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Escrow Documents & Amendments September 23rd 8:30 - 12:00PM

National University

Costa Mesa 
September 21st
Prorations & Balancing the File September 23rd 12:30 - 4:00PM

National University

Costa Mesa 
September 21st
Bulk Sale II
w/Special Guest Speaker
September 30th 8:30 - 4:00PM

National University

Costa Mesa 
September 28th
Escrow Processing October 7th 8:30 - 4:00PM

National University

Costa Mesa 
October 5th
Escheating Funds October 7th 8:30 - 11:30PM

National University

Costa Mesa
October 5th
Trust Accounting - BEST PRACTICES October 7th 12:00 - 4:00PM

National University

Costa Mesa
October 5th
TRID 2.0 October 21st 8:30 - 12:00PM

National University

Costa Mesa
October 19th
Commercial Escrow I November 4th 8:30 - 4:00PM

National University

Costa Mesa 
November 2nd

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


Escrow Documents and Amendments
(Saturday, September 23rd)    
Tuition: $
Take both Escrow Doc and Prorations - Save $49.00 ($189.00 vs $238.00)

During this class you will review and discuss a variety of basic escrow Documents and Amendments to the escrow. This class can be used as a “refresher” course or is ideal for the newer employee who is unfamiliar or has had limited exposure in completing escrow documents and/or amendments.     Excellent and abundant escrow documentation samples are provided each participant for later reference.  Learn about:

  • Commonly used escrow documents
  • How to examine and take action on the sale escrows Prelim
  • The Differences between Grant & Quit Claim Deeds
  • Use of Affidavit – Death of Joint Tenant
  • PCOR Requirements
  • Subordinate Agreement
  • Power of Attorney-General and Special
  • Requests for Notice of Default; Substitution of Trustee and Full Reconveyance
  • How to Write Amendments to Your Escrow
  • And Substantially More! Great reference material provided.

Location: National University Costa Mesa                Hours: 8:30 - 12:00

Prorations and Balancing the File
(Saturday, September 23rd)    
Tuition: $
Take both Escrow Doc and Prorations - Save $49.00 ($189.00 vs $238.00)

Remove your frustration in completing “manual” escrow computations! You will leave the class room with a higher level of confidence!

Always a class favorite From computing Documentary Transfer Taxes to balancing your file, you will be actively engaged in a variety of escrow related calculations, from computing interest, taxes and more! 

Using examples and case studies, supplemented with “take home”  hand-outs that can assist you back at the office, participants will put their heads down, turn on the calculator and learn the manual way to complete the calculations AND how to explain it to your customer!

Don’t forget to bring your calculator to class!

In addition to several “take away” templates, this class will focus on the following:

  • Completing the calculations
  • Understanding the Funding to Closing Process
  • Understanding how to compute “Doc Tax”
  • Recognizing important Tax dates and deadlines\
  • Correcting out of balance conditions
  • And a lot more!

Location: National University Costa Mesa                Hours: 12:30 - 4:00


Bulk Sale II
(Saturday, September 30th)    
Tuition: $395
Less $100.00 if registered/paid by September 21st

Special Guest Speaker: Mike Brewer, Alcohol Beverage Consulting Services & Industry Expert

This class qualifies for six (6) PD Credits

This specialty escrow class provides in-depth instruction on the Bulk Sale escrow process and is a continuation to the previously held “Bulk Sale I” class.   This class will focus on the more complex aspects of the Bulk Sale process.

Our class will also focus on Bulk Sale escrows where liquor licensing issues are part of the escrow process. Our special guest speaker will spend time for a thorough review of how to process and manage these escrows, PLUS how to effectively work with your ABC Licensing agency. He will provide extensive hand out material.

The instructor’s goal, recognizing that the very first bulk sale you may process could involve a liquor license transfer, a cash short closing, or other similar situations has developed this program to be able to spend more class time with you in developing key aspects and understanding about the bulk sale escrow.

You will learn about:

  • The different Laws that affect Bulk Sale and Liquor License escrows!
  • Recognizing “Red Flags” Early & Throughout Your Escrow!
  • Alcohol Beverage Control Tips & Nuances To Move Your Escrow Forward!
  • Processing the Real Property and Bulk Sale combo!
  • Completing the Paperwork & Different Types of Notice Requirements!
  • Processing Tax Clearances and Claims!
  • Handling the Cash Short Closing!
  • Holding funds at closing!  Release of funds!
  • And much, much more!      
You will receive an extensive and comprehensive manual of Bulk Sale escrow worksheets, hand-outs and other material to use while processing your Bulk Sale Escrows.

