Going Behind the Scenes With an Escrow Officer

    Escrow officers are instrumental in helping buyers close on their homes. Here’s how.

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    A lot happens behind the scenes in a real estate transaction, and today I’m joined by Trent Hendry of Mountain View Title to explore how escrow officers help buyers throughout the home sale process.

    For your convenience, here are the timestamped highlights of our conversation:

    1:11 – The role of an escrow officer in a buyer-side transaction
    2:22 – The key steps they take care of during the transaction
    3:41 – Why these steps are important
    6:21 – Which parties they provide the title report to
    7:11 – The next step in the transaction
    8:03 – What the funding and recording process looks like
    9:46 – Explaining the two deeds that are recorded when someone takes out a loan: the warranty deed and the deed of trust
    10:31 – What happens after the deeds are recorded
    12:04 – Separating the title and insurance side of the transaction and the escrow process
    13:35 – What it means when a buyer gets their owners policy of title insurance

    There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes in a real estate transaction.

    If you have any further title or escrow questions for Trent, you can call him at (801) 619-1600 or email him at trent@mvte.com.

    If you have any other real estate needs, don’t hesitate to give me a call or email me anytime. I’d be happy to help you.

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