Two PREP Chapters Hold Meetings

January 3, 2012

Two local Property Records Education Partners (PREP) chapters recently held meetings.

The Upstate South Carolina PREP Chapter met Nov. 15. Guest speakers included the Spartanburg tax assessor, clerk of court and probate judge. All three presented overviews of their offices and procedures. The meeting also included a roundtable discussion of current issues. The next meeting will be held Feb. 14. The Upstate South Carolina PREP Chapter co-chairs are Courtney Willson, government, and Mark Rettinger, business.

Meanwhile, the East Central Missouri PREP Chapter helpd a meeting Oct. 20 addressing top reasons for documents to be rejected. Title agent Will Nix discussed his company’s business processes and how rejections affect them. The remainder of the meeting included updates on plat fees and a discussion about eRecording in Missouri. The next meeting will be held in early 2012. East Central Missouri PREP co-chairs are Shawn Henessee, government, and John Winkler, business.

PREP provides a local structured forum for stakeholders of the property records industry to meet and work together more effectively. The association is an alliance formed by Property Records Industry Association (PRIA), the American Land Title Association (ALTA), the American Escrow Association (AEA), the International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials & Treasurers (IACREOT) and the National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials & Clerks (NACRC).

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