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Throughout the years, Chicago Title Insurance Company has grown in stature with a solid reputation for integrity and standing the test of time.

Much has changed in 160-plus years, but the fundamental principles upon which the Company was founded are steadfast. They are outstanding customer service, untarnished reputation for integrity and a rock solid, enduring identity that is synonymous with the necessary expertise to insure your most prized asset: your home.


Recommendations (356)

Mar 1, 2024

Cody Wheeler recommends Rene Ayers


Rene is always there with any answers to questions I have or help that I need. His knowledge and his punctuality make any real estate transaction a smooth and successful one. I highly recommend him for any of your questions or needs. His customer service is off the charts and his professionalism is one you cannot find anywhere else.
Feb 29, 2024

Laraye A Sullivan recommends Rene Ayers


Rene Ayers has consistently demonstrated an exceptional understanding of the intricacies of title services and a profound knowledge of the real estate market. His ability to effectively communicate complex information, coupled with his unwavering professionalism, makes him an invaluable asset in any real estate transaction.

Moreover, Rene is known for his proactive approach and willingness to go above and beyond to ensure client satisfaction. Whether it's addressing concerns, providing timely updates, or offering innovative solutions, they consistently prioritize the needs of their clients, fostering long-lasting relationships built on trust and reliability.

Having collaborated with Rene on multiple occasions, I can attest to his integrity, work ethic, and dedication to delivering results. His passion for the industry and commitment to excellence are truly commendable. I look forward to many transactions in the future.

Laraye Sullivan
Sotheby's International Realty, Realtor
Feb 28, 2024

David Hicks recommends Rene Ayers

Real estate agent

Rene is responsive, professional, and knowledgeable. I recommend him highly!
Dec 9, 2022

Gina Hinds recommends Rene Ayers


Rene does a great job, and is willing to meet 1 on 1 as well as in a group setting to explain the new programs that Chicago Title offers, to make sure that we are taking advantage of all the tools.

He is easy to work with, and so appreciative of my business, that it makes it a pleasure to do business with him.
Jun 29, 2022

Jim Lowell recommends Christine Kelso

Broker Associate

I have worked with Christine on numerous transactions over the years. She is always extremely personable, professional, diligent and responsive. Christine has gone "above and beyond" many times and always exceeds the expectations of my clients. She has handled some complicated escrows for me in the past and navigates the issues in a calm, confident and problem solving manner. Christine is one of the best in the business and I highly recommend her and her team!
Jun 22, 2022

Bran Kovac recommends Christine Kelso

Broker Owner of Bran Kovac Realty

"I have been in the Real Estate business since 2005 as an Investor and licensed Realtor since 2009 in which I’ve had the pleasure of working with many escrow officers over the years on countless transactions, and Christine Kelso is hands down the best escrow officer and I’ve had the pleasure to work with.
She will go above and beyond for you and your clients. Her experience and knowledge are invaluable assets that she has to protect you and your clients from any errors and omissions, and in the process, she makes you look good in front of your clients. I do not understand how she does it but she is always on top of everything and I can write a book on how many times I have been impressed by Christine’s performance.
I am not the only one who is impressed by Christine, all my clients and the loan officers can’t stop bragging about how impressive she is and how their job is much easier.
Thank you for everything Christine!"
Jun 21, 2022

Robert & Tirza Coe recommend Christine Kelso

As others have mentioned, Christine's attention to detail is absolutely outstanding. From her quite timely follow up, to her patience with questions and issues, we can't express enough how impressed we were with her level of execution and her professionalism. We've purchased many properties over the decades and not one escrow officer came even close to meeting Christine's standards. We look forward to working with Christine again in the future - and would certainly request to work with her in any capacity possible. Thank you again Christine!
Robert & Tirza Coe
Jun 21, 2022

Christopher Enea recommends Christine Kelso

Christine Kelso was great. She was very thorough. Very much appreciated!
Thank you!
Jun 20, 2022

Thomas Jones recommends Christine Kelso


Christine made a very difficult and challenging series of transactions look simple. Throughout our time together she demonstrated the highest profession standards. I recommend her highly.
Jun 20, 2022

Frank Hespe recommends Christine Kelso


As an attorney, I am so impressed with Christine’s focus on detail. She and her team work amazingly hard to ensure that nothing is missed. Christine is tracking on the timeframe and every detail. There are many cases where I am getting emails from her as early as 7:00 am, as late as 10:00 pm and throughout the weekend. She is the consummate professional and I and my office have come to trust and rely upon her profoundly. In addition to all her great technical skills, she is a true joy to work with. She brings a can-do attitude to even the thorniest of cases and has never once given up. Her creatively as a problem-solver is only matched by her sunny personality and commitment to getting the job done. I give her the highest possible recommendation!
Jun 20, 2022

Maria Finkle recommends Christine Kelso

The Finkle Team

Christine Kelso is an outstanding escrow professional. I have been working with her
for seven years now. She treats my clients well and provides outstanding knowledge and service to each of them. I have seen Christine go above and beyond for my clients and she has sacrificed person time at times to do so.
Her teams is pleasant, kind and courteous. I highly recommend Team Kelso to anyone needing an incredible escrow professional.
Mar 10, 2022

Diane Hardcastle recommends Rene Ayers

Real Estate Broker

I have known Rene for over 25 years. He provides the ultimate in professional customer service. His knowledge and skill are exceptional. He is always willing and ready to assist Realtors and their clients with what they need to make the real estate transaction successful.

