At True Title, we field questions similar to this one often: “My clients are selling their personal residence and getting ready to buy a new one. They want to know if they can defer capital gains taxes by making a 1031 exchange. What do I tell them?” Here’s the (relatively) short answer to this question: […]
Few things can make a realtor more nervous than the words, “I want out of my contract.” When you’ve worked to find the right property for your client, gotten everyone on the same page, and drawn up what you believed was the optimal deal, you and your buyer both stand to lose time, revenue, earnest […]
Having spent my career in real estate law, I’ve seen many different title insurance companies operate in the St. Louis area—some successfully, some less so. To an outsider, title insurance may feel like a straightforward commodity industry, making the differences between companies seem unimportant. But there are several areas in which your title insurance company […]
As an independent insurance agent since 2010, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some fantastic realtors. They know how to serve their clients through hard work, excellent communication, and intimate knowledge of the home-buying process. When these realtors send clients my way, they come informed, and I love it! Things go more smoothly for […]
Getting documents notarized may seem like a pretty routine part of the job. After all, it’s a part of every buying or selling process, and it can be as simple as having your client take the documents to their local bank branch. But, like all aspects of buying or selling, there exist legal pitfalls that […]
When you work in real estate long enough, you will come across transactions in which the buyer or seller wants to use an IRA to complete the deal. This is especially true if you’re working with commercial properties, or ones that may be rented out or flipped. Read on to find out what you need […]
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We’ve all been there. A client calls, and what you thought was going to be a simple conversation to discuss details of a listing or showing quickly turns into something else entirely. When a client isn’t happy, you’re not happy, and we know you want to do everything in your power to fix it. Here […]