These are scary times. Our retirement funds are dwindling. Savings accounts are diminished. The economy is in ruins. Friends and co-workers are facing foreclosure and bankruptcy. As a real estate professional, you are finding it extremely difficult to close a deal. And when you do make a sale, you are faced with countless problems. Short sales. Foreclosures. Bankruptcy. Liens and pending lawsuits. And the buyers and sellers are scared or angry. Or both.
So at times like these, when you finally close a deal, a deal that may be your only settlement in months, you want it to be handled by attorneys with experience in these complex areas of law. You know our attorneys. Jim Savitz (35 years), Mike Hollman (25 years) and Dave Parker (25 years) bring you over 85 years of experience. Add Mark Simon, David Hahn, Chris DeLisi and Lisa Lamphier and you get another forty plus years of knowledge and experience. And that is not counting our staff, some of whom have been processing settlements for more than 25 years. Who are you going to trust to handle what may be your only settlement in months?
In times like these, many of our competitors are utilizing giveaways to attract your business. Free iPods, gift cards, tv’s and home warranties are being offered as enticements to get you in the door. Discount settlement fees, no settlement fees and even cash back settlement fees are dangled in front of your buyer’s face. And these offers are tempting to you and your buyers. But you and your buyers must inquire further. Who will be handling this important and complex transaction? Is this “freebie” or giveaway really free? Or am I paying for it somewhere else? Does my customer get a re-issue rate on the title insurance along with the freebie giveaway? Will the settlement attorney be in business next year to handle any post settlement issues?
We understand the temptation. But we also understand the importance of experienced attorneys handling your settlement. So we want to give you the best of both worlds. We will make our best effort to match these offers on any new settlement order. Just bring us the flyer or promotion, a price sheet or an e-mail and we will make every reasonable effort to provide your buyer with a comparable offer. And then we will give the buyer something else. Over 125 years of legal experience closing complex real estate transactions.
So ask yourself this. The next time you are at a settlement, what would you rather see sitting at the end of the settlement table? A $125 iPod or 125 years of legal experience?