Why You Should Switch Title Companies Right Now

To begin...the Title Company you currently use in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area ( if not already Stewart Title) is probably not a bad Title Company.  I'm sure that they provide decent to good service and have knowledge of their title and settlement services. More than likely they are very good at taking your [...]

2021-05-24T14:26:46-04:00August 28th, 2012|

Real Estate Marketing – How to Dominate Your Subdivision

We have all received the postcards, newsletters, door hangers, and other gimmicks from Real Estate agents who market to a particular farm area...usually their subdivision.  Realtors are always told by their Broker or Team Leader to not only market to past clients and friends/family but to their subdivision where they live or where they [...]

2021-05-24T14:27:01-04:00August 27th, 2012|

How to Write an Effective Real Estate Blog Post

I think that we can all agree that technology has come to the forefront on basically anything that we now do.  This applies especially to the Real Estate space.  Realtors are told that they are to have websites.  They are told that they are to have effective content that answers questions to their potential [...]

2021-05-24T14:27:14-04:00August 22nd, 2012|

How to Keep and Convert Online Real Estate Leads

As the Director of Sales/Marketing at Stewart Title and Escrow in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area I meet with Realtors everyday.  We talk about all kinds of things: Contact Management Systems, iPad training, data lists to target market, video, blogging, AND how to convert Online Real Estate Leads.  To me online leads are the [...]

2021-05-24T14:27:31-04:00August 20th, 2012|

Refinance or Short Sale? Why its a Good Idea to Consider Both!

You may not know it but we are currently experiencing a time in Real Estate that has never existed before...EVER.  The market was so hot in 2004-2006, then the market crashed in August in 2007 with interest rates in the 6.5% range.  Housing values took a huge dive!  Some markets were hurt more than [...]

2021-05-24T14:27:52-04:00August 14th, 2012|

Your Title Company Sales Rep – You Decide

Most Title Companies have them...you know who they are.  They call and email you for the primary reason of wanting your purchase and refinance business. They are the Title Company sales rep. They tell you about  the good things that their Title Company offers, like mobile closings, good service, and the best escrow/settlement people [...]

2021-05-24T14:28:08-04:00August 10th, 2012|

Why Your Real Estate Website Doesn’t Get Traffic

Let me start this blog post out with a question.  Why do Real Estate agents have websites?  Is it because as soon as they pass their license exam they become masters of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) or how websites work and drive traffic?  The answer is because they are told to!  When a Realtor gets [...]

2021-05-24T14:28:34-04:00August 6th, 2012|