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That was the call I took last month  from a Realtor with whom I have completed several transactions.  She called to tell me that she had just sold a home to a first time home buyer and that she was going to refer the transaction to me, but another title agent quoted her a fee that was $50.00 less...
08/19/2014
For the first time in over two years, I was recently asked by a loan broker whether or not I was vetted through Secure Settlements, a third party vetting agency who claims to be able to properly vet a title agent to insure to the lender that they (the title agent) are compliant with best practic...
08/15/2014
At least once a month you probably receive one or more privacy policies from companies that you do business with.  Most of us don't even bother to read these privacy policies any more because we are so used to seeing them.  Have you ever actually given any thought to just what information your se...
08/14/2014
The client's needs should always come first, right? Yes, that is good business no matter what business you are in but what do you do when the client starts to whine incessently about the "inconvenience" he/she must experience through the entire real estate transaction. Whether you are the listing...
07/07/2014
The Maryland Land Title Association and the Maryland Association of Realtors strongly supports this bill which seeks to limit the fees charged to unit owners/homeowners for resale packages and statements of account.      For some time Homeowner's Associations and Condominium Associations in Maryl...
02/03/2014
Every day we update out Twitter feed, enter our status on Facebook, blog, e-mail and text message to our clients in the hope that our on-line presence will attract their attention.  It is important to do this, without question, but is that the only way in which you are communicating with your cli...
08/03/2012
As a title agent with more than 25 years experience behind me I have heard many tales of adverse possession.  I never thought I would be a victim of adverse possesion myself, but sadly, I find that my property has been used, for some time evidently, by others for their enjoyment, without my knowl...
08/02/2012
We all have those clients that for whatever reason we wish we could fire.  You really just want to ask them "Just who do you think you are?"  But, business being what it is we are somewhat at the mercy of demanding clients all the time and some are worse than others. My client hired me to handle ...
06/20/2012
Glen did an excellent job with this video based on my blog post.  He used humor to make the point that consumers MUST be allowed and in fact encouraged to select their own title agents. Thank Glenn.  I am honored!!The Title Agent/Settlement Officer is one of the most important people in closing y...
05/17/2012
When it comes to REO transfers I have been on both sides of the fence.  I often represent sellers in their REO sales to purchasers, and I also help buyers in their REO purchases from banks.   I am very well versed on almost all of the REO addendums out there, but I never assume anything and READ...
05/16/2012
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