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Consumer Revolution in Real Estate

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Consumer Revolution in Real Estate (original agenda from two-day conference held at the World Trade Center in Boston, April 2-3, 1993).  Should we celebrate our 20th anniversary by seeding a real estate track within @RootsCampMA this weekend, April 6-7, 2013 in Boston?  See previous discussion of proposed real estate unconference in 2009.

 

Friday, April 2, 1993:  Redesigning the Real Estate Industry:  Increasing consumer orientation in Real Estate

 

         Morning sessions

             The Growth of Buyer Brokerage

                 Panelists:  4/2/93

                     Tom Hathaway, The Buyers Agent

                     Barry Miller, Buyers Resource

                     Paul Roarke, Federal Trade Commission - Los Angeles Region

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             The Dual Agency Debate

                 Panelists:  4/2/93

                     Dick DeWolfe, DeWolfe New England

                     Rick Dressler, Westledge Real Estate

                     Eric Paulson, The Buyers Agent

                     Steve Alexander, Calif. Assn of Buyer's Agents

                     Fred Meyer, University Real Estate

                     Fred Barry, Mass. Assn of Buyer Agents

                     Tom Cusack

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             The Future of the Seller's Side

                 Panelists:  4/2/93

                     Carolyn Weber, Century 21 of the Northeast

                     Daryl Jesperson, RE/Max International

                     Richard Keenan, National Auctioneer Assn

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             Improving Real Estate Disclosure Laws

                 Keynote speaker:  4/2/93

                     Steve Brobeck, Consumer Federation of America

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             Breaking down discrimination Against Alternative Forms of Agency

                 Panelists:  4/2/93

                     Nick Rioux, Mass. Assn of Buyer Agents

                     Steve Alexander, Calif. Assn of Buyer Agents

                     Thomas Dooley, TWD & Associates

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             The Regulatory Response to the Consumer Movement

                 Keynote speaker:  4/2/93

                     Gail Shaffer, New York Dept of State

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         Afternoon:  Concurrent sessions

             Regulators Summit (by invitation)

 

             Changing Your Real Estate Practice to Buyer Agency

                 Panelists:  4/3/93

                     Tom Hathaway, The Buyer's Agent

                     Barry Miller, Buyer's Resource

                     Bill Dennison, CT Assn of Buyer Agents

                     Vincent DeRosa, Buyer's Broker Documentation Systems

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             Education Standards for Brokers / Avoiding Dual Agency Liabilities

                 Panelists:  4/3/93

                     Iva Liebert, Mass. Assn of Buyer Agents

                     Bill Kerry, San Diego Board of Realtors

                     Tom Cusack, Cusack RE Sales & Training Ctr.

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Saturday, April 3, 1993:  Empowering the Consumer:  The Consumer Revolution in Real Estate

 

         Morning sessions

             9:00    Protecting the Consumer through Disclosure Laws

                 Panelists:  4/3/93

                     Gail Lyons, Harlon, Lyons & Associates

                     Jerilyn Coates, The Real Estate Representatives

                     Paul Roark (invited), Federal Trade Commission‚ÄîLos Angeles

                     Ken Knapton, Realty Consumers of America

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             10:00    How to Choose a Real Estate Agent

                 Panelists:  4/3/93

                     Becky Swann, Texas Real Estate Buyers Agents Association

                     American Association of Retired Persons

                     Saul Klein, San Diego Board of Realtors

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             11:00    Information Technologies to Empower Consumers

                 Panelists:  4/3/93

                     Steve Kropper, HomeSalesLine

                     Dan Saevitz, Saevitz & Brown

                     Mary Burt, National Association of Mortgage Brokers

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             11:45    Lunch (on your own)

 

             12:30    The Growing Consumer Orientation in Real Estate

                 Keynote speaker:

                     Ralph Nader, Center for Responsive Law

                     Industry Rebuttal / Question & Answer

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             2:00    How to Sue Your Real Estate Broker or Attorney

                 Panelists:  4/3/93

                     Eric Paulsen, Speaking about Edina Realty suit

                     Barry Miller, Buyer's Resource

                     Michael Culter, Lawson & Weitzen

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         Afternoon:  Concurrent sessions

             Home Buyers:  Concurrent Sessions

                 2:30    Opportunities through Government & Bank Foreclosures

                     Panelists:  4/3/93

                         Steve Allen, Director, RTC Affordable Housing Program

                         Andrea Shapiro, CHAPA

                         Bob Shapiro, Larry Latham Auctioneers

                         (to be announced), Lender

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                 3:30     Mortgage Options for First-time Home Buyers

                     Panelists:  4/3/93

                         Linda Conroy, Mass. Housing Finance Agency

                         Lender (to be announced)

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                 4:15     Protecting the Consumer Panel

                     Panelists:  4/3/93

                         Mortgage Scams

                             Mass. Division of Banks (invited)

                             Larry Powers (invited), Consumer Loan Advocates

                         Fair Housing

                         Errors in Credit Rating

                             Paul Roark (invited), Federal Trade Commission‚ Los Angeles

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             Professionals:  Concurrent Sessions

                 2:00     The Underlying Affordability Problem

                     Panelists:  4/3/93

                         Bob Engler, Stockard & Engler

                         Kevin Sweeney, Builders Association of Greater Boston

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                 3:00    Educating the Home Buyer

                     Panelists:  4/3/93

                         James Spann, MANNA (invited)

                         Suny Brendt-Harding, Harding & Harding

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                 4:00    Should Non-profits Practice Buyer Brokerage

                     Featured speaker 4/3/93:

                         Frank Novak, NeighborWorks / Finer Homes Realty

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             Homeowners / Sellers:  Concurrent Sessions

                 2:00    FOB's:  Friends of (The Consumer) Bills

                     Panelists 4/3/93:

                         The Condo Bill

                             Steve Marcus, Community Associations Institute

                         The Remodeler's Bill

                             Garen Bresnick, Homebuilders Assn of Massachusetts

                         Foreclosure Prevention Bill / Home Equity Protection Bill

                             Gary Klein, National Consumer Law Ctr

                         Manadatory Education for Brokers Bill

                         The Lead Paint Bill

                         The Trash Bill

                             State Rep. Marc Draisen

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                 3:30    Service Organizations for Home Owners

                     Featured speaker 4/3/93:

                         Richard Felton, Home Service Club, Toronto

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                 4:00    Should I refinance?

                     Panelists 4/3/93:

                         Local & national lenders

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                 4:30    Comparing & Selecting a Seller's Agent

                     Panelists 4/3/93:

                         Kathleen Sisinger, RE/MAX of New England

                         Other companies to be announced

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Final speakers, topics & times may have varied from those invited and scheduled to participate in the Consumer Revolution in Real Estate on April 2nd and 3rd, 1993.

 

The Consumer Revolution (back cover of pamphlet in 1993)

 

The real estate industry is at an historic turning point.  Changes are occuring in many sectors of the industry to inform, protect or empower home buyers, sellers, and owners.  Our conference and exhibit area will showcase these consumer-oriented innovations and explain the right of home buyers and sellers to be represented by their own real estate agent.  Whether you are a home buyer, home seller, or home owner, this conference will provide valuable information to save you money. 

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