Virtual Meeting Opportunities

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Upcoming Virtual Events

Monday, August 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Coffee Talk with GPAR President Stephanie Biello
A Discussion with U.S. Representative Dwight Evans

Start the week right, grab a cup of Joe and join GPAR President Stephanie Biello on Zoom to chat about the current real estate market and its challenges. This week’s conversation will be with U.S. Representative Dwight Evans. They will get into his work in Washington, DC, the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the real estate industry and more. Please check your inbox for a GPAR message with login information.

Past Virtual Events

Monday, June 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Coffee Talk with GPAR President Stephanie Biello
A Discussion with State Senator Larry Farnese

Start the week right, grab a cup of Joe and join GPAR President Stephanie Biello on Zoom to chat about the current real estate market and its challenges. This week’s conversation will be with PA State Senator Larry Farnese. They will get into his work in Harrisburg, the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the real estate industry and his reelection campaign.

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Industry Insiders: Rising to the Challenge of Market Turbulence

Panelists
Louise “Butter” D’Alessandro, GPAR Past President
Greg Damis, GPAR Past President
City Councilman Allan Domb, GPAR Past President
Bill Festa, 2020 PAR President & GPAR Past President
Frank Jacovini, 2022 NAR Region 3 VP, PAR Past President & GPAR Past President
Lindsay Johnston, GPAR Past President
Mike McCann, Past GPAR Director
Heather A. Petrone-Shook, 2020 PAR District VP & GPAR Past President
Moderated by Stephanie Biello, 2020 GPAR President

We’ve assembled a panel of industry influencers and veteran leaders to share real-life experiences and insights to their success during and after challenging times. These REALTORS® know what it takes to to deal with a turbulent marketplace and will share their stories and wisdom with us. Please check your email for log-in information.

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Prospecting Using Bright MLS Webinar

Uncover opportunity! This is an excellent session focused on using the tools in Bright MLS and Remine Pro to prospect for potential buyers and sellers. Advanced registration is required for this workshop. Please register at Bright Virtually for GPAR.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 3:00 PM
GPAR Town Hall with Mayor Jim Kenney

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney will join us for a GPAR Town Hall. We will find out more about what is going on in City Hall, the recently modified FY2021 City budget proposal, the pandemic and the impacts on our industry. The Mayor will be our special guest. He will field your questions in our virtual Town Hall Meeting via Zoom. Click here to submit questions in advance for the Mayor. Please check your email for log-in information.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Coffee Talk with GPAR President Stephanie Biello
A Discussion with City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart

Start the week right, grab a cup of Joe and join GPAR President Stephanie Biello on Zoom to chat about the current real estate market and its challenges. This week’s conversation will be with Philadelphia’s City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart. They will get into the work of the Controller, the City budget and her alternative ideas to raising taxes.

Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Virtual Happy Hour

Please join us for a virtual Happy Hour in the Listing Lounge. Click on this link to get past the velvet rope. Hop on Zoom, get social and raise a glass.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Women Warriors: Leadership Secrets from the Front Line
Featuring A Special Guest Panel
Elizabeth Mendenhall, 2018 NAR President
Kathy McQuilkin, 2017 PAR President
Darlene Meekins, 2020 Philadelphia Metropolitan Board of Realtist, President

Stephanie Biello, 2020 GPAR President
Joan Docktor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, President

Moderated by Heather A. Petrone-Shook, 2007 & 2017 GPAR President

Some of the industry’s top female influencers gather to share real-life experiences and insights to their success. These women know what it takes to become a powerful force in today’s marketplace through their accomplishments, obstacles and vital contributions. Please check your email for log-in information.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Standard Forms & COVID-19 Webinar
Christina Cardone, Chair of PAR’s Standard Forms Oversight Committee
Heather A. Petrone-Shook, Vice-Chair of PAR’s Standard Forms Oversight Committee

Learn about the newest PAR forms created due to COVID-19. Christina and Heather played an instrumental role in making these documents. They will join us to explain the forms and how to properly use them. Please check your email for log-in information.

Monday, May 18, 2020 at 2:00 PM
A Conversation with Shannon McGahn, 
Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, NAR

Shannon is responsible for managing NAR’s Federal Legislative and Political Affairs and Political Representative teams. She provides strategic advice on public policy issues impacting REALTORS®. She will join us from Washington, DC to give an update about the federal government’s ongoing legislative response to COVID-19 and the industry impact. Her efforts were critical to helping REALTORS® qualify for unemployment compensation during this pandemic. Please check your email for log-in information.

