Post Closing Course available on Learntitle

The Closing is Over but What About the Post Closing

This course is approved in several states. Choose one to enroll and get continuing education credit.

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

Missouri

Oklahoma

Alabama

This course is approved for 1 credit.
The following is an outline of what will be covered in the course:

Eye on the Prize/ Get it Closed

  1. Fiduciary Responsibility / Commitments
  2. Disbursements
  3. Risk Factors

What Is Post-Closing? 

  1. Recordings
  2. Money
  3. Lien Release and Trustee Services
  4. Original Documents
  5. Culture – the details

Recording – Priority  

  1. Importance of Immediate Recordation
  1. Compliance
  2. Policy Liability / Gap
  3. Customer Satisfaction
  4. Underwriter Relationship
  5. Minimize Title Liability
  6. Supports prompt funding
  7. What is E-Recording? How does it help?

Follow the Money

  1. Payoffs
  2. Insurance, Taxes, High Risk Items
  3. Good Funds vs. Collected Funds

Reconciliation

  1. 3 way reconciliation
  2. Consumer funds
  3. Balance in Files
  4. Fraud
  5. Security
  6. Escheat
  7. Protecting consumer funds

Lien Release Tracking

  1. Have a process
  2. Follow through
  3. What to do when you can’t wrap it up

Outsourcing

  1. How does it all work?
  2. Curative
  3. Settlement

The Challenge of Change

  1. Getting Staff buy in
  2. Creating a culture that supports thorough post-closing processes

This course is approved in several states. Choose one to enroll and get continuing education credit.

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

Missouri

Oklahoma

Alabama

Presenting this course are:

Vicki DiPasquale
National Sales Manager
Simplifile
Liz Tanner
Tanner Law, Ltd.
Final Trac
16B Gooding Ave,
Bristol RI 02809
(401) 253-7854

Opting against title insurance to save money can be financially risky – The Washington Post

When you have to explain to a customer about “optional title insurance” this article may provide some information that may be helpful.

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | It’s important to protect yourself even if a property is being passed from one family member to another.

Source: Opting against title insurance to save money can be financially risky – The Washington Post

How to create a strong password

ALTA Best practices encourages the use of strong passwords for your computer systems. Passwords provide the first line of defense against unauthorized access to your computer. The stronger your password, the more protected your computer will be from hackers and malicious software. You should make sure you have strong passwords for all accounts on your computer. If you’re using a corporate network, your network administrator might require you to use a strong password.

Check the strength of your password here

What makes a password strong (or weak)?

A strong password:

  • Is at least eight characters long.

  • Does not contain your user name, real name, or company name.

  • Does not contain a complete word.

  • Is significantly different from previous passwords.

  • Contains Uppercase letters, Lowercase letters, numbers and symbols

A password might meet all the criteria above and still be a weak password. For example, No1password! meets all the criteria for a strong password listed above, but is still weak because it contains a complete word. N01 p@ssw0rd! is a stronger alternative because it replaces some of the letters in the complete word with numbers and also includes spaces.

Help yourself remember your strong password by following these tips:

  • Create an acronym from an easy-to-remember piece of information. For example, pick a phrase that is meaningful to you, such as My daughter’s birthday is 28 October, 1974. Using that phrase as your guide, you might use Mdbi28/Oct,74 for your password.

  • Substitute numbers, symbols, and misspellings for letters or words in an easy-to-remember phrase. For example, My daughter’s birthday is 28 October, 1974 could become MiDauBrthd8iz 281074 (it’s OK to use spaces in your password).

  • Relate your password to a favorite hobby or sport. For example, I love to play basketball could become ILuv2PlayB@sk3tb@ll.

If you feel you must write down your password in order to remember it, make sure you don’t label it as your password, and keep it in a safe place.

