IMITATION – “A thing intended to simulate or copy something else.” “Imitation is the greatest form of flattery.” – Charles Caleb Colton “There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt.” – Audre Lorde With the many “how’s” we have discussed recently concerning ways we endeavor to earn your business, your gracious […]
Jane and Wendell Privitt, owners of Elliott & Waldron Abstract Co., enjoying an evening at Globe Life Park with DJ Horn and Chris Phillips. The Texas Rangers lost to the Toronto Bluejays in the 9th inning.
Q: Assume landowner A owned an acreage tract and was carving out a back acreage portion to sell to B. Since B’s tract would otherwise be landlocked, A granted B an access easement that would run with the land and inure to the benefit of B’s successors and assigns. B later acquires another acreage tract […]
Chris Phillips, CEO and president of First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI), was elected to serve as president of the Texas Land Title Association (TLTA) at the association’s Annual Conference last week in New Orleans. He has served on the TLTA board of directors for several years in different capacities and will now take over […]
FNTI was a Gold Sponsor at the annual conference of the Texas Land Title Association, which was held in New Orleans this year. In addition to the usual fun and networking, this year had an additional importance as much needed funds were raised to continue the protection against attacks on our industry.
By definition, the word strategy comes from military combat as having a plan of action to defeat an enemy. Today, we mostly know it as a plan to complete a goal. I recently received an article about a very successful former college baseball coach at California State Polytechnic University named John Scolinos. He clearly had […]
One of the benefits of doing business in Texas is that title insurance consumers are protected by the Texas Title Insurance Guaranty Association (TTIGA). Our Texas system of regulation contemplates situations where a title insurance underwriter may become insolvent. If that occurs, TTIGA steps in and has an obligation to protect the policy holders of […]
Suzanne Tinsley treated the group at Texas Secure Title Company in Hurst, Texas with a class on service, kindness and commitment. At the conclusion of the class, Lizzie Angle was selected by her leadership to receive the Red Kettle Award. Based upon the book “212 Degrees,” the Red Kettle Award is presented to a person who […]
Suzanne delivered a class to real estate agents on utilizing nonverbal communication to engage clients, establish trust and to detect deceit. This class is excellent for escrow professionals too! Give FNTI a call to discuss how we may help with your educational needs.
I was in Lubbock last week and while reading the city magazine, I came across a quote from local Restaurateur David Campisi, “Some people collect art. We like to collect relationships.” While we don’t sell veal parmesan or shrimp Alfredo in the title industry, the above quote rings just as true for us. We have […]