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We Have an APP for That! by Inwest Title a Utah Title Company

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

We Have An App For That, by Inwest Title Services, A Utah Title Company

 

Inwest Title Services has always positioned itself at the front of the competition when it comes to customer service, statewide coverage and technology. The world is full of websites that provide resources and tools and the latest movement is to the Mobile App. Inwest Title Services launched the first version of the Inwest Title Services Mobile App in December 2013.



This powerful App puts many tools and resources at the “mobile” fingertips of its clients. Real Estate professionals, lenders, bankers and builders can all access the already powerful online tools on www.inwesttitle.com via the App program. The App allows a client to place and track new title order requests anytime of day. Real Estate professionals can snap a photo of their REPC documents and upload them to the buyer or seller file and make sure their Escrow Officer has the latest Addendum to their file 365 days a year.

The Main Menu of the App will also allow Real Estate Professionals to calculate their seller’s bottom line inside the Seller Net Sheet Calculator. This calculator allows an agent to plug in key pieces of information regarding their seller’s situation to include sales price, loan amounts being paid off, commissions owed to the agents, home warranty, concessions and more and determine an estimated seller proceeds amount. Agents use this tool to calculate the bottom line once an offer comes over from a prospective buyer but also visually communicate the scenarios to the seller based on what kind of offers may come and what to expect their proceeds to be if listed at the home’s comped value.

Real Estate professionals in Utah can also request Property Information to include property profiles, abstracts, plat maps, CCRs and more via the App button labeled Property Information. The information is sent immediately to our Marketing Department where the request is processed and sent back to the agent via email.

Loan officers and their support teams can access Title Fee Quotes and get estimated fees for their refinance and purchase borrowers from the Instant Fee Quote option on the App. When it’s time to close, Inwest Title Services has included the ability to access turn by turn directions to any of its 13 offices in Utah. Settlement and closing can take place at any of the 13 locations, which allows the client to dictate what is most convenient for them.


The Inwest Title Services App is available for free in the App Store℠ or at www.inwesttitle.com. At this time, the App is available for iPhone® users. Coming soon- version for Android™ for the Inwest Title Services App. App Store and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

 

Once the App is downloaded, it is necessary for the user to enter their login and password information. This login and password information is the same as the credentials used to access the www.inwesttitle.com. Email missymarketing@inwesttitle.com if you have forgotten or need to request a new login and password.


 

Inwest Title Services, Utah’s largest independently owned and operated title company is committed to bringing our clients the best in title and escrow and staying at the forefront of technology. Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/inwesttitleservices

 

For this and other information on Utah Title Companies, Utah Title & Escrow, or Title Insurance Quotes locate and contact your nearest Inwest Title office at www.inwesttitle.com.

 

What is the PURPOSE of Title Insurance? by Inwest Title a Utah Title Company

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Click on the play button to hear Tracy explain WHY you need title insurance.

Tracy Cottle-Tips from a Title Agent

 

For this and other information on Utah Title Companies, Utah Title & Escrow, or Title Insurance Quotes locate and contact your nearest Inwest Title office at www.inwesttitle.com.

St George Branch Office Celebrates 10 Years of Operation

Friday, September 13th, 2013
Inwest Title is excited to be celebrating its 10th year servicing Southern Utah-via our St. George branch office this month!  Thank you to all of our amazing clients for the honor of servicing your Title & Escrow needs this past decade!  We look forward to many more years of working closely with you!
For years, they resided on St George Blvd, but recently relocated into a gorgeous office space at  444B Tabernacle St Suite 202.
444B E Tabernacle St – St George, UT

Fun Facts about the St George Office

  • With the number of buyers that come from the Wasatch Front (approx. 60%) to purchase properties in St. George we facilitate closings across the State of Utah.  This is a tremendous benefit of working with a Title Company like Inwest Title Services.
  • For Inwest, we focus on the three Southern Utah Counties mostly (Washington, Iron, Kane).

