Attracting Young, Diverse Mortgage Bankers

The Radius Financial Group, a mortgage lender in Norwell, Mass., recently made a $1 million investment in its future. The outlay wasn’t for technology, marketing or even office space. Rather, the company executives decided the future well-being of Radius depends upon its ability to attract younger employees from more diverse backgrounds. So they started what…

No Doubt About It, MSAs Must Go

No Doubt About It, MSAs Must Go By Gary Acosta Prospect Mortgage and Wells Fargo, and most recently, PHH, have announced decisions to abandon the practice of using marketing services agreements. These companies should only be the first wave: it is time for the practice of MSAs to end once and for all. By eliminating…

Latinas Rising: One Brunch at a Time

Commentary by Marisa Calderon We’re at a place where more women of color are stepping into leadership roles in the workforce, and it’s no surprise this growth is being felt in real estate. The Women’s Council of REALTORS® claims a women’s division was created in the California Real Estate Association in 1924 and the National…

Killing Immigration Reform Hurts the Housing Recovery

It is looking more likely that the comprehensive immigration bill the Senate passed last month will end up stalling in the GOP-controlled House. Although Republican partisans probably don’t realize it, killing immigration reform could do serious collateral damage to the housing recovery. Most economists believe that bringing 11 million undocumented immigrants out of the shadows…

ERA Mi Casa Real Estate Acknowledged As Individual Company With Most Agents On NAHREP’s Top 250 List

Chicago Firm Wins the Accolade for Second Consecutive Year MADISON, N.J., July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — ERA Real Estate, a leading global real estate franchisor, announced that for the second consecutive year, ERA Mi Casa Real Estate in Chicago, Illinois, is the single company with the most agents on the prestigious National Association of Hispanic…

NAHREP supports NBC and Univision decision

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP) applauds the decision by NBC and Univision to cut business ties with Donald Trump. “This is an important milestone that will be remembered for many years,” said 2015 NAHREP President Teresa Palacios Smith. “The significance of the Hispanic community in terms of buying power and political…