Real Estate Joint Ventures…Who Wins?

Having been in the Title Insurance business for the past 7 years doing Sales and Marketing I have run into pretty much every kind of objective possible as to why a Realtor or Mortgage Lender has a relationship with a Title Company or why they have to use Title Company X or Y.  Many of these objectives are not to diffcult to navigate and usually result in landing a new client or large account.  There is one objective that I have seen the most, especially in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area.  That one objective that I hear is…”well our office has a Joint Venture (JV) with Title Company X or Y…my broker wants us to use them.”

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Real Estate Commodity-How NOT to Become One

Since moving to the Washington DC/Northern Virginia area and working as the Director of Sales/Markeing for Stewart Title and Escrow  I have been working like mad getting in front agents, lenders, commerical agents doing what I can do help them grow their business.  I’m also doing something else that is very important…and that is showing these people how Stewart Title is different than our competitors…how I/We are different.  You see, when a consumer, or in my case a Real Estate agent or a Mortgage Lender sees the difference and then the added value that we bring, they make a conscious decision to do business with us instead of Title Company X or Y.  This is how NOT to become a Real Estate Commodity.

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iPad in Real Estate-Is it Worth it?

As you have seen in the last 10 years technology has simply EXPLODED in many different forms and has impacted many industries and none more than the Real Estate industry. Everything is being moved away from print advertising, direct mail, yellow pages, instead things are online, blogs, Social Media, Video, and other forms of new technologies. There is one form of technology that has come along in the last couple years that has the ability to really impact the Real Estate business. What is the piece of technology? You guessed it…the iPad!!  So…are you using an iPad in Real Estate?

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