It’s almost surreal to look back at the way I was living my life in February and early March. My family and I were constantly on the move — not only was I busy with work, but my wife was busy handling the packed schedules of five kids. Our lives were a nonstop race to the next event, the next deadline, the next goal.
When we were planning this newsletter, I thought I would write about current market conditions. But, as you know, the only thing we can be certain about right now is uncertainty. (Don’t worry, I promise this column won’t be all doom and gloom.)
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.
Last year was one of the top years for growth in the Treasure Valley, and Vice President, Treasure Valley Manager Phil Archer says that 2020 is primed to be just as successful. Here are his five key takeaways for 2020.
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.
Santa is a fan of beef jerky. A Big Jud’s burger is the perfect Christmas gift. And pajamas are essential TV watching gear. We asked our office for their favorite holiday traditions — and we’d love to hear 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.
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.