This week's Title Tip of the Week explains what
SureClose is, why we think it's so great, and how it's going to improve the
service you give to your customers.
What is SureClose you may ask?
SureClose is the finest online transaction management system in the area
today, developed by Benchmark Title Company to assist you in providing your
customer the best possible service. The management at Benchmark
searched a long time (nearly two years) to find just the right application
that would do all we wanted it to do, so that with our help you can take
exceptional care of your customers.
We found all that in SureClose.
You want to get your order information as soon as the order is placed with
Benchmark? With SureClose you receive instant email notifications as
soon as the file has been entered into our system. You want your
title commitment as soon as it's completed, no waiting by the fax
machine or for the mail to arrive? It's in SureClose. You want
copies of all documents affecting title? SureClose. You want the
HUD and relevant figures as soon as they are ready? SureClose.
"SureClose has been amazing, the ability to log into my computer and
pull any and all documents from files I am currently working on and files
from the past has made my job run much smoother," say Jeff Burgner, Loan
Officer with First County Bank.
As to commercial transactions, L. Kevin Vick of Greensfelder, Hemker
& Gale, P.C. says "SureClose is designed to furnish all title
documentation including 'Schedule B' recorded title exception documents,
legal descriptions, title insurance commitments, etc., for review and
retrieval online in a cost effective manner. SureClose provides a
simple and efficient format which expedites the title review process allowing
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., to better serve its clients."
If you want to better serve your clients, it only takes a phone call or email
to April Tolan, SureClose Specialist at
Benchmark Title Company to get the process started. Within minutes you
will be ready to log on and retrieve and review documents from your
transaction. All you need is a computer and access to the internet.
Best of all, there is no charge to you or your clients.
Any questions can be directed to Benchmark Title at
618-239-3750. Please feel free to call or email:
Serving you from three convenient locations:
1124 Hartman Lane
Shiloh, IL 62221
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
4215 S. State Rte 159
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
Manager: Sara Sowell
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Did you say free?
Be the first in your
office to try out SureClose.com,
Benchmark Title's new FREE online transaction management system. Why waste
time making status phone calls or standing by the fax waiting for your title
commitment when you can get what you need instantly from your own computer.
Visit SureClose.com for more
information or call April
Tolan, our SureClose Specialist, at 618-239-3750 for your sign-on so you
can start saving yourself time and money today. We'll even give you and your
clients a free CD at closing containing copies of their closing documents.
Give me my policy!
Did you know that
lenders and home buyers now receive their title policies at the closing
table? Call Michelle
Null, VP Escrow Operations, to learn more about this exciting new
Ready to refi?
homeowners will want to hear about our fantastically low new refinance rates.
Call today for a quote!
You can place your
next title order now by clicking here.
Tolan, joined Benchmark in August 2004 as a receptionist in the Shiloh
office and quickly moved to processor before being selected to head up
development of the SureClose system. April now serves as SureClose
Specialist by maintaining the system, giving demonstrations, and
assisting our customers with their SureClose questions. In addition to
her SureClose responsibilities, April processes and closes residential
transactions in our Shiloh office. Before joining Benchmark April spent
eight years in banking as a financial services representative.
She lives in Germantown with her husband, Joe and sons, A.J., 3 1/2, and
Tanner, 1 1/2. April can be reached at 618-239-3750 or by email at