I have been getting interested in bidding on tax defaulted raw land auctions. I know that I could get stuck with a propertie that has hiided liens that were not disclosed. does anyone know how to do a lien search?
Contact the County office and they can help you conduct a review of the property to check for liens.
Learn how to search records -- land, court, judgment, tax and water... at a minimum. And of course learn local lien priority laws.
Start working on a relationship with a title company. If you do enough deals and NEVER play games you should be able to get to the point where you can call someone at the title company and say "I need you to open title on 123 Jones in McKinney. The signer will be John Doe. Text me with any issues or just email me. Thanks!"
If you are a real buyer it is in the interest of the title company to start with the title search and commitment prep. It saves them time is they immediately find a deal killer.
On the other hand, if you are trying to get a title search on 100 properties that will be auctioned off each month just pay a service. There are companies that provide that information the same information to lots of people to reduce the cost