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The health and well-being of our employees, our customers, and our communities is our top priority and we will continue to adjust our operations based on their best interest. We will keep this page updated with information to help you, whether you are buying, selling, or refinancing real estate in Florida, or just looking for accurate, up-to-date information about the virus’ impact on Florida.
Southern Title has fully implemented its "Return to Work" plan, adhering to guidance from state and federal authorities and the CDC.
All Southern Title offices have returned to a regular, office-based work schedule in each of our locations throughout Florida. This transition will take some time, as we are continuing to accommodate the needs of our associates who have compromised immune systems, children at home, or may be caring for an ill relative. Fortunately, our flexible remote operations have been successful and we are able to assist you with all your real estate closing needs at all of our Southern Title offices.
We are continuing to take this pandemic very seriously and have implemented "Cleaning & Screening" protocols to ensure the safety of our associates and clients. It is important to us that you feel safe inside our offices. In addition to our internal cleaning and disinfecting regimen, we ask that you adhere to these wellness-based protocols in order to protect yourself, other customers, and our associates:
Other Options for your closing:
Crisis leads to opportunity if you are willing to be flexible and responsive! We are happy to accommodate our customers requesting socially distant or remote closings:
We will continue to follow guidance from local, state, and federal authorities and update our customers here and on our social media channels.
Please feel free to contact your closing officer if you have any questions. We appreciate your adherence to these guidelines as we continue to manage the health and wellness of our employees and customers while supporting the needs of the real estate community. As the prevalence of Coronavirus changes in our area, we will change our protocols and will update you accordingly.
If you have questions, please call your favorite Southern Title office. Our complete list of locations can be found here.
Southern Title Safe Closing Protocols
Recent concerns relating to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) has generated significant public attention and changes in guidelines prescribed by health officials such as the CDC and the WHO. Southern Title has developed the following protocols to ensure healthy and safe closings in the wake of this uncertainty.
Southern Title has implemented the following procedures.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that has infected more than 142,000 individuals in 134 countries, causing the World Health Organization (WHO) to classify this outbreak as a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Anyone experiencing emergency signs such as difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or bluish lips or face should immediately seek medical attention.
For the latest information on CDC or World Health Organization, go to:
Protect Your Finances during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
The Department of Housing & Urban Development and the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions.
For more resources on how to manage your finances, visit the CFPB website.
Southern Title is tracking closures of all county recording offices in Florida, projected reopening date, if online access is available, and if the county accepts e-recording.
Information to Know
Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person and the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The CDC urges citizens to monitor your health and practice social distancing. Social distancing means staying out of crowded places, avoiding group gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet) from others when possible.