Meet Susan Higgins
Meet Susan Higgins, the owner of Western Illinois Title Company, a leading title insurance company serving clients in West Central Illinois. Susan has 23 years of experience in the title insurance industry and is a trusted expert in her field. Her “Farm girl” work ethic is in her DNA and is present in her work ethic today, having grown up on a row crop and livestock farm in rural Henderson County IL.
Susan’s journey into the title insurance industry began uniquely as she taught middle school science for 20 years after graduating from Northeast Missouri State University, NKA Truman State University. Despite initial trepidation about leaving the teaching profession, Susan quickly discovered her passion for the title insurance industry! Over the years, Susan has gained invaluable experience and knowledge in all aspects of the title insurance business, including title searches, escrow, and closing processes. From her passion for education, Susan worked with the Illinois Land Title Association committee that developed the training to enable those involved with this profession to earn the designation of Illinois Title Professional and/or Illinois Escrow Professional. Susan even had the opportunity to serve as the President of the Illinois Land Title Association from August of 2020 to August of 2021.
In 2000, Richard Lutz, Pat Coker and Susan founded Western Illinois Title Company with a vision to provide top-notch services to its clients in our rural corner of Illinois. Her commitment to her clients’ needs has helped her build a reputation for excellence, trust, and integrity. Susan understands that buying or selling a property can be a stressful process, and she and her team are dedicated to making the process as seamless as possible.
Susan is an active member of her community and church, as well as volunteering in various local charitable organizations. She is a member of the Illinois Land Title Association and the American Land and Title Association, two organizations in which she strongly believes. She is passionate about giving back to the community, continuing education in her profession, and helping those in need. In her free time, Susan enjoys cooking, entertaining, spending time with her family, and examining title!