Register O'Donnell Outreaches to Women's Council of REALTORS
Continuing ongoing efforts to educate members of the public and the real estate profession, Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell recently conducted an informational seminar for the Women's Council of REALTORS, Greater Boston Chapter at the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services office in Norwood.
Register O'Donnell, accompanied by his outreach team, provided a synopsis of Registry services, followed by an interactive overview of its on-line computer system. "Providing information on our services and having key stakeholders become more comfortable using our on-line computer system is a win-win situation for both the Registry and real estate professionals. Realtors count on accurate and easily accessible land record information in order to provide better service to their customers. This free flow of information helps both entities achieve their goals," noted Register O'Donnell.
In addition to showing how to navigate the agency's website, www.norfolkdeeds.org, including its on-line research component, O'Donnell also spent time discussing several of the Registry's most popular services. These include the Consumer Notification System, a new program offered by the Registry that alerts residents when a land document has been recorded against their name. Deed scam warnings, where homeowners are being solicited to pay an exorbitant fee for their deed, when a copy of it can be easily obtained at the Registry for a few dollars. And the benefits of the Homestead Act, which provides limited protection against the forced sale of a property owner's principal residence to satisfy unsecured debt up to $500,000.
In conclusion, Register O'Donnell stated, "I very much appreciate the efforts of Julie Palmaccio, president of the Women's Council of REALTORS, Greater Boston Chapter, Sheila Horne-Talarico, president-elect and Jeanne Sanfilippo, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Norwood for hosting the seminar on our behalf. We were glad to be of service to this fine organization."
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The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, located at 649 High Street, Dedham, is the principal office for real property in Norfolk County. The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities and others with a need for secure, accurate, accessible land record information. Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Center at (781) 461-6101, or on the web at www.norfolkdeeds.org.
Register William P. O'Donnell
Norfolk County Registry of Deeds
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