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I was talking to a client of mine yesterday. We were talking about his work. There is a direct correlation between human stupidity and his workload. I asked him how that was for him. He said “You can’t teach stupid”. No, you can’t.

From: Simpson, Sammy
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 12:26 PM
To: Kikuchi, Kenji; Bashore, Rick; Hovey, Loretta; Adams, Sandy; Martin, Stephen; Reynolds, James (Glendale); Rodriguez, Bobby L.; Burton, Carol; Kalinowski, Ellen; Simpson, Malina
Subject: RE: Reply

Hello to All,

I am hoping that you will all support our decision to not support Property ID in the future due to their widely advertised derogatory opinion of the “Large Title Company” efficiency. Remember their correspondence was generated throughout the whole of the Real Estate Professionals in the State of California.



S.A.M. (Sammy) Simpson, V.P., C.S.E.O.
Western Regional Director of Escrow & REO Operations
Senior Escrow Underwriter – Regional ABA & Joint Ventures
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
18302 Irvine Blvd., Suite 100, Tustin, CA 92780
Cell:(714) 269-2371 Fax: (714) 289-3368

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From: Simpson, Malina
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 11:22 AM
To: John Cote; Steven Jones;;
Cc: Simpson, Sammy; Kikuchi, Kenji; Bashore, Rick; Hovey, Loretta; Adams, Sandy; Martin, Stephen; Reynolds, James (Glendale); Rodriguez, Bobby L.; Burton, Carol; Kalinowski, Ellen
Subject: FW: Reply

We certainly take no issue as to your support or non support of AB 957 however the implication by Property ID that we large title companies provide substandard service is beyond offensive to all of us; and to realize that your company has mass mailed your distasteful opinion brings cause for our suspension of support for PID.

REO Project Manager
(714) 906-8778 Cell

“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

From: Mailana Mavromatis []
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 10:48 AM
To: Simpson, Malina
Cc: John Cote; Steven Jones
Subject: Reply

Hello Malina,

Thank you for your email, and per your request you have been removed from future emails.

Please accept my sincere apology if you found this email offensive in any way. PID did not create, author, introduce or even know about AB 957 until several real estate agents called me personally and asked me to support it. PID has been a supporter of AB 957 because over the years thousands of real estate agents throughout the State of California have expressed frustration about not being able to offer services (including PID reports) to their clients because banks have “exercised complete control” in REO’s. AB 957 merely allows for negotiation of services – a liberty that the vast majority of California real estate agents have complained is currently being denied in REO transactions.

The practices that AB 957 has been designed to prevent have already put many local, independent, California real estate related service providers out of business. With the exception of a tiny handful of strong, independent natural hazard disclosure companies, home warranty, and independent title companies, many local, independent, California real estate related service providers have closed their doors because of the practices of bank-controlled REO’s.

Thank you for taking the time to email me your thoughts and I sincerely hope that you will continue to successfully thrive in this real estate market.
Best regards,

Mailana G. Mavromatis-Broumand
Vice President and Legal Counsel
Property I.D.
1981 North Broadway, Suite 325
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
T (925) 256-8800 Ext. 107
F (925) 256-0169
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From: Simpson, Malina []
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 12:16 AM
To: Mailana Mavromatis; Brad Champagne
Subject: RE: Congradulations, your support of AB 957 is being heard!

Please take me off your mailing list as we will no longer be using the services of Property ID.

From: Brad Champagne []
Sent: Friday, June 26, 2009 3:05 PM
To: Simpson, Malina
Subject: Congradulations, your support of AB 957 is being heard!

Notwithstanding the strong opposition by First American Title and Fidelity Title, Property I.D. is pleased to report that AB 957 successfully passed the Senate Judiciary Committee last Tuesday, June 23. Congratulations to all of you who have taken the time to support this important bill. Your voice is being heard!
The purpose of AB 957 is to help California real estate agents regain some control over the choice of services in REO transactions. This will enable both real estate agents and consumers to get the finest local services for their transactions, not substandard service which only benefits the bottom line of banks and large title companies.
Your support sends a loud and clear message to those opposing of AB 957, the two largest title companies in the state,; First American Title and Fidelity Title, that you feel the choice of real estate services should be kept where it belongs with the real estate agent and their clients and not the banks or big title companies. Please join Property I.D., other independent service providers and real estate agents throughout California in continuing to support AB 957.

Sammy, did you just black ball Property ID? Back up the bus! Doesn’t Fidelity OWN a Natural Hazard Disclosure company? I feel a little like Keith Olbermann reenacting the Elizabeth emails. Let me help you and Malina out. Those pesky real estate agents, we hate those REO Centers in Southern California. That’s right. The staff at those big REO centers are rude and incompetent. And that’s just not me, I’ve actually had an executive with your company tell me that your operation was overloaded and not doing a very good job. Even your executive team thinks your service is substandard. I’m sorry that the truth offends you. I won’t infer it, I’ll say it outright. You treat us buyers agents like crap. You don’t return our phone calls and poo poo our requests. We hate it and we hate you. If we were standing in front of you, I dare say you would not treat us the way you do. As agents, we have to be responsive and give answers to our clients. It’s tough to do with the non-service we receive from REO centers.

And since when did a title company DIRECT the natural hazard report? I will be specifying Property ID from this point forward. You see, we’d like to do business with our local branch. We’d like to be able to call someone who knows us personally and treats us with dignity and respect. I support AB957. In many cases, those people are in branches of the very same big companies you think you’re defending. I’ve written the local branch of the very conglomerate you work for into every deal for two months now, just because I’d like to get my rep there a deal. She’s got nothing. My current escrows are split between Irvine or Rancho Cucumonga or some godforsaken hellhole where the rent and labor is cheap. So you aren’t helping the big company, you’re helping yourself while hurting our local economy. I support the Escrow Officer next door. I support the rep I see at the grocery store. In turn, they support my community. Many of my clients want to buy locally and support our local community. AB957 allows them to do that. So really, you’re embarrassing yourself. You two are not qualified to carry Ms Mavromatis’ Jimmy Choos.

So, how’s that dancing in the rain thing working for you this morning?