The Real Estate Travel Academy Podcast

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Who better to know and understand destinations and cultures around the world, than Hibiscus International – an award winning and leading edge real estate travel company, with over 35 years of practical travel experience, living, breathing, eating and falling in love with diverse cultures and destinations. It is our passion to explore the world and to share our knowledge and the amazing network of people we’ve met along the way. Stay connected with the world through the REAL ESTATE TRAVEL PODCAST and The Real Estate Travel Academy. Share, learn, network, and grow. The Real Estate Travel Academy: "Where Real Estate and Trav...

Meet Mary Roy, Portugal Real Estate Expert and Broker with Re/Max
#16
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Join Gene Jochen of the Real Estate Travel Academy as he interviews Mary Roy, Founder and Team Leader of Mary Roy and Team and a Broker with Re/Max Hallmark First.  Mary is also a Re/Max Portugal Real Estate team trainer and has expertise in the Portugal real estate market.

Mary shares her passions of Portugal in this podcast episode as we preview the Real Estate Travel Academy's upcoming Portugal Virtual Real Estate Tour on Wednesday, April 14.  Mary discusses the real estate opportunities and nuances of the three regions of Portugal, Porto, Li...


Meet Jeremy Brooks, License Partner, Engel & Volkers of Barrie, Ontario Canada
#15
04/08/2021

Join Gene Jochen of the Real Estate Travel Academy as he interviews Jeremy Brooks.  Jeremy is a License Partner with Engel & Volkers of Barrie, Ontario, a region in Central Ontario known for spectacular lake front cottages and homes.  

Jeremy shares his passion for real estate and his knowledge of the Barrie area lake regions. Whether you are looking for acreage for an equestrian farm, a small condo for digital nomads, a family home with all the bells and whistles or your dream lakefront cottage or year-round home, Jeremy shares his insights and perspectives to guide you th...


Meet Alan Samuel, Co-Founder of the Travel & Food Network
#14
04/01/2021

Join Gene Jochen of the Real Estate Travel Academy as he speaks with Alan Samuel of the Travel & Food Network.  Alan is a born-again foodie and constant traveller.  He spent five fabulous years at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Bombay as well as having enjoyed a multi-faceted "chequered" career across the music industry, advertising, media, a brewery and finally in e-learning.  Alan's "born-again" moment came with a move to London in the early 2000's where he engaged in the Brit capital's street food explosion.

Alan shares his pas...


Meet Panos Argiropolous, Real Estate Broker in Athens, Greece
#13
03/24/2021

Join Gene Jochen of the Real Estate Travel Academy as he meets with Panos Argiropolous, Founder and CEO of Spaceers, a licensed Real Estate Buyer Brokerage experience in sourcing, evaluating, and negotiating properties from all over Greece. 
 
Panos shares highlights of life in Athens and the Islands of Greece.  He discusses the unique and historic culture, cuisine and climate of Greece and why this EU Country is one of the best valued countries to invest in real estate.  He also shares information on the "Greek Golden Visa" program entitling foreign property owners in Greece to obta...


Meet Rebecca Clower, Owner-Broker of Blue Water Properties of Costa Rica
#12
03/18/2021

Join Gene Jochen of the Real Estate Travel Academy as he meets with Rebecca Clower.  Rebecca is an expat living in Costa Rica and the Owner-Broker of Blue Water Properties of Cost Rica. She is also the Vice President of the Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors and Owner of Blue Water Adventures, a travel and tour company.

Rebecca shares her background and journey from Chicago to Buffalo to Florida and her eventual relocation to Costa Rica. She discusses all things real estate in Costa Rica and the opportunities for investors looking for rental properties to buyers l...


Meet Steven Johnson, General Manager of Tourism, Grand Bahama Island
#11
03/08/2021

Join Gene Jochen of the Real Estate Travel Academy as he discusses all things Grand Bahama with Steven Johnson, GM of Tourism of Grand Bahama. Steven shares his passions of the island and how Grand Bahama is poised for the future travel resurgence. 
Steven shares highlights of life in Grand Bahama including how sustainable tourism is a mandate of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. He discusses their unique approaches to bringing more tourism by promoting to Fraternity and Sorority groups, religious organizations, service clubs and even bird watching groups. 
Steven also shares his personal passions...


Meet Warren Solomon, Director of Tourism for the Island of Montserrat
#10
02/25/2021

Join Host Gene Jochen of the Real Estate Travel Academy as he meets with Warren Solomon, Director of Tourism for the British West Indies Island of Montserrat.  Warren shares his background and mandates as Director of Tourism including an overview of the island's Remote Worker Stamp program.  He also discusses the cultural heritage of the island and its ties to Ireland and their St Patricks festival.  As well, he talks of the rich musical pedigree of groups like Arrow and The Police and how Beatles Producer, George Martin, made the island his recording home. 
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Meet David Bayliss and Charla Armstrong, Expats and KW Real Estate Professionals living in Panama.
#9
02/17/2021

Join Host Gene Jochen of the Real Estate Travel Academy as he meets with David Bayliss, Operating Principle of Keller Williams Panama and Charla Armstrong, Regional Partner KW Panama.  David and Charla share their personal journeys of relocating to Panama and the cultural nuances and Panamanian lifestyle they both enjoy. 
They also share advice on real estate properties in Panama and what makes this Central American country a great value to invest in. 

