Underwriting Counsel in Houston, TX

$150K - $200K(Ladders Estimates)

First American   •  

Houston, TX 77002

Industry: Real Estate & Construction

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 56 days ago

Job Summary

Provides underwriting support and expertise to company personnel, agents, and customer(s), related to the issuance of real estate title insurance commitments and policies. Utilizes underwriting standards and guidelines within delegated authority limits, to underwrite the issuance of title insurance and provide guidance in the performance of real estate settlement services.

Essential Functions

  • Provides underwriting support, counsel, and authorization to company personnel, agents, and customer(s), related to the issuance of real estate title insurance commitments and policies.
  • Utilizes underwriting standards and guidelines within delegated authority limits, to underwrite the issuance of title insurance.
  • Provides guidance to company personnel in the performance of real estate settlement services.
  • Issues underwriting standards and guidelines in accordance with established company processes.

Knowledge and Skills/Technology Used

  • Strong understanding of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of real estate title and settlement process.
  • General knowledge of Federal and State regulations related to real estate title insurance and settlement services.
  • General understanding of underwriting real estate transactions for the issuance of title insurance policies.
  • Ability to collaborate and act decisively.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and timely follow up.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Requires abstract thinking and creative solutions.

Typical Education

  • Law Degree required
  • Admitted to practice in state of employment.

Typical Range of Experience

  • 5-7 years title underwriting experience.
  • Must be familiar with real estate law.

License or Certification

  • Licensed to practice law, in good standing


Valid Through: 2019-10-14