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Thanks for the chance to help. I am an Arizona attorney with over 12 years experience. Hopefully I can help you with your legal question.That is almost correct. There are a few caveats1. Recording is not required to legally transfer title...recording simply "records" to transfer (and can be important if there is a question about the legality of the transfer)...but recording is not legally required. SO the act of transferring with a properly executed quit claim deed will transfer ownership. Again, recording simply "records" the transfer2. A quit claim deed can only transfer what the grantor (person who executes the deed) has. So, for example, if I am the sole owner of a piece of real property and I transfer that property to you, via quit claim deed, you then become the sole owner.On the other hand, if I am a part owner, then the transfer gives you my ownership (the partial ownership)3. Finally, any transfer is subject to lien...so, for example, if there is a mortgage on the property, the property remains subject to that lien