Mid-Year Market Forecast with Industry Leaders Panel: Women in the Industry

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Austin Board of REALTORS® Headquarters

4800 Spicewood Springs Road

Austin, TX 78759

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Realtors, we are very excited to bring you the 2019 Mid-Year Market Forecast and follow with our Industry Leaders Panel: Women in the Industry. We have hand-selected a few incredible female leaders in the Austin Metro Real Estate Industry to participate in this year's panel discussion!

Our MC will be Tom Berry, Regional President of Capital Title of Texas.

Our Key Note Speaker will be Kevin Scanlan, Broker of All City Real Estate , and ABoR President. He will present the 2019 Mid Year Market Forecast and share some insights on what the second half of the year might look like.

We will follow with a great discussion on some topics that are impacting the way we do business. We have panelists from five different sides of the transaction who have been in the business for years and will bring depth to these topics.

We chose these Hot Topics

* Wire Fraud/Cybersecurity/ Cybercoverage
* Technology/Apps/eSigning
* Opportunity Zones/ Investor Clients
* Affordable Housing
* New Flood Zones/Atlas 14/ How these are having an impact on Residential and Commercial developments

Our MC:

- Tom Berry, Regional President of Capital Title of Texas

Our Key Note Speaker:
- Kevin Patrick Scanlan, President of Austin Board of REALTORS® and Broker/Owner of All City Real Estate

Special Thanks To Our Organizer:

- Lorena Zuniga, Business Development, Capital Title of Texas in Austin

Lorena has worked in the real estate industry in Austin since 1996. She is passionate about providing exceptional customer service and personalized attention to her clients from contract to close and beyond. Her goal is to be a valuable resource to her clients.

Our Panelists Include:

- Natalie Penland, Director of Marketing, Legacy Mutual Mortgage Austin

Natalie Penland is the Director of Marketing for the Penland Team and one of Legacy Mutual Mortgage's national recruiters. She is currently the President Elect of the Austin Mortgage Bankers Association, a co-Chair of the Texas Mortgage Bankers YPC of Austin, Chair of the Sales & Marketing Council for the Home Builders Association (HBA) and also serves as the VP of Communications for the Home Builders Association. Getting involved and giving back are 2 of her passions...as is spending time with her family, their dogs (& cat) and fostering through local animal rescue groups.

- Myra Zapata, Realtor, All City Real Estate

Myra Zapata is a Realtor with All City Real Estate and is the Founder of She Works Austin. She started her Real Estate career in 2006, has served on various ABOR committees and is passionate about serving her community. Myra is a native Austinite, a long time Meals on Wheels volunteer and is involved in several women's outreach causes in Austin. She Works Austin supports and promotes women in business so they can make a living doing what they love.

- Sarah Elizabeth Biggerstaff, Broker, Cityscape Property Group and Founder/CEO of Homease

Sarah Biggerstaff has worked as a Realtor for over six years and received her Broker’s designation in 2018. Earlier this year, Sarah launched Homease, an app for the Austin-area real estate industry that connects Realtors to vetted/reputable contractors and other vendors based on reviews & recommendations from trusted Realtor colleagues (their ‘homies’). Sarah also serves as a Board Member for Austin Young Real Estate Professionals (AYREP) and is excited to serve her fellow Realtors and her own clients at an ever-growing capacity.

- Daniela Palau-Lezam, Owner of Lezam Insurance

Daniela is the Owner of Lezam Insurance, she has been in the insurance business since 2004. Her specialty is working directly with lenders and realtors to provide the best possible homeowner‘s insurance to their clients. Each property and client is uniqu. She started the business in 2004 and grew it into a very successful agency. Lezam Insurance was recently named one of the Top 10 Independent Insurance Brokerages in the Austin area by the Austin Business Journal.

Michael Lezam is her wonderful husband and Co- Owner of Lezam Insurance. She has two sons, ages 13 and 8. She is passionate about helping her lender/realtor partners get their clients into homes. Her greatest satisfaction is knowing she is helping clients get the best possible policy for their new homes.

- Cindy Yates , Director of Education and Training, Capital Title of Texas

Lunch will be provided by the great folks at Fix’d Home Warranty. We will have networking/check-in from 11-11:30am and begin with the Market Forecast at 11:30am sharp. We look forward to seeing you all there! Please RSVP in order to save your seat!

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Austin Board of REALTORS® Headquarters

4800 Spicewood Springs Road

Austin, TX 78759

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