First Texas Title Company has been closing real estate transactions for Big Country families and businesses for almost 40 years. We offer a wide variety of services for our valued customers including issuing title insurance policies, conducting closings, and providing title evidence. Additionally, our affiliate law firm, Bradshaw, McCall & Westbrook, PLLC, prepares legal documents for all of your real estate needs. Our dedication to quality and service has established First Texas Title as the leading provider of title and escrow services in Taylor and Callahan counties, a status we are dedicated to maintaining.
First Texas Title is owned and operated by attorneys proficient in real estate law. We are licensed to issue title insurance in Taylor and Callahan counties, which include the following cities: Abilene, Baird, Buffalo Gap, Clyde, Cross Plains, Eula, Lawn, Merkel, Oplin, Ovalo, Putnam, Tye, Trent, and Tuscola. We also handle real estate closings for all counties throughout the state of Texas.
In 1977, William W. (“Bill”) Bradshaw and Bill Perry formed the predecessor to First Texas Title as an aid to their general civil law practice. That same year, the new title company became an exclusive title agent for First American Title Company, a relationship that continues to this day. It did not take long for Perry & Bradshaw to develop a reputation for unmatched quality and service among Big Country buyers, sellers, realtors, lenders, and builders.
In the early 1990’s, Mark Bradshaw joined his father Bill and the company cemented its status as Taylor County’s leading title company. Andrew McCall came to work for the company in 2006, and completed the purchase of the company from Bill and Mark in 2009. Chris Westbrook joined the Company in 2009 and became a half-owner with McCall that year.
In 2010, First Texas Title purchased the assets of Russell-Surles Title, Inc. in Baird, and became licensed in Callahan County. Since then, First Texas Title has extended the same level of service to Callahan County that our customers have experienced in Taylor County.
Over the years, First Texas Title has been recognized numerous times by First American Title Company, including receiving the Distinguished Agent Award in 1991. Additionally, First Texas Title has twice been recognized as the Affiliate of the Year by the Abilene Board of Realtors. First Texas Title is owned and operated by attorneys with extensive experience in real estate and title matters. Because of this, First Texas Title is uniquely positioned to handle the transactions that matter to you. Our goal has always been to ensure that every real estate closing we handle goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Bradshaw, McCall & Westbrook, PLLC
The law firm of Bradshaw, McCall & Westbrook, PLLC is located in Abilene, Texas and has roots dating back to the late 1950’s, when William W. (“Bill”) Bradshaw began practicing law. The firm has long been recognized as one of Abilene’s leading real estate law firms. In addition to real estate, the firm focuses primarily on probate, estate planning, and business transactional matters. The firm is comprised of William W. Bradshaw, Andrew K. McCall, Chris Westbrook, and Grant Cunningham and represents a wide variety of clients who are involved in a diverse range of activities. The firm and its members have long been active in the Abilene community and are dedicated to providing clients the absolute best in service.
The attorneys of Bradshaw, McCall & Westbrook, PLLC also own and operate First Texas Title, LLC. As a result of this, the firm often utilizes its real estate expertise to prepare instruments affecting real property, cure title issues, and facilitate real estate transactions. For more information on the firm or the services it offers, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please read the Attorney Representation Notice and Affiliated Business Arrangement Disclosure for our law firm by clicking here
At First Texas Title, we typically become involved in transactions in one of several ways. Many times we receive a fully executed contract from one of the involved realtors or, in the event of a for sale by owner transaction, one of the parties. In refinance transactions, we typically become involved when the lender forwards us a request for a title commitment.
If you have clients who have agreed to terms with a seller but don’t have a contract of sale, our affiliates at Bradshaw, McCall & Westbrook, PLLC will be glad to prepare a contract for them.
Once we receive a fully executed contract or a request for a title commitment, we begin by assigning the file to one of our three closers and conducting the title examination necessary to complete the title commitment.
At First Texas Title, we pride ourselves in our quick turnaround time for title commitments. Our typical turn around time is one week, although we often have it completed sooner than that. If you have a transaction that requires a quicker turn-around, just let us know and we will work with you to ensure that even the most demanding of timelines are met.
Once the title work is completed, one of our closers will work closely with you to solve title issues, work up the Settlement Statement, and ultimately close the transaction in as timely a manner as possible.
Almost all of our closings are handled by one of our attorneys. We believe it is important for your borrower to understand the nature of the documents they are signing, and for that reason, we take the time to briefly explain each document to your borrower and answer any questions they may have.