Minimum Experience Requirements:
Responsible for examining titles, searching real estate records, and compiling a list of mortgage and other contracts.
•Examine and verify titles.
•Search real estate records.
•Summarize legal or insurance documents.
•Compile lists of mortgages, contracts, and other instruments pertaining to titles by searching public and private records for law firms, real estate agencies, or title insurance companies.
•Search, analyze, and evaluate records relating to titles of homes, land, and buildings.
•Ensure that the title to a property in question has no restrictions that may prevent or hinder its sale or use.
•Issue title insurance, acquire rights of way, buy and sell property, grant mortgage loans, and obtain and protect mineral rights.
•Search public and private records for law firms, real estate agencies, or title insurance companies.
•Examine deeds, deeds of trust, liens, judgments, easements, and plats/maps to determine ownership, encumbrances, and to verify legal descriptions of property.
•Prepare property reports and title commitments.
•Analyze chain of title and preparation of reports outlining title-related matters.
•Examine title reports from outside abstractors.
Skills – Technical:
•Proficient in PC operation, including spreadsheet and word processing. Experience in database program operations is a plus.
•Ability to demonstrate initiative and assertiveness, the ability to plan and manage their work in an efficient manner, and the ability to work well under stress and time pressures.
•Should be knowledgeable in the methods and techniques for performing Land Services activities. Should possess competent knowledge and skills in land description and terminology, and land document analysis.
•Practical experience in the application, modification, and adaptation of standards, techniques, and procedures for land documents.
•Team player with strong interpersonal skills and positive attitude
•Proficient analytical skills with accuracy/attention to details a must
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations. The following is a sample of some of the physical demands that would normally be required for this position.
•Sitting: Remaining in the seated position for extended periods of time.
•Standing: Remaining on one’s feet in an upright position at a workstation without moving about
•Walking: Moving about on foot
•Lifting: Raising or lowering an object from one level to another usually between 10 -25 lbs.
•Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands. Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand.
•Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds by ear
•Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word to impart oral information to clients or to the public and to convey detailed spoken instructions to other workers accurately.