amerititle: Keeping the pipeline full (even when you’re too busy) - 07/29/16 09:39 AM
The work you do today is the business you’ll be enjoying months from now. Here are a few tips on how to stay on top of the important job of prospecting even when you have your hands full with current business.
Work your sphere – This is a great source for new business and deserves consistent attention.
If you don’t have an organized list of past clients and prospects, then your top priority is to create one. Use a good quality CRM, Outlook, Excel… whatever works for you.
If you do have an organized list, when was the last time you checked in … (0 comments)

amerititle: Upcoming Events & Education (July 2015) - 07/02/15 02:42 AM
A line up of Real Estate industry events and education for the Willamette Valley, Oregon area. Offerings from local (Marion County) to National.
AmeriTitle Lunch & Learn
Summer Break: We’ll see you at the NWAR Golf Tournament on July 15th!
Save the Date! Watch your inbox for a registration form for this event. 
EVENT: The Big LeBocce – Charity Bocce Ball Tournament
When: Wednesday, August 12
Where: Oregon Garden, Silverton
Save the Date  |  Select your Charity  |  Gather Your Team
Early Registration  |  Start Practicing
Questions? Contact Rosi Green
NWAR (North Willamette Association of REALTORS) 
What: NWAR Annual Golf Tournament
When: Wednesday, July 15  |  1:00 … (0 comments)

amerititle: AmeriTitle Idol - All-Stars Event 2013 - 07/16/13 08:45 AM
After five seasons of AmeriTitle Idol with $52,000 raised for local non-profits, we are holding an all star event on Wednesday, August 7th. The best of the best from past seasons will perform in this one-night, street party extravaganza. Everybody involved will have been part of the AmeriTitle Idol history from the singers to the band to the host to the judges to the benefitting non-profits.
Year after year, at AmeriTitle Idol we are blown away by the local talent. To have the opportunity to enjoy the top talent from each year all in one night is making us giddy. We … (1 comments)

amerititle: Things to do in Silverton, Oregon March 26 - April 2, 2013 - 03/26/13 04:48 AM
Here’s what’s happening in Silverton March 26 – April 2

Silverton Business Group
The group meets Wednesday mornings from 8 to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Program this week will be presented by Whimsy & Whimsy 4 Kids.

April Forum Lunch – Silverton School Bond
Friday, April 12, 11:45 – 1:00 – Superintendent of Schools Andy Bellando, School Board Member Tim Roth and School Bond Campaign Committee Member Phil Appleton will present the School Bond Measure which will be on the May ballot. Lunch will be held in the conference room above the Birth Center at Silverton … (5 comments)

amerititle: Things to do in Silverton: October 2 - 9, 2012 - 10/02/12 05:51 AM
Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: Oct. 2 – 9
Happy Birthday to Chamber Director Stacy Palmer TODAY! Silverton Business Group The group meets every Wednesday morning from 8 to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Dodie Brockamp, Director of the Silverton Senior Center is the leader for October.  October Forum Lunch Friday, October, 12 11:45 – 1:00 Reservations are open now for the luncheon which will feature the candidates for City Council, sponsored by Maps Credit Union. Reservations are due by Oct. 9 or until we reach capacity. Cost is $10 for Chamber members or $15 for non-members. … (0 comments)

amerititle: Things to do in Silverton, Or - Week of July 31-Aug 7, 2012 - 08/01/12 04:08 AM
Homer Davenport Days are here again! This weekend, Silverton celebrates Homer Davenport, an internationally renowned political cartoonist. I have a greater appreciation of the meaning behind this event and the man we celebrate after reading his coming of age memoir, The Country Boy. Highly recommended reading for any Silverton or Willamette Valley resident.
I've always enjoyed this week-end because it becomes a class / family / friend reunion where our townspeople, past and present gather together. And, somehow I've been roped into pushing a Davenport on wheels down Main Street. See you in Silverton!

