"When they saw that I had researched that and paid the liens it built a trust and through our discussions they decided to bypass the costly title insurance and then I also persuaded them to bypass the attorney to draw up the deed and in doing so we both saved quite a bit of money."
Let's hope this story has a happy ending. I doubt it. These buyer bought a pig in a poke as far as I am concerned.
The last time I met buyers who gave a seller all their trust and $100,000, we all ended up in court about a year later.
Be smart. Don't trust. Buy title insurance.