Meet our Sandpoint, ID Branch

What city has a little bit of everything?

Sandpoint, Idaho.

The largest city in Bonner County, Sandpoint offers something for both the adventurer and the relaxation seeker. It’s nestled on the shores of Idaho’s largest lake, Lake Pend Oreille, is surrounded by three major mountain ranges – the Selkirk, Cabinet, and Bitterrot ranges – and is the home of Idaho’s largest ski resort, the Schweitzer Mountain.

With its outrageous beauty, Sandpoint is Idaho’s hidden treasure.

Located just a skip away from Sandpoint City Beach Park, you’ll find Idaho’s other secret treasure: Alliance Title’s Sandpoint branch. Bringing in 106 total years of experience between our six full-time team members, Alliance’s Sandpoint is ready and eager to join you during the home buying process.

This office doesn’t shy away from community events and contributions, either – they’re heavily involved in Alliance Title’s companywide campaign, Closing the Hunger Gap, and they also contribute to the 7B Boobs & Beer Run to raise funds for local cancer organizations, The Festival at Sandpoint for arts education, and the Distinguished Young Women program and the Performing Choirs at Sandpoint High School.

Left to right: Karla Derton, Hannah Gardner, Lori Gedrose, Harlan Ray, Gina Hall, and Janie Ray

Each employee has their own interesting hobbies and passions. Administrative Assistant, Lori Gedrose, loves antiquing and refurbishing – her seasonal arrangements always brighten up the office entry way; Title Officer, Harlan Ray, enjoys photography; Escrow Officer, Karla Derton, plays the trumpet and has the super power of speaking in movie quotes; Escrow Officer, Janie Ray, is an avid reader and piano player; and Escrow Assistant, Hannah Gardner, is not only a poetry writer, but also a Dungeons and Dragons player!

The Sandpoint branch is warm and friendly – they truly care about their clients, and they strive to excel for each transaction. They explain, “We love being part of our customers’ team. Our area is diverse; everything from off the grid acreage tucked away from population, to lavish waterfront homes. Every customer has a different need and we enjoy finding ways to help make the transaction happen.”

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

Alliance Title – Sandpoint
105 Pine St., 83864
208.263.2125

Having a fun Starbucks coffee break!

Employee Spotlight – Jared Janke

Jared Janke is our Assistant Vice President and Sales Manager in Alliance Title’s Coeur d’Alene, Idaho office. He has brought 12 incredible years to the branch and we couldn’t be more thankful! Jared’s responsibilities include business development, increasing market share, bringing in new business, and managing business development representatives in other surrounding branches.

Jared truly enjoys being involved in the local community and getting to meet so many people. Assisting lenders, realtors, and builders to help them succeed is something he aims for everyday!

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Integrity” is Jared’s top pick. He explains, “I strive to be successful in our market; however, I constantly challenge myself to do it the right way. Work hard, provide service for our customers, and be true to who I am at the same time. I will do what I say I am going to do.”

When it comes to choosing someone he appreciate and respects, Jared looks to whom he’s surrounded by: “I admire good parents, good teachers, good coaches – I admire these folks because they mold our children and have a huge impact on our communities.”

When Jared’s not working hard in the office, you’ll probably spot him enjoying time in the great outdoors! He enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping – anything that involves being outside. He also loves watching his daughter play volleyball and softball with her travel teams!

Jared’s favorite quote, “It’s not how hard you hit, it’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward,” is something he believes represents true life: “Life can be tough and there will be times when we all feel like giving up or quitting or stopping. The winners in life will pick themselves up and get right back after it!”

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

Jared Janke – Assistant Vice President-Sales Manager at Alliance’s Coeur d’Alene Branch
2157 N Main St., 83814
208.667.3402
jared.janke@alliancetitle.com

Employee Spotlight – Hannah Gardner

Hannah Gardner is an Escrow Assistant for Alliance Title’s Sandpoint, Idaho branch. Although she is relatively new to the industry, Hannah is a quick learner and has become a wonderful addition to the team!

Hannah helps the escrow officers in gathering information needed to complete their closings and assisting with funding their files after recording. Her favorite part about working in the industry is being the one to bring such positive news to a future homeowner. Hannah explains, “I love when I get to break the news to a first-time homebuyer that their purchase has recorded. They always sound excited and grateful; it’s good to feel like I’m a part of one of the most important moments of their lives.”

