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The Mike Bell Real Estate Show

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1031 Property Exchanges
Today, we will find out everything you need to know about 1031 exchanges. Our guest is attorney Derek Phillips . He is a licensed California real estate broker, and along with his father, he runs Downstream Exchange. Their company is regarded as a national authority on 1031 exchanges.
 

The Right Way to Sell a Home
Thereís a reason Mike is ranked in the top .01% of realtors nationwide- he knows how to sell homes. And he knows better than anyone that there is a right way to sell a house, and a wrong way to sell a house. Most agents do it the wrong way. Thatís why they donít sell anything. The key is the all the little details. And Mike is going to share what those details are during todayís informative hour.
 

Commercial Real Estate Investing
This week, we're talking with Mike Knudsen who is a Net Leased Investment Broker at Growth Investment Group. Mike is a leading Commercial Real Estate adviser, and he's here to take the fear out of commercial real estate investing.
 

Watch Out for That House!
Private investigator and attorney Joseph Chora talks about the process of judgement enforcement, and ways you can protect (and lose) your home. Protect your most valued assets, and understand how you can pursue or protect against judgments in California, in the United States, and internationally.
 

Mortgage Fundamentals You Don't Know
Tony Moon is a loan officer with First Priority Financial breaks down how the mortgage market is structured so you know why different loan officers offer very different rates and fees. Hear from the expert what you should and shouldn't do, because mistakes usually cost thousands of dollars.
 

Insuring Your Home, Part 2
We didn't get all the information in Part 1, so Michelle and Anna came back to the studio. Listen in, veteran home insurance specialists Michelle Mitchikoff and Anna Gonzales of Narver Insurance give tips and inside information that you will definitely find valuable.
 

Insuring your home, Part 1
Michelle Mitchikoff and Michelle Mitchikoff from Narver Insurance join Mike in the studio for a very lively discussion about insuring your home. These brokers have decades of experience, and stories, and tons of advice the you probably didn't know. You will definitely want to take notes.
 

When it is Time to Move

Marty Stevens-Heebner, a certified Senior Move Manager, is in the studio today. She is the Founder and President of Clear Home Solutions where she helps families alleviate the stress of moving, reorganizing, or downsizing. There is a lot to hear about professional organizers from this inventory specialist.
 

The Best Questions to Ask Your Realtor Part 6
Realtor and sound engineer Daniel Estrada and Mike's Client Care Director Abby have a fun discussion with Mike about the best questions to ask your agent. Listen so you know more than your real estate agent, and can make sure you are getting the best exposure and representation possible. But don't tell your agent you got these tips from Mike!
 

The Best Questions to Ask Your Realtor Part 5
Client Care Director Abby Navarrete joins Mike to continue with the best questions to ask your agent. All Agents are different, and they get different results. The difference could easily cost you thousands, but you won't know unless you ask the right questions, and know what the right answers should be. Listen in to hear the more of the myths, and the facts.
 

The Best Questions to Ask your Agent, Part 4
Continuing with Client Care Director Abby Navarrete, Mike discusses more of the best questions to ask your agent. Cut down the time you spend interviewing agents. Learn the best questions, and the real answers that will put your interests ahead of anyone elses.
 

The Best Questions to Ask your Agent, Part 3
Client Care Director Abby Navarrete joins Mike to continue with the best questions to ask your agent. Agents are different, and they get different results. The difference could easily cost you thousands, but you won't know unless you ask the right questions, and know what the right answers should be. Listen in to hear the myths, and the facts.
 

Your Credit Report: How it Works and How to Repair It

Sandra Ruiz, owner of Fix Your Credit Consulting in Los Angeles discusses how your credit report works, how to improve it, and how to fix it. Since 2003 she has helped thousands to protect, maintain and repair their credit scores with powerful strategies.
 

The Best Questions to Ask your Agent, Part 2
Attorney Griffin Lee joins Mike to discuss the best questions to ask your agent. Gain insight, and control to assure you are making the smart hiring decision. Listen for the answers you should be hearing. It is a fact that the wrong agent will likely cost you thousands. Don't listen to this show if you like to throw away money!
 

What Your Agent Will Probably Never Tell You, Part 2
Publisher and serial home buyer and seller Michael Patris joins us for the second part of a blunt discussion. We will be talking about the brokerage brand, and if it is really that important. We discuss other nuances you never thought about as well. Cut through the jargon. Be fully equipped when the next agent you talk to tries to endear you with their supposed solutions.
 

