Topic Realtor Resources

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May 05, 2022

Essential Questions to Ask Before Joining a Real Estate Team

Think joining a real estate team is the right move for you? Before joining, you need to ask yourself and your prospective team several essential questions.
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Apr 18, 2022

Is a Real Estate Team Right for You?

Joining a real estate team might have huge benefits for your business as a realtor. We're discussing seven ways joining a team might help you out.
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Dec 15, 2021

Surprising Advantages to Using a Title & Closing Company

While it may seem logical to keep title and closing separate, there are actually several advantages to having your title and closing company in the same place.
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Sep 15, 2021

A Realtor's Guide to Owner's Title Insurance

Title insurance options can be confusing, so we've put together a guide to help realtors better understand their client’s options for standard and enhanced owner's policies.
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Aug 09, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions about Power of Attorney

A power of attorney is a simple way to close on time when a homeowner can’t be at closing. Check out our FAQ for using a POA at your real estate closing.
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Jul 22, 2021

Want a more enjoyable closing day? Try these four tips.

As a realtor, there are things you can do to make closing day more enjoyable. Read more to discover our four tips for a better closing experience.
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Jul 05, 2021

Flexible closing options at South Oak

Curious about our closing options at South Oak? We offer video closings, mail-away closings, drive-by closings, and travel closings for your convenience.
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May 27, 2021

Simple habits for smoother closings

Smooth closings don't happen by accident. But with a few simple habits, you can set yourself for smooth closings, even with the most complicated title situations.
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May 13, 2021

Top 10 real estate deal killers (and what you can do to avoid them)

Everyone wants a smooth, on-time closing that’s free of surprises. Do you know the top ten real estate deal killers - and what you can do to prevent them?
Aug 15, 2017

5 Rules Your Buyers Should Follow: They’ll Thank You For It

Buying a house is a huge financial undertaking. It is the largest investment most of us will ever make, which means small differences in how your buyers deal…
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Mar 28, 2017

There’s An App For That: Top 10 Apps for Real Estate Agents

Technology, tools and apps don’t offer magical power or increased capabilities to bring in more leads for your business. But they can help you…
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Jan 25, 2017

Selecting a Real Estate Office to Work For: 4 Considerations

When choosing a real estate office to join, finding a brokerage that aligns with your goals is important. There are many great real estate offices, each with…
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Nov 09, 2016

Protecting Non-Public Personal Information

When you hear the word, cybersecurity, you might immediately think of huge catastrophes that affected hundreds or thousands of people; however, cybersecurity…
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Oct 18, 2016

Why Negotiation Skills Matter

Negotiations is the number one, identified skill consumers are looking for in realtors! What we learn from that knowledge is the ability to successfully…
Sep 06, 2016

Choosing the Right Closing Date Can Make a Difference

Your clients are planning to close by the end of the month; but delays have put it in jeopardy. You are now in a bind to find a new closing table. Does this…
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Feb 25, 2014

2014 Real Estate Agent Makeover

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Jan 23, 2014

IPAD Class at the Birmingham Association of REALTORS

Are you ready to take you iPad mastery to the next level?  Whether you’re a Mac junkie like us or just getting started with your iPad, this workshop…
Nov 25, 2013

TILA-RESPA Final Rule - How It Impacts You

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released the new TILA-RESPA final rule.  This rule provides easier to use forms and consumer friendly…
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Oct 28, 2013

South Oak Established In The HUD Buyer's Select Program

 South Oak can provide title and closing on HUD owned properties in all counties in the State of Alabama. Buyers must name South Oak Title &…
Sep 30, 2013

Join us for a Free Workshop to help build your business!

South Oak is excited to partner with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and their exciting Center Stage workshop series! This workshop features one of the most sought…
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Sep 24, 2013

HUD Buyers Select Program Begins October 1st

Beginning October 1, Buyers in Alabama may choose their own closing agent to conduct the closing for a HUD owned property.   The closing agent must…
Sep 03, 2013

BAR Trade Show - September 11th 2013

South Oak Title & Closing is excited to be participating in the 2013 Birmingham Association of Realtors Trade Show, Wednesday, September 11th from 10:00…
Aug 14, 2013


Are you ready to reach new home buyers on their mobile devices? Did you know that texting is the #1 used app on smart phones?  Learn how South Oak can…
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May 30, 2013

Web Site Mobile Savvy?

Internet searching is now the primary smartphone browser activity, according to comScore. So if mobile usage and search are increasing quickly, how do you…