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About Us

We are a full service title company licensed to do business in the state of Florida since 1996 specializing in Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough and surrounding counties. Services include: Purchase closings, refinances, reverse mortgages, short sales, REO’s and commercial. 

What Makes Us Different

If you want to know what makes Republic Land & Title stand out as a world-class title insurance agency and settlement services provider, just read our client testimonials. Many of our clients have gone out of their way to send us positive feedback for making their closings go as smoothly as possible.

Our commitment to superior customer service combined with the latest online technology has revolutionized the title industry.

Our team of real estate/title experts has decades of combined experience with routine settlements and complex transactions. We adhere to tight quality control standards to ensure accuracy in all stages of the closing process. Our staff sets the standard on prompt and professional communication.Today’s title companies are no longer just vendors or suppliers, but strategic partners in the industry. It is crucial to keep up with both legislative and regulatory reform in the financial services industry. Republic Land & Title, Inc. has implemented the “American Land Title Association’s Best Practices”  to maintain regulatory compliance and remain at the forefront of changing industry challenges.

    

Our Team

  • Marielena (Mari) Kroger
  • Nicole Catanese
  • Patricia (Trish) Stophel
  • Loretta (Laurie) Morris
  • Jeri Cantie
  • Judi Riley
  • Barbara Grant
  • Kimberly Carelli

Marielena (Mari) Kroger – Agency Manager/Licensed Title Agent/Bilingual

Mari has a combined 18 years’ experience in the Real Estate and Title industry. Mari came to us in August, 2007 as a closer and became the agency manager in 2011. Prior to working in the title industry she was employed at one of the largest, top producing Re/Max franchises in the State of Florida for over 8 years. Mari was born in Cuba and at 15 months of age her family moved to the United States where she lived in California and later Puerto Rico. She has a Bachelor’s in Education and is a licensed cosmetologist.  She moved to Florida in 1992 and has lived in Palm Harbor ever since. She has  one son, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Mari and her husband enjoy the beach, cooking and entertaining. 

 

 

Agency Manager/Licensed Title Agent/Bilingual

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Nicole Catanese – Senior Closer/Short Sale Supervisor/ Licensed Title Agent

Nicole has worked in the title industry over 12 years. Nicole was born in Buffalo, New York and moved to the Tampa Bay area when she was just 8yrs old. At 20 year of age Nicole began her journey in the title world. She has done abstracting, processing & closing; Short sales are her expertise. She has her Associates in Business and is currently attending school to become a paralegal. Nicole is self-motivated and possesses excellent communication skills. Her priority is to handle each file with the highest standards of care, accuracy and courtesy. She is loyal to her Italian heritage as she loves to cook and socialize with friends and family on her free time.

 

Senior Closer/Short Sale Supervisor/ Licensed Title Agent

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Patricia (Trish) Stophel – Senior Closer/Licensed Title Agent

Originally from Hubbardston Michigan Trish moved to Florida in 1989 where she later met her husband. She is the proud mother of four beautiful girls. Trish is a very dedicated loyal professional with strong work ethics. She began working in the Real Estate/Title industry in 1996 and became a licensed title agent in 2007. She has successfully closed short sales, mobile homes as well as commercial and residential transactions. Trish prides herself in great customer service and is always going the extra mile whether it is with customers or coworkers. In her spare time Trish enjoys going to the beach and camping with her family and friends.

 

Patricia (Trish) Stophel –Senior Closer/Licensed Title Agent

 

 

 

 

 

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Loretta (Laurie) Morris – Senior Closer/Licensed Title Agent

Laurie was born in Chicago, Illinois. Her son came along shortly after moving to Florida in 1981. She began her journey in the Real Estate/Title Industry in 1990. Laurie worked her way from receptionist, processor to closer within a year. She is a very pleasant and accommodating with her customers and realtors and always willing to help her coworkers when needed. Residential, and Commercial real estate purchases, refinances and short sales are included in her repertoire of expertise. Laurie is a proud grandmother of 2 beautiful boys. 

 

Loretta (Laurie) Morris –Senior Closer/Licensed Title Agent

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Jeri Cantie – Closer

Originally from Algonac, Michigan Jeri moved to Florida in 1992. She is our computer expert! Jeri has her degree in computer network administration and medical billing and coding. She began her journey in the Title industry in 2002 as a receptionist and processor. Jeri became a closer within a year. When the real estate world slowed down in 2007 she worked as a computer network administrator and later as a medical billing specialist. She decided to get back into the title industry as that is what she enjoyed. Jeri is a proud mother of two sons. On her free time Jeri loves to golf and spend quality time with her family.

 

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Judi Riley – Receptionist/Processor

Judi was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and grew up in Sarasota Florida. Judi has two children and four beautiful grandchildren. Her and her husband have owned and operated a ReMax office along with a title company. Judi has her bachelors in Fashion Merchandising and has her real estate license. Judi has been with us since 2009; she is a very hardworking and reliable employee who is always eager to help all her coworkers at any time. Judi and her husband always look forward to spending time with their grandkids. They love to fish and cook on their time off.

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Barbara Grant – Senior Closer/Licensed Title Agent

Barb was born in Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Florida right out of high school with her parents.  Shortly after that, she fell into an opportunity as a receptionist at a title insurance company at the age of 18 where her career in the Title world began. She later became a Licensed Closer and now with 35+ years’ experience continues to work hard and strive for good customer service and a pleasant closing experience for everyone.  She recently celebrated her 33 year wedding anniversary, has 2 (grown) children, 1 grandchild and another on the way.  In her spare time, she enjoys the beach, shopping and spending time with her family.

 

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Kim Carelli – Processor/Closer

Born in Brooklyn; Kim’s family moved to Florida and settled in Fort Lauderdale in 1975.  She attended Auburn University and later became a paralegal in 1991. Kim began working for an Attorney owned Title Company where she began in the post-closing department and quickly moved into processing and closing files. In 2004 Kim was promoted to Regional Title Manager and was relocated to Naples/Fort Myers to open another branch. As the Real Estate market drastically slowed down in 2007 Kim lost her job. At this time she met her husband who she married in 2008 and later had a son who is her pride and joy. Kim comes to us with 20 years of experience. She is very detailed and prides herself in customer service and her willingness to “go the extra mile”.  In her free time, she enjoys cooking and learning about & tasting new wines.

 

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