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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

How Title Insurance Keeps You Protected From Unforeseen Problems


What is title insurance and why is it so important? Today, I’ll be explaining why title insurance is essential for homeowners.

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What is title insurance and is it something that you actually need? In a nutshell, title insurance is protection for the owner of the property in regards to the title. This insurance can help to cover homeowners in a number of circumstances. For example, what happens if someone tries to sell their property only to discover there is another lien against that property that’s not released? Title insurance would act as a support net in this situation. There are other situations where title insurance can provide coverage as well. Another example would be a situation wherein the sellers didn’t sign off properly in a contract. To illustrate this, imagine that two business partners sell a house together. Six months later, the buyer realizes that one of the business partners didn’t sign off properly in the contract.


It is important to be protected from the unexpected.

This brings the ownership the buyer has over the property into question. Title insurance can help in situations like these as well. Title insurance can also alleviate less serious situations—like if a survey was done incorrectly. Ultimately, no one expects to need this kind of insurance. Nevertheless, it is important to be protected from the unexpected. Consider if you were to drive without auto insurance. People don’t get in their car anticipating a crash—but things sometimes happen. This is also the case with title insurance. You may never use it, but you don’t want to be without it when you need it. If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The True Benefit of Working With a Team


When it comes to a real estate transaction, you’ve got one shot to do things right. Why work with just one agent when you could have a team of people all working to make your transaction go smoothly?

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Today I want to talk about the difference hiring a team of agents can make for your transaction. Obviously, you want the process of selling your home to go as smoothly as possible. For this to be achieved, you’ll need to have good, strong communication with whoever you’re working with. When you work with a team, you’ve got the benefit of having a number of people taking care of the many steps of the real estate process, instead of just one agent trying to take on all the work him or herself. Having multiple people dividing up the work of completing pricing analysis, staging, taking photos, marketing your home, negotiating contracts, hosting showings, scheduling inspections, processing hundreds of pages of paperwork and more, will really help things move more smoothly. A single person only has a finite amount of energy they can expend and direct into the important tasks of the real estate process. One person dividing their time and energy is much less effective than having a team of individuals all focusing on different parts of the process. When you work with a team, you are working with people who are specialized in different areas. On my team, for example, we separate out our listing specialists and buying specialists. The job of a listing specialist and that of a buying specialist are very different. A listing specialist needs to spend their time working on pricing, marketing, and creating exposure for sellers. A buyer’s agent needs to have time available to spend on the road with their clients, making sure they have the right perspective to make a good decision.


HAVING SPECIALISTS DIVIDE THE WORKLOAD THROUGHOUT YOUR TRANSACTION WILL HELP THINGS MOVE MORE SMOOTHLY.

One person trying to do both of these jobs and more would cause every area of their work to suffer. Teams like ours also have staff working on the process to make things go more smoothly for clients. On our team, we have a marketing coordinator whose only job is to make sure that all of the marketing details are taken care of in a timely, efficient manner. Real estate transactions are all about timing. For this reason, our team uses a transaction coordinator to help finalize all of the details of the sale. Utilizing a team of staff members and agents is hugely beneficial in helping the transaction to move forward smoothly. When it comes to a real estate transaction, you get one shot to do it right. Would you rather have one person working on your behalf, or would you rather work with a team of specialists?
If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Join Us for Our 2017 Client Appreciation Party


Our annual client appreciation party is coming up at the end of the month, and you are cordially invited.
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Our annual client appreciation party is coming up quickly and we’re making thorough preparations to make it our best one yet! These parties are important to us because they give us the opportunity to see you and your families, catch up, and have a great time doing so. They also give us a chance to say thanks for trusting us with your homes and with your friends and family we’re fortunate to hear from so often when real estate needs arise. We'd love to have you join us on September 30th from 1pm to 5pm. If you haven't already received your invitation in the mail, just give us a call or send us an email to RSVP and we will send you all the details.


This is our chance to say thank you for trusting us.

As always, we’ll have live music, plenty of food and drinks, and a whole range of fun activities for the kids to enjoy. We couldn’t be more excited about it, and we can’t wait to see you there! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be happy to speak with you.