Monday, May 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM
HomeSnap Pro Webinar: Presented by Bright MLS

Access your MLS on the go. Share Bright MLS information from anywhere. HomesnapPro is your mobile connection to Bright MLS data from your phone! Included in your Bright MLS subscription, there is no additional charge to use it. Attendees will learn how to find important MLS information from their phones, easily share MLS information with their clients, offer prospects/clients a branded version of the app, and much more. Learn about recent updates including heat maps, filters for uncovering opportunity and more. Please register at Bright Virtually for GPAR.

Monday, May 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Coffee Talk with GPAR President Stephanie Biello
A Discussion with Team & Broker Leaders
Featuring: Janis Benstock, Jeanne Whipple & Kristin Daly

Start the week right, grab a cup of Joe and join GPAR President Stephanie Biello on Zoom to chat about the current real estate market and its challenges. This week’s conversation will be with Janis, Jeanne and Kristin. They will share an insiders perspective about their successes, failures and how they see the future of the industry at this critical moment. Please check your email for log-in information.

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Virtual Happy Hour

Please join us for a virtual Happy Hour in the Listing Lounge. Click on this link to get past the velvet rope. Hop on Zoom, get social and raise a glass.

Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Town Hall Meeting with Councilwoman Cherelle L. Parker

Join us to find out more about what is going on in City Hall, the recently modified FY2021 City budget proposal, the pandemic and the impacts on our industry. Philadelphia City Councilwoman Cherelle L. Parker will be our special guest. She will field your questions in our virtual Town Hall Meeting via Zoom. Please check for GPAR email with log-in information.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Using Bright Financials/Stats Webinar: Presented by Bright MLS

Learn to use the financial tools in Bright for Buyer’s Closing Costs, Seller Net Sheet, Amortization Schedule, and running basic/advanced statistics for use with clients. Please register at Bright Virtually for GPAR.

Monday, May 11, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Coffee Talk with GPAR President Stephanie Biello
Featuring ​State Representative Todd Polinchock

Start the week right, grab a cup of Joe and join GPAR President Stephanie Biello on Zoom to chat about the current real estate market and its challenges. This week’s conversation will be with Pennsylvania State Representative Todd Polinchock and focused on his House Bill 2412, which, if enacted, would open up real estate business statewide, safely, in accordance with CDC guidance, and other best practices. Please check for GPAR email with log-in information.

Friday, May 8, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Virtual Happy Hour

Please join us for a virtual Happy Hour in the Listing Lounge. Click on this link to get past the velvet rope. Hop on Zoom, get social and raise a glass.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Town Hall Meeting with Councilman Mark Squilla

Join us to find out more about what is going on in City Hall, the recently modified FY2021 City budget proposal, the pandemic and the impacts on our industry. Philadelphia City Councilman Mark Squilla will be our special guest. He will field your questions in our virtual Town Hall Meeting via Zoom. Please check email for log-in information.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Your Safety is Non-Negotiable: Presented by the Beverly Carter Foundation

Carl Carter, Jr., son of Beverly Carter, delivers a powerful presentation on Realtor® safety that only someone with his background and experience could deliver. His story and presentation is an impactful combination of harrowing details involving his mother’s homicide while on the job and practical industry anecdotes and takeaways. Carl’s mission is to take his mother’s experience and use it as inspiration to make positive changes in agents’ lives and business. Please check email for log-in information.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Intro to Bright Webinar: Presented by Bright MLS

This is a live, hosted webinar for both new agents and as a refresher for all. Please join us & bring your questions! Topics to be covered: How to Navigate Bright – Create your Brand & Set your Preferences – Client Portal – Search Listings – Understand Statuses – Map Tool – Working with Results – Add Contacts – Auto Email, Concierge – Public Records – Hot Sheets. Please register at Bright Virtually for GPAR.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Bright CMA Webinar: Presented by Bright MLS

Looking to help your clients with their pricing or offering strategies? Create a comparative market analysis (CMA) that helps sellers set the right price, and enables buyers to make the right offer. Topics to be covered: 3 ways to start a Bright CMA – Adding your Subject – Choosing comps from Listings & Public Record – Customizing the CMA; pages & brand – Quick CMA alternatives. Please register at Bright Virtually for GPAR.

Monday, May 4, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Coffee Talk with GPAR President Stephanie Biello
Focused on Residential Rentals
Featuring ​Marlynn Orlando, CEO & Brianna Westbrooks, Government Affairs Manager from the Pennsylvania Apartments Association

Start the week right, grab a cup of Joe and join GPAR President Stephanie Biello on Zoom to chat about the current real estate market and its challenges. This week’s conversation will focus on residential rentals and the pandemic. Marlynn and Brianna will be our special guests. Please check email for log-in information.

