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Real Estate Closing Secretary:

Manage all aspects of residential real estate closings, including:

  • Review purchase/sale contracts;
  • Schedule critical dates;
  • Order and review title searches;
  • Order and review surveys, when required;
  • Read survey description and compare property description to survey;
  • Prepare title insurance commitments and policies;
  • Order payoff statements, prepare satisfactions, subordinations and releases;
  • Order insurance certificates, association certificates etc;
  • Prepare/review Buyer/Seller closing documents;
  • Prepare HUD-1 Settlement Statements;
  • Prepare/review Buyer/Seller closing statements for non-HUD transactions;
  • Review lender instructions and complete loan documents;
  • Obtain lender approvals, waivers and disbursement authorizations;
  • Prepare trial balance and disbursement requests;
  • Assist closing attorney in all aspects of closing;
  • Arrange for title update and recording of documents;
  • Arrange for disbursement of funds and delivery of documents;
  • Verify proper indexing of recorded documents;
  • Follow up for satisfactions, releases and terminations;
  • Prepare/review title insurance policies;
  • Arrange for delivery of policies and recorded documents to proper parties;
  • Verify that all authorizations and closing documents are on file, and
  • Close files and verify all documents have been properly scanned into file.

Assist Real Estate Closing Specialist with commercial closings, including:

  • Similar functions as above;
  • Order and review certificates of existence and organizational documents;
  • Order and review UCC searches;
  • Prepare/review UCC financing statements, amendments and terminations;
  • Prepare/review organizational documents;
  • Prepare/review Buyer/Seller closing documents;
  • Prepare/review commercial loan documents;
  • File organizational documents and UCC financing statements.


  • 5 years related work experience in law firm real estate department;
  • Proficient in SoftPro, MS Word, use of internet, knowledge of ProLaw beneficial;
  • Reliable with flexible schedule if needed to complete closings;
  • Interacts well with clients, agents, lenders, attorneys and opposing counsel;
  • Good planning skills, able to anticipate and fulfill closing requirements ahead of time;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Good communication and record keeping skills;
  • Able to manage multiple aspects of closings in a calm and professional manner.
For further information regarding the Commercial Transactions and Real Estate group,
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Please send resume and cover letter with salary history to:

Young Clement Rivers, LLP
Phyllis Walterhouse, Director of  Human Resources
PO Box 993, Charleston, SC 29402-0993
Email: careers@ycrlaw.com or Fax: 843-579-1316

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