Meet our Mountain Home, ID Branch

Nestled just under an hour south of Boise, you’ll find Alliance Title’s Mountain Home, ID branch. This team includes an exemplary group of knowledgeable and proficient individuals who are all elated to help you through your next real estate transaction. The Mountain Home team provides consistent, accurate, and professional title and escrow services to their customers.

Each employee has become an invaluable member to Alliance Title and rounds up almost 57+ years of experience to the industry. Alliance’s Mountain Home branch is committed to being an active member of the community and takes pride in being located in Elmore County. The Mountain Home branch has been a constant supporter of the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce, the Military Affairs Committee, and the Elmore County Board of Realtors. Two of the Mountain Home’s branch team have family members that are active or retired from the United States Airforce.

Alliance’s Mountain Home branch also contributes and participates in the October companywide annual campaign, “Closing the Hunger Gap.” Over the past four years, the Mountain Home branch has been the consistent top contributor to the annual food drive. Given the size of the Alliance Mountain Home team of five, this illustrates the branch’s commitment to their community.

Whether you’re buying or selling a commercial or residential property in Elmore County, the professionals at Alliance Title’s Mountain Home location are excited to help make your next transaction a success!

Alliance Title – Mountain Home
1715 American Legion Blvd
Mountain Home, ID, 83647
208.587.8428

Employee Spotlight – Stacy Woods

Stacy Woods has been a Business Development Representative for Alliance Title’s Nampa, ID branch for the past nine years! Stacy is responsible for growing Alliance Title’s business and market share for the Canyon County; she truly enjoys helping new agents grow their network and connecting them with experienced lenders. Stacy appreciates Alliance’s encouragement in her involvement with the community – she is currently sitting as a Chamber Ambassador.

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Integrity” is Stacy’s top choice. She explains, “This core value is one of the many reasons I work for Alliance – they put integrity above and beyond even during the fluctuating market.”

Stacy looks to her family when she needs strength and advice. When asked whom she admires, Stacy’s grandfather comes to mind. She exemplifies that “he taught me honesty and that hard work pays off.” While her grandfather gave her wonderful advice, her husband and daughters give her warmth and light. Stacy has been married to her husband for twenty-four years, and they have two beautiful daughters that they are both extremely proud of. Her oldest is a senior at the University of Idaho, and her youngest is a senior at Homedale High School.

Outside of the office, Stacy enjoys horseback riding, traveling, going to football games, and being with her family.

Stacy’s favorite quote, “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather, is a lack of will,” by Vince Lombardi, is something she tries to apply in her daily life. Stacy explains, “I like this quote because I have always considered myself the underdog; however, I have always had the will to overcome any obstacles that have gotten in my way.”

Now that you’ve gotten to know Stacy a little more, stop by Alliance Title’s Nampa branch to write them in on your next transaction! Stacy looks forward to helping make your home closing a wonderful and positive process.

 

Stacy Woods – Business Development Rep. III at Alliance Title’s Nampa Branch.
1005 W Sanetta St., 83651
208.465.6600
Stacy_woods@alliancetitle.com

Employee Spotlight – Heidi Semmler

Heidi Semmler has been an Escrow Officer for Alliance’s Salmon, ID branch for the past 13 years! Heidi has loved being involved in the process of closing title and escrow transactions for her clients; she enjoys the excitement she sees when her clients buy their first home, or when they return to sell their home for a new one.

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Service” is Heidi’s go-to favorite. She explains, “In service, we have to be honest; our job will not get done without teamwork. We need our customers to trust us – and that trust will turn into respect. Our service is what our customers will remember, and our service is a combination of all Alliance’s Core Values.”

When asked whom she admires, Heidi looks to her mother. She illustrates that “[my mom] is such an amazing and kind person; she is always thinking about someone other than herself.”

Outside the office, Heidi enjoys spending time with her husband and their 15 year old son – whether that’s through camping, hunting, fishing, rafting, or having barbecues with family and friends. Heidi also finds joy in seeing her son flourish and find new passions.

Heidi’s favorite quote, “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around,” by author, Leo Buscaglia, is something she tries to strive by.

