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April 2021 Title Notes E-News

  • What's Harder: Working From the Office or Working From Home?
  • Is it OK to Turn Off Your Webcam in the Middle of a Call?
  • The 7 Emails You Should Send Every Week to Get Ahead in your Career
  • Home Prices in Virginia Keep Rising: Should We Worry That We're in a Price Bubble?
  • 7 Easy Ways to Find Your Joy
  • A People-Centric Approach to Change Delivery in Financial Services
  • Articles on Leadership & Management
  • For Successful Small Business Lending, Learn From 2008
  • Real Estate News

March 2021 Title Notes E-News

  • How to Use Hope to Overcome Stress and Anxiety
  • FTC Receives More Than 2.1M Fraud Reports in 2020
  • Welcome to the BTS Team: Mary Crawford; Wanda Dixon; Claire O'Connor; Emma Trimble
  • What’s Your Plan for Battling Synthetic Fraud?
  • The Devastating Side Effect From Working Remotely No One is Talking About
  • Expanding Opportunities for Neurodiverse Colleagues
  • Where Customer and Employee Needs Intersect Post-COVID
  • How Negotiating Skills Help Leaders Defuse Work Conflicts
  • Real Estate News

February 2021 Title Notes E-News

  • Would You Like to Change Direction? How Attention Determines Direction
  • Embrace the Suck – The Navy Seal Way to an Extraordinary Life
  • Are you Struggling With COVID Anxiety and Stress?
  • Will Bankers Ever Go Back to the Office Again?
  • Big Banks Are Deposit Vacuums: How Other Institutions Can Slow the Flow
  • How the Pandemic is Spurring New Financial Regulations
  • Four Ways to Support Small Business in the New Year
  • Mortgage News
  • Real Estate News

January 2021 Title Notes E-News

  • What Do the People Around You Need From Heading Into the New Year?
  • 10 Leadership Strategies for Thriving in 2021
  • Everything We Learned About Disinfecting in 2020
  • Customer and Employee Experiences Should Top Banks Priority List in 2021
  • Three Key Factors for Effective 2021 Planning in Financial Services
  • 40 One-Sentence Communication Tips
  • Mortgage News
  • 2021 Trends in Housing and Real Estate
  • Real Estate News

December 2020 Title Notes E-News

  • The 7 Soft Skills That Will Matter the Most in 2021
  • Investors Title Company Announces Record Third Quarter Financial Results
  • Four Risks Could Make 2021 the Toughest Year for Banks Since 2009, says S&P
  • An Actionable Approach to Tough Issues Even Timid Leaders Can Employ
  • How to Nail the Small Business Banking & Lending Market in 2021
  • 5 Threats Banks Face to Their Commercial Business (And How to Respond)
  • Two-Thirds of Financial Services Firms Suffered Cyber-Attack in the Past Year
  • Mortgage News
  • Real Estate News

November 2020 Title Notes E-News

  • November Courthouse and Agency Closures
  • 7 Questions Highly Confident People Ask Themselves Regularly
  • Mortgage Industry Insights Into 2021
  • Want More Diverse Senior Leadership? Sponsor Junior Talent
  • Community Banking In The News
  • COVID – Impact on Women in the Workforce
  • Video: How to Report Wire Fraud to the FBI
  • Banks Never Ask That: Can you outsmart online scammers?
  • Real Estate News

October 2020 Title Notes E-News

  • The 18 Most Powerful Habits That Can Make You Super Smart
  • 5 Reasons Mortgage Rates Will Rise in 2021
  • Are The Next Generation Leaders Hiding in Plain Sight?
  • 4 Charts That Show How Different the Banking Industry is Today From the Great Recession
  • Articles for the Workplace
  • Real Estate News

September 2020 Title Notes E-News

  • If You Want to Quickly Reduce Your Employees’ Burnout, Make Them Answer This One Question Every Morning
  • 10 Observations From Bankers in a Prolonged Pandemic World
  • Irrefutable Principles of High-Performance Mortgage and Real Estate Practices [Principles 4 & 5]
  • How to Do a Better Job of Listening When You’re Remote
  • Can Nontraditional Credit Analysis Be Community Banks’ Path to Profit?
  • Articles on Small Business Banking
  • Real Estate News

August 2020 Title Notes E-News

  • 7 Little Things That Will Impress Your Boss While Working Remotely
  • Digital Heists Are Playing Off the Global Pandemic
  • How to Create a Workplace that Actually Inspires Passion
  • How Really Help Small Business Through COVID-19
  • Irrefutable Principles of High-Performing Mortgage and Real Estate Practices
  • Articles on Banking and COVID-19 Impact
  • Real Estate News

July 2020 Title Notes E-News

  • How to Politely Sidestep a Handshake
  • Tips for Educating Employees on Cybersecurity Preparedness
  • Five Foods That Are Killing Your Intelligence, Focus and Brain
  • Study Reveals a ‘Skills Gap’ That Jeopardizes Future of Banking
  • How the Best Leaders Manage Their Anxiety
  • The Necessary Evolution of the Modern Mortgage Originator
  • Optimized Pricing is the Secret to a Consistently Profitable Pipeline
  • Real Estate News

