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12 Jul

Message from the CEO | Full Time Focus

I had the honor and privilege to serve as the Texas Land Title Association (TLTA) president from June, 2017 to June, 2018. At the TLTA Annual Conference last month, I reluctantly passed the gavel to John Martin, President of Lone Star Title. My only hesitation was that I was giving up a role at the

29 Jun

FNTI Lands in the Top 20 of the Dallas Business Journal’s Middle Market 50

First National Title Insurance Company was awarded the 18th spot of the Dallas Business Journal’s Middle Market 50 (MM50) award rankings.  The MM50 Awards highlight the Dallas-Fort Worth companies that demonstrate a rapid expansion in revenue growth. With just under $100 million in gross revenue in 2017, FNTI continues to grow rapidly, year over year. 

28 Jun

Out & About | Members of the FNTI Team Travel to Austin, Texas to Attend the TLTA Conference!

FNTI was a proud Platinum Supporter at this year’s Texas Land Title Association (TLTA) Conference in downtown Austin this year. Many members of the team were on hand to enjoy networking with other title professionals, to learn about the latest hot topics of the industry and to celebrate the outgoing TLTA President, FNTI’s own Chris

11 Jun

DJ’s Motivational Mondays | What a Great Team!

I recently read a quote by Vala Afshar, Chief Digital Evangelist for Salesforce, addressing respect and trust within a team.  “We are not a team because we work together.  We are a team because we respect, trust and care for each other.” I have been on many teams in my lifetime, sports and in business. 

07 May

DJ’s Motivational Mondays | Focus

I was having a hard time with my iPhone recently with the pictures I was taking. They were not in focus and so blurry I could barely make out who was in the picture. Seems all I needed was a hard start of my phone to fix the problem. The problem in our title business

04 May

Message from the CEO | First National Title Addresses the Future and Issues Facing our Industry

I was recently asked to address a group about the future of our industry and the issues that will impact the independent title agent. Our industry is coming off record revenues in 2017 and a robust economy. While that is encouraging and optimistic, there are underlying problems to face. I believe the primary concern of

20 Apr

Underwriting Q & A | Are there any tricks when a title agent needs information from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding a party to a real estate transaction?

Q: Are there any tricks when a title agent needs information from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding a party to a real estate transaction? A: Earlier this year, the IRS instituted a new identity verification process requiring third parties calling on behalf of a taxpayer to verify their identity by providing personal information such