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Invest in your business… By investing in investors!

Invest in your business… By investing in investors!

By on Mar 19, 2015 in Podcast | 0 comments

Mark Gagner and I talk about how he rewards his agents for doing so! This week I interview Mark Gagner of Bridge Equity Group. Mark and I talk about his path as a Silicon Valley tech owner to a property flipper/investor.  One of the things that Mark prides himself on is his relationships with agents. He knows they are the life blood of his business. As a fellow licensed agent himself, he still chooses to buy and sell with agents as he understands the value of having professionals do what they do best! In this episode Mark shares some of the secrets of his investing, but more importantly he shares how he finds his deals, how he rewards the agents who find them and how he makes it a win-win for everyone in the process. We also delve into how agents can build stronger relationships with their investors and vice versa, as Mark truly believes that its important to be providing value to each other, and not just in the form of a paycheck.  If you work with investors, are an investor or would just like to learn some tips on how to build stronger relationships with your preferred partners, then you won’t want to miss this episode! (Also, I wanted to give a shout out to Mark Chyz of CM2 Media who introduced the two of us, and was the one who helped build both our websites. If you want to check out CM2 Media’s work you can go to www.CM2Media.ca ) Listen/Download Audio File Here: The Niche Agent With Mark Gagner (Episode 55) [ 35:04 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (3173) (To save, hit download, then right click on the screen and hit save as…)   Watch The Youtube Version Here: Connect With Mark  You can connect with him on his website at  www.BridgeEquityGroup.com , email him at MGagner@BridgeEquityGroup.com   About Our Guest – Mark Gagner Mark Gagner is the founder and President of Bridge Equity Group, a multi-faceted real estate company investing in both single and multi family properties.   The business focuses on singe family fix and flips in N CA and the acquisition of large apartments and student housing in emerging US markets.  Currently, Mark owns...

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Is Your Real Estate Career Sky High In 2015?

Is Your Real Estate Career Sky High In 2015?

By on Mar 3, 2015 in Podcast | 0 comments

With Pre Construction Condos, Amit and Roy have ensured theirs is! This week I interview two brothers Amit and Roy Bhandari about their passion and their niche… Pre Construction Condos! In this episode Amit and Roy share the pathway that led their real estate careers into the pre construction condo market in Toronto. From their beginnings as “average real estate agents” to platinum status agents in the condo game, Amit and Roy have built an incredible niche and an amazing business for themselves. We discuss the benefits of clients working with agents like them, why they decided to focus on condos (And it’s simpler than you think…), how agents can get into the condo game if they want to make it part of their business, the hardships and obstacles they have overcome while building this business, what they have learned over the years focusing on their niche and how agents can grow their businesses by getting the same kind of focus. You need to check out this episode if you want to learn what really focusing on your business can do for you and how you can start executing that focus today!  Listen/Download Audio File Here: The Niche Agent With Amit and Roy (Episode 54) [ 35:31 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (1744) (To save, hit download, then right click on the screen and hit save as…)   Watch The Youtube Version Here:   Connect With Amit and Roy  You can connect with Amit and Roy on their website at www.TalkCondo.com or shoot them an email at Email at Amit@Talkcondo.com and Roy@TalkCondo.com or connect with them on facebook at  www.Facebook.com/amitbuk   www.Facebook.com/roybhandari   About Our Guest – Amit and Roy Amit and Roy were both born and raised in England – they moved to Canada in 2001. In the summer of 2007 their Real Estate business started with a lot of promise and has consistently grown ever since. In February 2009, they were presented with the Sales Achievement Award from Royal LePage. Since then they have moved to Sage Real Estate and have continued growing. They have been trained and coached by Richard Robbins International – a leading business coaching program designed specifically for Real Estate Professionals. They both have degrees in Business: Amit with a B.Comm in...

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Does sharing get you more sales?

Does sharing get you more sales?

By on Feb 24, 2015 in Podcast | 2 comments

Ask Jacob Swodeck and he will tell you! This week I interview Jacob Swodeck about his awesome niche… Agent to agent referrals! With 50-80% of his business coming from referrals lately you may wonder how the heck he gets them. His answer:  Being authentic and coming from contribution! Jacob and I talk about how he has stayed true to his personality (despite what others have told him to do), he has created his own brand around himself and pushes the limits with his marketing and his online presence. One thing that makes Jacob unique is his love and passion for teaching and training. Jacob is a top notch trainer and has spoken to and trained over 30,000 agents over his career and has built quite the following of agent fans. Hence his heavily referral based business. He’s developed a great system for generating and cultivating referrals which we dive into in this episode. If you are wondering how Jacob can #Seldat (Follow him on social media to find out more about that) AND spend a large portion of his time travelling and training agents across the globe, then you won’t want to miss this episode.   Listen/Download Audio File Here: Does sharing get you more sales? [ 39:18 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (1701) (To save, hit download, then right click on the screen and hit save as…)   Watch The Youtube Version Here:   Connect With Jacob  You can connect with Jacob and see what his team is up to at www.TheSwodeckGroup.com  or his other site at www.SwodeckSellsSoCal.com About Our Guest – Jacob Swodeck Jacob Swodeck occupies a unique niche in the real estate field. He is an active Keller Williams agent, with over 1,100 closed sales to his credit. He has won many industry awards for being a top agent in production and in customer service. He began his real estate career in 1999. He is also a nationally known real estate educator who has trained over 30,000 agents in lead generation, geographic farming, social media, short sales and other topics. In addition to delivering keynote presentations, he prepares industry updates for large national agent-­‐‑networks, has co-­‐‑hosted a weekly radio show called “Real Estate Straight Talk”, has conducted webinars for the National Association of Realtors, and is a...

