TYLER, TX (January 21, 2019) ¬¬– East Texas business owner and attorney Celia C. Flowers was one of three early adopters to present to the Large Agents Group of the American Land Title Association (ALTA) in Boca Raton this past week. Celia provided a video of a mock closing, demonstrating how her company, East Texas Title Companies, provides secure digital closings and remote online notary (RON) to her Texas clients. RON allows parties to close real estate transactions virtually any time from virtually anywhere in an encrypted and secure environment. Texas was one of the first seven states to approve RON, with 20 more states joining in 2018. Acceptance and implementation by title companies has been following legislation at a slower pace. Celia and her colleagues also discussed processes and lessons learned since implementing RON.
ALTA is the national trade association and voice of more than 6,000 title insurance agents, abstracters and underwriters. The Large Agents group of ALTA consists of the 35-40 largest title agents in the country, with representation across the nation. Celia C. Flowers is owner of East Texas Title Companies and Partner at Flowers Davis PLLC, both based in Tyler.