Photo source: Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission

amerititle: Things to do in Silverton, Or - Week of July 24 - 31, 2012 - 07/24/12 09:56 AM
It's a busy line-up full of art and the farmer's market, camps for kids, music, dining, and more. Find your favorite and mark your calendar.

Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: July 24 – 31 Silverton Business Group The group meets every Wednesday morning from 8 to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Stacy Palmer is the leader for July. The program this week is the Apple Tree Gang from Silverton Together which is collecting school supplies for local students. Attendees are encouraged to bring in school supplies. July Chamber After Hours with Mt. Angel Chamber Thursday, July … (0 comments)

amerititle: Things to do in Silverton, Or - Week of June 12 - 19, 2012 - 06/13/12 01:37 AM
Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week:  June 12 – 19 Silverton Business Group The group meets every Wednesday morning from 8 to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Leader for June is Susan Countryman. This week’s speaker is from the Ford Family Foundation. Live Music & Happy Hour daily in the Fireside Lounge at the Oregon Garden Resort.  Happy Hour specials 3-6 pm daily, and live music Sunday-Thursday: 7-10 pm, Friday & Saturday: 9 pm-midnight: Wednesday, June 12: Robert Richter                         Thursday, June 13: Brett Neuman                         Friday, June 14: Billy & The Rockets                         Saturday, June 15: … (0 comments)

amerititle: What's Happening Around Silverton, OR - Week of May 29 - June 5, 2012 - 05/29/12 05:47 AM
Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week:  May 29 – June 5 Silverton Business Group The group meets every Wednesday morning from 8 to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Leaders for May are Mark Hunter and Jamison Ulibarri with Signposts Consulting for Nonprofits. This week’s speaker is from Hand in Hand Farms. June Forum Lunch Friday, June 8 11:45 to 1:00 pm – the Chamber is pleased to present Mary Louise VanNatta of VanNatta Public Relations Inc., an award-winning Public Relations, Event Planning and Association Management firm in Salem, as the Forum Lunch speaker for June. Mary Louise VanNatta, CEO … (0 comments)

amerititle: Things to do in Silverton, OR week of March 13 - 20, 2012 - 03/13/12 05:48 AM
Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: March 13 - 20 Silverton Business Group The group meets every Wednesday morning from 8 to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. March leader is Caleb Folsom from Diligence Landscape.  Ladies Night Out Tickets on Sale Now Come one, come all (ladies 21 and over) to “Under the Big Top” the 7th Annual Ladies Night Out extravaganza Friday, April 13, 7 – 10 pm at the Oregon Garden Pavilion. You’ll be dazzled and amazed at our circus theme with food, beverages, shopping and entertainment for your pleasure. Tickets are $35 in advance and … (2 comments)

amerititle: Things to do in Silverton, OR - March 6 - 13, 2012 - 03/06/12 06:28 AM
Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: March 6 - 13 March Forum Lunch Friday, March 9th 11:45 to 1:00 – Chamber Forum Lunch is in the conference area above the Family Birthing Wing at Silverton Health (Hospital). Thank you to our March Forum Lunch sponsor Silver Creek Animal Clinic. Speakers for the event will be the Marion County Commissioners - Sam Brentano, Patti Milne and Janet Carlson, with an overview of the upcoming budget year and the impacts in our community. Cost for lunch is $10 and is open to the public, however, you MUST RSVP to the Chamber at … (0 comments)

amerititle: FaceBook Business Page - Get Prepared for Timeline - 02/29/12 06:50 AM
The snazzy Timeline layout has been available for personal FaceBook pages for a while.  Today, FaceBook announced the roll out of Timeline for your business page.   These won't go live until March 30th so you have some time to get prepared.  You also have an option to publish Timeline now if you choose. 
This is a great opportunity to have a stunning banner on your business page.  Get creative, have some fun, and put something together that defines your brand.
Here is an article regarding the rollout details from
First order of business is to brainstorm … (3 comments)

amerititle: Things to do in Silverton, OR - February 21 - 28, 2012 - 02/21/12 05:23 AM
Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: February 21 - 28
My pick of the week - $20 to stay overnight at the Oregon Garden Resort?!  What?  Yes, please. 

