The Role of an Abstractor
I have had a few conversations with people lately about the role of an abstractor, and I wanted to share my thoughts with you all. An abstractor’s job is really pretty objective: report all the recorded documents that affect the subject parcel. It is not your job to make legal determinations (that would be the unauthorized practice of law) and it is not your job to force the title to fit together perfectly where it doesn’t (that is what curative is for). Think of it more as reporting on the facts as opposed to an op-ed piece.
So if everyone is just reporting on the facts, how do you make your work stand out? As I mentioned last week, focus on doing the basics well.
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