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The Knowledge Brokers Podcast, a BAM production, explores a diverse range of topics with industry veterans Byron Lazine, Lisa Chinatti and Tom Toole. Listen every Friday for thought-provoking discussions on latest trends in business and sales to current events, politics, economics, and real estate. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, the Knowledge Brokers Podcast is your go-to source for staying informed and ahead of the curve.

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    • 4.7 • 37 Ratings

The Knowledge Brokers Podcast, a BAM production, explores a diverse range of topics with industry veterans Byron Lazine, Lisa Chinatti and Tom Toole. Listen every Friday for thought-provoking discussions on latest trends in business and sales to current events, politics, economics, and real estate. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, the Knowledge Brokers Podcast is your go-to source for staying informed and ahead of the curve.

    The CRM Backup Plan All Agents Need | Knowledge Brokers Podcast 065

    The CRM Backup Plan All Agents Need | Knowledge Brokers Podcast 065

    Byron Lazine, Lisa Chinatti, and Tom Toole discuss the latest CPI data, the stock market’s reaction, mortgage rates, mortgage applications, the one-year change in active inventory across the U.S., the impact of property tax increases,

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    Resources:
    https://www.resiclubanalytics.com/p/housing-inventory-rising-across-vast-majority-countryjust-take-look-map

    Timestamps:

    00:00–00:55 Intro
    00:55 CPI data and the market’s reaction (slumping stocks & a spike in mortgage rates)
    04:28 Low affordability is reflecting poorly on the folks currently in Washington
    07:42 One-year change in active inventory (ResiClub chart)
    10:59 The impact of property tax increases
    15:09 “Economically, this is a catastrophe…”
    16:52 “Tom is in the middle of a tech catastrophe…”

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    • 50 min
    Patrick Bet-David's Wild Thoughts On NAR Settlement | Knowledge Brokers Podcast 064

    Patrick Bet-David's Wild Thoughts On NAR Settlement | Knowledge Brokers Podcast 064

    Byron Lazine and Lisa Chinatti discuss clips from the All In Podcast and Patrick Bet-David Podcast on the NAR settlement—including what it takes to be a trusted advisor, why specialization will be ramped up 100x, three bullet points for agent-client conversations, the "forced into 6%" narrative, and why the gap between the haves and have-nots is going to get wider.





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    Resources:


    https://fortune.com/2024/04/03/homebuyers-real-estate-agent-broker-why-national-association-of-realtors-settlement-commissions/


    https://nowbam.com/85-of-all-sellers-report-a-high-level-of-service-from-their-agent/





    Timestamps:


    00:00–01:27 Intro


    01:27 Two clips from other podcasts discussing the NAR settlement


    08:11 Takeaways & reactions to the first clip


    10:43 “If that’s what he thinks real estate agents do for him…” (Lisa)


    11:50 “Consumers want a trusted advisor.”


    13:40 “On the fixed pricing…”


    17:23 “I think 12 months from today…” (inventory)


    19:01 “There’s a reason contracts are blank.”


    20:07 More from the All In Podcast: dual agency, negotiating a fee, buyer agents


    25:52 Byron and Lisa break it down


    27:30 The haves & have-nots: the gap is going to get wider.


    28:03 Byron and Lisa comment on Friedberg’s perception of what agents do


    32:57 Clip of the Patrick Bet-David Podcast


    43:02 The “forced into 6%” narrative


    46:24 Being a trusted advisor requires skill as a salesperson


    48:28 Byron on the importance of working out commission & pricing ahead of time (and not being penny-wise and pound-foolish)


    52:27 The opportunity for agents (big takeaway from the clips)





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    • 57 min
    President Biden Said THIS About The NAR Settlement | Knowledge Brokers Podcast 063

    President Biden Said THIS About The NAR Settlement | Knowledge Brokers Podcast 063

    Byron Lazine and Lisa Chinatti discuss FHA updates to their FAQ, NAR urging a revision to VA home loan policy, President Biden’s comments on the NAR settlement, NAR’s response, Keller Williams facing lawsuits tied to its profit-sharing program, the Compass settlement, the Moehrl trial, and an article from Notorious ROB on the NAR settlement.





