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NAR®: Bias Override (Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing)

with Aldo Iemma

June, 22 2022

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST


Broadcasted LIVE from Leap EDU RVC

Course Description

Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing helps real estate professionals interrupt stereotypical thinking so they can avoid fair housing pitfalls and provide equal professional service to every customer or client. Participants will examine the history of bias in real estate, learn about the mind science of identity, study how implicit bias can result in fair housing violations, and engage in interactive exercises to enhance communication skills and business relationships with clients of all backgrounds.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

About Our Instructor & Sponsors

Aldo Iemma

Aldo Iemma has over 30 years experience as an educator and a real estate broker. A graduate on the City University of New York (CUNY), he holds a BA in Romance Languages (French, Italian and Spanish), an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language(TESL) another MA in Hispanic Culture and Civilization from NYU/ Universidad de Salamanca, Spain, and a PD in Administration and Supervision from CUNY. He studied in several countries and organized and conducted study groups in many Western European countries and North Africa. Worked as a High School teacher and Administrator/ Supervisor as well as a College Adjunct.

In 1986 he received his Real Estate salesperson license and in 1989 his Real Estate Broker license and opened his own company. Today he still runs the same company, Empire State Realty Group. He is a member of Brooklyn, Staten Island and Long Island Boards as well as a member of REBNY. He serves on Local, State and National Committees. Because of his academic background, he has an interest and a passion for Global Real Estate. He has been NAR’s Global Ambassador to Belize, Costa Rica and Panama as well as Nicaragua. He is an approved instructor in NY and NJ and prefers to teach AHWD, CIPS and RSPS. He strongly believes that “the next level” can be reached through education.

Nikitas Kouimanis

Nikitas Kouimanis started his mortgage career on April 1st, 2001; his years of experience with excellent knowledge of all products in this industry. His goal has always been to make sure the loans he works on are the best fit for his clients.

Nikitas never has and will never place a client in a program that does not fit their budget or lifestyle. Nikitas's goal is to help his clients achieve and maintain the American Dream of Homeownership. Nikitas takes great pride in his dedication to client satisfaction. His commitment is to provide the highest quality service while working to help his clients achieve their financial objectives within the mortgage process. Nikitas always aims for the highest standards of ethics and responsiveness to meet the changing. He makes the experience count, which results in long-term relationships, repeat business, and referrals. He will work around your schedule to implement what is in the client's best interest. With creative thinking, as each loan application is unique, Nikitas pays the utmost attention to his client’s needs and offers options right for their situation at the most competitive rates and terms.

Nikitas and his team of experts strive to educate their clients on every step of the loan process. Nikitas constantly maintains a qualitative edge by soliciting client interaction and implementing astute suggestions. Nikitas believes the loan process is a team effort. Careful attention to detail, we pledge to prepare each loan with adequate and proper documentation; this is the key to a successful and smooth loan process. A pleasant experience, financing your home is a lifetime event. His commitment is to attend to your needs and render the process smooth and hassle-free.

Nicholas Lalli

Mortgage Loan Officer | NMLS# 1578695
With 9 Years of experience. My focus is to provide the best possible mortgage experience for all of my clients. Each client's situation and needs are different and unique, I offer the proper attention that would help guarantee the best mortgage for their specific situation.

My skill and knowledge of the mortgage industry this has allowed me to help my clients from all backgrounds finance their dream homes, lower their mortgage payments, get the much-needed cash they need, and also properly guide senior homeowners in the right direction with a Reverse Mortgage. I believe in going above and beyond my clients' expectations so that the experience with me would be unmatched by anyone else in the industry which would allow them to tell others about the great service they received.

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