Entries by KarenKohler


E-NOTARY AND REMOTE NOTARY PUBLIC On December 12, 2018, Governor Snyder signed into law PA 360, 361 and 362 of 2018. These bills along with PA 330 of 2018 signed earlier this year, will allow both e-Notarization and Remote Notarization in Michigan. The new laws provide for the full implementation of these programs in mid […]

What Realtors are saying about our Listings After 5! Events

“I like learning more about the Associations and Communities-great education to make me more knowledgeable for my clients and improve my sales!” “Wow, what an amazing event….…. thank you Access Title Agency, KGT Remodeling and Lisa Rudy/Caliber Home Loans!” “Even if I don’t have a listing, I attend so that I can keep the listings […]

Builders and Homeowners – Lien Waivers

A lien waiver must be provided from each potential lien claimant any time a payment has or is being made. By providing a lien waiver, the contractor, subcontractors, suppliers and laborers agree to “waive” their right to a lien against the property, since they have been (or condition the waiver on being) paid the amount […]

Above and Beyond April 2019

Senior Escrow Office, Susan Gutknecht, received a rush order on a Monday for a Commercial Refinance Closing 3 days later on Thursday. Susan immediately went into action, ensuring that our underwriter would have the title examination and commitment to insure completed by then. She coordinated with the customer to obtain the payoff and completed the […]

Realistic Home Values Led to Strong Sales in March

According to the March 2019 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), the median closed price of homes decreased 5.6 percent to $340,000 in March 2019 from $360,000 in March 2018. Broker analysts reviewing the report clarified that the […]

Five County Real Estate Sale for February 2019

Michigan Real Estate sales are Up, Up and Up comparing February 2019 to 2018 or 2017 in the Five County Area of Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie, Antrim and Kalkaska. The number of units sold totaled 165, the average selling price was $253,247 and the median price was $220,000. The greatest number of sales, 25, took […]

How to Get Great News/Blogging Ideas

We know that content is the key to website rankings, engagement by readers, and information to share with the public. The biggest hold out from developing good content on your website is ideas for topics. As business owners, we think what we do is pretty routine, and have difficulty determining something new. Here are 5 […]

Above and Beyond Service March 2019

This above and beyond story is a reminder to take nothing for granted when it comes to title updates. Robert was closing a relatively straightforward refinance. It was for a newly built condo, so the title work was clean as a whistle. The day before the closing, Robert requested an update on the title search […]