Benchmark Title Company, LLC


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.    

by John Howe, President

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: 

John Howe

Doreen Miller, Esq.
Commercial Division Manager

Sarah Holdener, Esq.
General Counsel,
VP Production

Michelle Null
VP Escrow Operations

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

Upcoming Title Tips

Surveys on Commercial Property
Red Flags of Forgery
Property Taxes

 Did you say free?

Be the first in your office to try out, 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 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 program.

Ready to refi?

Lenders and homeowners will want to hear about our fantastically low new refinance rates. Call today for a quote!

Why wait?

You can place your next title order now by clicking here.


   Employee Spotlight

 April Tolan

 April 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



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