Real Estate is Local: Insights from Realtors
Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 1pm central time
We’ve all read the news. There’s something going on – or perhaps there’s really not much going on – in real estate and the housing finance industry. It’s time we started listening to the experts on the ground, learning from their insights and discovering what’s truly happening. Join ACUMA’s President, Peter Benjamin, CMB, as he meets with a panel of real estate professionals from across the country to discuss their local and national markets.
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Carlos Espinoza, Realtor
Carlos Espinoza, a Washington, D.C.- area native and realtor with more than $200 million in gross real estate sales. He was named Top Agent in the Washingtonian and DC Modern Luxury Magazine and is tapped frequently as real estate expert for WTTG, the local Fox 5 television station.
Jason Mitchell Group
Carlos Parra, part of recently ranked America’s #1 Real Estate Team for The Jason Mitchell Group in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more than 20 years Carlos has been serving Spanish and English-speaking families as an advocate, a mentor, and a leader. Together with his wife and fellow realtor Noahmi, the couple takes time to understand their clients. In 2021, Parra was awarded a Top Producer award and became a division president.
Noahmi Parra, Realtor
Jason Mitchell Group
Noahmi Parra, a realtor with recently ranked America’s #1 Real Estate Team, The Jason Mitchell Group. As a 15-year veteran realtor, she has worked primarily in residential real estate sales. In 2021, she was awarded a Top Producer award and entered the JMG Presidents Club.
Cathy Piccinini, Realtor
Cathy Piccinini, who lives and works her real estate business in the San Francisco Bay area and Arizona. She began her career as a realtor and investor in real estate in 2000, which gives her 20+ years of experience. Piccinini owned and brokered her own real estate company for 10 of those years.
Peter J. Benjamin, CMB
Peter J. Benjamin, CMB is the President of the American Credit Union Mortgage Association (ACUMA). A mortgage professional with 20 years of experience, Benjamin has held various positions throughout the mortgage industry including Senior Vice President of Mortgage Lending for Lafayette Federal Credit Union in Rockville, MD. During his time at Lafayette Federal, Benjamin led a high performing mortgage team that exceeded production and budget goals each year, reduced the Credit Union’s cycle times to the industry required timeframes; and improved the credit union’s application pull-through rate. As an association, Benjamin wants to see ACUMA members continue to foster the collaborative spirit that has made the association so great and work together to support the American Dream of homeownership. He sees ACUMA as a vital education arm that helps Member Credit Unions gain market share in the mortgage industry.