title: 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)

title: Business News Around the State of Oregon - 07/17/15 01:16 AM
For the week ending July 17, 2015
•      The Sassy Seagull, a gift store, opened in Bandon. Bandon Western World, 7/2/2015
•       Sassy Jassy Cleaning opened in Rockaway Beach. Tillamook County Pioneer, 7/1/2015
•       The Beverage Barn opened in Bandon. It offers liquor, wine, mixers, snacks, and gift items. Bandon Western World, 7/1/2015
•       Pier 839, a restaurant, opened in Newport. News-Times, 7/1/2015
•       Sand Ranch Rock Shop opened in Florence. Siuslaw News, 6/30/2015
•       Magick Notions opened in Coos Bay. It offers metaphysical items such as books, décor, and divination aids. The World, 6/20/2015
•       Tillamook County will cut two positions in the Sheriff's department, two positions … (0 comments)

title: 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 Rosi.Green@Ameri-Title.com
NWAR (North Willamette Association of REALTORS) 
What: NWAR Annual Golf Tournament
When: Wednesday, July 15  |  1:00 … (0 comments)

title: Your Team During a Home Purchase - 06/18/15 01:43 AM
Buying a home? Here are some of the service providers and their roles during your purchase...
Lender or Mortgage Company
If you plan to get a mortgage loan, connecting with a lender or mortgage broker is your first step in buying a home.
What’s the difference between a lender and a mortgage company?
A lender is a financial institution that makes loans directly to you. A broker does not lend money. A broker finds a lender. A broker may work with many lenders.
Whether you use a broker or a lender, you should always shop around for the best loan terms and the lowest interest … (2 comments)

title: Upcoming Events & Education Around the Valley (November 2014) - 11/04/14 06:57 AM
Upcoming Events & Education Around the Valley
What: AmeriTitle Annual SoupFest
   Stop in and warm yourself. Lunch is our treat. 
When: Tuesday, November 18th   |  11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Where: AmeriTitle  |  113 S Water St, Silverton
RSVP: Is appreciated but not required
NWAR (North Willamette Association of REALTORS)
What: Legislative Update & Building Forecast
Speaker: Jon Chandler, Oregon HBA Executive Director
When: Wednesday, November 12th *Special Date
Where: Columbia Bank  |  1755 Mt. Hood Ave, Woodburn
*3 Credit Hours
RSVP: Barbara@SalemRealtors.com
*3 Credit Hours

title: The Magic of a Team... - 07/23/13 08:35 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 and about the collective … (1 comments)

title: 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)

title: Education - Events - Community Involvement - 03/21/13 09:32 AM
As the real estate market continues to heat up, be sure you carve out time to continue to expand your knowledge, network, and participate in community events. This time is well spent as it helps you serve your clients to the best of your ability, stay organized and efficient, and continue to grow your business. 
Get your calendar out, here’s the line-up for the remainder of March through April…
We’re kicking off a series of 6 “lunch and learn” classes to be held in Silverton.
Mark your calendar for the following first Wednesdays of … (2 comments)

title: 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!


title: Mortgage Fraud Prevention and Detection Resource Guide - 12/07/11 10:46 AM
At AmeriTitle, fraud detection and prevention is important to us.  We found this to be a well organized presentation on the topic.  We know this is important to you too so we are passing along the information… 
Mortgage Fraud Prevention and Detection Resource Guide  <-- click for full report
Mortgage fraud awareness and best practice mitigation techniques are critical to combating mortgage fraud.
Mortgage Fraud Trends Report for 2011 <-- click for full report
Property fraud alerts have grown substantially, however there has been a healthy leveling off of mortgage fraud overall.

The title … (0 comments)

title: Things to do in Silverton, OR Week of August 9 - 16, 2011 - 08/09/11 12:47 PM
Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: August 9 - 16
Homer Davenport Days were a blast this past weekend.  Thank you committee and volunteers for a wonderful festival.  You don't see this every day...

If you want to relocate to non-stop fun Silverton, let your real estate professional know you choose AmeriTitle to take care of your title and escrow.  We're dedicated to this community and all our furry residents. 
Now the fun...
Silverton Business Group The group meets every Wednesday morning from 8 am to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Nicky from the … (3 comments)

title: FaceBook Ap of the Day - Celebrate Birthdays - 06/22/11 06:59 AM
I like to help my friends, family, and clients feel special on their birthdays with a personal visit and a card.  Let your sphere know you genuinely care and celebrate their special day.
My favorite tool to keep track of birthdays and plan ahead for those visits is FaceBook.  This is a great ap and with over 4 million users this may be old news to you.  However, if you aren't one of these 4 million users - here's how to get this GREAT birthday tracker...
Type in 'Birthday Calendar' in the search box at the top of your FaceBook

title: AmeriTitle - 6 Reasons Why - 05/30/11 10:22 AM
Please allow me to share a few reasons why I am so proud to be part of the AmeriTitle family…if you haven’t already aligned yourself with AmeriTitle here are 6 reasons why you should consider it:

