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Welcome to the Top Podcast
20 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
For the Betterment of Our Families: How the Pandemic Has Changed What Buyers Look for in a Home with Marissa Benat
Come sit at the table with real estate pros Marissa Benat, CCAR President-Elect, and Ron Leach, CCAR President, as they discuss how the pandemic has changed what buyers look for in a home, and what changes they think are sticking around.
27 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
The Fight for Fair Housing: NAR President Elect Leslie Rouda Smith Discusses the Special Role REALTORS® Play
Real estate professionals have a special role to play in the fight for fair housing, are you ready? In this episode of Welcome to the Top, NAR President Elect Leslie Rouda Smith discusses implicate bias, wealth gaps, systemic segregation, and the role REALTORS® play in the fight for fair housing.
15 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Connecting Residents with Resources: Krishna Upadhyaya Discusses Property Management During a Pandemic
Property Managers faced unpredicted challenges during the pandemic. Listen to hear how maintenance requests were adapted, communication with clients increased, where property managers got their information, and what changes will be sticking around.
19 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Misaligned Price or Housing Bubble?: What is Causing Rising Home Prices and When “Normal” Will Return with Luis Torres
Why are homes prices continuing to rise and when will they go back down? Luis Torres, Research Economist at the Texas Real Estate Research Center at Texas A&M, tackles these questions and more on this episode of Welcome to the Top.
14 minutes | May 24, 2021
A Bar-Raiser for Professionalism: Your C2EX What, Why, & How's Answered by Hagan Stone
What is the Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) Program? Why was it created and how do real estate professionals benefit from the program? Listen as Hagan Stone, 2019 NAR Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) Committee Chair, provides these answers and more.
22 minutes | May 10, 2021
A Comprehensive Data Platform That Reinforces REALTOR® Value: All About RPR® with Andrea Goodhart
Do you know about Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®), the comprehensive data platform made available to you by the National Association of REALTORS®? Listen now to learn about RPR® and the nationwide data available at your fingertips.
14 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Make People's Lives A Little Bit Easier: The In's & Out's of Remote Notarization with Kernard Jones
The pandemic put into hyper-speed the adoption of remote notarization technology. Listen as Kernard Jones, Government Affairs Analyst at Notarize, dives into the details of the new technology.
28 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Gray Area Situations: Kelly Milligan Discusses How to Avoid Practicing Law
On this episode of Welcome to the Top, Kelly Milligan, Vice President/Dallas Area Counsel at Chicago Title, discusses how real estate agents can avoid accidently practicing law and how to deal with a client who asks you to go beyond your expertise.
19 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Block Chain, 3D Printing: Why NAR is Investing in the Future of Tech with Ashley Stinson
Hear how NAR is playing a pivotal role in tech startups across the globe, its vision for the future, and its take on disruptors with Ashley Stinson, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications at Second Century Ventures.
20 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
You Can't Miss This Step: Video Marketing with Cristina Schaefer
Video marketing has become the number one tool in the marketing toolbox. But what does that mean for you? Listen in as Cristina Schaefer, Director of Social Media at HAR, discusses video marketing's impact, how to get started, and what kind of response you should expect.
16 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Homeowner's Associations: State Representative Jeff Leach and REALTOR® Mike Mansfield Discuss their Overreach and Merit
Homeowner's associations protect the property value of your largest asset. But do they improperly restrict rights of the property owner? Listen as State Representative Jeff Leach and REALTOR® Mike Mansfield discuss past and future legislation around HOAs, the merit of HOAs, and when they go too far.
22 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
18 Hours & You're Good to Go: How to Plan Your CE with Scott Kesner
This week Scott Kesner, Chair of the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC), joins the podcast to discuss continuing education (CE). Learn why continuing education is important, how to plan your CE, and the biggest misconception surrounding CE.
23 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
Identify & Find Ideal Clients: How Social Media Can Get You More Leads with Amber Joy
Do you know how to use social media to generate and capture leads? Is done better than perfect? Listen as Amber Joy with Influential Agent breaks down what you need to know to build a strong online presence that keeps you top of mind.
27 minutes | Dec 28, 2020
Everyone who has an Opinion Gets to Voice it: Leading During Adversity with Cindi Bulla
Cindi Bulla did not envision a pandemic as part of her 2020 Texas REALTORS® Chairman tenure. How did she lead the real estate industry through a challenging year? Listen to find out.
22 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
We Had Right on Our Side: What the Changes to the Code of Ethics Means for you with Leigh York
When did discussion of changes to Article 10 of the Realtor Code of Ethics begin? What did the process of deliberation look like, and why were the changes needed? Listen as Leigh York, 2020 Chair of NAR's Professional Standards Interpretations and Procedures Advisory Board, answers these questions and more.
21 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
Data Hygiene: Mike Barnett on Why Some Online Real Estate Resources Aren't Always Correct
Listen in as Mike Barnett, Executive Vice President for Texas REALTORS®, discusses the data hygiene that goes into making a good set of data and the downfalls of some online real estate resources used by clients.
11 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Far Scarier than a Haunted House: Spooky Home Inspection Stories with Jim Henderson and Mark Kissee
In this episode of Welcome to the Top, special guests Jim Henderson of Henderson Home Inspection and Mark Kissee of Kissee Inspection Services share spooky home inspection stories and discuss how you can help make them a little less frightening.
21 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
You're Stepping on the Whole Point: The Threat Against the Multiple Listing Service with John Holley
Join us as we discuss the case against, and for, the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) with North Texas Real Estate Information System CEO and friend of the podcast, John Holley. This is a critical issue for all real estate professionals as two lawsuits against NAR enter the discovery phase of litigation, threatening the MLS as we know it.
22 minutes | Sep 25, 2020
Members First: Katie Johnson on How NAR® Serves its Members
This week we are joined by the National Association of REALTORS®' (NAR) Chief Member Experience Officer and General Counsel, Katie Johnson, to discuss the benefits NAR® provides its members. Are you taking advantage of all your NAR® membership perks? Listen to find out.
21 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
Tuning in and Paying Attention: Global Affairs and Your Business with Lisa Calarco
How do global affairs and economic changes affect your business? Should you be paying attention? Lisa Calarco, Manager of Business Development and Outreach, Commercial and Global Services for the National Association of REALTORS® chimes in on this and more on today's episode of Welcome to the Top.
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