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This is a podcast that takes a look all around real estate and the professionals that are pivotal in successfully facilitating buying, selling, investing in, and owning real estate.

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This is a podcast that takes a look all around real estate and the professionals that are pivotal in successfully facilitating buying, selling, investing in, and owning real estate.

    On today's episode, Eric Schmoll interviews Jesse Green - Radon Mitigation Specialist. Jesse is the owner of American Radon Mitigation. He has been in the business for 2 years. Tune in, understand what radon is, and learn how you can keep your home safe

    On today's episode, Eric Schmoll interviews Jesse Green - Radon Mitigation Specialist. Jesse is the owner of American Radon Mitigation. He has been in the business for 2 years. Tune in, understand what radon is, and learn how you can keep your home safe

    Jesse Green

    On today’s episode, Eric Schmoll interviews Jesse Green – Radon Mitigation Specialist. Jesse is the owner of American Radon Mitigation. He has been in the business for 2 years. Tune in, understand what radon is, and learn how you can keep your home safe all year round with radon testing and mitigation!

    Start in Radon Mitigation

    Jesse heard about the opportunity from his relatives. His aunt and uncle were both realtors, who saw the potential of radon business in the real estate market. With the release of the Radon Awareness Act of 2014, Jesse decided to head for a start.

    The Act does not require radon test and mitigation but strongly recommends all homeowners to have their property tested. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer.

    Beyond Shyness

    Jesse and Eric first met at a coaching event. Jesse was one of the sponsors who spoke that time. He is typically shy but does his best to go out of his comfort zone.

    Radon Trends and Forecast

    There will be a new system in 2018. It will require a radon tag for every job performed. You need to be a licensed technician to work on the job.

    More radon awareness will soon rise and will lead to more tests and mitigation systems. In Minnesota alone, 2 in 5 home will test high for radon.

    To hear about radon testing and mitigation, download and listen to Jesse Green – Radon Mitigation Specialist.

    If you are short on time, here are the highlights of Jesse Green – Radon Mitigation Specialist:



    Start in radon mitigation? ([0:56])

    Trends in the industry? ([2:39)

    Dealing with multiple suction points? ([3:50])

    Jesse’s areas of specialization? ([5:19])

    Pivotal part in business? ([9:55])

    Business resources? ([12:29])

    Showing what sets you apart? ([14:19])

    Jesse’s piece of advice? ([16:56])

    What it takes to set up a radon test? ([17:20])



    Contact Jesse

    Jesse is a certified radon specialist with years of experience. Feel free to call him at 612-790-2928 or email him at jesse@americanradonmitigation.com. You can also visit American Radon Association to know more about radon testing and mitigation.

    Episode Links:



    * American Radon Association

    * RadonAway

    * Business Coach

    * Tracy Ford at Business Coach



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    • 20 min
    Eric Schmoll and Maris Schilling discuss the biggest mistakes in real estate - Real Estate Ready 360°

    Eric Schmoll and Maris Schilling discuss the biggest mistakes in real estate - Real Estate Ready 360°

    Maris Schilling – Biggest Real Estate Transaction Mistakes

    On today’s episode, Eric Schmoll discusses buying, renovating, renting and investing in real estate with Maris Schilling. Maris is a long time realtor at Bridge Realty who shares his insight into the biggest mistakes he sees in real estate transactions. You’ll also hear about some interesting IRS stories in Maris Schilling – Biggest Real Estate Transaction Mistakes.

    Getting Started in Real Estate

    Maris started his real estate career in his early 20’s by purchasing then renovating, renting and selling those properties.  Through his success as an investor, he became interested in becoming a realtor so he did not have to rely on an agent to for his real estate transactions.


    Today, Maris focuses on real estate as an investment. An investment not just as a money maker but as part of most people’s largest single purchase they will ever make in planning for their future.

    Trends and Technology

    Maris sees a larger market for multi-family units as opposed to stand alone homes. He attributes this to people’s interests. Young people today are not interested in large yards and gardening and upkeep. They want to get home and relax.


