1. The inventory  of agent listed properties is way down creating a “seller’s” market
2. Buyers are turning to searching the entire market including FSBO.rachelsign
3. SMART SELLERS  have attended a Gateway Title Seller’s workshop and learned how to
sell by owner from the experts.
4. They utilized the free “For Sale” sign and paper work required
from the “Seller’s Kit” they ordered online from Gateway.com
5.They priced their property to the real estate market and they SOLD!

What Do Sellers and Buyers Want To Know?

How do we put this together and how much will it cost?
We have those answers –
Buyers and Sellers are surprised that we take the time to answer those questions about closing their real estate transaction.
It’s no problem or inconvenience  – you are our customers and taking care of you  is what we do.
Take a look and call.
We always have time for YOU!
I promise!


I was sitting here watching the 11pm news about how many senior citizens homes are being invaded and robbed, beaten,and even murdered. Everyone is being cautioned about strangers who come a knocking and “ding dong” my doorbell rang. It scared the heck out of me! I turned on all of the porch lights and a young man I didn’t know was standing at my door. He said he swerved to avoid hitting a deer and his car was stuck by my driveway. Through two doors, I told him I wasn’t opening the door, but I would call the police – I did and they came. It is very cold but I told him to wait by his car. I felt bad leaving him in the cold but….. you never know these days. sure miss the good old days.

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Listed Homes for sale inventory is LOW in our area
Buyers finding them on internet 
Seller’s are Utilizing the web opportunities
Researching asking price and asking  to the market value
Seek education on paper work
Not afraid to negotiate
Selling to their renter
Family to family sales
Co-brokering with real estate agents.
Staging  homes
Rely on Gateway Title for education on closing costs estimates and procedures.
What else comes to your mind…….?

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I Wonder If HE Was Watching

Feeling a bit embarrassed right now.
 you might ask
Well, Mike and I went to church at 5:30.this Sunday.
When it came time for communion, they needed additional Eucharistic Ministers so we both  stepped up to help.
 After distributing the Host, It is returned to the priest at the Alter.
 In bringing the Host back  you have to walk up 4 steps.
When I reached the top step, my  shoe stuck on the carpeting and I almost fell into the very surprised Priest.
He looked at me and we both laughed.  He told me he's had that happen to him.
So I didn't fall and I didn't spill the Host but I did scare some of the people who saw it.
Sorry for that.
I wonder if God laughed with me?
I hope so!

House Sales Are Popping UP All Over!

Home sales are popping up all over, everyday .
YES they are!
Are a lot of FSBOs (for sale by owner) are succeeding at a speed I haven’t
seen in ages and I do mean AGES.
One of the most amazing things I’m witnessing is the large  number of sellers
that were  unsuccessful last summer and fall that now have success.
They put their property back on recently and have a buyer now!
Many of them tell me all they did was put out the “For Sale’ sign and
the buyer came a knocking!
A common thread….. they priced their property to the market!
Buyers have also done their homework and know market values.
A Wise seller and a Wise pre- approved buyer = SOLD!
I do see that Many are being sold by buyer’s agents.  WHY?
In my opinion, it’s the Shortage of listed inventory so they are seeking out 
the For Sale By Owners to show their buyers.
Some sellers freak out if an agent brings a buyer. 
It’s Not necessary to freak out –  if the offer is acceptable, ACCEPT IT!
My friend who just have managed to sell a house in Portland, Oregon said that
it was important to remember you do not have to use the agent owned title company. 
It is up to buyer and seller to agree on the title company to insure and 
close their transaction.
Things are getting wonderfully busy – so get busy, get your Gateway Title Free Seller’s Kit, 
“for sale”sign,
price it right and Get that Property SOLD!
and call me at GATEWAY TITLE    
440 546 9660
or email rachel@gatewaytitle.com
Take Care!


What is the one thing you could do to make a difference in people’s lives? 
It probably won’t be about money or gaining something personally. It will most likely be about giving, sharing, loving, and helping others do better. What Could You Do?


Everywhere I go, someone invariably asks me about the real estate market.
I have my own personal way of knowing how the market is going.
It's the ring of my phone at the office and the number of emails requesting
 our SMART SELLER'S kit.
I always ask how they knew to order it and it is usually because someone told them we can help
them know how to sell by owner from contract to closing or they used us previously and had a great experience. They  are buying or selling again by owner or they have an agent but still choose to have us do their escrow and title work. These folks make my heart sing right out loud!
I am finding out that they are finding us on our website, from Angie's List or just surfing  for help and found us. see www.gatewaytitle.com
   When I hear this and as I talk with these wonderful folks with increased frequency, I know the market is picking up!
Sounds so simple, but it works that way!
We also have  marked increase of sellers contacting us to register for our unique workshop that
again teaches selling your property from “contract to closing”
The terrible weather has had an impact on all of us for sure.
I think there is a big bunch of buyers and sellers out there chomping at the bit to get selling and buying those properties.
Get ready.
It's coming and it will be a great time to for so many of you out there to make that move !
For businesses of all kind, t's been a tough few months since the holidays.
Get ready …get set….. it's going to get much better for real estate and and economy in general!
The signs are all there  (

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Will Your Kids See Your Pictures 29 Years From Now?

Pictures of every home I've lived in -inside and out.
Family picnics, Easter outfits, Christmas morning, sitting with Grandma and Grandpa.
My babies, our pets, a new car, birthday parties, Halloween costumes, kids baseball games.
The list in my mind is endless……
I was going through a box of old pictures yesterday and letting my thoughts take me back as I
Then it hit me!
I take a lot of pictures but the prints of them do not exists -oh they are on many little cards
in my camera (which doesn't get used much now).
They are on my phone, IPad.
But they are not printed out on old fashion PAPER!
What will the next generations be looking at?
My phone?
That little blue and red card with 400 pictures on it?
I wonder.
It seems I am taking pictures of everything all of the time.
Oh, I post them on facebook for the world to see.
Will future generations be looking for them there?
There is something so sweet about taking out a box or album of old pictures and
reminiscing. A smile.A tear. A rush of LOVE!
I am going to start printing.
I owe it to the future!
How about those pictures for yours?