Best Practices: Texas Survey Requirements Video

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We’ve been so happy with your response from our series of instructional videos to help clients stay on top of industry topics, rules, and regulations. In case you missed Attorney and Partner Shawn Black’s presentation of Texas Survey Requirements, we’re sharing it again here. By the way, be sure and check out our Resources page on the Black, Mann & …

17 Industry Newcomers Hired Amid Record Firm Growth

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These days call for a bit of outside-the-box thinking when it comes to recruiting and training new members of the BM&G family. That’s why the firm relied on a bit of ingenuity and creativity when hiring 17 industry rookies who’ll start as Legal Analysts on August 3. “The firm has set monthly volume records this year, as we anticipate even …

Best Practices: The Importance of Being Prompt

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Over the next three months, our Flower Mound-based Closing Manager is sharing — in her words — what it means to deliver Prompt, Personable, and Precise service to our clients. First up — the importance of being prompt: With the current industry experiencing production levels at new record highs, the importance of being prompt is crucial. Here are Black, Mann …

Tom’s Column: Pulling Together

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If 2020 has taught me anything, it’s that our team’s resiliency has been key to our success while wrestling with a global health pandemic and the blessing of record-setting business. I’ve said it before — and will continue to do so — but I believe our employees are the best. I appreciate how they’ve adapted to the challenges we’re all …

The Extra Mile: Firm Veteran Shelly Rubey

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Each month we’re profiling a member of the BM&G team who’s gone the extra mile – above and beyond the call of duty – for the team and our clients. This month, we’re featuring Flower Mound Closing Operations Manager Shelly Rubey. Taking care of clients and her team during an era of record volume and an unprecedented global health crisis …

Employee Spotlight: Grace Maher

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Our long-tenured and knowledgeable Comptroller Grace Maher has a favorite quote that was engraved on a plaque in her father’s office: If you take care of your pennies. Your dollars will take care of themselves. To Grace this sage advice is the foundation for her life, and it’s served her well both personally and professionally. She’s been a fixture at …

Best Practices: Fulfilling and Closing Advice

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We’re sharing some sage advice from our Flower Mound-based Closing Manager Millie Simmons. We hope you’ll find it useful – and feel free to share with your co-workers or others who may benefit from these tips. Know your Investors overlays! Developing an internal audit process to include safeguards against your investor overlays is a best practice in the industry. It’s …

Employee Spotlight: Dave Dulock

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If you’ve been a longtime client of BM&G, you’ve benefited from Dave Dulock’s real estate and regulatory compliance expertise. A resource to many, Dave credits an expansive law library at a firm early in his career for igniting his curiosity and honing his legal research capabilities that he continues to share today. The Houston native was always willing to wrestle …

Best Practices: Core Values: Integrity and Trust

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Black, Mann & Graham lives by six core values that are the foundation for how we treat our clients and one another. Our first core value: conduct ourselves with integrity and trust. At the start of their careers with us, our team members learn that we conduct ourselves with integrity and trust – always. As you and your clients know, …

Upcoming Conferences: See You at These Virtual Events

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With industry conferences and gatherings canceled or postponed for the foreseeable future, we thought we’d share a few August virtual industry networking and learning opportunities we plan to attend. Be sure to click on the links for registration information. All times presented below are Central: Texas CUREN August Meeting August 7 – 10:00-10:30 a.m. https://txcuren.org/meeting-agenda/ NAMB Monthly Townhall August 10 …