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Aug 07 2008

Mann Report

TitleVest's President profiled: "Real Estate Entrepreneur’s Investment In Technology Pays Off"

TitleVest President Bill Baron was responsive to the need for a technological leap in the title insurance industry from the moment he opened company doors in 2000. A Boston University School of Law graduate and practicing real estate attorney for over a decade, Baron was all too familiar with the laborious task of prepping and processing paperwork on a tight deadline. Today, TitleVest, a New York based title insurance company, reflects Baron’s vision for building a company that is known for cutting-edge technology and service.

Over the past seven years, Baron has invested millions in developing -- widely regarded as the industry’s most advanced yet user friendly website. With an ongoing annual investment of upwards of 50% of profits, TitleVest’s extensive client base of thousands of real estate professionals and mortgage lenders enjoy access to proprietary tools to help them process their real estate transactions more efficiently.

To develop custom solutions, Baron examined each step of TitleVest’s operations as well as those of its clients. Based on feedback, he then worked with his team of programmers to develop tailored online tools to facilitate these otherwise manual and redundant processes. The result is not only improved efficiency in terms of speed and cost, but a near elimination of human error.

TitleVest’s online advancements have allowed the company to expand beyond title insurance and become a leading provider of Coop Lien Searches, Foreclosure Searches, document recordings, ACRIS E-Tax preparation and other services (including 1031 exchanges and property and casualty insurance through its affiliates 1031Vest and InsureVest). TitleVest’s clients enjoy 24/7 access to TitleVest’s On-line Order Placement and Tracking System™, Legal Form Generator™, Closing Cost Calculator™, ACRISasap™ and various other proprietary web-based tools.

Peter L. Graubard, Graubard & Nihamin, P.C., New York attorney and TitleVest customer, realizes the value of these unique services, “In our sometimes hectic world of real estate transactions in New York City, what we look for in a company that we work with regularly is not only professionalism, but efficiency as well. TitleVest-1031Vest exhibits unparalleled customer service when needed, but because of their unparalleled website and technology, talking to an individual is rarely necessary. Completing title transactions and 1031 transactions has never been so easy!”

Baron believes the synergy of online tools and a dedicated team of in-house title and 1031 professionals, including attorneys, CPA’s, and support staff is what differentiates TitleVest. “While we are an industry leader in web-based technology, our number one priority is, and has always been, providing the highest level of personal service,” asserted Bill Baron, president of TitleVest. “.Every request is treated with the utmost care and attention. As a result, our steady growth comes from word-of-mouth praise about our technology and service.”

To remain valuable, Baron knows TitleVest’s technology must keep evolving. Repeatedly being first to market with high-quality online tools will maintain TitleVest’s position. To that extent, Baron recently developed tools to track document recordings on New York City’s ACRIS website. Baron initially developed ACRISasap™ to dramatically simplify the creation of New York City’s ACRIS E-tax Forms. The newest ACRIS tool provides automatic email recording updates and can be used to track the recording of either specific documents or documents filed against real property in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Bronx. Timely recording updates benefit attorneys and their clients, even allowing recorded documents to be viewed through online links.

With offices in New York, New Jersey and Florida, and as the issuing agent for six of the largest underwriters, Baron’s company has earned the trust of industry leaders nationwide. Having recently expanded to include offices in White Plains, NY and Short Hills, NJ, TitleVest continues to grow both geographically and technologically.

Bill Baron, President
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