Have you decided on a vacation destination yet this summer? If not, you can still save money by avoiding the crowds. We'll offer some tips and advice on that today on MoneyWise. So, a court order has lifted the mask mandate on planes, trains, and buses.With restrictions easing, travelers are expected to be out in force this summer. In fact, a NerdWalletsurveyfound that, incredibly, 7 out of 10 Americans are making plans for leisure travel in the next 12 months. Travel is up and so are prices! Rapidly rising oil prices are expected to have a big impact on travel costs this summer. That's putting upward pressure on airline ticket prices and what you're paying at the pump. STAYING ON BUDGET That said, it could be difficult to stay within your vacation budget this summer unless you choose a destination far from the madding crowd. Going where others aren't could just be your ticket to saving money this summer. If a spot is popular, you can expect to pay higher prices for travel there and lodging once you arrive. It's simple economics supply and demand. AVOID THE CROWDS So let's start our search for vacation destinations by eliminating a few places where you're likely to have trouble staying on budget. Heading that list is Mexico. If you can believe it, occupancy rates for vacation rentals in Mexico are up 40-percent over 2019. In fact, they're actuallyhighernow than in 2019. If you're planning to stay in the U.S. this summer, the avoid the crowds rule remains in effect. That's why it's no surprise that the most expensive domestic destinations are all big cities. Thetop fiveinclude: New York, Las Vegas, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami, but avoiding any big city will likely make staying on budget much easier. You might also want to avoid whatTheTravel.comcalls the most overrated vacation spots in the U.S., and again, these all have big crowds. They include iconic landmarks like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Times Square in New York, the Four Corners Monument where New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado meet in one spot, the Mall of America in Minneapolis, and either of the two Disney theme parks. EARLY BOOKING = PRICIER Speaking of booking, it's a general rule that to find a vacancy, you want to book as far ahead as possible, and that makes sense for availability. But did you know that the farther ahead you lock in your reservation, the more likely you are to pay top rates? It's true. On the other hand, the closer you are to your vacation dates, thelessyou'll pay. Now, the reason for this is simple. Airline seats and hotel rooms are highly perishable items. If they go unsold on a given day, they're gone forever and can never be sold on that day again. That's why prices fall as a given date nears. And that rule is especially true if vendors aren't seeing hordes of people clamoring for travel and lodging accommodations, which is the reason you can save money by staying off the beaten path. OFF THE BEATEN PATH Where would those destinations be? For starters, just about any national park. And you don't have to be a camper to enjoy them. Most have ample hotel and motel accommodations nearby. Topping this list, according toU.S. News, are the Grand Canyon, Glacier, Olympic and Sequoia National Parks. You can take in the glorious sights of God's creation from your car by stopping in dozens of scenic overlooks, or by day hiking the trails, then return to your comfy hotel room at the end of the day. Outside of our nation's parks, budget-friendly destinations include: ●St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest city in the U.S. ●Gatlinburg, Tennessee with a tramway that takes you from the town to the mountain tops) ●Nags Head on North Carolina's Outer Banks with great beaches and the nearby Wright Brothers Museum in Kitty Hawk ●And finally, Colorado Springs on the doorstep of the Rocky Mountains. Those are all great places where you can get more for your vacation dollars while staying away from the crowds. On today's program, Rob also answers listener questions: ●Would it be wise to reduce contributions to a retirement plan to build up an emergency fund? ●Does it make sense to take a company pension as a monthly payment or a lump sum? ●Is it wise to sell a rental property to pay off credit card debt, even though it would greatly reduce household income? RESOURCES MENTIONED: ●Inspire Insight ●Christian Credit Counselors Remember, you can call in to ask your questions most days at (800) 525-7000 or email them toQuestions@MoneyWise.org. Also, visit our website atMoneyWise.orgwhere you can connect with a MoneyWise Coach, join the MoneyWise Community, and even download the free MoneyWise app. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1085/29
Mall of America has a cool new theater coming, A study on introverts and extroverts, Steve derails the show with carnival game talk, Throwback Thursday music trivia, a woman saves her goose from a eagle while breast feeding
we talked to our buddy billy about the apple store union efforts at the towson mall follow the towson apple union @acoreunion on instagram https://www.vice.com/en/article/m7v8qp/leaked-memo-reveals-apples-anti-union-talking-points-for-store-managers ************** recorded 5-18-22 www.baltsheviks.transistor.fm
A Snellville officer was sent to the hospital after a car accident near Mall of Georgia; Eight Gwinnett students received Service Academy appointments; And Greater Atlanta Christian School made a huge splash with the hire of a nationally known strength coach. #GwinnettDailyPost #Georgia #LocalNews - - - - The Gwinnett Daily Post Podcast is local news for Lawrenceville, Norcross, Duluth, and all of Gwinnett County. Register Here for your essential digital news. This podcast was produced and published for the Gwinnett Daily Post and GwinnettDailyPost.com by BG Ad Group For advertising inquiries, please email email@example.com For more information be sure to visit www.bgpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
WDAY First News anchors Se Kwon and Drew Trafton get you caught up on everything you need to know for Thursday, May 19. Get your first three months of unlimited access to our entire network of news sites for only ninety-nine cents a month! Inforum.com/subscribe InForum is proud to be part of the Trust Project. Learn more at thetrustproject.org.
This episode, Jasmine and Gracie explore Minnesota. Learn why it is called the North Star State and how Minnesota got so many lakes. And don't forget the shopping! What will Jasmine get at the Mall of America? There is there than just shopping! Find out!
The Mall of Georgia in Buford is hosting a series of events this summer with the promise of “a little something for everyone in the community.” #GwinnettDailyPost #Georgia #LocalNews - - - - The Gwinnett Daily Post Podcast is local news for Lawrenceville, Norcross, Duluth, and all of Gwinnett County. Register Here for your essential digital news. This podcast was produced and published for the Gwinnett Daily Post and GwinnettDailyPost.com by BG Ad Group For advertising inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org For more information be sure to visit www.bgpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Give us about ten minutes a day and we will give you all the local news, local sports, local weather, and local events you can handle. SPONSORS: Many thanks to our sponsors... Solar Energy Services because solar should be in your future! The Kristi Neidhardt Team. If you are looking to buy or sell your home, give Kristi a call at 888-860-7369! And- Alpha Engineering Today... A Davidsonville man under the influence hit and killed a flagperson in a construction zone. A Severna Park man was killed when he slammed into the rear of a dump truck near a construction zone. The MVA has a request from me, and it makes sense. The Department of Human Services warns EBT recipients about an uptick in scams and stolen money. And two BIG stores are leaving the Annapolis Mall. It's Thursday, which means that Trevor from Annapolis Makerspace is here with your Maker Minutes with great ideas to work out your mind and hone your skills. And as usual, George from DCMDVA Weather is here with your local weather forecast! Please download their APP so you can keep on top of the local weather scene! The Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief is produced every Monday through Friday at 6:00 am and available wherever you get your podcasts and also on our social media platforms--All Annapolis and Eye On Annapolis (FB) and @eyeonannapolis (TW) NOTE: For hearing impaired subscribers, a full transcript is available on Eye On Annapolis
Meet Cute Presents: Mall Brats - Part 6, an audio rom-com where Maxine makes amends with the mall.Story by Ashley Brooke Roberts. Produced & Directed by: Ashley Eskew. Sound Design: Ashley Eskew. Sound Editing & Mixing: Ryan Burkhard. Starring: Deanna Giulietti, Mary Elizabeth Kelly, Gabe Greenspan, Chase Altenbern, Andrew Devine, Ashley Eskew.Follow @MeetCute on Instagram and @ListenMeetCute on Twitter. Join the rom-com conversation on our Discord.Please subscribe and rate us 5 stars!
