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Title Company Joint Ventures… Who Wins?

A title company JV partner can help you grow your brokerage exponentially by getting a real estate deal done more quickly and profitably. Who will win? You and your clients. Now that sounds like a win-win.

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Property Title Search: What is it and how long does it take?

Buying a home is undoubtedly one of the most exciting events in our lifetimes. Before you get to closing, though, you’ll encounter many necessary steps between offer and closing. Some of these steps include obtaining an inspection, getting the home appraised, and conducting a title search. Today we’ll take a closer look at the property title search, including what it is, how long it takes, and how it protects your home purchase.

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Can a real estate agent own a title company?

From ordering food to shopping for homes and cars, consumers have moved dramatically toward online channels. In turn, companies and industries have responded, and real estate is no exception. It’s an exciting time for the real estate and title industries. Modern technology has made the closing phase transparent, highly efficient, and remarkably less stressful than ever before.Whether due to advancements in technology or a desire to better serve your clients, perhaps you’re wondering if you can own a title company as a real estate agent. In short, the answer is yes. There are two ways of going about this: creating your own title company from the ground up or forming a joint venture with an established title company.

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The Rise of Virtual in Real Estate

Ten or 20 years ago, the residential real estate industry looked a whole lot different than it does today. To stay competitive in this new business and economic environment, new strategies and practices must be adopted in the real estate industry. Technology continues to transform the way real estate agents conduct business and connect with clients, as well as how clients buy and sell homes. The rise of virtual in real estate is here to stay, and we’ll share some of the latest changes.

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Factors to consider when starting a joint venture

Expetitle has introduced a better way to close, thanks to its completely digital closing experience. Clients and brokers can view the latest status in a simplified and organized process with up-to-the-minute updates they can ‘see’ on their phones. It keeps communication clear, offers transparency, and ultimately helps the transaction close faster.

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Why does a home buyer need title insurance?

Title insurance protects homebuyers and lenders against defects or problems with a title when there is a transfer of property ownership. If a title dispute arises during or after the sale of a home, the title insurance company may be responsible for paying specified legal damages, depending on the policy. Most title insurance policies cover the common claims filed against a title, such as back taxes, conflicting wills, and outstanding liens.

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What is the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)?

RESPA exists to protect home sellers and home buyers during real estate transactions. It can be a chaotic time but by better understanding the rules and your rights, you’ll be protected, too.

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10 Ways to Choose the Right Title Company

When your clients are buying or selling a home, there are several steps along the way—and choosing a title company is one of the most important. The title and closing process remains bewildering to many clients, with many wondering why they need a title company, who to hire, how to hire, and how much it will cost them.

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Proptech Spotlight: ShowingTime

ShowingTime is the leading scheduling software and market stats provider for home showings in the residential real estate industry. The platform offers users automated show management of showings, report generation, and buyer lead generation for multiple listing services (MLS), associations, offices, and agents.

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