Friday, August 18, 2017

Sean O'Toole of PropertyRadar Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #552

On Friday, September 22, the Norris Group proudly presents its 10th annual award-winning black tie event I Survived Real Estate. An incredible lineup of industry experts will join Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals. All proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event would not be possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, Coach Fullerton, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub, Las Brisas Escrow, MVT Productions, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Realty411, and White House Catering. Visit www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information and tickets

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Sean O’Toole. Sean is the founder and CEO of PropertyRadar.com. Prior to launching PropertyRadar, Sean successfully purchased and flipped more than 150 residential and commercial foreclosures. Leveraging 15 years in the software industry, Sean used technology as a key competitive advantage to build his successful real estate investment track record. Sean has always strived in start-up environments. As such, he became a key contributor at Xing Technology, acquired by Real Networks, ISI Global Center, acquired by Global Crossing, and Icarian Inc., acquired by Workstream.

Bruce and Sean discuss his PropertyRadar business and how it has changed, how they are expanding beyond their initial market of realtors and real estate investors, the current trends with trustee sales, the difference between an owner with 1 property versus several, volumes and sales prices and what strange occurrence is happening with them, his take on policies initiated to prevent the full brunt of the crash, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

Sean O’Toole will be one of our speakers on our panel at I Survived Real Estate 2017. The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: First Lending Solutions, Guaranteed Rate and Nathan Chabolla, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keller Williams Corona, Keystone CPA, LA South REIA, Michael Ryan, New Western, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Orange County Investment Club, Pacific Premiere Bank, Pasadena FIBI, Pilot Limousine, RealWealth Network, Rick and LeeAnne Rossiter, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, San Francisco Bay Real Estate Networking Summit, Sonoca Corporation, South Orange County Real Estate Club, Spinnaker Loans, Think Realty, uDirect IRA Services, Westin South Coast Plaza, Wilson Investment Properties, Inc. See www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Bruce Norris Joins David Kittle of the Mortgage Collaborative on the Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show #551

On Friday, September 22, the Norris Group proudly presents its 10th annual award-winning black tie event I Survived Real Estate. An incredible lineup of industry experts will join Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals. All proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event would not be possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, Coach Fullerton, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub, Las Brisas Escrow, MVT Productions, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Realty411, and White House Catering. Visit www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information and tickets

Bruce Norris is joined this week by David Kittle. David began his mortgage banking career in 1978 with American Fletcher Mortgage Company. As a top producing loan officer, he moved to the management side in ’86. He opened his own company, Associates Mortgage Group, in 1994 and sold it in 2006. David is founding partner and vice-chairman of the Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s premiere mortgage cooperative. David is past president of the Louisville and Kentucky Mortgage Bankers Association. He is the past chairman of MBA’s political action committee MORPAC and former vice chair of MBA’s residential board of governors. He served on MBA’s board of directors from 2004-2010. David is past chairman of the Mortgage Banker’s Association in Washington, D.C., completing his term in October 2009. David’s principled and straight-forward approach served him well in the industry. He testified 14 times before Congress and lead the industry during the most tumultuous period he has ever had.

Bruce and David discuss when he first got started in mortgage banking, common sense underwriting and whether it could come back, the job of the Mortgage Collaborative and what they do for their clients, his upcoming conference August 20-23, the mood in the industry right now, the role of technology, the percentage of the loans that are refis, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

David Kittle will be one of our speakers on our panel at I Survived Real Estate 2017. The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: First Lending Solutions, Guaranteed Rate and Nathan Chabolla, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keller Williams Corona, Keystone CPA, LA South REIA, Michael Ryan, New Western, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Orange County Investment Club, Pacific Premiere Bank, Pasadena FIBI, Pilot Limousine, RealWealth Network, Rick and LeeAnne Rossiter, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, San Francisco Bay Real Estate Networking Summit, Sonoca Corporation, South Orange County Real Estate Club, Spinnaker Loans, Think Realty, uDirect IRA Services, Westin South Coast Plaza, Wilson Investment Properties, Inc. See www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information.

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Bruce and Aaron Norris Join IE Builder Alex Serrato on the Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show #550

Bruce Norris is joined again this week by Alex Serrato. Alex is a local builder in Riverside who he has partnered with on many deals. One of the reasons Bruce wanted him to come in is they have had a good experience working with each other, and his niche is one that might be an advantage to other investors. It is hard for them to find deals right now, but working from scratch might be another niche they can employ.

