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
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
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!
Contact Dave Watson Senior Title Officer 253.765.7258 Dave.Watson@TicorTitle.com
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!
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.
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?
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.
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!
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!
Effective January 1st 2020 the new Graduated Real Estate Tax will go in effect. Our brand new simple and easy to use online REET Calculator will save you time and give you a clear understanding of what to expect in the coming year.
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.