Episodes
Quentin Green with Downtown Apartment and Realty Company talks about how he got into real estate business and why he got focused on renting. Quentin focuses on how to build and nurture relationships with other agents. Next, Quentin discusses managing time, calendar and appointments and how he does it personally. Last, Quentin discusses giving back to the realtor community and its importance. If you’d prefer to watch this interview, click here to view on YouTube! Quentin Green...
Published 05/13/22
In our April episode of Monday Market Minute, Carrie McCormick from @properties talk about social media. Carrie shares 10 tips about social media to help you build a better presence. Next, D.J. shares his marketing tip for this month. Finally, D.J. shares a very specific tip about listing photos. If you’d prefer to watch this interview, click here to view on YouTube! Carrie can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at 312.961.4612. Please follow Carrie on...
Published 05/09/22
Brittany Simon talks about her family legacy how she got into the real estate business. Brittany mentions the importance of relationships with both colleague realtors and clients. Next, Brittany discusses what’s it like working with buyers at the moment and shares advises she gives to her clients. Brittany also talks about the trends has she seen in the last year in the Chicago real estate market. Last, Brittany discusses how she gets in touch with her sphere of influence and shares how she...
Published 05/06/22
Moses Hall with MoHall Commercial talks about the beginning of his career in real estate and how he started helping the realtor community in state and national level through associations. Moses describes what commercial real estate is and breaks down the sectors and why he started with commercial real estate. Moses also discusses the commission structure for agents in the commercial space. Next, Moses talks about what he thinks office space and retail space will look like post-covid19. Last,...
Published 04/28/22
Patrick Kilner the founder and CEO of Kilner & Kirk Real Estate describes why he chose real estate and how he started his career in the industry. Patrick talks about the freedom he’s been able to create for himself and his family by building his business in real estate. Next, Patrick talks about his book “Find Your Six: Stop Lead Generating & Start Building Influence“. Patrick and DJ discuss business development and the changes that need to be done in the industry for agents to be...
Published 04/26/22
In our March episode of Monday Market Minute, Carrie McCormick from @properties provides statistics for Chicago’s market for this year. Carrie suggests that every agent should googling themselves to manage their own online reputation as a part of their marketing. Next, D.J. shares his marketing tip of the month. Carrie and D.J. discuss renovations that can be done when clients are planning to put a house in the market for the best ROI ad share photography tips for the agents. Last, Carrie and...
Published 04/25/22
Welcome to our monthly feature, Close-ing Time – in partnership with TheClose.com. Chris Linsell from TheClose.com provides a definition of wholesaling in real estate. Chris and D.J. discuss processes and regulations around wholesaling. Next, Chris and D.J. discuss possible problems that can arise from this process, does this process make sense for home-sellers and when? Last, Chris describes types of people who make the best fit for this job. If you’d prefer to watch this...
Published 04/20/22
Welcome to the March episode of Learn With A Lender with Joel Schaub of Guaranteed Rate! In this episode Joel and DJ discuss the activities Joel’s team organizes and how it helps build and grow a brand. Joel also shares tips on how to make your offer stand out in the market right now and also what should agent tell their clients about the increase in the rates. Last, Joel discusses the mortgage rates at the moment. If you’d prefer to watch this interview, click here to view on...
Published 04/19/22
In this episode of Little Sparks Krista talks about what it is like being a woman in real estate. Krista shares a recent incident she had and how it made her think about this issue and what she did about it. If you’d prefer to watch this interview, click here to view on YouTube! Please subscribe to F.I.R.E.D. Up podcast here. This episode was brought to you by Real Geeks.
Published 04/18/22
Welcome to our quarterly feature, Social Bootcamp With Gogo Bethke! In this episode, Gogo and DJ discuss what is attraction and how to participate in it. Gogo also goes back to the beginning of her career in real estate. Next, Gogo discusses the importance of understanding your hourly rate and how to calculate it. Gogo also shares tips on how to set up systems, control your income and the hires you should make in order to unload your burden and grow your business. Last, Gogo describes...
Published 04/07/22
Kelsey Charles the leader of The Kelsey Charles Team talks about how she overcame her struggles with drugs and started her career in real estate. Kelsey discusses how she focused to serve the military families in their quest for real estate. Kelsey also discusses the importance of community support and marketing and of guiding your clients into achieving their goals. Next, Kelsey shares tips on how to choose a firm to work with and how she sees the role of a brokerage. Last, Kelsey discusses...
Published 04/05/22
Madison Reeves, the serial entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of both The Bridal Project and The Reeves Method, talks about how it was like to get her license at 18 and her accomplishments in the last 3 years she’s been practicing real estate. Madison also discusses how she categorizes talent and how she teaches goal setting. Next, Madison goes into money-mindset which helped her be successful in her business. Madison also discusses how to build and grow mindset. Last, Madison shares one...