Best Customer Service
CUSTOMER SERVICE: Chad Cripe & Gabe Valdez are serious about service. AmeriTitle was just honored with the Silver award for Best Customer Service from the Statesman Journal’s “Best of the Mid-Valley.” This is due, in no small part, to the hustle from these fine gentlemen.
Starting your transaction off with our customer service group is always a great experience. They … (2 comments)

title: Title Insurance is Not "Just Another Fee" - 05/17/11 09:11 AM
Does the Cost and Complexity of Title Insurance Give You Pause for Thought?
You’re not Alone
Title insurance is often misunderstood by most consumers. In fact, a recent survey by the American Land Title Association revealed that most home buyers think of title insurance as “just another fee” they have to pay to buy a home. They don’t really know what it does, or how it protects them.
A major reason for this is that buying a home has become a rather complex process. There are so many details to take care of that most people rely on the person … (4 comments)

title: My Corner Office with a View - 05/12/11 04:11 AM
I like to think of my Subaru as the "corner office with a view" as I drive around the Willamette Valley visiting clients.  The view is spectacular...

It amazes me that after living a lifetime here I never get bored or ungrateful for the beauty that surrounds us.  We are rich in diverse agriculture and a truly wonderful culture of people.  We're about an hour (or less) away from everything ~ big city, ocean beaches, mountain skiing, desert, deep forests, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, canyons, vineyards, farms, and more. We are the valley smack dab in the middle of everything and … (3 comments)

title: AmeriTitle Idol - Week 1 Results / Week 2 Line-Up - 05/10/11 03:52 AM
Week One Results:
$2,000 raised for Liberty House, Child Abuse Assessment Center, an organization that has a positive impact in the lives of children.  We can’t do this without your attendance and support so THANK YOU for a hugely successful night.
The three finalists who blew us all away with their singing skills:
Emilee Kerper, Tiffany Kuenzi, and Mat Genuser
The talent was deep so it is very possible that a wildcard or two could come from this group.
Week Two - TOMORROW, Wednesday, May 11:
Raising funds for Isaac’s Room ~ An outstanding organization focused … (0 comments)

title: AmeriTitle - Stats Junkie: Market Action Report - April 2011 - 05/06/11 12:58 PM
Please click on the links to view full reports on SFR Sales:
Market Action Report - Silverton/Stayton/Woodburn - April 2011
Market Action Report - Area 90 & 95 - April 2011
Market Action Report - Salem Area - April 2011

Here’s a look at the Salem Area market compared to this time last year:
April 2011
Lowest Sales price:                          $35,000
Highest Sales price:                         $415,000
Average Sales price:                        $164,424
Median Sales price:                         $150,000
Average Days on Market:                         168
Median Days on Market:                        … (0 comments)

title: Things to do in Silverton, OR Week of May 3-10 MOTHER'S DAY! - 05/04/11 04:05 AM
First Friday - Mother's Day - Spring Clean Up Day - Farmer's Market Opens - AND MORE!
Silverton has an amazing line up of things to do for First Friday & don't forget Mother's Day!  (Find Mother's Day event postings in bold below...) 
I'm taking note of a couple special submittals...   
Be sure to check out the information regarding “Company is Coming” Spring Clean Up Day - Kudos to Connie Hinsdale for organizing this event.  This gives all lovers of Silverton an opportunity to help make her shine as we prepare for our spring and summer events and out … (1 comments)

title: It is AmeriTitle Idol Eve! Singer and Charity Line-Up for May 4th - 05/03/11 04:36 AM
We will be gathering for some outstanding entertainment and fun every Wednesday night in May at the Half Penny Bar & Grill in Salem. 
We're kicking off the 2011 season of AmeriTitle Idol tomorrow, Wednesday, May 4th. 
Here are your singers for the May 4th event:
Aubrey Loyd
Bill Hallahan
Duane Reno
Elizabeth Smith
Emilee Kerper
Geoff White
Marissa Pena-Wilson
Mat Genuser
Rob Rardin
Tiffany Kuenzi
Tristina Furgison
Our line-up of judges for the season are much loved local personalities...
Ronda Wymore, Willamette Valley MLS
Sean Mulrooney, Resident Lending
Don Sturgeon, Coldwell Banker Mountain West

title: Best of the Mid-Valley Award Winners - 05/01/11 03:42 PM
The Statesman Journal posted the winners for Best of the Mid-Valley.  This is an outstanding collection of area professionals who have been nominated by their clients and patrons.  The Statesman had a huge surge in the number of votes received this year.  With more than 819,000 votes cast, the much anticipated list of Gold, Silver & Bronze winners is official...

Congratulations to all of the BEST of the MID-VALLEY!!
Best Real Estate Agents
Gold:  Brian & Nina White
Silver:  Dixon Bledsoe
Bronze:  Amy McLeod
Best Real Estate Companies
Gold:  Coldwell Banker
Silver:  Prudential Real Estate Professionals
Bronze:  Paramount Real … (3 comments)