Settlement Assistant

Somerville, New Jersey
Administrative & Support Services
Job Type
US$ 45,000 - US$ 50,000 per year, $45k - 50k per year + none
Ref. Number
Kuzmich,Patty, Spherion
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Job Description

** Settlement Assistant

The work of the settlement department is essential to the business operation of the company. We rely on you to use your independent judgment and discretion in your work. Settlement work is a critical assignment and your work substantially affects our business operations. Some of your responsibilities include:
- Review new files, determine materials necessary for settlement, and communicate with attorneys and lenders for items needed to clear title such as legal files, commission statements and mortgage commitments.
- Develop preliminary financial numbers needed to prepare the closing disclosure statement for lenders.
- Work with lender to ensure appropriate title work has been received and collect items needed for lender.
- Prepare HUDs or closing disclosure documents.
- Confirm that the wire amount from the lender and figures in Title Desktop are consistent.
- Initiate appropriate communications with attorneys, realtors, and lenders regarding fees and scheduling closings.
- Assist with closing issues at the closing table such as corrections to documents and changes to figures.
- Work closely and communicate with the lender's closing department about final figures and closing packages.
- Order payoffs of any liens on the property such as mortgages, judgments, condos or tax liens.
- Confirm figures for taxes, water and sewer, etc.
- For Joint Venture files, open a new application screen with appropriate information and issue title commitments to all parties.
- For Joint Venture files, enter the title invoice provided with the title commitment.
- For Joint Venture files, amend the application screen and invoice with any changes reflected in the title endorsements and revised invoices.
- Upload any documents that are received via email and label accordingly.
- Follow-up on obtaining sale documents, surveys and HOA statements.

Working hours: 8:00 - 5:00 PM


- 2-4 years experience as a settlement assistant
- Experience in the title industry
- Close attention to detail
- Advanced Microsoft office suites
- Extremely reliable
- Professional Demeanor
- Time Management
- Superb attendance and work performance track record

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Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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