Real Realtors 010 | Alex Lopez and Rachael Hand

Today on Real Realtors, I talked with I had a chance to catch up with Alex Lopez, who is set to close 15 properties this year, and Rachael Hand, who is the incoming president-elect for the Contra Costa Association of Realtors. We talked about their involvement in real estate, some tips they had for other agents, as well as diving into Props 60 and 90 and their impact on housing. We also touched on the current GOP Tax Plan and how it might affect the California housing market, and finished with a little Thanksgiving foods preview. This was a very engaging episode, and I think there is a lot to be gained from it.

Alex Lopez: http://bit.ly/2iGqqX0

Rachael Hand: http://bit.ly/2zG1idT

Introduction

Getting involved in real estate
Average time for first closing

Rachael Hand, President-Elect of the Contra Costa Association of Realtors

Early years
Volunteering, balancing work vs. life

How Alex got started

Wanted to give back
Mentorship, Keller Williams,
Community events

Prop 90 + 60

2018 ballot initiative/ impact
reaction from the public
more housing/ financial impact

Scouting Neighborhoods

Community safety
Who to talk to: police, neighbors, checking out the grocery store

Better showcase a property

When to post listings/ holding private open houses
Using Facebook for a property

GOP Tax Plan

Impact on housing rates
Explaining supply and demand of California homes to buyers
Underpricing

Thanksgiving

Favorite/ least favorite side dishes
Most unique side dish
What are you drinking

 

 

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