Friday, May 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Virtual Happy Hour

Please join us for a virtual Happy Hour in the Listing Lounge. Click on this link to get past the velvet rope. Hop on Zoom, get social and raise a glass.

Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM
Be The Future – Webinar by Leigh Brown

The focus of the real estate future must be centered on a fair and professional approach. Leigh covers how we should view Fair Housing norms during a crisis, and how to continue to be an advocate during a tough situation. We are responsible for being an active presence – no matter what the situation is. Let online real estate be a commodity that you master! Please check email for log-in information.

This is the last session of a three-part webinar series for GPAR members, it can be viewed here. Go here for session one and here for session two.

Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Economic Impact of the Pandemic on Philadelphia – Presented by Kevin C. Gillen, Ph.D.

Dr. Kevin C. Gillen will give us his impressions of the current economic situation, the impact of COVID-19 on Philadelphia, including the local real estate marketplace. He will do a full presentation and open up a Q&A segment with members. A recording of this session can be viewed here.

Did you miss GPAR’s Economic Update with NAR’s Chief Economist Dr. Lawerence Yun? Watch that session here.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 10:00 AM
zipLogix Basics Webinar 

We just added training session to the schedule. We will have more information next week. Please mark your calendar and stay tuned for details.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 1:00 – 2:30 PM
HomeSnap Pro Live Hosted Workshop – Presented by Bright MLS

Access your MLS on the go. Share Bright MLS information from anywhere. HomesnapPro is your mobile connection to Bright MLS data from your phone! Included in your Bright MLS subscription, there is no additional charge to use it. Attendees will learn how to find important MLS information from their phones, easily share MLS information with their clients, offer prospects/clients a branded version of the app, and much more. Learn about recent updates including heat maps, filters for uncovering opportunity and more. Please register at Bright Virtually for GPAR.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 11:30 AM
GPAR Town Hall with Congressman Brendan Boyle

U.S. Representative Brendan Boyle will join us for a town hall discussion and Q&A segment. We will get an update about the federal government’s legislative response to COVID-19, the CARES Act, stimulus packages and more. Please check email for log-in information.

Monday, April 27, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Coffee Talk with GPAR President Stephanie Biello
Focused on Bright MLS
Featuring Brian Preston, Regional VP & Joy Durning, Customer Success Coach

Start the week right, grab a cup of Joe and join GPAR President Stephanie Biello on Zoom to chat about the current real estate market and its challenges. This week’s conversation will focus on all things Bright MLS, including the changes they’ve made during the pandemic. Brian and Joy will be our special guests. Please check email for log-in information.

Did you miss the Coffee Talk with NAR President-Elect Charlie Oppler? Watch the candid conversation right here.

Friday, April 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM – Virtual Happy Hour

Please join us for a virtual Happy Hour in the Listing Lounge. Click on this link to get past the velvet rope. Hop on Zoom, get social and raise a glass.

Friday, April 24, 2020 at 10:00 AM – Fair Housing in 2020 – REALTORS® Rise Up. Unlock doors. Shape the future. A Conversation with Bryan Greene, Director, Fair Housing Policy, National Association of REALTORS® 

April is Fair Housing Month. Bryan Greene from NAR will join us for an important chat about educational resources, NAR’s soon to be released implicit bias training and fair housing issues that COVID-19 has surfaced. Please check your inbox for a GPAR message with call-in/log-on information.

Thursday, April 23, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM – Be The Resource – Webinar by Leigh Brown

There has never been a better time to provide your fundamentals in the virtual world! Leigh will cover social media posting, using news resources, and fine bookkeeping ideas for your business. Updating and catering your business plan to fit a changing 2020 is a core value here. Please check your inbox for a GPAR message with call-in/log-on information.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 10:00 – 11:30 AM – Prospecting Using Bright MLS Workshop – Presented by Bright MLS

Uncover opportunity! This is an excellent session focused on using the tools in Bright MLS and Remine Pro to prospect for potential buyers and sellers. Please register at Bright Virtually for GPAR.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 9:00 AM – Chat with Anne Fadullon, Deputy Mayor, Department of Planning & Development

How is the City of Philadelphia handling housing matters during the COVID-19 shutdown? Anne Fadullon will get us up to speed on how the Department of Planning & Development is working through the crisis. We will also get updates on the Philly First Home grant program, the Land Bank, the Redevelopment Authority and what Federal stimulus funds might be coming to the Philadelphia housing sector. Please check your inbox for a GPAR message with call-in/log-on information.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 11:30 AM – RPR Getting Started Workshop

