The way Bob Taylor sees it, life has two great teachers, books and experience but out of those two, “Experience is the key to being able to handle the complex matters that may arise from the Real Estate Market”. The ever changing market trend presents its own set of unique issues and problems. Having the experience of working through these markets is the key to understanding how to complete each transaction successfully. But you must also read and comprehend the ever changing laws affecting the business.
Today, Bob uses his extensive background in Title to help his client as Chief Title Officer for TICOR TITLE.
“I started out as a messenger for a title company right out of High School,” he states. “I was so quick and efficient at delivering documents that it allowed me to gain the extra time to converse about the business with Title Officers and sales Reps that were out in the field. It was not long before his drive and initiative garnered the attention of his supervisors and Bob was placed to be a title examiner for the company. “I did a little bit of everything on those days,” he says. “I did customer service, searching, examining, and eventually began to write title insurance policies as a Title Officer.” To this day, all these elements are essential to becoming a Title Officer.
By working for several major title companies throughout the Southern California region, Bob found that the business suited him. A self-described “people person,” he enjoys working with his clients and helping them find solutions to their title problems. “Because I’ve seen so much of the industry from the inside out, I have had experiences with so many issues that others haven’t had,” he acknowledges. That translates into smooth transactions for the real estate agents and lenders he serves, who can turn this high quality work into repeat and referral business of their own.
“It’s easy”, says Bob, for people to get so caught up in the transaction that they miss crucial details and misunderstand the complexity of the issue that could spell trouble later on. He wants to help them avoid those. Bob often tells people to read the documents and maps, then compare them to the physical location of the improvements with the map. “How do you know that what you’re shown is actually what you’re receiving?” he asks. “This is only one example, but every day I work with clients who may not understand exactly what documents say and need that go to person for explanations. I am here to help prevent misunderstandings and to avoid problems. So many issues surround real estate, most don’t know how they got there.”
By spending his early days pouring over actual paper maps and title documents at the Hall of Records in downtown Los Angeles, Bob got a first-hand look at the “hows” and “whys” of title documentation. An experience that gives him valuable insight today. “These days, it’s all too easy to let the automated software take in the information and do the work for you,” he says. “But I come from a time when documents had to be created and pulled by hand. I learned to spot mistakes before they become problems.”
Bob believes that TICOR TITLE is the perfect place for his combination of knowledge and service. “I have managed and run a title desk for over 30 years dealing with all types of real estates transactions, from residential to commercial. TICOR TITLE gives me the ability to expand my business and be of even greater service to my clients.”
“It’s the high power of a national company with a local Professional presence,” says Bob, “and it doesn’t get any better than TICOR TITLE.”