Este PPP es traído por Súper Farmacia Isla Verde ubicada en la Marginal Villa Mar. La farmacia que usted ve desde la Baldorioty de Castro con la Cruz verde y no es de Cannabis. Allí la Dr. Brenda Cruz y si atento personal le brindarán el cuidado farmacéutico que ustedes necesitan, sus consultas farmacéuticas serán atendidas por ella, y se encargará que usted se adhiera a su terapia de medicamentos. Cuentan con servicio de Vacunación (todas incluyendo COVID), están autorizados por el CDC y Dpto de Salud para despachar los medicamentos antivirales contra el COVID, además de la pruebas. Contamos con un mini market, un amplio inventario de medicamentos OTC, y hacemos delivery GRATIS! El Bizcohito Report se vacuno allí! — Nuestra comisión del buen gusto de PPP, te recuerda que nuestros patroncitos de Boronea, localizados en el Mall of San, tienen lo último en vestimenta de alta calidad para caballeros con materiales en sus camisas como el 100% algodón y lino, permitiendo que te sientas cómodo y sin calor. Así que ya sabes, dale percha a esa pijama y a esa polo percudida, y pasa por Boronea. Los encuentras en su página de instagra Boroneapr y en su tienda de The Mall of San Juan. — Los jabones Don Gato son hechos a mano, sin químicos dañinos ni detergentes. Elaborados con los mejores aceites naturales, esenciales y aromàticos, seguros para la piel. Pruébalos y siente la diferencia. Visítalos ahora en jaboneradongato.com y con la compra de 4 barras o más te llevas gratis una jabonera de madera, además al utilizar el código "ppp" obtienes un 10% de descuento en tu compra. Síguelos en sus redes face book, instagram y twitter como jaboneradongato para mantenerte informado. — TaxLeg LLC servicios de asesoria en Recursos Humanos y Asesoria Legal y contributiva y tramite de Exencion Contributiva bajo la nueva Ley de Incentivos Contributivos. Lcda Ivellisse Quinones Tel- 787-313-2323 y 787-943-8095 email - email@example.com — En este episodio, un update de las últimas 48 horas de los múltiples escándalos e investigaciones por corrupción, y analizamos el #JunteDemoniáco de Tatito, Dalmau y el PPD. Suscríbete a nuestro Patreon y recibe contenido exclusivo, artículos: https://patreon.com/puestospalproblema See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Elon Musk - the world's richest man - has been in talks to buy social media giant Twitter since April. But the deal is stalling because of his concerns over the platform's 'bots'. His friend Ross Gerber tells us why it's so important to Mr Musk - and Twitter users. Latest figures show how Americans are spending more despite record inflation. Trading insider Joe Saluzzi analyses the numbers along with Chicago coffee businesswoman Amanda Harth, and Jill Renslow from Minnesota's Mall of America. Also, Air Asia boss Tony Fernandes says tourism on the continent is ready to take off again; and the former Canadian finance minister, Joe Oliver, has an interesting tale to tell about Vladimir Putin.
Meet Cute Presents: Mall Brats - Part 5, an audio rom-com where Maxine bares all, and it's unbearable.Story by Ashley Brooke Roberts. Produced & Directed by: Ashley Eskew. Sound Design: Ashley Eskew. Sound Editing & Mixing: Ryan Burkhard. Starring: Deanna Giulietti, Mary Elizabeth Kelly, Gabe Greenspan, Chase Altenbern, Janelle Kroll, Andrew Devine, Ashley Eskew.Follow @MeetCute on Instagram and @ListenMeetCute on Twitter. Join the rom-com conversation on our Discord.Please subscribe and rate us 5 stars!
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Presentado por el nuevo servicio residencial de Aeronet: HomeFi. Se acabó el duopolio del internet rojo y azul en el hogar, ahora la conexión más fuerte llega a tu casa. Llama ahora al 787.273.4143 o visita homefi.pr, precios mensuales comienzan en $49.99. -- Este PPP es traído por Súper Farmacia Isla Verde ubicada en la Marginal Villa Mar. La farmacia que usted ve desde la Baldorioty de Castro con la Cruz verde y no es de Cannabis. Allí la Dr. Brenda Cruz y si atento personal le brindarán el cuidado farmacéutico que ustedes necesitan, sus consultas farmacéuticas serán atendidas por ella, y se encargará que usted se adhiera a su terapia de medicamentos. Cuentan con servicio de Vacunación (todas incluyendo COVID), están autorizados por el CDC y Dpto de Salud para despachar los medicamentos antivirales contra el COVID, además de la pruebas. Contamos con un mini market, un amplio inventario de medicamentos OTC, y hacemos delivery GRATIS! — Nuestra comisión del buen gusto de PPP, te recuerda que nuestros patroncitos de Boronea, localizados en el Mall of San, tienen lo último en vestimenta de alta calidad para caballeros con materiales en sus camisas como el 100% algodón y lino, permitiendo que te sientas cómodo y sin calor. Así que ya sabes, dale percha a esa pijama y a esa polo percudida, y pasa por Boronea. Los encuentras en su página de instagram Boroneapr, su website boronea.us y en su tienda de The Mall of San Juan. -- En este episodio: lo que sabemos y lo que nos falta por saber de las investigaciones federales a los comités de campaña y Super PACs de Wanda, Pipo & Ricky; también, te hacemos el cuadrito de quiénes son los jugadores claves tras bastidores, un update a las investigaciones de los alcaldes, Willito regresa a la pava y el poscón pipiolo con el aborto. ¡Los y las suscriptoras de nuestro Patreon escucharon este podcast el sábado! Suscríbete en patreon.com/puestospalproblema y disfruta de una gran comunidad y beneficios exclusivos. Con Jonathan Lebrón (@SrLebron) y Luis S. Herrero (@lherrero). Sigue a PPP en Twitter, Facebook e Instagram. ¿Te gusta el podcast? ¡Déjanos 5 estrellas! Nuestro logo y camisetas fueron diseñadas por Gabriel René. Síguelo en @gabrielrodz | https://gabrielrene.com Nuestra música fue compuesta por CPR EFFE. Descarga su disco "Treinta y Ocho". ¡Riega la voz! Dile a tus amigos que se pongan al día escuchando PPP. Suscríbete a nuestro Patreon y recibe contenido exclusivo, artículos: https://patreon.com/puestospalproblema See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Thousands are expected to protest on the Mall this weekend in response to the leak of a draft opinion out of the Supreme Court on Roe v. Wade. But as the protests moved from outside the court to outside the Justices' homes in the suburbs, the question over how to protect them while maintaining protesters' rights turned political. WTOP's Neal Augenstein explains. And more than 107,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses last year. Gary Mendell, who lost his son to an opioid overdose in 2012, turned his pain into action. He talks about how to combat and treat the disease that prompted him to start a non-profit for families facing addiction.
