Employee Spotlight – Danielle Aldous

We have a new employee spotlight in the house! Let’s give a cheer for Danielle Aldous!

Danielle Aldous is an Escrow Assistant for our Alliance Salmon, Idaho office. Danielle helps facilitates closings, as well as assists our escrow officers in the branch. Danielle enjoys her job being different every day – she explains, “No transaction is the same, so it is a constant opportunity to learn. I also really enjoy anything customer service related. Working with the public directly and face-to-face closings are my favorite!”

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Trust & Respect” are Danielle’s favorites. “It is of the utmost importance that the people of our community, our clients, and our co-workers trust us. I believe that if you can gain someone’s trust, then you can then gain their respect – and in the business world, this is the key for success.”

When she’s not working hard in the office and bringing a smile to clients’ faces, Danielle makes sure to schedule spending time outside. She explains, “I am a lover of all things outdoors and am very active. Running with my dogs, hiking with Toryn (her son) on my back, playing community softball, and working through a session of Crossfit at our amazing local gym, Lat45, are a few of my favorite things to do.”

Thinking of who she admires most, Danielle makes no hesitation when speaking of her husband. “My husband, Tyler, is my best friend and drives me absolutely crazy – he is who I admire the most. He seamlessly handles my “Type A” personality by reminding me to relax and not stress over things that are out of my control. Most of all, I have admired how easily he transitioned into becoming a dad to our sweet boy, Toryn – and we have another little boy on the way!”

Danielle’s favorite quote comes from the confident Blair Waldorf, a character from the book and series, Gossip Girl: “Here’s my advice – have a little faith, and if that doesn’t work, have a lot of mimosas.”

Now that you’ve gotten to know Danielle a little more, stop by Alliance Title’s Salmon office and write them in on your next transaction! Danielle looks forward to helping make your home closing a simple and smooth experience.

Danielle Aldous – Escrow Assistant for Alliance’s Salmon Branch
610 Main St., 83467
208.756.4231
danielle.aldous@alliancetitle.com

Meet our Salmon, ID Branch

Canyons, rivers, hot springs, mountains, and lakes, oh my!

Our newest branch spotlight, Salmon, Idaho, sure has a lot to offer.

More than just a town near the Salmon River, Salmon is home to a history of mining, lumbering, and family ranching – as well as being the birthplace of Sacajawea, the Lemhi Shoshone Native American who met and helped the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Being an all-season destination, Salmon has plenty of summer and winter recreational activities for you to try: from whitewater rafting, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, or ice-skating, Salmon has it all! 

Only a 5-minute drive from the Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural & Educational Center, you’ll find our Alliance Title Salmon office. Between the three wonderful employees we have in the office – Title Officer and Branch Manager, Tina Dettloff; Escrow Officer Extraordinaire, Heidi Semmler; and Escrow Assistant, Danielle Aldous – their combined years of service adds up to 43 years! Our Salmon branch is the best team to serve you in Lemhi County.

The Salmon Branch Team!

Danielle explained why Alliance Title is the best choice for the town of Salmon, “Our Salmon branch has an incredible amount of combined experience that makes us extremely knowledgeable and trusted in our county. We are also one of those lucky offices that has an unbeatable dynamic. We aren’t just co-workers, but friends. This creates an office atmosphere that is friendly, welcoming, and determined to help each other succeed. We are constantly cheering each other on and pushing each other to provide the utmost service and be the BEST title and escrow company in town.”

Our Salmon team is always willing and excited to support the local community. Tina is currently the acting President of Rotary, and Heidi is also a proud member. The Rotary Club contributes to a majority of the community’s activities and fundraisers. They have also headed several of the town’s parades, given local graduates scholarships for college, and even have spent their lunches helping with highway clean up!

Danielle proudly takes charge of the ‘Closing the Hunger Gap’ campaign, and received a record amount of monetary and food donations for their local donor recipient – The Salmon School District ‘Backpack and Angel Fund Program’! The Salmon branch’s loud voice for the youth, and their overwhelming turnout this year, created a snowball effect that has prompted other local businesses to dedicate a month to raising funds and food to continue to provide for this purely local sourced program.

Outside the office, the Salmon branch is always down for some fun and adventures! Tina loves all things outdoors and spending time with her family – she has an amazing green thumb and a beautiful garden to show for it. Tina also holds the title of ‘Number One Grandma!’ – if she isn’t talking about work, she’ll be ready to discuss her sweet grandkids.

