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Remote Commercial Title Examiner

Company: First American
Location: Santa Ana
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Job Description:

Company Summary

Join a team that puts its People First! First American's National Production Services division provides global title and escrow production support across all channels within First American Title including the Mortgage Services, Commercial, Direct, and Agency divisions. Since 1889, First American (NYSE: FAF) has held an unwavering belief in its people. They are passionate about what they do, and we are equally passionate about fostering an environment where all feel welcome, supported, and empowered to be innovative and reach their full potential. Our inclusive, people-first culture has earned our company numerous accolades, including being named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work ForĀ® list for six consecutive years. We have also earned awards as a best place to work for women, diversity and LGBTQ+ employees, and have been included on more than 50 regional best places to work lists. First American will always strive to be a great place to work, for all. For more information, please visit www.careers.firstam.com.

Job Summary

The Commercial Title Examiner searches public records and examines titles to determine legal condition of primarily commercial or industrial property title. Works independently and uses experience to examine title to real property, ranging in complexity, to determine status and establish chain of title. Builds base of experience with different types of property. Projects undertaken can range from simple parcels requiring a few hours of production time to commercial properties that may take days or even weeks to complete.

Essential Functions

  • Performs title examination and examines the chain of title for a wide range of title orders, primarily commercial/residential
  • Abstracts and analyzes records, such as leases, subleases, liens, judgments, easements, vital statistics, and plot and map books. Determines ownership and legal restrictions to verify legal description of property and completeness of records that may cross county lines.
  • Resolves most issues such as missing information, incomplete, inaccurate or contradictory information contained in the title documentation
  • Prepares initial title commitment documentation based on the application of procedural guidelines
  • Prepares and reviews reports for accuracy
  • May provide underwriting interpretation within established guidelines


Knowledge and Skills/Technology Used

  • Detail / quality orientation
  • Analytical review skills
  • Research skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Customer service orientation
  • Standard MS skill set
  • Proficient with company operating systems
  • Knowledge of legal terms helpful


Typical Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent


Typical Range of Experience

  • 3+ years directly related experience
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, Santa Ana , Remote Commercial Title Examiner, Other , Santa Ana, California

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