Memphis, Tenn. - Realty Title & Escrow Company, Inc., a real estate title and escrow company headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., announces the opening of its newest branch offices in Collierville, Franklin and Goodlettsville, Tenn., along with its first office in northwest Mississippi, Southaven.

This recent expansion brings the company's branch office total to 13 Realty Title & Escrow offices. They are located in Middle and West Tennessee, with four offices located in Shelby County, along with one in De Soto County, Miss.

Company officials at Realty Title & Escrow adopted a new business plan just six months ago that expanded operations from one office that was primarily serving Williamson and Davidson counties in Middle Tennessee for the past 18 years. Their strategy broadens its services to a larger number of real estate professionals, including builders and developers in Tennessee and Mississippi, announced President Michael T. Bates. By second quarter, the company plans to add another branch office in the Hickory Ridge area of Memphis, Shelby County.

The Collierville branch office is located at 435 New Byhalia Road, Suite 101 in Shelby County and the Southaven, Miss. office is located at 1306 Goodman Road, Suite 110 in De Soto County.

Realty Title's Memphis regional office began operations in January 2001. "Business is steadily growing in the Greater Memphis area," notes Matthew McDonald, president of Realty Title's Memphis Region. " We have been fortunate enough to increase our share of the market." McDonald adds that by second quarter, the company plans to add another branch office in the Hickory Ridge area of Memphis.

Realty Title is a real estate title and escrow company that conducts closings for the sale and financing of residential and commercial properties with a focus on services to real estate agents and mortgage lenders. Its staff of over 60 employees serves 22 West and Middle Tennessee counties, along with one northwest Mississippi county. It is approved to close transactions for most mortgage lenders doing business in Tennessee and Mississippi. Currently, Realty Title is the authorized title insurance agent for title underwriters Fidelity National Title, Stewart Title Guaranty Company and First American Title Insurance Company.

Realty Title & Escrow has a total of 13 branch offices: four locations in West Tennessee (Bartlett, Collierville, Cordova, East Memphis), one location in northwest Mississippi ( Southaven), along with eight locations in Middle Tennessee (Brentwood (2), Franklin, Goodlettsvile, Green Hills, Hendersonville, Mount Juliet, Smyrna).