MARCH 2016

NAGLREP Signs Partnership Deal with Rismedia
The National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) announced a media partnership deal with Rismedia, a nationally recognized leader in real estate media.

Under the agreement, NAGLREP will author thought leadership commentaries about the LGBT community and offer business development tips on how agents can better work with LGBT's.

"This is the next step in NAGLREP's evolution and Rismedia is an excellent media partner to get information out about the LGBT segment of home buyers and sellers to the greater agent community. We're thrilled about this new partnership," said Jeff Berger, NAGLREP Founder.

"The LGBT community represents an important and extremely viable segment of the overall marketplace, and to our society as a whole. Rismedia is proud to be associated with NAGLREP and we look forward to helping the organization through providing a robust forum and platform to discuss strategy, business building tips, as well as to voice commentaries that will benefit members of the organization and the entire real estate community," said Rismedia CEO John Featherston.

As part of the partnership, NAGLREP will promote Rismedia's RSS news stream on its site, participate in the Rismedia CEO Exchange and the annual Power Broker dinner that coincides with the NAR Annual Conference and exchange partner branding in social media and all marketing channels.
Conference Partners Return En Force in 2016
One hundred percent of the 2015 National LGBT Real Estate Conference corporate partners have signed on to return for the 2016 event October 10-12 in Fort Lauderdale. According to Jeff Berger, NAGLREP Founder, nearly 75 percent of the sponsor opportunities had been spoken for by early January.

"We are extremely grateful to all our partners for their interest and support of the LGBT market," said Berger. "This event is only in its third year and we've been so fortunate to see increased support each year."

Among the brands returning in 2016 include: Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Union Bank, PrimeLending, Quicken Loans, Coldwell Banker, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate, Century 21, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, McCalla Raymer, and First American Title! Bank of America will return as the title sponsor. New sponsors presently include Engel & Völkers and media sponsor Rismedia..

Registration for the 2016 National LGBT Real Estate Conference will open next month. Sign up early to reap the early bird discounts that are available for a limited time. One hundred percent of last year's attendees said they would attend this year so we're looking forward to a capacity turnout.
New NAGLREP Member Nets Six Transactions in 1 Year
New NAGLREP member Tim Hur of Duluth, GA, is having a good year and it's just the beginning of the spring sales season! Hur joined NAGLREP in March 2015 and has already closed six transactions thanks to his membership!

"I closed 3 consumer transactions who found me on the NAGLREP member directory, and closed another 3 transactions from member referrals. I love being a member of NAGLREP and helping our community with the care they are seeking is special to me," said Hur.

"This is NAGLREP's distinction from every other diversity trade group in the industry: we deliver business to members," said Jeff Berger, NAGLREP Founder.

If you haven't signed on to the NAGLREP Members Only Facebook group , do it now! Referrals are actively being shared

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Refer a Friend; Reduce Your Membership Rate!
Do you want to reduce the rate of your NAGLREP membership? Simply refer a friend to join NAGLREP and we will pay you a 25% referral fee of your referral's annual membership rate. Each year your referrals renew we pay you again 25% of their renewal rate.

Refer a member to our first year introductory membership of $149 and NAGLREP will credit your membership account $37. Each year they renew at our normal renewal rate of $199 NAGLREP will credit your membership $50. Tell your friend to mention your name on the "Join NAGLREP page" where it says "How did you hear about NAGLREP?" If your name is entered within a new member sign up form we will contact you thereafter to advise you of the credit to your membership.
NAGLREP Applauds BofA's Affordable Loan Solution Mortgage
Kudos to Bank of America, NAGLREP 2016 conference title sponsor, on the recent introduction of the Affordable Loan Solution mortgage created in partnership with the Self-Help Ventures Fund and Freddie Mac. "We applaud BofA on innovation that addresses a critical need in the market. This will be particularly relevant for young LGBT Millennial families and couples as they seek to get into the market," said Jeff Berger, NAGLREP Founder.
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