LSA Global Delivers Sales Leadership Team Alignment Session for High Growth for Real Estate Services Firm

LSA Global

This global high growth real estate services firm wanted to ensure their sales strategy was on track before investing the time and resources in business sales training to accelerate their ability to qualify, pitch to executives , negotiate, and close.

Funniest and Most Absurd Real Estate Promotion in Years


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Research: Restricting Airbnb Rentals Reduces Development

Harvard Business

Economics Government policy and regulation Society and business relations Real estate industry Digital ArticleA new study found that in the three years after regulations were enacted, residential permit applications fell by an average of 10% in 15 U.S. cities.

Toronto's Hypocritical Real Estate Boards Suppress Price Information; One Broker Strikes Back with "Pay-What-You-Want" MLS Listing


Hypocrisy of the Toronto real estate board is stunning. Self-Serving Hypocrites Suppress Data Please consider Toronto Real Estate Board Demands Brokers Halt Online Sales Stats. This week, three real estate brokers are cutting off customers’ online access to recent final home sales prices — coveted information that can help buyers and sellers gauge a property’s worth. It’s a test case that could end up affecting other real estate markets in Canada.

"War Games" Show Fed Worried About Commercial Real Estate, Interest Rates; Fed Weighs Consequences of "Macroprudential Tools"


Commercial real-estate prices have continued to rise and are projected to far exceed levels they reached before the 2007-09 financial crisis, adjusted for inflation. Fed officials also looked at whether they could demand that banks require larger down payments on loans to ensure borrowers weren’t as exposed to a large drop in real-estate prices. But Neither Greenspan nor Bernanke saw the real estate bubble until it was too late.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: One Last Hurrah for Her

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Its much easier to pick up a real estate agent at the hotel bar than try to convince the much-hounded hotties of IT they should bed down with you! skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, April 8, 2013. One Last Hurrah for Her. IT consultants are mostly men, eliminating most opportunities to hook up with co-workers. But sometimes the cards fall in your favor, with a woman consultant on the hunt for a boy toy!

If Work Is Digital, Why Do We Still Go to the Office?

Harvard Business

professor Melvin Webber seemed imminent: “For the first time in history, it might be possible to locate on a mountain top and to maintain intimate, real-time, and realistic contact with business or other associates” (Webber M.M., Real-time data analytics paired with digitally integrated furniture and buildings are just the beginning. ” Workspaces Design Technology Real estate Digital Article

What CEOs Get Wrong About Activist Investors

Harvard Business

Other activists have expertise in development and commercial real estate. On the other hand, once the basic defense is in place, the primary goal should be the same as the goal with real-world nuclear weaponry: Avoid any situation in which you would actually have to use it. Boards Business law Leadership Real estate Digital ArticleBenjamin Harte/Getty Images. We were shareholder activists once.

Seth's Blog: Writing tip: say it backwards

Seth Godin Blog

Your real estate brochure or the ad copy you've written--if it's merely posturing or bragging, better to not say it at all. Seths Blog.Seth Godins riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread. About. Archives. Subscribe. Recent Posts. "Oh, Oh, thats just a hack someone put together.". The sophisticates. Q&A: Purple Cows and commodities. Colors or numbers? Words are hooks, words are levers. Mumbo vs. Jumbo. Death and Taxes, 2014. The opposite of anxiety.

What Amazon’s HQ2 Wish List Signals About the Future of Cities

Harvard Business

Economic development Government Real estate North America Digital ArticleJennifer Maravillas for HBR. Amazon’s big announcement that it will build a second headquarters has caught the attention of local officials, economic development professionals, and pundits across the U.S. and Canada. And for good reason: “HQ2,” as it’s being called, would create upwards of 50,000 high-paying jobs and billions of dollars of new investment in whichever city it locates in.

Sam Zell Warns Recession Coming, Provides Opinions on 22 Topics Including Fed Tools, Equities, Real Estate, Energy, China, Brazil, Mexico, Climate Change


Zell discussed a wide variety of topics from the Federal Reserve rate hike, the risk of a near-term recession, real estate, energy, and various foreign investment ideas. If you take out those stocks, the stock market isn't doing real well. And it's, you know, it's a little bit like real estate. I mean we made a fortune because we bought real estate at a discount to replacement cost. Real Estate: It's very hard not to be a seller.

