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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. Never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com DM Leigh Brown on Instagram: @leighthomasbrown DM Leigh Brown on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeighBrownSpeaker/ DM Leigh Brown on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leighthomasbrown/ Subscribe to Leigh's other podcast: https://www.leighbrown.com/podcast/real-estate-from-the-rooftops
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Feb 24, 2022

This episode will surely open your eyes and provide you with a great perspective on the future of senior care. Join us as we pick Therese Southwell’s brain on the specifics of creating residential spaces for the elderly, including architectural, regulatory, and logistical considerations. Also, hear the buzz about an insane story of what the neighbors have to say about her advocacy.

Key takeaways to listen for

  • What does the Fair Housing Act state in relation to residential homes for senior citizens?
  • Steps to follow to make community residential facilities possible
  • What the planning process looks like on creating group homes for the elderly
  • How much space should be designed for an elderly home?
  • Effective strategies to educate the neighborhood and the public regarding the deinstitutionalization of elderly care

Resources mentioned in this episode

 

About Therese Southwell

Therese Southwell is the co-owner of Rosette Residential Senior Living. Senior care has always been near to Therese’s heart.  Her father worked in a nursing home in Chester County where she enjoyed spending time with residents as a child. Her father eventually opened a visiting-nurse service that he operated while also caring for family members in their home. As an adult, Therese would eventually care for her beloved Aunt Kay for many years. Though most of her professional career has been in real estate finance, she is also a licensed Personal Care Home Administrator. Therese looks forward to combining both disciplines with her lifelong love of seniors to continue making Rosette the premier senior home on the mainline.

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Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or in the Podcasts App on your phone, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. DM Leigh Brown on Instagram or on Twitter or any social networks by clicking here.

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Feb 17, 2022

“Looks can be deceiving.” It is a life lesson that our special guest Nik Tsoukales learned when he worked with a walk-in client that ended up to be his biggest and most “royal” rental sale. Tune in because this episode will surely change your career perspective!

Key takeaways to listen for:

  • The reality of being a rental agent
  • Factors to consider when building rapport with investors
  • How to reverse engineer the real estate sales process?
  • The importance of approaching the real estate business from all different aspects

Resources mentioned in this episode

 

About Nik Tsoukales

Nik was the youngest real estate agent based in Boston at 18 years old, a friend introduced him to real estate through rentals where he became an agent. From there he became interested in buying old buildings to renovate and sell them to people he trusts, prior to owning REALTOP Marketing he was a former leasing agent, mortgage backer, and sales agent.

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Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or in the Podcasts App on your phone, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. DM Leigh Brown on Instagram or on Twitter or any social networks by clicking here.

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Feb 10, 2022

Really excited for you to meet one of our favorites Schneika Stokes who is an educator, a volunteer leader, and a great influence in the field. Tune in today as she talks about the importance of staying informed, getting involved, and creating the next generation of real estate professionals. She will also share crazy stories that happened during her first few listings and how she saw the “sign” to pursue her calling.

Key takeaways to listen for

  • If the first step was challenging, why stick with it?
  • The value of mentorship, education, and being in action in the real estate world
  • The reality of being in the real estate business 
  • What are other angles and perspectives in real estate that can be explored?
  • Lessons on losing listings

 

About Schneika Stokes

Schneika is the Founder and Lead Instructor of The Academy of Real Estate & Business Development. She brings 20 years of combined experience as an educator and real estate professional. She started in real estate in 2015. Back then, she was a 14-year educator in the public and private sectors then jumped into Real Estate full force & haven’t looked back. She will be President of her local board next year, has chaired multiple committees on the state level and is currently in her 4th year as a committee member on the NAR Housing Opportunity Committee. Schneika simply loves this industry.

In 2019, she started teaching Real Estate classes and decided to open her own school. She also offers Sales Pre & Post and has had a few CE courses as well. To date, she is continuously trying to feel her way to determine what the agents in the market really need. 

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Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or in the Podcasts App on your phone, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. DM Leigh Brown on Instagram or on Twitter or any social networks by clicking here.

