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    Recommended closing agents by state.......

    CLOSING COMPANIES- That have been recommended by past clients.. Organized by the state where the property is located..

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    Choosing your closing agent is one of the most important decisions involved with a vacation property purchase. Follows is a list of closing agents that have received multiple recommendations from past clients. It’s also advisable for a buyer to contact the resort being purchased directly, as they may also offer additional recommendations for you to consider. You may also want to contact your own legal counsel, or a real estate attorney practicing in the state where the property is located. This list is reviewed and updated quarterly. If you would like to recommend a closing agent not shown on this list, please add to this thread!

    Deed only= deeding and escrow service only
    Full= deeding, escrow, title search, and title insurance


    ALABAMA: Deed only:
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    Law Offices of Warner, Smith & Harris -- (479) 271-6041
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Timeshare Resale Closing Services -- (407) 464-3935


    ARKANSAS: Deed only:
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    Law Offices of Warner, Smith & Harris -- (479) 271-6041
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Law Offices of Warner, Smith & Harris -- (479) 271-6041 (Wyndham only)


    ARIZONA: Deed only:
    Law Offices of Warner, Smith & Harris -- (479) 271-6041
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    First American Title Las Vegas -- (866) 639-9203
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900


    CALIFORNIA: Deed only:
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061


    Full:
    First American Title Las Vegas -- (866) 639-9203
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900


    COLORADO: Deed only:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    Law Offices of Warner, Smith & Harris -- (479) 271-6041
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    First American Title Las Vegas -- (866) 639-9203
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900


    CONNECTICUT
    : Deed only:
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    Law Offices of Warner, Smith & Harris -- (479) 271-6041
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Timeshare Resale Closing Services -- (407) 464-3935


    DELAWARE: Deed only:
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    Law Offices of Warner, Smith & Harris -- (479) 271-6041
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Timeshare Resale Closing Services -- (407) 464-3935


    FLORIDA: Deed only:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Timeshare Closings for Less -- (866) 933-1784
    JRA Services, Inc. -- (954) 718-7076

    Full:
    First American Title Orlando -- (407) 291-9091
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Timeshare Title & More -- (407) 425-5310


    GEORGIA: Deed only:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Law Offices of Warner, Smith & Harris -- (479) 271-6041

    Full:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Timeshare Resale Closing Services -- (407) 464-3935



    HAWAII: Deed only:
    Hawaii Escrow and Title -- (808) 661-5811
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    Hawaii Escrow and Title -- (808) 661-5811
    First American Title Company -- (866) 639-9203
    Old Republic Title & Escrow -- (808) 566-0100
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316



    ILLINOIS
    : Deed only:
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Timeshare Resale Closing Services -- (407) 464-3935

    INDIANA: Deed only:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Law Offices of Warner, Smith & Harris -- (479) 271-6041

    Full:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Timeshare Resale Closing Services -- (407) 464-3935


    IOWA: Deed only:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Law Offices of Warner, Smith & Harris -- (479) 271-6041

    Full: No title insurance reported available


    KENTUCKY: Deed only:
    Law Offices of Warner, Smith & Harris -- (479) 271-6041
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Timeshare Resale Closing Services -- (407) 464-3935


    LOUISIANA: Deed only:
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    Law Offices of Warner, Smith & Harris -- (479) 271-6041
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Law Office of Salvador Anzelmo -- (504) 524-5297

    Full:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Timeshare Resale Closing Services -- (407) 464-3935
    Firm of Dorsey & Bossetta -- (504) 529-4541


    MAINE
    : Deed only:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    Law Office of Ed McBurney -- (603) 356-9097
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900


    MARYLAND: Deed only:
    Law Office of James E Clubb Jr., Esq. -- (410) 289-2323
    Robert K McIntosh P.A. -- (410) 641-0527
    Caldwell & Whitehead, P.A. -- (410) 543-2240
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    Law Office of James E Clubb Jr., Esq. -- (410) 289-2323
    Robert K McIntosh P.A. -- (410) 641-0527
    Caldwell & Whitehead, P.A. -- (410) 543-2240


    MASSACHUSETTS: Deed only:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900


    MICHIGAN: Deed only:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Timeshare Resale Closing Services -- (407) 464-3935


