Residential Title Searches

Each title search is like a puzzle, and all records and documents that our searchers retrieve and review brings the picture into
focus and completes the puzzle.

We thoroughly investigate each property in order to provide you with all of the information needed to determine relevant interests, regulations, and other history concerning the property in question.

Every title search should primarily answer three questions:

  1. Does the seller have a true and unrestricted saleable and marketable interest in the property?
  2. What kind of restrictions or exceptions pertain to the use of the property or land?
  3. What, if any, mortgages or liens exist on the property that will need to be paid off at closing?

Residential title searches are performed for a purchase, a refinance, a potential investment, as well as possible other reasons, and typically are performed in order for title insurance to be applied to the property. Whatever the purpose, Elite Abstract completes title searches that you can trust.

Our standard residential search is a 30 year search, with pricing based on a Tier 1 or Tier 2 copy package:

Tier 1 includes pertinent lien copies, 24 month deed(s), plat, property card, taxes.

Tier 2 includes ALL copies of ALL documents reported.

Send order requests to:, or fill out the form on this page with any information you are able to provide, and we will take care of it.

Other Title Services

> Current Owner Searches

> UCC Searches

> Bankruptcy Searches

> Other - foreclosure services, tax searches, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you facilitate recordings after closing?

This is not something that is a standard procedure for our services. It is negotiable.

How far back do your search a standard residential search?

Our standard search goes back at least 30 years

How far back do you search a standard commercial search?

Our standard commercial search goes back at least 30 years, and we frequently will go back further, based on client request/needs and pricing is based on requested search.

Do you perform searches for longer periods of time?

Yes. We can perform searches as far back as records are available, and this is based on client request.

Do you perform UCC searches with the State of Tennessee?

Yes, and these are done by request only. They are not a part of our standard search.

Do you prepare documents and/or perform closings?

No. We are not a title agent. We perform search/abstracting functions only as a part of our standard service.

Do you certify personal property taxes?

We do NOT. We will provide a printout (when available) of what is recorded, in correlation with the map/parcel for the subject property being searched.