Access to Tools alone is NOT Sufficient

Title Insurance with Family Abstract, Inc.

It's entirely possible that you are very good at (and have the tools to perform) a job that was really difficult to do a while ago.

The problem is that some difficult things keep getting easier to do.

Star Trek was cancelled twice during its original run for the simple reason that the ratings didn't justify the cost. Today, fans are making original Star Trek episodes for free. Many elements of the production are simply stunning.

Or you might be a wedding photographer with tons of fancy equipment, competing against the fact that every single guest at the wedding has a camera in his pocket.

Consider the fact that many restaurant meals weren't actually made by a chef, at least not in the restaurant in which you're eating.

Even people who sell real estate have discovered that much of what they did all day is now being done, sorted and presented, for free, in real time, online.

That doesn't mean that the game is over. What it does mean is that we have to figure out how to obsess over things that are truly difficult.

Access to tools alone is not sufficient.


Thank you Seth Godin

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About Family Abstract, Inc.

Established in 2002, Family Abstract, Inc. provides Title Insurance to clients and customers throughout Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania with more than 40 years of combined experience in management alone. We pride ourselves on retaining the most skilled and knowledgeable employees who share our goals of providing the best service in the industry.

Located in Horsham, Pennsylvania, Family Abstract, Inc. maintains an extensive network of skilled title insurance abstractors in all the states we service in addition to a nationwide network of qualified closing agents who are available to close loans at any location.

Backed by the strength of four title insurance underwriters, we are able to provide expert attention to detail without sacrificing versatility in the closing process, thus providing more options in difficult title situations. Due to our depth of industry knowledge and commitment to excellent service, Family Abstract, Inc. has been able to develop client relationships that have endured for decades.

Having successfully settled and insured thousands of transactions, we have already earned the trust and confidence of hundreds of customers, lenders, brokers, and realtors and now we would like to share our expertise with you!

Comments (8)

Jordon Wheeler
The Jordon Wheeler Group - Fairburn, GA
J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service

Hi Glenn,

I agree that tools are not enough by themselves.  Best of GREAT success to you in 2014!

Feb 11, 2014 02:53 AM
Glenn Freezman
Family Abstract, Inc. - Horsham, PA

Same to you and your whole team Jordon!

Feb 11, 2014 02:57 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Glenn - That's a very powerful concept. Staying ahead of the curve means getting out there where things aren't easy, as an on-going process - because everything will eventually become commonplace, and anyone can do the easy stuff.

Featured in BananaTude!


Feb 11, 2014 03:26 AM
Glenn Freezman
Family Abstract, Inc. - Horsham, PA

Dick, I LOVE when the Banana Pops up!! (In a matter of speaking)!!  Thanks for the Feature, I really Appreciate it! 

If at first you don’t succeed...pat yourself on the back...because at least, you’re being creative !

Feb 11, 2014 03:32 AM
Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney) - Orange, CA
For Solutions: (714) 501-7660

Glenn, I so agree, but I sense Realtors in general are reluctant to concede the ease with which consumers are able to educate themselves.  

FEATURED IN PRUNETUDE.  (Next time, I'll try to have a prune pop up.., or a different fruit preference, if you have one.... ;-)  Brian

Feb 11, 2014 05:02 AM
Glenn Freezman
Family Abstract, Inc. - Horsham, PA

Brian, you may be correct, but I wouldn't verbalize that and risk my "banana" being sliced off! 


“Well intentioned leaders, in their attempts to boost innovations, are inadvertently destroying it”.

Feb 11, 2014 05:08 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Dear Glenn,
Hope you are well. I follow Seth Godin myself. ANother thing we have in common I guess. I liked this statement - "That doesn't mean that the game is over. What it does mean is that we have to figure out how to obsess over things that are truly difficult."

Pertinent to the comments flying in all directions July 2014.
Take care -

Jul 27, 2014 07:11 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Glenn...what the heck happened to you. You were one of my favorites to read and I miss you here on AR. Please come back. 

Sep 06, 2014 03:18 PM