Essentials of Residential Real Estate Closings

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Wednesday, February 7, 10:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET

Monday, March 12, 10:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET
  • Webcast with Live Q&A
  • Telephone with Live Q&A
Thursday, July 12, 10:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET
  • Webcast with Live Q&A
  • Telephone with Live Q&A
MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 3.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $190

Information

Why Attend?

This course is ideal for anyone seeking entry-level proficiency in handling residential real estate settlements—whether new attorney or just new to the process.

Covering the essentials from A to Z, with a focus on the purchaser’s side of the transaction, this 3-hour course will cover the following:

  • Registering as a settlement agent
  • The engagement letter
  • The sales contract
  • The title search and title commitment
  • The role of title insurance
  • The lender’s instructions
  • TRID and the Closing Disclosure
  • The settlement documents
  • The settlement conference
  • Post-closing matters
  • Termination letter
  • The seller’s side of the transaction
  • Relevant LEO opinions and other considerations
 



Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar
Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (February 7)

10:00 Essentials of Residential Real Estate Closings
1:00 Question-and-Answer Session
1:15 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (March 12, July 12)

10:00 Essentials of Residential Real Estate Closings
1:00 Question-and-Answer Session
1:15 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Kay M. Creasman, Old Republic Title Company / Richmond

Kay M. Creasman, author of Chapter 12 of Real Estate Transactions in Virginia, is Virginia Counsel and Assis­tant Vice President for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company. Ms. Creasman received a B.S. from Athens College, an M.Ed. from Tulane University, and a J.D. from the T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond. Since 1976 she has, at various times, maintained a private law practice in the Richmond area focusing on real estate, small business matters, and wills; owned and operated a high volume title insurance and non-attorney settlement agency; been employed by national underwriters as counsel in Virginia and West Virginia; and spoken at numerous seminars on real estate and title insurance. Ms. Creasman is a past president of the Virginia Land Title Association (VLTA), the 2010 recipient of the VLTA Distinguished Service Award, and an active member of the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Section of the Virginia State Bar. 

Kevin T. Pogoda, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company / Manassas

Born in Santa Monica, California, Kevin Pogoda grew up in Southern California. A graduate from the University of California at Berkeley with degrees in Rhetoric (honors) and Legal Studies (high honors), Mr. Pogoda completed his law school education at the Santa Clara University School of Law in 1994.

After law school, Mr. Pogoda worked in several firms located in New Jersey, Virginia and the District of Columbia.  While in private practice, his experience included SEC compliance, Indian gaming law, commercial litigation, labor and employment law, and not-for-profit litigation.  Mr. Pogoda has passed the bar exams for California, New Jersey, Virginia and Maryland.

In 1998, Mr. Pogoda began his career as a settlement agent at a prominent settlement company located in Annandale, Virginia.  While in that position, he performed approximately 3,000 settlements and focused on 1031 Exchanges and resolving title issues.  He joined Old Republic National Title Insurance Company in May 2006 and now serves as Vice President and Virginia State Manager, Northern Division.

In his capacity as Virginia State Manager, Mr. Pogoda regularly speaks as an instructor before various groups, including attorneys, realtors and title/settlement agents.  He authored the current Virginia Land Title Association (VLTA) Pre-licensing course for title agents and Virginia Certified Title and Settlement Agent course for settlement agents.  Mr. Pogoda is a Past President of the Virginia Land Title Association (2015-2016) and recipient of the Distinguished Service Award in 2017, which honors individual members of VLRA who have made significant contributions to, and an impact on, the success of the Association.

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