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Title Searcher (Sneeringer Monahan Provost Redgrave Title Agency)
Ref No.: 16-07548
Location: Albany, New York
The Title Searcher researches real estate records, examine titles, or summarize pertinent legal or insurance documents or details for a variety of purposes.

Essential Functions:
  • Prepare lists of all legal instruments applying to a specific piece of land and the buildings on it.
  • Examine documentation such a mortgages, liens, judgments, easements, plat books, maps, contracts, and agreements in order to verify factors such as properties' legal descriptions, ownership, or restrictions.
  • Read search requests in order to ascertain types of title evidence required and to obtain descriptions of properties and names of involved parties.
  • Copy or summarize recorded documents, such as mortgages, trust deeds, and contracts that affect property titles.
  • Examine individual titles in order to determine if restrictions, such as delinquent taxes, will affect titles and limit property use.
  • Prepare reports describing any title encumbrances encountered during searching activities, and outlining actions needed to clear titles.
  • Prepare and issue title commitments and title insurance policies based on information compiled from title searches.
  • Verify accuracy and completeness of land-related documents accepted for registration; prepare rejection notices when documents are not acceptable.
  • Summarize pertinent legal or insurance details, or sections of statutes or case law from reference books so that they can be used in examinations, or as proofs or ready reference.
  • Retrieve and examine real estate closing files for accuracy and to ensure that information included is recorded and executed according to regulations.
  • Confer with realtors, lending institution personnel, buyers, sellers, contractors, surveyors, and courthouse personnel in order to exchange title-related information or to resolve problems.
  • Obtain maps or drawings delineating properties from company title plants, county surveyors, and/or assessors' offices.
  • Determine whether land-related documents can be registered under the relevant legislation such as the Land Titles Act.
Competencies:
  1. Problem Solving/Analysis.
  2. Thoroughness.
  3. Organization Skills and Attention to Detail.
  4. Communication Proficiency.
  5. Initiative.
  6. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
  7. Customer Service.
  8. Technical Capacity.
  9. Teamwork: Cooperation and Collaboration


Work Environment:
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time position: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Travel:
Limited travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience:
  1. Associate's degree (A.A.) or one year of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Ability to actively engage with Partners and key personnel.
ControlID: 14.234.89 SHR