Stop wasting time at your County Recorder’s Office

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Why Record real estate documents?

To protect yourself as a Real Estate Investor, it is ideal to record your contract positions at your County Recorder’s office.  When you have a property tied-up with a Contract to Purchase or an Option to Purchase, you may think that you’re in good shape.  You go on to start working towards your exit-strategy, whether that is to wholesale, rehab, etc.

But not so fast.

A slick, slimy, and sly investor may try to negotiate with the seller behind your back and cut you out of the deal!  Perhaps this is your wholesale buyer, your contractor, or anyone else who is unethical.

When you record your position at the County Recorder’s office, you are putting the public on notice of your interest in the property.  This act puts a cloud on the title and the seller would not be able to deliver a clear title to anyone else without dealing with you.

While recording your contracts (memorandums and affidavits) is a good idea, spending time driving to the County Recorder’s office during their slim office hours is not.

Be like a Title Company and submit documents electronically, you’re a business too!

Using the eCourier service of eRecording Partners will allow you to submit your documents to the County Recorder’s office from your home office laptop while you sip hot coco in your drawers by the fireplace (well at least that’s how I roll).  All you need is a scanner and a computer; well you don’t even need a scanner if you are a paperless operation.

There are no set-up or subscription fees associated with eCourier; there is only a $4 per document charge.  The online interface allows you to view the status of documents from submission to recording.  Check out the demo of their software for a complete look.  At only $4 per document, this service is a no-brainer for those looking to run their business with greater efficiency.  That should include you!

The eCourier service is currently available in the following counties:

State County
Arizona Apache
Graham
Greenlee
Maricopa
Mohave
Navajo
Yavapai
Arkansas Pulaski
California San Bernardino
Colorado Adams
Alamosa
Arapahoe
Archuleta
Baca
Bent
Boulder
Chaffee
Cheyenne
Dolores
Douglas
Eagle
El Paso
Garfield
Huerfano
Jefferson
Kiowa
La Plata
Lake
Larimer
Las Animas
Lincoln
Mesa
Mineral
Moffat
Otero
Park
PT Arapahoe
PT Boulder
PT Douglas
PT Jefferson
PT Weld
Pueblo
Routt
Saguache
San Juan
San Miguel
Teller
Weld
District Of Columbia Washington
Florida Bay
Broward
Clay
Duval
Escambia
Hillsborough
Lee
Leon
Orange
Pinellas
Santa Rosa
Suwannee
Illinois Champaign
Cook
Kane
McHenry
Rock Island
Winnebago
Indiana Adams
Allen
Kansas Wyandotte
Maine Kennebec
Massachusetts Middlesex North
Middlesex South
Michigan Ingham
Macomb
Oakland
Ottawa
Minnesota Blue Earth
Cass
Clay
Crow Wing
Dakota
Kandiyohi
Lyon
Martin
Pope
Renville
Scott
Sherburne
Wabasha
Missouri City of St. Louis
Lincoln
Nevada Washoe
New Hampshire Merrimack
New Jersey Atlantic
Burlington
Camden
Cape May
Cumberland
Essex
Gloucester
Mercer
Monmouth
Morris
Ocean
Passaic
Sussex
North Carolina Durham
Mecklenburg
New Hanover
Ohio Butler
Clark
Delaware
Richland
Oklahoma Tulsa
Pennsylvania Allegheny
Bradford
Bucks
Luzerne
Monroe
Philadelphia
Texas Bastrop
Bell
Bexar
Brazoria
Cameron
Collin
Dallas
Denton
Fort Bend
Grayson
Harris
Hays
Hidalgo
Jefferson
Midland
Nueces
Parker
Scurry
Tarrant
Taylor
Tom Green
Travis
Webb
Wichita
Williamson
Utah Salt Lake
Virginia Montgomery
Spotsylvania
Virginia Beach
Washington King
Pierce
Snohomish
Wisconsin Brown
Columbia
Dane
Eau Claire
La Crosse
Milwaukee
Outagamie
Ozaukee
Racine
Rock
Sheboygan
St. Croix
Washington
Waupaca
Winnebago

Photo: jesse.millan

About Author

Justin McClelland (G+), is a real estate investor in Houston, TX. Visit his blog MyInnerG where the rule is: Get fit, Get money, Globe trot, Give back. Socialize with him on Twitter and Facebook.

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