January 2022
Title Notes E-news
Bankers Title and the Circuit Courthouses
will be closed on
Monday, January 17, 2022
in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Two Words that Will Make You Less Critical of Others
by Mark Sanborn

It is easy to find fault in others. Being critical seems like a natural disposition. We easily spot the bad behavior in others while we ignore or justify our own. But isn’t it odd that what we often criticize others about something we also do or have done? That’s why I’ve found two words helpful for reducing this tendency I share with so many others. When I start to be critical, I pause to ask myself, “Have I?” More broadly, if you aren’t currently doing something you criticize others of, have you ever? Click HERE to read on.
Four Financial Crime Predictions for 2022
by Rene Perez

2021’s rise in traditional cybercrime is likely to persist, with new records possible for ransomware, social engineering, identity fraud and money laundering. Although fraudsters are moving quickly, so are the industry’s defenses. Financial institutions are building strong defense programs that are increasingly difficult to penetrate. These include firewalls, real-time monitoring for fraud detection, and backup and recovery programs to mitigate losses. Click HERE to learn more.
Bankers Title Comprehensive Commercial Services
Did you know that Bankers Title’s skilled and dedicated team of experienced professionals are focused on meeting the unique needs of each commercial client?

Our knowledgeable team includes two Certified Commercial Underwriters and two commercial certified settlement/ escrow officers with over 20 years of paralegal experience. We take pride in delivering exceptional service for any size, type and complexity of purchase, construction or refinance commercial transaction.

Our comprehensive commercial services include:
  • Coordination of Title Searches
  • Commercial Title Insurance and Endorsements
  • Escrow Services • Closing and Disbursement Services
  • 1031 Exchange Services facilitated through Investors Title Exchange Corporation
Click HERE to learn more.
How to Be (or Become) a Courageous Leader
by Sonia McDonald

You may often hear people refer to someone as “a natural born leader” or “she’s or he’s the only one with the guts to lead.” However, I believe that true and courageous leaders aren’t born, they are made and created through real-life experiences, learning curves and being taught or mentored by other great, respected, and courageous leaders. So, what are courageous leaders? Click HERE to learn more.
The Evolution of Banking: The Year Ahead and Beyond
by Jim Marous, the Financial Brand

Traditional and non-traditional financial institutions are working to align their products and services with their customers' needs and expectations. The ultimate goal is to embed banking within a consumer's daily life, making banking an invisible, but vital, value proposition that extends beyond financial services. Click HERE to read on.
The BT On-site Team Keeping You Informed and Safe! It's What We Do!

Your client's health and safety is always a top priority for our agency.

Bankers Title is Offering Drive-Through Closings for Added Safety
The Bankers Title Settlement Team is offering clients the convenience and safety of outdoor closings. We are happy to coordinate, just let your settlement processor know in advance.

Bankers Title is Currently Conducting Hybrid Closings
Many lenders are beginning to offer hybrid closings where non-notarized documents can be digitally signed in advance of or at the closing. We are able to accommodate client and lender needs.

Coming Soon: Bankers Title Will Have E-Notaries on Staff
This will enable us to complete full remote on-line notarization (RON) closings. More to come!

Reminder: For the safety of all parties attending on-site closings face masks are requested.
Contact Robyn Parker to learn more.
Will the Housing Market Continue its Hot Streak in 2022?
Three predictions on the strength of the 2022 housing market
by Mike Simonsen

Homebuyers and sellers are eagerly looking ahead to the 2022 housing market. Will the market continue its streak of strong growth, or are we finally about to see a slow down? Click HERE for a high-level forecast for what to expect in 2022, based on the supply and demand signals we can already see in today’s data. You'll also read highlights on which variables we should be watching for unexpected market shifts.

Bankers Title is seeking to add to its talented team. Check out our CAREERS web page for open positions. Please share and refer qualified candidates who would be a good fit for our team.
Working long hours to process your client's loan applications? Our online quick quote rate calculator is available 24/7/365

You can easily access it from the home page of our website. Check it out HERE. Get your title premiums, settlement fee, and recording fees with three clicks. The quote can be saved as a PDF document and emailed to your client. Fast, simple, easy, anytime!

Want to request a quote? Just click HERE to fill our and form and e-mail it to us.
Robyn C. Parker
Vice President & Agency Manager
Bankers Title, LLC
9011 Arboretum Parkway
Richmond, VA 23236
Phone: 1.800.830.1414 | 804.560.7655
Integrity. Security. Excellence

Bankers Title is a full-service Title and Settlement Agency that is committed to integrity and transparency in each of our transactions. Our team is made up of the best in the business and we look forward to helping you make informed decisions about your home.