“The Quill”

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February 18, 2016

The Quill – February 2016

Pillar 5 of the Best Practices-Policy Issuance As you are all aware, ALTA's Best Practices indicate that title policies shall be issued within 30 days of closing. Arguably, that standard does not apply to our odd ball State, but it is a standard that I believe all of us want to adhere to if we can.
September 10, 2015

September 2015 – CFPB

CFPB- Why you need to purchase the “right” Cyber Insurance Policy right now!   I am going to try to convince you to purchase a really good […]
September 7, 2015

August 2015 – A Hearty Thank You To All

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 […]
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, 2015

July 2015 – NC S.A.F.E ACT

The North Carolina Secure and Fair Enforcement (S.A.F.E.) Mortgage Licensing Act is found at Article 19B of the North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 53, Sections 53-244.010 […]
June 7, 2015

June 2015 – Best Practice #5: Title Policies and Post-Closing

There are two aspects to Pillar #5, one relates to you and one relates to us.  Much as we discussed last month as it relates to […]
May 7, 2015

May 2015 – ALTA BEST PRACTICES : Pillar #4

Settlements As promised. . .I saved the best for the last.  Over the next few months, we will break down the two Pillars that most typify […]
April 7, 2015

April 2015 – ALTA BEST PRACTICES : Pillar #7

Continuing with our series on ALTA’s Best Practices, we turn our attention to Pillar #7 – Consumer Complaints. (Remember that we skipped over Pillars #4 and […]
March 7, 2015

March 2015 – ALTA BEST PRACTICES : Pillar #6

Continuing with our Summaries of the ALTA Best Practices, I’d like to skip over the next two Pillars #4 (Settlement) and #5 (Title Production).  I’ll return […]
February 7, 2015


Continuing with our Summaries of the ALTA Best Practices, we turn our attention to the Best Practice that has likely drawn the most attention. . .protecting […]
January 7, 2015


Back in July, we began our series detailing ALTA’s Best Practices.  After a  hiatus, we are picking up where we left off with a brief examination […]
December 7, 2014

December 2014 – Holiday Cheer

Three quotable quotes to encourage and bless you this Christmas season…..
November 7, 2014

November 2014 – LIEN FORMS

We have noticed that there is still a good bit of confusion among some folks regarding which Lien Waiver Forms to use.  This is understandable.  The […]
October 7, 2014

October 2014 – Breast Cancer Charity: Earlier.org

As many of you are aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I venture to say that most all of us have beentouched by the specter of […]
September 7, 2014

September 2014 – ALTA BEST PRACTICES

Rather than launch into Best Practice #2, I wanted to tell you about a program that our friends at First American Title have created for our […]
August 7, 2014

August 2014 – Dear Esteemed Colleagues, Friends and Customers:

Another August is here. Somehow I managed to miss Summer. I think that’s what happens when you have a 4 year old child. For us ol’ […]
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 […]
June 7, 2014

June 2014 – Feedback Thermometer a Success!

A few months back we announced via the newsletter that we would be implementing a new customer service feedback tool.  It is what is called a […]
May 7, 2014

May 2014 – “We are from the Government and we are here to help you.”

Who knew that four little letters. . .CFPB. . .could lead to so much. . .um. . .change.  If you are anything like me, the change […]
April 7, 2014

April 2014 – Feedback wanted!

In the coming days, you will see a new addition to the signature block of our emails. (See below)  We have added a quick feedback tool […]