    MINNESOTA: Deed only:
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Timeshare Resale Closing Services -- (407) 464-3935


    MISSISSIPPI: : Deed only:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Law Offices of Warner, Smith & Harris -- (479) 271-6041

    Full:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Timeshare Resale Closing Services -- (407) 464-3935


    MISSOURI: Deed only:
    Law Offices of Warner, Smith & Harris -- (479) 271-6041
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Law Offices of Warner, Smith & Harris -- (479) 271-6041 (Wyndham only)
    Quality Timeshare Closings -- (417) 239-3398

    MONTANA: Deed only:
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Law Offices of Warner, Smith & Harris -- (479) 271-6041
    Resort Closings, Inc -- (406) 585-0688

    Full:
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    First American Title Las Vegas -- (866) 639-9203


    NEVADA: Deed only:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    First American Title Las Vegas -- (866) 639-9203
    Timeshare Title & More -- (407) 425-5310 (Clark County only)
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061


    NEW HAMPSHIRE: Deed only:
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    Law Office of Ed McBurney -- (603) 356-9097
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900


    NEW JERSEY: Deed only:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900


    NEW YORK: Deed only:
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Duncan Escrow Services -- (816) 424-1230

    Full:
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Duncan Escrow Services -- (816) 424-1230
    Timeshare Resale Closing Services -- (407) 464-3935


    N. CAROLINA: Deed only:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    Law Offices of Warner, Smith & Harris -- (479) 271-6041
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Timeshare Resale Closing Services -- (407) 464-3935


    PENNSYLVANIA: Deed only:
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900


    RHODE ISLAND: Deed only:
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Timeshare Resale Closing Services -- (407) 464-3935


    S. CAROLINA: Deed only:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    Law Offices of Warner, Smith & Harris -- (479) 271-6041
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    Law Office of Dan Zwerner -- (843) 686-3700 (Hilton Head only)
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061 (Beaufort County only)


    TENNESSEE: Deed only:
    Law Offices of Warner, Smith & Harris -- (479) 271-6041
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Law Offices of Warner, Smith & Harris -- (479) 271-6041 (Wyndham only)


    TEXAS: Deed only:
    Law Offices of Warner, Smith & Harris -- (479) 271-6041
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Timeshare Resale Closing Services -- (407) 464-3935


    UTAH: DO:
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    First American Title Las Vegas -- (866) 639-9203


    VERMONT
    : Deed only:
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    Law Offices of Warner, Smith & Harris -- (479) 271-6041
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900


    VIRGINIA: Deed only:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061 (James City, York, Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Rockingham Counties only)


    WASHINGTON: Deed only:
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    First American Title Las Vegas -- (866) 639-9203
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Washington DC: Deed only:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    Timeshare Resale Closing Services -- (407) 464-3935

    Full:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Timeshare Resale Closing Services -- (407) 464-3935


    W. VIRGINIA: Deed only:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Timeshare Resale Closing Services -- (407) 464-3935


    WISCONSIN: Deed only:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900

    Full:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Law Offices of Warner, Smith & Harris -- (479) 271-6041 (Wyndham only)


    WYOMING: Deed only:
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061

    Full:
    InterCity Escrow -- (925) 734-9900
    Timeshare Resale Closing Services -- (407) 464-3935


    PUERTO RICO: Deed only:
    Law Offices of Ian Marini -- (787) 275-0655 (Hyatt only)
    Law Office of Miguel A. Figueroa Iglesias – (787) 599-3124

    Full:
    Law Offices of Ian Marini -- (787) 275-0655 (Hyatt only)
    Law Office of Miguel A. Figueroa Iglesias – (787) 599-3124


    VIRGIN ISLANDS: Deed only:
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061

    Full:
    Law Office of Thomas Bolt & Assoc -- (340) 774-2944


    INTERNATIONAL CLOSINGS: These recommendations are often very resort specific. Contact the resort being purchased directly, as they may offer recommendations for you to consider. You can also add to this thread to ask for recommendations.

