Stewart Insurance and Risk Management

Let us guide you through making confident insurance decisions. We guide clients through making confident insurance decisions. As a subsidiary of Stewart Title, our focus is delivering expertise and solutions for the unique insurance needs in real estate.

From home buyers and sellers to real estate professionals, our team is committed to helping you properly insure yourself and your business.

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Real Estate Matters with Stewart Title #309

Many of us are familiar with setting SMART goals – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely – especially at the beginning of a new year.

Featured in this week’s insurance segment on Real Estate Matters radio show, we repurpose the same SMART acronym to remember some ways to mitigate risk, especially when it comes to today’s hot topic: cyber-crime.

S = Set procedures. Processes on how you communicate with clients, how you share and confirm information, how you store important data, all help protect your company, associates and clients.

M = Make it mandatory. Make your business procedures mandatory. Not suggested or recommended, but, mandatory.

A = Area of expertise. Focus your services within your area of expertise. Advise clients on what you know and introduce other professionals to advise where needed. (For instance – insurance!)

R = Record. Have a process to record your interactions within each real estate transaction, including your client conversations and important decisions that were made.

T = Telephone. Use the telephone to verify important information (if meeting in person is not possible) and advise your clients to do the same! Never use the phone number listed in a questionable email.

Watch the video to hear more on these SMART goals and from other radio guests!

Hear great Real Estate with Top Professionals in the industry! Broadcast 2/2/20 on AM 950 KPRC Houston

AND THE BEAT GOES ON: An Economic Outlook On What Changes, What Stays The Same And What’s To Come

Dr. Ted C. Jones, Chief Economist for Stewart, has officially kicked off his annual Economic Outlook tour. We had the privilege of sponsoring one of his presentations here in Houston.

As always, these presentations never fail to be tremendously informative and equally entertaining. Realtors and Brokers - if you missed this one, he may be traveling to your city soon! Comment below your location for an invite to next one near you.

If you are in this ever-changing industry of #realestate, you know the importance of adapting and staying current.

Just as we shared with the Houston Independent Real Estate Brokers Association, your insurance and risk management strategy should be adapting as quickly as you do:

• There are basic risk management practices to uphold such as establishing procedures, documenting, advising only within your area of expertise, and being cautious with your recommendations.

• With frequent new developments in the industry, your business practices should also evolve on a regular basis to address current threats.

• We are entering a new era of cyber-crime and fraudsters are looking to steal data and funds.

• One new step you should consider implementing NOW is having your buying and selling clients read and sign a Real Estate Transaction Acknowledgement Form that outlines the details of how funds will be handled for that transaction.

• Want one of these templates to use? Leave us a comment below or message us 😊

How do you know if your business insurance addresses today’s risks? Unless you take the time to build a plan, you won't know. Follow these 3 steps and connect with our team to be confident in your insurance coverage.

SHOW #300 REM: Special Guest: Ralph Bivins & more!

Watch Real Estate Matters radio show #300! We’ve been fortunate to host hundreds of guests on this show and bring their valuable insight on business and real estate to the world.

Listen and watch show #300 and find the other 299 shows on stewart.com/Houston.

Join us on our 300th show for "Real Estate Matters with Stewart Title," as we talk with author of" Houston 2020, America's BoomTown" Ralph Bivin and other aw...

Top Real Estate Professionals REM #297

With a new year in sight, reflection, goal setting and planning are in full force. In this radio segment of Real Estate Matters, we address the importance of including insurance in your planning as individuals and business owners!

All with a "special set of skills," on Real Estate Matters with Stewart Title, broadcast 10/12/19 on 100.7FM Houston & 10/13/19 on 1070AM Houston. Available ...

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REM #287 Topic: Cyber Crime & Real Estate Transactions

The last day of October marks the end of #Cybersecurity Awareness month and also warrants a Happy Halloween! Be on the lookout for real life cyber monsters today and all year long.

Watch part 2 of the cyber-risk series featuring FBI, information security and business insurance perspectives.

Hear an FBI agent on the Cyber Crime Task Force and other special guests talk about this important topic and prevention tips too...

Topic: Cyber Crime in the Real Estate Profession REM #279

Wrapping up Cybersecurity Awareness Month with our cyber-crime radio show segments. Hear part one of this three-part series with real estate broker, corporate risk and business insurance perspectives addressing the current cyber-risks facing the real estate industry.

Bob Taylor: Stewart Title John Altic: Broker / Owner JLA Realty Tom Carpentier:L Stewart Insurance Bill Knapik: Stewart Title, Host

Happy Associate Appreciation Day to our amazing team! We appreciate you every day and are glad to take this dedicated time to celebrate you.

We were beyond proud to represent Team Sonya at the #KomenHouston #HouRace4TheCure this weekend! #SonyaStrong

Radio: Realtor, Builder & Attorney on REM#205

First radio show of 2018! We welcome another year of sharing and educating through Real Estate Matters with Stewart.

To be Successful, "Wake Up Early!" Ross Gilbert: J Carter Breed Properties Jason Hawthorne: SSH Homes Jay Paxton: Real Estate Attorney & Fountain Pen Aficion...

Yesterday, we teamed up with our co-workers and loved ones to volunteer at the MS Walk at the University of Houston. We cheered and supported the participants at all the breakpoints as they walked for the cure. As part of our Fast Tracking Hope movement, we hope to change the world for all those affected by MS. #WalkMS #WalkTogether

We were thinking pink this month from pink scavenger hunts to pink desserts. We wrap up #BreastCancerAwareness month knowing it is more than just a month - we are lifetime supporters 🎗️

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Steps to Recovery After a Disaster

Our very own President of Stewart Insurance and Risk Management, Tom Carpentier, shares the steps to take with your insurance company after a disaster. Hurricane Harvey left behind a great deal of damage, but also revealed the strong ties of the Houston community. It is important to continue to stand strong on this long road to recovery. #HoustonStrong

blog.stewart.com After disaster strikes, many turn to their insurance policies to start the road back to recovery. Refer to these steps when preparing to file a claim with your insurance companies.

