FARMINGTON HILLS — Best Homes Title Agency, a Farmington Hills based agency providing comprehensive title insurance, title examination and closing services throughout Michigan, today announced the expansion of its statewide presence with the acquisition of Grand Rapids-based The Closing Office Title Agency. The acquisition announcement was made by Best Homes Title president and co-founder Neil Sherman.
With the acquisition, Best Homes Title will now operate the six The Closing Office Title Agency offices in West Michigan, including Grand Rapids, Portland, Grandville, Rockford, Newaygo and Kentwood, joining its Farmington Hills headquarters and office in Saginaw.
Founded in 2006 by Sherman and Peter Schneiderman, both real estate attorneys with Schneiderman & Sherman, as a means to provide further service to current clients, Best Homes Title provides traditional property title services to customers throughout Michigan and currently boasts 45 employees between its two locations. The addition of The Closing Office team will grow Best Homes Title staff to 60.
One of the largest title agencies in the state, with divisions dedicated specifically to new purchase/refinance transactions, commercial and bank-owned property expertise, Best Homes Title is underwritten by First American Title Insurance Co., Fidelity National Title Insurance Co. and Old Republic National Title Insurance Co. Commercial and new construction transactions are handled under the recently branded BHT Commercial Division.
“Joining the Best Homes Title team means only good things for our customers,” said Wes Parkinson, president, The Closing Office. “Our team will be able to offer expanded insurance solutions, and clients will benefit from access to even greater statewide services; a tremendous asset moving forward.”
The Closing Office and its clients also will benefit from Best Homes Title’s activity with the Michigan Land Title Association, with its Chief Operating Officer, Allan Dick, serving as Association president.