2013 Annual Convention
Speakers and Sessions
Friday, June 7, 2013
Emerging Best Practices for Settlement Companies & The Importance of Having a "Global Team"
By Ann L. Johnston, Esq.
Monarch Title, Inc.
This class attempts to review the newest “Best Practices” provided by the American Land Title Association in the context of the real world needs of maintaining good business relationships with our other real estate professional “team” members. Ultimately, the objective is to establish even better working relationships which will foster better, more efficient and satisfying transactions. For most of us, we need to remember that achieving such on a regular basis takes more than one company’s efforts but requires a team approach—and such also requires the education, training and nurturing of those all important relationships.
About the Speaker
Ann L. Johnston, Esq. is an attorney and a REALTOR® with over 26 years of experience in real estate-related law practice (including especially insurance defense and risk management issues), title law and the real estate sales industry. She is licensed as a settlement agent and real estate salesperson in Virginia; as a real estate broker in North Carolina; and as an attorney in Virginia, the District of Columbia and North Carolina. Ann is the Director of Professional Development for Monarch Title in McLean, VA where she provides legal updates and continuing education programs to real estate professionals throughout the Metro DC area. She most recently served as Assistant General Counsel for Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. where she developed a wide range of real estate business and legal expertise pertaining to the practice of real estate professionals. She earned both her BA in English and her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Note: The 2014 Annual Convention education sessions are pending approval by both Pearson VUE and the VA State Bar.