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No One Has Ever Become Poor By Giving!

No One Has Ever Become Poor By Giving!

By on Feb 16, 2015 in Podcast | 0 comments

And Chelsea Phillips proves that every day! This week I interview Chelsea Phillips about her incredible heart and her desire to make a change. We jump right into how she has sky rocketed onto the real estate scene in Savannah Georgia, and how she has made a name for her self by giving back to her community! Not only does Chelsea have one the of biggest hearts I have seen, shes one of the nicest agents I know. She has made it her mission to connect with her clients, help her community, make a difference in peoples lives and to save people from bad agents.   She has accomplished all this (and more) by giving 10% of her sales to a local charity of her clients choice and by giving her time to causes that matter. Not only does she give the money with a gracious heart, she gets involved. She knows that giving money isn’t enough so she helps the organizations, volunteers, helps spread the word etc., and all of this while building an incredible real estate business.  If you have ever wanted to make a difference in your community, in your clients lives and in your own business or are already doing this in your own community then this episode is one you don’t want to miss!    Listen/Download Audio File Here: The Niche Agent With Chelsea Phillips (Episode 52) [ 31:25 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (1631) (To save, hit download, then right click on the screen and hit save as…)   Watch The Youtube Version Here:   Connect With Chelsea  You can connect with her on her website at www.MoveSavannah.com , email her at Chelsea@MoveSavannah.com or call her at 912-332-0465.   About Our Guest – Chelsea Phillips Chelsea Phillips is one of Savannah’s hardest working and most dedicated real estate agents. But her passion extends past just buying and selling homes. She believes a good Realtor should be like a financial adviser who makes sure that every home sale or purchase is a good financial stepping stone toward her clients’ goals, and a community advocate who not only improves the lives of her clients but also improves the culture of the city. Chelsea’s background gives her an edge...

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List to last… Are there truer words?

List to last… Are there truer words?

By on Jan 13, 2015 in Podcast | 0 comments

Steve Silver knows it’s true! This week I interview Steve Silver about his book “List to Last”. Steve shares some of his insights that hes learned from coaching agents and selling real estate over the years. We jump into some mindset strategies, important information about getting, maintaining and selling your listings and how you can grow your business for less money and in less time.  As a new or seasoned agent, the thought of focusing on listings can be scary, as many agents feel that buyers are the low hanging fruit. Steve and I discuss why listings are an important part of the business and why all agents should make getting more listings a part of their business plan in 2015! Steve is giving away 5 copies of his book to our listeners, all you have to do is go to www.TheNicheAgent.com/listtolast and fill out the form to enter, then head over to The Niche Agent Facebook Page and share that you entered the draw! The contest runs till the end of Jan, so get your entry in now for a chance to win one of Steve’s books. Listen/Download Audio File Here: The Niche Agent - With Steve Silver (Episode 51) [ 31:58 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (1882) (To save, hit download, then right click on the screen and hit save as…)   Watch The Youtube Version Here: Connect With Steve You can find out more about Steve’s book at www.ListToLast.ca. You can purchase a copy of this very informative book. Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a copy of Steve’s book at www.TheNicheAgent.com/ListToLast    To you and your niche,   Ryan Smith – The Niche Agent  www.TheNicheAgent.com  (P.S. In case you haven’t got your copy yet, make sure you get your copy of the “101 Real Estate Niche Markets” eBook we created at  www.TheNicheAgent.com/eBook )  (P.S.S. If you like this episode and would like to learn more about the Niche Agent or just stay on top of what is happening on the program, be sure to sign up for the Niche Agent Insiders club...

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Want to double your income?

Want to double your income?

By on Jan 5, 2015 in Podcast | 0 comments

Glenn McQueenie and I talk about how you can! This week I interview Glenn McQueenie about his new and (free) book Double Your Income. You can grab your free copy here…, www.DoubleYourIncomeBook.com Glenn shares some of the secrets hes learned in his 25+ years in real estate and what hes learned from being a top producing agent and from coaching and training agents over the years. Glenn owns two Keller Williams offices with over 300 agents and has been a top producing agent for years, so when Glenn shares advice, you should listen! He’s been running a test pilot program with some agents he coaches and has helped them double their income in a year by following his simple systems and applying his techniques.  One of the highlights Glenn shares is that agents should focus on doing what they love… (Kinda right in line with what we have been teaching here at The Niche Agent eh?!) I strongly suggest you check out this interview with Glenn McQueenie and get a copy of his book right now. Because what would doubling your income and working less do for your business?!? Listen/Download Audio File Here: Want to double your income? [ 32:38 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (1743) (To save, hit download, then right click on the screen and hit save as…)   Watch The Youtube Version Here: About our guest Glenn McQueenie Until he graduated from University, Glenn McQueenie worked in 27 different jobs starting at the age of 10. As a result of all those different jobs and bosses, he made the decision that he never wanted to work for any employer ever again. In 1989 he got his Real Estate License and never looked back. Glenn spent the early part of his career in real estate in the trenches showing over 100,000 homes and helping thousands of people Buy and Sell Real Estate. Glenn also helped most of the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team find their homes in Toronto from 1999-2003, prior to opening his own Brokerage in 2004. Glenn has been fortunate to seek out great teachers, coaches and Mentors in his Real Estate career and has spent over $1,000,000 of his own money...

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