Escrow Officer

When accepting applications we are looking for applicants that posses a high level of energy, knowledge of the industry and excellent customer service skills. Must be able to perform all duties in accordance with the Company's Best Practices and Escrow Policies and Procedures. And, who has or can develop the expertise and skills listed below.

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 superior customer service, extreme multi-tasking abilities, concise judgment based on company & underwriter’s policy, 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 can be issued within 45 days of closing or 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
  • Collect 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 Closing Disclosure and ALTA Settlement Statement that all disbursements have been paid correctly
  • Prior to recording, verify all legal documents for correct acknowledgements, legal, and lien information
  • Manage and develop client relationships to ensure future real estate closing transactions
  • Work closely with Manager to 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

Role Specific Knowledge

  • Type a minimum of 40wpm
  • Perform 10key operation
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the real estate, escrow/title industry field.
  • Formerly in an Escrow, Processor, Banking or Accounting role.
  • Good client relations and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to read and interpret contracts, lender and legal documents.
  • Detail-oriented and professional; able to handle confidential information.
  • Strong communication, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to multi-task, communicate with and manage multiple sellers, buyers, Realtor's, Brokers and Attorney’s on a daily basis.

Education/Licensing/Training/Bonding Requirements

  • Completion of a High School diploma or GED required.
  • Complete successful Background and Credit Checks per Company Policy and Industry Standards.
  • Obtain and Maintain a Missouri Department of Insurance Producers License
  • Obtain and Maintain a Missouri Notary License
  • Attend Continuing Education required to maintain all necessary licensing.
  • Attend required Webinar’s and training when required by Management, to keep current of all policy changes.

The Qualifications listed and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is regularly required to reach with hands, and arms; stand, walk, sit, type, file; and occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds. Employee may be required to drive to other offices as needed. Occasional overnight travel may be required for Training. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

If you would like to be considered for future positions as they com available. Please submit resume and cover letter including salary expectations. All resumes will be reviewed for qualifications and interviews scheduled. We will notify you if your resume is selected for interview and retention for up to 1 year. Incomplete resumes will not be considered for employment.

Please bring your Resume and cover letter to our office:

Copperfield Center

370 Old Route 66, Suite 4

St. Robert, MO