Best Escrow in Southern Utah

  • Inwest Title Services boasts of having the best Escrow teams in Southern Utah
  • We also offer the following services to assist in our clients success:  Property Profiles, Neighborhood address for just listed and just sold postcards, digital CC&R’s, a sophisticated online program for Instant Title Fee Quotes and Seller’s Net Sheets, Notice of Default Lists, Market Data Reports, and a REPC deadline reminder so our clients never miss a contract deadline.The Southern Utah Offices specialize in all types of transactions including, but not limited to: Home Sales, Refinances, New Construction, Reverse Mortgage Purchases, Home Equity, Short Sales and Foreclosures/REO, Developers and Builder Transactions, Lot Sales and Commercial transactions.
  • The St George Office holds a combined Years of Experience totaling more than 106 years.

L-R: Talia, Mellie, Char, Beth, Whitney, Dan

Go to our facebook page to answer our trivia re: Inwest Title St. George office for a chance to win an Inwest Title prize pack!*

For this and other information on Utah Title Companies, Utah Title & Escrow, or Title Insurance Quotes locate and contact your nearest Inwest Title office at www.inwesttitle.com.

*Prize pack subject to State Marketing Laws & Regulations

Tips from a Title Agent by Inwest Title a Utah Title Company

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Tracy Cottle is back with more Tips from a Title Agent on how Judgements and Bankruptcy can affect selling or buying a home.

 

Tracy Cottle-Tips from a Title Agent

For this and other information on Utah Title Companies, Utah Title & Escrow, or Title Insurance Quotes locate and contact your nearest Inwest Title office at www.inwesttitle.com.

5 Steps to Simplify the For Sale By Owner Process. by Inwest Title a Utah Title Company

Thursday, August 8th, 2013


As a title company we get a lot of calls and hits to our website looking for details and information regarding the title and escrow process when selling your home without an agent.  As the homeowner, you decide to sell your home without the assistance of a Real Estate professional, put the “For Sale By Owner” sign in the yard and wonder what to do next.  We handle calls into our offices and emails with a simple 5 Step Process that we make Utahn’s aware of.

 

Step 1)  

Place your Title Order with a reputable title company that understands how to handle For Sale By Owner transactions. In the state of Utah, you are required to use a title company to facilitate the closing process and facilitate the settlement of the transaction. It’s a good idea to contact Inwest Title Services to get a fee quote and “Place the Title Order”.  This simply means giving the title company the approval to start the preliminary search of your property’s title and history.  Most companies in Utah will not require any upfront fees to “Place the Title Order”, it’s all paid for at the time of closing at the closing table.

 

Step 2 & 3)  Find a buyer and negotiate a fair and acceptable offer. Once you’ve agreed to terms with your prospective buyer and you have an official Real Estate Purchase Contract (also referred to as a REPC; you can find a copy of it here, under STATE APPROVED FORMS ) completed, you will want to make immediate contact with your title company representativeand advise them that you are “Under Contract”.  Under contract simply means that you and the buyer have agreed to terms and are both moving forward with the sale/purchase based on the agreed upon terms.

 

Step 4)  Send a copy of the Real Estate Purchase Contract (REPC) to your title company representative or Escrow Officer and discuss any unique situations regarding the sale of the home.  For instance, does your contract involve a buyer using a Power of Attorney, or seller financing to name a few.

 

Step 5) If your Buyer is securing a loan to purchase your home, you will wait for their lender to prepare their loan for settlement.  The title company will work with the lender and schedule the closing and settlement for the buyer to close and a separate closing and settlement time for you as the Seller to come in an sign your Seller Side Closing Documents.  In Utah, it’s permitted for the Buyer and Seller to use separate title companies on the same transaction but most professionals will advise for the Seller of a For Sale By Owner property to request that the Buyer close at your same title company to help streamline the process.

