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Get actionable ideas, insight & inspiration to turn your real estate career into a life of freedom. Real Estate Uncensored shows you how to blend the latest high-tech and high-touch prospecting, sales and marketing strategies to grow your real estate business. Featuring interviews with mega agents and influencers like Jeff Cohn, Lars Hedenborg, Greg Harrelson, Jeff Latham, Aaron Wittenstein, James Rembert, Nick Sakkis, Marki Lemons-Ryhal and many more. You’ll learn how to use social media to attract ideal clients, build your personal brand online, use prospecting systems and scripts to sell 500 homes/yr, bring homes to market & actually get them sold, run high-tech open houses & much more. Co-hosted by Greg McDaniel, the "Junior Grandmaster" and a Bay area Realtor, and Matt Johnson, agency owner, podcaster and author of MicroFamous.
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Jul 6, 2021

In the information age, data is the new oil, and if we know how to put it to good use, we’re bound to stay ahead of our competitors, every step of the way.

 

The question is, how do we use that data effectively? What kind of information should we be looking for in the first place, and how should we be storing it? 

 

In this episode, Likely.Ai CEO, Brad McDaniel shares how to future-proof our businesses using data and technology.



Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

 

  • The risk we need to be aware of when dealing with data

    As real estate agents, our databases are our biggest assets. Could we be putting them at risk without realizing it?

 

  • How to safeguard our information

    We’ve earned all the information in our databases. How can we ensure we’re the ones benefiting from our hard work? 

 

  • The AI limitations we need to be aware of

    AI is great at pattern recognition, but where does it fall short? How can we pick up the slack to ensure we’re getting the best of both worlds?

 

Guest Bio

 

Brad McDaniel is the co-founder and CEO of Likely.Ai, artificial intelligence aimed at helping real estate professionals sift through bad data to make low-quality leads a thing of the past. Brad is passionate about problem-solving and developing successful web and mobile products, and is a highly sought-after Director of Business Strategy. 

 

To find out more, visit:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradjmcdaniel/

https://likely.ai/

https://likely.ai/refresh 

App.likely.ai 

Or email the team at moredeals@likely.ai

 

And to take part in the competition mentioned in this episode, head to app.likely.ai, drag and drop your database file and click for a free report. From there, share your results on Facebook to be in the running for a FREE Likely.Ai Refresh! 

 

Connect with Gene on: 

https://www.facebook.com/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fgenevolpe

https://www.instagram.com/thegenevolpe/?hl=en 

 

Find out more about Nick at: 

Getamplifiedmarketing.com 

 

And contact Greg on: 

925 915 1978

Jul 1, 2021

We tend to tell ourselves only a certain percentage of people will become millionaires in their lifetimes, but that simply isn’t true. What if becoming a millionaire was doable for everyone- and better yet, what if they could do it in the space of a year? 

 

Is reaching our wildest income goals possible? Should anyone be setting their sights on a more realistic target, based on where they’re at today?

 

In this episode, Serial Disruptor and bestselling author of Disrupt You! Jay Samit returns to the show to share how he mentored a young man on welfare to unbelievable success. 

 

Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

 

  • How to get ANYONE to believe in themselves

    Self-doubt is the biggest killer of dreams, so how do we help others bust out of a bad mindset? 

 

  • The key to standing out from the crowd

    Forget the competition, how can we differentiate ourselves to the point where we’re the ONLY people who do what we do? 

 

  • Why focusing on our problems is a great way to move forward

    Writing down 3 things we’re grateful for each day is well-known for boosting positivity, but what possible benefit comes from documenting 3 problems we’re faced with every day?

 

Guest Bio

 

Jay Samit is a Serial Disruptor, revered across multiple industries for his insights, passion, and expertise in spotting trends. The bestselling author of Disrupt You! Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation, translated into 14 languages, and the 2021 Future Proofing You, he is also an Adjunct Professor at USC in innovation. Jay has been at the forefront of countless breakthrough advancements in mobile video, internet advertising, eCommerce, social networks, digital music and augmented reality, and held positions at Deloitte, EMI, SONY, and Universal Studios, and helped grow a number of pre-IPO companies, including Linkedin. A sought-after keynote speaker, Jay’s talk, It’s Time to Disrupt You is a high-energy crash course in how to create and embrace change in any field, and he is passionate about helping others figure out a way forward and plot their next moves as successfully as possible. 

 

To find out more, go to:
https://jaysamit.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaysamit/ 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/4423009431059957/ 

https://www.amazon.com/Jay-Samit/e/B00NF2SGBA%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

Jun 29, 2021

With so many agents concerned about the inventory shortage in the US, we need to start looking at potential side hustles, and buying tax liens could be the silver lining we need. 

 

What is a tax lien, and how do we find them, let alone buy them up? What are the unique challenges posed by this area of real estate, and if there are none, why are so few agents jumping at the opportunity?

 

In this episode, the Founder of Tax Lien Alliance, Todd Ashton returns to go deep on the most mysterious opportunity real estate has to offer. 



Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

 

  • When to get into tax liens

    Is there a ‘right’ time to start buying tax liens? What are the ideal conditions for this aspect of real estate? 

 

  • Why tax liens are real estate’s best-kept secret

    If tax liens are such a great way to make money, why do so few people know about them? Is there a catch?

 

  • How to get involved in tax liens as a licensed agent

    Are there any barriers or restrictions agents need to be aware of before diving into tax liens?

