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Bulk Sale I August 12th 8:30 - 4:00PM

National University

Costa Mesa 
August 10th
Escrow Processing August 12th 8:30 - 4:30PM

National University

Costa Mesa 
August 10th
Escheating Funds August 19th 8:30 - 11:30PM

National University

Costa Mesa 
August 17th
Trust Accounting - BEST PRACTICES August 19th 12:00 - 4:00PM

National University

Costa Mesa 
August 17th
Creating Your Financial Future - Facilitated by Michael Haas, CPA
Free Workshop
August 26th 8:30 - 1:00PM

Century Plaza Hotel

Bristol Street, Costa Mesa

August 24th
Bulk Sale II TBD 8:30 - 4:00PM

National University

Costa Mesa 
Escrows In Probate, Bankruptcy, Divorce and More September 9th 8:30 - 1:00PM

Holiday Inn, Carlsbad

September 7th
Basic Escrow September 9th 8:30 - 4:00PM

National University

Costa Mesa 
September 7th

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


Bulk Sale I
(Saturday, August 12th)     Tuition: $395.00
Less $100.00 if registered/paid by August 4th

This class has been recently revised and updated! The class qualifies for 6 PD Credits

FREE after class support!

This class starts with the basics.  What is a Bulk Sale escrow?  What escrow processing differentiates it from residential?From Commercial Escrow?  What are the commonly used documents in a Bulk Sale escrow? Where do you start?  What do you do?  What about Publishing? Working with outside Agencies?

In easy to understand language, this class will provide you with your foundation to begin processing Bulk Sale Escrows with confidence!

Among the many things covered will be:

  • Steps in Processing the Bulk Sale Escrow
  • Information Needed to Open the Escrow
  • Commonly used Bulk Sale Escrow Documents
  • Tax Liens and Judgment Searches
  • Publishing and Filing of Notices, Transfers, Fictitious Business Names.
  • What “timelines” do you need to know!
  • Recognizing and Dealing with Bulk Sale “Red Flags”
  • Working with Alcohol Beverage Control and Other Agencies
  • Managing the Process – Start to Finish!!
  • Sourcing Bulk Sale Escrow Business!
  • Excellent supporting material (manual) is provided!

    Subject to availability, one or more guest speakers will address the attendees and provide additional handout material. FREE after class support!

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


    Bulk Sale II
    (Saturday, TBD)     Tuition: $395.00

    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, August 12th)     Tuition: $189.00

    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 - 4:30


    Escheating Funds
    (Saturday, August 19th)    
    Tuition: $
    Take both classes and save $59.00 ($238.00 vs $179.00)

    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, August 19th)    
    Tuition: $
    Take both classes and save $59.00 ($238.00 vs $179.00)

    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


    Creating Your Financial Future- Facilitated by Michael Haas, CPA
    (Saturday, August 26th)     Tuition: Free Workshop
    Please use the "register by check" option when registering for this free class.

    This "no charge" event, believed to be an industry first, is being presented to assist you and your family in "planning for your future". Registrations on a "first come" basis.

    In this workshop, you will learn the basics of money planning, estate planning and retirement planning. Something we all need to know, regardless of our age and stage in life.

    It is an informal discussion, presenting information and knowledge you can begin to use immediately after leaving the workshop and it is free!

    Conducted by noted escrow C.P.A. and industry speaker (CEA, EIC, ETI and more), Michael Haas (Morton Alan Haas & Co), we will cover:

    • Financial Planning is NOT Just for the Rich
    • Getting Started/Mapping a Plan
    • Tax Strategies You Can Use Toward Your Advantage
    • Setting Up Trusts, Wills & Probate - What You Should Know
    • Investment Basics & Terminology
    • Retirement Accounts - Types & Pros’& Cons
    • Extensive Question and Answer

    Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel – Bristol Street, Costa Mesa               Hours: 8:30 - 1:00


    Escrows in Probate, Bankruptcy, Divorce and More
    (Saturday, September 9th)     Tuition: $129.00

    July O.C. class sells out! Register now!

    This in-depth and brand new workshop is being conducted by Jennifer Felten, Esq., noted Escrow Attorney (RE LAW, APC) and well known industry speaker (CEA, EIC, Regional Associations, etc.), as well as an instructor for The Escrow Training Institution.

    The class will discuss issues relating to multiple types of legal issues and what you need to know that arise and can impact an escrow transaction. They include:

    • Bankruptcy
    • Probate & Trust Related Matters
    • Impact of the new transfer upon death deed
    • Conservatorships/Receiverships
    • Mechanics Liens
    • Divorce
    • Lis Pendens and more!

    Location: Holiday Inn, Carlsbad              Hours: 8:30 - 1:00


    Basic Escrow
    (Saturday, September 9th)     Tuition: $199.00

    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: Holiday Inn, Carlsbad              Hours: 8:30 - 4:00


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