I can run a property profile for you in less than 5 minutes. Please call me directly at (707) 583-8116 if you would like me to do so.
To answer your question. You really don't have to go through the hassle of doing that. Just leave it in a Professional Real Estate Agent to do it for you. Beside you don't have to pay us a commission to do so. The Seller will.
You can also look up the owners in the local Clerk of the Court or the property appraiser. Doing some simple online research will take 5-10 minutes and save you a lot of possible issues later.
Best of luck to you,