Title abstractors research and find out who the true owner of a property is. Oftentimes, title abstractors will need to be present in legal cases because the true owner is not known. It is common for abstractors to get certified in their field, which requires passing the National Association of Land Title Examiners and Abstractors (NALTEA) exam. Once the exam is passed, one must take ten hours of NALTEA-approved courses every two years.
It is important for an abstractor to have determination and patience to be able to have the wherewithal to look through page upon page of public housing records. It is always required that title abstractors have sufficient evidence to back up any of their findings and claims.
Many title abstractors do not have a bachelor’s degree. Of course, having a bachelor’s degree may open up more job opportunities for an abstractor, especially if they want to work for select facilities, such as law firms or insurance companies. It is commonplace that title abstractors without their certification will find obtaining a job somewhat difficult, if they are looking in said areas that pertain to law firms and insurance companies. All of the work done by title abstractors is performed within an indoor setting.
Title Abstractor Tasks
Search, analyze, and evaluate records on titles to land, homes, and buildings.
May prepare leases, grants and deeds.
Review data and submit reports.
Verify ownership, legal description, and zoning ordinances of properties. Review data and submit reports.