[08/22/17]   Stewart Insurance and Risk Management is more than a company name; it represents a team of people. It is the people of Stewart Insurance and Risk Management who carry out the company’s purpose to positively impact lives by properly insuring people, better. You can imagine how important it is to fill a company with the right people to deliver on this mission.

The Stewart Insurance and Risk Management team is looking for talented professionals who have a knack for communicating, are driven to achieve, and ultimately, want to have fun while making a positive difference every day. Grow with us in a sales or service career. Apply online:

Personal Insurance Sales Advisor - https://stewart.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=009Z8

Personal Insurance Service Advisor - https://stewart.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=009Z9

In honor of Senior Citizen’s Day, part of our team volunteered at Autumn Leaves of Riverstone, an Assisted Living Memory Care Facility. Some of our activities included decorating cookies, coloring and making collages. It was a joy spending time with the seniors and making a positive difference. We’re on our way to Fast Tracking Hope!

The Importance of Proper Insurance

As an insurance broker, we work with a variety of insurance companies to select the right coverage.
As a company owned by Stewart Title, we focus our insurance services in real estate.
Finally, as a team who believes in making a positive difference, we set out each day to properly insure people, better.

What is proper insurance? Watch the video to see what we think at Stewart Insurance and Risk Management. What is your definition of proper insurance?

What is proper home insurance? What should an insurance agent do for you? Here's what we think at Stewart Insurance and Risk Management.

Learning everyday is crucial in any industry- especially for service professionals. We grow by asking, "How can I improve? How can I differentiate?" Consider each step within a real estate transaction. We all have the opportunity to provide guidance to make that real estate transaction a better experience for the customer. Our continuing education classes are intended to help real estate agents know enough to inform and then refer to an industry professional thereafter.

Message us to learn more about our CE courses!

Today is commonly known as #InsuranceAwarenessDay, but we offer a slight adjustment: #ProperInsuranceAwarenessDay. We don't often think of it, but proper insurance should be there for us when it matters most. Take the time now to dive into the details with a knowledgeable agent; proper insurance is different for everyone and depends on YOUR needs.

We care too much let our customers go without proper insurance! Contact us to learn more about being properly insured 🙂

Three hours in this beautiful model home teaching real estate continuing education!

Happy to be participating in #RedNoseDay through our Fast Tracking Hope movement. #NosesOn to end child poverty.

The 101st Annual TMBA Convention has concluded and we have learned many things. Here are some key takeaways for creating and being a part of a winning team:

- Winning teams have a common, overarching purpose that drives long term strategy as well as daily decisions.

- Don't lose sight of the people you're serving (versus the number quotes you're providing, houses you're selling or dollars you're earning).

- High performance teams have leaders that expand their employees' horizons by instilling faith in their abilities and providing continuous coaching.

- Technology will continue to interrupt the industry. Work on small advancements at a time to meet your customers where they want to do business.

- Whatever industry you reside, get involved with your trade organization. You'll connect with the community and other amazing people!

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ALTA Urges CFPB to Warn Consumers About Wire Fraud Schemes

As a real estate professional, be aware of risks that can affect you and your customers. Bottom line: Keep the lines of communication open and take the extra step to verify important information before taking action.

alta.org ALTA says the alert should provide tips on how consumers can protect themselves and questions to ask to help determine if real estate professionals have procedures in place to protect their money. ALTA has educated its members over the past few years about these wire fraud schemes, but the best defe...

Another fun day teaching about insurance! Today for real estate professionals and tomorrow for home buyers. If you would like to stay up to date on our insurance classes - message us!

Cyber Insurance: Many Choices Now That There Is No Choice - MyNewMarkets.com Articles about Property Casualty Insurance CoveragesMyNewMarkets.com Articles about Property Casualty Insurance Coverages

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mynewmarkets.com Every organization, of every size and operational orientation, needs cyber insurance to manage its exposures in this age of networked information.

Happy to be here with Stewart Title celebrating the top real estate professionals of 2016 this morning #HBJRRE #realestate #success

Sneak peeks of Saturday's #RealEstateMatters radio show!

Sales Minutes on Real Estate Matters

Hear “Sales Minutes with Mick” on #RealEstateMatters radio show where Sales Director, Mick talks sales tools and how to use them to help you be successful! Hear this and more at stewart.com/houston. Look for live sneak peeks of the show on Wednesdays at 11:30 AM!

Houston economic score card #DrTCJ17

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Stewart Insurance, a division of Stewart Title, is the leading insurance resource for real estate. Our mission is to positively impact lives by properly insuring people, better.

From individual home buyers and sellers to real estate professionals and organizations, we focus our insurance expertise to serve the real estate industry. We represent many insurance companies as a national insurance broker to provide personalized coverage options that meet our clients'​ needs.

Insurance for individuals - Home, renters, auto, flood, wind, watercraft and umbrella

Insurance for businesses - Professional liability or errors and omissions, cyber liability, commercial property, commercial auto, workers compensation, directors and officers, employment practices liability, surety and crime bonds

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Our personal insurance products include home, auto, flood, wind, umbrella, home warranty and more. Our commercial insurance products include professional liability, cyber liability, general liability, workers compensation, fidelity bonds, surety bonds, and more.

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