Commercial Agency Underwriter - Agent Advantage (Remote)

First American Financial Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 4 weeks ago

Company Summary

Join a team that puts its People First! First American's Agency Division is dedicated to providing our policy-issuing agents with resources, services and underwriting guidance needed to achieve new levels of success. Since 1889, First American (NYSE: FAF) has held an unwavering belief in its people. They are passionate about what they do, and we are equally passionate about fostering an environment where all feel welcome, supported, and empowered to be innovative and reach their full potential. Our inclusive, people-first culture has earned our company numerous accolades, including being named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list for six consecutive years. We have also earned awards as a best place to work for women, diversity and LGBTQ+ employees, and have been included on more than 50 regional best places to work lists. First American will always strive to be a great place to work, for all. For more information, please visit www.careers.firstam.com.

Job Summary

Work in partnership with regional agency leadership to identify, target and grow relationships with agents engaged in large commercial transactions. Underwrite the issuance of title insurance and provide underwriting support and expertise to agents related to the issuance of real estate title insurance commitments and policies in large commercial transactions. Develop and retain a commercial agent client base through the support and maintenance of agents engaged in commercial transactions.

Job Description Summary

Work in partnership with the Agent Advantage Team to grow relationships with agents engaged in commercial transactions. Underwrite the issuance of title insurance and provide underwriting support and expertise to agents and the Agent Advantage Group related to the issuance of real estate title insurance commitments and policies in commercial transactions.

Job Description

This is a remote position.

Essential Functions

  • Act in the most senior capacity for the Agent Advantage Group providing commercial underwriting service and support to agents involved in commercial transactions.

  • Develop and maintain effective business relationships with assigned agents, internal and other external clients in order to attract, develop and retain profitable business for the division.

  • Retain and expand agency relationships throughout region/market by assessing the agents' potential for growth in the commercial market and serving their underwriting needs.

  • Use 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.

  • Communicate proactively with and respond to agents in a timely manner.

  • Is highly visible in assigned marketing area by attending real estate industry and company functions as assigned.

  • Work closely with escrow team.

  • Education of examiners and other Agent Advantage personnel.

Knowledge and Skills/Technology Used

  • Demonstrated practical experience with concepts, practices and procedures of real estate title and settlement process.

  • Strong knowledge of Federal and State regulations related to real estate title insurance and settlement services.

  • Business acumen, strategic ability and an understanding of market and competition to identify threats and opportunities.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to diagnose and analyze issues, identify and drive creative and sound solutions, and achieve desired results.

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and work under pressure.

  • Ability to build relationships and create rapport, using diplomacy and tact.

  • Demonstrates persistence, tenacity and consistency in pursuing revenue opportunity.

  • Commercial closing / escrow experience.

Typical Education

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Typical Range of Experience

  • 10+ years title underwriting experience, with focus on commercial transactions.

  • Must be familiar with real estate law.

  • Experience with closings and review of escrow closing instructions.

First American invests in its employees' development and well-being, empowers them to provide superior customer service and encourages them to serve the communities where they live and work. First American is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Based on eligibility, First American offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO/paid sick leave and other great benefits like an employee stock purchase plan.

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Commercial Agency Underwriter - Agent Advantage (Remote)

First American Financial