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Top of Mind is the show where real estate industry insiders dive into the big trends shaping the market today.

Top of Mind is the show where real estate industry insiders dive into the big trends shaping the market today.

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United States

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Top of Mind is the show where real estate industry insiders dive into the big trends shaping the market today.

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English


Episodes

A Deep Dive on the Rental Market

9/28/2022
In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Jay Parsons, VP, Head of Economics and Industry Principals for RealPage, to talk about what’s happening in the rental market. Jay explains how the rental market and housing market are interrelated, gives his take on which rental policies work, and shares leading indicators he’s watching to stay on top of the market in 2023. About Jay Parsons Jay Parsons serves as VP, Head of Economics and Industry Principals for...

Duration:00:43:27

Getting Smart on the Distressed Housing Market

8/19/2022
In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Daren Blomquist, the Vice President of Market Economics at Auction.com, for a deep dive into the state of the distressed housing market, the latest insights from investor buyer behavior, and what the Auction.com platform can tell us about the housing market that we can’t see anywhere else. About Daren Blomquist Daren Blomquist is the Vice President of Market Economics at Auction.com. In this role, Daren analyzes and...

Duration:01:01:28

Will New Home Construction Challenges Impact the Housing Market?

8/3/2022
In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Kevin Oakley, Managing Partner at Do You Convert, to get insights into what’s happening right now with new home construction. Kevin discusses the impact of the pandemic on the new homes landscape, the affordability challenge with new homes, which markets will see inventory rise as new homes hit the market, and more. About Kevin Oakley Kevin Oakley is one of the most trusted names in new home marketing to builders and...

Duration:00:56:54

Housing Market Forecast & Insights From Freddie Mac

7/21/2022
In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Len Kiefer, Deputy Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, to talk about the latest housing market and macroeconomic forecast released this week from the mortgage giant. Len explains how Freddie Mac does their forecasting, what they see for the coming year in real estate, how last year’s real estate boom skews today’s inflation numbers, and more. Download the latest research at https://freddiemac.com/research. About Len...

Duration:00:58:44

Can Better Data Help Real Estate Investors Outperform?

7/7/2022
In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Mike Greene, CEO of ResiShares, to talk about the latest trends in real estate investing. Mike and Mike discuss how investors are thinking about real estate as the market shifts, how to spot opportunities now, which global economic forces pose the biggest risks to US real estate, and more. About Mike Greene Mike Greene’s fascination with the housing market began with a guest lecture in his undergrad economics class by...

Duration:00:50:05

How Realtors Should Talk to Buyers and Sellers in a Changing Market

6/29/2022
In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Jimmy Mackin, CEO of Curaytor, to talk about best practices for communicating with buyers and sellers right now, as the market is changing. Jimmy discusses why the principles of communication are more important than the tools and technology, shares what agents who have transcended their local markets have in common, offers specific ideas and techniques for more powerful communication, and more. About Jimmy...

Duration:00:55:32

How To Predict the Future of the Housing Market

6/22/2022
In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Logan Mohtashami from HousingWire to talk about the changing real estate market and the big economic issues of the day. Logan explains how macroeconomic forces actually impact the housing market, shares his surprising take on future home price declines, gives his predictions for where the market is headed, and much more. About Logan Mohtashami Logan Mohtashami is a housing data analyst, financial writer, and blogger...

Duration:01:04:16

What Real Estate Investors Should Know About Shared Housing

6/8/2022
In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Johnny Wolff, Founder and CEO of HomeRoom, to talk about HomeRoom’s innovative platform for matching renters with real estate investors. Johnny discusses the advantages of shared housing for both renters and investors, the growing trend of young adults living with roommates, why cities see opportunities in shared housing, and more. About Johnny Wolff Johnny Wolff is the CEO and Founder of HomeRoom — one of the...

Duration:00:48:34

The Risks and Opportunities in Today's Housing Market

5/18/2022
In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Rick Sharga, EVP of Market Intelligence at ATTOM, for a deep dive into the state of the current housing market. Rick talks about areas of risk for housing in today’s economy, shares some surprising insights into the foreclosure situation, discusses which policies might impact demand, and more. About Rick Sharga Rick Sharga is the Executive Vice President of Market Intelligence at ATTOM, one of the country's leading...

Duration:00:57:55

The Future of Second Home Ownership

5/4/2022
In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Austin Allison, CEO of Pacaso Homes, to talk about the shifting dynamics in the market for second homes. Austin gives an overview of Pacaso’s innovative model for second home ownership, outlines the surprising community benefits of shared second homes, shares key considerations for people thinking about second homes as an investment, and more. About Austin Allison Austin Allison co-founded Pacaso to make the dream of...

