IMPARTIAL. UNBIASED. NEUTRAL. UNAFFILIATED.
An independent escrow company is exactly that: Independent. Unbeholden to a real estate company, title company or mortgage broker, an independent escrow company is able to carry out its duties to all parties involved in a neutral and objective manner.

LICENSED. BONDED. ACCOUNTABLE. SECURE.
Independent escrow companies must be licensed by the Department of Corporations and are therefore subject to stringent regulations which ensure the security of clients' funds and the quality of service. Each year, the Department of Corporations carries out a random, unannounced audit of the escrow company. An annual audit by a licensed Certified Public Accountant is also required. Licensed escrow companies are required to be a member of the Escrow Agents' Fidelity Corporation which insures member trust accounts in the amount of $5 million. This guarantees that consumer funds are protected. As an added layer of security, all employees are subject to fingerprinting and background checks by the California Department of Justice.