real estate: The Plan to Save Real Estate with - 02/17/18 08:29 AM

Don't Dream Of A Great Career, Work For It!
Greg Hague originally started the STOP ZILLOW campaign that evolved into The Plan To Save Real Estate, which we crowd funded into Buyer Hunt; taking back ownership of our listings and the buyer leads they generate.
"People crack me up (and scare me with how literal they are), they don't seem to understand the power of a great subject line or tag-line. Do we need to save real estate? Not really, but we do need to recover the ownership of our listings and the buyer leads they generate. Why would you let someone take them … (14 comments)

real estate: Podcast #134: Lead Generation, SEO and Brutal Honesty, Oh My! - 02/17/18 08:27 AM

It’s likely that Robert one of the most experienced Real Estate online marketing consultant in the U.S. He's worked for and founded some of the biggest SEO companies in the U.S. and seems to have outlasted many of his associates. I oiur interview, Robert reveals the real motivation behing most online companies, corrects some misconceptions people have about SEO and shares tactics on "how to stand out" on today's internet.
From 2007 to 2017 Robert has an estimated THREE THOUSAND one on one online marketing consultations with Real Estate Professionals from all over the U.S in every sort of … (2 comments)

real estate: Podcast # 129 Bomb! Bomb! And the Art of Video Marketing - 01/15/18 05:21 PM

Bomb Bomb .com were our guests and Jason Sheffield Director of Training and Education at was our guest today. Convert more leads, shorten the sales cycle & convert more opportunities faster while you humanize your business · You are better in person · They offer a Free 14-Day Trial -
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Listen to Show #129 Here
Jason shares so many great tips, stats and advice that would enhance any 2018 marketing plan. We discuss email subject lines for improved open rates, tracking open rates, good content and the do’s and don’t of … (5 comments)

real estate: It's Your Home; Not A Bank, Not An ATM - 01/09/18 07:30 PM
Good Lord, did we learn nothing?
So, maybe you shot yourself in the right foot in 2007?
This commercial wants you to shoot the left foot too in 2018. 
Do Not Do This!
Many factors contributed to the worst economy, real estate market and suicide rate since the Great Depression, but let's face it; Big Banks were the catalyst, were never punished - bailed out in fact and now they want you to "go back Jack, do it again, wheel turning round and round". (Steely Dan)
Your House Is Not An ATM!
NO! No, No, No...Here's exactly how to repeat the worst real estate market depreciation since The Great … (5 comments)

real estate: We've Got You Covered (In Sun and Service, Not Snow)! #Better Winters - 01/03/18 05:03 AM
One of the accomplishments I'm most proud of in my Real Estate career is the
business alliance that I formed with my friends in business and in our Buffini & Company coaching...The SoCal Real Estate Connection.
Our Winters are Better Than Yours!
We are a group of professional business owners and  real estate agents; Realtors & Brokers with over 120 years of combined experience. The service we provide is simple; put the client's' needs first and we do that by assigning the agent (or agents) that will best serve the client, based on the area of San Diego County, Riverside County or Orange County, they need to … (2 comments)

real estate: Podcast #127: Interior Design, Staging and Facebook? - 12/10/17 11:30 AM
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In this episode we have Liat Siegel as your special guest. Liat is experience interior designer who has worked with a number of real estate agents connected to successfully staging properties and helping both the agent and their clients get a amazing RIO results.
She now works with a number of boutique hotels and helping them also to get amazing results.
We also discuss her recent appearance on the “The Art of Paid Traffic” podcast hosted by Rick Mulready which is one leading podcasts that gives direct advice on how to use Facebook paid advertisement .
Liat Siegel, owner and founder of Hadar Interiors, provides luxury design … (0 comments)

real estate: Podcast # 126: Brian Buffini's Bold Predictions for 2018 Real Estate - 12/10/17 09:06 AM
Our show today was a recap of  The State of The Real Estate Industry,The State of The U.S. Market for 2018; as presented by Brian Buffini Dcember 13, 2017
Cohosts: Thomas J. Nelson of Big Block Realty & Jonathan Denwood of discussed the NAR stats and Brian Buffini's ( Buffini & Company ) Bold Predictions for 2018.
We have seen a 22% increase in licensed Realtors since 2013, closing out 2017 with 1.30 Million licensed agents that belong to NAR.
The number of U.S. homes sold since 2015 has increased by about 4.17% in Q4 2017 and is predicted to increase by an additional 3.7% … (1 comments)

real estate: Podcast #123: Coach Kim Ades - Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude! - 11/05/17 10:58 AM
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Kim Ades CEO of Frame of Mind Coaching is one of North America’s foremost experts on performance success through thought mastery. She returned to our Podcast this week to follow up on some great training she offered us on Episode 85. Kim shares some live coaching on co-Host Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, who went through a one week trial assessment of Frame of Mind Coaching back in March 2017.
An executive coach and popular speaker, Kim works exclusively with highly driven, accomplished executives, leading entrepreneurs and high level professionals in their respective fields. Working with high profile individuals who have already achieved success … (2 comments)

real estate: 1920's Craftsman: Living Off The Most Delicious Street in San Diego - 10/22/17 09:35 AM
Normal Heights 2 bedroom Craftsman
off Adams Ave & Antique Row!
Check Out This House Here!

2 bedrooms, 1 baths, on a 2,777 sq.ft. lot
Just off Antique Row and the section of Adams Ave dubbed "The Most Delicious block in San Diego" (by the San Diego Union Tribune) w/ trendy and traditional Normal Heights dining Close to restaurants, unique shops and cafes, close to schools, shopping and freeway access.
Virtual Tour
Welcome home to this charming craftsman w/wood flooring, crown moulding and wood burning fireplace. Formal dining within easy reach of kitchen offers original built-ins. Kitchen offers generous cabinet space, pantry and breakfast nook, hallway … (13 comments)

real estate: PODCAST #118: Discovering Your BIG WHY with Josh Forster - 10/14/17 09:41 AM
 Episode #118
iTunes Link Here
We invited Realtor, Author and Philanthropist Josh Forster of Fort Collins, Colorado on the show today and here’s what we discussed…
Josh is a full time Northern Colorado real estate agent specializing in exceptional customer service for all his Fort Collins clients. Better than 95% of the people Josh helps are repeat clients and referrals from previous clients. Josh and I both coach at Buffini & Company together too!
And while we chat a bit about Real Estate, the main focus of today’s interview is on Goals and more specifically; you BIG WHY.
You see, Josh is a fellow author & blogger and he just … (1 comments)

real estate: PODCAST #117: The Plan To Save Real Estate and Your Career - 10/14/17 09:41 AM
Episode #117
link to iTunes
"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 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
link to iTunes
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 … (23 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!"
         PODCAST #117: The Plan To Save Real Estate and Your … (30 comments)

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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, e-Pro CRS RCS-D

Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

La Jolla, CA

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Big Block Realty 858.232.8722

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