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Escrow Officer



Stewart Title
August 10, 2018
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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 Escrow Officer is responsible to effectively manage the real estate closing transaction for insuring title insurance. This position requires the Escrow Officer to exercise extreme independent judgment and to possess the knowledge and experience necessary to efficiently handle any situation which may arise during the escrow process.

Job Roles:
• Manage the entire real estate closing process, including compliance with real estate contracts, lender instructions, title requirements, company requirements and other written instructions
• Understand the escrow process to determine what steps need to be taken to transfer the title of property pursuant to the conditions called for in the real estate contract and lender instructions
• Collaborate with title department to resolve title issues such as legal descriptions, easements, lot splits, vesting, all tax liens, abstracts of judgments, bankruptcies, boundary disputes, encroachments, list pendants, etc.
• Prepare all closing documents necessary to ensure title insurance is issued at closing
• Oversee the issuance of checks, bills and statements, receipts, and any other documents needed to ensure customer satisfaction
• Secure all documents (corrective and others) that may be required for the issuance of title insurance
• Conduct closing with customer, realtor, lenders, and attorneys
• Assist customers and clients with closing related questions
• Prior to disbursement, confirm all funds are collected, all appropriate documents are checked for accuracy, signatures are collected, and acknowledgements and legal descriptions are correct
• Correct all taxes due, HOA dues, and any delinquencies and/or principal and interest
• Ensure all payoffs have been collected, mailed, delivered or wired according to instructions
• Verify against the HUD statement that all disbursements have been paid correctly
• Prior to recording, verify all legal documents for correct acknowledgements, legal, and lien information
• When needed, delegate work to and manage work of escrow assistants in the real estate transaction process
• Manage and develop client relationships to ensure future real estate closing transactions
• Market new business and make calls on current and prospective clients
• Correspond with lenders, builders, real estate agents and attorneys as needed
• Perform other duties as assigned by manager

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