Benchmark Title Company, LLC


Order Your Title Early

John Howe

Order Your Title Early

What does order your title early mean, and why does it matter?

Quite simply, your closing will be smoother, your staff will be less stressed, and your client will be a lot happier and likely will refer more business to you, which then creates a phenomenal and positive business atmosphere for all concerned.

That is for your side, now to look at this concept from our side.

As I see it the most important process after the contract and the loan approval is the title information that needs to be accomplished efficiently and accurately. One of the issues and benefits to advance ordering is in the event there is a problem with the title, there is still time to cure that problem or problems. In today’s economic conditions, with foreclosures and bankruptcy issues on the rise, you will want as much time as possible in order to get with the lenders and any other debtors in line and attempt to coordinate, or negotiate a settlement. Last I heard the lenders do NOT want to own your home and will be happy to discuss a reasonable settlement offer. The keyword here is “reasonable” of course.

Some time ago, in fact the August 31, 2007 issue of “Title Tip” deals with the title search process and the September 1, 2007 issue deals with the title examination, therefore I see no need to repeat the work that goes into producing a title commitment. Those issues can be found on our web site, just click on the tab for “Title Tip” and go to that date issue for a review of that process, plus you can review for reference should a particular question come up in meeting with a client all the other interesting title tips that have been sent out. Some very helpful information is available in that section.

At Benchmark Title we pride ourselves in expedient and accurate service to you, our valued customer.

Order early, avoid the last minute rush…..Almost sounds like Christmas.

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

Benchmark Title is celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary!!!

With 10 years of the highest quality of service, & the most accurate product in the industry, we would like to say
Thank You for making us successful!!!!

Dates to Remember

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.

Why wait?

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

Give me my policy!

Did you know that lenders and home buyers now receive their title policies at the closing table? Contact 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. Contact us today for a quote!

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