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Archive for August, 2013

The staff of Winged Foot Title in Jetsons and Flintstones costumes

The Winged Foot Title staff as the Jetsons and the Flintstones at the 2013 FL Realtors Convention & Expo

What a week!  We kicked it off on Wednesday with our third consecutive sponsorship of REBarCamp Orlando.  Another powerful day at REBarCamp thanks to Debbie Kirkland and her team.

If you missed it this year, do yourself a favor and make it a priority next.  Here is why we continue to commit to it:

On Thursday & Friday, we transformed our booth into a space and ourselves into characters that reflected our commitment to take “Title Out of the Stone Age and into the Space Age with Service to Rock Your World.”

We hope that we were able to make a connection with you beyond scanning your badge; and if not, we will look forward to doing so very soon.

One major reason for our participation in the Florida Realtors® Convention and Trade Expo is to connect with real estate professionals throughout the state.  We have found that these connections foster learning and sow the seeds for growth opportunities.

We want to stay connected with you to learn more about your communities and expertise and to share ours.  As you might have seen navigating to this post, we often share a variety of real estate topics and through various media and we encourage you to connect with us now by

And now the announcement for which you’ve read this far.  The winner of this year’s grand prize – an Apple iPad Mini – is . . .

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Rocking out with Winged Foot Title

Rocking out with Winged Foot Title at the FL Realtors Convention & Expo

The Florida Realtors 2013 Convention & Trade Expo was a huge success and as always the energy was high. The theme for this event was, “We Will Rock Your World”.

Not only did we have an amazing time at the Trade Show, but the preparation was just as fun. Every year we strive to be the best. Our booth was a Flintstones/Jetsons theme entitled, “Taking Title out of the Stone Age with Service to Rock Your World”.

We could not contain our excitement about the Florida Realtors Convention and Trade Expo; so we expressed it through dance and our affinity for Internet videos. Check out our video…

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Your Loan was transferred from Bank of America…Now what?

Posted by Jillian Dohack On August 14

Bank of America (Photo Courtesy of Flickr User MoneyBlogNewz)

It is very common that a servicing transfer may occur at any time during the short sale process, especially with many Bank of America loans. Bank of America services mortgage loans for hundreds of investors.

As a part of normal servicing, investors may decide to release or transfer servicing from Bank of America to another company. The transfer of loan servicing is a common practice across the industry, and occurs for a variety of reasons.

At certain times investors choose to partner with other servicing companies to help meet the needs of the investor. Servicing may be transferred on first, second or stand-alone liens. You should contact the new servicer to determine what steps need to be taken to continue with the short sale.

Some key activities that may occur during servicing transfer:

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Greetings from REBarCamp Orlando IV!  Off to a revolutionary start this morning.



In case you missed this morning’s session on Mobile Apps for Real Estate Success, here is a sampling of what others are using to streamline their businesses, work on the go, keep them safe, etc.:

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Is Your Home Prepared to Sell?

Posted by Chris On August 3

Is Your Home Prepared to Sell

This is the third of 10 Tips for Selling Your Real Estate, a FREE guide to help you list your house “For Sale By Owner.” Available now at

Most people don’t keep their homes in “showroom” condition 24/7. We tend to overlook things like piles of boxes in the garage, broken porch lights, chipped paint, or doors and windows that stick.

However, if you are putting your home up for sale, you will need to break out of the “owner’s” mindset, and put on your “seller’s” hat. It is time to get your house in tip-top shape for showings.

The condition of your home will affect how quickly it sells and the price the buyer is willing to offer. So, making a good first impression is essential! Here are some tips:

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NOT LEGAL ADVICE: This information is not to be construed as legal advice. Legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. Every effort has been made to assure that this information is up-to-date as of the date of publication. It is not intended to be a full and exhaustive explanation of the law in any area. This information is not intended as legal advice and may not be used as legal advice. It should not be used to replace the advice of your own legal counsel.

Winged Foot Tite, LLC is not associated with the government, and our [short sale orchestration] service is not approved by the government or your lender. Even if you accept this offer and use our service, your lender may not agree to change your loan.