I thank reader, David, for his inquiry today concerning becoming a title agent and having some trouble because his credit history is not good.
I suggested that he consider a different profession.
Title insurance agents have access to and control loads of cash. What is the primary attribute you as a consumer wish to see in a person who manages money? How about trustworthiness?
What is a credit history but a report card on the trustworthiness of an individual?
Yes, we understand that people make mistakes and get into trouble and then later recover. The point I am driving at is that the standard for being the person who holds in their hands lots of money on behalf of others is and should be a higher standard than standards for other types of work.
Title underwriters and consumers should expect and demand excellent money management skills in their title insurance agents.