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Th e M Rep o RT | 39 Special Advertorial Section TITLE & ESCROW GUIDE First International Title, Inc. Corporate profile Founded in 2009 during one of the slowest real estate markets in the past half century, First International Title grew to become the largest inde- pendent title agency in Florida by mid-year 2014. Currently, the company employs more than 190 people with a statewide footprint that includes 30 offices from Key West to Pensacola. The success of the company stems from hiring local experts in the title insurance industry who are well known in the communities that they service. Business serviCes and produCts Offering closing services in English, Spanish, German, and French, First International Title offices are able to service both their local and foreign clients. In addition to closing residential, refinance, reverse mortgage, short sale, deed-in-lieu, and commercial transactions, they have one of larg- est REO divisions in Florida. The company does not outsource or offshore any portion of its core title services and it employs its own searchers and examiners to ensure quick turn times and accuracy. Key features A portion of First International Title's success is due to the constant implementation of new technology. With the industry requirements becoming more prevalent now, First International Title understands the need to stay compliant as well as competitive. The company utilizes e-recording through Simplifile thereby allowing for quick recording times. With branch locations throughout the state this partnership allows them to record electronically in most Florida counties. Utilizing Ramquest, a top closing software in the industry, First International Title will be prepared and able to assist our lender partners with the adjustment to the new industry changes and the creation of the new Closing Disclosure Form. Through Ramquest and their integrations First International Title is able to streamline the closing process. Competitive advantage Each First International Title branch is able to provide small town service levels, equipped with the technology and support of the large company. Keeping the company's main goal of servicing our local communities. industry awards and aCColades Top Agent Award—First American Title Insurance (2012, 2013, and 2014). Top Agent Award—Fidelity National Title Insurance (2013 and 2014) testimonials "I am blown away by your entire office's professionalism, skill, and attitudes . . . you all really stand out in your industry and I can't wait to send our next deal to one of your offices. Thank you so much for all you've done and for the constant updates and communication. Top notch, plain and simple!" —Kelli Biglane, Ocala, FL "I have been working with First International Title for more than a year now and have been extremely happy! Customer service is important to me and I am picky about who I choose to refer and work with. I don't have to worry about sending my clients to FIT as they are always taken care of. My closings are taken care of from beginning to end and it's nice to not have to worry about it throughout the process as I know they are on top of it." —ryan Berry, Vangie Berry Signature Realty "Doing business with First International Title is a complete pleasure. Jennifer, Mary, and Kim all go above and beyond to make sure every closing is done timely, consistently, and professionally. I really appreciate all the hard work they put into making closings happen." —leigh ann pippin, Broker/Owner, RE/MAX Realty Center International key personnel Jim Moran CEO John Sthreshley VP Lisa Walt VP Nicole Chong CFO Ari Miller, Esq. General Counsel staffing 192 employees contact information First International Title, Inc. 1999 N. University Drive Coral Springs, FL 33071 phone: 954.755.9931 email: web:

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