All posts by Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown specializes in real estate investment for retirement, has practiced real estate for over 40 years and is a veteran of over 200 tax deferred exchanges, many multi-state. Brown is a second generation broker and works daily with the third generation. With CCIM training and decades of hands on experience, Brown's expertise is highly sought after, some of which he shares on his real estate investing blog.

dual agency

Why consumers don’t care about dual a...

Jul 15, 201312 Comments1882 Views

The real estate consuming public wants results. In the last half century they've simply not made even a small deal out of dual agency.

broker models

Why real estate’s agent-centric broke...

Mar 18, 201311 Comments9949 Views

By comparing the numbers of broker models, it becomes apparent that not only is one clearly more financially feasible, but could lead to a restoration of the nation's faith in the industry.

hard work

Why do most businesses fail on an epic scal...

Oct 15, 20124 Comments1599 Views

Why do some businesses flourish and have consumers banging down their doors, while similar companies sit idly by, withering away? Let's talk about the obvious, yet frequently overlooked ingredients of a successful business.


Want to be your own boss? Are you sure?

Sep 18, 20121 Comment1565 Views

With the abundance of stories of young internet millionaires, thousands flock to business ownership every day, but is it really what they bargained for?

texas versus california homes

Why California’s population is packin...

Jul 05, 20124 Comments1490 Views

While Texas is not the only state opening their arms to California refugees, the taker mentality of California and similar states is cause families to leave everything behind in frustration.


What it takes to succeed in the service ind...

Jun 03, 20121 Comment2111 Views

Everyone loves to debate how exactly one skins a cat, but the method matters not, it is the result that professionals must focus on.


Six rules for effectively arguing any oppos...

May 24, 20124 Comments2250 Views

Online or offline, humans are programmed to be thoughtful, but not necessarily logical. Remembering six simple rules for arguing can do wonders for discussing any topic with someone whose viewpoint opposes your own, be it a client,


Old School mentoring: the missing ingredien...

May 08, 201220 Comments1678 Views

Today's job culture is far different from the hands-on privilege once offered to new professionals in the form of legitimate, Old School mentoring. Is this what today's business culture is missing? The short answer is yes.


Analysis of three types of Realtors: produc...

Apr 15, 201232 Comments1861 Views

There are many paths to success in the real estate industry, but over dinner as a young agent, my father gave me a reality check that ensured I never took the path of failure. There are many


Millennials learning from their Boomer-pare...

Apr 09, 201230 Comments1663 Views

As Boomers lost their pants with IRAs and 401Ks, Millennials are increasingly seeking out real estate investments and planning out their retirement, taking into account the losses of the previous generation.


The real lesson in the Supreme Court argume...

Apr 02, 20129 Comments1521 Views

The recent health care issue graced the United States Supreme Court and there is more to learn than just what is to happen with policy.


The rise of the neglectful yoga mom demogra...

Mar 26, 201213 Comments1881 Views

The rising trend of non-working non-engaged mothers that warehouse their children is small in this down economy, but could point to an overall shift in the American culture toward a common yoga mom demographic more focused on