Meritage Homes Corporation

Lead Escrow Officer

Job ID
2017-4694
US-TX-Houston

Overview

From the homes we build to the careers we offer, we’re about doing things that actually make a difference in your life and the way you live. Meritage Homes is a thriving company that believes in building beautiful, incredibly innovative and energy-efficient homes people adore.

 

We were the first national top 10 homebuilder to have every home we build be 100% ENERGY STAR® certified. And with more than 100,000 homes built, our focus, since day one, has been to build incredible new homes and communities in prime locations for fantastic prices. But more than anything, we build energy-efficient homes and communities for people who appreciate a home being built the way it can, and should, be built. And for the staff at Meritage Homes that make this all possible, we believe in having the same standards of quality and reward that make for an enjoyable career. 

 

When joining Meritage Homes, you and your career can benefit in a number of ways, including:

  • An entrepreneurial work environment that encourages creativity and innovative ideas from every level
  • A competitive drive to be the best
  • Pride in delivering a quality product that benefits people and the environment, superior service, and exceptional value
  • Top-notch benefits
  • The opportunity to further your career in a growing national organization
  • Team atmosphere where every individual is considered a vital asset

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Complete real estate escrow transactions by determining requirements, assembling, preparing, reviewing, processing, and distributing closing documents, and disbursing funds.
  • Determine escrow requirements by studying and clarifying buyer, seller, and lender instructions.
  • Obtain clear title by ordering title reports, resolving title defects, and coordinating satisfaction/release of existing liens and encumbrances against property or sellers.
  • Establish escrow accounts, handle escrow funds, and maintain records.
  • Prepare transaction documents by completing forms and statements and collecting and reviewing documents.
  • Complete calculations for prorating taxes and interest.
  • Complete closing transaction documents by assembling documents, reviewing documents with parties, explaining provisions and procedures, answering questions, checking documents for completeness and accuracy, and obtaining signatures.
  • Complete closing by recording and filing documents and preparing and distributing final closing statements and title policies.
  • Prepare HUD/CD statements in accordance with lender instructions and applicable law.
  • Close escrow account by balancing and disbursing funds.
  • Comply with regulatory requirements by adhering, and enforcing adherence, to applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhance organization’s efficiency, reputation, and environment by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to company’s production, profitability, image, and environment.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent;
  • 2-4 years related experience with 3+ years experience directly handling escrow transactions as an escrow officer and/or assistant;
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in managing work flow process; provide leadership and training to new hires
  • Intermediate to expert level of Microsoft Office suite
  • Read and interpret documents, such as operating and maintenance instructions and policy and procedure manuals;
  • Write routine reports and correspondence;
  • Communicate effectively with customers and other employees of organization;
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts, such as discounts, interest, commissions, prorations, and percentages.

Escrow Officer Certification from the Escrow Association or completion of escrow officer training program by a title company or bank is a plus.

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