Downdate Newsletter

The Downdate newsletter is emailed monthly to TLTA members and covers industry, association and member news.


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2022


August 2022

  • Don’t Let Anchoring Bias Weigh Down Your Judgment
  • Know Someone Who Needs to Learn Title Industry Fundamentals?
  • Emails Claiming to Sell TLTA Membership Lists Are a Scam –Don’t Click or Reply
  • WFG Promotes Suzanne Tinsley to SVP for Southwest, Rocky Mountain and Western Regions
  • Roland Love Awarded Distinguished Real Estate Attorney Lifetime Achievement Award From State Bar's REPTL Section
  • New Title Agency Owners, Managers and Everyone Who Needs a Refresher: Are You Doing It Right?

July 2022

  • 10th Anniversary of ALTA's NTP Designation Reminder That Professional Certification Is a Lasting Advantage
  • Why We Choke Under Pressure and How to Avoid It
  • Resources: Real Estate Terms
  • Agents National Title Insurance Co. Hires Rebecca Adams as Underwriting Counsel
  • Vantage Point Title Announces New Hire Tim Mullin, Promotion of John Contreras
  • New Escrow Ethics Webinar Available Aug. 4, and Other CE Hours You Don't Want to Miss

June 2022

In This Month's Edition
  • TLTA's Annual Conference and Business Meeting Marked By Industry's Continued Strength, Eagerness to Come Together, and Drive to Prepare for an Evolving Marketplace
  • TLTA's 2022-2023 Board of Directors Installed
  • Roland Love Awarded the Patrick A. Nester Outstanding Achievement in CLE Award From the Texas Bar College
  • In Memoriam:Barry Dru Jackson
  • Vantage Point Title Welcomes Natalie Moranda as Senior Vice President, National Retail Operations
  • A Warm Welcome to Our Newest TLTA Members
  • ICYMI: TDI Produces New, Shareable Video Explaining How Title Insurance Works for Texas Consumers
  • Upcoming Webinars

May 2022

Resources and Insights
  • President's Message: Everywhere and Ahead
  • New Tools for Title Pros to Recruit Employees, Develop Recruitment Program
  • How to Spot — and Develop — High-Potential Talent in Your Organization
  • TDI Produces New, Shareable Video Explaining How Title Insurance Works for Texas Consumers
Industry Action
  • Texas Title Industry Connects With Congressional Delegation During ALTA's Advocacy Summit in D.C. Last Week
Career News, Accomplishments and More
  • Shaddock National Holdings Hires Matt McBride as VP of Risk Management &
  • Compliance, Promotes Elizabeth Daniel as New President of Continental Title
  • Ray Reece Retires as CFO from First National Title Insurance Company, Brent Scheer Serves as New CFO
  • A Warm Welcome to Our Newest TLTA Members
Upcoming Events and Educational Opportunities
  • Don't Miss Texas' Premier Title Industry Event – TLTA's 2022 Annual Conference
  • Upcoming Webinars

April 2022

Resources and Insights
  • Critical Thinking Is About Asking Better Questions
  • The 5-Hour Rule Used By Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Elon Musk
Industry Action
  • TLTA's Call for Volunteers Coincides with National Volunteer Week
  • A Warm Welcome to Our Newest TLTA Members
Career News and Accomplishments
  • TLTA CEO Leslie Midgley: 40 Years of Industry Partnership, Service and Success
  • Truly Title Names New Chief Marketing Officer Brian Nachlas
Upcoming Events and Educational Opportunities
  • Don't Miss Texas' Premier Title Industry Event – TLTA's 2022 Annual Conference
  • Upcoming Webinars

March 2022

Women's History Month
  • Title Industry Proves to be Successful Career Path for Female Entrepreneurs
  • Significant Stats and Fun Facts About Women in Real Estate
Industry Action
  • TLTAPAC Team Continues Strengthening Relationships With Lawmakers Who Oversee Our Regulated Industry
Resources and Insights
  • War in Ukraine Increases Cyber Risk: Social Engineering Red Flags
Career News and Accomplishments
  • Drew Christman Transitions to CEO of Providence Title
  • Title Person of the Year Award Nominations Due April 20
Upcoming Events and Educational Opportunities
  • Last Chance to Pay Lowest Rate for TLTA's Annual Conference and Business Meeting, Lock-It-In Rate Expires This Friday, April 1
  • Upcoming Webinars

February 2022

Top News
  • In Memoriam: Larry Molinare, TLTA Past President
  • TLTA Presents Award for Outstanding Stewardship of a Historic Courthouse
  • State Sen. Bryan Hughes Presented Outstanding Legislator Award During TLTA Town Hall Event in Tyler
  • TLTAPAC Team Continues Strengthening Relationships With Lawmakers Who Oversee Our Regulated Industry
  • A Warm Welcome to Our Newest TLTA Members
Resources and Insights
  • English-Spanish Glossary of 60 Most Common Real Estate Terms
Industry Career News
  • First National Title Insurance Company Adds Ashton Smith as Newest State Agency Manager in the Southwest Region
  • Old Republic Title Tech Companies Announce Leadership Changes
  • ICYMI: TLTA Professional Certification Testing Available Online
Upcoming Educational Opportunities
  • Early Bird Registration Rate for 2022 Land Title School of Texas Expires Tomorrow, Feb. 25
  • Hotel and Event Registration for TLTA's Annual Conference and Business Meeting in Fort Worth Opens March 8
  • Upcoming Webinars

January 2022

Articles of Interest
  • Don’t Hire a Former Employee Before Asking These Questions
  • TLTA Town Hall Tour Kicks Off With Lunch in College Station
  • TLTAPAC Team Continues Strengthening Relationships With Lawmakers Who Oversee Our Regulated Industry
Industry Career News
  • Fidelity National Financial Announces Executive Management Transition: Mike Nolan to Be Appointed Chief Executive Officer; Randy Quirk to Be Appointed Executive Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors Effective Feb. 1
  • First National Title Insurance Promotes DJ Horn to Southwest Region Agency Manager
  • First National Title Insurance Company Hires Michelle Hebert as VP & Underwriting Counsel
  • Fred Schraub Promoted to SVP - Texas Underwriting Counsel for National Investors
Upcoming Educational Opportunities
  • South Texas Seminar Feb. 19
  • Know Someone Who Needs Comprehensive Title Industry Education? Registration Open for 2022 Land Title School of Texas April 4-6 in Austin.
  • Save the Date: TLTA's Annual Conference and Business Meeting in Fort Worth June 13-15
  • Upcoming Webinars