October Research, LLC
Voice of the Title Agent
Annual publication summarizes the results of a nationwide survey of agents employed by small, medium, and
national firms, with topics covered including business opportunities and concerns, operations and processes,
underwriter relationships, and more. Publication can be downloaded and viewed online with registration.
Publications available from this trade association include:
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for title abstract, search, and insurance professionals,
with contents including in-depth articles addressing economic, business, technology, and regulatory
issues which affect the profession. Current and prior digital editions can be viewed free online.
Title Insurance: An Overview
Introductory publication provides an overview of the industry, with topics covered including types and
costs of insurance, what is involved in the search process, how various parties benefit from insurance,
purpose of the secondary mortgage market, and regulatory environment. Publication can be viewed free
Title Insurance Report & Stats
A.M. Best Company, Inc.
Annual report, which is published as a joint venture with A.M. Best, provides a close-up look at the
industry, with topics covered including national economic trends, industry and real estate economics,
rate regulation, profitability, and loss experience. Report can be purchased at no cost from the online
Fundamentals section provides an overview of the title assurance business, with topics covered including
history and purpose, rate regulation, economics, investment income characteristics, profitability, loss
experience, and reserving characteristics. All information can be viewed free online.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national,
state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of
companies, market volume and sales trends, average company
sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up
activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.