With 15 years of experience in the mortgage field, MetaSource Manager for MERS Operations Kelly Jensen has a lot of tips to share on the subject of reconciling mortgage documents with the MERS® system.
His advice: work hard and learn to "speak geek."
That's shorthand for finding someone on your IT team who understands the meticulous requirements of a system that has to match up the nearly three-dozen mortgage document fields with the corresponding fields in the MERS system. Get it wrong and MERS will kick it back to you for corrections. For servicers handling thousands of mortgages a year, that adds up to a lot of time spent rehashing the details.text