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Sword of Damocles and Evolution in the Title Industry

Are we like Dionysius, hanging on by a thread? Everything is fine until it’s not. These are truly precarious times. In addition to the suffering and death COVID-19 has spawned, from a business perspective, our title world is forever changed. Aside from being inundated by emails from every vendor you’ve ever dealt with explaining how […]

What We Believe

We believe in small business and the value independent title agencies and underwriters bring to our communities and our country. We believe that both the buyer and seller should be better off because of a transaction we touch; that one plus one = three. The combination of two firms we pair must always be greater […]

FSBO the creepy title clown

FSBO the creepy title clown Everyone knows the pitfalls of a FSBO deal in a residential buy-sell. Studies show that FSBOs sell for less, spend more time on the market and often are beset with problems that just don’t happen when a professional is involved. Why would anyone think selling a title agency is any […]

Should Title Agency Owners Believe In Santa Claus?

‘Twas the Night Before ChristmasWhen all through the AgencyThe printers were whirringWhile sellers sat impatiently. The closer scans docs to the lender with careIn hopes that their funding number soon would be there. The realtors asked rudely what the funder had said,While visions of commission checks danced in their heads. The closer had yet to […]

Can You Be Honest and Still Have Friends?

Even though it means losing out on fees, we routinely turn clients away if we feel they are not ready to sell. Selling a title business is difficult enough under perfect circumstances, and next to impossible when a company’s fundamentals or its management team are not prepared for the rigors of the process. The first […]

Turk & Company announces another client acquisition

Mid South Title has announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Landmark Title based in New Orleans, LA. Mid South Title, founded in 2000, is a full-service title agency licensed in Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana. Its acquisition of Landmark Title will help expand its footprint in the Southeast. “We are delighted to be […]

How we work

“Mergers and Acquisitions” sure sounds like a fancy phrase. That’s ironic, since what we do is very straightforward and plain. We simply help folks buy and sell title companies. How we work varies depending on the type of deal we are working on since title agencies come in all sizes. We are involved in deals as […]

What Makes a Great Letter of Intent?

Selling your title agency can be complicated. There are many ways to proceed. Determining the best way to go about things can be a daunting task! Experience has taught us that the best way to proceed usually involves a separation of high-level deal ‘structure’ versus ‘detail’. No one wants to waste time. Determining early on if all parties […]