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Commercial Escrow I November 12th 8:30 – 4:30PM

National University

Costa Mesa 
November 10th
FIRPTA, 1099’s & Trusts November 12th 8:30 – 12:30PM

National University

Costa Mesa 
November 10th
Manufactured Home Escrows w/Dealers November 19th 8:30 – 3:00PM

National University

Costa Mesa 
November 17th
Holding Escrow December 3rd 8:30 – 12:30PM

National University

Costa Mesa 
December 1st
Basic Escrow December 3rd 8:30 – 4:30PM

National University

Costa Mesa 
December 1st
TRID – Rules, Regulations & Forms December 10th 8:30 – 3:00PM

National University

Costa Mesa 
December 8th

All classes provide “take away” manuals/material and FREE after class support!

"FIRST CLASS" - Delivering Customer Service Excellence

This workshop can be presented at your location, with only your team in attendance (call for details), or you can attend our "open" class (see training schedule below) which anyone may attend. Either way, this is an exceptional chance to take your customer service to new levels and have fun while doing so. Great material.


Commercial Escrow I
(Saturday, November 12th)     Tuition: $295

This class qualifies for C.E.A. approved Professional Designation Credits!

Our Commercial Escrow I class is conducted by a former President of O.C.E.A. and an industry recognized expert in Commercial escrows.

This specialty escrow class is for the beginning/intermediate Commercial practitioner.  Taught by a Certified Escrow Instructor (CSEO, CEI) and top Commercial escrow producer, you will learn more about the Commercial process while eliminating the fear of those intimidating numbers, contracts and processes.

In this class you will learn about the following: 

  • Comparison and In-Depth Review of the Three (3) Common Commercial Escrow Contracts!
  • Escrow Instructions, Wrap Instructions, No Instructions Commercial Processing!
  • Underlying Commercial Documents; Purpose and Use!
  • Formation Documents!
  • Identifying/resolving “red flags” that can stop/delay your Escrow!
  • Processing Requirements You Must Do!
  • Completing The Closing Statement!
  • Horror Stories – Learning From Mistakes!
  • “Tips”, Techniques and Concepts to Save You Time/Avoid Errors!
  • Managing the Process While Staying Organized from Start to Finish!

Location: National University, Costa Mesa               Hours: 8:30 - 4:30


FIRPTA, 1099’s & Trusts
(Saturday, November 12th)     Tuition: $99

Conducted by Michael Haas, CPA (Morton Alan Haas & Co), this workshop will cover what you need to know about FIRPTA real estate withholding & compliance, 1099’s, as well as TRUSTS. Michael is a “in demand” annual speaker at the CEA Conference, Regional Escrow Association dinner meetings, our “Escrow Business Forums” and much more!

In this workshop, Michael will cover:

  • 1099’s – Purpose, use and completion
  • Basic Rules for Foreign Withholding
  • How to Obtain a ITIN
  • How to Legally Reduce Withholding
  • How to Get an Early Refund
  • Timelines, Penalties & Interest
  • How to “Fix” Problems When Things Go Wrong
  • Coordination, Comparison & Contrasts (FIRPTA & CALFIRPTA)
  • Forms 593C-Instructions for Withholding Certificate
  • Form 593E – Computation of Estimated Gain or Loss
  • Trusts & What You Need to Know
  • And more!

Location: National University, Costa Mesa               Hours: 8:30 - 12:30


Manufactured Home Escrows w/Dealers
(Saturday, November 19th)     Tuition: $245

Our workshop, facilitated by known experts in Manufactured Home escrows, will cover the transfer process of existing homes with a real estate agent or direct from Seller as well as the purchase of new and existing homes through a dealer.

In this workshop you will learn about:

  • Size matters with older homes – DMV or HCD
  • 2014 C.A.R. Manufactured Home Contract changes
  • Working with prior executed, but unprocessed title
  • Working with a Dealer, Real Estate agent or FSBO
  • Dealing with Park Management
  • Forms, including obtaining a replacement Insignia
  • Obtaining Tax Clearance and Retail Value
  • Foreclosures & Liens
  • 433 Process
  • And much more

Location: National University, Costa Mesa               Hours: 8:30 - 3:00


Holding Escrows
(Saturday, December 3rd)     Tuition: $129

Want to learn about Holding Escrows from an expert?  When and why they are used?

You’re either a professional or a tradesman. A professional learns all he/she can about the various types of escrows so that he/she can better serve the client base and at the same time grow professionally as an escrow expert. Note: This class is one of the most requested workshops by our class participants!

This comprehensive course will introduce the foundational building blocks to holding escrows. You will learn:

  • What the DBO requires for you to participate in “holding escrows”
  • What classifies as a “holding escrow”
  • What happens when you “wing it”
  • What kinds of holding escrows can you do
  • Risk management strategies within the holding environment
  • Escheatment issues
  • How to successfully navigate a “holding escrow”

Location: National University, Costa Mesa               Hours: 8:30 - 12:30


Basic Escrow
(Saturday, December 3rd)     Tuition: $199

Our extensive “Basic Escrow” workshop establishes the foundation for understanding “escrow” and lays the ground work for future training as needed. This class covers many aspects of escrow with a focus on the resale escrow. Our workshop covers industry terminology, “tips & techniques” on a variety of subjects; working through “red flags”, understanding Pre Lim and Title reports; opening an escrow; confidentiality, being a neutral third party, and more! Extensive material, handouts and templates are provided.

  • Industry Terminology/Acronyms
  • Escrow – Purpose: Buyer/Seller/Lender/Escrow Roles
  • Escrow Risk Management – Recognizing the “Red Flags”
  • Opening Escrow & Preparation of Escrow Instructions
  • Using the C.A.R. contract; Understanding Your General Provisions
  • Sale & Refinance Escrows – Notes, Deeds and Other Documentation
  • Ordering Demands – Sub Escrow
  • Title Insurance – Purpose and Types of Policies; Prelims – Identifying “red flags”
  • Documentary Transfer Tax, Prorations and Balancing the File (an introduction)
  • P.C.O.R. requirements and forms!

Location: National University, Costa Mesa               Hours: 8:30 - 4:30


TRID – Rules, Regulations & Forms
(Saturday, December 10th)     Tuition: $189

This all new extensive TRID workshop has been developed to assist the class participants in obtaining a solid understanding of TRID rules, regulations and forms established by the CFPB which became effective October 3rd, 2015.

“The World of TRID” is the new operating environment in which the industry operates, regulated by the CFPB.

Our workshop agenda will include:

  • Understanding the new “Rule” & Where It Applies/Does Not Apply!
  • Understanding the new TRID Disclosures, including Pre-Disclosure Requirements!
  • Guide to the Loan Estimate & Closing Disclosures!
    o Consumer Closing Disclosure
    o Seller Closing Disclosure
  • Who is Preparing What Disclosures (all Disclosures discussed/samples!)
  • New Timing, Delivery and Retention Requirements for Disclosures!
  • Understanding “Consummation Date” and other New Verbiage!
  • Understanding the Lender’s Responsibilities (Not Escrow)!
  • Understanding the Settlement Agent’s (Escrow) Duties & Responsibilities!
  • Completion of Escrow Related Forms!
  • Signing Process!
  • Quoting and Calculating Owner’s Premium Title Insurance!
  • What is Meant by Good Faith Disclosures!  Liability issues!
  • Loan Estimates, Re-vised Loan Estimates (Changed Circumstances)!
  • New Tolerance Levels for Fees!
  • And SO Much More!

Location: National University, Costa Mesa               Hours: 8:30 - 3:00



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