2018 Elections Recap

The elections held Tuesday, November 6, 2018 resulted in record voter turnout numbers in many states, including Virginia. Registrars in one Virginia Congressional district compared this year’s turnout to a presidential election turnout. Voters came out in high numbers on both sides, which resulted in several nail-biting races in Virginia and throughout the country. Senate … Continue reading 2018 Elections Recap

Press Release: Update on Litigation – NYSLTA vs. The Department of Financial Services

News from the New York State Land Title Association | Press Release We are pleased to advise you that Insurance Regulation 208 has been annulled in its entirety. The decision and order of Judge Rakower can be viewed here. NYSLTA – Decision . The Department of Financial Services has filed a Notice of Appeal and … Continue reading Press Release: Update on Litigation – NYSLTA vs. The Department of Financial Services

eClosings: An Underwriter’s Perspective

By Katherine C. Crawford, Southern Virginia Counsel, First American  and By Kris Sleeth, Virginia Agency Counsel, First American Electronic closings are the future.  Also known as digital closings or eClosings, the transition from wet settlements to hybrid closings to a completely paperless closing has begun. We are seeing increasing demand from the public to deliver … Continue reading eClosings: An Underwriter’s Perspective

Straight Talk Title: Amazing Customer Experiences Start with Your Team

Amazing Customer Experiences Start with Your Team: It seems obvious that the customer experience is totally tied to your team but, the real question is how do you keep your team constantly focused on creating amazing experiences?  We all know that the most vulnerable point of our business is how your team members respond to … Continue reading Straight Talk Title: Amazing Customer Experiences Start with Your Team

STEPPING UP: Leadership Lessons, Coaching Counsel, and Volunteer Victories!

When you’re the person at the top of the org chart, you’re most often expected to do it all: leading, managing, coaching, directing, guiding, monitoring, and finally, evaluating. Did everything work? Great! Then it’s back to leading again. Well, these all may sound similar, but each task has a slightly different definition, and a subtly … Continue reading STEPPING UP: Leadership Lessons, Coaching Counsel, and Volunteer Victories!

VLTA NOVA Regional Event a Blowout

On November 7, 2018, VLTA was honored to host nearly 150 land title professionals in Northern Virginia for a regional event. Attendees earned 4 hours of continuing education credits, and enjoyed a cocktail party after the event, sponsored by Amtrust Title Insurance Company. Attendees heard sessions on Audit and File Review, Escheat, Cybersecurity, and the … Continue reading VLTA NOVA Regional Event a Blowout

VLTA to host Lobby Day on Jan. 24, 2019

What is Lobby Day? VLTA Lobby Day connects the Virginia title insurance community with Virginia legislators. Representatives enjoy speaking with constituent resources on whom they can rely for information on proposed legislation. We identify participants’ Senators and Delegates, and set up 10-15 minute appointments to discuss relevant issues with those representatives. Worried you don't have … Continue reading VLTA to host Lobby Day on Jan. 24, 2019