Why you need a mentor? Nathalie shares on the value of mentorship

Why you need a mentor? Nathalie shares about the importance and value of mentorship in real estate sales. Second half- What is OPUS and how it acts as a GPS for your dreams…     Why you need a mentor? Nathalie shares about the importance and value of mentorship in real estate sales. Second half- What is OPUS and how it acts as a GPS for your dreams…    

Wise choices, thoughts on the future of the real estate industry, and more!!!

Listen in today as our guests Paul Schumann and Carole Hodges with years of experience weigh in on what is happening today in the real estate, insurance and financial industry. Paul Schumann has been an entrepreneur and business owner since he graduated from Long Beach State University with a degree in Chemistry. He successfully operated an auto repair shop, a jewelry store and a holistic health center. He has been a real estate broker for over 30 years selling both residential and commercial properties. He also personally developed a 4-plex and business park in Huntington Beach, California Carole Hodges has traveled many paths over the years. She was a top producer in videoconferencing at MCI WorldCom. She  operated a wind farm in Northern California. As a business coach she helped many business owners to double their income and find the time in the their lives for family, health and personal passion. Professional speaker and singer/actress/dancer in over 25 musicals. Now with Penn Mutual and other companies as a licensed agent to give her clients the  confidence in their decisions.   Listen in today as our guests Paul Schumann and Carole Hodges with years of experience weigh in on what is happening today in the real estate, insurance and financial industry. Paul Schumann has been an entrepreneur and business owner since he graduated from Long Beach State University with a degree in Chemistry. He successfully operated an auto repair shop, a jewelry store and a holistic health center. He has been a real estate broker for over 30 years selling both residential and commercial properties. He also personally developed a 4-plex and business park in Huntington Beach, California Carole Hodges has traveled many paths over the years. She was a top producer in videoconferencing at MCI WorldCom. She  operated a wind farm in Northern California. As a business coach she helped many business owners to double their income and find the time in the their lives for family, health and personal passion. Professional speaker and singer/actress/dancer in over 25 musicals. Now with Penn Mutual and other companies as a licensed agent to give her clients the  confidence in their decisions.  

Ever thought about moving or investing in Ohio? Joan Elflein

Listen in today to learn about Ohio real estate, menu programs, investing and more!!! Our guest Joan Elflein, a real estate broker who owns Ohio Broker Direct continually sells over 100 million dollars in real estate year after year, fills us in on what it is like to live and invest in Ohio.     Listen in today to learn about Ohio real estate, menu programs, investing and more!!! Our guest Joan Elflein, a real estate broker who owns Ohio Broker Direct continually sells over 100 million dollars in real estate year after year, fills us in on what it is like to live and invest in Ohio.    

Iain Stewart- Learn how to buy and sell International properties without banks

This show is a replay from May 2015, but very relevant and you can call in to listen as well. Iain Stewart talks about how you can buy and sell International Properties with very attractive financing tools.   This show is a replay from May 2015, but very relevant and you can call in to listen as well. Iain Stewart talks about how you can buy and sell International Properties with very attractive financing tools.  

End of year reflection- New Year’s Resolutions- moving forward on market, etc.

Join Nathalie in the end of the year, looking forward to 2016 and changes. Join Nathalie in the end of the year, looking forward to 2016 and changes.

Happy Holidays- Different holiday traditions- real estate traditions and more…

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmans(Christian) , Happy Hanukkah (Jewish), Happy Kwanza (African American),  Ramadan (Muslim),Eid al-Fitr (Muslim) Saint Nicholas Day (Christian), Eid’ul-Adha (Muslim),  Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexican), St. Lucia Day (Swedish), Three Kings Day/Epiphany (Christian), Boxing Day (Australian, Canadian, English, Irish), Omisoka (Japanese) Yule (Pagan), Saturnalia (Pagan) and others. Real estate traditions in different cultures. Sandi Parker, retired real estate broker after 35 years and Nathalie talk about interesting happenings that are not always known to all of us who celebrate our way. Call in or email us your family traditions.   Happy Holidays, Merry Christmans(Christian) , Happy Hanukkah (Jewish), Happy Kwanza (African American),  Ramadan (Muslim),Eid al-Fitr (Muslim) Saint Nicholas Day (Christian), Eid’ul-Adha (Muslim),  Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexican), St. Lucia Day (Swedish), Three Kings Day/Epiphany (Christian), Boxing Day (Australian, Canadian, English, Irish), Omisoka (Japanese) Yule (Pagan), Saturnalia (Pagan) and others. Real estate traditions in different cultures. Sandi Parker, retired real estate broker after 35 years and Nathalie talk about interesting happenings that are not always known to all of us who celebrate our way. Call in or email us your family traditions.  

