I called and verified that my loan servicer for my - used to be my - 1st mortgage received a payoff check. I'll still keep checking with the county recorder to make sure there wasn't a problem with title transfer - I dont want to make rental payments on a house that I thought I sold. I'm just a little paranoid that's all.
The customer rep I talked to said that I might still get some phone calls from their collections department but not to worry. He said that one department doesn't know what the other department is doing - such as processing my payoff. He said that they're behind in their processing because they are swamped with so much pre-foreclosure activity lately.