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How to Do a Transfer of Property

Transferring property can be a daunting task, but you can get through the process using these steps.


  • Step 1: Meet with a real estate agent or an attorney Consult a real estate agent or attorney who deals with the transfer of real property to determine the best legal way to do it. Real property refers to buildings and land. Each state has different rules dealing with property transfer issues and taxes.
  • Step 2: Meet with a title company Find a title company to perform a title search and make sure there are no liens or delinquent taxes owed on the property.
  • Step 3: Sign and notarize contract and deed Meet with the other party involved, along with the attorneys, to have the contract and deed signed and notarized.
  • TIP: Consult your attorney and establish a living trust if you want to transfer property to your heirs in a will.
  • Step 4: File with the county court File the deed with the county court. Make sure the deed is registered in the name of the right person, and if not, follow up with your attorney.
  • FACT: Did you know? The federal government owns 85% of land in Nevada.

You Will Need

  • A real estate agent
  • A property attorney
  • A title company
  • A contract and deed
  • Notary public
  • Filing fees

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