Heidi loves to spend time with her family outdoors – whether that’s through camping, jet boating, fishing, floating the river, or hunting! She is an amazing shot with both a gun and her bow, and she can out-hike her husband and son Mason (who is 16) any day!

Danielle – who is a soon-to-be mother of two in June 2020 – is always excited to run the trails with her dogs, or complete a Crossfit training with her husband. She also participates on the community bowling and softball teams! If you can’t find Danielle on the trails or on her teams, you can find her chasing their one and a half year old son, Toryn, who is thrilled to become a big brother.

The Salmon team is genuine about their love for the Salmon community and Lemhi County. They explain, “Salmon is a tiny town, and the majority of our customers are not just random people off of the street; they are family members, neighbors, and friends. When they choose to trust us with their business, it means they not only support Alliance Title, but they support and trust us as individuals. It’s not just business here, it’s personal – and that means the world to us!”

Whether you’re buying or selling commercial or residential property in Lemhi County, the professionals at Alliance Title’s Salmon location would be delighted to help make your next transaction a success!

Alliance Title Salmon Branch
610 Main St., 83467
208.756.4231

Employee Spotlight – Dennise Davidson

We have our new Alliance Employee Spotlight! Let’s give a round of applause for Dennise Davidson!

Dennise Davidson is a Senior Escrow Officer for the Treasure Valley. Located in our Nampa, Idaho branch, Dennise has the wonderful job of helping make the dream of homeownership come true for her clients. She helps facilitate real estate closings – her goal is to make the process as accurate, efficient, and as stress free as possible.

Dennise explains, “I love what I do and the wonderful friendships I’ve formed over the years with my clients, my co-workers, realtors, and lending partners. It’s wonderful being part of the Alliance team – they feel more like family than co-workers, and they make coming to work every day a joy.”  

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Integrity” is Dennise’s favorite. She explains, “Purchasing or selling a home is a major life decision, and it’s important for our clients to be able to trust the people they’re working with. It’s the foundation for strong and enduring relationships and it is essential to guarantee success in both personal and business interactions. Integrity is the foundation our company core values are built upon.”

When she’s not working hard in the office, Dennise loves to take the opportunity to travel to new places. She enjoys spending time in the great outdoors – whether that’s through hiking, camping, fishing, or boating. Relaxing with a good book and her devoted lap cat is always a great way to unwind from the day – as well as spending time with her family.

Dennise’s family is something she holds near and dear – and her mother is someone she admires the most. Dennise explains, “My mom raised my sister and me on her own through difficult and often uncertain circumstances with dignity, courage, strength, and abundant faith. She taught us to be independent, faithful, strong, confident women; and now she’s a wonderful blessing and role model for her grandchildren. I’m very blessed to have her in my life.”

Now that you’ve gotten to know Dennise a little more, stop by Alliance Title’s Nampa office and write them in on your next transaction! Dennise looks forward to helping make your home closing a simple and smooth experience.

Dennise Davidson – Senior Escrow Officer for the Idaho Treasure Valley, Alliance Nampa Branch
1005 W Sanetta St., 83651
208.465.6603
dennise.davidson@alliancetitle.com

Looking Ahead: Digital Closings

  • While 80% of consumers would still prefer to close in person, 70% of consumers would like a more updated digital process when it comes to closing on a home. * Solidifi

Below is a snap shot of states that have Remote Online Notary legislation (as of October 2019)

*Map provided by ALTA

For more information on digital closings and remote online notarization visit: ALTA Digital Closings.

Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. will keep you informed as more updates become available.

Employee Spotlight – Lori Gedrose

A big round of applause for our newest employee spotlight – Lori Gedrose!

Lori Gedrose is our Administrative Assistant for Alliance Title’s Sandpoint, Idaho office. Lori enjoys working alongside her team, as well as visiting with clients and seeing their transactions from start to finish. Lori explains, “Visiting with clients to make them feel welcomed is probably my favorite part of my job. It is wonderful to see people start something new, whether it is selling or buying a new home. Everyone has a story with a new chapter.”

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Teamwork” is Lori’s favorite. Lori starts, “My favorite value is Teamwork. I’m proud to belong to this wonderful Sandpoint team. If anyone has a question or needs help, everyone is always willing to go the extra mile. If there are questions or concerns about a transaction, they thoroughly explain – and they never make you feel crazy for asking. I have worked with other Alliance offices, and I feel that they respect and work with everyone in the corporation the same way.”

