Title Examiner

Location: Des Plaines, IL
Status: Full Time
Travel: Minimal


Responsible for working independently and using experience to examine residential and commercial property, to determine status and establish chain of title.



The essential duties and responsibilities may include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Examine title and chain of title for residential and commercial properties.
  • Conduct searches and analyze public records in both electronic and paper files.
  • Provide a thorough examination of property titles to determine status of title and establish chain of title.
  • Accurately summarize recorded documents affecting title, such as deeds, mortgages, deeds to trust, liens, judgments, and contracts.
  • Research and examine court opinions and case abstracts for underwriting decisions.
  • Determine status of title and provide detail on information required on title commitments.
  • Communicate well, and work effectively with customers on title clearance activities.
  • Prepare and issue policy that guarantees legality of title and make other underwriting decisions.
  • Take ownership providing customers great customer service, guidance, and follow-up.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • One-plus year(s) of title examining experience with a working knowledge of the general search tools such as: title point and property insight.
  • Customer service experience in an office environment.
  • Proficient in MS Office.


  • Commercial and/or new construction title examining background.
  • Working knowledge of SoftPro Select, SoftPro, or a similar title software.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve with minimal direction and supervision; solution focused.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work under strict timelines and be able to manage large amounts of data in an organized fashion.