 

Guest Bio

 

Todd Ashton is the Founder of Tax Lien Alliance. In addition to his extensive experience as a real estate investor, Todd is an internationally celebrated educator, passionate about teaching others how to use tax liens to build passive income streams. With past mentees (and now lifelong friends) including Robert Kiyosaki, Robert Allen, and Dolf DeRoos, it’s safe to say that Todd is an expert in his field. 

 

To find out more about Todd, visit:

https://www.taxlienalliance.com/ 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-_dGra6kFtDa9-iuaZxDCw 

 

You can call or text Todd on his private line at 801 358 1496 

Or email him at toddashton@gmail.com

 

Connect with your hosts:

https://getamplifiedmarketing.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/thegenevolpe/?hl=en 

https://www.facebook.com/genevolpe

And call or text Greg on 925 915 1978

Jun 24, 2021

We all think we have big dreams, but more often than not, we’re thinking a lot smaller than we realize. 

 

How can we get into the habit of thinking bigger, and how big is big enough? Can we really achieve anything we set our minds to, or should we be setting more realistic goals for ourselves? 

 

In this episode, mindset strategist, coach and host of The Thinking Big Podcast, Sean Osborn shares how to quit limiting ourselves and create the lives of our dreams. 



Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

 

  • Why our thoughts matter more than we realize

    Our thoughts ultimately become things, so why waste time and energy and put our dreams on the line by thinking small? 

 

  • How to stop self-limiting beliefs in their tracks

    Our belief systems are shaped when we’re kids, so sometimes we don’t even know we’re thinking too small. How can we work to change our beliefs when we don’t know where they come from? 

 

  • How to keep thinking bigger

    How can we get into the habit of consistently pushing for more when we’ve already started taking steps towards our goals?

 

Guest Bio

 

Sean Osborn is a mindset strategist, coach and the host of The Thinking Big Podcast. The developer of The Thinking BIG Model, Sean is passionate about helping others remove their self-limiting beliefs and maximize their potential, so they can achieve their wildest dreams. 

 

To find out more, go to:

https://thinkingbig.info/

https://thinkingbig.info/the-podcast/ 

 

Connect with your hosts:

Genevolpe.com

Microfamous.com

And call Greg on 925 915 1978.

To find out more about Greg’s work with Klevrleads, go to Klevrleads.com

Jun 22, 2021

We get into real estate because we want to take control of our careers, and none of us wants to play in the minor leagues. However, so often, that’s what happens. How can we shift out of doing ‘okay’ and start taking steps towards greatness?

 

What’s separating the big players from everyone else? Do we have what it takes to become a force to be reckoned with?

 

In this episode, we dive deep into why making it to the big leagues is surprisingly simple. 

 

Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

 

  • Why we need to stop trying to do it all

    How can we tell if we’re creating freedom for ourselves as agents, or if we’ve just created glorified jobs for ourselves? 

 

  • How to deliver a stronger brand message

    Are we more likely to get better results if we’re sharing a ton of different messages, or should we be taking another approach? 

 

  • How to transform our business in 12 months

    Is it possible to make massive changes in our strategies (and our results!) in just one year?

 

Guest Bio

 

Connect with your hosts:

https://www.klevrleads.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Nick.J.Sakkis 

http://genevolpe.com/

And call or text Greg on 925 915 1978

 

Books mentioned in this episode:

https://www.amazon.com/ONE-Thing-Surprisingly-Extraordinary-Results/dp/1885167776 

https://www.amazon.com/Tiny-Habits-Changes-Change-Everything/dp/0358003326 

https://www.amazon.com/Everybody-Lies-Internet-About-Really/dp/0062390856

Jun 17, 2021

There’s an overwhelming amount of in-depth information about marketing out there, but people still aren’t seeing results, and that’s because complexity is the killer of success.

 

How can we get back to the basics of marketing, so instead of fancy-sounding tactics, we’re getting serious about strategy? Is it possible to do all that without adding to our existing stress levels in the process?

 

In this episode, President of Rialto Marketing, Tim Fitzpatrick shares how to get massive results from simpler marketing. 



Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

 

  • Why we need to quit getting sucked into the backend of real estate

    Sure, contracts are important and it’s a great idea to have a basic understanding of the process, but what good is all of that if no one even knows what we do?

 

  • How to zone in on a target market

    How can we stop trying to appeal to everyone and find the right consumers for us?

 

  • Why specialization doesn’t need to be a limitation

    Can we keep getting big results if we’re only zoning in on one niche?

 

Guest Bio

 

Tim Fitzpatrick is the President of Rialto Marketing. Passionate about simplifying marketing to create less stress for his clients, Tim advocates against overly complex ideas and information overload. His chief goal is to start with the basics before trying out brand new trends, because marketing shouldn’t be difficult- especially when done right. 

 

To find out more, go to:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/timpfitzpatrick/

https://www.rialtomarketing.com/

 

And to access the resources mentioned in this episode, visit:

https://www.rialtomarketing.com/real-estate-uncensored



Host info:

Connect with Gene at https://www.instagram.com/thegenevolpe/?hl=en or https://www.facebook.com/genevolpemedia/

Find out more about Matt at https://getmicrofamous.com/

And call Greg on 925 915 1978

Jun 15, 2021

Virtual meetings may have become more popular in the wake of COVID, but they’ve been around for ages, and they will be for years to come, and that’s because they offer participants the opportunity to connect and share knowledge no matter where they are.

