Melissa Banas

Escrow Officer/Branch Manager Lawyers Title Riverside
Melissa Banas is an Escrow Officer for Lawyers Title Company in Riverside California. She has served her community in the settlement service and title insurance industry for over 27 years. Melissa joined Lawyers Title Company in February 2002 and has earned top performance recognition year over year since 2009 ranking in the top 2% and 5% of Fidelity National Title Group's West Region Escrow Officers.

Melissa handles various types of transactions including standard sales, commercial, refinance and REO. She also manages the Riverside Branch and an REO Team of escrow professionals that service a Large National REO Account for the State of California.

Melissa resides in Corona California with her husband, young daughter and two very spoiled canines.

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Sep 12, 2014
Loan Processor
Working with Melissa and Kelley was an absolute joy. We had to push this loan to fund today and they really did a great job staying on top of everything the entire transaction. They were quick to respond to all of my requests and provided consistent updates. Thanks to everyone’s hard work we were able to fund this one in 7 days.
I look forward to continuing to build a relationship with you and your team!
Aug 28, 2014
Realtor Assistant/Transaction Coordinator
We got the privilage of working with Melissa on one of our transactions which she was the escrow officer and we were representing the buyer's. I have to say that this was one of the most difficult transaction that i have worked on. It was a very stressful transaction but her patience and professionalism made her very easy to work with. She was very cooperative and always responded to us in a timely manner. After so much hard work was put into our transaction we were finally able to close it with her help! We highly recommend her and her team because of the great experience we had.
Aug 20, 2014
Realtor
We have worked with Melissa on one transaction which the seller picked her as the escrow office and we were the buyer's agent. Her excellent service and her reasonable fee gave us very good impression and we decided to recommend our client, a seller, to use her service. We had another excellent experience again. She is quick on response and patient. We highly recommend her and her team.
Aug 14, 2014
Broker,Owner
I am writing to provide a reference and/or letter of recommendation for Melissa Banas who I have had the pleasure of working with in a R.E. Broker to Escrow capacity. I am Sasha Cardenti, Broker, Owner of Prodigy Brokers Inc., I have worked with Melissa and her team at Lawyer's Title for approximately 5 years. Her position as Sr. Escrow Officer and team lead have allowed for much smoother transactions. ?In her role as the Escrow Officer her primary duties involved handling and coordinating the closings of all FNMA transactions assigned to her. Her performance has always been that of a professional and truly "outstanding" attitude. Her strongest traits in the field having been in the business 25 years, and having worked with dozens of escrow officers include her ability to handle fires in an efficient manner with strong attention to detail. Her ability to produce a team environment, a true leader, her diligence, commitment and resolve is what makes her a success. ?I have enjoyed working with Melissa and her team and happy to be able to provide this recommendation. I have great respect for her as an individual and as a professional and am confident that she will continue to exhibit positive performance in the workplace. ?Please feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions. You may reach me at (949) 322-1808 or sashacardenti@gmail.com
Aug 14, 2014
Real Estate Broker
Melissa Banas is my first choice when choosing an escrow officer for my Real Estate transactions and she has been my escrow officer since 1998. She is knowledgeable, dependable, easy to wok with, fast responses to emails, and very patient with challenging transactions.
Aug 14, 2014
Broker/Owner of R&R Realty and Rhodes Home Group
Well, there are not enough characters available in this recommendation post to talk about all the positive aspects of Melissa and her team! Simply put, they get the Job Done!! I have have completed almost 100 transactions with Melissa over the past 5 years and there is no one better at an escrow transaction! But, these things are expected from an escrow officer because it is their job to make the transaction as smooth as possible for all the parties involved. What isn't always expected is her ability to make you feel like you are the ONLY transaction she is working on when you know that her desk is stacked with many, many files. It's uncanny how she can be so on top of the file with her attention to detail and expertise in real estate transactions. As an agent and broker, all you want in an escrow officer is someone with whom you can feel truly comfortable and have no fear of getting the file closed due to logistics, correspondence, and follow up. With Melissa and her team, you simply know the job is going to get done. What a pleasure to have worked with her for so many years and I expect many, many more years to come!

My advice to you, if you are looking for the right team to handle your transactions, look no further, you have found a gem!
Aug 14, 2014
VP at Fargo Mortgage & Realty Services
I have had the pleasure of working with Melissa and her team on countless Fannie Mae listings that where assigned us, they are by far the best in the business. So many of the other escrow companies assigned those types of listings basically just go through the motions, but Melissa and her great team there at Lawyers are on the job. We now use them for all our business. If personal first class service is what you're after, then I recommend giving Melissa Banas your deals.
Aug 14, 2014
Realtor
With over 20 years in the Real Estate business, I have worked with several escrow officers.
I have worked with Melissa and her team several times now and can't think of any one better to assist myself and my clients through the escrow process! Knowledgeable, experienced and very professional are the qualities this escrow team have to offer time and time again!! Very friendly and super efficient, this group of ladies are a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend them!!

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