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Integrity” is Hannah’s favorite. She further illustrates, “Our clients need to know their transactions are in safe, impartial, honest hands. If you and your office have a reputation for honesty, then the rest takes care of itself. I love that many of our Alliance offices are based in smaller communities, but just remember how quickly word travels in small towns!”

When it comes to admiration, Hannah immediately thinks of her brave and wonderful grandmother. Her grandmother had escaped the bombing in England during World War II by fleeing to the United States with her family. Although she had to completely start over in a new and strange country, she still managed to graduate from college with a degree in bacteriology and managed her own jewelry shop for many years. Hannah believes “she has always been a resourceful, intelligent, and independent woman. I can only hope to be like her!”

Outside the office, you can find Hannah practicing her writing skills or falling deeper into a new book. In the summers, she likes to hike and camp in the Selkirk Range and continue her tradition of running the Bloomsday race in Spokane, Washington with her best friend.

Eleanor Roosevelt’s famous quote, “well behaved women rarely make history,” helps with Hanna’s vision board: “This quote always reminds me that if you have a dream, you should chase it no matter what people tell you. Did Amelia Earhart smother her dreams of flight because she thought people would disapprove? Not at all! Of course she wound up disappearing in a flying accident, but that’s another story.”

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

Hannah Gardner – Escrow Assistant at Alliance’s Sandpoint Branch
105 Pine St., 83864
208.263.2125
Hanna.gardner@alliancetitle.com

Meet our Rigby, ID Branch

Nestled between Idaho Falls and Rexburg sits the charming little town of Rigby, Idaho. Sitting in the northeast portion of the Snake River Plain, the town is just a stone’s throw away from Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons.

Alliance Title’s Rigby branch feels “at home” in this friendly community. With the combined work experience of our employees at this office – Vice President and Branch Manager, Jennifer Landon, with 24 years, Title officer, Kathlean Brown, with 18 years, and Escrow Officers, Miriam Mendoza, and Brandi Whitmill, with seven and four years of experience –  comes a combined total of 53 years! 

Jennifer explains, “Alliance Rigby is known for providing accurate, timely service with a friendly smile. We always receive comments about the fun vibe and feel in our office when customers come in. We have a beautiful building and location that welcomes everyone doing business with us ‘home.’”

The Rigby team is committed to serving the needs of the community. They have donated large amounts of food and funds during Alliance’s companywide campaign, Closing the Hunger Gap, as well as having collected for their “Food for Fido” campaign that aids in local vet clinics. Jennifer is also involved in the Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce.

When they aren’t working hard or volunteering around the town, the Rigby branch knows how to have fun! They all enjoy being active in the great outdoors with their families, or taking time to relax in the hobbies they love; Jennifer rides motorcycles, Miriam likes kickboxing, Brandi enjoys gardening, and Kathlean plays bass in a band.

To the team in Rigby, providing title and escrow service isn’t just a job – they help families and friends establish memories in their new homes. Jennifer further illustrates, “What we all love about our customers is that they are our neighbors and friends. We enjoy seeing the dream of homeownership come true and take pride in creating that outstanding customer service in our community.”

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

Alliance Title – Rigby
581 Rigby Lake Dr., 83442
208.745.9495

Meet our Kalispell, MT Branch

Most people are surprised at the beauty and wonder that Kalispell, Montana offers. At the center of the Flathead Valley, this mountainous getaway is surrounded by Flathead Lake and Glacier National Park – offering plenty for the adventurer.

Alliance Title’s Kalispell branch is just south of Woodland Park, and is only a mere 40 minute drive from the national park.

The Kalispell team loves their community. Business Development Representative, Heidi Escalante, explains that “while Montana is one of the largest states in the nation, we have only one million people that live here. If you want a small town feel, visit us in Montana.”

The office staff ranges from Millennials to Baby Boomers – with a combined knowledge of 130 years in the title and escrow industry! The branch is a longtime supporter of the Flathead Building Association, the Northwest Montana REALTORS® Association, the Kalispell Chamber and the Whitefish Chamber. The team is currently new supporters of the Glacier Symphony, the Flathead Valley Community College Foundation, Tires for Change, and Flathead Area Young Professionals (FAYP).

