real estate: PODCAST #117: The Plan To Save Real Estate and Your Career - 10/14/17 09:41 AM
 
Episode #117
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"There's no App for what we do, it's time to act like it and communicate our value to the public!"
We interview a man who is very misunderstood in this “bonus” episode of our Mail-Right Podcast:
Greg Hague is known for his STOP ZILLOW Campaign, which is now his www.plantosaverealestate.com movement.
Many of you have heard of this, but may not know the full story. This is about reclaiming our industry as entrepreneurs and agents; an industry we naively gave away over the last 10 years. NAR, CAR and our local boards have their head in the sand, it’s up to us! Too … (0 comments)

real estate: PODCAST # 112: New Generation of Investors' Approach To RE Investing - 10/14/17 09:38 AM
 
 
Episode #112
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We Interview Corey Thompson of GBT Investments. who changed career path from oil man to becoming a professional property investor and how he become the Texas king and owner with his business partner help of number of lease to own houses and other properties . Corey gives us some great insights on how he built the business up over the past couple of years.
 
 "Here at GBT investments we strive to provide people a way out! We know that sometimes life gets in the way and that owning a property can often be more of a burden than a blessing. That's where … (1 comments)

real estate: PODCAST #111: Prosperworks shares CRM & CMS Advice & Tips - 10/14/17 09:38 AM
 
Episode #111
link to iTunes
 
After years of experience at top companies (Yahoo and eBay), then building and selling two successful businesses (to companies like Zynga), Jon and Kelly set out to do it for a third time. Why? Serial entrepreneurship is a real thing, but they also realized they could tackle a huge problem: complicated, unusable CRMs. In turn, ProsperWorks was built to offer businesses of any size a CRM teams actually want to use.
 
We have a great show here with special guest Gabrielle Hughes content marketing manager for ProsperWorks. 
ProsperWorks is a powerful but very easy to use CMS (client management system) … (1 comments)

real estate: PODCAST #110: Want To Sell More Homes? Get In Their Face! - 10/14/17 09:37 AM
Facebook Marketing Strategies for Real Estate Professioinals...Have A Plan!
 
 Episode #110
on Itunes (link)
 
 
 
We have a great interview here with Andrew Fogliato of Just Sell Homes. We discuss all things Facebook and we really cover a load of stuff connected to using paid Facebook adverts linked to driving quality leads to your email inbox in 2017.
 
Here’s more about Andrew and Just Sell Homes Podcast Episode #110 on iTunes
 
Andrew, founded Just Sell Homes in July of 2015. Why? Because he was asked to!
When I was selling real estate I had a mentor. He taught me a lot about the business. I also taught myself a lot … (0 comments)

real estate: Podcast #109: PODCAST Getting Lending Right with Jason Gordon - 10/14/17 09:33 AM
Episode #109
iTunes Link
 
 
In episode 109, we strike gold with interviewing one of California’s top (relational) lenders:
Jason E. Gordon of AmeriFirst Financial.
 
 Podcast Episode #109 on iTunes
 
Jason E. Gordon  has been in the banking and lending industry since 1991, when he began his career at Wells Fargo Bank. After earning his MBA, Jason began working for a start-up mortgage brokerage called Union Fidelity Mortgage. He was soon promotedto a Sales Manager position where he helped the company grow to one of the top producing Mortgage Originators in San Diego County.
 
Jason is now very proud to be working at AmeriFirst Financial, a full service Direct Lender … (1 comments)

real estate: We Write In The Rain and There Is Right in The Rain - 10/01/17 08:24 AM
We Write In The Rain, We May Complain In The Rain,
 
But There's Much Right in The Rain
 
 
This is my (not done often enough) Spotlight on members that recently made me feel proud and fortunate to be a Rainmaker in the Active Rain. While I often agree with and or appreciate their posts, I don’t always agree with what they say and they don’t always agree with me, yet I sense mutual respect in our similarities and differences. Debate is where we learn, as long as we don’t get undermined by our own tunnel vision egos. I was impressed by these … (22 comments)

real estate: Getting It Sold: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to sale-fail!” - 09/30/17 12:34 AM
Value Proposition Part 4 of 4
(A September Active Rain Challenge) 
 
Marketing Plan & Price Position
My #1 job as a Listing Agent is to create maximum exposure through my Custom Listing Marketing Plan and positioning my clients' properties to yield a higher sales price than it would have with any other agent or For Sale By Owner. Exposure creates interest, interest sparks demand, demand attracts multiple offers, multiple offers provide choices and opportunity!
 
