Is The Real Estate Business Stuck In A Time Warp?

Is The Real Estate Business Stuck In A Time Warp?

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  • February 23, 2015

I love investing in real estate. Donald Trump was right. It’s the thrill of working the “Art of the Deal” and making a handsome profit on a deal well done.

A few years back, I had a pretty successful real estate investing business and a pretty popular online radio show. I had a lot of fun with Real Estate Radio USA. We recorded over 200 episodes. We were pumping out content before content was hot. How many podcasts do you know have over 200 episodes in the can?

Many of the episodes can still be found online and on iTunes. We had a lot of fun and we made a LOT of money buying and re-selling houses. Then the bottom fell out of the real estate market. So we decided to take those same marketing skills and diversify into other profit centers. Life has indeed been good.

So good that my partners and I have decided to jump back into the market. But this time I’m not looking to conquer the real estate world and be the figurehead for investors across the country. I already have enough on my plate keeping my clients raising the bar with social media.

Now, real estate is simply going to be a commodity trading system for me. Some guys buy stocks or gold, I invest in real estate. Why real estate? Simple. Like the quote attributed to Will Rogers says…”because they ain’t making any more of it.”

With everything going on in this crazy world, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google could blow up tomorrow. But real estate…in some way shape or form, it’ll still be there until the “G” man calls me home.

I’m pretty enthused about building another portfolio of holdings and going all “Trump” on my local market. But there’s one thing that I can’t believe is still a malaise in the business. That being lazy Realtors. Now before you round up the posse and come attacking like they used to do in the old days, understand that I’ve already gone toe-to-toe over this with some of the best Realtors in the country.

Over the years some have become good friends, and I even married one. So don’t tell me that I have a disdain for Realtors. What I do loathe is incompetence in anyone who fancies themselves a professional. Beating up on Realtors during the radio show days was a bloodsport. Primarily because it was child’s play. The bad ones made it so damn easy to call them out.

As I begin my new foray into the market, imagine my surprise when I found out that I was actually going back to the future. Check out this short video.

Unbelievable isn’t it? But it’s absolutely true. I’ll get over the last week of torture dealing with Realtors soon enough. I’m not looking to make real estate my priority. (but who knows) I’ll be happy buying 3  to 5 deals per month. I’m pretty sure I’ll meet my objectives.

But for Heaven’s sake, answer your damn phone, get off your duff, and conduct some business. Don’t make me dust off that microphone again!

But then again, I do need some fun in my maturing years. Who knows, it might just be interesting to get the band back together!

Muahhhhh…Muahhh…Muahhh…( my Dr. Evil laugh)

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