Monday, November 27, 2017

Recruiting at De La Rosa

Hey everybody I am at De La Rosa the Mexican restaurant here in Provo, with my son Perry and a good friend Ryan and we've just been talking about real estate surprise, surprise, right? 

Anyway, first of all if you haven'teaten at De la Rosa, this is a good restaurant right? Now and this is coming from a Texan; Ryan's from Texas, and my son Perry was in Mexico for two years, so they're experts on Mexican food, but it was really good. 

So anyways wanted to just let you know also Coldwell Banker does an awesome job; when you recruit, when you bring people into Coldwell Banker they put into a referral program, and Keller Williams promotes this a lot I know Coldwell Banker doesn't say a lot about it, but it is a nice way to get some passive income.

So Ryan has just started to take his real estate classes right now. Perry just took his real-estate test last Saturday, passed it, took his paperwork up to the state yesterday. So anyway they're jumping into Coldwell Banker; hopefully Ryan's gonna jump into Coldwell Banker. 

But if you're interested, give me a call because it's a great way to get some passive income as you share the opportunity to do real estate. Plus everybody thinks real estate is just a hot market and everybody's making money hand over fist. I don't want to shatter that view of anything, so give me a call and we'll talk some more. 

So any comments you guys? This is their first Facebook Live with these guys. Yeah well good to be on Facebook and yeah, Brian's awesome, he's given me a lot of good information just starting out so yeah. 

Excited to be in the real estate business and if you have any needs, he's the pro and we're learning, yes lots to learn. That's the sad thing as you learn more you realize how much more you need to learn. 

So anyway have a great week we'll stay in touch, bye.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Friday, November 24, 2017

Brian Olsen - Realtor, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Hi my name is Brian Olsen, I am a Realtor with Coldwell Banker and I see my job as helping simplify for you the buying and selling of real estate. I'm your advocate and I strive to keep your best interest in mind and to take the stress out of the process. I'm known for responsiveness and clear communication and having lived in Utah for over 30 years I have the experience and the knowledge that you want in a realtor. I put in overtime to help my clients minimize their risk and have a successful transaction. So give me a call today and I'll help you see why you
want me to be your Realtor.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Monday, November 20, 2017

NeighborWorks Provo Project

Hey you guys just want to take a minute, I'm in Provo with a couple other great Realtors that we had opportunity to come down and work on a home through NeighborWorks and some people to to keep their home looking good. 

Anyway I have Miley here and Kristie and they are just awesome. They got here early, anyway you know Neighbor Works is a great program and Coldwell Banker has some just some super good philanthropic things that they do; they actually donated $5,000 to NeighborWorks for helping on this home to do some finishes. They also have the Bankers Association that works with the NeighborWorks. 

Anyway if you have opportunities to associate with NeighborWorks, you know somebody once famous said the poor will always be with us, and we always will have opportunities; often many of us have been in that position. 

So any comments about what we're doing? What do you think of the red? So we got the primer on. 

Anyways, great program and if you ever need any help, NeighborWorks is good to help you keep your home and keep it up to date. 

Real Estate; Coldwell Banker is the best so give one of us a call. If you want to go with the female persuasion you've got Kristie or Miley here, or myself. Anyway hey have a good weekend guys.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Friday, November 17, 2017

Get to know Brian Olsen

I love doing real estate, I love helping people through the process. My favorite thing about being a Real Estate agent is meeting the people. It has been great to meet people from all walks of life, from all around the country and it's always neat to get somebody through a transaction and into a property they want to purchase or out of a property they want to sell.

I once worked with a super neat family. They gave me all their criteria, just had a great meeting with them. They wanted to buy property in Wasatch County and we started looking there and for the budget and what they wanted, you know we just weren't finding anything and we ended up going a little bit further south in Utah County. Then a little bit further south, and then finally down to Fairview. We found a home and it was just ideal and we got in the home the day it was listed and they ended up just finding a great home. They've said a couple times that I did everything right and that everything went perfect.

It really helps when you have somebody that's as concerned about the process as you are. And that's what I strive to have is that empathy and that concern that my client has in selling their property or in buying a property.

I'm very thorough some people say to an extreme, to make sure the I's are dotted and the T's are crossed. I really strive to communicate. I do what my clients need me to do. I want them to have a successful transaction and so I do feel like I work some overtime. I've made offers at ten, eleven o'clock at night, because as the client just stews and stews, okay what are we going to do? How are we going to respond? Finally at ten o'clock they're saying will you help us do this? We want to get an offer sent in or we want to do something.

My optimism helps me to  look at things a little bit different. I just always feel like there's a way to get a property sold or to find a property to purchase. There's a way to find it whether I'm knocking on doors asking people if they're interested in selling. There's typically a way to find something for my client either to purchase or to sell a property and so I think my optimism helps me to maybe look outside the box and find a way.

It's interesting because I love helping people and lots of times they never do become a client of mine. I'm comfortable helping people and it all comes back in the end. I mean what is it the golden rule of life you know, do to others what you would want them to do to you.

