SHELTON, Washington—As of December 31, 2018 Mason County Title Company, a staple within the Shelton business community for many years, has changed hands. David and Nancy Bayley, longtime owners of the company, are pleased to announce the sale of the company to Kitsap Title, LLC, dba Attorney’s Title of Kitsap.
Dave Bayley began his career in the title business working at the title insurance company established in Shelton by his grandfather 100 years ago. After law school, Dave returned to manage that company. In 1992, Dave and Nancy opened their own title agency, Mason County Title Company. Dave is the third generation to continue his grandfather’s legacy and provide title and escrow services to Mason County. When Dave and Nancy contemplated retirement, their sons had firmly established careers outside of the title agency and escrow business. The Bayleys were determined to find new owners who had core values that matched theirs, and who were dedicated to continuing their family-centric commitment to their valued employees and to property owners and residents in Mason County. After a lengthy search, Dave and Nancy confidently selected Attorney’s Title of Kitsap to carry on their legacy.
Attorney’s Title of Kitsap has been owned and operated by Paul and Julie Hofmann since 2015, after Kitsap Title, LLC acquired Stewart Title of Kitsap and rebranded it to align with their core mission of keeping business local. By offering local underwriting, and local decision-making with local authority, the Hofmanns revitalized the business by making it more customer-centric. Today, Attorney’s Title has enjoyed great success, and is a trusted community partner for Kitsap County residents who are looking for expert title and escrow services that are delivered with exceptional customer service driven by community pride and friendliness.
When the Hofmanns and Bayleys met to discuss a possible sale, it quickly became evident that both leadership groups were driven by the same values; both are customer-centric businesses that care for their employees like family. After further negotiations, the Bayleys felt confident that the company would be in good hands with Paul and Julie Hofmann. Similarly, the Hofmanns were honored to have been chosen to preserve and enhance the legacy Dave’s grandfather started a century ago.
As a new holding of Kitsap Title, LLC, Mason County Title will continue to offer the same commitment to exceptional customer service.
With this acquisition, customers will see changes, but one thing that will remain the same is the commitment to providing local, friendly, and expert title and escrow services. Both companies will retain their names and market as the larger Aegis Land Title Group. The Aegis Land Title Group, a brand of Kitsap Title LLC, will continue to operate in Mason County as Mason County Title Company, in Kitsap County as Attorney’s Title of Kitsap, and in Pierce County as Aegis Title. This family of brands, which now spans most of the South Puget Sound and Hood Canal areas of Western Washington, will work together to create an exceptional closing experience for their customers. To discover more about Mason County Title Company, visit their website at https://masoncountytitle.com/. For more information about Attorney’s Title of Kitsap, visit http://www.atkitsap.com/.
About The Aegis Land Title Group
In an industry that often finds itself rife with commoditization and an over emphasis on complex business and transactional systems, the Aegis Land Title Group believes in putting people first in the real estate services and settlement industry. The Aegis team prides itself on meaningful customer interactions, helping them through a process they may not understand and guiding them to home ownership with a helping hand and a genuine smile. By putting people first and investing in cutting-edge technology to help meet customers’ needs, Aegis Land Title Group is committed to complete customer satisfaction and a seamless real estate services and settlement experience. To learn more about Aegis Land Title Group or to get assistance with real estate settlement needs, visit them at any of their local offices or discover more online at http://www.agltg.com/.