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Title Searcher Job Description

Summary

Responsible for searching for titles, real estate records, and compiling a list of mortgage and other contracts.

Primary responsibilities

  • Search for and verify titles.
  • Search real estate records.
  • Examine lot books, geographic and general indices, and assessor's rolls to compile lists of transactions.
  • Retrieve closing files for accuracy.
  • 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.
  • Confer with realtors, lending institution personnel, buyers, sellers, contractors, surveyors, and courthouse personnel.
  • 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.
  • Prepare title commitment.

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