I am honored to be interviewed as the first woman for DS New's "Five Minutes With". The DS News article "Five Minutes With" spotlights industry executives, beyond the boardroom, and gets up, close and personal. I had the opportunity to express my view on women, the real estate industry, and ,my mission to educate about the advancements women have made over the years. With over 20 years of real estate experience in my background, I felt I had to personally encourage women to become more active in the homeownership process. Women face challenges from accessing the housing market to purchasing the property, and I offer my expertise about how to avoid the obstacles. To read the full article, click here.
The new year will be here faster than you know it! Can't think of a gift for your co worker, or maybe a woman business owner you know? NAWRB is offering select discounts when you "Give The Gift Of Membership". A NAWRB membership is the perfect way to help someone start strong in 2013 with benefits like educational classes, networking, business certification, and more. Also, don't forget about yourself and your business in 2013, and treat yourself to NAWRB's Platinum Marketing Services. A makeover for your business with new business cards, door hangers, website design, and many other offers is the extra boost your business needs to get the most exposure in 2013. To learn more about membership and the gift of membership, click here. For more information about Platinum Marketing Services, click here. Also, the latest issue of N Magazine is out now, including a special feature on the 2012 Roaring Twenty award winners. Holiday tips, quotes and stories from members, and industry insight are a few of the articles you will find inside. NAWRB can help you avoid the headaches of holidays and make time for relaxation and family. HAppy Holidays and warm wishes in 2013!
NAWRB Is Hiring & Expanding!
NAWRB is currently hiring individuals(s) who are passionate about promoting the collective voice of women professionals. We are expanding our team and would like you to be apart of our mission to help empower women. As the only provider of women-owned business certification specific to real estate, NAWRB is dedicated solely to the promotion of under represented women and the businesses they own, manage, and operate. NAWRB is the only trade association exclusively representing and voicing the needs of women business owners in the housing economy. NAWRB advocates for federal initiatives to increase the utilization of women-owned businesses, works with financial institutions encouraging more visibility for certified women-owned businesses in vendor networks, and partners with members to foster a stronger and better connected community of women business owners and entrepreneurs. Do you feel you could help us share our mission and enthusiastic about NAWRB? E-mail info@NAWRB.com for more information about joining the NAWRB team!
Different Options For Different Women
NAWRB offers different types of memberships because no two women are alike. Each prospect can choose the best membership type to better themselves and their business. With three different types, what are you waiting for? NAWRB is also encouraging you to "Give the Gift of Membership" if you already are a member. You can earn a credit up to $100 towards your personal NAWRB account. This credit can be used towards our Platinum Marketing Service, the next NAWRB event, or even off your membership renewal! NAWRB works hard to represent and voice the needs of women business owners in the housing economy, and partners with members to foster a stronger and better connected community. NAWRB is dedicated solely to the promotion of underrepresented women and the businesses they own, manage, and operate. I encourage NAWRB members to “Give the Gift of Membership” to fellow women in the real estate industry and your network. Together, we can work together to promote women in the Specialized Housing Economy (SHE).
NAWRB offers competitively priced marketing solutions for print collateral materials and web solutions. Market your business and better position yourself in front of potential clients in 2013. Start now and be ready for 2013! Avoid spending time on work and deadlines, and instead spend quality time during the holiday season. A full marketing package includes content editing and custom artwork on business cards, client-oriented capability statements, advertisements, and other print solutions. Custom artwork from real estate signage to door hangers is also available. Our web services includes content editing and information organization as well as custom artwork, SEO optimization, and social media and blog integration to your new full-service site. To learn more about these services and more, click here.
You Deserve To Be Awarded!
We all work hard, and it is nice to know when your hard work pays off- especially with recognition! I have personally been recognized over the last couple years by HousingWire, WIPP, OC Register, and other organizations.
I wanted to extend the feeling of appreciation and recognition to my fellow colleagues, so NAWRB announces the Roaring Twenty and Board of Director nominations. The two options allow women to nominate themselves or a fellow #GalPal for a business award and/or an open seat on NAWRB's board.
Do you know someone who deserves the spotlight, or maybe someone who would be a great Board of Director nominee? To learn more and/or nominate, click here. Don't forget you can nominate yourself, and you should! No one knows all the struggles and hard work you have experienced better than yourself! Good luck and congrats on all your hard work and accomplishments!
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The Hard Work Is Paying Off
I am so excited for the progress and growth NAWRB has experienced, especially this last year. All my hard work and time traveling from conference to conference has helped NAWRB, and women, gain exposure in front of 14,000+ industry professionals.
NAWRB successfully placed female subject matter experts at REO Expo and the Five Star Default
Servicing Conference and Expo in Dallas, TX; a multi-group legislative day in Washington, D.C.; the
Women’s Council of Realtor’s California Statewide Meeting; the California Association of Realtor’s
Conference; the digital Real Estate Web Summit; and hosted its own event series, Ready, Set, Certify!
throughout the country.
I am looking forward to growing more and helping more women gain the exposure they deserve. To learn more about how NAWRB can help your business get exposure, click here.
I attended the NAHREP LA Live event yesterday, and back today for the closing day. I really enjoyed all the events and educational resources. The live mariachi music was so great to see in person. I also had the pleasure of meeting with NAWRB member, Patricia de Santos, and others great women. I am looking forward to getting back to the office this week and reviewing all the material from the last couple weeks. After regrouping and arranging the next few weeks, I plan to get back out there and attend/ learn as much as possible. Are you going to an event or want to share one of your events? Tweet me! @DesireePatno
Last Day Of A Very Eventful Week
First of all, I just want to thank everyone who has supported and positively influenced NAWRB and our efforts. Second, this week has been very crazy busy, but in a way I am sad it is ending. Starting off the week on Sunday- Monday, I attended WCR in Anaheim and honored to speak. Starting Tuesday and ending today, I have been at the C.A.R. Expo also being hosted in Anaheim. I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel about tackling REO's during the C.A.R. Expo as well. Last night was the Ready, Set, Certify! event at our NAWRB Irvine office. The outcome was higher than anticipated and I was very happy with the event overall. Thank you to everyone who came last night! I hope everyone is enjoying their Thursday!
I am so excited to host a Ready, Set, Certify! event in the NAWRB office tomorrow night! If you are visiting Orange County for the C.A.R. Expo, or any other reason, please stop by NAWRB's office in Irvine to learn more about business certification and how it can help your business grow. Stephan Leung, SBA Representative, will be onsite offering expert advice as well as myself. Refreshments and appetizers will be offered and I hope you all can join! Also, if you are attending the C.A.R. Expo, please come see me speak on panel. "Tackling Short Sales, REOs, and Foreclosures" starts at 9am on Wednesday and Thursday. I hope to see you there! To learn more about the C.A.R. Expo, please click here.