David Bayliss, Operating Principle of Keller Williams Panama, can be reached at: david.bayliss79@gmail.com and on WhatsApp +507-6226...


Meet Meredith Tabbone, successful pioneer buyer of a €1 Bid house in Sambuca, Sicily.
#8
02/04/2021

Join Host Gene Jochen of the Real Estate Travel Academy as he speaks with Meredith Tabbone, who purchased a home in Sambuca, Sicily through the €1 house bid process.  Learn the process that Meredith took to secure her purchase and her reactions to having bought a dwelling in the old section of Sambuca, before ever setting foot in the village. 

Meredith also shares her amazement at finding her Italian heritage actually began in Sambuca, tracing her great-grandfather to the town. As well, she shares her affinity for the culture, food and Sicilian quality of life. 

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Meet St Lucia Real Estate Professionals Chris Owen and Angad Singh
#7
01/20/2021

Join host Gene Jochen of the Real Estate Travel Academy as he talks investing in St Lucia with Chris Owen, Managing Director - All Luxury Properties LTD and Angad Singh, Real Estate Broker & Property Consultant, Angad Singh Real Estate.  Chris and Angad share their perspective on the St Lucia Real Estate market and opportunities for investors.  They also share their affinity for the island of St Lucia including the people, culture and mystic beauty.  
And join us for a live, interactive virtual tour of St Lucia on Wednesday, February 3, 2021
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Meet Lynne Hart, Real Estate Investment Consultant with EXP Realty and CIPS certified International Property Specialist
#6
01/02/2021

Join host Gene Jochen of the Real Estate Travel Academy as he speaks with Lynne Hart, Real Estate Investment Consultant with EXP Realty and CIPS International Property Specialist.  Real estate is truly a passion for Lynne and she loves selling and finding clients their perfect home.  Lynne shares her experiences in working at an executive level as well as working to provide a boutique feel for her clients whether they are investors, homeowners, or searching for a second home.  Lynne recently invested in rental property in Puerto Rico and she discusses why speaking conversational Spanish helped...


Meet Margot Weatherford, Realtor at KW and Owner of International Coastal Properties
#5
12/30/2020

Join your host Gene Jochen of the Real Estate Travel Academy as he speaks with Margot Weatherford, Luxury Certified Realtor at Keller Williams Realty and owner of International Coastal Properties.  Margot shares her insights for purchasing and investing in the Carolinas, coastal property investing and International Real Estate, predominantly in Jamaica where she has resided and has a strong affinity towards.

Margot can be reached at info@internationalcoastalproperites.com and at margot@sellwithmargot.com
website: internationalcoastalproperties.com


Meet Irene Byrne, Real Estate Entrepreneur and owner of Not Too Late Real Estate.
12/28/2020

Join your host Gene Jochen of the Real Estate Travel Academy as he interviews Irene Byrne, real estate investor and entrepreneur and owner of Not Too Late Real Estate.  Irene shares her secrets of success as a real estate investor and how she can help other investors create a thorough plan for success.  She shares tips from her "Right Property" check list that she offers clients to help them understand how to make money in real estate.
Irene can reached at irenejbyrne@gmail.com  and at her website: ...


Meet Bill Hunt, former International Business Consultant for Keller Williams Worldwide
#3
12/22/2020

Join your host Gene Jochen of the Real Estate Travel Academy as he interviews Bill Hunt, former International Business Consultant for Keller Williams Worldwide.   Bill is also the author of the book "Insights from a Franchise Insider" which chronicles his 20 years living overseas and opening Century 21 franchises.  Bill shares career highlights and the best resources he recommends for a profitable career in global real estate. 
Bill's book is available on Amazon.com


Meet Don Churchill, principal at Doncar Hospitality Management in Grand Bahama
#2
12/15/2020

Join your host Gene Jochen of the Real Estate Travel Academy as he interviews Don Churchill of Doncar Hospitality Management and member of Coldwell Banker James Sarles Realty.  Don is located in Freeport, Grand Bahama and shares his insights in real estate and hospitality of the island. He also explains the Bahamas BEATS initiative to improve local business on the island by marrying tourism and the new remote work model. And Don also shares Doncar's list of services including property management, turn-key solutions for Real Estate investors and in-depth marketing services. 


Meet Matt Langley, Managing Broker at LPG Advisors | Ep 1
#1
12/02/2020

Join your host Gene Jochen of the Real Estate Travel Academy as he interviews real estate broker Matt Langley at LPG Advisors.  Matt shares his interests and insights in the global market, the resources he uses to grow his business and his advice for other real estate agents looking to expand internationally.