OUR TEAM

Who you work with is everything. Our in-house team delivers a seamless experience to buyers and sellers, handling every detail with the professionalism and expertise for which they’re known. Breathe a sigh of relief knowing that everything is attended to—the right way.

MARCINE KLINE

Vice President
Senior Escrow Officer
marcine.kline@closedescrowinc.com  | 818.853.2282

Marcine Kline has established herself as one of the escrow industry’s leading professionals. As Vice President of Closed Escrow, Marcine holds the team to the highest standard of quality. Her full-service escrow offering includes a specialization in Probate, Trust Sales, Conservatorship and both court and independent administration of Estate Act transactions.

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“The work just seemed so relatable to me,” Marcine says. She got her feet wet with independent escrow companies, and in 1986—the age of Reaganomics and new tax codes—opened her own firm. Setting her drive and strong work ethic in place, she quickly rose to success. “I’ve always had a strong work ethic, which is one of the things that drew me to Closed Escrow. It’s a big team with an infrastructure that leads with heart, this is important to me.”

Outside of the office, Marcine is an avid traveler, voracious reader and social butterfly. There’s nothing she likes more than heading out with her husband to entertain friends, many of whom started out as her clients.

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Marcine Kline
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PATSY ADDY

Senior Escrow Officer
patsyaddy@closedescrowinc.com | 424.203.1296

Patsy Addy brings her wide-ranging escrow expertise and years of experience to Closed Escrow, partnering with the best in the business to exceed expectations across the board. Passion, knowledge and a genuine care for her clients are at the heart of her business—and it shows.

“I love what I do,” says Patsy. “Buying or selling a home is a huge moment in a person’s life, and I feel so lucky to be an integral part of that pivotal milestone.”

MICHELLE SORICE

Branch Manager
Escrow Officer
michelle.sorice@closedescrowinc.com | 818.850.4990

With over 37 years of experience as an Escrow Officer and Escrow Management working with every type of escrow transaction, Michelle is a truly seasoned professional. Her unparalleled experience, exceptional business acumen, outstanding client communication skills, and impeccable reputation have made her a highly regarded figure within the real estate escrow community.

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Michelle has an impressive career, having spent 13 years at Celebrity Escrow Corp, followed by seven years at McKeehan Escrow, 12 years at First Priority Escrow and a five-year stint at Allan Erdy Escrow before joining Closed Escrow. During this time, she gained in-depth market knowledge and expertise in all aspects of the business of escrow, including residential and commercial refinance and sale transactions, REOs, Short Sales, FHA/VA, 1031 Exchanges and other types of specialty escrows.

Apart from her wealth of experience in escrow, Michelle has also served as an Instructor of “Introduction to Escrow” at the San Fernando Board of Realtors. She is approved by the DFPI and has been a Bonded and Certified Notary Public for over 30 years. Michelle has also mastered her management skills with multiple years of executive and hands-on staff managerial experience.

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CARMEN ALVARADO

Escrow Officer
carmen.alvarado@closedescrowinc.com  | 818.853.2283

Carmen Alvarado was studying at Cal State Northridge for a career in psychology when she got the opportunity to work as a receptionist in an escrow company. It didn’t take long for the real estate bug to bite. Now, 12 years and a bachelor’s degree in psychology later, Carmen is channeling her desire to help people—not as a psychologist, but as an Escrow Officer at Closed Escrow.

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“I like to make people happy and love working in escrow,” Carmen shares. “For families and newlyweds purchasing their first home, you want to make it the best possible experience.” She joined Closed Escrow alongside Marcine Kline with whom she has worked her entire career. “We have a great relationship, and I love the management team here at Closed Escrow. The family-like atmosphere, the supportive team, the paperless environment—it’s all very welcoming and professional.” Carmen handles a variety of escrow transactions and is bilingual in Spanish and English.

Outside of the office, Carmen enjoys going to the theater, and as a newlywed herself, spends as much quality time as possible with her husband and son and their Old English Bulldog.

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SHELLEY VALENCIA

Director of Business Development
shelley.valencia@closedescrowinc.com | 818.309.6290

With a passion for ensuring seamless and secure real estate transactions, Shelley Valencia has built an impressive career spanning over two decades. Currently serving as the Director of Business Development at Closed Escrow, her reputation in the escrow and real estate industries dates back to 2005.

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With extensive expertise in escrow, title and home warranty, Shelley consistently delivers exceptional results. Her profound understanding of the industry enables her to effectively cater to the needs and objectives of agents, brokers, buyers and sellers alike. Known for her warm and approachable demeanor, Shelley prioritizes her clients’ needs above all else. She has successfully assisted hundreds of clients in navigating the complexities of escrow and facilitated countless smooth transactions.

“It’s not just about completing a single transaction but creating long-lasting partnerships,” says Shelley. “I take immense pride in the number of clients who return to me for their subsequent real estate endeavors, as well as the many referrals I receive from satisfied customers. Their happiness says everything to me.” Her dedication and high standards have earned her accolades including the Burbank Board of Realtors for Affiliate of the Year.

Shelley’s heart and compassion are also apparent in her love for animals. Ask her about the many she’s rescued and cared for including dogs, horses and even donkeys! A native of Canada, Shelley is happiest when she’s traveling, boating, or just spending quality time with her husband, Robert, and their two daughters, Alex and Jordyn.

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JOHN WIGMANICH

Business Development Representative
john.wigmanich@closedescrowinc.com  | 310.433.8694

John George brings a wealth of experience and a unique perspective to his role as Business Development Representative at Closed Escrow. As a native Angeleno, John spent twelve successful years as a real estate broker in Beverly Hills, specializing in the sale of luxury estates. During this time, he not only honed his skills in real estate but also developed a deep appreciation for high-end interior design. Working alongside some of the world’s top interior designers, John cultivated an eye for detail and a passion for creating beautiful, functional spaces.

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This dual expertise in real estate and interior design allows John to offer unparalleled service to his clients. His understanding of the intricacies of both fields enables him to assist real estate agents in navigating seamless escrow transactions, ensuring they can focus on what they do best—selling properties and making their clients happy.

John’s diverse background and multifaceted skills make him a valuable asset in the real estate industry, offering a comprehensive approach.

Outside of his professional life, John is an avid surfer and hiker, embracing the natural beauty and adventure that Southern California offers.

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