Posted by Dr. Craig Whisler CA NV on June 18, 2003 at 22:31:16:
…and remember the escrow company can just as easily be in your town as theirs. If they refuse an escrow they may be CROOKS. Report them immediately to everyone you can think of starting with that state’s bar association and attorney general. Some states use attorney escrows and that is ok IF it isn’t the same attorney who you are buying from or his brother-in-law who also happens to be an attorney. Ask for your own local escrow company. They may tell you to take a swim, but TRY, …and take lots of care. Call his state’s bar association and ask if the guy is even a licensed lawyer and verify his business address, and that he is in good standing with the bar assn.