Title Agent Job Overview
A title agent helps write the underwriter policies for real estate transactions. A person in this position manages expectations for buyers and sellers in relation to securing title insurance for a real estate property. They research title histories for any potential problems, such as claims, unpaid taxes, fraud, or liens on a property, confirm the seller’s assets to ensure legal sale, and help rectify any title defects to ensure that a lien or mortgage is legally enforceable on a property. Title agents represent title underwriters or title agencies and work full-time for agencies, title companies, escrow companies, law firms, or title insurance companies.
Title Agent Job Template
Title Agent Job Summary
Are you an experienced title agent interested in a lucrative position in a fast-paced environment? If so, send us your resume! You’ll be responsible for extensive research to ensure the legal sale of property and provide exceptional closing services to our clients. Job seekers should be driven, motivated professionals who are looking for growth.
Title Agent Responsibilities
- Verify ownership, legal descriptions, and restrictions by analyzing liens, maps, public records, leases, plat books, agreements, surveys, and contracts
- Conduct property search to check for real estate title defects or issues, such as claims, liens, mortgages, deeds, wills, or fraud
- Work alongside a variety of industry professionals such as real estate agents, title insurance agents, escrow officers, closing agents, settlement agents, law firms, paralegals, and escrow companies throughout the closing process
- Facilitate title search and prepare title abstract and title opinion
- Review all closing documents to be sure title commitments have been met, issue title policy, and prepare closing statements to transfer the title to the new owner
- Record all legal documents at the county and federal level and present deed to new owners
Title Agent Qualifications
- High school diploma required -- college degree preferred
- 3-5 years of title closing experience, abstractor experience, title examiner or providing closing services is required
- Meet state licensing requirements -- title producers license is a plus
- Must be detail-oriented, analytical, and process-driven with excellent communication skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Title Agent Compensation
$43,152 (National Average)
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