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Joan Choice
President North Orange County Escrow Corporation
Work Phone: 714-526-5400 Work Fax: 714-526-1744

A California native, Joan has lived her entire life in Orange County. She began her escrow career in 1975, as an escrow receptionist. In 1986, eleven years later, Joan started her own company – North Orange County Escrow Corporation, in Fullerton, CA.

Today, the company has some of the best escrow officers in the business and has one of the highest rated professional and ethical staffs in our industry. She also owns a few related companies – North County Services, a trustee company; North County Exchangors, a qualified Intermediary company for 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges; and Real Estate Escrow Plus, a real estate coordinator service.

Joan is an active member of the Orange County Escrow Association. She served as OCEA President in 1992. She has served as a CEA (California Escrow Association) State Director 1991 through 1996. In 1993/94, Joan served as the California State Director to the American Escrow Association. She was elected to 3rd Vice President of AEA in 1994/95; 1st Vice President in 1995/96; President-Elect in 1996/97; and then served as President in 1997/98. Joan also has served as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors to EAFC (Escrow Agents Fidelity Corporation). Elected by the independent owners of California in 1993 and served through 2006. Joan was also appointed to serve on the Advisory Board to the California Department of Corporations/Escrow Law Division in 2002 through 2005 as a representative of EAFC.

The greatest blessing in her life is her son, Joshua, her pride and joy. She also enjoys playing golf, boating, water skiing and sending Joshua care packages at TCU (Texas Christian University).

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Kim Abbott
Escrow Officer North Orange County Escrow Corporation
Work Phone: 714-526-5400 Work Fax: 714-526-0689

Kim Abbott has been an active Escrow Officer in the community for 28 years. She’s well versed in Short Sales, Re-Sales, Refinances as well as working with several major companies as they relocate employees by providing her expansive escrow knowledge.

With a reputation of integrity and accuracy, Kim has processed hundreds of transactions while staying true to her core values and helping clients through their escrow with grace and kindness. Kim is determined to give the best service and undivided attention she believes her clients deserve. You can expect Kim to handle the details of your transaction with an accurate and up to date knowledge of the industry. As she puts its, “In our ever-changing industry, you must always keep your finger on the pulse of change.”

In her spare time, Kim attends her sons High School football and baseball games and plays with her 3 Chihuahuas, Paco, Pele, and Bella. Kim also enjoys spending her weekends relaxing in Palm Springs.

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Kim Santiago
Escrow Officer North Orange County Escrow Corporation
Work Phone: 714-526-5400 Work Fax: 714-992-8473 Work Fax: 714-526-1744

Kim Santiago began her escrow career in 1988 working for a small independent escrow company. She continued her career here at North Orange County Escrow now 26 years ago. Kim has enormous pride and tremendous loyalty to her job. Kim’s expertise includes all aspects of Residential Resale, Refinance, 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange and Subprime loans.

Every day is a new challenge that Kim is ready and willing to take on in order to make her clients feel that they are in good hands and will be taken care of.  Kim Santiago attributes her success to her willingness to go that extra mile for all of her clients. She is sure that she will be a helping hand in your escrow process!

Kim has raised never been happier than working at North Orange County Escrow here in North OC, where she and her husband have raised their family for the last 25 years. When Kim gets a chance to relax, she loves to go for a nice long run in the outdoors.  Kim enjoys cooking for her family and friends and cheering her three sons at their various sporting events.

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Debbie Purdy
Escrow Officer North Orange County Escrow Corporation
Work Phone: 714-526-5400 Work Fax: 714-447-5624 Work Fax: 714-526-1744

With 30 years experience as an escrow professional, Debbie is well equipped to handle any complex real estate transaction.   Debbie has been a proud member of the North Orange County Escrow team over 22 years and has worked with Residential Resales, REO/foreclosures, Short Sales and Refinances.  Debbie loves the business and who she works for.  Every day is an adventure for her.  Debbie’s strong work ethic combined with a service oriented philosophy is a critical element of her very successful career.

Debbie loves spending time with her family and caring for her 2 Pugs, Jordy and Paris. She also enjoys scrapbooking and baking.  Debbie is a new “grandma” and loves her new role.