When considering adoption of a new business tool, new and seasoned REALTORS® want to know “what will it do for me and how will it help my business?”  Fortunately, those questions, and more, can be met by tapping into Realtors Property Resource®, the most powerful data platform available to members of the National Association of REALTORS®. As one of the most innovative benefits included in your NAR membership, and offered at no additional cost, RPR® offers exclusive access to analytics and custom branded reporting tools that can be printed, emailed or texted from anywhere at anytime. Join this Zoom session to get an overview of all the capabilities and uses RPR offers, and a detailed “how-to” on signing up and creating an account. Please check your inbox for a GPAR message with call-in/log-on information.

Monday, April 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM – Coffee Talk with GPAR President Stephanie Biello Featuring Charlie Oppler, President-Elect, National Association of REALTORS® 

Grab a cup of Joe and join GPAR President Stephanie Biello on Zoom to chat about the current real estate market and its challenges. Special guest NAR President-Elect Charlie Oppler will join us to discuss what’s going on with the national association and their work for REALTORS® in Washington, DC. Please check your inbox for a GPAR message with call-in/log-on information.

Friday, April 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM – State Legislative Update – Presented by Alex Charlton, Director of Public Policy & Political Affairs, PAR

Alex Charlton will give us a legislative update for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We will get the latest word about the action of state policymakers and the impact on your business. Alex will also tell us about the work of PAR’s legislative team during this challenging time. Please check your inbox for a GPAR message with call-in/log-on information.

Friday, April 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM – Virtual Happy Hour

Please join us for a virtual Happy Hour in the Listing Lounge. Click on this link to get past the velvet rope. Hop on Zoom, get social and raise a glass.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM – #BeTheREALTOR® – Presented by Leigh Brown.

Leigh shares with you the winning strategies of molding your marketing plan in a virtual, on-line setting. You will learn the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ of online communication platforms like Zoom. Learn how to share your new message effectively – learn how to succeed in a tough time. This is part one of a three webinar series. Please check your inbox for a GPAR message with call-in/log-in information.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM – Chat with L&I Commissioner David Perri

Please join us for a conversation and Q&A with Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses & Inspections Commissioner Perri. Find out how the shutdown is impacting their capacity and what to expect going forward. We will talk about permits, certifications and their recent launch of a new management computer system. Please check your inbox for a GPAR message with call-in/log-in information.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM – Managing Business During Shutdown Workshop – Presented by Bright MLS

•    Status – should my listing be Active or Temporarily OFF Market?
•    Updating your listing – Virtual Tour / Showing / Open House
•    Updating showing instructions, notes, and how to ‘block’ showings or turn off the ST link
•    Tracking the Market:  Using Performance Reports & Stats to bring client value
•    Prospecting:  Preparing for the end of the shutdown
•    Working From Home: Family, dog, work all in one place 24/7 – we’ll share best practices
Please register at Bright Virtually for GPAR.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 11:30 AM – Economic Update – Presented by Lawrence Yun, PhD, Chief Economist & Sr. VP of Research, NAR

Dr. Yun’s virtual presentation will cover recent developments in the housing market, the current economic backdrop, and a forecast of the economy and housing market.

Dr. Yun appears regularly on national financial news outlets, is a frequent speaker at real estate conferences throughout the United States, and has testified before Congress. Dr. Yun has appeared as a guest on CSPAN’s Washington Journal and is a regular guest columnist on the Forbes website and The Hill, an “inside the beltway” publication on public affairs. Please check your inbox for a GPAR message with call-in/log-on information.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Federal Legislative Update – Presented by Drew Myers, Political Representative, NAR 

Drew Myers will join us from Washington, DC to give an update about the federal government’s legislative response to COVID-19. He will also break down the CARES Act and stimulus package to help independent contractors and small business owners leverage benefits and resources that you may be entitled to as a REALTOR®. Please check your inbox for a GPAR message with call-in/log-on information.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 2:00 PM – Town Hall Meeting with Councilwoman Katherine Gilmore Richardson

Join us to find out more about what is going on in City Hall and the impact on our industry. Philadelphia City Councilmember-at-Large Katherine Gilmore Richardson will be our guest. She will field your questions in our virtual Town Hall Zoom conversation. Please check your inbox for a GPAR message with call-in/log-on information.

