Our mission is to provide each client with an easy, private, and professional escrow experience.
Independent, licensed escrow companies are the first line of defense for home buyers and property owners. Savvy real estate consumers know that buying or selling of property doesn’t stop with finding the right buyer or the right investment, you need an experienced escrow company. And yet, escrow remains one of the least understood elements of the real estate process.
Licensed escrow companies are a consumer’s best bet for safeguarding their funds. That is why it’s so important to work with an escrow officer who has met strict licensing requirements of the California Department of Corporations and has undergone a background check and fingerprinting by the Department of Justice.
Manager / Sr Escrow Officer
Cyndi has been in the escrow industry since 1989. She is proficient in residential sales, resale and dealer manufactured homes, reverse mortgages, refinances, 1031 exchanges, REO and short sales.
Senior Escrow Officer
Marilyn has been an escrow officer since 1972. She has experience in FHA, VA, Conventional, refis, short sales, REOs, manufactured homes, and more.
Elizabeth has been in the escrow industry for over 14 years. She has experience in FHA, VA, Conventional, refis, and REOs. With experience in the escrow industry, Elizabeth knows how important communication and availability are to our customers.
Natalie McElhany is the face you'll see at the front desk of Southern California Escrow, Inc. Monday through Friday. She is committed to excellence in service. She predicts need and always practices personal accountability in the workplace. Natalie really enjoys being a part of the escrow process and works hard
Natalie McElhany is the face you'll see at the front desk of Southern California Escrow, Inc. Monday through Friday. She is committed to excellence in service. She predicts need and always practices personal accountability in the workplace. Natalie really enjoys being a part of the escrow process and works hard to ensure our clients, agents, and lenders have a pleasant, successful, and secure experience while working with Southern California Escrow, Inc. With her great organizational skills, friendly customer service, and fantastic attention to detail, she will have no problem moving up the escrow ladder.
Mike is committed to excellence both at work and in his personal life. Every day he strives to improve the lives of his family and his community. With over 15 years of real estate experience, Mike is determined to help make buying or selling property as easy and stress free as possible.
“An escrow is a deposit of funds, a deed or other instrument by one party for the delivery to another party upon completion of a particular condition or event" - The California Escrow Law - Section 17003 of the Financial Code
The buyer, seller, lender, and borrower, all want the assurance that no funds or property will change hands until ALL of the instructions in the transaction have been followed. The escrow holder has the obligation to protect the funds and/or documents while they are in the possession of the escrow holder, and to disburse funds and/or convey title only when all provisions of the escrow have been complied with.
The principals to the escrow - buyer, seller, lender, borrower - cause escrow instructions, most usually in writing to be created, signed, and delivered to the escrow officer. If a broker is involved, he/she will normally provide the escrow officer with the information necessary for the preparation of your escrow instructions and documents. The escrow officer processes the escrow, in accordance with the escrow instructions, and when all conditions required can be met or achieved, the escrow will be “closed”. Each escrow is unique.
“The duties of an escrow holder include: following the instructions given by the principals and parties to the transaction in a timely manner; handling the funds and/or documents in accordance with the instruction; paying all bills as authorized; responding to authorized requests from the principals; closing escrow only when all terms fund in accordance with instructions and provide an accounting for the same.“ - Closing Statement / HUD1
The selection of the escrow holder is normally done by agreement between the principals. In a refinance, the loan broker may recommend an escrow. If a real estate broker is involved in a sale/purchase transaction, the listing broker typically (in Southern California) recommends an escrow holder. However, it is the right of the principals to agree on the escrow holder and use an escrow company who is competent and experienced in handling the type of escrow at hand. To insure the best possible service without hidden costs or fees - the law prohibits the payment of referral fees to anyone.
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
24660 Madison Avenue, Murrieta, California 92562, United States
09:00 am – 05:00 pm