Greetings, and welcome back to Horror Business. We have one awesome episode in store for… The post HORROR BUSINESS Episode 116: Slaughter High and Phantom Of The Mall: Eric's Revenge appeared first on Cinepunx.
On this episode I talk about three classic horror movies . Chopping Mall: security robots in a Mall malfunction and goes on a killing spree . Auntie Lee's Meat Pies : three beautiful women lures men to there satin worshipping Aunt and she grinds them up to make Meat Pies. Body Bags : an anthology with three stories . The first is about a serial killer the second is about a hair transplant gone wrong and the third is about a baseball player --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Mike, Tor and Belly attempt to record an episode without Zach Kagan--chaos ensues, Ricky Ramen shows up, and Mike and Belly play Tor's Streets of New Capenna hat-game, "Street Rats Off To You". Timestamps: (2:35) MEAT (5:20) twitch.tv/iloveyoumanatv (5:50) Zach quits the mainfeed (7:40) T(h)or (9:00) Momoa and Fast & Furious lore (15:00) FF Spec Script (21:50) Disrupting the superhero genre (24:50) Lister Voicemails (27:00) Remember when... (31:10) Allegations against Zach (32:52) Religion (34:00) A Solemn Prayer (35:20) God's most dangerous warrior (39:30) Weather (43:40) Tor's Grandma's house (47:30) House of Comedy, Mall of America (51:00) Disney Adults (53:00) Ricky Ramen's Disney Noodle House (55:20) Rickybits by Ricky Ramen's Noodle House (1:01:00) Tor's imprisonment (1:09:50) Street Rats Off To You (1:14:30) The rules of engagement (1:26:05) Tor saves Belly from his acronym flub Follow us on Twitch! twitch.tv/iloveyoumanatv twitch.tv/bellytelevision ILYM Plugs: Mike Lester's Upcoming Shows: https://linktr.ee/Justmikelester Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/iloveyoumana/ Discord: https://discord.gg/VeVs3g2 IG: https://www.instagram.com/Iloveyoumana/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ILoveYouMana ILYM Theme: dmoon Editing: Micah/Belly
Its episode 176 and the boys catch up talking about Scotts favourite cup, Malls having none of it, Kept partners, Mouldy bread, Mall cant get a word in, Hashtag Live Recording is almost sold out, Sexy underwear made from bread, Welcome to Scotland, Cheap Bread, Scotts moving house (again), if you join our Patreon you will also hear about how The 90's were the best period for anything, Is Mall a Tory?, Politicians, Rangers fan's in a Hot-air Ballon, Bournemouth and cant get home and loads more ... Grab the last of the tickets for #100Heros Live Episode Recording. Half price if you are a Hero ! https://www.seetickets.com/event/hashtag-show-live-recording/the-classic-grand/2324816 The Classic Grand, Sunday 19 Jun 2022, Tickets only £10 or half price if you are a Hero ! Doors Open: 13:00 Starts: 14:00 Become Patreon #Hero https://www.patreon.com/thehashtagshow
Three years ago, Zocalo brought authentic Mexican food to the Shops at Ithaca Mall in the spring of 2019, and this week, 14850 Dining is celebrating with a margarita and nachos and more. Zocalo Mexican Bar & Grill is the third area location of the family-owned Old Mexico, and it was the first sit-down restaurant at the mall since Friendly's closed several years ago. It's also the first eatery serving alcoholic beverages at the mall in decades. We're glad they weathered not just the pandemic but the decline of business and traffic at the mall. https://www.14850.com/051025612-zocalo-ithaca-2205/ Subscribe to the 14850 Dining Podcast in Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts, YouTube, RadioPublic, Spotify, Audible, or RSS Feed, or follow 14850 Dining on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or sign up for our newsletter.
A week and a half and the news did not slow down! The guys discuss YSL's state RICO case (2:08), Dave Chappelle being attacked on stage (28:25), new music starting with Jack Harlow (40:08), Bad Bunny (53:00), Kendrick Lamar which brings a discussion on how his music is critiqued compared to others (57:50), wrestling news (1:25:42), EA ending partnership with FIFA (1:33:01), MCU talk (1:37:00), and MORE! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nostaticpodcast/support
Meet Cute Presents: Mall Brats - Part 4, an audio rom-com where Maxine and Tiffany hope to pick up some Sam “Goodies."Story by Ashley Brooke Roberts. Produced & Directed by: Ashley Eskew. Sound Design: Ashley Eskew. Sound Editing & Mixing: Ryan Burkhard. Starring: Deanna Giulietti, Mary Elizabeth Kelly, Parker Richey, Kieran Makepeace.Follow @MeetCute on Instagram and @ListenMeetCute on Twitter. Join the rom-com conversation on our Discord.Please subscribe and rate us 5 stars!
Meet Cute Presents: Mall Brats - Part 3, an audio rom-com where Maxine's General Tso's lunch does indeed turn out to be a military operation.Story by Ashley Brooke Roberts. Produced & Directed by: Ashley Eskew. Sound Design: Ashley Eskew. Sound Editing & Mixing: Ryan Burkhard. Starring: Deanna Giulietti, Mary Elizabeth Kelly, Gabe Greenspan, Chase Altenbern.Follow @MeetCute on Instagram and @ListenMeetCute on Twitter. Join the rom-com conversation on our Discord.Please subscribe and rate us 5 stars!