Published 03/29/22
Deanna Kory from The Corcoran Group in Manhattan talks the importance of her mission to educate people. Deanna returns to the beginning of her career in real estate and discusses her grandmother who inspired her to start down this path. Deanna also talks about the importance of staging in the era of picture-perfect image world and how to handle clients who refuse staging. Next, Deanna talks about her philosophy around building a business and her personal touch when in communication with...
Published 03/24/22
Greg Sexton the Chief Operating Officer of Century 21 Real Estate LLC describes how he got involved in real estate. Greg talks about the the role of the brokerage in the success of the agent. Next, Greg discusses the importance of training and coaching in the real estate industry and he talks about his personal perspective for real estate in 2022. Greg and D.J. discuss Millennial and Gen-Z groups and how to prepare for their presence in the market. Last, Greg discusses leads and how to...
Published 03/21/22
Brandon Brittingham the CEO and Team Leader at The Maryland and Delaware Group of Long & Foster Real Estate talks about the start of his career in real estate industry. Brandon and D.J. discuss the importance of good customer service in the industry of service providers. Brandon also emphasizes the importance of building partnerships with other businesses to provide the best experience to your customer. Next, Brandon discusses teams and shares suggestions on what should new agent look for...
Published 03/17/22
Ralph DiBugnara the President of Home Qualified talks about the beginning of his career in the mortgage space. Ralph describes how he built his business and emphasizes the importance of building relationships. Ralph discusses supply chain issues and how he educates his sphere on this topic. Next, Ralph short-term rental market, primary residence and investment. Last, Ralph talks about his Disruptors Network Podcast and how he started and built it. Please subscribe to Ralph’s Disruptors...
Published 03/15/22
In our February episode of Monday Market Minute, Carrie McCormick from @properties talks about competition in the buyers market and the very low inventory. Carrie discusses the inflation and purchasing power buyers have now. Carrie also explains why the percentage of new listings is low in the Chicago market. Next, Carrie shares her perspective of what she’s learned working for 2 decades in the real estate business. Last, D.J shares his own tips for homeowners and renters. If you’d...
Published 03/14/22
We are excited to announce a new voice to Keeping It Real! Top producer, author, coach and podcast host Krista Mashore will be coming on twice a month to give our listeners Little Sparks of marketing help and strategies to take your real estate business to the next level. Krista has sold over 2,200 homes and has been a top 1% agent for over 20 years. Welcome to the Keeping It Real Podcast family, Krista! Please subscribe to F.I.R.E.D. Up podcast here.
Published 03/10/22
Welcome to our monthly feature, Close-ing Time – in partnership with TheClose.com. Chris Linsell from TheClose.com discusses how should real estate agents prepare to work with Generation Z, how the should industry adapt to this generation and in what ways this generation is different from other previous generations. Chris and D.J. discuss the importance of values about GenZ and how to differentiate yourself from your competition and the importance of sharing the same values. Next,...
Published 03/08/22
Justin Ball with The Jessica Ball Team RE/MAX Traders Unlimited (Ball Homes LLC) and RE/MAX Traders Unlimited Commercial Division describes how he and his wife started their career in real estate. Justin discusses how they started helping retiring agents come up with a succession plan and how to transition their sphere of influence to their successor. Justin discusses the importance of building the skills that makes the retiree stand out into the successor for future success. Justin also...
Published 03/01/22
Can you believe we just hit our 1 millionth download? To celebrate this event we’re announcing a new show on our network (drumroll, please!). Thanks to everyone for helping us grow! We love our listeners!
Published 02/25/22
Cody Tuma the founder of OfferForm talks about the beginning of his career in real estate and about his first sale. Cody also talks about how he built his production which led him into building his team. Next, Cody describes the way he establishes rapport with leads which helped him develop a successful business and how he started systematizing his business once it started to grow. Last, Cody discusses how he started OfferForm and how it helps agents write better offers. If you’d...
Published 02/24/22
Dan Hellweg with @properties Christie’s International Real Estate tells the beginning of his journey into real estate. Dan discusses how crucial it is to build deep relationship with the clients in order to provide the best service. Next, Dan also discusses the importance of building good relationship with other agents. Dan talks about discipline and how it helps in building a successful career in real estate. Last, Dan discusses the behaviors he adopted in his journey that he attributes to...
Published 02/21/22
Welcome to another episode of Coaching Moments With Ryan D’Aprile from D’Aprile Properties! In this episode Ryan talks about creative ideas how to handle low inventory and take care of your buyers in the process. Ryan also discusses the importance of building relationships with other agents in your area. Next, Ryan discusses the rates and the impact it may have in the behavior of clients. Ryan and D.J. discuss the power of direct mail and why agents should not ignore it. If...
Published 02/17/22