Mike Banhagel of Lawyers Title gave the very entertaining Classification Presentation this week. Mike was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan and moved to California in 1984. He is married to Lisa and they have two children: Ava and Beckett. The family includes two dachshunds and an African leopard tortoise. He loves to mountain bike and snow ski.
He earned his degree in Construction Management from Long Beach State and then worked for Lennar Homes as a project manager where his responsibilities included reviewing title for land transactions. Mike continued with diverse jobs that gave him great experience and training for the title insurance industry. He joined Lawyers Title in 2012 and is on one of the top sales teams in the company.
Mike explained that with title insurance it is important to go with a solvent company. Lawyer Title is part of the Fidelity
Nation Title Group, which writes 40% of all resale title in the nation.
What Mike enjoys most about title insurance and escrow is helping people. Title insurance companies are in business to make sure your rights and interests to the property are clear and that transfer of title takes place efficiently and correctly. Title insurance is insuring the past and making sure there are no “clouds on the title” (mechanic liens, zoning violations, building permit violations, easements, judgments, taxes, fraud, etc.)
An ideal lead for Mike at Lawyers Title is a real estate agent, residential or commercial, mortgage broker and anyone listing or buying real estate.