What’s the Difference Between a Title and a Deed?

You may use the two terms interchangeably, but there’s actually a significant difference between the deed to your home and the title. When you’re going through the home-buying process, it’s important to understand the distinction. The two terms are closely intertwined, however, they are not one and the same. The differences are subtle. A deed […]

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Timely Closing

Tips to Ensure Your Clients Have a Timely Closing

At Ohio Real Title we understand that the better informed you are as a real estate agent, the better able you are to guide your clients to a timely and stress-free closing. Knowing what may be required at closing and preparing accordingly will help the settlement process go as smoothly as possible. Lender Requirements – […]

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Title Company

Duties and Roles of a Title Company

Ever Wonder In a real estate transaction, the title company generally acts as the combined agent of the insurance company, the buyer, the seller, the mortgage lender and any other parties involved in the transaction. Essentially, they oversee the incredible number of details involved in buying and selling real estate, and are responsible for the […]

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Cell Phone Etiquette

Cell Phone Etiquette 101 for Realtors

Cell phones have become the lifeline for busy professionals, and that’s especially true for realtors. Since life is “always-on” with cell phones, the need for etiquette and common courtesy has never been more important. Consider our top 7 tips for cell phone use for realtors.   Limit Your Public Chatter – Don’t forget that everyone around […]

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Ohio Real Title Interns

Get to Know the Ohio Real Title Interns

Kennedy Yeager—Studying Political Economics with a concentration in Finance at Barnard College at Columbia University, Kennedy monitors the legals in-box to fulfill tax and legal requests, enters lender title orders into Qualia, sends out lender requirements, and is involved in other special projects, as necessary. Pleasantly surprised by the amount of responsibility she has been […]

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Home Title Insurance

What Every Realtor Should Know About Home Title Insurance

What Every Realtor Should Know About Title Insurance  You are a trusted advisor to your clients, and work to effectively and efficiently guide them through the home-buying process to a successful closing. However, as the closing transaction gets closer, the amount of paperwork and associated fees can be overwhelming to even the most experienced home […]

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Wire Fraud

Understanding Wire Fraud in Real Estate

One of the biggest threats to the home-buying process, wire fraud is more prevalent than commonly believed and is increasingly difficult to detect. In fact, according to the FBI, Americans lost nearly $150 million to real estate scams in 2018, and scams in the industry have jumped more than 1,000% since 2015. In order to […]

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Elyssa Ackerman

Ohio Real Title Spotlight: Get to Know Elyssa Ackerman

Elyssa Ackerman is a Sales and Marketing Rep for Ohio Real Title at the Westerville Branch in Columbus, Ohio. Get to know more about Elyssa, including her role at Ohio Real Title and her hobbies and interests outside of the office. Fun Facts About Elyssa: Role with Ohio Real Title : Sales and Marketing Representative, […]

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Summer Selling Tips

Tips to Help Make Summer Selling Season a Breeze

It’s official – summer has arrived! Check out our roundup of summer selling tips to help you out as we head into the summer selling season: Too Hot for House Hunters? 5 Home-Selling Tactics That Sizzle During Summer Summer might be a hot time for the real estate market, but there are also lots of […]

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