How to Download the FTT App and Save to Your Mobile Phone

How to get the app on the mobile

TitleCapture is a web app so it runs in your mobile’s browser

Normally, when you first access the app from Safari (iPhone) or Chrome, Internet Explorer (Android), you have on-screen instructions that you can follow in order to save the app’s icon to your home screen for easy access thereafter. However, if you miss the instructions here’s how you do it:


On an iPhone

Step 1:
You have to tap on the icon with the arrow pointing up.

Step 2:
Once the dialog window pops up, you need to tap on “Save to Home Screen” to add the app as an icon to your phone’s Home Screen.

Step 3:
Give the app a name that will appear under the icon, so that you can easily identify the app. After keying in the name, tap on “Add” to complete this process.

Done:
Your app now sits as a nice icon on the Home Screen. Everytime you need to access the app, just tap on the icon and it opens the app up.


On Android devices

*Note:

Newer Android version may do this in a different manner.

Step 1:
Access the app in your browser (Internet Explorer shown here) and tap to bookmark the login page. You normally have to then tap on a “Add bookmark” link.

Step 2:
Give your bookmark a name that will appear under the icon on your home screen. Then tap on “Save” to save the bookmark.

Step 3:
After saving the bookmark, you need to access the bookmarks menu and find your newly saved bookmark. Tap on it and hold until a menu comes up. From that menu, you need to choose “Add shortcut” to effectively add the icon to your home screen.

Done:
Your app now sits as a nice icon on the home screen. Everytime you need to access the app, just tap on the icon and it opens the app up.

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#1 Way to Avoid Legal Trouble! #RealtorProblems

Sharing some legal wisdom that all of our clients can benefit from hearing. This is from our affiliates over at the Law Office of Leighton J. Hyde!

Rule #1 The Contract Should Be Legible

I started this blog to help real estate agents become better at their chosen craft and to avoid the legal pitfalls associated with the industry.  My hope is that this information will inspire you to become a better real estate agent, acting in the best interest of your clients.

Some of this information may seem basic and intuitive, but I can assure you that I see some of these actions and errors on an almost daily basis. This leads me to my first topic: a legible contract.

First, I get it. I was an active agent trying to juggle the many plates you carry as an agent. I was also guilty of the very thing I am talking about so you are not alone. You write the offer and submit it to the listing agent, or you are the listing agent and receive the written offer from another broker. Your clients counter in writing back and forth several times. You finally get a deal but the contract looks like an Etch a Sketch of a two year old.

I have had agents call me in a panic because the deal is breaking down and people are starting the throw around the word “lawsuit.” The first thing that I or any other lawyer is going to ask you is to look at the contract. If you send me what purports to be a real estate contract but in practice looks more like an ink blot test, an attorney may not be able to help you.

Rule #1 THE CONTRACT SHOULD BE LEGIBLE

As a professional (if you hold a real estate license you are a professional in the eyes of the law) you are held to a higher standard. When things go bad in a real estate transaction, the agent is often the target of a law suit. Many times, the real estate agent has done nothing wrong. However in today’s litigious society a plaintiff may go after whomever they think has deep pockets to pay for their loss (whether it is real or fancied). A real estate agent is an easy target for several reasons.

Let’s suppose this happens to you and you did nothing wrong. Your client may not even be considering suing you but calls you for a copy of the contract. You send them fifteen (15) pages of ink blots. How do you think this makes you look? If you are being sued for professional negligence (remember you are held to a higher standard) this is not a good first impression.

Forget a law suit. The title agency, lender or insurance agent asks you for a copy of the contract. When you hand them a Rorschach test (the ink blots) how are they supposed to do their jobs?

Oftentimes you do everything right but the “other guy” doesn’t know how to email, sells only one house per decade and has to fax from his analog machine. Sometimes you have to be the “one” to make it happen. Go the extra mile and drive across town or spend thirty (30) minutes on the phone walking him through the email process. Your client may or may not appreciate your diligence in jumping through hoops to get a legible contract but it will help you in many ways. You will maintain your reputation as a professional and you won’t give the other side free ammunition in the event of a law suit.

