Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate with Leigh Brown

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Feb 7, 2017

Yet another unfortunate pet event—apparently someone forgot to tie up the dogs and the results were fatal. In this episode, Leigh shares the mic with Diane Vinson Kolberg, a real estate broker from Bozeman, Montana. Diane has been in the real estate industry for over 17 years and delves into her unfortunate story as well as the reasons why it is important to set your schedule as a realtor. 

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Time Stamped Show Notes 

  • 00:21 – Introduction for today’s episode
  • 00:27 – Introducing Diane to the show
  • 00:53 – Diane comes from Bozeman, Montana where it’s -25° right now
  • 00:57 – Diane is a real estate broker and has been in the industry for 17 years
  • 01:53 – Diane’s tips for looking at properties in Montana, in the winter
  • 02:52 – Diane received an email from one of the producers of a real estate show asking for the best looking developers in her area
  • 03:43 – TV’s vision of reality is far different from the truth
  • 04:51 – Diane has a lot of stories, but she decided to share this one
    • 05:00 – Diane was showing a house for one of her friends
    • 05:09 – Her friend, MIchelle, was unavailable so Diane did the showing
    • 05:21 – This story happened 13 years ago
    • 05:31 – The place was beautiful
    • 05:45 – Michelle was so excited about the place and tried opening a window
    • 05:55 – When they looked down at the yard, there were 6 dead kittens lying around
    • 06:21 – The dogs got into the kittens
  • 06:43 – Diane’s friend, Michelle, was an amazing realtor
  • 07:32 – At one time, Michelle had 14 deals going on at once without an assistant
  • 07:47– When the recession hit, it was really hard for Michelle
  • 08:08 – 6 years ago, Michelle struggled from a cerebral hemorrhage and a stroke
  • 08:20 – She was in a coma for a month, but she lived
  • 08:41 – She still has her sense of humor
  • 08:51 – Say “NO” when you have to
  • 08:58 – “We can’t be everything to everybody”
  • 09:57 – Don’t let work be a huge burden in your life
  • 10:24 – Be honest and clear about your schedule to your clients – they will understand
  • 11:15 – You have value
  • 12:50 – Connect with Diane through Facebook, email:, or call her at 406 539 1593
  • 14:10 – Tweet Leigh Brown for your very own crazy story in real estate

3 Key Points

  1. There are prime times throughout the year to put your house up for viewings.
  2. Hustling is good, but keep your priorities in tact. Know when to say “No”.
  3. Set a schedule – your clients will be more understanding that you think.