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AUGUST 2017  
Out & About...

Chris Phillips and Suzanne Tinsley enjoyed an evening of festivities at the unveiling of Select Title’s new Sugar Land location. The grand opening was a chance for the Sugar Land real estate community to mix and mingle and experience the “VIP” treatment from the team at Select Title. The Sugar Land branch is one of ten offices across the Houston, Texas area. Congratulations on a successful launch!


NolaAnn Waggoner, Cheri Swanson, and Geri Hosterman attend the TLTA Land Title School Committee meeting in Austin to prepare and update materials for the next Land Title School in February 2018.


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Messages from the CEO |Your Success is our Top Priority

As we enter the third quarter of 2017 and begin the wind down of this incredibly busy and hot (both figuratively and literally) summer, it is time to take stock of our combined efforts. Independent agent revenue is higher than it has ever been and total revenues for First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI) are on pace to reach $100M this year. That is an incredible milestone for a five-year-old company. Our growth rate is attributed to the support of the independent agents we serve. Your success is our top priority. We are constantly looking for new technologies, services, sales techniques, marketing tools, and business-to-business connections that will help you increase your market share. Our team focuses on identifying and meeting your needs. We are committed to earning your business by growing your business...

George's Updates | Enthusiasm
George's Update

Happy August! With summer winding down and the kids heading back to school, it’s time to recharge the batteries and hit fall with a fury.We at FNTI start each day with a plan, but often it doesn’t end up the way we envisioned it. I know that this is probably also true with our agents. Each day, someone has to step up, go outside the box (or comfort zone), and do something “awesome.” Our office has established an award...

DJ's Motivational Monday |An Invention Worth Selling
DJ Horn's Motivational Monday's

Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb and many other world changing inventions including the motion picture camera and the phonograph, said, “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are; first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.” Spoken like a true mind of innovation. He also believed if an invention would not sell in the world, he did not want to invent it because the use of anything is proof of value to society. I guess the motion picture camera sold pretty well...

Underwriting Q&A | Does Texas have a statute of limitations for errors in a defective notary acknowledment?
Underwriting Q & A's

Q: Does Texas have a statute of limitations for errors in a defective notary acknowledgment?

A: Yes, under Section 16.033(a)(8) of the Texas Civil Practices & Remedies Code, a person with a right of action for the recovery of real property or an interest in real property conveyed by an instrument containing a defective certificate of acknowledgement, on a document recorded after August 31, 2007, must bring suit within 2 years after the date of recording. For documents recorded prior to September 1, 2007, the limitations period is 4 years from the date of recording...

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LATEST NEWS |WE STAND WITH HOUSTON - Hurricane Harvey Gulf Coast Needs
DJ Horn's Motivational Monday's

The devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey will have a long-term impact on the Gulf Coast for many, many months. There is an immediate need for the basic necessities, but there will also be a long-term need as families and businesses rebuild their homes and offices. We won’t know how long our title insurance family businesses will be disrupted but want you to know that our team is working on a plan to support both immediate and long-term needs. As the relief efforts become clearer, I will keep you posted on our plans to help those Houston-area families in need and how you can assist us with that effort...

FIRST NEWS Archives |July 2017

Messages from the CEO | FNTI's Growth Rate Continues to Push 30%
George's Updates | Enthusiasm
DJ Horn's Motivational Monday's | 3 Ways to Thrive through the Busy Summer Months
Underwriting Q&A | Does an affidavit of heirship vest title in the heirs named in the affidavit, and is nothing further needed when an affidavit of heirship is recorded, correct?

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