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  • 1.  Are we only advertising on the Open Forum now?

    Posted 10-13-2023 09:57

    I am not trying to be mean or seem petty, but it seems like lately we have more advertisements than we do Title Companies bouncing things back and forth between each other.

    Has the Open Forum become a free way for advertisers to get their message out, or is it still meant for us in the title business to bounce things back and forth to?

    Just asking because we get enough advertising in our inboxes.


    Kindest Regards,





    Connie F. Mier, Sr. Escrow Officer

    LA Title Agent Lic. #64877

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    Not Licensed to Practice Law

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  • 2.  RE: Are we only advertising on the Open Forum now?

    Posted 10-16-2023 10:18

    I agree.  I'm considering ignoring the emails about forum posts because there is so much advertising.






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  • 3.  RE: Are we only advertising on the Open Forum now?

    Posted 10-17-2023 07:42
    Yes it is out of control and needs to be stopped 

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  • 4.  RE: Are we only advertising on the Open Forum now?

    Posted 10-16-2023 18:10

    I wholeheartedly couldn't agree with you more and I am so glad you posted this.  The forum has been a wonderful place to promote and share ideas, complications, and promote awareness in the industry.  The advertisers however, ESPECIALLY THE FIRPTA one, drowns everyone out, and has figured out a free way to get the top spot every morning reaching every ALTA member in the nation.  There are some really great contributors here, but this is not the place to market nor solicit ALTA  members, and I look forward to ALTA putting a stop to it by either banning vendors completely or at a minimum putting in a code of conduct for vendors.   

    Randy Gilbert
    Chief Happiness Officer
    Florida's Title Insurance Company
    Hollywood FL
    +1 (954) 500-8485

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  • 5.  RE: Are we only advertising on the Open Forum now?

    Posted 10-17-2023 08:22

    I would hope that the site does not become solely a place for advertising.  Having said that, I do think that if the vendor has helpful information for an industry problem then I say share the information.  I for one am thankful for the FIRPTA information that Mary Enzi has shared on this forum.  What she provides is informative and very helpful.  FIRPTA may not be a big issue in your market but for those who do deal with it on a daily basis her expert advice is always welcome.  The forum is here for us to ask for advice, opinion, assistance and to share helpful and informative information.  If a vendor is sharing information  that is helpful to the community and not just an advertisement then share away.

    Have a great day folks!

    Karen King

    IT Manager

    Devon Title Agency

    Troy, MI


    Karen King
    Eliseco, Inc. d/b/a Devon Title Agency
    Troy MI
    +1 (248) 273-4300

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  • 6.  RE: Are we only advertising on the Open Forum now?

    Posted 10-17-2023 13:17
    Edited by Mary Enzi 10-18-2023 13:14


    Thank you so much for your kind words, I like to inform about this very confusing and challenging TAX matter that is FIRPTA since there has been an exponential growth in foreign investment in real estate in the U.S., many Title Agents have so many questions and resources are very limited.

    I do appreciated your comment, my intention is not, by any mean to "drown" anyone with the information I share but to inform, we answer calls everyday from members of ALTA and TLTA we do not charge a penny and we are happy to do so for all of you.


    Mary Enzi CAA
    Tax Solutions – FIRPTA Consulting
    +1 (281) 578-1040
    Barker TX

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  • 7.  RE: Are we only advertising on the Open Forum now?

    Posted 10-18-2023 11:33
    Karen:  I agree, the FIRPTA has been informative and helpful.  

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  • 8.  RE: Are we only advertising on the Open Forum now?

    Posted 10-17-2023 11:34

    Hi all, as a vendor who does post regularly. I want you to know I'm listening and appreciate the honesty and feedback. I also appreciate your effort to not "name names". So am I inviting direct feedback for myself.

     Personally, I feel that if a vendor is sharing educational information or even an event for education, then it should be welcome but straight up ads should not be. It is certainly the direction I've aimed for in my posts. I've also tried not to start a thread more than twice a month so as not to overwhelm people. I hope there are those who have felt that my participation in the forum has been helpful and informational more than salesy, but I'd certainly appreciate kind and constructive feedback if I am missing the mark so that I can adjust.

    Recently my focus has been on sales and marketing related topics because that has been the most common questions I've been fielding privately. However, as a business consultant, there is a fairly wide range of topics that I can share information on, so if anyone would prefer a focus on a particular topic, I'd welcome that input as well. 

    Stay Wicked my Friends,
    Cheryl, your sales and marketing coach at www.Cheryl.wTf

    Wicked Title Forum
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  • 9.  RE: Are we only advertising on the Open Forum now?

    Posted 10-18-2023 12:51
    Thank you Connie. I was wondering the same thing.

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  • 10.  RE: Are we only advertising on the Open Forum now?

    Posted 10-19-2023 17:29


    Thank you for posting, I have read through each of your messages, and I appreciate you sharing your thoughts. While this platform is not meant to be for sales and we have encouraged our members to steer away from that, it will happen from time to time. What topics would you like to discuss in a topic thread? What topics of substance would you like to see? We have several ALTA Ambassadors that would be happy to assist you in deciding what and how to post to encourage interaction between members. 



    Taylor Spolidoro
    Senior Director of Member Engagement & Development
    American Land Title Association
    Washington DC
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