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Why Escrow?


Why do I need to use an escrow company?

Imagine being the buyer of a home on a real estate contract without using an escrow company in Albuquerque, where you have paid for 20 years. You’ve never missed a payment and you’re always on time. Until one day your seller passes away. His estate is passed to his children and on a large list of his assets is the property that you’ve been in the process of purchasing for years. But there’s a catch. The seller wasn’t keeping track of what you had paid him. He took the cash you sent him each month and bought things with it before his wife knew of the cash. It’s as if you hadn’t sent any payments. Ever! It’s your word against the deceased. Who can you turn to? How can you prove you’ve been paying? Is it possible to get the deed without starting over?

On the flip side, you’re the seller’s family of the situation above. You just want to liquidate all of your father’s assets to settle his estate and move on. But there’s a catch. Your father didn’t use an escrow company, he never kept records, and he always accepted cash. Where can you turn to clean up this mess? How will you ever settle his estate with so many loose ends? Do you really want to spend the rest of your life in court figuring it out?

Escrow is needed anytime there are 2 parties exchanging items of value (usually, real estate). A third party is needed to create trust, keep a transaction history, and hold documentation (like a deed) until the terms of the contract are fulfilled, or not. Without escrow, you open yourself up to possibilities of misinterpretation, confusion, neglect, or, even, fraud.

We Create Trust Between Strangers

An escrow company in Albuquerque provides trust between strangers. It provides checks and balances and ensures the terms are upheld.

We Provide a Third-Party Transaction History

In the scenario above a payment history from a third party would have made all the difference in the world. A complete 20-year transaction history and documentation for each payment would end any arguments quickly and the buyer could continue to make payments as usual.

Who We Serve


Real Estate



Why Escrow?


We understand that each concern is unique, and to address yours with the utmost precision and care, we encourage you to book a dedicated appointment. This allows our team to conduct thorough research tailored to your specific needs. To submit a request for a personal sit-down you can click on the link. This will bring you to a submission form. Fill out the form to the best of your ability, (no sections are required, but the more information the better we can research and respond to your submission). By taking this step, you ensure priority attention, skipping the wait for a more in-depth discussion. Upon submission, you'll receive details about setting your appointment and any necessary preparations. At Sunwest Escrow, we are committed to delivering unparalleled service, and we look forward to providing you with the focused expertise you deserve. Act now and experience the difference in our personalized approach to resolving your questions and concerns.    



We understand that there are complexities of transactions that often lead to disagreements. For our clients' security and our integrity, Sunwest Escrow will offer mediation services in the event that a client dispute needs formal resolution. 

This service will allow a third party attorney to review the dispute and provide a neutral resolution. Mediation services can also be used for disputes between buyers and sellers, or any other combination of two groups that might have conflict within our arena. 

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