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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 perspect ...
 
Join Jaime (“Jemmy”) Legagneur, Aaron Wormus, and Kate Volman as they talk about all things tech and Palm Beach County in this monthly magazine-styled podcast! From how our community is responding to the latest global trends to what’s popping downtown, the Egg Heads discover where the geek meets the ground running on the Egg Heads After Hours Podcast (http://www.EggHeadsAHP.com/). Check out innovative trailblazers, creatives, and opportunity-makers right along with us, as we explore the tech ...
 
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On this episode of the podcast Barry speaks with Madhav Dhar - the co founder and COO of ZaZen Properties - Madhav tells his really interesting personal journey from birth in the UAE, boarding school, corporate life and then starting his own business in a super competitive niche. All in a country where that niche also doesn't have the best reputati…
 
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, …
 
On this episode of the podcast it was an absolute pleasure to speak with Dr Saliha Afridi, the founder of the LightHouse Arabia Centre for Wellbeing. Dr Saliha has had a bright and varied career to date and doesn't consider herself a business person or entrepreneur. But that aside, she is a person that has and continues to make a big impact in the …
 
On this episode of the podcast Barry had the opportunity to speak with Aakansha Tangri, the founder of Re:Set your everyday. A daily online news organisation that looks to shine a light on subjects such as education, mental health, well being and inclusion. Aakanksha has had a varied career to date with time spent at CNN and Vice as a journalist, b…
 
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…
 
On this episode of the podcast, Barry had a really interesting conversation with Natalie Banks - the founder of a not for profit organisation called Azraq. But her journey didn't start there and Natalie talks Barry through her start in journalism. Setting up an initiative to save the sharks, followed by a move to the UAE where Azraq was born. Motiv…
 
This is a particularly special episode of the podcast with long time friend Jeff Price. Jeff has been an integral part of the broadcast landscape for an extended period of time, both in the UK and very much a part of the foundations here in the UAE. Throughout his career he has tried to help wherever he can and his focus on catering to the wellbein…
 
This episode of Swenglanese saw Oskar and Barry catch up after Oskar's return to Sweden in the the middle of the COVID summer last June. The conversation was an update on what Oskar is doing, how the move from the UAE actually went and the changes he had to implement within his business - Strategic Tech Coaching to keep him going after 2 of his cor…
 
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 iden…
 
In this episode of Swenglanese Barry had the chance to speak to Rosa Bullock about her professional journey. Where it started with an interest in fashion, studying in London, to setting up a successful PR agency here in Dubai - Sociate PR. As with most journeys into entrepreneurialism, it isn't all plain sailing. Lots of ups and downs and a lot of …
 
On this episode of the podcast Barry had the pleasure of speaking with Ziad Matar. Ziad's story is such an interesting one, spanning the corporate ladder of Ericsson through to investing in companies, creating companies and now his own Podcast too. Potential.com is an empowerment platform that has been used to help develop millions of people around…
 
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 u…
 
It is the time of year to check out recommendations for the most promising locations for real estate in 2021. Today, we will review 5 metro areas that one outlet is promoting as great places to invest and live. Plus, we will sprinkle a little rebelbroker insight into that topic and see what the payoff could be for buyers, sellers and investors. Art…
 
These latest numbers are nuts. There are more renters who are behind on rent than there were homeowners that got foreclosed on in the subprime fiasco. Since banks are not directly involved, that will change the nature of the crater that gets created - but there will be a crater. Articles Referenced In Todays Show: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/25/ne…
 
Zillow has released the results of a recent poll of economists and real estate experts regarding what they believe are the most likely real estate markets to perform well in 2021. We are going to chat about those markets and then discuss the other end of the spectrum - the 3 real estate markets that are expected to underperform the most - and if yo…
 
Most are talking about a great real estate year ahead. Are they right? If you browse the news today, the general opinion seems to be that things are just ramping up for an amazing year for real estate growth and appreciation. Maybe they are right. However, being the person pointing out issues and potential pitfalls in the market is the same place I…
 
On this episode of the podcast Barry got the chance to speak with Vietek Ladislaav - originally a TV presenter covering Golf he transitioned into the world of video/content creation here in Dubai in 2013 with his own video production company Square Motion. He's seen the changes taking place here in the UAE and has adapted his business and himself t…
 
