Verus Title Inc. has expanded into the Texas market. Chris Mitchell, a 20-year title industry veteran, will lead Verus’ title operations as managing director, Texas Operations. 

Before joining Verus, Mitchell was senior vice president of Capital Title of Texas, LLC, a position he held since 2013. He previously held positions at several title companies and began his title industry career in 2000.

“Opening in Texas has been a priority for us, and I’m excited that we are now licensed to operate there,” said Paul Yurashevich, Verus’ founder and president.  “We believe that the demand for an innovative title agency such as Verus, with industry-leading technology and a national footprint, is significant, and our goal is to leverage that demand through additional planned growth. Verus has been steadily rolling out into new markets, and plans to operate in all 50 states over the long-term.”

“Verus has been exceeding all of its goals since its acquisition, and we look forward to its continued growth,” said Fathom’s founder and CEO, Josh Harley.  “We are also excited to welcome Chris to the team.  He brings a wealth of experience and well-earned respect to Verus, as we continue to serve agents and clients across Texas.  He has been a true friend to our Dallas-Fort Worth agents for many years, constantly going above and beyond.  I know he will bring that same energy to Verus and Fathom.”

Verus Title is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fathom Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: FTHM), a national, end-to-end real estate services platform integrating residential brokerage, mortgage, title, insurance, and SaaS offerings for brokerages and agents. 

Fathom Holdings acquired Verus in November 2020 to complement its suite of services in the residential and commercial real estate market.

Since that time, Verus has added operations in Texas and Illinois, and expanded its footprint in Indiana, Maryland and Virginia. Texas is Fathom’s largest residential real estate market, and Verus intends to initially build its presence across the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with plans to grow opportunistically throughout the state. 

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