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Escrow Officer

Escrow Officer

Escrow Officer

Cornerstone Title Company
San Jose, CA 95125

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Escrow officer - California

Real Life. Real satisfaction.

What you’ll do:

You are the key to home ownership. As an escrow officer, you’re the human link between our process and people. You’re there at the beginning, reviewing contracts and following instructions. You’re there in the middle, ensuring that all the associated paperwork is completed efficiently and accurately. You’re working with agents and their clients to keep the process moving forward, verifying that titles are clean, taxes are paid and loans are funded. Finally, you’re there at the end, to assure that no funds or property will change hands until all terms have been carried to completion.

Who you are:

  • Trusted consultant, maintaining a positive, can-do attitude that gives agents and homebuyers alike the confidence that their transaction is in reliable, good hands and will be completed on time.

  • Problem solver, using your industry knowledge to identify potential issues; recognizing what’s wrong, knowing how to fix it and avoiding unnecessary delays.

  • Constant learner, staying on top of changing rules and regulations; avoiding setbacks and enabling transactions to close on time.

  • People reader, recognizing and adapting to an agent’s or homebuyer’s personality and mood to make them feel comfortable, even when delivering bad news; showing empathy to ease their frustration and give them confidence that you’re in their corner.

  • Multi-tasker, highly organized, being able to work a large number of contracts with numerous agents, buyers and sellers simultaneously under deadline pressure.

Your responsibilities:

  • Jack – or Jill – of all trades: Knowing the intricacies of the contract from beginning to end, ensuring that it is closed in a timely, efficiently and error-free manner.

  • Devoted to detail: Verifying all paperwork is complete so that escrow closes on time and correctly.

  • Following the money: Working with lenders and underwriters to ensure that all the I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed to fund and complete transactions.

  • Relationship building: Establishing and maintaining relationships with essential industry players – agents, attorneys, lenders, surveyors and government agencies – that enable you to smoothly manage transactions.

  • Business builder: Reaching out to new agents, earning their confidence and trust and creating opportunities to market our business; retaining agents by providing them with white-glove service.

  • Talent builder: Training escrow assistants to open opportunities for advancement; delegating, auditing work answering questions and giving direction.

  • Sealing the deal: Being present at closing and making it a positive, memorable experience for agents and buyers.


What you must have:

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent; take continuing education courses as required.

  • Experience: Minimum three years of escrow assistant experience; lead escrow assistant preferred.

  • Industry awareness: Technical knowledge of closing process.

  • Computer skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.

  • Communications skills: Strong written and verbal skills to keep agents, buyers, sellers and all other parties up to date with the process and work with them to resolve issues.

What we’d like you to have:

  • Certification:
    Notary public preferred; license not required.

  • Client Relationship: An existing client base that will follow them to our company.


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Cornerstone Title Company

About Us

Cornerstone Title is owned and operated by Realogy Title Group (RTG). Realogy Title Group is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. We are a company dedicated to creating exceptional settlement experiences for our customers through the passionate delivery of truly remarkable service. Realogy Title Group is a driving force in the title and settlement services industry. Realogy Title Group is national in scope, but each of its companies are locally staffed, with a wealth of experience in settlement services. We operate in 48 states as well as the District of Columbia, and provide closing services in all 50. Realogy Title Group’s Family of Companies operate over 40 distinct company and brand names throughout the United States such as Title One (ID), Sunbelt Title (FL), Equity Title (CA), Texas American Title Company (TX), Market Street Settlement Group (NH/ME), Mid-Atlantic Settlement (MD) and Burnet Title (MN / IL / WI)

Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) is the leading and most integrated provider of U.S. residential real estate services, encompassing franchise, brokerage, and title and settlement businesses as well as a mortgage joint venture. Realogy’s diverse brand portfolio includes some of the most recognized names in real estate: Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, Century 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, Corcoran®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty®. Using innovative technology, data and marketing products, best-in-class learning and support services, and high-quality lead generation programs, Realogy fuels the productivity of independent sales agents, helping them build stronger businesses and best serve today’s consumers. Realogy's affiliated brokerages operate around the world with approximately 190,000 independent sales agents in the United States and more than 112,000 independent sales agents in 113 other countries and territories.

At Realogy, diversity fuels success – for our company and for our employees. We strive to be the preferred company for diverse talent, committed to creating an inclusive environment that encourages everyone to succeed. We pursue talent – strategic thinkers who are eager to innovate, focused on execution and accountable for results. We value diversity – respecting backgrounds, cultures, perspectives.

You’ll find our commitment to diversity reflected in our achievements:

  • Forbes 2020 Best Employers for Diversity.

  • Recognized on the 2020 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index .

  • Recognized for gender diversity on our board of directors by Executive Women of New Jersey and Women’s Forum of New York.

  • First residential real estate company to endorse the Equality Act and fully support H.R. 1447 amending the Fair Housing Act to include LGBTQ+ as protected classes.

With diversity, we succeed together. We hope you’ll join us.

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