Who We Are
October Research is the nation’s leading provider of market intelligence, industry news and regulatory information for professionals in the real estate, settlement services and mortgage industries.
The company was founded to be the unifying, independent voice of these industries and the professionals that support them. We have been headquartered in Richfield, Ohio, since our inception in 1999, and still boast the only full-time, independent newsroom devoted to covering the top title insurance, mortgage, real estate, appraisal and settlement services issues.
What We Do
October Research is the parent company and publisher of five premium market intelligence publications and their respective websites: The Title Report, The Legal Description, Valuation Review, RESPA News and Dodd Frank Update. Our publications feature bi-weekly or monthly distribution, and most are available in both print and electronic PDF format.
Individually, our publications and their websites release weekly email news updates; produce Q&A-style video interviews; publish in-depth special reports, white papers and tip sheets; offer article reprints; and sponsor social media networking groups.
The company also includes a Webinars and Seminars division, which — in conjunction with our publications — produces educational Webinars and the annual National Settlement Services Summit (NS3). The Summit has become the industry’s premier annual destination for unmatched networking and learning, held each June.
All of our publications, seminars and ancillary products are made available at the October Research Store, www.OctoberStore.com.
We also offer group and small agency subscription discounts, intranet site licensing, list rental services and comprehensive marketing opportunities for advertisers.
Who We Serve
Through our publications, seminars and other products, we strive to produce timely, valuable and practical content for title insurance agents and executives, attorney agents, in-house counsel, compliance officers, regulatory officials, underwriters of all sizes, real estate appraisers, mortgage lenders and brokers, real estate agents and attorneys, and other settlement services professionals.
Why We Do It (Our Mission)
October Research’s comprehensive suite of training tools and market intelligence resources are designed to help real estate services professionals remain agile and compliant in any market they encounter, add value and distinction to the services they provide, and, ultimately, to increase their productivity and profitability through the competitive advantage of knowledge.
Weatherhead 100 Award
In recognition of our extraordinary growth, October Research was named a Top Ten Weatherhead 100 Company in 2005 by The Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western Reserve University. The Weatherhead 100 award program was developed in 1987 to identify and honor the 100 fastest growing companies in northeast Ohio. October Research was named on the list again in 2006 and in 2007.