Human-Centered educational and informational podcast on Title Insurance and Real Estate
Craft Your Farming Plan!
Let's get to work on the basics of geographic marketing! Last week we looked at where to farm, finding the area that would make the best fit for you and your business. This time, we'll calculate the potential earnings from any given farm area and construct a proactive business plan to drive that success!
Episode 3: The Search for Sellers! 3 Free Listing Searches
It’s rough being a buyer in this market! Getting offers accepted is a herculean task for Realtors lately, with listings often garnering even dozens of offers in a matter of days, with the majority being over listing price. One way to combat the scarcity of inventory is to aggressively prospect to make your own inventory! A homeowner who hasn’t yet put their home on the market, but is starting to think the time is right, may be open to receiving offers from motivated and deserving buyers. Here are three searches to find homeowners who have a better-than-average chance of selling now. Because they rely solely on factors of public record, you can pull these lists for free through Fetch; or request them from your favorite title rep. They can also be overlaid with geographic and property-characteristic filters to zero in on the properties most appealing to your clients.
Episode 2: How to Read a Vesting Deed
A Vesting Deed is the document that establishes ownership over real property, and as such is vitally important in Real Estate. Familiarize yourself with the structure of a Deed and the important information it provides, as well as:
- When it is vitally important to refer directly to the deed (not just Realist!)
- What to do if your name is misspelled on your deed (or if it changes!)
- How reading the deed can give you a head start on potential title issues
- Much more!
1:17 – When and why to check the deed
5:21 – Calculate Sales Price
7:17 – Grantors & Grantees
8:02 – Wrong Name? 1
0:00 – Condo or No?
10:53 – Scan for Issues
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Episode 1: SB2, Common Vestings, and Finding a Farm
Learn more about the Building Homes and Jobs Act, SB2 in California! SB2 adds a $75 fee to many Real Estate recordings. Here's when it is charged, when it is exempt, how it is calculated, and practical examples to help understand this fee.
Then, how is Real Estate "Vested?" What's the difference between Joint Tenancy and Tenancy in Common? How does Right of Survivorship affect community property? What on earth does Severalty mean? We dive into these questions and more, giving a basic working definition of all the most common ways to hold title in California.
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Finally: getting started in real estate and need to start building a farm? Been putting off geographic marketing and ready to get going? Working a consistent farm and looking to add more territory? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this segment is a terrific starting point! We'll dive into what to look for in a promising new farm, as well as where and how to find it.
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The ABC's of POA's
If a seller or a borrower will not be able to execute a transaction for some reason - disability, travel schedule, etc. – he or she might consider using a Power of Attorney to complete the transaction. This quick pod gives the fundamentals of how POA works in a real estate transaction - and some potential issues to be aware of!