title: Great things are happening here at Franklin Title Agency! - 06/02/10 12:06 PM
Hello everyone,
Great things are happening here at Franklin Title Agency!
As you know, we opened a new divison of the company called The Short Sale Negotiators, LLC which is doing very well thanks to all your referrals and orders. http://www.shortsaleneg.vpweb.com 248-564-0308
Also, we are having our Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for our newest office in Downtown Rochester June 24th at 4pm with Jennifer Granholm, the mayor of Rochester, and other officials throughout the area. Swing by if you are in the area!
Finally... we have hired another processor for the new office - Chelsea Guthrie, who has been absolutely … (0 comments)

title: Franklin Title & SSN's Official Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony June 24th - 05/25/10 03:21 PM
Hello and Good Afternoon  
Dropping by checking in to see if there is anything you may need from us here at Franklin Title Agency this week in the way of new title orders (form attached), title work updated, title questions answered, deed work completed, short sales negotiated, and or a closing scheduled? We are proud to have earned your business - Thank You  
Mark Your Calenders for Thursday, June 24th at 4pm for our Official Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the city of Rochester and you! We are very excited to celebrate with you are newest location at 1235 Main … (0 comments)

title: Choosing your Title Insurance Company - 05/21/10 01:45 PM
Title Insurance is very cut & dry but then again depending on the transaction and situation title insurance can be very complicated ...as you already know.
The easy part is choosing a title insurance and closing company to work with on your transactions. The hard part is choosing the right one for your transactions.
How do you choose your title company for your files? Is it ease of ordering or their reasonable fees? Is it the Rep that you know and or just met and liked? How about the technology offered or is it maybe you chose them for their quick turn … (3 comments)

title: Realtors Golfing for a Great Cause - 05/21/10 12:52 PM
Dropping by this afternoon letting you know about some great events around Metro Detroit that we are apart & would love to have you apart of as well:
The Boys & Girls Clubs upcoming Golf Outing August 16th (still looking for foursomes, event sponsors, hole sponsors, etc.) $600 Foursome includes breakfast, lunch, drink tix, dinner, and prizes   The Women's Council of Realtors Golf Outing June 10th (still looking for foursomes, event sponsors, and hole sponsors, etc.) The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Auburn Hills June 5th - We need cancer survivors to celebrate their lives - The cancer … (1 comments)

title: 'The' What's Happening in Metro Detroit - 05/21/10 12:25 PM
Hello & TGIF!  
THANK YOU for another Great week here at Franklin Title & The Short Sale Negotiators!   Dropping by wishing you a Great Weekend ahead - Here are some links to Detroit local events, games, and weather around Metro Detroit.  
Looking forward to another Great week ahead as well as closing out May 2010 with a bang!  
Metro Detroit Music: http://eventful.com/detroit/events/may  
Metro Detroit Business Events: http://www.crainsdetroit.com/section/events#  
Detroit Tigers:,season=  
Detroit Weather: http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/48201    
Thanks again and have a Great Weekend,      
Keith StonehouseVice PresidentFranklin Title Agency, LLChttp://www.franklintitleagency.com  

title: Marketing to Your Existing Client Base - 05/20/10 05:29 PM
I attended a great Women's Council of Realtor's Event this morning with a panel of the top producing Agents in our area... It was an open forum panel discussion over breakfast with over 80 in attendance taking notes, asking questions, and most importantly learning what does and what doesnt work for those out there making waves despite the market conditions.
The 2 BIG things that all of the agents on the panel agreed upon that was the key to their success were:
1. Personal Service over everything
2. Marketing to your existing client base continuosly!
I have practiced these in my … (2 comments)

title: Great Staff makes the Difference! - 05/11/10 11:00 AM
A new Realtor client of mine ordered title (forgot to order earlier) late Friday afternoon from us here @ Franklin Title Agency & Closed on it mid day Monday (yesterday) with ease ...thanks to our Great staff always being on top of their game! Having an in-house Title Examiner definately makes it smoother but having a staff that takes ownership on each file makes it GOLD!
Having Great Staff makes the difference in moving ahead with your business
Keith Stonehouse
Franklin Title Agency http://www.franklintitleagency.com

title: Still Shocked that you don't know! - 04/21/10 03:08 PM
I just did a 1 hour presentation for a large bank's management team discussing title insurance and how it affects the deal, when it is applied, how it is applied, who pays for it, etc etc...
I was shocked that the majority of the management team (that deals in mortgages as well) had no clue what title insurance is and how it works!
Are you running into the same thing in dealing with title insurance?  

title: While I am away... - 04/21/10 02:55 PM
I'm dropping by letting you know that I personally am going to be out of the office on vacation to Kentucky & Tennessee visiting the caves and the Smokey mountains returning Wednesday.
If you need anything from ordering title (which you can also do on our website at www.franklintitleagency.com) to getting title updates, to scheduling closings, etc please feel free to contact my Processors Norm, Kim, or Chelsea who will be handling all my files while I am away at: 248-564-4022 ornorm@franklintitleagency,com
Thank You so much for your business and have a great week & weekend ahead... look forward to … (0 comments)

title: Michigan Real Estate & Title - Great News & Great Events - 04/05/10 11:26 AM
Hello, Good Morning & Welcome to Another Beautiful Week in April 2010 from your friends at Franklin Title Agency & The Short Sale Negotiators.
This week we wanted to let you know about some Great News with our company as well as some Great Real Estate minded events in your area as well as some Charitable Events.
- We are expanding & This week we've hired 2 new Processors!
One for Franklin Title Agency & the other for Short Sale Negotiators (SSN) as well as a new Consultant for Short Sale Negotiators (SSN)! *This is big news for us & we are very Thankful for your business … (1 comments)

