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Arm's Length Group

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We consider ourselves business friendly; yes, "We Take Care Business."  (We have an alternate web site,

Our Business Philosophy is to strive for three words, "Job well done."  We'll work hard to see that happens.  We've done it many times before and don't see any reason that won't continue.


The objective of our business is to provide a high quality service and reliable service for our clients and therefore for their clients and customers. We hope you will enjoy visiting our web site and look forward to you using our services; plus we aim to make you a recurring client.


About Us

Our Notary Company is one of the Group (Hence the name Arm's Length Group).  Ancillary companies are Arm's Length Realty, Arm's Length Appraisals, and Arm's Length Education.  Arm's Length Notary is our newest company, but the staff is experienced as all get-out.  We also know real estate in and out, which is a plus for mortgage and title companies.


Our Staff

Arm's Length Group's Executive Director is Gloria E. English and she really "cracks the whip," keeping us focused toward achieving a "Job well done."  Gloria is the Registrar and Chief Administrator for Arm's Length Education, where she applies 30+ years of educational experience to ensure our students receive the very best when it comes to andragogy.  As Executive Director, her main objective is total quality management (TQM).  As she puts it, "You're not finished until the paperwork is done."


Gloria has a BS in Elementary Education and Master in Education.




Software technology in our business is a must and Raquel E. English provides the computer-eze that makes us knowledgeable about state-of-the-art offerings for online education.  Likewise, that computer-eze extends to our student data bases, paperless archives, bookkeeping, and eCommunications.


Raquel has a BA in Business and MBA in Finance.



Software technology goes nowhere without hardware.  Engineering is required.  This is where Langston G. English comes in.  His knowledge of PCs, Internet connectivity, e.g., cable, DSL, and dialup, and their associated modems enable us to interface with various clients; a heterogeneous mix of interfaces.  It doesn't stop there.  Other hardware includes printers, scanners, hard drives, CD/DVD media, monitors, and so on.  His involvement permeates all of the Arm's Length Companies.

Langston has a BS in Electrical Engineering.


Lloyd George English ( proprietor) has a multifaceted background with an exceptional well-rounded career with notable talents and credentials. He has taught at the grade school, junior college, and university levels. Certified by the Texas Real Estate Commission in real estate education as an instructor and certified by the Appraisal Foundation as a Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Instructor.  As an IDECC Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDEI) he is certified to provide USPAP courses online.

Certified Real Estate Appraiser (CREA), Master Residential Appraiser (MRA), Certified Valuation Consultant (CVC), Texas real estate broker with Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS), e-PRO, and Certified Real Estate Instructor (CREI) designations; and an Associate Member, Appraisal Institute.  Developed a wide range of skills from the associated businesses to real estate brokerage, e.g., mortgage companies, banking, title companies, developers, leasing agencies, property management, construction/builders, taxing authorities, appraisal services, attorneys, mediation (a Mediator and Texas Property Tax Arbitrator (2006), Property Tax Consultant (1992-1996), etc.  Current licenses include Real Estate Broker, and Certified Residential Appraiser.

Lloyd has a BA in Mathematics and MBA in Management/Finance.









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Arm's Length Group * P. O. Box 35716* Houston, TX * US * 77235-5716