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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Friday, May 5, 2017

Path of Life Ministries CEO Damien O'Farrell Joins Aaron Norris on the Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show #537

Aaron Norris is joined this week by Damien O’Farrell. They cover a topic they have never covered in the ten years since they started the radio show. Damien a community organizer and social entrepreneur who lives in Riverside. As a man of faith, he seeks to foster a just and sustainable community by supporting, advising, and developing initiatives of personal formation, community collaboration, and integration for those addressing barriers of dysfunction for a concern for the poor and marginalized. He is the CEO of Path of Life Ministries, the largest homeless shelter and housing provider in all of Riverside County. He continues to be involved in non-profits and initiatives like Seizing Our Destiny, the Pick Group, Riverside Neighborhood Partnership, the Raincross Group, and Give Big Riverside. His wife is also the CEO of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Inland Empire, made up of young professionals shaping the community. Aaron always tells people how he finds out about awards in the community because either Damien or his wife win them.

Aaron and Damien discuss Path of Life Ministries, how they help the homeless, political issues regarding homelessness, common misconceptions people may have of people in homeless situations, why he chose to work for the non-profit sector, the statement by Tony Mays that really caught Aaron's attention, the potential cut in HUD funding and whether this concerns non-profits, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Expert Investor Mike Cantu Joins Bruce Norris on the Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show #536

Bruce Norris is joined again this week by Mike Cantu. Mike has worn a lot of hats: real estate investor, entrepreneur, property manager, sometimes speaker, and full-time capitalist.

Bruce and Mike discuss what prepared him for the 2008 downturn, mobile home parks and how they differ from regular homes in terms of investment, his goals and whether they have changed over the years, what effect the downturn had on people's character, his experience with a promissory note, how he handles properties and how Bruce has adopted this, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Expert Investor Mike Cantu Joins Bruce Norris on the Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show #535

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Mike Cantu. He has worn a lot of hats: real estate investor, entrepreneur, property manager, speaker, and full-time capitalist.

Bruce and Mike discuss the different hats he wears, how he first got started as an entrepreneur, the reason many do not make it buying and selling homes themselves, how he first got started in real estate itself, his experience in dealing with big downturns, his most influential trainers, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Grant Gould of Automabots Joins Bruce Norris on the Aaron Group Real Estate Radio Show #534

Aaron Norris is hosting the radio this week, covering another technology topic. He is joined by Grant Gould, entrepreneur and real estate technologist. He is founder and CEO of Automabots, and he develops AI chatbots for the real estate industry. He is also co-founder of Home Junction, a top-tier real estate data company based in San Diego. In 1998, Grant founded Real Estate Village, which was the number one website company for realtors and the first to syndicate listings to Yahoo Real Estate. Grant is passionate about helping real estate professionals succeed. On his LinkedIn profile, it says he is passionate about new technology and is one of the biggest nerds on the planet.

Aaron and Grant discuss the latest in real estate technology, chat bots, artificial intelligence and how this will change the real estate industry, whether realtors should be concerned, how he got involved in real estate technology, where he sees himself going with it in the next year, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Leslie Appleton-Young of CAR Joins Bruce Norris on the Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show #533

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Leslie Appleton-Young. She is the vice-president and Chief Economist of the California Association of Realtors, a statewide trade organization with over 200,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. Leslie directs the activities of the association’s member information group. She oversees the analysis of the housing market and brokerage industry trends, member communication, and membership development activities. She is also closely involved the association’s strategic planning efforts, and she is a well-known speaker in the California real estate community.

Bruce and Leslie discuss low inventory and its effect on sales volume and price, CAR's survey and what they ask the realtors, CEQA and how it benefits construction, the common thing between counties still waiting on price recovery, the affordability number and how it compares historically, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Leslie Appleton-Young of CAR Joins Bruce Norris on the Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show #532

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Leslie Appleton-Young. She is the vice-president and Chief Economist of the California Association of Realtors, a statewide trade organization with over 200,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. Leslie directs the activities of the association’s member information group. She oversees the analysis of the housing market and brokerage industry trends, member communication, and membership development activities. She is also closely involved the association’s strategic planning efforts, and she is a well-known speaker in the California real estate community.

Bruce and Leslie discuss when she first got started in real estate, what the market was like at that time, how it has changed over the last couple decades, especially with affordability, migration patterns, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Shubber Ali of Centriq Technology Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #531

Aaron Norris is filling in for Bruce this week, and he is joined by Shubber Ali. He is co-founder and CEO of Centriq, a software platform designed to connect homeowners with everything they need to know about the home in an easy-to-use app. Previously he was vice president of strategic innovation for salesforce.com. This was Forbes most innovative company for the past four years. He held C-level executives at Fortune 100 companies to develop and execute on transformational business process innovation initiatives across retail, banking, and manufacturing. He is a regularly featured speaker on Process and Disruptive Innovation, and he has published numerous articles on topics ranging from innovation to management of core competencies in corporations. He serves as a consultant to the World Bank on digital infrastructure in developing markets. Recently he was a new member of the digital infrastructure working group for the World Economic Forum. Shubber has a very impressive resume, and there is actually more on the website.

This segment primarily focuses on the new app they created at Centriq, including how you can have it for your own use, what it is and how it works for appliances, how it makes things easier for tenants, renters, and homeowners, Aaron's first-hand experience with it, how this app could work for real estate, what Shubber sees in the future for it, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Erik Hernandez of Lee & Associates Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #530

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Erik Hernandez. Erik has been with Lee & Associates in the commercial real estate division since 2000. Prior to that he was in research since 1994. He specializes in industrial real estate, and he has been on the radio show a number of times prior. He is also the Norris Group’s go-to person for the commercial world.

This segment primarily focuses on innovations in technology, including what we are seeing and could see in the coming year, what new technology is happening that could change supermarkets, how it could change the way we are educated, how this could lead to issues with the work industry that we would need to solve, as well as which real estate sector is the easiest to repurpose for other use, what is happening in the industrial side of real estate that has affected the office market, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Erik Hernandez of Lee & Associates Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #529

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Erik Hernandez. Erik has been with Lee & Associates in the commercial real estate division since 2000. Prior to that he was in research since 1994. He specializes in industrial real estate, and he has been on the radio show a number of times prior. He is also the Norris Group’s go-to person for the commercial world.

Bruce and Erik discuss the segment of the commercial world he works in, what year was considered a peak in the commercial world, how much construction we saw in industrial real estate last year, vacancy and availability rates, the push in foreign investors, whether the industry is concerned about another recession, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

REO Mentor Tony Alvarez Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #528

Bruce Norris is joined again this week by Tony Alvarez. Tony is very familiar with the Norris Group’s audience and has been a friend since he and Bruce first met in 2003. He mostly buys properties to hold with an occasional flip in the mix. He now does this in a couple different states.

Bruce and Tony discuss people's attitudes at the peak of a boom, which market Tony was inspired to work in based off Bruce's advice, what we see an increase in with the aging population, the Lancaster market today compared to the last peak, rents today compared to 2005, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

REO Mentor Tony Alvarez Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #527

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Tony Alvarez. Tony is a familiar face and has been a friend since he and Bruce first met in 2003. He mostly buys properties to hold with an occasional flip in the mix. He now does this in a couple different states.

Bruce and Tony discuss the crucial moment they met that helped Tony get his start, when he started selling his properties, what the market was at the time he started, the top advice Bruce gave Tony to help him in his business, the types of properties he works with, what he looks for in business and personal relationships, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Mike O'Neill of O'Neill Property Management Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #526

Bruce’s special guest this week is Mike O’Neill. Mike owns O’Neill Property Management in Riverside, which has been open for business for many years.

Bruce and Mike discuss how he got started working with the investment side of real estate, whether it is more challenging to work with multiple or single units, condos versus apartments, Section 8, the current percentage for vacancy rates, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Mike O'Neill of O'Neill Property Management Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #525

Bruce’s special guest this week is Mike O’Neill. Mike owns O’Neill Property Management in Riverside, which has been open for business for many years.

