Posted On: August 24, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, Contact:
Aaron M. Davis, CEO
Florida Agency Network
Florida Agency Network and SETCO Services, LLC Join Forces
to Bring Statewide Solutions
Florida’s premier network of independent title agencies joins forces with the largest independent agency in North Florida to bring settlement services to real estate professionals throughout the state.
Tampa, Fla. – August 12, 2016 – Florida Agency Network (FAN), Florida’s largest network of independent title insurance agencies, announces that it is joining forces with SETCO Services, LLC, headquartered in Destin, FL. This latest venture marks a new initiative by FAN to grow the Network through the creation of strategic relationships in certain key Florida markets where FAN is currently under-represented. As opposed to other FAN locations established through organic growth or formalized partnerships, the SETCO announcement represents FAN’s first non-equity relationship where the entities will support one another and avail themselves of each other’s locations, client relationships, marketing, and other ancillary services.
Through these new relationships the network benefits by adding additional locations to its statewide footprint, and better service for its clients through additional brick and mortar offices with local knowledge and expertise, while the new FAN agent partners gain access to vast resources and a robust menu of products and services.
“We are incredibly excited to announce the formation of this strategic partnership with SETCO Services, LLC, which is a first of this kind for us. It represents a new approach to true partnership amongst independent agents in Florida,” says Aaron M. Davis, CEO of the Florida Agency Network. “We are able to significantly expand our territory through additional brick and mortar locations while keeping that ‘boots on the ground’ local knowledge to better serve our client base. At the same time, both of our companies share the same vision and commitment to industry compliance through the completion of our SOC 1 and SOC 2 certifications. We plan to focus our combined energies and expertise on serving a broader range of customers and delivering more efficient solutions across the state.”
SETCO Services, LLC will utilize the back-office solutions provided by FAN. Centralizing the non-core title services will allow SETCO Services, LLC to better focus on providing exceptional service for every real estate professional while maintaining top-notch security and protection of NPPI via FAN’s compliance controls.
“The relationship with Florida Agency Network will allow SETCO to offer more diverse yet streamlined services which will only further improve the customer service to our clientele,” says George T. Brannon, Jr., Chief Operating Officer of SETCO Services, LLC. “The Leadership and goals of our companies are like-minded and this opportunity will provide all organizations partnered with Florida Agency Network to grow more efficiently and effectively in the markets they choose to lead.”
FAN’s tight security controls consist of SSAE 16 SOC 1 and SOC 2, ALTA Best Practices Certification (pillars 1-7 via 3rd Party), and support through its I.T. affiliate, Premier Data Services (PDS). PDS is a Managed Service Provider that offers solutions for unmet needs within the real estate and settlement services industry.
About Florida Agency Network
The FLORIDA AGENCY NETWORK (FAN) is a network of independent title agencies that have formed a strategic alliance to provide shared back office services, pooled resources, and greater geographic coverage throughout the State of Florida. Resources of FAN include multiple on-staff attorneys, access to private title plant and ancillary services, centralized processes & post-closing, agency administration, compliance management, financial oversight, marketing department and services, and private SOC 2 compliant cloud and hosting services. FAN members offer residential, commercial, builder, lender and investor services, experienced escrow staff, personalized customer service, locations throughout the State of Florida, and much more. For more information, visit www.FLagency.net.
About the SETCO Services, LLC
SETCO Services, LLC is a leading title and escrow company on the Emerald Coast, known foremost for leading the industry through exceptional customer service, cutting-edge technology and paperless closing tools. Founded in 1999, SETCO has remained committed to building strong personal relationships with our clients and exceeding their expectations in every aspect of our work. SETCO has developed a broad and successful footprint along the Emerald Coast through a combination of: efficient and conveniently located service centers, advanced technology solutions, in-house attorneys and licensed staff, positive audit and limited claims history with underwriters, SSAE 16 SOC 1 and SOC 2 compliance, and ALTA best practices exam certifications. SETCO Services has been providing unparalleled title and escrow services to commercial and residential clients for over 16 years. We remain an industry leader because of our first-rate team and the commitment we make to our extended family of clients. For more information, visit www.SETCOservices.com