Local agent ensures your best interest is at the forefront of every transaction
By Jillian Chandler
Photo by Kiersten Patterson Photography
It was 1992, and the real estate market in Sandpoint was booming. With her years of experience in banking, title and escrow, Jackie Zornick wanted to ensure that buyers and sellers were protected in their transactions, thus inspiring her to open her own contract collection agency—and Panhandle Escrow Company was born.
In 2007, the company was sold, however, Jackie has continued to hold the position of manager since day one. Today, their team also includes Dana Bowen, assistant manager; Rochelle Jones, processor; Shelly Sutton, escrow officer; Carol Griffiths, escrow officer; and part-time employee April Jacobson, special reserve accounts officer.
Serving the Sandpoint and surrounding communities for nearly 30 years, Panhandle Escrow Company is a locally owned, fully insured and bonded contract collection agent. “We facilitate buyer/seller or lender financed transactions as a neutral third party who collects, holds and disburses funds according to the contract specifications,” according to their team.
What sets Panhandle Escrow apart from similar companies is that their office is solely dedicated to third party servicing. They can handle property sales, home sales, lease and lease-to-own transactions, along with personal property sales (vehicles, mobile homes, etc.). They also provide service for construction hold back contracts. At the end of each year they issue 1099/1098 statements when necessary, handle the breakdown of principal and interest, service property taxes and insurance renewals, as well as homeowner’s association dues. In the business of creative financing, Panhandle Escrow Company can service just about any type of contract.
After 28 years in businesses, Jackie attributes the success the company has seen over the years to its faithful and loyal repeat clients, along with Panhandle Escrow’s employees, who are dedicated to provide personal—and exceptional—service, year after year.
Panhandle Escrow Company believes in the importance of personal interaction with their clients, handling each contract with care while making an effort to get to know each person as they walk through their door. They conduct business on a national level while remaining a small-town company dedicated to providing professional, yet personal, service.
The entire team is dedicated to the community they serve, not only through their work at Panhandle Escrow Company, but through their ongoing involvement with various organizations. Employees are greatly involved with Kinderhaven, with employees serving on past and present Board of Directors. Additionally, Panhandle Escrow Company employees have volunteered for the Festival of Trees, the Selkirk Association of Realtors, the Festival at Sandpoint, Sandpoint Middle School’s Design for Change organization and numerous other opportunities in town. “Community involvement is extremely important in keeping the spirit of Sandpoint what it is today,” says Dana.
A hometown company owned and managed by longtime Sandpoint residents, you can trust that your best interest is at the forefront of every transaction. To find out more about Panhandle Escrow Company and what they can do for you, contact them today.
Panhandle Escrow Company Inc.
414 Church Street, Suite 204
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864