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Title Abstractor / Researcher Featured

  2020-11-23     Confidential     Mid-Ohio Valley  

Full-time salaried position as a title abstractor available immediately with title company. 

Is a title abstractor the same as an oil & gas abstractor? No. Usual differences between local oil & gas abstractors and our title abstractors are:

Local oil & gas abstractors are typically independent contractors that experience a high rate of layoffs. They typically utilize a personal vehicle for travel, track mileage for reimbursement, and use their own equipment (computer, printer, scanner) and supplies (paper, printer ink, pens, etc). They often do not receive paid days off or vacation. 

Title Abstractors with our company are salaried employees in a much more stable employment environment. They complete a comprehensive paid training program, have a company vehicle for travel, have an advanced expense account that is reimbursed weekly, receive a fuel card and do not track mileage, and use company equipment and supplies. They receive paid vacation, sick days, and other benefits that independent contractors do not receive. 

What does a title abstractor do? A title abstractor provides research of public records that is used for real estate transactions, such as purchases, refinances, foreclosures, and more.

Where does a title abstractor work? The members of our title abstractor team travel to county courthouses, usually visiting several courthouses in a single day. Some members operate out of a company office location, while others operate out of a home office, dependent upon their location and area covered. 

What are the hours of a title abstractor? This position is Monday - Friday with most normal banking holidays observed. Members of the title abstractor team typically arrive in their first assigned courthouse when they open, then travel to other assigned courthouses as they complete assigned research. Team members rotate areas covered daily, so the ability to adapt to a rotating schedule is a must. Company vehicle provided.

What experience or skills are needed to be a title abstractor? No prior experience necessary, as our title company offers a comprehensive paid training program. Useful skills include time management, attention to detail, and a willingness to learn. 

Is there opportunity for advancement? Most employees on our title abstractor team are only title abstractors. However, management is interested in cross-training the right individual for real estate closings. Such an individual would need to be eligible to become a West Virginia notary and exhibit both professional demeanor and attire. If interested in cross-training, please add a note in your resume submission. Cross-trained employees are more valuable and therefore receive a salary commensurate with those skills. 


  • Valid driver's license
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to pass background check

The ideal candidate will have the following: 

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt to changing schedules 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to travel throughout West Virginia (no overnights)

When applying, please list your wage requirements in a salaried form (weekly, monthly, or yearly). Salary is commensurate with skills and experience, but is above minimum wage

Please email a resume with any additional notes, including wage requirements, by using the apply link below.

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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