Now that you’ve gotten to know Heidi a little more, write her in on your next transaction! Heidi looks forward to helping make your home closing a wonderful and positive process.

 

Heidi Semmler – Escrow Officer at Alliance’s Salmon Branch
610 Main St.
Salmon, ID, 83467
208.756.4231
Heidi_semmler@alliancetitle.com

Meet our Nampa, ID Branch

The Alliance Title team located in Nampa, ID has an incredible group of experienced and talented individuals who will not only help you through your next real estate transaction, but who also know how to have fun! Each employee has become an invaluable member to the team and rounds up almost 75+ years of experience in the industry. The Nampa branch is both family and community oriented; they take pride in every level of service – from greeting customers, to completing transactions at the closing table, and presenting a unified and consistent high level of customer service.

While this branch is wonderfully committed to each client, the employees in the Nampa branch are also unbelievably active in the community. The Nampa branch participates in “Festival of Trees,” The Boys and Girls Club, and the companywide food drive, “Closing the Hunger Gap.” Their office was also able to gather $3,200 from their “Sporting Clay” event, where they were able to fund the cause, “Stampede for the Cure” – a charity that helps local women receive free mammograms. The Nampa branch holds this event every year, with proceeds contributing to new charities.

Each and every employee brings a diverse array of talents and hobbies! From gardening, cooking, baking, sewing, crafting, painting, furniture building, refurbishing and antique restoring – this team is involved in almost everything!

When asked what they loved most about their customers, the Nampa team all echoed in unison: “our clients become like family.” Clients aren’t just business partners, but friends – they share the branch’s passion for community and work with them to support and serve others.

Whether you’re buying or selling a commercial or residential property in Canyon County, the professionals at Alliance’s Nampa location are excited to help make your next transaction a success!

Alliance Title – Nampa
1005 W Sanetta St.
Nampa, ID, 83651
208.465.6600

 

Get Ready, Get Set, Vote!

Voting day is here!

Alliance Title’s 6th annual Canstructure Contest has begun! Follow the link below to vote for your favorite canstructure.

The winner will be allowed bragging rights, and the Fido Traveling Canstructure Trophy!

Get voting – and help Alliance Title close the hunger gap by donating nonperishable food items to any Alliance Title location throughout Idaho, Washington, and Montana.

https://blog.alliancetitle.com/2018-canstructure-voting/

Closing the Hunger Gap 2018

We’ve officially kicked off the 7th annual Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. ‘Closing the Hunger Gap’ companywide food drive! The drive will run through October 31st, 2018.

Our branches throughout Idaho and sections of Montana and Washington have teamed up with their local food banks to collect non-perishable food items and funds to help end hunger in the communities we serve.

This year’s goal is to collect 27,000 pounds of food.

Each branch will be creating food art installations we call “Canstructures” – each office will come up with their own theme and design! Come into participating offices to vote on your favorite one, or vote for your favorite Canstructure starting on Monday, October 8th!

We’re eager to have you help us reach our 27,000 pound food collection goal and end hunger in our community!

Don’t forget to use the hashtag, #CHG2018 to share your donations!

Employee Spotlight – Eric Polatis

Eric Polatis has been a part of the Alliance’s Emerald CTS branch since 2011, but has been working in the title insurance industry for the past 20 years! As a Senior Advisory Title Officer, he also services Alliance’s Meridian and CW Moore escrow teams on all title related matters.

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Integrity” is Eric’s top choice. He explains, “I believe in doing the right thing at all times and in all circumstances whether or not anyone can see it. Success can come and go, but integrity is forever!” Eric aims to make a difference in Alliance’s client’s lives in both commercial and residential real estate.

Eric enjoys the daily challenge of his work and the constant learning it provides. He also loves to help customers solve their potential title issues – Eric further explains, “It can literally mean the difference in them putting food on the table and a roof over their family’s head.”

When asked whom he admires, Eric looks to his mother. He adds that “she is such an amazing hard-working woman who has done everything in her life for her family!”

Outside of work, Eric finds passion in being active and anything sports related. He also finds relaxation in playing his guitar!

Eric’s favorite quote, “be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind,” is something he tries to live by.

Now that you’ve gotten to know Eric a little more, write him in on your next transaction! He looks forward to helping make your next transaction a wonderful and positive success.

