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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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Mar 28, 2017

Taking the leap from a part-time to full-time realtor isn’t an easy decision. However, for Patti, a decision had to be made and she hasn’t looked back since. In this episode, Leigh welcomes Patti Sherwood, a realtor from Charlestown, West Virginia who just started in the industry 4 years ago.

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Time Stamped Show Notes: 

  • 00:45 – Leigh introduces Patti
  • 01:04 – Patti is from Charlestown, West Virginia
    • 01:22 – Patti has been licensed in West Virginia for 4 years now
    • 01:40 – Patti thought she would’ve gone full-time earlier, but it was a leap of faith to do so
  • 03:06 – Patti shares the first positive, but crazy thing that happened to her
    • 03:20 – Patti had a call from a buyer relocating to West Virginia
    • 03:35 – The woman learned about Patti from a local real estate magazine and she thought Patti looked friendly and easy to deal with
    • 03:54 – Patti was taken aback and considered this a positive thing
    • 04:11 – They had a smooth transaction
  • 04:31 – Many realtors underestimate the power of their photographs
  • 05:05 – Patti was shocked by the amount of realtors that did NOT look like their photographs
  • 05:48 – Patti thinks that most crazy things in real estate come from the realtors
  • 07:10 – Patti finds technology challenging
  • 07:24 – Patti discusses her views on how realtors treat their clients
    • 08:13 – Some realtors are active online, but don’t always answer inquiries or calls
    • 08:20 – Realtors should have a common etiquette and basic, customer service practices
  • 08:58 – Patti shares some advice to realtors:
    • 09:04 – “If you’re called to this business, then you will be successful—unless you get in your own way”
    • 09:26 – Make sure you have your support network in place when taking that leap into real estate
    • 09:38 – Whatever you do, it impacts your reputation
  • 10:06 – “Don’t despise the small things”
  • 10:29 – Leigh shares advice to the consumers
  • 11:02 – Find Patti on her website and by email
  • 12:00 – Tweet Leigh Brown for your very own crazy story in real estate

3 Key Points

  1. Taking that leap into real estate is easier when you have your support network behind you.
  2. Consumers are expecting to meet the realtors that they see in the photographs.
  3. Be mindful of what you do because you only have one name, brand, and reputation.

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