You already know that a property is not sold until it closes escrow. You also know that once a sale goes to escrow it is beyond your reach to fix anything that might go wrong. That’s why the escrow agent you use makes a difference.
And your clients should know, too. They want an impartial, objective escrow that can protect their interest.
Our professional and dedicated staff offers you masterful attention to detail, so every contractual intention is executed exactly as it should be.
To understand the differences between the types of escrow agents commonly used in California please see our comparison chart. Read how these differences can help your real estate brokerage close successfully.
Top quality service counts with us, not assembly line volume. That means we don’t handle your sale as a case number among thousands, but as an individual sales project.
We’ve built our reputation serving some of the more demanding clients on many of the area’s most significant properties.
Whether your transfer involves a home, a shopping center, an apartment complex, industrial plant, license or franchise, multiple-family residence, even a 1031 exchange–we’ve probably been there before and know the way.
We do it without the uncertainty or impediments that can sometimes end a long complex sales effort in disaster.
That’s because at Atlantic Escrow we know the traps, so we know how to get you where and what you need smoothly, exactly when you need it.
We offer you an experienced team of escrow experts. At the lead are our California Escrow Association (CEA) certified senior escrow officers. A senior officer will work directly with you to meet the scheduling and compliance prerequisites to assure that all requirements of your escrow agreement are met in a full and timely manner.
They make sure that every requisite, obligation, stipulation, condition or restriction of your contract is met completely.
That means there are always enough hands to insure your client’s paperwork is timely and correct.
And the entire Atlantic Escrow team is connected by the field’s latest technologies to maximize efficiency and effectiveness.
We utilize the most advanced computer database and internet technologies so we can provide immediate reports, meeting logistics and compliance verification.
Our staff offers world-class professional expertise and comfort to both our American domestic as well as our overseas realtor clients.
We offer communications skills in a number of foreign languages with particular emphasis on the languages and business cultures of Asia and Latin America.
All escrow service must comply with the same laws and practices. The difference is found in the way each escrow company handles the details and in its customer service policy.
We try to accommodate every special requirement your client may have, both contractual and logistical, all with the utmost confidentiality.
Our client contact representatives are available for your questions virtually 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.
Virtually every property transfer may require some unique instruction or contingency set by either party.
It is the responsibility of the escrow holder to assure that these requisites have been met to an absolute standard before funds are distributed, title conveyed and the escrow closed.
During this escrow period it is the escrow company that is holding the money and that will decide if all instructions have been satisfied. In a real sense your client’s entire investment is left in its hands.
Most escrow experts agree that an independent escrow company like ours offers an advantage compared to the non-licensed, sometimes called “controlled” in-house service.
The most obvious advantage is that we are completely objective. We do not operate under the same front-office management as the lending institution or title company does.
And since objectivity is essential to a fair disinterested, uninfluenced transfer, choosing an independent escrow company removes even the hint, much less the worry, of such an event ever occurring.
Licensed escrow companies like ours must meet a higher government standard than non-licensed entities. A licensed escrow firm, such as Atlantic Escrow, is bonded as required by law. That means your client’s funds are protected during the entire escrow period. In contrast, the funds of the non-licensed entities are usually not bonded.
All licensed escrow companies are subject to regular unscheduled government audits, and yearly CPA audits, to insure their performance meets every aspect of the law. Non-licensed escrow entities are not subject to government audit.
In addition to state government control, licensed escrow companies are also subject to federal scrutiny. Every employee is fully investigated, photographed and fingerprinted by the U.S. Dept. of Justice, so you and your client are assured of the highest standards of integrity.
Licensed escrow companies like ours must meet a higher government standard than non-licensed entities. A licensed escrow firm, such as Atlantic Escrow, is bonded as required by law. That means your client’s are protected during the entire escrow period.
One of the myths about escrow service is that the best costs more. Actually it is often just the opposite.
Of course you might find someone to offer your client an even lower rate than ours. Such is the nature of all professional service. But often the cheapest turns out to be the most expensive when things go wrong.
At Atlantic Escrow our professionalism and experience have helped us to become one of the top escrow firms. They’ve also made us one of the more competitive escrow services in this market. And best of all without sacrificing our service to clients a bit.
Our unmatched proficiency, highly honed technical skills, and well-known management efficiency enable us to offer some of the area’s best escrow rates found anywhere, so your client will probably find no better deal for full escrow service.
We offer better service with better skills at the regions best rates.