By Olivia Bloom

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Emerald Glen Title in Willoughby Hills has a long history of protecting its clients’ best interests throughout the real estate transaction. Whether you’re buying, selling, building or refinancing residential or commercial property—or trying to sell your home by yourself—you’ll need the services of a title and escrow company.

“When working with a Realtor or lender, you have the right to choose your own title company,” says owner Karen Danko. “All you have to do is let your Realtor or lender know that you choose Emerald Glen Title as the title company for your transaction before signing the purchase agreement or applying for a loan.”

Because the staff at Emerald Glen Title has over 100 years of title and escrow experience combined, they have a full understanding of the title and escrow industry.

“Accessibility and dependability are reasons clients say they are happy with our service,” Karen adds. “We provide individual time and attention to our customers so we can answer any questions they have. We understand that this can be a stressful time in peoples’ lives and we want to assure them that we are protecting their biggest investment.”

How Emerald Glen Title Operates
“We perform an extensive search of historical records to disclose any items that would affect the property—such as restrictions, easements and liens—to make sure a property is insurable and that no individual, company or government entity has any right, lien or claim to the customer’s property,” Karen explains.

“We make sure the transfer of title takes place seamlessly and a title policy is issued so that our customers’ interests are protected. Title insurance represents a small, one-time premium for your most important investment. Compare our rates against other recommended title companies, and you’ll find ours are extremely competitive.”

Here’s What Customers are Saying:
Emerald Glen Title’s ability to make the process smooth and simple for all parties is why Carmen Paterniti, President of D&S Automotive, has been a client since the title company’s inception.

“I have used Emerald Glen Title for many years for my personal and business title transfers,” he says. “Not all transactions are easy and many times they have discovered mistakes and worked diligently to research the issues to close in a timely manner. Besides Karen and Kathy, their complete staff has customer service as their first priority.”

“Being a home builder, I have had the opportunity to work with pretty much every title company in Northeastern Ohio. I have found Emerald Glen Title to be the best. They make the process easy. They respond quickly to questions and are organized and prepared. I could easily join an affiliated title company and receive those benefits, but the service Emerald Glen Title provides outweighs the benefits of being in an affiliated business arrangement.”
—George Davis, President of ProBuilt Homes.

“I have been working with Karen Danko for 35 years. I am a developer so my transactions are much more complicated than your typical real estate transaction. Karen is so knowledgeable in her field that she makes my job easier when having to transfer and split parcels. Her title knowledge when completing these difficult transactions saves me an incredible amount of time.”
—Loreto Iafelice, President Loreto Development Company.

Emerald Glen Title is located at 2723 SOM Center Road, Suite 200, Willoughby Hills. Call 440-347-0336 or visit for helpful resources, including a custom calculator for buyers and sellers to estimate closing costs.