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Title Officer

WA - Silverdale

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Position Summary: Our Title Officer reads and examines title reports and documents to determine the effect on properties including reviews of all closing documents and instructions pertaining to transactions. Candidate should possesses good people skills and the ability to communicate information verbally as well as written to our customers as questions arise. Candidate must be familiar with various title products and services we offer and be able to identify the best solution for clients needs. Title Officer must be able to read title abstract, legal descriptions, surveys, various real estate documents and understand the effect they have on title; and the knowledge of how to clear title exceptions, be able to assist with recording desk and perform tasks in the department including preparing policies and title invoices at closing.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Read, examine, and prepare title reports

  • Read and plot legal descriptions on maps

  • Review upper court judgment searches and determines if they attach to the property

  • Enter data into the title database, generates the necessary documentation, and email clients

  • Ensure compliance with real estate contracts, lender instructions, title requirements, company requirements, and other written instructions in the closing process

  • Collaborate with internal and external customers as well as underwriters, to resolve title issues (e.g., legal descriptions, vesting, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of ALTA Policy coverages and endorsements

  • Review industry publications to remain knowledgeable of changes in laws and practices affecting the issuance of title policies

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in title industry - Examining experience is preferred

  • A high school diploma is required

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the title industry field

  • Adaptable to new, different, or changing requirements

  • Attentive to details

  • Ability to use logical thought processes to analyze risk and draw conclusions

  • Customer focused - pleasant, courteous, and professional when dealing with internal and external customers

  • Possess strong critical thinking skills to solve problems; identifies and prioritizes the key issues involved to facilitate the decision-making process

  • Dependable and reliable

  • Excellent planning and organizing skills

  • Strong reading comprehension skills

  • Team player

  • Ability to use information technology and related applications to convey and retrieve information; demonstrates strong computer/typing skills in Microsoft Office, email programs, industry software, and internet browsers

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

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