We are excited to announce the opening of our new BesTitle location in Princeton, West Virginia as we continue growing throughout Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky.
BesTitle COO, Tim Jamison, says, “We take great pride in being part of the best moments in our customers’ lives. We love what we do and cannot wait to provide the same high-quality, friendly service to the greater Princeton area.”
Princeton residents are already seeing high-quality customer service from Manager Penny Roberts and abstractor/attorney Elise Wade. Recent customer Mary Smith said, “Penny was very knowledgeable and nice to work with.” Tracy Kessinger, another BesTitle customer, reported “Great communication through the whole process.”
Elise A. (Keaton) Wade is from Hinton, West Virginia. After leaving the area to attend college at Virginia Tech and law school at the University of Houston in Texas, she spent a number of years living in Colorado where she is also licensed to practice law. Elise returned to West Virginia in 2012 and began practicing real estate law locally in 2016. In 2020, she obtained her WV Brokers license and has served Summers, Monroe, and Mercer as Realtor and Attorney since that time.
“I’ve always recommended BesTitle to clients and other realtors. Their team provides excellent customer service, great communication, and a quality product. I am proud to now be a member of that team.”
Penny Roberts is from Princeton, West Virginia, and has over 16 years of experience in the real estate field as a legal assistant to real estate attorneys and as a loan processor for a nationwide lender. Penny’s passion is real estate and she enjoys helping clients navigate the process from contract to closing.
Located in and the county seat of Mercer County, West Virginia, Princeton has been referred to as the “Heart of Mercer County” or the “Jewel of the South ” throughout the years. Situated in southern West Virginia, it was originally settled in 1826 and was chartered as a city in 1909. The growth of the town was a direct result of the Virginian Railway developing a shop and yards in Princeton in 1905, which caused the population to more than double at the time.
As railroad technology switched from coal to diesel and eventually electric trains, Princeton’s proximity to the coal mines became less important, and for a time it lost its economic driver. Over the year, however, the city has become well-known for its progressive attitude and unique geographic location near the intersection of two major highways, Interstate 77 and U.S. 460. This has contributed to its recent growth with the construction of motels and restaurants.
The cultural hub of Princeton is The Chuck Mathena Center, which opened in July 2008 and contains a 1,000-seat theater and meeting rooms for civic groups and events. The RiffRaff Arts Collective, the Princeton Public Library, and the Princeton Railroad Museum are also popular attractions in the city.
Also unique to Princeton is the fact that it is the home of the Princeton Whistlepigs, an Appalachian League minor league baseball franchise. In fact, it is one of the smallest towns to host professional baseball and the local residents are avid supporters, deeming themselves #whistlepignation. The team plays at H.P. Hunnicut Field, which was built in 1988 and completely refurbished in 1999.
BesTitle is an attorney-managed title company committed to serving the lenders, realtors, and neighbors of Princeton with excellent communication, cutting-edge technology, streamlined processes, and caring team members.