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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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Sep 20, 2016

Summary:

Meet Nobu Hata, a former real estate agent who’s turned to the dark side…just kidding. Nobu actually makes realtors life’s better for everybody involved in the home selling/buying process by working as they Director of Member Engagement for the National Association of REALTORS®. Sit backand relax as Nobu shares a supernatural experience from one home-showing “hell” never forget.

Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or in the Podcasts App on your phone. Never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting The Leigh Brown Experience.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

00:40 – Leigh welcomes Nobu Hata to the show
01:02 – How Nobu got out of real estate
01:59 – Nobu’s crazy real estate story
02:25 – It was cold, dark, and Nobu was on his last of the day
02:38 – The third story of the home was a finished attic
02:47 – Immediately, when we walked into the home Nobu had a bad feeling, a feeling that only increased as he moved upstairs
03:23 – Nothing happened, the showing finished, and Nobu walked out only to realize he left the light on in the attic
03:46 – He went back up to the attic to shut the light off and, as he was flipping the switch, he saw a man
04:15 – Quickly, Nobu turned the light back on, but the man was gone
05:03 – Nobu sent a feedback to the agent
05:18 – Mel, the ghost
06:02 – Nothing on Google about the home
06:25 – Nobu shares his friend’s ghost story
07:23 – Ghost in a house is not a material fact—so it cannot be disclosed
07:38 – Haunting disclosure in Minnesota real estate forms
08:28 – Are you a listener with a crazy story to share? Ping Leigh at www.crazyshitinrealestate.com

3 Key Points

  • Once you’re in, you’re IN.
  • Trust your instincts and that supernatural feeling—go with it.
  • When in doubt, don’t go alone into the dark.

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Sep 20, 2016

Summary:

“Real estate is a sink or swim industry” according to Nancy Minor, real estate extraordinaire for the Metro Atlanta area. Listen as Nancy shares her more than 30 years of experience, and that hilarious time her first high-priced showing went underwater…literally.

Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or in the Podcasts App on your phone. Never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting The Leigh Brown Experience.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

00:33 – Today Leigh welcomes Nancy Minor!
00:43 – 8 agents pushed Leigh to get Nancy’s story on the show
01:59 – She has been in real estate for 30 years
02:15 – Nancy’s story
02:25 – Got a call offering to work with the company’s president
02:44 – Nancy did everything to show off
03:15 – She got a client to preview a prestigious neighborhood
03:30 – Being a new agent, Nancy never had shown any high priced homes before
04:35 – Neighborhood agent got a page – Nancy was left with her buyer
05:22 – The dark room
05:42 – She flipped on the light and whoops! She’s under water!
06:10 – Client had NO idea what happened
06:35 – Popped up laughing hysterically
07:13 – Gracefully stood up and walked away calmly
08:01 – It was hysterical
08:16 – The showings must go on!
08:26 – Clients didn’t purchase
09:14 – 3 weeks later…
09:25 – Nancy received a Snorkel from her client!
10:02 – The seller was appalled on what happened and put a lock on the door
11:11 – There’s always a new story
11:17 – Leigh’s takeaways from Nancy’s story
12:35 – Contact Nancy Minor at 404-955-SOLD

3 Key Points

  • Be cautious when entering dark rooms.
  • The showings must go on –whether soaked or dry.
  • Real estate is a sink or swim business.

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Sep 20, 2016

Summary:

In Episode #3, Leigh invites Manhattan real estate titan Patrick Lilly onto the Crazy Shit in Real Estate Podcast. Listen as Patrick shares one of his most embarrassing listing pitches, and gives good credence to the saying “if you break it, you buy it.” 

Time Stamped Show Notes: 

  • 00:20 – Introduction for episode #3
  • 00:32 – today Leigh is talking to the KING of Manhattan real estate, Patrick Lilly
  • 00:45 – In 32 years of selling, Patrick has seen it ALL
    • 01:11 – Patrick’s the king of “real estate porn” ;)
  • 01:20 – Patrick got a call for an expired listing, the day before a major holiday, and the owner wanted to meet with him
    • 01:45 – Drove to Manhattan, put together a listing pitch
    • 02:00 – Struggling to remember his name annnnnd forgot it!
    • 02:24 – Turned out the guy was a former broker
    • 02:35 – Called Patrick’s pitch bullshit
    • 03:33 – Patrick destroyed the potential client’s mother’s chair
    • 04:10 – This isn’t going very well, is it?
  • 04:55 – Discussing life down in North Carolina
  • 05:10 – If you want to learn about some of the saner aspects of real estate, check out Patrick’s Podcast, rocks
    • 05:28 – A topic based podcast that visits top brokers in the field, and talks to them about their strengths, weaknesses, and inspirations
    • 06:00 – Leigh has done two episodes on the RE Podcast
  • 06:20 – RE Success Rocks Conference
  • 06:55 – How to get in touch with Patrick? PatrickLillyTeam.com
  • 07:28 – Are you a listener with a crazy story to share? Ping Leigh at crazyshitinrealestate.com 

