Social Distancing and Business Growth

Even while COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives, the housing market marches on. With various state restrictions in place to maintain social distancing, it might be difficult to reach your clients as you once used to.

CHECK OUT OUR RESOURCES AND TOOLS:

  • Our Buyer/Seller Guides are available online. You can use them in a presentation, or you can send them directly to your client to help with any questions about the process.
  • A login with our Marketing Resource Center will allow access to create flyers, postcards, etc. Send them to a past client as a friendly check-in, or to new clients as a warm welcome.

Meet our Emmett, ID Branch

In Southwestern Idaho, you’ll find the “gem” in Gem County – Emmett, Idaho! Emmett is a vibrant and adventurous local community that holds excitement and hospitality in every corner.

Agriculture has been a major focus for this community and has made a huge economic impact on the town for more than 100 years. From strawberries, to cherries, apricots, blueberries, and apples – you’re sure to find delicious and locally grown fruit!

Their annual Emmett Cherry Festival has become the family hometown tradition! Since the 1930s, the community and surrounding cities have celebrated the region’s largest running festival every June; with fun activities, concerts, and yummy food, the Emmett Cherry Festival is the highlight to kicking off the summer months.

A 15-minute drive from the Black Canyon Reservoir, you’ll find our Alliance Title Emmett branch! With a combined experience of 25+ years in the title and escrow industry, our Emmett team is ready to close your transaction.

Our Emmett office prides themselves on all of the Alliance Title Core Values, and it certainly helps them stand out from the rest of the competition in Gem County. Teamwork – one of our core values – is something the Emmett office holds near and dear to their hearts. They have participated and volunteered in eight different events this past year! They include: the Emmett Rotary Foundation Dinner, Emmett Cherry Festival, Emmett Harvest Festival, REBA Bowling Fundraiser, Rose Evans Memorial Gold Tournament, Emmett Valley Friendship Coalition, Emmett Food Pantry, and the Gem County Christmas Toy Drive and Cheer Basket!

The Emmett Team enjoys the variety of work their customers bring to the table – whether it be a buyer, seller, agent, or surveyor. Their clients can be anything from a FSBO to Seller Finance that allows them to work directly with the buyer and seller – thus creating lasting relationships.

Outside of work, the Emmett branch loves to go on adventures! The team – Vice President & General Manager, Marilyn Knighton; Escrow Officer, Tiffini Woolley; and Administrative Assistant, Stephanie Harmison – love to go paddle boarding at Black Canyon, garden, spend time with family, swim, or ride dirt bikes/ATVs at Little Gem Cycle Park.

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

Alliance Title Emmett Branch
P.O Box 622
1312 S Washington Ave., Ste. F, 83617
208.365.4486

Employee Spotlight – Kara Rogness

We have a new employee spotlight! Give a round of applause for Kara Rogness!

Kara is an Escrow Assistant for our Coeur d’Alene, Idaho office. Kara clears title, assists with phone calls and walk-ins, helps with CD’s, and other various tasks. Kara loves that her work days always come with a new challenge!

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Teamwork” is Kara’s favorite. She explains, “Teamwork is the glue that holds everything together.” After joining the Alliance Title CDA office back in 2017, Kara is a wonderful and knowledgeable person to have on our team!

Outside of the office, Kara enjoys spending time with family and friends, finding new hiking trails and new spots to go paddle boarding, and planning trips!

When it comes to admiration, Kara thinks of no one other than her mother. She continues, “My mother is one of the strongest people I know. She works hard and is always there for her family!”

Kara’s favorite quote, “Don’t count the days, make the days count,” by Muhammad Ali, is something she tries to stick to as her daily mantra. Kara says, “It’s a great reminder to live every day to the fullest!”

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

Kara Rogness – Escrow Assistant for Alliance Title’s CDA Branch
2157 N Main St., 83814
208.667.3402
Kara.rogness@alliancetitle.com

Your Protection Against Wire Fraud – CertifID

Staying home doesn’t mean crime stops. Fraud is scary, but wiring funds shouldn’t be – our partnership with CertifID, the nation’s leading wire fraud prevention solution, protects your clients by providing a platform to securely exchange wiring information.

CertifID gives clients peace of mind so they can focus on the things that matter most. Partnering with CertifID is one of the many actions we’ve taken to keep our clients safe.

Call your local Alliance Title branch to learn more about the tools and steps we have in place.  

Employee Spotlight – Joey Wirth

Our newest Employee Spotlight goes to Joey Wirth!

Joey Wirth is an Escrow Officer for our Alliance Title Nampa, Idaho branch. Joey loves to help clients purchase their dream home and refinance to a better financial solution.

Of the Alliance Core Values, Teamwork is Joey’s favorite. She explains, “Having an awesome group of people collaborate helps make it all come together.”

When Joey isn’t working hard in the office, she enjoys spending time outdoors – whether that’s hiking, hunting, or being on the family ranch. Joey is also a healthy living coach! She illustrates, “I love being involved with my tribe and helping them reach their goals.”

Thinking of her favorite person, Joey talks about her father. She continues, “[My dad] taught me a strong work ethic and to always take care of the people who matter.”

Joey’s go-to quote, “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you will ever know,” by A.A. Milne, is a mantra she tries to stick by.

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

Joey Wirth – Escrow Officer for Alliance Title’s Nampa Branch
1005 W Sanetta St, 83651
208.465.6600
joey.wirth@alliancetitle.com

Helping Our Communities

With COVID-19 bringing uncertain times for many, Alliance Title & Escrow, under the parent company of Futura Title & Escrow Corp., made sizeable donations to various local charities in the communities they live and work in. Futura Title’s brands donated a total of $67,400 (equivalent to $100 per company employee) to various charities across the Pacific Northwest. 

