Ticor Tech Tip – A Simple Way to Manage a Overload of Passwords KOMO / Ticor Consumer Tip

We are proud to say we have partnered with long time local area consumer protection advocate Herb Weisbaum of KOMO to bring you Technology and Title Tips.

You probably have dozens of online accounts and that makes it a real challenge to create strong passwords – passwords you can remember – for all of them.

That’s why so many people use a few simple passwords over and over again.
But weak passwords – like 12345, password, 123abc, admin, or iloveyou – are
easy to crack. And if that password grants access to multiple accounts, it puts all
of them at risk, if just one of them is compromised. The solution is to use a password manager. It lets you create complex passwords and store them securely for easy access on all your devices.


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Please join us in Welcoming Chris Del Rosso to Ticor Title!

We’re excited to announce that Chris Del Rosso has joined our Ticor Title Team! Chris’s experience in foreclosure searches, recordings, and examining will be an invaluable benefit to our clients.

About Chris

Chris started in the title industry in 1998 after graduating from Central Washington University with a degree in Criminal Justice. Chris has worked in recording, starts, examining, and in the title unit. For the last five years he has focused on being a resource for investor clients. Chris is a proud father of two daughters and a son ranging from 11 to 18 years old. He’s a huge Seahawk fan, loves the outdoors, and is excited to be a valuable resource to our clients here at Ticor.

Ticor Tech Tip – Fraudsters taking advantage of Contact Tracing process KOMO / Ticor Consumer Tip

We are proud to say we have partnered with long time local area consumer protection advocate Herb Weisbaum of KOMO to bring you Technology and Title Tips.

Contact tracing is one of the critical tools health departments have to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Unfortunately, it’s also given criminals a new way to scam people. Impostors are texting people, pretending to be with a health department, in order to steal their personal information, money – or both.

Before calling, some health departments send a text message telling you to expect a call – from a specific number – about an urgent
public health matter. Real contact tracers will ask for your name and address, date of birth, work information, and contact preferences. They will never ask for your Social Security number, immigration status, your bank account or credit card information, or ask you to pay
for anything.


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Ticor Tech Tip – Public Phone Charging Station Risks KOMO / Ticor Consumer Tip

Charging Station

We are proud to say we have partnered with long time local area consumer protection advocate Herb Weisbaum of KOMO to bring you Technology and Title Tips.

Smartphones and tablets use the same USB port and a single USB cable for charging and sharing data. Plug that smartphone or tablet into a free charging station and unlock it – to check your email or go online – and all your data is vulnerable. It’s called “juice-jacking” and while this is certainly not the one of the major threats we face with our mobile devices, the potential for serious damage is real.

These are just a few of the items potentially at risk if a hacker gains access to your device…

  • E-Mails
  • Usernames and Passwords
  • Websites You Visit
  • Contacts


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Ticor Tech Tip – What Every Realtor Should Know About Owner’s Title Insurance

You’re a real estate agent, so you know that buying a home can be overwhelming for many of your clients. Homebuyers can easily feel confused and frustrated by the mounds of paperwork they have to sign. Plus, all the fees associated with closing can sometimes be a surprise even to an experienced buyer.

Owner’s title insurance is one of those items often misunderstood by homebuyers at closing, yet its value is tremendous. As an important advisor to your clients, you are in the position to help them understand the value of owner’s title insurance and the dangers that can be incurred without it.

  • What is title insurance?
  • How does title insurance protect your clients?
  • Does title insurance ever expire?

Ticor Tech Tip – Understanding Probate

If a home is to be sold but the record owner is deceased it is imperative to identify who now owns the property. The transaction can then close if the proper parties execute a deed to the buyer.

A formal probate allows for the protection and orderly distribution, after payment of debts, of the assets of the deceased to heirs and/or devisees or a sale to a third party by the personal representative. Nonetheless, even though Washington probates are not expensive or time consuming, they often are not done. But how else will the buyer know that all of the title interest is properly conveyed? What if there are valid liens (including estate taxes or state Medicaid reimbursements) against the estate that would otherwise be paid in probate? That is where the “lack of probate” concept comes into play.

Three Basic Probate Situations

  • The owner was single – not married or a domestic partner
  • The owner was married or a domestic partner and it was community property
  • The owner was married or a domestic partner, but it was separate property (not community property)

There are variations: did the deceased have a will? Is the estate being probated (with or without a will)?

Ticor Welcomes Brandy Shell to our Covington Escrow Team!

We are excited to announce that Brandy Shell has joined our Covington Escrow Team! She brings over 18 years of industry experience with her and will be an invaluable resource for you and your clients.

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

About Brandy

Brandy began her escrow career in 2002 and quickly developed a passion for title and escrow. She worked her way from Escrow Assistant to Escrow Closer and then earned her LPO. Brandy specializes in resale transactions focusing on the Eastside and South King County marketplaces. She brings customer-focused communication and a skill for being solution oriented.

Brandy was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She also had the opportunity to live abroad and spent a few months in Brusque, Brazil. She currently resides with her husband and three kids in Lea Hill, Auburn. Brandy enjoys cooking up new recipes for her family, working in her yard, and watching her flowers grow.

Brandy Shell
LPO / Escrow Closer
253-631-3596
Brandy.Shell@ticortitle.com

Ticor Tech Tip – Loyalty Reward Accounts at Risk KOMO / Ticor Consumer Tip

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Hackers are breaking into loyalty rewards accounts and stealing those hard-earned points and miles. This featured consumer tip covers how to protect yourself against this new online threat

  • Be sure to safeguard your frequent flier or loyalty account numbers
  • Use your accumulated rewards
  • Use strong passwords and enable 2-factor authentication if available


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Now you can Text with Ticor!

You can now text your customer service requests into Ticor’s property information specialists.

More and more of our customers are preferring text communication over other traditional methods and we have the solution. In addition to our property information specialists, our closing teams are available to communicate via Text!  

Benefits of Texting

Improved communication
Quick response
Convenient 


Need a trio, a farm or want to place a title order on your next listing … text your request to your Ticor team today!
844-MY-TICOR or 844-698-4267 (Call or Text!)

Introducing the Ticor Title Virtual Homebook!

Transform your digital marketing with Ticor’s Virtual Homebook!

We are proud to announce our latest innovative solution, the Ticor Virtual Homebook! This Virtual Homebook not only looks great but is a breeze to use and send on to your clients. This environmentally friendly solution still has all of the great information and resources you have come to expect from our traditional Homebooks! 

Ticor Virtual Homebook Pricing

  • Virtual Homebook – $8.00 Each

Click HERE to Download a Sample

Ticor Title’s team of property information specialists provide unmatched service, support, and information to our clients in Washington State. From basic property information to special projects large and small, our team is dedicated to listening carefully to our client needs and providing insights and solutions.

844-MY-TICOR (Call or Text) – cs.wa@ticortitle.com