Benchmark Title Company, LLC


Imagine That!

John Howe

Imagine That!

Common sense is sometimes painful.

This concept works for a Title Company, a Realtor, a Lender, an Attorney, a Builder, or any business for that matter.

Think about this, a customer walks in the door and is greeted by name, they walk around the office and every employee they encounter knows who they are and greets them by name. Lets imagine that any of your staff people involved in that transaction asks them if all has gone well with that deal, or any others they may have with us, just think about how good it would make the customer feel if you told them that you worked on their deal and are glad to see that it closed for the customer smoothly with no major problems.

How often do you think that this happens and we don’t acknowledge our customer or really thank them for the business, not just a thank you note or call, but by our actions.

How often do we call a customer after a deal closes and let them know how much we appreciate them and their business, and by the way, was the deal handled by our staff efficiently and effectively, and equally important, was your client happy that you directed the transaction to Benchmark.

On a different level, what do we know about our customers, do we know anything about their family, do we know what sports team they root for, do we know what other interests they may have. Little things that you may want to know and comment about to make the customer feel welcome and that you care.

How often would a customer want to do business with you if they knew that you and your staff cared about them and their business? How often would a customer want to come back to you if every time they walked into your office they felt welcome, and just as importantly their customer felt welcome?

Does this sound corny? Does this sound impossible? I submit to you that the world is often a corny place, marketing is a corny business, and an attitude of “The difficult we can do, the impossible just takes a little longer” is very corny but it works.
Any questions can be directed to Benchmark Title at 618-239-3750. Please feel free to call or email:  

John Howe

Doreen Miller, Esq.
Vice President and General Counsel

Michelle Null
VP Escrow Operations

Bethany Bond
Marketing Director

Serving you from three convenient locations:

Main Office:
1124 Hartman Lane
Shiloh, IL 62221
Ph: 618-239-3750
Escrow Fax: 618-239-3707
Title Fax: 618-239-3757
Fax Orders: 618-310-1589
President: John Howe

318 North Main St.
Columbia, IL 62236
Ph: 618-281-9700
Fax: 618-281-9705
Manager: Randi Schur

4215 S. State Rte 159
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
Ph: 618-288-1695
Fax: 618-288-1852
Manager: Sara Sowell

Dates to Remember

March 6, 2008 - Benchmark Title Commercial Reception in Honor of Doreen Miller and the Commercial Division from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
1124 Hartman Lane, Shiloh, IL.  Please R.S.V.P. to Kim at (618) 239-3750.

March 15, 2008 - RASI Awards Banquet. 

March 26, 2008 - Ready, Set, Close! From Contract to Closing 9:00 am - 11:00 am .  Contact RASI for information or to register.

March 28, 2008 - GGAR Annual Awards Banquet at Collinsville Gateway Center, Collinsville, IL
Reception 6 pm, Dinner 7 pm, Awards Presentation 8:30 pm, Comedian Mark Morfey 9:30 - 10 pm
$30 per person in advance, reservations required by March 12- Fax  to 618-692-8307 or Email to

June 4, 2008 - First Horizon Golf Tournament for Habitat for Humanity at Arlington Golf Course.  Contact Jamie Hollenkamp at 618-288-8656 or at

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