The year is 1995 and WCW is debuting it's very first ever WCW Nitro episode inside the Mall of America! They open the show as Jushin Thunder Liger & Brian Pillman have an iconic match that still stands the test of time. Lex Luger makes his debut on Nitro and has a face off with Hulk Hogan! Plus, Hulk Hogan opens his legendary restaurant Pastamania inside the Mall of America! On AEW Dynamite, Jeff Hardy had his first singles match against Bobby Fish for the Owen Hart Foundation Cup Tournament, Santana battles Chris Jericho, Impact Wrestling's W. Morrissey makes his AEW debut against Wardlow and the ROH Women's Championship Unification Match in AEW Dynamite main event! Deadlock Discord: https://discord.gg/E4BvR4W Deadlock Shop: https://shop.deadlockpw.com Deadlock Patreon: https://patreon.com/deadlockpw Deadlock Twitter: https://twitter.com/deadlockpw Deadlock Instagram: https://instagram.com/deadlockwrestling Deadlock Reddit: https://reddit.com/r/deadlockpw Deadlock Pro Wrestling: http://deadlockpro.com
We're back again with some good ol game news and general pop culture. Sonic, Overwatch, Magic the Gathering, and Supernatural make their way back into our discussions. The more things change, the more they stay the same somehow, but they stay fun.Check it out!Explicit language on this one.We're partnered with Grinding Coffee Co!Follow our link: https://grindingcoffee.co/?ref=CHARACTERREVEAL and use Offer Code: CHARACTERREVEAL for a discount!"Love Everlasting" (DDRKirby(ISQ) - https://http://ocremix.org/)Find the show on iTunes, Google Play Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Simplecast.fmFind the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6QoHk8iEsVGTpd2qdTlH-gFollow us @CharacterRev on Twitter and find us on Facebook!We're on Instagram @characterrevealDom is @brothadom on the tweets and the tumbles and generally on the netSteph is @captainsteph on Twitter, @hella_steph on Instagram, and @thesnowqueer on TumblrEric is @TindiLosi on Twitter and the internet as a whole
A fun episode this week and it's all thanks to the amazing input from YOU! First I discuss what I've been watching on television and do some general bitching about my life. Then I introduce you to the newest villain in the AFC universe who is not a fan of the anonymous box or this show. Finally we dive into the anonymous box for some feedback on the past few episodes and questions on the Johnny Depp trial, Television shows, and I give life advice to college students. All this and much, much more. GET IN ON THE FUN! LEAVE ME A MESSAGE ABOUT ANYTHING YOU LIKE BY CLICKING ON THE LINK PINNED AT THE TOP OF THE SHOWS SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES. COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS. THANKS FOR LISTENING!
The boys are back for episode 175 Scotts trimmed his beard and Mall is dressed like an army cadet to chat about Scotts "gay" Jumper, road kill, Stereofunk Festival, Scotts Weekend, Bellybuttons and if you are a Patreon you'll also get chat about Katie Price Blowjobs, Professional Boxers fighting after making love, Tyson flight fight, 1st class with Leo Sayer, Grey Hair, Tim Tams, The Live Recordings almost sold out and loads more on our uncut Patreon episode. Become a #HERO and get 50% off your tickets. https://www.patreon.com/thehashtagshow Grab the last of the tickets for #100Heros Live Episode Recording. The Classic Grand, Sunday 19 Jun 2022, Tickets only £10 or half price if you are a Hero ! Doors Open: 13:00 Starts: 14:00 https://www.seetickets.com/event/hashtag-show-live-recording/the-classic-grand/2324816
Meet Cute Presents: Mall Brats - Part 2, an audio rom-com where a flat tire makes Tiffany feel unseen by Jacob, while Maxine plots to remain literally unseen.Story by Ashley Brooke Roberts. Produced & Directed by: Ashley Eskew. Sound Design: Ashley Eskew. Sound Editing & Mixing: Ryan Burkhard. Starring: Deanna Giulietti, Mary Elizabeth Kelly, Gabe Greenspan, Chase Altenbern, Janelle Kroll.Follow @MeetCute on Instagram and @ListenMeetCute on Twitter. Join the rom-com conversation on our Discord.Please subscribe and rate us 5 stars!
On this month's episode of Future City, the future of Mondawmin mall is discussed. Guests include: Rev. Franklin Lance https://www.parksandpeople.org/ Greater Mondawmin Coordinating Council https://www.greatermondawmin.org/ Principal, Zulema Sockwell-Moore The William S. Baer School https://www.thebaerschool.org/school/ Sen. Antonio Hayes(D) Baltimore City 40th District https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Members/Details/hayes02 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Who do you think your Star Wars character is? Lori has which Star Wars Character embodies your Zodiac sign! Stories we can't get enough of: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the inductees for this year and Dolly made it! Sara Rogers Trend Correspondent at the Mall of America joins the show to take about some great gift ideas for Mother's Day. This Is Us was perfect last night.
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A lot of times people say, I'm brand new to this market, How am I going to start, I don't know anyone here and we hear that quite a bit on the show. Our guest today can be a huge inspiration to you all because he was from a different country. In 2008, he came to the States over from Scotland, and he started from scratch, like how I moved to San Diego and I just got my license. Again, I say this on the show, because I'm gonna start recruiting all you guys. When I got to San Diego, I told myself, I'm not gonna sell real estate I was burnt out. Five years later, here I am, I got my license back. I'm not going to get into the sell, sell, sell, sell, but I am going to build other people's brands and create content for him and all the above. And no matter what you do with this business, you'll never escape it once you get into it. But there's so many different facets of it and I found his story really interesting, because a lot of people will say, Oh, real estate is not for me, but this guy comes over from another country goes into Denver, and he starts just selling houses, and he does very well. Listen up because I think you guys are gonna get a lot out of this episode!Three Things You'll Learn in This EpisodeHow to get started in a new marketNetworking in an area where you know no onePros and cons of working in real estateResourcesLearn more about Euan GrahamReal Estate Marketing DudeThe Listing Advocate (Earn more listings!)REMD on YouTubeREMD on InstagramTranscript:So how do you attract new business? You constantly don't have to chase. Hi, I'm Mike Cuevas a real estate marketing dude. And this podcast is all about building a strong personal brand people have come to know, like trust most importantly, refer. But remember, it is not their job to remember what you do for a living. It's your job to remind them. Let's get started What's up ladies and gentlemen, welcome another episode of the real estate marketing dude, podcast. Look at this, folks, two weeks in a row. If you listened last week, I had an episode where I called myself out for not being consistent on our podcast schedule. And it's something I teach and preach. And then even you know, me, the guy who talks about this all time, I've messed up, and I said, I was gonna let it happen again. And I promise you that. So I started loading up on shows. And what I'm doing is I'm, I reached out to a bunch of groups out men, I'm like, Hey, let me get some shows. Because I know a lot of the groups I'm in we have a lot of friends in the business and industry. We're just killers all over the country. We have a lot of masterminds with you on the back end. And what we wanted to do today was bring one of them on, and he's got a really cool story. You know, a lot of times people say, I'm brand new to this market, I How am I going to start I don't know anyone here and we hear that quite a bit on the show, we get people that write in and whatnot. But this guy was from a different country. Okay, in 2008, he came to the States over from Scotland, and he started from scratch, like, you know, what, I moved to San Diego. And I just got my license. Again, I say this on the show, because I'm gonna start recruiting all you guys. But when I got to San Diego, I told myself, I'm not gonna sell real estate I was burnt out. But five years later, here I am, I got my license back. And I'm not going to get into the sell, sell, sell, sell. But I am going to build other people's brands and create content for him and all the above. And no matter what you do with this business, you'll never escape it once you get into it. But there's so many different facets of it. And I found