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Blatt + Cutino
Coldwell Banker Realty - Monterey, CA
Broker-Associate 831/206-8070*Call today*

Jill Mason at Chicago Title in Salinas, CA  has been my go to title/escrow officer for over 10years! She is ALWAYS there for me and my cients.  She promptly returns emails/calls..even on the weekends..which still surprises me! She is knowledgable and friendly with a great sense of humor.  Honestly, she makes my job so much easier. 

Jan 28, 2015 10:13 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I do have a preferred settlement attorney for the following reasons:

  1. Great paralegal who handles my files superbly
  2. Multiple locations around town so it's easy to schedule closings convenient to my clients
  3. Reasonable price
  4. Availability of the senior attorneys when they are needed
Jan 28, 2015 08:48 PM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I have a preferred escrow officer. What endeared me to her is that she picks up her phone over 90% of the time. If I do leave a message, she responds to me within an hour. The easy accessibility, kindness to my clients, and ability to handle difficult escrows have all caused me to stay with this person for over a decade.

Jan 28, 2015 08:36 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Reliability.

Sep 22, 2019 11:05 PM
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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

No. We are the attorney state.

Jun 08, 2018 10:56 PM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Yes.

Jan 27, 2018 08:45 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I do.  Their past performance.

Nov 18, 2017 06:04 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Henry - You are the first one to mention your title/escrow company offers great classes, as well as food.

Jan 29, 2015 02:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Angelica - Wow, an escrow officer that returns calls on weekends. That's a good enough reason to hang on to her right there, and then you add knowledgeable and a sense of humor.

Jan 29, 2015 02:18 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Scott - Communication is obviously very important, and being prepared lets you know they have been there and done that before.

Jan 29, 2015 02:15 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
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Nina - Excellent answer. Making closings convenient for clients is a valuable thing.

Jan 29, 2015 02:13 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
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Inna - Knowing you can rely on an escrow officer is important.

Jan 29, 2015 02:11 AM
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Henry Carmona, GRI
San Antonio, TX

My new title company is owned by a Real Estate attorney who is accessible anytime to me whenever i have a question or problem (free).

They answer the phone and/or get back to me fast.

Routinely offer great classes/seminars

Food :)

Jan 29, 2015 12:47 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

YES, first is communication. they take the time to ket me know if they need anything or if anything may delay the cosing so i can take care of it. They are prepared, they are easy to talk to and always polite even when closings are not going well. 

Jan 28, 2015 09:05 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do work usually ( if I have a choice and Seller's permission) with the same escrow rep and title rep for years. I know I can rely on them.

Jan 28, 2015 06:38 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
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David - I am sure that integrity is a very important quality in an escrow/title company.

Jan 28, 2015 06:01 PM
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David Saks
(retired) - Memphis, TN

I like a local company that keeps me in the loop and has for tweleve years. The owner is an attorney with a great track record and unquestionable, bona fide integrity.

Jan 28, 2015 05:13 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
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Debbie L. - Making you feel special, and like you are their only client has got to feel good. To top that off, being good at what they do must put you at ease for sure.

Jan 28, 2015 02:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
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Evelyn - I think its important that when they make a mistake they own up to it and make it right. That would make me trust them, and know that they are on my side.

Jan 28, 2015 02:01 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
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Sam - Its probably a good idea to have a couple different companies so you always have a backup.

Jan 28, 2015 01:58 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
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Jill - Working with affiliates, I always wonder what sort of shady deals are going on under the table.

Jan 28, 2015 01:57 PM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

When I worked for a big brokerage, they pushed very hard for us to use the affiliates.  Back then, even as a newbie it bothered me that they pushed the affiliates.  

What happened to earning the business?  I hated the sense of entitlement.

I do business with people who do a good job, exceed my expectations and never think it's a gimme.

 

Jan 28, 2015 01:22 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

You want to be close to your office so you have access to them, Most escrow officers are survivors and they are all competent.   Some do have special credential and can do it on the fly.  I work with a couple different companies to balance their work load.

Jan 28, 2015 12:59 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I chose to work with the title company I use because of their work ethics. They know what customer service is about, you only have to ask for something once and when they make a mistake they make it right.

Jan 28, 2015 12:38 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

There is one title agent I love working with. She makes me feel like I'm her only customer. I love that kind of attention. She's also very good at what she does. 

Jan 28, 2015 12:37 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
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Jeff - Ongoing communication to ensure a smooth and timely closing is obviously an important quality with your title company.

Jan 28, 2015 11:12 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
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John - Availability sounds like a high priority when it comes to a good title company.

Jan 28, 2015 11:10 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
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Debbie - Having a good title company that can resolve issues is important.

Jan 28, 2015 11:09 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I prefer title offices and establishing a good working relationship that we know will work through diffuicult title issues and closings.

Jan 28, 2015 10:31 AM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

I do - my preferred title company goes above & beyond - settlements at whichever hour of the day is convenient for my clients, cell phones that they answer, last minute rushes, and always answering the phones. 

Jan 28, 2015 10:29 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yes I have both. What keeps me coming back is the responsiveness and accessibility, the ongoing communication, and helping me look out for the well-being of the transaction and the parties involved.

Jan 28, 2015 09:32 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
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Cindy - Yes that's what I was looking for. Thank you for your excellent answer.

Jan 28, 2015 09:13 AM