Sunrise, FL – Florida Title & Guarantee Agency, one of the most well-respected title agencies in Florida, has acquired Citrus County-based A-1 Title of the Nature Coast and Shamrock Closing Services, one of Citrus Counties leading title agencies for over a decade. The combined companies will operate as Florida Title & Guarantee Agency (FTGA), and retain the existing offices of A-1 and Shamrock in Crystal River and Inverness, FL. Financial terms were not disclosed.
With the acquisition, owner/operator Brenda Buta, a 28-year title industry veteran, and her highly qualified closing team of title professionals will join FTGA’s existing team of title agents throughout Florida and will leverage state of the art technology and processes, further allowing the local team to deliver on their stellar reputation of quality customer service. Buta will join the FTGA team as the Senior Business Development Manager for the area.
“We are all very excited about joining FTGA” commented Buta. “After careful thought and consideration, as well as many conversations with Jeff over the past few months, I feel that FTGA is the best fit for us. Teaming up with FTGA allows us to provide an even higher level of customer service to all our current and future clients. Much of our clientele base has been closing with me and my team since the very beginning of my career, and I’m looking forward to growing our operation to support the community, our friends, and our closing family. Buttons and Kiki are more than excited to say our new name is Florida Title & Guarantee Agency and that they will be staying in their “home”, so everyone still knows where to find them– where the TREATS are!”
“We are proud to welcome Brenda, Bailey, Joanne, Kelly, and Devan to our family of services team,” said Jeff Hall, Division President, Florida Title & Guarantee Agency. “They are experienced title representatives and are known for providing an exceptional experience not only to their customers but also to the REALTOR® community.”
Under the leadership of Kelly Davis, Regional Operations Manager, Florida Title & Guarantee Agency, the teams will work together to strengthen and grow the existing relationships across Citrus, Levy, Marion, and Sumter counties and will leverage best in class tools, resources, and security protocols for their agent partners and consumers to ensure a seamless closing experience.
“The teams’ shared core values and infrastructure are an excellent match for the combined FTGA & A-1 teams,” commented Davis. “We are looking forward to having the A-1 family join our team and are confident that the combination of our shared knowledge and strong in-house systems will resonate extremely well with our customers.”
About Florida Title & Guarantee Agency:
Florida Title & Guarantee Agency is a full-service title agency working with buyers, sellers, lenders, and real estate professionals throughout 40 closing locations in Florida. Closing just over $900M in insured transaction volume annually, Florida Title & Guarantee Agency has been consistently recognized by the nation’s largest underwriters as a top 5 Florida Agency for the last 15 years. Visit www.FTGAgency.com for more information and locations.
About A-1 Title:
A-1 Title of the Nature Coast has been operating in Crystal River and the surrounding areas for over 13 years, maintaining its principal offices at 7655 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy, Ste 4, Crystal River, Florida with a satellite office located at 508 W. Main Street, Inverness, Florida. A-1 Title has been recognized for 8 consecutive years as a Citrus County Best of the Best Winner, and consistently remained in the top 5 for market share in the county.