Quill Tip

Use Sunscreen. It’s HOT out there!

Topics Wanted!

Have a legal Topic you want to know more about?  Let us know and we can include it in an upcoming Newsletter! Email your topic to Summer.

Where In The World Is The BT Koozie?

The Barrister’s Title koozie was spotted in Owasco Lake, NY thanks to Maria Houghton, our Residential Underwriting Manager! It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!

Like our Facebook page to see the other places our BT koozie has been!

Back To School

It’s almost that time for parents, teachers and students alike!


What three candies can you find in every school?

Email your guesses to Summer.

The answer to last month’s riddle was THE MOON.

Dear Esteemed Colleagues, Friends and Customers:

Another August is here. That means that football is just around the corner. . .and the beautiful Fall days that all of us love here in the Carolinas.  And while I won’t miss the Dog Days of Summer,  the months of June, July and August is when us Ol’ Dirt Lawyers make hay, so they are always viewed upon fondly.

Many of you know that every August we show our

appreciation for you. . .our Customers. We do so with full knowledge that the greater part of our success is a direct result of your wonderful support. Truth be told, we are only as good as those that we rely on for our business. You, our customers. . . and yes, . . .friends…are the ones directly responsible for our success. After all, you are the ones that search the title and render opinions. You are the ones clearing title and putting out fires. You are the ones out there beating the bushes for

business. Simply put, our success is your success. It is because of these things, and many more, that we spend the month of August each year showing you our sincere gratitude. We recognize that our success has a direct correlation to your efforts. More importantly, we want you to know that we appreciate it. . .and you. Accordingly, it is with great gratitude that we once again bestow the month of August with the title of Real Estate Professional Appreciation Month (REPAM)!

We want you all to know how much we appreciate you; not only those of you who refer business to us, but all involved; the Real Estate Attorney, the Paralegal, the Disbursement Clerk, the Title Abstractor and the Receptionist. We appreciate all of the hard work that you do each and every day; work that goes largely unrecognized and underappreciated.

So, let me be the first to say THANK YOU!

Thank you for all that you do.
Thank you for providing spectacular service to our mutual clients in what can be a thankless job.
Thank you for the late hours and working through lunch.
Thank you for handling that jerk on the other end of the phone in a professional manner.
Thank you for not losing your cool when you don’t have that wire yet.
Thank you for taking the abuse.
Thank you for meticulously looking through the public records.
Thank you for putting up with all of it to get it right day after day.

We are especially grateful this year as we are celebrating 10 years in business and we hope all of you will celebrate with us at the REPAM Happy Hours this week so we can extend our gratitude in person!

Sal Balsamo and the entire Barrister’s Title Team

ReelTime CLE Last Call!

Last Call to Register for the ReelTime CLE!

Last call to register for both the Charlotte and Raleigh area ReelTime CLE this week! This is a fun opportunity to get those continuing ed credits out of the way, followed by our annual happy hour with some exciting door prizes including a 55″ Samsung TV!

Charlotte: Thursday, 8/17 at Sullivan’s Steakhouse
Click HERE for more information and to register.

Raleigh: Wednesday, 8/16 at Capital Grille
Click HERE for more information and to register.

**You MUST be present to claim your prize!

The Great Solar Eclipse of 2017

When: August, 21st 2017

Where: Across the US

How: DO NOT look directly at the sun, use Barrister’s Title Eclipse Glasses for viewing! Email Summer if you haven’t received viewing glasses!

Facts: This event is a solar eclipse in which the moon passes between the Sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the Sun for about three hours, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location. For this eclipse, the longest period when the Moon completely blocks the Sun from any given location along the path will be about 2 minutes, 40 seconds. The last time the U.S. experienced a total solar eclipse was in 1979 but it’s been 99 years (1918) since an eclipse has crossed the country from coast to coast. That’s almost 100 years folks. . .which makes this a once in a lifetime opportunity, so don’t miss it!

**For more information check out these links:
Nasa Eclipse 101
How to Watch the Eclipse Video
Eclipse visual animation
Charlotte viewing info
Raleigh viewing info
Greensboro viewing info

Barrister’s Title All Star

Jonathan Meek & Becky Matthews of Meek Law Firm

Meet Jonathan Meek and Becky Matthews of Meek Law Firm. This terrific attorney and his rock star paralegal are a great example of a Firm that gets things done! If there are any issues or questions we need addressed, we always get a quick response or question asking us the best way to resolve the matter. Simply put…this Team rocks! Thank you Jonathan and Becky for all you do. We at Barrister’s Title are giving you a big virtual high five!