title: Real Estate Mixer - Back by Popular Demand - 03/29/10 09:10 AM
Good Morning & Welcome to the final week of March 2010 from your friends at Franklin Title Agency
TODAY: Back by Popular Demand - Join us for another Great Real Estate Mixer at Fieldstone in Downtown Rochester. The event with nearly 100 Real Estate Professionals coming together networking over the areas finest wines was such a Great Success we thought we'd do it again after an overwhelming repsonse for another. The event will be from 4-7 pm at The Fieldstone Winery Downtown Rochester at 223 S. Main Street with some great appetizers and 5 glasses of wine all for only $10.00 at … (1 comments)

title: Realtor Mixer - Back By Popular Demand - 03/23/10 02:17 PM
Realtor Mixer - Back By Popular DemandBack by Popular Demand - Join us for another Great Real Estate Mixer March 29th at Fieldstone in Downtown Rochester. The event with nearly 100 Real Estate Professionals coming together networking over the areas finest wines was such a Great Success before, we thought we'd do it again after an overwhelming repsonse for another one. The event will be from 4-7 pm at The Fieldstone Winery Downtown Rochester at 223 S. Main Street with some great appetizers and 5 glasses of wine all for only $10.00 at the door. If you missed the last event … (1 comments)

title: Providing a Personal Consultant for Your Sellers! - 03/22/10 10:33 AM
Hello, Good Morning & Welcome to another great week in March 2010!  
I am dropping by with a few updates for you & your business covering some great local Real Estate events, non-profit events giving you great exposure for your business, info on Short Sale Negotiators, LLC, as well as social media for marketing and networking, and of course what Franklin Title Agency can do for you and your customers this week.  
DID YOU KNOW: The Short Sale Negotiators provide you and your home owners (sellers) with a personal consultant to meet face to face to get the short sale process … (3 comments)

title: Meet Michigan's Short Sale Negotiators, LCC - 03/19/10 09:50 AM
We are proud to Announce The Short Sale Negotiators, LLC.
The only company to provide a short sale consultant who will schedule a face to face meeting to explain the process and address any questions or concerns for your home owners as well as collect all the necessary documentation to get the process started with their lender with NO UPFRONT FEE EVER!
Simply fill out one Short Sale Information Request Form - Fax to us - and let us do the work for you!
Our short sale representatives are here to guide and assist you! Real People, Real Answers, and Real Help!

title: Are You Afraid of Being Successful? - 03/01/10 11:26 AM
Hello & Welcome to March 2010!
The sun is shining and home sales are rising... who could ask for more?   I'm dropping by checking in to see if there is anything you need from us here at Franklin Title Agency like ordering title, a title question answered, your current title work updated, some deedwork completed, or scheduling a closing.  
Here is a link to a great blog I thought you might be interested in - I sure was...
Are you Afraid to be Successful? http://www.brokeragentsocial.com/article/674/are-you-afraid-to-be-successful  
Also, Have you joined WCR (Womens Council of Realtors) yet? If you haven't … (3 comments)

title: Today is Title Order Tuesday - 02/23/10 11:45 AM
Today is Title Order Tuesday...
Dropping by checking in to see if there is any title needed on any of the files there on your desk today? Pre-title (no charge), title, searches, etc... You can logon to franklintitleagency.com and order title or you can fax an order form to 248-564-4024 - If you need an order form please let me know.
Thank You and have a Great Tuesday,    
Keith StonehouseVice PresidentFranklin Title Agencyhttp://www.franklintitleagency.com  
Office: (248) 564-4022Cell: (248) 894-4785 Fax: (248) 564-4024  
Michigan's Fastest Growing Title Insurance Company - Franklin Title Agency - working with Great Realtors, Real Estate … (2 comments)

title: When Ordering Titlework - Refer to RESPA Section 9 - 02/19/10 10:23 AM
When ordering title for your clients - Refer to RESPA Section 9 below:  
Section 9 of RESPA (12 U.S.C. §2608) states that:
 1. No seller of property that will be purchased with the assistance of a federally related mortgage loan shall require directly or indirectly, as a condition to selling the property, that title insurance covering the property be purchased by the buyer from any particular title company.
2. Any seller who violates the provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall be liable to the buyer in an amount equal to three times all charges made for such title insurance.

title: RESPA Section 9 : Finally! - 02/17/10 10:01 AM
RESPA Section 9 is the best part of all the new RESPA Guidelines
Check it out here at:
Spread the word to your customers and clients,
Keith Stonehouse - Franklin Title Agency

title: GREAT NEWS per RESPA 2010 - 02/10/10 01:35 PM
RESPA has put a lot of new guidelines, changes, updates, etc in place for Mortgage and Real Estate Professionals as well as Title Insurance and Closing Companies across the Country.
The GOOD NEWS in all this is not just the fact that all these new regulations will weed out the bad but also that per RESPA - Real Estate and Mortgage Professionals are now to direct their customers to shop for their own title insurance companies!
This is GREAT NEWS for the title insurance companies out there competing with the in-house title companies locking down Realtors business from their Brokers. Also, … (0 comments)

title: RESPA Wants you to Shop for Title Insurance - 02/10/10 01:02 PM
GREAT NEWS for us title insurance companies still kicking now focused solely on REO / Bank owned properties out there.
RESPA has written it into their guidelines for Real Estate and Mortgage Financing Professionals to educate their borrowers / sellers to shop for their own title companies vs. forcing them to use in-house title companies from the days of the past per Brokers.
This is great news as the title companies out there providing great customer service, flexability, and pricing have a better chance in competing for the business per RESPA!
If you have any questions on all the new rules … (2 comments)

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