There’s not a day that goes by without hearing news about a security breach or incident involving large companies like Equifax and Marriot; but what about incidents that are rarely publicized but just as damaging? Wouldn’t you like to know if an incompetent vendor lost your email or other personal information? I would, and I …Read more
Interest rates are dropping while temperatures are rising and that likely means a strong homebuying season coming our way. Along with the recent increase in real estate sales activity, we’re also seeing more activity on the business and technology fronts. Here’s the latest: Keller Williams becomes an iBuyer starting in the Dallas/Fort Worth markets. The …Read more
When was the last time you picked up an encyclopedia, clipped coupons in a newspaper, mailed a letter or, for that matter, did your Christmas shopping in person or even went into the local branch office of the bank? For most, these activities are either a thing of the past or things they only hear …Read more
If you’ve ever received an extortion email attack, it may have left you wondering: How do criminals get my email address? Let me explain how it works. There are some services, both legal and illegal, that collect valid business email addresses to use for their own purposes. Those that are collected legally are usually …Read more
Most phishing attacks are designed to do two things, (A.) steal user credentials or (B.) get malicious code downloaded to a user’s computer. But just how do you recognize an attack? In this post, I’m going to show you examples of “phishy” emails that should raise a flag in your mind. I’ll show you what …Read more
Indiana and Tennessee have now joined Virginia, Montana, Texas and Nevada in adopting laws to allow notaries in these states to perform online notarization for real property transactions.
The time has come for business leaders think bigger. Gone are the days of accepting the status quo and settling for a basic service and experience. A new, customer-centric era has been ushered in, and product development should be top of mind for all of us.
We can probably all agree that 2017 was an exciting year for everyone, but that was especially true for those of us in the real estate, mortgage lending, title, and escrow professions. As we bring the year to a close, I wanted to share some insights about the major trends we are tracking here at Stewart.
Today’s consumers are not only mobile, they are focused on convenience. New eClosing technology enables us to serve our consumers in multiple locations and time zones – and according to their availability.
In my new white paper, “ONLINE CLOSINGS — A Guide for Mortgage Lenders & Title Agents” I discuss the current status of the law related to online notarization and some areas where the industry can work together to bring state laws into the modern age of technology for a fully paperless eClosing.