About Diligence

Diligence Title is a title insurance agency located in the heart of Central Florida. We provide professional title services with first-rate customer service. Acting as the liaison between buyers, sellers, lenders, and realtors—Diligence Title works hard to ensure a smooth transaction takes place. We strive to anticipate needs before they arise to promote an efficient, hassle-free process. Thanks to our streamlined approach, our clients can expect a quick turnaround time without sacrificing quality.

Our knowledge of the industry affords a comprehensive approach from contract to closing. We will conduct extensive research and correct any defects found to ensure you have a clear title to your home—allowing you to focus on your upcoming move.

Meet Our Team

Teri Pickering
Closing & Escrow Director

Teri is dedicated to delivering excellence in all endeavors. Committed to going above and beyond expectations, Teri delivers a service experience of the highest tier. Her reliability and devotion to first-class work have earned her a reputation of integrity throughout the community. As a licensed Title Agent and Escrow Officer with a history of management experience, she anticipates and addresses client needs head-on, finding solutions before problems arise. When not in the office, Teri can be found honing her photography skills, reading a new book, or cooking up something new in the kitchen. Her church family is important to her and she is an active member of the community. Together with her husband, Jim, and two adult children, she enjoys exploring the many beautiful parks and nature preserves Central Florida has to offer.

Yomy Ruiz
Closing Manager

Yomy is known for her nurturing spirit and attention to detail. With a knack for innovative problem-solving, she navigates even the most challenging circumstances effortlessly. Yomy brings extensive administrative and real estate experience to her role as a licensed Title Agent and Escrow Officer. She is passionate about ensuring clients are well informed for every step of their transaction. In her personal time, she enjoys photography, traveling to find the best historic site, spending time with her church family, and delighting in all things Disney and Harry Potter. Yomy treasures her family above all else, and you can often find her with her husband and twin daughters exploring the beautiful state of Florida.

Donna Donovan
Assistant Closing Manager

Donna is devoted to service and excellence. With over 18 years of customer service experience, including roles in hospitality and public safety, Donna brings a heartfelt commitment to every interaction. She was born in New York and raised in Central Florida, where she’s gained a vast, personal understanding of the Clermont and Winter Garden areas over the years. When she’s not overseeing smooth closings, Donna cherishes time with her husband, two children, and two dogs. Her family loves a night at home playing board games, watching movies, and eating plenty of snacks. Donna’s favorite getaways are to the mountains, with Glacier National Park being her most treasured location of all.

Ashley Palacios
Client Care Specialist

Ashley exudes energy both at work and at home. With two sports-loving boys and a Blue Merle Chihuahua, Ashley is always ready to cheer you on, whether on the soccer field or at the closing table. Ashley and her husband, Sergio, are adventurers who love traveling and spending time outside with their boys. When she’s not putting the final touches on your closing day experience, you can find Ashley exploring new restaurants and local shops, preparing recommendations to help new residents feel right at home. Her vibrant spirit and commitment to client care make her a valuable member of our team.

Explore Our Services

Residential Closings

We offer a streamlined process to secure a clear title. Facilitating a seamless transaction from start to finish.

Refinance Closings

Looking to refinance your home? We work side by side with your lender to facilitate a quick and convenient closing—keeping costs at a minimum.

Owner's Title Insurance

Protect yourself and your property against possible future claims made on your new home—allowing you the peace of mind you deserve.

Lender's Title Insurance

We provide Lender's Title Insurance to safeguard against possible impending claims made against the title to your property.

Construction Loans

Ensure your building process can proceed to completion without unexpected issues arising from mechanics’ liens.

FIRPTA Transactions

Allow us to follow the proper steps necessary for an effortless and accurate foreign transaction.

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