I met Pat Cothran, candidate for Buncombe County register of deeds, in the late 1980s. As a real estate paralegal, I research public records to obtain title insurance for clients. I was most impressed with the title company Pat Cothran managed. When title problems arose, Pat was the one person I called who was always available to listen to the problem, rectify it immediately, or involve her legal team to provide a reasonable solution. When the security of one’s home or land ownership is at stake, the right answer is important!
I have always found Pat Cothran to be honest, forthright and expeditious in researching and obtaining results. Her knowledge of real-estate law and recording procedures is invaluable to me, the attorneys I work with, and our clients; and it will be for you as your county records registrar.
Not only does Pat have the knowledge, background, personality and attributes necessary to effectively and efficiently run the register of deeds office, but she has a heart for the people of this area, her lifelong home. And as if running a successful business and being involved in community affairs aren’t enough, she also works a farm at her home caring for llamas and other rescue animals.
If you don’t know Pat Cothran already, do yourself a favor and learn more about her. I promise, you will be impressed.
— Reneé S. Aylward