We bought property in May 2023. We had the deslinde before we closed on the property (we would not have closed without that nor a title search). We had the title within 2 months after closing. The attorney emailed us a copy of the title and then, on our next visit we picked up the actual title. I completely agree that you definitely, definitely want to work with a real estate attorney you trust. And as much as possible, communicate in writing whether it be via email, WhatsApp, etc, so that you have a record of everything. Using a good RE attorney made the whole process so easy and stress-free. From start to finish, the fees were less than $2,500. Our attorney came highly recommended by a good friend (we had met with a couple of other attorneys before then but did not feel the love & did not go back to them) and we have since used her for a couple of other things. I'm not sure what area you're looking in but that may make a difference in fees, etc. We bought property to build on, in Punta Cana. I'm happy to share her information via pm if you happen to be looking in that area.