Alliance Title’s branches donated to the charities that were close to their hearts and who continuously aid in their communities.

With all of the branches throughout Idaho donating to their charities, Alliance Title was able to contribute a grand total of $26,400!

Alliance Title strives to continuously aid in the communities we live and work in. We are greatly inspired by all of the wonderful and generous community members who have stepped up and helped others during this difficult time – and we want to encourage the same.

Charities donated to by Alliance Title branch:

  • Blackfoot – Bingham Crisis Center
  • Boise – Women’s & Children’s Alliance
  • Clarkston – Twin County United Way – Health Division
  • Coeur d’Alene – Newby-ginnings of Idaho
  • Corporate – Idaho Food Bank & Veteran’s Hospital
  • CTS – Idaho Food Bank
  • Driggs – Seniors West of the Tetons
  • Emmett – Emmett Valley Friendship Coalition
  • Idaho Falls – Habitat for Humanity & Community Food Basket
  • Kalispell – Funding Families with Type 1 Diabetes
  • Lewiston – The Gina Quesenberry Foundation
  • Mountain Home – Three Island Senior Citizens Center, Inc.
  • Nampa – Canyon County Meals on Wheels
  • Pocatello – Idaho Food Bank
  • Rexburg – Case Appointed Special Advocates for Children
  • Rigby – Rigby Senior Citizens Center
  • Salmon – Lemhi After School Promise
  • Sandpoint – Bonner Community Food Bank
  • Soda Springs – Idaho Food Bank
  • Twin Falls – Light of Hope Food Pantry

Employee Spotlight – Suzanne Jellison

We have a new employee spotlight! Give a cheer for Suzanne Jellison!

Suzanne Jellison is a Title Officer for our Flathead County offices in Montana: Kalispell and Whitefish. Before becoming a Title Officer, she was an Escrow Officer for seven years – confirming that she is an incredibly experienced employee to have on our team! Alliance Title has been lucky enough to have had Suzanne on our team since 1984.

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Accountability” is Suzanne’s favorite. She explains, “I believe accountability is important not only in the work environment, but also in my personal life. It challenges me and pushes me to be the best person I can be.”

Suzanne loves the variety of her work and how each file is different – “All these years later, and I still run into situations that I have never seen before. I’m always learning something new. It’s almost like being a private eye.”

When she’s away from the office, Suzanne enjoys relaxing at home or taking leisurely strolls with her dogs. You can also find her spending time in the great outdoors and visiting the local national parks.

Suzanne’s favorite quote, “The secret to getting ahead is getting started,” by Mark Twain, is something she tries to live her life by.

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

Suzanne Jellison – Title Officer for Alliance Title’s Kalispell and Whitefish Branches
406.862.3094
suzanne.jellison@alliancetitle.com

Social Distancing Through the Life of Your Transaction

The world is a tad bit different right now – completing your real estate transaction is no different. Our tools below are easily accessible from the comfort of your home – keeping you safe during sheltering-in-place.
Check them out below:

  • Use our “Get a Quote” widget or our Net Sheets for fee quotes.
  • Utilize our cloud-based service, EMTransfer, to securely document, collect, and disburse earnest money electronically.
  • Use CertiID to secure your wire transfer!
  • After you’ve completed your transaction, create thank you cards or “just sold” postcards from our online Marketing Resource Center.

Alliance Title has the tools you need from the safety of your own home. Reach out to your local branch by phone or email!

Employee Spotlight – Andy Hansen

Give a round of applause for our newest employee spotlight, Andy Hansen!

Andy Hansen is an Escrow Assistant for our Alliance Title Rexburg, Idaho branch. Andy works with the escrow team to provide the best service possible for their customers. Having been with Alliance Title for the past four years, Andy is a wonderful assistant to have on our team.  Andy loves the work atmosphere, helping clients with their real estate needs, and of course, working with the amazing Rexburg team.

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Teamwork,” is Andy’s favorite. She explains, “This job requires a team approach to be able to get the most productive and best outcome. Learning from others and with others is a great benefit to all.”

Outside of the office, Andy enjoys spending time with her family. When asked whom she admires, Andy thinks of her daughter, Jaycee. She continues, “She has been a shining light to me and the rest of my family no matter what the situation. She is determined, a hard worker, and extremely kind. She always lends a hug or a helping hand.”

Andy’s favorite quote, “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you,” is a mantra she tries to live her life by.

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

Andy Hansen – Escrow Assistant or Alliance Title’s Rexburg Branch
130 E Main St, 83440
208.356.9323

CertifID – Wire Fraud Prevention

Alliance Title doesn’t want you to be a victim of wire fraud! To help protect you and your assets, we’ve partnered with CertifID – nation’s leading wire fraud prevention solution, to implement an additional level of security to your transactions.

HOW IT WORKS: CertifID is designed for transaction participants to securely send and confirm wiring instructions. By validating the identity of the parties in real time, CertifID’s process allows for us to confidently proceed in providing accurate wire instructions. This process helps protect you and your clients by insuring that closing funds are safely transferred and received.

Every transaction utilizing CertifID is backed by a $1,000,000 guarantee, at no cost to you or your clients.  With over $1.5 billion lost in the United States due to wire fraud in 2019 alone, CertifID is the ultimate solution to help combat this growing concern.

We encourage you to take a look at how we are integrating CertifID into our transaction process by viewing the attached flyer.

Additionally, more information can be found on CertifID’s website, including a quick and informative video that walks through the entire process.