Dora A. Martinez
As president of Apex Title Agency, Inc., a mobile title company and underwriter that offers settlement, escrow, and notary services for commercial and residential real estate, Dora A Martinez believes in making her clients feel like family. She goes above and beyond to help them reach the closing table, and uses her 26 years of experience to get them the best possible deal. The company caters primarily to the senior market and to real estate developers in the Central Florida, area.
Dora founded the company in 2017, when she moved from Miami to Sebring and quickly realized that senior property owners were struggling to get to the closing table. To cater to these clients, Dora opened Apex Title Agency, a mobile title company—she goes to them. “When I moved to Sebring and saw so many older people without a way to get to the closing table, I knew I had to do something,” Dora explains. “I also help them by offering the best pricing in the industry.” Real estate developers—a large portion of her clientele—rely both on the convenience of the company’s mobile title services and on Dora’s extensive knowledge and years of experience in this complex niche.
As a female business owner in a male-dominated field, Dora, herself, is no stranger to challenges, but from her early days in the industry, she would let nothing stop her from succeeding. Dora started her career as a policy processor with Hemisphere Title in Miami, where she learned all aspects of the title process and honed her skills. “I started from the bottom, doing policies, and moved my way up,” Dora shares. “Now I’m my own underwriter. I secure the lease and title of the property for any claims, and take care of anything that could affect the title of that property.”
When she launched Apex Title, Dora knew the obstacles she would face as a female business owner—she also knew that she would not shrink from them. “I have experienced how rude other title companies are and how rude realtors can be, especially in this area,” Dora explains. “Sebring is a brutal ‘boys’ town,’ so they don’t like to see a female owning a company.”
Despite fierce headwinds, not only is Dora succeeding as an independent female in a “boys’ town,” her company—and her clients—are thriving as a result of her determination. Over two decades later, Dora still maintains the valuable relationships she’s formed throughout the years with clients from Miami to Sebring to Davenport, and her considerable referral-based clientele serves as a testament to the outstanding service she provides.
“Beware, for I am fearless and therefore powerful.” Dora Martinez not only embraces this famous literary quote from Mary Shelley as her motto, she embodies the principle, which has led her from entry-level policy processor to president of a flourishing title company and underwriter.
President — Apex Title Agency
254 Quiet Oak Court
Davenport, FL 33896
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