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MARCH 2017  

Out & About...

Lubbock real estate agents were treated to a class on “How to Stage a Home to Sell.” Title One, an agent partner of FNTI, offered this fun and entertaining class to over 30 people in attendance, taking full advantage of the beautiful, West Texas weather.


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Messages from the CEO | Celebration of the Independent Agent

Last year we declared March as our Independent Agents’ month to celebrate YOU.  This year, we are taking it a step further and will celebrate all the things we designed, planned, created, and implemented just for you.  We want every contact and experience you have with First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI) to be the quickest, the most valuable, and the most rewarding experience of your day.  If you don’t have a really good feeling about FNTI after you read that e-mail, hang up that phone, or say good bye to our visiting agency staff—then we have not done our job...

George's Update | Independence
George's Update

“Injustice in the end produces independence.” – Voltaire, “Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.” – Walt Disney, “One’s continued independence depends on whom he chooses to be dependent upon.” – George Stablein, Above are quotes from people from various walks of life regarding a fundamental mindset all beings have in one way, shape, or form and to various degrees:  the will to be independent. This month is Independent Agents’ month at First National Title Insurance. You have your FNTI flags...

DJ's Motivational Monday | Challenges
DJ Horn's Motivational Monday's

Facing challenges are tough, and a moto I like to think about when facing times of challenge is, “I will find a way, or create one, to meet or beat the challenge.”  This requires just a little thinking—identify the challenge specifically, draw ideas from past experience, create a plan, and go to it.  The more challenges you beat; the more confidence you build. The more confidence you build; the more successful you or your title agency will be...

Underwriting Q&A | When receipting a contract and earnest money, is it acceptable to receive and/or deliver an option fee?
Underwriting Q&A's

Q: When receipting a contract and earnest money, is it acceptable to receive and/or deliver an option fee?

A: Delivery by the Realtor to the title agent does not constitute delivery for purposes of establishing an option period under the TREC promulgated 1-4 Single Family Contract. There is no bright line TREC rule prohibiting such an act by the Realtor, nor a TDI regulation prohibiting the title agent’s involvement. The act of agreeing to take on such responsibility may create liability on the part of the title agent. In the event an agent chooses to assist in the delivery of the option fee to the Seller or Seller’s agent, the agent should require the Realtor to execute a hold harmless...

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Latest News | FNTI's Cheri Swanson Earns Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Certification!
Latest News

Please join us in congratulating FNTI’s Cherí Swanson, Vice President, Compliance/Audit Specialist, on her recent accomplishment of earning her Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential, placing her in an elite group of international anti-fraud professionals. The CFE Exam tests your knowledge and expertise in the four primary areas of fraud examination: Financial Transactions & Fraud Schemes, Law, Investigation, and Fraud Prevention & Deterrence, requiring many hours of prep courses and self-study utilizing a 2,000 page examiners manual...

FIRST NEWS Archives | February 2017

Messages from the CEO | FNTI Reports 56% Increase in Revenue & Income in 2016
George's Update | "How"
DJ Horn's Motivational Monday's | The Power of Positive...
Underwriting Q&A | When closing a sale or refinance transaction for clients who have a HARP loan in addition to their primary mortgage, is the payoff statement for the HARP loan included in the payoff statement received by the primary lender?

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