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Clear Title Agency Of Arizona Ranked On Inc. 500/5000 List

 

Clear Title Agency of Arizona, a leader in commercial and residential title and escrow services, is ranked No. 988 on the seventh annual Inc. 500|5000 List, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

Clear Title’s 436 percent growth during the past three years helped secure the competitive ranking among an elite group of leading independent entrepreneurs in the U.S.

“We are excited and honored to be ranked on this esteemed list of the nation’s fastest growing companies in America,” said Bart Patterson, CEO of Clear Title. “We believe the secret to our success is all about our people. Our goal has always been to deliver the best possible service when and where customers need it and our people do that extraordinarily well.

“Being a part of this list brings recognition to both our current success and the fact that our goals of providing the very best work environment for our people and delivering value and excellence to clients will never change,” Patterson said.

In Metro Phoenix, Clear Title ranks No. 20 of the 99 local honorees.

The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles, can be found at inc.com/5000.

 

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Clear Title Agency ranks on Inc. 500/5000 List

Clear Title Agency of Arizona, a leader in commercial and residential title and escrow services, is ranked No. 988 on the seventh annual Inc. 500|5000 List, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

Clear Title’s 436 percent growth during the past three years helped secure the competitive ranking among an elite group of leading independent entrepreneurs in the U.S.

“We are excited and honored to be ranked on this esteemed list of the nation’s fastest growing companies in America,” said Bart Patterson, CEO of Clear Title. “We believe the secret to our success is all about our people. Our goal has always been to deliver the best possible service when and where customers need it and our people do that extraordinarily well.

“Being a part of this list brings recognition to both our current success and the fact that our goals of providing the very best work environment for our people and delivering value and excellence to clients will never change,” Patterson said.

In Metro Phoenix, Clear Title ranks No. 20 of the 99 local honorees.

The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.

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Clear Title Agency of Arizona Hires Pearson

Clear Title Agency of Arizona, has added another strategic hire to its roster: Scott Pearson.  Pearson joins Clear Title as the chief title officer for the commercial escrow division. The company, which recently celebrated its five-year anniversary, has experienced 200-percent compounded annual growth for the past several years.  It is the fastest-growing title and escrow company in Arizona.

Pearson will focus on new growth for Clear Title’s commercial division. Previously, Pearson was state manager at RedVision Systems in Arizona. Prior to that, he was senior commercial escrow officer, assistant vice president, manager of trustee sales/forfeiture/national default title services for Arizona and Nevada and title examiner for First American Title Insurance Co. during 18 years of service.

Pearson received his dual B.S. degree in business management and marketing from University of Phoenix. He is a resident of San Tan Valley. Pearson is a chartered organizational representative for Boy Scouts of America. He has six children (four boys, two girls) and his two oldest sons received their Eagle Scout Award at age 13.

For more information, visit http://cleartitleaz.com.

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Clear Title Agency Adds 4 New Staffers to its Office

Clear Title Agency of Arizona added four new people to its residential team: Nicollette Baker, Mary McGovern, Camille Sitto and Kathleen Veglia.

The company, which celebrated its 5-year anniversary in 2012, has experienced 200% compounded annual growth, even during the recession. It is the fastest-growing title and escrow company in Arizona.

Baker and Sitto join Clear Title as business development officers and McGovern and Veglia as senior escrow officers, all in the residential division.

Baker’s responsibilities include cultivating and maintaining relationships with realtors, mortgage brokers/bankers, builders, and developers. Previously, she was senior account manager at The Talon Group and director of sales and marketing for Camelback Title Agency and has more than 10 years in local real estate experience.

In 2010, she co-chaired the First Annual World Famous Paradise Valley Office Realty Executives Western Golf Classic, which raised thousands of dollars for the Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank’s Backpack Program, which fills children’s backpacks faith food to bring home to their families.

