Probate Business, Probate Investing

Help Wanted-Drug Mule

There’s a show on some of the popular streaming channels called Narcos. Have you seen it? It’s a drama based on Columbian drug czar Pablo Escobar. The show lasted 3 seasons and was so huge internationally, that a lifesize hourglass filled with a ton of Columbia’s finest foo foo dust (that’s street slang for cocaine)

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Probate

It’s 91 Degrees and Snowing Outside

Have you ever noticed how we get stuck in our own little world, totally unaware of what’s going on outside of what’s right in front of us? A friend of mine from Wisconsin texted me a picture of the four inches of snow they got yesterday. He said he was going to spend the afternoon

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Goal Setting

Al Bundy Was a Coke Dealer?

I saw a meme today that had a picture of Al Bundy (Ed O’Niell) as a coke dealer on the show Miami Vice back in 1984. I would have sworn that picture was photoshopped. I went straight to google to see what the deal was and sure enough, he had a small roll in one of the

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Probate Business

Is Your Next Deal Gonna Fall From the Sky?

This past summer I went on a 65 plus mile hike with my son and a group of scouts. One of the souvenirs I got from the trip is this shirt that shows all of the items we needed on the epic hike, but what I really like about this shirt is the phrase ” Forge

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Probate Business

Minimum Wage is Out of Control

West Hollywood, which is about a 30-minute drive from my house, made the national news last week.It’s not a place I visit often. In fact, I usually try to avoid it all together. Normally West Hollywood is in the news because some fake celebrity has made some fake statement or done some fake “newsworthy” thing.

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Business

That College Education Was A Waste of Money

A friend of mine has a daughter who was a straight “A” student all the way through high school. My buddy shelled out big bucks so she could attend the most prestigious high school College? It was MIT and on to Harvard after that. All paid for by daddy. Now he’s a walking zombie working

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Marketing, Probate Business

Zillow’s Demise Won’t Save You

I’m sure you heard, but in the off chance that you haven’t, I’ll fill you in. Zillow is dismantling it’s iBuying department. In addition to laying off 25% of their workforce, they are expecting to take a half a billion (yes, that’s billion with a B) loss on the properties they have acquired. Although this

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Business

What Does the Musical Hamilton Have to do With Real Estate?

Have you seen the Broadway musical Hamilton? I went with my family a number of years ago and we all loved it. My kids even know every single song by heart! There’s a line in the musical that really struck a chord with me. He says, “I wanna build something that’s going to outlive me.”

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Business

Take the Money and Run

I like to stay on top of the news and every now and again a story catches my eye that not only makes me chuckle a little but also makes me question our societal norms. In Denmark, a museum gave Jens Haaning, a Danish artist 84 thousand dollars to create two works of art to

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Business, Probate Investing

The Psychology of Probate

The core of marketing is really just psychology. Discovering and understanding how the brain works and why people make decisions will have a profound impact on your real estate business. And this is even more true with probate. Why? Because people going through probate are dealing with all kinds of issues, problems, and emotions which

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Business, Marketing

I See Dead People

There’s a trend in real estate to automate and outsource all of the marketing. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been preaching for years to make sure you use your time efficiently. You need to focus your time on the things that you are specially equipped to do. The problem is all this automation and outsourcing has

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Probate Real Estate

Are Your Christmas Decorations Up Yet? Mine Are

Halloween is less than two weeks away and that’s why we spent the day yesterday decorating our house here in Los Angeles. Well, it’s not exactly what everyone on our block expected. We were putting up Christmas decorations yesterday! There are three reasons we chose to spend yesterday getting ready for Christmas. FIRST – my family

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