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GSE Reform: The Issues That Will Impact Your Business

Air Date: March 31, 2011

Time: 3 p.m. Eastern, 12 p.m. Pacific



The Obama administration and Congress are looking at proposals to reform the secondary mortgage market. What they decide to do could impact the availability and affordability of mortgage financing for your clients. If they get it right, 30-year, fixed-rate financing at affordable prices will remain widely available and safety measures will be in place to prevent lenders from making risky exotic loans to borrowers who are unprepared to handle them. If they get it wrong, affordable financing for middle-class households will become hard to get, shrinking your pool of clients.


NAR has made its position clear: The federal government must remain in the secondary market to ensure affordable mortgage financing in good times and bad, but any secondary market entity must not allow private shareholder profits at public taxpayer risk.


In this free, one-hour webinar, we will look at:


  • The Obama administration’s initial proposals.
  • What proposals in Congress look like.
  • Where NAR’s recommendations fit in.
  • What we can expect to happen over the next several months.




Tony Hutchinson, Senior Policy Representative, Government Affairs, National Association of REALTORS®




Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine



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On-Demand Webinar Recordings



Autos: What’s New and Noteworthy, Plus Buying Tips

This year is shaping up to be an important one for the auto sector. Corporate restructuring, transformations in old lines, and launches of new models will shape it in such a way that it will barely resemble the industry of just five years ago. In this webinar, auto expert Paul Eisenstein covers major vehicle trends, and Ashley Del Ponte of Avis Budget Group goes over rental-car discounts available to REALTORS®. Playback or download now. Original air date: Feb. 24, 2011



Cost Vs. Value: Return on Remodeling

REALTORS® from 80 cities provided input on which home remodeling projects offered the best returns, in terms of costs recovered at resale, for Remodeling magazine’s annual Cost Vs. Value Report. Key findings of the report, which were covered in the January 2011 issue of REALTOR® Magazine, were also discussed in this free webinar. Download the presentation slides. Playback or download now. Original air date: Jan. 27, 2011



Capture Your Listings Through a Lens

It’s no secret that pictures help sell listings faster. But they also add value: Homes that are marketed with superior photos taken with high-quality cameras actually sell for more than houses that are photographed with standard, point-and-shoot cameras — or else not photographed at all. In this webinar, our panel goes over best practices in real estate photography. Playback or download now. Original air date: Nov. 18, 2010



Foreclosure Freeze: Understanding the Issues

The foreclosure freeze by several major banks has added a layer of uncertainty to a market that’s struggling to turn around. In this webinar, experts explain some of the title and other issues that could come into play if you’re working with a buyer of a foreclosed property, listing foreclosed properties, or operate in a market with a large percentage of foreclosed properties for sale. Download a PDF of this webinar’s slides. Playback or download entire webinar now. Original air date: Oct. 28, 2010



Managing Relationships Beyond the Transaction

Real estate is all about relationships. From your first contact, you’ve got to provide the right combination of openness, engagement, and awareness of clients and customers’ needs. And that’s critical even after the transaction ends. To keep a steady stream of repeat and referral business, you’ll need to continue managing those relationships long after closing. In this webinar — sponsored by the REALTOR® Content Resource, powered by HouseLogic — marketing expert Kelle Sparta offers fresh ideas to keep business rolling in. Playback or download now. Original air date: Oct. 7, 2010



Standing Up for Homeownership: Know the Facts

Throughout the past several months, we’ve seen a questioning the value of initiatives through which the government affirms its support for the American Dream. The mortgage interest deduction, the Home Affordable Modification Program, and conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are just a few of the initiatives whose value is being questioned. To help you understand what’s being said in the media and provide you with the background to separate myth from fact, we’ve brought together industry experts who will walk you through the debate. Playback or download now. Original air date: Sept. 28, 2010



Wall Street Reform: What It Means to You

President Obama in mid-July signed sweeping financial services reform bill. The 2,300-page law creates an oversight agency for financial services companies and a consumer financial protection bureau. It also includes provisions to curb risky mortgage lending. This free webinar will walk you through the relevant provisions in the new law. Playback or download now. Original air date: Aug. 26, 2010



Understanding Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac HAFA Short-Sale Rules

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recently released rules for processing short sales and deeds in lieu of foreclosure in accordance with federal short-sale guidelines known as HAFA (Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives), which took effect in April 2010. Get an explanation of the two companies’ rules and how they differ from each other and from the federal rules in this free webinar. Playback or download now. Original air date: July 29, 2010



NAR Resources to Help You Connect With Consumers

Are you finding a need to supply your Web site, blog, or Facebook page with great content, but little available time and resources for developing it? The National Association of REALTORS® offers several ways to get free tips, guides, and research that you can pass along to consumers in order to differentiate yourself in the market. Playback or download now. Original air date: July 22, 2010



Prospecting for Today’s Market: What Really Works

While there are many tried-and-true prospecting techniques that remain relevant today, there are plenty of new ones you can use to generate more business. In this webinar, veteran practitioners explain how to prospect effectively on the Web. Playback or download now. Original air date: July 13, 2010