Finally, you might consider adopting an online platform for signing contracts. There are several out there including one that comes with your membership as a Florida Realtor®.

– See more at: http://hydelawoffice.com/rule-1-contract-legible/#sthash.qxwKcgwM.dpuf

How Does Foundation Title & Trust Provide the Ultimate Closing Experience?

Just a few attributes of our team that sets us apart from the other title agency folks…photo (1)

1. LISTEN…..we are focused intently on not only doing the details of our job but also honing in on what our clients want and need to make their job easier. We are there to provide this at all times. It is what we like to call “Good Ol’ Fashioned Customer Service”, a long lost art of the 1900’s.

2. PREPARE….prelims closely resemble a complete HUD…we add the tax prorations, fee(s) to HOA….our goal is to be as detailed as possible from the beginning to ensure there are no last minute surprises that could shake the deal for our customers.

3. NO …..Not a word is not a word in our vocabulary…if it CAN be done, it will be done

It should be said that we follow true to this without compromise to any laws, rules or ethics!

4. YEARS….of experience in the real estate industry …when everyone else thinks it can’t be done, we find a way to get it done. Utilizing our vast collective experience and our affiliation with the Law Firm of Leighton Hyde has proven to be invaluable when closing difficult deals.

5. We talk to people on the PHONE….we don’t hide behind email. This seems simple but it is one of the most common things we hear from our clients when they first start to do business with us… “Wow, you answered! I can never reach ____ at the other title company”.

6. We are dedicated to the community…… Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, Riverview Kiwanis and Faces of Courage are just a short count of the community organizations that one or all of our team members volunteer with and support on a regular basis.

Realtor Safety Seminar at Our New Kennedy Location!

Now, more than ever, it has become apparent that not all of our friends, family and colleagues have a “Plan of Action” to deal with predators that may be lurking within our industry. Please join us for our next seminar on Realtor Safety. Our space is limited so we ask that you RSVP as soon as possible to parker@fttflorida.com to ensure you get your seat. If you are a broker with a larger group, we can bring the saeft seminar to you. Please contact us for more information.

Details:

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

11am-12:30 pm Lunch provided

4100 W Kennedy Blvd Suite 213 Tampa, FL 33609 (Transworld Building)

For the Flyer Download:

Realtor Safety Seminar Nov. 12

Realtor Safety Seminar Nov. 12

Expanding Into yet ANOTHER Office and Looking for EXCEPTIONAL TALENT & TITLE BACKGROUND

Our near perfect team of top industry professionals have continued to grow the business to new heights and we are seeking more top industry professionals for our new office opening in October 2014. 

Positions AvailabMeet Our FTT Team!le Include: Branch Manager, Senior Title Marketing Account Manager and Title Processor. Please see the requirements and qualifications for each below and email all resumes to lhyde@fttflorida.com for immediate review.

Senior Title Marketing Account Manager 

We are looking for a proven self-starter with a minimum of three years outside sales experience. Position involves selling title and escrow services to Realtors, lenders, mortgage brokers and builders. In this role you are responsible for the development of new business within an assigned territory through direct sales efforts, including prospecting, relationship building, solution selling, closing, extensive CRM usage, expense control and reporting. Utilize our marketing tools for electronic campaigns. Comprehensive training program provided.

–  Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred

– Two plus years relevant sales experience required

– Two plus years title/mortgage/real estate experience desired, current title sales experience preferred

– Experience closing purchase and refinance transactions, a plus

– Must have valid driver’s license

– Notary or Title License preferred

– Previous CRM experience preferred

– Proficient in MS Office

– Works independently setting own priorities and objectives with supervisory consultation.

