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[-] Search fees - 1995 vs. 2022 - stephen willard/OH (14 replies)
10/14/2022 10:59:08 AM (2246 views)

Most recently I lost a major client due to search fees. They reassured me that our quality of work and services are not an issue. However, our fees are. We charge $115.00, per chain of title, for a 42 or 60 year residential full search and $165.00 per chain of title, plus copies, for a commercial search. I know a number of examiners who charge what we charge or more.  I was informed  by this client that a number of  examiners in my area, Central Ohio, are charging $75 to $95 for full searches in 3 of my counties and no more than $100 in the other 3. A number are around $90.00 for a full search.  For updates, I was told they are charging either $15 or $18 or $20 for updates less than 6 months. These are fees we charged in 1995 when our office first opened. 

I can understand this long term client using these type of examiners. They are in business to make money and save money whenever they can. What I don't understand how any examiner can only charge $75 for a full search. These counties are not 100% remote access. The title work has to be completed at the given courthouse. I was also informed that any additional chain of title is charges between $25 to $50 for the additional chain of title. We give typed reports with every title search report, whereas I know these $75 examiners are providing handwritten scribble search notes. 

We examiners can complain about this company or that company, but sometimes we are our own worst enemy. I don't expect us all to charge the same amount for our work, however, I don't expect 1995 fees here in 2022. When gasoline is hovering around $5.00 per gallon.  I also understand we are a free market society but it appears we are not truly being undercut by overseas title providers but by homegrown cut rate searchers.

 

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Re: Search fees - 1995 vs. 2022 - Garret  Fitzgerald/VA
10/17/2022 9:36:22 AM (1891 views)
Re: Search fees - 1995 vs. 2022 - David Barajas/FL
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Re: Search fees - 1995 vs. 2022 - A Crawford/OH
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Re: Search fees - 1995 vs. 2022 - stephen willard/OH
10/17/2022 11:26:33 AM (1858 views)
Re: Search fees - 1995 vs. 2022 - A Crawford/OH
11/2/2022 10:35:41 AM (1539 views)
Re: Search fees - 1995 vs. 2022 - Robert Franco/OH
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Re: Search fees - 1995 vs. 2022 - David Barajas/FL
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Re: Search fees - 1995 vs. 2022 - Shawna Carr/AR
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Re: Search fees - 1995 vs. 2022 - Robb Grandon/MI
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Re: Search fees - 1995 vs. 2022 - stephen willard/OH
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Re: Search fees - 1995 vs. 2022 - Patrick Parrish/AL
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Re: Search fees - 1995 vs. 2022 - stephen willard/OH
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Re: Search fees - 1995 vs. 2022 - Shon Hill/AL
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Re: Search fees - 1995 vs. 2022 - stephen willard/OH
11/8/2022 9:59:25 AM (1319 views)

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