RISMEDIA, May 21, 2010—The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) announced plans to launch a brand new blog talk radio program this week. “The Voice of Hispanic Real Estate” will offer Hispanics in the industry a real time discussion forum for the issues facing real estate professionals and this minority consumer home-buying segment. The show debuts on June 1 at 9 am PST/11 am CST/12 pm EST at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nahrep and will air every other Tuesday.
The Hispanic trade group plans to use the talk-show format to engage more practitioners in discussions about current events that are impacting Latinos and the real estate business. With Hispanic unemployment rates at 12.5%, disproportionate losses within the community due to the foreclosure crisis and rancor over state anti-immigrant laws, Hispanic practitioners are faced with impactful socioeconomic issues that are challenging them and their clients.
“This is an historic time in our industry and our nation. We want to offer members and, practitioners at large, a forum to air their opinions on the way the business is changing and how the Great Recession is affecting their clients,” said NAHREP Chairman Alex Chaparro.
NAHREP Founders Gary Acosta and Ernie Reyes will be featured guests on the inaugural show entitled “NAHREP Then & Now: Why Hispanics Need Their Own Real Estate Trade Association” and will discuss the market forces that led them to create the Hispanic trade association in 1999. Chairman Alex Chaparro and Vice Chair Carmen Mercado will host the one-hour program that will include listener call-ins. The show call in number is: 718-664-9178.
Other prominent NAHREP leaders will take turns serving as guest hosts. The show schedule will include prominent industry leaders, Hispanic market experts, and cultural content that are relevant to practitioners doing business with Hispanic home buyers.
For more information, visit www.blogtalkradio.com/nahrep.