his story really interesting, because a lot of people will say, Oh, real estate is not for me, but this guy comes over from another country goes into Denver, and he starts just selling houses, and he does very well. And I think you guys are gonna get a lot out of it. So I've known you for a while. How long? I don't know how many years, maybe five, seven years. And I haven't seen in a couple years since COVID and whatnot. So but we're gonna do a show back then I believe. So why don't you go ahead and introduce yourself to the audience here. And let's get right on into this because I think all you guys are going to get a lot of good learning lessons of how to start from scratch. So if you're struggling today, if you're just stuck, you don't know something's not working. You don't like interest rates your buyers are stopping to buy because their payment is no longer affordable, or vice versa. Look, we all start from somewhere so this is going to kick you in the ass. So without further ado, let's go ahead and introduce Denver realtor Yun Graham. What's up, dude?Hey, Mike. Great to be on the show. COVID has been kind to you, you're looking great. I've had as I said, I've not been I've not seen you for a couple of years. So I've seen a lot of weight, like nine parent, I've not seen you in person. But obviously I've seen we've seen each other online and stuff like that. So yeah, it's great to be on with you. I think, you know, I love to do this. I love to kind of maybe share my perspective on things my perspective not just on, on real estate, but the opportunities that we have and that we're blessed with in this country. So I think that's really part of my story as well. You know, swam over from Scotland 1415 years ago. But I got here, you know, these American girls, Mike, they're too hard to turn down. Solook, especially with an accent like that. A bunch of a bunch of women coming into the callUnion on YouTube video. Well, it's interesting if you if you put close captioning on when I've been talking, it can come up with some pretty interesting phrases and words that follow me but yes, so moved over in 2008. My wife's a Colorado girl. So we met actually Mike in San Diego, in 2004. She was out there. So we met in 2004. married a year later spent a couple years in Scotland where I think we're laughing that we were both drug dealers before we got into real estate. I was selling pharmaceuticals. Yeah, then moved over. You know, with my eyes wide open, but no, in the worst financial market we've seen in you know, 80 years. So to be honest with you, Mike, I didn't know what I was going to do. I wanted to get back into maybe selling pharmaceuticals or doing medical devices but you know, in 2008 Nobody was hiring everybody was laying off. I So I came over with this, you know, charming accent and I would just get a job. And it just, it didn't work like that. So I really had to pivot. Idid you have any real estate experience when you came over?Absolutely. Well, actually, we own a little property back home in Scotland. So we have a little slot that we still have to this day in my hometown. That was the only kind of experience I had. I know I liked it and kind of like, always had a mystique around it in terms of what it might, you know, what am I end up with? But no, absolutely no real estate? So first job in the United States, I was selling Yellow Pages. And, you know, I think what that told me, Mike, is, Yellow Pages is definitely not the future. I was trying to tell small business owners it was, but I'll tell you, I went and knocked doors for close to 18 months, small businesses in Denver and down in Colorado Springs, we went down there. And I and I looked back on that time in my life. And I was like, Why the hell was I doing it, because I don't know about you, Mike. But I'm a firm believer that every everything happens for a reason you're doing something, there's a reason behind it, you might not know then, but you'll figure that out. And when it taught me really was how to build relationships make. Because what I would do is obviously, build the relationship with a small business owner and do a great job for them and provide value. And then they would, in turn, tell their friend who was another small business owner about me. And I can always remember him, he would come in on a Friday afternoon, and we'd have to cold call for four hours straight. And we would pick up pick up a yellow book and call through that. And I didn't do it, I refuse to do it. Because that was not my intent. I was not a cold call guy. I was at relationship guy and I was always the one that had the most appointments for the next week was closing the most amount of business. So there was something behind that. And I was part of a little networking group that had a realtor in it. And he said, You know, I think I think you're looking for something else. I think you use theirs and I said look, I am in America I'm in the Wonder opportunity. I'm all ears What are you thinking? He says you should get in real estate. I think you'd be really good at it. You know, you can you can you know the world is your oyster in real estate you really are you know, it's like that you're your own boss you've got the fleet you know, it's a throughout the comments of it's flexible. It's like yeah, right. Bullshit flexibility in your first two three years there's absolutely none. So yeah, I in 2010 I got quit quit the Yellow Pages studied at home for two weeks, because I didn't have the money back then to attend the courses. I just bought the books the the real estate books, studied when in a class for a week summer test, got a license and just came out the gate and realize that Mike, I think, you know, back then I had no experience I didn't know what I was doing. I didn't have a mentor but I knew that I would learn over time but I could outwork anybody like work was not the work ethic part was not polling to me so if you if you had the experience but didn't have the work ethic, I was going to beat you on work you know work ethic so the first full full year in real estate and you know what it was like back then and Mike it was a it's insane to think about that. Basically nine out of every 10 homes are in short sale or foreclosure back then that's what I cut my teeth on. I was selling condos in Denver for 12 $15,000 I was making a couple 100 bucks which was a fortune to me on a commission check and you know that first year I just hit No no days off at nine years weakness so 36 homes in my first year and I did not have any kind of idea of if that was good or not because I thought it's really good. If I sell 36 homes in my first year with no experience the average realtor must be selling 100 homes he know that make that's what that's what I believe because I didn't I knowwhat do you notice searches today? Or even that it's never changed? Like five to 766 homes the average size a realtor sells and I don't know how you can make a living off of that.No and I you know I I sold her a lot of homes, but they were you know, I think my average price back when I started was around $80,000. So that's kind of what my average price point was. But I just didn't look back because I loved that I loved I didn't Thanks, I was working Mike, I think I found something. And we talked about this just offline about, the longer you get into the business, it becomes, you know, it does become a little bit of a grind but the that that first year, I was just on cloud nine, because I, you know, I was making some money, not a lot of money, but I was providing for my family and I found something that I found. It just came naturally to me. And the other big thing that I really want to reiterate to the listeners, if you're if you're, if you're born in this country, if you're born in the United States of America, you won the lotto, you won you got you got the Charlie Wonka golden ticket, because there is nowhere else. And I've said this so many times, there is nowhere else in the world with so much opportunity. And gobble I came, I came here as an immigrant with with nothing like, I didn't have some trust funds with my parents like I, you know, my parents went through a divorce right before we moved over. And I just wake up every day. No, you know, sometimes a little bit different Susie, artistically, but I know that I'm a kid in a candy store, we can up in America, because the opportunity is off the charts. And I'm living proof of that I did, I had no connection to anybody in Denver. Anybody in the metro area, my wife is from a small small town in Colorado, 100, people she didn't know grew up in the city. So I had to create these relationships and create the business on my own. And I'm living proof that it may sound corny, but the American dream is, is alive. And well. And I'm telling you that right now, if we just focus on what is good out there, good things happen. And I just like I grew up in Scotland, it's not like some third world country, you know that I have a lot of friends that have come from, to the United States. But the opportunity is nowhere near anything like we have here. So it was just like, it was fascinating to me that I really put the work in, I learned, you know how to do things my own way, because nobody was nobody, I had nobody to show me I just had to figure it out. But that was a good thing for me. Because I figured out my you know, my flow for things my that the way I handled things. And you know, I, I sold the most homes ever in a first year in Denver and just continue to build my business from there.Let me unpack a couple of things that you said. First off, thank you for recognizing that I don't know what the hell's wrong with so many people today where they talk shit about our country, but our country is the biggest opportunity that exists and it's, it's a breath of fresh air to hear someone appreciate that. So thank you for that. Thank you for all those who have served and everybody else who fights for it every single day. But listen, you have the exact same story as me as myself. So this has some similarities here. I didn't come from Scotland, but I did come from Carbondale at Carbondale, Illinois, which is probably the armpit of America when it comes to colleges. And I remember one day, I was doing a kickstand, and I was 22 years old getting blacked out. And then the next day, a week later, literally, I was walking down Michigan Avenue and my first suit being like what the fuck happens now. And I was 22 years old at that time, and I started at a company called I think was called it was called home touch. And home touch was a buyer agency only. And if you guys are familiar with Chicago, you see it on the news water tower mall used to have a kiosk in the very bottom level of the mall, which is a tourist trap or tourists Central. And in the kiosk, we'd have a bunch of just different listings and properties there. And we would just stand at this kiosk and just strike conversations with people because people would stop by to say, Hey, what's going on with that listing? Right? Or, Oh, how much does this thing go and then you just start a relationship. The very first house I sold was to an attorney, I had nothing in common with like this guy and me. I still stay friends with him over the years. Like we're totally opposite of the political side, everything. We have nothing in common. He's an attorney. I'm a dude. But I always knew the power of relationships. Because when I was in college, I was like, the guy who had all the parties. I had all the bar bartenders, I always knew how to grease people to get in. Like I had everything I was a shit in college. Then I got to the real world. And I'm like, damn, I started over I was nobody. The one thing and the one thing I learned is that everyone always has a common ground and in business, regardless of what the common ground is. If you can find it early enough in a conversation, you'll earn the chance to have that conversation. All right. So this dude was in a fraternity and I just got out of one. And that's how I struck it. We bonded talking about frat hazing, frat parties and all this crap. We ended up selling them a $420,000 condo for sale ever did came right off the floor of water tower Mall. That gentleman I continued to nurture the relationship with him over time. I've even till the time I left Chicago, 17 years, 18 years I, I known this guy, I can't tell you how many people he's referred me to over the course of time, he's had me over his house for dinner, all of that different stuff. This entire business is based upon relationships. You guys, it's not based upon lead generation, it's not based upon that auto responder you don't know how to use. It's not based upon the AI technology that the Guru's are pumping down your damn throats right now that you're never going to learn how to use what it is going to be based off. And what it always has, since the dinosaurs ruled the earth has been based upon relationships because 88% of people close with the first agent they meet with. And if you do all the stats, you can look up and see where people choose their agents from it's not any of the places I mentioned, it comes from people they know you personally met, or that you're referred to. And that's where over 80% of business comes from each and every year. So to have a guy, how old were you when you came over? I mean, I still have a 29 year old dude, come over to the States probably has stars in his eyes, like holy shit, this is great. Probably like a kid in a candy store, like you said, and you just didn't know anybody, but you focus on building relationships. And, folks, that's what the business is. If you're sitting here, trying to think that you're in sales.You're in the wrong damn business. In my opinion, I don't believe we saw I don't think you can sell anyone anything without first having a relationship. So there's a good book that demonstrates this. It was called cocktails, the name of it. It was written by the dude that sold the most used cars in one year. And his name is Joe Girardi I believe. I'm blanking on what the name of the book is. But the whole point of this book was this guy sold like 346 Used Cars in one year. Okay, this wasn't a condo building where you get 346 listings with one developer, he did individual likes. So it's not like he had a bulk sale, he did individual car sales one at a time. And how he did it was he came up with this thing he calls Gerards rule of 250. And he goes, every single person knows 250 people that they can refer you to every person does. So he goes when I this is like the Centerstone of our philosophy today's like he goes when I sold someone a car, I didn't spike the football. When I sold him the car, I spiked the football and I got the third or fourth or fifth referral from them. Because once he sold him the car, he instantly went, Hey, if this person can refer me their friends and family, this is a used car salesman guys. Okay, we're talking about selling real estate, the biggest investment ever, this guy's did the same concept with used cars is this guy, if I could get into there, people have 250 people, and then they could introduce me into the 250 people. And that's how this guy rolled. He just kept leveraging relationship off relationship, a relationship or relationship? Because you know, how many times do you get turned down on a referral when you go to a listing presentation? Never? How many times you get turned down? When you go up? And you get a cold call, like, Hey, I've got this lead, I'm gonna go over, you know who the hell it is? They're interviewing five other agents? Well,it's just it's a different, it's a completely different proposition. And it's, it's a different process as well. And it never seems to go as well. Even if you get the listing, which you don't always get obviously. And because it's a it's a completely different set of parameters you're working to. So yeah, like, you hit the nail on the head, it's, I'll tell you what, there was a period for about six months in 2017, where a lender and I partner together because a lender was like, we need to, you know, we need we could grow exponentially, and we wanted to do, we bought leads, and had a team like five agents that were cold calling and calling and calling and calling and calling and I was miserable. It was just so authentic to who I am as a person. And like, we got rid of it. And I sat the team down, I said, I'm gonna teach you how to grow, how to grow by repeat and referral business. And I'm going to teach you how to develop relationships. And we teach how to be authentic, and we teach you ultimately how to provide more value than you're ever going to receive and payment. And, you know, talking about books, the, the the one, the one book that changed my life was the Go Giver. And that just taught me all about it's, it's about providing value before you ever ask for anything in return ever. And you've got to provide way more value than you expect in return. So that was just something that, you know, I was given in my first year in real estate as well. And it just hit home to me it just was like, it was just like, it was like I was looking in the mirror reading this book. And I think the big thing Yeah, you look not everybody has, you know, an outgoing personality. There are introverts out there that succeed in real estate but they maybe do it differently but for me, my personality is is