Ep. 31: Tales from the Underwriting Desk with Lindsay Hall Harrison
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Ep. 31: Tales from the Underwriting Desk with Lindsay Hall Harrison


Title professionals have a complicated job, but they manage to make it look relatively easy. When something isn’t quite right and there’s a question of how to proceed, title agents turn to their underwriters for guidance. And while people often joke that title work is boring, if you spend some time talking with an underwriting counsel, you’ll hear some fascinating stories mixing human drama and property rights. It takes the help of underwriters to untangle these complicated title problems and issue marketable title policies. In this episode, I talk with Lindsay Hall Harrison, underwriting counsel for Stewart Title. She shares some of her favorite tales from the underwriting desk and why she loves what she does. 


“Don’t be afraid to phone a friend... It’s better to ask than go forward and question it after the fact. Reach out to your friendly neighborhood underwriter.” - Lindsay Hall Harrison, Stewart Title Underwriting Counsel


Key topics in this episode:

  • 2:50 – How Lindsay got into the real estate business
  • 9:28 – Why Lindsay loves underwriters
  • 11:40 – The Slayer Statute and property rights
  • 13:38 – The Error of the Transposed Digits Foreclosure
  • 20:12 – Tips for title agents based on the most common mistakes
  • 26:11 – How will technology change the work of title professionals?
  • 34:08 – How does RON impact title insurance requirements?


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Guest: Lindsay Hall Harrison of Stewart Title
Host: Amanda Farrell of PropLogix

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