<iframe src="//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-TBZ8WW" height="0" width="0" style="display:none;visibility:hidden">
zlien-logo
New Call-to-action
Rolling Out zlien: Communicating the Benefits

Top 5 mechanics lien rejections & how to avoid them

Posted by Krystal Baines

9/14/17 4:02 PM


When it comes to filing mechanics liens across the country, zlien's Lien Control Team may suffer from a slight fear of rejection.  We use that fear to fuel our filing success rates across the country and help zlieners file documents accurately and quickly.  We've filed thousands of liens and in just about every county and parish. With that, we've seen some common rejection trends and even a few unique head scratchers.  Based on all of the historical data we've collected, you can see the top 5 mechanics lien rejections and how to avoid them.  

It's our job to store all of the recording preferences and needs for each recording department across the country, and you should use our tips below to make sure you never fall to the rejection beast!  At the end of the day, it's your money that you're trying to collect, and it's our job to help you file the lien to get paid.  We can work together to achieve great things. 

Read More

Topics: Best Practices

Send Those Prelims. Contractors Understand.

Posted by Ted Rectanus

9/12/17 11:59 AM

Taking steps to protect one's interests is status quo in the business world. Who hasn’t protected a big financial purchase with a warranty? Who hasn’t had some sort of insurance measure in place in case of emergency? The same mindset is held among most general contractors and property owners when they receive preliminary notices from their subs and supplies when they begin a project.  

Trust me, if you send those prelims, contractors will understand.  In this article, we'll help you understand why!

Read More

Topics: Best Practices, preliminary notices

What Information Do You Need to File a Document through zlien?

Posted by Ted Rectanus

9/12/17 11:16 AM


When it comes to filing documents through zlien to secure or enforce one’s lien rights, many contractors are faced with a dilemma: what job information will I need in order to file a document? Nothing is worse than starting the process to get paid faster just to find out you don’t have the required information handy.

Read More

Topics: Best Practices, jobsight

JobSight 'Early' Research- Documents vs Projects

Posted by Amy Steinkampf

9/8/17 4:52 PM


If your zlien subscription includes JobSight Research, you already know how it works and how valuable this is for you and your business. When you order a document such as a preliminary notice or lien claim, the JobSight team takes the information you give us then confirms what you already have, adds additional data, and lets you know about anything that is missing based on the research preferencs you set in your account. You get to decide when you want to review our research, use your own, or let us make updates for you according to your JobSight Preferences.

Read More

Topics: Best Practices, jobsight

3 Ways to Get More Value from Your JobSight Research

Posted by Max Segal

9/8/17 12:35 PM


Part human and part machine, zlien’s JobSight research team is the living machine chomping at the bit to seek out the hard-to-find project information you need to send correct and complete documents on your jobs.  In addition to industry knowledge, the folks on the JobSight team have access to numerous construction databases plus zlien’s own Universal Data Graph, which has information and for hundreds of thousands of active construction projects.  

Our researchers are armed with the tools and skills necessary to complete your project information and help you send flawless documents, but there are a few things you can do as a zliener to get more vlaue from your JobSight Research.  In this post, we will cover the top 3 ways to achieve this success! 


Read More

Topics: client success, Best Practices, new zlien, jobsight

Steps to take in zlien after you get paid on a job

Posted by Gretchen Lynn

8/29/17 10:35 AM


You just received final payment on a job!  First, you do a happy dance!  Second, you have to close out this job on your end.  Here are some tips and steps to take in 
zlien after you get paid on a job.  You can insert these easy steps into whatever workflow your company already has in place to help you get the job done quickly! 


Read More

Topics: Best Practices, customer relationship

3 Most important things you should do in zlien every week

Posted by Gretchen Lynn

8/25/17 4:21 PM


We know you have a busy schedule, and most of the time you need to only focus on what's the most important.  That's where we want to help you! We've helped you narrow down the 3 most important things you should do in zlien every week to help you get the job done faster and easier. And as always, we encourage you to reach out to your zlien account manager for tips and best practices. They are dedicated to making your zlien experience better and valuable. 

Read More

Topics: Best Practices

How to Optimize your zlien Account Set Up

Posted by Sarah Toulmin

8/24/17 4:51 PM

Users that want to get the most out of zlien will use the platform to  delegate tasks, manage projects, and build better reporting for lien rights and credit management.

Read More

Topics: training, client success, Best Practices, new zlien

Help us build zlien - where to share your ideas with us!

Posted by Gretchen Lynn

8/22/17 10:51 AM


Feedback from our customers is extremely important to us at zlien, and we cannot stress enough how much that helps us grow as a company.  In addition to your feedback, we also love hearing your ideas on the product and our processes.  That's right, we want to hear from you, incorporate your ideas into our product road map and help you get even more value out of your experience.  In this article, we'll show you how you can help us build zlien and where to share your ideas with us!

Read More

Topics: Best Practices

What If One of My Contacts Is Outside of the US?

Posted by Erin Classen

8/21/17 10:00 AM

If you know zlien, you know how we feel about visibility and open communication with the other parties on your job. Entering contacts and accurate mailing addresses for them is a vital part to setting up your project in zlien’s system and sending documents. But what happens if the mailing address you have for a contact isn’t in the US? How does an international address affect your lien rights?

Read More

Topics: Best Practices