Partnering with Columbus Title: An Interview with Kristine Hufford

Josh Fravel, Attorney - Columbus Title Agency of Westerville, Inc.

“I help realtors and their clients navigate legal issues that often come
up from contract concerns, closing details, zoning, environment, or
investor questions. Many real estate transactions involve complex legal
questions and require my skills and expertise to handle expeditiously.
In addition to being a title agent, as an attorney, I can also be a deal
maker by solving problems before the closing table! Plus, due to all the
legal language and terms in closing documents, I help clients
understand all aspects, as taking on a mortgage can be overwhelming
for some.

Through Griffith Law Offices I handle legal cases from evictions to
fraud claims based on the property disclosure forms. We represent
real estate agents facing violations at the Columbus Board of Realtors,
the Ohio Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing, or, if facing a
lawsuit, in court. I also handle other business and estate planning
through the formulation of LLCs, Wills, Trusts, and Estate Plans.”

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Lisa (Griffith) Mahlerwein, CFO - Columbus Title Agency of Westerville, Inc.

“In addition to my role as the Chief Financial Officer for Columbus Title Agency, I am also a Closer and work closely with all our Closers and the rest of the Title Team. With our team’s talent and expertise, we have the ability and capacity to provide the best service and experience for our clients. Our team members are high performers who are flexible and work well together. As a former Engineer in some of the largest manufacturing environments in the country, having a cohesive and collaborative team to lead is the key to success. Our team is always working together to stay prepared for where the company and Title Industry is headed. We thrive in a world that is ever-changing, as the latest crisis in our country has displayed in real-time.”

Lisa Griffith Mahlerwein, CFO - Columbus Title Agency of Westerville, Inc.

Your Columbus Title Partner - We Thrive Together!


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Sandy Yanichko, ERA Real Solutions Realty

“The team at Columbus Title Agency is great! Stellar communication is one of my top priorities and they keep me and my clients in the loop every step of the way. The team is diligent, proactive, timely, reliable and always prepared. At my closings, attorney Josh Fravel, or their paralegal Lisa Zimmerman, breaks down the documents to make it extremely easy for my clients to understand and interpret. I know I can trust them to make sure my deals close seamlessly.”

Sandy Yanichko, ERA Real Solutions Realty - Columbus Title Agency Testimonial Ad

Brent L. Howard, Chief Operations Officer, Wallace F. Ackley Co.

“Our company has utilized numerous services offered by Columbus Title for almost four decades. They have always provided us with supreme customer representation & exceptional quality services. In addition to providing complete title & real estate closing services, they also have the needed legal resources & knowledge to assist with all aspects of the real estate industry.”

Brent L. Howard, Chief Operations Officer, Wallace F. Ackley Co. - Columbus Title Agency Ad

Vince E. Workman, Senior Vice President, City National Bank

“As we’ve grown our Central Ohio Corporate Banking portfolio to a formidable level over the last 10 years, Columbus Title has been with us every step of the way. Their response time, wealth of experience, flexibility & competitive pricing is top level. Corporate banking is a hypercompetitive industry which demands that you be in sync with your closing partners. Columbus Title shares our vision & delivers…
every time.”

Vince E. Workman, Senior Vice President, City National Bank

Heather Mehta, MBA, Realtor, Windsor International Realty

“I work for a builder and we choose to do all of our closings at Columbus Title, and have for many years now. The staff is very knowledgeable, super responsive, and an absolute pleasure to work with. Closings always go smoothly, and our clients are happy with the services provided. I look forward to many more closings at Columbus Title!”

Heather Mehta, MBA, Realtor, Windsor International Realty Ad

Larry Stewart, RE/MAX Connection

“Everyone wants a hassle-free closing. In my 25+ years working with Columbus Title, they have been easy to work with and will accommodate special requests from Buyers and Sellers. They do great work, are very timely, and handle surprises better than anyone. I see no reason to choose any other title agency!”

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Denise Bohnert, Coldwell Banker King Thompson - New Albany/Gahanna

“Columbus Title was recommended to me at an event I attended and after learning more I chose to use them. As a real estate professional, I am very cautious about the title companies I refer to my clients. I was very pleased by the excellent customer service that my clients received and the professionalism of the staff. They were
thorough and very helpful through the entire process and our closings went very smoothly. I feel confident in referring Columbus Title for future transactions.”

Denise Bohnert Testimonial - Coldwell Banker King Thompson - Gahanna/New Albady

The Sullivan Group, Mark & Ann Sullivan, KW Commercial / KW Luxury: Keller Williams Greater Columbus

“We choose Columbus Title because of their excellent service and high degree of professionalism. With Chuck Griffith’s real estate legal knowledge, along with his experienced team of title specialists, we have complete confidence and trust our transactions will close smoothly.”

The Sullivan Group, Mark & Ann Sullivan, KW Commercial / KW Luxury Keller Williams Greater Columbus

Lee Goodman, Broker - Key Realty

“I choose Columbus Title because they are the best in the business! I have such confidence in their team providing the smoothest and friendliest closing experience for my clients. I have chosen to use Columbus Title extensively for over 15 years!”

Lee Goodman, Testimonial - Broker - Key Realty

Marc Catalfina, Realty Ohio Real Estate

“For over 15 years I’ve chosen Columbus Title because I can count on the highest level of service in all aspects of
the closing process. From attorney Josh Fravel’s legal counsel to processor Cathy Eckle’s incredible attention to detail, it is a team that finds solutions & delivers, no excuses. They treat every one of my deals
like it’s their most important transaction.”

Marc Catalfina, Testimonial Ad - Realty Ohio Real Estate

Rene Lanthron, The Paul George Group

“As a Real Estate Professional, I use Columbus Title for all of my clients selling their home. They have a top-notch staff & they provide excellent service. Attorney Josh Fravel works closely with me to solve any problems before we get to the closing table. The entire team is always willing to help & will go the extra mile for me & my clients to ensure a smooth & easy closing every time”

Rene Lanthron Ad - August 2019

Jan Jedlinsky, Metro II Realty

“I choose Columbus Title for their years of experience in the real estate community, their top legal knowledge, and their personal attention. I can confidently count on them to provide excellent service and create consistently smooth closings for my

Jan Jedlinsky Ad - July 2019

Cindy Calender, COLDWELL Banker King Thompson

“I have had many successful closings with Columbus Title. Their attention to detail is bar none. I also want to point out their Marketing Director, Kristine Hufford, has an excellent Marketing plan. She recently worked closely with me to help secure a fabulous New Albany home at 4102 Stannage Close listed at $1,577,377 (MLS 219012453).”

Cindy Calendar Ad June 2019

Connie Farabaugh, Janszen Associates Keller Williams Exel Realty

“I choose Columbus Title for my closings because of their strength in real estate law and expertise in handling complex title and closing issues. Their team always provides me and my clients with great communication and guidance for secure and smooth closings. They always exceed my expectations with their level of expediency and service.”

Connie Farabaugh - May 2019 ad
Testimonial April 30, 2019