1st Service Offers Exactly That for Wisconsin Title & Closings

Real Estate Agent with EXP Realty 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

Wisconsin is not an attorney state. Our title companies are the guardians for all things title and closing. We are free to choose whichever company we feel best services our clients. There are some local brokeraes that also title insuranceown title companies and often agents are unaware that they have a choice...the file with an offer is given to the branch office admin person generally never to be seen again until the closing statement appears shortly before closing. No part of real estate training or education teaches agents how to read a CD or title comittment.  You are generally not taught that it is anything important...it is a  pile of paper details that most agents just "assume" is correct.

  We remembering questioning a line item on a CD done by a broker owned title company. The woman had worked for the company for decades.  Why was this number on this line?  Her answer was "...Because it was blank, that was the only place it fit."  Oh Yicks !

        If you are a new agent and no one has shown you how to read a CD or understand title work...ask the title company that is used most often by agents you trust, we are sure that they will be happy to explain it to you.

   Our title company of choice for all our title work is 1st Service Title & Closing Services in Greenfield, Wisconsin. The staff of 15 has all the 1st Service Titleanswers...travels near and far or makes arrangements as needed...which can sometimes mean three closings for one transaction...one for each Seller should they be unable to attend together and another for the Buyer.  Pre signing has been at various counties, assisted living facilities of Seller's place of employment...their service is FIRST !

    Periodically...we let the staff know how much we appreciate them with cupcakes or appetizers.  The owners, Jeanette & Larry Liesen sellabrate with us when both social schedules allow with our "Thanks a Million" Parties...we alternate choices of locations...and sometimes enjoy home cooked specialty dinners. 

     Highly recommend is not praise enough for a company we trust with a very important part of our business....we consider them a partner and value that relationship. We all appreciate it can't be all work and no play !

     If you are looking for a title company that works hard at being first...and you will choose first, most and always in southeastern Wisconsin..Call 1st Service Title & Closing Services. 

     This has been a testimonial post brought to you by Sally K.& David L.Hanson,Broker Associates with EXP Realty, honored to be at your service for all things real estate in southeastern Wisconsin.

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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Sally.

We are also not an attorney State.  Most title companies are owned by an  attorney, at least in our area.  

Jan 03, 2019 02:05 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Sally K. & David L. Hanson (Sally).... nice shout out for your favorite title company.... we ARE an attorney state.... but we have our favorite two legal offices.... one I've used for 40 years.... we're like family and at Christmas there's a case of wine delivered to each of the team members at home....

Jan 03, 2019 03:28 AM #2
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Minnesota is like WI.  I have seen some crazy things over the years.  Glad to have my closer!!

Jan 03, 2019 03:59 AM #3
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

This is a good shout out for First Service title company. Thank you for sharing 

Jan 03, 2019 04:12 AM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Sally. You nailed it. An agent should understand the documents. And have a reliable vendor! Enjoy your day!

Jan 03, 2019 04:25 AM #5
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for the glowing recommendation. I have a favorite title company that is located in Kentlands, our home community in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Jan 03, 2019 05:35 AM #6
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Sally, such a wonderful shout out for your favorite title company. They're such an important piece of the puzzle. We have a couple we use and are very grateful for them. I've had a couple cringe-worthy moments with others too, they're not all created equal!

Jan 03, 2019 05:44 AM #7
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Sally and David - finding the right partner in a real estate transaction is important.  In real life.  It looks like we have a winner here!

Jan 03, 2019 06:17 AM #8
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Sally and David.  Having a good title company handling the closing is a huge step towards avoiding any issues.

Jan 03, 2019 06:28 AM #9
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

That is how it is in NH too. Sounds like you have a great title company you work with and that is a must in this business Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Jan 03, 2019 06:55 AM #10
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Those are great kudos!  We are not an attorney state either and I have definitely been loyal to the escrow officer that I trust the most.

Jan 03, 2019 06:59 AM #11
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Sally K. & David L. Hanson - This is such a nice way to pass the word about your favorite title company.  This is such an important feature and I am sure your clients and friends appreiciate your knowledge in this area. 

Jan 03, 2019 07:09 AM #12
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Sally and David - In New York the buyer's lawyer takes care of securing the title.  The buyers don't even know that they could ask for a different title company.

Jan 03, 2019 07:19 AM #13
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Your celebrating your referred services with cupcakes or appetizers shows much appreciation for them. Very Nice Sally and David!

Jan 03, 2019 07:51 AM #14
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Sally K. & David L. Hanson Perfect entry in this month's challenge. Showing your appreciation means a lot to this special title company. Sounds like the perfect partnership.    Highly recommend is not praise enough for a company we trust with a very important part of our business....we consider them a partner and value that relationship. 

Jan 03, 2019 08:15 AM #15
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I get so upset when another agent requires me to use a closing agent 30 miles from my office; her office and all of our clients. The word kick back comes to mind. We had all sorts of problems with paperwork errrrrr...

Jan 03, 2019 09:12 AM #16
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Sally,
What a wonderful testimonial for 1st Service.  Having trusted "partners" in business is sooo valuable!

Jan 03, 2019 09:53 AM #17
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Sally and David in my opinion it is a must to understand the CD.  In many cases this is the first time the Buyer comes to the realization of how much the purchase is costing them and want answers.  The more people who are knowledgeable and can explain the CD the better, and less likely of having a Buyer panic at the end.

Jan 03, 2019 11:11 AM #18
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sally, we use title companies too, and it is so nice when you have one that is so helpful, and offer classes to help agents read the commitments.  SO many don't.

Jan 03, 2019 05:19 PM #19
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