A title researcher is a professional who is responsible for researching and analyzing property titles to ensure they are free of liens, encumbrances, and other legal issues that may affect ownership. The job description for a title researcher can vary depending on the industry and specific company needs, but some common responsibilities and qualifications include:
- Conducting title searches and reviewing property records to identify potential issues or defects in the title.
- Analyzing legal documents, such as deeds, mortgages, and liens, to ensure accuracy and completeness.
- Communicating with clients, attorneys, and other stakeholders to gather information and resolve title issues.
- Preparing reports and summaries of title research findings for clients and management.
- Maintaining accurate records and documentation of title research activities.
- Staying up-to-date with state and federal laws and regulations related to property titles and real estate transactions.
- Collaborating with other title researchers, attorneys, and real estate professionals to ensure accurate and timely title research.
- Bachelor's degree in paralegal studies, real estate, or a related field.
- Strong attention to detail and analytical skills.
- Knowledge of legal terminology and property laws and regulations.
- Proficiency in research techniques and tools, including online databases and records systems.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with clients, attorneys, and other stakeholders.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
- Professional certification, such as a Certified Title Examiner (CTE) or Certified Title Professional (CTP), is preferred but not required.