How to Make Sure Your Real Estate Sales Funnel is Always Full

I was having lunch last week with a client and we were discussing his current business model. This client primarily works by referral and spends his marketing dollars and time sending notes, making calls, and doing pop-byes. All great, but I asked him a question…”What are you doing to keep your real estate sales [...]

2021-05-24T12:37:19-04:00March 22nd, 2018|

Stewart Title Partners with Pavaso to Strengthen the eClosing Process

For quite a while, there have been rumblings in our industry about eClosings.  If you are unaware about eClosings, they allow us to conduct a settlement with a buyer/borrower electronically over a computer. Essentially we are doing a “face-time” with the buyer and they sign their closing documents similar to DocuSign. The documents are “e-notarized” [...]

2021-05-24T12:38:00-04:00March 2nd, 2018|

Why there is a Lack of Training for Title Insurance Sales Reps

Having been in the Title industry since 2005, I have seen many Title Sales Reps come and go with only a handful really “making it” and taking their business to truly lucrative levels. With thousands of Title Salespeople in the US, that means a huge majority either wash out or never find the level [...]

2021-05-24T12:40:47-04:00November 28th, 2017|

Ask These Questions Before Waiving Owners Title Insurance

Ever since the new TRID rules came into effect in 2015 we have seen people opt-out and waive Owners Title Insurance on the final Closing Disclosure. Doesn’t help that Owners Title Insurance can be found under the “Other” section on the CD and “Optional.” It’s always been optional to obtain, but I feel they could [...]

2021-05-24T12:42:06-04:00November 6th, 2017|

What I Learned Teaching at the DAAR Fall Convention

The DAAR Fall Convention took place this year on October 19th. If you don’t know about DAAR–its the Dulles Area Association of Realtors. The main focus of this Realtor Association is Loudoun County and the cities along the Dulles Airport corridor. These conventions are pretty cool, in that you get to meet and talk [...]

2021-05-24T12:49:04-04:00October 31st, 2017|

Why Realtors Lose Credibility with a Crappy Business Card

Every week I get business cards from Realtors. We meet in a class I teach, or at an event. Either way, they are handing out business cards not only to me, but many other people. I realize that a business card doesn’t 100% reflect a person’s value or level of business that they conduct, [...]

2021-05-24T12:49:27-04:00October 18th, 2017|

Title Insurance Policies – Major Items Buyers Need to Know

In the last few months, we have had some transactions in which the buyer has waved purchasing the Owners Title Insurance Policy. That is their right to do so as “technically” it is optional. What many buyers don’t take the time to learn are the many upsides and protections Title Insurance Policies provide. Not [...]

2021-05-24T12:52:29-04:00June 2nd, 2017|

If I Started Over Today in Title Insurance Sales

Over the last few years, I have received many emails and calls from Title Companies and Title Insurance Sales reps. Washington State to Florida, most of their questions and work struggles have a similar tone. This shows that no matter how business is done in your area, the concepts of sales and marketing strategies [...]

2021-05-24T12:52:56-04:00May 12th, 2017|

I’m a New Real Estate Agent – How Do I Get Noticed?

I met with two different Realtors last week who were new to the business. They both asked how they can create a value proposition and “get noticed” as a new real estate agent. This is what I call the “rub” as a new real estate agent.  It’s fairly easy to obtain a real estate [...]

2021-05-24T12:53:24-04:00May 2nd, 2017|

Steps to a Successful First Time Home Buyer Seminar

Does this sound familiar? “I want to do a successful first time home buyer seminar!” Then no one shows up, or you get two people. What happened? Marketing happened…better yet, the lack of it. Your intentions were great, the presentation was full proof. You just need to get butts in seats. That is where [...]

2021-05-24T12:54:16-04:00April 7th, 2017|