Kristi Walhood

Senior Escrow Officer Fidelity National Title Portland
With over a decade in the title and escrow services profession, Kristi Walhood is at the pinnacle of business success through her dedication to clients and industry partners. Even in the current economic climate, she has grown her practice through expert coordination of each transaction and attention to detail. Her service through proactively involving all parties is unmatched.

She attributes her ability to effectively manage the process to her background in marketing and communications. With a degree in communications from Portland State, she previously worked with Babcock & Jenkins, a B2B strategy firm.

When not working, Kristi enjoys outdoor activities including snowboarding, surfing, camping, hiking, biking, and kayaking.

Fidelity National Title Company and its parent Fidelity National Financial constitute the nation’s largest title insurance company that collectively issues more title insurance policies than any other title company in the United States. In the Tri-County Metropolitan area, the company has nine branch locations and maintains a local market leadership position.
Nov 22, 2017
Real Estate Broker
Kristi is a true professional and knowing how great she is with clients provides us with peace of mind when referring transactions to Kristi and her team. She is an excellent and timely communicator and consistently delivers under any timeline pressures without ever letting on that it is challenging on her end. We have been working with Kristi and her team for a few years now and Kristi and her team always deliver an excellent experience for us and our clients.
Nov 20, 2017
Real Estate Broker
Kristi always provides the highest level of service for me and my clients. Fun and ready to solve any problem, she is my go-to escrow professional. Whether I'm dealing with a straightforward transaction or a deal with a lot of unexpected set backs, I know Kristi will be fives steps ahead resolving any issues. Plus, if I'm not able to be there when my clients are singing, I trust her and her team to treat them like royalty. In this industry, Kristi stands out and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to make their lives a little easier.
Nov 20, 2017
Hasson Broker
Kristi and Team have stayed on top of all my transactions. Her experience has expedited many difficult situations. I have been fortunate to have her on my team.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you,
Susy Darm
Hasson Broker
Nov 20, 2017
Broker
I wouldn't choose to work with anyone other than Kristi. You feel your transaction is in good hands and know she is on top of everything. It is nice to be assured that your clients will also have a great home selling experience in what can be a sometimes stressful time. With all her knowledge and experience she makes me look good in front of my clients and I am proud to have sent the transaction her way.
Nov 20, 2017
Broker for John L Scott
Kristi's professionalism and knowledge of her position as an Escrow officer is bar none. When you close with Kristi you know everything will go as smoothly as can be. I've been closing deals with her since 2002 and will continue to as long as I'm a realtor.
Nov 15, 2017
Senior Loan Officer
I have worked with Kristi for years and I can always count on her to take great care of my clients knowing they will be happy with the service and communication she and her team provides. I would recommend any client of mine to Kristi who is looking to purchase a new home or refinance their property!
Nov 15, 2017
Mortgage Advisor
I've been working with Kristi for about 5 years now & I've been in the business for almost 13 years....where does the time fly!? I would not send my deals to anyone else! She & her team are just the best, every time. Incredibly accommodating, professional, lightning fast & whip smart, I couldn't think of anyone else I'd rather close deals with. Here's to more business & easy, fast closes in the future!

Thanks Kristi!
Heather
Nov 15, 2017
Captain of Awesome
Kristi is the best! I've worked with her for years on many transactions (personal and for my clients) and her attention to detail, skill at managing complicated transactions, and general friendliness are tops. You can't go wrong with her as your escrow officer.
Nov 14, 2017
Developer & General Contractor
Kristi has been both a great friend and trusted ally in all our development transactions. She and her teams attention to detail, prompt response and knowledge of the process are unparalleled. With each passing year, the complexity of the transaction process, volume of paperwork and quantity of details the must be managed to execute a buy or sell grow exponentially. Yet they manage it all with ease. Seems as there is not situation they have not seen. Give them a deadline and provide them w/ the necessary documents and she and her team will get your transaction closed.
Nov 14, 2017
Portland Houseworks
Working with Kristi and team is an absolute pleasure! Having closed dozens of transactions with her over the last 8 years they are ALWAYS prepared and very thorough. Accessibility is a big part in assuring that a transaction goes smoothly and Kristi's response and reaction time is as good as it gets. Kristi along with Fidelity continually touches base with me to make sure that they are doing their part to make sure that my business is as efficient as possible. Through hard work and attention to detail Kristi has become the preferred escrow officer for our company, Portland Houseworks.
Nov 13, 2017
Principal Broker
Kristi is an excellent escrow officer. I highly recommend her. My clients appreciate her willingness to answer questions and promptly returns email and calls. I know once my transaction is open with her team I do not have to worry about any loose ends or documentation. She is professional and lovely to work with on my transactions.
Nov 13, 2017
CEO and OWNER
KRISTI IS ONE THE BEST CLOSERS I HAVE. I HAVE BEEN IN REAL ESTATE MORE THAN 25 YEARS AND HAVE WORKED WITH A LOT OF ESCROW OFFICERS. I ALSO HAD A TRANSACTION WITH A COMPETITOR AND I COMPLAINED NONSTOP ABOUT THEM TO THE OTHER AGENT THAT SELECTED THAT CLOSER. FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS I HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH KRISTI AND AM VERY HAPPY ABOUT IT AND RECOMMEND HER TO EVERYONE. SHE MAKES CLOSING VERY EASY AND NICE. AS LONG MY CLOSER IS KRISTI, I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT ANY ISSUES.
Nov 13, 2017
Real Estate Broker
Kristi, Jennifer and team are a delight.
Efficient communication, prompt to answer questions
and always professional. Kristi goes the extra mile to resolve
any issues. Kristi makes sure my clients feel at ease at the closing table
explaining in detail any documents the client might question.
Closings are always smooth and seamless. A pleasure every time!
Nov 13, 2017
Listing Specialist @ Redfin
Kristi has great communication skills, experience, attention to detail, along with dependability. I can always count on a smooth real estate transaction when Kristi and her team handle my transactions.
Nov 11, 2017
Oregon Real Estate Broker
Kristi Walhood is an excellent escrow officer. She is very professional and goes above and beyond in handling my closings. She takes the time to make sure my clients are informed and keeps me updated on the status of the closing. All my closing with Kristi have been smooth and professional.
Nov 11, 2017
Real Estate Broker
Kristi and her team are an amazing asset to my clients. Her personal touch, thoroughness, and attention to detail are unbeatable! I always feel my clients are in the best of care, and will have a smooth closing with her efficient communication and foresight to address questions before they could ever become an issue under a deadline.
Nov 11, 2017
Broker
I have had the pleasure of working with Kristi Walhood for several years. Her attention to detail and unparalleled professionalism makes my life stress free as an agent. Their isn't a time, that I can remember, that whatever I've ever needed or requested from her that she isn't on top of it! It's difficult when I'm unable to work with her. She is simply the best...period!
Nov 10, 2017
Broker
I have used Kristi Walhood and her assistant, Jennifer Astor, for 4 years and they have given me the best escrow service I've ever experienced. They automatically make certain that all issues are covered, without my needing to remind them. They treat my clients with respect and curtsy and make certain they are kept up to date on all issues.

I've had clients who are not available in the PDX area on the signing date and Kristi and Jennifer have arranged to have the signing via DocuSign, if they are the buyer, or arrange for a traveling notary in the client's geographical area, if they are a buyer. That is so appreciated by my clients.

I've been praised for using such great Escrow Service Professional. One of my recent closing had my seller expressing, "Wow, that was so painless. I had no idea all that was going on behind the scenes, making it so easy for me. "

Sonya Wedin

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