The settlement industry is moving to “independent contractors,” paying them simply on a per closing basis. It cuts the overhead, fixes the ups and downs in the staffing market (especially like the post-Covid roller-coaster with rate changes with people...

Watering Hole Scam Targets Settlement Providers

Just like animals flock to a watering-hole for needed water, there are times we all flock to the internet for need resources. We’ve become conditioned to just go there, and click, and get what we need. The Watering Hole scam is an internet search trick, where...

Implicit Bias Training is Important for ALL

This year’s general module, required by the state for all salespersons, is “The History of Diversity in Homeownership.” My exploration of the topic has been shocking. Much of what I was taught was untruthful, by omission of key facts. The US...

Remote Ink-Signed Notary or RIN was ENDED on March 31, 2021

The Minnesota Legislature passed legislation permitting video conferencing to satisfy the requirement to appear personally before a notarial officer for certain conveyances. The bill has been signed, and was set to expire Jan. 6, 2021, but was renewed by Executive...

FAQ How to Complete Your Closing Agent License Application in MN

HOW TO  COMPLETE THE CLOSING AGENT LICENSE APPLICATION FORMS TIP: READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW BEFORE YOU BEGIN THE APPLICATION! APPLY ONLINE: Go to https://pulseportal.com/ > MN Department of Commerce > Select a Board (Real Estate) > Licensing Services...