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How to Develop a Powerful Networking Blueprint w/James Huang

February 4, 2021

Whether you’re new to the real estate industry or you’re an experienced agent, you already understand the power of association and networking. Meeting new faces and talking about your business to others is not only essential for success, but also for getting referrals.


However, this can be challenging due to Covid- 19 restrictions, so we have to think outside the box. Real estate is a people business. But what’s equally vital to association and networking, is the power of having global connections.


I’m so thrilled to have James Huang as my guest! He’s the President of The Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA). James is a true innovator in commercial real estate and has held leadership roles in some of the most well-known commercial firms in the US. He has over 20 years of experience in the field.


One of the great things about AREEA is it's open to everyone - new and experienced agents. You don’t need to be Asian to join. It’s a wealth of knowledge for anyone who wants to learn and have a better understanding of the Asian community.


To find out more or join AREAA, visit


This podcast was originally recorded on Michael LaFido’s Luxury Lunch & Learn series. 


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The world is getting smaller with the internet and social media. You really need to be well connected, not just locally, but globally.”  -Michael LaFido

Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode


Upgrade your skills, be a lifelong learner:

Never stop learning about real estate. When you upgrade your skills, even if you have a specialty or an expertise… it helps you become more open-minded when you study different practices. It also makes you more knowledgeable and you’ll be more valuable to your connections and relationships.


It’s all connected:

Keep networking and connecting with people… not just locally, but globally. Whether you work in luxury residential, commercial, or international - you all deal with the same clients. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that nearly all businesses are connected in some way to real estate. So, when things with Covid get better (and it will get better), you’ll be prepared.


The power of joining associations:

Remember, you don’t need to be Asian to join AREAA. You don't need to be Hispanic to join the National Association for Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), be African American to join NAREB, or LGBTQ to be a member of the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance. By becoming members of these associations, we can become allies and bring awareness to their mission. 


Guest Bio-

James Huang has been the national president of AREAA since October 2019. He’s also the president of eXp Commercial division of eXp World Holdings. Additionally, James is a shareholder and an advisor to real estate syndications firms and start-up technology companies to help consult, raise capital, and make connections to other private equity investors and family offices from Main Street to Wall Street. 


To find out more or join AREAA, visit