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Real Estate Training

Location:
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
Salary:
$40,000
Posted:
September 18, 2013

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DARLENE S. CASH

***** ****** ***** ****** ab70f8@r.postjobfree.com

St. Augustine, FL 32080 770-***-**** cell phone

904-***-**** home phone

PERSONAL SUMMARY

• Highly-motivated, dependable, competent and pleasant professional

• Capable of handling high volume workloads with a keen sense of attention to detail

• Able to maintain level-headed composure during times of high pressure and deadlines

• Proven skilled communicator; both written and verbal

• Self-starter and capable of handling various multi-task responsibilities without supervision

• Exceptional technical, organizational and time management skills

• Exhibit excellent office leadership and employee management skills

• Stabilizing, very good team player, dedicated and loyal, cool, calm and collected, optimistic, tactful, respectful

• Interactive, warm, open, sincere, excellent listener, patient, social poised

TECHNICAL SKILLS

• Proficient with various types of computer operating systems and software applications; including, but not limited

to, Windows Vista, XP & 8, Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook), Acrobat Adobe Reader

and Writer, Timeslips, Amicus, Landtech, Ramquest, SoftPro, Turboclose, Primetime and First Data

• Proficient with various on-line databases and records maintenance programs, including, but not limited to, Lexis-

Nexis/Accurint/IRB, FraudGUARD, SafeCheck, GSCCCA.org, County and Tax Assessors records, MLS/FMLS,

etc.

• Possess confident and intuitive analytical research and investigative skills

• Possess competent typing (approximately 65 wpm) and databasing skills

• Excellent grammar and writing skills

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS & SPECIAL INTERESTS

• National Center for Paralegal Training, Atlanta, Georgia (ABA-Generalist's Program-Certification 1990)

• MLS, Sugar Hill, Georgia (Real Estate Certification/Salesperson License - License # 182406 (1997-2008)

• Required Continuing Education and Real Estate Related Courses Completed during licensure

• Board of Realtors courses; NAMAR courses; Title Partners Training Sessions; Prudential Training Classes,

GREFPAC training and conferences, etc.

• Charter member of the Loganville Kiwanis Club; Mentor for Barrow County Middle School Children

• Service related volunteer (YMCA, Hebron Baptist, Streetwise and Come Alive Ministries, Hands On Atl., etc.)

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

DTS, Inc. (Monroe, GA) 2011-Present

Real Estate Paralegal/Title Review Specialist Currently Contracting

• Review title examinations for a business contracted to handle high-volume tax levy notifications

• Utilize Lexis-Nexis program and the Clerk’s Authority website to locate and verify information

• Database and prepare levy notifications using Microsoft Access and Windows applications

• Prepare Excel spreadsheets used to communicate with clients regarding the status of each parcel and levy

• Provide assistance with the preparation of high volume merging and certified mailings

• Attend and assist at assigned monthly levy and assist Tax Officials in the levy process

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PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

Lane and Karlo, P.C. (Marietta, GA) 2011-

2010

Real Estate Paralegal - Temp. Independent Contractor

• Provided legal assistance to a real estate law firm contracted to handle high-volume REO auctions

• Worked directly with auctioneers, REO sellers, buyers and lenders to prepare for closing transactions

• Maintained constant workflow and status of closing files by using and creating Excel spreadsheets

• Preparation of closing files, including, title orders, review of title, ordering taxes, HOA letters, lien payoffs

• Preparation of HUD statements using Landtech and the new GFE /RESPA requirements

• Preparation of closing documents using Word merge with Landtech for Windows

• Scanning, retrieving and saving documents using Adobe 9 and Windows 7

Interthinx (St. Louis, MO) 2008-2009

Mortgage File Auditor - Independent Contractor

• Conducted QC/due diligence audits, analyzed, investigated and reported on various mortgage transactions

• Provided evidence in cases of misrepresentation, mortgage fraud, ID theft and elder abuse

• Conducted borrower, victim, broker, agent, participant interviews and re-verifications

• Prepared detailed reports of finding and exhibits, as well as spreadsheets, based upon findings

• Worked on the review and investigations of many Indy Mac and Taylor, Bean and Whitaker files

• Utilized specific programs designed to track and maintain information regarding fraud cases

Huhn & Associates, Inc., (Lawrenceville, GA) 2006-2008

Senior Mortgage Investigative Analyst/Client Rep./Office Admin.

