43 episodes

ScratchThat, a podcast brought to you by the Austin Board of REALTORS® focused on peeling the layers back on the national trends in real estate.

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ScratchThat, a podcast brought to you by the Austin Board of REALTORS® focused on peeling the layers back on the national trends in real estate.

    Episode 43: Reading Between the Headlines

    Episode 43: Reading Between the Headlines

    With how much information is out there nowadays, it can be hard to keep up -- and even more difficult to separate fact from fiction. National Association of REALTORS® Deputy Chief Economist and Vice President of Research Dr. Jessica Lautz joins Emily in this episode of the ScratchThat podcast to provide unique insight into the shifting markets we are seeing locally and nationally. So, listen in, scratch what you’ve heard, and start reading between the headlines.

    🎙Visit https://www.ScratchPodcast.com for more information and listen in on all major podcasting platforms!
    Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JByfFJukpAg
    NAR Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers: https://abor.me/3iQqK87
    NAR Research: https://www.nar.realtor/research-and-statistics
    Jessica Lautz LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-lautz/

    Connect with ABoR on Socials:

    IG https://www.instagram.com/ABoR_REALTORS
    Facebook https://www.abor.com/austinboardofrealtors
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/austin-board-of-realtors
    Twitter https://www.facebook.com/AustinBoardofRealtors
    TikTok *NEW* https://www.tiktok.com/@abor_realtors

    • 15 min
    Episode 42: Creating Meaningful Change

    Episode 42: Creating Meaningful Change

    Kirk Watson is no stranger to politics. The former Mayor of Austin and Texas State Senator is throwing his hat in the ring once again, running to serve as Austin’s Mayor. In this episode of ScratchThat he joins Emily Chenevert to map out his plans to prioritize housing if he is elected Mayor of Austin again come November. 

    Visit ABoR's Voter Hub at ABoR.com/Vote for more resources, including the 2022 REALTOR® Voter Guide with endorsed candidates and information about local bond propositions.

    Learn more about Kirk at KirkWatson.com/meet-kirk/

    Watch this interview on YouTube. You can check out all of our ScratchThat episodes on Anchor, SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play. Subscribe today!

    • 33 min
    Episode 41: The Business of Belonging

    Episode 41: The Business of Belonging

    Pamela Benson Owens is the President and CEO of Edge of Your Seat Consulting, Inc and is acting Executive Director of Six Square. For nearly 25 years, Pam has helped organizations manage perceptions around complex and challenging issues with courage and strategic passion. At the Austin Board of REALTORS®, she is an instrumental partner in ensuring we maintain a thriving staff culture that champions belonging and inclusion, with bold vision and courageous leadership. Pam is also the host of the Rooted podcast, which you can find on Apple Podcasts.

    Don't miss this unfiltered, real-talk conversation with Pam and Emily about the business of belonging, and all the ways that leaders and organizations often get it wrong, when they believe they're doing everything right

    Watch this interview on YouTube. You can check out all of our ScratchThat episodes on Anchor, SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play. Subscribe today!

    • 41 min
    Episode 40: Delivering the Essentials

    Episode 40: Delivering the Essentials

    Meet Zachary Maurais, co-founder of Favor and now Sunroom Rentals. He solved our basic needs for grocery delivery and wings on a Friday with Favor. Now he’s focused on helping consumers navigate the leasing process while giving property managers and owners tools to market their properties more efficiently.

    You can follow Zac on Instagram @zacadooo and stay up to date with Sunroom by following them on Instagram at @sunroom and online at sunroomrentals.com.

    Watch this interview on YouTube.  You can check out all of our ScratchThat episodes on Anchor, SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play. Subscribe today!

    • 18 min
    Episode 39: Artificial Un-Intelligence

    Episode 39: Artificial Un-Intelligence

    Meredith Broussard is dispelling the myth that computers are intelligent, impartial players in decision making. A data journalist and associate professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University, research director at the NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology, and the author of Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World, Broussard is dedicated to helping people avoid AI in social decisions in order to break the chain of systemic bias she believes is baked into many software programs. Because many programs rely on historical data, which itself includes bias, she believes many programs - especially those used in social decisions - end up perpetuating inequity. And, some of these programs could get users into legal trouble. 

    In this discussion, Meredith warns REALTORS® to avoid programs that could hold them legally liable and create bias in their decisions, what to look for when using artificial intelligence and the kind of questions you need to ask vendors before using their products.

    You can follow Meredith on Twitter @merbroussard and check her work as well as stay updated on upcoming books at meredithbroussard.com.

    • 29 min
    Episode 38: A Haven for All

    Episode 38: A Haven for All

    It's been almost two years since New York Newsday conducted an investigation that found REALTORS® engaged in discriminatory talk and practices. This investigation rattled the industry and led to some serious discussions and changes. It also happened around the same time Bryan Greene, who had spent his career at HUD, joined the organization as NAR’s Director of Fair Housing Policy. He immediately took action, working on not only recognizing the agency’s past history of discrimination but addressing the biases that still exist.

    In this conversation, Bryan discusses how REALTORS® can take ownership of their own bias through educational programs, such as NAR’s simulation Fairhaven, which challenges a player to achieve their goals while navigating discrimination—both overt and subtle—while still obtaining the objective. Bryan also talks about what’s on the legislative agenda regarding fair housing and the policies NAR is helping push with the current presidential administration.

    Follow Bryan on LinkedIn here. And in the spirit of Fair Housing Month, play Fairhaven here and see how you “fare” when it comes to fair housing.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

MattCurtisRealEstateHuntsville ,

Great Real Estate Podcast

Emily’s podcast is very timely and engaging. She provides great energy and perspective on the real estate industry. I’m glad I found this podcast, and I was very impressed by Emily when I met her in person at a T3 event. She’s a great rising star in our industry, and I appreciate how she’s willing to voice her opinions.

ChristineWren ,

So consistently awesome ...

Emily brings such important discussions that must be happening in the real estate industry to bring positive change for all our communities.

Kent Redding ,

Outstanding Content!

I like the pace of the podcast and found it to be very transparent as well as informative. The content is relevant and engaging. I particularly enjoyed the creative forwarding thinking mindset of the host Emily Chenevert. She is clearly a rising leader in the real estate industry and I appreciate her direct approach to intriguing topics. The subject matter can be challenging, but she unpacks it in a fun and easy listing format. Highly recommend!

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