TLTA’s Annual Conference and Business Meeting was held in San Antonio June 19-21 with approximately 500 Texas title professionals. Highlight of the conference was Mr. Paul R. Rodriguez, President/CEO Valley Land Title Co. passing the gavel to Rodney Anderson, Alliant National Title Insurance.
“This premier event served as a platform for industry experts to connect with peers, exchange knowledge, and stay abreast of the ever-changing marketplace. The conference epitomized the strength and camaraderie of our industry, fostering invaluable networking and education opportunities among top professionals.”
The Weslaco EDC took us on an adventure that featured the thriving city of Weslaco, Texas! But before we boarded the bus to explore the city of Weslaco; the EDC, Planning and Zoning, and Mayor Pro-Tem treated us to an extremely informative presentation. Once on the bus we toured the brand new industrial park as well as other commercial properties, new subdivisions throughout the city as well as the historic district of downtown. Thank you to the Greater McAllen Association of Realtors Staff and Board as well as the Weslaco EDC staff for organizing a well-planned event.
It has been my great honor to serve as the 108th president of TLTA this year, and I’m grateful for all the TLTA leaders, volunteers and other industry professionals who contributed to our association’s successes during my tenure.
Among our top accomplishments over the last 12 months were our advocacy efforts at the Texas Legislature, which recently concluded their 88th Regular Session. We worked with lawmakers and legislative leadership to pass 100% of the items on our association’s legislative agenda, helped stop bad bills from becoming law, and amended dozens of bills that will impact Texas consumers, our industry and our building trades partners. None of these legislative session successes would have been possible without our Board of Directors, our legislative committee chaired by Steve Streiff, and the army of industry volunteers who help us maintain effective lines of communications with lawmakers all year long. You can learn more about our legislative work in this end-of-session wrap-up: TLTA’s Session Results Report.
I mentioned TLTA volunteers several times above, but I can’t leave my post without saying it one more time: the power of TLTA’s volunteer base is second to none. If you’re not involved yet in the powerful network of professionals who make up TLTA’s volunteer network, I encourage you to send Kim Schoppert a note; she can help you find your place among this group of distinguished professionals.
Also worth noting and celebrating is the work of our Seller Impersonation Fraud Task Force, chaired by David Tandy. This group hit the ground running a few months ago in response to this exploding new fraud scheme in our marketplace. In a very short amount of time, this committed group of professionals has produced three educational programs, developed best practices for the industry, and partnered with the Texas Real Estate Commission and Texas Realtors to educate Realtors on how they can spot and prevent these fraudulent sales.
I just scratched the surface noting the accomplishments and successes above. You can learn more about our association’s work during my presidency in TLTA’s Year at a Glance. I will be talking about all of this and more during our Annual Conference and Business Meeting in San Antonio next week. If you haven’t made your plans to join us yet, you can register here or call TLTA’s offices at 512.472.6593 and one of our talented staff members will help you register.
While our work never ends and our industry’s challenges and opportunities will continue after my time as president concludes next week, I am grateful to know that our incoming president, the honorable Rodney Anderson, is up to the task and shares my commitment to fighting for our industry and the Texans we serve.
I am humbled that you chose me to serve as your president this year, and I remain grateful for the opportunity. My best to all of you.
It was a great day to tour 6 beautiful homes and 1 commercial property in Weslaco! Started off our day at El Dorado Restaurant enjoying breakfast tacos and networking, compliments of Lone Star National Bank Mortgage Dept. (Jose, Ivery & Araceli). A huge thank you to El Dorado management and staff. Boarded the Discovery Charter Bus, compliments of SAMES, Brenda Gomez, AllState Insurance and Valley Land Title Co. A HUGE THANK YOU to our participating Realtors, Christopher Rangel, David Tobar, Veronica Garza, Frank Garcia & Roy Ramirez for allowing us to tour their beautiful homes! Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who attended and toured South Weslaco. Congratulations to the door prize winners!!!!
VLTC’s Alec Carrillo, Marketing Assistant volunteered at the Greater McAllen Association of REALTORS on REALTOR Volunteer Day to give back to our local Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley. It was a scorcher of a day but everyone was smiling and laughing while working hard to give back to our community.