The Abstractor’s primary function is to perform title searches, which involves the return of a set of documents reflecting the history of a property. These documents are then submitted to the Reviewer, who conducts an examination of the title. The Abstractor/Reviewer uses various websites and title search software and must be innovative in their approach to locating property information. The Abstractor/Reviewer is responsible for determining what does and does not affect the title to a property. The Abstractor/Reviewer must be able to operate in an environment with tight deadlines and strict standards.
Research, analyze, and evaluate real estate records and examine titles to provide support when determining the historical ownership of properties.
Searches records using various county software, websites and courthouses.
Keep detailed notes.
Summarize legal or insurance documents.
Updates title and judgment searches.
Prioritizes and manages workload across multiple projects.
Analyze chain of title and preparation of reports outlining title-related matters.
Examine and verify titles.
Prepare a comprehensive title product according to specified parameters in a timely manner.
Performs other duties as assigned by management.
Responds to random client requests (e.g., sending copies of deeds).
Highly Adaptable to Change
This position operates in a professional office environment, and may require travel to courthouses as needed. Must be local.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Required Education and Experience
High school diploma and equivalent training and experience.
One or more years of abstracting experience.
Two or more years of experience in related field (mortgage, real estate).