Meet Suzanne Vilchez, Real Estate Attorney

As we approach the New Year, we are ringing in 2018 with the newest member to our team, Suzanne Vilchez. Suzanne is an integral part of the group as she brings her expertise for both residential and commercial real estate law to SimplyTitle. We had a few minutes to catch up with Suzanne and learn

As we approach the New Year, we are ringing in 2018 with the newest member to our team, Suzanne Vilchez. Suzanne is an integral part of the group as she brings her expertise for both residential and commercial real estate law to SimplyTitle. We had a few minutes to catch up with Suzanne and learn more about her background and her legal mastery.

Carly KaplanMeet Suzanne Vilchez, Real Estate Attorney
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Real Estate Solved. South Floridians Reveal Secret to Closing

Jane and Ryan lived in South Florida for more than 30 years. After living on the east coast in their twenties and thirties, they were looking to make a move to the west coast of Florida, Sarasota. Ryan was recruited for a new job and with little time to find a place to call home,

Jane and Ryan lived in South Florida for more than 30 years. After living on the east coast in their twenties and thirties, they were looking to make a move to the west coast of Florida, Sarasota. Ryan was recruited for a new job and with little time to find a place to call home, they enlisted a top realtor that a family friend recommended in the Sarasota County market and soon found the perfect place. Throughout the process, they thought their realtor was the crème de la crème. They were completely satisfied.  As it turns out, the real estate agent was only focused on finding them a home, the part of the transaction that gets the agent paid.

When it came time to move to the closing, it turned out that although their realtor knew the Sarasota County market, she didn’t know much about the real estate closing process and title insurance. Ryan remembered the last closing was a hassle, he had to take off work, spend hours signing documents, and pay what seemed like unnecessarily high fees.

Jane and Ryan did a quick search of buyer closing costs in Florida and started to find that not all companies are created equal and realized he could shop around, get discounts, and close almost 100% online.

SimplyTitleReal Estate Solved. South Floridians Reveal Secret to Closing
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Can You Buy or Sell Your Home 100% Online?

We do almost everything online these days — why not buy or sell a home online, too? A year ago, you might not have known anyone who bought their groceries online. Now, you can probably think of a few food or sundry items you’ve recently bought online yourself. Online trends that offer real value tend

We do almost everything online these days — why not buy or sell a home online, too?

A year ago, you might not have known anyone who bought their groceries online. Now, you can probably think of a few food or sundry items you’ve recently bought online yourself. Online trends that offer real value tend to ramp up quickly. What seems unknown or crazy at first becomes common practice soon. Real estate is heading this way, too.

Carly KaplanCan You Buy or Sell Your Home 100% Online?
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Serious Questions to Ask When Selling A Home

When you’re embarking upon a real estate deal, it’s important to communicate clearly so that you get what you need out of the transaction. We can help you with questions to ask when selling a home. From the buyer to the realtor to your closing company, there are specific things you need addressed — and

When you’re embarking upon a real estate deal, it’s important to communicate clearly so that you get what you need out of the transaction.

We can help you with questions to ask when selling a home. From the buyer to the realtor to your closing company, there are specific things you need addressed — and if they don’t bring it up, you should!

At SimplyTitle, the same holds true. If you need something, reach out. If it’s possible to do for you, one of our title pros will get on it stat.

Carly KaplanSerious Questions to Ask When Selling A Home
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Welcome Arlene Ceballos, Social Media Guru

We added another member to the clan and we could not be more excited. We’re introducing our newest team member, Arlene Ceballos. And, as she heads into week two, we had the chance to catch up with this social media maven and learn a bit more about her background.

We added another member to the clan and we could not be more excited. We’re introducing our newest team member, Arlene Ceballos. And, as she heads into week two, we had the chance to catch up with this social media maven and learn a bit more about her background.

SimplyTitleWelcome Arlene Ceballos, Social Media Guru
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Meet Alex DeCoste, Business Analyst & Applied Mathematics Guru

We sat down with Alex DeCoste, Applied Mathematics, physics, coding, whiz and found out who really sits behind those three monitors, analyzing numbers all day. With week one mastered, Alex is fitting right in. And, after an in-depth grilling session pow-wow, we got the full scoop on the real Alex DeCoste.

We sat down with Alex DeCoste, Applied Mathematics, physics, coding, whiz and found out who really sits behind those three monitors, analyzing numbers all day. With week one mastered, Alex is fitting right in. And, after an in-depth grilling session pow-wow, we got the full scoop on the real Alex DeCoste.

SimplyTitleMeet Alex DeCoste, Business Analyst & Applied Mathematics Guru
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Keep Your Data Safe When You Move

We know you have a lot on your plate already when you close on a home, but we have one more crucial item for your checklist. Keep your data safe when you move, so that you can focus on your new home adventure — instead of replacing all your credit cards. For most people, moving

We know you have a lot on your plate already when you close on a home, but we have one more crucial item for your checklist. Keep your data safe when you move, so that you can focus on your new home adventure — instead of replacing all your credit cards.

For most people, moving is a great time to clean out and purge.

Alexander DeCosteKeep Your Data Safe When You Move
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Pro Tips: 5 Things to Looks For When Choosing A Closing Company

We’re rolling out a pro tips series to help consumers put their best foot forward when moving through their real estate transaction. Whether that be saving money through your closing service provider or what to do with your old devices when moving out of your home, we’ve got the pro tips to help you handle

We’re rolling out a pro tips series to help consumers put their best foot forward when moving through their real estate transaction. Whether that be saving money through your closing service provider or what to do with your old devices when moving out of your home, we’ve got the pro tips to help you handle real estate like a true service professional.

When it comes time to pick your closing company, often, your realtor will recommend a company with which they have an existing relationship. And while that’s totally normal, what’s not completely kosher is when the brokerage also owns a portion of the closing company. Because what this means for you as the consumer? Higher costs.

Jared FletcherPro Tips: 5 Things to Looks For When Choosing A Closing Company
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The Butler Rebate: Everything You Need To Know

There’s a simple way to save money before you close on your home that most real estate agents and brokers don’t talk about. It’s called the Butler Rebate and it lets Florida title insurance companies give you back a portion of the money you spend on your title insurance policies. Let’s get right down to

There’s a simple way to save money before you close on your home that most real estate agents and brokers don’t talk about. It’s called the Butler Rebate and it lets Florida title insurance companies give you back a portion of the money you spend on your title insurance policies. Let’s get right down to business, so you can hang onto the money that’s rightfully yours.

Evan FilsThe Butler Rebate: Everything You Need To Know
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New Tech Stretches Your Real Estate Money

Every day, I meet someone who almost wasted a lot of money on their real estate transaction. They book two inspections just in case the first guy misses something. They didn’t know they could shop for cheap title insurance. They thought they had to pay a lawyer to close. They might have been right ten

Every day, I meet someone who almost wasted a lot of money on their real estate transaction. They book two inspections just in case the first guy misses something. They didn’t know they could shop for cheap title insurance. They thought they had to pay a lawyer to close.

They might have been right ten years ago. After all, a lot about how we transact real estate in the U.S. hasn’t changed since the ’50s. Like the 1850s.

SimplyTitleNew Tech Stretches Your Real Estate Money
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