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Title Examiner

The primary duties of the Title Examiner are clerical in nature, requiring a strong propensity towards research and familiarity with computers.

Title Examiners rely on strong computer based skills to program, perform search functions, process information and enter data. Transcribing, storying, entering, recording and maintaining information in written and electronic forms.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Examine and verify title
  • Search county records
  • Summarize recorded legal documents.
  • Index and 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.
  • Examine deeds, deeds of trust, liens, judgments, easements, and plats/maps to determine ownership, encumbrances, and to verify legal descriptions of property.
  • Prepare current owner property reports
  • Analyze chains of title and preparation of reports outlining title-related matters.
  • Examine title reports of contract abstractors.
  • Transfer/file recordable documents with county government.

Traits

  • Self-motivated: A Title Examiner will possess time management skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Writing and communication skills: Effective in writing as appropriate for the needs of the report.
  • Attention to Detail – The role of Title Examiner requires careful attention to detail and thorough in task completion.