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Save the (new) ALTA Advocacy Summit dates! To make sure your voice is heard on Capitol Hill, put the revised dates – May 11-13 – on your agenda and get ready to create a lasting impression on members of Congress.
Today’s housing market looks very different from the past. No longer can you rely on falling mortgage rates to financially encourage refinancing and moving. Millennials now represent the largest cohort of homebuyers, older homeowners are staying in place longer and ibuyers continue to gain traction in markets across the country. How will this affect your business? Register for the webinar “Eye on 2020: Housing Market Forecast” and get a better understanding of the types of title orders that will come in your door over the next year. The webinar will address mortgage rates, potential for existing-home sales, new construction, rate lock-in effect, house-buying power and Longer homeownership. The webinar will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST, Jan. 9.
Send your business soaring and register for ALTA SPRINGBOARD before our Early Bird rates are over! Sign up by Monday, Dec. 16 and save $100 off standard registration. And don’t miss your opportunity to stay with your friends: The ALTA SPRINGBOARD room blocks are going fast, so reserve your room today.
Case Study: Whether a Title Company is Liable for Lead-Paint Contamination When Documents Indicated Lead Paint Existed
New FinCEN Division Focuses on Identifying Money Laundering Threats; House Passes Beneficial Ownership Disclosure Bill
ALTA ONE checks a lot of boxes for all of us: We learn about the latest trends and hottest topics concerning the title industry, we have multiple opportunities to network and connect, and we get to check out the “gotta-have-it” technology and services offered by vendors. But ALTA ONE also affords us the opportunity to applaud our friends and colleagues who have made an impact during the past year.
No leader’s business expertise, knowledge or competencies will ever make up for poor communication skills. A manager’s words can move business positively forward, or they can hold it back. Communication from authority rarely has a neutral impact. While the title industry has many uncontrollable variables, effective title managers know how to focus on what can be controlled. Register for this webinar and learn from Steve Rudolph of Steve Rudolph Coaching to master conversations that are honest, encourage collaboration and demand accountability.
If you use the ALTA Policy Forms – so, basically, all of you – you want to make sure to sit in on this session at ALTA ONE. (We’ll bring the CE/CLEs, you bring yourself.)
Year after year, we hear so many attendees say ALTA SPRINGBOARD is their favorite event. It’s not hard to figure out why – just listen to what attendees have to say about it in this new video.
At ALTA ONE, we don’t just “network”: Our shindigs are way more fun! We make it easy for you to chat up old friends and meet new ones with daily chances to mix, nibble and hang up your hat.
ALTA members are cordially invited to mPowering You, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Summit for Women in Real Estate Finance! Same place, but twice as nice: Held directly after ALTA ONE on Oct. 26, mPowering You is all about community, connection and collaboration.
ALTA ONE provides more than the opportunity to connect with other title industry leaders to swap new business practices that actually work, and it furnishes more than just an excuse to hang up your hat and put on your dancing boots. ALTA ONE gives you the chance to listen to great minds with big ideas – and lets you earn CE/CLE credits while you’re doing it!
Inspire, inform, entertain: Our slate of ALTA ONE Omni speakers are ready to challenge you, teach you a few things and even make you laugh!
We’ve seen plenty of headlines about wire fraud, but good old-fashioned mortgage fraud continues to be a threat to title and settlement companies. From deed scams and out-of-state investors to multi-lien and income fraud, title and settlement agents need to know the latest trends. Register for this webinar to learn the latest tactics so you can properly identify the fraudulent transactions and protect your clients and your company. The webinar also will feature an interactive quiz to find out how much you know about identifying fraud.
ALTA members are cordially invited to mPowering You, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Summit for Women in Real Estate Finance! Same place, but twice as nice: Held directly after ALTA ONE on Oct. 26, mPowering You is all about community, connection and collaboration. MBA is gifting all ALTA members – even if you’re not an MBA member – their own member rate. Read on for the details!
Massive International Fraud and Money Laundering Conspiracy Detailed in Federal Grand Jury Indictment
Get ready to jump into the future at ALTA ONE! Whether you’re packing leopard heels, sensible flats or your flashiest cowboy boots, it’s time to register for the largest title industry event today. ALTA ONE is the must-attend title industry event for big, ready-to-use ideas. Watch as ALTA President Cynthia Durham Blair NTP – cartoon Cynthia 2.0 – tells you why:
You only have one week to take advantage of ALTA ONE’s early bird prices! Save your seat by Friday, Aug. 30 and save $100 off your registration. Don’t get penalized for waiting; get rewarded for planning ahead! (Plus, you already know you’re coming, so you might as well register now and pocket that extra hundred…)
You see it almost every day in the news: Some business has been hacked, scammed, defrauded or breached and lost its customers’ money, privacy and trust. And criminals never sleep, apparently, because they’re always coming up with new ways to screw up your operation. Fortunately, ALTA ONE can help you prepare for the worst and seize the opportunity to adapt.