 

That being said, there is a big difference between really great virtual meetings...and the really bad ones. Where are so many going wrong, and how can we troubleshoot the issues and stop them before they’ve even happened? How can we get better at everything from the technical aspects to the presentations themselves? 

 

In this episode, author of Lead Great Virtual Meetings: The Steps You Need to Succeed, Bernice Ross Returns to the show to share the right way to host a virtual meeting.  

 

Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

 

  • How to build connections in a virtual meeting

    Talking at our participants for hours is only going to bore them, and chances are they’ll zone out. How can we connect with the people in the call?

 

  • Why the type of conversation we’re having matters

    How can we adjust our presentation style to make the most impact in a variety of settings?

 

  • How to nix technical issues

    At some point, we’ve all had to deal with tech problems while on a virtual call. How do we keep those to a minimum?

 

Guest Bio

 

Bernice Ross is the CEO of RealEstateCoach.com. An industry veteran with over 3 decades of experience, Bernice is a Master Certified Coach, passionate about helping agents maximize their potential. She is also an author of more than 1300 published articles on Inman News, as well as 7 books- most recently Lead Great Virtual Meetings: The Steps You Need to Succeed. Bernice holds an MA in English from UCLA and a PhD in Educational Psychology from USC. 

 

To find out more, go to:

https://realestatecoach.com/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/berniceross/

https://leadgreatmeetings.com/

https://realestatecoach.com/products/agenttraining/

https://realestatecoach.com/products/listen-and-learn-real-estate/ 

 

https://www.nar.realtor/about-nar/leadership-and-staff/leadership-academy/2021-sessions 

 

To connect with your hosts, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/Nick.J.Sakkis 

Genevolpe.com

And call Greg on 925 915 1978

Jun 10, 2021

We all have the same number of hours in a day, but how we choose to spend that time makes all the difference, and that’s what makes leverage so important.

 

Are we making the most of every moment, or could we be delegating some of our tasks? How do we even know which activities are worth the time splurge, and which are draining our batteries?

 

In this episode, owner of Your Realty Leverage, Inc, Brindley Tucker returns to the show to do a deep live on delegation. 

 

Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

 

  • What needs to be leveraged

    Which of our tasks require our attention, specifically? Could any of the things we’re doing on a regular basis be handled just as efficiently by someone else?

 

  • How to calculate what our time is worth

    Is there a surefire way to work out our current hourly rate?

 

  • How our egos stop us from maximizing our time

    Could we be standing in our own way and stopping ourselves from handing off the tasks we don’t need to do?

 

Guest Bio

 

Brindley Tucker is the owner of Your Realty Leverage, Inc. Passionate about helping develop leaders by leveraging the service of others, Brindley and her team recruit, train and coach assistants, operations managers, transaction coordinators and real estate agents, all to help their clients delegate all the tasks that aren’t making them money.

 

To find out more, go to:

Meetwithbrindley.com

https://www.facebook.com/brindley.tucker 

https://yourrealtyleverage.com/about-us/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/brindleytucker/ 

 

Books mentioned in this episode:

https://www.amazon.com/80-20-Sales-Marketing-Definitive-ebook/dp/B00CGNRVHE 

 

Connect with your hosts:

Microfamous.com

Genevolpe.com

And call Greg on 925 915 1978

Jun 8, 2021

Instagram Reels and TikTok are fast becoming the place to be for marketing, and it’s something agents need to get into, stat! The only problem is, many of us have no idea where to start.

 

How can we start using Reels as part of our social media marketing strategies? Can it work alongside our existing content creation, or should we be switching those up altogether? 

 

In this episode, CEO of Berman Media PD, Michelle Berman returns to discuss how to make the most of Reels as a Realtor. 

 

Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

 

  • What makes IG Reels a better choice than TikTok for Realtors

    If Reels are essentially the Instagram version of TikTok, why should we be doing one instead of the other? 

 

  • When it’s a BAD idea to spend money on ads

    Having ad-spend behind our content is a great idea to expand our reach, but what should we be doing first

 

  • How to shift our daily activities to be more 2021-friendly

    How much time should we spend on old-school lead gen, and how can we incorporate more social media-based prospecting into our days?

 

Guest Bio

 

Michelle Berman is the CEO of Berman Media PD. The creator behind the Instagram Power Method Course, Michelle is a nationally acclaimed Instagram Coach, passionate about helping real estate and mortgage professionals take their social media to the next level. 

 

To find out more, visit:
https://michelle-berman.mykajabi.com/

https://www.instagram.com/bermanmediasocial/?hl=en

https://www.facebook.com/michelle.berman.75 

 

And to register for Michelle’s Building a Stronger Virtual Handshake conference, go to:
https://virtualhandshakeconference.com/ 

 

To connect with your hosts, go to:

https://getamplifiedmarketing.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/thegenevolpe/?hl=en 

And call Greg on 925 915 1978

Jun 3, 2021

No one wants to feel like they’re stuck on a hamster wheel, but unfortunately, it’s something many agents can relate to.

 

How can we pull out of the rat race for good, and start doing the activities that boost us to new heights? Is it possible to make a massive impact without sticking to the typical expectations of what a real estate professional does?

 

In this episode, the owner of kwELITE and Elite Real Estate Systems, and host of the Team Building Podcast, Jeff Cohn shares how to challenge the norms and build a more impactful business. 



Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

 

  • How to exit operations more smoothly

    When should we start thinking about exit strategies? Is it ever ‘too soon’?

 

  • How to increase our net worth

    What are we worth right now, and what can we do to change that number for the better? 

 

  • What brokers can do to make a more positive impact

    How can we become more than a broker and start making a real difference in our agents’ lives?

 

Guest Bio

Jeff Cohn is the owner of kwELITE and Elite Real Estate Systems. Revered for building the nation's fastest-growing real estate team, Jeff is passionate about paying it forward, and today he channels his energies into helping agents create their thriving businesses, so they can do the same. In addition to his high-level coaching, Jeff is the host of the Team Building podcast. 

 

Get a copy of Jeff's business plan at:

https://www.eliterealestatesystems.com/jeffsbusinessplan

 

To find out more about Jeff, ERS, and their events, visit:

https://www.eliterealestatesystems.com/about 

https://www.eliterealestatesystems.com/

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/elite-real-estate-systems-18000932614

 

And tune into the Team Building podcast at:

https://www.eliterealestatesystems.com/podcast

Jun 1, 2021

Many of us have heard about the iOS privacy updates that limit Facebook’s ability to track users. The question we should be asking now is, what does this mean for the average real estate professional?

 

What are the next steps we should all be taking in our social media marketing strategies? Will our online footprint be impacted, outside of Facebook? 

 

In this episode, we’re doing a deep dive into how the updates will affect us, PLUS surprise guest, eXp Realty’s Ramon Lomeli makes an appearance. 



Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

 

  • What the iOS update means for the Facebook pixel

    How effective will the Facebook pixel be if a ton of iOS users make use of the new privacy features? 

 

  • How to keep targeting people in our databases

    What’s the key difference between first-party and third-party data, and which should we be using to stay in front of our audiences?

 

  • Why the iOS policy change is only the start of what’s to come

    Which other big players are making changes to their policies, and how can we stay ahead of the curve?

 

Guest Bio

Ramon Lomeli is an eXp agent based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Committed to making his mark on the industry, Ramon has an impressive presence on social media with a wide following. 

 

To find out more, visit:

https://www.instagram.com/ramon_the_realtor/?hl=en
https://www.facebook.com/RamonLomeliRealtor/ https://www.tiktok.com/@ramon_the_realtor?lang=en&is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1 

 

Connect with your hosts:

Call Greg McDaniel on 925 915 1978

Connect with Nick at https://www.facebook.com/Nick.J.Sakkis 

Or go to https://getamplifiedmarketing.com/ 

Find Gene at http://www.genevolpe.com/

And find out more about KlevrLeads at https://www.klevrleads.com/

May 27, 2021

We’ve all heard about the importance of video content marketing, but many of us are still confused about how to do it right. If creating content is no longer negotiable, how do we create the content that works?

 

What do our databases want to see from us, and how can we get better at giving it to them? Do camera-shy agents even stand a chance anymore? 

 

In this episode, the man behind Real Estate Marketing Dude, Mike Cuevas shares how to create more engaging content in a time when video marketing is mandatory. 

 

Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

 

  • The content guaranteed to set us apart from other agents

    As real estate agents, we’re all effectively selling the same thing. What kind of content do we need to produce to differentiate ourselves and stand out? 

 

  • How to create content that hooks our ideal audiences

    Body language and tonality can make or break a video. How can we come across as genuinely interested in everything we’re speaking about, so we can get our databases more excited? 

 

  • What needs to be included in our content

    Most agents assume they need to discuss 2 things in a video: real estate and themselves. However, that’s a MASSIVE mistake. What should we be talking about instead?

 

Guest Bio

 

Mike Cuevas is the founder of Real Estate Marketing Dude. Having spent years as an agent himself, Mike knows that the average agent just doesn’t have the time to become a marketing expert, and that’s why in 2015 he decided to make the shift to full-time marketing. Mike is passionate about video marketing and prides himself on finding unique ways forward for all his clients, so they can get the best results while staying true to who they are. Mike is the host of the Real Estate Marketing Dude podcast.

 

To find out more, go to:

https://realestatemarketingdude.com/

https://www.facebook.com/RealEstateMarketingDude 

https://www.instagram.com/theRealEstateMarketingDude/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8HiIBp5sa3wKVes_1Ksr4A
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikecuevas1/

 

Contact Your Hosts:

Find out more about Matt at https://getmicrofamous.com/

Get in touch with Gene at http://www.genevolpe.com/

And call Greg on 925 915 1978

May 25, 2021

We’ve all been faced with objections from time to time, but with the insane demand we’re seeing right now, objections from buyers, in particular, are set to skyrocket. 

 

How can we get better at handling the word ‘no’, and is there a way to stop our prospects from objecting in the first place? What kind of objections should we be proactively preparing for? 

 

In this episode, we’re doing a deep dive into objection handlers in a scorching hot market. 



Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

 

  • How to handle hesitant buyers

    Many consumers would prefer to wait for property prices to drop before making a move. What should we be telling them?

 

  • How to ensure we’re doing what’s best for our clients

    Do we know what’s driving our clients’ decision to relocate? How can we get to the bottom of their ‘why’?

 

  • What to do when a buyer’s choice is contingent on selling their property first

    For many buyers, making a move is only viable when their existing property is sold. As industry experts, how can we find a solution for them?
May 20, 2021

Whether we’re established agents or the new kids on the block, all of us are aiming to differentiate ourselves from our competitors and stand out in the eyes of the consumer. How do we do it?

