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Fast forward 14 months and YES, “The Hardest Short Sale Ever” had closed!!!

That day was a clear reminder of just how proud I am of our team here at Winged Foot Title. As you may imagine, a process this complicated yielded many useful insights which we employ daily in our operations. But as we surge into 2012, we wanted to share with you three of those  insights that may be helpful in your business as well.

We call them our “Three Cs”:

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Happy New Year to You, Your Family, and Friends!

Posted by Chris On January 17

We hope that 2011 has been a good year for you and hope to help you make 2012 even better!

Happy New Year from your friends at Winged Foot Title!

Happy New Year from your friends at Winged Foot Title!

There are a lot of things happening in the world of Real Estate that we can’t wait to share with you. Here is a sneak peak of what is to come:

  • How to Conquer the Hardest Short Sales
  • Short Sale Success Stories and Videos
  • Overview of our Short Sale FAQ Presentations
  • Details of Chris Black presentation at the Alta Business Conference in Louisville, KY
  • Continued Blog Posts of 10 Questions You Should Ask About Florida Short Sales

As you can see, we’ll be busy posting a lot of information, so make sure you don’t miss anything by following us online by email, RSS Feed, Facebook, Twitter and/or LinkedIn to assure you’re notified as soon it’s available! icon wink Happy New Year & Our New Fort Myers Beach Renters Guide!

If you have a real estate question – please don’t hesitate to contact us at (239) 985-4142 or visit our web site. We service all of Southwest Florida including: Fort Myers Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, Cape Coral, Pine Island, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte.

-Chris Black

If you are a buyer’s agent and you’re searching for a Short Sale Specialist in Fort Myers and the outlying areas of Southwest Florida, we invite you to view the video above which explains our operation.

Winged Foot Title is comprised of 3 full time employees who are dedicated to the orchestration and the timely closing of your short sale. We do not get paid unless the transaction closes so we obviously have a vested interest in the completion of the short sale.

Here are a few additional talking points that I cover in the video:

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MarsThere has been a substantial amount of buzz in the real estate industry lately about MARS.  No, not the red planet; although the market has been rather other worldly.  MARS is the acronym for “Mortgage Assistance Relief Services”, a set of real estate-related services now defined and regulated by the Federal Trade Commission.  The Final Rule, which became effective on December 29, 2010 was published in the Federal Register on December 1, 2010 at Vol. 75, No. 230, pages 75092 to 75144.  It has REALTOR® associations scrambling to ensure that their members are compliant (see, e.g., the Florida Assn. of Realtors Legal Center Hot Topics page), lest they run afoul of the rule in their short sale negotiations and subject themselves to scrutiny and civil penalty.

All of this buzz convinced me to take a closer look at the rule as it relates to our title insurance-related short sale services.  As far as I know, neither our national nor state (FL) title industry associations have issued any advisory opinions on the new rule regarding mortgage relief.  This is understandable.  The rule is pretty complicated; and either an over- or an under-reaction by the associations could cause issues for their members.  But since Winged Foot Title provides short sale title solutions, I thought it worth our while to look at the rule more closely.  So without going into too much annoyingly detailed analysis, I would like to explore the rule a bit and explain what Winged Foot Title is doing to prepare and to react.

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Winged Foot Title has received an email from a client…

…that raves about their closing services!

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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.