Location

Lake Worth, FL

Description

Our escrow assistant is responsible for pre-closing matters. S/He works with lenders, loan officers, and attorneys to acquire, analyze, and organize all necessary documents needed to process the closing.

Responsibilities

  • Opens escrows within 24 hours and ensures customers receive copies the same day
  • Assists in processing escrows with a high degree of quality, including funding/balancing, figuring, clearing prelims, and signing clients
  • Orders all necessary documents to close escrows in a timely manner (i.e., demands, loan documents, and insurance)
  • Maintains records of communication with all partners involved in escrows
  • Follows company standards and practices when processing transactions, as well as applicable state laws and guidelines
  • Informs escrow officers of any missing items or problems relevant to closing
  • Deposits any funds required by buyers and sellers of each escrow within 24 hours of receipt
  • Returns all calls, voicemails, and emails in a timely manner
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Adheres to company policies and guidelines

Qualifications

Experience

  • Minimum one (1) year of experience as an escrow assistant is preferred.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in loan processing is preferred.                 

Education

A high school diploma is required.

DCertifications, Licenses, Insurance

Notary republic status preferred.                 

Knowledge

  • 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 lender documents and recordings.

Skills

    • Adaptable: adapts to new, different, or changing requirements
    • Attentive to details
    • Business fundamentals: maintains privacy and confidentiality of company information, as well as that of customers and co-workers
    • Customer focused: is pleasant, courteous, and professional when dealing with internal and external customers or clients
    • Dependable and reliable: displays responsible behaviors at work
    • Initiative: demonstrates a willingness to work and seeks out new work challenges
    • Integrity: treats others with honesty, fairness, and respect
    • Mathematics: uses mathematics to solve problems
    • Planning and organizing: plans and prioritizes work to manage time effectively and accomplishes assigned tasks
    • Problem solver: applies critical thinking skills to solve problems by generating, evaluating, and implementing solutions
    • Professional: maintains a professional demeanor at work
    • Proficient in English
    • Reading: understands written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents; applies what is learned from written material to work situations
    • Respectful: works effectively with those who have diverse backgrounds
    • Team player: works effectively with others
    • Technology: uses information technology and related applications to convey and retrieve information; demonstrates strong computer/typing skills in Microsoft Office, email programs, and internet browsers
    • Telephone skills, including a pleasant phone voice and etiquette
    • Verbal communication: maintains open lines of communication with others
    • Writing: uses standard English to clearly communicate thoughts, ideas, and information in written form
    • NOTE: Skills list resourced in part from Common Employability Skills, National Network of Business and Industry Associations, 2014. Print and online at: http://www.nationalnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Common_Employability_Skills-03-30-152.pdf.

                 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (including physical requirements)              

This position requires repetitive use of a keyboard, extensive phone use, bending, sitting, squatting, light lifting, and simple grasping.

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