Friday, July 13, 2018

Access To Real Estate Information and Finding Leads With Doug Van Soest #599

Bruce and Aaron Norris are joined again this week by Doug Van Soest. He and his wife Andrea have been property buyers since about 2008. They have done about 400 deals as well as have gotten into wholesaling, property management, and keeping properties. He has been one of the success stories of the business.

Bruce and Aaron discuss with Doug his business and how he handles calls from prospective clients, the percentage of leads he has dealt with personally and not over the phone, how the ease of access to information has changed his business, his idea of the perfect rental property, the California market and how it is for reselling properties, how he has succeeded in a business in which few have, and much more on the real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Mailers and Finding Deals with Doug Van Soest #598

Bruce and Aaron Norris are joined this week by Doug Van Soest. He and his wife Andrea have been property buyers since about 2008. They have done about 400 deals as well as have gotten into wholesaling, property management, and keeping properties. He has been one of the success stories of the business.

Bruce and Aaron discuss with Doug his business prior to real estate, how he and Andrea first got into the real estate business, how they decided who handled what tasks, their best skills they utilize for the business, finding deals and how it has changed in 2018, their mailer and how they make it stand out, the way the industry is changing how people search for real estate, and much more on the real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

National CORE and the Hope Through Housing Foundation's Mission With Steve PonTell and Gregory Bradbard #597

Bruce and Aaron Norris are joined again this week by Steve PonTell and Gregory Bradbard of the National CORE and the Hope Through Housing Foundation.

Bruce and Aaron discuss with Greg and Steve National CORE and Hope Through Housing and what their main focus is with social services, the source of funding for their programs, their strategic partnerships, NIMBYism and YIMBYism, their biggest roadblocks to current and future projects, the future of affordable housing, and much more on the real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

The State of Affordable Housing With Steve PonTell and Gregory Bradbard #596

Bruce and Aaron Norris are joined this week by Steve PonTell and Gregory Bradbard.  Steve PonTell is the CEO and President of the National Community Renaissance, or National CORE, which is one of the largest affordable housing developers in the US home based in Rancho Cucamonga.  The acquisition, developer, and social services nonprofit controls over 10,000 doors and close to $1 billion in assets, while housing over 27,000 residents.  In 1996, Steve founded the La Jolla Institute, a California-based nonprofit think tank that advances a better understanding of the critical elements necessary for both communities and corporations to achieve sustainable economic competitiveness.

Gregory Bradbard is the Senior Vice President of National CORE and the President of Hope Through Housing Foundation.  He's got 20 years of experience as a community leader and a fundraiser.  Prior to joining Hope Through Housing and National CORE, Greg served as President and Chief Executive Officer at the Inland Empire United Way.

Bruce and Aaron discuss with Greg and Steve National CORE and its mission, how they got involved in their line of work, their core audience, how National CORE differs from Hope Through Housing, the importance of social services and affordable housing, the structure they built and how it has changed over the years, the state of affordable housing, and much more on the real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Notes and Self-Directed IRAs with Rick Solis #595

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Rick Solis. Rick is a retired appraiser, investor, teacher, and property manager. Primarily he is an investor now. He retired only two years ago when he was 48.

Bruce discusses with Rick his retirement accounts he had to invest with, Substantially Equal Periodic Payments, when he first learned about self-directed IRAs, his concerns about the timing of the next down cycle, the states in which he invested in notes, his first Florida loan, the unique thing Bruce had to deal with when working with the real estate there, and much more on the real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Rick Solis and His Journey to Real Estate #594

Aaron and Bruce Norris are joined this week by Rick Solis. Rick is a retired appraiser, investor, teacher, and property manager. Primarily he is an investor now. He retired only two years ago when he was 48.

Aaron and Bruce discuss with Rick how he began his journey into real estate at a young age, his first house he bought as an investment, how the downturn affected him, his inventory building and how it has changed, whey he decided to exit sooner than when most people thought advantageous, and much more on the real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

The Purpose of the PACE Program With Paul Herrera #593

Aaron and Bruce Norris are joined again this week by Paul Herrera. Paul is the Government Affairs Director for the Inland Valley Association of Realtors. Paul serves as an advocate for realtors on local issues, helping to preserve and protect property rights and the value of homeownership. His unique experience includes an award-winning journalism career with newspapers in Florida and California. He covered real estate, small business, the aviation business, and the confluence of government policy, politics and business.

Aaron and Bruce discuss with Paul the main issue behind affordable housing and whether it extends to renting, ideas to make it possible to build a different price-level home, solar power and where it could go, the PACE Program, and much more on the real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Propositions and Rent Control With Paul Herrera #592

Aaron and Bruce Norris are joined again this week by Paul Herrera. Paul is the Government Affairs Director for the Inland Valley Association of Realtors. Paul serves as an advocate for realtors on local issues, helping to preserve and protect property rights and the value of homeownership. His unique experience includes an award-winning journalism career with newspapers in Florida and California. He covered real estate, small business, the aviation business, and the confluence of government policy, politics and business.

Aaron and Bruce discuss with Paul the different propositions and what changes we could see made in the future, rent control and how we are seeing this played out in different cities, the Costa Hawkins Act, the way the efforts to get a bill passed or prevented from getting passed are funded, the way to get involved besides realtors associations, and much more on the real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

What Investors Should Know About Hoarding With Dr. Robin Zasio #591

This week Aaron Norris is joined by Dr. Robin Zasio. They had originally posted on Facebook to get people’s questions they wanted to ask her. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and licensed clinical social worker who has been specializing in the treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders for over twenty years. You may recognize her from several different shows, but the one that he was introduced to her on was “Hoarders.” He was always so fascinated how calm and collected and patient she was with the people with whom she worked.

