On Thursday, April 20, 2017, Valley Land Title Co. hosted a Cyber Crime seminar at the Lone Star National Bank Corporate Office. Cynthia Howell, a Texas Underwriting Counsel at First American Title with over 10 years title/escrow, presented a course for 1 hour CE Credit discussing topics regarding the current state of Cybercrime, tips on keeping systems secure and avoiding hacks from Hackers posing as Real Estate Agents, tips to arm clients against falling victim to various forms of wire fraud, and different schemes circulating within the industry. We will announce any additional events for CE Credit like this one on our Facebook (@valleylandtitleco) and Website.
Valley Land Title Co. celebrated its 11th Annual Spring Fiesta at our Corporate Office location on North 10th in McAllen. VLTC Staff was proud to serve over 400 customers with local Mexican food and desserts, drinks, and live music. Customers were able to take a picture at our photo booth with festive props and attire to take home with them as a memorable keepsake – take a look at some of the photos that were posted on our Facebook page. Thank you to all our wonderful customers, who were able to attend and be a part of the festivities, as well to VLTC’s hard-working Festival Planning Committee members who helped set-up and tear-down the event. You all are what made our 11th Annual Spring Fiesta a continual success!
Valley Land Title Co. staff attended the Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR) March Business Resource Meeting on Wednesday, March 15 at the McAllen Country Club where VLTC was recognized as Affiliate of the Month. Paul Rodriguez, CEO led the group in invocation before Keynote Speaker Keith Patridge, President and CEO of McAllen Economic Development Corporation and McAllen Foreign Trade Zone spoke on a topic regarding the “Economic Development on the Border in the Trump Administration” to 75 attendees. The presentation provided a fresh perspective on how the Rio Grande Valley and the economy across the border will be impacted during the current administration.
On Friday, February 24, 2017, approximately 60 Realtors, Attorneys, and CPAs attended a 1031 Exchanges seminar hosted by Valley Land Title Co. at Lone Star National Bank Corporate Office. VP of Investment Property Exchange Services, Inc. (IPX1031®) Carl Pikus presented a course for 1 hour CE Credit discussing topics such as types of 1031 exchanges, rules and timelines required for a successful exchange, potential short and long term tax benefits, and types of properties you can exchange – Carl’s extensive background in real estate financial planning enables him to strategically offer customized comprehensive 1031 solutions. VLTC plans to host additional events like this for CE credit in the coming future.
Valley Land Title Co. is extremely proud to recognize three employees on their anniversaries and contributions to the growth of our company – Marco Duarte, IT Manager and Irene Vazquez, Indexer on their 10 year anniversary as well as Tommy Martinez, Accountant on his 5 year anniversary. Paul R. Rodriguez, CEO presented each of them with a framed certificate and a token of appreciation for their dedicated and loyal service at VLTC’s first Quarterly TEAM meeting of the year on Friday, February 3, 2017. Thank you for all you do and congratulations Marco, Irene, and Tommy!
Valley Land Title Co. initiated the “Heart of a Child” project to collect unwrapped toys for underprivileged children and partnered with CASA of Hidalgo County, Inc. VLTC employees donated over 100 toys in honor of long time VLTC employee, Laura Mesquita, who has volunteered as a CASA advocate for 7 years. “We wanted to help make a difference and create a wonderful memory in a child’s life,” commented Susan Valdez, VLTC Director of Administration. CASA of Hidalgo serves over 1,000 children in foster care and VLTC wanted to do their part in ensuring that each child receives acknowledgement in their accomplishments, birthdays and holidays. The Mission of CASA is to speak for the best interests of the children in the courts by promoting and supporting quality volunteer representation to provide each child a safe, permanent and nurturing home. Pictured with VLTC staff are Diana Almaguer, CASA Executive Director; Bianca Lopez, CASA Volunteer Coordinator and Judy Espericueta, CASA Administrative Assistant.
Paul R. Rodriguez, Chief Executive Officer, is pleased to welcome Esmer Gonzalez to the Valley Land Title Co. team as Sr. Escrow Officer at the Edinburg branch.
With over 15 years in the title industry, Esmer has built a solid foundation of knowledge in all types of real estate transactions. Dedicated and personally hands on in every closing, Esmer’s clients are her top priority. She is committed to providing the highest level of customer service and continues to build he…r reputation for helping customers understand and feel at ease each step of the way in every transaction.
Esmer is involved in industry-related associations such as Women’s Council of Realtors, Greater McAllen Association of Realtors, and the Rio Grande Valley Builders Association.
Valley Land Title Co. welcomes Esmer’s knowledge and experience to the company and we encourage you to call on her for all your real estate title insurance needs.
Paul R. Rodriguez, CEO of Valley Land Title Co. is pleased to announce the addition of Janie Marquez, Sr. Escrow Officer, to its McAllen office escrow team. With over 25 years in the banking and title industry, Janie offers each customer personalized service that sets her apart in the handling of all types of real estate transactions. Dedicated to her profession, Ms. Marquez welcomes the opportunity to assist her customers each step of the way with a smile and attention to detail for a successful closing.
Janie is a board member of Silver Ribbon Community Partners and serves as its Treasurer. She also pursues her professional growth through her involvement in industry-related associations such as Women’s Council of Realtors-McAllen, Greater McAllen Association of Realtors and Rio Grande Valley Builders Association.
Please join VLTC as we welcome Janie to our staff of experienced professionals.
Paul R. Rodriguez, CEO is extremely proud to recognize Dina Leal, Escrow Assistant-Edinburg and Colleen Hanson, Commitment Typist for 10 years of dedicated and loyal service to Valley Land Title Co. at our quarterly TEAM meeting on May 13, 2016. Mr. Rodriguez presented Dina & Colleen with a framed certificate and a token of appreciation. Valley Land Title Co. is proud to have them both on our TEAM and part of our family. Congratulations Dina & Colleen!!!
Imelda Calvillo, Tax Service Dept.; Abby Reyna, Branch Manager-Mission & Diana Ruiz, Escrow Assistant-Mission and Zulema Ochoa, Branch Manager-Weslaco & Janie Ramirez, Escrow Officer-Weslaco (not pictured) were recognized and awarded the WOW AWARD for the months of February, March and April at VLTC’s Quarterly TEAM meeting on May 13, 2016 for WOWing our customers for going the extra mile to insure a smooth closing!! Way to go Imelda, Abby, Diana, Zulema & Janie!!! Congrats!!!!