Investment Real Estate - 102
Don't Myth-Understand it! Join Mike and guest Bruce Seid, Director at KW Commercial, for a discussion including 8 common Myth-Understandings and Myth-Conceptions about investment real estate and investing as a whole.
 

Investment Real Estate - 101
Learn about the advantages of Real Estate as a vehicle to build wealth. Join Mike and guest Bruce Seid, Director at KW Commercial, for a discussion about the 8 reasons Investment Real Estate makes sense!
 

Common Misconceptions When Buying or Selling a House
Real estate attorney Ada Katz joins Mike in discussing common misconceptions buyers and sellers can face when trying to buy or sell a house. Topics include dual agency, confidentiality of offers, contingencies, disclosures needed, and what "as-is" really means.
 

What Developers Will Be Building
Mike Dieden is the head of site acquisition, pre-development design, entitlements and marketing for Creative Housing Associates in Los Angeles. Learn what will be coming, and why in America's housing.
 

Why Do I Need Title Insurance?
An eye opening discussion about something that isn't talked about much: title insurance. Listen in with Eric Mauer, Vice President of Chicago Title, a national title company. Find out what your agent probably doesn't know
 

Reverse Mortgage Straight Talk
If you think you know about reverse mortgages, think again. These can be a great tool for a homeowner, and there are a lot of myths out there that will be busted. Mike is with with Kathy Blond, a loan officer who has specialized in reverse mortgages for over a decade.
 

The Blessings And The Booby Traps of Hiring Building Contractors
Forensic expert, fine home builder, syndicated columnist and contractor Harold Bissner of Systems Building Incorporated will discuss what you should look out for when you hire a contractor on your home. Attorneys and homeowners rely on his expertise, and you can learn a ton from him. This is a lively and informative discussion not to be missed, especially if you are involved in a remodel.
 

The Asian Investor
Mike is joined by Kathy Hao, an international law attorney for a lively and eye-opening discussion about Asian investors and paths to citizenship. Kathy is the International Section Chair for the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and is manages the Law offices of Kathy Q. Hao and Associates in Pasadena, California. She specializes in international law, real estate, and social security law. This is an excellent informative program with statistics that will surprise you.
 

Short Sales, Part 2 of 2
With the overwhelming success of last week's show and all the online buzz and feedback from Mike's clients, we brought back Jennifer Rose to answer more questions. We delve into more complex real life scenarios that are happening right now. The perspective, ideas, and explanations will help anyone going through this process, or thinking about going through it.
 

Short Sales, Part 1 of 2
Mike is with Jennifer Rose, a Short Sale facilitator with National Home Equity. She has closed over 1,500 short sales, and was a senior short sale negotiator with one of the largest banks in the country. She's on the other side now, as a specialist helping hundreds of agents and homeowners navigate this complex and ever changing process. You will learn a lot from this discussion.
 

What is a Home Warranty
Real estate agents love home warranties. Find out why with Vice President Liz DeBeau with Fidelity National Home Warranty. This show promises to provide tips to help any homeowner, or prospective homeowner.
 

The Best Questions to Ask your Agent, Part 1
Mike's co-host this week is local rock DJ Loxi Wyndle, and they will discuss the best questions to ask your prospective agent. These are excellent questions, and we will discuss the answers you want to hear, and the answers to watch out for. In this business, you need a rock star in your corner. Loxi knows rock stars, and together she and Mike will give you a map to find one. So get your note pad out!
 

What Your Agent Will Probably Never Tell You, Part 1
Mike is joined by publisher Michael Patris for a blunt discussion that will probably upset most agents out there. Backed up by statistics from the National Association of Realtors, Mike's show will give you information that will shock you.
 

New Homes, Now and in the Future
Mike is joined by Michael Gray, West Coast Senior VP of Lambert Development, a nationally recognized home builder based in New York. Great information on the trends, new features to expect, and the nation's housing needs are discussed.
 

Why Houses Don't Sell, Part 1
Mike's co-host this week is real estate attorney Greg Anderson. They'll discuss the biggest reasons why a house doesn't sell, and some of the examples will surprise you. By the end of the show, you will know some of the pitfalls some unlucky homeowners didn't know about.