Category Archives: title insurance

Should A Title Insurance Provider Bother With Branding?

New York title insurance

In title insurance, a business where client acquisition is typically based on relationships and referrals and not on impulse buying or online shopping, is any expense incurred trying to ‘brand’ a firm actually worth it? At Hallmark Abstract Service we think that it is! This is because it’s our desire to try and differentiate and highlight the […]

To What Lengths Will Hallmark Abstract Service Go For Clients? (Video)

NYC title insurance,Long Island title insurance

This photo is a portrayal of just how far that is! In other words if there is ever an instance where an attorney, property owner, property buyer, mortgage bank or anyone else find themselves in the midst of a title insurance related emergency, Hallmark Abstract Service will scale or descend from any height necessary to help! The truth is, however, […]

Title Insurance: 5 Things Every Homebuyer And Mortgage Refinancer Should Know!

1

Typically a homebuyer will let their attorney take the lead when it comes to the title insurance portion of a purchase transaction! Similarly those refinancing a mortgage will do the same with their lending institution. And while that is certainly all well and good think about this…In any purchase that a consumer makes (particularly expensive and important […]

Hallmark Abstract Service Develops New Business Relationships The Old Fashioned Way…We Earn Them!

There are a variety of ways to earn the trust and ultimately the business of your prospects! At Hallmark Abstract Service we know only one…To Earn It! For those of you who are too young to remember a 1979 commercial from the brokerage firm, Smith Barney, the short video below is a reminder of the famous tagline that […]

In The World Of Title Insurance, What Differentiates One Firm From Another Firm? (Video)

title insurance long island,title insurance new york

For anyone earning their living selling or manufacturing a quasi-commodity product, you know exactly what I’m talking about! Please notice, however, that the prefix quasi was strategically placed in front of the word commodity. The reality is that while end products may be somewhat similar from any number of providers, all of those end products are not necessarily created […]

10+ Difficult Issues That Delay Real Estate Closings (and the attorney’s ethical duty to overcome them)!

CLE,continuing legal education,Long Island,real estate

Today Hallmark Abstract Service, in conjunction with the Gargano Law Group and Sterling National Bank, held a CLE program on Long Island, New York covering the topic ‘10+ Difficult Issues That Delay Real Estate Closings (and the attorney’s ethical duty to overcome them)!‘ The two credit program included ethics and was taught by Frank Carroll, Regional Counsel of […]

TITLE INSURANCE PREMIUMS AND THE ‘OTHER’ FEES

sample title insurance bill,New York,Long Island

For anyone who has been involved in a real estate transaction as the buyer, buyers attorney or mortgage provider you know that title insurance is a key component in the process! As such the title insurance provider that you choose is critically important for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is clearing […]

Nassau County Computer Woes: Hallmark Abstract Service Clients Come First!

Why does it seem that when government undertakes a project, actual implementation is very often an issue? There is an old saying that many in business and in life adhere to that says ‘go along to get along’! In other words regardless of the situation or problem one will ‘conform in order to have acceptance and security.’ […]

Why Is A New Lender’s Title Insurance Policy Required For A Mortgage Refinance?

Is a new lender’s title insurance policy for a mortgage refinance just a way for the industry to make more money? For some who are currently refinancing or who have refinanced a mortgage in the past, this is the exact question that many will ask! After all lender’s title insurance was purchased when they originally bought their property […]

Title Insurance: Why You Should Purchase An Owner’s Policy

Imagine that you’re buying a home and the question of whether or not to purchase an owner’s title insurance policy is raised! If you’re getting a mortgage to finance a portion of your transaction then your lender will require a title insurance policy to protect their investment. And while you as the buyer have the option of […]