Remote Escrow Officer, Arizona

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Posted 19 hours ago United States Salary undisclosed
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Job Description

About the team We are a growing team that is at the center of Zillow's efforts to improve the future of home selling for our customers. Escrow Officers and Escrow Assistants work together and are in charge of establishing and developing world class operations for residential real estate transactions, central to our mission to make the process of buying or selling a home a consumer-friendly, state of the art experience that can be launched with just the click of a button and empower people to unlock life's next chapter.

About the role

An ideal candidate has experience in the title and settlement industry specifically focused on closing purchase transactions in Arizona, Colorado, and / or Nevada. Working within a high volume team oriented environment. You possess a hardworking attitude and desire to WOW buyer/seller/lender customers by meeting timelines, communicating proactively and regularly, and serving customers with a positive, appreciative demeanor. Our Escrow Officers are managing Zillow's book of business, following a streamlined process, with digital tools, and working collaboratively on a 2 to 1 Officer to Assistant ratio.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Act as liaison between all parties within the home buying/selling ecosystem
  • Communicate and keep all parties fully aware of closing status
  • Align with all regulatory requirements
  • Promote a 'first time right' mentality to eliminate errors and rework
  • Drive closing performance, meet closings dates, provide a great customer experience
  • Prepare CD/settlement statements and other closing documents and perform quality review
  • Collaborate with the title department to resolve title issues
  • Address inquiries from buyers, sellers, and lenders in a timely manner
  • Confirm closing dates, locations and schedule signings
  • Balance and disburse funds accurately and timely
  • Coordinate with internal banking and accounting teams in the maintenance of escrow accounts and records

This role has been categorized as a Remote position. "Remote" employees do not have a permanent corporate office workplace and, instead, work from a physical location of their choice which must be identified to the Company. Employees may live in any of the 50 US States, with limited exceptions. In certain cases, an employee in a remote-designated job may need to live in a specific region or time zone to support customers or clients as part of their role.

Who you are

You enjoy working in a high energy, collaborative environment. You love helping others. You have excellent communication skills with an ability to balance multiple priorities. Answering the phone is never an interruption, rather, it is an opportunity to show off your skills. You carry yourself professionally and take pride in representing Zillow Group and key partners.

Qualifications: ​

  • 3+ years' experience preferred performing closing transactions
  • Highly knowledgeable regarding standard closing concepts, practices, and procedures of the real estate settlement industry
  • Full knowledge to successfully perform residential purchase transactions from receipt of contract and earnest money through funding and disbursement
  • Demonstrates ability to calculate discounts, prorations, and commission splits accurately
  • Strong understanding of various title policy forms and typical endorsements
  • Ability to professionally navigate challenging conversations, diffuse conflict situations and resolve closing issues quickly
  • Ability to handle high volume transactions in a paperless environment
  • Exemplary organizational skills
  • Intermediate to advanced experience working within closing software systems and Microsoft Office Applications
  • Experience with ResWare a plus

In addition to a competitive base salary this position is also eligible for equity awards based on factors such as experience, performance and location.

Get to know us

Zillow is reimagining real estate to make it easier to unlock life's next chapter.

As the most-visited real estate website in the United States, Zillow® and its affiliates offer customers an on-demand experience for selling, buying, renting or financing with transparency and nearly seamless end-to-end service. Millions of people visit Zillow and its affiliate sites every month to start their home search, and now they can rely on Zillow to help them finish it - and no matter what job you're in, you will play a critical role in making this vision a reality.

At Zillow, we're powered by our innovative and inclusive work culture, where everyone has the flexibility, support and resources to do the best work of their careers. Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction is supported by our passion to redefine the employee experience, a deep-rooted culture of innovation, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits . But don't just take our word for it. Read our reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For® List 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index 2021, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equity Index and HRC's Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality 2021, Fortune Best Workplaces for Technology 2020, Fortune Best Workplaces for Millennials 2020, Fortune Best Workplaces for Parents 2020, and the Deloitte Technology Fast 500.

Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at .

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