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MReport Online Editor Brianna Gilpin speaks with Neil Sherman, Managing Partner at Schneiderman & Sherman, to discuss getting involved and staying relevant in the mortgage industry by keeping abreast of the latest news and being involved in networking groups.

Warnings of Wire Fraud & What to Do

How Wire Fraud Starts

Criminals begin the wire fraud process way before the attempted theft occurs. Most often, they begin with a common social engineering technique called phishing. This can take the form of email messages, website forms or phone calls to fraudulently obtain private information. Through seemingly innocuous communication, criminals trick users into inputting their information or clicking a link that allows hackers to steal login and password information.

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Legal League 100 Leadership Convenes to Discuss Strategy Shift

On Wednesday, members of the Legal League 100Advisory Council met in Dallas, Texas, to discuss the state of the Legal League 100 and its subcommittees, and to create initiatives to reflect the concerns and needs of its membership.

A Five Star Institute professional association for law firms working in financial services, the strategy of the Legal League 100 has shifted along with changes in the default servicing industry,

At the Legal League 100 Spring Summit in April, Ed Delgado, Ex-Officio of the Legal League 100 and President and CEO of The Five Star Institute, told members of the Legal League 100 that the group’s focus going forward would be on advocacy as opposed to focusing on marketing.

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The Faces of Title Work – Best Homes Title Agency

FACES OF DETROIT 2015 SPECIAL SECTION

NEIL SHERMAN & PETER SCHNEIDERMAN – BEST HOMES TITLE AGENCY

23938 RESEARCH DR., STE. 100, FARMINGTON HILLS, MI 48335 | 248-286-3800 | WWW.BESTHOMESTITLE.COM

Best Homes Title Agency LLC is a full-service title company offering a wide range of residential and commercial title and escrow services. Established in 2006 with four title professionals, Best Homes Title, headquartered in Farmington Hills, has ballooned to 70 employees and 13 offices covering the entire State of Michigan.

We’re proud of our growth as we approach our first decade in business. It is our goal to be an industry leader in the title and settlement services sector, from the tip of the Upper Peninsula to the state’s southern borders, through the marriage of “old school” customer service and cutting-edge technology. Our team represents the very best of what our industry has to offer: experience, creativity, expedience, and simply the best customer service.

At Best Homes Title and its Commercial Division, BHT Commercial, we put our clients first while standing at the forefront of industry compliance. Best Homes regularly provides continuing education to the mortgage and realtor communities.

Along with our partner, Martindale Hubbell, AV-rated attorney, Peter Schneiderman, Neil Sherman has received a number of recent local and national honors. In 2014, he was named to DBusiness magazine’s “30 in their 30s,” as well as being recognized nationally by HousingWire magazine as a 2014 Real Estate Rising Star.

Best Homes Title Expands to Rochester Hills

For Release: June 1, 2015

Contact: Neil Sherman, 248-286-3800

BEST HOMES TITLE EXPANDS TO INCLUDE ROCHESTER HILLS AGENCY IN ITS MICHIGAN GROWTH STRATEGY

New acquisition drives firm’s focus on offering the best in terms of in-person access as well as the latest in technology

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (June 1, 2015) – In its effort to become one of  Michigan’s largest and most experienced title- and escrow-services company, Best Homes Title announced today that it has grown with its acquisition of Rochester Hills-based Homeowners Title Agency.

This is the company’s largest Metro Detroit expansion, boosting Best Homes Title to 13 full-service offices across the state. Best Homes Title now has more than 75 employees, including an array of industry veterans in the areas of residential and commercial real estate.
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Estate Planning Variations and Deeds – One Popular Option, the Lady Bird Deed

Through the years people have sought economical ways of streamlining succession plans of owning real estate and avoiding the prospect of probate court upon the owner’s demise.  Often this resulted in a parent or parents deeding property to themselves and their heirs or desired successors, as joint tenants with rights of survivorship.  In many cases that achieved the desired goal, passing title to the designated survivor(s) and voiding the time and expense involved with probating an estate.

