Practical Advice: Basics of Residential Real Estate Closings (On Demand Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Designation Credit:
3.0 Real Estate (Designations Information)
Price: $189 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 08/31/2025


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the October 2022 webcast, Practical Advice: Basics of Residential Real Estate Closings.

Course Outline

Covering the essentials from A to Z, with a focus on the purchaser’s side of the transaction, this 3-hour course covers 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, including handling closings during a pandemic
  • Post-closing matters
  • The termination letter
  • The seller’s side of the transaction
  • Relevant LEO opinions and other considerations
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Kay M. Creasman, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company / Richmond
Kevin T. Pogoda, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company / Manassas


Kay M. Creasman, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company / Richmond

Kay M. Creasman 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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