We’re almost to the end of another Idaho Legislature session, and our lawmakers are still considering several bills that could have major impacts on our industry. We’ll walk through the basics of those bills in just a moment, but before we do, I’d like to extend a friendly reminder.
Did you know that the Fidelity National Title family of brands is the largest underwriter in the world? An astounding seven of every ten transactions close with one of our many underwriting brands. Part of the reason is that we’re one of the few title companies that also insure products — even if you close with another company, odds are we’re your underwriter.
We’re thrilled with our new Fidelity 24/7 tool — not just because it solves a problem our customers posed to us, but because it’s so easy to use. Fidelity 24/7 gives our clients instant access to a database connected to the county recorder’s office. From there, you can find just about anything you might find in a typical listing package.
We work in an industry where we determine how much we make in a year — it’s not decided by some far-away corporation, and it’s completely within our control thanks to the incentives and commissions that power our work. That’s why my year starts out with a golden number: The amount of money I want to make over the course of the next 365 days.
Here’s how you can come up with yours, too.
I try to make this column as useful as possible, packing it with tips about how you can be more productive, more organized, more successful.
What if you could spend the winter worrying less about building your business in the spring? That’s not just a dream — it’s a real possibility if you use a customer relationship management platform, or CRM, wisely.
Email used to run my life.
I’m sure you can relate. As a member of this industry, you know how easily the sheer volume of emails can overwhelm you. I get between 300 and 400 emails every day — and I bet your inbox is just as crazy.
Is work-life balance possible? As school starts and we power through prime selling season, it might seem like the answer is no. How can you have any balance when you’re putting out fires, shuttling kids around, and showing houses multiple times a day?
Time and time again, our clients have complained about how tracking down important information from customers is the most frustrating aspect of their jobs. Just think about all the times you’ve had to make a phone call to get basic information that your title company needs — how much time have you lost? Minutes every day? Hours every week? Weeks every year?
That ends now.