Kevin J OverstreetFounder/Director of Vision
Title Update, LLC d.b.a. Fraudshine State
Kevin J Overstreet grew up on a beef cattle farm in Southwestern Missouri, near the town of Clever (population 551 at the time). After leaving the farm, Kevin attended Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, graduating in 1995 after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing with a Psychology minor.
In 1998, Kevin entered the title insurance industry as a local salesperson for a prominent title agency in St Louis, MO. He quickly advanced within the company. After just two years, Kevin was named Executive Vice President of National Sales & Marketing, relocated to Kansas City, KS, and was the ‘tip of the spear’ for the company’s nationwide expansion efforts. The company was very successful, and Kevin was highly compensated for his performance.
Although his career was going very well, Kevin found himself dissatisfied with ‘climbing the corporate ladder’. The company was achieving great financial success, but Kevin was consistently frustrated by their focus on the bottom line….as opposed to the clients and employees.
In April of 2003, Kevin made the decision to strike out on his own, in an effort to develop a better way of doing business. In June of that year, he formed Freedom Title of St Louis and began building a company…one detail at a time. With a few good tactics/decisions, an incredible team of loyal people, a booming real estate market, and a lot of luck, Kevin led Freedom Title to become one of the most active young, independent title agencies in the Midwest. In time however, Kevin became restless and in search of a new challenge. Soon, the time was right for him to sell Freedom Title and relocate to a new market.
In October of 2005, Kevin moved his family to Tampa and founded Insured Title Agency (ITA). The company hit the ground running and success seemed imminent. After just two years, ITA had developed into a solid provider to the Tampa Bay real estate market. At all times, Kevin maintained a focus on ITA being an independent, family owned and managed title agency that always considered the needs of the clients to be the most important.
Disaster struck in 2008, in the form of the nationwide ‘foreclosure crisis’. Seemingly overnight, Kevin’s job changed from innovating/creating/advancing, to simply surviving! Not only did ITA survive the crisis; Kevin and his team members all came out wiser and more ‘battle-hardened’ on the other side.
ITA continues to thrive in the Tampa Bay region. Even so, Kevin has chosen to also pursue efforts to affect true positive change in the title and real estate industries. Fraudshine State is the first of what will be several new ventures aimed squarely at educating, helping and protecting each individual buyer, seller, borrower and homeowner.
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