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$1.6 TRN of Dry Powder Desperately Seeking Healthy Companies

Private Equity Firms have amassed a $1.6 Trillion (yes, you read that right -Trillion) war chest of what they call ‘dry powder’. Dry Powder is a fancy term for committed investable cash. There is a mistaken perception that Private Equity will be using this capital to bail out companies that need life lines to help […]

The Market to sell a title company is stronger than we thought!

Panic, pandemic, pandemonium, doom and gloom…how is it that the FACTS we see in the title industry portray positivity when the media screams otherwise? I’m befuddled these days when reading the news about the real estate market (and title). Is there a hidden political agenda lurking between the words? Are the news outlets grandstanding hoping to […]

Choosing the righter wrong?

It’s so interesting how different companies react or respond (there is a difference) to COVID-19. This is a challenging time for title companies. Actions matter more than intentions or words. Does your firm embrace abundance or scarcity? Does your disaster plan include adequate cash reserves to save jobs? What’s adequate? Are you prepared enough? What’s […]

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 wonderful […]

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 […]