Welcome to the Chicago Title School of Real Estate

As King/Pierce County's premier title insurance company, our commitment to the needs of our Brokers extends well beyond providing title, escrow and customer service. For us, it's not merely a matter of doing our job; it's about adding value at every point along the way.

We view education as an important aspect to adding value.

The Chicago Title School of Real Estate classes have been developed and designed to answer current practical and everyday challenges encountered by Brokers. The school endeavors to make every player better and is ever on the lookout for ways to simplify, add value and raise the bar.

Each of our certified instructors is also a Chicago Title employee who works in an area of title, escrow or sales, giving them daily exposure to the most current laws and trends in the industry, and they are passionate about sharing that wisdom and experience with you.

Upcoming Classes

Title & Escrow for the Investor

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Working with Investors can add additional responsibilities to the Brokers, Lenders and Title & Escrow teams. Learn what to look for, what to do and how to increase your effectiveness and referrals in this unique market.

Time: 9:00 AM
Cost: Free
Hours: 3
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Greenvale World of Model Homes
11192 SE 302nd Pl.
Auburn, WA 98092

Instructor(s)
Lisa Schultz
Senior Account Executive

Contact(s)

Kelly Molitor
Kelly.Molitor@ctt.com
425-417-7600

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Title, Escrow and You

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: Free
Hours: 3
Note: Cost includes instruction and light refreshments.

Chicago Title
10500 NE 8th St. Suite 600
Bellevue, WA 98004

Instructor(s)
Phil Jenkins
Title Operations Manger, ret.
Angie Balconi
VP, Escrow Branch Manager, LPO

Contact(s)

Elizabeth Peterson
Elizabeth.Peterson@ctt.com
206-618-6786

Linda Harada
Linda.Harada@ctt.com
206-953-8252

Claudia Ollestad
Claudia.Ollestad@ctt.com
206-947-4100

Kelly Collins
kelly.collins@ctt.com
206-430-0534

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Comparing Title Policies: Do I Check the Box?

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Should you check the box on Form 22D or not? This course will answer all of your questions about the three types of Owner's Policies of Title Insurance and help you better explain the differences to your buyers.

Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: Free
Hours: 3
Note: Cost includes instruction and light refreshments.

Agencyone
13500 NE Bel-Red Road
Bellevue, WA 98005

Instructor(s)
Bruce Andrus
Senior Title Officer

Contact(s)

Elizabeth Peterson
Elizabeth.Peterson@ctt.com
206-618-6786

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Common Misconceptions in Title Insurance

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Many classes teach you how to read a title report, but what constitutes a "covered item" in title insurance, and what does not? In this course, you'll gain a new understanding of your transactions as you consider the policy that will be issued from the perspective of the Title Officer, and how it impacts your buyers and sellers.

Time: 12:00 PM
Cost: Free
Hours: 3
Note: Cost includes instruction and light refreshments.

RE/MAX Integrity
371 NE Gilman Blvd
Issaquah, WA 98027

Instructor(s)
Randy Rieman
Senior Title Officer

Contact(s)

Claudia Ollestad
Claudia.Ollestad@ctt.com
206-947-4100

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Closing Practices in Today's Market

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Join us for this in-depth look at time-tested closing practices as well as the new rules and trends in the real estate and lending industries. Topics to be discussed include TRID, the CFPB, Closing Disclosures & Settlement Statements, when a HUD is used, and how to be able to read and explain these documents to your clients.

Time: 9:00 AM
Cost: Free
Hours: 3
Note: Cost includes instruction and light refreshments.

Hallmark Realty
101 Lake St. S.
Kirkland, WA 98033

Instructor(s)
Rebecca Harper
Escrow Training Administrator, LPO

Contact(s)

Elizabeth Peterson
Elizabeth.Peterson@ctt.com
206-618-6786

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Title, Escrow and You

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Time: 12:00 PM
Cost: Free
Hours: 3
Note: Cost includes instruction and lunch.