 

The end result of these 5 steps is a home successfully sold, where you and the buyer have accomplished their goals.  If you find yourself a Seller of a For Sale by Owner property that isn’t getting past Step 2 & 3 and you need a quality referral for a Real Estate Professional, please let us know and we will be happy to give you a list of Real Estate Agents that you can interview for the job.  We’ve outlined these steps into user-friendly bite-sized sections, and we welcome you to use us as a resource for selling your home.

 

Whether you’ve already placed a sign in your yard, signed a contract with a buyer, or you’re simply doing research on how to get the closing completed on the home, Inwest Title Services has you covered.  Check out a special section of our website www.inwesttitle.com/fsbo for more information and to get started.

For this and other information on Utah Title Companies, Utah Title & Escrow, or Title Insurance Quotes locate and contact your nearest Inwest Title office at www.inwesttitle.com.

Tips from a Title Agent-First Time Homebuyers by Inwest Title a Utah Title Company

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Tracy Cottle-Tips from a Title Agent for First Time Homebuyers

Tracy Cottle meets with The Daily Dish on ABC4 and explains what first-time home buyers should prepare for. “The very best thing you can do if you’re thinking about (buying a home) is to log into the Inwest Title Website.”

 

For this and other information on Utah Title Companies, Utah Title & Escrow, or Title Insurance quotes locate and contact your nearest Inwest Title office at www.inwesttitle.com.

HOA Registry by Inwest Title a Utah Title Company

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

HOA and Condo Contact Information to make your life easier!

 

All new Homeowner Associations and Condos are required to file in the registry no later than 90 days after recording their CC&Rs.  They are also required to file changes within 90 days of being implemented. The registry provides contact information so you know the point of contact for payoff or lien release information.  You can access this registry by going to :  https://secure.utah.gov/hoa/index.html

Here is what the website looks like and offers several different points of contacts.

For this and other information on Utah Title Companies, Utah Title & Escrow, or Title Insurance quotes locate and contact your nearest Inwest Title office at www.inwesttitle.com.

Tools for Networking by Inwest Title a Utah Title Company

Friday, June 28th, 2013

In the world of business we always hear words like Marketing, Networking, sphere of influence. These words sometimes trigger a plethora of thoughts. How do I obtain a “sphere of influence”? What tools do I need to “network” What does “marketing” mean?  No doubt, many of us feel overwhelmed in a world of social media and we may say to ourselves….I’ll put it out on facebook…I’ll tweet about it or I will join LinkedIn.

These are all great tools for getting the word out there however, there are also other places to Network, market and build a sphere of influence. When I first started in the world of marketing I knew a few people in the so called business, but not enough. I knew I had to get out there and meet people get to know them. learn who they knew and build my own sphere of influence. How you may ask? I got involved with great organizations within my business such as WCR. Through these contacts I met more great people who helped me gain knowledge and relationships. I learned about home tours and UCAR and found that there were so many people I didn’t know. I have recently joined a BNI group that meets once a week for the purpose of helping to build business. One of the best benefits of joining and participating in these groups and organizations is that while you do meet more people and increase your sphere of influence and learn how to market better. you make great friends and as you get to know them they also get to know you.  Please don’t think I’m not a fan of social media it has a great influence in business, but never underestimate good old fashioned face- to- face, one-on-one people meeting people.

I’m so grateful to the people who invited, informed, and allowed me to help each other build our business.-Cherri Gressemen; Orem Office.

 

For this and other information on Utah Title Companies, Utah Title & Escrow, or Title Insurance quotes locate and contact your nearest Inwest Title office at www.inwesttitle.com.

Market Data Report 6.27.13 by Inwest Title a Utah Title Company

Friday, June 28th, 2013
Market Data

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For this and other information on Utah Title Companies, Utah Title & Escrow, or Title Insurance quotes locate and contact your nearest Inwest Title office at www.inwesttitle.com.

Market Data 6-1-13 PERMITS by Inwest Title a Utah Title Company

Monday, June 17th, 2013

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For this and other information on Utah Title Companies, Utah Title & Escrow, or Title Insurance quotes locate and contact your nearest Inwest Title office at www.inwesttitle.com.