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 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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Comparing Title Policies: Do I Check the Box?

Tuesday, November 28, 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: 12:30 PM
Cost: Free
Hours: 3
Note: light refreshments served

Fairway Independent Mortgage
5306 Pacific Hwy E.
Fife, WA 98424

Instructor(s)
Lisa Schultz
Senior Account Executive

Contact(s)

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

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Title, Escrow and the Commercial Transaction

Wednesday, November 29, 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: 9:00 AM
Cost: Free
Hours: 3
Note: refreshments provided

Chicago Title
4717 South 19th Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

Instructor(s)
Dan Shin
Attorney
Lisa Schultz
Senior Account Executive
Lance Grob
Business Development Leader, Multicultural Markets

Contact(s)

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

Lance Grob
lance.grob@ctt.com
425-455-4995

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The Preliminary Commitment and How to Spot Red Flags

Wednesday, December 06, 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: 10:00 AM
Cost: Free
Hours: 3
Note: Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Horizon Real Estate
7900 E Greenlake Drive N Suite 212
Seattle, WA 98103

Instructor(s)
Daryl Savidis
Senior Title Advisor

Contact(s)

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

Directions
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The Preliminary Commitment and How to Spot Red Flags

Thursday, December 14, 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: 10:00 AM
Cost: Free
Hours: 3
Note: Cost includes instruction and light refreshments.

Chicago Title
4717 S 19th Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

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

Contact(s)

Julie Sweeney
Julie.Sweeney@ctt.com
253-820-8146

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Escrow Scene Investigation

Thursday, December 14, 2017

This course presents case studies involving transactions with both title and escrow issues. You'll work together with your fellow students and your instructor to unravel the clues and solve the mysteries.

Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: Free
Hours: 3
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Chicago Title (Northgate)
2150 N 107th St., Ste. 310
Seattle, WA 98133

Instructor(s)
Elizabeth Peterson
AVP, Senior Sales Executive

Contact(s)

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

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Forgery, Fraud or Flub?

Thursday, December 14, 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: 2:00 PM
Cost: Free
Hours: 3
Note: Light refreshments will be provided. Parking available adjacent to building.

John L. Scott
104 Washington Ave S.
Orting, WA 98360

Instructor(s)
Lisa Schultz
Senior Account Executive

Contact(s)

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

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Title, Escrow and the Commercial Transaction

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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: Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Horizon Real Estate
7900 E Greenlake Drive N Suite 212
Seattle, WA 98103

Instructor(s)
Dan Shin
Attorney

Contact(s)

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

Directions
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The Mixed Bag of Title and Escrow

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Title, Escrow, Lender and Real Estate Brokers work hand-in-hand to close transactions. As a result of attending "The Mixed Bag of Title and Escrow" you'll be able to better discern your role as it relates to the title and escrow partners involved and you'll be equipped to address issues before they become problems. At the conclusion of the class you'll be able to test your new skills by playing "Title Jeopardy."

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

Crescent Realty
16119 Pacific Ave S
Spanaway, WA 98387

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

Contact(s)

Denise Sokol
Denise.Sokol@ctt.com
253-208-9342

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