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).

Related: Getting Started with Real Estate Investing: An Interview with My Real Estate Mentor

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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 contributor for blog and has been a member of BP since 2013. He works a full-time job and invests in Buy and Hold Real Estate in the Sacramento Area and he’s in the process of fundraising for a Multi-Family syndication. Jordan is dedicated to helping investors clarify their investment criteria and break psychological barriers that are preventing them from being successful investors . He was featured in BP Podcast Show 74. Also, he has interviewed prominent investors, CEOs, and thought leaders such as Ray Dalio, Tim Ferriss, Anne Wojcicki, Ben Horowitz, John Hennessy, and many more. Jordan is the author of a free monthly investor’s newsletter called Investor’s Therapy. The newsletter covers all forms of investing and helps investors understand their own psychology to make better investment decisions. Also, Jordan has created an online course to help investors build stronger networks to increase their investment opportunities and knowledge. Feel free to reach out to him on Biggerpockets if you have any questions.


  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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