Commencing 2016, we will be doing a live, online, interactive, weekly, real estate chat on any and all real estate subjects. These will generally be audience driven discussions with portions of the shows, pre-planned by me, with the intention of fostering audience participation and discussion. Topic discussions are wide open and can include, what’s going on in... Read more
Have you just been bursting to give advice to other brokers on how to do things right? Well, now is your chance. We are going to help Allen Buchanan best prepare for bringing his son-in-law into the real estate business.
Rather than our usual format, we are going to treat this radio show as a problem solving forum where the listeners become the heavy participants and become more the speakers than the listeners.
Among other things, we will discuss: How to best prepare for a new trainee? What can or should a trainee do both over the short term and long term? Best training practices? How soon should they join organizations such as Boma and CCIM? How much should they be paid and how effective is the bonus or commission system? How to best involve them in social media and when?
Learn what is expected of you and how your responsibilities differ from when you are representing yourself. “It’s a different world when you are investing other people’s money.”
CRE Radio presents a special interview with Burton Young, President of Sperry Van Ness before his presentation at the SVN Broker Forum.
Last week, the Los Angeles Times published an article about a home builder’s efforts to construct “green” homes that produce as much energy as they consume. This seemed like a great idea, appealing to my sense of social consciousness and innovation, but leaving serious questions in my mind about the economics of going green. For quite some time, I... Read more
I can honestly say that now, at the age of 60, I am more creative and constructive than I have ever been. Instead of envisioning doors closing I see them opening to the most beautiful ideas. Read more
What struck me most about my interviewees was not that these were experts in their respective specialties in commercial real estate, but that they were "real" people, in many cases, giving their person-on-the street perspective that may have been tempered by their expertise. Read more
I haven't heard much about bank failures lately only to hear that 6 more banks were taken down by the FDIC in the past two weeks. Read more
Should retailers pay more attention to Aggregate Income rather than Household or Per Capita Income in choosing a retail site?
With rare exception, the speakers noticeably avoided any reference to the Hispanic Market as a traditionally lower income market and preferred to point out that Hispanic shoppers do spend money on, other than lower priced retail items. Another key concept discussed was the Aggregate Income of Hispanic communities. Read more
As a consumer, I know that if I have a choice of paying no sales tax at my local store vs. paying sales tax on Internet sales, I certainly am going to be more motivated to buy local. Assuming that I am not too different from other consumers, that alone should increase Brick & Mortar employment. Read more
To top off the show, we are going to give away a brand, spanking new Kindle Fire, a combination of color e-reader and Android tablet to the person who provides the best story. Read more