Each quarter, SoftPro sponsors Trendsetters by October Research. This series focuses on professionals in the title insurance industry who have made significant impact and emerged as leaders, demonstrating their passion for the industry in everything they do professionally.
This quarter, Trendsetters features Bart Patterson, CEO of Clear Title Agency of Arizona, which he built from the ground up despite the unforeseen failure of a strategic partner. With Bart's strong leadership and unwavering commitment to the customer, Clear Title is the only company out of the 20 companies in the Phoenix market that has increased its market share in the past year.
When you read the full Trendsetters report, you'll see how Bart has been an innovator in the title industry. He worked for an engineering firm for 6 years before deciding to make an industry change in 2001. Despite knowing next to nothing about the title industry, Bart started his own company, CourthouseData, which went on to provide real estate information, title plant, and title research services to more than 150 customers in 35 states. After selling CourthouseData, Bart went on to build Clear Title from the ground up.
- How he started his first business by identifying the pain points of his prospective customers
- How he developed and later sold that company
- How he stayed the course and fulfilled his vision to build a title company despite losing an earlier strategic partnership
- How his title company's dedication to customer service has ensured its growth, even during the pandemic