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Silk® Abstract Company Announces Launch of New Software Platform

Silk® Abstract Company, a national organization providing lender services, such as title insurance, search, REO and settlement services, to the residential and commercial real estate markets, announces launch of new software platform.

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA // October 2013

Silk® Abstract Company is proud to announce that our new operating platform, ResWare, has recently begun taking orders. ResWare will transform the way we do business in every possible way. All email communications are automatically mapped into the software, rather than a standard email program, allowing instant access to pertinent communications quickly and easily for all employees involved in the transaction. ResWare is also known to have the most customizable and powerful workflow automation in the industry, allowing us to create products tailored to the client’s needs, along with any state specific requirements. Document creation is also highly configurable, enabling the creation of complex transaction specific documents more accurately and rapidly than ever. We couldn’t be happier about this momentous software launch, and know that our clients will feel the impact immediately!

Dan Hawley, Chief Technology Officer at Silk® remarked, “[t]his new technology is state-of-the art for the industry and will increase our operating efficiencies and accuracy in no time. ResWare alone does all the things and more that we used to rely on three separate software systems for.” Jeremy Solomon, Business Process Manager and the primary implementer of the software, echoed Mr. Hawley’s sentiments and added, “[i]n my opinion, the ResWare system is the most dynamic and robust in the industry. It will take our business to the next level.”

To learn more about Silk® Abstract Company, visit the Silk® website at www.silktitle.com.

About Silk® Abstract Company:

Silk® Abstract Company is a national organization, providing lender services, such as title insurance, search, REO and settlement services to the residential and commercial real estate markets. Silk® is affiliated with the law firm Wilk Silver LLC and is entirely attorney-owned and operated. Wilk Silver LLC combines decades of experience to offer its clients the highest caliber legal services, including loan document defect repair and quality control in connection with the sale of mortgage pools, CEMA reinstatements, COOP lost certificate affidavits, and bank representation work. Although national, Silk® Abstract Company and Wilk Silver LLC maintain the feel of the company next-door with a client-centric approach, offering rapid access to final decision-makers and service with the highest levels of integrity, efficiency, compliance and customer service. To learn more about Silk®’s services, call 1.866.986.SILK today.

Silk® Abstract Company Announces Strategic Alliance with Wise Custom Realty

Silk® Abstract Company, a national organization providing lender services, such as title insurance, search, REO and settlement services, to the residential and commercial real estate markets, announces strategic alliance with Wise Custom Realty.

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA // March 2013

Silk® Abstract Company announced today that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Wise Custom Realty, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. Silk®, a national organization providing lender services, such as title insurance, search, REO and settlement services, to the residential and commercial real estate markets, sought out Wise Custom Realty for the alliance in furtherance of Silk®’s strategies to continue to diversify its product and service offerings, and consistent, steady growth.

Wise Custom Realty began operations in late March 2013 in Bentonville, Arkansas with a non-traditional business model designed to allow clientele to keep the costs of their real estate transactions low while maintaining peak service levels within the industry. Wise has plans for aggressive expansion and expects to be in at least six markets by early 2014.

“Building a pipeline of business with Wise and their agents is a very exciting opportunity for us,” said Johnny Warren, National Sales Manager at The Silk® Companies. “It’s a perfect fit with our strategy of expanding our purchase business, and an alliance with Wise in Kansas City allows us to do so in a solid real estate market.” Grant Wise, President of Wise Custom Realty, also spoke positively of the alliance stating, “We are going to grow fast and feel that Silk® has the platform to help us take our business to the next level.”

To learn more about Silk® Abstract Company, visit the Silk® website at www.silktitle.com.

About Silk® Abstract Company:

Silk® Abstract Company is a national organization, providing lender services, such as title insurance, search, REO and settlement services to the residential and commercial real estate markets. Silk® is affiliated with the law firm Wilk Silver LLC and is entirely attorney-owned and operated. Wilk Silver LLC combines decades of experience to offer its clients the highest caliber legal services, including loan document defect repair and quality control in connection with the sale of mortgage pools, CEMA reinstatements, COOP lost certificate affidavits, and bank representation work. Although national, Silk® Abstract Company maintains the feel of the company next-door with a client-centric approach, offering rapid access to final decision-makers and service with the highest levels of integrity, efficiency, compliance and customer service. To learn more about Silk®’s services, call 1.866.986.SILK today.

Wilk Silver LLC Announces Opening of New York City Office

Wilk Silver LLC, a law firm specializing in lender and real estate services, such as loan documentation defect repair, and title issue resolution and settlement services, announces the opening of its New York City office.

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA // July 2013

Wilk Silver LLC announced today that it has opened an office in New York City, located at Seven Penn Plaza, 370 Seventh Avenue, Suite 720, New York, NY 10001.

Founding partner, Ronald G. Wilk, Esquire, said, “together with our affiliated title agency, Silk® Abstract Company, we do a great deal of New York work, so we’ve been looking to increase our presence there. Fortunately, an opportunity arose to obtain this great space in Manhattan and we pounced on it.” Mr. Wilk continued “we are hopeful that this development will assist us to expand our lender clientele in the New York area.”