    Another trend is with technology. With the advent of the world wide web, the internet has become an integral part of real estate. People are able to search for and view properties online.

    Challenging Transactions

    Some of Maris’s most interesting transactions involved helping individuals sell a property to satisfy IRS liens. The IRS placed a window within the property had to be sold otherwise they would enforce the lien and seize the property. Maris was able to sell the properties in a timely fashion and relieve his clients of that burden.


    To hear about the biggest buyer and seller mistakes Maris sees, download and listen to Maris Schilling – Biggest Real Estate Transaction Mistakes.


    If you are short on time, here are the highlights of Maris Schilling – Biggest Real Estate Transaction Mistakes:


    Who is Maris Schilling? ([0:43])


    Trends in the industry? ([2:49)


    Personal attachment ([7:35])


    Planning ahead ([10:09])


    Maris’s biggest necessity? ([11:47])


    Business resources? ([12:56])


    Maris’s favorite organizations? ([16:04])


    Words of wisdom: ([17:48])

    Contact Maris

    Jake is an expert Financial Advisor with 7 years of experience. Feel free to call him at 612-716-7357 email him at marisschilling50@gmail.com or visit his website. There you can search for properties, look at communities or use his buyer and seller tools.

    Episode Links:

    Bikes for Kids


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    • 19 min
    Eric Schmoll and jake Clermont talk homeowners insurance and financial planning on Real Estate Ready 360 - Real Estate Ready 360°

    Eric Schmoll and jake Clermont talk homeowners insurance and financial planning on Real Estate Ready 360 - Real Estate Ready 360°

    Jake Clermont Financial Advisor Country Financial

    On today’s episode, Eric Schmoll discusses financial planning and homeowners insurance with Jake Clermont. They jump into some major problems that Jake sees happen when people aren’t protected. Jake also shares with the biggest mistakes to avoid when selecting your HOI. His most important team member is his staff person, along with externally the mortgage consultants he works with. Tune in to their exciting talk!

    Off to Financial Planning

    Born and raised in Minnesota, Jake enjoyed playing the tuba for a marching band. He started working as a financial representative soon after graduating from college. He has been in the field for 7 years already.

    Jake didn’t consider financial planning until he was halfway through college. He saw how helpful it was for everyone and just for those who can afford, and found that insurance was its major core. He came to love it, and have seen a lot of successes already at Country Financial.

    Trends in the Industry

    Homeowners may have seen how the insurance rates have increased due to the financial crisis in 2008. Massive spikes in claims showed up in the years that followed. For this, insurance companies needed to pay higher amounts of claims.

    In some cases, insurance rates have increased to 3 or 4 times. To deal with this, homeowners are advised to get a copy of their decorations page and compare the quotes. Review and see what is available and what is needed.

    Future and Present Reality Bites

    Clients usually have their personal agents. It presents a great advantage in contrast to calling a CSR. In the future, however, Jake sees its possibility of being replaced with advanced technology. Regardless of this, there would still be a need for personal touch.

    One of the common concerns with CSR is that the client needs to present the scenario first in every call. Many times the next representative the client talks to doesn’t have prior information. Having to explain all over again can be frustrating to many.

    Another concern is that clients can end up in danger if they don’t understand what the insurance means. This is why it’s important for homeowners to learn how to diagnose their own needs as much as possible.

    To hear more about financial planning and homeowners insurance, download and listen to Jake Clermont Financial Advisor Country Financial.  

    If you are short on time, here are the highlights of Jake Clermont Financial Advisor Country Financial:

    Off to financial planning? ([0:59])

    Trends in the industry? ([7:57])

    Future and present reality bites? ([10:56])

    Horrifying experiences? ([15:04])

    Pivotal part in Jake’s team? ([23:54])

    Business resources? ([33:34])

    Words of advice? ([36:21])

    Contact Jake

    Jake is an expert Financial Advisor with 7 years of experience. Feel free to call him at 952-474-0651 or email him at jake.clermont@countryfinancial.com. He welcomes any concerns about financial planning and insurance.