A Yard Sign & MLS entry is not where this ends! Price positioning is key because the first two weeks are crucial market time; this is when the most experienced and ready-to-buy-buyers come through the property. … (3 comments)

real estate: Do Some Dating Before You Propose Marriage! - 09/30/17 12:27 AM
Value Proposition Part 3 of 4
(A September Active Rain Challenge) 
 
From  Value Proposition Part 3 of 4
Key Point #1: The Q&A and The Orientation from:
Brain Surgery: Do You Hire The Cheap Surgeon or The Skilled Surgeon? 
 
A valuable component of my Unique Selling Proposition is the Buyer or Seller Orientation Meetings I setup with new clients or returing clients to simply ask them questions and LISTEN to their answers.
 
By the way, it's important with couples, to have them answer these questions separately and discuss the results. Having a written questionnaire they fill out in separate conference rooms e.g. produces some important and revealing contrast in values that need … (4 comments)

real estate: Solving Castle-$yndrome (Sellers, Let The Market Do The Talking) - 09/29/17 11:47 PM
Value Proposition Part 2 of 4 (September Active Rain Challenge) 
 
 
 
Pricing Advice for a seller is simple once mastered. Because it’s math and numbers do not lie. The challenge is it’s subjective math and sellers suffer from Castle-Syndrome, so their home always breaks the rules because “it’s the best Jerry, the best I tell-ya!” Seinfeld fans know the reference.
 
I simply use the appraiser’s method for non-investment properties in the residential market:
 
Subject Property: you must know this property for starters, so tour it and notate it’s location, condition and perks. And you’d better know that market it’s located in ie. you have been in … (1 comments)

real estate: Brain Surgery: Do You Hire The Cheap Surgeon or The Skilled Surgeon? - 09/29/17 11:47 PM
Value Proposition Part 1 of 4 (September Active Rain Challenge) 
 
The definition of full service is simple: It’s creating WOW!
Wow! costs money and is rarely delivered by a new agent, a transactional agent or the worst agent: complacent agents. You can buy sox at Nordstoms and have an experience, while purchasing quality that lasts. Or, you can have the Kmart experience, buy cheap and have to buy often for lack of quality; (so in the long run do you really save)? And remember:
 
"Nordstroms never panics when Kmart has a sale!"
 
 
 
Wow! Is that “above and beyond” expectations delivery of your service:
Competence, Character,  and Care … (28 comments)

real estate: It's More Than Stopping Zillow; It's Saving Our Real Estate Industry - 09/18/17 05:07 PM
 
Kickstart The Plan To Save Real Estate!
 

 
Many of you have heard of this, but may not know the full story. This is about reclaiming our industry as entrepreneurs and agents; an industry we naively gave away over the last 10 years. NAR, CAR and our local boards have their head in the sand, it's up to us! Too many agents are like a frog sitting comfortably in the warm water of the pot. Zillow is graually turning up the heat and going to boil you if you do not get off ther pot!
 
It's not … (45 comments)

real estate: Podcast #108: A Guest I Didn't Interview (But Wish I Did!) - 08/26/17 08:43 AM
 
I've never had such a thorn in my side with a guest before, what do you think?
 
This episode I was I was off at Buffini & Company's MasterMind 2017 event and my co-host Jonathan Denwood ran the interview without me.
As I listened to the interview in post, I got really fired up and thought, "It's a good thing I didn't interview this guy, I fear I would have BBQ'd him with a couple "sniper" questions and counterpoints I had."
 
But then, that is the joy of Podcasting, to get into some spirited debates and
either understand another point of view, or expose it for what … (4 comments)

real estate: Podcast # 107: The Title You Never Knew - 08/26/17 08:02 AM
107 Mail-Right Show We Interview Samantha Belzer of Lawyers Title 
In Episode #107, Samantha Belzer of Lawyers Title joins us to not only talk title, but offer her take on the real estate market from a unique perspective. She brings both title and escrow experience to her business and clients and works for one of the more respected National Title-Companies in San Diego, CA. In this discussion Samantha shares her expertise with us on title basics, bestpractices and real estate strategies. After all, she spends all day working with Realtors and she comes from a family of real estate industry professionals; so she’s learned a thing or two … (1 comments)

real estate: Podcast #106: Real Entrepreneurs File Taxes in October - 08/26/17 07:45 AM
#106 Of The Mail-Right Real Estate AgentShow:Why Its Important to Start Planning     For Your Taxes in Summer! 
In Episode #106 of The Mail-Right Real Estate Agent Podcast we have joining us today our returning guest from episode #091Rachel Teresa Ivanovich, MBA, EA. Of Easy Life Management, an Enrolled Agent Tax Advisor and and one of the top Tax Advisors in San Diego County.
 