 

What will truly set us apart from every other agent in our markets, even if we’re newbies with little to no experience? 

 

How can we go into every interaction with the next-level confidence required to become the obvious choice?

 

In this episode, Middleton Group Director of Acquisitions, Ashlee Chapman shares how she’s differentiated herself as an agent and investor. 



Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

 

  • The power of confidence

    When we walk into an appointment knowing what sets us apart from the rest, we can let our prospects know we’ll choose if we want to work with them, just as much as they’ll decide if they want to partner with us. By putting ourselves in the driver’s seat and knowing the value we bring to the table, we’ll stand out immediately. 

 

  • How to future-proof our businesses

    The future of real estate combines traditional transactions and an investing side of things. Get ahead of the curve now and be proactive instead of pragmatic. 

 

  • The differentiating tool most are too scared to use

    Our prospects are dealing with a ton of agents, and they’re all singing the same tune. Switch it up by foregoing traditional, super formal scripts, and talking to prospects like they’re normal human beings!

 

Guest Bio

 

Ashlee Chapman is the Director of Acquisitions at Middleton Group. A real estate agent with a diverse range of skills, Ashlee is a problem solver at heart and a specialist when it comes to distressed properties. 

 

To find out more, go to:
https://middletongroupsd.com/team/ashlee-chapman/ 

https://www.instagram.com/ashleechapman/?hl=en

https://www.facebook.com/ashleechapmanrealtor/services

Or email her at ashlee@middletongroupsd.com 

 

Host Info:

 

Find out more about Matt at:

https://m.facebook.com/microfamouspage/ 

https://www.amazon.com/MicroFamous-Become-Famously-Influential-People-ebook/dp/B084ZGWVHJ

https://getmicrofamous.com/

 

Connect with Gene on:

https://m.facebook.com/genevolpemedia/

https://instagram.com/thegenevolpe?igshid=fyhm24jqh4y0 

 

And reach out to Greg on 925 915 1978

May 18, 2021

Golf is often thought of as a great networking opportunity, but it can benefit us in a professional sense in more ways than one. Far from being just a fun pastime to mingle with the right people, it can also teach us a lot about how to run a business. 

 

How do golf and business correlate, and how can real estate pros take the strategies they use on the course and inject them into their operations? 

 

What are the lessons we can take from the world's top golfers when it comes to our businesses?

 

In this episode, we're explaining how to get a hole in one in our businesses.

 

Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

  • The importance of using every club in our bags

    We wouldn't use a driver on a putting green or a putter on the driving range, and the same goes in our businesses. Different challenges require different tools, and if we want to maximize our chances of success, we have to diversify our strategies.

 

  • The golf pro strategy we need to implement in our businesses

    Pros aren't just whacking around the course aimlessly, hoping for the best: they know where they need to be to get the best results. The same can apply to our business strategies, so we have to pinpoint our sweet spot.

 

  • How to avoid the #1 rookie mistake

    Many of us can relate to buying a ton of equipment the first time we hit the course, only to find that practice makes perfect. Whether in golf or business, good results come from picking a strategy and sticking with it, and even the best tools in the world can only take us so far.

 

Guest Bio

 

Connect with your hosts - 

 

Nick Sakkis

https://getamplifiedmarketing.com/

https://m.facebook.com/Nick.J.Sakkis

https://instagram.com/nicksakkis?igshid=gqgd5h72cxxc

 

Jake Wolfe

http://klevrleads.com/

 

Gene Volpe

http://genevolpe.com/ 

 

Greg McDaniel

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=652801755

https://instagram.com/gregmcdanielreu?igshid=1vdbvr79fdpyu

May 13, 2021

Having an online presence is important in 2021, but in building a social media following, many agents have begun to overlook more old-school methods, and that could be a massive mistake - especially when it comes to expired listings.

 

Cold calling and other traditional styles of prospecting may have lost some appeal, but they haven’t lost their effectiveness. When dealing with expireds, they might just be the best way forward.

 

How can we get better at reaching out to sellers who have had to take their homes off the market? Can we turn expireds into a goldmine with a phone call?

 

In this episode, the CEO of Edge Property Group, Shawn Richardson shares how to make the most of expireds with old-school prospecting. 



Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

 

  • The importance of being upfront

    People know when we have an ulterior motive, so we have to come from a place of service. Whether we’re dealing with expireds or brand new listings, aim to provide value and build solid relationships before doing anything else. 

 

  • How to approach a newly expired lead

    When a home is taken off the MLS, that’s our cue to reach out to the sellers and let them know we have an idea of where their previous agents went wrong. From there, we can start strategizing on a way to help them move forward. 

 

  • The keyword we have to use in cold calls

    Mentioning that we’re specialists in our fields is a simple step, and it might not seem like a big deal to us, but it’s what gets our leads to listen. We’re industry experts, and it’s time to let our markets know it!

 

Guest Bio

 

Shawn Richardson is the Broker and CEO of Edge Property Group in Salem, Oregon. Passionate about helping his clients find the best solution for their needs, Shawn is a jack-of-all-trades in real estate. He is also a specialist in expired listings and prides himself on a 100% success rate with properties others have had difficulty selling. 

