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Old 01-07-2008, 11:39 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Default Radio show ideas

I've been asked to be a speaker on a financial advice radio show on the subject of real estate.

I'm so entrenched in every aspect of it, that I'd like to know what kinds of questions the general public has about the current market? What topic would Joe Schmo want to know more about?

Any ideas would be great. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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well, what markets will this radio show be broadcast to specifically?

Markets are different around the country. Some have tons of new construction. some have nothing but resales...
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Burlington VT
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You may want to prepare some simple, sensible, yet not obvious observations which help you establish credibility. I suspect being able to talk about your local market rather than the national RE market as a whole will be helpful to you. Most folks have heard a LOT about the national RE picture, but aren't well informed on thier local market (s). Get some detailed local MLS stats and quote them, and you'll look very smart indeed. "Joe Schmo" knows in agonizing detail about the national picture, but somewhat less about the town and county he lives in.

And as a long time broadcaster, I have one piece of advice: Look up "uptalk" (I use the term in it's sense specific to radio broadcast) and guard against it.

Best of luck!
David Beckett
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Old 01-07-2008, 12:09 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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It'll be in south Texas (SA/Austin, etc)

I definitely don't want to talk national, as there's no such thing as a national real estate market. We're still in a pretty solid market here.
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Old 01-07-2008, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Albany, OR
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Kev,
I've been doing a local real estate radio show here in the mid-Willamette Valley in Oregon since last January. I have all the shows in an audio archive on the web, you could take a look at them and get some ideas for topics if it will help...feel free. I won't post my url here (don't want to get it cut by the mods for advertising), but it IS in my profile.

Each show has a market update (local); an interview or discussion, an e-mail question of the day, and a Real Estate Showcase. Recent topics: Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act, First-time home buyer financing programs still available, How to Harness the Equity in Your Home...

Good luck. Radio is a lot of fun.
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Old 01-07-2008, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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It'll be in south Texas (SA/Austin, etc)

I definitely don't want to talk national, as there's no such thing as a national real estate market. We're still in a pretty solid market here.
Oh boy, not the "no such thing as a national market" argument again...

I asked the question because you might have people concerned about more than one market. I didn't know if it was SIMULCASTED or not.

No need to debate a national market since we all know what's happening in major bubble areas are affecting smaller markets.
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Old 01-07-2008, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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It'll be in south Texas (SA/Austin, etc)

I definitely don't want to talk national, as there's no such thing as a national real estate market. We're still in a pretty solid market here.
You may have local listeners who are selling locally but wanting information about buying somewhere else in the country. You might want to be prepared to be able to at least direct them to a resource where they could get information on another market.
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Old 01-07-2008, 01:56 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Thanks Dave. I'll definitely check that out. I'm looking forward to doing a little radio.
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Old 01-07-2008, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Gilbert - Val Vista Lakes
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I've been asked to be a speaker on a financial advice radio show on the subject of real estate.

I'm so entrenched in every aspect of it, that I'd like to know what kinds of questions the general public has about the current market? What topic would Joe Schmo want to know more about?

Any ideas would be great. Thanks in advance.
Kev, I don't have any expertise to add to the great advice and source that you've received.

I wish you the best of the show, and know you'll do a great job.

I think CJ was implying that you should have some national statistics to share, so how about quoting Mr. Yun.
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Average Jane here...in this market I think I would have liked to know more about short sales and foreclosures and what you are really getting yourself into when trying to purchase. (short sale specifically) I know more from this board, but before this knowledge I thought it was just a great deal without all the leg work...didn't realize you could get the whole way to settlement and then it not happen.
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