1st Equity National Title and Closing Services was established under the laws of New York and commenced business in 2003. Located in Melville, NY with offices in NJ and PA. We are a national title agency, licensed to do business across the country. We are local experts in the New York market, offering CEMA and Coop Search services along with a full suite of title insurance and related products nationwide. Our organization has grown year over year due to our loyal client base as well as strategic acquisitions within the market.
Our goal is to be a highly respected, compliant and best in class, national Title and Closing Services Company, delivering exceptional service to our clients. Our culture is client centric with a focus on supporting the growth of our clients as well as the surrounding community. Our approach to clients is “We do business the way you do business”.
The Company uses cutting edge technology, Resware as its operating system. Resware is a leading solution to the title and settlement Industry. We fully support direct integration to lender Loan Origination Systems (LOS) supporting automated ordering, accurate title costs, file status, and product delivery. All data is sent securely and encrypted and the company retains a Cybersecurity firm for regular assessments to ensure the highest controls are in place.
The company is fully insured and bonded and has been the recipient of several awards, such as Fidelity National’s Award for Excellence in Escrow Controls, Finest Agent Award for Management and Finest Agent Award. 1st Equity has implemented ALTA’s Best Practices throughout the organization.
Mike has championed a value-added approach to obtaining new clients, and nurturing his existing business relationships. As an extreme networker, he is often referred to by his clients, as their greatest advocate for new business introductions. Under his leadership, Mike has decisively positioned the company as a higher growth, higher value, less cyclical company. Mike has received numerous honors and recognitions for his successful business accomplishments, but in his opinion, it’s his philanthropic endeavors that receive the most meaningful accolades. Michael studied Business Management and Marketing at Stony Brook University.
Mike and Rich have taken 1st Equity from a start-up operation, to one of the fastest growing title companies in the United States. In 2013, Inc. Magazine recognized 1st Equity as #67 of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Real Estate Companies in the U.S., and the #1 Fastest Growing Title Company in New York. 1st Equity now employs 50 people, and continues to grow on Long Island, as well as nationwide.
Keys to Our Success
1st Equity Title & Closing Services is dedicated to providing the highest quality service to every client. Our main goal is 100% satisfaction- “that is the hallmark of our success.” In today’s market it is difficult to originate and close loans in a timely fashion. With our in-house examining and on-site clearance & decision making abilities, we are able to expedite any title issues from start to finish.
We act as your advocate before, during and after each transaction
Your personal transaction manager provides you with a single point of contact
We’ve established partnerships with local and national providers for the most comprehensive compliance and risk management
We serve national and select international markets
We provide comprehensive solutions and customized processes with our state-of-the-art technology
Our secure operating environment protects all sensitive information
Our extended business hours meet the demands of your transaction
You receive 24/7/365 online access to transaction files
On-site training is always available
About 1st Equity
1st Equity Title & Closing Services is an independent title agency working for you and your customers. Whether you’re dealing with a retail complex, condominium development or single-family home, we have the expertise, resources and people to move your real estate transaction forward.
I owe our success and making the INC. 5000 list, for the third year in a row, to our valued clients, partners, and of course, our service-focused team
Mike Cave, CEO