Episode 45 - Chris George

The Future of Homeownership

In this episode of the Real Estate Insiders Unfiltered Podcast, James and Keith are joined by special guest Chris George, the CEO of CMG Financial. If you’re a real estate agent, this podcast is a goldmine of strategies for building a thriving business.

Real Estate Challenges and Trends

Affordability Issues: Rising real estate prices pose challenges for first-time buyers and those unfamiliar with negotiation processes.

Advocacy Initiatives: Collaboration among industry players, including real estate agents, lenders, and associations, is crucial to address these challenges effectively.

Insights into Industry Dynamics

Advocacy Initiatives: Chris George shares experiences as the chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association, stressing the need for collaboration with associations like NAR, ABA, and NBA.

Navigating Changes: Significant changes may require congressional involvement, emphasizing collaboration with entities like Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Real Estate Professionalism and the National Association of REALTORS®

Unity for Strength: Chris George emphasizes the collective strength that comes from unity among different real estate associations.

Importance of Unity: The potential catastrophic effects on both industry professionals and consumers if the National Association of REALTORS® were to dissolve.

From Real Estate to Broader Economic Concerns

Student Debt and Homeownership: Chris George draws attention to the impact of student debt on homeownership and questions the correlation between government-backed loans and increasing tuition fees.

National Deficit Concerns: Concerns about the widening wealth gap, potential social unrest, and the role of the U.S. dollar as the world’s currency.

In conclusion, the real estate industry’s success hinges on robust advocacy, collaboration, and unity among professionals, associations, and stakeholders. The ability to adapt to evolving industry trends, regulations, and potential changes is crucial for real estate professionals to thrive. Additionally, incorporating humanism by fostering compassion and addressing societal challenges is essential for creating a healthier and more sustainable real estate industry.

Happy listening, and here’s to your continued success in the ever-evolving world of real estate!