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Southwest Florida Title Company Supports Gulf Coast Humane Society

It’s time for another installment of #ClosingWithACause. This month, we’re going back to the well in support of a team favorite local non-profit – the Gulf Coast Humane Society. We will donate a portion of our revenue from June to t...
by Home Closing Process on Jun 8, 2016

Fort Myers Title Company Supports Alliance for the Arts Summer Campers

We are absolutely thrilled to announce our support of summer campers at the Alliance for the Arts. During the month of May, a portion of our revenue from every real estate closing will be donated to the Alliance to fund scholarships for summer camp...
by Home Closing Process on May 6, 2016

Tax Prorations Explained for Florida Real Estate Closings Part 2

Welcome back! In Part 1 of “Tax Prorations Explained for Florida Real Estate Closings” we looked at WHY we prorate taxes and the contractual rules by which we typically prorate. Now let’s look at how to understand how those proratio...
by Home Closing Process on Nov 2, 2015

Tax Prorations Explained for Florida Real Estate Closings Part 1

It’s that time of year! Real property taxes in Florida will be assessed any day now. Until they are, calculating tax  prorations at closing can be a confusing affair. If you are curious about how tax prorations should work for your closing, pl...
by Home Closing Process on Oct 22, 2015

Winged Foot Title Supports Gulf Coast Humane Society

August was a great month. We were able to donate $350.00 to the Candlelighters of Southwest Florida, whose mission is “to provide support, education and assistance to families of children with cancer or blood disorders and the professionals who...
by Home Closing Process on Sep 8, 2015

Southwest Florida Title Company Supports Florida Veterans Foundation in July

In June, Winged Foot Title raised $400 for the Children’s Home Society of Florida. What a great cause! This month, a member of our team and a veteran herself recommended that we do something for the Florida Veterans Foundation. A portion of th...
by Home Closing Process on Jul 1, 2015

TRID Can Unfortunately Kicked Down the Road

It’s Friday, a typically busy day for us in the title business. We have five loan closings on the schedule – five families about to complete the home buying journey. This should be an awesome day! The awesomeness, though, is already tarni...
by Home Closing Process on Jun 19, 2015

It’s All About the Kids This Summer

Since November of 2014, your real estate closings have generated $3,000 for local charities. This summer, the Winged Foot Title team has chosen to support the Children’s Home Society of Florida. Take a few minutes to watch this video about CHS&...
by Home Closing Process on Jun 12, 2015

I have the Buyer. Why should we care about FIRPTA?

We get this question a lot. And we often get it laden with defensiveness from buyers’ real estate agents who are surprised by the demands of FIRPTA on their clients. Because FIRPTA is superficially understood as a tax on the seller, the surpris...
by Home Closing Process on May 18, 2015

I paid taxes and insurance from escrow account!

A seller wrote to us recently and wondered the following: “I paid the taxes from my escrow account for this year, how do I get my prorated money back? I paid my homeowner’s insurance through my escrow account, who handles cancelling the i...
by Home Closing Process on May 4, 2015

3 Real Estate Tips from The Masters

We are 2 weeks removed from Jordan Spieth’s impressive victory at this year’s Masters Tournament (What were you doing when you were 21???). The #Masters is not trending. But we in the real estate business sure can learn a few things from...
by Home Closing Process on Apr 21, 2015

Help Us Support Fort Myers Relay for Life!

A month or so ago we rolled out our #closingwithacause campaign. In a nutshell, team members get to select a favorite charity or cause which we support by donating a portion of our revenue from every real estate closing we handle. First of all, we wa...
by Home Closing Process on Apr 2, 2015

Wiring funds when buying a home

By Chris Black, Esq. During the closing process, who doesn’t want to reduce costs and shorten steps whenever possible, right? To this end, many of our customers ask us about wiring funds for both escrow and total closing costs together. This is a g...
by Home Closing Process on Feb 13, 2015

Ft. Myers Title Company Listening Lesson

Listening is such an integral part of a title company’s continuous improvement. We have to know what is important to our clientele in order to meet their needs, their wants, their pain points. And the only way to figure that out is to ask and l...
by Home Closing Process on Nov 21, 2014

20 Call Challenge Results Are In!

What a powerful few days!  Of the 49 participants in our “20 Call Challenge”, 17 succeeeded in making their 20 calls.  We did not reach 26 with our follow up calls; and 6 made some calls but didn’t get to the goal of 20.  We would like to co...
by Home Closing Process on Oct 26, 2014

Scripts to Get More Real Estate Business & #WFTLearn 20 Call Challenge

Last night we hosted what we’re calling our #WFTLearn Success Series with local top producers Denny Grimes & D. Michael Burke.  These guys were fantastic sports and shared their secrets to success willingly.  At the end of the event, we c...
by Home Closing Process on Oct 23, 2014

ICYMI: Notes on Innovation from NS3 2014 Panel

Greetings from October Research’s 2014 National Settlement Services Summit 2014 in New Orleans! I just finished speaking about innovation on a panel devoted to partnership, coopetition and creative thinking and wanted to share my notes and refe...
by Home Closing Process on Jun 10, 2014

How to Pull of a Simultaneous Closing in Real Estate

Customer Don P. wrote to us recently about a predicament he was in.  Don was in the not uncommon position of having scheduled the closings for the sale of his current home and the purchase of his new home on the same day.  Sounds scary, right?  Do...
by Home Closing Process on Mar 5, 2014

How to Prepare for Closing in a Real Estate Transaction

Once you’ve accepted an offer to sell your home and have finalized the contract, it’s closing time! But first, you should make a list of all the things that you and your buyer must do before closing. For example, the property may need to be forma...
by Home Closing Process on Oct 25, 2013

How the U.S. Government Shutdown May Affect Real Estate Deals

Since the United States shut down last Tuesday, I decided to research how this could affect the real estate industry especially when it comes to government loans. Here’s what I found: The IRS isn’t processing any 4506-T forms which is use...
by Home Closing Process on Oct 7, 2013


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