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RERL-1670-How to make a smart home purchase before you sell

If you were to look at a chart of Bay Area housing market trends you’d notice some sizeable swings happening. It’s hard to believe that the Bay Area has fallen into an incredibly normal market after dealing with such an intensely hot market. In fact, buyers and sellers have gotten so accustomed to homes spending only days on the market it’s as if we all forgot that it is completely normal for a home to…

RERL-1669-Corporate Relocation – Time For A Major Change!

Some people might ask what corporate relocation has to do with real estate. Millions of people relocate every year picking up and moving to a different part of the country or a different country altogether. Jobs usually top the chart when it comes to reasons why anyone would take on an experience which can be trying, stressful and a bit exciting. Today Joe takes a look at how employers can help employees save on homeownership…

RERL-1668-Two Italian Guys Talking Real Estate – What would a recession do to Real Estate?

The Feds cut the prime lending rate by .25% and even though the economy is still chugging along, people are still concerned that a recession is coming. Anything could happen between now and 2020, but if you believe a recession is imminent then it’s best to be prepared. Today Joe and Mile think about what a possible recession could do to real estate. Topics include: Buying and selling before a recession Analyzing investment properties Managing…

RERL-1667-“The Truth” about technology and Real Estate

The great thing about the internet is it is full of readily accessible information regarding real estate. It is easy to educate yourself about anything in the subject, but knowing what information is credible and which is not can be quite difficult to figure out. Today Joe helps us decipher truth from fiction when it comes to technology and real estate. Topics include: Finding credible resources How is technology affecting real estate Is the use…

RERL-1666- Two Italian Guys Talking Real Estate – Is it a good idea to time the real estate market?

The market is flattening into a normal market and emotionally speaking, consumers just don’t know what to do. Simply mention you were thinking about making a transaction and instantly you’ll have people telling you to wait for the Bay Area’s market to come crashing down. Other people will encourage you to get out there quick and take advantage of this lull in the market for it will surely take off again before we know it….

RERL-1665- Imagery to life by Tim Blake

It’s not often that our personal passions can become a tool that makes a difference in the lives of others. Tim Blake has taken his love of photography to create a sense of wonder and excitement for health challenged children who can now experience areas nature that were previously out of their reach. Through the wizardry of technology and some help from a few notable quotes, Tim is able to inspire anyone in need and…

RERL-1664-Rates drop to historic lows – Buyer’s market

Rates continue to drop and right now we are flirting with historic lows. With rates as low as they have been it’s easy to forget that rates were once as high as 14%! Right now 30 year money is seriously cheap and, while still expensive, the Silicon Valley market has slowed enough that buyers finally have the chance to negotiate with sellers. First time home buyers who have felt shut out of the market for…

RERL-1662- John Faylor Real Estate Expert

A lot has been gone on since the last time we had real estate expert John Faylor on the podcast. Just one year ago when we were used to buyers getting beat up it felt as if the market wasn’t ever going to let up. Today the market is more even and no one knows if it will continue sliding into a strong buyers market or swing back to a seller’s market. Either way timing…

RERL-1661-Growing your business – A review of the seven essences for growth.

The speed of trust is fundamental to a growing business. If a client doesn’t feel they can rely on you and you’re not just in it for the money, you may not have a business for much longer. Brand loyalty is a promise that consumers trust will be fulfilled and the core of what gets a business going. Today Joe and Jack review the seven essences for growth that builds a network of trust that…