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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

Forecasting Real Estate Trends for 2023

11/30/2022
In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Rick Palacios Jr., Director of Research and a Managing Principal at John Burns Real Estate Consulting, to talk about what to expect in the real estate market in 2023. Rick discusses the company’s latest research on homebuilder sentiment, shares their latest forecast for home prices and the economy, and talks about some secret signals to watch for changes in the market. About Rick Palacios Jr. Rick Palacios Jr. is the...

Duration:00:57:00

What Investor Sentiment Can Tell Us About the Housing Market

11/16/2022
In this episode of the Top of Mind Podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Charles McKinney, Co-founder and CEO of Vontive, to talk about the landscape for real estate investors in this volatile market. Vontive sees loan data from thousands of real estate investors, which gives them unique and real-time insight into how investors act in this market. Charles gives his outlook for real estate investment in 2023 and beyond, discusses some of the risks and opportunities for investors in the...

Duration:01:00:13

Wildfire & Climate Risk in the Housing Market

11/2/2022
In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Clark Woodward, Founder and CEO of RedZone, to discuss how wildfire and other climate risks are creating new existential challenges for the housing market. Clark talks about the changing landscape for disaster insurance, shares how homeowners should think about climate risk in the coming decades, and offers hope for the future through new technology and policy innovations. About Clark Woodwards Clark Woodward is the...

Duration:00:50:02

How the Fed Is Reshaping America

10/26/2022
In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Nick Timiraos, Chief Economics Correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, to talk about how the Fed makes its policy decisions and why these decisions are rocking today’s financial and housing markets. Nick tells the story of the Fed’s remarkable odyssey to save the US economy as the pandemic hit, gives an inside look at the Fed’s decision-making mechanics, busts some common myths about the Fed’s intentions for real...

Duration:00:58:13

How to Repair America’s Broken Housing Systems

10/19/2022
In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Dr. Jenny Schuetz, Senior Fellow at Brookings Metro, to talk about the impact of policy on the housing market. Dr. Schuetz provides insights into how policy can help make housing more affordable, which cities and states are doing a good job with housing policy, and reasons to be optimistic about fixing our housing crisis. She also shares some of the key findings from her recent book: Fixer-Upper: How to Repair America’s...

Duration:00:49:16

The Impact of Financial Market Turmoil on Real Estate

10/5/2022
In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Michael Batnick from The Irrelevant Investor to talk about how today’s economic turmoil is affecting the financial and real estate markets. Michael shares his thoughts and insights into where the economy is going, offers his take on the Fed’s recent aggressive moves, and provides some wisdom on what consumers can do to come out ahead in a volatile market. About Michael Batnick Michael Batnick is a Managing Partner at...

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