For Immediate Release

American Land Title Association Sets Membership Record for Eighth Consecutive Year

Washington, DC, October 10, 2017 — Washington, D.C., October 10, 2017 — The American Land Title Association (ALTA), the national trade association of the land title insurance industry, celebrates its eighth consecutive year of all-time record membership. With 6,344 member companies, ALTA has surpassed its 2016 membership record by nearly 100 companies.

“The growth of ALTA is directly related to the success of our members and the growing sense of unity throughout the land title insurance industry,” said Michelle Korsmo, ALTA’s chief executive officer. “ALTA is the premier source of education, networking, advocacy, communications and professional industry standards. Our members are protectors of property rights and provide peace of mind for millions of homebuyers each year.”

“We pride ourselves on listening to our members and developing products and resources that help them succeed in an evolving marketplace. ALTA members are committed to exceptional service and reducing risk so that homebuyers can rest assured that their property rights are protected. We are excited to welcome new and returning members into the ALTA family each year and will continue to provide new solutions for the challenges facing our industry in the coming years,” Korsmo continued.

ALTA’s active and diverse membership includes title insurance companies, title and settlement agents, abstracters and real estate attorneys. The majority of these members are small business owners who rely on the variety of benefits and services that ALTA provides. For information on becoming an ALTA member, click here.

Six Land Title Industry Facts:

  • Protects property rights for millions of American homebuyers
  • Collects $4.75 billion each year in back income taxes
  • Recovers $325 million each year in unpaid child support
  • Employs more than 107,000 people supporting nearly 223,000 jobs
  • Produces $26 billion in goods and services each year
  • Pays almost $8 billion in wages each year

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About ALTA

The American Land Title Association, founded in 1907, is the national trade association representing nearly 5,400 title insurance companies, title and settlement agents, independent abstracters, title searchers, and real estate attorneys. With offices throughout the United States, ALTA members conduct title searches, examinations, closings, and issue title insurance that protects real property owners and mortgage lenders against losses from defects in titles.

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Contact: Jeremy Yohe
Office: 202-261-2938
Email: jyohe@alta.org

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