June 25, 2015

The Voice for Hispanic Real Estate® and proud champions of homeownership for the Hispanic community.

In this edition:

State of The Association

Darren Hardy, world renowned speaker & coach, headlines at National Convention

NAHREP recognizes leading mortgage originators

The results are in…

NAHREP to host Sabores: A Culinary Experience at 2015 National Convention

Nuevo Latino Tour comes to California

2015 Leadership Academy heads to Chicago

Chapter Insider

NAHREP Event Calendar

Sep 20 - 22, 2015
2015 NAHREP National Convention & Latin Music Festival
Chicago Hilton, Chicago, IL

2015 NAHREP Housing Policy & Hispanic Lending Conference
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State of the Association

Darren Hardy, world renowned speaker & coach, headlines at National Convention

66 percent of small businesses fail–and it's not for the reasons you may think. World renowned motivational speaker Darren Hardy set out on a mission to figure out why and to turn this statistic around. His discovery was startling and contrary to most assumptions. Catch Darren's keynote address "The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster: Why NOW is the time to #JoinTheRide" at the National Convention & Latin Music Festival. He'll give audiences insight into the success strategies he's learned from the most prosperous people on the planet, preparing them for the wild ride of entrepreneurship.

Register at the early bird rate of $149 to catch Darren's motivating talk on how to overcome the fears of entrepreneurship.

NAHREP recognizes leading mortgage originators

Earlier this month, NAHREP released the first ever Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originators Award. The report is an addition to the Top 250 Award program and was developed as an opportunity to acknowledge industry professionals who make homeownership their personal mission. In partnership with Radian Guaranty, the award recognizes mortgage originators across the country that have closed an outstanding number of transactions in the 2014 calendar year.

"Radian recognizes the growing importance of the diverse populations for our country's housing and economic recovery, and is thrilled to partner with NAHREP in making sure that mortgage professionals are not only aware of the needs of these populations but are ready to support them," said Teresa Bryce Bazemore, president of Radian Guaranty.

The Top 10 Latino Mortgage Originators in the U.S.:

  1. Manuel Corral, GEM Mortgage, Pomona, CA
  2. Edward A. Hernandez, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Highland Village, TX
  3. Benjamin Herrera, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Des Moines, IA
  4. Donald Ambrose King, IV, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Des Moines, IA
  5. Alexander Varela, PrimeLending, Bedford, TX
  6. Miguel Dominguez, PrimeLending, Sterling Heights, MI
  7. Carlos Augusto Gutierrez-Villalba, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Tempe, AZ
  8. Sergio Corona, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Des Moines, IA
  9. Natalie Navarro, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Tempe, AZ
  10. Jorge Montoya, Guild Mortgage, Reno, NV

View the entire list of Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originators here.

The group of top producers represents a total of 22,711 closed mortgages, over $5.0 billion dollars in closed mortgages, and thirty-three different companies. Their success is a demonstration of the growing influence of Latinos in real estate, both as a profession as well as through home buying.

The results are in…

Every year, the brightest agents from across the country are closely considered for the Top 250 Latino Agent award. Each candidate brings a unique story of personal triumph, overcoming adversity, devotion to their trade, and work every day in their local market to make homeownership a reality for families.

Selected from among 500 agents considered for the award this year, the group represents a total of 20,765 transaction sides in 2014, and over $3.9 billion in total volume.

The 2015 Top 10 Latino Agents in the U.S.:

  1. Marshall Carrasco, Marshall Realty, Reno, NV
  2. Leo Pareja, Keller Williams Realty Leo Pareja Team, Falls Church, VA
  3. Daisy Lopez-Cid, RE/MAX Premier Properties, Kissimmee, FL
  4. Marty Rodriguez, Century 21 Marty Rodriguez, Glendora, CA
  5. Mark Dimas, Professional Group Realty, Cypress, TX
  6. Mario Negron, RE/MAX Prestige - Houston New Home Team, Houston, TX
  7. David Acosta, Keller Williams Realty David Acosta Real Estate Group, El Paso, TX
  8. Eduardo Blanco, 5 Diamond Management and Real Estate, LLC, Miami, FL
  9. Noah Herrera, Platinum Real Estate Professionals, Henderson, NV
  10. Dennis Estep, The House Company, El Paso, TX

Download the complete Top 250 Latino Agent Award report

"Congratulations to the agents who have earned this significant distinction," said Errol Samuelson, Zillow Group chief industry development officer. "We are honored to collaborate with NAHREP in recognizing the efforts of these exemplary leaders in helping people achieve the dream of homeownership."

NAHREP to host Sabores: A Culinary Experience at 2015 National Convention

As a part of the 2015 National Convention & Latin Music Festival, NAHREP is proud to present Sabores: A Culinary Experience, a food festival for the foodie who is looking for the ultimate tasting experience paired with culinary demonstrations, a cocktail party, musical entertainment, and endless opportunities to indulge. The event, which is the celebratory close of the convention, will feature cuisine inspired by famed celebrity Chef Douglas Rodriguez.

Sabores will take place September 22 at the Chicago Hilton at 7:00PM. Grab your ticket to this one-of-a-kind culinary experience at the crossroads of business and culture. ¡Viva la comida Latina!

Nuevo Latino Tour comes to California

The NAHREP original stage production, 53 Million & One, is making its way to California as a part of the 2015 Nuevo Latino Tour. The one-man show highlights the common challenges, experiences, and aspirations that bind the 53 million Latinos that call America home. The tour kicks off its California leg on June 30 in Los Angeles and will be touring up the California coast through the rest of the year. Catch one of the the shows below:

North Hollywood
El Portal Theater
June 30, 2015

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Lakeside Theater at the
Kaiser Center
July 15, 2015

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Or call

2015 Leadership Academy heads to Chicago

The annual NAHREP Leadership Academy will take place this year from September 18 – 19 at the Chicago Hilton, and is where NAHREP future leaders learn about the history of the association, the course NAHREP is set to take in the next year, and gives participants first-hand experience from industry leaders.

The skills learned at the Academy prepare the associations up and comers to be the leaders of tomorrow. As a part of this year's program, attendees will learn from national and chapter leaders how to successfully run a NAHREP chapter, will be given an overview of the secondary market, as well as advocacy training.

Register for the 2015 Leadership Academy here, and see details on this year's program.

Chapter Insider

At the monthly luncheon, NAHREP Fresno Madera members were educated on home inspections on May 14, 2015.

Industry experts offered their insight into the latest trends in technology at the NAHREP Chicago technology event on May 28. Attendees were taught how to utilize the latest software and apps to set them apart from competition.

NAHREP Montebello South East Los Angeles held a breakfast on June 18 to educate members and supporters on new TRID-RESPA implementation, which has been postponed to October 1st.

NAHREP Denver held an educational event on June 17 at the RE/MAX International Headquarters in Denver. Attendees were given insight into making a six-figure income in a challenging market by agents from across different markets.

Representing NAHREP at the North San Diego County Association of REALTORS® Expo, NAHREP North County San Diego board members, members, and supporters showed up to support the local chapter at the expo on June 18.