We hired Bay Area Escrow Company to handle a complicated pay-off on a loan for a property in San Francisco.  Patsy Mercado, was our escrow officer, and she did fine job from start to finish.  She is very experienced, and knows what she is doing.  Very good communication via phone and email, which I prefer.  No surprise charges by the company, even though there was more work that had to done than initially was anticipated. Professional, timely, and got the job done.  I highly recommend them.