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    https://nowbam.com/fha-updates-faqs-seller-paid-agent-commissions-are-not-considered-ipcs/


    https://nowbam.com/what-about-veterans-nar-urges-va-home-loan-policy-revision/


    https://nowbam.com/what-president-biden-said-about-the-nar-settlement/


    https://www.housingwire.com/articles/keller-williams-faces-three-lawsuits-tied-to-its-profit-sharing-program/


    https://www.housingwire.com/articles/moehrl-trial-not-likely-until-january-2025/#


    https://nowbam.com/compass-settles-commission-lawsuits-for-57-5-million-joins-nar-keller-williams-anywhere-and-re-max/


    https://notoriousrob.substack.com/p/second-take-nar-settlement-big-brokerages



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    • 52 min
    Compass Settles Commission Lawsuit For $57.5 Million | Knowledge Brokers Podcast 062

    Compass Settles Commission Lawsuit For $57.5 Million | Knowledge Brokers Podcast 062

    Byron Lazine, Tom Toole, and Lisa Chinatti discuss the reaction to this week’s Knowledge Broker’s panel on the NAR settlement, the opportunities for agents choosing to specialize in buyer representation, Jerome Powell’s comments after the March FOMC meeting, advice for agents moving forward, and today’s breaking news on the Compass settlement.

    Watch the Knowledge Brokers Panel on the NAR settlement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Qdxi6JJOuM

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    https://nowbam.com/compass-settles-commission-lawsuits-for-57-5-million-joins-nar-keller-williams-anywhere-and-re-max/
    https://www.housingwire.com/articles/compass-settles-commission-lawsuits-for-57-5-million/
    https://www.sec.gov/ix?doc=/Archives/edgar/data/0001563190/000156319024000053/comp-20240321.htm
    https://www.wsj.com/real-estate/real-estate-broker-compass-agrees-to-pay-57-5-million-to-settle-antitrust-claims-be5e1177?mod=hp_lead_pos5


    Timestamps:

    00:00–00:46 Intro
    00:46 Reactions to the Knowledge Brokers Panel on the NAR settlement
    01:45 This week, we cracked 200 on the Apple business category for top podcasts
    03:54 Comments during the livestream—especially re: buyer agents
    04:45 The opportunity for agents choosing to specialize in buyer rep
    13:21 “We’ve got to approach the buy side like the sell side.”
    14:36 A new process Byron and his team have adopted
    20:21 “I think this is going to eliminate those who are window-shopping for fun.”
    23:06 Shifting from an agent-centric model to a consumer-centric model
    25:07 Non-exclusive rights to represent
    27:56 Kevin Sears video (“They were unwilling to even entertain bankruptcy…”)
    34:16 Jerome Powell’s statement & responses (Q&A) after the March FOMC meeting
    39:57 How to move ahead if you want to stay in the business?
    42:07 The three buckets
    47:07 Breaking news: Compass settles for $57.5 million

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    • 54 min
    The NAR Settlement: What Agents Need To Know | Knowledge Brokers Podcast SPECIAL

    The NAR Settlement: What Agents Need To Know | Knowledge Brokers Podcast SPECIAL

    Join Byron Lazine, Tom Toole, Lisa Chinatti and special guest Chris Giannos for a LIVE Knowledge Brokers Panel. They discuss the NAR Settlement, what real estate agents need to know, and how to move forward.

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    NAR Settles Commission Lawsuit For $418 Million | Knowledge Brokers Podcast 061

    NAR Settles Commission Lawsuit For $418 Million | Knowledge Brokers Podcast 061

    Byron Lazine, Tom Toole, and Lisa Chinatti discuss today’s breaking news about the settlement reached by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the terms of that settlement, and what it means for members and for the real estate industry as a whole.





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    Resources:


    https://nowbam.com/nar-agrees-to-end-commission-rules-in-418m-settlement/


    https://nowbam.com/how-much-is-nar-paying-its-executives-and-independent-contractors-a-breakdown-of-compensation-from-2011-2021/





    Timestamps:



    00:00–00:35 Intro


    00:35 NAR agrees to commission rule changes in $418M settlement


    01:21 There’s a lot to unpack here… What’s your take on this?


    01:44 Failed leadership at the top


    05:07 Where the heck does NAR get this money?


    06:03 “I’ll tell you how NAR thinks they’re getting the money…”


    07:55 Reviewing the New York Times article


    14:22 Terms of the settlement: What NAR has agreed to (rule changes)


    21:13 Email from NAR President Kevin Sears (review)


    25:44 Prediction: One out of four brokerage managers laid off by 2024


    28:55 Trouble ahead for Zillow? (“I might have to end this pod and go sell my stock.”)


    32:45 NAR considered Chapter 11 (among other options)


    33:56 Unanswered question: NAR didn’t (clearly) address the tie-in association.


    35:49 3 big takeaways for knowledge brokers


    37:37 Allan Dalton called during the episode


    39:13 Vulnerabilities right now & where the power has shifted to


    42:05 The number one kpi in your real estate business





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