June 2020 Title Notes E-News

  • Post-Pandemic Opportunities and Challenges for the Banking Industry
  • A New Lending environment Will Bring New Mortgage Fraud Risks
  • How to Avoid Becoming Irrelevant in the New Decade
  • Meetings Are Not Wasting Your Time — Lack of Follow-Through Is
  • How Financial Institutions Can Make Their Commercial Real Estate Portfolios Crisis-Proof
  • Commercial Real Estate Recovery Possible Later Thsi Year
  • Real Estate News

May 2020 Title Notes E-News

  • 7 Habits of People Who Keep It Together During Uncertain Times
  • Maximizing Your Energy During COVID-19
  • It’s Time to Throw Out Your 2020 Strategic Plan
  • How Banks Can Help Small Business Through Aid Tangle and Beyond
  • Banking Must Support Small Business Beyond Providing Loans
  • IRS Extends 1031 Exchange Deadlines
  • Real Estate News

April 2020 Title Notes E-News

  • Dear Leader Put On Your Oxygen Mask First!
  • Strategies For Thriving When Emotionally Hijacked
  • 9 Signs Your're Successful Even If It Doesn't Feel Like It
  • Coronavirus Roundup: Critical Consumer Trends & Insights for Banking
  • Real Estate News

COVID-19 Business Impact Special Notice - Marc 19, 2020

March 2020 Title Notes E-News

  • 13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want to be Successful
  • If You Sleep in This Position, You Will Have More Nightmares
  • $221M Lost to Wire Transfer Fraud in 2019
  • How to Protect Your Financial Institution from Foreign Cyberattacks
  • Investors Title Company Announces Record Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2019 Results
  • The Essential Job Interview Question Almost Nobody Ever Asks
  • Hey Housing Professionals, Your Jargon Isn’t Helping Consumers
  • Consumers’ Surprising Views on the Future of Banking
  • Real Estate News

February 2020 Title Notes E-News

  • Refinancing Boom Fuels Mortgages to Postcrisis Record
  • 7 Leadership Lessons From an Unexpected CEO
  • 2020’s Top Cyber Threats in Banking
  • Financial Institutions vs Fintechs: The Fight for Business Banking
  • How Will Commercial’s Capital Markets Fare in 2020?
  • Real Estate News

January 2020 Title Notes E-News

  • What One Word Do You Need to Embrace in the Year Ahead?
  • Start the New Year with a Simplification Month
  • Stop Abbreviating 2020. Police Say It Leaves You Open to Fraud and Could Cost You Big
  • How Community Banks Can Adapt to the 21st Century (Without Forgetting the Past)
  • Do Bank Management Training Programs Create ‘Leaders of Yesterday’?
  • Mortgage Expert Insights on Business Planning Strategies
  • A Look at Lending: Trends Expected to Shape Commercial Lending in 2020
  • Real Estate News

December 2019 Title Notes E-News

  • Turns Out Eating Lunch Alone Actually Has Some Major Career Benefits
  • A Change Leader Must Do These 4 Things To Be Successful
  • Investors Title Company Announces Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results
  • An Inconvenient Truth for Community Banks – and How to Overcome Them
  • Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms, Big Data & The Future of Banking
  • Why Lenders Might be Favoring Gen Z
  • BAI Banking Outlook: Trends in 2020
  • Ag Bankers Consider 2019, Look Forward to 2020
  • Real Estate News

November 2019 Title Notes E-News

  • Upcoming Holiday Schedules
  • How To Spot An Irreplaceable Employee
  • 1031 Exchanges On The Rise – VTC and ITIC Are Here to Serve You and Your Clients
  • What the Most Innovative Leaders In Banking Have In Common
  • How Charismatic Leaders Teach By Example
  • 5 Ways Banks Can Digitally Transform Loan Origination
  • FBI: Cybercriminals Are Bypassing Multifactor Authentication
  • Security Experts: Cybersecurity Threats Aren’t Going Away, They’re Doubling
  • Real Estate News

October 2019 Title Notes E-News

  • These 9 Biggest Password Mistakes Will Get You In Trouble – Warns Fraud Expert and Ex-con Artist
  • Fraud is On The Rise – Protect Your Clients and Yourself
  • The Standford Study Reveals Why Some People Are More Likely To Succeed Than Others
  • Digital Future of Banking Requires New Leadership Model
  • Top Loan Originator Secrets With Brian Sacks – Is It Better To Be Honest Or To Lie?
  • Economists Predict Housing Starts Will Spike in 2022
  • Real Estate News

September 2019 Title Notes E-News

  • This 75-Year Harvard Study Shows How To Have a Lifetime of Joy
  • Welcome to the Team: Jessica Bishop
  • Phishers PlayOn Emotions to Fool Victims
  • Hometown, Community Banks Don’t Have to Disappear
  • Are Your Company’s Strengths Really Weaknesses?
  • Opinion Process Changes Can Bring New Business to Mortgage Lenders
  • Real Estate News

Summer 2019 Edition Title Notes E-News

  • Real Estate Wire Fraud Is Real – And It Almost Happened To Me
  • Welcome To the Team:  Lee-Ellen Cox, Erika Kelliher, Heather Hancock
  • How Consumer Experience In Financial Services Will Lead The Charge – And The Change
  • How To Have Powerful Conversations That Will Influence People
  • AVMs Will Soon Represent 70% of Valuations
  • Your Guide To Winning Business Banking Customers
  • Are You Working On You? Questions For Improving the Quality of Your Leadership
  • Real Estate News

