For today’s show, Jed Kolko, Grant Cardone, Daren Blomquist and Steve Cook join me to talk about recent trends and hot topics in personal finance and real estate on the Ilyce Glink Show on January 27, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time on WSB Radio.

These four smart folks had a lot of great things to say:

Jed Kolko – Chief Economist and Head of Analytics for Trulia 

Jed Kolko is the Chief Economist at Trulia where he leads the company’s housing research and provides insights on market trends and public policy. Focusing on where the market is today and where it is headed tomorrow, Jed aims to shed light on how the future of real estate will evolve – from where people want to live to the types of homes that they want to live in, all the way down to the neighborhood amenities that are most important to them and their families. Additionally, in his role at the fastest growing online real estate resource, he also advises the development of Trulia Estimates and works to create new derivatives of Trulia’s data to help more consumers make smarter decisions about where they want to live.

Jed was formerly an associate director of research and research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California. In this role, he published policy studies and academic articles on economic development, land use and housing policy, advised policymakers and business groups, and testified at public hearings. Previously, he was vice president and research director of Forrester Research’s market-research practice focusing on consumer technology adoption and demand. He has also worked at the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (now known as the Federal Housing Finance Agency), the World Bank, and the Progressive Policy Institute. Jed earned his Ph.D in Economics and his A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard University.

To learn more about Jed and his work go to:

You can find Jed on Twitter @JedKolko

Grant Cardone – International Sales Expert, Motivational Speaker and NY Times Best-Selling Author

Grant Cardone is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Amazon best-selling author, executive producer and star of the reality TV show TurnAround King, and host of the radio show The Cardone Zone.

Cardone founded three companies:

1) Cardone Training Technologies, Inc. (CTTI) – Focuses on consulting and implementing processes that improves sales results for automotive organizations with online training tools.

2) Cardone Enterprises – Develops audio and video product that enhance sales production and revenue generating capabilities and all-around business and personal performance.

3) Cardone Real Estate Holdings – Real estate development company with over 200 million dollars in completed transactions. The company has raised another 300 million dollars to purchase multi-family properties and has offices in Miami Beach, Tucson and San Diego.

He’s authored five books, all written since the 2008 financial crisis, that provide the principles and techniques individuals must follow to flourish and win.
Sell to Survive
The Closers Survival Guide
If You’re Not First, You’re Last
The 10X Rule
Sell or Be Sold

Cardone writes regularly for, Business Insider, and Huffington Post and is a contributor for a wide variety of news programs including Fox TV, Fox Business, CNBC, MSNBC and CNN.

To learn more about Grant and his work go to:

You can find Grant on Twitter @GrantCardone

Daren Blomquist – Vice President, RealtyTrac

With RealtyTrac since 2001, Daren Blomquist has been instrumental in many facets of the company’s business as it has transformed into the industry leader it is today. In addition to being one of the company’s longest-term employees, Daren is RealtyTrac’s primary media spokesperson and resident go-to expert on foreclosure statistics and trends.

Daren is also managing editor of the company’s monthly newsletter, the Foreclosure News Report, which was named the “Nation’s Best Newsletter” by the National Association of Real Estate Editors, and is directly responsible for the creation of the company’s U.S. foreclosure market and sales reports, which are cited by thousands of media outlets nationwide — including all the major news networks and leading publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA TODAY.

To learn more about Daren and his work go to:

You can find Daren on Twitter @darenjblomquist

Steve Cook – Managing Editor of Real Estate Economy Watch and Real Estate

Steve Cook is also the Executive Vice President of Reecon Advisors and covers government and industry news for the Reecon Advisory Report.

During his 30 year career in public relations and journalism, Cook has been a print and broadcast news correspondent, served two Members of Congress as press secretary, was a senior executive in the world’s largest independent public relations firm in Washington and Chicago and was vice president of public affairs for the National Association of Realtors from 1999 to 2007.At NAR, Cook supervised external communications including news and editorial coverage, video production, speech writing and communications strategic planning. He helped to manage NAR’s multimillion dollar network advertising program.

Cook is a member of the National Press Club, the Public Relations Society of America and the National Association of Real Estate Editors, where he served as second vice president. Twice he has been named one of the 100 most influential people in real estate. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where he was editor of the student newspaper. In addition to serving as managing editor of the Report, Cook provides public relations consulting services to real estate and financial services companies, and trade associations, including some of the leading companies in online residential real estate.

To learn more about Steve and his work go to:

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