As a service to the real estate agents of Cameron and Hidalgo Counties, Edwards Abstract and Title Co. is hosting two continuing education courses. On Thursday, September 11, the Harlingen office is starting the day off with: Texas Residential Contracts and Closings (1 hour MCE) Changes to the TREC contract are in effect since June 1, 2014. Learn the do’s and don’ts as you fill out the new forms. Owner Finance in Texas Residential Sales Transactions (1 hour MCE) Learn the new rules regarding owner finance. (please see the registration form attached).
The Brownsville office will offer the two courses on September 11 at the Brownsville Board of
Realtors location from 2:00 to 4:00.
The Hidalgo County offices have scheduled the two courses on Friday, September 12 at the Edwards University & Training Center in Edinburg. The sessions are scheduled from 10:00 to 12:00.
Congratulations to Bridget Cook, Legal Assistant, for the nomination by her peers and the selection as the Edwards Valuable Employee (E.V.E.) Award. Mike Overly, President & C.F.O, made the announcement at the Edinburg corporate office recently.
Bridget was showered with praise from her fellow employees from Cameron and Hidalgo Counties. All non-management employees are eligible for nomination. The award is presented quarterly during a special gathering of the Edwards Team. Others who were distinguished as the Best of the Best are: Clay Sanchez, Title Examiner (Edinburg); Alicia Pardo Massey, Sr. Escrow Officer (Brownsville); Norma Cano, Sr. Escrow Officer (Edinburg) and Ed Alfaro, Courier (Hidalgo County).
Bridget was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation and $100 as the EVE Award recipient. Thank you for your service and dedication Bridget!
AUSTIN, TX, – The Texas Land Title Association (TLTA) is proud to announce that five employees with Edwards Abstract and Title Co. have successfully completed the requirements and passed a rigorous examination to earn the professional certification designations from TLTA.
To become TLTA certified, a candidate must meet certain eligibility requirements in work experience, education and professional involvement, and then successfully pass an examination. Each designation represents a measure of achievement and proficiency in the Texas title insurance industry and distinguishes these highly motivated individuals.
TLTA’s certification designations include, CESA: Certified Escrow Settlement Associate, CAEA: Certified Abstract Examination Associate and CTIA: Certified Title Insurance Associate.
The five Edwards Abstract and Title Co. employees who have earned TLTA certification designations include:
- Byron Jay Lewis, CTIA (Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer)
- Marilyn De Luna, CAEA, CESA, CTIA (Regional Escrow Automation Manager/Sr. Escrow Officer -McAllen)
- Mariana Ragousis-Ramirez, CESA, CTIA (Escrow Officer – McAllen)
- Mary Barrientos, CESA (Mission Branch Manager/Sr. Escrow Officer)
- Martha (Marty) Garcia, CESA (Sr. Escrow Officer – Mission)
“These are very prestigious professional certification designations. Edwards Abstract and Title Co. is proud to have several members of the team who are leading the way in the title insurance industry in South Texas.” said Mike Overly, President & Chief Financial Officer.
Byron Jay Lewis is one of four title insurance company owners in the State of Texas who have earned the CTIA designation. Marilyn De Luna is the only Escrow Officer in the State of Texas to have earned all three certification designations from the Texas Land Title Association.
Founded in 1908, TLTA is a statewide trade association representing the Texas title insurance industry and currently serving over 13,000 professionals involved in the safe and
efficient transfer of real estate. In the course of their daily work, our membership serves over a million consumers each year. TLTA members provide certainty, efficiency and security to real estate transactions by conducting title searches, examinations, closings and issuing title insurance to protect real property owners and mortgage lenders against losses from defects in titles. For more information about TLTA’s certification program, visit: www.tlta.com/certification.
Edwards Abstract will support the annual conference held on San Antonio in June. Byron Jay Lewis, Chairman
Of the Board & C.E.O. serves on the T.L.T.A. Board of Directors.
Congratulations to Edwards Abstract and Title Co.’s Certified Professionals!
The Texas Land Title Association has announced the 2014 class of certified title insurance designees.
On behalf of the Edwards Abstract and Title Co.’s management team and all of the Edwards Associates in Cameron and Hidalgo Counties, we would like to announce that Byron Jay Lewis, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer; Marilyn De Luna, CESA, CTIA – Regional Escrow Automation Manager/Sr. Escrow Officer – McAllen; Mariana R. Ramirez, CESA – Escrow Officer – McAllen; Mary Barrientos, Mission Branch Manager/Sr. Escrow Officer and Martha (Marty) Garcia, Sr. Escrow Officer – Mission, have successfully earned Texas Land Title Association Certifications.
Byron tested for the CTIA (Certified Title Insurance Associate); Marilyn tested for the CAEA (Certified Abstract Examination Associate); Mariana tested for the CTIA (Certified Title Insurance Associate); Mary B tested for the CESA (Certified Escrow Settlement Associate) and Marty tested for CESA (Certified Escrow Settlement Associate) and they have received their letters of confirmation that they have successfully passed the exams. The CTIA, CAEA and CESA designations identify individuals in the title insurance industry as those who are tops in the industry.
On a special note, Byron is only ONE of 3 owners in the State of Texas who have earned the CTIA designation. Marilyn is the ONLY Escrow Officer in the State to have earned all three designations.
Marilyn is the ONLY Escrow Officer in the State of Texas to have earned all three designations.
Congratulations to all! The designations are as follows:
Byron Jay Lewis, CTIA
Chairman of the Board
Chief Executive Officer
Marilyn De Luna, CESA, CTIA, CAEA
Regional Escrow Automation Manager
Senior Escrow Officer
Mariana R. Ramirez, CESA, CTIA
Mary Barrientos, CESA
Mission Branch Manager
Sr. Escrow Officer
Martha (Marty) Garcia, CESA
Sr. Escrow Officer
“These are very prestigious designations. Edwards Abstract and Title Co. is proud to have several members of the team who are leading the way!”, said Mike Overly, President.
See you at South Padre Island on Wednesday, April 23. Two informative training sessions will be the talk of the town. Please read details below and register with your nearest Edwards office or firstname.lastname@example.org
Your hosts, Pamela Dean – South Padre Island Branch Manager and Rita Garcia, Escrow Officer are ready to welcome you!