May 2019 Title Notes E-News

  • 10 Habits of Unlikeable People
  • Simplify and Streamline Bloated Processes Choking Business Lending
  • Seven Subconscious Habits That Sabotage Your Ability to Listen -- And Lead
  • Financial Futurist Brett King Predicts Banking Becomes Embedded 'Experiences'
  • Real Estate News

March/April 2019 Title Notes E-News

  • Controlling the Flow: Why Today's Leaders Have To Be Plumbers Too
  • 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges Rising In Popularity
  • Make Onboarding a Competitive Advantage for Your Community Bank
  • What I Learned Interviewing Over 100 of America's Top Loan Originators
  • Podcast: Aiming to Please SMBs
  • Real Estate News

February 2019 Title Notes E-News

  • Why You Want Your Boss to Hold a Warm Cup of Coffee When You Ask for a Raise
  • Winning the Talent War in 2019
  • Mortgage Lenders: 3 Keys To Thriving in 2019
  • Investors Title Fraud Alert: Identy Theft - Hijacking a Corporation or LLC
  • What Question is Critical for Financial Services Leaders to Answer in 2019
  • Real Estate News

December 2018 Title Notes E-News

  • Upcoming Holiday Schedules
  • Four Keys to Attract the Best Talent at Your Financial Services Organization
  • What's the Right Strategy for Growing a Mortgage Business In the Midst of a Downturn?
  • The Surprising Reason Emerging Leaders Stop Emerging
  • Podcast: Sales and the Magic Touch of High-Touch Coaching
  • People Prefer Small Banks, But the Clock is Ticking
  • Mortgage Escrow Fraud is a $1 Billion Cyber Threat - Here's What Homebuyers Need to Know
  • Real Estate News

November 2018 Title Notes E-News

  • November and December Holiday Schedules
  • It's Not Fear That Gets In The Way of Daring Leadership. It's Our Armor.
  • Rolling With the Dodd-Frank Rollback
  • 7 Coffee Facts You Need to Know Now
  • Hundreds of Mortgage Execs Ask CFPB to Change LO Pay Rules
  • Rethinking Compensation Incentives Crucial For the Banking Industry
  • Title Search vs. Title Policy ... Do you know the differences?
  • Real Estate News

October 2018 Title Notes E-News

  • This is How Great Leaders Develop Successful People
  • Confronting the Greatest Risks Facing the Future of Banking
  • Home Loans Get Hot as More Millennials Make the Move
  • The Best Way to Offer an Opinion on Anything
  • Do You Know What Your Lending Customers Really Want?
  • Real Estate News

September 2018 Title Notes E-News

  • How Great Managers Can Help Reduce Stress
  • A Little Less Regulation From the CFPB, a Little More Action From the States
  • Securitization for Community Banks
  • How to Start Team Accountability When You Never Have Before
  • Simple Productivity Hacks to Immediately Improve Your Effectiveness
  • Can You Be An Independent Thinker and a Team Player?
  • Bank Compliance News
  • Resources to Prevent Your Company From Becoming a Victim of Fraud
  • Real Estate News

August 2018 Title Notes E-News

  • Tips for Supercharging Your Leadership Credibility
  • Fraudulent Payoff Statement Results in Big Losses
  • Cultivating Courage to Lead
  • Insights for Young Mortgage Professionals from David Stevens, President & CEO, Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Give [Banking] Customers What They Want: Less and More
  • You Can't Handle the Truth: Debunking 6 Popular Commercial Real Estate Myths
  • The World's First Family to Live in a 3D-Printed HOme
  • Real Estate News

July 2018 Title Notes E-News

  • 10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't
  • 5 Key Tech Tools To Engage Your Modern Buyer - Handy checklist for LO's
  • 5 Ways Smart Sales Managers Optimize 1:1 Coaching Time
  • The 3 Moments That Matter Most in Sales and How to Better Prepare for Them
  • Are You Prepared to Embrace Change, Take Risks and Disrupt Yourself?
  • How to Win The Small Business Banking Market
  • Small Business, Big Opportunity
  • Real Estate News

June 2018 Title Notes E-News

  • Be Your Best Self Every Day In Every Way
  • We Invite You to Get to Know BTS
  • Five Ways Financial Services Organizations Can Build Trust
  • Why Introverts Might Actually Be Better Networkers
  • You're A Bad Listener: Here's How to Remember What People Say
  • BTS is Hiring - Title Coordinator/Settlement Processor Position
  • A Sure Strategy For a Shrinking Refi Market: Put Borrowers First
  • Commercial Real Estate News
  • Real Estate News

May 2018 Title Notes E-News

  • Ten Habits of Mentally Strong People
  • Drought Hits Community Banks' Deposit Farm
  • MBA Tech: What's Next for the Mortgage Industry?
  • No End In Sight: How to grow profits beyond end-to-end commercial lending
  • Real Estate News

April 2018 Title Notes E-News

  • The Importance of Surveys
  • Experiencing Organizational Change? Avoid These 6  Common Mistakes...
  • Do Loan Officers Really Need to Attend Closings?
  • Cross-selling, Without Crossing the Line: The powerful value proposition for smart, compliant banks
  • The Skill Set of the Future: Seven essential habits to own and hone for greater success
  • Real Estate News

March 2018 Title Notes E-News

  • Mindfulness: How Being Present Can Make You a Better Manager
  • Should [community bank] Board Members Have "Skin in the Game"?
  • Nationwide Adoption of Online Notarization Just Took a Big Step Forward
  • 10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life
  • Commercial Mortgage Originations Ended 2017 on a Nigh Note
  • CRE: Upbeat for 2018, Cautious for 2019
  • Real Estate News