Chamber After Hours Thursday, February 23, 5:30 to 7 pm – After Hours will be hosted by Whimsy etc. Boutique, 207 E. Main Street. Join Bonnie & Hannah for an evening of fun in their unique boutique! Live Music and Happy Hour Daily in the Fireside Lounge at the Oregon Garden Resort.  Happy Hour specials 3-6pm daily, and live music Sunday-Thursday: 7-10 p.m., Friday & Saturday: 8-11p.m.  Tuesday, … (0 comments)

amerititle: Creative Idea for Historic Property Marketing - 02/21/12 02:25 AM
Do you have a historic property listed?  This is a fun photo idea to show the history.  This would really stand out!
Here is a look at a collection of "Looking Into the Past" photos, compiled by BuzzFeed contributor Matt Stopera.
All 75 of them are fun to view. 


AmeriTitle:  Creativity Junkie.  Creative ideas help you and your listing stand out. 

amerititle: How much does $200k buy... - 02/15/12 03:02 AM
Getting back to the basics of marketing is a great approach in today's market.  Postcard and email campaigns are making a come back as effective forms of marketing. 
We're seeing a big resurgence in requests for targeted prospecting lists for use in postcard and letter mailings.  After a bit of a hiatus, people are putting this back into their mix of marketing tools. 
What we have NOT seen are the requests for lists of 1,000's of people.  Thank goodness because this was never really a good approach.  (In my opinion...)  For best results, get extremely targeted with your list.   … (1 comments)

amerititle: Will you be our ValenTitle? - 02/14/12 03:53 AM
We hope your home and your heart will be filled with love today... and every day!


amerititle: How to NOT be an idiot on Pinterest - 5 facts, 5 do's & 5 don'ts - 02/06/12 04:32 AM
I admit, I am a Pinterestaholic.  I can clearly see this site as an amazing platform for Real Estate professionals.  I can also clearly see how real estate professionals (along with any other business / brand) could ruin the site.    
We teach web presence classes to agents and always preach, "go where the people are."  If you are investing time in growing your footprint on the web, don't talk to empty rooms.   Show up on sites where people are gathered and can find you. 
Pinterest is FULL of people and not only is it full of people but … (1 comments)

amerititle: A Plethora of Links | Resources | Education | Motivation | News | Tech - 02/03/12 07:03 AM
There is a mind boggling amount of information available to us at our fingertips.  To help you wade through the chatter… here are just  a few of our favorite resources. 
Links to “Tools You Can Use”
Random fun:
Google Apps for Business – cloud computing – simple, secure sharing from anywhere Picnik – easy picture editor (note all the bells and whistles are FREE until April when they will migrate over to the Google+ platform) CloudCMA – CMA tool that integrates with MLS data Animoto – … (0 comments)

amerititle: AmeriTitle: Stats Junkie - Multiple Looks at the Year and Beyond - 01/27/12 06:34 AM
Statistics are all very interesting and fun to analyze.  What I am more excited about is my gut feeling this year.  Yes, gut feelings are not always for the analytical type; however our instincts can be more accurate than numbers.

I have the great fortune of roaming our Willamette Valley and I get to talk to a lot of agents and lenders.  There is this overwhelming positive vibe that I have not felt for quite some time. 

The good, solid professionals who are in our industry today have found their footing.  A great deal has been learned … (2 comments)

amerititle: The Magic of a Team and 1:43 of Silly Joy - 12/08/11 04:53 AM
For co-workers to feel like family… to become family is truly the way to live life.  Professionals can spend well over 25% of their life at work; strive for that environment to be one that feeds you.  Not only with food on the table but with emotional fulfillment as well. 
Trust:  Know that your teammates have your back; never having to question that they’ll follow through on a promise to you or to a client.  They’ll stand up for you and are proud to be your partner.
Collaboration:  Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses.  Caring for each other … (3 comments)