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Feb 8, 2022
If you’re an active real estate investor looking for funding or just ready to deploy capital passively, we've got the episode for you! Heather Dreves explores the non-traditional financing world. Let’s delve into topics about having skin in the game, flexible options for your investments, affordable housing programs, and an insane tenant story that led her to love flipping houses.

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Definition of private money advice to people with a low-risk investment profile 
  • Qualifications and factors to consider when signing up for private money
  • Cost difference of traditional vs non-traditional financing
  • What are the contributions of investors in the community?

 

About Heather Dreves

Heather Dreves is the Director of Funding at Secured Investment Corp. She is a tenured employee that has worked in the Private Money Industry for over 15 years and held her Series 63 license. Heather has been directly involved in the sale of over 75 million dollars in Trust Deed Mortgages and raised over 10 million in Secured Investment Corps High Yield Equity Funds. She has had experience in assisting underwriting, managing the Cogo and Servicing team in addition to Investor Relations.

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Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or in the Podcasts App on your phone, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. DM Leigh Brown on Instagram or on Twitter or any social networks by clicking here.

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Feb 3, 2022

Want to learn some different angles to consider while looking at spaces? Today, Heidi Bolyard shares her innovative headspace in the industry and a story about an accidental discovery experience, in real estate, that led to an artistic ending. Join us to hear tips when looking for houses and properties.

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Biggest trends on the functionality of a property
  • How to balance out spaces
  • Best practices for utilizing technology to aid visualization 
  • How much personalization is possible in spaces

Resources mentioned in this episode

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About Heidi Bolyard

Heidi lives in Dublin with her children, Grady and Ellinore. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her kids play sports and volunteering in their classrooms, long-distance running, hot yoga, designing furniture, and baking.

Heidi received her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design and Architecture from Ball State University. She also earned an Associate’s Degree in both Construction Management and Art from Delta College.

Heidi is a Registered Architect in the State of Ohio and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and a LEED BD+C Accredited Professional. She also holds a certificate with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, which provides reciprocity for registration in over forty states.

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Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or in the Podcasts App on your phone, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. DM Leigh Brown on Instagram or on Twitter or any social networks by clicking here.

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Feb 1, 2022

Kate Ziegler joins us today to impart ideas and techniques on what questions to ask when dealing with a REALTOR, what to look for when investing, and what to do when considering a forever home. Plus, Kate shares a story about an insane inspection that turned into a life-long inspiration. Dial in to learn the impacts of going above and beyond to support your clients!

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Questions you need to ask when looking for a REALTOR
  • How can you bring value to the table for your buyers and sellers?
  •  The importance of supporting client experience during home inspections
  • Advice for young individuals looking to buy properties in a fluid market

 

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About Kate Ziegler

Kate Ziegler is a Realtor, real estate investor, and entrepreneur. Born and raised on a farm in rural Pennsylvania, she has lived and worked in Boston for more than 15 years. 

Kate started her career in legal operations and corporate property management. The daughter of a contractor, Kate grew up on construction sites, roofing and framing alongside her father and grandfather; she now applies that experience to owning and managing multi-family properties in Jamaica Plain and Roslindale, and renovating a cabin in New Hampshire along with her husband, Jack Romano. Kate helps clients across Greater Boston buy and sell homes that fit their unique needs and achieve their goals in a rapidly shifting market.

Kate is a basement expert for Apartment Therapy and has been featured in the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Realtor.com, Discover's Modern Money, Citi's Life, and Money, House Beautiful, and Reader's Digest. She is a house whisperer, partial to old homes and good bones, and loves helping clients solve the mysteries and uncover the histories of their homes. Kate strives to align the motivations of buyers and sellers to be sure everyone gets what they need, and most of what they want, too.

Currently, a member of The Junior League of Boston, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Leadership Alumni Council, Elkins Fish & Game Club, and a regular volunteer with Women’s Lunch Place, Kate is committed to seeing her communities thrive.

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Connect with Leigh

Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or in the Podcasts App on your phone, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. DM Leigh Brown on Instagram or on Twitter or any social networks by clicking here.

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