California has been a hot state to invest in real estate for decades. The reason is the sheer number of people that are drawn here by the natural beauty of California but also its robust employment opportunities. That landscape is changing. With the growing acceptance of working from home, workers - more than half of them - are looking for the exit…
 
On this episode of the podcast, Barry had the chance to sit down with Sebastian Bates - the founder of the Warrior Academy and the global anti bullying movement, Not A Victim. Seb gives an insight into his entrepreneurial journey, his first job as a monkey chaser, the ability to spot opportunities and leverage them and how to hone the kind of minds…
 
On this episode we have an in depth chat with Karl Edwards who runs his own production company KE Motion Pictures. We go back to the beginning and find out how he ended up making videos and content for some of the biggest brands on the planet. We learn a bit about how just asking, can get you where you want to go and also how things have changed on…
 
It is time to take a look at the results for the 2020 California Propositions that were aimed either right at real estate, or would have had a big effect on the real estate market. Those included: Proposition 15 - Split Roll Property Taxes to increase commercial taxes Proposition 19 - Property Tax Transfer Breaks Proposition 21 - Rent Control There…
 
On this episode Barry speaks with long time friend and owner of Animus Creative Matt Wilson. They talk about Matt's professional journey starting in the UK in the newspaper industry, into IT networking and then to his own company, all with a design lead focus. Moving to the UAE about the same time as Barry, 15 years ago, Matt eventually setup Animu…
 
Even if you support the idea of Proposition 15, you need to at least accept that this is the absolute worst time to pass such a law. At a time when we need to foster growth of jobs and new business and make it easier for struggling business to recover from COVID quarantines - this is just about the worst thing you could consider doing to make the s…
 
On this episode of the podcast Barry had the chance to speak to friend and dentist, Dr Geoffrey Sharpe who owns and runs The Perio Clinic located in Healthcare city. Having made the decision to do his own thing, not a decision taken lightly, Geoff talks us through the journey of setting up a business here in Dubai that had to have a physical locati…
 
On this episode Barry had the opportunity to speak with Sam Dancy a PR professional and friend who has been involved in the UAE market for 15 years. Working across agency and in house, she made the jump to her own thing in 2013 and Footstep Communications was born. Sam talks about her own professional journey, the lessons learned and some top tips …
 
In todays show, we are going to chat about the August numbers for the National Association of Homebuilders and their record setting levels of confidence. There is so much discussion about how the current real estate market is blowing the doors off, I think it is a good time to look at more of the data and get a better grip on what the reality might…
 
Today, let's talk about what recent real estate data is telling us. What is most surprising is that what I am seeing does NOT follow with what is the conventional wisdom in the press. What we are being told is that prices are way up and that this trend is likely to continue. Well, in todays show we are going to look at some data that will leave you…
 
On this episode of the podcast Barry had the opportunity to speak with Lukasz Spirala the GCC Area Manager for a company called Infinite IT Solutions. During the chat we learn a little about Lukasz's journey from Poland to the UAE via Canada as well as how supply chain is being impacted by technology and of course COVID.…
 
So this is a special and somewhat sad episode with Barry and Oskar as things are changing. Oskar has been in the region since 2007 but is now relocating back to Sweden full time. We haven't quite sorted out what that means for Swenglanese as yet, but we thought it would be a good time to run through some of the highlights of Oskar's time here in th…
 
On this episode of the podcast Barry jumped on a Zoom call with Massimo Cannizzo the CEO of Gellify Middle East. They talk through Massimo's career to date and the transition from corporate world to entrepreneur. Then into what Gellify actually is and how it can help startups, venture capitalists, investors and all those parties usually involved in…
 
On this episode of the podcast Barry did his first Zoom recording for Swenglanese so there is video as well. He speaks with the CEO of Massar Solutions Richard Sikkel all about his personal business journey. It started in Holland, had a stop in the US at Tesla and now driving Massar Solutions here in the Middle East. As a leading mobility and logis…
 
Will home prices jump? The best information we have right now indicates that a dramatic crash in home inventory is very likely as we move through 2020. There are only two places that homes for sale come from. First, is new construction. We are seeing a big drop off in new construction that even goes beyond what the worst expectations were leading i…
 
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