Escrow Services for Realtors and Agents
As a realtor, buyers and sellers will often look to you for recommendations on which escrow company to use. Because escrow is such an important part of the buying and selling process, it is important that you are confident in your decision on who to recommend. Here at Sterling West, we provide excellent escrow services for realtors, buyers, sellers, and lenders. All of our employees work to ensure that the sale conditions are complied with inside of the time period called for in the sales contract.
What Do Escrow Companies Do for Realtors?
Escrow companies oversee the procedures that must be followed when property is transferred, leased, or financed. They also handle paperwork and a plethora of documents that need to be signed, in addition to making sure the new property owner has a title. Escrow companies must remain neutral when communicating and coordinating with all parties involved in real estate transactions. They are crucial to keeping the entire process organized. The escrow holder has the obligation to safeguard the funds and/or documents while they are in the possession of the escrow holder, and to disburse funds and/or convey the title only when all provisions of the escrow have been complied with.
Things to Consider Regarding Escrow Companies
As a realtor, you will be communicating with an escrow company quite frequently. Therefore, just as with any coworkers you may have, it is helpful to find a company whose employees are easily reachable and who you can work well with. You may also want to weigh the pros and cons of using an independent versus a non-independent escrow company.
Benefits of Being an Independent Escrow Company
Only an independent escrow company (like Sterling West) licensed by the California Department of Business Oversight is a 100 percent neutral third party that can provide escrow services for realtors and other parties involved in real estate transactions. Because of this, we are held to very high standards. At Sterling West, our sole concern is to monitor the real estate transaction and safeguard trust account funds.
Because referral fees are unlawful, you as a realtor have the power to make an unbiased decision about which escrow company you would prefer to use. Even though it is the right of the principals to use an escrow holder who is competent and experienced in handling the type of escrow at hand, there is no doubt that your opinion (and familiarity with one escrow company versus another) will be taken into consideration by those who have the final say.
Why Sterling West?
When considering which escrow company to use, think about the services they will need to perform for you. Have they worked previously with the kinds of properties you deal with? Is their office close enough to you that you could easily schedule a meeting? Have you heard anything (good or bad) about the company you are considering from your coworkers or friends? At Sterling West, we believe it is important to hire an escrow company and/or an escrow officer for their experience and level of service. We have 61 years of combined experience, and pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service and availability.
Our Commitment to You
Sterling West’s main objective is to give you clear, straightforward guidance and exceptional customer service, delivered with integrity, respect, and the highest level of ethical conduct. We want to support our clients in any way we can.
We are committed to demonstrating the utmost concern for our customers, our employees, and the communities we serve and vow to bring thoughtfulness and consideration to every interaction. Another one of our goals is to provide our clients with the highest standards of quality, efficiency, and reliability, specifically through the escrow services for realtors we provide. Buying and selling of property is an important affair to all parties involved. We do our absolute best to help the process proceed as smoothly as possible. Our ability to earn your trust is what sets us apart from other escrow companies. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and whatever escrow-related needs you may have!