Aaron discusses with Robin the proper name for a hoarding disorder, OCD and how it is defined, warning signs to look for in someone with a hoarding disorder, the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and how they help people with anxiety and hoarding disorders, her method for working with people with the disorder, a good strategy for knowing when to not add more items to your collection, and much more on the real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Hoarding and Clinical Psychology With Robin Zasio #590

This week Aaron Norris is joined by Dr. Robin Zasio. They had originally posted on Facebook to get people’s questions they wanted to ask her. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and licensed clinical social worker who has been specializing in the treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders for over twenty years. You may recognize her from several different shows, but the one that he was introduced to her on was “Hoarders.” He was always so fascinated how calm and collected and patient she was with the people with whom she worked.

Aaron discusses with Robin her work in clinical psychology and social work, her work on the show Hoarders and her book The Hoarder and You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life, what attracted her to her line of work, the difference between an collector and a hoarder, the best thing to do as a therapist to help them see their need to change, and much more on the real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

3D Printed Homes with John Schaub #589

This week Bruce Norris is joined again by author, investor, and landlord John Schaub.  John has prospered during three recessions, four tax law changes, and interest rates ranging from 6 to 16% in his 35 years as a real estate investor. His 2005 best-selling book Building Wealth One House At A Time assisted more than 100,000 real estate enthusiasts on their way to a successful investing. He recommends buying better, well-located houses rather than cheap houses and other management-intensive properties. John buys and manages his own properties and teaches building wealth one house at a time seminars each year. Here, students learn how to identify the best investment properties in their town. He also invests his time in those who cannot afford to buy their own home. He works with Habitat for Humanity and Fuller Center for Housing. Last year, he was honored for his reputation in the industry by being rewarded the Rhony Award. For more information on him, you can check out www.johnschaub.com.

Bruce discusses with John the first time he spoke in front of an audience, when he first began teaching with Pete Fortunato, the three groups of people his audience is typically made up of, his time working with Habitat for Humanity, the use of 3D printing in homes, and much more on the real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Bruce Norris Is Joined By John Schaub On The Real Estate Radio Show #588

This week Bruce Norris is joined by John Schaub. John has prospered during three recessions, four tax law changes, and interest rates ranging from 6 to 16% in his 35 years as a real estate investor. His 2005 best-selling book Building Wealth One House At A Time assisted more than 100,000 real estate enthusiasts on their way to a successful investing. He recommends buying better, well-located houses rather than cheap houses and other management-intensive properties. John buys and manages his own properties and teaches building wealth one house at a time seminars each year. Here, students learn how to identify the best investment properties in their town. He also invests his time in those who cannot afford to buy their own home. He works with Habitat for Humanity and Fuller Center for Housing. Last year, he was honored for his reputation in the industry by being rewarded the Rhony Award.

Bruce discusses with John his work he did before real estate, when he first became interested in the buying model versus the flipping model, the way deals were financed when he bought inventory from builders, the amount of homes he started with that he either flipped or kept as rentals, the source of most of his deals, attributes of a good rental property, and much more on the real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Bruce Norris Is Joined Inland Empire Builder By Alex Serrato On The Real Estate Radio Show #587

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Alex Serrato. Alex is a local builder, flipper, and investor. They partnered on quite a number of deals over the last few years and had two homes under construction and two about to start.

Bruce discusses with Alex his process for finding a building lot, the agents who deal with land, things Alex looks for in a property he knows right away will pose a problem, his way of dealing with school fees, the team he works with and whether they have remained the same, and much more on the real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Bruce Norris Is Joined By Greg Norris of The Norris Group on the Real Estate Radio Show #586

This week Bruce Norris is joined by his oldest son Greg Norris. Greg has built, bought, renovated, listed, and sold hundreds of homes in both California and Florida over the last twelve years. He is currently retired from the flipping business and going to college full-time.

Bruce discusses with Greg what he did before working for the Norris Group, the number of homes he has flipped over the last 12 years in California and Florida, the foreclosure and trustee sale process in California and Florida, the real estate numbers in Florida, his experience with Chinese drywall, and much more on the real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Bruce Norris Is Joined By Ted Boecker, Mike Novak-Smith, and Shelly Lindekugel on the Real Estate Radio Show #585

This week Bruce Norris is joined by Ted Boecker, Mike Novak-Smith, and Shelly Lindekugel. Ted is the owner and broker for Re/Max Results in Moreno Valley, which he started in 1989. Ted has vast experience in real estate and has been able to train and lead 35 of Southern California’s highest producing real estate brokers and agents. Before opening RE/Max results, Ted practiced law with Miller Hodges and Bemis LLC in Newport Beach. Mike Novak-Smith is one of the nation’s largest REO agents and has managed and sold 1,000 homes for corporate sellers. Mike specializes in the default service side of the business, which focuses on REO short sale evaluation products. Shelly Lindekugel is the certified real estate broker manager with a diverse background in the real estate industry, which began in 1989. In 2012, Shelly stepped down from management to pursue real estate sales once more. She and her partners have consistently been named top performing team, closing approximately $15 million annually

Bruce discusses with them how things changed in 1989 when the market started to decline, the real estate market in general when it comes to short sales and REOs, the top places people are migrating to find cheaper housing, the urgency to buy right now, the ease of getting a yes answer from a lender, risks involved in Subject To deals, what happens when one party in a contract breaches the terms, and much more on the real estate radio show and podcast.

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