Malibu Escrow has been in operation for over fifty-five years as the only independent and locally owned escrow company. Our goal is to make the real estate transaction smoother for our clients from open to close.
Our business philosophy is founded on a commitment of security, privacy, professionalism and customer service.
We pride ourselves on the personal relationships we establish with our clients, real estate agents, and various parties involved in each transaction.
As one of the most beautiful and desirable places to live, we know that our clients are ready to move in as soon as possible. We strive to streamline the escrow process for them and our talented escrow officers are committed to meeting and exceeding our clientele’s expectations.
We have redefined the standards of quality services delivered in escrow. Call us today to learn more on our hands on, one of a kind escrow experience.
Malibu Escrow was founded in 1963 by Kathleen Praino, to service the local community. The company’s longstanding reputation as a trusted resource has been sustained by three generations of family.
Kathleen started at Bank of America before being approached to run their escrow department after a few short months on the job. Having a fresh perspective in the world of escrow at the bank, she eventually took the tools and knowledge she learned and started the independently owned company we are today.
Kathleen’s daughter, Barbara Praino, is the current owner of Malibu Escrow. She started working at the company as a teenager, coming in after high school to get an early insight in to the business. Barbara has been with the company since 1967, becoming a full-time Escrow Officer shortly after. She has run the company since her mother’s retirement in the mid-1990s.
Amanda Wolsey, the granddaughter of Kathleen and daughter of Barbara started here in 2010. Expanding on the wealth of knowledge passed down from the generations before her, Amanda oversees daily operations at Malibu Escrow in her current role as office manager.
Security & Licensing
We are proud members of the Escrow Institute of California, Malibu Board of Realtors, Conejo Association of Realtors, California Escrow Association, and Escrow Agents’ Fidelity Corporation.
We are licensed by the California Department of Business Oversight and CFPB compliant.