CLASS SCHEDULE

Basic Escrow
(Marvina Vrabel)
Saturday, September 25th
8:30 – 3:00pm
Ayres Hotel, Costa Mesa
Register by September 23rd

FIRPTA, Form 593, Withholding and More
(Michael Haas – CPA)
Saturday, September 25th
9:00 – 12:00pm
Ayres Hotel, Costa Mesa
Register by September 23rd

PRELIM – What You Need To Know
(Aaron Lloyd)
Tuesday, October 5th
5:00 – 6:30pm
ONLINE COURSE
Register by October 3rd

Lender’s Instructions
(Aaron Lloyd)
Thursday, October 7th
5:00 – 6:30pm
ONLINE COURSE
Register by October 5th

Bulk Sale II – 1/2 Day
(Aaron Lloyd)
Saturday, October 9th
8:30 –12 :00pm
ONLINE COURSE
Register by October 7th

Manufactured Home Escrows
(Marvina Vrabel)
Saturday, October 9th
8:30 –3 :00pm
Ayres Hotel, Costa Mesa
Register by October 7th

Escrow ProcessingLast Class
(Donna Inman)
Saturday, October 16th
8:30 –3 :00pm
Ayres Hotel, Costa Mesa
Register by October 14th

Commercial Escrow I
(Josette Loaiza)
Saturday, October 23rd
8:30 – 3:00
Ayres Hotel, Costa Mesa
Register by October 21st

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Bulk Sale I
(Aaron Lloyd)
(Saturday, September 18th)
8:30 – 3:00
Tuition: $395.00 LESS $70.00 if paid by Sept. 11th

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: ONLINE COURSE
Hours: 8:30 – 3:00

Basic Escrow
(Marvina Vrabel)
(Saturday, September 25th)
8:30 – 3:00
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: Ayres Hotel, Costa Mesa
Hours: 8:30 – 3:00

FIRPTA, Form 593, Withholding and More
(MIchael Haas)
(Saturday, September 25th)
9:00 – 12:00
Tuition: $139.00

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: Ayres Hotel, Costa Mesa
Hours: 9:00 – 12:00

PRELIM – What You Need To Know
(Aaron Lloyd)
(Tuesday,  October 5th)
5:00 – 6:30PM
Tuition: $139.00

In this class, you will learn, or enhance your existing knowledge of the “prelim”.

The class will focus on:

  • How to Effectively Read & Interpret a Prelim
  • “Red flag” Warnings
  • Identification of Risks & Issues
  • Resolving Liens, Encumbrances, Easements, Restrictions, etc.
  • Resolving Common Curative Issues
  • Communicating an Understanding of the Prelim to Buyers/Sellers

Location: ONLINE COURSE
Hours: 5:00 – 6:30PM

Lender’s Instructions
(Aaron Lloyd)
(Thursday,  October 7th)
5:00 – 6:30PM
Tuition: $139.00

In this workshop, you will learn all about Lender’s Instructions “in the age of TRID” and their importance to your escrow. What happens and what liability exists (to you and your Company) when the underlying Instructions are NOT followed to the letter!

We will cover:

  • What are Lender’s Instructions? There purpose and use?
  • What are the quick review ” tips and techniques” escrow professionals use!
  • Understanding the implications of a poorly written instruction (legal or policy)!
  • Addressing valid and invalid instructions.
  • Vetting, Lender Push-Back.
  • The potential legal liability YOU create when signing the Lender’s Instructions, agreeing to the conditions within!
  • Recognizing that all Lender’s Instructions, even from the same Lender, may vary!
  • What Lenders can do if instructions are not followed. You signed them!
  • Fannie Mae/Freddy Mac requirements!<50c>
  • Understanding when to say “NO” – when backing away is in your best interest!
  • TRID Impact

In group discussion, we will discuss various Instructions from a variety of Lender’s, including the MAJOR Lending groups. If you wish, bring a set of Lender’s Instructions from your office to class for discussion.

Location: ONLINE COURSE
Hours: 5:00 – 6:30PM

Bulk Sale II – Half day
(Aaron Lloyd)
(Saturday, October 9th)
8:30 – 12:30
Tuition: $165.00

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.

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!
  • ABC Forms
  • 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: ONLINE COURSE
Hours: 8:30 – 12:30

Manufactured Home Escrows
(Marvina Vrabel)
(Saturday, October 9th)
8:30 – 3:30
Tuition: $395.00 LESS $70.00 if paid by Oct. 2nd

This Mobile/Manufactured Homes escrow class qualifies for P.D. Credits. Estimated credits – minimum 5!

Our workshop, facilitated by a known expert in Mobile/Manufactured Escrows, will cover the transfer/refinance process of existing homes and will provide an overview only on new homes and dealer transactions.

In this workshop you will learn about:

  • Size matters with older homes – DMV or HCD
  • Working with prior executed, but unprocessed title
  • Dealing with Park Management
  • Forms, including obtaining a replacement Insignia
  • Obtaining Tax Clearance and Retail Value
  • Foreclosures & Liens
  • 433 Process
  • And much more

Location: Ayres Hotel, Costa Mesa
Hours: 8:30 – 3:00

Escrow Processing
(Donna Inman)
(Saturday, October 16th)
8:30 – 3:00
Tuition: $199.00 

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: Ayres Hotel, Costa Mesa
Hours: 8:30 – 3:00

Commercial Escrow I
(Josette Loaiza)
(Saturday, October 23rd)
8:30 – 3:00
Tuition: $395.00 LESS $70.00 if paid by Oct. 16th

This class qualifies for C.E.A. approved Professional Designation Credits! Want to diversify your business now, before the market changes?
Or, have you done little commercial work here and there, but didn’t feel secure in your knowledge?
If you are looking to add Commercial Escrows to your book of business, or you want to sharpen your commercial expertise, this class is for you.

This workshop will cover:

  • The biggest differences between residential and commercial escrow.
  • Common misconceptions about commercial transactions.
  • The three most common types of commercial contracts.
  • The different players commonly involved in commercial transactions & how to work with them.
  • Tips on how to anticipate what may happen during your commercial escrow.
  • Identifying “RED” flags that can derail or delay your escrow.
  • Valuable every day tools for processing commercial escrows.
  • Managing the process/staying on top.
  • And More

Location: Ayres Hotel, Costa Mesa
Hours: 8:30 – 3:00

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