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:


Creating a Successful Website - February 12, 2014

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!


Making an Offer - February 19, 2014

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 Commission (TREC).


The Closing Process - February 19, 2014

The closing process from contract to policy!


Closing Tips - February 24, 2014

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 help you!.


Information for Closing - February 24, 2014

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.


Understanding Title Insurance - March 7, 2014

In certain circles, it may be said that a "title" to real property may be largely composed of three basic elements.


What Is Title Insurance - March 7, 2014

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.