Getting Online Reviews While Your Business is Hot, Will Help You When the Market is Not

By Eliot Dill If you have been in business for any amount of time, you have probably noticed that most markets tend to be cyclical and require some evolution to survive. A company that was once king often must adapt to stay relevant. For instance, Sears used to be the poster child of retail, then

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Share Tips, Best Practices About Wire Fraud During National Consumer Protection Week

Title and settlement professionals can join the Federal Trade Commission and more than 100 groups and organizations participating in the 23rd annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), which lasts through March 6. NCPW is a coordinated campaign designed to focus on the importance of keeping consumers informed while providing them with free resources explaining their rights in

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Multifamily Housing Down in 2021 but Will Rebound in 2022

Regulatory and supply-side challenges coupled with slowing rent growth and rising vacancy rates will weaken the multifamily construction market in 2021. However, the development market should stabilize by 2022, according to economists from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). “Though the multifamily sector is performing much better than nonresidential construction, developers are facing stiff

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What Is Business Email Compromise?

Business email compromise (BEC) is one of the most financially damaging online crimes. It exploits the fact that so many on email to conduct business. The FBI reported losses due to BEC totaled $1.7 billion in 2019. Data for 2020 is expected to be released in March. In a BEC scam, criminals send an email

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Stay Vigilant Against Business Email Compromise, Phishing Emails

The combination of a global pandemic coupled with a world full of remote workers led to a 660 percent increase in phishing attempts since March 1, 2020, according to ID Agent. Like title and settlement companies, email from ALTA staff can be spoofed. As a reminder, ALTA will never ask for personal information. Do not

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ALTA Member Profile: From Bartender to Innovative Title Company Owner

Mo Choumil | Founder/CEO | ATG Title How long have you been in the title industry and how did you get started in this profession? It’s been 27 years already! I actually started as an abstractor back in 1993, but kept my focus sharp and decided to take the proverbial plunge and launch a title

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Ready to Serve Aces for Title Industry

ALTA President Bill Burding NTP Eager to Defend Industry Talk to Bill Burding NTP and you’d never know he was born and raised in New York. A move to Arizona while in junior high not only led to him ditching his goalie mask for a tennis racket, but it also opened the door to a

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How to Reset Your Password on ALTA Website

In December, ALTA implemented a new database to manage membership information and purchases. For security purposes, you need to create a new password if you have not done so already. To reset your password, click here. You will get a box that looks like this: You will be prompted to enter your email address so that

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Notary Singing Agent Blueprint Provides 13,600 Meals to Feeding America

Notary Singing Agent (NSA) Blueprint provided 13,600 meals to Feeding America. The company hosted its annual fundraiser online throughout November. With an estimated 54 million people facing hunger, NSA Blueprint contributed directly to the largest network of foodbanks in the United States. “We are especially proud of our team and donors for stepping up and

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Giving Thanks for #GoodDeeds

Closing the Hunger Gap Since 2012, Idaho-based Alliance Title & Escrow has held its companywide food drive campaign, Closing the Hunger Gap. The company’s branches throughout Idaho, Washington, and Montana gather non-perishable food items and monetary donations to help their local communities fight hunger. This year, the company and its branches collected 13,023 pounds of

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