Thank you PEDC, SAMES, Valley Land Title Co., BBVA, VTX1 and Credit Management Concepts for sponsoring the City of Pharr Commercial Property Tour!
On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 commercial brokers, Real Estate agents and guests got a first hand look at the commercial sites available for development within the city of Pharr. Our last stop was at the acclaimed global sports and entertainment venue Top Golf. We had the opportunity to visit with Mayor Dr. Ambrosio Hernandez as well as Mr. Cliff Twiggs, Director of Operations and his staff, who gave us the 411…and some awesome SWAG!!
We ended the tour with a presentation to discuss the benefits on opportunity zone investing while enjoying a delicious lunch provided by Tamales Guadalajara.
One thing is for sure – The City of Pharr is Happening!
On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, Valley Land Title Co. hosted a 1031 Exchanges seminar for Realtors, Attorneys, and CPAs at the Greater McAllen Association of Realtors 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 will host additional events like this for CE credit in the coming future.
Valley Land Title Co. is extremely proud to CELEBRATE two milestone ANNIVERSARIES!!!! We are happy to recognize Janie Ramirez, Escrow Officer (Weslaco) for celebrating 15 years of service and Berta Ramirez, Policy Dept (McAllen) for celebrating 20 years of service. They were both recognized & presented a framed Certificate as a token of our appreciation for their dedicated service and contribution to VLTC at our Employee Quarterly Team Meeting on Friday, July 20. Congratulations Janie & Berta and thank you for all you do!!!! Pictured with Janie Ramirez, are Zulema Ochoa, Weslaco Branch Manager & Susan Valdez, Director of Administration. Susan is also pictured with Berta.
WOW Awards were presented at the Employee Quarterly Team meeting on Friday, July 20 to Janie Marquez, Sr. Escrow Officer; Tana Salinas, Escrow Officer; Griselda Rodriguez (not pictured) & Cassie Esparza, Escrow Assistants (McAllen office); & Mike Chapa, Escrow Officer (Mission office) for their exceptional customer service & going above and beyond their duties. They were each presented with a $50 gift card!!! Congratulations & Thank You!
Valley Land Title Co. was excited to sponsor the Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR) Annual Run for the Roses 2018. Mike Chapa, Mary Barrientos, Nanette Palomo & Susan Valdez attended. VLTC’s horse “Jump Jet” won the 4th Race!!!! “It was a great event and we all had a great time!”
VLTC was excited to sponsor and be a part of the McAllen Commercial Property Tour on June 28th. We saw Shopping Centers, Acreage, as well as investment properties. We’d like to thank everyone who attended especially Zaida Villarreal, Keller Williams; Jeffrey Smith, Coldwell Banker; Roger Stolley, NAI RGV and Richard Schumack, Rapid Realty for participating and including their properties on the tour. Big ‘Shout Out’ to the rest of the sponsors – McAllen EDC, IBC, SAMES and Credit Management Concepts. Happy touring! 💙🚍
TLTA’s Annual Conference and Business Meeting was held in Austin June 11-13. The 3-day event featured nationally celebrated speakers and industry experts who shared insights and ideas on industry trends, regulatory developments, leadership and the impact of technology on title insurance industry businesses. During the 2018 Conference and Business Meetings, TLTA installed its 2018-2019 Board of Directors. Congratulations to our CEO, Paul R. Rodriguez.
First American Title Insurance recently gathered some of the top women in the title industry including Susan Valdez, Director of Administration at Valley Land Title Co. for a two-day event designed to foster discussions on the opportunities and challenges in the title industry as well as the growing influence of women in the industry. Forty women leaders representing some of the largest title companies in the nation joined senior executives from First American Title’s Agency Division and parent company, First American Financial Company, at the company’s home office in Santa Ana, Calif.
“Empowering women is part of First American’s DNA, as nearly 70 percent of our employees are women, so hosting the ‘Women in Title’ felt like a natural way to connect the women making an impact in the industry with some of our senior executives and prominent women leaders,” said Evan Zanic, president of First American Title’s Agency Division. The event’s two-day schedule featured a mix of panel discussions and presentations on the most pressing issues in the title industry and business led by the women spearheading corporate initiatives at First American Title.
In 2016 and 2017, First American was honored to be recognized as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women by Fortune magazine. Approximately 70% of First American’s employees are women, and in the Agency Division women hold many senior leadership positions. This is part of the reason that women’s advocacy is a core segment of First American’s Caring for Our Community program, and women’s advocacy and development programs, such as Women in Title, are important to First American Title.
After 12 years at Valley Land Title Co. Colleen decided it was time to retire and relocate to the Houston area to spend more time with her daughters and grandson. VLTC celebrated Colleen’s retirement with a luncheon at Pepper’s on May 9th. On Friday, May 11th Colleen was also recognized for her 12 years of service at the Quarterly Team meeting. VLTC is going to miss you Colleen, congratulations and ENJOY!!!!!!