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7 Tips to Make Your Courthouse Research Easier

 
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Genealogy is a fascinating treasure hunt that can lead to exciting discoveries about family history. Tracing a family tree takes time, patience, and resourcefulness. Many records are available online, but inevitably, your search will lead you to the courthouse, where you’ll find birth, death, and marriage certificates and so much more. Before you head to the courthouse in search of your ancestors, study these seven tips to make your courthouse research significantly easier and lead to better results.

What is a Deed of Conveyance?

 
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A deed of conveyance is a signed legal document that shows a title or deed has been transferred. It is used to prove ownership in a piece of property. A deed of conveyance is signed, witnessed, and notarized by the seller and the buyer as well as anyone else with a vested interest in the property being transferred. To thoroughly understand a deed of conveyance, it can be split into two parts: the deed and the conveyance.

Discovering the Different Parts of a Title Search

 
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When buying a new home or a piece of property, individuals must first verify property ownership and determine if the current owner is legally able to sell the property. A title search will turn up any liens or other legal issues with the property that could complicate or even prevent the sale. Title information is a matter of public record, so it is possible to perform the search on your own. Alternatively, there are a number of companies that perform title searches for a fee. If you choose to perform a title search on your own, it is important to understand its different parts to ensure you get the most accurate result possible. 

Preparing for NAPE South: 5 Things to Keep in Mind

 
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Whether you are a first time attendee or have been attending for years, it’s important to properly prepare for NAPE South before arriving. This ensures you will make the most out of your time at the conference and allows you to leave with the resources and learning needed to excel in the industry over the next year.

Putting Together the Essential Landman Toolkit

 
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Regardless of the profession, being surrounded by the right tools, resources, and knowledge is incredibly important. These connections allow for increased productivity and success. For landmen, this is especially true. With the right tools and resources in hand, it’s much easier to perform duties efficiently, effectively, and ultimately, successfully.

On the Road Again: The Landman Guide to Rooms on the Road

 
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For landmen, frequent travel is a necessity. Often, these trips are more than just one or two nights. They sometimes require an extended stay and multiple motels. While everyone would rather sleep in the comfort of their own bed, the road doesn’t have to be as impersonal as it sometimes feels. With access to the right motels, you can find high quality rooms, friendly staff, and convenient pricing that balances out some of the negatives of being away from home for an extended period of time.

Joining the AAPL: What You Need to Know

 
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If you are looking to enhance your standing in the industry, consider joining the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL). This is the largest organization of its kind in the country and gives landmen an opportunity for education, networking, and access to valuable resources.

Landman Negotiation Tactics 101

 
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While landmen don’t necessarily sign up for heated debates and negotiation when choosing their profession, it often comes with the turf. To be a successful landman, you must be able to effectively negotiate, debate, and persuade. Here are a few tactics to help you do just that:

Industry Conferences for Landmen: Attend the Best

 
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In the landman industry, ongoing education is important and valuable. As practices change, certification requirements fluctuate, and new technologies are developed, staying abreast of current topics is a must. One such way to stay informed is by attending conferences and annual meetings. While there are a number of events throughout the year and all over the country, there are a few that stand out for their authority and popularity.

CourthouseDirect.com Featured on Land Rush Now

 
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At CourthouseDirect.com, we understand the value that surveyors provide the real estate and construction industries. That's why we're proud to be the largest provider of land title information for Surveyors and Engineers in Texas and throughout the nation.

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