Clients are always first! Our customer service driven staff will provide on the immediate assistance for closing needs.
Prompt turnaround times and full service on every transaction for seamless execution. Available Attorneys will conduct a closing anytime, anywhere.
All fees are upfront. With onetime fees, no renewal premiums and no expirations dates. See our pricing packages below for more details.
Have the confidence of knowing we are attorney managed. We offer immediate guidance on any title defects to ensure immediate closings.
ABOUT CHAMPION TITLE & CLOSING
THE CHAMPION PHILOSOPHY
"From attorney driven education to our focus on growing business for our partners, from social media support and concierge service to the customized closings that have always been our signature we promise to keep being uniquely us so your closing can be uniquely yours."
Champion Title & Closing wants to partner with Real Estate Brokers and Agents, Builders, Lenders and individuals and provide them with outstanding service that includes the added security of attorney review, for no additional charge.
Clients are always first! We offer mobile and after-hours closings and can even split closings if a spouse or party to the transaction can’t coordinate schedules. We understand that time is money and your time is valuable. Your closing should not be stressful.
We know buying and selling. Whether its residential or commercial or even a simple refinance can be very stressful. Our goal is for every client to leave happy after a smooth, rapid closing that is NOT layered with anguish.
Champion Title and Closing is a trusted partner within the real estate community of Central Florida. We understand your needs when selling a home and want to help you stay focused on closing more sales. We pride ourselves on open communication and our customer service driven staff provide immediate assistance for closing needs. Have the confidence of knowing an attorney has oversight of your transaction from the execution to closing day. We offer customized closings that allow you to personalize your closing and celebrate the way you want. Pop bottles, bring the family or schedule a mobile closing.
Our client centric and customer service driven staff provide full service attorney managed closings. Have the confidence of knowing an attorney has oversight of your closing, short sale negotiation and document preparation. All-inclusive commercial settlement services and contract review available on demand. We offer FREE Title Searches on Refinances and offer to close at YOUR office for convenience. Our Attorney team can also prepare your loan documents and review all third party documents necessary to clear loan and title requirements. We also offer closing oversight for banks and lenders with Attorney representation and review of all closing documents included in our closing fee. We will work with third party title companies to ensure documents are fully executed, instruments are recorded properly, and timely issuance of policies.
Your experience with Champion Title & Closing will be secure, professional, and transparent all the way through.
Buyers: We provide comprehensive title search that will cover your investment and with a title policy to give you peace of mind. You need the certainty that the property is free and clear of any liens.
Sellers: We work with sellers to coordinate any satisfaction of liens and prepare all necessary closing documentation
Our Attorney managed team executes commercial and large residential closings seamlessly. Have the confidence of knowing an attorney has oversight of your transaction from inception to post closing. We offer all-inclusive commercial settlement services and contract review on demand. We partner with our Builders & Developers for reduced closing fees to maximize return on investment. We understand time is money and your time is valuable.
Jessica Hallgren Kendrick, Esq. is the founder and managing partner of the Kendrick Law Group, a boutique law firm in Maitland, Florida founded in January 2016 with the goals of delivering personalized legal service with top-notch representation. On top of a rapidly growing law firm, Jess launched a separate company Champion Title & Closing in November of 2017. Outside of the office, Jess has two main focuses: her family and her Central Florida community. Pure joy for Jess is spending quality time with her husband, son, and step-daughter. Jess also enjoys supporting a number of Central Florida charities with her primary focus on the Make a Wish Foundation of Central and North Florida as a newly appointed Board Member and has served as their annual Gala chairperson for the last two years.
Sarah M. Geltz, Esq. is a senior partner at Kendrick Law Group and Co-owner of Champion Title and Closing. She has been a Central Florida resident for 17 years and lives in Winter Springs with her husband, Tim their son and her two stepdaughters. Her professional involvement includes NAWIC, CREW, Attorney’s Real Estate Council of Florida, Oviedo Winter Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. In addition to her career and family she is dedicated to making a difference in her community and serves on the Board of Directors for Choices in Learning Elementary Charter School and is actively involved with Pace Center for Girls, the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the American Heart Association and Make a Wish Central and North Florida.
Andrea Ketcham is a high energy and disciplined professional with over 17 years of experience in business development, marketing, sales, real estate, advertising and business management. She is a driven and creative leader with proven success in implementing strategies, operations and improving systems and processes. As an Orlando native, she has forged deep connections within the Central Florida community and enjoys networking and maintaining valuable community relationships. She is a dynamic team player that enjoys being an integral part of her teams successes.
When not on the job, Andrea enjoys traveling, new experiences and planning her next great life adventure. She is passionate about whatever she chooses to do and loves a challenge.
