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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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    • 4.6 • 75 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!

    2021 Real Estate Buyers Experience Interview

    2021 Real Estate Buyers Experience Interview

    In todays show we are going to be interviewing buyers who purchased a home in San Jose earlier in 2021. Some of the topics we will discuss include:
    How did the home search go? How difficult was it to submit offers and finally get one accepted? Were there any special challenges during the escrow process? What worried you most as a buyer? In such a tough market for buyers, how do you avoid overpaying? The goal here is to draw directly from the real world experience of real estate buyers so that you can benefit from their insights.
    Whether you are a buyer or seller, you can benefit from hearing the perspective of buyers in San Jose, CA during a ridiculously strong sellers market, where dozens of offers are submitted. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Eviction Ban Overturned

    Eviction Ban Overturned

    On todays show we will take some time to discuss the eviction ban and why the CDC does not and should not have authority to declare an eviction ban.
    The core points as I see them come down to property rights and our right to freely contract between one another for goods and services.
     

    • 23 min
    Real Estate Offer Love Letters BANNED!

    Real Estate Offer Love Letters BANNED!

    Oregon Has Passed A Law Against Offer Love Letters What Are Real Estate "Love Letters"? You read that correctly. The state of Oregon has made what are commonly called "Love Letters" illegal - well, mostly anyway. These are letters that agents create with their buyers to reach out to sellers on a personal level. The goal is to connect with sellers, outside the sterile language used in contracts, disclosures and addendums. It is an opportunity for buyers and their agents to try and leverage off of points of commonality that a buyer shares with a seller. It often includes discussions of the buyers lifestyle, employment, interests and even a photo of the buyers. Until now, the composition of these "Love Letters" in Oregon has been completely up to the buyer and agent to decide.
    What Are The Specifics Of The New Oregon Restriction On Love Letters? While these letters are not banned outright, this new law in Oregon prohibits including any information that might reveal characteristics of the buyer that are covered by the Fair Housing Act. Despite what many believe, sellers are required to abide by the Fair Housing Act guidelines when selecting an offer on their home. So if you are the kind of person who really hates anyone of Scottish heritage, it is illegal for you to reject an offer on your home based on that fact.
    So, is this a good thing? Check out todays show for a more complete discussion of this topic. Generally, I would rather leave it up to buyers and their agents to decide what goes into the letter that accompanies an offer. I have used these kinds of letters in my offers for decades and I have found them to be very useful tools. While I understand the idea of fairness in these offer scenarios - it is important to understand that these letters are designed to emphasize areas that work to the buyers advantage. If an agent and buyer simply put everything they can think of into one of these letters, they are not doing it right. Like most things, you should do your homework to identify areas of commonality with the seller that you can use in these letters. Anything that might be prejudicial is avoided if you are crafting such a letter rather than blindly tossing it into the mix. In my case, when in doubt, I don't include information regarding my buyers that might end up working against them. Which is, of course, the point of the letter in the first place!
    Where are these limitations currently in place? Oregon is the first state to pass such a law, but not likely to be the last. We should expect that other states will follow along and implement similar limitations.
    So how should we proceed in the real estate world relating to these letters? Does it make sense? Do we want the government limiting what a buyer and their agent might present in a letter of this kind? Or, are we all better served by leaving it up to those parties?
    We will discuss all that and more in todays show!
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    ☕️ "Coffee And Real Estate" Live Events: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/live/
    📰 Subscribe To The Monthly Newsletter: https://soldbyrobert.com/get-the-newsletter
     
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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
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    📚 A case study in how I get better results than other real estate agents or brokerages: https://soldbyrobert.com/2020/08/breaking-every-record

    • 29 min
    2021 Guide To Finding The Right Real Estate Agent

    2021 Guide To Finding The Right Real Estate Agent

    We have talked about how to work through finding the right real estate agent for you in past shows. Today we take a real life example of situations where an agent makes claims that seem focused on the results you are looking for. However, the devil is in the details and there are questions you should ask to help pin down whether or not an agent can actually deliver the goods.
    So in addition to the usual questions (which I have linked to in this show), these are some follow ups to ask when your prospective real estate agent is saying the right things.
    Using the example for today show, we can help you decide if paying an agent a premium for their services is worth it to you.

    • 35 min
    Surviving The 2021 Real Estate Market

    Surviving The 2021 Real Estate Market

    Todays show begins with a public service announcement! Make sure to take note so that you don't get caught without what you need!
    We will also discuss the reality on the ground in this insane real estate market. With my recent experience in #sanjose, #willowglen and #japantown, we can discuss what is really happening and also take some time to identify ways to spot better deals where you will not have to offer $400k over asking price!
    On tap will also be the latest overall home inventory numbers. They are ridiculously low compared to last year and interestingly enough, seem to indicate that the market should be even MORE nuts than it is!
     
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    ➡️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebelbroker/
    ➡️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelbroker
    ➡️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitelawre/
    ☕️ "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
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    📚 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 
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    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 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! Plus, I guarantee results.

    • 36 min
    Will 2021 Be The Year Of The Hydrogen Home?

    Will 2021 Be The Year Of The Hydrogen Home?

    Hydrogen is kind of amazing. It can do a whole lot for us and generate no pollution - unless you consider water vapor to be pollution. There are efforts going on in the United States and in England to bring the hydrogen home into reality.  Now this is a huge deal. There are tons of ways to create hydrogen, it is the most plentiful substance in the universe. You can extract it from things like garbage... just to name one. So lets spend a little time to talk hydrogen and how it could revolutionize how we power our homes!
    Links To Related Articles:
    Hydrogen Production and Distribution
    Britain Building Hydrogen Fueled Homes

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Grusha - ElitePodcastBookings ,

Great Podcast for Real Estate Entrepreneurs!

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

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.

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