I always order a title check before going to see the seller about listing a property. If there are problems or discrepancies, I can ask the 'seller' about them during our consultation. First of all, the person wanting to sell the property needs to have clear title to it; their name needs to be on the records. Secondly, I need to know what liens are on the property. If the seller neglects to give me accurate information, intentionally or inadvertently, that's good to know up front - I may choose not to work with a person who cannot be honest with me.