Settlement agents are the glue that pull a real estate transaction together. Settlements agents help to ensure that the sale and financing of real estate is a smooth process. This course will teach you the ins and out the settlement process from beginning to end.

Module 1 THE BUSINESS OF TITLE
Lesson 1 What is a Settlement Agent?
Lesson 2 What is Title
Lesson 3 Processing Title Orders
Lesson 4 CHALLENGE: Verify Property Information
Module 2 SEARCHING THE TITLE
Lesson 1 Chain of Title
Lesson 2 All About Deeds
Lesson 3 Adding More Links To The Chain of Title
Lesson 4 A Break In The Chain
Lesson 5 All About Estates
Lesson 6 The Last Estate
Lesson 7 Problem Solving With Probate Records
Lesson 8 Testaments and Tenancies
Lesson 9 Taxes and Title
Lesson 10 Easements Aren't Always Easy To Find
Lesson 11 Looking For Liens
Lesson 12 Judgment From The Judge
Module 3 EXAMINING TITLE
Lesson 1 Examining Title (Part One)
Lesson 2 Examining Title (Part Two)
Lesson 3 Examining Title (Part Three)
Module 4 TITLE COMMITMENTS
Lesson 1 Making a Commitment
Lesson 2 CHALLENGE: Construct a Commitment
Lesson 3 The Final Commitment
Module 5 CLEARING TITLE
Lesson 1 Clearing Title
Lesson 2 CHALLENGE: Clear The Title
Module 6 CLOSING INSTRUCTIONS AND COSTS
Lesson 1 Closing Protection
Lesson 2 Closing Instructions
Lesson 3 History of the HUD-1
Lesson 4 Preparing the Closing Disclosure Form
Lesson 5 Preparing the Closing Disclosure Form (Part Two)
Lesson 6 CHALLENGE: Calculate The Cost of Title Insurance
Lesson 7 Title Premiums and Products
Lesson 8 Paid Outside of Closing
Lesson 9 CHALLENGE: Calculate Transfer Taxes and Recording Fees
Lesson 10 Recording Fees and Transfer Tax
Lesson 11 Closing Customs
Lesson 12 Prepayments
Lesson 13 CHALLENGE: Calculate Notary Fees
Lesson 14 All The Other Costs
Lesson 15 Cash From The Buyers
Lesson 16 Cash To The Sellers
Lesson 17 CHALLENGE: Complete the Closing Disclosure Form
Module 7 CONDUCTING A CLOSING
Lesson 1 Creating Closing Docs
Lesson 2 All About Affidavits
Lesson 3 The Need For A Deed
Lesson 4 Drawing Up The Deed
Lesson 5 Conducting The Closing
Lesson 6 CHALLENGE: Cut The Checks
Lesson 7 Issuing Escrows
Lesson 8 Paying The Sellers
Lesson 9 CHALLENGE: Mark Up The Title
Module 8 POST CLOSING
Lesson 1 Recording The Deed
Lesson 2 Why Sell Title Insurance
Lesson 3 What's Covered Under a Title Policy ?
Lesson 4 A Title Policy Does Not Insure Against....
Lesson 5 How To Prepare a Policy
Lesson 6 CHALLENGE: Issue The Loan Policy
Lesson 7 BONUS LESSON: How Title Companies Make Money
Lesson 8 Practice Exam 1
Lesson 9 Getting Licensed
Lesson 10 Closing Agent Certificate