To learn more about Wilk Silver LLC, visit the Wilk Silver website at www.wilksilver.com.

About Wilk Silver LLC:

Wilk Silver LLC combines decades of experience to offer its clients the highest caliber legal services, including loan document defect repair and quality control in connection with the sale of mortgage pools, title issue resolution services, CEMA reinstatements, COOP lost certificate affidavits, and bank representation work. Wilk Silver is affiliated with Silk® Abstract Company, a national provider of lender services, such as title insurance, search, REO and settlement services, to the residential and commercial real estate markets. Although national in scope, Wilk Silver and Silk® maintain the feel of the firm next door with a client-centric approach, offering rapid access to final decision-makers and service with the highest levels of integrity, competence, compliance and customer service. To learn more about Wilk Silver’s services, call 1.877.745.5848 today.

Silk® Abstract Company Announces Implementation of Team Member Appreciation Programs

Silk® Abstract Company, a national organization providing lender services, such as title insurance, search, REO and settlement services, to the residential and commercial real estate markets, announces the implementation of team member appreciation programs.

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA // April 2013

Silk® Abstract Company announced today that it has implemented an employee excellence award. The award is granted quarterly to the team member chosen by her peers to display the highest levels of cooperation, competence and customer service in the execution of her job. The winner of the award receives a plaque commemorating the occasion and a bonus. Additionally, management has implemented programs offering a bonus to team members who stop smoking, and reimbursement of a portion of fitness center membership dues to those team members who exercise on a regular basis.

Dan Hawley, COO of Silk®, explained, “Our personnel are our biggest asset. Without them providing excellent service to our customers and suppliers every day, our business would have never reached its current level of success. We want to do all that we can to recognize that excellence, and to encourage our team to be as healthy as possible. We believe that a healthy employee is far more likely to excel than an unhealthy one. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. We plan to develop and implement more programs like these to say thank you to our team members for their great work.”

To learn more about Silk® Abstract Company, visit the Silk® website at http://www.silktitle.com/.

About Silk® Abstract Company:

Silk® Abstract Company is a national organization, providing lender services, such as title insurance, search, REO and settlement services to the residential and commercial real estate markets. Silk® is affiliated with the law firm Wilk Silver LLC and is entirely attorney-owned and operated. Wilk Silver LLC combines decades of experience to offer its clients the highest caliber legal services, including loan document defect repair and quality control in connection with the sale of mortgage pools, CEMA reinstatements, COOP lost certificate affidavits, and bank representation work. Although national, Silk® Abstract Company maintains the feel of the company next-door with a client-centric approach, offering rapid access to final decision-makers and service with the highest levels of integrity, efficiency, compliance and customer service. To learn more about Silk®’s services, call 1.866.986.SILK today.

Silk® Abstract Company Announces Strategic Alliance with RE/MAX Fine Homes

Silk® Abstract Company, a national organization providing lender services, such as title insurance, search, REO and settlement services, to the residential and commercial real estate markets, announces strategic alliance with RE/MAX Fine Homes.

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA // March 2013

Silk® Abstract Company announced today that it has entered into a strategic alliance with RE/MAX Fine Homes, headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Silk®, a national organization providing lender services, such as title insurance, search, REO and settlement services, to the residential and commercial real estate markets, sought out RE/MAX Fine Homes for the alliance in furtherance of Silk®’s strategies to continue to diversify its product and service offerings, and consistent, steady growth.

RE/MAX Fine Homes is owned and operated by real estate professionals, Chuck Barbera and Alison Saunders. Mr. Barbera and Ms. Saunders have combined their industry experience to build a brokerage focused on the high-end, Main Line sales market, and believe that their collective experience and skill coupled with the RE/MAX brand will propel RE/MAX Fine Homes to a leadership position on the Main Line. RE/MAX Fine Homes, located at 220 Sugartown Road, Wayne, PA 19087, expects its café-style offices to be fully operational in April 2013. Regarding the timing, Ms. Saunders stated “I can’t think of a better time to open a new real estate brokerage than now. So many opportunities exist in today’s market given the current interest rate environment and the upturn in the housing market. Local market conditions have improved significantly, and right now, along the Main Line, real estate is a great business to be in and an excellent way to serve members of our community.”

Speaking of the alliance, Mr. Barbera stated, “We’re excited to begin our venture, and we believe that having the expert services of an industry-leader like Silk® on our side reinforces the level of success that we’ll achieve at RE/MAX Fine Homes.” Ron Wilk, President of Silk®, echoed Mr. Barbera’s optimism, stating that “our alliance with Chuck (Mr. Barbera) and Alison’s (Ms. Saunders) RE/MAX Fine Homes group is another solid step for Silk® in diversifying our client base, and we’re confident that they will achieve even more success in this venture than they imagined.”

To learn more about Silk® Abstract Company, visit the Silk® website at http://www.silktitle.com/.