Bruce and Alex discuss the process for finding lots and buying land, his work with mailers, percolation tests and all the necessary tests to take with homes, pros and cons of paved and dirt roads, grading permits, protected species in Riverside County, Megan's Law and and this helps to check for neighborhood crime, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Bruce and Aaron Norris Join Riverside Builder Alex Serrato on the Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show #549

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Alex Serrato. Alex is a local builder in Riverside who he has partnered with on many deals. One of the reasons Bruce wanted him to come in is they have had a good experience working with each other, and his niche is one that might be an advantage to other investors. It is hard for them to find deals right now, but working from scratch might be another niche they can employ.

Bruce and Alex discuss how long he has been a builder in Riverside, inventory today compared to 2005, the square footage and price range he prefers to work with, how long it takes to build after obtaining a permit, price volatility and costs, the liability you have if something goes wrong under the work of a sub, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Bruce Norris Joins Greg Norris on the Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show #548

Bruce Norris is joined again this week by his oldest son Greg Norris. Greg has really taken over the buy/sell business for the last twelve years.

Bruce and Greg discuss the warning signs of a bad contractor, his recommendations for someone wanting to be involved in real estate for many years, the properties he prefers to work with and avoids, Florida inventory compared to California, the issue of Chinese drywall and sinkholes, the rental value for condos in California, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Bruce Norris Joins Greg Norris on the Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show #547

Bruce Norris is joined this week by his oldest son Greg Norris. Greg has really taken over the buy/sell business for the last twelve years.

Bruce and Greg discuss his background before joining real estate, the first projects they worked on together, the average time table for a housing project, the percentage of properties that never saw the inside, the amount of trustee sales he has been involved in, the time online auctions kicked in, the percentage of properties already occupied, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Aaron and Bruce Norris Join Mike and Randy Grigg on the Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show #546

Aaron and Bruce Norris are joined again this week by Randy and Mike Grigg with Elite Auctions. They continue their discussion from last week about the auction strategy and how it has changed over time. Today they will get more into how it changes when you are in a different quadrant in California.

Aaron and Bruce discuss with Mike and Randy the bust market back in 2007, the markets in Quadrants 3 and 4, the current Bakersfield market, technology changes and how this affected the auction business, financing and how it has changed since 2005, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Aaron and Bruce Norris Join Mike and Randy Grigg on the Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show #545

Aaron and Bruce Norris are joined this week by Randy and Mike Grigg. Randy has been involved in real estate since 1977. He discovered the benefits of using the real estate auction method of marketing real estate after completing a single-family house rehab project that had three failed escrows. Being a control freak, he designed his auction company Elite Auctions to cater to the desire of clients to sell properties quickly and in as is condition with no loan appraisal or property contingencies. His best client was himself as a real estate investor, which is cool.

Mike Grigg, his son, is a graduate from the prestigious World Champion College of Auctioneers. He is a published author of the book Maximizing Your Charity Events Bottom-Line. He began his auction career in 2002 and has participated in several charity, benefit, and fundraising auctions. He has also served as the past president of the California State Auctioneers Association. He is a current member of the Western States Auction Association and the National Auctioneers Association.

Aaron and Bruce discuss with Mike and Randy when they first got into real estate investing, when they started integrating auctions into their business, what it takes to be an auctioneer, the role of the marketplace in the auction process, the different types of auctions, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Aaron and Bruce Norris Join Realtors Chris and Molly Silva on the Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show #544

Aaron Norris is joined again this week by Bruce Norris and Molly and Chris Silva. They are realtors and investors based in Riverside, and they followed in the footsteps of their father Steve Silva. Bruce Norris worked extensively with him over the course of his career. The family has been involved in everything from REOs to real estate investing.

Aaron and Bruce discuss with Chris and Molly expired listings, a number of days for a typical listing agreement, the mood shift in regards to home design, the market in Quadrant 2, equity sellers in 2012, technology and its part with expired listings, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Aaron and Bruce Norris Join Realtors Chris and Molly Silva on the Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show #543

Aaron Norris is joined this week by Bruce Norris and Molly and Chris Silva. They are realtors and investors based in Riverside, and they followed in the footsteps of their father Steve Silva. Bruce Norris worked extensively with him over the course of his career. The family has been involved in everything from REOs to real estate investing.

