MacYak Podcast by David Langlois and Tore Jacobsen

MacYak Episode 9 – BCREA Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson

Published: June 14, 2024

Tore and David host special guest Brendon Ogmundson, Chief Economist at the B.C. Real Estate Association, for a lively discussion on interest rates, housing policy and the investment environment in B.C. It really is way more interesting than it sounds! 


MacYak Episode 8 – Negotiation

Published: June 1, 2024

Join Tore and David for a high level conversation about negotiation in the first of what will be a multipart examination of negotiation philosophy, strategy and specific tactics.

The conversation covers the foundational principles of negotiation in real estate, emphasizing the importance of collaboration, relationship-building, and strategic preparation. It delves into the significance of market knowledge, setting client expectations, and creating a framework for negotiation. The discussion also touches on the value of goodwill, persuasion techniques, and the role of training in becoming a professional negotiator.


MacYak Episode 7 – Proptech and More with Lynette Keyowski from REACH Canada

Published: May 18, 2024

David and Tore welcome REACH Canada Managing Partner Lynette Keyowski on to the show where we have a wide ranging and fulsome discussion of the state of property technology today, where it’s been and where it’s going. When will the robots take over? Why can’t proptech companies spell? These questions and more get answered in a great interview with an amazing guest.


MacYak Episode 6 – Talking with Trevor Koot

Published: May 3, 2024

In this episode of Mac Yak, Tore and David talk to Trevor Koot, CEO of the British Columbia Real Estate Association, who discusses the need for a fundamental shift in organized real estate. He highlights the challenges of the complex ecosystem and the protectionism that hinders innovation. Trevor emphasizes the importance of acting more like a corporation and less like a service club, focusing on the future and being competitive. He encourages collaboration, engagement, and operational alignment to streamline services and make progress. The conversation also touches on the role of boards, the need for amalgamation, and the influence of external pressures.


MacYak Episode 5 – Where the business comes from (Part 2)

Published: April 19, 2024

Tore and David continue the conversation on how to grow your business. They take an in depth dive into open house prospecting and discuss other ways to make your business go. Plus riveting and hilarious banter. Listen now!


Episode 4 – Where business comes from (Part 1)

Published: April 5, 2024

Tore and David talk in detail on the most successful client acquisition strategies, tips and tactics to grow your business. Aimed at new and experienced agents alike, with solid takeaways and specific actions, this episode is a must listen. Enjoy!


Episode 3 – The Organized Real Estate Episode

Published: February 29, 2024

In this episode of Mac Yak, David Langlois and Tore Jacobsen discuss organized real estate, including the role of real estate boards, the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA), the regulator (BCFSA), and the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). They emphasize the importance of professionalism in the real estate business and the need for realtors to get involved at various levels of organized real estate. They also touch on topics such as appetizers, real estate arguments, favorite fish, and real estate irritations.

Takeaways

  • Professionalism in the real estate business is improving, with efforts being made at the brokerage, board, provincial, and national levels.
  • Realtors should consider getting involved in organized real estate, whether it’s at the board, provincial, or national level.
  • Real estate boards provide support, education, and resources for realtors, as well as important services like the MLS system.
  • The BCREA serves as the voice of advocacy for the real estate industry in British Columbia and provides education and economic information.
  • The BCFSA is the regulator that issues real estate licenses and sets the rules for the industry.
  • CREA is the national organization that advocates for the real estate industry and provides resources and information for realtors and the public.

Episode 2 – Last Year and This Year

Published on: February 15, 2024

In this episode of Mac Yak, the hosts discuss various topics related to the real estate industry. They start with some fun questions and then move on to recap the previous year. They talk about the rescission period, changes in team rules, and the new FinTrac requirements. They also discuss the market outlook for the current year and provide advice for agents on how to navigate the industry amidst all the changes. The episode concludes with a reminder to focus on what’s important and not get lost in the noise.

Takeaways

  • The rescission period had minimal impact on the real estate market, with very few cases reported.
  • Changes in team rules brought more transparency to the industry and clarified the relationships between agents and teams.
  • The new FinTrac requirements have been met with mixed reactions, but agents are obligated to comply with them.
  • The market outlook for this year is positive, with increased activity and confidence among buyers and sellers.
  • Agents should focus on building relationships, staying informed, and avoiding distractions to be successful in the industry.

Episode 1 – Meet Your Hosts – Go To Events!

Published on: January 22, 2024

Meet your hosts Tore Jacobsen and David Langlois and listen as they delve into everything you need to know about attending real estate conferences and events.

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