MEET YOUR ESCROW OFFICER ERIK OKLAND
Erik is a Glendale native and the younger of 2 sons of immigrant parents who moved from Norway to Southern California just weeks after getting married. He attended Hoover High School, and only left Southern California to obtain a degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Erik has been an integral part of Inter Valley Escrow for over 2 decades. He began his career with a summer job as the company’s part-time messenger, then returned after University to learn the ropes as an Assistant, then promoted to Escrow Officer in 2001. He was the Manager of the La Canada Flintridge branch for a number of years, and now maintains his desk out of the Glendale and Pasadena offices. Erik has been awarded the Ascent Award at Inter Valley Escrow for 3 out of the last 5 years. The award is given to the Escrow Officer who has the greatest increase in business year over year. Erik’s hard work and determination come through to every client on every transaction.
Erik is committed to a life-long process of learning and self-improvement. He attends constant training at the Escrow Training Institute and by attending various Escrow Association meetings to stay current on escrow trends, new laws and challenges affecting the industry. Together with his business coach, he continually reexamines communication and work-flow processes as an embodiment of the phrase “work smarter, not harder”.
Erik devotes a significant amount of time and energy to charitable work. He is currently a committee member of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors In Action (PFAR Charitable Committee) helping raise funds for local charities in the Pasadena area. Where time can’t be spent, Erik contributes financially to a number of causes that he strongly believes in such as the Wounded Warrior Project, Los Angeles ASPCA, City of Hope, and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, to name a few.
Helping people attain homeownership is very rewarding for Erik. With his attention to detail and outgoing personality, Erik’s clients feel supported throughout the escrow. He strives to make himself personally available to his clients throughout the day. What can be a potentially stressful process of paperwork, forms, and time sensitive tasks becomes easier as Erik brings his attention to detail, efficiency and outgoing personality to each person involved in the transaction.
RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS
2022 PFAR Affiliate of the Year
2021-2023 PFAR In Action Member
2020-2022 Inter Valley Escrow Million Dollar Club Member
2018-2019 Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors Board of Directors - Affiliate Chair
2019 Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation Board Member
2014, 2015 & 2018 Inter Valley Escrow Ascent Award for the greatest annual increase in business
2018 Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors President’s Award
Dominique Whitton | Dominique.Whitton@ivescrow.com | 818.547.9999
Dominique has been part of the IVE family since 2005. She’s conscientious, efficient and detail oriented brings these qualities to your escrow! Outside the office, Dominique is raising an teenage daughter, as well as learning to be an artistic roller skater and baking up a storm.
Lina Choi| Lina.Choi@ivescrow.com | 818.547.9999
A Southern Californian native, Lina received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of California, San Diego and currently works out of our Glendale Branch. She is bilingual and offers Escrow Services in both English and Korean. Her attention to detail, insightfulness, and ability to remain calm and adapt make her a perfect fit for escrow. Lina loves to spend her days off checking out new food hot spots, attending music festivals and watching football on Sundays. Fun facts: Lina is left-handed and a craft beer enthusiast.
Logan Dilbeck| Logan.Dilbeck@ivescrow.com | 818.547.9999
The child of two escrow officers, Logan learned at an early age to communicate clearly and process stress in a constructive way. Logan’s escrow career kicked off in 2020, as he returned home to Glendale from Colorado, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. His friends and colleagues describe him as patient, analytical, adaptable, and determined. In Logan’s free-time you can often find him with his two black-cats playing video games or working on his hobby of developing his own intricate board games.
We have worked with Erik Okland and his team at Inter Valley Escrow on several transactions. Erik is on top of every detail, he is always pleasant and very accommodating! Not really being well versed in the world of buying and selling homes, it was so nice to have someone explain everything in detail and never make us feel like there is a stupid question. There is no one else we would ever use for our escrow needs!!!
Nicole D., Buyer
I know that you already know this, but I wanted to share with you how much Meghann and I love working with Erik Okland. We have used Erik on many transactions and he just gets better and funnier with each file. He has a tremendous skill set…broad-based real estate knowledge, incredible attention to detail, and exceptional people skills. His wide range of talents includes his impressive ability to work with first-time Buyers, the elderly or the excessively demanding with the same care and grace. He is conscientious, very responsive, and consistently easy to work with. We appreciate him so much. His service has brought nothing but compliments from our clients. We try to have our escrows with Erik every chance we get and know that we will receive the same high level experience each time.
Sandi S., Realtor
Erik and his team were great to work with. My escrow was especially complicated and long but they were nothing but calm and helpful throughout the entire process. I would recommend them to anyone looking for experienced escrow professionals who will always promptly return your phone calls / emails and always have your best interests in mind. This is my third home purchase and the most complicated by far. I could not have done it without the help of Erik and his team and would recommend them to anyone in need of escrow services.
Amir S., Buyer
Erik Okland at Inter Valley Escrow has done an amazing job in every transaction of mine that he's been involved in. Speed, accuracy, consistency, and genuine concern for the client is why he is at the top of my list of most trusted escrow officers. He has great personal skills and expert knowledge in his field. A true professional with a smile! I can't say enough. I look forward to the next transaction with Erik and IVE.
Leonard D., Realtor