But such a practice was not without potential issues or problems.  What if: (1) the grantor changed his or her mind as to who should get (or share) the real estate after his or her death?  Of course, there could be numerous factors that might change the relationships or appropriate nature of the grantees.  Perhaps one of the heirs (grantees) moved across the country and thus had no need or interests in the real estate.  What if one of the heirs had been the principal care giver in recent years and was deserving of a greater share?  Or what if there was a falling out between the grantor and one of the heirs?  How could the grantor change his or her mind and undo what had been previously put in place?
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BHT Commercial

BHT Commercial is the commercial division of Best Homes Title Agency, LLC, a full service title agency, providing comprehensive title and settlement services for residential and commercial real estate transactions. While the name Best Homes might suggest a strong dedication to residential transactions, BHT Commercial has the personnel, experience and applied technology to handle all types of real estate transactions – commercial, industrial and developmental, as well as default, new construction and extraordinary situations.

Led by Chief Operations Officer, Allan Dick, with over 40 years of commercial title insurance experience with local, national and multi-site transactions, BHT Commercial’s staff of dedicated commercial real estate experts include Attorney-President Neil Sherman and Attorney-Vice President Peter Schneiderman. Peter has well over 30 years of experience with commercial transactions, representing lenders, developers and commercial realtors, as well as Best Homes Title Agency.

Allan Dick’s background includes having been senior underwriter for three major title insurance underwriters, national accounts division manager for First American Title Insurance Company and is currently President of the Michigan Land Title Association. With a hands-on approach, he has underwritten, coordinated closed a wide variety of commercial transactions.

With the help of a strong support staff of some 40 title and escrow personnel, BHT Commercial and Best Homes Title Agency, LLC have the experience, expertise and staff to provide the very best in title and closing services for commercial real estate transactions of all types and sizes

Best Homes Title Agency Residential Services

When it comes to retail and residential title and closings, we understand the customer service that is needed to keep production at its best and clients’ expectations met and exceeded. One of the things that we pride ourselves on at Best Homes Title is that, since we have opened in 2006, our escrow department has continued to grow in all aspects, including REO, Retail, Commercial, and REFI business, which includes an exceptional support staff.

We pride ourselves on the hands-on approach from the time a file comes in until it is complete. This hands-on approach means having one main contact on our retail files, which we have found to be very important to our local clients. In addition, our office is very flexible and will send a closer out to ANY location requested by the local client to help accommodate our clients on any Purchase, REO, Commercial, REFI, FISBO and Retail Cash Deals.

Primary Services

  • Owner and Lender Title Insurance
  • Residential and Commercial Closings
  • Escrow Agent
  • For Sale By Owner
  • Title Searches
  • Foreclosure Guarantees

Additional Services

  • Online Ordering
  • Office Hours 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Home/Workplace Closings
  • Eleven Closing Locations in throughout Michigan
  • Evening and Weekend Closings
  • Staff Attorneys
  • Ultra-mobile Professional Closers (accessible by email or cell phone)

Best Homes Title Customers Have Online Access To

  • Place new orders
  • View up-to-the-minute file status
  • View and print closing and title documents
  • Share documents

Best Homes Title Agency moves into West Michigan

Grand Rapids

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI — Best Homes Title Agency announced on Thursday, Jan. 3, that it has acquired The Closing Office Title Agency of Grand Rapids.

“We’re so proud to be further expanding our reach across Michigan with the addition of a Grand Rapids office,” said Best Homes Title President and Co-Founder Neil Sherman. “But even more so, we are thrilled to be acquiring an agency with as stellar a reputation as The Closing Agency.”

With the acquisition, Best Homes Title will now operate The Closing Office Title Agency’s six offices in Grand Rapids, Portland, Grandville, Rockford, Newaygo and Kentwood.

“We enjoy a shared work ethic, growth strategy and experienced professional teams that are committed to providing superior customer service. It’s a win for us, and for our collective current and prospective clients,” Sherman said.

Founded in 2006 by Sherman and Peter Schneiderman, Best Homes Title has 45 employees between its headquarters in Farmington Hills and office in Saginaw. The addition of The Closing Office team will increase their total staff to 60.

“Joining the Best Homes Title team means only good things for our customers,” said Wes Parkinson, President of The Closing Office. “Our team will be able to offer expanded insurance solutions, and clients will benefit from access to even greater statewide services; a tremendous asset moving forward.”

Source: MILive.com