Who picks the title company?

Some purchase contracts will say which side (buyer or seller) picks the title company. Some purchase contracts do not specifically say. As a Buyer is you don’t have a preference often your lender will choose the title company for you. As a Seller sometimes you can order preliminary title work. This is when a title company starts on the title search before you have a signed purchase contract. Sellers sometimes want this done to know about any issues before they have found a buyer.