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.... Show More

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October 21, 2020 21 min

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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As a 5-year-old, Elizabeth Mendenhall set up her own home office in her bedroom and was already preparing for a successful career in real estate. Nothing was handed to her. In fact, when she initially asked her dad for a job in the family real estate business he said "no". Eventually Elizabeth landed the opportunity, grew the business and worked her way up through the ranks to serve as the President of the National Associat...

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Our late-breaking edition of FNF Unplugged is ready for download and discourse as the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau scraps the 2015 MSA Memo and issues new guidance. This just in... You can pay for actual, necessary and distinct services provided by a referral source as long as you pay no more than the reasonable value of the services. So, how do you value the services? What does this mean for the relationship between real est...

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Could things get any crazier? Of course they could- that's the business we're in! After the initial panic, an adverse market refinance fee was postponed until December 1st. And while that bought the industry time to adjust, there's still plenty on our plates with RESPA and MSA's. In this episode, industry expert Brian Levy joins us for an insightful and light-hearted update on the mortgage & real estate markets,...

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The overwhelming majority of title insurance professionals are women, yet few rise to the ranks of upper management. Why is this the case, and what can be done by both women title professionals and management to even the playing field? In this episode, FNF Executive Vice-President Erika Meinhardt join us to share her insight, and offer solutions to help the next generation of women in the industry reach the executive suite.

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, is targeting a small Chicago-area mortgage lender, alleging it violated, among other things, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. The lender vehemently denies the charges and is unwilling to roll over. In this episode, the defendant's attorney Marx Sterbcow joins us to share why a settlement or CFPB win would negatively impact the entire real estate profession. It's a fight fo...

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Aaron Davis literally grew up in the industry, working his way up at the agency his mom founded in Plant City, Florida. Aaron bought the company from his mom and has since added over 30 more offices to form Florida Agent Network. And that's just for starters- the entrepreneur is an industry leader, handling the state's first e-closing three years ago, and assisting hundreds of agents with their first e-closing during the pa...

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Just when we settled into a new normal and August staycations, the CFPB shocked the mortgage industry, then thankfully came to it's senses. Ellie Mae sold for 3X last year's valuation, and we were just getting settled in for the home stretch in 2020. Chuck Cain, SVP Agency Division for the FNF Family of Companies joins us to download & debrief on these major developments and take a light-hearted look back at the strange...

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