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Rolling Out zlien: Communicating the Benefits

Mechanics Liens: Will zlien Sign My Lien Claim for Me?

Posted by Devin Anderson

5/15/18 11:00 AM

zlien is compliant with every state’s lien and notice requirements, and, in most cases, we are capable of notarizing your document (if necessary) and signing it on your behalf as an authorized agent.

When you order a document through zlien and agree to our Terms of Use, you agree that zlien is serving as your agent.  For the purposes of signing and filing your ordered document only, you appoint the company and its employees and agents as your agent and/or your company’s agent.

There are, however, a few states in which zlien cannot act as an authorized agent. In those states, the lien claim must be signed by the claimant themselves. In those states, zlien will send you paperwork to sign and notarize (if applicable), as well as all of the materials needed to send off to the associated government office for recording.

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Topics: Best Practices, communicate, procedure, mechanics lien

How to Thrive When Your Boss is Never Around

Posted by Charlotte McPherson

4/12/18 8:57 AM

Your boss is out in the field or in meetings all day, everyday. When you do see her, she’s on the phone or busy with no time to talk. Your emails go unanswered and you never know when you’ll see her next. Sound familiar?

Some may think that a boss who is never around is a good thing, but that’s not always the case. An absentee boss means that they’re too busy to answer your questions, provide direction, and give approval, which can put you in a hard spot. Do you proceed and risk doing the wrong thing or do you wait until they are available (days or weeks later) and risk missing a deadline or delaying a project?  Playing this guessing game is neither fun nor efficient. Plus is means that you’re performance is at risk.

Although you can’t control your boss’ schedule, there are some steps you can take to prevent finding yourself in this bind (or at least have it happen less frequently).

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Topics: Best Practices, communicate, notice policy

3 Proactive Tactics to Get You Paid

Posted by Charlotte McPherson

3/16/18 4:30 PM

Would you prefer a life vest to help prevent you from drowning or a lifebuoy after you're already in rough waters? Let's hope no one is drowning (or drowning in work), but it is important to consider your strategy for preventing tough situations.  These 3 tips will help your company take a proactive approach to getting paid quickly so you can stay afloat.

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Topics: Best Practices, communicate, customer relationship, preliminary notices

Top zlien product releases of 2017

Posted by Desiree Baez

12/26/17 1:00 PM

A lot has changed at zlien over the past twelve months. Our subscription base continues to grow and we are thrilled to be the industry’s leading lien rights solution service provider.  But we couldn’t have done it without your input and support.  We opened the floor to your ideas and feedback, and with your needs in mind we released some amazing product features that will increase transparency between all hired roles and improve the way you exchange documents, monitor jobs and place orders.    

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Topics: announcements, Product Releases, system release, communicate, zlien dashboard, new zlien

Office Manager’s Guide to filing notices in zlien

Posted by Desiree Baez

11/28/17 11:30 AM

Running a construction business takes a lot of work. And more often than not, the office manager has to tackle a lot of things day-to-day to keep the business afloat. But when it comes to protecting your jobs, it's crucial to understand how important notices are to the validity of your lien law rights. zlien understands that lien law is complex and your time is limited, so to better assist you, we’ve got some quick tips to help you understand what a notice is and how you can file them quickly and efficiently using zlien technology.  

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Topics: Best Practices, communicate, preliminary notices

Prepare for the holidays: What you should set up in zlien now?

Posted by Desiree Baez

11/13/17 3:30 PM


The Holiday Season is upon us. It’s that time of the year when we all start to take time off to spend time with  family and friends. Unlike other industries, the construction industry does not take into account that it’s a holiday. In most cases, lien filing deadlines are unforgiving.  And "sending a required notice or filing a lien after a deadline has passed could invalidate your mechanics lien claim".  So before you begin the  festivities,  take a look at our holiday planning guide so you can rest assured your rights will be protected. 

Here are a few things to consider before you take time off:

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Topics: client success, Best Practices, communicate

Top 3 questions to ask yourself before starting your notice policy

Posted by Ted Rectanus

10/31/17 8:52 AM

Your company is looking to start protecting its interest by securing lien rights but you’re not sure where to begin. Don’t worry about it! Ask yourself these 3 questions as a jumping-off point to implement a notice strategy on your construction jobs.

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Topics: client success, Best Practices, communicate

3 Strategies for Explaining Your Lien & Notice Policy to Your Customers

Posted by Sarah Toulmin

7/25/17 11:17 AM

Protecting your lien rights doesn't have to put a strain on your customer relationships. The reality is that notices are sent primarily for the benefit of your customer and parties up the chain. If you can communicate your policy well, your customer relationships will grow stronger as a result. Follow these three tips for explaining your policy to customers to ensure mutual understanding and positive relationships.

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Topics: Best Practices, partnerships, communicate, customer relationship