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My name is Brenda Tushaus, CEO of RE/MAX Results where we think differently. We believe the Sales Executive is the customer, and we are proud to work with the highest producing sales executives in the country. This podcast will share their stories, their purpose, and their strategies to becoming market leaders in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Welcome to the Results-Driven Podcast

My name is Brenda Tushaus, CEO of RE/MAX Results where we think differently. We believe the Sales Executive is the customer, and we are proud to work with the highest producing sales executives in the country. This podcast will share their stories, their purpose, and their strategies to becoming market leaders in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Welcome to the Results-Driven Podcast


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My name is Brenda Tushaus, CEO of RE/MAX Results where we think differently. We believe the Sales Executive is the customer, and we are proud to work with the highest producing sales executives in the country. This podcast will share their stories, their purpose, and their strategies to becoming market leaders in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Welcome to the Results-Driven Podcast






Ep 35: Real Estate From a Legal, Ethical, and Practical Perspective with Ed Kaiser

Coming up on the Results Driven Podcast, Ed Kaiser, V.P. of Compliance / General Counsel - RE/MAX Results. Ed has been with us for 6 months and has a lot to share today including why ethics complaints are up 50% over the last year, what prevents your offer from being accepted, and his real estate forecast for 2022. That's coming up on the Results Driven Podcast. Have any feeedback about the podcast, or guest suggestions? Reach out:


Ep 34: The #1 Way to Win In a Multiple Offer Situation with Butch Zelinsky

You may need to listen to this podcast twice. Butch Zelinsky has been selling real estate for over 40 years, and 25 of those with our Results family. He sits down with me and doesn't hold back. Today you will learn about Butch's Housemaxing approach that gives a seller an edge before the first showing. You will also learn what elements of a sale are essential, how to price a home, and the #1 to win in a multiple offer situation. Take a notebook, here we go with Butch Zelinsky. Who should we...


Ep 33: Redefining Failure with Darcy Board

Coming up on the Results Driven Podcast I have the newest Results Sales Executive to ever be on this podcast. Darcy Board is here to talk about the event she hosts every year to help busy moms, the three words she lives by that have given her work/life balance, and, how we all need to redefine failure. Learn more about Darcy: Who should we feature on the Results Driven Podcast? Let us know here:


Ep 32: How to Sell Your Real Estate Business with Lonnie Larson and Abby Zezza

Today we are talking with two sales executives about the process of selling your real estate business. Lonnie Larson from our Hudson office is transitioning his business to teammate Abby Singerhouse Zezza, and they are both here to talk about the process of the transition, including why Lonnie decided it was time to sell the business, how he determined the value of his business, and how the 10-year transition process will work. That's coming up on the Results Driven Podcast Have a guest...


Ep 31: Approaching Real Estate Holistically with Joe Mueller

Coming up on the Results Driven Podcast I sit down with Joe Mueller from the Move Group out of Apple Valley. Joe was the #1 agent for commissions in 2020! Today we talk about Joe's simple but highly effective strategy around advertising, why he started investing in real estate and how that's become such a huge part of his business, and the #1 thing you should ALWAYS do in a listing interview. Reach out to Joe here: FB:...


Ep 30: Why a Big City Approach Doesn't Fly in Duluth with Ben Funke

Selling homes in Duluth is a different game than in the Twin Cities. If you're not from here, it can be hard to understand how this city works. There are many ways to sell real estate, but none of them work as well as Ben Funke's approach. In fact, his approach has been so successful that he was #4 in the Results family for total transactions in 2020. And so far for 2021, he's #3. So how did this Duluth native, who has only been selling real estate for a few years, find that kind of success?...


Ep 29: How William and Sarah Huffman Bounced Back From the Brink of Bankruptcy

William and Sarah Huffman are from A Good Life Group in Maple Grove. They shy away from nothing, including the classic story of where Wlliam took Sarah for their first date, how their latest coach has taken their business to another level, and then they share details of an incredibly stressful and emotional moment that almost put them out of business 18 months ago, and how they've rebounded since. Who do you think we should interview next? Let me know here:


Ep 28: A Look Inside the Results Mastermind with Chris Micko

Today we have Chris Micko out of our Woodbury office. Chris brings an enormous amount of energy to any room, which is why his Results Mastermind has become such a success. Today we will talk about how the mastermind got started, why he's NOT on social media and how that's not hurting his real estate business and the gift from his wife that gave him the greatest perspective on life. Have a guest suggestion? Let us know! Reach out here:


Ep 27: How Blaire Molitor's Love For Minneapolis Helps Drive the Mission of the Results Foundation

Coming up on the Results Driven Podcast, the Executive Director of the Results Foundation, Blaire Molitor. Today we will talk about her biggest goal for the foundation, how much the foundation donates, and important dates to jot in your calendar, including the big golf tournament, and an exciting partnership with Habitat for Humanity later this year. Reach out to Blaire here: BLAIRE.MOLITOR@RESULTS.NET And give us feedback by reaching out to Brenda here:...


