D.C. Area Settlement Services Leaders Join Forces



Client First, Monarch Title to pool resources for customer benefit

McLean, VA - Client First Settlement Services (Client First) and Monarch Title will collaborate to offer title insurance and settlement services throughout the Northern Virginia, Greater D.C. and Maryland region. Along with Capitol Title and Closeline Settlements, the firms are members of the TitleConnect alliance, one of the largest groups of title and settlement services firms in the region.

Based in McLean, Virginia, Client First has served the D.C. real estate community since INSERT. The company delivers a full array of title and settlement services for mortgage lenders, home builders, Realtors and buyers. Monarch Title, also in McLean, has eight offices in the Greater D.C. area. The firm has been providing comprehensive title insurance and settlement services since 2003.

Both firms will be part of The TitleConnect alliance, creating one of the largest title platforms in the DC metro area. With 18 offices spread across Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC, the collaborative companies plan to better service their clients by utilizing any closing location within the TitleConnect network. Additionally, the alliance allows for the opportunity to provide other streamlined services for both residential and commercial transactions. The focus continues to be on delivering the highest level of customer service and title expertise to real estate agents, lenders, builders, developers and consumers.

“The choice to join with Monarch Title was an easy one,” said D. Scott Lee, Founder and Managing Member of Client First. “We have always respected their way of doing business. Like us, they’ve always kept the focus on the customer, no matter what. The combination of these two firms and their resources will be a big win for clients in the region. Our collaboration with Monarch Title and TitleConnect also expands our ability to serve client needs in multiple states.”

“Client First has an impeccable reputation in the D.C. real estate community,” said Stuart Orns, President of Monarch Title. “We are excited to work with them and look forward to a smooth integration. Both firms share the customer service paradigm of ensuring a professional transaction. I am confident that everyone involved will be delighted with the collaboration.”

About Monarch Title
Based in McLean, Virginia, Monarch Title offers its clients a choice of eight convenient locations across the metro DC region. Monarch provides clients the benefit of an experienced, knowledgeable staff; the highest levels of professional service and tremendous knowledge of the local market. Monarch is also a deep resource for Realtors, lenders and consumers; offering educational seminars and taking leadership roles in numerous community-focused organizations. For more information, please visit www.monarchtitle.net.

About Client First Settlement Services
McLean, Virginia-based Client First Settlement Services is an independent, locally-owned and operated, full-service title and escrow company serving Northern Virginia and Washington DC. The firm provides complete settlement services for real estate agents, lenders, buyers, and homeowners. Client First’s name reflects its core values and prime directive – OUR CLIENTS’ COMPLETE SATISFACTION IS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY. Learn more at www.clientfirstllc.com.

About TitleConnect Alliance
TitleConnect is a strategic alliance and partnership platform for title agents, based in the Greater Washington D.C. region. It follows a cooperative format and enables title company practitioners to retain their independence and continue to compete in today’s climate, ripe with evolving regulatory and technology challenges. TitleConnect Alliance offers its members compliance assistance and support for ALTA Best Practices preparation, centralized IT support, HR administration and accounting, and access to title and escrow licensing in more than 40 states. Learn more at www.titleconnect.com.
October 13, 2015