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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 […]

Is “Do It Yourself” (DIY) a smart way to sell your title agency?

echnology has enabled a DIY approach in many industries (just ask a travel agent)! What about selling your agency? Should you just do it yourself? Factors to consider: Are you leaving money on the table? Do you know how to accurately value your title business ? Do you know what different buyers look for in an acquisition? […]

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 […]

Is a heart attack at your desk the best exit strategy?

Timing is everything.   When to sell is an issue many business owners struggle with. While no one wants to sell too soon, a point in time can come when it’s just too late. This can depend on personal factors as well as the larger economy and business cycles.   The perfect conditions for selling […]

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 […]

Your Title Business Might Be Worth More Than You Think

No one wants to pay more taxes than they have to, yet everyone wants to maximize the value of their business. Business owners often put as many expenses on the business as possible in order to minimize “profits” and their associated tax liabilities. EBITDA, or Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization, is a measure […]

How to Determine the Best Group Health Insurance Strategy

By Will Morey, Senior Benefit Consultant, Benefit Commerce Group A recent Harris poll showed that 4 out of 5 American workers would rather receive a benefits upgrade than an increase in pay. A Randstad study revealed that 61% would take a job with a lower salary for a better benefits package. Your company’s health insurance plan […]