Ticor is Thinking About You!

We not only ensure seamless closings;
we also think about our clients’ well-being.

 Use your Ticor stress ball to keep your
hands busy and away from your face.

Contact your Sales Executive
if you’d like to have one sent to you.

Ticor is Committed to Your Health

We at Ticor Title want you to know our biggest priority is the health and well-being of our clients and employees. As the severity of COVID-19 continues to develop, we are working diligently to make sure your transactions remain uninterrupted. Please be assured Ticor has the systems and resources in place to continue to support you and your clients during the closing process. In addition our heightened health and sanitary procedures are now in effect at every Ticor Title branch location.

Here are just a few ways we are able to assist during this time…

  • startSecure is a complete Digital Opening Package, including support for digital signatures
  • Remote video conferencing options are available
  • TicorExpress is available for 24/7 Property Profiles
  • A Mobile Notary is standard and included with our Escrow Fee

Please contact your Sales Executive for any questions or specific requests so we can help accommodate. 

Thank you from all of us at Ticor Title! 

Ticor Tech Tip – Download our Informational Guide to Reading the Title Commitment

A Title Commitment (also known as a Preliminary Report in some areas) is a dated formal report that sets out in detail the conditions under which a policy of title insurance would be issued on a particular parcel of land. The report reflects the matters which would be shown as exceptions in a policy of the title insurance so that the parties to the transaction will be aware of any of those matters of record that may need to be cleared prior to the closing of the transaction. This report is issued before the title policy—hence the name Title Commitment.

We have created a guide to assist in how to identify and understand the following…

The estate or interest covered.
The record owner of the estate or interest.
A legal description of the parcel of land covered.
Requirements and Notes.
The easements, liens, encumbrances and other matters which affect the title to the land at the date and time of the report.

Follow the link below to download this informational guide!

He’s Back – Ticor Welcomes Dave Watson!

Dave Watson is Back! We’re so excited to welcome back our former chief title officer, Dave has over 40 years of professional success in our industry. Clients throughout our region are elated to have him back! 

Dave has made a career out of finding solutions and being the resource clients need. 

Dave’s experience in the industry began while he was still in high school, preparing tax profiles for a local attorney.

In 1987, he started as an Escrow Assistant in Enumclaw WA, advancing to LPO then designated an Escrow Officer and Branch Manager.

He moved to Tennessee in 1993 and began work as a Title Officer and Title Examiner for 6 years, this position had him covering 3 states.

From 1999 to 2008 Dave held numerous positions back in the Pac-NW including managing a Builder Unit for the Seattle market and a Title Officer for a commercial division specializing in high value commercial properties nationally.

For the next 10 amazing years Ticor was honored to have Dave as our Chief Title Officer/Title Manager.

Dave relocated to Tennessee in August of 2018 to help care for his mother where he worked as a Title Insurance Underwriter.

And now in 2020 we are ecstatic to have Dave join the Ticor family once again as our Senior Title Officer to continue to offer his vast experience and knowledge spanning decades in the Title Insurance industry.

Please join us in welcoming Dave back to the Ticor Title family!

Dave Watson
Senior Title Officer

Exciting News – Ticor Welcomes Samantha Love!

We are excited to announce that Samantha Love has joined our Bellevue Escrow Management Team! She brings over 25 years of industry experience with her and will be an invaluable resource for you and your clients.

Please join us in welcoming Samantha to the Ticor Title family!

About Samantha:

I’ve been in the real estate/mortgage industry for over 25 years.  I started as a Loan Processor/Loan Assistant for a small mortgage company after graduating high school then moved into loan servicing.  After having my first child, I enrolled in college for an Early Childhood Education/Development degree working 3 years for the Edmonds School District as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher.  I went back into the mortgage/real estate as an Escrow Assistant/Executive Loan Assistant specializing in hard money jumbo commercial loans nationwide.  Then I began as an Escrow Closer moving my way up into a Senior Escrow Closer position closing residential transactions nationwide.  Deciding to focus primarily on WA State residential transactions, I continued as a Senior Escrow Closer until my successful completion and passing of the WA State Bar Exam for contract and real estate law in 2005. Which I then obtained my Limited Practice Officer (LPO) license. In 2016, I began working in the Bellevue area focusing on resale transactions in tri-county area of King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties.  Currently, I work for Ticor Title as the Escrow Branch Manager/LPO in their Bellevue office.

I strive to make a difference in the real estate industry by surpassing my competitors in customer service and knowledge standards.  Constantly going above and beyond my requirements as an escrow closer, I take pride in being one of the best.  I will continue to meet my own expectations and sharpen my skills to take me to the next level.  I am always available, honest, respectful and committed to my loyal clients.

Samantha Love
LPO / Escrow Branch Manager

Ticor Tech Tip – Dave Ross with KIRO FM Asks “What Makes Ticor Title Different?” [Video]

Ticor Title was Title Insurance and Trust Company, often called “TI” , opened for business on January 15, 1894. Ticor Title is a member of the Fidelity National Financial, Inc. family of companies. FNF is a leading provider of title insurance, mortgage services, and diversified services. In financial strength and claims-paying ability, Ticor Title and FNF consistently receive high marks. FNF is ranked #402 in the 2019 Fortune 500 list.

Our management team recently sat down with Dave Ross with KIRO FM and answered these two important questions.

• What Makes Ticor Title Different?
• Can You Choose Your Title Insurance Company?

Ticor Tech Tip – Try our 2020 REET Interactive Widget Available Now

Effective January 1st 2020 the new Graduated Real Estate Tax went into effect. To accommodate this update, we recently unveiled our online REET Calculator designed to save you time and give you a clear understanding of what to expect in the coming year. We have taken this a step further with the development of a interactive REET widget that loads automatically on MyTicor.com!

To try the Widget simply visit MyTicor.com and it will load automatically!

What is REET? Real estate excise tax (REET) is a tax on the sale of real estate. The real estate excise tax is typically paid by the seller of the property, although the buyer is liable for the tax if it is not paid. The tax applies to the seller. The tax also applies to transfers of controlling interests (50% or more) in entities that own property in the state.

Ticor Tech Tip – CPLs Delivered in 1-Minute or Less and 24/7 Title & Escrow Rates

We know that getting information quickly and accurately can sometimes make or break a deal. One forward thinking approach we take
at Ticor Title is how we offer our Title & Escrow Rates and Closing Protection Letters (CPLs).

Here are two ways to eliminate delays and streamline the transaction workflow

• Closing Protection Letters Delivered in 1-Minute or Less
• Title & Escrow Rates Provided Instantly and Accurately

Follow the link below to read more about how these two processes can help to save you time in your business!

Ticor Tech Tip – What is Escrow [Video] And Workflow Guide

Making a simple financial transaction is pretty straightforward, right?
You get the goods, he/she gets the money, and a receipt is your proof of ownership. But how do you make a financial transaction as large and as complicated as a home purchase or refinance?

We answer this question and more including…

• Escrow Workflow – 12 Steps to Closing
• Funds and Proceeds – Tips for a Successful Escrow Closing
• Deed Types – What are the Differences

Follow the link below to Watch our “What is Escrow” Video and Download the Guide!