Important Covid Notice
We are here for you! At Equity Title of Washington, we begin and end each day with the commitment that Every Experience Matters.
We are open and doing business in Washington! We are opening new orders, processing them and closing files daily. Know that we are here to assist you and your clients, as always.
During this time of uncertainties, we want to keep you abreast of what is going on. This message will be revised as we become updated of events and timelines.
Following are some key updates and our suggestions for a successful closing during this time of change:
Moving up closing date:
Some clients have advised their parties wish to close early. Contact us immediately so that we may do our best to accommodate. We have been able to do this; but we need to know so that preparations can be made.
We are being asked by many clients for out of office signings. We will continue to do these as we have in the past, utilizing our network of vetted, experienced mobile notaries. In short, Equity Title will complete the signings of your buyers, sellers and borrowers when and where they need us.
Our current turn times are as before:
Refinance: 24 hours
In contract: 24-48 hours
Listing: 24-72 hours
County Recorder's offices in King, Pierce and Snohomish are all open to title companies, regardless if they are closed to the public. We have over 10 years' experience in e-recording transactions and we continue to both record and e-record in all three counties.
Do be aware that many of the companies involved in the closing process are working out their own adjustments and due to the fluid and evolving nature of this situation, delays will inevitably occur on some transactions. We will stay on top of things and please notify us of any changes you know about.
Our Washington underwriter, Old Republic Title Company, is dedicated to ensuring the gap created by an initial and temporary inability to record. All appropriate recordings must be accomplished as soon as the recording entity reopens.
Thank you! We remain as committed as ever to providing safe, smiling, excellent service to you and your clients.
Other COVID Notices
Governor Inslee has extended RON
Governor Inslee has extended RON again, this time to June 17. A total of 23 proclamations were renewed, all to June 17. Equity Title will continue to keep you updated on this important legislation.
To View the original electronic notary proclamation click the button below:Click Here
COVID-19 Notary Safeguards
Beginning March 20, 2020, in order to follow directions from Local, State and Federal authorities in an effort to protect all parties involved, Certified Signer Nationwide is making adjustments to procedures. Click below for more information.Click Here