Access Title Agency

Decades of experience. Dedicated to your success.

Access Title Agency is a full-service title agency which provides title, escrow and closing services as an Agent for both Old Republic National Title Insurance and First American Title Insurance Company. We have offices in Traverse City and Suttons Bay, MI. While we can service transactions throughout Michigan, our focus is serving clients in the Greater Grand Traverse Area. We do so with a depth of experience and commitment to community that other title agencies simply can’t equal.

What our clients are saying

“Our family has used Access Title Agency for multiple transactions. Each time, they give us another reason to request their Agency for any and all title work. From the depth of information, they can provide, to the prompt responses and swift signing, they truly know how to craft a simplistic approach to the sometimes tedious process. Thank you, Michelle, Erica, and everyone else at Access Title Agency for always exceeding our expectations!”

Tanner J. Kaplan, CEC
FG Insurance

“Real estate transactions are seldom stress free, especially behind the scenes. The process should always stay as stress free as possible for my clients, and a major reason I try to use Access Title Agency for all of my transactions. The people at Access have the compassion, patience and knowledge to treat their clients in a way that makes them feel at ease with the process. This continual professional treatment Access has offered makes my job much easier and the reason I continue to work with Access.”

John Solomon
Key Realty

“It is always a pleasure to work with Access Title Agency! Everyone there works very well together—like a well-oiled machine! Their communication is top notch and they do what it takes to get things taken care of. I love that they’re a locally owned company and that they invest in the community. Access Title Agency is fantastic—I highly recommend them!”

Casie Summerfield
Genisys Mortgage
“Access Title Agency provides the best customer service. They have been wonderful to work with; courteous, attentive, knowledgeable, and professional. They are always available to take my call and provide excellent service to my team and our customers.“
Holly Hack
Broker/Owner EXIT Realty Paramount
“I have worked with the Access Title Agency Team for a number of years and always have had great results. They are responsive and acclimate their work to match my style and needs. Their resourcefulness has helped me to succeed on more than one project. They were diligent when construction issues arose. I have also relied on them from a budgeting perspective, as I put my project together in the early planning stages. I would highly recommend their services to anyone considering investing or developing property.”
M. Orden
Investor

TEAM

Put our experience and commitment to work for you

Karen Kohler

President/Owner

Melissa Schaub
Manager
Carrie Richter
Director of Policies & Procedures, Construction Supervisor
Michelle Jackson
Manager, Director of Sales and Marketing – Traverse City Office
Alicia Kellogg
Attorney
Erica Mackey
Escrow Officer
Jodi Wolfe
Senior Escrow Officer
Nicole Beitel

Escrow Assistant

Beth Zywicki
Examiner

Nicole Beitel

Escrow Assistant

Nicole brings great energy and enthusiasm to her role here. She works directly with clients and enters orders and data, as needed. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Josh, and their two children, Riley and Pierston.

Favorite Quote: “Every situation is temporary. So, when life is good, make sure you enjoy and receive it fully. When life is not so good, remember that it will not last forever and better days are on the way.”

Michelle Jackson

Manager, Director of Sales and Marketing - Traverse City Office

Michelle manages our Traverse City office and oversees our marketing and customer relations. She has over 20 years of relevant industry experience. In her free time, she enjoys literature.

Favorite Quote: “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”

Melissa Schaub

Manager

Melissa has worked in our industry for over 18 years. She is responsible for managing our two Northern Michigan offices. When she’s not busy at work, Melissa enjoys golf, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Favorite Quote: “Never ignore your roots; your home or your hair.” Dolly Parton

Laura Lassaline

Title Assistant

Laura has four years of title insurance experience. She assists with all administrative functions in our Suttons Bay office. She also researches chains of title and helps produce title commitments. Laura enjoys reading, nature photography, musicals and downhill skiing.

Favorite Quote: “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” Dolly Parton

Karen Kohler

President/Owner

Karen has over 34 years of title insurance and relevant real estate experience. She oversees all operations at Access Title Agency. In her free time, Karen enjoys gardening.

Favorite Quote: “Impossible is for the unwilling.” John Keats

Jodi Wolfe

Senior Escrow Officer

Jodi has 21 years of relevant industry experience. She is responsible for developing, enhancing and executing escrow/closing processes. In her free time, Jodi enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with her family.

Favorite Quote: “Love your family. Work super hard. Live your passion.”

Erica Mackey

Escrow Officer

Erica has over 25 years of industry experience. She assists clients with closing by clearing title issues, verifying property tax bills and preparing closing documents. She loves reading and anything that involves dogs.

Favorite Quote: “Never trust anyone who says “Trust me.” Erica’s Mom

Carrie Richter

Director of Policies & Procedures, Construction Supervisor

Carrie has over 13 years of title insurance and real estate experience. She is responsible for producing policies, implementing procedures, and processing construction draws. Her hobbies include camping, painting and raising chickens and bunnies.

Favorite Quote: “I am the bigger bear. – Beth Dutton, Yellowstone

Beth Zywicki

Examiner

Beth has 29 years of title insurance and real estate experience. She is responsible for performing title searches and preparing title commitments. Beth enjoys reading, boating and spending time with her grandkids.

Favorite Quote: “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” – Audrey Hepburn

Alicia Kellogg

Attorney

Alicia has six years of industry experience. She assists clients with all facets of the closing process. She reviews title commitments, prepares legal documents, and handles the disbursement of funds. In her free time, Alicia enjoys reading, cooking and exploring outdoors.

Favorite Quote: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller