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Smart Zip

9/20/2017
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Today, we bring you an interview with Aaron Moore of Smart Zip. Karen recently became a client of Aaron's because they do some pretty impressive things with applying data analytics and applying it to real estate.

Duration: 01:11:06


059 - Hurricane Harvey

9/6/2017
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In this supersized episode, we talk about what we did leading up to and in the aftermath of the arrival of Hurricane Harvey. I don't think we need much more of an introduction than that.

Duration: 01:23:02


058 - Eric Dolan, Owner, Postnet Tomball

8/23/2017
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From time to time we like to welcome other entrepreneurs on the show to talk about their businesses and their own real estate stories. This week, we welcome our friend Eric Dolan, who in his career has been in the Army, the Oil & Gas industry, and is now in business for himself. As the owner of the PostNet franchise in Tomball, TX, Eric shares a number of stories about the challenges and rewards of starting his own business. He talks about lessons he's learned and some interesting people...

Duration: 00:40:26


057 - The Market Doesn't Give A Sh!t

8/9/2017
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When it comes to pricing your home, the market really, truly doesn't give a shit about two things that are probably really important to you as a seller: * What you owe on the house * How much cash you expect to get out of the sale (for whatever reason) We opened this episode chatting about the state of the market in Houston, and why it's not going down as many people believe. In fact, recent sales figures for the overall market seem to indicate that the market is still strong, with...

Duration: 00:38:23


056 - Brian K. Wright, Ghost Writer

8/2/2017
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The stated purpose of this podcast has from the beginning been to generate content that would eventually become a book. As we've stressed in the past, if you want a job done right, you have to hire a competent professional to help you. We believe this with real estate, and we took our own advice when it came to writing the book based on this show. We've been doing this for over a year now, and we have hired Brian K. Wright to ghost write our book for us. In this episode you'll find out...

Duration: 00:45:10


055 - Seller Commandment 4 - Thou Shalt Understand The Closing Disclosure

7/26/2017
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In this, the 10th and final Client Commandment, we cover the basics of the Closing Disclosure, and the things you really should know about before you sit down at the closing table. We bring you up to speed about the things you should question, and the things that really are normal. We also get in to some story telling about a home warranty company that really needs to be called out for being sleazy. Enjoy the fireworks!

Duration: 00:52:29


054 - (Rebroadcast) Adam Ruins Everything Rebuttal

7/19/2017
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This week, we rebroadcast for you our mutual favorite episode, our rebuttal to the Adam Ruins Everything episode on real estate. Since Kevin is traveling internationally, we are broadcasting this "best of" episode from our archives. We will return next week with a new original episode.

Duration: 01:06:42


053 - HUD Homes

7/12/2017
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Are you a police officer, fire fighter, teacher, or EMT? If so, you qualify to get your house for 50% off of list price by buying it from HUD! This week, we explore a source of potential homes and investment houses that most people don't normally think of. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD for short. When a bank forecloses on a loan that has been guaranteed by the Federal Housing Administration, the government makes the bank whole and the house ends up in the...

Duration: 00:38:46


052 - Stupid Agent Tricks

6/28/2017
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David Letterman had a recurring segment on his show called "Stupid Pet Tricks". Similarly, we are introducing "Stupid Agent Tricks" as (probably) a recurring topic on the show. In the episode, we discuss some of the "sinners" we've run in to recently. We talk about the latest abomination from the brokers, gurus, and sales coaches who think the BINGO card pictured here is a great way to motivate their agents to do something they hate - make cold calls. Can you imagine yourself *hoping*...

Duration: 00:48:08


051 - Community Spotlight: Daniel Johnson

6/21/2017
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If you know an entrepreneur, they'll tell you that being in business for yourself is a pretty lonely existence. Many people say they want to own their own business, but only a small fraction of people actually do, so it's difficult to find other entrepreneurs who understand the struggle. For this reason, we are using the platform of our podcast to connect with and give exposure to entrepreneurs in our community that we vibe with. This week, we highlight Daniel Johnson, one half of the...

Duration: 00:51:30


050 - Communication Styles Part 2

6/14/2017
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This week we celebrate our 50th episode by finishing our conversation with Tinja Anderson-Shiery. In this episode, we cover the remaining two communication archetypes, Analyticals and Drivers. Both Karen and I scored very high on the Driver scale, so you'll learn a little something about both of us by listening to this episode.

Duration: 00:45:47


049 - Communication Styles Part 1

6/7/2017
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Have you ever met someone and knew almost instantly that you were going to get along great with them? What about the opposite, where you almost instantly know you are NOT going to get along? Much of that first impression comes from the communication style of the sender and the receiver. This week, we welcome back Tinja Anderson-Shiery to the show to talk about the 4 major communication styles. She reveals to us what our styles are according to the test we took. Nobody is all one style,...

Duration: 00:47:24


048 - Questions Your Agent CAN'T Answer

6/1/2017
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When we were homebuyers, it was irritating to us that our agent wouldn't answer certain questions that we thought were perfectly reasonable. Now that Karen is an agent, we know exactly why he wouldn't provide direct answers to what we thought were simple questions. Listen in as we explore the very good reasons behind this potentially frustrating situation.

Duration: 00:53:54


047 - Autoimmune Disorders Suck

5/18/2017
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This past week, Karen was down for the count with a stomach bug. As a result, Kevin pulled double duty with the kids so Karen could just be sick. For this reason, we had completed zero preparation for the show, but we are committed to (not just interested in) releasing something every week, so we hit record and went with it. Our conversation took a few twists and turns, but we ended up having what we thought was an important and meaningful discussion about an autoimmune disorder that our...

Duration: 00:40:32


046 - Buyer Commandment 6 - Thou Shalt Respect Thy Agent's Time

5/10/2017
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Get ready for a wild one! Karen blows off some steam in this episode. After spending a lot of time and effort with a client, she was dismissed by the client with no explanation. Obviously it's the client's decision as to who represents them, but it's basic common courtesy to explain your thinking to someone who has invested a lot of time and money into helping you find the perfect home for you, and who now will not be paid for it. Real estate agents are people with families too! Consider...

Duration: 00:41:40


045 - Bullying, Weight Loss, and Other Life Updates

5/3/2017
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While this podcast is primarily focused on real estate, we do take time to tell stories about our lives from time to time. In this episode, we share the struggles we have had this year with our kindergartener dealing with a bully at school. We thought it would be helpful to share this story if for no other reason than to give other parents the benefit of our experiences, and some things to look for with your own kids. We also chatted a bit about Karen's new fitness regimen, which she's...

Duration: 00:50:52


044 - Estate Investing with a Shot of Crowd Funding

4/26/2017
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Most people are familiar with the idea of crowd funding. Sites like Gofundme.com and kickstarter.com have helped some really great ideas get off the ground and brought in to reality. This week, Nathan Roach, the CEO of MassVenture.com explains to us how the laws in Texas have recently been changed to enable a crowd funding spin to be applied to real estate investing. Through the platform, individual investors can invest as little as $500 in the projects they have curated for their members.

Duration: 00:49:55


043 - The Nature of Real Estate

4/19/2017
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This week we sit down with Don Leonard. Don has been in the real estate industry for 34 years, giving him a wealth of knowledge and expertise in real estate. Don has hosted two radio shows in Houston about real estate, currently teaches at the Champion's School of Real Estate, and has had his own broker's license for 18 years. Don sits down with us this week to swap war stories and offer some advice on some specific questions Karen has about a deal she's currently working. Don also shares...

Duration: 00:52:53


42 - Real Estate Wire Scam

4/12/2017
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Just imagine it: You wire your money to the title company as instructed the day before you buy your dream home. You show up to closing, and they ask you, "Where's your down payment?" You think this must be some kind of silly joke, so you say, "You mean the massive wire I sent you yesterday wasn't enough?" "Wire? I checked a few minutes ago, and we didn't receive a wire from you, but I'll go double check." The serious look on the escrow agent's face tells you this isn't a joke. "Yes," you...

Duration: 00:34:24


041 - Adventures in Customer Service

4/5/2017
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If you want to know what Phil Dunphy, roller derby, and dental work have in common, listen to the show this week. Customer service seems to be a dying art in our increasingly digitally connected, yet personally disconnected world. Kevin and Karen talk about some recent customer service experiences they've had to illustrate why excellent customer service is one of the single most important ingredients to a successful real estate transaction.

Duration: 00:44:41

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