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New Business Spotlight - Business offers settlement services

May 08, 2010
  • Audrey Horn, left, and Anna Couffer are owners of ClearVue Settlements LLC in Hagerstown. The business offers real estate settlement services to Realtors, lenders, builders, investors and the general public.
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Name of business: ClearVue Settlements LLC

Owners: Anna Couffer and Audrey Horn

Address: 13626 Cambridge Drive, Hagerstown

Opening date: March 1

Products and services: Real estate settlement services to Realtors, lenders, builders, investors and the general public. Services consist of resale settlement services, refinance settlement services, traveling settlement services, simple deed transfers, witness and notary closings, and full short-sale services.

Market area: "Primarily Washington County. However, we are licensed for all of Maryland. We also offer full-service short-sale negotiations."

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "We decided to open our business back in August 2009. We are motivated to help distressed property owners and homeowners in default on their mortgages. We are small, but a fierce competitor. Our goal is to be the best in providing services."

Previous business experience: "Audrey has been in the business since 1993. This is the only industry she has held a job in. She learned the business from the bottom, starting as a post-closing clerk.

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"Anna has been in the business since 2002, but she has always handled marketing of some sort since 1997. She is a marketer/settlement agent and also has been self-taught on handling short-sale negotiations."

Number of employees: Two

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments available upon request.

Phone number: 301-733-4111

E-mail address: clearvuesettlements@myactv.net">clearvuesettlements@myactv.net

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