Ten Top Trends Affecting Indie Brokers

I had a blast moderating Inman News Indie Broker Summit last month in San Francisco. 500 or so owners of independent real estate companies from across the globe were there for an entire day to learn from experts and peers. I opened the session with a presentation about the Top Ten Trends […] Read more »

A no excuses guide to investing in income property

There are a ton of reasons to be nervous about investing in income properties. After all, money sitting in the bank will not let you down (it won’t do much else for you either).   You can’t afford to buy in LA because prices are so damn high: This might […] Read more »

Welcome to DIGGS New Agent Sales Training!

  Starting a real estate career is hard and the sales training available for new agents is old fashioned. Most programs focus on manipulative sales tactics that cement our salesperson reputation as untrustworthy. People want a Realtor they can trust. Developing new business is the most difficult part of being […] Read more »

“Real” Real Estate Sales Training

I’ve had a lifetime of sales training.  I started in 1985 with Proctor and Gamble sales training and have paid for continuous sales training nearly every day of my professional life. I might be one of the most trained real estate sales people out there. Are you a new real […] Read more »

How a Planeswalker became a Skilled Realtor

Jake Lindauer has a few hobbies. He golfs, he bakes and he makes delicious homemade ice cream. One hobby in particular makes him a savvy Realtor. Jake plays Magic the Gathering, and he’s pretty good. For the uninitiated, Magic the Gathering is a trading card game that pits two or […] Read more »

Diggs Live- Orange County and North San Diego County

Thinking about selling your home but don’t know where to go? On our Facebook show, DIGGS Live, we’re covering various escape hatch locations around the country.  In this episode, we’re chatting with real estate professionals Mary Maloney in North County San Diego and Raj Qsar in Orange County. Here’s what you […] Read more »

DIGGS Live, Cyber Security

Every Thursday afternoon, on the DIGGS Facebook Page we host DIGGS Live, a timely show about the questions and concerns our clients are dealing with right now. This week, cyber security is a top of mind issue in the real estate world.  Criminals and hackers are scamming hundreds of thousands of […] Read more »

Property Brothers

Thinking of Being a Realtor?

If you want to be a Realtor…. it takes more than loving HGTV Man- people have some crazy ideas about what it takes to be a successful Realtor. I think it is time to tell some hard truths about this business. New agents hear a lot of razzle dazzle from […] Read more »

Market Report La Crescenta June 2015

La Crescenta – Over the past few years, this city nestled quietly in-between Glendale, La Canada, Montrose and Tujunga, has become a popular area for first-time buyers. Listings are getting snatched up left and right, making it a hotbed of real estate activity. Read more »