Sorry you feel this way. And sorry you have either had bad experiences or heard about them. But i can tell you after being in the Bakersfield real estate business for 32+ years, the vast majority of escrow officers, appraisers, lenders and Realtors are professionals who try to do a great job. Of course, there are some "bad apples" in our midst. And they will eventually be weeded out.
Brad Barnett, GRI/Broker Associate
Prudential Tobias, REALTORS