Build Your Business and Brand With Video

Video offers real estate pros an effective — and surprisingly inexpensive and simple — medium for connecting with consumers. In this free webinar, brought to you by REALTOR® Magazine and the Young Professionals Network, experts explain the key principles and products you’ll need before you’re “ready for your close-up.” Playback or download now. Original air date: June 24, 2010



A Step-by-Step Walk-through on Health Reform for REALTORS®

The sweeping health reform law impacts the environment in which independent contractors and small business owners buy and maintain health insurance. NAR Managing Director of Legislative Policy Marcia Salkin and NAR Director of Tax Policy Linda Goold walk you through the relevant parts of the law. Playback or download now. Original air date: May 27, 2010



HVCC: One Year Later

The Home Valuation Code of Conduct, in effect since last spring, continues to generate concern among real estate practitioners and appraisers. This webinar addresses key questions around the HVCC, and offers a look ahead. Playback or download now. Original air date: April 29, 2010



Self-Directed IRAs: Tapping Your Expertise for Retirement

How might real estate practitioners tap their market expertise in planning for their retirement? Get expert advice from a self-directed IRA specialist in this free recorded webinar. Playback or download now. Original air date: Feb. 25, 2010


Affordable Staging Tips for Any Listing

In this economy, you probably don’t have a lot of resources to devote to staging. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it. In this webinar, a real estate practitioner and a professional stager go over how you can spruce up properties and get them sold faster without breaking the bank. Playback or download now. Original air date: Jan. 28, 2010


Cost Vs. Value: Trends and Tips

Every year, we present the Cost Vs. Value report, which provides the average values of various home projects on a regional and national basis. In this webinar, Remodeling magazine Editorial Director Sal Alfano and 2007 NAR President Pat Combs bring you some extra insight and analysis into the figures in the report, and discuss the implications of the findings. Playback or download now. Original air date: Dec. 17, 2009


Today’s Changing Short-Sales Environment

In this important short sales update, we heard from one of the nation’s largest lenders, Bank of America Home Loans, on the state of short-sale processing today, what it’s doing to speed short sales, and the impact of federal short-sale guidelines once they’re out. Also, expert real estate educator Lynn Madison shared tips from NAR’s new Short Sale & Foreclosure Certification course. Playback or download now. Original air date: Dec. 10, 2009


For Brokers: Managing in Turbulent Times

The difficult economy has forced broker-owners and managers to rethink priorities in their brokerage operations. In this webinar, three leading industry professionals for their views and valuable recommendations about what it takes to run a thriving brokerage—small or large—during a period of unprecedented challenges. Playback or download now. Original air date: Oct. 29, 2009


Tap into a Growth Niche: Responsible, Affordable Homeownership

Loan programs offered by state housing finance agencies and many municipalities are one of the bright spots in today’s mortgage finance arena. Two industry professionals with decades of experience in affordable homeownership programs offer information and advice on how to get started in this area. Playback or download now. Original air date: Sept. 17, 2009


Understanding Lease-to-Own Deals

In a slow market, offering assistance in lease-to-own transactions can open the door to new seller and buyer clients to your practice. In this webinar, two veteran real estate professionals who’ve been offering assistance in lease-to-own transactions for years share their insights into how to tap this niche to build your business. Playback or download now. Original air date: Aug. 27, 2009


Use Social Media to Get Results

In this REALTOR® magazine webinar, sponsored by NAR’s Young Professionals Network, we bring together three exemplars of fusing social media with the business of real estate. Our presenters explain what tools they use and how they employ these technologies on a regular basis to generate leads and sell real estate. Playback or download now. Original air date: July 30, 2009


Getting Started in Social Media

Real estate pros are climbing on to the social media bandwagon, but do they really understand what they’re getting into? REALTOR® magazine assembled a team of experts to help you understand the key tools and concepts in this exciting new area, and show you how it can help your business. Playback or download now. Original air date: July 16, 2009



Mortgage Finance: What’s Really Available Today

Is home mortgage financing available only to consumers with strong credit ratings and the ability to make down payments of 20 percent? What about the availability and affordability of jumbo loans? In this webinar, sponsored by Bank of America, a lending expert and a real estate sales associate with more than 30 years in the business will join REALTOR® Magazine to help you help your customers navigate the difficult mortgage finance environment today. Read answers to questions from attendees. Playback or download now. Original air date: June 25, 2009



Short Sales: Finding Income in a Tough Market – Part 2

This is the second of two webinars on boosting your business by understanding how short sales work. The topics covered include showing seller hardship, understanding timing issues, setting commissions, and avoiding legal problems. Playback or download now. Original air date: May 28, 2009



Short Sales: Finding Income in a Tough Market

This webinar teaches the basics and best practices of handling short sales from both the listing and selling side. Scott Thompson, a real estate broker and the head of Mortgage Resolution Services, highlights the three critical aspects of a short sale. Playback or download now. Original air date: March 12, 2009



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