When she’s not working hard in the office, Lori loves to spend time with family – whether that’s through family dinners, or fun board game nights. Lori illustrates, “Family is a huge part of my life. I have a wonderful husband, Jeremy, and three amazing daughters, Alex, 30, Chloe, 27, and Cecelia, almost 19. Now that we’ve become empty nesters, I will take as many family dinners or game nights as possible!”

Lori also loves to relax by starting on new craft projects, like painting, refinishing items, or completing floral arrangements.

Lori’s favorite quote, “And so the adventure begins,” is something she tries to embrace. Lori explains, “I would like to live my life more as an adventure – there will be ups and downs; excitement and fright; knowledge and confusion; attempts and fails. Looking forward to adventure means that nothing will stand in my way!”

Now that you’ve gotten to know Lori a little more, stop by Alliance Title’s Sandpoint office and write them in on your next transaction! Lori looks forward to helping make your home closing a simple and smooth experience.

Lori Gedrose – Administrative Assistant at Alliance’s Sandpoint Branch
105 Pine St., 83864
208.263.2125
lori.gedrose@alliancetitle.com

Meet our Clarkston, WA Branch

What does Hells Canyon, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and the Snake River all have in common?

They all share history with Clarkston, Washington.

Clarkston, Washington sits in Asotin County, and is part of the Lewiston, ID-WA metropolitan area. Home to North America’s deepest gorge, Hells Canyon, Clarkston invites you to the many year-round recreational activities it hosts.

Named after William Clark of the historic Lewis and Clark Expedition, Clarkston has both a small-town feel and rich opportunities. With year-round activities like golf, fishing, and hiking the trails along the Snake River readily available, you’re bound to explore more of the great outdoors.

Only a 2-minute drive from the greenbelt walkway along the Snake River, you’ll find our Alliance Title Clarkston office. With over 62 years of combined experience in the industry, our Clarkston branch is the best team to serve you in Asotin county.

Clarkston Team!
Back row left to right: Mike Benke, Bonnie Orr, Ketura Brown, Debbie Heagy, and Gary Cahill
Front row left to right: Alicia Scharnhorst, Tami Randall, and Celina Reynold

Vice President and Branch Manager, Tami Randall, explains why Alliance Title is the best choice in Asotin County, “We are always doing what we can to do the best job possible for our clients. Each transaction is unique in its own way, and we’re always ready for the challenge!”

Our Clarkston team is always ready to support the local community. They help support the Special Olympics in Washington, the Soup-Shelter for the local YMCA, the Tri-State Hospital Foundation’s Festival of Trees, the Quesenberry Foundation, and supports the local Teacher of the Month.

Outside the office, the Clarkston office staff loves to enjoy the outdoors, or take up new hobbies – like knitting!

Whether you’re buying or selling commercial or residential property in Asotin County, the professionals at Alliance Title’s Clarkston location would be delighted to help make your next transaction a success!

Alliance Title Clarkson Branch
735 5th St., 99403
509.758.2549

Employee Spotlight – Joy Denning

We have a new Employee Spotlight – Joy Denning!

Joy Denning is a Servicing Title Officer for our Blackfoot, Idaho branch. Joy helps customers understand their commitments and answers their questions. She also records, supervises recordings, and completes inspections. Before becoming a Servicing Title Officer, Joy started out posting and recording for 6 months before jumping into searching and examining.

Joy truly loves what she’s able to do – Joy explains, “I enjoy the research of history and old documents as well as helping customers resolve their issues.”

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Teamwork,” is Joy’s favorite. She explains, “I could not do my job without everyone on my team. We have a great office, and we all work well together. There is always someone ready to help out. My team in Boise also jumps in, helps us satisfy customers, and answers my endless questions. I have others on my title team in various Alliance offices that let me discuss situations with them too. It sometimes takes all of us to get the deal closed.”

When asked whom she admires, Joy immediately thinks of her parents. Joy continues, “I admire my parents for their values and integrity that they have instilled within me. Hopefully I have passed their lessons on to my son for our future generations. They lived through the depression, at a time when the most valuable thing they had was their family and integrity. They have sacrificed so much for us, and helped so many in need. What a great example they were to me.”

Outside the office, Joy loves to spend time in the great outdoors – especially exploring both Idaho and Utah. She loves to go camping, biking, hiking, fishing, and traveling to new places. Joy also loves woodworking, handmade items, and trying new dishes at restaurants. Joy says, “Although I like to cook, I enjoy other people’s cooking the best!”

But most of all, Joy loves being a grandmother – “What a joy they bring to my life!”