 
Listen To Episode #106 here on iTunes
 
Rachel is serving an international clientele of small business owners and their families, including many Realtors and Brokers.
She offers consulting, bookkeeping, tax preparation-representation and workshops…
What is the difference between a CPA and an … (0 comments)

real estate: Podcast #104: The Q&A from Active Rain Discussed part 3 - 07/29/17 10:27 PM

Once in a while my Mail-Right Real Estate Agent Podcast Show co-host (and AR member) Jonathan Denwood and I, have a guest cancel last minute on our show. This never really throws us off to much, outside the disappointment of what we'd planned to discuss with that guest and share with our audience, because I always have a list of great questions at the ready, which I pull from Active Rain's top agents' in the AR Q&A section.
 
 
 
Rather than rush to re-book a guest and have a forced interview, we read out some of what I think are the best topical questions of the … (2 comments)

real estate: Podcast #105: Zen Realtors Working In The Clouds?!? - 07/21/17 02:59 PM
Zen Realtors Working In The Clouds?
 
 
Greetings dear friends, well maybe it's more like this:
Our wonderful guests on today's show are Brian Walker and Lynn Wheeler who co-manage a top-producing Indianapolis branch office for Indiana’s largest independent real estate firm,the F. C. Tucker Company. Connect with Brian on LinkedIn. They have a combined experience of 34 years in real estate, and have proven leadership records not only within their company, but in the industry at large. They have both served their local board in a variety of capacities, both graduated from the local Real Estate Academy of Leadership, and have both been named Realtor of the Year. Lynn is the … (4 comments)

real estate: It's Not Membership, It's Ownership If You Want The Good Life You Seek - 07/16/17 12:23 PM
I'm just thinking out loud again, brainstorming ideas on how to get more out of my time in ActiveRain, provoked by recent members posting about canceling their accounts ("because AR doesn't work") and or weighing their options on to remain a Free vs. Paid account holder.
I suppose I'm letting you in on the lecture I gave myself as I evaluated how I spend my time in The Rain. That's when it occurred to me, in order to get more from ActiveRain, I need to give more to ActiveRain first. It's the same advice I give my Business Alliance Group members owners; I can't show up wanting, … (36 comments)

real estate: If You Are Thinking "Bubble", Think Again! - 07/08/17 09:29 AM

 
We have under produced new housing units to match the demand of our population and immigration growth for over a decade now. The "build to need" ratio for over 15 years in CA, it's a legitimate shortage mathematically when we have more that need to buy than units on the market. I can only speak for major metropolitan areas of CA I'm familiar with, as other States and Providences may be experiencing, anything from similar markets to the complete opposite markets of CA; maybe even some unique variation of it.
 
It's a supply and demand driven market in San Diego and it's worse in … (15 comments)

real estate: "I'll Wait For Prices To Drop" ...in San Diego, CA - 07/02/17 09:48 AM
"I'll Wait For Prices To Drop...Before I Buy"
July 2017
 
It must make sense to the buyer saying this, it certainly is a logical explanation to an emotional decision. But, shall we break down this "logic"?
You're Still Paying A Mortgage: I plan to continue paying my landlord's mortgage, rather than investing in my own. There's No Savings: I plan to risk rates rising (as they have begun to do in 2017) so that even if there is a plateau in pricing, the money is more expensive to borrow, thus,there's no drop in monthly payment, even if prices level off. It's The Law: … (9 comments)

real estate: Podcast Episode 102: Home Inspections- What to Expect When You Inspect - 06/28/17 09:30 AM
 LISTEN HERE: Episode #102
 
Home Inspections- What to Expect When You Inspect
 
In Episode #102, our special guest is San Diego Property Inspector Glenn Kleint. Glenn served in the U.S. Coast Guard before becoming a property inspector and he offers military and first responders a discount on his services. He also happens to be the trusted inspector for our shows co-host, Thomas J. Nelson.
"I met Glenn when he was fairly new in the industry and gave him a shot due to my inspector of over a decade planning to retire. Glenn caught my attention due to his involvement with his coaching through Buffini & Company , a professional … (1 comments)

 
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