Most parties enter the escrow process with little or no understanding of what it is or what to expect. The dictionary will tell you that an escrow is defined as a secure and neutral holding place for the documents and funds that are used to complete the transfer of real property. That secure and neutral holding place is your escrow officer who acts much like the hub of a wheel, bringing together all the pieces of your transaction by managing the complex web of documents and funds.

The goal of a good escrow officer is to move the parties smoothlycomfortably, and securely through the process; and in the end, to provide the Seller with a check and the Buyer with a deed to the home.