I was very excited that DSNews posted the following story about me. It's regarding other endeavors in my life and businesses, but I still wanted to share it with everyone. Please read the article here.
I will be hosting NAWRB's September Call4All this Friday, Sept. 27th at 11:00 a.m. PST.
I will be joined by guests speaking on behalf of their own women-owned business certifications and how it has changed their business opportunities.
Please email email@example.com for dial-in information to join my guests and myself for a Q&A session on Friday, September 27th at 11:00 a.m. PST.
This week is the beginning of the 2013 AREAA National Convention, a must-attend event for the real estate community, latest trends, strategies and networking.
I am very excited to be attending this local event with over 25 breakout sessions and even more certification classes. This convention offers a depth of content and resources making it relevant to all real estate professionals who are dedicated to meeting the needs of today's real estate market and help prepare you for the challenges of tomorrow.
With a theme of "The Future is Now," this year's AREAA National Convention will equip attendees with the latest tools, marketing and business strategies, and connect with influential leaders and top producers from around the world. Topics will span from leveraging the latest technologies to investing in distressed real estate to working with international investors.
To register for the event, click here.
I'm excited to be attending the 2013 C.A.R. EXPO in Long Beach, Calif.
CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO 2013 is the premier trade show for California's real estate industry. The EXPO has a new look and even more opportunities to gain knowledge that will help professionals remain successful in their careers. This year's event offers three days of free content, along with some brand new bootcamps, workshops and education. This annual event features one-of-a-kind educational, networking and professional development opportunities designed specifically for California REALTORS®.
I will also be participating in the EXPO's "Agent Reboot" sessions covering the following topics on Tuesday, Oct. 8th!
Taking Care of Business
The right business and financial plan is an essential roadmap for your success as a REALTOR. From determining sales goals and overhead costs to outlining your marketing strategies, youll walk away with the tools to create a living, working document to help you stay on target for years to come. 10:45 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Smart Marketing for Less Money
Effective marketing doesnt have to be expensive. Weve got a list of our top ten tips, tools, and resources to keep your marketing fresh. Youll learn how to attract more listings, increase brand awareness, and edge out your competition.
2:30 p.m. 3:15 p.m.
I look forward to meeting everyone there!
U.S. women have recovered all the jobs they lost to the Great Recession. The same can't be said for men, who remain 2.1 million jobs short.
The biggest factor is that men dominate construction and manufacturing industries that have not recovered millions of jobs lost during the downturn. Women have made up a disproportionate share of workers in those that have been hiring retail, health care, restaurants and hotels.
The gap was evident in the August unemployment rates: 6.8 percent for women, 7.7 percent for men.
In August, 68 million women said they were employed, passing the 67.97 million who had jobs when the recession began in December 2007, the government said. Among men 76.2 million were employed last month, down from 78.3 million in December 2007.
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The past couple of weeks have been so busy getting ready for the Five Star Conference & Expo in Dallas, Texas. I wanted to share just a couple of pictures from the event so far. There will be more to come! It has been such a great opportunity for networking and re-connecting with fellow industry professionals.
As the housing market heals, foreclosure inventory is depleting quickly, CoreLogic reported.
In July, about 949,000 homes were in some stage of foreclosure, down 32 percent from 1.4 million a year ago. Foreclosure inventory also showed a 4.4 percent decline from June. Year-to-date, foreclosure inventory is down by 20 percent.
Currently, about 2.4 percent of homes with a mortgage are in foreclosure inventory, the lowest level since March 2009.
In addition to shrinking foreclosure inventory, CoreLogic also reported steep declines in completed foreclosures and serious delinquencies.
According to the data provider’s estimate, about 49,000 properties were lost to foreclosure in July, down 25 percent from 65,000 in July 2012.
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I will be featured this week on Thursday, Aug. 29th for my work with NAWRB. Check out the flyer for details on how to tune in and what I will be discussing. Very excited!