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42 | Th e M Rep o RT Special Advertorial Section TITLE & ESCROW GUIDE CORPORATE PROFILE Premier Title operates as a full-service title and escrow operation in six states, with Illinois serving as its home state. These states are Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio. Premier Title is able to facilitate transactions in every state through strong agency and underwriter relationships. COmPAny HIsTORy Premier Title was founded in 1995 by Leanne Klein, who previously worked as an officer for Chicago Title and Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund (an Illinois Bar related title underwriter). Premier Title's founding principles of providing strong customer service and doing business with people it knows and has great relationships with continue to be the foundation of its business philosophy to date. Premier Title has continually found itself ahead of the curve in adapting to the newest technology available to title and escrow services. This small but nimble philosophy, coupled with an emphasis on utilizing technology in all areas of its operations, has allowed Premier Title to significantly grow in scope and stature within the title insurance industry. BusInEss sCOPE Premier Title operates as a full-service title agent, offering all the same services as any direct underwriter operation. Full escrow closing services and a variety of title products are readily available from Premier Title for residential, commercial, new construction, foreclosure, and REO transactions. Premier Title's experienced staff can handle anything from a residential refinance to a multimillion-dollar commercial project. COmPAny PROFILE Premier Title is one of the top producing title agents for Chicago Title and First American. Most notably, Premier Title operates in a very "boutique" and personal service manner. Much of Premier Title's success has been built on not only the diversity of its products and services, but the strong relationships that it has maintained for 20 years. REguLATORy COmPLIAnCE About a year and a half ago, Premier Title's management staff was given the charge to develop and integrate all the necessary components of the American Land Title Association's (ALTA) Best Practices. This required management at Premier Title to codify, as well as implement, detailed, and solid practices across all departments. For the last 12 months, Premier Title has once again been ahead of the curve of its competitors with its Best Practices in place, fully functional and continually refined, well-ahead of industry requirements. Premier Title's Best Practices mirror all of the pillars mandated by ALTA. Premier Title's management team has also completed all the necessary software, hardware, and process upgrades to stand ready and willing to comply with the August 1, 2015, implementation of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule (TRID). KEy FEATuREs And BEnEFITs One of the key benefits of working with Premier Title is that customers work with the same core staff regardless of where the transaction or property is located. Whether the property is in metropolitan Chicago or a remote county in Indiana or any other state, the customers interact with the same group of Premier Title staff. Thus, the customer is able to forge strong relationships with familiar Premier Title staff members. This familiarity of communicating and working with the same staff members keeps Premier Title's customers well-served and happy, while improving efficiency, accuracy, and quality of work. COmPETITIvE AdvAnTAgE The expertise of Premier Title's staff is one of its greatest competitive advantages. Premier Title's staff is an incredibly experienced group of real estate professionals. The expertise of its staff, the unparalleled state-of-the-art technology that Premier Title has in place, and the single point of contact or core group that Premier Title customers work with regardless of property location define Premier Title's competitive advantage. Customers experience all three of these benefits every single time they work with Premier Title. IndusTRy AwARds, ACCOLAdEs, And mILEsTOnEs Since Premier Title started in business 20 years ago, it has always been recognized as one of Chicago Title's (Fidelity National's) Top Agents in the Nation. In addition, as Premier Title added additional underwriters to its repertoire, it has been recognized as one of the highest producing title agents for First American Title and Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund of Illinois. Therefore, while Premier Title has maintained the business philosophy of keeping its staff size small and well educated, its customer base and volume of business has grown significantly over the years—proving that quality of work and strong, longterm customer relationships are the key to Premier Title's success. key personnel Leanne Klein CEO Candise Grossi Escrow Manager Kathy Jones Title Department Manager Daniel Ohman Closing Department Manager Gary Snyder Underwriting Counsel Debra Ziemianin Accounting Manager staffing Approximately 36 contact information 1350 W. Northwest Highway Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004 Phone: 847.255.7100 email: web: Premier Title

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