• Investigated misrepresentation and mortgage fraud in over 600 mortgage transactions

• Invoiced approximately $19,000 per month in billable time; including over-time as needed

• Significantly increased volume and quality of work product by approximately 75%

• Account representative for Genworth Financial and United Guaranty

• Communication with management to address client concerns and/or requests

• Traveled to meet with the client, as needed, for the purpose of ensuring a quality relationship

• Provided support and training to report writers and investigative assistants

• Conducted office meetings, as needed, to communicate effectively with staff

• Handled the development and maintenance of reports, forms, files and spreadsheets

• Coordinated and oversaw the use of outside investigators throughout the country

• Reviewed borrower interviews and outside investigator findings

• Conducted in-house interviews of individuals involved in mortgage transactions/verifications

• Preparation of re-verification requests; including employment, income and assets

• Conducted property records research and review of same

• Preparation of record of interviews, and final reports with exhibit evidence attachments

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PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT (Continued)

Various Law Firms and Organizations in NE Georgia (details upon request) 1993-2006

Paralegal/Office Admin./Marketing

• Residential/construction and A&D transactions; including pre-closing, closing and post closing

• Obtained all preliminary borrower/seller information, including payoff figures and hazard insurance

• Ordered and reviewed title examinations and resolved outstanding title matters, as necessary

• Removed any and all liens on title (mechanics, HOA, Federal and State), ensuring clear and insurable title

• Handled a variety of recording matters with clerk’s offices on all levels (County, Probate, Magistrate, etc.)

• Prepared legal affidavits, power of attorneys and miscellaneous legal correspondence

• Drafted long and short legal descriptions using surveys

• Preparation of settlement statements, including escrow impounds, HOA dues and payoff configurations

• Disbursement of funds and escrow reconciliation

• Maintained owner and loan policies for many different title agencies

• Conversion and organization of documents and merge forms for Landtech for Windows

• Office administration, including but not limited to, ordering supplies, hiring, HR issues, and training

• Maintained monthly office expenses, income, and reports as a Director of Operations for a Re/Max location

• Preparation of monthly and quarterly stats for office meetings for Title Partners of Atlanta

• Provided marketing assistance and client representation for various local agents, builders and lenders

• Telecommuting using Remote Connection from home as needed to keep up with demands

• Worked as an Independent Contractor for various lawyers and agencies offering services as listed above

• Worked as a real estate salesperson and loan originator off and on; assisted buyers, sellers and borrowers with real

property matters and mortgage needs.

• Prepared and negotiated listings, contracts, amendments, and inspections, represented clients at open houses and

at closing transactions

Various Law Firms in NE Georgia and South Florida (details upon request) 1989-1993

Paralegal/Legal Secretary

• General practice experience in tort and civil law; including, but not limited to, Personal Injury, Worker’s Comp.,

Domestic, Criminal, Probate, Veteran’s Disability, Social Security, Corporate Law, NYSE Arbitration, Real Estate

• As a Partner’s Assistant, maintained department work flow, file location, court filings and case deadlines

• Drafted letters, motions, complaints, briefs, affidavits, pre-trial exhibits and various legal instruments

• Filed various legal instruments with clerk’s offices on all levels (County, State, Fed., Probate, Magistrate, etc.)

• Transcribed large volumes of legal dictation and prepared correspondence for multiple lawyers

• Updated and maintained contact database and client files

• Arranged court calendars, maintained case deadlines, and entered time spent on files

• Answered phones and greeted clients

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