Aaron and Bruce discuss with Chris and Molly discuss when they first got involved in the realtor business, when Bruce first started working with their dad Steve, the event that occurred in Quadrant 1 that no one expected, the essential strategy in Quadrant 1, what years Quadrant 2 covers in the market, listings they did at the peak of the market, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Rob Hahn of 7DS Associates Joins Aaron Norris on the Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show #542

Aaron Norris is joined again this week by Rob Hahn, the founder and managing partner of 7DS Associates. He has done everything from working in finance corporate law technology, product development, media and entertainment, startups, fashion, and even a professional card player. You will catch him on his blog The Notorious R.O.B, where he opines on real estate topics, technology, marketing, and strategy. You will find him at numerous industry events, including the Inman Connect, T3 Summit, and local state and national association events.

Aaron and Rob discuss Instant Offers and Open Door, lead generation sources, the future of real estate when it comes to co-living, realtors' responses to the fast changing technology, the big role investors are playing in real estate, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Rob Hahn of 7DS Associates Joins Aaron Norris on the Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show #541

Aaron Norris is joined this week by Rob Hahn, the founder and managing partner of 7DS Associates. They are a strategy consulting firm specializing in creative solutions rooted in strategic analysis and data. He has one of the most varied backgrounds you could possibly imagine, from finance corporate law technology to product development, media and entertainment, startups, fashion, and even a professional card player. He said the game was called Magic for Gathering, which is like poker for nerds and was introduced back in 1993. You may be familiar with Rob’s work as he writes on the well-known blog The Notorious R.O.B, where he talks about real estate technology, marketing, and strategy. You will find him at numerous industry events, including the Inman Connect, T3 Summit, and local state and national association events.

Aaron and Rob discuss how much tech companies are worth today, syndicators and their part in dealing with real estate data, MLS and CMLS listings, Realtor.com's rankings since being bought by News Corp, the latest news on Zillow, instant offers, Open Door and their importance to the real estate industry, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Realtor Andrea Jennings Joins Aaron and Bruce Norris on the Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show #540

Aaron Norris is joined again this week by his own father, Bruce Norris, and Andrea Jennings. They are covering Buying Strategy: First Day MLS Buying. They are re-doing the Buying Systems course that was done in the past and is made up of about 24 different buying systems. By the time we are done over the summer, it will end up being closer to 3 days of information as opposed to two. They are covering first day buying out of the MLS, how it has changed, and technology. Last week they ended on Quadrant 2, which is in a down cycle and started in 2007, 2008 in earnest.

Aaron, Bruce, and Andrea discuss the markets in the different quadrants, whether it is valuable to have a sales agents license, Andrea's experience working with realtors in Quadrant 2, MLS listings and whether it is good to be the first one on the scene, the sellers' mindsets in the different quadrants, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Realtor Andrea Jennings Joins Aaron and Bruce Norris on the Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show #539

Aaron Norris is joined this week by his own father, Bruce Norris, and Andrea Jennings. Bruce, of course, is CEO of the Norris Group, and Andrea is an award-winning realtor currently with McKee Real Estate. Over the years she has worked with buyers, sellers, and even investors. She started her career in the early 90s and began working with Bruce in 1993. From 1996 to 2002 she owned and operated her own successful real estate business. During this last downturn, she joined the “dark side” as an investor and worked both as a realtor and investor.

Aaron, Bruce, and Andrea discuss the different Quadrants of the market, how the buying strategies changes with each one, what big thing has caused the most change in the quadrants, how they determine the different quadrants, what years we saw them change, probates and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Path of Life Ministries CEO Damien O'Farrell Joins Aaron Norris on the Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show #538

Aaron Norris is joined again this week by Damien O’Farrell. Damien a community organizer and social entrepreneur who lives in Riverside. He is the CEO of Path of Life Ministries, the largest homeless shelter and housing provider in all of Riverside County.

Aaron and Damien discuss misconceptions about homelessness and why this is important to understand, they ways Path of Life Ministries reach out to the homeless, the ideal home in which to place those who have just come off the street, the types of homeless people with which he works, functional zero and the group of people that has reached this status, the success rate of those who have gone into Path of Life Housing, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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