Janice Hoffman, relationship expert, first facilitator in 1996 with John Gray

Today we are discussing relationship tips, especially for the holiday season. We discuss real estate all year long in addition to our wonderful guests who are change agents for the world. This time of year is so special and also stressful for many so I am excited to bring on our guest today who has years in teaching people about relationships. She was the first facilitator for John Grey back starting back in 1996. John Grey wrote the book Men are from Mars, Woman are from Venus. Over the years Janice helped train over 500 facilitators worldwide.  Taking all she learned from Mars/Venus Janice condensed the Mars/Venus Philosophy, with her own principles and created 12 easy-to-use, yet specific strategies. She added a “how to” for men and for women for each rule to ensure their success. Relationship Rules quickly won first place with the Colorado Independent Publisher’s Assn. Since 1997 and today Janice Hoffman now teaches teens about relationships, and speaks on the subject as well. She will be giving us tips for the season. Join us in some holiday cheer!!! Today we are discussing relationship tips, especially for the holiday season. We discuss real estate all year long in addition to our wonderful guests who are change agents for the world. This time of year is so special and also stressful for many so I am excited to bring on our guest today who has years in teaching people about relationships. She was the first facilitator for John Grey back starting back in 1996. John Grey wrote the book Men are from Mars, Woman are from Venus. Over the years Janice helped train over 500 facilitators worldwide.  Taking all she learned from Mars/Venus Janice condensed the Mars/Venus Philosophy, with her own principles and created 12 easy-to-use, yet specific strategies. She added a “how to” for men and for women for each rule to ensure their success. Relationship Rules quickly won first place with the Colorado Independent Publisher’s Assn. Since 1997 and today Janice Hoffman now teaches teens about relationships, and speaks on the subject as well. She will be giving us tips for the season. Join us in some holiday cheer!!!

Frank Sinatra Centennial- Guy Steele celebrates Sinatra’s 100th birthday

    For the 100th Birthday program, host and creator of the Sinatra program Guy Steele presents newly released recordings by Frank Sinatra, including a 1966 performance w/ the Count Basie Orchestra at the Sands Hotel; his 1961 concert in Sydney, Australia; and radio appearances from the 40’s   About Sinatra: The Man and the Music Every week, host Guy Steele regales HPR listeners with the life and times of one of the 20th century’s greatest entertainers — Frank Sinatra. The program features the singer’s recorded and live performances, as well as his lesser known radio and television appearances. Unlike any other known radio show dedicated to Sinatra, Steele includes excerpts from interviews with Sinatra himself, as well as commentary.   Sinatra: The Man and the Music is produced in Honolulu by Hawaii Public Radio and can be heard regularly on Sundays from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. (HST). The show first went on the air in October 1998, 5 months after Sinatra’s passing.   About Guy Steele Guy Steele is the host and creator of Sinatra: The Man and the Music. His foray into radio broadcasting began in 1974 at Oregon Institute of Technology.  He was a DJ, play-by-play announcer, and general manager of KTEC, OIT’s campus radio station. After college and 10 yrs working in radio in CA., he joined Edward Jones as a financial advisor in 1989, moving to Hawai?i in 1995 to manage the firm’s Kailua office.               For the 100th Birthday program, host and creator of the Sinatra program Guy Steele presents newly released recordings by Frank Sinatra, including a 1966 performance w/ the Count Basie Orchestra at the Sands Hotel; his 1961 concert in Sydney, Australia; and radio appearances from the 40’s   About Sinatra: The Man and the Music Every week, host Guy Steele regales HPR listeners with the life and times of one of the 20th century’s greatest entertainers — Frank Sinatra. The program features the singer’s recorded and live performances, as well as his lesser known radio and television appearances. Unlike any other known radio show dedicated to Sinatra, Steele includes excerpts from interviews with Sinatra himself, as well as commentary.   Sinatra: The Man and the Music is produced in Honolulu by Hawaii Public Radio and can be heard regularly on Sundays from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. (HST). The show first went on the air in October 1998, 5 months after Sinatra’s passing.   About Guy Steele Guy Steele is the host and creator of Sinatra: The Man and the Music. His foray into radio broadcasting began in 1974 at Oregon Institute of Technology.  He was a DJ, play-by-play announcer, and general manager of KTEC, OIT’s campus radio station. After college and 10 yrs working in radio in CA., he joined Edward Jones as a financial advisor in 1989, moving to Hawai?i in 1995 to manage the firm’s Kailua office.          

