A home purchase is the biggest purchase most of us will ever make. With that in mind, you want someone in your corner that has a proven track record of working specifically with buyers. That person is an ABR® certified realtor.Continue reading “Reasons to Choose an ABR® Certified Realtor”
Some may say that the holidays are the worst time to try and sell your home. With so much going on during the holidays, especially in a year like this, this may ring true, but there are some advantages to selling during this time of year. There are typically less homes on the market, so you’ll have less competition. People looking to buy a home during this time, generally have a specific reason for doing so and are more serious about buying. Additionally, selling your home before the end of the year will enable you to claim deductions on your next tax return such as mortgage interest, private mortgage insurance and property taxes.Continue reading “Successfully Sell Your Home During the Holiday Season”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we realize that you may have some concerns about staying safe during your closing. That’s why we’ve set up some new protocols that we’ll be following to give you peace of mind and keep our staff safe as well.Continue reading “COVID-19 Closing Protocols”
Consumers are doing most everything from their computers and devices these days, so for any modern business, having a strong online presence is key. But that is no longer enough. With 84% of real estate businesses now doing business online, your company needs a strong digital marketing strategy to stand out from the rest. This year’s real estate marketing trends provide insight on how to do just that.
As a real estate agent, you already know how important customer service is. Happy customers keep coming back for repeat business, and they refer their friends and family, which leads to more business for you. The foundation of this business relationship, as in any relationship, is trust. Here are our best tips for building trust with your customers, so they keep coming back and serve as a referral source for you in the future.Continue reading “How to Build Trust With Your Customers so They Keep Coming Back”
If you’re close to closing on your new home, then a big congratulations to you! Buying a home is a big investment and you’re almost there. If you are curious about what to expect, we’ve got some answers for you. Here’s everything you need to know to be prepared going into the closing process.Continue reading “Preparing for Closing – What You Need to Know”
There is new technology coming out every day that makes our lives more automated and saves time. We keep up to speed on the latest tech so we can leverage it for our clients and our real estate agent partners. Here are a few of the ways we put our tech-savvy to work for you to make your life a little simpler.Continue reading “A Tech-Savvy Title Company Saves You Time”
Real estate has a lot of symbiotic relationships. As a settlement and title services company, we succeed when our real estate agents succeed, and vice versa. By providing the tools and the know-how, we work with our real estate agents to help them get business. We use multiple avenues to generate leads for your business so that we can succeed together. Here at Ratified Title Group, we go above and beyond to help our agents achieve their goals. Here are some of the ways that we work with real estate agents.Continue reading “Helping Real Estate Agents Succeed – How We Do It”
In order to purchase or sell a home, the title on that home must be clear. This means that nobody has a claim on the property except the seller.
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Most title issues are discovered during the settlement process, but some may not arise until after you’ve gone to closing. If a title issue is discovered during the settlement process, it will hold up the sale until it’s resolved. If the problem arises after closing, that’s when title insurance comes in handy to help resolve the issue. Here are some of the more common title issues you can come across.
If you’re purchasing a new home or selling your home, you will go through the settlement process to complete the transaction. This transaction has a lot of moving parts, but don’t be alarmed. Here are the steps to settlement so you know just what to expect.Continue reading “What to Expect During the Settlement Process”