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The Essential Role of Title Companies in Your Homebuying Journey

Navigating the intricate world of real estate can be a bit like learning a new language, with contracts and real estate lingo flying left and right. In the midst of it all, it’s easy to overlook a key player in your homebuying journey – the title company. We will shed some light on the vital role these companies play in the process and why Turner Title is your go-to choice for all things title-related.

What’s the Deal with Title Companies?

A title company is your impartial partner, distinct from the lender, buyer, and seller. Their mission: to transfer property rights from one owner to the next while ensuring that the property you’re eyeing has a squeaky-clean title. They verify the seller’s ownership and their right to part with the property, making sure there are no lurking claims, liens, or issues that might surprise you post-move.

The Title Company’s Many Hats

Title companies have a handful of critical tasks during the homebuying process:

  • Clearing the Title: They dive into the property’s history to ensure that the title is crystal clear, revealing any liens or easements that might cause trouble.
  • Legal Protection: Title companies often dish out title insurance to shield both homebuyers and lenders from financial losses stemming from a problematic title. Think conflicting ownership claims, record errors, forgery, or undisclosed easements.
  • Closing Process: They’re the backstage crew making sure all documents are in order for a smooth transaction at the closing table.
  • Objective Third Party: Being independent keeps the process transparent and fair, ensuring that all parties involved are on the level.

Why Turner Title for Your Homebuying Journey?

Turner Title isn’t just another face in the crowd; we are your steadfast partner in a successful homebuying journey. Here’s why you should consider us:

  • Experience: With years of experience, Turner Title knows how to make real estate transactions a breeze.
  • Powered by Qualia: Turner Title leverages Qualia, the leading digital real estate closing platform, for secure buying, selling, and borrowing experiences.
  • Mobile Deposits with Zoccam: Say goodbye to in-person trips for check deposits. Turner Title embraces the convenience of Zoccam, allowing you to deposit checks via a mobile app from the comfort of your home.
  • Customer-Focused: We put customers first as we understand the stress that often accompanies home buying. Our mission is to ensure the process is as smooth as possible.
  • Always Accessible: When you need help or have questions, Turner Title’s employees are there to assist you, even on weekends!

Ready to embark on your homeownership journey? Head over to Turner Title’s website at www.TurnerTitle.com or give us a call at (727) 914-4590. Let us be your guiding light on the path to owning your dream home.

Meet the Team at Turner Title

Turner Title is the best company of closers in Florida. But don’t take our word for it – meet the team! Let us introduce you to each of our stupendous, professional, competent, courteous, fun-loving staff members.

Lisa Gudath – President

Lisa is a Florida native raised in Brandon and Tampa. She attended Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. Lisa began her Real Estate career in Phoenix. She then launched her 20+ year career as an Information Technology Professional. She went on to administer networks in the Hospitality Industry and Educational sector. In 2005 she earned her master’s degree in education.

In 2014, she circled back to both real estate and Florida, where she now calls Treasure Island home. Lisa became a Licensed Title Agent with Turner Title in 2022. Her experience from all sides of the closing table allows her to create a title experience with happy clients and seamless transactions.

Arieal Calhoun – Customer Service Specialist

Arieal Calhoun is a Tampa Bay Native with extensive knowledge of the Tampa Bay real estate market.  Her career in real estate and title is aligned with her core values of providing exemplary customer service. She is committed to ensuring each client is provided with a smooth and complete transaction and is happy to be a part of the team with Turner Title. When not working with clients, Ariel works to advocate for children and families within her community.

Miranda Zaldivar – Escrow Officer/Closer

Miranda is a second-generation Cuban and Puerto Rican American who has made the Tampa Bay area her home for the past 6 years. She is originally from Miami and fell in love with Tampa Bay after attending the University of South Florida. Her fluency in both Spanish and English helps ensure all of our clients are receiving adequate and passionate care in their native language. She is devoted to making the process of buying or selling a home as easy and stress-free as possible.

Fareedah Pretto – Post Closer

Fareedah is an experienced Title Processor/Closer that has been working on a national title level for over 15 years. As a Pinellas County native, it is her passion to serve her community. Specializing in purchases, refinances, foreclosure deeds, and new construction homes, as a processor. She is committed to meeting the needs of each client for her community to thrive. Fareedah’s career has catapulted as her passion for title work has motived her to learn every facet of the business. Currently, she holds a position as Post-Closer with Turner Title. Her outgoing and enthusiastic personality captivates not only her family but her clients also. Fareedah’s commitment to excellence and service ensures that each client is cared for, just as she would her own family – with the utmost care!

Randi Golemme – Account Executive

Randi Golemme has been in the real estate industry for over 20 years. She was born on Long Island, New York, and moved to South Florida in 1990 and now calls SE Polk County her home since 2007. Randi is a licensed Florida Realtor and a Certified Salesperson with the National Association of Home Builders. She specialized in new home sales and new construction along with a background in title. She has now joined the Turner Title team as an Account Executive.

Massiel Seijas – Escrow Officer/Closer

Massiel has been serving Tampa’s top real estate agents, lenders, and mortgage brokers since 2012. Born in Cuba and raised in Venezuela, she is fluent in both English and Spanish, and can skillfully close real estate transactions in either language. Massiel is passionate about the Tampa Bay community and regularly participates in local events.

Christy Sexton – Escrow Officer/Closer

Meet one of the newest members of the Dalton Wade team! Christy brings outstanding professionalism and responsiveness to the table, and is an expert in her field!

Now that you’ve had the opportunity to meet the team at Turner Title, check out our website for more information about us, or schedule a call to learn more about the resources we can offer you. Looking for Florida real estate? Check out listings on Dalton Wade Real Estate’s website.