February 2018 Title Notes E-News

  • Holiday Schedules, Office and Courthouse Closures
  • MBA Economist is Mostly Optimistic on Housings' Future
  • Charges Associated With Closing Protection Letters
  • Banks 'don't even have a plan A' For Another Financial Crisis Rogoff Says
  • What Great Leaders Know About Conflict
  • Real Estate News

January 2018 Title Notes E-News

  • Holiday Schedules, Office and Courthouse Closures
  • Join us for Our Open House on January 25
  • How to be a Better Leader in 2018!
  • 2018 Regulatory Changes Your Bank Should Be Watching
  • David Stevens: Here's the MBA View on GSE Reform
  • Why SMB Lending Equals Smart Money for Banks
  • How to Worry Better
  • Real Estate News

December 2017 Title Notes E-News

  • Holiday Schedules, Office and Courthouse Closures
  • MBA Chairman on Trade Group's Top 3 Priorities for Next Year
  • Why It's Up To You To Create a Civil Workplace
  • 14 Signs of a High-Performing Bank
  • The Perils and Pitfalls of the Gift Deed
  • 7 Reasons Why You're Not Getting Closer To Your Goals
  • The 6 B's of Effective Networking
  • Bipartisan Dodd-Frank Rollback Could Benefit Banks Big and Small
  • Real Estate News

November 2017 Title Notes E-News

  • Holiday Schedules, Office and Courthouse Closures
  • MBA Economists: Here's What Mortgage Rates Are Going To Do in 2018 and Beyond
  • Fighting Insecurity Over Cybersecurity
  • 5 Ways to Improve Your Professional Reputation
  • The Rose of SMB Lending at Community Banks is Changing
  • How to Create a GREAT Business Development Plan
  • Real Estate News

October 2017 Title Notes E-News

  • BTS Relocates Office
  • TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures Update
  • New Scam Steals Real Estate Transaction Details
  • Educational Resources Regarding Wire Fraud and Protecting NPI
  • Holiday Schedules, Office and Courthouse Closures
  • The Difference Between Open-Minded and Close-Minded People
  • Inside the Banker's Bran: Five Mental Modes That Undermine Your Culture
  • How the Increasing Nonbank Origination Share is Changing the Housing Market
  • Mortgage Lending and the Wonders of Day 1 Certainty
  • How FinTechs Finally Found Allure in Community Banks
  • The Top Hopes and Fears of Would-Be Small Business Owners
  • Featured Leadership Articles
  • Real Estate News

September 2017 Title Notes E-News

  • Things I Learned
  • 15 Things That Make a Top Performing Banker
  • The Talent of Talent Management: Attracting it, retaining it, engaging it
  • Claims Corner: You Can't Get There From Here
  • How Long Until eClosings are Standard Practice for Mortgages?
  • Lending a Hand: As commercial real estate loans grow, here's what to know
  • Community Bank Credit Comeback: Small-bank lending bounces back in Q2; outlook remains strong
  • Lessons from the "Best Banks" on Dealing with M&A
  • Real Estate News

August 2017 Title Notes E-News

  • 10 Harmless Mind Tricks That Make People Like You
  • Are You Driven Like Ford Lately: Why Banking Execs Should Study the Automaker's CEO Turnover
  • Protect Your Best - or Suffer Next "Lift Out"
  • What are Homebuyers Really Search For? Google Gives us the Answer, Literally
  • Touch + Tech = Small Business Banking Success
  • Angling for Commercial Prospects
  • A vicious cybercyle: Hackers attach, banks react, hackers strike back
  • Real Estate News

July 2017 Title Notes E-News

  • Special Notice - Commonwealth of Virginia Recording Fee Increase July 1
  • Wire Fraud: A new nightmare for real estate conveyancers and title companies
  • What a Coaching Conversation Should Look Like
  • 13 Influencers You Should be Following to be a Better Leader
  • Anticipated Growth May Spur Small-Business Lending, New Account
  • Taking care of small business: Winning back SMBs and lost loan relationships
  • Report From Community Banking's Trenches
  • The [mortgage] industry's next level of compliance: Preservation via blockchain
  • Real Estate News

June 2017 Title Notes E-News

  • How to Calm Type A Tendencies
  • 10 Phrases That Make You Sound Less Confident
  • Small Business, Big Attraction: Can small business banking be personal?
  • Small Businesses Are Confronting Bank Lending Hurdles
  • Who Can Attract the Young Workforce in Mortgage Finance?
  • Banks are Marketing Like It's 1999
  • The Key to Boosting Employee Engagement ...It's Not What You Think
  • Real Estate News

May 2017 Title Notes E-News

  • Emotional Intelligence: The gap between mediocrity and high performance
  • Sharpen Your Commercial Communications
  • Banks are Suddenly Scaling Back Lending, and Wall Street Isn’t Sure What to Make of It
  • ALTA Urges CFPB to Warn Consumers About Real Estate Funds Phishing Scams
  • Hey Banks! Survey Says You’re Too Confident in Your Cybersecurity Efforts
  • Attention Lenders: The CFPB is Now Focusing More on Fair Lending in Mortgages
  • US Mortgage Activity Hits Five-Week High
  • Real Estate News

