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Escrow Tip – August 2012

August 6 in Blog by Diane Warren No Comments

Often the Escrow Agent and Seller’s Real Estate Agent are approached during a transaction with a request from the Seller to use a Power of Attorney on the sale transaction. One immediate question that comes to mind: Is the transaction a Short Sale? If so, you may want to avoid the use of a Power of Attorney for this transaction. When the use of the Power of Attorney is unavoidable the tips here may be useful. Be aware that Escrow, Title & the Seller’s Lender/Servicer will want to review the Power of Attorney. The Power of Attorney must be approved for use by the Escrow, Title & the Seller’s Lender/Servicer. The Power of Attorney should be submitted to all parties well in advance of the closing to avoid delays at the closing.

Be sure to cover this issue with the servicer as early in the transaction as possible. Ask your Escrow Officer at Title Security Agency about completing a Specific Power of Attorney for this transaction. Once the Seller has signed, before a notary public, the Power of Attorney the original should be delivered to escrow, preferably well in advance of the closing on the short sale transaction.

Your Escrow Officer at Title Security Agency stands ready to assist you with your Short Sale closing and welcomes any questions you may have. A list of the Escrow Officers for Title Security Agency can be found on our website here.

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Are you a First Time Home Buyer?

June 28 in Blog by Diane Warren No Comments

If you are a first time home buyer, these tips are good for the first time home buyer. Buying a home for the first time is an exciting time. With this excitement also comes details. The first time home buyer can find useful tips in this article and can avoid some common pitfalls. Take advantage of this information then you will want to look at these tips.First Time Home Buyer Tips

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Great Agent Tools for Use in Today’s Busy World!

June 28 in Blog by Diane Warren No Comments

Check out these great tools ~ sales work made easy

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Facebook status at 2012-06-28 – tsatucson

June 28 in Facebook by anchortitlewave No Comments

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Wonderful tools for the agent on the go! Check it out.


Sell On the Go with Your iPad
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We’re honored to have Matthew Ferrara share his knowledge and wisdom on the technologies you can use to benefit your business. – The KCM Crew Get ready for a whole new level of mobile sales productivity – with an iPad!

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TUCSON Real Estate Education ~ Got Yours?

June 5 in Blog, Facebook by anchortitlewave No Comments

 

TUCSON REAL ESTATE EDUCATION

             Title Security Agency is a company founded on innovation and one that embraces entrepreneurial endeavors. To that vein, Title Security Agency is committed to providing continuing real estate education classes in Tucson.  Our goal is to be a go to source for anyone, in Tucson and beyond, seeking CE credits for real estate license renewal. When looking for educational opportunities, check out our real estate education classes located on our calendar here.  Our focus has always been to provide the Tucson real estate community with practical knowledge as well sound technical information, necessary for successful real estate transactions.  Real Estate Education is paramount to the success of each party involved in the closing process. Every month we hold educational classes for our staff and encourage our team members to seek learning opportunities within the community.  Title Security is dedicated to providing venues that allow for consistent continuing education.

               Whether you have 2 or 22 years of real estate experience, the main purpose of real estate education is to ensure that you remain familiar with the changes that are always impacting our business.  The knowledge we can glean from others in the business as well as the situations we encounter every day are invaluable.  The continued growth and success of our businesses as well as the personal growth received through continuing real estate education may sometimes be overlooked but are none the less extremely valuable to each and every one of us.

               Every month Title Security Agency hosts the C. David McVay Schools in our training room located at our main office on Tanque Verde.  Over the past few decades, David McVay has been there to guide and educate real estate professionals.   He spends many hours pouring over current data and information on the industry and stays current on changes so that he can convey these changes during his seminars.  His humor only adds to the information you receive and allows each participant a moment to laugh at situations they themselves have probably encountered at some time during their tenure in the real estate business.

