Doug Sabin and I sit down to answer your title and real estate questions.

Today, I’m speaking with a close friend, Doug Sabin of Northstar Title. Doug is the regional sales representative for Northstar, and he’s been in the business for 28 years. He knows everything there is to know about titles, so I wanted to ask him a few questions about his career and how he helps people on a daily basis. We also answer viewer questions about the buying and selling processes.

You can listen to our full interview above, or skip around to different topics using the timestamps provided below: 

0:00 — Introduction

0:43 — What attracted Doug to the title business? 

2:17 — What does the escrow agent do?

3:50 — How long do sellers need to wait to get paid?

4:46 — What is title insurance?

7:03 — Why do buyers need title insurance?

7:42 — Is title lock insurance the same as normal title insurance?

9:42 — Doug’s tips for homebuyers

12:15 — Wrapping things up

I would like to thank Doug once again for talking with me today. If you have questions about today’s video or anything else related to real estate, please call me at (440) 289-7284 or email me at You can also reach out to Doug at (440) 821-7421 or We look forward to hearing from you.