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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

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    • 4.7 • 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!

    National Rent Control? Bad Ideas That Refuse To Die

    National Rent Control? Bad Ideas That Refuse To Die

    The data is clear, rent control does not work. Pushing for national rent control just makes a bad idea worse as the federal government attempts to impose a one size fits all policy for the wide variety of markets across the country. Unintended Consequences National rent control policies, while appearing to be a solution for the affordability crisis faced by renters in many cities, are actually a bad idea in practice. Such policies often come with unintended consequences that do more harm than good to both renters and landlords.
    Reduces New Construction One of the major drawbacks of rent control is that it discourages new construction. When landlords are not able to increase rent in response to market demand, there is less financial incentive for developers to build new rental properties. This can lead to a shortage of housing units and make the affordability crisis even worse. Additionally, many landlords may choose to convert their rental properties into condominiums or other forms of ownership, further reducing the number of rental units available.
    Housing Quality Suffers Another problem with rent control is that it can reduce the quality of housing. When landlords are not able to increase rent to cover the cost of repairs and upgrades, they may be less likely to invest in maintaining their properties. This can result in dilapidated buildings that are unsafe and unsanitary, causing harm to renters and the community at large.
    Actually Unfair To Renters In addition to these problems, rent control can also be unfair to renters. Rent-controlled units are often occupied by long-term tenants who are paying significantly less than market rate, while new renters must pay the full market rate. This creates a two-tiered system where some renters enjoy the benefits of lower rent, while others struggle to find affordable housing. It also disincentives mobility and discourages renters from moving when they may have to pay significantly more for rent elsewhere.
    Depresses The Local Economy Rent control can also have negative effects on the local economy - national rent control would just make it bad everywhere. When landlords are not able to increase rent to cover their expenses, they may be forced to reduce their spending on local goods and services, which can lead to a reduction in economic activity and job losses. Additionally, when rent control discourages new construction, it reduces the amount of money being spent on construction materials and services, which can have a ripple effect throughout the local economy.
    Likely Abuse Finally, rent control policies are often difficult to enforce, and can be subject to abuse. For example, landlords may try to circumvent the regulations by illegally evicting tenants or by making living conditions unbearable in order to force them to leave. Rent control policies can also lead to corruption, with landlords and city officials colluding to maximize profits at the expense of renters.
    While national rent control policies may appear to be a solution to the affordability crisis faced by renters, they are actually a bad idea in practice. Rent control can lead to a shortage of housing units, reduce the quality of housing, be unfair to renters, have negative effects on the local economy, and be subject to abuse and corruption. In addition, there is plentiful data indicating that rent control simply does not work or achieve any of the goals that proponents suggest.
    So What Should Get Done? Instead of relying on rent control, policy makers should focus on other solutions to the affordability crisis, such as increasing funding for affordable housing development, providing financial incentives for landlords to maintain their properties, and improving transportation options to reduce the cost of living in high-rent areas. These solutions are more likely to result in real, lasting benefits for renters and landlords, while avoiding the unintended consequences associated with rent control.​

    • 43 min
    2023 Set To Be A 2007 Crash Replay?

    2023 Set To Be A 2007 Crash Replay?

    It is hard not to see all the media outlets painting a tolerable picture of what to expect in 2023. Most of the mainstream folks point to a possible 4%-6% value drop over 2023.
    When this comes up, the favorite line seems to be "2023 is very different from 2007". What is interesting is if we actually take a look at the points they use to support this idea, every single one of them would tend to more accurately indicate that 2023 is more like 2007 than any of us would like.
    So in todays show, we are going to chat about these claims and run down why, at the very least, there is a good chance that 2023 could turn out to be nearly as bad as 2007 - if not worse!
     
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    💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————
    📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————
    My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving your real estate dreams. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing anywhere in Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy - I would love an opportunity to discuss with you what I can do to help you get the best outcome possible!

    • 21 min
    12 Questions For Your Real Estate Agent

    12 Questions For Your Real Estate Agent

     
    As the market shifts, inventories grows, sales prices drop and the the time it takes a home to sell stretches further out. It has been years since we have seen a market like this, and many of todays agents have never even seen a market like this. So now more than every, you need to make sure you are finding a real estate agent that can deliver the best results for you.
    So in todays show, lets chat about some real estate questions you can ask to try and pin down that right agent.
     
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    🏡 💵 Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate! - https://rebelbroker.smarthomeprice.com/
     
    ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/
     
    📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter
     
    🕵🏻‍♂️ Search For Homes For Sale: https://soldbyrobert.com/homes-for-sale-map-search
     
    👓 Luxury Homes List: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Luxury-Homes/1371502
     
    💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————
    📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————
    My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving your real estate dreams. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing anywhere in Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy - I would love an opportunity to discuss with you what I can do to help you get the best outcome possible!

