TEN WAYS to CURE CABIN FEVER – from Gateway Title

Instead of waiting….waiting …. for spring to spring out,
Start getting busy on your plan to sell your house this year.
1. Clean up and throw out or call a local charity to pick up your discards.
What better why to get some exercise, stay warm and get your mind off the weather?
2. Make those minor repairs you've been putting off.
You know,  loose cupboard doors, leaky faucets and slow drains – things like that.
3. Look up other homes for sale in your area.
Try Zillow , Realtor.com, and other real estate websites,compare list prices on homes similar  to yours.
4. Decide how you are going to handle your  listing –
Hire an agent or go “For Sale By Owner”?
5. Under stand the cost and what is involved in closing.
Get your free “Smart Seller's Kit” from Gateway Title – best education out there.
6. Study the information given to you in the kit.
Call or email Gatewaytitle.com with your questions and we'll help you!
7. Register for Gateway Title Seller's Workshop, February 22,2014
Learn from the experts on Paper work, Mortgage information, Marketing Real Estate and MORE!
8. SMART START your title work and save on closing costs.
By having your title examined before you have a buyer, if there is a title problem, it can be
taken care of and no delays when you sell!
9. Lean on us!
Gateway Title is valuable source of information and support!
10. After you get all of this accomplished, You will be CURED of cabin fever and
READY to Get that property SOLD!   SOLD!   SOLD!
(and we can help)
Stay Warm



Gateway Title Cleveland -Busy Is a Good Thing

finally – there is a break through for everyone
 connected with the  Cleveland Real Estate Market.
Our workshops that teach Buyers and Sellers how to understand
a real estate contract and other paper work are filling up fast.
if you are selling with the assistance of an  Agent or
Going by owner, this workshop is here to help you avoid make
costly mistakes because as most tell me
 ” Oh, I didn't realize that
when I signed the offer to purchase”
Those over sightes can prove to be costly.
We are the #1 Cleveland title company when it comes to
educating buyers and sellers to help tham avoid thoise costly mistakes.
If you can't attend our class on Saturday, Feb.22,2014 @ 9:30am
you can have a private consultation – just call or email me.

440 546 9660   rachel@gatewaytitle.com
My time is dedicated to helping buyers and sellers.


The world has changed.
You have changed.
I have changed.
Buyers and Sellers have changed.
Real Estate Market jut Ain't What It Used To Be
A Few years Ago.
How, you say?
The favorite saying was:” Location, Location, Location”
No more!
It has changed to “Location, Condition, Price”
Buyers are a lot more demanding and picky sooooo
If you are selling and what that top $ for your location,
That probably won't happen if you haven't price your
property to the current market in according  to
the condition of the condition it is in!
Looking forward to the Spring Market


It is not unusual that folks stop by our office to ask questions about title, escrow and closing  process.
 In the past 24hours, I have been contacted by two  property owners who are
currently listed.
 One,  is listed with the biggest Cleveland area  company and the other, with a franchise
broker.located just outside of  Cleveland.
For various  reasons, they each are  very unhappy with the service they are getting
 from their  agents.
Each of them contacted the listing agents office to request a release from the listing
agreement they signed.
In each case they tell me they were told absolutely NO!
One of them was told by the agent that she was in the business to make money
 and what he wanted was not important!.
The other seller was left was in tears by the office manager's response.
I guess this is really none of my business – but they came to me and it does bother me
that these “professionals” are only making the image worse for those hard working Cleveland area
real state agents who put their heart and soul into taking care of their customers and clients as
they should be.
Many sellers stop by that we don't know –
I think they are looking for someone to listen to them.
There is nothing I can do or offer about their problem….
But – I listen!

How's the Title Business?

How's the title Business?
Lately I'm hearing this a lot.
Honestly, I can tell you business is a lot busier than it has been for the past few years!
It's been tough. Hanging in there has been the challenge of my lifetime.
This is my family business – not so easy to give up when the whole
 family is involved. It's a time we found what we are really made of.
Everyone sacrificed and worked hard to keep it going.
I've prayed. I've cried. I've gone through exhaustion.
At times I almost forgot how to laugh.
Gateway Title will celebrate 20 years of doing business next month.
There were times I wondered if that would happen.
I know I'm not alone. I know many good people left the business.
There is another side to what I've experienced.
I've learned God does hear prayers I still cry when I hear “God Bless America”
I sleep better at night and my family is stronger then I thought.
Yes the title business is busier lately and we are still here working and doing what we love –
helping buyers and sellers
through the mysterious title and escrow process.
I also know we couldn't do it without you, our wonderful customers
Thank you

Buyers will like this – I dare you!

Rachel says, “I Dare You!”

How many calls do you get from your “for sale” sign?

Increase the action on your property.
Separate your property from the pack.
Put it “on sale” and write the sale price right on your sign!

You put the asking price on your flyers, but how many buyers actually
stop the car to take the flyer?

This is an up front, in your face, bold way to advertise on your lawn
sign. I discovered this selling secret from sellers who did it and got a
buyer from the attention it drew.

Anything can be for sale,
The real deals are “on sale”.

If you’d like a white Plastic sign, we found some old signs on which you
could write the asking price and attach to your present yard sign.

Just stop by our Gateway Title Brecksville office and get yours for
free – while the supply last.

Email or call us at 440 546 9660 for more information on this

Do you dare?


Listening IS Conversation

Last Wednesday, I walked into a closing room to greet a seller waiting to sign final papers. I said “Good Morning” she looked at me and started crying and told me it just really hit her that she was leaving her home of the past 36 years. The place where she and her husband raised their kids and held 36 years of her life.
She is widowed and is moving in with her son. A new beginning, but also an ending.
I listened as she talked.
She then told me she was ready, signed the final papers and left the office with a smile.
Sometimes others just need someone to listen to them.
Do you ever just listen?
She wasn't asking for my advice.
She just wanted to say her feelings out loud.
Listening is an important way to have a conversation.
People just want to know
they Matter


Yes, it's horrible.
On April 13,2013 many lives were changed forever.
I felt so much sadness and anger, I wasn't sure how to handle it.
Holding back tears, I continued to go through the process of
my daily activities.
As the evening progressed, I realized I must find a way to
not let this awful thing paralyze me.
They can not win.
This world I knew as a child is gone.
I pray that the world my children and Grand children

is one that they experience with love and security.
God Bless America!


TODAY'S SELF-TALK: “I live today for today. I learn from yesterday, and prepare for tomorrow, but today I focus on today, and make every precious moment count. Now is my time, this is my moment, and today is my day.”
Repeat – Repeat –  Repeat!