wanted to use Driggs Title. We opened the escrow on a Monday and
closed the following Friday, 4 DAYS.
I went to their office and signed a
stack of papers, including an estimated closing cost document.
They NEVER gave me a copy of anything I
signed. Assumed they would send them electronically like the other
escrow company did 6 months earlier when I sold my other unit.
When I asked about the $614.00 escrow
fee they implied that I was getting the investor discount. With my
other closing docs at my home in Hawaii I was not able to verify what
I paid the other company.
When I returned home and informed them
that the other company charged $375.00 they said they could do a
competitors price match.
After a couple weeks they informed me
that the 2 sales were for different types of transactions. That
simply is not the case. Both condos were sold FSBO with seller
carryback loans. The 2 units were in the same community with a price
difference of 10%.
At the close of escrow they failed to
prorate the HOA fees. Another oversight.
They also failed to inform me that the
escrow had closed. I had to contact them after hours for
verification before turning over the keys to the buyer. Again, lack
of professional services.
Upon returning to my home in Hawaii 2
months later I still did not have any paperwork from them and
contacted their Senior Escrow officer Patty Miller about that and the
proration of HOA fees.
The buyer apparently did not receive
any closing docs either. After a month passed she had to call the
escrow officer 3 times to find out where to send her payments.
ASK WHAT THEY CHARGE UPFRONT. NORMAL ESCROW FEES ARE BASICALLY 250.00 PLUS $1.00 PER THOUSAND OF SALES PRICE.
THIS COMPANY TOTALLY SUCKS, WORSE EXPERIENCE I HAVE EVER HAD OF THE 40 PLUS ESCROWS I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH.