Get to know John Shepard
I am a lifelong resident of Michigan. I grew up in Midland, Michigan where my dad was my high school principal. As the home of Dow Chemical, I am proud to say I went to Midland High School where we were the home of the Chemics! All around the country, there are Warriors, Bulldogs, Chargers, and many many great mascots, but only in Midland can you graduate a "Chemic".
I went to college at Michigan State University. I studied law at the Thomas M. Cooley law school in Lansing Michigan, graduated and passed the bar exam in 1997.
After law school, my first job in the "real world" was working for a title company. I have been in the title insurance profession ever since. For fourteen years, I have examined, underwritten, abstracted and closed thousands of transactions from residential to commercial. I have been blessed to have had a career that has been interesting and varied.
I recently helped start up Reputation First Title Agency, in Livonia where we work hard every day to be Michigan's best title agency. I find myself blessed doing what I love to do, with a great group of people.
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From Residential - REO, short sale, refinance to Commercial, we can do it all! My strength is underwriting and succesfully working to get transactions to the closing table.
I think that title insurance agencies as a profession need to do a much better job of communicating to our clients. We must embrace technology and yet keep the personal touch. Most importantly, we need to remember that the title profession is service oriented. I think the profession needs a breath of fresh air!
The highest compliment I can hear from a customer is "thank you, I will use you again!"