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Title Searchers and Examiners

Overview

Title searchers and examiners conduct searches of public records to determine the legal chain of ownership for a piece of real estate. Searchers compile lists of mortgages, deeds, contracts, judgments, and other items pertaining to a property title. Examiners determine a property title's legal status, abstract recorded documents (mortgages, deeds, contracts, and so forth), and sometimes prepare and issue policy guaranteeing a title's legality. There are about 54,620 title searchers, examiners, and abstractors working in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Organized

Outgoing

Technical

Career Ladder
Department Supervisor or Senior Title Searcher/Examiner

Title Examiner

Title Searcher

Trainee