this; get them to PayPal you for this as an up-front outlay of your time, gas, travel expenses, etc...
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