About Us

Judy Castillo Marshall


Judy’s extensive Real Estate background spans over four decades of working in the industry. Beginning in escrow in 1978, Judy earned the professional designation of Certified Escrow Officer by the California Escrow Association. She subsequently was licensed with one of the largest California Independent Escrow Companies as a Certified Escrow Manager. After 17 years in both the escrow and title arenas, Judy went on to obtain her California Real Estate Broker license and later opened a Real Estate Brokerage and Mortgage Company. During her career, Judy has obtained numerous professional designations, licenses and accolades within the industry. She is a lifetime resident of San Diego’s North County and resides in Oceanside with her husband, Robert.

California Real Estate Broker
Broker #01181186, Expires January 3, 2020

Registered Legal Document Assistant
Bonded & Registered in San Diego County
Registration #NC48, Expires October 25, 2020

California Notary Public
Commission Number #2049205
Expires: January 8, 2022

California Association of Legal Document Assistants Member
North San Diego County Association of Realtors Board Member
National Notary Association Certified Signing Member/Certified Signing Agent

What Our Customers Have to Say

“In A Pinch” has been an invaluable resource to our business. There have been several occasions when I called upon them for last minute services and they went out of their way to accommodate the scheduling needs of our clients. It gives me great piece of mind to know that “In A Pinch” is there when we need them.

Rachel LaMar, J.D.
Broker / Owner
LaMar Real Estate

“I am an attorney who does complex divorce and real property litigation and who frequently needs archival research on stale, real property, financial transactions. Judy is head and shoulders above any other title researcher that I have employed in the last 35 years. Coming from an escrow and real property background, she knows the industry and how it works from a technical as well as a practical point of view. For complex litigation, Judy was able to obtain copies of escrow closing statements and other documents out-of-state that had been archived 20 years ago. I thought they were destroyed. Once she was on the trail of a document, she never let go. She was truly remarkable. Her abilities are without parallel. She was also efficient, timely and very reasonably priced. I can highly recommend her.”

Tricia A. Smith
Attorney at Law
Del Mar, California

“Judy is a consummate professional. She consistently provides me with accurate, top quality documents, within the shortest amount of time possible. She’s so knowledgeable that she finds inconsistencies in a chain of title that only the most detail oriented person would see. As important, she’s a joy to work with – the rare gem that only passes through your professional life once in a while. I can not recommend Judy highly enough. Everyone would be lucky to have ‘In A Pinch’ as a member of their virtual office staff.”

Catherine S. Blakespear
Mayor, City of Encinitas, CA
Estate Planning Attorney, Del Mar, CA

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