Stewart Title Makes Forbes Top 50 Most Trustworthy Companies List

Normally I don't talk a lot on this website about Title Insurance or even Stewart Title...but today I am.  A couple of days ago Stewart Title was named to the Forbes List of Top 50 Most Trustworthy Companies in 2014.  This is a HUGE honor as a National Title Insurance Company, but even bigger because we were [...]

2021-05-24T13:46:54-04:00April 10th, 2014|

Facebook Business Page for Real Estate – Should I Get One?

The Facebook Business page...remember when EVERYONE had one because it was the thing to do? Every Real Estate agent I knew thought that as soon as they put together their FREE business page it was going to be just like having an awesome website that was going to bring in leads, and people from all [...]

2021-05-24T13:47:19-04:00April 7th, 2014|

Shopping to Save on Title Services – Setting the Record Straight

When I moved to the Washington DC/Northern Virginia area in June of 2012 I came across something in the Title Industry that I hadn't seen much of before.  That was "shopping to save on Title Services."  At first I was like "huh!?" You see, in Arizona where I came from the Title fees were [...]

2021-05-24T13:48:17-04:00March 17th, 2014|

New to Blogging on WordPress – Beginner Tips for Realtors

Are you new to blogging on WordPress?  Have you finally dumped the "company website" that you don't own and now you are using WordPress?  Good!  As I make my way in the Title Industry helping Realtors with their Real Estate marketing I find more and more agents are realizing the power of WordPress and [...]

2021-05-24T13:49:11-04:00March 13th, 2014|

Best Uses of Direct Mail Marketing in Real Estate

Direct mail marketing has been around for a very long time.  Pretty much since the postal service has been doing their job.  It was the main medium to get a message or advertisement to the front steps and into the hands of the consumer.  In many ways it can still be very effective to [...]

2021-05-24T13:49:56-04:00March 6th, 2014|

Top 3 Questions to ask your Northern Virginia Title Company

As a Real Estate agent or Mortgage Lender you build relationships with all kinds of people that can enhance your business.  One of the biggest partners you have is your Northern Virginia Title Company.  There are a lot of them out there too.  They are all competing for the same business trying to stand [...]

2021-05-24T13:51:42-04:00January 27th, 2014|

Real Estate Marketing Tips – How to Beat Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com

As I meet with Real Estate agents everyday helping them grow their business I get this ALL of the time..."why should I do all of this online stuff, I can't beat Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com anyway!" Does this sound like something you have said or heard in your office?  You can beat them you [...]

2021-05-24T13:52:12-04:00January 24th, 2014|

The Importance of OWNING your Real Estate Website

Does this sound familiar: Realtor: Hey can you take a look at my Real Estate website and help me? Me: Sure.  Is this website yours?? Realtor: Yeah...my company gave it to me and I have a blog through another blogging site. Me: Ok...so you don't own your site or your blog?  Realtor: Yeah I [...]

2021-05-24T13:53:28-04:00December 20th, 2013|

Creating Real Estate Content – What is Re-Purposing?

When it comes down to creating Real Estate content you can either take the time to create effective content that resonates with your ideal client (target client) or you can simply take articles from the Internet and copy and past them to your website and/or Social Media sites.  Unfortunately the second one I mentioned is [...]

2021-05-24T13:53:52-04:00December 13th, 2013|

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|