Long-Term Mortgage Delinquencies Seriously Under-Reported


Keith Jurow, a real estate analyst and author of the Capital Preservation Real Estate Report , pinged me a few days ago with his analysis that suggests long-term mortgage delinquencies are seriously under-reported. more…). Economics

A Family Business at a Crossroads: Scaling and Succession

Harvard Business

How should India-based Gera Developments scale their family real estate development business? Leadership Growth strategy Leadership transitions Audio

What Should We Do with 45,000 Half-Empty Public Buildings?

Harvard Business

Local officials have a huge opportunity to repurpose underutilized real estate for the public good. Policy Public-Private partnerships Digital Article

125 Housing Metro Areas Compared: How Much Does California Skew National Averages?


Keith Jurow, a real estate analyst and author of the Capital Preservation Real Estate Report , pinged me a few days ago with his belief that the widely-followed Case-Shiller national real estate index is off on the high side. Jurow supplied detailed, repeat-sale statistics of the top 125 metro regions in the US in an Excel spreadsheet from RealtyTrac. more…). Economics

Five Great Lead Generation Tips

Henry DeVries

If you want to create a client attraction chain reaction like bestselling author and real estate investor Chris Prefontaine, you need to focus on multiple streams of income and multiple lead sources

For Solopreneurs, Business Development = Relationship Development

Successful Independent Consulting

Second, when knee-deep in actually doing "the real work," solopreneurs are hard-pressed to find time to publish thought-leadership articles or create and manage marketing campaigns. For example, real estate agents are experts at keeping their names fresh in people's minds.

What is a management consultant and how can I use him/her?


To All, I am curious what is a management consultant and how could one help me manage my family business in real estates. The business mainly involves maintaining flats and shops, communicating wi

The Value of Transparency When Running a Business w/Fernando Clemente Ep#127

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

His past professional experience includes real estate, business banking, and retail management. Fernando Clemente is the owner/President of Mule Media Inc.,

13-Year-Old Kid Buys $552,000 Home


He just bought his first piece of real estate, a $552,000 four-room one bath house in Melbourne’s Frankston. Meet Akira Ellis a 13-year-old kid. more…). Economics

Glut in Luxury Apartments: Boom Set to Fizzle in 2017


Real estate is has been one of the economic bright spots in the US for several years. But rising interest rates and a glut of luxury apartments portends a slowdown in 2017. more…). Economics

Money Laundering Scandal at Australia’s Largest Bank Triggers Another Call for Ban of Cash


Money laundering is big business in Australia because regulations do not cover lawyers, real estate agents, accountants, and CEOs ignoring warnings from police. Ian Narev, the CEO of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), the nation’s largest bank is set to step down amid money laundering charges. Despite the obvious problem, it’s cash itself that gets the blame. more…). Economics

Google's Next Search Is for Housing


With home costs skyrocketing in large metropolitan areas, companies that want to attract talent may have to get into the real-estate business

The Balanced Way to Achieve Scale and Sale with CEO Mark Johnson

Consulting Matters

Since we worked together, he took on massive promotions – he became the Chief Hospitality Officer at Wyndham, a very different role than his real estate law background, and then eventually a CEO for another company. Want to know what it takes to lead a company to scalable profits?

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Top Tier Chinese Cities Discounting Property; Beijing Prices and Volume Down 11 Straight weeks


The Australia Macro Business Blog notes Tier 1 Chinese Cities Discounting Property Prices and volumes are falling in Beijing and real estate agents are started to drum up sales by delisting homes listed at high prices. Such a situation from two weeks since the beginning of April, the city is currently at this largest second-hand housing sales real estate agent are starting to tell homeowners who ask for high listing prices, “no.”

Inadequate Technology Will Bite You Big Time

Martinka Consulting

With the skyrocketing real estate market in the Puget Sound and other areas there’s a good chance the buyer will pay more, sometimes much more, than the seller has been paying. Five diligence areas above, all equally important, and all more important than ever given the market turmoil we’re experiencing with people, products, and real estate. “A

A second opinion

Seth Godin Blog

Apparently, real estate brokers now have a way of reporting the comments (reviews) from potential buyers at open houses, and he was crazy enough to read them. A friend is selling his house.

Three Important Buy-Sell Lessons

Martinka Consulting

I’ve been involved in a real estate buy-sell transaction as over the last 18 months we’ve been trying to sell our family cabin in the Midwest. In this part of the country it is not a red-hot real estate market, with only one exception and the exception is places on a chain of lakes, which our place is not. In business and real estate, emotion and feelings play a big part.

