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How to Build Your Real Estate Dream Team

Real Estate Today opens doors for buyers and sellers with critical and credible information on the real estate market. It’s fast paced and fact packed with experts, interviews, call-ins, field reports, and timely market conditions.



Lawrence Yun is the Chief Economist for THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and he’s here to help us understand pricing, interest rates and what it all means to us as home owners, buyers and sellers.


Gary Rogers, REALTOR®

Gary Rogers is a REALTOR® with RE/MAX on the Charles in Waltham, Massachusetts. Gary’s an Accredited Buyers’ Representative and a Certified Residential Specialist and currently serves as the Regional Vice President of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® for the New England states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.


Rod Alba, American Bankers Association

Rod Alba is the Senior Vice President for Real Estate Finance at the American Bankers Association, where he’s responsible for oversight on all residential real estate lending laws, regulations and other legal development. Rod’s past experience includes serving as legislative counsel to the Mortgage Bankers Association and at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Bruce Wren, Terminix

Bruce Wren is the Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Manager of Terminix, the largest pest control company in the world. Founded in 1927, Terminix now has offices in 45 states and in 14 countries around the world.


Dream Team Member: The Real Estate Attorney

We’re talking about putting a team of pros together – and using them exclusively over the years, to help make your real estate plans happen more efficiently, more smoothly, and we hope – more profitably.

Now in most cases, your REALTOR® can handle just about anything, in terms of the listing, the offer, the contract, and the contingencies. But there are situations in which your REALTOR® might recommend you go a step further…and hire a real estate attorney.

Now typically, most people only see a real estate attorney at the settlement table. They run the settlement, with the buyer on one side, the seller on the other. At the settlement table, they oversee the transfer of property – and the money that paid for that property. But that’s not all a real estate attorney does. In fact, they’re can help with many areas of real estate – no matter how big – or small – your real estate holdings are.

So let’s take a look at some of the ways real estate attorneys can be a big part of your real estate dream team.


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Jo Kenney, REALTOR®

REALTOR® Jo Kenney is an Associate Broker with Keller Williams real estate in Decatur, Georgia and the 2014 President of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®. Jo was named “Member of the Year” of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® for Georgia in 2008.


Steven Hanson, National Society of Accountants

Steven Hanson is the President of the National Society of Accountants. Steve is also a Certified Public Accountant practicing in Cokato, Minnesota.


Christina Hoffman, is a free source of information and tools—from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® — that can help you make smart and timely decisions about your home.


Lynda Rothschild, Town & Country Movers

Lynda Rothschild is the Director of New Business Development at Town and Country Movers, a nationally recognized independent moving and storage company based in the Washington DC area.


Your Real Estate Dream Team

We wanted to take a look back – at a great way to help you move forward, in every real estate transaction you do. Because today’s program is dedicated to the strategy that buying and selling real estate can happen faster, more efficiently, and hopefully more profitably – if you assemble a team of experienced professionals, and rely on their talents every time.

And we’re not talking about just any professionals. We’re talking about people you enjoy working with. People you trust. People who provide results. And people who will put all their knowledge and talent to work – for you. Every time you call.

First up? your REALTOR®. Remember – all real estate is local, so the local market knowledge your REALTOR® brings to the table is worth its weight in gold. Remember the time they told you about the new house that just came on the market? Or, that day they called you to say a buyer was making an offer on your house? Well, the same passion and ability your REALTOR® brought to your first transaction together, will only get better over time, when you work with them again and again. They’ll know you and your goals – and you’ll know them, and their track record of success.


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Local Market Conditions

It’s time to take look at the latest real estate facts and figures from across the country.

This week we’re going to go further into the most recent Existing Home Sales report from THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, concentrating on June sales of existing homes by price category.

June showed many positive figures when it came to sales in many price categories across the country. We particularly saw homes priced above $1,000,000, showing substantial year over year growth. But in June of this year we saw sales grow in every price category except the very lowest. Once again, it’s the high end of the market that’s doing well. It was in the higher range of the market from the $750,000 to $1,000,000 mark, where we saw the second largest climb.


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