An Escrow Officer Hunts for a New Position: An A Team Success Story

Today’s A Team Success Story is the story of Carmen. Carmen was an experienced escrow industry professional who had worked three years as Escrow Manager and Escrow Officer responsible for the desk. Her skills were sharp and she’d been careful to keep them up to date by getting training on new regulations and new requirements.… Read More »

Real Estate Industry Employers: What Can We Expect in Employment Law Changes?

Lexology has a thorough review of what employment law changes could potentially come with the new administration in Washington, and what is likely not to change. The author’s bottom line seems to be what instinct has been telling us – we’ll have to wait and see. Still,  we thought the article might help you think… Read More »

Real Estate Job Search Tips: Cover Letters

  Have we convinced you that one classic real estate job search move can still make all the difference – and move your resume to the “Interview” stack – a customized, well-written cover letter?   Careerbuilder recently published a terrific, concise guide to writing a cover letters that work, titled “Cover Letter 101” . They’ve attached sample… Read More »

Escrow Officer on Emergency Leave! An A Team Success Story

The real estate office manager called in a panic.   The office’s escrow officer had left suddenly on an emergency leave of absence. In a 2-person escrow office this was definitely going to create a backlog of work and delayed closings.  The real estate agents were up in arms, demanding to know how their escrows… Read More »

Real Estate Employers: Is A Slow Hiring Process Costing You The Best Candidates?

You know when that thing you’ve been telling your clients for years turns out to be not just your advice, but a widely shared experience, now backed up by data?   That happened to us today. For years, we’ve been warning clients to move quickly when hiring. A newly released survey has backed up our… Read More »

The 5 Most Common Jobseeker Mistakes

    Careerbuilder just released the results of an intriguing new survey – and the results hold more good advice about how to make yourself stand out as a jobseeker.   More than 3000 jobseekers were asked about the steps they take during a job search, including customizing resumes for different jobs and employers, writing… Read More »

More Good Advice on Job Searching – and Getting the Interview

In an article titled “Job Hunting in the Digital Age” in this morning’s New York Times, recruiters, a VP at Indeed and a job hunter who learned lessons the hard way offer up some good advice for job hunters – advice that’s very relevant to job seekers in escrow, title and mortgage. The advice is spot-on:… Read More »

Do Skills Trump Character?

  Have you ever hired a candidate who is perfect on paper, with years of industry experience and the idea “skills list”, and later found yourself firing that “perfect candidate” for factors that have nothing to do with skills, but everything to do with character, behavior, teamwork, and well, in a word, culture?  Peter Drucker… Read More »