 

To find out more, or for referrals, contact Shawn on:

503 853 1784

Or shawn@edgepropertygroup.com 

 

You can also visit:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/shawn-richardson-7680a1167/

https://www.edgepropertygroup.com/ 

 

To connect with Greg, call him on 

925 915 1978

 

And for a copy of Matt’s book, or to learn more about starting your podcast, visit: 

Getmicrofamous.com

And https://www.facebook.com/getmicrofamous

May 11, 2021

We’re all aware of how important the right data is in creating marketing strategies. However, many of us aren’t sure what the right data is. 

 

What information should we be obtaining for maximum results, and more importantly, where do we find it? 

 

Once we have the right data, how do we use it to build and expand on our relationships? After all, real estate is a people’s business, so we can’t rely on information alone. How do we combine human connection with cold, hard facts? 

 

In this episode, the CEO of Likely.Ai and brother to the Junior Grandmaster, Brad McDaniel shares the difference between clean and dirty data, and how the right information can supersize our businesses. 

 

Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

 

  • Why we need to stop looking for clues in explicit data

    Our leads give us some explicit information about themselves, but that can only take us so far. Implicit data is what helps us figure out a leads’ interest and intent, so we can find tailor-made solutions for their needs and wants and ensure we’re only presenting them with options we know will work. 

 

  • How to get in front of the right people at the right time

    It’s never a bad idea to play the long game, but we also don’t want to annoy our database when they’re not in the market to buy or sell. Tech like Likely.Ai lets us target the people who are likely to need our services soon with our more aggressive campaigns. 

 

  • The cost of bad data

    Using data to bolster our marketing isn’t just an add-on, it’s non-negotiable. Over $600 BILLION is lost every year because businesses are using bad data, so by not getting the real figures, we’re losing money.

 

Guest Bio

 

Brad McDaniel is the CEO and co-founder of Likely.Ai, artificial intelligence geared towards solving the number one problem faced by real estate professionals: bad quality leads. A sought-after Director of Business Strategy, Brad is an entrepreneur at heart, passionate about problem-solving and developing launching successful web and mobile products.

 

To find out more, visit:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradjmcdaniel/

https://likely.ai/

 

To take advantage of the offer mentioned in this episode, go to:

https://app.likely.ai/refresh 

And for the discount mentioned, use the coupon code ‘McDaniel’ 

 

Contact your hosts:

 

To find out more about Gene, visit:

Genevolpe.com

 

For more about KlevrLeads, go to:

KlevrLeads.com

 

And text or call Greg on 925 915 1978

May 6, 2021

We all know how important it is to be on social media, but many agents are still failing dismally, and that’s because they just don’t know what to post. 

 

As real estate agents, it may seem like a good idea to share about our latest transactions, but that could end up doing us more harm than good. The question is, what should we be posting?

 

What content does our audience want to see from us, and how can we use it to create better engagement with our followers? Is there a way to make our mark on social media as agents while sharing more personal content? 

 

In this episode, CEO of Berman Media PD and creator of The Instagram Power Method, Michelle Berman shares the biggest social media strategy mistakes we’re making, and what to do instead. 

 

Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

 

  • Why capturing a closing is NOT content

    Simply taking a picture of our clients outside their new homes isn’t exciting for our followers. Who are the new homeowners, what’s their background, and how did they make it to that point? Use social media to tell a story

 

  • What makes storytelling so important for marketing

    On top of capturing our followers’ attention, telling a story helps people relate. If people see we’re finding homes for others with the same interests, needs, and circumstances as their own, they’ll know we have what it takes to close them, too. 

 

  • Why Instagram Stories are the #1 tool we all need to use

    Stories pave the way for a small, but powerful touchpoint: DMs. While a comment section under a post is publicly visible, DMs are private, and that encourages our followers to open up about their challenges, so we can build solid relationships and serve them at a higher level.

 

Guest Bio

 

Michelle Berman is the CEO of Berman Media PD and the creator of the Instagram Power Method Course. A nationally sought-after Instagram Coach, Michelle is passionate about helping real estate and mortgage professionals up their Instagram game so they can maximize their businesses. 

 

To find out more, visit:
https://michelle-berman.mykajabi.com/

https://www.instagram.com/bermanmediasocial/?hl=en

https://www.facebook.com/michelle.berman.75 

May 4, 2021

With mortgage forbearance extended until June 2021, markets across the US are likely to see a ton of foreclosures in the coming months and years, and as agents, we must educate both ourselves and our clients on the best way forward.

 

What’s in store for agents, going forward? How can we advise the people in our markets to make the right decisions? 

 

Does our marketing need to shift for what’s to come?

 

In this episode, we’re talking about all things forbearance, the housing bubble, and micro-marketing.  

 

Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

 

  • How agents can pivot ahead of mass foreclosures

    Banks aren’t in the business of holding assets, so Realtors bring a unique skill to the table. By establishing relationships with local title reps and community banks and letting them know we’re on hand to help, we can become the go-to liquidation pros in our markets.

 

  • How to become a trusted advisor in the markets we serve

    Most people aren’t going to advertise that their properties are headed for foreclosure, so if we know it’s likely to happen in our areas, it’s up to us to start identifying the problem and present solutions in our marketing. 

 

  • The content we should be sharing

    As agents, we have access to knowledge that the average consumer does not. Focus on creating educational content and become a resource for people who need a way forward.
Apr 29, 2021

Statistically speaking, we're more likely to convert referrals than internet leads. However, many of us are shying away from a referral-only business because the thought of a relationship-based business seems risky.