Marketplace Sotheby's
16261 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA 98052

Instructor(s)
Phil Jenkins
Title Operations Manger, ret.
Karen Kirkwood-Downer
VP, Seattle/Kirkland Escrow Manager, LPO

Contact(s)

Claudia Ollestad
Claudia.Ollestad@ctt.com
206-947-4100

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The Preliminary Commitment and How to Spot Red Flags

Thursday, November 02, 2017

In this course we will take an in-depth look at the Preliminary Title Commitment. Understand the different types of Owner's Policies and what constitutes a "covered item" in title insurance. Learn how to identify "Red Flags" such as vesting/legal description discrepancies or a deceased seller. You, as the broker, will be armed with the knowledge to make every transaction as smooth and successful as possible.

Time: 12:00 PM
Cost: Free
Hours: 3
Note: Light lunch provided

My Home Group
920 Alder Ave Suite 203
Sumner, WA 98390

Instructor(s)
Lisa Schultz
Senior Account Executive

Contact(s)

Lisa Schultz
lisa.schultz@ctt.com
253-241-6317

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Comparing Title Policies: Do I Check the Box?

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Should you check the box on Form 22D or not? This course will answer all of your questions about the three types of Owner's Policies of Title Insurance and help you better explain the differences to your buyers.

Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: Free
Hours: 3
Note: Light lunch provided!

Gig Harbor Library
4424 Point Fosdick Drive NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Instructor(s)
Richard Cays
Title Operations Manager, ret.

Contact(s)

Amy Kalafatich
Amy.Kalafatich@ctt.com
253-225-8166

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The Life of an Escrow

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

What really goes on in the escrow process? It's more than just taking in the paperwork & disbursing funds! Get a valuable insight into the inner workings of a transaction from beginning (the Purchase & Sale Agreement) to end (your commission check), and learn how you can team up with your Escrow Officer for the best closing experience possible.

Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: Free
Hours: 3
Note: Cost includes instruction and light refreshments.

Fireside Homes
18110 Midvale Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Instructor(s)
Karen Kirkwood-Downer
VP, Seattle/Kirkland Escrow Manager, LPO

Contact(s)

Alissa Turosik
alissa.turosik@ctt.com
206-628-5652

Megan Thompson Wahl
Megan.ThompsonWahl@ctt.com
206-375-5155

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And the Survey Says!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Did you know that title companies often order property line inspections for your transactions? Do you ever wonder what your title officer is looking for when they require a survey when an Owner's Extended title policy is ordered? Join us for "And the Survey Says" to discover these elements of property research seldom talked about. You'll be glad you did!

Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: Free
Hours: 3
Note: Lunch and refreshments will be served.

Coldwell Banker Danforth, Northgate
11300 Pinehurst Way NE
Seattle, WA 98125

Instructor(s)
Daryl Savidis
Senior Title Advisor

Contact(s)

Ashley Duran
Ashley.Duran@ctt.com
206-639-9992

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A Stake in the Ground: Property Ownership Rights

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Learn about "vesting"; how title can be held and the rights of the parties involved. Discussions will include Fee Simple title, Life Estates, Community and Separate Property, the new Domestic Partnership law and much, much more!

Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: Free
Hours: 3
Note: Light Refreshments served. Please park North of the Building. Our entrance is under the covered drop-off area.

Chicago Title
4717 S 19th Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

Instructor(s)
Richard Cays
Title Operations Manager, ret.
Lisa Schultz
Senior Account Executive

Contact(s)

Lisa Schultz
lisa.schultz@ctt.com
253-241-6317

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Title, Escrow and You

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Time: 10:30 AM
Cost: Free
Hours: 3
Note: Cost includes instruction and light refreshments.

Better Properties
11661 SE 1st St. #208
Bellevue, WA 98005

Instructor(s)
Rebecca Harper
Escrow Training Administrator, LPO
Bruce Andrus
Senior Title Officer

Contact(s)

Elizabeth Peterson
Elizabeth.Peterson@ctt.com
206-618-6786

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