extroverted. So it's very much you know, high energy, high Passion, people see that I can care because of where my heart lies. Leave it I'm very transparent. So that's just the stick who I am. And that's how I mesh well with and that's where we would get really good results. So let's go backto the let's get out of real estate for a second, let's go back to the phone sales. Like you knew this, this is not a real estate thing you guys this is any business, any referral business, anything that you're self employed or and then you're in charge of and you're the brand or you're in charge of going out there and getting direct sales like referrals is where it's always at. How did you like us? So you when you would go on your phone sales, the same thing as what I'm talking about with the used car salesman? You would focus not necessarily on the sale, but on the relationship?Well, yeah, I so like, how do youprobably have, you probably have a system in your head that you're like, Alright, here's how I build relationships where you like, Alright, first thing I do is I make them laugh. Second thing I do is I do this, like you probably have something that you It's you guys, it's like dating,it's, it's more about finding common ground. Because we would go in our office with these little cubicles, and we'd sit in, and I would hear the guys that had been doing it forever, like 30 years selling Yellow Page ads, right. And they were, they were polished and I put it near quotations and I would hear them on the phone talking to prospects. I'm like, What the fuck? Like, honestly, this biggest chill cheeseball bullshit I've ever heard. And like, how can you it's like, so scripted. Yeah. And it was just like, so sleazy. And unlike, I just, it just wasn't me. And the thing is, it was all about just being authentic to who I am. Like, you get what you see with me. And yeah, I'm there, I'm always thinking about how I can help people. And that was the big thing for me as my my internal cues were when I was listening to people, it was always I was looking for something, I was listening to an opportunity where I could make an impact in their life, make their life better by introducing them to somebody or something that was going to help them in their journey. And these are the conversations that I love to have. Because I want to surround myself with people that want to achieve the ones that are high achievers that want to make a difference in the world. And I like as this like young kid from Scotland coming over and having these clients when I was selling these 2030 $40,000 condos, I was always looking, I was always, you know, sending a little handwritten note every time I met somebody and just build and build and build in. And that that was that was something within me. And when I when I hear kids nowadays get into real estate, and they're, you know, the Instagram kids that are grown up in real estate know that want the private jet and the Ferrari before they've even sold a home. Yes. And you know, I get the I get a lot of people calling me and asking to meet me just to they're going to get in real estate. And you know, I won't help people, but I'm selective. And I tell them, I say the word of advice, the advice I give to you is, for the next three years, you're going to work seven days a week, you're going to work 80 to 90 hour, hours a week. And if you're still in real estate, after those two to three years, come back and talk to me, because I guarantee you'll probably give up after the first three to six months, because it's too hard or you're not good enough business. And you've got like I'm a firm believer, Mike, that you got to earn your stripes, you just don't get like I've never had anything handed to me. And it's just the way I am. It's like if you don't earn your stripes, you're never going to understand what the what the roadmap is like and what the struggle is. And, and you can't look back on that and have perspective. Because I'll tell you right now, when I started in real estate, me and I had, you know, nothing. And it was like, I can remember multiple times over that first two years, hoping and praying a closing was going to happen. So I could get that extra three or $400 to pay our mortgage. And it was like, that's given me a perspective. You know, I can look back on that and say, there was a grind, and there was their stripes. And like I just think, you know, I know we're going kind of off on a tangent here but there's just been a loss of that. You know, you know everything everything wants to come too easy.Well the you said it earlier to you said I failed forward essentially. You don't the best like I look at I take your perspective too. I've gone through a transformation the last 567 years myself bankrupt when here but they're all that you know went up and went down from you know, I've been there done that. But truthfully, guys is you can't unless you like learn lessons. The hard painful way you don't actually learn them is what I found out and there's something great about being humbled and coming from very humble beginnings because it is how you you'll look back. I do Do believe that, you know, I used to read these books all the time. And you always read the books about the millionaire, right? And he's just successful. But if every single one of the books has the same story, if you guys ever really pay attention, someone goes out and does really well, then they lose it all. And then they build their ship back up, right? It never fails. And it's because you'll make mistakes. If this business isn't too easy. The truth is like you have to you have to fail. I believe that to you, if you don't get burned. You never learn. And it's made me personally with everything. I've gone through way better person, way better businessman. I know what to look out for. But in this business, you need to suffer through that. It's just how it is because you're right. It just won't. You'll never learn and if you never learn, you'll never be able to do it. So I same thing. First Three Years, I didn't have a life. Yeah, I just sat there and work. I was crying. I was like, What the hell am I gonna survive? Like, just like a little kid stuck in the city? Like, what the hell am I gonna do? Yeah, but you just have to hustle. And it's same story, dude. It's like directly the exact same story. It just went through building relationships, building relationships.And I can remember, but my daughter was, you know, I've got a 12 year old and a 10 year old, no, but my daughter who's 12, she was six months when I got in real estate. And you know, when she was one, between one and two years old, she would pick my cell phone up and be like, Dad, dad, because that's all she knew, that she just she she grew up, I grew up with me just being on if she saw me, I was on my phone. And, you know, I look back on that time. And then I miss a lot of time with it when when the kids were little, yes. But do you know what they now have is they have an unbelievable understanding of work ethic and how how, you know, hard to work with things and things don't just come to you. And, you know, I think that that's where I'm at, in my real estate career is now is, is trading dollars for time, because, you know, I do want to, you know, my my philosophy, Mike is you get one shot at this, this isn't a dress rehearsal, you got to go out and knock it out of the park in all facets of your life. And, you know, number one, the most important thing to me is my family and my kids. And if I'm, if I'm not putting a lot of time and energy and resources into them, and I'm feeling there's a.so Ultimately, that's the goal. And I've been lucky enough to use real estate as that vehicle. You know, to get there and to get to a point where, you know, I'm able to trade the doors for time.So the one of the when I worked in my first job, because you're like this, the girl, the gal girl, she's from England, or she's from Ireland. Before we got on the show here, I'm like, oh, that Irish kilt on your brand. He's like, I'm not Irish. I'm Scottish guys. Like, oops, sorry, my bad gotta keep it in mind. But the but the your accents the same. And her name was Andrea. Andrea was a top salesperson. They're much like you very similar story she must have. She was only in the States for a few years. But she was a top salesperson there. And when she used to use use her accent to her advantage, because it's adorable. Like she's like, Oh, how are you doing? Like, you know how you're doing it. Now people probably say it all time. I love your accent love your accent. But she use it to her advantage because she knew that's what made her different. Right? And I look back at it and mindset or and I look back