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Escrow Exposed

Wendy Bond and three of Guaranty's experienced officers lift the veil on the escrow process. We heard great tips on ensuring a smooth closing, and stories of what can cause fraud, delays, and other issues that can derail the finalization of real estate purchase or sale. 

From November 15, 2018

Speakers:
Moderator: Wendy Bond, President & CEO, Guaranty Escrow
Escrow Officers: Hannah Rim, Melissa Criado, and Nora Arroyo

Wendy Bond and three of Guaranty's experienced officers lift the veil on the escrow process. We heard great tips on ensuring a smooth closing, and stories of what can cause fraud, delays, and other issues that can derail the finalization of real estate purchase or sale. 

The Guaranty Escrow Speaker Series draws out a wide range of knowledge from myriad experts in lively exchanges. These are "must-see" programs for any and all associated with real estate—including the general public preparing to buy or sell. To receive email invitations to these regular events, please add your info to our mailing list.

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Video Excerpts

Keeping Communications Flowing

There are many individuals involved in closing a real estate transaction. The Escrow Officer must keep everyone on the same page.

Lender Challenges

With the best of intentions, lenders can derail an escrow closing. How to prevent?

The $2 Million Delay

Escrow companies don't want to hold money, but are forced to in some cases. Here's story of a costly delay in closing that could have been prevented with some advance due diligence.

Wire Fraud in Real Estate Transactions

There is always someone scoring for an easy payday. Real estates transactions are juicy targets. Guaranty Escrow Officers describe what they've witnessed.

The Dead Guy Still Owns the Property!

Appearances can be deceiving when it comes to selling a home. Who really owns the title? And what do you do when that person has been dead for 20 years?

Real Estate Agents: Beware of Hackers

You're an agent. Would you like to discover that someone has just sent escrow new, fraudulent wire instructions using your email account? Beware of hackers. Learn from Guaranty Escrow Officers.

Deeds are Not Enough

I've got the deed to this home. Why can't I sell it. Guaranty Escrow Officers explain.

Transactions with Divorcing Partners

Divorce can get ugly. And just wait until you are representing a divorcing couple in the middle of a home sales. What could go wrong? Guaranty Escrow Officers provide examples.

Get a Preliminary Title Report

For anyone entering a real estate transaction, learn from Wendy Bond (CEO of Guaranty Escrow) why a Preliminary Title Report can save you time and frustration.

When an Agent Drops Out During Closing

How do you close a real estate transaction when one of the agents bails out in the middle of the process? Guaranty Escrow Officers share their experience.
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