If you’re an owner, manager, leader or any other staff person within a direct operation or agency, this session will help equip you to take your company or branch to the next level. With the market and industry changing so rapidly, it is imperative to be on your “A Game” at all times. The session will address how to grow your agency in any market, respond to market demands, and maximize your agency’s potential. This session hands you back your “A game.”
Trials and Tribulations:
Best Practices in Enhancing Consumer Care
Sandra Bell First American
Chris Black Winged Foot Title
Shonna Cardello White Rose Settlement Services
Craig Haskins Knight Barry Title Group
With homebuyers sometimes frustrated by the closing process and often overwhelmed by the volume of documents involved, it is imperative we take a lead role in educating and protecting them. Implementation of ALTA’s Best Practices provides a road map to help title professionals ensure consumers experience a clear, positive and compliant real estate settlement experience. Panelists who have implemented Best Practices will share successes in modifying their processes and provide attendees solid take-aways that can be implemented in their operations.
Title Issues in Bankruptcy - Everything You Need to Know But Don't Want To Ask
Cheryl Cowherd Agents National Title Insurance Company
Sader Law Firm
This session will provide an in depth analysis of the effects of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy on title issues. Attendees of this session will learn to recognize the difference between debt discharge and lien avoidance, determine when an order from the bankruptcy court is necessary. Attendees will walk away with a clear understanding of the effects of bankruptcy on title insurance and the ability to explain title requirements regarding bankruptcy to the customer.
Achieving Best Practice Objectives Through eRecording:
A Guide to Effective Implementation
SKLD Title Services, Inc.
First American Title Insurance Company
Electronic recording is the best tool to ensure internal recording procedures and polices meet objectives outlined in the ALTA Best Practices. With more than 900 recording jurisdictions accepting eRecording, it is easier than ever to reap the benefits of implementing a program. This panel will demonstrate how eRecording meets objectives of the ALTA Best Practices and discuss how to establish an effective eRecording solution. Attendees will learn how eRecording can play a critical - yet cost effective - role in achieving compliance with Federal and State Consumer Protection Laws and meet key ALTA Best Practice objectives.
Weaving the Threads of Title E&O, Cyber Liability and Escrow Security Bonds for Your Best Practice Blanket of Coverage
Adam E. Gwaltney Ritman & Associates, Inc.
Financial responsibility is a core component of the ALTA Best Practices. This presentation will deliver specific and concise risk management information to title professionals on ALTA Best Practices numbers 2, 3 and 6. Attendees will leave the class with a good understanding of the ALTA Best Practices discussed in relation to their financial responsibilities and how they can utilize current insurance market products to mitigate their financial responsibility risks. Attendees will learn about Title Agent E &O, Cyber Liability/Data Breach and Escrow Security Bonds and how to most effectively use these products within their agency.