Now that you’ve gotten to know Joy a little more, stop by Alliance Title’s Blackfoot office and write them in on your next transaction! Joy looks forward to helping make your home closing a simple and smooth experience.

Joy Denning – Servicing Title Officer at Alliance’s Blackfoot Branch
246 W Pacific St., STE. A, 83221
208.785.4573
joy.denning@alliancetitle.com

The Year Ahead: Real Estate 2020

With 2020 on the horizon, it’s time to start preparing for what clients are wanting. Alliance Title has the knowledge and expertise you need to close quickly and efficiently.

Let us help you reach your 2020 market goals.

Real Estate 2020 Stats:

  • Millennials will look to “Hipsturbia” communities – a blend between suburb and city life. *
  • 1 in 4 households will face bidding wars compared to only one in 10 in 2019.**
  • There will be 35 million 65+ households in the U.S.***

*forbes.com
**redfin.com
***qz.com

Employee Spotlight – Cheree Bartram

Happy holidays and a cheery applause for our newest Employee Spotlight, Cheree Bartram!

Cheree Bartram is an Escrow Officer for our Nampa, Idaho branch. Cheree helps people’s dreams come true by preparing closing documents, signings, and supporting the awesome Nampa team. She truly loves helping clients achieve the ultimate goal of homeownership – Cheree explains, “I love what I do. Each day is a new challenge; I have developed some great friendships over the years with my clients, agents, and lenders. That is just icing on the cake!”

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Teamwork,” is Cheree’s favorite. She explains, “All of our core values are what I stand by, but teamwork is what I value the most. I feel when you work together, you can accomplish much greater things as a team with your lenders, agent, and co-workers.”

Outside the office, Cheree loves to spend time with her husband, family, and two grandsons. Cheree is also a dog mom, and loves to be with Lily and Bogey when she can, along with her new puppy, Cocoa! She also loves to find time to spend outdoors; whether that’s working in her yard or her new garden area.

Cheree’s favorite quote, “Be kind to one another,” comes from Ellen DeGeneres – who also happens to be someone she greatly admires! Cheree further explains, “I love that quote, because I always think what goes around comes around. So…just always be kind.”

Now that you’ve gotten to know Cheree a little more, stop by Alliance Title’s Nampa office and write them in on your next transaction! Cheree looks forward to helping make your home closing a simple and smooth experience.

Cheree Bartram – Escrow Officer at Alliance’s Nampa Branch
1005 W Sanetta St., 83651
208.465.6600
cheree.bartram@alliancetitle.com

Meet our Blackfoot, ID Branch

In Bingham County, and exactly a half an hour between Pocatello and Idaho Falls, you’ll find the cute little town of Blackfoot, Idaho.

Located on the south side of the Snake River, Blackfoot boasts the largest potato industry – which explains its nickname, “Potato Capital of the World.” You can find the Idaho Potato Museum here, where you can take a picture with the giant potato statue that welcomes you to the museum.

Only a two-minute drive from the famous Rupe’s Burgers, our wonderful Alliance Title Blackfoot team awaits. With over 130 total combined years in the industry and 118 years of experience in title & escrow, our Blackfoot branch is the best team to serve you in Bingham County.

Vice President and Branch Manager, Brittany Carlson, explains, “On top of having A LOT of experience, our team is committed to helping each and every customer. We take pride in every transaction and the level of communication that we provide to our customers. Many of us were born and raised in Blackfoot, Idaho and have called this home for most of our lives.”

Our Alliance Blackfoot, ID team!

Our Blackfoot team does more than just serve your real estate transactions, they are also a great help to the local community! In addition to participating in the companywide annual food drive, Closing the Hunger Gap, the branch is involved in the Community Dinner Table and the Greater Blackfoot Area Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, team members are involved with the  Relay for Life and Toys for Tots.

When our Blackfoot office isn’t hard at work in the office, they enjoy traveling, camping, going on photography shoots, spending time with family, playing the piano, farming, and reading. A few team members also love craft shows and antiques.

Recently, Brittany just finished her four-year service commitment to the Greater Blackfoot Area Chamber of Commerce, where she served as Vice President, President, and Past President.

Our Blackfoot branch understands how important their community is. Brittany explains further, “we have the BEST customers in our market. This includes our Relators®, lenders, buyers, sellers, attorneys – ALL OF THEM! They are the best!”

Whether you’re buying or selling commercial or residential property in Bingham County, the professionals at Alliance Title’s Blackfoot location would be delighted to help make your next transaction a success!

Alliance Title Blackfoot Branch
246 W Pacific St. Ste, A., 83221
208.785.4573