Monday, April 13, 2020 at 9:00 AM – Coffee Talk with GPAR President Stephanie Biello featuring Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® President Bill Festa

Grab a cup of Joe and join GPAR President Stephanie Biello on Zoom to chat about the current real estate market and its challenges. Special guest PAR President Bill Festa will join us to discuss what’s going on with the state association. The real estate situation in Pennsylvania is in a constant state of flux and Bill will update us with the latest news. Also, Stephanie will have a special announcement for members.

Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM – Bright Intro Workshop – Presented by Bright MLS

Learn about the features of the MLS including:
•    How to effectively search sales, rentals, public records and more
•    Understanding residential search display
•    Review of new listing status
•    New map search tools
•    Creating custom displays
•    Creating reports
Please register at Bright Virtually for GPAR.

Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 11:00 AM – Chat with City of Philadelphia Department of Revenue

Join us for a discussion with Commissioner, Frank Breslin, Chief Counsel, Francis Beckley and Deputy Commissioner Rebecca Lopez Kriss from the City’s Revenue Department. We will chat about the impact of COVID-19 on tax filing and payment procedures including: Real Estate Tax, Use & Occupancy (U&O) and other taxes in Philadelphia. Please check your inbox for a GPAR message with call-in/log-on information.

Thursday, April 9, 2020 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM – 5 Ways To Strengthen Your Business Now Presented by Skye Michiels

Skye will lead a presentation to help you identify five ways that you can work ON your business during this time frame to emerge from it stronger than ever! Join us for this valuable hour-long presentation to help you and your business. Please check your inbox for a GPAR message with call-in/log-on information.

Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM – Bright CMA Workshop – Presented by Bright MLS

Looking to help your clients with their pricing or offering strategies? Create a comparative market analysis (CMA) that helps sellers set the right price, and enables buyers to make the right offer. Please register at Bright Virtually for GPAR.

Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 7:00 PM – Virtual Happy Hour

Please join us for a virtual Happy Hour in the Listing Lounge. Click on this link to get past the velvet rope. Hop on Zoom, get social and raise a glass.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 12:00 PM – Power Lunch: Getting to the Settlement Table – Presented by Surety Abstract Services

How to make settlement during this challenging time will be on the menu during this working interactive virtual power lunch meeting. The Surety team will cover: courthouse and recordings, search work, Pennsylvania underwriters, remote online notarization “RON”, settlement choices, preparing borrowers, and dispersing of funds. Please check your inbox for a GPAR message with call-in/log-on information.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 11:00 AM – Town Hall Meeting with Councilman Derek Green

Join us to find out more about what is going on in City Hall and the impact on our industry. Philadelphia City Councilmember-at-Large Derek Green will be our guest. He will field your questions in our virtual Town Hall Zoom conversation. Please check your inbox for a GPAR message with call-in/log-on information.

Monday, April 6, 2020 at 9:00 AM – Coffee Talk with GPAR President Stephanie Biello – Featuring Special Guest Councilman Allan Domb

Grab a cup of Joe and join GPAR President Stephanie Biello on Zoom to chat about the current real estate market. Check your inbox for a GPAR message with access information.

Friday, April 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM – Agreement of Sale Workshop with Trent Pettus

Join us for our online Agreement of Sale Workshop. This  is for both the seasoned and the new agent. Instructor Trent Pettus will do a comprehensive breakdown from 9 AM to 12 PM. Check your inbox for a GPAR message with access information.

Friday, April 3, 2020 at 5:00 PM – Virtual Happy Hour

Please join us for a virtual Happy Hour in the Listing Lounge. Click on this link to get past the velvet rope. Hop on Zoom, get social and raise a glass. Hosted by our Young Professionals Network (YPN) Committee of the Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors.

Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 1:00 PM – Protecting Your Online Reputation with Jack Barry

Get some valuable tips and tricks to a have rock solid online presence that helps protect your reputation and build your business. Jack Barry’s entertaining and informative presentation will be about one hour long. Check your inbox for a GPAR message with access information.

Monday, March 30, 2020 at 9:00 AM – Coffee Talk with GPAR President Stephanie Biello

Grab a cup of Joe and join GPAR President Stephanie Biello on Zoom to chat about the current real estate market. Monday, March 30, 2020 at 9 AM. Check your inbox for a GPAR message with access information

Friday, March 27, 2020 at 5:00 PM – Virtual Happy Hour

Please join us for a virtual Happy Hour in the Listing Lounge. Click on this link to get past the velvet rope. Hop on Zoom, get social and raise a glass. Hosted by the Young Professionals Network (YPN) of the Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors.