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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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Mar 31, 2022

In this all-purpose episode, Alejandro Szita shares his perspective on the United States of America, mortgages, private property rights, and customer experience. As a bonus track, hear his narrative about a residential loan turned into a nightmare deal. This is going to be one of your favorites to date!  

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Why are most people moving to the US east coast?
  • How have the evolving government regulations impacted real estate?
  • The reason real estate is a highly emotional business
  • A lesson on customer service in the real estate world

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

 

About Alejandro Szita 

Alejandro Szita is the President of Prosperity Lending. He is a California-licensed real estate broker and mortgage professional, and he has been doing loans and real estate transactions in Southern California since 2005.  

Growing up in Chile, Alejandro was always fascinated by finance, and at a young age, he went on a quest to find out how money works. He got to see firsthand what it takes to grow a creative enterprise thanks to his grandfather, a fashion designer who created the most prominent men’s clothing brand in the country. After studying economics at the University of Santiago, Alejandro gained work experience in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK before settling in Southern California. 

Alejandro worked for over ten years as an agent under a prominent commercial and luxury real estate broker, where he became familiar with many different financial scenarios. He started his own business, focusing on real estate loans for business owners and creative entrepreneurs.

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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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Mar 24, 2022

An astonishing sublet fee tale is ahead of you as Tina Larsson joins us not only to talk about her shocking real estate experience but also to let you into the world of cooperative and condominium space. See how this woman is helping multifamily residential building boards manage a more cost-efficient and sustainable business by hitting the play button.

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Managing property/co-op owners and large building spaces
  • How can cooperative building boards select their property owners for available spaces?
  • Doorman building versus non-doorman building environments
  • Line item to look at the overall financial health of an organization

Resources mentioned in this episode

Homeowner Association (HOA)

 

About Tina Larsson

Tina Larsson is a financial consultant and efficiency expert for co-op and condo boards as well as building owners. With her husband, Mark Foley, they have 50+ years combined experience, analyzing and interpreting complex financial data. Their firm, The Folson Group has built proprietary benchmarks, including data of operating costs and project costs for over 200 buildings. They have successfully saved buildings hundreds of thousands of dollars; including buildings with no maintenance increases for 7 years.

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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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Mar 17, 2022

We are so glad to learn about Tara’s real estate background and how she shifted sail to find her real calling. It is such a delight to hear her insights about traveling, education, and yes, a silly narrative about a bidet experience and an icy incident. Tune in and enjoy the conversation!

Key takeaways to listen for

  • How traveling and seeing different cultures can expand one’s perspective
  • A lesson on diversity and inclusion  
  • Eye-opening insights on how people from other countries deal with difficult times

Resources mentioned in this episode

Sovereign of the Seas

About Tara McNamara

Tara approaches her business more as a consultant, educating and guiding versus a typical salesperson selling and pressuring. She really doesn’t sell real estate but more importantly, she helps people change their lives. Yes, she assists people in selling and buying homes but sees it more as helping people move forward in their lives. She does this by fulfilling the role of being her client’s “Trusted Advisor” and her purpose is to help clients make good decisions that are best for them.

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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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Mar 10, 2022

Excited to hear Michael Tich’s wildest real-estate experience that involved open-house cooking and a diversity exploration. He also shares insider tips on co-living spots, digitalizing the marketplace, common-property rental investments, and making everything work together. Listen in and learn more!

Key takeaways to listen for

  • AirDNA’s backstory and its value proposition in the market
  • Most interesting angle in real estate
  • How to automate financials and pricing for properties
  • What are the safety and security processes followed for common-property rentals?
  • Key external factors to consider when picking properties

Resources mentioned in this episode

 

About Mike Tich

Michael Tich is the VP, Growth & Data Science and Co-Founder of HomeRoom. He is a Marketing leader with experience leading teams to advance the field of marketing analytics and data science.

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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.

Subscribe to Leigh's other podcast Real Estate From The Rooftops!

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Mar 3, 2022

In this episode, we enjoy chatting with Brenda Kasuva about her passion for education, the importance of finding your biggest why, and overcoming biases in the world of real estate. Listen to the end to hear her insane story about a "deal-or-no-deal" situation.

Key takeaways to listen for

  • The correlation between real estate and licensing education
  • What is the value of having a great mentor?
  • The effectiveness of deep diving into the bigger WHY of real estate
  • The impact of past judgments on selling/buying properties
  • A valuable lesson on overcoming biases

Resources mentioned in this episode

Realty Tools Inc.

 

About Brenda Kasuva

Education is key to Brenda Kasuva. She has completed several National designation/certifications and is a Real Estate Educator starting one's real estate career. Brenda Kasuva is also a CERTIFED eXp MENTOR guiding 15+ people in the industry. 

Brenda Kasuva attained her Bachelor’s degree in Computer information systems at Towson University. She got her Maryland Real estate license in July 2004. She also attained her master’s degree in Business Administration – Marketing from the University of Baltimore.

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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.

Subscribe to Leigh's other podcast Real Estate From The Rooftops!

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Mar 1, 2022

It’s such a delight to connect with Landon Pastori who started his early days building a fascinating business in the airstream restoration space. Listen in as he shares the importance of keeping your mental game in check, the value of keeping tabs on a strong backbone system, realtor safety, as well as a shell-shocking moment with an “unwanted squatter” while touring first-time homebuyers. Yes, just do it!

Key takeaways to listen for:

  • The airstream restoration and reselling process
  • The impact of having a strong support system, especially from a mental health POV
  • Insights on implementing proper realtor and client wellbeing protocols

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

 

About Landon Pastori

Landon comes from a background of entrepreneurship.  He will work hard at ensuring you reach your Real Estate goals. Landon loves to learn, is tech savvy, and excited to help you achieve the dream of home ownership. He will be an asset throughout your Real Estate journey.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Chloe, driving fast cars and partaking in Dungeons and Dragons.  Contact Landon today for your real estate needs. 

Having been deep rooted in business for over 10 years Landon bridges the gap between classroom knowledge and real-world applications. Having worked alongside the areas most brilliant marketers, and real estate investors, he brings a level of networking that cannot be overlooked.  Landon is on the edge of his seat at all times to rush out the door and show off a property here, there, or anywhere. Just be cautious as he may still have a bit of grease on his hands from working on one of his classic cars day in and day out.

No matter if it's a day at the office or a flight with his wonderful wife to the Bahamas, Landon always has the means to make your real estate dreams a reality.

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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.

Subscribe to Leigh's other podcast Real Estate From The Rooftops!

Sponsor

Start your free, all-access trial today. There’s no credit card required. For a limited time, Follow Up Boss is doubling the free trial for CSIRE listeners—that’s a full 30 days to see how Follow Up Boss helps you close more deals.

LINK: Followupboss.com/crazy

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