Posts Tagged ‘REALTORS’

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.

 

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Explaining Why Title Insurance is Necessary to your Clients, by Inwest Title, a Utah Title Company

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Other types of insurance coverage focus on possible future events and charge an annual premium, such as flood insurance or hazard insurance. Title insurance protects against loss from hazards and defects already existing in the title and is purchased with a one-time premium.

Insuring a home’s title begins with a search of public land records affecting the property. The title agent or attorney working on behalf of the underwriter examines pertinent documents to determine whether the property is insurable. Those documents include deeds, wills, trusts, outstanding mortgages and judgments, property liens, highway or utility line easements, pending legal actions and notary acknowledgements.

When title problems are disclosed during the search process, they are corrected whenever possible to avoid future claims. According to surveys done by the American Land Title Association (ALTA), title problems consistently arise in one out of three real estate transactions (36%).

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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.

 

New Real Estate Investment Advisor Designation available in Utah

Friday, October 12th, 2012

A new Real Estate designation is now available for Real Estate Investment Advisor (REIA). The first designation class date is Monday, October 15, 2012 from 8:00 am- 5:00 pm. It will be located at the Salt Lake Board of Realtors Office, 230 South Town Ridge Parkway Sandy UT. The 8-hour course will include 4 hours CORE and 4 hours Elective credit on Residential Real Estate Investing. The National Association of Real Estate Advisors (NAREIA) is sponsoring the course.

We are pleased to announce that James Seaman, Attorney at Inwest Title will be teaching the portion of the curriculum titled “Legal, Title & Closing Issues”.

Visit www.NAREIAGroup.org or the Salt Lake Board of Realtors for registration and more information.  Inwest Title Services is thrilled to be a part of this new designation course.

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.

 

Wanted: CE Course Participants

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Did you know that Inwest Title Services offers Continuing Education courses to our valued clients? We absolutely do. Let us help you receive credit towards license renewal while learning new and thorough information about noteworthy title and escrow topics. Courses can be arranged at your convenience or by attending an established class. All of the courses are complimentary.

The courses currently offered include: Fraud, Utah Foreclosure Law (In’s & Out’s of Non-Judicial Foreclosure Process), Short Sales, and Seller Financing. Our Attorney at Inwest Title, James Seaman, will be teaching the courses. A complete list of classes being taught statewide can be found on our website www.inwesttitle.com under the CE Event Calendar tab.

Remember to sign up for the upcoming Core CE class on Fraud. The class is Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Located at 2453 Harrison Blvd. Ogden, UT. Lunch will be served. Contact either Melissa Miller at (801) 773-9806, melissa@inwesttitle.com or your Inwest Title representative. Real Estate Certification #RC110530.

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.

 

Average percent increase in sales price is up in some Northern Utah counties

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Inwest Title Services compiles two Market Data Reports each month.  The first report indicating Permits activity throughout the state of Utah and the second report showing Sales Activity in Davis, Weber, Salt Lake, Tooele, Wasatch, Summit and Utah counties.  The latest report that was released today shows that Davis county has seen an average percent increase in sales price of 10.34%  and Weber county has reported an increase of 16.6% since August of 2011.

Both Davis and Weber counties experienced an increase in the number of homes sold of 11% from July to August of 2012.  Davis county had an increase of 9% in homes listed whereas Weber county showed a -8% decrease.

To view all the counties reported go to http://bit.ly/PScvYV

To be added to the distribution list for these reports as they are released, please email corporate@inwesttitle.com

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.

 

 

Reflection of current Northern Utah Sales Activity, by Inwest Title, a Utah Title company

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

The Inwest Title Market Data Report has recent data reflecting number of homes sold, average sales prices, and number of days on market.  Information is shown for Weber, Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, Summit, Wasatch and Utah counties.  Follow this link to the most recent published report http://bit.ly/Nq9em3

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Looking for HOA information?, by Inwest Title, a Utah Title Company

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

We often have Real Estate Agents and Lenders asking for Home Owner’s Association(HOA) information. Sometimes it is very time sensitive, other times it is less urgent. There are sometimes transfer fees or other fees associated with buying or selling real property that is governed by an HOA. While we are able to assist you with HOA information, a new state law will make getting HOA information easier for you and your clients.

The law now requires all Home Owner’s Associations to register with the Utah Department of Commerce and submit basic information including the main HOA contact person. HOAs will not be able to charge arbitrary transfer fees or other fees unless they are listed in the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs). Nobody likes surprises at closing and this law will help you prepare your clients for any fees by being able to know well in advance. It also helps Inwest Title to get this information for settlement statements with more speed and consistency.

There is now a publicly accessible registry for HOAs so that you or your clients can access the information you need during your due diligence period. You may want to pull it up and contact an HOA representative to determine what services the HOA fee covers (insurance, garbage, water, sewer, cable etc.). This will help you to provide your clients with the most accurate information. You may choose to direct your clients to the registry to let them be the ones to find out the information that is of concern to them. You can determine which way it will best serve your business needs. This resource will help buyers, sellers, realtors, lenders and title companies. It is a good thing for all of us.

Inwest Title is committed to providing the best service possible and we will continue to assist you with any HOA information you need for your transaction. However, we also want to make you aware of all resources and the newest information that can help you and your clients. These new resources can save time and may help to eliminate unexpected fees or problems at closing.

You can access this registry at

https://secure.utah.gov/hoa/index.html

You can read the full bill at

http://le.utah.gov/~2011/bills/hbillenr/hb0104.htm

If you have any questions about these new resources and how they can affect your clients, or if you just need any information to assist with your transaction, please do not hesitate to contact us. For this and other information on Utah Title Companies, Utah Title & Escrow, or Title Insurance please contact your nearest Inwest Title office. To find the office nearest you, go to www.inwesttitle.com