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About Independent Title Services

The title services dream team for your real estate needs.

About Us

Since 1996, we have been serving the title needs of our customers. We began with just one office in Grand Rapids, and have since opened additional offices in Ann Arbor, East Lansing, and Troy. Our four locations now service the entire state of Michigan.

Melissa Hewlett

VP, Agency Manager

mhewlett@ibcp.com | 734.545.7124 Ext. 43901

Lisa Raniga

Sales Representative | Grand Rapids - East Beltline

lraniga@ibcp.com | 616.363.1436 Ext. 43903

Paul Dries

Sales Representative

pdries@ibcp.com | 248.689.7185 Ext. 37185

Janice McDonald

Title Examiner | Grand Rapids - East Beltline

jmcdonald@ibcp.com | 616.363.1436 Ext. 24996

Keri Matthies

Title Examiner

kmatthies@ibcp.com | 517.324.7436 Ext. 43011

Debbie Farnum

Escrow Agent

dfarnum@ibcp.com | 517.324.7436 Ext. 57436

Wendy Watson

Escrow Agent | Grand Rapids - East Beltline

wwatson@ibcp.com | 616.363.1436 Ext. 43015

Brittany DuPont

Escrow Coordinator

bdupont@ibcp.com | 616.363-1436 Ext. 43950

Locations

Ann Arbor
3025 Boardwalk St., Suite 260
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
734.545.7124

East Lansing
2900 West Rd., Suite 100
East Lansing, MI 48823

517.324.7436

Grand Rapids
4200 E. Beltline NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

616.363.1436

Troy
201 W. Big Beaver Rd., Suite 125
Troy, MI 48084

248.689.7185

Testimonials

George Guyott, 1st Advantage Realty

May 14, 2018

I have been working with Lisa for more than 3 years. She is timely and efficient at getting me information on Title research, and always fun to do a closing with. I don’t work with a Title company ...

I have been working with Lisa for more than 3 years. She is timely and efficient at getting me information on Title research, and always fun to do a closing with. I don’t work with a Title company because of any “affiliated business” arrangement. I work with the Title company that gives me the best service! Thank you, Lisa and your entire team at Independent Title.

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Robbie Bosch, KeyStone Home Group Realty

April 6, 2018

Independent Title is a title company I use for my real estate transactions for the simple fact that they consistently meet and exceed my expectations. Lisa Raniga is always on top of it from the time ...

Independent Title is a title company I use for my real estate transactions for the simple fact that they consistently meet and exceed my expectations. Lisa Raniga is always on top of it from the time I place the title order to sitting at the closing table. I always know where we're at throughout the process and I feel as if she is always willing to go above and beyond for her clients. She's professional, organized and a great pleasure to work with. Lisa knows her craft and it shows!

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Phil Elburn, Keller Williams Grand Rapids North

October 29, 2018

I am a shareholder at Transnation Title, but I still use Independent Title. Lisa has been there whenever I needed her. She is amazing at answering questions, and getting figures when I need them. We ...

I am a shareholder at Transnation Title, but I still use Independent Title. Lisa has been there whenever I needed her. She is amazing at answering questions, and getting figures when I need them. We started a friendship 15 plus years ago and she has always kept in contact and also gone above and beyond to maintain a great work relationship. Melissa always solves any problems and has always provided title work in a fast manner. It is a pleasure working with Independent Title. I look forward to many more closing together.

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Faddi Shamon, Market Max Realty

February 6, 2019

In the past 20 years, I have worked with many different Title Agencies, some good and some not so good. To me Independent Title would rank among the best in the business. They are the best not ...

In the past 20 years, I have worked with many different Title Agencies, some good and some not so good.

To me Independent Title would rank among the best in the business. They are the best not because of what they do but who they are.

I believe it's the people who work at Independent who go above and beyond the average Title Company, people like Melissa, Debbie, Keri and Janice, who truly try their best to help you with every aspect of the business and more. Then there is Paul, a Account Exec. who truly works with you. No matter what the circumstances are, he gets it done.

Independent Title is who I choose for my clients every time because they won't disappoint, and will treat you and your clients right.

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Lori O'Brien, Coldwell Banker AJS Schmidt

August 17, 2018

Independent Title’s Team are available to you 24/7. Lisa travels to closing locations convenient to my clients. They will personally call buyers and sellers to better explain the process with ...

Independent Title’s Team are available to you 24/7. Lisa travels to closing locations convenient to my clients. They will personally call buyers and sellers to better explain the process with professionalism, precision, dedication & timeliness. They get the job done!!!

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Bob Schautz, RE/MAX

January 23, 2018

I have worked with Lisa Raniga for many years as she worked in my office for another title company starting about 18 years ago. The reasons I work with Lisa is I know she will do very professional ...

I have worked with Lisa Raniga for many years as she worked in my office for another title company starting about 18 years ago. The reasons I work with Lisa is I know she will do very professional and timely work from the start of an order through the process of closing. I feel Lisa is a very strong and important asset for your company. Lisa presents herself well, whether meeting me or my clients. In many ways she is an extension of me and the professional attributes I want in a Title Person.

In addition, Lisa will go the extra mile for arranging dates and times that will work within the client’s schedule. Lisa will drive to other locations, doctors’ offices and law offices or anywhere needed within reason to close a real estate transaction. In the eight years that I have worked with Lisa, she always has a professional attitude and works with my clients solving any title and related issues. In summary, Lisa Raniga is a top notch representation who is above most all in the industry.

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