Real Estate Industry Profile
Jeanine W. (Jeanne) Johnson has worked in the title insurance and real estate sales industries for over thirty years. Starting as a real estate agent and closer for a regional real estate company, she moved to the title industry where she progressed through each facet of the land title industry as title abstractor, title examiner and closer, eventually becoming Vice President of Old Republic National Title, Minneapolis, MN where she oversaw six county title plants and residential and commercial title insurance operations for the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. She has actively managed and trained hundreds of personnel in both public and private sectors She now wears two hats as a professional educator and licensed real estate agent.
Author for Publishers and Schools
Ms. Johnson regularly contributes to industry newsletters and has authored a number of books including:
“Title Insurance for Real Estate Professionals” 1st &2nd Editions Dearborn Real Estate Ed., Chicago, IL;
“Title Insurance” online course, CE Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada;
“Principles of Abstracting and Searching, National Edition” NALTEA.org, Cincinnati OH;
“Introduction to Land Titles and Title Insurance” 360 Training, Austin, TX
“Principles of Abstracting, Searching and Land Records Management; Midwest Edition” MN Real Estate Learning Group
“Title Examination for Title Insurers;” “Closing the Residential Transaction;” and
“Reading and Drawing Legal Descriptions;” Jeanne Johnson & Associates LLC
Consultant Ms. Johnson consults on land title situations for both Public and Private Sectors.
She has helped construct and reconstruct both public and private records; create computerized title plants from paper and film title plants; trained title posters and examiners to comprehend the complexity and importance of the legal documents being posted; and has assisted in valuing title plants for sale of information. She is familiar with both Registered (Torrens) and non-registered recording systems.
Ms. Johnson teaches specific pre-license, continuing education and professional development courses for the public and private sectors. Her audiences include real estate agents, closing agents, abstractors, title insurers, county recorders, treasurers, auditors, assessors, surveyors, utility, cable and easement companies, Indian Tribes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and various other public and private agencies.
Education and Membership Affiliations
Ms. Johnson is a graduate of St Paul Academy and Summit School, St Paul, MN and has a BA in Psychology, from Upsala College in East Orange, NJ. She is a licensed real estate agent, and a licensed education provider with the Minnesota Department of Commerce, License No. 21022856. She is member of the National Association of Realtors®; the Real Estate Educators Association www.REEA.org; the Minnesota Land Title Association www.MLTA.org and the national Property Records Industry Association https://pria.us/
Anderson Freitag Real Estate - 3 years St Paul, MN Real Estate Closer
Dakota County Abstract and Title - 6 years
Hastings, MN Title Examiner, Abstractor and Closing Officer
Universal Title Insurance Company - 7 years
St Paul, MN District Manager, responsible for all abstracting, searching, title examination, closings and title policies for large metro area
Old Republic National Title - 5 years
Minneapolis, MN Vice President in charge of six-county area including posting of six title plants, and staff for residential and commercial title products.
Jeanne Johnson & Associates LLC as of 2020
Online education owner and primary author
- Licensed Real Estate Education Provider for State of Minnesota
- Licensed Real Estate Agent and Realtor®
- Certified Distance Education Instructor, CDEI through arello.org
- Owner Jeanne Johnson & Associates LLC, website: LandRecs.com