Category Archives: Corporate

The Best You Can Be

The 2014 Winter Games came to a close on Sunday, February 23, after more than two weeks and welcoming thousands of athletes from all over the world. They competed for more than 200 medals, which were awarded to the best of the best in their sport. Now, it’s unlikely that any of us reading this …Read more

Merry Christmas

It’s that special, frantic time of year. Amidst the year-end rush of accomplishing goals and closing transactions, there is an opportunity to pause and ponder; amidst family gatherings, holiday parties and chaotic shopping, an opportunity to reflect. The songs on the radio change; the news becomes more festive, causing us to change how we listen. …Read more

Stewart Joins REALTORS® to “Rise to New Heights” at NAR Conference

Throughout the autumn trade show season, the National Association of REALTORS® Annual Conference (NAR) is one of the ‘main events’ for the real estate industry. San Francisco’s Moscone Center hosted an estimated 22,000 REALTORS® earlier this month, encouraging every attendee to “Rise to New Heights.” The conference offered a number of opportunities to do just …Read more

Happy Thanksgiving

Stewart recently reported another successful quarter and we now find ourselves peering into the holidays while interpreting recent CFPB announcements. In the midst of hectic schedules, uncertain economic conditions and changing regulations, I am reminded of how much we have to be thankful for. Stewart provides a valuable service in an essential industry that drives …Read more

Good to see you!

‘Tis the season for industry conventions, which means our teams have spent a good amount of time at various local, state and national industry association meetings. Whether at mortgage, title or REALTOR® conventions, it is a time to dive into industry changes, comprehend new regulations and connect with customers. I have been fortunate to attend …Read more

ALTA 2.0

The 2013 ALTA Annual Convention attendance in West Palm Beach was the largest in about 25 years. This is a sign of resurgence in business volume and prosperity, as well as a large interest in the evolving regulatory environment. ALTA is always a time to reconnect with industry members, customers and friends. The Stewart organization …Read more

A Breakdown of the New CFPB Rules

The new regulations from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are geared toward providing the customer with a more transparent transaction. To help achieve this transparency, the agency has proposed seven changes to the real estate process. The changes touch almost every aspect of the real estate transaction, including the process, the length of time …Read more

ALTA 2013 Update

The 107th ALTA Annual Convention is under way at the beautiful Breakers Hotel in West Palm Beach. Attendees began arriving early Monday for committee meetings; many arrived Tuesday to prepare for sessions and the opening on Wednesday. About 25 wonderful Stewart associates are on hand, building relationships with independent agencies; learning from breakout sessions; contributing …Read more

Enriching Stewart as a Workplace

Recently, I was on a plane returning from a business trip. Sitting next to me was a new college graduate looking to start his career. We had an interesting conversation about what he and his friends are looking for in an employer. After talking with him for a few minutes, I realized that his thoughts …Read more