The Broker-Owner Web Sessions are now available for free in the 2013 year!
This bi-monthly online series offers a forum for real estate company owners, office principals and managers to learn about emerging brokerage issues and important laws and regulations that can affect a firm's productivity and profitability.
The 60-90 minute sessions, which feature regionally-recognized business consultants and real estate industry experts, offer insight and instruction on many elements of real estate brokerage, including corporate operations, effective office policies, new technology, and financial and personnel management issues.
For more information contact our customer service line at 1-800-725-6272 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org 2013 Schedule
June 27, 2013-"Multiple Offers and legal issues for Broker Owners/Managers"
Please join Michael McDonagh, ESQ. General Counsel & Director of Government Affairs & Ashley Stolba, Associate Counsel, as they talk about the legal issues dealing with Multiple Offers.
Mike and Ashley will talk about best practices when your agents are working with Multiple Offers.
April 4, 2013- Broker-Owner Web Session : "5 Things Every Broker Owner/ Manger needs to know about Websites"
Please join John Merse, Marketing and Product Manager at Union Street Media as he talks about 5 Things Every Broker Owner/ Manger needs to know about Websites. Is your website cutting it? Find out the 5 things your website needs in order to meet user expectations and promote your listings. John will also discuss website marketing best practice that will help you rank in search engines and generate leads.
February 14, 2013 - "Common Claims Trends – and How it Affects your Brokerage"
Please join Paul Espinosa, Corporate Training Manager of Pearl Insurance as he talks about "Claim Trends" and how it affects your brokerage.
As the Real Estate Industry is picking up, so are claims and law suits against agents. This webinar, will offer insight into what Errors & Omissions companies are seeing when it comes to claims being filed. National Risk Control Manager, Paul will offer insight into the cause and effect of claims, how they impact your firm, and practical ways on preventing claims.
October 25th, 2012 - What Agents Are Looking for in a Manager
Please join Linda O'Connor, Vice President of J Barrett & Company & Jon Gray, Owner/CEO of J Barrett as they discuss what agents are looking for in a manger.
Recruiting and retaining agents has never been more challenging. In an ever-changing entrepreneurial environment in which loyalty and longevity are no longer the norm, business models have to be far more responsive to the demand and expectations of agents in order to survive and thrive. This Broker Owner/Manager web session will explore the agent dynamic from several perspectives including turnover rates, emerging office models, balancing profit centers with providing service expectations to agents in an economically challenging environment, and more! Don't miss this opportunity to learn and share!
August 23rd, 2012 - RPR for Broker Owners/Managers
Please join Ray Gronowski, VP of Brokerage & Specialty Services at Realtors Property Resource. as he will provide management an understanding of what REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR) is.
July 26th, 2012 - Getting your Agents to Leverage Technology
Please join David Friedman, President and Founder of Boston Logic Technology Partners, Inc as he gives tips to help you help your agents use technology.
April 16th, 2012 - Legislative Update Panel from NAR
Please join our Washington Legislators as they belief us on pressing issues to our industry.
We will aim to have the following topics covered:
• Brief Political/DC update
• Real Estate Tax Provisions—MID, Property Tax, Mortgage Cancellation, Mortgage Insurance Premium Deductibility
• FHFA imposed premium increases; future of GSEs/government guarantee
• FHA solvency, premium increases, down payment levels
• Flood Insurance
Participants from NAR:
Kevin Donnelly, Legislative Representative
Megan Booth, Senior Policy Representative
Anthony Hutchinson, Senior Policy Representative
Linda Goold, Tax Counsel
Austin Perez, Senior Policy Representative
Ken Trepeta, Director of Real Estate Services, will go over the proposed rules on “Qualified Mortgage” and the 3% cap that stems from Dodd-Frank/Wall Street Reform. This impacts big brokers.
February 23rd, 2012 - Top Topics from the Legal Hotline
Join MAR General Counsel Steve Ryan, and Associate General Counsel Mike McDonagh as they address the top issues that are dominating today's legal hotline.
December 18th, 2012 - "Am I Ready to Sell my Business?"
Please join Michael Vann, Principle of the Vann Group, as he walks you through the tough questions and important considerations before you decide if selling your company is the right move for you. As an expert in market valuation, organizational assessment and succession planning, Mike packs years and depth of knowledge into this webinar for business owners who may be at a crossroads.
October 27, 2011 - Monitoring and Managing Your Company’s Online Reputation
Please join Heather Logrippo of Expose Yourself PR, as she helps you find out about your company’s Online Reputation.
“Monitoring and Managing Your Company’s online reputation”. As a broker owner, it is important that you are aware of what's being said about your company and its representatives online. This course will give you tangible ways to monitor and manage what is being said, along with information on how to educate your agents so they, too, can stay on top of their online reputation. We'll go over case studies and real life examples of what to do and what not to do should you ever find yourself in a situation having to defend your or your company's online reputation.
August 18, 2011 - Growing your Business with Investment Property Exchange
Please join Patricia A. Flowers, Asst. Vice President, CES® from Investment Property Exchange Services, Inc. On this 1031 Exchanges program that is a tax saving tool that can build your business.
This 1031 presentation is a tax savings and estate planning tool but for real estate investors. This program would help the Broker-Owners in that they are learning how this can be part of their marketing and how educating their agents on 1031 Exchanges is a tax saving tool that can build their business.
Investors are an increasing source of sales in today’s market, but some of the challenges they face are finding the right properties, opportunities and strategies to build a successful real estate portfolio. That’s where you come in – but most real estate agents don’t have the time or feel like they don’t have the necessary training needed to work with the new breed of motivated, numbers-driven buyers.
During this webinar you will learn valuable wealth-building strategies to help your agents and their clients get into the real estate investment game and help them to build and diversify their real estate investment portfolio.
June 9, 2011 - Office Policy & Procedures
Join Paula Savard as she gives tips on Creating an Effective Office Policy for running your business.
Creating an Effective Office Policy Manual for Broker Owners
If you aren't operating your brokerage with a detailed policy manual, you are increasing your risk level considerably. Reduce your risk at the upcoming Broker Owner Webinar on Creating an Effective Office Policy Manual?
You cannot expect your associates to act the way you want unless you make the rules, goals and procedures clear to them. Your Real Estate Office Policy Manual navigates the real estate business so everyone in the company knows how, when and by whom the work of the brokerage will be done. The webinar will cover Massachusetts office policy guidelines, discuss relationship agreements and provide resources through the National Association of REALTORS® that can help you get started in establishing your own policy manual. Issues to consider for the protection of the Broker and the Salesperson also will be discussed with a healthy Q&A to be sure you get your concerns addressed.
April 21, 2011 - 10 Essential Risk Control Tips
Join Paul Espinosa, of Pearl Insurance as he gives 10 Essential Risk Control Tips
10 Essential Risk Control Tips, Come be a part of our first risk management webinar with Pearl Insurance. The E&O experts with over 50 experience in professional liability insurance. Important items to be discussed include:
***Understanding an E&O policy and how it works
***How to manage your E&O with your agents
***Common Claims examples and tips to avoid them
***Plus much more.
February 24th - Top 5 Questions from the Legal Hotline
Join MAR Associate General Counsel Mike McDonagh as he addresses the top 5 issues that are dominating today's legal hotline.