About Realty Escrow

Realty Escrow was established in 1977 by Dick Mietzner, a prominent Real Estate developer and Broker. We are very proud of the fact that we have such a well established, locally-owned escrow company. Many of our clients have been with us since day one. We have been located in the North City, now Shoreline, area of Seattle for nearly 25 years and still going strong.

Dick Mietzner, Owner and President:
Opened Realty Escrow out of a growing demand from his agents and loan officers at the real estate mortgage companies he owned. Dick was also establishing a family owned construction company and Realty Escrow helped Streamline the closing process for all. He now divides his "mostly" retired time between Edmods and Hawaii.

Jana Torbenson, Manager/V.P:

Started from the ground up! She was hired on as a receptionist in 1992 after graduating from the University of Washington. Promoted to closer just 10 months later, she obtained her Limited Practice Officer license in 1993. Jana is known for her great attitude and professionalism. After building a solid client base for three years, she was handed the management position. Jana has increased the number of transactions closed per year each and every year since 1996. It is apparent to everyone she works with that she loves what she does for a living and passes her enthusiasm for escrow onto her employees.