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Title Researcher I at Stewart in Tampa, Florida

Posted in Legal Admin 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

When you work at Stewart,
you’re part of a global real-estate services company that helps make the dream
of property ownership a reality around the world. Whether we’re providing
residential and commercial title insurance, closing and settlement services or
specialized offerings for the mortgage industry, we deliver comprehensive
service, deep expertise and innovative customer solutions by way of our direct
operations, network of Stewart Trusted Providers™ and family of companies. Join
our team and discover how Stewart Information Services Company (NYSE-STC) impacts
lives for the better. We do more than offer broad-scale real-estate services
and solutions; we provide the security for building communities and dreams.


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Job Summary:
The title researcher is responsible to provide accurate and professional title commitments, maintain high level of productivity and products, assess risk and liabilities in accordance with policy provisions, and provide title opinions based on the facts and documentation.

Job Roles:
• Examine title orders within company guidelines to determine the conditions of the title and insurability by considering the effect of documents such as deeds, deeds of trust, mechanics liens, tax liens, judgments, assessments, probates and other matters of record
• Research respective title plant software, analyze and evaluate pertinent record documents for determination of ownership, legal descriptions, and any conjunction to title
• Explain chain of title, exceptions, and requirements to customers and managers
• Recognize title defects and formulate curative equipments
• Assess risks and liabilities that may jeopardize the company, and bring these matters to the attention of the local title manager, state title manager or underwriter, as appropriate
• Maintain proper production levels and delivery standards on a daily basis
• Review surveys prepared on properties, if applicable
• Work closely with the customer and escrow staff to meet time requirements for options, and assist with answering questions
• Prepare an accurate and compressive title commitment in accordance with company examining and policy procedures
• Perform other duties assigned by manager

Role Specific Knowledge:

• Experience with Microsoft
Office, Access, Title Workplace, Internet software, and Contact Management

• Knowledge in Sureclose and Resware systems are considered a plus

• Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
• Basic understanding of risks and liabilities of titles
• Good written communication and presentation skills
• Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
• A certain degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Education, Licensure, and Experience:
• Completion of a High School diploma
• Possession of a Valid State Producer's License
• Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in the title industry which includes experience in understanding title orders.



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opportunity to all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities. If you
believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening
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