Ep 26: Wade Hanson, the Only RE/MAX Results Agent to Be Fired By a Former President

The Results Driven Podcast is in Woodbury, Minnesota, for a conversation with luxury real estate agent Wade Hanson. Today you'll learn how Greek Mythology helped him transition into real estate, Wade's best advice for breaking into the luxury market, and, of course, Wade will take us back to his time on Donald Trump's reality show The Apprentice, and share what advice the former President gave him personally that kept him in the real estate game Learn more about the show and suggest future...


Ep 25: How Robin Gwaltney Raised 44 Kids While Growing a Successful Real Estate Team

You are about to meet one of the kindest, most giving people in the Results family. Robin Gwaltney out of our Rochester office is a true example of how just one person can change the lives of so many. She is, year in and year out, one of the top contributors to the Results Foundation. She also helped 44 kids get a quality education, and a fresh start, in Rochester. What drives her? It boils down to one word. Learn who she is and why we love her so much. Contact Robin:...


Ep 24: Sharing Success Secrets From Our 2021 Rising Star, Jonathan Soto

Today we sit down with our 2021 Rising Star, Jon Soto! Jon is out of our St. Cloud office and joined Results as the Pandemic started shutting things down in 2020. But that didn't stop him! Today you will learn the one piece of advice from a fellow Results agent that launched his success, the challenges and opportunities working with ESL clients, and a simple hack that has turned his past clients into marketing machines. Reach out to Jon: Suggest our next guest! Head...


Ep 23: Understanding Unconscious Bias in Real Estate with Richelle Taylor

Today I sit down with Richelle Taylor out of our Brooklyn Park Office. Richelle started the first NAREP chapter in the Twin Cities six years ago. Now she is Chair of the Results DIversity Committee. Today we cover *The lessons from her mom that influenced her successful 20-year real estate career *Early accomplishments of the Diversity Committee *And how the Results family can help be part of this important change To get in touch with Richelle: Have a comment...


Ep 22: What It Means to Have the Right Mindset for Success With Nevin Raghuveer

Today I sit down with a guy who is consistently one of our top producing agents in the company. Born in Canada, Nevin Raghuveer is a true entrepreneur and believes finding success in anything starts with the right mindset. We'll dive deep into that, along with coffee dreams that brought him to Minneapolis. That's all coming up on the Results Driven Podcast... Reach out to Nevin: Reach out to us!


Ep 21: 3 Things About Mortgages All Realtors Should Know With Lance Smith, President of Results Mortgage

Lance Smith took an unconventional route to the mortgage industry. He started as a social worker, then emergency room paramedic, and finally a youth counselor before getting into finance. Today you will learn: *How Lance changed the culture of Results Mortgage *Predictions for the refi and purchase market in 2021 *3 pieces of advice agents need to hear about Mortgages. Advice that could save you a few roadblocks That's all coming up on the Results-Driven Podcast! Reach out to Lance:...


Ep 20: Real Estate Agent, Investor, Licensed Contractor, and Mom of 5: Inside the Life of Nancy Yang

Coming up on the Results-Driven podcast I sit down with Nancy Yang out of our Woodbury office. Nancy is one of 12 kids raised by an ambitious mom who owned several investment properties around the Twin Cities. Her mom's ambition was passed to Nancy who not only has 4 kids (with one on the way), but she quit a corporate job to become a licensed hairstylist -- only to leave that to become a real estate agent, real estate investor, and licensed contractor. Today you will learn *Why 2020 was...


Ep 19: How a Former College Football Coach Used Real Estate to Transform His Life in Just 5 Short Years

Today on the Results-Driven Podcast, I sit down with one of our top small-group team leaders in 2020, Ben Kall. Ben is a former Big-12 college fullback and football coach who turned to real estate to design a life he wanted to live. Today we cover: *How the lessons he learned in college football accelerated his first year in real estate *When and why he started investing in real estate *And the books he said changed his life... To reach out to Ben: Have a...


Ep 18: Real Estate Strategies to Thrive in 2021 With John Collopy

The last time we chatted with owner/broker John Collopy, it was just before the pandemic shut everything down, so one year later, we cover what impacts our sales executives most in 2021 including *4 strategies to get past the problem of low inventory *Why Facebook could be your best marketing tool... but not in the way you think *A look back to the early days of Results --The thing that saved Remax Results and made it a profitable company Have a suggestion for a guest or comment about...


Ep 17: Best Advice New Real Estate Agents Will Ever Hear

If you are new to real estate, this episode is like finding a treasure chest full of gold. Brenda Tushaus asked every guest throughout 2020 to share their best advice to anyone that is new to real estate. The answers will save you from making crucial mistakes early in your career. The best part is the variety of answers. Each one valuable on its own, but put together may hold to the key to a successful career. This episode features the most experienced real estate minds in the industry...


Ep 16: How Michelle Anderson Went From Two-Decade Daycare Owner to Real Estate "Rising Star"

Today we have 2019's Rising Star Award winner Michelle Anderson who owned a home day-care business for 25 years before transitioning into real estate and closing 28 transactions in her first year, with no marketing. Today you'll learn how the child-care business is similar to real estate, along with the one thing you can admit early in your career that will give you an edge. Reach out to Michelle: 763 568 0038