April 2017 Title Notes E-News

  • The Difference Between Boss vs. Leader
  • A Survival Strategy for Smaller Banks
  • Stephen Covey's Best Selling Strategy: Talk About Results, Not About Your Product
  • Why [Business] Banking Needs More Transparency
  • Survey Finds Mortgage Applicants Prefer In-Person Interactions
  • Real Estate News

March 2017 Title Notes E-News

  • What Great Leaders Say to Highly Engaged Teams
  • 6 Biggest Themes Affecting Bank Compliance in 2017
  • MBA Forecast for Economy: Lookin' Good!
  • Big Smiles and Friendly Hellos Are Killing Your Community Bank
  • Taking Care of Businesses: Why you must get in your business client's corner
  • Real Estate News

February 2017 Title Notes E-News

  • On Leadership and Hiring
  • Pressing Issues: Four Big Hot Buttons in Regulatory Credit Risk Management
  • 17 Proven Productivity Techniques You Can Start Using Today
  • A Look at FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums Through the Decades
  • Gen Z: The Dawning of a New Disruption
  • Real Estate News

January 2017 Title Notes E-News

  • We Asked a Bunch of Top Bankers What to Expect for Wall Street in 2017
  • How to Turn Employees Into Leaders
  • Survey Says! The Biggest Threats to Housing: Compliance Burdens, Access to Credit
  • The Strategic Risk Community Banks May Not Have Considered
  • Want Loyal Customers? Start Talking About Their Emotions!
  • Real Estate News

December 2016 Title Notes E-News

  • Pay Attention to Your Words -- They Can Change Your World
  • CFPB Updates Guidance on Lender Supervision of Third-Party "Service Providers"
  • Bye-Bye Regulation, the Mortgage Industry Found a New Focus: Technology Innovation
  • December Holiday Closings
  • Culture is Key .. Articles to help you establish a positive and productive work culture
  • Happy "Grew" Year: Five Best Sales Practices for Banks in 2017
  • What's in Store for Housing in 2017?

November 2016 Title Notes E-News

  • 10 Acts of Humanity Standout Leaders Perform Daily
  • 5 Ways the CFPB Constitutionality Ruling Impacts Banks and Consumers
  • Real Estate Loans: Title Insurance – What is its Value?
  • ALTA Survey Finds Customer Confusion Remains With New Disclosures
  • Holiday Schedule for Courthouses and VTC
  • Useful Personal Development Tips
  • 10 Ways Banking Will Be Different in 2020
  • Lenders Need to Focus on HMDA Changes
  • Here are the Top 5 Trends in Real Estate Over the Past 35 Years

October 2016 Title Notes E-News

  • 8 Culture Change Secrets Most Leaders Don’t Understand
  • Mortgage Defects are Skyrocketing. The Cause? TRID
  • Useful Personal Development Tips
  • Help Your Bank Attract Top Talent
  • Small Business Lending: Can You Compete?
  • Defining Community Banks’ Future for Success
  • What Colors Make A Room Look Bigger and other Real Estate News

September 2016 Title Notes E-News

  • The Latest News on TRID
  • Top Ten Reasons to Care For Your Culture
  • How Community Banks Can Win Treasury Management Business
  • Useful Personal Development Tips
  • the Key to Success in the Mortgage Business: Making Mentorship Work
  • Lenders Win When Originators Attend the Closing
  • How to Pursue the Long-Term Strategy and Avoid the Big Short
  • Creating a Great Customer Experience
  • 5 Ways Your Community Bank is Giving Up
  • 3 Tax Deductions All Agents Should Utilize Immediately

August 2016 Title Notes E-News

  • Unleashing Your Employees’ Super Powers
  • BTS Winchester Participates in Summer Blockbuster Book Drive
  • Three Tips for Growing Core Customer Relationships
  • Useful Personal Development Tips
  • Automating Loan Decisions for Small Businesses
  • The First Question in Strategic Planning: ‘What Can Go Wrong?’
  • Creating a Great Customer Experience
  • Like Kind Exchange Gaining in Popularity

July 2016 Title Notes E-News

  • Support West Virginia Flood Relief Efforts
  • Digital Detox: How to Unplug And Why You Should
  • Work-Life Balance is a Myth
  • Get time ON your side: 10 tips to improve time management and productivity
  • Bankers Title Shenandoah Introduces Susan Miller - Settlement Processor
  • Industry Hot Topic: TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) Part XVI
    • Do you think CFPB TRID changes will heal mortgage market pain?
    • Answers you need on how the CFPB enforces TRID
    • The CFPB needs to fix this title insurance issue with TRID
    • Post-TRID, More Homebuyers Reading Their Mortgage Disclosures
  • These Common Title Problems Can Snag Your Home Closing
  • Giving the Financial Industry Permission to Fail Faster
  • Loan officers, should you be making a six-figure salary?
  • Five Ways to Improve Your Bank's Commercial Lending  Department
  • News for Community Bankers:
    • How are regulations affecting small banks?
    • Investing in Formal Leadership Development and Succession Planning
    • 5 Steps to a Great Bank Experience in the Age of the Customer
  • Economist Says  Summer May Be the Hottest Season to Buy and Sell
  • A Few Articles on Culture in the Workplace