About Silk® Abstract Company:

Silk® Abstract Company is a national organization, providing lender services, such as title insurance, search, REO and settlement services to the residential and commercial real estate markets. Silk® is affiliated with the law firm Wilk Silver LLC and is entirely attorney-owned and operated. Wilk Silver LLC combines decades of experience to offer its clients the highest caliber legal services, including loan document defect repair and quality control in connection with the sale of mortgage pools, CEMA reinstatements, COOP lost certificate affidavits, and bank representation work. Although national, Silk® Abstract Company maintains the feel of the company next-door with a client-centric approach, offering rapid access to final decision-makers and service with the highest levels of integrity, efficiency, compliance and customer service. To learn more about Silk®’s services, call 1.866.986.SILK today.

About the RE/MAX Network:

RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, real estate industry visionaries who still lead the Denver-based global franchisor today. RE/MAX is recognized as one of the leading real estate franchise companies with the most productive sales force in the industry and a global reach of more than 85 countries. With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is proud to have raised more than $120 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and other charities. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX. Please visit www.remax.com or www.joinremax.com.

Silk® Abstract Company Announces New Offices in Arkansas and Alabama

Silk®® Abstract Company, a national organization providing lender services, such as title insurance, search, REO and settlement services, to the residential and commercial real estate markets, announces the opening of satellite offices in Arkansas and Alabama.

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA // February, 2013

Silk® Abstract Company announced today that it has opened satellite offices in Arkansas and Alabama. Silk®, a national organization providing lender services, such as title insurance, search, REO and settlement services, to the residential and commercial real estate markets, added the offices in response to regulations requiring local presence, and to gain access to new labor pools and strengthen its service offerings in the pertinent areas. The Arkansas office, located in North Little Rock, has been staffed and operational since July 2012. Silk® expects the Alabama office to be operational before May 2013.

On another note, Silk® recently brought Johnny Warren on board as its National Sales Manager. With respect to the addition, Ron Wilk, President of Silk®, stated “Johnny (Mr. Warren) has paid great dividends already. He has brought numerous new clients into the Silk® family and is directly responsible for a major increase in monthly closing volumes.” The company is currently seeking to grow its sales force in hopes of building on the strong foundation created by Mr. Warren.

To learn more about Silk® Abstract Company, visit the Silk® website at www.silktitle.com.

About Silk® Abstract Company:

Silk® Abstract Company is a national organization, providing lender services, such as title insurance, search, REO and settlement services to the residential and commercial real estate markets. Silk® is affiliated with the law firm Wilk Silver LLC and is entirely attorney-owned and operated. Wilk Silver LLC combines decades of experience to offer its clients the highest caliber legal services, including loan document defect repair and quality control in connection with sale of mortgage pools, CEMA reinstatements, COOP lost certificate affidavits, and bank representation work. Although national, Silk® Abstract Company maintains the feel of the company next-door with a client-centric approach, offering rapid access to final decision-makers and service with the highest levels of integrity, efficiency, compliance and customer service. To learn more about Silk®’s services, call 1.866.986.SILK today.

Silk® Abstract Company Announces New Website

Silk® Abstract Company, a national organization providing lender services, such as title insurance, search, REO and settlement services, to the residential and commercial real estate markets, announced the publication of its newly redesigned website, which features improved navigability and a more intuitive user interface.

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA // January, 2013

Celebrating a decade in business, Silk® Abstract Company announced today the publication of its redesigned website. Silk®, a national organization providing lender services, such as title insurance, search, REO and settlement services, to the residential and commercial real estate markets, made the change to improve website usability and update its content to better reflect its robust, diverse product offerings. The new site can be visited at www.silktitle.com.

The website includes a GFE calculator, a new ebrochure, and an updated products and services page. Management at Silk® hope that this new website will help users navigate the site more easily and find the information they are looking for more quickly. The site was designed using the same client-centric principles that Silk® applies to its title services.

Silk®has also further increased its expertise in New York-specific lender services with the recent addition of Les R. Kramsky, Esquire. Mr. Kramsky, a member of the New York, New Jersey, District of Columbia and Pennsylvania Bars, has decades of experience in the lending and title insurance industries, and serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel to the company. Mr. Kramsky has made numerous appearances on-air and has been often quoted in print regarding many real estate topics. The addition of Mr. Kramsky reinforces Silk®’s already impressive team of professionals in providing unparalleled service to the lending industry in the CEMA, COOP and bank representation arenas.

To learn more about Silk® Abstract Company, visit the Silk® website at www.silktitle.com.

About Silk® Abstract Company:

Silk® Abstract Company is a national organization, providing lender services, such as title insurance, search, REO and settlement services to the residential and commercial real estate markets. Silk® is affiliated with the law firm Wilk Silver LLC and is entirely attorney-owned and operated. Wilk Silver LLC combines decades of experience to offer its clients the best in lender services, including defective loan document repair for sale of mortgage pools, CEMA reinstatements, COOP lost certificate affidavits, and bank rep work. Although national, Silk® Abstract Company maintains the feel of the company next-door with a client-centric approach, offering rapid access to final decision-makers and the highest levels of efficiency, compliance and customer service. To learn more about Silk®’s services, call 1.866.986.SILK today.