Know the Rules of the GameⓇ Podcast for Turn the Dial


Tune in on Wednesday at 8 AM for Know the Rules of the GameⓇ Podcast for Turn the Dial with your host Desiree Patno, CEO & President of Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB), and special guests Laura Dietz, CEO of Summit Realty Group; Gay-Lynn Barnes, CEO of Barnes Real Estate Group; and Sandy Miller, CEO of Sandy Miller & Associates Inc Real Estate Brokerage and Consulting Group. Learn how you Turn the Dial in an industry while preserving the Quality of Life and your business opportunities. The tip of the day is to enter each day with purpose and a plan. Listen here:

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Women in Real Estate: Leading the Charge Toward Equal Access and a Level Playing Field


Desirée Patno has led women toward leadership and success throughout her three-decade career. As president and CEO of Desirée Patno, Inc. and founder of Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB), Patno leads the charge toward equal access for women and a level playing field for all.

“We have to look at this not as a feminist movement, or something in which there are too many movements because it becomes a ‘kitchen sink’ kind of thing, but more of an equal access thing,” says Patno. “It doesn’t matter if you’re a woman, if you’re a person of color, if you’re a Caucasian man, as long as we all have access to equality so that the best person gets the best job. This way, we will be able to achieve a better equilibrium.”

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Know the Rules of the Game Ⓡ Podcast for Guiding Real Estate Professionals

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Listen now for an all new episode of Know the Rules of the GamePodcast for Guiding Real Estate Professionals with your host Desiree Patno, CEO & President of NAWRB, and guest DeAnn Golden, Senior VP,  Managing Broker, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. Desiree and DeAnn discuss how real estate professionals can serve as a guide to other agents during this challenging time as the coronavirus (COVID-19) changes the landscape of the real estate industry. Listen here:!

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NDILC Member Tami Bonnell, CEO of EXIT Realty, Included in 2020 Swanepeol Power 200 List


Congratulations to NDILC Member Tami Bonnell, CEO of EXIT Realty, for being recognized as one the the Most Powerful Leaders in Residential Real Estate by Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200). Tami was ranked alongside fellow EXIT Realty coworker Steve Morris, Founder and Chairman of EXIT Realty. The overall 2020 Leadership Rankings, the Power 200, ranks the most powerful leaders in the residential real estate brokerage industry as at December 31, 2019, with adjustments made only for the major leadership announcements made after that date.

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NAWRB CEO Desiree Patno Hosts Fireside Chat with Houston Astros President Reid Ryan


NAWRB CEO & President and NDILC Chairwoman Desiree Patno will host a Fireside Chat with Reid Ryan, President of the Houston Astros, CEO of Ryan-Sanders Baseball Inc., and son of Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan, at DC Finance’s Houston Family Office & Wealth Management Conference in Houston, TX on May 16th.

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10 Most Popular Cities for Millennial Homebuyers


We often hear that Millennials are currently driving the housing market. This rings true even for those in their 20’s nearing their 30’s, a prime time for first-time buyers. In a recent report, Realtor lists the most popular U.S. cities for Millennial homebuyers between the ages of 20 and 29 by looking at where they took out the highest percentage of mortgages last year from a pool of 200 large metropolitan areas.

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Millennial Homebuyers: Driving Force of the Real Estate Market


A new study by Clever Real Estate indicates that the Millennial generation is well on its way to becoming the driving force in the housing market. Buyers 37 years and younger make up the largest share of homebuyers at 36 percent, despite the fact that homeownership rates remain highest among those aged 65 and older as the U.S. Census Bureau reveals. Millennials still see owning a home as part of the American dream, and real estate agents should prepare themselves to better serve this new generation of buyers.

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NAWRB to Discuss Opportunity Zones at DC Finance’s Real Estate Family Office Meeting


NAWRB will attend DC Finance’s Real Estate Family Office Meetings: Opportunity Zones on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 in New York City. Desiree Patno, CEO & President of NAWRB, and Chair of the event, will host a fireside chat with Chelsea Amelia Cruz, Associate Director of Community Development Finance at Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and John Cochrane, Senior Associate at the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance. She will also interview Karen Przypyszny, Managing Director of Special Initiatives at The National Equity Fund. NAWRB will seek eligible participants to join us in commenting on the recent proposed regulations for the Opportunity Zone tax incentive.

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FDIC Proposal Exempts Residential Real Estate Transactions of $400,000 or Less from Appraisal


On November 20th, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that will raise the threshold for residential real estate transactions that require an appraisal to $400,000, from the current level of $250,000. This proposal is a response to concerns that the current threshold is not reflective of price appreciation and creates unnecessary time and cost burdens for residential real estate transactions. Comments on this proposal will be accepted for 60 days in the Federal Register.

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NAWRB Certified Delegate Spokeswoman Training – Nov. 16th, 2018


The NAWRB Delegate Program—which is accessible to NAWRB Elite Members only—equips women with their strategic speaking presentations and resources for bottom-line growth. As a NAWRB Certified Delegate Spokeswoman, you can elevate your business on the national stage, drive conversation with industry leaders, non-profits and government entities, and become a vetted industry speaker. The NAWRB Delegate Program is hosting a training event on November 16th, 2017 at Lake Tahoe,CA, taking place a day before NAWRB’s Exclusive Mastermind Retreat in the same location on Nov.17-18th.

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