The more things change, the more they are the same

In the 1800s, Alphonse Karr penned the phrase: “The more things change, the more they are the same.” While it is difficult to imagine a time where the pace of change was not continuously accelerating, the basic tenets of success seem to remain eerily consistent. The economy has not performed as well as was predicted at the beginning of the year. Our regulatory environment is increasingly complex. Technological advances have moved us into an almost instantaneous culture, where relevance is exceedingly momentary.

Yet, in the midst of those changes, we still see a grounding and dependence on trusted relationships. Success is still dependent on doing what you say you are going to do, and providing customers a valuable service they can depend on.

At Stewart, we continue to adapt to ever-changing economic conditions and regulations. But the more we change, the more we realize that those adaptations are ancillary to the relationships we have with our customers. While necessary, managing change is irrelevant without a foundation as a trusted partner.

Thank you for your relationship with Stewart. We appreciate your business and your trust. We are committed to enhancing the real estate transaction process while staying true to who we are. We promise to change, but we also promise to stay the same.


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    Amin Ansari

    One thing that strikes me working at Stewart: how much we use value words like trust, quality, honesty, relationship. It just comes naturally working at Stewart. These words define the culture which allows us to than be recognized by others as a company they can trust. A company they can count on. Over and over. Other things may change. Those changes are related to technology and new concepts and possibly new regulations due to those. What does not and should not change are the core values over which our foundation is built on. We only strengthen it.

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