We are now into the third quarter of 2016, and I am pleased to report that I have not seen a slow-down in the real estate markets we serve. The hot summer months are almost behind us, but the record-paced real estate markets in Texas and Arizona are not showing signs of cooling off. Our independent agents are reporting at a record level and our growth rate continues to exceed 50 percent year-over-year. I am not an expert on real estate trends and don’t exactly know why the real estate industry remains hot, but I do know why our agents are writing more on First National Title Insurance — it is the strength and commitment of our team!
Our phenomenal growth rate is attributed to the support of the independent agents we serve. Your success is our top priority. We are constantly looking for new technologies, services, sales techniques, marketing tools, and business-to-business connections that will help you increase your market share. Our team focuses on identifying and then meeting your needs. We are committed to earning your business by growing your business.
With the addition of Jay Hansli, our Florida state manager and sixteenth employee, FNTI is fully staffed—for the time being. We have the right people in the right positions doing what we empower them to do, which is to win. First National Title Insurance Company is now one of the Top 11 title underwriters in the country, doing business in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and now Florida, with more states on the way.
I appreciate every policy you issue on FNTI and continue to work every day toward achieving our mutual success. Thank you for your support.