Ms Shari Nestor
4902 East Karen Drive
Scottsdale AZ, 85254
Founder and President of Professional Escrow Resources, LLC, Shari Nestor has over 30 years experience in the area of Title, Escrow, Marketing & Sales of Real Estate Related Services, Loan Processing and Real Estate Development. Ms. Nestor has created curricula and has taught classes to Real Estate Agents, Financial and Escrow Personnel. She has created and/or assisted in creating training manuals for office staff. Additionally Shari Nestor has written and implemented Marketing Plans and authored articles for industry related newsletters. She has assisted her staff and co-workers in their career pathing to achieve their professional and personal goals.
2007 - Current
PROFESSIONAL ESCROW RESOURCES, LLC/Founder & President
The concept for Professional Escrow Resources was conceived by Shari Nestor in 2007. The Company's vision and purpose is to be a support to Escrow Service Providers by being a ready resource for Escrow Personnel on Demand, training of new and existing escrow personnel, closing services and mini and/or sub escrows. Professional Escrow Resources, LLC is the industry's partner and a resource in any market.
May 2006 to January 2007
PIONEER TITLE AGENCY/Vice President/Escrow Department
Pioneer Title Agency opened their first branch in Maricopa County in Scottsdale Arizona on May 1, 2006. Ms. Nestor was recruited to be the Escrow Administrator for Maricopa County with the additional responsibilities of Sales and Marketing for all of Maricopa County. The daily operation of the Escrow Department, including recruiting and training of all escrow personnel, putting into place all accounting procedures and management of the entire escrow process and files fell under her responsibilities as Escrow Administrator.
April 2002 to May 2006
ARIZONA TITLE AGENCY/Vice President/Branch Manager
Opened and managed Arizona Title Agency's Paradise Valley Branch Office. Her responsibilities included the processing of all Real Estate transactions, i.e. residential, commercial, refinance, land acquisitions, hard money lending, personal financing secured by real property, and any and all transactions requiring an escrow agent.
May 1992 to October 2001
FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY/ Branch Manager/Sr. Escrow Officer
The first year of her career with First American Title, Ms. Nestor was employed as a part time Escrow Officer at the Esplanade Residential Branch. The only transactions being processed in the branch at that time were the refinances of loans on real property by financial institutions. Within a few months of Ms. Nestor electing to work full time, First American Title offered her the position of Branch Manager. She accepted the position and the focus of the branch immediately changed from a branch that processed refinances to high end residential resale transactions, with a small amount of commercial transactions. The marketing of commercial transactions was limited primarily due to conflict with the existing next door office of a First American Title Commercial Branch. The retention of profit at the Esplanade Residential Branch increased from 25-30% to an average of 49% retention.
The Esplanade Office was located at 2525 East Camelback Rd, in Phoenix at the Esplanade Towers. Operating just down the street was yet another First American Title Branch Office located at 2929 East Camelback. When the lease at the Esplanade Office expired and the escalating costs to renew the lease were considered, together with the close proximity of the other two branch offices, the "2929 East Camelback Branch" and the "Esplanade Residential Branch" merged and operated out of the 2929 East Camelback location. Ms. Nestor took over as Manager of the combined offices in January 1997 until her departure from First American Title in October 2001. The office was known as the Biltmore Branch of First American Title and it dominated the market in the territory.
April 1991 to May 1992
Ms. Nestor made a decision to stay home with her newborn son, born in April of 1991.
June 1990 to April 1991
GRAND CANYON TITLE AGENCY/Branch Manager/Commercial Escrow Officer
Ms. Nestor was hired as Grand Canyon Title's only Commercial Escrow Officer and co-managed their Biltmore Branch Office together with a Residential Branch Manager.
February 1985 to June 1990
FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE/Branch Manager/Sr. Commercial Escrow Officer
Prior to accepting the position with Fidelity National Title Ms. Nestor had been a full time stay at home mother to my her two older sons for the previous 4 years.. Ms. Nestor was hired as an assistant to Bonnie McCoid, Fidelity Title's Commercial Escrow Officer and Main Office Branch Manager. The 2nd week on the job, Ms. McCoid left for vacation and the closing of an 11 million dollar commercial transaction became the responsibility of Ms. Nestor. Shari Nestor was promoted to a Branch Manager 1 ½ years later, with her primary Customer base generating commercial transactions. During her employment with Fidelity National Title, Ms. Nestor was transferred to 4 different branches as Manager the following 3 years. Fidelity Title's administration believed that Shari Nestor's physical location was not a consideration for the Customers, due to their demonstrated loyalty. Shari Nestor felt that the instability had a negative impact on her career and resigned.
May 1981 to February 1985
Ms. Nestor stayed home with her two eldest boys born June 1, 1981 and October 24, 1983.
MINNESOTA TITLE AGENCY/Escrow Officer/Branch Manager
USLIFE TITLE AGENCY/Escrow Officer
TRANSAMERICA TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY (SAN DIEGO, CA)/Escrow Secretary/Assistant Escrow Officer/Escrow Officer/Branch Manager
Shari Nestor moved to San Diego, CA from Phoenix in 1977 and obtained an entry level position at Transamerica Title Insurance Company. She was quickly promoted to Assistant Escrow Officer, then Escrow Officer. Ms. Nestor (then known as Shari Capell) requested to manage an office for Transamerica Title's Hillcrest Office. Ms. Nestor (nee Capell) had no experience at this time managing and had never handled a "Commercial" transaction. In 1978 the Hillcrest Branch of Transamerica Title was a Commercial Branch Office. Her time at that particular branch lasted only 2 weeks, however she was transferred to Transamerica Title's College Branch as Branch Manager. The College Branch was a slow producing residential office situated directly between Southeast San Diego (low-end homes) and the more upscale community of Del Cerro. Ms. Nestor stayed at the College Branch of Transamerica Title Insurance Company as Branch Manager until she moved back to Phoenix 1 ½ years later. When she left Transamerica Title there was a substantial increase in the Real Estate Agent and Broker Customers from Southeast San Diego, and strong penetration into the Del Cerro market. At that time, Shari Capell (Nestor) was the youngest Branch Manager for Transamerica Title Insurance Company in San Diego County and when she left San Diego her Branch was the Number 1 Branch in the County.
DEL WEBB REALTY MANAGEMENT/Secretary to Marv Todd/Vice President of Property Management
HOLLIDAY & ASSOCIATES/Secretary to Al Holliday Owner of Court Reporting Firm
LAWYERS TITLE OF ARIZONA/Escrow Receptionist
ARIZONA TITLE/Escrow Receptionist
FIRST ARIZONA TITLE (subsequently USLIFE TITLE, subsequently ATI TITLE) / Policy Typist - Title Department
Graduated from Paradise Valley High School, Phoenix, Arizona
Attended Phoenix College, Phoenix, Arizona
Arizona Real Estate School, Arizona Real Estate License - Obtained her Real Estate License in 1975 - Moved to San Diego, CA & License was deactivated;
Returned to Arizona in 1979 and regained Real Estate License which was never activated due to her career in Escrow & Title - conflict of interest.
Arizona Escrow Association
American Escrow Association
Affiliate Member of Mortgage Banker's Association
San Diego Escrow Association 1977-1979
CREW - Arizona Chapter of Women in Commercial Real Estate 1985-1990
PERSONAL GOALS & INTERESTS
Family, friends, the community.
Enjoy playing golf, sports, reading, (biographies and non-fiction) current events.
Currently a volunteer for Crisis Pregnancy Center