The only thing worse than being a fraud victim is finding out afterwards that your “cyber” coverage actually does not cover you the way you thought it did. Not all insurance policies are created equal, and unless you know what to ask for, your coverage may leave you empty handed.......Continue reading
Two Ways To Land Top Title Talent
This is a guest article written by Matt Johnston, President of JobTracks. JobTracks is an essential link in meeting the staffing needs of employers in the title, escrow, real estate and hospitality professions. He can be reached directly at: . Most Title Insurance Managers assume elite employees are passive – that they are......Continue reading
Four Reasons Good Posture Should Be An ALTA Best Practice
We all know the feeling: hunched over our computer and frantically typing away as we desperately attempt to complete the critical project of the day. Our head is angled down toward the computer, our neck is tight, our shoulders are rolled inward, and our spine is curled. We are in......Continue reading
How To Prepare For A Lender Audit
From the inception of ALTA Best Practices, Title Agents have looked for a crystal ball to find answers about what a lender will review during an audit. There are so many choices to make – from the documentation of the ALTA Best Practices Policy and Procedure Guides to the choice......Continue reading
Should You Outsource?
There are many ways to manage the ups and downs of the market. One option to consider is to create a variable cost structure to your business by outsourcing certain tasks. There are hordes of outsource/BPO firms – all of whom extol their virtues openly. How do you know which......Continue reading
What Consultants Can (And Can’t) Do For Title Agencies
Howard Turk, renowned title agency executive and best-selling author of HOMEfree and House Rich, knows a thing or two about fostering growth in title agencies. He’s done it like clockwork for over 30 years. Should You Hire a Consultant to Help Your Title Agency? Many title agencies today are turning to consultants for help. Unfortunately......Continue reading
Should You Hire A Consultant To Help Your Title Agency?
“Should You Hire a Consultant to Help Your Title Agency?” was written by ProsperitasForward President Howard Turk and originally appeared as a Guest Blog on the PropLogix site. Learn what a title agency consultant can do, what to consider when choosing one, and what to watch out for. Our friend Howard Turk with Prosperitas Forward works......Continue reading
Title Agency Employee Background Checks
ALTA Best Practice #3 – Privacy and Information Security Written Policy requires that title companies conduct Background Checks on personnel who have access to non-public information (NPI). Specifically, in order to be compliant, the title company must provide evidence via an invoice or documentation in the employee’s personnel file, that a......Continue reading
Consulting Firm Wants To Push Title Industry Forward
‘Published in The Title Report’ A new title centric consulting firm is offering title agents a unique service with the singular goal of increasing profits. The firm focuses on three core competencies critical to success across the title industry: sales, process engineering and culture development. The team is built of......Continue reading
Are You Protecting Your Quarterback?
“The most important thing to remember is: to protect your quarterback – ME!” -Paul Crewe (The Longest Yard) Businesses grow and prosper because of the effort of the team. We often see title agencies succeed in part due to heroic efforts of key employees (let’s call them ‘quarterbacks’). A buyer......Continue reading