Title Researcher

Edina Realty Home Services
May 20, 2023
Edina, MN
Job Type


Edina Realty Title is seeking a title researcher to join the abstracting department in our corporate office in Edina. The title researcher is responsible for researching county records to gather a history of title to a parcel or parcels of real estate. The Title Researcher should understand legal descriptions and be able to follow them on a map or draw them out. Experience with county mapping websites is useful. It is helpful to have experience with county recorder's tract index, online county information, real estate documents, real estate law and abstracting and title standards. Research is done online on a variety of sites. Must be familiar with Adobe. A Certified Abstractor is preferred but will train the right candidate. You may be required to take certification tests from a variety of states. You will provide title evidence to examiners, attorneys or outside title company to facilitate real estate closings.

This position is mainly remote with some possible in-office assignments, Monday-Friday; 8:00am-5:00pm.


  • Prioritize orders based on the date the order comes in. Research real estate records, title problems and legal descriptions. Transcribe/copy pertinent information into a format usable for processing, examining and closing personnel.
  • Search names, obtain tax information, obtain documents and verify effective dates and tract index information.
  • Provide customer service and problem-solving to all other departments and answer all inquiries regarding title searches. Respond to questions and requests from examiners, closers, attorneys, lenders and real estate agents.
  • Locate real estate records at various county government centers and courthouses. Obtain certified copies of documents from federal and district courthouses. Present documents and recording packages to county personnel for recording approval.
  • Perform additional duties as requested or assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or the equivalent.
  • Two plus years of experience in title insurance or real estate; researching or legal experience preferred; familiarity with abstracts, real estate documents and land title standards.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to accurately draw and determine legal descriptions.
  • Strong research and analytical skills with an excellent eye for detail.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, TEAMS, Adobe and County websites.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills. Must be professional and courteous.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently; coordinate and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to self-direct workload and be accountable and available during work hours.

Edina Realty Title employees enjoy a supportive, fun and flexible work environment that values innovation, creativity and new ideas. Management and leadership are accessible and encourage input from employees.

Employees working 30 or more hours per week receive many benefits, including:

  • Medical, dental and vision and life insurance
  • Short term disability and long term disability
  • 401k
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Incentive plan
  • Discount programs

After more than 65 years, Edina Realty Home Services continues to uphold the core values of honesty, integrity and commitment, innovation and community set by founder Emma Rovick in 1955. We think Edina Realty Home Services is a great place to work, but you don't have to take our word for it. We're thrilled to be named a Star Tribune Top Workplace!

Edina Realty Home Services provides equal opportunity (EEOC) to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, disabled veteran, Vietnam era vet, ma rital status or other non-job related characteristics or category protected by US. Federal, state of local law.

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