CEO Interview: Insider Tips on Property Analysis, Areas to Invest & Off-Market Deals

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I had the pleasure of hosting my former real estate professor Gino Blefari at Google to talk about real estate investing. Gino Blefari is the chief executive officer for HSF Affiliates LLC, which operates the real estate brokerage networks of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate, and Real Living Real Estate (Warren Buffett’s real estate franchise business).

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What This Interview Covers

We talk about:

  • Gino’s favorite investments
  • How does he analyze a deal?
  • What separates a good investor from a great investor?
  • What does he look for in an investor-orientated real estate agent?
  • Where are the best areas to invest in real estate?
  • What does he think about international markets?
  • What are his thoughts on the housing market and interest rates?
  • What are the best sources for real estate information outside of the MLS?
  • And much more!

Any questions about what’s covered in this interview?

Let me know in the comments section!

About Author

Jordan Thibodeau

Jordan Thibodeau is a writer for the blog. He currently lives in Silicon Valley and works for a fortune 500 tech company. Jordan’s family has been investing in real estate for four generations. In 2014 Jordan founded the Silicon Valley Investors club that is decided to helping current and former tech employees make smarter investment decisions. He was featured in BP Podcast Show 74. Jordan is the author of a free investment newsletter called Investors Therapy. The newsletter covers all forms of investing and helps investors understand their psychology to make better investment decisions.


  1. Madan Anand

    The Interview is very informative. Learned Tips from common things but important (Sink never clogged again and many others). I am trying to learn and invest but little hesitant. However the Topic Highlighted during interview are Very informative which one learned after years of experience in Real Estate. Many, Many Thanks to Mr. Gino Blefari and Mr. Jordan.

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