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Robert 'The Rebelbroker' Whitelaw is a real estate broker and Realtor® in Morgan Hill, California. Having started in real estate in 1988, he has seen more than his share of what is right and wrong with the real estate business. First and foremost is helping buyers, sellers, investors, and real estate entrepreneurs get the best info the can on real estate.This show is an opportunity to discuss some of the best ways to achieve your real estate goals and build wealth - from an insiders perspective. Over the years, Robert has been lucky enough to work with successful people from all walks of life and industries. Get a chance to hear what he has learned from these folks over the years that will help YOU achieve success! Of course, you can also count on honest talk about what is wrong with the real estate business and how to handle it. Whether you are interested in buying, selling, investing or just getting an inside look at todays top real estate stories, this is the show for you! So tune in for helpful information no matter how you are working to achieve your real estate goals or financial freedom!

Real Estate Realities With The RebelBroker Robert Whitelaw

    • Investing
    • 4.6, 74 Ratings

Robert 'The Rebelbroker' Whitelaw is a real estate broker and Realtor® in Morgan Hill, California. Having started in real estate in 1988, he has seen more than his share of what is right and wrong with the real estate business. First and foremost is helping buyers, sellers, investors, and real estate entrepreneurs get the best info the can on real estate.This show is an opportunity to discuss some of the best ways to achieve your real estate goals and build wealth - from an insiders perspective. Over the years, Robert has been lucky enough to work with successful people from all walks of life and industries. Get a chance to hear what he has learned from these folks over the years that will help YOU achieve success! Of course, you can also count on honest talk about what is wrong with the real estate business and how to handle it. Whether you are interested in buying, selling, investing or just getting an inside look at todays top real estate stories, this is the show for you! So tune in for helpful information no matter how you are working to achieve your real estate goals or financial freedom!

    Multiple Offers Are Back!

    Multiple Offers Are Back!

    We have talked a lot about how the key to the market right now is the inventory. Well, some recent numbers were released that show just how true that is.
    Today we will discuss some amazing stats about how many transactions - as recently as May 10 - have involved multiple offers on real estate for sale all across the country! In some of our metro areas, the majority of homes for sale ended up getting multiple offers!
    There are some things to keep an eye on that might just rear their head later this year. So join me as we take a look at the most recent real estate market stats that will blow your mind!
     
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    • 12 min
    Housing Inventory Is About To Nose Dive!

    Housing Inventory Is About To Nose Dive!

     



    Will home prices jump?

    The best information we have right now indicates that a dramatic crash in home inventory is very likely as we move through 2020. There are only two places that homes for sale come from. First, is new construction. We are seeing a big drop off in new construction that even goes beyond what the worst expectations were leading into March. And remember, those are number for MARCH! April is likely to be even more depressing! But wait, that is only half of the real estate inventory story.


    The other half of our inventory question involves existing homes. If we don't see new construction coming anywhere close to demand, then we have to rely on current home owners to come into the market to sell their home. Frankly, that does not look to be a likely scenario!
    In todays show, we look at all the data to find out where we are and where we are likely to be later this year and into 2021!
    Articles Used In Todays Show: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/04/16/housing-starts-march-squawk-box-breaking-news.html https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/17/us-housing-starts-worst-month-since-1984-what-traders-see-ahead.html https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2020/05/05/where-housing-inventories-are-falling-fastest https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2020/05/05/more-banks-halt-helocs https://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2020/05/las-vegas-real-estate-in-april-sales.html https://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2020/05/seattle-real-estate-in-april-sales-down.html https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/07/consumer-confidence-in-housing-falls-to-lowest-level-since-subprime-crash.html HELP THE SHOW GROW by filling out the audience demographic survey by clicking the button at the top of the page titled "Take the survey to support the show". Follow the prompts and this will automatically enter you for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift card!
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    • 26 min
    Sellers - Avoid Pocket Listings At All Costs!

    Sellers - Avoid Pocket Listings At All Costs!

    I have never been a fan of pocket listings for a whole lot of reasons. In todays show, we will review the reasons why they are a bad idea for sellers. In addition, we will explore how they are also NOT a better option to help deal with our current quarantine situation. There are NO advantages to a pocket listing vs allowing your home to be listed on the MLS when it comes to maintaining very tight controls on who gets into your home.
    In fact, whatever benefits you are told doing a pocket listing will bring - including reducing the commission you pay - will end up costing you MORE in the long run!
    So lets jump in and figure this out!

