Grantor identification

The seller must be properly identified on the sales contract, deed and evidence of title. The seller name on the deed conveying the title should exactly match the name of the current seller identified on the title. The seller name on the real estate sales contract should likewise match the deed and title, although most contracts now simply identify the seller as "owner of record."

If the seller's name has changed—e.g., through marriage, through divorce, etc.—or if previous recordings resulted in typographical errors, the grantor (seller) may have to provide a name affidavit or correct the error.

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