– Ability to listen to customers and understand their needs and objectives

– Applies diplomacy and tact

– Demonstrates persistence, tenacity and consistency in pursuing revenue opportunities

– Excellent organizational skills

– Strong interpersonal communication skills

– Flexible with the ability to adapt strategy to changing conditions

– Creative problem solving skills

– Understanding of market and competition with the ability to identify external threats and opportunities

– Ability to persuade and influence others

– Strong negotiation and networking skills

– Visibility requires maintaining a professional appearance and providing a positive company image to the public

– Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization preferred

Title Branch Opertations Manager (Tampa Bay)

Candidate will work with processing team to prepare files for closing, prepare settlement statements and conduct closings. Candidates must have at least 3 years of recent Florida experience as a Title Closer/Escrow Officer. Candidate will ensure that own work, as well as work of any employees supervised, is in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and guidelines. Maintain daily scheduling, production goals and new employee training. Must have the ability to consult with principals and/or their agents to resolve discrepancies, and organize/prioritize workflow.

{The ideal candidate will be working in a Title Insurance Office that has limited career potential. A great opportunity for an Assistant Manager that is being bypassed or blocked by an existing high performance manager.}

Competitive Salary Package with bonuses that is determined based upon work history and experience in this role. 
Positions available in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties.

Positions available in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties.

– Minimum of 3 years related title closing and/or processing experience required.

– Prefer prior experience with Land Tech software.

– Substantial ability to understand and interpret more complex closings including REO and Short Sale
– Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
– Ability to become a CLC

– Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred but can be equivalant education/work history

– TWO+ years relevant sales experience required

– TWO+ years title/mortgage/Title real estate experience desired, current title sales experience preferred

– Experience closing purchase and refinance transactions

–  Must have valid driver’s license

– Notary or Title License preferred

– Previous CRM experience preferred

– Proficient in MS Office

– Works independently setting own priorities and objectives with supervisory consultation.

– Ability to listen to customers, manage expectations and deliver consistent customer service.

– Applies diplomacy and tact when working with team and client base.

– Demonstrates leadership skills and positive management t

– Excellent organizational and planning skills.

– Strong interpersonal communication skills.

– Flexible with the ability to adapt strategy to changing conditions

– Visibility requires maintaining a professional appearance and providing a positive company image to the public

– Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization preferred

FTT Florida Introduces New Title App to Local Real Estate Agents

The Foundation Title & Trust business development team announces their new title app in the month of September 2014. This new title app is specifically designed to provide a simple-to-use tool to real estate agents, brokers and lenders while they are working with clients. The app allows the listing agent to create a professional seller’s net sheet with the title company and county’s closing fees auto-populating according to the purchase price and loan pay off information the agent enters on their favorite  handheld mobile device or laptop. Along with seller net sheets, lenders and agents can create Pre-HUD statements and track their client’s activity within the app.

“In today’s market, our clients want a way to provide instant title quotes to their buyers and sellers without waiting for our office to open on Monday morning. This gives them that ability and everyone has loved the easy to use features of the application.” – Lynn Langowski, FTT Florida Title Operations Manager

 

Scan this QR Code to sign up on your mobile device and add the app to your home screen now:

FTT Title App Sign Up QR Code

 

New Office in Greater Brandon Area Greeted with Welcome Arms by Local Real Estate Community

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Greater Brandon Office | June 16, 2014

The Law Office of Leighton J. Hyde gains a strategic affiliation for handling the title and settlement services for the residential and commerical real estate community throughout Florida by aligning with Foundation Title & Trust in their Greater Brandon area office. This office located at 10845 Boyette Road in Riverview, Florida will serve as the company’s central processing office for the entire state of Florida. The operations and management is led by Lynn Langowski, a well-respected title industry leader.

The company has a new closing office set to open in October of 2014, in the heart of Tampa on Kennedy Boulevard near downtown Tampa. Sign up for the FTTFlorida updates to receive notice on the new office address and speciality services.

 

Central Processing Office  for FTT Florida

10845 Boyette Road
Riverview, Florida 33569

(813) 677-7702
(813) 336-1528 Facsimile