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RERL-1615-Managing the High Sales Growth

While Joe is taking some time out Jack Russo takes over the studio today with the help of serial entrepreneur John Ferraro. For a guy who was originally destined to become a lawyer, John has made an impressive career in sales that has spanned several large and well-known companies. Listen in as Jack and John…

RERL-1614-Real Estate – Death and Divorce

Death and divorce are two topics that while grim, are very real and require planning. No one really goes into a relationship planning on a divorce, but it nearly half of US marriages end in one. The only thing you can do is to plan as best you can. Today Joe discusses death and divorce…

RERL-1613- Two Italian Guys Talkin Real Estate-Industry Update

For a while we have been talking about disruption and consolidation and recently it was announced that Compass has acquired Alain Pinel. The small startups you heard about a few years ago are getting bigger and starting to gobble up their older competitors. Today Joe and Mike take time to cover what is going on…

RERL-1612-Giving Back – Salvation Army Silicon Valley

Since 1865 the Salvation Army has been helping others meet needs without discrimination. Like any great organization it can only survive when the entire community supports their efforts. Today Joe learns about all the things the Salvation Army does to help people in need from Major Roy Wild. Specific topics include: Services the Salvation Army provides How…

RERL-1611-Accessing Home Wealth Without Debt

Even though we have covered this topic several times on this podcast, home equity sharing is a topic that is still relatively new to most people. Equity sharing is a great product for those of us who have witnessed the tremendous growth in home prices and are looking to take advantage of all that equity…

RERL-1610-Building Your Company Culture

The key to successful growth is finding excellent people, training them to understand consumer wants and how to operate within the rules of the business. It’s an almost obvious statement that sounds incredibly hard to implement. To make a hard task even harder is differentiating and building a culture that gets employees excited to work.…

RERL-1609-Knowing Your Customer to Grow the Business

Knowing how to hit your target customer is a key component to growing your business. Currently word of mouth is still the best way to spread knowledge of a product within a segment of the population. Spending time with the target consumer is often the biggest competitive advantage for entrepreneurs and failure to do this…

RERL-1608-Two Italian Guys Talkin Real Estate-Investing Outside California

For most consumers real estate is one part of a good, diversified portfolio. Anyone living in California knows that property here is not only hard to come by, but it mostly benefits consumers who buy and hold. Fortunately there are opportunities out there, like way out there. Today Joe and Mike discuss investing outside of…

RERL-1607-Understanding Reverse Mortgages

As long as they’ve been around reverse mortgages have been plagued by myths and misconceptions. This misunderstanding is largely due to most people not understanding how they work or who they work for. In fact for the right person the reverse mortgage is actually an outstanding program! Today Joe chats with reverse mortgage expert Bill…