Quick Tips

  • Be sure to have all paperwork filled out, signed and notarized, if needed, as soon as possible. Escrow likes to have these within one week of opening escrow to start processing the transaction. Loan numbers for payoff statements, HOA information and Statement of Information forms are very important.
  • If Seller is selling property in the name of a Trust, Corporation or LLC, please be sure to ask your Escrow Officer what documents are needed in order to transfer title successfully.
  • Advise your Escrow Officer of any changes that occur during the course of the transaction so that amendments can be prepared and signed by all parties prior to close. Escrow Officers cannot take verbal instructions – any and all changes need to be in writing and agreed upon by all parties.
  • Please make sure Buyers’ deposit and closing funds are available funds – 401K, money market accounts, etc. will need to be cashed out and may take anywhere from days to a month to accomplish.
  • Please make sure your Buyer is prepared to deposit closing funds by BANK WIRE only. ACH and EFT transfers cannot be accepted. Escrow must have clear funds to close – ALL checks, including Cashier checks, must go through the check clearing process defined by the Federal Reserve – extra clearance time can cause delays in closing.
Quick Tips


Linda, just wanted to say THANK YOU for all your professionalism and help in getting this escrow closed in a timely manner. The sellers were very pleased with your work....

- Gil Rivera, Broker

For Stephanie Alberts: I have been a realtor for 10 years and have used just about every escrow in town. Hallmark Escrow is truly one of the best, if not the best I have used. Hallmark does not expect your business, they earn your business. They do this with exceptional customer service to you and your clients. With Hallmark, communication is easy and challenges are tackled and conquered. I appreciate their hard work and they show me that they appreciate my continued business. I would recommend their service to anyone in the real estate business – you will not be disappointed.

- Dutch Kleindienst, Realtor

For Stephanie Alberts: We want to thank you and your team for your constant communication and professionalism. We are forever grateful!

- Lesley H., Buyer