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Sandy Vietro
Account Executive North Orange County Escrow CorporationSales
Work Phone: (714) 526-5400 Cell Phone: (714) 267-7890

An Orange County native, Sandy got her start in Real Estate. As a member of the Pacific West Association of Realtors, SoCal MLS, California Realtors Association, and National Association of Realtors, she became a frequent attendee at numerous Real Estate functions where she met the top management.

She’s thrilled to be working with an elite class of professionals. After years of selling Real Estate made her realize that her in the world is not behind a desk but in front of people. Sales in the perfect fit! She visits local banks, real estate offices, and mortgage companies to create, protect, and maximize relationships through superior service.

North Orange County Escrow is a rare find in the escrow community because of their dedication to delivering the highest levels of customer service. Connecting with Real estate professionals and providing them with this valuable information is immensely gratifying for Sandy.

Sandy saves room in her busy life for her other passions, friends, and family. She is happiest in the company of her three French bulldogs: Mia, Isabella, and Giana. Sandy also lends her support to the Humane Society and Second Harvest Food Bank.

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Anita Majeed
Account Executive North Orange County Escrow Corp.Sales
Cell Phone: 714-765-9003 Work Phone: 714-526-5400 Ext. 225

Anita has over 15 years of experience in escrow. She made her first mark in the industry as an escrow assistant. Her career path took a positive turn when she had an opportunity to be in sales—her utmost passion. A true people person, Anita enjoys immersing herself into the community and making a difference for real estate brokers and mortgage institutions. She attributes her success to her expertise, exuberant personality, and zest for life, which has helped her establish longstanding relationships and a referral base with clients.  

As a licensed realtor as well as a member of the Success Unlimited BNI Chapter, and PWR, she is an active member of the community. She strives to bring awareness to the public about the services North Orange Country Escrow provides. 

Anita is fluent in Hindi and Gujarati. She spends her time with friends and family. She thrives on fitness, nutrition, traveling, hiking, and event planning.

 

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Carolyn Curdo
Escrow Officer North Orange County Escrow Corp.
Work Phone: 714-526-5400 Ext. 224 Work Fax: 714-773-6585

Carolyn brings a valuable wealth of knowledge and expertise to North Orange County Escrow.  She started in the escrow industry in 1989 as a receptionist in an escrow office.  Her career led her to one opportunity after another, going from that receptionist position all those years ago to an Escrow Assistant, Escrow Officer, Escrow Manager and ultimately to General Manager of an escrow department to one of the largest real estate companies in North America.  Carolyn has a great “can-do” attitude, closing transactions smoothly and successfully.

We are confident that she is a great fit within our office and is focused on helping to grow our business.  We are excited to have her as part of our team and she is just as excited to be here.  She has experience in a number of different types of escrow transactions, such as Purchase Escrows, Short Sales, 1031 Exchanges, Refinances, FHA and VA loans, Probate Sales and Trust Sales, Residential and Commercial.

When she is not working, Carolyn enjoys spending time with her husband of 26 years and their two children.  You can find Carolyn volunteering in her church during her free time.  Carolyn is as passionate about helping others succeed outside of work as she is when helping clients buy and sell property.

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Nikki Hall
Escrow Officer North Orange County Escrow Corp.
Work Phone: 714-526-5400 Ext. 243 Cell Phone: 714-357-8851 Work Fax: 714-526-6791

Nikki Hall has been in the escrow industry since 1988, working as both an escrow officer and escrow manager.  A native Californian, she brings over 27 years of escrow experience to North Orange County Escrow Corporation.  She has expertise on all types of escrows, while concentrating on residential, REO, short sale, commercial and refinance escrows with a heavy focus on customer service and high attention to technical details.

Nikki brings to her clientele not only a wealth of valuable expertise, but an innate talent for delivering the level of detail-oriented service that savvy agents, lenders, buyers and sellers demand.

Nikki enjoys spending time with her husband, Brad, and their three children.  While family time is cherished, she knows that her agents may need a little help and guidance in the evenings and on the weekends and she will answer her cell phone, even if she’s in the middle of Lake Havasu.  She has been known to go above and beyond the call of duty to make every effort to close her files on time and will provide you and your clients with the expertise and quality service you deserve.

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