What our clients say about us
We chose PYA for our certification because they are an Elite Provider for ALTA. Since obtaining our Best Practices certification, we were immediately approved by several lending institutions that we were not previously authorized to close for.
PYA’s extensive experience in reviewing compliance with ALTA’s Best Practices proved to be exactly what our large title agency needed. As a result of PYA’s deep dive into our practices and resulting certification, we can now demonstrate to our clients that we are not just “self-certifying” when we say we are compliant with ALTA’s Best Practices… we are certified by a National third-party CPA firm.
There are a number of title and settlement services companies out there claiming to be ‘certified’ in ALTA Best Practices, but a number of those certifications are either self-proclaimed or provided by third parties that lack the credentials of an established accounting firm. We chose PYA because they are one of the first qualified firms to offer a rigorous certification process and because of their experience working with settlement services companies, ALTA Best Practices and CFPB regulations. Our mortgage lending clients have already provided an extremely favorable response to our work with PYA and the overall certification process.
[PYA’s] friendly and knowledgeable persistence led our small office in developing and applying procedures to accomplish our goal of implementing and receiving certification of ALTA Best Practices.
Ironclad Title chose to work with PYA since they are not only an ALTA Elite Provider, but they are also a highly qualified and peer-reviewed firm that has provided support, advisory, assurance and compliance services for over three decades. We felt it was extremely important for an independent third-party to perform our review, as it is human nature to overlook some shortcomings when doing a self-assessment. PYA’s management team and staff were exceptionally professional and diligent in conducting their on-site process reviews, and we have a better comfort in knowing that our policies were validated by someone other than ourselves, which means our certification is more valuable to our clients and customers.
Pershing, Yoakley & Associates, P.C. were extremely helpful in working with us to obtain our certification. Matthew and his staff provided quick responses to our needs and understood the importance of our company’s wants to comply with ALTA Best Practices.
We chose PYA because of their depth of knowledge in the nuances of operating in the title business and their commitment to the industry. The entire team that worked with us were extremely professional and had a very good understanding of the challenges we face every day.
My experience with PYA was that they were very thorough and professional. An auditor spent three full days on-site at our corporate office, as well as, touring every branch, reviewing everything to ensure that our policies were being adhered to at each location. They then had three additional auditors extensively review all of our policies and procedures, vendor agreements, IT, banking, accounting, all documentation, etc. In my opinion, it made our company a hundred times better.
Our title group is in a rapid multi-state growth phase. Many title companies do not even have third-party certifications, and certainly not the rigorous examination process employed by PYA. Receiving this certification from PYA is a big deal for us, our lender partners, and clients.
PYA provided thorough, comprehensive testing to ensure compliance with ALTA Best Practices across all phases of business operations, with excellent guidance on required information for submission and interactive tools for secure online submission of required information. We felt the certification process provided by PYA was rigorous, thorough, and fair in all respects.
We chose PYA because they are one of the first qualified firms to offer a rigorous certification process and because of their experience working with ALTA’s Best Practices and CFPB regulations.
PYA and our consultant, Jeremy, did an exceptional job both onsite and off. At all times, PYA was professional, thorough, and pleasant. In addition, by helping us integrate Best Practices, the quality of our services increased. Without reservation, we highly recommend PYA’s services.