    Episode Links:

    The Millionaire Next Door by Tomas Stanley

    Secondhand Hounds

    Jake Clermont at Country Financial

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    • 45 min
    Leslie Szlavich real estate transaction coordinator - Real Estate Ready 360°

    Leslie Szlavich real estate transaction coordinator - Real Estate Ready 360°

    Meet Leslie Szlavich

    On today’s episode, Eric Schmoll interviews Leslie Szlavich. Leslie is a transaction coordinator and realtor at Realty Group, Inc. She has been in the industry for over 19 years and specializes in bank owned REO properties and short sales.  Leslie shares her passion for her clients and most importantly her family.

    A Purposeful Start

    Leslie has been in the industry since 1997. She was going to college full time when she found an ad for property management. Within a week of attendance, she knew that she was meant to work in real estate.

    Trends in the Real Estate Industry

    The current trends in the industry include foreclosures and short sales. In Leslie’s last 4 appointments,  the sellers have all been under water and needed to sell quickly.

    The opportunity in such situations is good. If the property is priced right, it could sell in a matter of days. this market is attractive to Leslie and her colleagues because they have a professional negotiator who is good at completing short sales.

    Technological Advancement

    Advancement in technology is another trend in the industry. Lately most of the transactions—eventually everything, as many predict—has been processed through mobile phones. It provides a faster way to complete everything. The mortgage industry has been behind on this aspect, but technology can truly help to streamline the process.

    To hear more about Leslie Szlavich and her real estate success story, download and listen to the entire episode.  

    If you are short on time, here are the highlights of Leslie Szlavich:

    A purposeful start? ([0:58])

    Trends in the real estate industry? ([1:57])

    Technological advancements? ([4:10])

    Horrifying experience? ([5:30])

    Biggest mistakes in real estate transactions? ([9:39])

    Light up a loan officer? ([15:46])

    Habit towards success? ([20:36])

    Leslie’s piece of advice? ([25:00])

    Contact Leslie

    Leslie is an expert in the real estate market specializing in short sales and foreclosures. Feel free to contact her at 651-278-6661 to learn more!

    Episode Links:

    52 Weeks of Sales Success by Ralph Roberts

    Commissions Inc App for Agents

    Realty Group, Inc. website

    Realty Group, Inc. on Facebook

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    • 26 min
    Real Estate Ready 360° – Episode 002 - Michelle Anderson - Real Estate Ready 360°

    Real Estate Ready 360° – Episode 002 - Michelle Anderson - Real Estate Ready 360°

    Summary

    Michelle Anderson, former child care professional, now follows her passion of real estate. Anderson discusses real estate friends, trends, and what we can expect in the next five to ten years in technical advances. She also warns listeners of the three biggest mistakes she sees in real estate, and discusses the importance of having a great team working with you.

    Show Notes

    Michelle grew up showing and judging dairy cattle before becoming a childcare professional.

    Inspired by her multiple friends in the real estate business, Michelle decided to follow her passion of real estate.

    Michelle discusses current trends and near-future technical advances in real estate.

    Michelle lists the three biggest mistakes she sees in real estate, as well as the importance of having a great team.

    One of Michelle’s most recommended books is Miracle Morning for Real Estate Agents: It’s Your Time to Rise and Shine by Hal Elrod, Michael Reese, and Michael Maher.

    Facebook is one of Michelle’s most useful tools for reading, sharing, posting, and keeping up with her clients.

    Michelle is involved with the St. Francis Community for Drug Awareness at https://www.drugserasedreams.org/.

    Michelle advises staying away from big banks, working instead with a local lender.

    You can contact Michelle at 763-568-0038.

    • 28 min
    Real Estate Ready 360° – Episode 001 – Vicky Biren - Real Estate Ready 360°

    Real Estate Ready 360° – Episode 001 – Vicky Biren - Real Estate Ready 360°

    Interview with Vicky Biren, real estate agent with MN Home Venture

    • 32 min

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