First American Title Forms Strategic Partnership With Integrity Title
May 12, 2003, SUNRISE, Fla.
First American Title Insurance Company, one of the nation’s largest title insurers and a member of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) family of companies, today announced that it has reached an agreement to serve as underwriter for South Florida-based Integrity Title, Inc., owned and operated by Jim and Joe Balistreri. The agreement further extends First American’s relationship with Balistreri Realty and Intouch Mortgage, two leading, Florida-based real estate services companies likewise managed by the Balistreri family.
“Streamlining the transaction is key when buying or selling property,” said Jim Balistreri, of Integrity Title, Inc. “By partnering with an industry leader like First American, we provide our customers with a convenient and efficient means of completing the real estate purchase. We look forward to working with First American for many years to come.”
“This combination of partners offers local expertise and top-tier service at all levels of the real estate transaction,” said Marie Johnson, vice president and South Florida area manager of First American Title. “This equates to better service for our combined customer base.”
With five convenient locations in Broward and Palm Beach County, Fla., Integrity Title, Inc. is one of the area’s leading providers of real estate closing services. The experienced team at Integrity Title works with many area builders, Realtors, lenders, and home purchasers and sellers. For more information, visit: www.integritytitleco.com.
Balistreri Realty is one of the South Florida's largest independent real estate firms, listing and selling more than $750 million in property annually. With more than 230 local agents and approximately 300,000 national referral agents, Balistreri combines local knowledge with national reach. For more information, visit www.balistreri.com.
InTouch Mortgage is a full service broker with a highly qualified and experienced staff offering expertise in every area of mortgage lending. InTouch Mortgage is based in Pompano Beach, Fla. For more information, visit www.intouchmortgage.com.
First American Title Insurance Company, the largest subsidiary of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, the company offers title services through nearly 1,200 offices and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad. The company has its headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif. Information about The First American Corporation’s subsidiaries and an archive of its press releases can be found on the Internet at www.firstam.com.