So I love being able to be a resource to people, and help them and give them information whether it's about selling a property, or buying a property, getting water rights, getting an easement.

Real Estate really provides an avenue for me to serve a lot of people I think.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Monday, November 13, 2017

Mount Pleasant Views

Hello, I am in Mount Pleasant and had to just take a minute and do my Facebook Live here today.

A couple years ago I had a client that was looking in Wasatch County, had some specifics, sorry, I've been hiking a little bit here, but had some criteria; looking for property in Wasatch County with some acreage, anyway, long story short we ended up in Fairview, just up the road from here and this valley, and I hadn't been here for years until I got my license and had a client buy down this way. 

This valley is gorgeous! It is one of the neatest places and so if you're looking for property and you're up in Wasatch or Summit County and you're not finding what you want, come down and look in Mount Pleasant, Fairview, Milburn, it is just a neat, neat place.

I know my client, who ended up buying just a little north of here, like I said in Fairview, but he drives to Draper everyday to work and he said that it's like 10 minutes further than if you were living in Wasatch County.

Anyway, just wanted to share this view with you and my little Facebook time and just enjoy. This is such a neat, neat place. 

So, have a great weekend and we will talk to you later!

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Friday, November 10, 2017

Wasatch Back Views from Timber Lakes

Hey everyone, hope you're having a great weekend. I am up at Timber Lakes, I've been up here before and done some Facebook lives, and I love it up here, and I just need to show you this view of the Wasatch back and Timpanogos this is amazing.

Timber Lakes is such a neat development. It's a gated community if you're not familiar, it's on the east side of Heber City. Anyway, I'm up here looking at a few parcels and just wanted to share a little bit of information about real estate up here.

There are 36 parcels currently for sale through Realtors. In the last six months 26 parcels have sold. So Timber Lakes hasn't moved a whole lot of properties that fast for a while, at least as far as I've known, but right now there's quite a few homes being built here, it's just a great place. 

So if you're interested this side of Timber Lakes, I call it my cell phone side and the other side is my non-cellphone side because I don't have reception on the other side. So you have the view of the valley, you don't have the the quakies and pines here like you do on the other side but there's lakes on
the other side again you got the views of Heber on this side. 

There are so many different options here in Timber Lakes that if you're interested at all let me know, I'd love to help you out and tell you what's available, whether it's a parcel that you can build your own place on, or existing homes, there's a number of existing homes, and they range from, I think the smallest I've seen was 1,300 sq. ft. up to 5-6,000 sq. ft.

 Anyway,  have a great weekend and we will chat with you later.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Monday, November 6, 2017

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Education

Hey everyone Brian and Kris here and we just finished some training at Coldwell Banker and I just wanted to share with you, and I want to get Kris' opinion and thoughts about becoming a Realtor. 

I often have promoted Coldwell Banker. And one of the things that they just discussed in here was how 13 out of 14 Realtors, people who get their license, don't renew their second year. So the success rate of Realtors is way low. 

Coldwell Banker has some training that is really phenomenal, they really do a good job. And in recent years they've done studies and they've tracked people that go through their training and they've found that about 90% of Realtors that go through the Coldwell Banker training are still practicing real estate in their third year, versus about, what would that be, about 6%, you know average. 

So anyway this training that Coldwell Banker, what did you think of the the training that we just had in there Kris? Has great promise for being successful. Yeah, it really does. You know Coldwell Banker now has been around a long time, they're in 50 some countries I believe, they have over 80,000 Realtors. 

If you're interested in checking out Coldwell Banker, if you're thinking about getting your real estate license, if you're in class, get a hold of me and call Kris Hammond, she's in our office in Orem and check out Coldwell Banker. 

Just encourage you to give it a shot at Coldwell Banker; see what we do for training and you know compare some success rates before you make a decision. So anyway have a good week, see you later.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Friday, November 3, 2017

New Construction - French Drain, Curtain Drain, Foundation Drain

If there is any chance that you may have a high water table in wet years or that runoff may reach your home site, pay now before you start to build and get a good drain design and have it installed as you build your knew home.

After your home is built if you start dealing with water seepage issues it very well could cost you much more than if you installed a drainage system now, as you build your new home.

Water will take the path of least resistance whether flowing above ground or underground. The microscopic gap between your footing and foundation wall, then up between the slab isolation joint and into your basement may very well become that path of least resistance.

To help reduce and hopefully eliminate water problems a basic drainage system of a perforated pvc pipe in gravel below the basement slab should allow any water that gets close to your home to flow into the pipe, which should be directed away from the home or into a catch basin. Some areas may need to have the flow go into a sump tank which then pumps the water up and away from the home.

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You can always spend additional money for such things as asphalt coating of the footing / foundation gap, additional drains under the slab that tie into the drain around the perimeter, floor drains, clean out access, interior perimeter drainage system and so on.

For some additional commentary and explanation on a foundation drain system at a 6,000 sf home in Mapleton, Utah that recently sold watch the video below.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Wallsburg World Realtor
C: 801-318-3108
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