3 Key Points

  1. Sometimes, it’s just not going to work out with a prospective client—fate won’t allow it.
  2. Steer clear of antique furniture.
  3. Check out Patrick’s podcast to hear interviews with top brokers in the business.

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Sep 20, 2016

Summary:

In Episode #2, Leigh invites her dad and real estate inspiration, Darrell Thomas, on the Crazy Shit in Real Estate podcast! Listen as they discuss the formidable floating interest rates of the late 1970s early 1980s, the regulations impeding the industry, and why consumers are no better today than they were 40 years ago.

Time Stamped Show Notes: 

  • 00:20 – Introduction for episode #2
  • 00:34 – Everybody meet Leigh’s dad, Darrell Thomas!
    • 00:50 – Leigh’s dad’s background
    • 01:12 – He has no enemies and no grudges
  • 01:33 – 1978, one of Darrell’s first real estate transactions
    • 01:50 – Interest rates going through the roof, home loans were practically only accessible through Savings and Loans companies
    • 02:07 – What was a crazy interest rate?—21% with 10 points
    • 02:40 – That’s the ONLY money that was out there
    • 03:20 – Quadplex investment property for a client, couldn’t find someone willing to front the money
      • 03:33 – Enter the wrap around mortgage
    • 04:!0 – This was landline only or face-to-face only business
  • 05:05 – If it’s not in writing, it never happened
  • 06:12 – Back then, a home sale was a single page contract—it was that easy
    • 06:31 – The business has changed DRAMATICALLY in the last 40 years
  • 07:05 – Does the real estate industry offer consumers more protection today? Or is it just more regulation?
    • 07:11 – More Regulation
  • 07:29 – There were shysters and crooks back then, and there are shysters and crooks now
  • 08:24 – How to get in touch with Darrell?
  • 08:53 – Darrell is a veteran of the US Army
  • 09:00 – If you’re a realtor with some crazy shit to share, please visit crazyshitinrealestate.com and get in touch with Leigh, she’d love to have you on the program!

3 Key Points

  1. If it’s not in writing, it didn’t happen.
  2. If you always look out for the client’s best interest, people recognize that and it pays dividends.
  3. You can’t fix stupid.

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Sep 9, 2016

Summary

In Episode #1, Leigh welcomes a bright, bushy-eyed world to the very first episode of her brand new podcast, Crazy Shit 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. Listen as Leigh talks about her vision for the podcast, and tells her very first crazy-shit story.   

Show Notes

  • 00:20 – Introduction of the very FIRST episode of Crazy Shit in Real Estate with Leigh Brown! Eric Paskin
  • 00:30 – Leigh shares her background in real estate
    • 00:36 – Huge presence in the Charlotte, NC area
    • 00:42 – Has been in real estate since 2000
  • 01:00 – There isn’t a single thing they teach you in pre-licensing that prepares you for what real estate really looks like
  • 01:12 – HGTV is television-crack, but it’s not REAL real estate
  • 01:34 – This podcast will highlight the REALITY of being a professional realtor
  • 02:32 – In 16 years, Leigh has seen it all—even a red velvet, master bedroom upholstered ceiling
  • 03:40 – Leigh shares one of her wildest stories
    • 03:49 – The house was priced WELL below market—six-figures below market
    • 04:09 – There’s a good reason realtors tell their clients to “stay away” when they’re in the process of selling their house
    • 04:21 – Anytime the owner is present, it unnecessarily complicates the sale
    • 06:15 – Turned out, the owner set fire to their own home because of the “demons” in her house
    • 07:43 – “Do you want to buy it?” You have to ask no matter how weird the situation is
  • 08:28 – One house had a chalk outline of a body in the street right outside
  • 09:21 – In another house, the owner was still inside, passed-out stark naked while Leigh was showing the home
  • 11:04 – At its heart, real estate is an intimate financial instrument that means a LOT to people
  • 11:43 – Every day in real estate is an adventure
  • 11:58 – This podcast will showcase how amazing realtors are
  • 12:20 – Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and

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