Escrow reduces the potential risk of fraud by acting as a trusted third party that collects, holds, and disburses funds according to Buyer and Seller instructions.

Escrow services are provided by a licensed and regulated escrow agent such as Guardian Northwest Title & Escrow Company, a neutral third party that performs the functions to close a real estate transaction.

  • Receives a completed and fully executed purchase and sale agreement and/or lenders instructions.
  • Orders and delivers a commitment for title insurance to the parties of the transaction.
  • Orders all necessary payoff statements and demands to clear the title.
  • Prepares all necessary documents to transfer title.
  • Prepares the estimated and final closing statements.
  • Obtains all necessary signatures, funds and documents to close the transaction.
  • Records and delivers all necessary documents and disburses the funds according to the parties and/or lenders instructions.


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