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Crazy Sh*t in Real Estate!—a podcast that will shatter the HGTV-induced veneer of real estate, and celebrate the challenges of working in this wild, wacky business.

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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate with Leigh Brown Leigh Brown

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    • 5.0 • 187 Ratings

Crazy Sh*t in Real Estate!—a podcast that will shatter the HGTV-induced veneer of real estate, and celebrate the challenges of working in this wild, wacky business.

Never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com

DM Leigh Brown on Instagram: @leighthomasbrown
DM Leigh Brown on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeighBrownSpeaker/
DM Leigh Brown on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leighthomasbrown/

Subscribe to Leigh's other podcast: https://www.leighbrown.com/podcast/real-estate-from-the-rooftops

    The Future of Home Buying: Adapting to New Real Estate Regulations with Jay Izso

    The Future of Home Buying: Adapting to New Real Estate Regulations with Jay Izso

    Dive into a groundbreaking discussion with Jay Izso and Leigh Brown on the future of real estate post-NAR settlement. Uncover the vital changes in agency rules and commission structures that every buyer and seller needs to know, plus hear a shocking story about a buyer who overpaid almost $50,000 without an agent. This episode is packed with insights that could save you thousands, so don't miss out!
     
     
    Key takeaways to listen for
    The new requirement for signing an agency agreement before viewing a property Changes in commission structures and what they mean for buyers and sellers The critical role of REALTORS® in guiding clients through complex transactions Best tips for first-time homebuyers in a challenging market Importance of informed decision-making and professional advice in real estate Expert insights into current market trends and long-term predictions  
     
    Resources mentioned in this episode
    NC REALTORS® Department of Justice NextHome National Association of REALTORS® AND Show BLOG  
     
    About Jay Izso
    Jay Izso is a dedicated coach, engaging speaker, insightful author, and inspiring podcaster with a mission to help people break through barriers and unlock their true potential. With a unique approach to personal and professional growth, Jay Izso has transformed the lives of countless individuals and organizations around the world.
     
     
    Connect with Jay
    Website: Jay Izso
     
     
    Connect with Leigh
    Please subscribe to this podcast on your favorite podcast app at https://pod.link/1153262163, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. DM Leigh Brown on Instagram @ LeighThomasBrown.
     
     
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    • 49 min
    Navigating VA Loan Changes: Expert Insights from John Bell III

    Navigating VA Loan Changes: Expert Insights from John Bell III

    Welcome back to another exciting episode! I'm thrilled to reintroduce our esteemed guest, John Bell III from the Veterans Administration. Today, John brings us crucial and timely updates on the Veterans loan program. Whether you're a Veteran yourself, know one, or you're a REALTOR® eager to update your newsletter with the latest information, this episode is packed with insights just for you. Enjoy the conversation, drop your questions or thoughts in the comments, and let's dive into the latest on VA loans!
     
     
    Key takeaways to listen for
    Updates on the temporary rule changes for VA loans What improvements can you see on the VA loan program appraisals? Regulatory changes in the VA loan program and its benefits Innovative support programs for Veterans with financial difficulties Proactive measures to help Veterans manage escalating insurance premiums The VA’s expanded training resources to educate real estate professionals so they can serve Veterans effectively  
     
    Resources mentioned in this episode
    VA Home Loans Home LGY Communications Link ServiceNow Portal Link  Veterans Affairs Servicing Purchase (VASP) Program Federal Register:: Loan Guaranty: Servicer Regulation Changes Circulars: Calendar Years 2021 to Present - VA Home Loans  
    To receive announcements and updates regarding the VA Home Loan program, please register at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVAVBA/subscribers/new?preferences=true 
     
     
    About John Bell III
    John E. Bell III began serving as Executive Director of the Loan Guaranty Service on June 21, 2022. He is responsible for delivering VA Home Loan Benefits to his fellow Veterans. Mr. Bell has extensive mortgage industry experience, having served in leadership roles with nationwide lenders for over 20 years before starting his career with the VA in 2010.
     
