About The Close
The Close is a new kind of real estate site designed to give agents, teams, and brokerages actionable, strategic insight from industry professionals. We cover real estate marketing, lead generation, technology, and team building strategies from the perspective of working agents and brokers who want to take their business to the next level.
We also strive to bring you the best insights from other disciplines including cutting edge psychology, business & marketing strategy, design,and disruptive technology. All for free, all to help you close more, and close better.
Editor in Chief: David Waring
David Waring is the Co-Founder of Marc Waring Ventures LLC, the parent company FitSmallBusiness.com and The Close. Prior to Co-Founding Marc Waring Ventures, he held a variety of senior level positions at successful startups ranging from mobile technology to institutional trading systems.
Managing Editor: Emile L’Eplattenier
A licensed New York City Real Estate Agent and veteran of the marketing department at Tishman Speyer, Emile has been involved in every aspect of residential real estate from brand new developments to pre-war rentals and resales. Emile also regularly provides market insights and commentary for publications like Realtor.com, Fox News, Yahoo, and US News & World Report.
Senior Editor, Sales Strategy & Insight: Dr. Julie Gurner
As a doctor of psychology who also took the real estate agent course and fell in love with it, she has renovated, flipped, and sold properties in multiple states for profit. Her interests include speculative investments predicting gentrifying areas, multifamily investments, and restoring old homes (currently working on a brownstone victorian she lives in). Her thoughts have been featured in Time, Forbes, NBC News, Men’s Health Magazine, VICE, and Yahoo! among others.
Senior Editor, Real Estate Investment: Alison Bethell
Allison has fixed and flipped over 100 properties, including residential and commercial properties. She is a licensed real estate broker in Florida. She graduated from Villanova University with a B.A. in Business and Sociology. When Allison isn’t involved in real estate or writing, she loves to travel and has been to all 7 continents. She resides in the Miami Beach area with her husband and dog.
Editor, Technology, Teams & Brokerages: Josh Luna
From small sized boutique brokerages to large franchises, Joshua’s experience in real estate includes operations, sales, marketing, and management. His experience in brokerage consulting spans over 25 markets in the U.S., with the sole purpose of helping companies and agents grow to their full potential. When Josh is not writing or researching about the industry, you can find him exploring his hometown of Chicago and playing guitar.
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