June 2016 Title Notes E-News

  • Finding Your Formula For Leading Others
  • Six Leadership Obstacles to Team Success
  • Breakfast & Learn - What You Need to Know About Construction Loans and TRID - June 29, 2016
  • Industry Hot Topic: TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) Part XV
    • CFPB: Changes to  TRID Coming Soon
    • Is TRID Encouraging Smarter Homebuyers?
    • How to Disclose Flood Insurance on TRID Documents
  • Investors Title Recognized as Top 25 Best-Run NC Public Companies
  • What Do Community Banks and a Renaissance Politician Have in Common?
  • Next Major Issues Lenders Need to Tackle: Cybersecurity
  • Small Business Lending: Partnering Your Way to the Top
  • How to beat out other homebuyers when there is no inventory

April 2016 Title Notes E-News

  • 5 Tips to Improve Nonverbal Communication in Meetings
  • Industry Hot Topic: TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) Part XIV
    • Examples of Common TRID Errors
    • TRID Tip: Did you know that some of the issues seen on the secondary market can be fixed at closing?
  • BTS Introduces Tessa Sheffer - Office Settlement Assistant
  • Empty Your Cup: Time to unlearn entrenched habits
  • 7 Reasons Why Every Homebuyer Needs Owner's Title Insurance
  • How Closing Funds Get Hijacked by Fraudsters
  • Here are the top 5 marketing risks for mortgage loan officers
  • Banks Should Be Like Camels .... huh?!
  • Don't Use E-Mail to Manage Transactions

March 2016 Title Notes E-News

  • Motivation: Recommended Daily
  • Industry Hot Topic: TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) Part XIII
    • It's Official: TRID Kills Mortgage Profits
  • BTS Introduces Dawn Crenshaaw - Title Underwriter
  • Time to Worry About Revised HMDA is Now
  • Changing the Message About Mortgage Lenders: From Villain to Hero
  • The Best Voicemail Your Bank Has Ever Left
  • 5 Things Real Estate Agents Should Know About Low Down Payment Options

February 2016 Title Notes E-News

  • The 7 Essential Practices of Leadership That Work
  • Industry Hot Topic: TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) Part XII
    • Oops! CFPB Quietly Fixes Error in TRID Rule
  • 4 Ways to Improve Loan Officer and Real Estate Agent Relationships
  • Becoming the Bank Your Customers Love
  • Investors Title Announces 4th Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 Results
  • Are Banks Charging Enough for Their Loan Risk?
  • Freddie Mac Launches Online Tool to Help Real Estate Professionals

January 2016 Title Notes E-News

  • 6 Strategies for Building Teams that Go the Distance
  • Industry Hot Topic: TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) Part XI
    • Why TRID is Far Worse Than Anyone Thought
  • 10 Best Money Tips From Dave Ramsey of All Time
  • What Keeps Bankers Awake at Night
  • Avoiding Potential Pitfalls With Title Insurance
  • Community Banks Will Own the Next Decade, If...
  • Community Lenders Are Essential to the Future of Mortgage Banking
  • 7 Non-Negotiables For Your Real Estate Marketing Plan

December 2015 Title Notes E-News

  • Ways to Awaken the Potential in Your Workforce
  • Industry Hot Topic: TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) Part X
    • TRID Hasn't Caused Any Major Lending Delays ... So Far
    • NAR: TIRD Delays Minimal in Closing Process
  • 7 Common Money Traps Even Smart People Fall Into
  • Six Logical Things Mr. Spock Might Say About Long-Term Client Relationships
  • Mortgage Company Sues Owners of 400 Georgetown Homes Over Titles
  • Here's the Truth Behind 6 Millennial Stereotypes in Lending
  • 7 Coaching Steps: Avoid These Pitfalls at Your Community Bank
  • 5 Things You Didn't Learn in Real Estate Class

October 2015 Title Notes E-News

  • You Can’t Fix Lazy, Crazy and Stupid
  • Industry Hot Topic: TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) Part IX
    • Transitional Period and Initial Supervisory Practice Over TRID
  • Is the Mortgage Industry Entering a New Era of Partnership?
  • BTS Teammate Feature - Andria Butler
  • Want a Great Team? Build a Great Culture.
  • BTS and Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Don’t Forget About Your Bank Employees!
  • 7 Essential Steps to Build a Strong Work Ethic
  • RE News: Online Visibility Boosting Tips You Can Implement Today
  • The Future of Banking: Four Scenarios
  • What Really Happened to Your Credit Card on October 1?
  • VBA Credit Management Conference — Door Prize Winners Announced

September 2015 Title Notes E-News

  • What 11 Successful People Wish They'd Known About Money In Their 20's
  • Industry Hot Topic: TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) Part VIII
    • Redefining When The Mortgage Process Starts
    • MBA Launches Know Before You Owe for Homebuyers and Mortgage Lenders
    • VTC TitleHound Rate Calculator for accurate quotes for Loan Estimate
  • Meet the BTS Settlement Team
  • 7 Marketing Programs Every Community Bank Needs
  • BTS Teammate Feature - Kimberly Sheffer
  • Do You Have Fans Like This?
  • BTS is pleased to be come an affiliated partner with Homes for Heroes
  • Growing Your Mortgage Business in an Unpredictable Environment
  • 6 Ways To Make Meetings More Productive
  • 3 Scenarios Where It's Crucial to Possess an Owner's Title Insurance Policy
  • We're About to Reach the Halfway Point of Recovery, But What's Next?
  • Top 4 Performance Stats That Will Blow Your Mind

