May 2012 ‘Five Questions With Podcast’: Gerardo Ascencio, President, Nat’l Assoc. of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals

This is the slightly late “May” edition of our “Five Questions With…Podcast”. Our guest this month is is Gerardo “Jerry” Ascencio, President of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals. NAHREP is the nation’s largest and fastest growing trade association for Hispanic real estate professionals.

Gerardo "Jerry" Ascencio, President of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals

Gerardo “Jerry” Ascencio Bio:
Ascencio, a Mexican immigrant from Michoacán, is a 22-year veteran of real estate. He co-founded his first office, San Fernando Realty, in 1993 with six agents. Today his company employs over 50 agents and is one of the leading brokerages in the greater Los Angeles area. Ascencio has also been an active leader with the Southland Regional Association of Realtors and has served in several leadership positions including their Board of Directors.

REALTOR(R) Rally Speech:
See Jerry’s speech at the NAR’s “Rally to Protect the American Dream” in front of the Washington Monument in Washington D.C. on May 17, 2012. Click Here (Jerry speaks at 21:41 of the video)

About the 5QW Podcast:
The 5QW podcast features interviews with local and national experts, journalists and other interesting people who work in and around the real estate industry.

Let us know what you think. And if you know people who would be good fit, let us know and we’ll consider them for an interview.

What’s being said in the media: May 2012 pending home sales

These articles and posts resulted from the release of our May 2012 pending sales report that we issued this past Tuesday. We’ll update this post as more articles come in.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Bay State pending home sales up in May
Boston Business Journal

Housing market finally at bottom?
Boston RealEstate Now Blog (

Home Sales Are On The Rise In Massachusetts, But Young Adults Aren’t Buying
WBUR 90.9 FM (RadioBoston)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mass. Realtors: May Pending Sales Up 32% Over May 2011
Banker & Tradesman

Pending single-family home sales rose in May, Mass. Association of Realtors says

Led By Refinances, Mortgage Activity Up In Mass.
WBUR 90.9 FM (NPR)

Mass. Pending Home Sales Keep Rising
Worcester Business Journal

Mass. pending home sales soar
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Pending home sales, mortgage activity rises in Mass.
Boston Herald