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The BIGGEST trick real estate agents use to get you to say "YES"!

Real Estate Realities With Robert "The RebelBroker" Whitelaw

Release Date: 09/07/2018

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Real Estate Realities With Robert "The RebelBroker" Whitelaw

Is legislating no more natural gas a good thing or a bad thing for Californians? The trend is becoming impossible to ignore. More and more communities are making it illegal to build new homes with natural gas. In fact, it sounds like the ultimate goal is to eliminate natural gas all together and ultimately require home owners to replace gas appliances with electric options. This seems like an odd move when California has still not solved its electric grid issues. In fact, in the ultimate irony, California is moving power plants over to natural gas . So while you won't be able to have it in...

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Real Estate Realities With Robert "The RebelBroker" Whitelaw

What can we learn from examining the major metro areas that have had the most and the least recovery since the real estate downturn?   On todays show we are going to review some interesting research from the good folks over at . There are some very familiar cities on both of these lists. This is not a list that is going to define whether you should or should not invest in these areas. However, if you learn about the rental markets, get some familiarity with these metros and apply a little thought - you can tease out more data that will help you make a more informed decision on the best...

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Real Estate Realities With Robert "The RebelBroker" Whitelaw

Landlords in Oakland, CA can no longer do criminal background checks. Here is why that is a stupid idea. Yeah, sorry, spoiler alert - a city government did something stupid - shocker. This one is a big deal tho. It reveals not only the Oakland city councils hypocrisy but also their general stupidity on how to actually solve a problem. We are going to talk about this one today and bring up some very unpleasant facts. For one thing, Oakland is basically asking landlords to flip a coin - you have a 50/50 chance that the person you rent to will commit a crime with this law. The really amazing part...

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Real Estate Realities With Robert "The RebelBroker" Whitelaw

According to the folks at TurboTenant, these cities will give you the highest ROI! There are always plenty of opinions when it comes to where you should invest in real estate. Today, we will take a look at the research done by the folks at to see what cities they suggest as the top places for investors, entrepreneurs and landlords to focus their attention! While we will be covering the top 10 cities for real estate investors on this list, the folks at TurboTenant actually run down the details on 31 different cities - so no matter where you are there should be at least 1 city that just might...

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Real Estate Realities With Robert "The RebelBroker" Whitelaw

The numbers indicate that the home selling season in 2020 is likely to be nuts! The news is not so great for buyers but strong for sellers of single family homes in 2020. With inventory dropping while demand increases, we are looking at a lead in to 2020 where unless we see an uncharacteristic increase in the number of home owners that list their home for sale, the competition for the homes available for sale is going to be fierce! One piece of good news is that new home construction has shown a big jump over the last couple of months. While permits are down month to month in the most recent...

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Real Estate Realities With Robert "The RebelBroker" Whitelaw

Welcome to 2020 as we discuss where single family residential real estate prices might just go! Today we will chat about what the folks over at Calculated Risk expect to happen in 2020! Expectations for prices on single family residential homes across the country is that we will see nothing shocking. No great gains in the increase in prices but no general loss in value. We will also take a look back at some interesting information on what has happened with rental prices over the last few years. For any aspiring landlord, investor or real estate entrepreneur, we will be reviewing some...

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Real Estate Realities With Robert "The RebelBroker" Whitelaw

Where to focus your real estate entrepreneurial effort in multi family homes in 2020! Today we are going to review some of the areas of the country being talked about the most when it comes to multifamily investing. Usually, the math ends up being much more lucrative for real estate investing when it comes to multifamily. However, there are different skill sets that come into play and some skill sets that you must focus on in order for these deals to work out best for you. Today, we will talk about areas that just might be interesting for buyers, sellers, investors and entrepreneurs interested...

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Real Estate Realities With Robert "The RebelBroker" Whitelaw

What effect might homebuilder confidence have on the real estate market? For all buyers, sellers investors and real estate entrepreneurs, gaining insight to what might be over the horizon in real estate can make you thousands of dollars. The latest news in the world of real estate and new home construction is that home builder confidence has reached the highest levels since 1999! Today, we will talk about that and reflect on what that meant to the market then. What followed and what might we see as a result. We will also take a look at what Realtors across the country expect to happen in their...

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Real Estate Realities With Robert "The RebelBroker" Whitelaw

Homes with "special needs" that cannot be made simple can be poor investments. Welcome to another edition of Real Estate Realities with The RebelBroker! It is time to lay some ground truth on you! Over the last few weeks, I have had to deal with some things that would be a nightmare for any homeowner - and even more so for a landlord! We will talk about that and how some homes, for whatever reason, are just not a good choice for long term renting. Of course, if you overcome that shortcoming with a change, that could actually be a way to get the property for a better price - but some things...

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Real Estate Realities With Robert "The RebelBroker" Whitelaw

Well, maybe not JUST ranting, but I really needed it. It was one of those days where I wanted to get into starting our discussion about how to move forward with a good review of the year and setting goals for the coming year. What can I say, I digressed. I have been really poking around for multi unit properties lately and I was stunned by the incompetence I found. So we will chat about that and other things! I will also include a clarification regarding my last podcast. During that show, we ran through the numbers on a sample property and I used the wrong number for my calculations. I will...

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What is the biggest trick real estate agents use when working with clients? We will discuss that today!

real estateFor those of you that have been listening to my show for a while, you know that I take a slightly different approach. In terms of what I consider to be the "Right" way to do things, the current dominant attitude in real estate just does not make the cut. Today, we are going to reveal the greatest weapon that real estate agents will bring out to get you to make an emotional rather than a rational decision. It is a tool  that is taught by EVERYONE in real estate. On its own, it is not a bad thing. To one degree or another, we all do it every day. However, when this tool is taken to the degree that you embrace the 'small deception' - which is standard operating procedure in the world of real estate - you are crossing a line that leads to an attitude that too easily can brush the truth aside for more and more critical issues - which is a bad thing. Now you see what I did there? I have teased the point of todays show hard. I am told that this is the way to write show notes! So consider yourself teased! I will not only lay out what this tool is and how it is used against you, but how you should counter it so that you can get what you deserve from your chosen real estate professional. Oh, and for all you real estate agents out there, we will chat about how you can still use this technique, just not be a lying butt head about it.


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