The Kalispell team has a lot of fun and isn’t afraid to get outside of their comfort zone. Each fall, the team throws a community party – depending on the date, a Halloween or an Oktoberfest party takes place. However, costumes are always a must!

They also participate in an annual “Float the River” team bonding excursion that has quickly become the highlight that solidifies their friendships – Heidi explains, “we truly care for one another and truly care for our clients.”

Alliance Title’s Kalispell office is here to serve your needs. As Heidi says, “Our team is one with a united front, and we strive to succeed. Title expertise is what we are known for. Customer service is why we are always the first choice.”

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

Kalispell branch having fun before Superbowl 53!

Alliance Title – Kalispell
201 S Main St, 59901
406.752.7606

Meet our Coeur d’Alene, ID Branch

To understand the magic of Coeur d’Alene, one must visit the eclectic Northern Idaho city. Surrounded by dozens of lakes created from ice-age glaciers, Coeur d’Alene offers a plethora of recreational activities for any season – as well as jaw-dropping sunsets.

Alliance Title’s Coeur d’Alene branch sits across Riverstone Park and is a skip away from Lake Coeur d’Alene.

The team is heavily involved in community activities and events – they support St. Vinny’s each year with their concert event in the park, Coeur d’Alene’s local college NIC, as well as supporting CASA, the Women’s Shelter, Children’s Village, Boots and Socks through Windermere, Coeur d’Alene Association of Realtors, the local police and fire department, and the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce.

The CDA branch has an incredible group of professionals who desire to help and go above what is required for their customer base. With a combined work experience of 305 years in the industry, accuracy and a timely nature come naturally to this crew.

Each October, the team hosts an Open House that the community is invited to. With a turnout of 250 guests this past October, the CDA branch was especially appreciative of their guests and clients who participated in games, danced to live music, and ate delicious catered barbeque.

When they aren’t hard at work, each employee finds time to relax and unwind. From Noodling – catching large fish with bare hands – to tight wire walking, attending mosh pits at rock concerts, acing spelling bee contests, and powerlifting, this team includes quite the adventure seekers!

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

Alliance Title – Coeur d’Alene
2157 N Main St., 83814
208.667.3402

Update: We’re Back! CenturyLink Internet Outage

*Update 12/28/2018 at 8:40am

The following Alliance Title offices that were impacted by the CenturyLink nationwide internet outage yesterday have been restored!

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We’re happy to assist you and your real estate transactions!

Offices impacted include:

  • Clarkston, WA
  • Lewiston, ID
  • Kalispell, MT

Meet our Pocatello, ID Branch

Known as being The Gate City to access the Northwest through the Oregon Trail, Pocatello sits in the southeastern part of Idaho in Bannock County. Previously rich in gold to many settlers, Pocatello is home to Idaho State University and is ranked twentieth on Forbes list of “Best Small Places for Business and Careers.”

Alliance Title’s Pocatello branch not only contributes to the community of this historical town, but the employees also deeply care for and appreciate their clients. Working with their clients gives them the opportunity to create new friendships – each customer brings something different and new to the table; they teach the branch something new and are always cheerful.

With a combined work experience of 103 years, the Pocatello team is experienced in serving your title and escrow needs. Their innovative problem solving techniques and dedication to community service pushes their team to stand out above the competition.

In the community, the branch contributes to food drives, the Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Local Land Trust, Valley Pride, Junior Achievement, the Legislative Council, and the PR Committee.

Their branch is also military strong – both Emily Geisler and her husband, Jayson, served in protecting our freedom. The Chamber of Commerce also recently awarded Lisa Armijo with the Distinguished Citizen Award this past year.

When the team isn’t hard at work, they enjoy spending time painting, cooking, silversmithing, gunsmithing, horseback riding, bodybuilding, hunting, hiking, traveling, 4-wheeling, and participating in marathons.

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

 Front Row (L-R): Rebecca, Kellie, Tashina, Miranda / Back Row (L-R): Adri, Kelci, Curtice, Emily, Libbie, Lisa

Alliance Title – Pocatello
2350 Via Caporatti
Pocatello, ID, 83201
208.232.6163

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

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