Get RealJan 29, 2020
What's Coming To Our SA International Airport?
Our guest today is Tim O'Krongley, Aviation Deputy Director for the San Antonio International Airport. Tim has more than 34 years of experience in the aviation industry and previously served as Deputy Aviation Director for the City of San Antonio. We learn more about the billion-dollar expansion project underway at the airport and what passengers can expect to see in the coming months and years.
Know Your Worth... Property Tax Worth 
Property tax appraisals are here, and if you're not pleased with the number you see, you can choose to protest.
On this episode of Get Real, we're joined by President of SWBC Ad Valorem Tax Advisors Gary Rivas who offers professional insight on where to get started with protesting and what tax breaks may be available to you in the process.
Gary Rivas has over three decades of property tax representation and real-world multi-angle experience from the taxpayer government and consultant perspective.
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Making My Way Downtown 🎵 
With several projects underway, it’s evident downtown San Antonio is undergoing some major changes. But what exactly are those changes? In this episode of Get Real, Matt Brown President and CEO of Centro San Antonio is here to tell us about the benefits and wonders of an ever-growing culture right here in the heart of San Antonio.
The More You Know...🌠
As a REALTOR®, you can never deny the importance of data. It’s crucial to understand what is happening in the housing market so you can better serve your customers.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Jessica Lautz is Deputy Chief Economist and Vice President of Research at the National Association of REALTORS®. The core of her research focuses on analyzing trends for both NAR members and housing consumers. Through the management of surveys, focus groups, and data analysis, she presents new and innovative ways to showcase results. She effectively utilizes Research data to educate and impact policymakers on the state of the housing market and discusses research findings in major media outlets and international presentations.
A.I. is generating a title... please hold 
In this episode of Get Real, we explore how the incredible technology of AI can impact real estate! Thanks to our guest speaker Nathan Brannen the CPO of Restb.ai, we learn all about what is being developed and what to expect in the near future in the world of this advanced technology.
The Name's Bond... San Antonio Housing Bond 
On May 7, San Antonio voters approved the largest bond program in city history. The 2022-2027 Bond Program is focused on investing in the city's infrastructure including producing and preserving affordable housing and improvement to public facilities. In this episode of Get Real, Mike Carmona, the city's first Chief Housing Officer, tells us what the $1.2 billion bond program means for the citizens of San Antonio and the growth of the city.
Money Season: Let's Talk Appraisals 
It's appraisal season -- you've probably already received your letter in the mail. The Bexar County Appraisal District, or BCAD, sends these notices out annually after proposing the value of your property or home. Listen to Bexar County Chief Appraiser Michael Amezquita talk about these appraisals, how to protest the value, and how they affect your property taxes.
Fair Housing Makes Us Stronger 
As we enter the month of April, we commemorate the 1968 Fair Housing Act in which the U.S. established a law that prohibited discrimination in housing. Today, Verónica Soto, Director of Neighborhood and Housing Services for the City of San Antonio, is here to tell us more about the city’s housing resources.
Tax Tips 
It's tax season and that means small business owners, like REALTORS®, need to know how to properly file their taxes. Are meals tax deductible? What about mileage? How do you keep track? In this episode, we hear tax tips from CPA Michael Guertin that specifically relate to REALTORS® and their businesses.
Housing Stats: Then & Now 
In this episode, we hear from NAR's Chief Economist Dr. Lawrence Yun on the housing market in 2021 and his predictions for the new year.
The Benefits of NAR 
There are many great resources and programs available to NAR members. Here's an overview of some of those benefits that you might not know about.
Successfully Managing Your Business 
In this episode, hear from guest host Janice Carpio-Hernandez, Vice President of Communications and Marketing at SABOR. She speaks with Hamza Mudassir, Lecturer in Strategy at the Cambridge Judge Business School on how to successfully manage your business.
Legislative Updates 
The Texas Legislature just ended their third and potentially final session of the year. To learn what will impact the real estate industry we hear from SABOR’s Government Affairs Director, Brett Finley.
No Commission is Worth Your Life 
With September being REALTOR® Safety month, it's a good time to bring awareness to safety when showing homes. Our guest is Janice Tisdale, a local REALTOR® who went through a terrifying experience and is here to share her story.
Eviction Moratorium Update 
In this episode, we speak with April Gavin, NAR Senior Political Representative, about the CDC Eviction Moratorium that came out August 3, 2021, and how the new orders differ from the moratorium that expired on July 31, 2021.
Be a Pro in the Know 
In this episode, we talk about professionalism in the real estate industry and what that means for REALTORS®. Our guest is Mark Mansour, 2021 Chair of NAR's Professional Standards Committee.
Building the Future of Housing 
In this episode, we dive into "Housing Is Critical Infrastructure: Social and Economic Benefits of Building More Housing." This report, released by the National Association of REALTORS® and authored by the Rosen Consulting Group, highlights the vast underbuilding gap in the U.S. and the consequences of underinvesting in housing.
Crash Course in Probate 
Real estate and probate go hand in hand. Listen as we get a crash course in probate and what REALTORS® can expect when taking on a transaction like this.
