Faith Hammes began her career in real estate 24 years ago as a young attorney handling commercial development and zoning matters for a prominent law firm. She fell in love with the field and went on to build a flourishing legal practice focused on real estate matters such as construction, foreclosure, evictions, and title issues, as well as litigation. In 2019, Faith took her passion one step further and founded Trusted Land Transfer, a full-service title agency and real estate settlement provider that serves individuals and companies who are buying, selling, or refinancing residential homes, investment properties, commercial buildings, or vacant land in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Just two years later, in 2021, she was featured on the Main Line episode of CNBC’s, “Financing the American Dream,” as a recognized leader in the industry and the founder of a thriving firm that is already expanding operations into other states on the East Coast.
Faith’s meteoric rise is certainly not surprising. When she launched Trusted Land Transfer, she brought with her the client-centric approach that she’s known for and combined it with leading-edge technology resources to create a unique firm that provides both legal and title services—all with the goal of making every transaction as seamless as possible. “Our objective is to get our clients to the settlement table faster, and we typically reduce the clearing process from weeks to days or just hours,” Faith shares.
To make this happen, Faith leads a team of eight experts who coordinate all the moving parts of the transaction. “People want one point of contact, not to ask fifteen different people fifteen different questions. Often, when dealing with a title company, clients are assigned one person in the beginning and then at the closing, someone else is there who knows nothing about the history of the transaction. We never do that,” Faith adds. “Also, our clients don’t have to juggle an attorney and a separate title service expert. If there’s a problem, we can address it quickly without having to go to an outside source, and if they need additional legal services, they can also get it done in one place.”
As Faith handles the myriad responsibilities of running a growing firm, underlying it all is the sheer personal joy that her work brings. “What I really enjoy is seeing my clients happy at their closing, whether they’re getting keys or handing them off,” she shares.
Faith graduated from Villanova University School of Law and is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.