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Senior Title Officer

Company: First American Financial Corporation
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Job Description:

Company Summary Watermark Title Agency is a premier Minneapolis title insurance company providing those who are buying, selling or refinancing real estate with the highest level of service. We're firm believers that when a company holds true to its mission, vision, and values and invests in its people, the sky's the limit when it comes to creating amazing partnerships, happy clients, and a fulfilled team of employees. Our partnership with First American brought together two people-first companies, and that's been an integral part of our mutual success, including being named Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list for six consecutive years. We hire hungry, humble, and smart individuals (that's why you're here) and believe the inclusion of everyone is very important. This is true throughout all of our brands and offices, which has led us to be included in more than 50 regional best places to work. Identify issues and work with customers, attorneys and lenders in an advisory capacity to resolve issues impacting title insurability prior to closing. Communicate with clients and third parties to obtain documentation to clear title related issues such as missing information, incomplete, inaccurate or contradictory information contained in the title commitment, in accordance with internal and external policies and regulations. Essential Functions Examines all classes of title searches including difficult title orders such as insurance of commercial leaseholds, trust indentures, contracts, operating agreements and other highly involved property interests. Act in an advisory capacity; decisions regularly involve resolving unique and complex situations. Reconciles title problems and accepts responsibility for loss claim investigation May be team leader for a unit consisting of examiners, searchers or other title staff; may provide input to staff selection, performance feedback Analyzes records, such as mortgages, liens, judgments, easements, vital statistics, plat and map books, and property surveys to determine ownership and legal restrictions and to verify legal description of property and completeness of records Analyzes the effect of probate, foreclosures, building court cases, and bankruptcy proceedings on title insurance Review and approve a variety of documentation including deeds, operating agreements, trusts, wills, affidavits of heirships, corporate resolutions, partnership agreements, and state filed Articles of Incorporation and Articles of Organization Selects appropriate write-ups for commitments and policies for both standard and extended coverage Forms and maintains business partnerships with clientele. May participate in business development activities to maintain existing clients and acquire new clients and attend customer visits with sales personnel and/or provide formal training/classes Uses technical bulletins and other resources to evaluate and resolve problems May price commitments, endorsements, policies and guarantees using predetermined schedule of fees and charges In some regions/locations, consult with attorneys to review search packages and on matters that require escalation May provide underwriting interpretation within established guidelines Knowledge and Skills/Technology Used Through experience, has encountered a wide range of issues and situations and has demonstrated mastery of skills. Familiar with all aspects of title work Flexible with the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment to handle all aspects of title support Strong verbal and written communication skills Strong customer service orientation Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Strong detail orientation Able to meet deadlines under pressure Typical Education High School diploma or equivalent Typical Range of Experience 5-7 years directly related experience Demonstration of skill mastery LI-SR2 DIDTL First American invests in its employees' development and well-being, empowers them to provide superior customer service and encourages them to serve the communities where they live and work. First American is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer. Based on eligibility, First American offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO/paid sick leave and other great benefits like an employee stock purchase plan.

Keywords: First American Financial Corporation, Minnetonka , Senior Title Officer, Other , Minnetonka, Minnesota

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