Split Settlement Closing for my Real Estate Transactions?

The split settlement closing...something that I see on a more frequent basis since moving to the East Coast from Phoenix, AZ.  As the Director of Sales/Marketing for Stewart Title and having been in the Title business since 2005, this type of transaction confuses me.  The reason it confuses me is because it complicates the [...]

2021-05-24T13:55:57-04:00November 8th, 2013|

CFPB Proposed Rule Changes – How it Affects You!

The CFPB Proposed Rule Changes are here and the way we do business is going to be different...we think anyway.  What is the CFPB anyway?  CFPB stands for "Consumer Financial Protection Bureau." Another way of getting your attention as a Realtor or Mortgage lender is to say..."Did you know the HUD-1 is going away?"  [...]

2021-05-24T13:57:19-04:00October 3rd, 2013|

Top 3 Traits of a Good Loan Officer in Northern Virginia

I'm just going to come right out and say it...I feel bad for Loan Officers.  Why you ask?  Well, many people blame them directly for our Foreclosure and Short Sale crisis that has plagued our great country for the past 5 years or so.  There were thousands of people out there that did a [...]

2021-05-24T13:58:09-04:00September 20th, 2013|

Why You Should be Calling FSBO’s to Generate Listings

As the Director of Sales/Marketing for Stewart Title in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area I talk to and meet with Real Estate agents every day.  We talk about everything...but a lot of it is centralized around  "Real Estate Lead Generation." The one thing that Realtors need to be good at in the long term [...]

2021-05-24T14:00:00-04:00September 10th, 2013|

How to Define your Real Estate Business Niche

Ever hear the phrase..."Niches gets Riches?"  Sounds corny I know but it is very true.  What it essentially means is stop trying to be everything to everyone but instead be something to someone...and do it well!  Create or find the 1 or 2 things that you know or can do "decidedly better" than everyone [...]

2021-05-24T14:00:24-04:00August 27th, 2013|

Vlogging in Real Estate – How to Get Started 101

Huh?  What is "Vlogging?"  It is something you are going to be doing in your Real Estate marketing very soon...you just don't know it.  Vlogging in Real Estate is becoming more and more popular because many people don't like to spend a long time writing blogs.  Writing a 700-1200 word blog does take some time [...]

2021-05-24T14:00:46-04:00August 23rd, 2013|

The Title Company Marketing Rep Gimmick – Why it Doesn’t Help You!

The Title Company Marketing Rep Gimmick has been around for a very long time.  You know what that is right?  Its the pens, pads, sports schedules, coffee mugs, key chains, calendar, flashlight, flyswatter, and anything else that has the name of the Title Company and is essentially a big "leave behind" by the Marketing [...]

2021-05-24T14:01:44-04:00August 14th, 2013|

A Good Northern Virginia Title Company – What a Realtor Should Expect!

Most of the blogs and information that I like to bring to this site is all about being a "solution to the Real Estate agent and Mortgage Lenders problem."  Adding good content about WHY you should do this or HOW to do that, but in this post I want to write about what Real Estate [...]

2021-05-24T14:03:28-04:00July 15th, 2013|

How to Generate More Real Estate Listings – In this Market

The Real Estate market in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area is very hot.  Homes are flying off the shelves and Real Estate agents are busy negotiating contracts.  The issue in the DC area and around the entire country is a shortage of homes on the market to buy.  There are 10 buyers for every [...]

2021-05-24T14:05:07-04:00July 5th, 2013|

Instagram Video in Real Estate. Why It’s to your Advantage to Use it

Just last week the hugely popular Social Media platform Instagram just launched a "Video Feature" that allows the user to shoot and edit up to 15 seconds of video.  I was pretty excited when I saw this update and immediately the endless marketing thoughts and opportunities went through my head.  This is AMAZING!  If I [...]

2021-05-24T14:04:28-04:00June 26th, 2013|