Posted in Technology on May 24, 2021.
Technology is one of the main focuses of our newly-formed company, Epic Settlement Group. The software we’re now using, called Qualia, makes closings more secure, more efficient, and fully transparent. And while that’s great for us, you’re probably wondering what that means for you.
Qualia is a cloud-based platform accessible online from anywhere. It provides secure document exchange, real-time automated updates, and an easy-to-use interface. It provides us, you, and your clients, with the country’s first seamless online closing experience.
“There’s new excitement in the office as we’re le...
Posted in Meet the Team on May 17, 2021.
Dave Wierzbicki is the CEO of Edge Settlement and now the Co-Managing Partner and Vice President of Epic Settlement Group. The companies recently announced their new partnership and we caught up with Dave to learn more about what the partnership means for Epic and their clients.
“Edge Settlement brings added-value to Epic Settlement, and more importantly, to their clients,” said Dave. “We’re stronger together and can serve clients better, plus offer additional services.”
Dave believes that the future of the Title industry is all about the technology. He has embraced it with open arms and the ...
Posted on May 03, 2021.
ABOVE: Lisa Peters Brown, Epic Settlement Group President and Managing Partner, with Dave Wierzbicki, CEO of Edge Settlement and Co-Managing Partner and Vice President of Epic Settlement Group.
Epic Settlement Services is announcing today that they have expanded and are now Epic Settlement Group. Epic partnered with a family of national title agencies with over 100 employees that does business in multiple states. The partnership allows Epic to expand its geographic footprint, offer clients leading edge services, and prepare for the future with the best resources possible.
“Our clients are the...
Posted in General on Apr 26, 2021.
Wiring money from one account to another is an easy and seamless transaction. However, fraudsters continue to try new and more sophisticated ways to con people to wire funds to unauthorized bank accounts.
So how does wire fraud happen, and what can you do to avoid it?
Many times, it comes down to something as simple as ensuring you have a valid email address.
Criminals often use an email address that is very close to the email address of the company you’re working with.
According to the FBI, consumers lost over $220 million to wire fraud in 2020 alone. The average amount lost in a wire fraud ...
Posted in Meet the Team on Apr 26, 2021.
SAMANTHA WOLFE Closing Coordinator
Samantha Wolfe recently joined Epic Settlement as a Closing Coordinator. Her past professional experience includes work in logistics, an industry that requires as much attention to detail as the Title industry. When asked what she’s most looking forward to in her new position, Samantha says it’s the people and learning her new role.
“I’m looking forward to building new relationships with my co-workers, customers, lenders, and realtors,” she said, “and broadening my knowledge in the industry as much as possible.” Samantha comes to Epic Settlement afte...
Posted in Meet the Team on Apr 26, 2021.
LISA GIACOBE Closing Processor
Lisa Giacobe recently joined Epic Settlement as a Closing Processor. Her professional experience includes being a legal assistant and a paralegal. She later had her own business working with the March of Dimes to support families with premature babies.
Working on her own for many years, she was ready to get back to a work environment where she could be part of a team.
“I’m excited about the fast-paced, challenging work,” she said, “and being a part of the already amazing team here at Epic.”
Lisa attended DuBois Business College, where she graduated with highe...
Posted on Apr 19, 2021.
Lenders play a vital role in the closing process, and this past year mortgage companies and banks have been on the front lines of a changing industry. What challenges have lenders faced due to COVID, and how do they believe recent changes will affect the industry's future?
Kevin Lantzy of M&T Bank describes how the lending industry responded to COVID.
“As an industry, lending had to pivot, but suffered no loss of time or service," he said. "Inventory of homes is a challenge. We did a record number of pre-approvals for loans compared to prior years."
Other lenders note that overall they and th...
Posted in General on Apr 12, 2021.
We understand that no two clients are the same and no two closings are the same. That is why we place a high value on training our staff to understand what makes closing day a success! The following tips will help facilitate a smooth transaction on closing day!
Review your contract to make sure your names are spelled correctly and the names match the loan application.
Understand the loan estimate from your lender, broker, and real estate agent.
Prepare for availability of good funds prior to closing. Funds should be payable to Epic Settlement Services, Inc. and in the form of a certifie...
Posted in Meet the Team on Apr 12, 2021.
Franklin J. Fyalkowski, Esq., also known as Frank, is a retired lawyer and title professional who helps train Epic Settlement employees to become Licensed Title Agents.
“I thoroughly enjoy retirement, and there’s not a lot of people who could get me to come back to work,” he explained, “but Lisa Peters Brown (owner of Epic Settlement) is the one person I couldn’t turn down.""
Frank’s history with Epic Settlement goes back a long time. When he was working for a national title company, it was his job to recruit agents. He would visit their offices, answer questions, and keep them up to speed wi...
Posted in General on Apr 05, 2021.
We know it’s hard to believe since Epic Settlement doesn’t look a day over 25, but the business celebrated 27 years yesterday!
When Epic Settlement's owner Lisa Peters Brown graduated from college, she began her career with a law firm as a legal assistant. With plans to leave that job and attend law school, starting her own business wasn’t something she’d considered.
“After college I worked for Farber Glantz and Johnson Law Firm,” said Lisa. “When I gave them notice I was leaving they offered me an opportunity to partner with them in a title agency.”
This was the first agency of its k...