Maximum Impact 2014
Old Republic Title wants to
have a maximum impact on our customers and their business. Introducing the
first of a four part series: Back To Basics. During the first quarter of
2014 we will be taking you back to the basics of real estate, title, and
building your business. Your
success is our success!
Finding Your Niche - January 17, 2014
Choosing a niche market is extremely effective in enhancing any agents success. By selecting a specific market and choosing the
right tools to reach this market will not only help you to establish focus, but also, help to build credibility around your efforts.
Powerful Prospecting Tips - January 21, 2014
In order to maintain the effectiveness and success of prospecting, you must stick to the commitment of doing it daily. Make that firm
commitment and you're guaranteed to see results.
Using Social Media to Build Your Business - January 31, 2014
Here's the deal, social media has become one of the fastest growing methods of communication. Its as simple as that Therefore, if you haven't already integrated
social media into your current selling strategy -- now's the time. Keep the self promotion to a minimum and focus on providing content that will WOW your
readers. Content is key. Whether you create or curate content, its crucial to share valuable, thought-provoking content. This is an excellent way to establish your
voice and set the tone in your online space.
Maintaining a Database - January 31, 2014
As with any other profession, family, friends, friends of family, family of friends, as well as past and current
patrons and complete strangers present not only potential clientele, but also readily available resources for client
development. But, how do you keep up with all of them? Timely maintaining an actual and potential client
database remains one of the key factors in any successful service oriented business. Many professionals like
you recognize that a majority of business stems from returning customers and client referrals, leaving the
preservation, protection, accuracy and use of the information they provide of critical import to your success.
Top Mobile Apps For REALTORS® - February 11, 2014
In this day and age, it is difficult to find a professional who does NOT use a smart phone. These devices and their useful
applications offer the means to not only build business, but also manage clientele. Practical smart phone apps allow timely
responsiveness in a market where timing is always important. They enhance capability and client service, where many
professionals often utilize one or more of the following:
Given at least 90 percent of our population uses the Internet for search searches involving real estate (think about it - that's
at least 9 out of every 10 folks!), how important do you think your website is for your business? Your website may very well
be the first impression a potential client has of you. Please take the time to make a good, lasting impression!
Real estate buyers and sellers go through a process to transfer ownership of realty that usually, and
should include a written contract. That process - to arrive at that contract - routinely begins with a
written "offer," likely sent to a seller by a potential buyer through the agents for each. Among other
terms, the offer not only specifies an amount the buyer is willing to pay, but also all of the requirements
and conditions related to the buyer's acquisition of the property. Here, there are a variety of forms
available, although most include terms stated in the forms published by the Texas Real Estate
The closing process from contract to policy!
Your comfort and satisfaction are important to us! We want you to feel at ease during the entire transaction. Thus, let your Escrow Officer know your
preferences for your involvement, as well as the amount, detail and timing of communications regarding the Closing. What is sufficient - every detail?
Daily/weekly updates? Equally, keep the Escrow Officer informed of developments as they occur, to assure a smooth, professional closing. We are here to
The Old Republic Title Escrow Officer proceeds with the escrow in accordance with the escrow instructions that are usually provided by or on behalf of
its principal participants - a Buyer and Seller in the residential resale context. Although they often follow a similar pattern to Closing, each escrow is
and will be different. Each escrow deals with unique property, and equally distinctive terms as agreed between Buyer and Seller. As a result, certain
information may become important, relative to each Buyer or Seller involved in an escrow.
In certain circles, it may be said that a "title" to real property may be largely composed of three basic elements.
Title insurance is an agreement to indemnify an insured against specified risks of loss in accordance with the terms of the policy, against certain defects in title to a stated parcel of real property.