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

Forgery, Fraud or Flub?

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Have you ever wondered, "If title insurance is based on public record, how can there ever be a valid title claim"? Here's your chance to get the inside scoop! As a result of taking this course you'll have a better understanding of what valid title claim is, and how they happen. The course title gives you a hint!

Time: 9:30 AM
Cost: Free
Hours: 3
Note: Cost includes instruction and light refreshments.

John L. Scott
901 Fairview Ave. N, #C120
Seattle, WA 98109

Instructor(s)
Daryl Savidis
Senior Title Advisor

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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Your House Is On My Lot

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

You tell your clients they need title insurance because it's good for them. But sometimes it's as tough a sell as trying to tell your kids to eat lima beans... As a result of this 4 clock hour course you'll be better able to explain why this is more than just a good idea. You'll hear stories of those who did, and some who did not have the protection of title insurance when home-sweet-home turned into the house of horrors. This is one class you can't miss!

Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: Free
Hours: 4
Note: Light refreshments served.

Chicago Title
4717 South 19th Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

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

Contact(s)

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

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Title, Escrow and the Commercial Transaction

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Learn the basics of a commercial transaction and discover how title and escrow can make or break a deal. As a result of taking this class you will better understand the elements of the commercial title report as well as the details of the escrow process which are unique to commercial closings.

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

Keller Williams Realty
33434 8th Ave S
Federal Way, WA 98003

Instructor(s)
Dan Shin
Attorney

Contact(s)

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

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Title, Escrow and You

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Time: 9:30 AM
Cost: Free
Hours: 3
Note: Cost includes instruction and light refreshments.

John L Scott
1700 NW Gilman Blvd
Issaquah, WA 98027

Instructor(s)
Rebecca Harper
Escrow Training Administrator, LPO
Daryl Savidis
Senior Title Advisor

Contact(s)

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

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Common Misconceptions in Title Insurance

Tuesday, September 12, 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: 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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There's More Than One Way to Transfer Title

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Will the type of deed used in a sale make a difference to your buyer? Learn about the types of deeds used in Washington State to convey ownership; the difference between personal property vs. real property; who can hold title to property, and much more!

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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There's More Than One Way to Transfer Title

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Will the type of deed used in a sale make a difference to your buyer? Learn about the types of deeds used in Washington State to convey ownership; the difference between personal property vs. real property; who can hold title to property, and much more!

Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: Free
Hours: 3
Note: A light lunch will be provided for the class.

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

Instructor(s)
Daniel MacMillan
VP, Title Operations Manager

Contact(s)

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

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What Every Agent Needs to Know About 1031 Exchanges

Monday, September 25, 2017

Join Russell Marsan of IPX 1031 Exchange for this step-by-step approach to §1031 exchanges. As a result of taking this course, you will better understand the role of 1031 exchanges in today's market. Learn how to build your business by targeting clients who own investment property, and how you can use recent rule changes to attract investors.

Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: Free
Hours: 3
Note: A light lunch will be provided.

Chicago Title Mercer Island Conference Room
7525 SE 24th St #425
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Instructor(s)
Russell Marsan
SVP, Westerin Regional Sales Manager, IPX 1031 Exchange

Contact(s)

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

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

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

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What Every Agent Needs to Know About 1031 Exchanges

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Join Russell Marsan of IPX 1031 Exchange for this step-by-step approach to §1031 exchanges. As a result of taking this course, you will better understand the role of 1031 exchanges in today's market. Learn how to build your business by targeting clients who own investment property, and how you can use recent rule changes to attract investors.

Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: Free
Hours: 3
Note: Light refreshments provided.

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

Instructor(s)
Russell Marsan
SVP, Westerin Regional Sales Manager, IPX 1031 Exchange

Contact(s)

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

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