FNF Unplugged

FNF Unplugged

Providing real solutions for real industry challenges, and the success tools to help you grow your business. FNF Unplugged delivers insight from industry leaders across the country in a fun and informative download. 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.

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April 30, 2021 22 min

With the convergence of a red hot real estate and a new? administration, it's only a matter of time before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ramps up its enforcement activity again. But with the focus on battling COVID, passing an infrastructure package and diversity & inclusion at the top of the list, how long will it be before we see the CFPB in action? In this episode, FNF's Linda Grahovec welcomes ALTA expert...

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Booming business over the past year has made up for any cost inefficiencies. But as we're all aware, the month-to-month and seasonal nature of the real estate business can create a budgeting dilemma- even in a normal, healthy market. Shifting fixed costs to variable costs is vital for all title agents, and now is the time to re-evaluate every expenditure. In this episode, FNF's Chuck Cain welcome's TitleWave President L...

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Think you've seen & done everything in your career? What could possibly impact your business after you not only survived, but thrived in the midst of a pandemic? Well, "normal" has been redefined and there's no going back to the way things used to be. Change has been accelerated, and now all title agents, big & small, must adapt. In this episode, FNF's Chuck Cain explores the past, present, and future of...

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The Voice of the title industry, the American Land Title Association (ALTA) is also a leading advocate for real estate and lending professionals. At the outset of COVID-19, ALTA spearheaded the successful effort to designate real estate-related activities as essential business. In this episode, FNF's Linda Grahovec welcomes ALTA VP of Government Affairs Elizabeth Blosser and Chris Morton, Senior VP of Public Affairs to share wh...

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Just when you thought you had it figured out... yep, there's a new social media platform you better be up-to-speed on! And for those who think they've figured out how to leverage social media into real estate success, you might be surprised to learn you're doing things you shouldn't. In this episode, FNF's Chuck Cain checks in with our National Director of Social Sales Chelsea Peitz to get the latest info.

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One year ago the world changed, and the real estate industry was forced to adapt within a matter of weeks. Numerous technology tools were quickly implemented along with safety protocols and creative closings to produce what was a record year for many professionals. Now, as we begin to emerge from COVID-19, what lessons were learned? How can we leverage this experience to continuously improve our industry? And what challenges must w...

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As we begin to emerge from a restricted, and record-setting run in real estate, new concerns arise. Will a new federal administration turn the attention to tighter real estate regulation? What did we learn or gain from doing business during COVID- and what will we keep doing? How can title agents effectively market to real estate professionals in this new environment? For the answers to these questions and more, we turn to FNF SVP ...

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Innocent and unsuspecting home buyers lose hundreds of millions of dollars each year to fraudsters who prey on their social media accounts, email and ultimately, steal their American dream. Wire fraud and the cybersecurity to prevent it are the most pressing, and daunting issues facing the real estate industry. In this episode, FNF's Linda Grahovec welcomes Krista Christensen, FNF's Risk Manager, Cyber and Wire Fraud Strate...

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The real estate industry quickly adapted to the challenges of COVID thanks to the entrepreneurial nature of our business, and the technology available. Now, as we begin to work toward a new normal, it's more important than ever to embrace change and implement technology to streamline your agency and serve your strategic partners and clients. In this episode, FNF's Chuck Cain welcomes Brad Stancel, CEO of ProcessFast, and Ed...

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The pandemic put stress on specific segments of the commercial real estate market, while others are thriving. Few know the $4.4 trillion market, and the players involved, better than CRE Finance Council Managing Director Justin Ailes who leads the association's advocacy team. In this episode, FNF's Linda Grahovec catches up with Justin who shares the latest data, and more importantly his read on how certain sectors will per...

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COVID transformed how we conduct business, forcing immediate change that had been on the horizon for some time. The closing table is now virtual, and what was often an ordeal getting there has been streamlined by technology. In this episode, Stavvy Co-Founder Kosta Ligris joins FNF's Chuck Cain to share the latest on electronic signing, settlement, and how title agents across the country can adapt to better serve clients while ...

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Real estate agents risk their lives every day in the process of helping the public buy and sell homes. And while safety is always top of mind, there are still scenarios where criminals target unsuspecting agents. For beloved agent, wife, mother and community leader Beverly Carter, a showing for a "husband & wife" turned into an attack, a kidnapping, and ultimately her death. In this emotional and poignant episode of FNF...

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Nobody could've predicted what would happen in 2020, and even if they did nobody would've believed them! Well, it did happen, and in the midst of a global pandemic, COVID safety protocols and a seismic shift in how we do business, many in the real estate profession had a record year. Now the questions are, how long will this record run continue? Are low rates here to stay? Will a change in the political landscape disrupt th...

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The real estate industry implemented sweeping changes overnight, quickly adapting to a COVID-19 world, and thriving in what was a record-breaking year for many.  Now the questions are, what emergency policies, procedures and technological advances are here to stay? In this timely and relevant episode, FNF's Senior Vice President, Agency Division Chuck Cain covers these topics and more with Shane Hartzler, Director eMortgage Str...

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A pandemic, social distancing and safety protocols have changed the way we do business. But the business itself hasn't changed: It's still about people, relationships and good old fashioned customer service. Nobody knows that better than Capital Title Owner & CEO Bill Shaddock.  In the midst of an extraordinary year, Shaddock has empowered his team members and made significant acquisitions to make Capitol Title the larg...

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The pandemic forced change in the real estate industry. Thanks to technology and teamwork, the FNF Family and our partners quickly adapted and thrived in a changing environment. What's next?  For answers, FNF's Linda Grahovec calls on Chief Digital Officer Jason Nadeau, who shares how artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other technology will reshape our industry- and how Fabio fits into the conversation!

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Regardless of the political outcome, change is the one constant in the real estate industry. In 2020, we quickly adapted to transacting business in the COVID-19 world. What issues and potential challenges are on the radar for the year ahead? Industry leaders turn to RESPRO President & Executive Director Ken Trepeta for guidance. With five years on Capitol Hill, almost a decade at NAR, and experience in the financial services se...

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Abandoned homes and lots, and more specifically a convoluted and challenging process to clear title, present a major obstacle in efforts to improve home ownership in urban communities. Nowhere is this more pronounced than Memphis, where only 43% of African Americans own homes, compared with 62% of Whites. Convergence Memphis is an initiative led by the Mortgage Bankers Association and the Tennessee Housing Development Agency, bring...

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There are many parallels between business & athletics, but they don't often translate for those who didn't participate in competitive sports. That's where Ed Molitor comes in. His approach to coaching combines his experience as a high level player & mentor with his first hand knowledge of the unique challenges we face in the real estate profession. In this episode, FNF's Linda Grahovec calls a time out to hu...

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The real estate professional, and particularly the title and settlement industry, offers the opportunity for young, career-minded people to earn a great living and chart their own career path. But why are so few people choosing a career in this financial services industry? What can we do to diversify our ranks so that our people mirror those we're serving? In this episode of FNF Unplugged, FNF Vice President Shenita Baker joins...

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