Clive Swersky- Host and Producer of Alive with Clive TV Show gives back…..

     Clive Swersky, Host and Producer of Alive with Clive- The TV Show Where Today’s Top Singer- Songwriters Thrive! The show has been in existence since 2004, and in its current form since 2007. To date Clive has interviewed more than 270 singer-songwriters, all of whom are shown on the Web site for the show, at www.alivewithclive.tv   A student and practioner of the Law of Attraction, Clive also has created the Web site, www.newlawofattractionsecrets.com, to share information and resources to enable people to obtain as much benefit as possible from the Law of Attraction.       Today Clive is going to share and discuss several  powerful metaphors to provide you with the resilience you need to overcome challenges on your path to fulfulling your dreams.      Clive Swersky, Host and Producer of Alive with Clive- The TV Show Where Today’s Top Singer- Songwriters Thrive! The show has been in existence since 2004, and in its current form since 2007. To date Clive has interviewed more than 270 singer-songwriters, all of whom are shown on the Web site for the show, at www.alivewithclive.tv   A student and practioner of the Law of Attraction, Clive also has created the Web site, www.newlawofattractionsecrets.com, to share information and resources to enable people to obtain as much benefit as possible from the Law of Attraction.       Today Clive is going to share and discuss several  powerful metaphors to provide you with the resilience you need to overcome challenges on your path to fulfulling your dreams.

Why Housing in Charlotte Is Holding Strong

Most of the nation is singing the housing blues. But home sellers are singing a different tune in Charlotte, N.C., where prices rose in March, for the third month in a row, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Indexes.

What makes the North Carolina city so strong? “We never had a housing bubble,” says Mark Baldwin, executive vice president of Home Builders Association of Charlotte. “Home prices here have never been artificially inflated, and we never had the investor market that other areas in the country had.” Indeed, prices in the Charlotte metro area are up since the national housing market peaked in Q04 2005, according to data published on WSJ.com.

The builders group is trying to spread the “truth about Charlotte” through a recently started Web site, charlottebetweenthelines.com, that tries to draw distinctions between the local real estate market and the national market.

According to the Web site, investors accounted for 14% of sales in Charlotte compared to the national average of about 25% in 2006. And, inventory levels in Charlotte for new homes average a seven months of supply compared to an average of 10 to 12 months in some markets.

Meantime, jobs in Charlotte’s financial sector and other large employers, such as NASCAR, are drawing new residents. The area also benefits from an influx of “half-backs,’’ or snowbirds who moved to Florida from the Northeast and are now relocating Charlotte and other parts of the Carolinas to avoid the traffic and insurance costs in the Sunshine State, Mr. Baldwin says.

In response to our post about Case-Shiller this morning, one reader wrote: “Sorry, for Charlotte you are so wrong…In my neighborhood, prices have and are starting to drop (Davidson, N.C., near Charlotte). Inventory is beginning to pile up.” The builders association also notes that sales have slowed and new home construction has dropped off in the area because of the tighter mortgage credit. So Charlotte is clearly not immune from the national malaise.

Any other Charlotte residents care to chime in?