Before and after

Seth Godin Blog

But at a smaller scale, the same thing happens when the first restaurant installs a salad bar, or the local insurance agent or real estate broker gets rid of voice mail and starts answering the phone on the first ring. When you put the right idea into the world, people can't unsee it. It changes our narrative. The existence of your product, service or innovation means that everything that compares to it is now treated differently. Once the fax existed, mail seemed slower.

In temporary residence

Seth Godin Blog

So many things about college, funerals, real estate, hotels, weddings and the contractor trade are frustrating and opaque to customers. They will outlast you. Why are some industries so irrational (when seen from the point of view of the customer)?

Housing Starts in China Plunge 25%; Did China's Property Bubble Finally Burst?


China Housing Starts Market Cools, Sales Volume Dries Up The New York Times reports China’s Sizzling Real Estate Market Cools After almost two decades of nearly unceasing increases in real estate prices and construction across China, one of the world’s longest-running bull markets finally seems to be stalling, with broad consequences for the country’s economy and possibly its politics.

Local scarcity

Seth Godin Blog

Local scarcity was sufficient for coaches, travel agents, real estate brokers, lawn care specialists and car washes. If you ran the local 5 and 10 cent store, you could count on a steady stream of customers to buy your knick knacks, notions and bobbins. After all, you were the only game in town. And if you were the local Chinese restaurant, your delivery zone was just the right size that the only option some had for moo shu was you.

Cultural distress (and consumerism)

Seth Godin Blog

It’s easier to give in to the high-pressure tactics of a real estate broker than it is to look squarely at the feelings that you might not actually get this particular house. For decades, marketers (and politicians) have been working to amplify cultural distress, a hack on our emotions. Not the tragic emotional distress of being unable to care for your kids, find a place to live or deal with trauma, but the invented cultural distress of modern industrialized societies.

"Bubblicious" High End Flipping Up 350%, Overall Flipping Down 13%


But real estate data shows the practice is on the upswing — among million-dollar homes. Flipping happens when prices are rising rapidly even if price levels are low,” says Jed Kolko, chief economist for real-estate firm Trulia. And just as in 2000 with the dotcom bust, and 2007 with the real estate bust, the Fed is 100% oblivious of massive bubbles now. Flipping houses went out of fashion around 2008, along with flip phones and sub-prime mortgages.

What Brexit Means for Financial Institutions


According to most economists, the UK’s long-term (2020 and beyond) real GDP post-Brexit will be 3 to 8 percentage points lower than the GDP that the nation would achieve if it remained an EU member. The near-term effects are bleak as well: the UK economy is likely to see a sustained period of low base rates, higher inflation, lower consumer confidence, deflated real estate prices, higher unemployment, and a weaker pound (already, the pound has sunk to a 30-year low against the US dollar).

Conflicts of Interest

B) Let’s say a real estate agent finds a home for sale for her clients. It turns out that the home in question is owned by the real estate agent herself. The real estate agent resigns as her clients' advisor and has someone else represent the buyers. Maybe the real estate agent feels she can give objective advice to her buyers, even though she is the seller of the home in question.

What do you own?

Seth Godin Blog

Some own real estate. Your skills. Your reputation. The noise in your head, your attitude, your personal passions… But after that, it starts to diverge. Some own machines.

100 Small Business Ideas To Get You Started

Business Consulting Agency

Real Estate Sales Consultant. These days, it is easier than ever to start a small business. Working from home, just about anybody can operate a small business with an Internet connection and computer. People of all ages desire to be entrepreneurs.

Sand Trees (Will Disappear)

Martinka Consulting

Escalating real estate prices, which may make future rent more expensive than it has been historically. We were in Florida in early December and happened to see the Palm Beach Christmas displays. The tree in the photo is made of sand. It is gorgeous, you can see it’s about 30 feet high, and obviously took a lot of hard work and skill to create. It’s a lot like a business in that it takes a lot of skill and hard work to create a good company.

A Unique Way to Engage Your Employees

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Southern AgCredit does mostly real-estate lending for rural customers, including full- and part-time farmers, ranchers, and recreational enthus Recently I did a workshop for employees at Southern AgCredit, a financial services organization with a novel method for ensuring that its employees work together in cohesive, highly productive teams.