 

Eric Polatis – Senior Advisory Title Officer at Alliance’s Emerald CTS Branch
9465 W Emerald, Ste. 120
Boise, ID 83704
Eric_polatis@alliancetitle.com

Real Estate Lingo – What is Title Insurance?

Purchasing a home is both exciting and terrifying – most of the terms you come across are alien to you, which might make you hesitate before signing on the deal.

Most first-time homebuyers believe that title insurance is “just another fee” they have to pay to buy a home. It may surprise some, but title insurance is far more than just a little fee – it protects both lender and buyer from many types of claims made against the title to a property, such as encumbrances and liens. Another surprising factor – one out of every four residential real estate transactions have an issue with the title.

Title insurance is based on loss prevention – which means a much larger percentage of the premium dollar is spent up front to prevent any title problems from occurring.

These costs cover: searching, identifying, and resolving title issues before closing to eliminate risks that could result in a future claim. The due diligence performed before the policy is issued aids in resolving any potential roadblocks.

It’s important to know the various terms in the real estate world so you feel confident and secure throughout your transaction!

Meet our Meridian, ID Branch

The Alliance Title team located in Meridian, ID is a wonderful group of experienced and talented individuals who know how to have fun! Each and every employee is a valuable member to the team and brings together over 120+ years of experience to the industry. The Meridian branch takes pride in their exemplary customer service and makes sure each transaction goes as smoothly as possible. Having each customer leave with an incredible experience is their top priority.

Not only is the Meridian branch committed to creating an exceptional experience for their clientele in both commercial and residential title and escrow services, but they are also an active participant in the community; the Meridian team holds their fundraising event, “Bowling to End Hunger” to help with the companywide campaign, “Closing the Hunger Gap” during the month of October benefiting the Idaho Foodbank. Members from the team also volunteer for a number of other local organizations, such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County, the First Tee of Idaho, and both the Boise Metro and Meridian Chamber of Commerce.

The Meridian branch brings an eclectic array of fun activities to the industry! From competitive body-building, archery, fly fishing, camping, golfing, hiking, and biking – the team is involved in almost everything!

Whether you’re buying or selling a commercial or residential property in the Ada County, the professionals at Alliance’s Meridian location are excited to help make your next transaction a success!


From left to right: Ben Thomas, Becky Ahring, Danielle Pegram, Sally Howie, Kauri Moll, Jessica Lins, Brittany Guettermann, Michelle Turner, Reana Garcia, and Yhindi Struthers
Not pictured: Brian Stone, Keehton Potter, and Brittney Love

 

Alliance Title – Meridian
2965 E Tarpon Dr., Ste. 180
Meridian, ID, 83642
208.846.8558

Employee Spotlight – Kauri Moll

Kauri Moll has been an Escrow Officer for Alliance’s Meridian, ID branch for the past 15 years. If she were to define her job description, she would interpret it as making dreams come true! Although Kauri’s job isn’t always easy, she keeps a smile on her face and consistently has her clients feeling comfortable and at ease.

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Service” is Kauri’s favorite. She explains, “If I am service oriented, then our company and our promise stands out. It helps clients understand that we care and that their transaction is the most important transaction.” Kauri strives to make a difference in her client’s lives and help them accomplish their goals and dreams.

When asked whom she admires, Kauri points to the working mother. She explains that “being a single career mom myself, I have huge respect for those moms out there who are able to manage a career, a household, and wrangle their children along the way!”

When she’s not in the office, Kauri loves spending her time outdoors! Whether it’s through hiking, backpacking, hunting, or fishing, you can find her exploring new places and soaking in the rays.

Kauri’s favorite quote, “wanting less is a better blessing than having more,” helps her keep things simple and back to the basics. She believes that money and things don’t buy happiness – but instead to cherish your family and friends and make memories.

Now that you’ve gotten to know Kauri a little more, write her in on your next transaction! Kauri looks forward to helping make your next transaction a wonderful and positive success.

 

Kauri Moll – Escrow Officer at Alliance’s Meridian Branch
2965 E Tarpon Dr. Ste. 180
Meridian, ID 83642
208-846-8558
Kauri_moll@alliancetitle.com