FNF UNPLUGGED

FNF UNPLUGGED

Providing real solutions for real business challenges. Welcome to FNF UNPLUGGED, Season Four. Conversations with professionals across the country. Exploring business topics, and empowering personal growth in real estate, financial services and the title insurance industry. FNF UNPLUGGED is a National Agency Operations Production. This podcast is being provided for informational purposes only. The podcast is not a comprehensive overview of the subject and is not intended to provide legal or financial advice, or an endorsement of any product or business. The views expressed by podcast guests are their own and their appearance on the podcast does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent including Fidelity National Financial or its directors. Please seek legal or financial advice before taking any action on the matters or products discussed herein.

Episodes

February 29, 2024 32 mins

Seasoned title insurance professionals have likely forgotten more than some who are newer to the industry have yet to learn. That said, you're never too experienced for a refresher course in the nuances of the complicated, and often strict insurance product we provide. In this episode, FNF's Linda Grahovec calls on industry expert, attorney Bush Nielsen, for a refresher course in title & escrow

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If higher mortgage rates and scarce housing inventory wasn't enough, now a spike in homeowners insurance premiums adds another challenging ingredient to buying a home. The Florida market is in the crosshairs, but why are places far removed from hurricanes and wildfires also being impacted by rate hikes? In this episode, FNF's Chuck Cain calls on industry expert Joseph Petrelli, President and Co-Founder of Demotech, for in...

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The digital age offers the opportunity for seamless, secure, paperless real estate transactions. Yet the industry is slow to adopt and reluctant to implement technology or applications that have proven to save time and money.  In this timely download, FNF's Chuck Cain welcomes Stavvy's EVP Digital Strategy Tim Anderson to cover not only the "what", but the more important "why" of digital adoption, and ...

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Recent Fed news has relaxed mortgage rates and while there's still a ways to go, ANY positive signs for the real estate market is welcome news as we close out a challenging year. In this year-end download, FNF's Chuck Cain welcomes ICE VP of Enterprise Research Strategy Andy Walden, who delivers an upbeat assessment. While mortgage rates will likely fluctuate in the year ahead, Andy shares positive data on foreclosures, h...

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The dust hasn't settled, and likely won't for several years, but one thing appears to be certain: The real estate industry as we know is about to change dramatically, particularly for buyers agents. The impact of Missouri's Sitzer-Burnett verdict will also be felt by lenders and title agents. In this timely episode, FNF's Chuck Cain calls on real estate industry veteran Arthur Sterbcow, who offers candid takes o...

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Fall conferences are in the books and FNF's Chuck Cain has made the rounds, returning with the latest info from industry insiders. Think the recent verdict in Missouri won't impact title & settlement? Think again... Chuck explains why, and also provides an update on the activity of federal regulators as they ramp up scrutiny of the of the real estate industry.

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Often referred to as "energy", our emotions and mindset are key in what is no doubt a challenging real estate market. Data, and accurate tracking, is also critical so we're devoting our time and resources to the partners and relationships that drive our business. In this sales-focused download, FNF's Chuck Cain, Ethan Powsner and Tim Hooper team up to share their insight on harnessing emotions and following the ...

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In the cyclical world of real estate brokerage, lending and settlement services, regulators often take action when the market is slower. That's the case this year as we're seeing stepped up enforcement action, which is time consuming and costly. On top of that, the person who handled compliance may have been a victim of budget cuts. In this episode, FNF's Chuck Cain leads a conversation with Josh Weinberg, Co-Founder...

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The downshift in the real estate market allows industry professionals the time to re-engage with teams and sharpen sales tools for the opportunities ahead. In this episode, FNF's Chuck Cain welcomes FNF VP of Training & Technology Tim Hooper. Tim shares how he's coaching real estate agents and title professionals as we prepare for the next cycle in the real estate market. 

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Location, location, location: The reason it's a cliche, is because it's true. Specific markets are feeling more pain, particularly in the office sector, than others. How will things unfold in the years ahead? And what sector are investors still bullish on? For those answers and much more, FNF's Chuck Cain calls on Jamie Woodwell, President in the Research and Economics Group and the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)...

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Mortgage rates remain elevated and inventory is severely constricted in most markets. The good news is the job market is strong, and it appears if a recession does hit, it'll be mild. So the obvious question is this: When will we arrive at the intersection of favorable rates and increasing inventory? Few in the industry possess the data and insight to accurately forecast this answer, and Black Knight's Andy Walden is one ...

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Often times important topics become a buzzword or acronym that gets lost in the day-to-day and month-to-month world in the real estate business. But for the next generation of real estate professionals, there is an opportunity to grow business by connecting with a diverse community. In this episode, FNF's Chuck Cain welcomes attorney and closing agent Barry Miller, who shares his perspective and insight.

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In part 2 of our series, FNF's Linda Grahovec welcomes back marketing expert Wayne Stanley from Bowe Digital to share what he's seeing, hearing and interacting with in the real estate marketing world. CAUTION: This information may offend real estate professionals who are sending out marketing materials at the post office.  Seriously, everyone has their comfort zone, but Wayne encourages you to think beyond your website an...

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A calm real estate market means more professionals are tuned into market news, updates and personal development. It's an ideal time to be in touch with referral partners and building new relationships. But how much is TOO much? And what happens when the marketing "flavor of the month" goes stale, or isn't work for your business model. In Part 1 of our 2 part series,  FNF's marketing guru Linda Grahovec call...

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As the conversation continues between FNF's Chuck Cain and real estate and lending industry veteran Dave Stevens, the focus shifts from regulatory and compliance concerns to the bigger issues ahead. Affordability, or lack thereof, due to a significant shortage of housing inventory, will continue to pinch the housing market even as rates are expected to ease in the latter half of 2023. Stevens offers his take on what Uncle Sam ...

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In the opening download of this riveting two-part conversation, FNF's Chuck Cain welcomes industry insider and veteran Dave Stevens for a candid take on the real estate industry. In his 40-year career, Stevens has seen and done it all, as a top loan originator, CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, and Federal Housing Commissioner. Stevens doesn't pull any punches when it comes to The Fed, mounting compliance concerns,...

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The pandemic is thankfully behind us, and one of the positive outcomes was the forced push into e-notes, digital closings and a more flexible, streamlined process for the real estate industry. That said, challenges remain, and industry players will need to work closely together to as we take the next stop to save clients time and reduce cost. In this episode, FNF's Chuck Cain welcomes industry expert Camelia Martin of Snapdocs...

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He may be one year into his well-deserved retirement, but John Voso hasn't forgotten about the industry he helped shape. Fact is, John has probably forgotten more than most of us know the business! In this entertaining and heartwarming episode, FNF's Linda Grahovec reconnects with John, who offers his insight.

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