Location: National University Costa Mesa                Hours: 8:30 - 4:00

Escrow Processing
(Saturday, October 7th)    
Tuition: $199

Walk through an escrow. Learn the tips and techniques to manage the file, save time, follow up, stay organized and “on top” from start to finish!

This class offers an in-depth review of the in’s and out’s of the sale escrow and will focus on all aspects of the process. While this class compliments “Basic Escrow”, the entire class focus is on resale and is much different in content. Extensive file documentation/examples are provided to participants.

Walk through an escrow! Build your file! Fill out Private Party Payoff Demands, Title Requests, and other escrow documentation. Learn:

  • About the purpose and use of escrow related documents
  • What documents are sent to the Buyer! The Seller!
  • CFPB-TRID Timeline Requirements***
  • CFPB-TRID Disclosure Forms***
  • How to track down private parties for pay-off demands!
  • How to examine and take action on the sale escrow Prelim!! (Overview)
  • Managing the file and workflow process!
  • Establishing follow up systems to stay on track!
  • Staying organized and on top in a sometime fast and chaotic environment!

***NOTE: The CFPB-TRID information is an overview only! It is NOT a substitute for our regular half day class, which is in-depth and held separately!

Location: National University Costa Mesa                Hours: 8:30 - 4:00

Escheating Funds
(Saturday, October 7th)    
Tuition: $
Take both classes and save $59.00 ($219.00 vs $278.00)

Are you done? Ready to follow the State Regulations?

This interactive class will provide attendees with a "demo" practice session, as you walk through the process in a "live" environment. Bring your questions.

July 1st through October 31st is the time the State Controller's Office requires all Escrow companies to escheat "old" uncashed checks and closed files with balances remaining. This workshop, conducted by Chris Pruitt, Recon Works, will provide attendees with information they need to know to understand the details and steps that are necessary for properly escheating funds to the State, and in the same class learn the legal ways to avoid escheating funds going forward.

Using the "web", we will show you step by step the process you need to follow and in doing so, ensure you leave the classroom with a much higher level of knowledge and feeling of self-confidence.

In this class, we will cover:

  • Industry BEST PRACTICES!
  • Escheating time lines you must know and follow
  • The State Controller Office for escheating rules & regulations
  • How to complete the required forms and data input
  • How to read and understand printed reports you will receive
  • How to install systems and procedures that can eliminate or reduce the need to escheat in the future
  • Red Flags & how to beat internal/external fraud
  • Penalties for ignoring or failure to escheat funds
  • And more!

Location: National University Costa Mesa                Hours: 8:30 - 11:30


Trust Accounting - BEST PRACTICES
(Saturday, October 7th)    
Tuition: $
Take both classes and save $59.00 ($219.00 vs $278.00)

This workshop will incorporate and focus on on ALTA’s “Best Practices” and the Escrow Institute of California’s “Model Policies & Procedures.” Be informed and stay informed with legal and regulatory requirements from the Department of Business Oversight (DBO), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and other regulatory agencies.

This workshop focuses on the industry’s Trust Accounting "best practices!" From ALTA’s and EIC’s recent recommendations to RECON WORKS (an industry leader in Trust Accounting & Bank Reconciliation services) actual  BEST PRACTICES, learn how to minimize risks and protect the funds you manage through the establishment of internal controls.

We will define, step by step, recommended procedures that you should follow for the protection and safeguarding of trust funds under your control. You will be provided "tools" you can use to help ensure on-going compliance.

In addition, you will learn about:

  • Meeting the Accounting Requirements of the Department of Business Oversight and Department of Real Estate, as they relate to Trust Accounting and Bank Reconciliation.
  • Daily procedures to follow to accurately account for the public’s funds!
  • Types of escrow fraud from altered closing statements to wire transfers and more!
  • How to prevent escrow fraud internally and externally!
  • Real life cases of escrow real estate fraud due to Company lack of preparation/education! Fictitious Business Names.
  • Proven ways to maintain and store Trust Accounting Records for future use!
  • Steps your Company can take to ensure strict compliance!

Extensive material supports this class, plus FREE after class support for attendees!

Location: National University Costa Mesa                Hours: 12:00 - 4:00


TRID 2.0
(Saturday, October 21st)    
Tuition: $99.00

More information to follow on course content, which will focus on 2017 changes to TILA-RESPA Rule as announced recently by the CFPB, in addition to any other TRID updates we may have.

Because we expect a "sell-out", registrations are NOT complete until the tuition has been paid. "First come/first paid."


Location: National University Costa Mesa                Hours: 8:30 - 12:00


Commercial Escrow I
(Saturday, November 4th)    
Tuition: $395
Less $100.00 ($295) if registered/paid by October 26th

his 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 - 4:00


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