Posts by Jim Gillespie

The Importance of Mastering Your State of Mind in Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

on Nov 5, 2018

In this video I’ll tell you how important mastering your state of mind is in commercial real estate brokerage, and how top producers constantly live in the ideal state of mind. When you master your state of mind, you’ll be constantly living in a state of expecting solid, great new transactions to come your way, making it much easier for you to find them....

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How Today’s Inflation Rate Is Being Greatly Manipulated Downward

on Sep 24, 2018

Have you ever wondered why today’s reported rate of inflation seems so much lower than what we’re really experiencing when we buy things like food, gasoline, and other products and services? This is because the way that the index is calculated has been altered, removing important items like food and energy from the baseline calculation. So if food and energy have been removed from the baseline calculation of the CPI index, it’s easy to see why the reported inflation rate of approximately 2.4% grossly understates the real rate of inflation. Keeping this in mind, take a look at the Chapwood Index, which shows us the much more realistic figures for the real rate of inflation within major U.S. cities. This index shows us that over the past five years, the rate of inflation in ten major U.S. cities has really been between approximately 9-12% per year:...

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