Texas Legislature Passes Bill Eliminating Roadblock to Record Remotely Notarized Real Estate Transactions
If you haven’t been embracing change, innovation and new technologies, you’re probably struggling to catch up at this point. Am I right? This year at ALTA ONE, we’ve put together a slate of sessions in the ALTA ONE Innovation & Technology track that will help you bring new strategies to life when you return to your office. The sessions include:
The title insurance and settlement industry is shifting, which means now is your chance to think creatively and seize the opportunity to adapt. It's time to embrace innovation and learn how to do it well. You crave tactical ideas built around your market, your goals and your reality. ALTA ONE is the event for big, ready-to-use ideas.
Millennials, am I right?! It seems as though everyone thinks this younger generation is the hardest to understand and deal with. But is that really true, or are we reacting exactly as we always have to new ways of thinking and working?
Have you found your purpose? What motivates you? What truly drives your company? (Big questions from an ALTA email, we know.) Entrepreneur, author and "ad man" Roy Spence will help ignite your "epiphany of purpose" during his keynote address at ALTA ONE.
You've worked very hard to build your business, but there are always obstacles to success. Your competitor down the street is trying to earn the business of your same customer group; meanwhile, it's difficult enough just to get your employees as well as Realtor and lender partners to understand the importance of title insurance.
The director of cybersecurity for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Investment Technology, Rachel Wilson, knows exactly the dangers you face. Among increasingly sophisticated cyber threats, Wilson will share her insight at ALTA ONE on how best to protect your business and avoid falling prey to scams and attacks.
Look, ALTA Commercial Network isn't just another event held at a gorgeous resort simply to entice you to attend. Focused solely on the commercial title space, ALTA Commercial Network features content that's essential to the things you do every day.
The title insurance and settlement industry is shifting, which means now is your chance to think creatively and seize the opportunity to adapt. Buzzwords alone aren't enough. You need to embrace innovation and learn how to do it well.
Are you in the commercial title business? ALTA has an event just for you! ALTA Commercial Network, a first-of-its-kind meeting focused solely on the commercial title space, has an all-new lineup focused on the content that's essential to your business.
One of the country's top political forecasters and analysts, Amy Walter will be featured as the opening keynote at ALTA Advocacy Summit. Walter will take attendees on an insider's tour of Washington, D.C., through the eyes of a woman with her finger on the pulse of politics. With wit and a wealth of expertise, Walter will discuss the electoral process, congressional culture and the Washington political scene.
With Congress significantly interested in updating federal anti-money laundering laws, now is the perfect time to take a deeper look at money laundering and its relationship to real estate as well as FinCEN's Geographic Targeting Orders and beneficial ownership.
Chief economist for Realtor.com and housing research expert, Danielle Hale will headline ALTA Advocacy Summit as a keynote speaker. Hale will present a relevant real estate and housing market forecast for the title industry that you will not want to miss!
The ALTA Commercial Network is back! Last year, we launched the ALTA Commercial Network, a first-of-its-kind meeting focused solely on the commercial title space. Based on the success of last year’s event, ALTA will be hosting the Commercial Network again this year, and you don’t want to miss it!
Frightening subjects like cyber fraud and data privacy are "everyone" issues. Every person – inside and outside the title insurance and settlement industry – has been, will be or knows someone affected by at least one of the issues we'll cover at ALTA Innovation Boot Camp. Shouldn't you be prepared?
Last year, ALTA launched the first ALTA Commercial Network, a first-of-its-kind meeting focused solely on the commercial title space. Based on the success of last year’s event and the enthusiasm for this type of program, ALTA will be hosting Commercial Network again this year, and you don’t want to miss it!
A former attorney and title agent, Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) has been invited to speak for the first time at ALTA Advocacy Summit! As "one of us," the freshman Congressman has the ability to discuss issues affecting the title industry in the current political climate with precise knowledge and context.
ALTA is offering a limited time BOGO registration package for the 2019 ALTA Innovation Boot Camps! Buy one registration, and get a second registration free for a coworker or employee: Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employee recruitment, retention, training and development are essential to a healthy business. ALTA has developed many tools and resources to aid members in the hiring process. Available items include checklists for new hires and for when employees leave, as well as sample behavioral interviewing questions. You must be an ALTA member and logged into the site to access the material. ALTA also offers a Model Training Program that incorporates elements for new and veteran employees. Build the perfect training program with a mix of audio, video, distance learning, team-building and face-to-face training opportunities. Looking to post an opening at your company on a job board but sure what it should say? Check out the sample job descriptions and advertisements.
Please, don't be the next headline. We have created all new ALTA Innovation Boot Camps to help you protect your title or settlement company from wire fraud scammers and hackers.
When you attend a live event and you have the opportunity to network, sometimes it's hard to get past the mundane chit-chat. We get it: If you have one more conversation about the weather or your flight in, you might just pull the fire alarm.
You can't ignore it: Every day there are more and more news stories about wire fraud, hackers and folks just like your customers who lose their life savings. And many times, the losses are preventable.