               The real estate finance industry is constantly changing.  The credit class or real estate finance class always contains current information.  These two classes offer many suggestions for solving credit and finance issues.  Investors are making their way back into the market and the finance class as well as credit class will help to load your investor tool box with ideas on how to help your investor with their lending and credit issues.  Speaking of investors another class that is offered each month through the TSA monthly education is the 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange class.

               The 1031 Exchange class is valuable to the Realtor® that wants to assist their investor clients in maximizing their returns on each investment property.  Whether an investor is looking to sell now or in the future the information obtained in the class is invaluable.    More investors are returning to the marketplace and getting the latest information relating to this subject will only enhance your business.

               As you can see Title Security Agency remains committed to your professional growth and success.  Find a class that works for you, visit our class calendar today! Remember, Title Security Agency is your partner when it comes to Tucson Real Estate Education.

If you have questions or comments concerning this blog post contact Brigitte Echave – 520-722-2578 or Brigitte@LeverageExchange.com. Visit Leverage Exchange Group.

 

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Understanding the Short Sale CE Class – June 4th 1 – 4 pm

May 24 in Blog by Diane Warren No Comments

Attend this CE Class – FREE 3 hrs General Credit For Registration Info click here

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Keep More Deals Together! What is the most likely culprit for deals falling apart?

May 24 in Blog by Diane Warren No Comments

Are you struggling with deals falling apart? What are the reasons deals fall apart? Read More Here

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Proper Notarization

April 30 in Blog by Diane Warren No Comments

Great Notary Tips Here
Notarizing a document requires skill and diligence to be that the proverbial “i’s” are dotted and “t’s” are crossed. This article helps to remind us what to complete and how to complete the notary correctly.

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Sell More When You Sell “Results”!

April 11 in Blog by Diane Warren No Comments

During many training seminars we have all heard about Features and Benefits and how they work when your in sales. Today with Eileen Shenker of Succcess Seminars, we learned of an alternative way of thinking. Replace “features” with Facts and “benefits” with Results.

When we approach customers often times we approach them with facts first when we may be better suited to lead with results. A fact is usually information on what we have or who we are. Such as, “I am the best realtor because I have been in the business for 20 years” or “I have these wonderful marketing materials that look beautiful and will cost you nothing”. The customer often hears this same pitch from someone else and may think “okay, so has the guy I just met with before you” AND? When you lead with the Result, the result is a tangible effect such as how will the customer benefit by working with you. When leading with results we show the customer what they will get by utilizing our services. Whether that result will be more money in their pocket or less time on the market, by leading each prospect with a result we are more likely to close the transaction and get the deal (or listing) with that customer. The facts will all become obvious to the customer by your actions but the results are what lead you to winning the sale and beating out your competition. Leading with facts first is like only having the peanut butter and no jelly (the results), it is a bit hard to swallow and can be a turn off preventing you from winning the sale!

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Seller Financing ~ Is your toolbox loaded?

April 6 in Blog by Diane Warren No Comments

Everyone has been talking about the difficulties that Buyers face in obtaining financing in today’s market. Sellers want top dollar for their properties but appraisals are not coming in at today’s market price. Has your seller considered using seller financing to move their property? Would you like to double the size of your current buyer pool, shrink the number of days on the market, cut failed escrows in half? If you answered yes to even one of these questions then you need to attend this Seller Financing class. This class offers 3 hours of Contract Law and will be held April 27, 2012 9 am to Noon. In the afternoon there will be a “Look Before You Leap” class which will cover disclosure. The afternoon class being held from 1 – 4pm is approved for 3 hours of Disclosures. Attend all 6 hours or just one 3 hour session, you decide. Register today by emailing your RSVP to tools@titlesecurity.com See the attached for cost and additional info

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Confidence, does confidence lead to recovery?

April 2 in Blog by Diane Warren No Comments

Have you driven by the mall or another one of your favorite shopping plaza’s lately? Have you noticed that the parking lots are filled? Have you been to your favorite eatery lately and seen more people enjoying a meal? Well the rest of the country has seen positives which indicate that consumer confidence is up! Read more

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