2016 ALTA Commitment Form Update - Technical Updates

Posted by SoftPro on 4/20/18 2:09 PM

The ALTA Forms Committee has made technical corrections to the 2016 ALTA Commitment and 2017 ALTA Short Form Commitment for an ALTA Short Form Residential Loan Policy effective April 2, 2018.

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Tags: Regulatory and Compliance

April State Regulatory Updates

Posted by SoftPro on 4/20/18 2:09 PM

New York – TIRSA – Effective April 9, 2018

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TRID Improvement Act update

Posted by SoftPro on 4/20/18 2:08 PM

The TRID Improvement Act bill passed a full House vote (271-145) on February 14, 2018.  The next step is the Senate floor for a vote - however, that can take some time.  There are two other possibilities that could help get the bill passed:

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What you need to know about the CFPB ongoing drama

Posted by SoftPro on 4/20/18 2:08 PM

It's the end of April, and there's still no permanent Director of the CFPB.  The battle between Acting Director Mick Mulvaney and Leandra English is still going strong.  On January 30, 2018 English filed a brief for her appeal in response to the January ruling denying a preliminary injunction to block the appointment of Mulvaney as the CFPB’s Acting Director.

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New training seminars are available in Raleigh, NC

Posted by SoftPro on 4/12/18 9:15 AM

Don't miss new training seminars in Raleigh, NC

There is no better way to improve your SoftPro software knowledge and skills than attending local seminars in Raleigh, NC. These seminars are a great option for both new and experienced users looking for hands-on training directly from experienced SoftPro trainers.
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How automation can help you become your customers' superhero

Posted by SoftPro on 3/26/18 10:00 AM
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Tags: Best Practices, E-books

Dealing with commercial closings? Ditch your Excel!

Posted by Melissa McBerkowitz on 3/2/18 11:40 AM

Great software for commercial transactions should provide the same benefits as for residential - save time and reduce the risk of errors, to ultimately provide better customer service with faster turnaround and more accurate work.

Unfortunately, many commercial title and escrow providers use less sophisticated software than their residential counterparts do, despite the fact that commercial transactions are incredibly complex in comparison. Using Excel to create settlement statements is common, primarily because Excel provides maximum flexibility to produce the exact format requested by your customer. That flexibility is key, but many real estate software programs don’t support it, instead locking you into a fixed format where you can’t customize the sections or wording on the statement, the transaction information shown in the header at the top of the form, or the signature lines in the footer.

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Tags: Best Practices, SoftPro Select, Commercial

Don't make data security your company's downfall

Posted by SoftPro on 2/20/18 10:00 AM

As more of the world gains internet access, cyber criminals are moving their attacks from machines to humans. It’s estimated that just over 50% of the world’s population has access to the internet and that number is expected to climb to 75% in the next five years.

Education and preparation for your employees, customers and clients will be critical moving forward.

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Surety Title Agency maximizes the power of SoftPro with custom QuickBooks integration and robust accounting functionality

Posted by SoftPro on 2/15/18 2:00 PM

Surety Title.pngSurety Title Agency, Inc. and SoftPro have a lot in common. Both companies went into business in the early 1980’s with a desire to be a trusted partner to their respective clients. The paths of the two companies would come together in 2015 when Surety Title Agency began using SoftPro for its closing and title automation.

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See SoftPro at ALTA 2018 Springboard

Posted by SoftPro on 2/2/18 8:47 AM

Join SoftPro and the rest of the title and escrow professionals on at ALTA SpringboardMarch 20-21, 2018 at the W Midtown in Atlanta, GA. 

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