Who We Are2023-09-25T09:56:51-06:00

A Better Way

Founded in 2004, RealSource Title Insurance and Real Estate Closings was built on the belief that there is a better way of service in real estate than “what has always been done.” Today, RealSource, LLC stands behind business practices that take clients to the closing table smoothly and efficiently and that offers clients assurance that their investments are secure.

Appointed by Old Republic National Title Insurance Company and Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, RealSource is rapidly expanding operations across the nation, currently covering Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Florida and Michigan. Under the direction of company founder and president Doris Phillips, RealSource has been featured in case studies by Dell and recognized nationally for its use of technology to enhance the customer service experience and efforts to simplify the contract-to-close process.

The Best Option

Paramount to streamlining this process is the company’s proprietary software, RealSource Central, which provides team members an all-in-one platform through which they can accurately track all the tasks and paperwork needed to complete real estate closings in a timely manner. Armed with its exclusive technology and half a century of industry knowledge and experience, RealSource delivers on its promise to be the best option available to today’s buyers, sellers, lenders and real estate agents.

In stride with its service-orienting business model, RealSource is also the parent company of The Circle of Love Foundation (link to COL website), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports children in need in Alabama. As the company continues to grow, the Circle of Love has expanded to benefit shelters in each new state entered.



An innovative entrepreneur with a focus on customer service, President and CEO Doris Phillips has been successful and active in the real estate industry for more than 30 years.

She has been featured for her accomplishments in My Business Magazine, the Birmingham Business Journal, and Good Housekeeping magazine.  Doris was  recognized for industry excellence as the Affiliate of the Year of both the Birmingham Association of Realtors® and the Bessemer Board of Realtors®.

Doris served as a long-time volunteer in the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders. Her additional community service work includes extensive volunteer efforts for Toys-for-Tots, Children’s Miracle Network, Children’s Hospital, Jesse’s Place, Family Connection and Camp Smile-A Mile.

In 2004 Doris founded the Circle of Love Foundation, a nonprofit which provides school supplies and Christmas gifts to children in need living at numerous Alabama women’s shelters and across rural communities, impacting thousands of children.



Daina Smitherman, a licensed title agent with RealSource Title Insurance and Real Estate Closings, has more than 20 years of experience in the industry.

Daina is well-versed in the importance of providing clients with a clear title before closing, and has been essential in maintaining the company’s pristine audit and claims records.

A graduate of Samford University, Daina has a Bachelor’s degree in general studies, business administration and community services.