Welcome to Palm Desert Escrow, Incorporated. We have been providing service in the real estate industry for well over 35 years. Our staff's combined 100+ years of escrow experience should make you feel very comfortable when you hire our firm to handle your transaction. We have our own Tax Deferred Exchange department, new home tract department, and of course, we handle regular sales and refinance transactions. We are not affiliated with any other company and rely on our reputation and word of mouth. Remember to ask your agent to add our name to your purchase agreement and experience the 'independently owned' difference.
Judi began her escrow career in 1978 in Torrance, California, at the urging of her mother (Rheba) and the open position at a friend's escrow company. Starting from the receptionist desk and under the tutelage of three of the greatest Escrow Officers, Judi is well versed in any type of transaction and can bring together even the most improbable closings. Married to her husband, Jerry, since 1980, she became a desert transplant in 1986. She wasn't sure about working at the 'family' business, she wanted to work part time for all of the escrow companies and take time off to start and raise a family of her own. The problem occurred when she started her 'part time' work with Palm Desert Escrow, Inc.... it was such a great office, she never left. Very happy to be credited with bringing Palm Desert Escrow into the technology age and enjoying tremendous growth of the business, her (and Jerry's) biggest and best accomplishment has been raising her two children, one graduated from UCSB and the other graduated from SDSU. She stays current in the changing real estate world by attending webinars, conferences and sharing with her colleagues. She is most proud of the fact that Palm Desert Escrow Inc. is all about excellent service and remaining completely fiduciary to all parties of the real estate transaction.
Tammy Branco, Senior Escrow Officer
Tammy came to Palm Desert Escrow, Inc. from Hawaii in 1997. She had to bring her 5 year old son (now 24) to her interview because she hadn't met anybody to take care of him yet. While she quietly extolled her professional abilities, her son demonstrated her excellent parenting ability by sitting quietly by and coloring. Tammy worked in escrow in Hawaii and has managed her own office for another escrow company here in the desert. We were so excited when she came back 'home' and is now an even better escrow officer than before. Tammy specializes in all types of sales, exchanges, refinances, and is very well versed in the 'short sale' process.
In 1989 as real estate was gaining momentum again and people were seeking the relief tax treatment known as a 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange, we created Sunbird Financial, Inc., for handling Exchanges and trustee services for real estate documents. If you are in need of an Exchange Facilitator, please contact Judi for information. Sunbird Financial, Inc. and Palm Desert Escrow, Inc. work together to make your escrow experience the best it can be.
We always recommend you contact your CPA, Tax Attorney or other representative for details of any tax treatment for your particular needs.
Sylvia Guerra and Jaclyn Kelley and Terri Cohrt, Escrow Assistants
Our escrow officers are only as good as their wonderful assistants. Sylvia, Jaclyn and Terri provide the best support and allow Palm Desert Escrow, Inc. to be successful in every way. Sylvia and Jaclyn joined the firm in 2014. Terri joined our team in 2015 with glowing recommendations from anybody she ever worked with. We are so lucky to have them.
At Palm Desert Escrow, Inc., we specialize in service, courtesy and individual management to ensure the best possible experience and results.