It is hard to believe that First National Title Insurance is already four years old and entering into our fifth year in business. I am humbled by the level of success we have accomplished so far. The goals we established back in 2012 have become reality through hard work and perseverance. The opportunity to gather a team of professionals and sit in front of a white board to map out what we wanted First National Title Insurance to be was an incredible experience. And to see all those ideas and plans turn into a successful company is even more rewarding. We are becoming the “Agent Driven” underwriter we envisioned in 2012, and we could not have done it without you. Our agents are some of the finest title companies in Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico.
The FNTI agent network continues to expand with almost 80 agents supporting the First National Title Insurance brand of underwriting. And we constantly look for opportunities to connect with agents who want a more personal touch with their underwriter. In 2016, we will expand to our fourth state–Florida.
We recognize the challenges that independent agents face every day. With the implementation of TRID and the rules and regulations of the CFPB, the independent agent is becoming marginalized. The national title underwriters are pushing to control a larger share of the market and want to put you and me out of business. However, they underestimate the entrepreneurial spirit of the independent agent and underwriter. Together, we can provide the service and attention to personal relationships that the large companies cannot. The independent agent/underwriter models are based on bottom up vs. top down management. We care about our people and our customers. How can you compete against that?
As we begin the New Year full of optimism and excitement, we welcome the opportunity to help you grow your business. Our underwriting and agency staffs are committed to providing the tools and resources you need to be successful. As we reach out to each of you this year, please take advantage of our team and all that FNTI can do for you.
Thank you for your continued support and trust in First National Title Insurance Company.