Charles Jones Blog
If you were at the 2010 NJLTA-PLTA Convention in beautiful Lake George, I hope you had a chance to play our “search” game and catch our presentation. We searched for our roots – found them and realized it all comes back to being a company that you can trust to provide you with best in class service. Searching may appear easy, and that’s our objective, but it’s a jungle out there! You need the most seasoned explorers to avoid pitfalls that may impact your closing. We want to be there to help you through.
Once again, Signature Information Solutions was a proud sponsor of the NJLTA-PLTA Annual Convention. This show was memorable in many ways –
Attendees had an opportunity to meet and listen to a thoughtprovoking keynote by ALTA’s president elect, Anne Anastasi. We’ve known Anne for years and think ALTA is lucky to have her. Our keynote speaker on Friday was Richard Bitner, publisher of Housingwire.com who has testified before Congress on the housing crisis. He offered a sobering summary of the housing market’s recent troubles. He helped put lots of data and charts in perspective and he went way out on a limb to predict “the moment of recovery”. Answer: “Sometime in the future.” In all seriousness, the good news on home appreciation is the long-term historical appreciation curve will start to climb again once excess inventory is cleared from the market.
Well, I now offer you my Top Five Reasons that I am glad I went to the convention this year:
5. Location – beautiful upstate NY– on the water and not far from Woodstock (ROCK ON!).They do not call it the SagaMORE for nothing – great service, gorgeous rooms and view, and hey – my bathroom tile floor was actually heated! (Don’t knock it ‘till you try it!)
4. The Boat ride! What fun it was tooling around on the lake. Like transporting back in time. Beautiful scenery and great company.
3. The weather – Yes! Those who have attended past conventions know the weather has not always been our friend. But, this year it did not rain as much as usual and golf, our dinner under the tent, and the boat went off without a hitch! Well, it actually rained a little on the boat, but I found the summer shower refreshing! J
2. The Keynote speakers were outstanding, offering insightful presentations on current trends in the industry by both Anne Anastasi and Richard Bitner.
And the number #1 reason I’m glad I went: NJ and PA title agents all in one place! Giving us plenty of opportunities to get to know everyone better and understand your business and how we can help. Many thanks to the Convention Committees of both organizations. You did an outstanding job!
If you went to the show, what were your Top 5 Reasons? If you didn’t go, are you considering attending next year?
Patrick T. Roe
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales