We had our regular panelists to include Brian Daly of REIG Asset Management and Drew Ornelas from our office along with Dr. Angie. We talked extensively about flipping houses as well as the Facebook Mom’s who are literally bullying babies. The main theme of the show was also about transitions in life. Drew and the entire panel was candid and it was great fun.
This was a full house show. We focused on the Wounded Warrior Program and had Mia Roseberry and Patrick Clark from REIG. They are providing an amazing service for an unfilled need for Veterans and have opened their first house locally (disabled, it is outrageous what they have to do in terms of waiting to get a disability rating etc. and there are six months in between them being discharged and getting benefits...sometimes it can lag up to 2 years).
Of course we had to include some pop culture with Lady Gaga's new release, Applause.
Yesterday we had the CEO and founder of Dollar Shave Club Michael Dublin. Bryan and Angie discussed a bunch of different things - BIG SURPRISE - good grief, those two change topics so fast it would have made your head spin. A lot of it had to do with loyalty, reconnecting with folks you care about most and they also discussed the San Francisco market and an old friend, Jon Giacomi.
Hey, back to the Dollar Shave Club and CEO Michael Dubin:
Bryan and Angie are having CEO and Co-Founder of Barkbox. Matt Meeker. It’s a cool concept and we all use it for our dogs. It’s really taken off. We think this is one of the greatest new concepts out there for your pets. Listen to the replay and you will get the inside scoop on many things that are of interest including some of the stuff you are feeding your pet now although branded "premium" may not be so "premium" after all.
A portion of proceeds from each box will go to help doggies-in-need. Whether you’ve known your furry friend for years or have a new special canine in your life, BarkBox is the monthly necessity for keeping your pup entertained and feeling well loved.
We are also joined by Leslie Pierce from Lawyers Title and David Rudd from Kindred Real Estate.
David is a long time friend of Bryan’s, as is Leslie. We will probably discuss some general real estate items as well as fun about being a dog lover.
Last week it was Angie, Bryan, Pat and Wes. What started out as a real estate update show ended up being a pretty hilarious coffee clutch. Too many topics to cover – quick and upbeat – don’t miss it!
Patrick Clark of RGI Asset Management - housing market discussion. Bryan says he can talk to you about your house to come up with the price to get you to your goal - either a fast sale or top dollar - and sometimes both! Brian Daly and Patrick Clark have founded their company on principal, rather than greed. Yes, we all want to make money, but it can be done ethically, fairly and with compassion.
Housing Bubble: Bryan referenced KeepingCurrentMatters.com on this topic. Bryan and Patrick agree that we are heading to a bubble that could level out or even implode a bit. Interest rates are following the same sticker shock that gas prices do: raise them up and then back them down a bit so people feel that it's better - false comfort. Then insure 90% of the loans - Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac. Would be much better if more private money were a part of these loans rather than putting so much in the Federal Government to keep the Real Estate Market going. Keeping Current Matters states that 40% of buyers are getting better rate than renting. There are plenty of traditional buyers out there - don't panic.
If you need help with short sale, call Bryan now - before the Feds change their generosity.
Bryan talked about being the fat guy on the plane. He would fly first class or not at all. He knows how people were hoping, "Please pass, pass, pass, don't let the fat guy sit by me in the middle and ooze into my seat!" He feels the same about kids - there's always that potential of the ears popping causing a shrill alarm at takeoff and landing. He calls himself out and we were laughing pretty hard - if we were honest!
Preview to next week's show: What is the right age to get a test for your prostate? How about that colon? We'll be talking to expert and his patient survivor next week. Read more, then tune in!
It was a lively conversation with Wes Shaw, Patrick Clark, and Angela as they chatted it up with Bryan about mortgage rates, the new protocol with the government eavesdropping and Bryan talking about his experience with pet psychic, Sonya Fitzpatrick.
Tawni Oppenheim, President of Staged 4 Sale and an Accredited Staging Professional Master attended the Staging University in Chicago in 2006 where she was personally trained by the Originator and Creator of Home Staging – Barb Schwarz herself. Barb has appeared on numerous news and media including ABC’s 20/20, CBS The Early Show, NBC Nightly News, The New York Times, Business Week, Wall Street Journal, and dozens of others. Tawni has an extensive background working with people, color and décor. Please visit these links to read more:
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