Opening the Door to Affordable Housing 
Listen as we speak with Pedro "Pete" Alanis, Executive Director of the San Antonio Housing Trust, about the housing opportunities they provide for low and moderate-income families in the community.
For What It's Worth 
An appraisal is a key component of many real estate transactions. But how does the process work and how does an appraiser determine worth? In this episode, we speak with Pamela Teel, 2021 Vice President of the Association of Texas Appraisers, on what you need to know about appraisals.
SAAREB: Growing Generational Wealth 
SAAREB, the San Antonio Association of Real Estate Brokers, focuses on helping African American and other minority families gain generational wealth through home ownership. In this episode, we speak with Brian Paris, President of SAAREB, on the history of the association, how they are helping local families, and what you can do to get involved. Learn more at saareb.com.
DANGER Report: Looking Back & Moving Forward 
A few years ago, NAR commissioned the D.A.N.G.E.R. Report from real estate consultant Stefan Swanepoel which detailed 50 threats, risks, and challenges to the real estate industry. In this episode, we look back at the report with Clint Skutchan, VP of Organized Real Estate with T3 Sixty, to see which threats are still present and what opportunities are available moving forward.
Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope 
Food for today. Food for tomorrow. Food for a lifetime. The San Antonio Food Bank takes pride in fighting hunger across South Texas, but they also educate and provide assistance in many other ways. In this episode, we hear about all the programs and resources available and how you can join in to help those in need.
Election Shuffle 
We speak with Greg Jefferson, Business Editor and Columnist of the San Antonio Express-News, on takeaways from the election and what we can look forward to in the future. Please note: The views expressed in this episode are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of SABOR.
San Antonio Haunts 
Is that building haunted? There are ways to tell, according to the Afterlife Paranormal Society. In this episode, we hear first-hand experiences of haunted places and paranormal spaces in and around San Antonio. Please note: The views expressed in this episode are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of SABOR.
REALTOR® Safety: A Cautionary Tale 
September is REALTOR® Safety Month, and we recently had the chance to hear from Carl Carter, Founder and Executive Director of the Beverly Carter Foundation. Carl's mom, Beverly Carter, was a REALTOR® who lost her life while doing the work she loved. Since losing his mother, Carl has dedicated his life to creating safety training and tools to make positive changes in agents' lives and businesses.
Social Media Tips #NoFilter 
With a pandemic and need for social distancing, REALTORS® are having to get creative in how they communicate and engage with clients. In this episode, we dive into social media and how to use the various platforms to stay connected.
Smile! You're on Camera 
Obtaining a surveillance system for a property is far easier now than in the past, but what happens when the cameras for security are used during the home selling process to get leverage during negotiations? We speak with Donna Coltharp, Assistant Professor of Law at St. Mary’s University, on common scenarios real estate agents or homeowners may face in regards to wiretapping.
The information in this episode is not intended to be legal advice and should not be relied on for specific circumstances listeners may be facing, always consult with your attorney and your broker for how to handle the issue of recording conversations on a property.
Let's Talk About Rent 
COVID-19 has placed unprecedented pressures on everyone, including property owners and tenants. With unemployment rising to historic numbers, many Bexar County residents are concerned about their ability to pay rent or mortgage. In this episode, we speak with Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager, on the programs and resources available for tenants and landlords, and the need for better communication between them.
Data and Research and Trends, Oh My! 
You've heard it before; there's no place like home. But have you dug into data on homebuyers? Who is buying? Where? What do they want? In this episode, we speak with Dr. Jessica Lautz, NAR's VP of Demographics and Behavioral Insights, on the types of research data available to members, and how it can help you improve your business.
Won't You Be My Neighbor? Fair Housing for All 
April 2020 marks the 52nd anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, which protects people from discrimination when they are renting or buying a home, or engaging in other housing-related activities. In this episode, we speak with an expert on the subject, Verónica Soto, Director of the Neighborhood and Housing Services Department for the City of San Antonio.
When Real Estate Met COVID-19 
In this episode, we talk about the economic impact of COVID-19 on our local, state, and national economies, and what we can expect in the coming year.
If You Build It, They Will Come 
Do you need a permit for that renovation? Probably. Here's what you need to know about building permits for homeowners and contractors, from the City of San Antonio's Director of Development Services Department, Michael Shannon.
A Guy Walks Into a Lifelong Real Estate Career 
In 1946, Guy Chipman began a career in real estate and was active in the industry for over 50 years. We spoke with Guy about how things have changed over the years and what the industry was like back then. This year, Guy celebrated his 100th birthday.
All Right, Stop! Cooperate and Listen 
NAR is back with a brand new edition. In this episode, we talk to NAR staff on the recently passed Clear Cooperation Policy, their national media campaign and changes to your Code of Ethics requirement.
Show Me the Money -- Or Don't 
Texas is a non-disclosure state when it comes to sharing the sales price of a home. But what does that mean? Hear from Michael Amezquita, Chief Appraiser for the Bexar County Appraisal District, on the process of collecting data, how it's used, and what rights you have as a homeowner.
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