and look at that. That's how she she crushed it on the floor. Like she would just crush it. You pick up a client every time she was out there. So you know, but she embraced her authenticity, she embraced her personality. I'm sure for someone coming over here. You might be a little insecure about your accent maybe. Right? Or maybe not. Maybe Maybe you got too many women that just started putting themselves out there dreamy over here. But a funnycouple of things. When I go back to Scotland, my friends give me so much shit because they think they see I've got an American accent now. So it's changed dramatically. And I'll tell you why. Because I was never insecure about my accent. But I had, I had been given a referral in my first year in real estate and I picked up the phone and called them and the wife was on the phone with me. And after about 30 seconds she said stop. This is not going to work you in because I can't understand a word you're seeing. And I caught like offended. I was like, Do you know what I said? I said I'm speaking English. Like I'm not I'm speaking the same language. And it's funny because they're great clients to this day. They were one of my first clients and we joke about every time I see them I'm say I say Can you understand me now? But it of course it is it's an icebreaker with anybody because they're they're, you know, they're interested. We have questions like query formance. It's a query from an Ireland and I'm like, well I'm not from Ireland from Scotland and of course I use it to my advantage but it It's it's it's something that, you know, I thought was going to be a hindrance rather than a help when I first started in real estate but no, I've definitely been.We deal with this all the time with video, we'll create content for people and the big oh my god, I look stupid. I'm too fat. I'm this I'm that. And like, folks, get over yourself, like, no one cares about that stuff except yourself and like, and people can see it when you're faking it too. So regardless of what it is, yes, be yourself. Like, that's how video works. If you try to do it too scripted, or you try to do it too polished or too perfect. It doesn't it doesn't do too well. Right? Yeah. So you got to you got to take the stuff in. Alright, so tell me how you're doing it. Now. Let's fast forward to today. You're running basically all referral based? Are you doing any type of lead generation or anything like that?No, no, any. Like, I'm not buying any leads. There's no, you know, Zillow or anything like that. I'll tell you, the thing is that the struggle for me, Mike over the years has been to recruit and retain good people. And I think that's one of the things that, you know, I think the majority of people that get the real estate license, just have this, you know, imaginary outlook on things, everything's just gonna be driving around showing these million dollar homes and making big fat checks. Well, that's not reality. And the other reality is, I have no business acumen or experience. And we're thrown in to become business owners, basically, when we get our real estate license, and we have no experience on that we don't know how to hire, we don't know how to, you know, retain people, we don't know how to recruit. We don't know how to run a p&l, I didn't even know what the hell a p&l was when I got my real estate license. And that in that caused trouble in the early days, because I didn't know how to save for tax or anything. But I think the big thing for me is, the word of advice is get if you're getting into real estate, or you're struggling in real estate, then get with somebody that knows how to do it and actually treat it like a business, not treat it like a hobby, not treat it like you know, you're just selling a lot of real estate, but you don't know what you're doing after that. Run it as a business. And the where I'm at right now is I've had agents come and go with me over the years, like lots of agents, I've never been able to really retain them. And I've not known really how to recruit properly, and also hire great admins or great operations directors or whatever like that. But now I've kind of I'm getting there, I'm still I'm still not where I want to be. But we've got I've got another agent that works with me full time. I've got director operations who we hired in January, which has been fantastic, because I realized I didn't need an it wasn't an assistant that I needed. It was more operations, just to run the show. Then we have a transaction coordinator and we're about to hire on for marketing because I my previous marketing girl just, it's just having her second baby. So we're looking for that. But I'm trying to get the foundation, really solid and then recruit some more agents, nothing crazy because I don't I don't want to be a babysitter because you know, there's other things I want to do in life. But yeah, that's where we're at right now. And our goal this year, which we're on our way to doing is 100 sales and 100 million volume. So that's kind of where we're, that's where we're talking towardscongrats and that's not a big team that's nice and lean and mean but you're doing a lot of times I see a lot of like, I'll be honest, you guys I used to have a brokerage I used to have a team. And the bigger the team, the bigger the brokerage i for brokerages, I had up to 70 agents, I had 68 headaches. When I had a team of 27 people I had 24 headaches. So team leaders don't have production sense sometimes lean and mean is the way to go. Don't let your ego float you all the way to headache Ville. So it's like we both been down that path. Yeah, but dude, this is really great. Let's get this all wrapped up. What I here's what I get out of this, you guys. You hear it from me every week. I didn't know we're gonna talk about when we got on here. We're like, let's just roll with it. And record Yeah, but it came down like you see a guy like you and super successful is gonna do 100 deals this year. But he's gonna do it off of relationships. And I have yet to meet someone in this business, even the lead generating people, because they'll pay for those relationships, but they still have to be good at building them even if your lead gen, because you won't get the client until they start building trust, which is only happens when you have relationship. So focus on that, folks, if you guys heard some of the stuff he had, if you're just starting out that first couple years in the business, it's not a walk in the park. This is a business this isn't a job. And that's why there's an 87% failure rate in real estate industry is HGTV makes it look really fun on the outside but what you get when you start off, man, this is a grind. You're starting a business any new business is a grind guys, it's not the real estate business. You're an entrepreneur and every business is a grind but I agree with con Hoadley that'sthe thing Mike is you there's no better place to be able to do it. That's what I keep going back to building a business, there's no better place to be able to do it. Because we are afforded the most incredible opportunity. Like, in America, whatever the hell you want to do, you can do it. And like, it's not easy. It's not going to be a walk in the park. But you can do it, and surround yourself with great people, people that you can look up to, but the understand it's about, as you said, about the value of relationships, and always looking at more value in every relationship that you have every single you know, back to just the basics a been with your wife, like, you know that that's what I've learned about learn that there's, there's no hair like it, Mike, and I know you get this and all you preach that but yeah, we're lucky to have the opportunities that we dohave it, folks, if any of you guys in the Denver area or you want to maybe you just say you're looking for somebody, you need some more agentslike definitely we could do with at least a couple right now. So yeah, I would love you know, if anybody has any questions just reach out to me or wants to in Denver that wants to sit down and get lunch or have a coffee. Like, you know, i The other thing, my real estate's given me everything, everything I have in life, every opportunity that my family have has come from real estate. So I want to give back as much as I can, you know,why don't you tell them how they can reach you and we'll get this rep.Yeah, so best way to reach me is cell is 303619 4400. An email is my first name un. Graham, my last name group denver.com.Love it, man. Great to see you in person. Okay, now that events are back we see you at one of these. I'll be I'll be out to San Diego soon. Awesome. 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