    Specialty Closing Services:

    Harborside Resort in the Bahamas:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    Firm of Lennox Paton (attn. William Pilcher) -- (242) 502-5000
    Harry B. Sands, Lobosky & Company (attn. Chinique Pratt) -- (242) 322-2670

    Bluegreen Assignments:
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    Resort Title Agency -- (800) 557-5474

    Wyndham Non-Deeded Assignments:
    Timeshare Title, Inc. -- (866) 347-1061
    PCS Title -- (800) 973-3316
    Law Offices of Warner, Smith & Harris -- (479) 271-6041
    my travel website: Vacation-Times.org.

    "A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking."
    ~Earl Wilson

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    Timeshare Transfer. Inc. in Florida

    I used Timeshare Transfer. Inc. in Florida recently and found them fine and would recommend

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    I've been informed that currently, Resort Title Agency is no longer accepting owner to owner transfers for Bluegreen Vacation Club ownerships, but is referring those to PCS Title for processing. I've left a message for RTA to confirm, but have not gotten a return call to date.
    my travel website: Vacation-Times.org.

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    US VI Closings

    Rich:

    We now also do USVI through our attorney on the island

    Dave

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    Is this company recommended here for in the USA?

    Who do you use in Mexico? I am trying to find out for selling a timeshare there. Do you need one there?

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    Susan and Tia have been in the business a long time.. They are both very familiar with most timeshares in Mexico and should do a great job for you. (note added 11/21/2010: Susan Gale has now left Timeshare Transfer, Inc to start her own closing business- Express Timeshare Closings, Inc.)

    With most non-deeded international memberships, you aren't required to use a closing company if the ownerships are not deeded. I, however- always recommend a good third party closing agent (not party to the transaction) be used for every transfer. It just gives you a professional set of eyes to ensure everything goes smoothly.

    With that said, you will also want to check with your resort to determine the required transfer procedure. You may find it to be a fairly simple process- and if your buyer trusts you- one that you can handle on your own.
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    Thank you. This page is very handy to keep for anyone who wants to buy or sell a timeshare.

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    Closing company

    Disclaimer. I do not own or have any other interest in this company. Just want people to know that they provide great service at a reasonable cost.
    They are part of Stewart Title Company.

    Julie Evenson, Director jevenson@stewart.com

    National Title, Default, Collateral Services

    3275 West Hillsboro Blvd #206

    Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442

    Office: 954-418-4550

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    Kudos to Julie.. When she was in charge of Stewart's non-escrow closings (This means that they handled the doc prep and processing but not escrow or closing statements- often other closing agents would use this service to close resorts in areas they were not licensed in or if they were simply unfamiliar with the transfer process for that specific resort. She was often invisible during the transaction, but if she knew you she would sometimes let you know she was handling the transfer!) I dealt with her from time to time and always found her to be extremely knowlegable as well as efficient.

    *For those unfamiliar with Stewart's timeshare division, the escrowed closings were done under the name Intercity Escrow and Title out of California.
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    Are documents prepared by all of your recommended agents in compliance with state laws? For example the laws in many states that make it a criminal offense for someone other than an attorney licensed in the state where the timeshare is located to prepare deeds, and a felony if money changes hands? I know one of the firms that you recommend, PCS Title, does indeed fully comply with all such state laws but I am not familiar with some of the others. I do know of a number of closing companies not on your list which use laymen in another state to prepare deeds and very often screw them up because they don't know all the nuances in real property law from state to state. I am also aware that a number of such out of state companies that have prepared NC timeshare deeds have been issued cease and desist letters by the NC State Bar, the last step before criminal prosecution.

    For example, for North Carolina, a state that is very serious about enforcement of the laws on unlicensed practice of law, you list Warner, Smith, and Harris, an Arkansas law firm, Timeshare Title, Inc., Timeshare Resale Closing Company, and PCS Holdings. I am aware that PCS does have properly licensed attorneys they associate to prepare deeds in all the states it closes timeshares in, but the others, I am not certain about. I did look at the website of the Arkansas law firm and note that the only states its own attorneys are licensed in besides Arkansas itself are Oklahoma and Minnesota. Maybe they associate an attorney in North Carolina to prepare deeds like PCS does, but nothing on their website shows that one way or the other. Timeshare Title's website implies that they use an out of state attorney to ''review'' their deeds but it is not totally clear. If that is the case, then they would likely be operating unlawfully for states like North Carolina. An internet search does not turn up a website for Timeshare Resale Closing Company.

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