What Realtors Don’t Know About Opening Their Own Title Company

One way to know the real estate market is doing well is when you hear Realtor teams mentioning they are going to open their own Title Company. Now, I must preface by saying I don't hear this on a regular occasion but in reality, I should hear this zero times...ever. There are many Realtors [...]

2022-06-08T09:12:24-04:00May 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Using Instagram Stories to Gain Exposure For Real Estate

Instagram has been around for a while, but really took off once it was purchased by Facebook back in 2012 for $1 Billion. Looking back it was a smart move as Instagram now has over 500 Million active users worldwide. One of the best features that’s added to the platform are its “stories.” Stories [...]

2022-06-08T09:12:25-04:00May 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Can a Title Sales Rep Make Over Six Figures?

I got an interesting email the other day from a person new to the Title business. He had "discovered me" online and wanted to know--can a Title sales rep make over six figures per year? Having been in the business since 2005 I thought perhaps the answer to this question was well known--but then [...]

2022-06-08T09:12:27-04:00March 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Helpful Real Estate Websites You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

I get asked a lot of questions over the course of a week. Many of them involve real estate marketing, websites, or how to do something. In some instances, I direct a Realtor or Lender to another website that can help them with that question or teach them something new. When you know or [...]

2022-06-08T09:12:28-04:00March 11th, 2019|0 Comments

The Seller Settlement Fee on the CD Explained

When someone buys or sells a home there are fees charged to both the buyer and seller. The buyer pays most of the fees in my area (Northern VA-Washington DC), with the seller paying commissions and some other smaller fees. One of those fees is the seller settlement fee. This charge sometimes gets lost [...]

2022-06-08T09:12:29-04:00February 19th, 2019|0 Comments

The Real Estate Contract Language that Makes Title Companies Cringe

As a licensed Realtor, mortgage lender, or Title Company escrow officer, you see various real estate contract language that has you cringing. It also has you wondering WHY someone would structure a deal a certain way. Sometimes there is a direct intent, sometimes not. There are many ways to create transactions through language, but [...]

2022-06-08T09:12:30-04:00January 10th, 2019|0 Comments

Reasons Why You are Struggling in Title Insurance Sales

I want to start off 2019 by dedicating a blog post to my people...the Title Insurance Sales reps. Having been in the business since 2005, and now managing a team of Title sales reps myself, I see the job from the angle of a newbie starting from scratch trying to find their way and [...]

2022-06-08T09:12:31-04:00January 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Set These 3 Important Real Estate Goals in 2019

2019 is almost here, and now is the time when Realtors, lenders, and Title professionals start setting next year’s goals. Setting goals is important as they are short-term and long-term guides to personal and business growth. As a Realtor, I’m sure you have many goals for next year, but I want to focus on [...]

2022-06-08T09:12:32-04:00December 17th, 2018|0 Comments

How to Overcome a Real Estate Agent’s Biggest Fear

I recently had a top Realtor attend one of my classes. I followed up like a good Title Rep and she ignored my email, as she gets bombarded all the time (as any top producer does). I let it stir for a few days then gave her a phone call. During the conversation, she [...]

2022-06-08T09:12:37-04:00September 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Introducing DCTitleGuy to the Real Estate Community

My name is Wade Vander Molen "DCTitleGuy" and I am a Director of Sales/Marketing for Stewart Title and Escrow in Fairfax, VA just outside of Washington DC. I have been in the Title Insurance industry since 2005 having worked for a National Title Insurance company in Phoenix, AZ. Over the past 7 years I have [...]

2022-06-08T09:13:59-04:00June 29th, 2018|0 Comments