A Guaranteed Way to Tell Which Way the Economy is Heading

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You may be surprised to hear that a national economist may not be the one with their ear on the track waiting for the economic train coming. The economist goes to the people in the trenches, who are dealing with the effects of economic conditions on a day-to-day basis. Those people include............. Read more


Are You Making the Best Use of Your Time & Skills? Hiring an Assistant or Outsourcing

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?

IMN, Montage, Laguna Beach

Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing: IMN Conference Preview

Today we get to speak to three distinguished speakers who will be participating in panel discussions at the IMN Winter Forum on Real Estate Opportunities and Private Fund Investing to be held from January 22nd – 24th at the Montage Resort & Spa in Laguna Beach, CA, my old stomping grounds. Today’s show is intended to be only a taste of what is to come during the three day conference in sunny Southern California.

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Real Estate Crowdfunding and Other New Financing Opportunities

By now, everyone has heard about the new Jobs Act, and how it allows for “crowdfunding” in real estate. But is the Jobs Act really about crowdfunding? Is that the correct term to use when talking about allowing use of the internet to raise funds for real estate projects and companies? What really is crowdfunding? Do syndicators and others have greater access to capital than previously? Who really benefits from the new law? What are the real pros and cons? These and other questions will be answered by nationally recognized syndication expert, Gene Trowbridge.

Tweeting for CRE: What is More Valuable, Amount of Followers or Their Engagement?

You often hear the word "engagement" when social media is discussed. Engagement is not just you talking or broadcasting your thoughts or message. Engagement is when your communication motivates your followers to actually do something, such as commenting on and retweeting your original message. You communicate in a way that develops emotional connections rather than just logical ones. They retweet because they want to, and know that you "feel" the same way about them. Read more

Should Attorneys Lead the Lease Negotiations?

When giving legal advice to our clients, the advice tends to be given from a conservative perspective. Our jobs tend to require us to give advice on all of the things that can go wrong. Our advice is also often based upon logic. Read more


Opening a Franchise: American Dream or a Landlord Nightmare?

When it comes to retail leases for franchised businesses, the perspectives of landlord, franchisor, and franchisee often differ. The ongoing shortage of premium retail space only sharpens these differences. We examine the sometimes conflicting objectives of the parties in negotiating a retail lease for a franchisee and talk about ways to craft leases that will be mutually acceptable.

Listen in as our special guests, Perry Roshan Zamir, Robin Day Glenn, and Robert Purvin discuss the current trends and strategies in leasing to a franchise.