As senior escrow officer, McGovern works with a team escrow officers, escrow assistants, business development managers and the executive team, handling refinance, sale, REOs, short sales and homes in foreclosure. Previously, she was assistant branch manager/senior escrow officer at Title365 Company and escrow officer at Old Republic Title Company.

She is a notary public, State of Arizona, and an approved FNMA Loan underwriter. Her awards include the Burbie Award from Burbank Housing; President’s Award from North American Title Company, Northern California Division; “Pick” Affiliates Award from Home Builder’s Association of Northern California; and Revenue Award from Old Republic Title.

Sitto’s responsibilities as business development officer include developing new relationships with realtors and loan officers through cutting-edge marketing support and providing unparalleled escrow service to existing clients. Previously, she was an assistant escrow officer at The Talon Group. She is a member of Southeast Valley Regional Association of Realtors (SEVRAR) and Home Builders Association of Central Arizona (HBACA).

As senior escrow officer, Veglia focuses on bringing excellence in knowledge and service to the Clear Title office. Previously, she was escrow officer at Fidelity National Title and escrow officer for The Talon Group. She is actively involved in the Arizona State Escrow Association.

Baker received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Arizona State University and is a resident of Scottsdale. McGovern attended Centralia Jr. College in Centralia, Wash., and is a resident of Ahwatukee. Sitto received her bachelor’s degree at Arizona State University and is a resident of Scottsdale. Veglia received her bachelor’s degree in finance from Arizona State University and is a resident of Phoenix.

 

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Clear Title Celebrates 5 Years in Arizona by Giving Back to the Community

 

Clear Title Agency of Arizona celebrated its 5-year anniversary recently by gathering members of its team and assembling backpacks and food to donate to the Valley of the Sun United Way’s WeekEND Hunger Backpack Program.

The program provides backpacks stuffed with enough food to sustain underserved local kids through the weekend. After each weekend, the kids bring their backpacks back to have them stuffed again for the next week. This way, they don’t come to school hungry on Monday mornings.

The Valley of the Sun United Way, the largest nonprofit funder of health and human services in Maricopa County, was also presented with a $5,000 check. Clear Title’s founders, Bart Patterson, Jim Clifford and Nick Velimirovich donated $1,000 for each year the company had been in business.

Clear Title Agency of Arizona had to overcome adversity as a business that was totally reliant on Phoenix-area real estate transactions when it was founded in 2007. The Great Recession hit, shortly after that.

Through strategic thinking and a firm grasp of the economic reality, Clear Title changed its initial course and found creative ways to generate revenues via bank-owned real estate transactions and foreclosures (the REO market) by handling title and escrow duties for banks during the downturn. In the process, the company experienced 200% compounded annual growth, opened six offices and hired 50 people, becoming the fastest growing title company in Arizona.

“The secret to our success has been hiring the best and brightest escrow agents in town and turning lemons into lemonade during the recession,” said Patterson, founder and CEO of Clear Title. “Our people built a great name and reputation for themselves during that time which continues to serve us well as the Arizona real estate market comes back.”

“I have worked with almost all local title companies in my 20-year history in the mortgage business,” said Eric Herschede, senior loan officer, Nova Home Loans. “It is quite refreshing to find one that actually does what they say they will do, and they do it well! My preference is always to work with Clear Title for my clients.”

As the REO market began to decline in 2011, Patterson partnered with long-time Phoenix title industry executives Jim Clifford, president and COO; and Nick Velimirovich, CFO, to continue Clear Title’s rapid growth. Patterson, Clifford and Velimirovich are all partners in the firm and Arizona natives.

“The people at Clear Title are an exceptional group who not only survived the recession but prospered, due to their professionalism, standards of quality, business acumen and positive attitude,” Clifford said.

“It is through their efforts and successes, that we are where we are today,” Velimirovich added.

Clear Title services include:

>> Residential and Commercial Title and Escrow Services

>> Real Estate Owned (REO) Services

>> Trustee Sale Guarantees (TSG)

>> Default Services

>> Short Sale Escrow Services