It’s not often that someone has to kick down the door of their own home! Toria Brown, a REALTOR® of three and a half years in Shenandoah Valley, VA, had to do just that when her property was incorrectly listed as foreclosed. Luckily, she had a great network and support system and was able to clear things up with a lawyer – and still flip the property quickly! Tune in to hear Toria’s advice on what to look for when searching for your agent, lender, and inspector dream team.
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Time Stamped Show Notes:
- 00:30 –Introducing Toria, her journey, and why she loves the show
- 01:00 – The show reminds her that she’s not alone in REALTOR® crazy town; it’s an amazing industry with variety and adventure
- 02:30 – She has learned to pre-game people on the home inspection
- 03:15 – She lives in the Shenandoah Valley in VA with an office in Augusta County; she’s been in real estate for three and a half years
- 04:20 – She is a farm wife and her mother bought and sold shithole houses when she was a kid; her cousin told her to get into real estate
- 06:00 – Toria’s biggest piece of advice for new REALTORS®: Find an office with a strong support system and helpful mentors
- 08:15 – Toria’s CSIRE story
- 08:30 – She’s encountered trashed homes with beer bottles, a marijuana odor, and guns; she’s also walked into a home with an unexpected naked person
- 09:05 – She and her mother bought a house to flip; she got to the house and there was a foreclosure sticker on the front, she couldn’t get ahold of anyone
- 10:10 – She kicked her own door in and the place was trashed; she wondered what would’ve happened if someone planned to live in that home
- 10:45 – She called the cops and a lawyer to clear that the house was hers and they were foreclosing the wrong house
- 15:35 – It ended well and sold quickly, 4 days above list
- 13:15 – On choosing who to work with
- 13:30 – Find people who will answer when you call, including your agent, lender, and inspector
- 14:40 – How to reach Toria: by cell phone at (540)460-3246 or at her office (540)943-0085 ; her email is tbrown.odrva.com
3 Key Points
- There’s still everything to learn after you get your real estate license.
- Find a brokerage that is supportive and happy to mentor you.
- Nothing’s ever perfect.
- Audio Production by Chris Mottram
- Show Notes provided by Melissa Valder