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Monday, February 19, 2018

The Basics of Title: A Crash Course for the First-time Title Professional

Start Date: 2/19/2018 8:30 AM EST
End Date: 2/19/2018 4:00 PM EST

Venue Name: The Willows on Westfield

6729 Westfield Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN  United States  46220

Organization Name: ILTA

Pete Tinsley
Email: pete@indianalandtitle.org
Phone: 317.842.6266

The Basics of Title: a Crash Course for the First-Time Title Professional

In our industry today, we have many title professionals who enter their positions having very little knowledge of the title products and services we provide.  And, although they become experts in their assigned roles, they do not have a good understanding of the big picture or their importance in creating it. 

This seminar is designed to provide a better understanding of the basic concepts of title and closing for those who are currently in the industry who want to know more about their current role or want to explore possibly changing their position.  It is also for professionals outside of the industry who are considering a new career path.

Featured Presenters
Tyler Moore, Escrow Manager (Moore Title), ILTA Past President (2008)
Richard E. Hendrickson, Attorney (Codilis Law, LLC), ILTA Past President (2001)
Tom Fickle, Indiana Agency Services Manager (Stewart Title Guaranty), ILTA Past President (2000)
Susan Jones, President and Co-Owner (Royal Title Services – Statewide), ILTA Past President (1990-1991)
Karen Hart, Senior Vice President – Director Corporate Escrow Operations (Meridian Title)

When you register you can choose between the following two course offerings: 

Closing Overview - What is closing? What is the role of a closer?  What are the closer’s responsibilities?
The Contracts of Closing: The Purchase Agreement, The Lender’s Instructions,
The Title Commitment, and the CPL
 - What are they, what should you pay attention to, and why?
The Dual Role of the Closer: Selling at the Table – What can a closer do at the table to bring in new or return business?

Title Overview - What is a title commitment, title policy, and what is insured? Who orders title? How do we know what products to produce and what to insure? What is marketable title?  Real property vs. personal property?
Land Description Basics – What is a legal description?  What forms does it take?  Can you read a legal and understand what you are reading? 
How is Title Formed? – What is a searcher/examiner?  What is their role?  How do they fit into the big picture?  Why and where are documents placed of record? What types of documents are we concerned with? 
How Does it Fit Together? – What should the consumer understand about title?  Where does the process go from here?

Bonus Presentation 
The Traits and Techniques of an Effective Title Professional
 – an afternoon joint session of both groups during which the panel will describe the qualities of an exemplary title professional. 

Registration - Special President's Day pricing!
Early-bird registration fee is $59 for all who register by February 13th.  After that deadline the fee is $115 (members); $149 (non-members)  
Course content:  ILTA Education Chair, Brandi Halcomb (bhalcomb@stewart.com
Course logistics: ILTA Executive Director, Pete Tinsley (pete@indianalandtitle.org)

Application for Continuing Education and Continuing Legal Education (5 credit hours each) has been submitted but is not confirmed at this time.  Stay tuned for updates. 

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 2/17/2018 11:45 PM

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What is ILTA?

A lot has changed in our industry, but our strong commitment to our members remains the same. Since its formation in 1907, the Indiana Land Title Association has worked to protect the land title industry in Indiana. Amid the changing regulations and the ups and downs of the market, ILTA has stood by its members to offer high-quality education, networking opportunities, and legislative advocacy. We stand for the highest principles of professionalism and consumer protection, advocating for the safe and efficient transfer of real property. A home is likely the largest investment any individual will make in his or her lifetime, and by ensuring accurate searches, promoting fair and professional closings, and supporting important insurance coverages, ILTA protects Indiana consumers' property rights.