    • 33 min
    Real Estate Ego Showdown

    Real Estate Ego Showdown

    Dealing with big egos in a real estate transaction can be challenging, but it is important to remember that at the end of the day, the goal is to close the deal and have a successful transaction. Here are some tips on how to handle big egos in a real estate transaction:
    Keep the focus on the deal: It is easy to get caught up in personal egos, but it is important to remember that the main focus is on the real estate transaction. Try to keep the conversation centered on the details of the deal and avoid getting sidetracked by personal egos.
    Be professional: Even if the other party is acting unreasonably or letting their ego get in the way, it is important to remain professional. This means not getting into personal attacks or letting your own ego get in the way of finding a resolution.
    Find common ground: Look for areas where you can find common ground and focus on those rather than dwelling on differences. This can help to defuse tension and make it easier to find a solution that works for everyone.
    Communicate openly and honestly: Clear communication is key in any real estate transaction. Be open and honest about your needs and concerns, and try to listen actively to the other party. This can help to build trust and make it easier to find a resolution.
    Seek mediation or outside help if necessary: If things are really not progressing, it may be helpful to seek the assistance of a mediator or bring in another party to help facilitate the conversation. This can provide a neutral third party to help find a solution.
    Make it work for you: By identifying the egos in the transaction, you can potentially make that knowledge work for you. All of the points we have discussed so far will help provide some focus that will hopefully move things toward a less emotional setting. But you can also make use of this dynamic when needed. As a negotiating tool, you can pitch ideas in a way to make the ego in the room feel like it was their idea. The key here is to remain detached and simply survey what is going on to determine what you can make work to your advantage when the first 5 steps don’t quite get you there. Overall, the key to handling big egos in a real estate transaction is to remain professional and focused on the deal, and to try to find common ground and communicate openly and honestly. With patience and persistence, it is often possible to find a resolution that works for everyone.
     
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    ➡️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelbroker
    ➡️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/
     
    🏡 💵 Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate! - https://rebelbroker.smarthomeprice.com/
     
    ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/
     
    📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter
     
    🕵🏻‍♂️ Search For Homes For Sale: https://soldbyrobert.com/homes-for-sale-map-search
     
    👓 Luxury Homes List: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Luxury-Homes/1371502
     
    💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————
    📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————
    My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving

    • 18 min
    The Truth About Lies:Detecting Deception

    The Truth About Lies:Detecting Deception

    Determining how honest the people you are interacting with can be critical in protecting your interests. In real estate, where you are usually selling your greatest asset or buying your biggest asset - being able to root out the truth can save you thousands and a big pile of headaches. Today we will discuss the truth about lies, how to spot them and what to do about it when you do!
     
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    ➡️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebelbroker/
    ➡️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelbroker
    ➡️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/
     
    🏡 💵 Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate! - https://rebelbroker.smarthomeprice.com/
     
    ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/
     
    📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter
     
    🕵🏻‍♂️ Search For Homes For Sale: https://soldbyrobert.com/homes-for-sale-map-search
     
    👓 Luxury Homes List: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Luxury-Homes/1371502
     
    💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————
    📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————
    My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving your real estate dreams. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing anywhere in Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy - I would love an opportunity to discuss with you what I can do to help you get the best outcome possible!

    • 27 min
    Buyers Beware! (And Sellers Too!)

    Buyers Beware! (And Sellers Too!)

    Any time a market starts to pivot in a new direction, you will find folks trying to sell you on ideas using data that seems relevant,  but isn't. I have recently encountered this reality and I wanted to share ways to understand the concept and to avoid being taken in by it. So join me in the conversation to help buyers and sellers avoid being taken for a ride! #realestate #realestatenews #morganhill #sanjose #sanmartín #gilroy
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    ➡️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelbroker
    ➡️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/
    🏡 💵 Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate! - https://rebelbroker.smarthomeprice.com/
    ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/
    📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter
    🕵🏻‍♂️ Search For Homes For Sale: https://soldbyrobert.com/homes-for-sale-map-search
    👓 Luxury Homes List: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Luxury-Homes/1371502
    💵 Homes Priced Below Average: https://soldbyrobert.com/listing-report/Homes-Priced-Below-Average-In-Morgan-Hill-San-Martin-and-Gilroy/1281392 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— 
    📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record-for-my-clients/3444 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— 
    My goal is to share my insights and opinions relating to real estate so that you can make the best possible decisions in achieving your real estate dreams. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing anywhere in Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy - I would love an opportunity to discuss with you what I can do to help you get the best outcome possible!

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

Grusha - ElitePodcastBookings ,

Great Podcast for Real Estate Entrepreneurs!

Love the content from Robert! Really helpful for those with RE businesses! Cheers

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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