Christel Velez has worked in the Real Estate industry since 2000. She brings her knowledge in not only the areas of residential/commercial title insurance and real estate closing services, but the legal and servicing aspects as well. Christel manages our offices and is a hardworking, dedicated team player that leads by example and brings an element of fun to our group. She has an eye for detail and brings a level of calm to a potentially stressful situation. She will take the time and go the extra mile to ensure the closing process is smooth and is catered to the parties involved. Since she has handled all types of intricate transactions, Christel loves to share her knowledge and help educate those around her in any way she can and is our resident go to for all things real estate. In her free time, Christel enjoys making memories with her husband and three boys. They are on a quest to attend a baseball game in every MLB park as a family and are well on their way to make this dream a reality!
Keri Kleinschmidt began her career in the real estate industry in 2000. Her experiences include mortgage processing, residential & commercial title insurance, real estate law and formerly held her sales agent license. Through the years she has built the skills and knowledge to handle even the most challenging transactions. Keri’s background in legal services lends a helpful hand to those more complex closings. Her strong work ethic and dedication to helping clients attain their real estate goals can be seen through her determination to put in the work to achieve a smooth closing. Keri lives in the Longwood/Lake Brantley area and loves spending time with her family and dogs. They enjoy embarking on new adventures, spending time outdoors, on the water and getting involved in their community. “It is important to teach our children to lend their voices to those who have no voice."
Up to 2019, title has been either black or white. Shay Walker represents the neon era of the industry and has been redefining it since her first day on the job. She has earned the trust of some of the most respected and effective real estate professionals by her unrivaled dedication, vibrant creativity and warm empathy. There is not a standard template that she follows when working with her agents because she understands every person and deal is unique. To work with Shay is to work with your best interest in mind.
Hector Velez began assisting our team when his mom (Christel) needed help. The need for a full-time employee was voiced and he gladly stepped up to the plate! Hector quickly learned the ropes and in no time, he was a vital part of our team as he opened all new files and is always ready and eager to learn more. Since then, Hector has been promoted to processor and is currently working closely with our closers. He is well on his way to be his mom’s protégé! Hector is the proud pet parent to his kitten, CC, that he and his friend rescued. In his free time, Hector loves ANYTHING sports related and is an avid Chicago sports fan (that part he gets from his dad). Hector is also in the process of obtaining his degree in Sports Management and is on track to graduate in 2021!
Alexa Holbert, “Lexie,” is our post-closer at Champion Title and Closing. Lexie recently achieved her Associate’s in Science Degree in Legal Studies from the American Bar Association-approved program at Seminole State College. She is currently working toward her next step, becoming a Certified Paralegal. Working alongside an experienced team of people who have been in the real estate/legal game for years, Lexie makes it her primary goal to absorb as much knowledge from them as possible. Frequently asking questions and believing that, “if she’s the smartest person in the room, then she’s in the wrong room.” In Lexie’s free time she loves to travel and cross countries off her map. Focusing on becoming a citizen of the world, Lexie enjoys immersing herself in other cultures hoping to better understand the world and the people living in it, for “nothing develops intelligence like travel.”
« Could not have asked for anything any better than I have received. From the start to the finish they and all the answered to all my questions and yes, I had a lot!! Thank for all you did and getting the deal done! »
« This is a top notch closing team that flawlessly manages the details from start to finish. »
« Top notch people. I highly recommend this group for your real estate needs. »
WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR A FLORIDA REAL ESTATE CLOSING?
Typical Florida Real Estate Closings Follow a Basic Timeline:
Find your gorgeous new home, office, rental or investment process (or you are refinancing one you already own)
Execute a signed purchase agreement and deposit the escrow into Champion Title & Closing
In Florida, the Seller normally chooses the title company
After execution of the contract, the title company gets to work securing all the necessary information needed to ensure a smooth and effortless closing; including submitting the support for clean title.
Champion Title & Closing will order tax information, loan payoff statements, surveys, and homeowner or condominium association estoppel letters.
Champion Title & Closing will execute a title search of the public records in the county where the property is located. These records search include, mortgages, lis pendens, judgments, easements, restrictive covenants, liens, divorce settlements, and any recorded documents that might affect the title to the property.
The Buyer and Seller will be notified of any issues securing a clean title; giving time to clear them and move forward with the closing.
Upon receipt of clean title, Champion Title & Closing will draft all the necessary documents, including the closing statement, HUD, deed of sale, bill of sale and any other necessary documents.
When all the closing documents have been approved, the closing is scheduled.
Champion Title & Closing have two locations for execution of closing at no additional charge. We also offer mobile closing for a nominal fee at your convenience.
Being attorney managed, your closing is explained and overseen by an attorney; answering all your questions.
All documents are executed; seller and buyer executing a multitude of different documents either at the same time or all in one day.
In conclusion, any parties owed funds are paid and the proper recordings are executed.