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Escrow Officer

The Escrow Officer is responsible for pre-closing, coordinating with agents and lenders, preparing settlement statements, conducting the closing, assuring title policies are issued, as well as preparation and recording of documents. S/He is required to exercise extreme independent judgment and to possess the knowledge and experience necessary to efficiently handle any situation that may arise during the escrow/closing process.


  • Manages all files to include processing escrows, including new subdivisions, re-sales, demand escrows, assignments, exchanges, loans, re-financing and other miscellaneous transactions
  • Orders all documents needed to close each file in a timely manner (i.e., demands, loan documents, tax certifications, inspections, surveys, payoff statements, bring downs/updates and insurance).
  • Review and clear title, identify underwriting concerns and prepare settlement statements and closing packages. Complete post-closing duties including recordings, wire transfers.
  • Act in accordance with Good Funds Policy, as well as assure each transaction is balanced prior to disbursement
  • Completes deeds, notes, requests for notice, subordination agreements, financing statements, etc. (as applicable by legal standards within each jurisdiction)
  • Works with the title department in resolving issues (e.g., legal descriptions, easements, lot splits, vesting, federal tax liens, abstracts of judgment, bankruptcies, boundary disputes, and encroachments)
  • Delegates appropriate duties to the escrow assistant
  • Provides agents with weekly status update on every file
  • Follows company standards and practices when processing transactions, as well as applicable state laws and guidelines
  • Returns all calls, voicemails, and emails in a timely manner
  • Performs other duties as assigned and adheres to The T.A. Way, regulatory requirements, policies, procedures and guidelines


  • Minimum three (3) years of escrow experience required.
  • A high school diploma is required. Associate degree Preferred
  • Must be a Notary Republic or be bondable. Title Insurance license may be required
  • Understands escrow standards, title clearance, real estate regulations and guidelines, and document preparation.
  • Comprehends pay off per diems, tax prorations, interest, and the like.
  • Understands and can explain lender documents and recordings
  • Adapts to new, different, or changing requirements and is attentive to details
  • Maintains privacy and confidentiality of company information, as well as that of customers and co-workers; treating all with honestly, fairness and respect
  • Pleasant, courteous, and professional when dealing with internal and external customers or clients
  • Displays responsible behaviors at work and a willingness to seeks out new challenges
  • Plans and prioritizes work to manage time effectively and accomplish assigned tasks
  • Uses information technology and related applications to convey and retrieve information to include title software and e-recording.