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ALTA Best Practices Pillars 1 & 6 – Licensing and Insurance available in Alabama

ALTA Best Practices

This course is one in a series of Courses that discuss ALTA Best Practices. This one covers Pillars 1 and 6. The objective of the course is for the learner to complete the section of their policy and procedure manual for the pillars discussed in the course. Also, upon completion the learner will be confident that they will be able to pass an ALTA Best Practice audit for the pillars discussed in the course.

streamline

Pillar 1 is about licensing. The course covers the 10 questions asked in the ALTA Pillar 1 Workbook so that the learner understands what is expected to by compliant. The course covers the Action Items report, Assessment Readiness, and Certification

Pillar 6 is about Professional Liability Insurance. The course covers the 12 questions asked in the ALTA Pillar 6 Workbook so that the learner understands what is expected to by compliant. The course covers the Action Items report, Assessment Readiness, and Certification.

Streamline Consulting has done the research and put together the content for the course. Streamline Consulting is a privately owned company that was formed in order to meet the personnel, technical and business needs of Title Insurance Companies. They are advocates for their clients in all aspects of the title insurance industry.

While the nature of the business is the same in all states, the nuances of each title company, even within the same city, can be very different. Streamline customizes every project and product for each title company, regardless of size, location or products and services provided to their customers.

Title Agent E&O Course Available on Learntitle

Approved for 1 credit
Enroll Here

Due to the litigious nature of society today, professional liability insurance (aka E&O) has become increasingly important in many industries, especially the Title Industry.  While it may not be mandated by every state, E&O Insurance is increasingly being required by the major Title Insurance carriers and lenders across the United States.

Your E&O policy is designed to protect you against claims for which you become legally liable to pay due to allegations of an unintentional error or omission by you or one of your employees.   Professional liability policies are written on a claims-made and reported basis, covering claims that occur subsequent to the retroactive date stated in the declarations and which are first made against you and reported to the company while the policy is in force.  For this reason, maintaining prior acts coverage is extremely important.  Without prior acts coverage, your covered acts are limited to those performed and reported during the current policy period only.  While switching carriers, please be aware of the significance of the retroactive date in your policy.

When seeking Professional Liability insurance, it is easy to be misled by some carriers offering a much lower premium than you had paid previously.  It is common for these policies to be written retro-inception (with no prior acts coverage).

This course will cover the forms, endorsements, terms and definitons related to E & O insurance

Approved for 1 credit
Enroll Here

About the Presenter

Fran Kelly Professional Liability, LLC is a family owned and operated insurance agency.  The agency was founded in 1993 in an effort to provide the proper Errors & Omissions insurance to the Title and Real Estate Industry.  the company understands the level of importance this insurance has to the title business and they are dedicated to the insured.  The company provides high quality customer service.

Fran Kelly Professional Liability, LLC is a completely independent insurance agency with access to over a dozen different carriers.  They work for the title agency, not an insurance company!  This flexibility allows them to find the coverage needed at the best price.

The company can also assist in obtaining other important policies.  Their expanded product mix includes escrow security bonds, cyber and privacy liability policies, notary E&O, bonds and more. Contact them at:

ALICIA KELLY

Phone: 610-478-0400

E-mail: Alicia@TitleLiability.com

FRAN KELLY(the presenter for this course)

Phone: 610-478-0400

E-mail: TitleEnO@comcast.net

KAITLIN KELLY

Phone: 610-413-2574

E-mail: Kate@TitleLiability.com

Fran Kelly Professional Liability, LLC

Middle City P.O. Box 30538

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Fax: 412-281-4716

Best Practice Training

ALTALT LogogALTA Best Practices mentions “training your employees” 23 times throughout the 7 Workbooks they have published to make sure your title agency is compliant.  Keeping track of all the employees, training modules, and training schedules can be a huge task for some agencies.  Learntitle is here to help.
online coursesNobody has time to take out of there day to get everyone together to go through a training session.  Not a problem.  We will take your training and convert it to online modules so that it will be available on demand.  Learntitle will create a private catalog for your company where the courses will live.  This private catalog will live on www.learntitle.net.  Only people that you decide can have access will have access. No one else will even see the catalog on the website.  Courses can be scheduled and reminders sent when training is due.

Learntitle will get your training approved for continuing education so that not only will your employees be getting training required to be compliant but they will also be getting continuing education credits.

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