 

That being said, it doesn't need to be. If we approach our relationships the right way, there's no reason why we can't build a big business from our database alone. The question is, how do we do it right? 

 

What are the agents with relationship-based businesses doing that the rest of us aren't? Is it possible to build a sustainable business without taking the traditional route? 

 

In this episode, President of Business by Referral LLC, Garrett Maroon shares how to get better at building real connections, and how to turn those connections into clients.



Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

 

  • How to use our expertise for good

    As agents, we know how our clients' financial decisions will impact their transactions better than anyone else. Build trust by using that knowledge to become their financial advocate and advise them on the best steps forward. 

 

  • How to train people to see us as Realtors

    Our spheres often forget about what we do for a living, so give them reminders. This doesn't need to be aggressive, just be sure to use words like 'real estate' and 'business' in conversation to issue something subtle that sticks.

 

  • How to be more consistent with keeping in touch

    None of us want to let connections slip away, but it's human nature to forget to reach out regularly. Set up a system where nothing falls through the cracks, so we can make the most of every relationship.

Guest Bio

 

Garrett Maroon is the President of Business by Referrals LLC. Having experienced stress, burnout, and struggle himself, Garrett is passionate about helping agents build their businesses based on relationships, so they can earn more while working less. 

 

To find out more, visit:
https://businessbyreferral.co/action-plan-fsp/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/garrett-maroon-50b06135

 

To connect with Gene, go to genevolpe.com

For a copy of Matt’s book, visit microfamous.com

And to find out more about eXp, reach out to Greg on 925 915 1978

Apr 27, 2021

In a perfect world, every lead would become a client. However, we know it takes a lot more than wishful thinking to generate and convert leads. We can often feel like we’re on a hamster wheel trying to figure out just how to turn awareness into action.

 

How can you effectively turn prospects into leads and leads into clients? And what kind of strategies work best to stand out online when every agent is trying to do the same? 

 

In this marketing roundtable episode, real estate coach and internet marketer, Dean Jackson, shares how agents can implement direct response marketing strategies to get more clients and get the results they’ve been looking for.

 

Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

 

  • How to apply modern marketing methods to basic business fundamentals

    While direct response marketing has changed immensely over the years, the fundamentals of the real estate business have remained the same. We still have to generate leads, get appointments, turn appointments into contracts, contracts into closings, and closings into referrals. Nowadays, we can use online strategies to reach our objective of targeting leads and getting them into a contract. 

 

  • Why you don’t need to be all things to all people

    Segmenting our target audience of buyers helps us save time, money and stress, and refocus our energy to appeal to them specifically instead of everyone.

 

  • How you can build an outstanding business by collaborating with others

    You don’t need to struggle as a one-man band to be a successful agent. You can build a collaboration machine behind you to fit your unique ability, so you can put your energy into the components of the real estate business you love the most.

 

Guest Bio

 

Dean Jackson is a real estate coach and internet marketer who has spent over 30 years applying his marketing expertise to the real estate business. He is the founder of GoGoAgent and host of I Love Marketing, Listing Agent Lifestyle, and Welcome to Cloudlandia. Dean focuses on a lifestyle-centered approach to business using marketing as the ultimate lever to a life of freedom and fun.

 

To find out more and to connect with Dean, go to:

https://www.deanjackson.com/ 

 

To check out the tools he’s created for agents, visit:

http://www.gogoagent.com/ 

 

Listen to his podcasts at:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-love-marketing/id412684163 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/listing-agent-lifestyle-real-estate-marketing/id1315335688

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/welcome-to-cloudlandia/id1540510429

 

To work with Nick: 

https://getamplifiedmarketing.com/ 

 

Or follow him at

https://www.instagram.com/nicksakkis 

https://www.facebook.com/Nick.J.Sakkis 

 

To connect with Jake:

https://www.klevrleads.com/ 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jake-wolfe-983a12199 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/715874448961092/ 

 

And to connect with Greg, head to:

https://www.instagram.com/gregmcdanielreu

https://www.facebook.com/greg.mcdaniel.739

Apr 22, 2021

Social media has the power to take our business to the next level. By releasing quality content, we can attract the right kind of clients. But the thing is: you’re not going to grow your business by solely posting closing table selfies.

 

When you’re posting online, there are ways to stand out to get people to care about who you are and what you do.

 

How can you stand out among a crowd of other agents? What kind of content gets the most engagements and sets you up for long-term success? 

 

In this episode, business development manager, Realtor, and vice president of operations for Leading Apex Media, Brian Offner, shares how agents can grow their business by leveraging video and social media.

 

Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

 

  • Why taking action to create content on social media matters

    No matter which social media platform you choose, you can watch your engagements increase and your network grow by posting valuable, relatable, and fun content. Most of your audience won’t be able to relate to real estate content, but that’s okay. Showcasing other parts of who we are and what we do keeps us top-of-mind as a resource, which helps us attract more clients.

 

  • How figuring out your rockstar moment can change everything

    Rockstars don’t do mic checks or set up their instruments. They have someone else do it so they can go on stage to do what they do best — perform. When you discover your rockstar moment, you can find other people to take care of the tasks you may consider to be heavy. That way, everyone does something they enjoy and we can make the best use of our time prospecting, working leads, and closing deals. A great concert is a team effort.

 

  • How to grow your business by highlighting other businesses

    Creating meaningful relationships with other professionals is a great way to grow your network. Add value to what they have to offer and help one another thrive. Instead of thinking, ‘How can I get business?’ think about what you can do to help other businesses. This helps you grow your space, dominate your local community and create “link juice.”