August 2015 Title Notes E-News

  • What Exceptional Leaders See
  • Industry Hot Topic: TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) Part VII
    • Three Takeaways From the TRID Trenches
    • Tolerances with TRID
    • The Production Challenges Beyond TRID
    • TRID Compliance Questions
  • Five Steps for Hiring Bankers Who Can Sell
  • CFPB to Mortgage Industry: Get out of MSAs
  • 5 Strategies To Bring More Happiness To Your Life
  • Top 10 Time Wasters In Community Banking
  • The 8 Biggest Concerns for REALTORS

July 2015 Title Notes E-News

  • 10 Habits of Ultra-Likeable Leaders
  • Industry Hot Topic: TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) Part VI
    • It's Official ... October 3rd is effective date for TRID
    • The Top 5 Things to Know About TRID
  • Linking Accountability to Strategy
  • BTS Teammate Feature: Ashley Williams
  • Lykken on Leadership: Seven Ways to Motivate Your Team When Times are Tough
  • How Great Customer Service is Really Delivered
  • Romance Isn't Dead Between Community Banks and Customers ... Yet
  • Buy...Rent...Buy...Rent...BUY: The Millennial Struggle For The American Dream

June 2015 Title Notes E-News

  • Four Ideas That Could Influence the Future of Community Banks
  • Industry Hot Topic: TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) Part V
    • CFPB Announces Two-Month Delay on TRID Enactment
    • Changes In Store for Residential Mortgage Loan Closings
    • Investors Announces TRID Training On-Demand
    • TRID Changes and People Skills
  • 8 Behaviours of Phenomenally Successful People
  • Why Banks Should Stop Fighting and Learn to Love Regulators
  • The BTS Title Tip: Is Title Insurance on Newly Constructed Homes Necessary?
  • Back-Office Hiring Now a Front-and-Center Focus for Lenders
  • Real Estate Resources
  • 10 Mistakes Banks Sales Leaders Should Never Make

May 2015 Title Notes E-News

  • Industry Hot Topic: TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) Part IV
  • Challenges of Communicating with Coworkers
  • Bankers: Think about what gets measured.
  • How to Read a Potential Homebuyer's Mind
  • How Community Banks Can Seize Opportunity in the Mortgage Market
  • Avoid Loan Portfolio Fire Alarms

April 2015 Title Notes E-News

  • Industry Hot Topic: TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) Part III
  • 10 Types of People Who Will Help Your Business Succeed
  • Working With Competitors Can Help Community Banks Thrive
  • The VTC Title Tip: 12 Top Title Terms You Should Know
  • Give Small Firms a Reason to Bank With You
  • 4 Subjects All Real Estate Agents Should Master
  • How Top Producers Create a Five-Star Experience for the Borrower
  • Business Intelligence for Banking

March 2015 Title Notes E-News

  • Industry Hot Topic: TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) Part II
  • 10 Bad Habits You Need to Break to Be More Productive
  • Regional and Community Banks: Experts Talk Challenges and Opportunities
  • VTC Title Tip: 3 Things Consumers Should Consider when Shopping for a Title Company
  • House Committee Grills Cordray on QM, Mortgage Regulations
  • Out of Touch: The Importance of Staying Grounded in the [Mortgage] Industry
  • NAR: Millennials Still Want Real Estate Agents

February 2015 Title Notes E-Blast

  • The 8 Instinctive Habits of Remarkable Leaders
  • Seminar: TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule Implementation. Together We're Prepared!
  • Mortgage Choice Act Reintroduced in Congress
  • What Does Barney Frank Think of Dodd-Frank Now?
  • Why Community Banks Matter, and Will Survive
  • The Health of Community Banks Receives New Attention
  • VTC Title Tip
  • Upcoming Mortgage Rules Have You Wondering Where to Turn?
  • Tips and Tricks from Top Producers
  • Ten Things Banks Should Do, But Generally Don't
  • Which Loan Types are  Fueling Bank Growth?

January 2015 Title Notes E-Blast

  • 12 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast
  • Welcome Danielle Tubbs to the Bankers Title Shenandoah Team as Settlement Services Manager
  • The 5 Most Important Compliance Issues for 2015
  • New! E-Mail Encryption to Protect Non-Public Personal Information
  • New! Required Recording Cover Sheets for Localities in Virginia
  • Commercial Banking Trends
  • Investors Title Company rings the Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell
  • Articles on Banking Leadership
  • Resolve to Get Involved
  • Attracting clients: Go for Loyalty

December 2014 Title Notes E-Blast

  • Four Things I Wish I Had Known in 1994
  • Build a Plan, Reach Your Goal
  • Providing Purpose for Bank Customers
  • Investors Title Announces YTD Performance
  • 5 Answers to Critical Homebuyer Questions That Prove You're a Rock-Star Agent
  • Diversification In Your Bank's Loan Portfolio That Makes a Difference
  • 6 Principles of Human-Centric Leadership

November 2014 Title Notes E-Blast

  • Leadership in the Shadow of Crisis
  • The Midterms are over, But the Community Bank Battle Continues
  • Why Bank Boards Should Take a Hard Look in the Mirror
  • Build your Real Estate Plan -- Escape From Tomorrowland Today
  • Title Tip - A Friendly Reminder Regarding Construction Loan Policies and Affirmative Mechanic's Lien Coverage
  • Study: Most First-Time Homebuyers Confused About Mortgage Process
  • Simple Segmentation for Improved Sales
  • Consumer Comfort in US Advances to Second-Highest Since 2008

