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The Commit to Wealth Podcast - Creating Generational Wealth through Real Estate Investing

Jul 16, 2018

Josh Benporat is Associate VP of Business Development at Madison Title Agency and is based out of Houston Texas.  With a background in wholesale and general sales, Josh eventually found himself pursuing a legal degree.  After becoming an attorney he focused his skills in commercial real estate, something that has always been a passion of his.  Combining his past business experience with his legal expertise, Josh found the title world of real estate to be a perfect fit.

Samuel Herskovits is the Executive Vice President for Madison Title Agency’s Texas Division, overseeing operations. With a decade of real estate experience handling hundreds of transactions, Sam is regarded as an expert in the industry. Under his leadership, he has driven the Texas Division of Madison Title towards progressive growth, making it a dominant force in the Texas marketplace. He oversees a qualified team that handles every detail of every transaction from order placement to closing, ensuring clients receive highly personalized service and VIP treatment.

Prior to joining Madison Title Agency, Sam served as a senior associate for Marcus and Millichap DFW, where he acquired a deep understanding of numerous Texas real estate markets and was a constant top ten producer.

Some of the topics discussed:

  • Josh and Sam’s backgrounds and experience with commercial real estate titles
  • What role the title company plays
  • The processes the title company goes through when working on closing a deal
  • The importance of the title company in the investing process
  • How it’s determined if a seller is eligible to sell a property
  • Finding ways to close in tough situations
  • Title Policies
  • Surveys - what they are, their purpose and their timetable
  • Understanding survey endorsements
  • What a T-19 is
  • Number one mistake buyers and sellers make and how they can avoid it

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Connect with Josh via email at or via phone at 713-300-8594.

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