August Webinars

The Borrower’s Experience – CRMP Certified Course

Wednesday, August 12,  2020- 10:00am PST/1:00pm EST 

This class will give the attendees a bird’s eye view of the entire process from Marketing to Post Closing of a reverse mortgage transaction.  It will cover some pit falls and how to avoid them. Although you may only handle one portion of the transaction, the borrower is a part of the whole process which can be overwhelming. We will explain how the attendees can be more empathetic to our borrower’s needs

Note: CRMP Credit not available for California residents.

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The Payoff Process

Wednesday, August 29,  2020 – 10:00am PST/1:00pm EST 

Paying off debt is a crucial part of the reverse mortgage transaction. Join us to familiarize yourself with the timeline and requirements when there is debt involved. We will also cover ways to identify potential liens that may cause delays in the closing of your file.

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ARS Baseball Cards

ARS has consistently closed over 10,000 reverse mortgages year after year. We couldn’t have done this without you and our roster of all-star team leads who have each closed over 10,000 reverse transactions or actively contributed to the in their title and settlement careers.

View the full version hereARS Baseball Card – Shelly

View the full version hereARS Baseball Card – Krystal

View the full version hereARS Baseball Card – Kim

View the full version hereARS Baseball Card – Lindy

View the full version hereARS Baseball Card – Josalyn

At ARS everyone is on the A-Team, just outside the hall doorway are Joe Altamirano who is actively working on his own Hall of Fame resume. Nicole Snyder who has played an active role in many reaching their 10,000+ goals and her closing record of 7000+ grows largely every month as a Team Captain. Cheryal Meyer will be joining our Hall of Fame later this year by closing her 10,000th transaction. We’ll let you know when it’s official!

View the full version hereARS Baseball Card – Cheryal

View the full version hereARS Baseball Card – Nicole

View the full version hereARS Baseball Card – Joe


Remembering Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller

Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller proudly served the community of Santa Cruz County since 2006 when he was hired by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office. Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller was lost to his family and community on June 6, 2020. Damon was a beautiful person who cared most about his family. He leaves behind a wife and the loves of his life Carter, their 2 year old son and Lucia, born June 2020.

His peers express that “he was incredibly patient.  Gentle in a way that is rare in this world, but with the rock steady confidence of a person who knows what the hell they are doing in almost everything they encountered.”

A few words from Sarah Clark, Settlement Assistant: Damon and my husband, Chris, worked closely together over the past 14 years at the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office. He was the best of the best – always had a smile on his face, was so kind and always willing to help in any situation. 

A stunning, hand-crafted flag has found a home in the ARS lobby as a constant reminder of Sergeant Gutzwiller’s everlasting memory and bravery. Click here to visit Flags of Valor and learn about their mission.

WFG Underwriting Bulletin: New Witness Requirements to Recorded Documents

To all WFG Agents doing business in Indiana,

Effective July 1, 2020, Indiana Statute 32–21–2–3 will be amended as indicated below:

Sec. 3. (a) Except as provided in subsection (c), a conveyance, a mortgage, or an instrument of writing to be recorded must be:

Click here to download Bulletin No. IN 2020-07 in its entirety.

Riskiest Week for Wire Fraud in Six Years

Fraud Warning

Riskiest Week for Wire Fraud in Six Years

Presented by WFG National Title Insurance Company

Could this be the riskiest week for wire fraud in six years? The answer is yes!

With the Fourth of July being observed on Friday, unfortunately, this creates an opportunity for scammers. One thing different about this year than in previous years is that the federal reserve is open!

As fraudsters attempt to take advantage of this situation, scams on Thursday and wires sent to fraudulent accounts presents a risky scenario as you will have a much lower chance of recovery if the fraud isn’t detected until next week.

If it fells off… THINK S.A.S.S.Y.!


STOP: Stop and take time to check and double check information.

ASK QUESTIONS: Know who your company resources are and ask questions when needed!

SOLVE: Take the necessary steps to solve the issue at hand.

SUCCEED: Happy clients equals repeat business.

YOU GOT THIS! Together we can make an impact!


Let’s go into the long holiday weekend with a sense of security and vigilance to protect our clients and your company.

The treat of wire fraud is real. It’s not a questions of it it will happen, but WHEN? Click here to watch a real life story of what happens when wire fraud does occur.