 

Guest Bio

 

Brian Offner brings nearly 20 years of finance, business development, and credit expertise to the real estate experience. After leveraging the power of video and social media to triple his business, he launched Leading Apex Media to help realtors and loan officers do the same for their business. He is a business development manager with AnnieMac Home Mortgage and motivates entrepreneurs to maximize their potential.

 

To find out more and to connect with Brian, go to:

https://www.facebook.com/brian.offner.9 

 

Connect with him directly at

boffner@annie-mac.com 

(215) 237-2034

 

To join the Community Connect Facebook group, visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/424281868966052 

 

To work with Gene:

Text (610) 952-1081

https://genevolpe.com 

 

To connect with Greg: 

Call (925) 915-1978

 

Or visit

https://www.instagram.com/gregmcdanielreu/

https://www.facebook.com/greg.mcdaniel.739

Apr 20, 2021

In the first quarter of 2021, it was reported that there are officially more agents than inventory in the US, and for many of us, that was a major cause for concern. One thing’s for sure: it’s time to step up our game.

 

That being said, while inventory may be low, it’s not doomsday. All it means is we have to take a look at our marketing strategies to see what works and what needs to be tweaked.

 

How can we market ourselves to stand out from the crowd when there’s a sea of Realtors, grappling for the same inventory? Do new agents even stand a chance? In a market like this, would it be smarter to settle for survival, instead of trying to thrive?

 

In this episode, we’re going deep on marketing and data to discuss the way forward when competition is so fierce.

 

Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode

 

  • Why we need to reconsider what makes us unique

    If we’re regurgitating the same information as every other Realtor out there, we’ll drown in all the noise in no time. Look at what everyone else is saying, but figure out a way to personalize it. Ultimately, no amount of marketing can make up for generic messaging.


  • How to get a ton of listings when inventory is low

    Inventory on the MLS may be low, but that doesn’t mean no one is thinking of selling. We have to stop waiting around for listings and start actively looking for them by reaching out to the homeowners in our markets.


  • How to put out more memorable marketing

    Don’t become a jack of all trades and master of none by trying to send out 1000 different messages. Focus on 5 ideas and say them 1000 different ways. We’ll not only drive the point home, but we’ll also position ourselves as experts.
Apr 15, 2021

In real estate, we hear a lot about the grind and crushing it, but it may be time to shift our focus. Real estate is a people’s business, so wouldn’t it make more sense to pay attention to the people in our markets?

 

We must serve our communities, and often that has nothing to do with real estate. Sometimes, lending a helping hand to those in need is the best step we can take. Best of all, a helping hand regularly translates into business further down the line.

 

What can we do to be of service to our markets today? Is there a blanket solution that works in every context, or does our assistance always need to be tailored to where we are?

 

In this episode, owner and President of Torelli Realty, Valerie Torelli shares how she’s pivoted to be the change needed in her market, and how we can follow suit.

 

Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

  • The importance of giving without expectation

    When we give without expecting anything in return, we send out great energy and that will inevitably come back to us in some way. However, it's important to go into giving with the right intentions.


  • How to stay personal in every interaction

    There's nothing more insulting than showing up and giving someone a valuation of their property before listening to their motivations for selling. This is a persons' home: treat it with the respect it deserves, stay mindful of the emotions attached to it, and listen.


  • Why scripts often do more harm than good

    Scripts are great as a guideline, but they can become a breeding ground for inauthenticity fast. We have to lean into real conversations, and if sticking to a script is stopping us from really listening, we might be better off tossing them aside.

 

Guest Bio

 

Valerie Torelli is the owner and President of Torelli Realty. With over 3 decades in the business, Valerie is an industry veteran, and in addition to building the #1 real estate company in Costa Mesa, Valerie's drive to create a business grounded in community has turned the company into a fixture in the market. Torelli Realty regularly hosts events and sponsors local schools and organizations to show its commitment to space. Passionate about giving back to the entire community, in response to COVID-19, in early 2020 Valerie and her team put a 3-month pause on real estate to focus on providing service to elderly members of the community.

 

To find out more, visit:

https://www.torellirealty.com/valerie-torelli

https://www.linkedin.com/in/valerie-torelli-806aa614

https://www.instagram.com/valerietorelli/?hl=en

https://m.facebook.com/valerie.torelli1

 

Or give her a call on 

714 540 7355

Apr 13, 2021

Many of us are of the mind that email marketing is dead, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Email is alive and kicking, as long as we’re doing it right.

 

If we want our email marketing to stick out, we can’t go for generic, boring, pages-long content, but what’s the alternative? Including a ton of different videos and links is the quickest way to end up in a spam folder, so how do we strike a balance?

 

Is there a way to guarantee someone in our database opens every email we send?

 

In this episode, we share how to make the most of email marketing.

 

Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

  • How to use holidays to stay relevant

    Holidays give us the perfect opportunity to reach out to our database in a fun way. Send out themed emails to take advantage of the holiday, and find ways to incorporate giveaways and experiences that build real connections.


  • How to keep emails engaging

    Most people prefer short-form marketing, so keep emails to the point. If something can be said in 5 or 10 words, always go with 5, and aim to give just enough information to spark an interest.


  • Why we have to give a little to get a little

    Our database is more likely to open our emails if they know there’s something in it for them. Have something of value in every piece of communication.
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