October 2014 Title Notes E-Blast

  • Bold Regulatory Reforms Can Help Small Banks Survive
  • Have Community Banks Changed Enough?
  • Mel Watt and Julian Castro Announce Housing Policy Changes
  • CFPB Releases Updated Rules Readiness Guide
  • Title Tip - Quitclaim Deeds 101: What You Need to Know About These Property Transfer Documents
  • More Than 80% of U.S. Homeowners Have Regrets About Their Purchase
  • Video: Do You Know What Consumers Want from a Real Estate Agent?
  • Here's How Much Americans Owe on Mortgages in Every State
  • Successful Relationship Managers Are Partners to Their Clients
  • 28 Inspiring Quotes on Leadership in Business

September 2014 Title Notes E-Blast

  • Mortgage-Heavy Banks Fight for Higher Stock Valuations
  • Financially Healthy Employees Good for Business, Bureau Says
  • US Income Gap Widened During Economic Recovery: Federal Reserve
  • Closing Costs are Rising...Here's Why
  • REALTORS Expect Modest Price Growth in Next 12 Months
  • Great Leaders Dig Into the Heart of Innovation
  • Your Place to Call Home: Title insurance protect you from the past
  • Title Insurance premium volume in 2Q dropped 16.6% YOY
  • Spotlight on Settlement: Keys to Success Part I - Communication
  • The Lost Art of the Hand Written Thank you Note
  • Giving Back to Build a Better Community - Feeding America Southwest Virginia
  • Grammar Tips: 26 Words That Can Leave the Wrong Impression if Used Incorrectly

August 2014 Title Notes E-Blast

  • BTS launches new tag line and purpose statement.
  • Replay available of Loan Modifications and Your title Policy Webinar
  • Commercial Lending Drives Loan Growth for U.S. Regional Banks
  • The (High) cost of Mortgage Lending
  • The Future of Banking is Responsive
  • What Your Clients Should Know About Easements
  • How to Take Care of Your Team So They Take Care of You
  • Why You Should Always Recommend an Owner's Title Policy - The Only Sure Things in Life are Death and Taxes
  • Spotlight on Settlement: Don't be scared of the commercial closing
  • Title Tip: What Liens do NOT get wiped out upon foreclosure?
  • Five Tips for Feedback That Makes a Difference
  • The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge (Skill & Work Ethic Aren't Taboo)
  • What value did you bring your customer today?
  • Grammar Tips: Every day or everyday?

July 2014 Title Notes E-Blast

  • FREE Webinar: Loan Modifications and Your Title Policy - July 22, 2014 at 10 a.m.
  • BTS Teammate Feature - Announcing Addition of Anita Kerns to Team
  • Why Some Banks Are Measuring Mortgages Wrong
  • Ten Critical Risk Management Services Your Credit Migration Model Should Provide
  • Virginia Establishes Savings Plan for First-Time Home Buyers
  • Report on 2014 Legislation Affecting Banking
  • Millennials May be About to Move Out
  • 4 Trends in Real Estate Right Now
  • In Home Loans, Subprime Fades as a Dirty Word
  • Why You Should ALWAYS Recommend an Owner's title Policy to Your Clients - No Way to Get There
  • Did You Know...About the Automatic Release Provision for Federal Tax Liens?
  • Better Protection by Spreading the Risk
  • Spotlight on Settlement
  • Title Tip: Change in Mobile Home Exceptions
  • What Does the Supreme Court's Recess Appointment Decision Mean for the CFPB?
  • Lenders Could Be On Hot Seat if Borrowers Withdraw Application
  • It's What Your Loan Officers Say That Matters
  • ABA to Present Three Briefings and Webcasts in July
  • 10 Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make
  • 10 Things Really Amazing Employees Do

June 2014 Title Notes E-Blast

  • FREE Webinar: Loan Modifications and Your Title Policy - July 22, 2014 at 10 a.m.
  • BTS Teammate Feature - Announcing Addition of Settlement Services Manager
  • Investors Title Distinguished for Excellence
  • Transferring Appraisals: Helping Lenders and Brokers Understand How Standards and Rules Intersect
  • Indie Bankers' Profit-Per-Loan Down NEarly $1,000 Year-Over-Year in 2013
  • OCC to Loosen the Oversight Leash on Big Banks
  • The Real Reason Community Banks are Closing
  • Compliance and Risk Management Options That are Cost Effective
  • Why You Should ALWAYS Recommend an Owner's Title Policy to Your Clients:  Dig a LIttle Deeper
  • Title Defects Can Haunt Transactions
  • Spotlight on Settlement: Getting Settlemed Before Mortgage Settlement Will Make the Process Go More Smoothly
  • 2014 Virginia Legislation Affecting Real Estate Industry
  • CFPB Mandates Top List of Concerns in Compliance Survey
  • Summers Admits to Mistakes in Handling of Housing Crisis
  • ABA Praises CFPB Mortgage Cure Proposal, Seeks Longer Window
  • 4 Housing Bills That Could Make Mortgage Lending Much Easier
  • Lost Generation Casts Shadow Over Housing Market
  • Grammar Tips:  Top 10 Business Writing Mistakes That Cost You Money
  • 10 Life Lessons From a Navy Seal