The art of searching titles has
been practiced by professionals for hundreds of years.
In recent times some methods of finding information
have changed, but the time-tested analysis applied by
skilled practitioners – the type that picks up
exceptions machines will never see - remains the same.
Our job as abstractors is to find
the pertinent information concerning records affecting
real estate titles. We know errors in title reports
occur for a number of reasons, most notably, local peculiarities.
These deviations often escape detection by an abstractor
unfamiliar with the record keeping idiosyncrasies of
a county in which that abstractor seldom works.
Abstractors vary in both their
approach to title searching and their skills. Counties
also different in the ways they retain and report public
records. Each county has its own systems. At Blue Granite
Title, we are aware of the increasingly complex and
litigious world in which we work and apply our understanding
to every search we undertake.
Our abstractors have extensive experience is all 46
counties of South Carolina. We do not practice law.
Our job is to search and report the public records and
deliver our findings to those who do practice law. We
submit our title reports only to attorneys licensed
to practice law in South Carolina.
Like everyone, we use the internet.
We do not, however, rely upon the information provided
by the internet. All data gathered from the web is joined
with other information and verified in the county courthouse.
We believe the internet is a tool to increase our efficiency,
helping us open our files before we go to the courthouse,
not the final source of accurate data.