AFX / TitleSearch.com has been in business since 1995. We have performed over 1,000,000 searches for clients, such as attorneys, government agencies, auction and foreclosure investors, lenders, title underwriters, insurance companies and investment corporations.
We have been featured in Forbes Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and many real estate industry publications. Government agencies such as the SEC, the US Postal Service, and the SBA have consulted with us on many title search projects. Our title abstracts and affidavits have been admitted as evidence in multiple jurisdictions, at the state, county, and Federal level.
The title search we provide for individuals and investors is exactly the same search we would perform for corporate clients, or large financial institutions.
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We understand that you will want to know who you are entrusting with your title search. AFX Title is proud of our history and experience.
AFX History and Milestones:
1993 - Launched as AutoFax, an information retrieval and data company.
1994 - TitleSearch.com website originated
1999 - Incorporated in FL and GA as AFX Corp.
2000 - Created address database for national GPS data system
2002 - Joined ALTA (American Land and Title Association)
2003 - Certified Title Abstractor
2004 - Joined NALTEA (National Association of Land Title Examiners and Abstractors)
2005 - Joined Better Business Bureau
2006 - Worked with US Government on mortgage investment project
2007 - Quoted by Robb Report magazine as title search expert
2008 - 15 year anniversary, performed 200,000th search
2009 - Became certified as a licensed private investigating firm
2009 - Joined Association of Fraud Examiners
2011 - Opened San Luis Obispo, California office
AFX Title Executives:
David Pelligrinelli - President and Founder
Wide range of experience with title records and document forensics in all 50 states. Pelligrinelli currently sits on the Board of National Association of Land Title Examiners and Abstractors, and having the distinction of Certified Title Abstractor by completing NALTEA’s extensive examination process. Pelligrinelli authored a national training course for the abstracting community (www.titlesearchcourse.com), and conducts seminars nationwide.
Pelligrinelli is regarded as an expert in the title search community offering expert witness testimony across the country to clients such as the Department of Justice, and contributed as a panel member at the Land Summit Symposium in Washington, DC to discuss the future of land records. Pelligrinelli has also been published on the topic of title records in the following periodicals: The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Robb Report, Yahoo Finance and MSNBC.
Tiffany Tedesco - Director of Operations
Extensive experience researching, examining and reviewing title search records in all 50 states. Tedesco holds the distinction of Certified Title Abstractor through NALTEA. She has managed over 1,000,000 document searches nationwide, including deeds, liens, mortgages and judgments. Extensive knowledge of customer management systems and information technology, with history in the insurance and investigations industries.
Jean Staneck - Senior Title Examiner
Nationwide experience in examining and reviewing title records. Staneck is a leader in title forensics and has spearheaded the title forensics division at AFX. Having personally researched over 100,000 title documents and provided certified title search reports and forensic title reports to clients in all 50 states. She has extensive experience researching foreclosure / auction records and commercial properties. Staneck is a NALTEA Certified Title Abstractor.
Nancy Hoagland - Senior Title Examiner (Abstractor)
27 years of experience researching property title records. Certified Title Officer and Certified Title Examiner, specializing in commercial, industrial, agricultural, high-liability, foreclosures and problem searches. Has attended several ALTA and CLTA seminars. She recently gained the distiction of NALTEA Certified Title Abstractor.
Russell Brewer - Senior Title Examiner (Abstractor)
32 years of title experience. Began title career in 1980 researching and posting lot books, quickly moving into customer service, title searching and title officer assistant. Managed a title unit as a Title Officer which included assisting agents, reviewing reports and preparing documents to be recorded. Certified Title Officer and Certified Title Examiner specializing in residential, commercial, foreclosure and mineral rights.
George Novosel - Customer Service Manager
Experience as an account manager for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, law firms, banks, and insurance companies supporting their title search projects. Novosel provides customer service to AFX’s clients from order entry through the reporting process and is available to answer and resolve follow up questions. He works closely with clients to customize programs and reports to meet specific industry needs.
Melissa Gruver - Customer Relations Liason
Experience in the order process, customized services and reports. Works closely with government agencies, law firms, insurance companies, and general public in customizing research to ensure client needs are met. Consults with clients before and after the research process to provide support when needed.
George Rawlings - Search coordinator
Wide-range of experience with property records in all 50 states since 1997. Daily review of hundreds of county records systems nationwide. Specializing in environmental liens research.
Kristal Ponce - Project Coordinator
Works closely with AFX’s insurance division supporting the claims handling process with a focus on oversight of large projects nationwide. Experienced in working with clients to meet the SBA Title Search requirements for loans.
Brad Gustafson - Dispatch Coordinator
Extensive experience and background in sales and vendor management. BA in Economics from Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota. Regional Sales Trainer for Best Buy. Licensed Real Estate Agent, Manager, Trainer and System Developer. On staff travel expert.
Sue Mcgee - Research Coordinator
Coordinates between departments with a primary emphasis on dispatching and operational traffic management. Overseas complex property title research, including mineral rights research going back to patent, lot line adjustment requirements and supporting Phase I ESA projects with Environmental liens and AUL reports.
Tia Woods - Information Technology
Systems developer since 2001, handling design and applications efficiency. Our systems are reviewed and upgraded daily to make it pleasant, simple, and efficient for title clients.
Darshan Hanson - Enterprise Coordinator
History of implementing processes to improve operational efficiencies, on an international level, including coordinating with Homeland Security to implement CTPAT program at several facilities. Specializing in property and vehicle titling procedures in all 50 states. A proud American.
David Mitchell - Branch Manager
Executive management experience over the past ten years. Responsible for facilitating the continued growth of AFX. Emphasis in marketing, account management and business development.
These executives along with our nationwide team of thousands of searchers, title abstractors, and examiners ensure that AFX will continue to provide the highest level of exceptional service for our clients.
- Board Member - National Association of Land Title Examiners and Abstractors
- Associate Member - Certified Fraud Examiners
- International Association of Asset Recovery
- South Florida Investigations Association
- Better Business Bureau
- Public Retriever Network
- American Land and Title Association
Projects have included: strong>
- Research for all major US financial institutions, lenders, and banks.
- Environmental lien searching projects for national Phase 1 ESA providers.
- Easement searching for city and county governments
- Mineral rights research for military base properties
- Property identification for the US Postal Service
- Foreclosure property analysis for thousands of investors nationwide
- Lien searching for the Internal Revenue Service
- Title abstract reports for probate attorneys
- Property auction support services nationwide
- Mortgage portfolio audits for collateral reports
- Document retrieval for SBA loan programs
- Property title research provided in all 50 States