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COMMON TITLE PROBLEMS

Your home may be new to you, but every property has a history. And although a thorough title search can help uncover any title defects tied to your property, some things may be undiscoverable. And, subject to the terms of the policy, your title insurance provides protection for you from title problems that may become […]

MOVING CHECKLIST

The house is under contract! It’s time to start prepping for your big move. Below is a handy checklist of things to do so you don’t forget anything! TWO MONTHS BEFORE: Sort & Purge Research Movers Organize School Records SIX WEEKS BEFORE: Order Moving Supplies Start Using Up Perishables & Cleaning Supplies Take Measurements at […]

IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CLOSING

The day has finally come! You are ready to sign all the paperwork to sell or buy your home. One last question: What type of identification do I need for closing? Below we identify the types of IDs that are acceptable and the types of IDs that are unacceptable. To be sure, always check with […]

COMMON TITLE FEES & THEIR DESCRIPTIONS

When you sell or purchase a home, there will likely be a title company involved. A title company performs many tasks connected with three main functions: ESCROW AGENT, TITLE AGENT, and SETTLEMENT AGENT. As the ESCROW AGENT, the title company manages all incoming and outgoing funds associated with the transaction. These duties include managing the […]

PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

When you buy, sell, or refinance a home, you’ll be required to submit personal information to your lender and title company. This information may include your social security number, bank account information and credit/loan information. Unfortunately, there is always someone waiting to steal your information and even money through real estate transactions. PROTECT YOURSELF AND […]

12 Steps To A Successful Open House

A goal without a plan is just a wish, right? Every agent hopes their open house will lead to generating new buyer leads but without a plan, it’s just a wish. And if you’re going to be spending your precious Sundays doing open houses, you should have a clear plan and follow every single step, […]

Ratified Contract Now What

You did it! You received your first ratified contract! Next step, send it to the Title Company (and the Lender). But what should you expect after that? What ELSE do YOU need to do? I can’t speak for the Lender but the Title Company needs several additional pieces of information not stated in the contract […]

What Realtors Should Post On Instagram

Real Estate and Instragram go together like peanut butter and jelly. So why aren’t more agents using the platform? I believe one reason is they struggle with what to post. But I have good news! As a Realtor, the opportunities are endless. You tour homes, have listings and are in the community all the time! […]