The Christmas Eve Real Estate Closing

by The Editor, of Family Abstract, Inc

 From my Family at Family Abstract, Inc. to yours, I present the Christmas Eve Closing as only a Title Company can know it.


‘Twas an hour before closing and the agents were tense,
To close Christmas Eve just didn’t make sense.
But the seller was booked on the 6 o’clock flight and had warned

The agents agreed because business was dead,
And visions of commission checks danced in their heads.
The loan was approved by the lender’s good grace,
Everyone knew ’twas a borderline case.

The buyers divorced, remarried again,
Divorced once more, and now were just friends.
The loan package complete to the closer was carried,
With instructions to close before they remarried.

The title policy arrived via UPS,
From page One through Sixteen, a terrible MESS!
An improper legal, 3 judgments, a lien,
But a few lines on page seven, looked pretty clean.

The title was cleared and the closing was set,
But to finish today was not a sure bet.
The closer dashed in waving her HUD,
It was covered with whiteout, coffee and crud.

But down in the corner you barely could see,
That the buyer still owed a buck thirty-three.
So the closer extracted a bill from her compact,
And the agents agreed to the rest on the contract.

To add some interest, the seller revealed,
To everyone’s horror – the well wasn’t sealed.
And, oh yes, he wanted to change the disclosure,
His mother just died of RADON EXPOSURE!

Everything else in his house was O.K.
(His cracked floors and walls were always that way)
About that time the buyer chimed in,
“We’d like to continue, but before we begin,
I noticed these papers – I’m likely to blame,
But I gave my agents the wrong legal name,
And one more thing I had hoped to avoid,
Does it really matter if I’m self-employed?”

About this time the closer exploded.
She pulled out a gun and said it was loaded.
Everyone froze and sat there amazed,
She frothed at the mouth and her eyes were both glazed.
More rapid than eagles, her curses they came;
She bristled and spouted and called them BAD names.

From “MY FAMILY” to yours, have a great Holiday Season! Title Insurance with a joke and a smile, you don’t get that everyday!!  We won’t come packing!

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New Tool you Must Have

This new tool is called the "Notary Search" and it is an app for Apple and Android.

1. Download: Go to the Apple Store or your Android store, search in the business section for the app.   

2. Cost: The cost of the download is 99 cents and that is not going to change.   

3. Profile: To get your profile listed click on the “Sign In” button (profile). You will be taken to a screen which will ask you to input both your name and your email address. Then just press “Send” and they will send you a registration package via email. Fill in the form and very shortly you will see that they have posted a completed profile for you. To see an example, go to the Notary Search button on the Categories page. Scroll down to the Arizona button and click on my name. You will see all of the information they input for me. 

4. Cost – Long Term:  For the first 10,000 notaries there is no fee to create this “Profile” for them until their commission expires and they renew for another term. After the first 10,000 registrants, there will be a fee of $5.00. This $5.00 fee will cover the cost to the notary for the full term of their commission (usually 4 years), and each time their commission is renewed they will be charged another $5.00.  

Check it out. I think it will become a life line for us. Think about it. We all use cell phones. With this app the Signing Companies are now free to run there days as they wish. Running to the store or post office while still being able to locate Signing Agents when needed.

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New Listing Company


We are excited to announce the launch of the industry's first online application, signingTRAC, specifically designed to help title and settlement service companies manage their signing service and mobile notary process.

signingTRAC is not, "just another notary directory", it is a robust software application that will be used by title and settlement service companies large and small across the US.  What does this mean for you the mobile notary?

100% FREE profile has been created for you in our network which makes you available to ALL the companies using signingTRAC.  When they add a new signing to their account that falls in your service area, they will see you listed as an available notary for the signing and contact you.  You will work directly with and paid by the Title or Settlement company, no middle man signing service.

Your Mobile Notary Profile in signingTRAC is 100% FREE.  No premium/paid listings to show up higher or highlighted for signings.  No paid “certifications” to help you stand out.

Complete your 100% FREE profile, deliver professional and accurate service and the companies using signingTRAC will add you to their preferred list and continue to use your services.

It is important your information is current and accurate so they can contact you!

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