    • 20 min
    Corona Virus and Real Estate

    Corona Virus and Real Estate

    What does the CDC say and how should we move forward




    We will start with a quick look at what we can learn from the CDC website. More information is better than less, so we will go over what I am seeing reported by the CDC and try to calibrate expectations to that.


    Next, we will talk about how buyers, sellers and investors in real estate might move forward. In one case, we will discuss a trend I am seeing that is CRITICAL for folks who must get their home sold to understand and avoid at all costs.




    https://youtu.be/TjAet09oflY
    Real Estate Realities Video





    To check out the latest from the CDC and what we look at in this video, check out these links:


    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/index.html https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

    If you are interested in learning more about finding the perfect property in Morgan Hill, San Martin, Gilroy or any of the other Southern Silicon Valley/Santa Clara County communities I work with, please visit my website:


    https://www.soldbyrobert.com



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    • 30 min
    Big Companies Hold $60 Billion in Real Estate

    Big Companies Hold $60 Billion in Real Estate

     



    But those big companies are not really to blame for this reality ... the government is

    But is it their fault?


    That's right, giant Wall Street companies have huge holdings in real estate. However, while the media would like you to believe that this is some kind of sin on the part of these companies, the real sin is HOW they ended up owning so much residential real estate. Lets talk about how we got here and how it was clear from the beginning that this was likely to happen.


    Way back when all of the foreclosed homes that ended up being held by the government needed to get sold, a plan was hatched. Instead of selling each property individually, they would be bundled together and sold in huge chunks. Maybe we should not judge the motivations on this decision. Perhaps the prevailing opinion was that these homes needed to be out of foreclosure and back in the usable market place as soon as possible. At least that might be one thought. But the easily anticipated consequences we see now should not have been a surprise. This basically made it impossible for anyone but huge corporations with lots of cash (or big credit) to purchase the properties. We covered this on this show at the time and pointed out the downside and possible other options that would be better for the market. It now appears that we were right all along.







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    • 19 min
    New 2020 Prediction! Rents & Home Prices Up!

    New 2020 Prediction! Rents & Home Prices Up!

    Secrets To Understanding This Expected Home Value Growth! Zillow is confident home prices will accelerate as we move into the 2020 home buying season! While the rate of growth of home prices has slowed, Zillows latest take on the market indicates that with low inventory and increasing demand, we are likely going to see the home buying market heat up substantially. We have seen other sources that show we should expect to see home prices getting more inflated by a low inventory in a variety of markets across the country.
    Another aspect of this story is that within it, Zillow shares a few great tools for getting a birds eye view of numbers relating to average price, inventory and average rent. All great bits of information for anyone considering making a move in the real estate market at any time. Even more relevant is that with a market set to heat up - according to Zillow - in 2020, all home buyers, sellers, investors and real estate entrepreneurs should be getting all the insights they can into how this market is going to shape up. It could be an amazing opportunity for the right market choices.
    We will talk about how this information can help you make better decisions, no matter what level of interest you might have. We will also examine the numbers of a few metro areas and explore how the numbers relate to one another for you to spot better opportunities!
    Links:
    Zillow - Home Value Growth Expected to Re-Accelerate Just in Time For Home Shopping Season (January 2020 Market Report) HELP THE SHOW GROW by filling out the audience demographic survey by clicking the button at the top of the page titled "Take the survey to support the show". Follow the prompts and this will automatically enter you for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift card!
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!!

Robert, host of the Real Estate Realities podcast, highlight all aspects of real estate, investing and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Vanessa from SF ,

Great, informative and concise podcast

I truly appreciate the insight and knowledge that Robert has to offer. He is easy to listen to and I’ve gained a lot of knowledge by listening to him. I appreciate him talking about the trends he is seeing in the market and updates on the housing markets in other states.

thedannymullen ,

Happy you are back!

I have been around since the beginning in 2007, hard to believe it has been12years! Shows has been great glad Robert is back on the mic again after his short break!!

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