Build a Culture That Embraces Technology

Technology is rapidly evolving. Is your team ready to change with it? Here are a few tips to help you build a culture that embraces technology: Understand Habits Have you ever moved into a new home and found yourself driving back to your old address instead of your new one? Or arrived home and realized

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Commercial Business: Getting Your Feet Wet Without Sinking The Boat

Where do I start? How can I just jump into the ocean with the big fish and act like I know what I am doing? YIKES! Take a breath. You have mastered the residential side of title and escrow. Think about it! Not an easy task. Most people do not understand the titles on our

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Better Than 20/20 Vision: A Blueprint for Profitable Growth

By Cindy McGovern How many times have you sat in the optometrist’s chair and heard that endless series of questions: “Is this one better? How about this one? Now, how about this?” It’s not that different from settling down to write your annual strategic business plan. “Would this strategy be better? Should I spend more?

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Developing Your Leadership Talent

By Beth Burbage Would you like to be able to go on vacation (insert tropical island, cozy mountain retreat, or your dream spot here), and not worry about how your organization is running in your absence? How about being able to leave at the end of the day when everyone else leaves, vs. being the

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Cyber Snipers are After Your Clients: Protect Them or Pay the Price

By Bill Burding and Todd Sexton Cyber criminals target with sniper like precision. The safeguards adopted in recent years may not be sufficient to thwart these attacks. As you advance internal security measures, your clients become the target; however, your business may end up paying the price. Learn how to educate your clients, enhance organizational

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Building a Flexible Workforce

By Andrew Ewan What does a flexible workforce mean to you? Webster’s dictionary has the following definitions for flexibility: 1: capable of being flexed; 2: yielding to influence; 3: characterized by a ready capability to adapt to new, different, or changing requirements Other than the first one, I think our industry is held hostage by the others. Although, I

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Reaching Customers in a Digital Age

Having a website that’s mobile friendly and being able to connect with clients on their smart phones is vital these days, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors. In the newly released “Real Estate in a Digital Age 2019 Report,” NAR says that 76 percent of all buyers say they found

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Ransomware Attacks Target Government, Report Says

More than 70 state and local governments have been targeted with ransomware attacks in 2019, according to data and security firm Barracuda. Cybercriminals use malicious software, delivered as an email attachment or link, to infect the network and lock email, data and other critical files until a ransom is paid. Barracuda researchers analyzed 55 ransomware

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Digital Closings, But Were Afraid to Ask

By Danielle L. Kaiser NTP Summary: We’ve been talking about this for many years … But have you had all your questions answered? This lab will provide a safe space for frank discussions with your peers about the realities of implementing this technology in your operations. Digital closings are possible, but have been a long

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Recruiting Title Employees from Unexpected Places

By Donna Martin One April afternoon, I was on a three-hour conference call while driving from one title office to another delivering fresh lilies to each member of the staff. With my chin holding my cell phone, I was setting  potted plants on their desks and mouthing the words “Thank you.” This may have seemed

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