OUR PEOPLE

Metro Title has assembled an experienced team of underwriters, title attorneys, and administrative staff to help the real estate attorney and paralegal resolve title related problems efficiently and professionally. Moreover, you will experience a smoother transaction and have greater peace of mind when you work with Metro Title. Day in and day out, we will earn your trust by consistently offering you exceptional service and the highest quality work. 

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David Huffstetler is President and Underwriting Counsel. Prior to entering the title insurance industry, David was in private practice in Raleigh with a law firm that focused on residential and commercial real estate matters. He then spent 10 years with two national title underwriters as Triangle Area Manager and as State Counsel before founding Metro Title in 1995. David received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law. He has been a CLE and CPE speaker on title insurance, ethics and various real estate matters.

Direct Dial: 919-532-3003
Cell: 919-274-3660
E-mail: david.huffstetler@mettitle.biz
Brett Oates is a commercial underwriter focusing on national commercial transactions. Brett has over 10 years’ experience in the title insurance industry coordinating and underwriting the title insurance side of single-site and multi-site commercial transactions. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Peace College.

Direct Dial: 919-532-3007
E-mail: brett.oates@mettitle.biz
Kristen Shoffner is the marketing representative for eastern North Carolina. Kristen has over 10 years’ of residential and commercial underwriting experience. Prior to joining Metro Title, she managed the Southport, NC branch of a national title insurance underwriter. Kristen is a North Carolina Certified Paralegal and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Cell: 910-367-9378
Direct Dial:  919-532-3005
E-mail: kristen.shoffner@mettitle.biz
Dixie Smith is a commercial underwriter focusing on local commercial transactions. Dixie has over 15 years’ experience in the title insurance industry handling complex, multi-million dollar commercial transactions. She is a graduate of North Carolina State University and the Meredith College Paralegal Program.

Direct Dial: 919-532-3004
E-mail: dixie.smith@mettitle.biz 

Anne Swaim is a residential underwriter with over 10 years’ experience in the title insurance industry. Prior to entering the title insurance industry, Anne worked as a real estate paralegal with a Raleigh law firm. She is a graduate of Peace College, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Meredith College Paralegal Program.



Direct Dial. 919-532-3006
E-mail: anne.swaim@mettitle.biz

Christine Zylka is a Residential and Commercial Underwriter and also our Customer Service Representative (jack-of-all-trades) with over 10 years’ experience in the title insurance industry. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Direct Dial: 919-532-3001
Email: christine.zylka@mettitle.biz

Laura is a graduate of Winthrop University, summa cum laude, and the University of South Carolina School of Law where she was a member of the Law Review.  Following law school, Laura worked in private practice, where she concentrated in real estate matters.  After taking time out of the work force to raise her family, she worked in the title insurance field as a commercial and residential underwriter before joining Metro Title.  

Laura and her husband, Jim, have one high school age daughter, Elizabeth.  They reside in Raleigh along with their incorrigible 7-year-old beagle, Buddy. 

Direct Dial: 919-551-7211
Email: laura.greene@mettitle.biz

 

 

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