About Us

The National Association of Independent Land Title Agents (NAILTA) is a non-profit trade association that represents the interests of independent title insurance agents and independent real estate settlement professionals from across the United States. It was created by independent real estate settlement professionals to further the agenda of small business owners from within the title insurance, abstracting, surveying, and real estate community who lack representation at local, state and national levels. As an independent agent and settlement service professional, your voice is important and we want to hear from you! Join NAILTA today – it’s quick and easy!

NAILTA seeks to:

1. Restore transparency and credibility to the land title process and preserve an objective and impartial role at the closing table to improve the consumer experience.

2. Address the proliferation of controlled business arrangements and eliminate conflicts of interest between title agents and their referral sources, as well as, between all real estate settlement service providers and their sources of business.

3. Establish a minimum search standard for title examinations to restore faith in the system of land title.

4. Knit together common interests and concerns from across the country and across the entire spectrum of real estate settlement service providers to successfully advocate for independent agents and their like-minded partners in the real estate settlement service community in order to effect positive change on the title industry.

How Does NAILTA Work?

This website serves as a forum for discussion among members, provides news updates and programming notes and helps to unite independent settlement professionals from all corners of the United States. Each year, NAILTA holds an annual conference in which speakers from across the country gather to discuss important independent settlement professional issues. Our conferences and special programs provide valuable continuing education credits for title insurance and real estate settlement professionals. Volunteer committees make progress on key issues throughout the year. We strive to educate the public, legislators, and state administrators on issues of importance to our industry, including, controlled business arrangements, minimum search standards, industry solvency concerns, risk management tools, etc. See our recent accomplishments for more information.

How Do I Join?

Joining is easy and comes with flexible programs to meet different needs and levels of involvement. You can become a Registered User with no financial commitment or become a full member with all the benefits.  See details on our Join Now page to stay abreast of our progress, share your input, and add your voice to our growing movement!

What Do I Get For My Membership?

Most title insurance associations are funded and controlled by the largest national underwriters in the United States. Thus, the agenda of each association is catered towards protecting and promoting the interests of the largest underwriters. NAILTA is an organization that recognizes the inequity of top-down advocacy. NAILTA helps support the small business owners, title agents, and other real estate settlement service providers who have been left out of the underwriter-dominated effort to improve the title insurance industry. Therefore, being a member of NAILTA gets you access. Access to current issues in the title insurance industry. Access to the policymakers that represent independent title agents and real estate settlement professionals. Access to the place where improvements can be made in the title insurance industry and the broader real estate settlement professional community.

Membership is what you make of it. Become an active member of NAILTA. Join one of our committees. Volunteer to speak at a gathering of independent real estate professionals in your state and tell them about us. Testify on behalf of NAILTA to your local and state government officials about our industry. Become a leader in the independent title agent community.

NAILTA works! Since its founding, NAILTA has brought together like-minded regional underwriters supportive of the independent title agent movement. It has fostered the development of interstate independent agent discussions on customs and practices. It has helped develop a network of real estate settlement professionals from across the United States. It has allowed the land title associations and referral source lobbies to learn about the concerns of independent title agents that have been oft-ignored in the traditional advocacy areas of our industry.  Simply put, the experiment has worked. Come be a part of it.

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