Buyers & Sellers

Let Us Guide You to a Stress-Free Settlement

We know that buying, selling or refinancing a home is often one of the most significant financial transactions you may have during your lifetime.  That’s why we want to be the team that guides you through every step of the process to ensure your settlement experience is positive and stress-free.

Our staff and legal counsel possess more than 35 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate transactions. As a licensed, bonded and full-service title insurance company, we can assist you in navigating the complicated real estate market with solid legal and title expertise.  We have the knowledge, integrity and professionalism to provide unparalleled levels of customer service.

Trust Our Team of Professionals

A successful settlement is the end-product of an experienced team of real estate, title and escrow professionals working together to guide you through this very important transaction.  At Northwest Title and Escrow, we handle every aspect with care. We act as the liaison with our buyers, sellers, lenders and real estate agents to deliver the most comprehensive, reliable and stress-free service. 

Industry Competitive Pricing

Northwest Title & Escrow fees are industry competitive.

Communication

As a team, we regularly communicate with you and all parties involved, to make certain everyone is informed, comfortable and ready for the settlement to take place.  

Testimonials

Click the link above to read what some of our clients had to say about their experience with us.

Buyer & Seller Checklists

Be prepared and organized when you use these handy checklists to guide you through your purchase or sale. Please note that these checklists are a general guide to assist you in navigating the basic steps of the settlement process. Buyers and Sellers should check with their Real Estate Agent and/or Lender to be sure they have everything that may be needed at settlement. For an easy to print version of the Buyer & Seller Checklists, please click here.

Buyer Checklist

  • Compare and secure Homeowners Insurance (for a competitive, no-obligation quote visit www.NWINSAGENCY.com).
  • Advise NWTE if all buyers will not be attending closing.  A Power of Attorney* will be required and the lender must approve. 
      *Bring Original Power of Attorney to settlement.
  • Complete and return all pre-settlement documents provided by NWTE.
  • Contact utility companies for transfer and/or authorize a turn on date (use our handy resource list).
  • Funds required for settlement must be in the form of a bank wire (contact our office for wiring instructions) or cashier’s check payable to Northwest Title & Escrow.
  • Bring a Driver's License, Passport, or government issued picture I.D.

Seller Checklist

  • Advise NWTE if all sellers will not be attending closing and require a power of attorney*.
     *Bring Original Power of Attorney to settlement.
  • Notify NWTE if any of the sellers are not citizens of the United States and subject to additional withholding requirements.
  • Complete and return all pre-settlement documents provided by NWTE.
  • Notify utility companies of transfer or turn off date (Utilities must remain on for walk through).
  • Discontinue phone, cable & internet services.
  • Bring instructions for disbursement of proceeds (i.e., voided check).
  • Leave garage door openers, access codes, and appliance manuals on a countertop at the home or bring to closing, along with all keys (including mailbox key, if applicable).
  • Bring a Driver's License, Passport, or government issued picture I.D.

 

We look forward to the opportunity to assist you with your settlement needs.  Contact us to see how we can help make your settlement a success.