Bruce and Mike discuss how he first got started in property management, his typical clients, what he looks at when determining whether to rent to you, what the typical renter looks like, the unique thing he looks for in properties he takes on, how his advertising approach has changed over the years, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Bruce and Aaron Norris Discuss Their Newsletter and Upcoming Event on the Real Estate Radio Show #524

Aaron and Bruce continue their discussion this week about their event today and their latest newsletter. They discuss his latest newsletter and timing report, his upcoming event 2% Interest, $40 Trillion in Debt, and Other Surprise Endings, the different wild cards covered in the report, as well as taking people's questions on the housing markets in different counties, the dollar value, affordability, the rental market, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.


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Friday, January 27, 2017

Bruce and Aaron Norris Discuss Their Newsletter and Upcoming Event on the Real Estate Radio Show #523

Bruce and Aaron Norris held a live webinar this week discussing their latest newsletter and upcoming event 2% Interest, $40 Trillion in Debt, and Other Surprise Endings. In the show they also discuss how the Norris Group is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Bruce started the company when he was 44, and when you think about this he hasn’t owned it as long as it seems. In between then he had to grow a lot, and it was a really fun journey. When you buy properties you can do it alone. A lot of their clients actually do this. You basically work at home or in a small office. You have a company with all these facets to it, and for Bruce this was really outside of the scope for him for the first 15 years.

Bruce and Aaron discuss his latest newsletter and timing report, his upcoming event 2% Interest, $40 Trillion in Debt, and Other Surprise Endings, China's economy, debt, and healthcare system, the Euro zone deflation, oil disruption, tax law changes, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.


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Friday, January 20, 2017

The Norris Group's Craig Hill Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #522

Bruce Norris is joined again this week by The Norris Group’s very own Craig Hill. Bruce has known Craig for over 20 years. He has been running the loan business, getting people invested in trust deeds, and dealing with the borrowers.

Bruce and Craig primarily discuss trust deeds and investing, how he first got started in the business, determining who is safe to loan to, Fannie Mae's ideas on loaning to investors, areas of investing the Norris Group will not do, the biggest job of a broker, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.


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Friday, January 13, 2017

The Norris Group's Craig Hill Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #521

Bruce Norris is joined this week by The Norris Group’s very own Craig Hill. Bruce has known Craig for over 20 years. He has been running the loan business, getting people invested in trust deeds, and dealing with the borrowers.

Bruce and Craig primarily discuss hard money, what it was 20 years ago, what the industry was like at this time, what differentiates a hard money lender from other lenders, customers who borrow directly from the lender, what led Bruce to expand his business, available programs for people who borrow money, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.


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Friday, January 6, 2017

T.J. Clark of TurnKey Joins Aaron Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #520

This week's guest is T.J. Clark, interviewed by Aaron Norris. T.J. is park of TurnKey Rentals. Prior to co-founding them, he was the president and CEO of Limos.com, which became the largest online marketplace for limo and car service. It expanded globally and launched partnerships with companies like Orbitz, Sabre, Concur, Delta Airlines, LiveNation and OpenTable. Prior to that, T.J. was V.P of Operations at IAC/InterActiveCorp, which included over 85 internet brands with 20 million visitors per day. Sites there included Expedia, Hotels.com, Ticketmaster, LendingTree and Match.com. He was also part of Hotwire.com on their startup team back in 2000.

As far as TurnKey Rentals goes, they are one of the largest full-service property management companies in the U.S. It is also one of the fastest growing start-up companies in Austin, Texas and has raised more than $20 million in funding. Original investors include the likes of Expedia, Zillow, Hotwire, Glassdoor, and Homeaway. TurnKey was founded to make the problems and pain points of renting vacation homes go away. Most importantly, they make sure there are no surprises for guests and owners. Aaron had stayed at a property a few weeks before in Palm Springs and had a good experience partly because of the technology and his company.

Bruce and TJ discuss the services TurnKey provides, the benefits and downsides of having a property manager vs. doing it yourself, the markets with the best ROIs, TurnKey's important stages for choosing the right guests, the future for vacation rentals, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.


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