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!

Contact
Dave Watson
Senior Title Officer
253.765.7258
Dave.Watson@TicorTitle.com

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.

Contact
Samantha Love
LPO / Escrow Branch Manager
425.467.9170
Samantha.Love@ticortitle.com

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!

Ticor Tech Tip – 2020 County Recorders’ Office Holiday Schedule

With 2020 just around the corner, we have made our annual County Recorders’ Office Holiday Calendar available for download.

This Calendar shows the following useful information.

  • Which days of the year the County Recorders’ Office will be Closed
  • Last day of the month to sign Refinance
  • Which days of the year the Tax Payments are due

Follow the link below to download the 2020 Holiday Calendar now!

Ticor Tech Tip – Google Launched a New Privacy Tool – Why is this Important?

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.

KOMO Technology and Ticor Title Tips

Ticor Tech Tip – Announcing Our Easy to Use Online REET Calculator for 2020

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.

Try the New Online Calculator Below!