I am grateful for all of Rene's help over the years.

I recommend him with the highest of accolades.

Diane Hardcastle,
Sotheby's International Realty
Mar 10, 2022

Wendy loren recommends Rene Ayers


Rene is very quick to respond on requests which is critical in the real estate profession as it is so competitive. As well he is professional, approachable, and very courteous.
Mar 9, 2022

Gin Weathers recommends Rene Ayers


I’ve known Rene since I was Director of Monterey Commercial Property Owners Association in early 2000’s. Since then, I became a residential Realtor and have continued to work with Rene. He is excellent at providing great access to the resources and programs offered by Chicago Title. Rene is very responsive when I have questions and is always patient and helpful. I love working with Rene.
Aug 9, 2021

Kris McAulay recommends Maryann De La Flor

Broker Associate

Maryann is a true pleasure to work with. Recently, I had clients surprise switch to a 1031 exchange the day of closing. Maryann pulled everything together and got it done seamlessly and recorded within 24 hours. I would highly recommend her!
May 23, 2021

David A Pringle recommends Rene Ayers

Rene is amazing! Aside from walking me through the Chicago Title tools (which are incredible) he was enjoyable to spend time with and educated me on things that I was not aware of... Genuinely enthusiastic about what he does, he also, made me feel like I was his only client, focused on me and what I needed to know right now.
I can not say enough good about Rene.... If you don't know him, you should....

Jan 4, 2021

Mike Meza recommends Rene Ayers

Realtor - Sotheby's Int'l Realty

I can't say enough good things about Rene Ayers and the team he has over at Chicago Title.
Rene is always quick to respond to any requests and follows through on his word.
Escrows can be complicated and Chicago Title has always been there to help me and my clients work through any challenges. Rene and his team are a big asset to my business and I look forward to a continued relationship with Rene and the Chicago Title team!
Dec 21, 2020

Elizabeth Dini recommends Rene Ayers


Since I began in Real Estate, Rene has always been there to help. He routinely stops by the office to check in face-to-face and ask if there is anything he can do to help. But it goes beyond just stopping by the office, when I do ask for help, he is quick to respond and deliver. He is friendly, personable, professional and easy to work with. Thanks Rene!!!
Dec 21, 2020

Lindsay Avila recommends Rene Ayers


Rene helped me out with getting my farm started. As a new agent I wasn't familiar with the process and he helped me dial into a specific market I was looking for. Thanks Rene!
Dec 20, 2020

Karen Katz recommends Rene Ayers

Broker Associate - Carmel Realty Company

Rene is a great resource with Chicago Title. He immediately responds to requests for assistance, does a great job teaching CTT apps, and promotes his excellent team of professionals. He is always upbeat and enthusiastic. I look forward to working with Rene and CTT!
Dec 19, 2020

Lisa Porch recommends Rene Ayers


I have known Rene for most of the years I have practiced as a realtor and Rene has always been available and responsive to my needs. He is great at jumping in to resolve a tech question and help in anyway he can. Rene's positive attitude, a desire to assist me to be successful along with helpful marketing tips, professional mindset demands the highest recommendations.
Dec 19, 2020

Jeffrey Ford recommends Rene Ayers


Rene has been a terrific asset for my real estate business. In addition to making the escrow process smooth and efficient, he has also been helpful in generating farm lists for any neighborhood on the Monterry Peninsula. And, he's fun to work with !
Dec 18, 2020

Joe Gallagher recommends Rene Ayers


Rene Ayers is wonderful to work with. Rene is always available to answer questions and help search out property information. He is always very cheerful and follows thru with whatever he promises. You will enjoy working with Rene.
Dec 18, 2020

Whiz Lindsey recommends Rene Ayers


Rene has been invaluable to me with escrows. He's answered general questions, returns calls, provided information which I can and do pass on to my clients. I save the information in a "Chicago Title" folder and use it when I need it or when I think it will benefit a client.
Dec 18, 2020

Robin Anderson recommends Rene Ayers

Realtor, Sotheby's International Realty

Rene is not only the best there is in our community, there isn't even anyone who comes close to providing the level of service and professionalism he brings to every aspect of his job. We are fortunate to have someone of his caliber to assist us in our business.

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