Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma January 2020 - Page 21

Oklahoma City Abstract and Title Co. was founded in 1907 by J.A. Vollers. Today, the company started more than 100 years ago continues to serve the public, through descendants of Vollers, making it a multi-generational business, pledging to “solve the unsolvable.” operating reliably through depressions, recessions, world conflicts, and more. Among the services available at the family business — which has five offices, one of which is in Edmond — are settlement closing services, abstracting, title insurance, title reports, and ownership lists. But for those less familiar with some of the terminology, Dixon offers a short tutorial: “Closing services include exceptional coordination of our experienced escrow personnel, of items needed to facilitate the closing/settlement of a real estate transaction bet ween, commercial and/or residential Realtors, lenders, home builders, buyers, and sellers,” she said. “An abstract is a history of the land. It’s compiled in orderly arrangement of the documents filed of record, ‘bonded and certificated’ to be complete and accurate. “Title insurance gives the buyer peace in securit y,” she said. “They are protected from any financial loss related to the ownership, marketabilit y, or undiscovered issues — such as fraud — prior to their purchase.” Title reports, Dixon said, provide a snapshot of the vesting of title and liens or encumbrances for information only, while ownership lists include the owners of land within a specific proximit y via research of the count y land records. Although Dixon admitted the research aspect of her work can sometimes be tedious, it’s a critical component to insure accuracy and thoroughness. “Our reputation is to ‘solve the unsolvable,’ and we wouldn’t be able to do that if we weren’t thorough in what we do,” she said. “Taking care of our customers, and customer service are the most important aspects of what we do. It’s our ‘True North.’ Our concentration on training, technology — which has greatly changed how records are kept and recorded over the past several years — and tough hiring standards, along with our combined knowledge of experience to achieve speed, accuracy, and flexibilit y is what’s enabled us to do what we pledge to do — to ‘solve the unsolvable.’” For more information about Oklahoma Cit y Abstract and Title Co., visit them at 1000 W. 15th Street in Edmond, call 405-348-8605, or visit them online at https://www.okcabstract.com/. January 2020 | The Business Times 21