4/1/12: Nobody’s Fool – A Conversation with Donald Trump

Not only is he the ultimate real estate guy, Donald Trump is a bigger than life icon of business, success and celebrity.  Never shy to share his thoughts on business, economics or politics, one thing is for sure: Donald Trump is nobody’s fool.

And since he’s seen his share of ups and downs in real estate, for our April Fool’s edition of The Real Estate Guys™ radio show, we thought it would be fun to find out what The Donald thinks about the state of the real estate market today – and where the opportunities are.

Joining in on the conversation for this epic episode of The Real Estate Guys™ radio show:

  • Your fun, but never foolish host, Robert Helms
  • Your foolish co-host, Russell Gray
  • A man so experienced he’s hard to fool, The Godfather of Real Estate Bob Helms
  • A man you’d be foolish not to listen to, Donald Trump

It’s hard to imagine that anyone who’s interested in business or real estate hasn’t heard of Donald Trump.  He started out as (and continues to be) a New York City real estate developer and has built a diverse and respected business empire around a brand that has become a household name.  Even the GOP presidential hopefuls have sought out his advice and endorsement. He is clearly one of the most influential businessmen of our time.

Our continuing mission to bring you great ideas, perspectives, information and resources, and we’re proud and excited to bring you this exclusive interview with Mr. Trump.  We asked him if he thinks this is a good time to buy real estate, where he sees the economy headed and what it takes to bounce back from tough times.  So listen in and find out what he has to say!

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3/25/12: Finding a Golden Real Estate Agent and Developing Your Midas Touch

The right real estate agents are worth their weight in gold.  Part of developing your Midas Touch is learning how to find great agents and work effectively with them.

And speaking of Midas Touch, best-selling author Robert Kiyosaki calls in to share some thoughts about his new book by the same name.  He wrote it with some guy named Donald Trump.  We hear he’s a pretty successful real estate guy and businessman.  So you can bet there are some nuggets of gold in this episode!

The golden voices featured into today’s enriching episode:

  • Your host, the golden boy of real estate radio, Robert Helms
  • A man who’s nickname for this episode is the Goldfather of Real Estate, Bob Helms
  • Special guest, our 2012 Summit at Sea™ featured faculty member and co-author of The Midas Touch, Robert Kiyosaki

As Mr. Kiyosaki reminds us deep into the broadcast, “You can’t do a good deal with a bad partner.”  We think we can safely add to that, “or a bad real estate agent.”

The very term “agent” means that the real estate agent you choose represents YOU.  Sometimes we act like they’re just checkout clerks at the grocery store (with all due respect to checkout clerks at the grocery store).  But a real estate agent isn’t just processing a transaction.  He (or she) is representing YOU in the marketplace…your agent, your mouthpiece.

Long time listeners will remember all our rants our reputation and that good deals go to people who have great relationships.  Now if you’re agent in a market is a schmuck, guess what the effect is on YOUR reputation in that market?  Of course, when you stop and think about it, it’s “Duh!’.  That’s why we do these shows.  So we all stop and think about these things.

Now that we’ve covered the obvious, the bigger discussion is about HOW you find a great agent and work effectively with them.  Since this isn’t a transcript of the show, but an enticement to get you to listen, we won’t belabor the details in this blog.  But considering The Goldfather has been investing since 1957 and brokering since 1980, you can be sure he knows a little bit about the topic.  And of course, Robert worked side by side with Bob for nearly 20 years before hanging up his license and becoming a hot shot radio talk show host.

Half way through the show, we take a call from our very good friend, Robert Kiyosaki.  We’re just days away from hanging together with several dozen (actually over 200!) investors and faculty for our 10th annual Investor Summit at Sea™.  But don’t worry about a sales pitch because the Summit is SOLD OUT.  Don’t cry.  There’s always next year.   But be sure to get on the Advance Notice list, or you might miss the boat next year.

Mr K (as we call him, since we have our own Robert in the house) tells us about his latest book, The Midas Touch.  And he shares some interesting personal insights into Donald Trump, now that they’ve written two books together.

Kiyosaki and Trump are also speaking together at live events promoted by the National Achievers Congress.  We’re obviously bug fans of Robert, but we’ve also seen Mr. Trump speak live a few occasions and he’s been great.  Much of TV (and radio) is scripted, edited and produced for brevity, so it’s a real treat to hear icons of success like Trump and Kiyosaki (did we mention Tony Robbins is also speaking?) live and raw.  Plus, there’s just something about getting out and away from the computer, phone and other noise of our daily routines to soak in knowledge and networking at a live event.

To learn more about the upcoming National Achievers Congress, visit SeeTrumpLive.com.  We’ll be there.  We hope you are too!

For now, enjoy this week’s episode of The Real Estate Guys™ radio show!

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