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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate with Leigh Brown

Crazy Sh*t in Real Estate!—a podcast that will shatter the HGTV-induced veneer of real estate, and celebrate the challenges of working in this wild, wacky business.
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Jan 17, 2017

In this episode, Leigh welcomes Veronica Figueroa, a realtor based in Orlando, Florida to the Crazy $hit stage! Veronica will talk about her crazy encounters with squatters, agents gone rogue, and agents who flat-out can’t control their temper when they sale goes south. She will also share her most important insights and advice for dealing with foreclosures, short-sales, and possible recessions. 

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Time Stamped Show Notes: 

  • 00:27 – Introducing Veronica Figueroa
  • 01:01 – Veronica is based in Orlando, Florida and she’s been doing real estate since 2001
  • 01:08 – Contact the Figueroa Team at figueroateam.com
  • 01:43 – Every day you experience more crazy shit in real estate
    • 02:10 – All people in real estate can definitely share a story or two
  • 02:43 – People don’t realize that squatters are a real issue
    • 03:22 – Realtors wear many hats
    • 04:31 – Veronica’s squatter stories included being threatened to be killed with a baseball bat if she reclaimed the house
    • 04:50 – Veronica talks about an agent who wanted a property with squatters
  • 05:53 – What you really experience in real estate is something never taught in textbooks
  • 06:55 – Not all realtors disclose the facts to their clients
  • 07:15 – The agents who succeed in real estate are those who aren’t exclusively after money
    • 08:04 – A professional realtor should disclose foreclosures
    • 08:42 – Pros and cons of foreclosures
  • 09:10 – “What makes a home is a roof over your head with your loved ones”
  • 10:07 – Leigh discuss stock trading, and how you aren’t allowed to handle other people’s money if you declare bankruptcy
  • 11:46 – Veronica’s biggest joy is to help families who have gone through a foreclosure own a home again
  • 12:06 – Veronica shares her short-sale experience
  • 13:06 – Leigh discusses her lessons learned from 2008
  • 13:56 – “It’s never fun to see families lose their homes. It’s never fun to see families break up over financial matters”
  • 14:57 – How millennials take on home ownership
  • 15:20 – Live within your means
  • 15:47 – Be prepared for the next recession
  • 16:07 – “You can’t out hustle hard work”
  • 16:57 – For Orlando, Florida real estate needs, call Veronica and her team at 407 625 3749
  • 17:08 – Veronica’s personal phone is 407 301 9574
  • 17:38 – Tweet Leigh Brown for your very own crazy story in real estate

3 Key Points

  1. Real estate isn’t how it seems in HD TV.
  2. Always disclose everything to your clients.
  3. Be prepared – you never know when the next recession is.

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