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NORTH AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY is a seasoned title insurance underwriter, helping title agents to achieve their individual business goals for more than 50 years. Today, the company conducts real estate settlement services in 39 states and the District of Columbia through a network of experienced, independent agents and its affiliates. In the past several years, we have become known as the “underwriter next door,” because our associates are always easy to reach and our processes are, at all times, quick and straightforward. Our agency application process is fast and transparent for qualified agents. NATIC offers a one-hour underwriting response guarantee that is unparalleled in our industry. In addition, we value our agents based on their title industry knowledge and experience, not just on profits alone.

Karen Bates

State Agency Manager, Mid South Region

I believe building a strong, trusting relationship between the underwriter and the agent is critical to our mutual success. Each North American Title Insurance Company staff member is committed to being responsive and resourceful for our agency base. Personally, I am committed to providing professional, supportive and creative ideas to help our agents excel in today’s challenging business environment. I respect and recognize their unique needs and look forward to building successful agency relationships they can rely upon.

My career in the title industry began in 1991 as a Systems Consultant for a national title automation company. Before joining NATIC in December 2009, I served as Senior Agency Representative for six years with two other major underwriters. A graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcasting/Management, I am an active member of the Tennessee Land Title Association and the Dixie Land Title Association.
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    5/18/2021 11:00:00 AM

    The IRS is a creditor like no other. It has a set of rules and terminology unto itself, such that working within its confines can become, in some cases, a specialized skill. As such, escrow personnel and title examiners are well-advised to become familiar with the different procedures used by the IRS.

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    6/15/2021 11:00:00 AM

    Join us as we discuss a myriad of different title claims. Some will involve the escrow process; some will involve the title examination process. All could have been avoided.


Karen Bates 
State Agency Manager,
Mid South Region 

Office Address
760 NW 107th Ave. | Ste. 400
Miami, FL 33172

t: 800.374.8475
c: 615.448.7928
e: kbates@natic.com
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