Barbara Souza

Escrow Officer Chicago Title Fresno & Madera
I have been in the industry since 1984, specializing in residential resale transactions, and commercial and agricultural properties, including intricate escrows with private notes and deeds of trust. I consider my years of experience, accuracy and attention to detail to be the strength behind my success.
 I believe that serving in our industry is a great way to grow. I am the current Secretary for the Central Valley chapter of the California Escrow Association and an affiliate member of the Fresno Association of Realtors.
Jan 9, 2020
Barbara Souza and Heather Lane .... wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!! They kept me in the loop when the leader failed to do so! Professional, courteous and on top of things! Love them!
Jan 1, 2020
Barbara always does an outstanding job for me. She's very professional, knowledgeable and most importantly prompt to respond when I contact her. Her assistant Heather is perfectly capable of handling everything in her absence so I know things will proceed forward regardless. The constant communication with me is the key to their success.
Nov 6, 2019
We would like to thank Barbara Souza and Heather Lane for their outstanding job performance through this difficult escrow. They were essential in this transaction, handling an unprofessional lender and getting the information as well as the needed forms for us to have a successful closing. Our clients were very happy with all the help and speedy response that they provided. We highly recommend The Souza Team!!!!
Jun 19, 2019
Barbara and Heather do an exceptional job! Heather really stepped up to close this while Barbara was away and I had complete faith in her to get the job done.
May 8, 2019
Barbara is very professional and always on top of her escrows. She's very knowledgeable and I know I can always ask her anything and she'll have an answer. Her assistant is always in the loop and on top of things as well. They are a good team.
Dec 20, 2018
Barbara is very professional and prompt. Her knowledge makes every escrow run smoothly. She is courteous and never makes you feel you're bothering her. Her hard work sets her apart from other escrow officers and you feel confident when your escrow is placed with her. She is a pleasure to work with.
Nov 12, 2018
Barbara Souza was delightful to work with. Her professionalism and hands on approach was greatly appreciated by my buyers. She signed us personally, and went out of her way to ensure we closed prior to a 3 day weekend. My buyers were impressed and if my buyers are happy, then I am ecstatic!
Sep 5, 2018
In all the years I have done real estate business, Barbara Souza is by far the best escrow officer I have ever used!
Aug 31, 2018
Barbara was completely on top of this file and made us aware of issues before we knew they existed. She is our favorite escrow officer and I feel she represents us as a team.
Aug 3, 2018
Always a pleasure to do business with Chicago Title/Barbara Souza, the transaction always go very smoothly. Barbara Souza is my title officer and she is very knowledgeable!
Jun 29, 2018
Barbara superb job and communication puts her above and beyond all other officers whose doing the same job. Thank you Barbara. I was referred to Barbara by Kerri N. After she retired. After working with Kerri during all those nasty ROE & Short Sales over a decade now I have a pleasure closing escrows with Barbara. Much appreciated.
Jun 7, 2018
Barbara was 100% on top of everything and was easy to communicate with and always accessible whenever needed. She did an excellent job and was always very professional and extremely knowledgeable.
May 31, 2018
I worked with Barbara when selling my home. As a first-time for-sale-by-owner, I'll say the process couldn't have been simpler. Everything went smoothly, and we closed in 25 days with zero hassle. Great job by Barbara and her team in coordinating the paperwork. They also have a system that keeps all parties up-to-date on the process (via email). I would strongly recommend Barbara and Chicago Title!
May 29, 2018
Branch Manager Nations Lending Merced
Like Barbara I've been in the business for over 30 years. It is always nice to work with other experienced professionals that you can count on to have a smooth and on time closing. Thanks Barbara!
Apr 24, 2018
Broker/CEO - Squaw Valley Realty
We have worked with Barbara for many years. First, as an assistant with Pam Bonds (now retired), and now as an escrow officer. I can tell you that she is a consummate professional. Working with mountain and ranch properties, we often have very convoluted and difficult transactions. She has handled each and every one of these situations with expertise. She has become our "go to" gal and I highly recommend her.
Apr 23, 2018
Barbara is extremely professional and very responsive. Without a doubt, she has the best customer service. I never have to ask her for updates because she updates me immediately with any status changes. I have only had good experiences with Barbara and would recommend her to all.
Apr 23, 2018
Realtor Associate
Barbara has always done an excellent job for me. Always friendly with my clients and there's never a task too big or too small for her to handle. I am proud to call her my friend and colleague.
Apr 23, 2018
Owner of Resource Lenders, Inc
I work next door to Chicago Title. Barbara has been with them a short while. She is fast, efficient, a fun to work with. We all seemed to be stressed in this business, but Barbara stays calm and gets the job done.
Apr 21, 2018
Real Estate Agent
Having worked with Barbara Souza as my escrow officer beginning at Chicago Title, Coffee Rd., in Bakersfield, I have witnessed her expertise, great people skills and professionalism. Her considerable help to my clients and me has helped me with all of my escrows. When Barbara moved to Chicago Title in Reedley there was no question that I would continue the good service with her. That continued with Barbara's move to Fresno and continues today. One of the greatest compliments to a person is being referred to by a previous client. Having referred Barbara with great results also reflects well on my account. I know Barbara will succeed in all her endeavors as she remains my escrow officer.

Thank you, Barbara, for giving me this opportunity to express my gratitude for all of your superior service.

Jim Osborne
Apr 21, 2018
Broker Officer
I have worked with Barbara for several years and find her to be a competent and professional Escrow Officer.
Apr 21, 2018
Owner/Broker Wooden Real Estate Services
I have been working with Chicago Title for over 40 years. Barbara Souza is a true professional. She has a great attitude, is prompt, and very astute in her handling of my escrow transactions. She always maintains excellent communication on my transactions and identify's potential problems before they occur. I would highly recommend her for all your title needs.
Apr 20, 2018
Barbara is so good at what she does, it is hard to put into a few words!
I give any transactions I can to her, and always recommend her to my clients as best escrow officer in the business....She is always prompt in responding with any questions that I might need answered, and she treats all transactions, large or small with all due respect and in a timely manner. I always trust her answers, decisions and approach to any difficult situations that may arise during the period of the transactions! Our company could not ask for a better qualified person to be on our side with our transactions!
Apr 20, 2018
Sales Manager, Chicago Title Fresno
Barbara is a true professional who cares about her clients as well as the details of the transaction. I appreciate her knowledge, experience, and ability to tackle even complex escrows. Barbara handles commercial, residential, and mobile home transactions. I am happy to recommend her!

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