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August 5, 2019

2019 Annual CLE and Happy Hour

IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE YOU! Register now for the September ReelTime CLE and Customer Appreciation Happy Hour! As many of you know, we have annually dedicated […]
May 6, 2019

Same Us. New Vibe.

Dear Friends, Customers & Colleagues: What is a brand? It could be a logo. . .an identifying icon. . .or an image. But to us it’s so much more. Your brand […]
March 13, 2019

Free Wire Fraud Seminar

Join us for a FREE Wire Fraud Seminar The first part of the Seminar will be conducted by an FBI Agent who will speak to the […]
April 18, 2018


Partnerships At one time, Partnerships were a preferred entity for holding real property. When the limited liability company laws were created, LLC’s became the norm and Partnerships […]
March 21, 2018


At the risk of creating some anxiety, I am tackling a subject this month that is less relevant today than it will be in the near […]
March 12, 2018

2018 March Madness Bracket

March Madness is here! Download your 2018 March Madness Bracket and fill it out. Once you are done send it over to or Fax it to 704-799-6583. […]
February 13, 2018

Wire Fraud

By now, we should all be aware that our industry is under attack by cyber thieves.  All of you should have procedures in place to prevent […]
May 23, 2017

Powers-of Attorney

In the immortal words of William Shakespeare, “To record or not to record.” Okay. . .so maybe that’s not how it went, but it’s still worthy […]
April 24, 2017

Second Mortgage Lien Payoffs: HAMP and HARP

For this month’s article, I am borrowing extensively, with permission, from an Underwriting Bulletin sent to us by North American Title (NATIC).  The Bulletin concerns certain […]
March 28, 2017

Set-Back Violations

From time-to-time, we are asked to provide coverage over a violation of the set-backs. Such violations cover the gambit; front, side and rear set-backs.  So. . […]
March 13, 2017

2017 March Madness Bracket

March Madness is here! Download your 2017 March Madness Bracket and fill it out. Once you are done send it over to or Fax it to 704-799-6583. […]
February 20, 2017

Corporate Resolutions

Corporate Resolutions There are some challenges for us when underwriting transactions in which either the buyer or the seller is a corporate entity.  As we know, […]
August 7, 2015

Meet the Family – Jennifer Conrad

We are very pleased to introduce to you our newest member of the Barristers Title family, Jennifer Conrad.  She will be joining us as the Sales […]
July 7, 2014

July 2014 – ALTA Best Practices

This is the first episode in a series detailing ALTA’s Best Practices which were promulgated in response to the CFPB.  Over the coming months, we will […]
May 7, 2013

May 2013 – Corporate POA’s

We are going to change gears this month and talk about something other than Mechanics Liens.  An issue that we have been seeing a bunch of […]
October 4, 2012

October 2012 : Open Indemnity Agreements

Last month I provided a training tip regarding Estates, referencing, in particular, the usage of Open Estate Indemnity Agreements.  The implication of my “Tip” was that […]
December 4, 2011

December 2011 – Tip on Marketing

In this month’s Tip, we thought we would share with you some of the secrets of our success.  While, we as Title Agents, are not in […]
September 4, 2011

September 2011- Abstracting Landlocked Properties

We have seen a good bit of these lately. Truth be told, prior to becoming a title agent, I am not sure that I understood what […]
July 4, 2011

July 2011 – P.R. Selling Real Estate Property

Far and away, the underwriting question I get most often pertains to estates. Of those questions, the issue most prevalent is the question of when a […]
June 4, 2011

June 2011 – Municipal Liens / A Lien on Title that (Almost) Everyone has Missed

When I was in private practice, I began to notice that I got smarter over time.  That is to say, I was a lot smarter at […]