Duration:00:45:59

How Realtors Are Surviving and Thriving in a Crazy Market

4/27/2022
In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Wendy Forsythe, Chief Strategy Officer of Fathom Realty, who shares her view from the front lines of one of the largest and fastest-growing brokerages in the country. Wendy shares the gritty reality of what agents are experiencing in the field right now, talks about what’s on the horizon for technology innovation, provides tips on dealing with insane competitive bidding, and more. About Wendy Forsythe Wendy Forsythe...

Duration:00:47:19

The Secrets of Top-Performing Real Estate Agents

4/20/2022
In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Tom Ferry, the real estate industry’s #1 coach and trainer, to talk about how to achieve greatness and fulfill your potential as a real estate professional. Tom shares some of the secrets of the best-performing agents in the country, what it takes to become a true leader in the industry, what it means to be a local expert, and more. About Tom Ferry Tom Ferry is ranked the #1 Real Estate Educator by Swanepoel Power 200...

Duration:00:28:25

How Remote Work Will Transform Real Estate and the Economy

4/6/2022
In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Adam Ozimek, Chief Economist at the Economic Innovation Group, to talk about remote work and the future of the US economy. Adam believes remote work is not just a pandemic phenomenon, but rather a transformative economic trend with far-reaching impact, similar to how the computer revolutionized every aspect of our lives. About Adam Ozimek Adam Ozimek is the Chief Economist at the Economic Innovation Group and is an...

Duration:00:55:15

Market Insights From an Iconic Global Brokerage

3/23/2022
In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen is joined by Greg Sexton, Chief Operating Officer at Century21. Greg shares his extensive expertise as a leader at one of the most iconic real estate brands in the world, talks about the latest agency trends, and gives his outlook for the real estate market. About Greg Sexton Greg Sexton is the Chief Operating Officer of Century21. Greg leads Century21’s domestic and international operations, including industry-leading tech platform...

Duration:00:45:05

The Future of the Real Estate Transaction

3/16/2022
In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Joe Curtis, Chief Operating Officer at Pango Group, to talk about how real estate transactions are changing, and which big technology trends, like cryptocurrencies and blockchain, are shaping the way Americans buy and sell real estate. About Joe Curtis Joe Curtis is the Chief Operating Officer at Pango Group, a family of companies that are the leading California-based settlement service experts. In this role, Joe is...

Duration:00:54:07

A Masterclass in Mortgages

3/2/2022
Figuring out how to finance a home purchase can be a huge challenge for first-time homebuyers. Most people have similar questions: What credit score do you need to buy a home? How do you find the best mortgage rate? Where can you go to find answers? In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen is joined by Dan Green, Founder and CEO of Homebuyer.com, for a deep dive on all things mortgages. Dan talks about how he became passionate about helping people fund their American Dream,...

Duration:00:54:46

Big Trends Impacting 2022 Real Estate

2/23/2022
In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen is joined by Conor Sen, a Bloomberg Opinion columnist and Founder of Peachtree Creek Investments, to talk about the impacts of global financial markets on real estate. They talk about the challenges housing markets face in delivering homes, how interest rates are influencing home prices, and marketplace trends people should focus on and consider. About Conor Sen Conor Sen is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist who writes about financial...

Duration:00:49:41

Millennials and Investors Are Driving the Housing Market Boom

2/16/2022
The long-awaited millennial homebuyers have finally entered the real estate market. Where are they buying homes? How are their purchases influencing the market? In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist at First American Financial Corporation, to talk about millennial and investor real estate trends. Odeta explains why millennials wait so long to buy homes, where the real estate hot spots are, and how the data at First...

Duration:00:49:20

Looking for Risks in the Future of the Real Estate Market

2/2/2022
It’s not easy to predict the future. But when you’re buying a house, it’s nice to have an idea of what could happen. How can you interpret the real estate market data to accurately forecast what’s to come? In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen joins Bill McBride, housing market expert and author of the blog Calculated Risk, to discuss his 2022 real estate market predictions. Bill explains how home-buying trends changed during the pandemic, why there are fewer houses for...

Duration:00:51:36

What the Housing Data Is Really Saying

1/26/2022
In today’s ever-changing housing market, how can you make sense of all the numbers and data? What do they mean for builders and home-buyers? In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen is joined by Ali Wolf, Chief Economist at Zonda, to interpret today’s housing market data. Ali talks about the implications behind the number of new construction homes, millennial home-buying trends, and what forecasters are saying about the future housing market About Ali Wolf Ali Wolf is the...

Duration:00:51:39