With the U.S. unemployment rate skyrocketing, lenders are bracing for the biggest wave of mortgage delinquencies in history. On today’s State of the Market podcast with BiggerPockets co-host Brandon Turner and Curtis Roddy of Roddy’s…

Thinking about adding REOs to your real estate business? Wall Street Journal’s #7 U.S. real estate agent and REO expert Nancy Braun says now is the time to run away from REOs and focus your energy on growing your retail business. And she is walking the walk as she has successfully gone from a 75% (REO) / 25% (Retail) to 50/50. While doing so, she was named the #7 real estate agent in the United States for the second time in a row!

Nancy Braun is the creative force behind Charlotte’s Showcase Realty and its several divisions. Focusing on technology and delivering a new kind of real estate experience, she has created a new model for the Charlotte real estate industry. Showcase Realty specializes in luxury real estate, buying homes, selling homes, short sales and foreclosures. With her team of top real estate professionals, Nancy has positioned Showcase at the leading edge of the industry, earning national recognition from HousingWire that ranked Showcase Realty 46th in the nation among a very elite group of firms for their fastest growing companies report, HousingWire Fast50™. Showcase has been ranked as the 7th best real estate company in the nation in 2015 and 2016 by Wall Street Journal/REAL Trends top 1000 real estate companies, after rising in national ranking from 11th in the nation in 2014.

Join us as Nancy shares her mindset and a glance at her journey to becoming a Real Estate Rockstar by enriching the community through selling homes, fostering neighborhood stabilization and promoting homeownership. Continue reading

Saul Zenkevicius began his career in real estate in 2003 and is now the President, Managing Broker and CEO of Z Team. Saul originally established Real Investment Professional, Inc. in 2006, which later became Goodwill Realty Group, Inc., and which is now Z Team. While many real estate professionals went under when the housing market crashed, Saul shifted gears and began helping institutional sellers who were desperately looking for help selling and maintaining their properties. Since, 2008, Z Team has doubled the number of families it has served year after year! That explains why Z Team was ranked as team #34 in the country by Wall Street Journal in 2013. This was based on units sold in 2012, with 476 transactions sold. On average, Z Team sells homes for 98% of asking price, and the average days on the market is 35. While the average Realtor sells 160 homes over the course of 20 years, Z Team has accomplished that number in just four months!

Join us as Saul shares his mindset and a glance at his journey to becoming a Real Estate Rockstar by becoming a recognized expert in real estate. Continue reading