    Mr. Bell's top priorities are ensuring that VA home loan benefits are the product of choice for Veterans and that Loan Guaranty is the VA program of choice for his 900 talented staff.



    Connect with Leigh
    Please subscribe to this podcast on your favorite podcast app at https://pod.link/1153262163, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. DM Leigh Brown on Instagram @ LeighThomasBrown.
     
     
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    • 40 min
    Celebrating 1 Million Downloads of Crazy Sh*t in Real Estate!

    Celebrating 1 Million Downloads of Crazy Sh*t in Real Estate!

    Welcome to a milestone episode of Crazy Sh*t in Real Estate! We've just hit over a million downloads, and it's all thanks to your amazing support. You've tuned in as we shatter the HGTV-induced veneer of real estate and highlight the challenges of working in this never-a-dull-moment business. If you have a story that celebrates the wild, rewarding, and surprising world of real estate, DM me to be my next guest! Keep tuning in for more incredible tales!
     
     
    Connect with Leigh
    Please subscribe to this podcast on your favorite podcast app at https://pod.link/1153262163, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. DM Leigh Brown on Instagram @ LeighThomasBrown.
     
     
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    Hey there, real estate pros! Are you ready for some more Leigh Brown wisdom in your life? Then don't miss out on my brand-new program, "You Ask. Leigh Answers." It's your exclusive gateway to the insights and advice you need to supercharge your real estate business. With "You Ask. Leigh Answers." you get Direct Access to Leigh Brown, directly!, Expert Coaching, Community Connection, and Extensive Resources. Whether listening to this on the go or watching at home, sign up today at Answers.RealEstate and take your business to the next level. Trust me, you'll be glad you did!
     
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    • 5 min
    A Story of Tattoos, Trials, and Triumphs with Nathan White

    A Story of Tattoos, Trials, and Triumphs with Nathan White

    From the shifting dynamics of brokerage models to the critical importance of financial literacy for homebuyers, Nathan White gives a candid look at the challenges and opportunities within the real estate industry. He also shares a surprising tale of financing an Uber Eats order during the home-buying process. With insights into maintaining authenticity, building strong client connections, and navigating the complexities of real estate, this episode is a must-listen for anyone involved in real estate!
     
     
    Key takeaways to listen for
    The impact of evolving brokerage models on agents and consumers What is the role of financial literacy in the home-buying process? How to embrace authenticity to build stronger client relationships The balance between professional appearance and personal expression Real-life stories highlighting the unique challenges in real estate  
     
    Resources mentioned in this episode
    Financial Peace University - Ramsey National Association of REALTORS® NextHome Uber Eats Jimmy Buffett - A Pirate Looks At Forty (Audio) Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell | Paperback  
     
    About Nathan White
    Nathan is a dedicated real estate professional in Central Ohio, known for his award-winning guidance and active involvement in the Ohio Association of REALTORS® and the Columbus Board of REALTORS®. In 2019, he founded “The Collective at NextHome Experience” to innovate and modernize the real estate experience. 
     
    His real estate philosophy centers on passion, new beginnings, and opportunity. He believes real estate should be fun, exciting, challenging, and rewarding, and aims to make the process enjoyable for his clients.
     
     
    Connect with Nathan
    Website: Cool People Cool House | The Collective Email: nathanrwhite@gmail.com Phone Number: (614) 499-2041   
     
    Connect with Leigh
    Please subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or the Podcasts App on your phone, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. DM Leigh Brown on Instagram @ LeighThomasBrown.
     
    Subscribe to Leigh's other podcast Real Estate From The Rooftops
     
     
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    "You Ask. Leigh Answers." Your Affordable Coaching Program
    Hey there, real estate pros! Are you ready for some more Leigh Brown wisdom in your life? Then don't miss out on my brand-new program, "You Ask. Leigh Answers." It's your exclusive gateway to the insights and advice you need to supercharge your real estate business. With "You Ask. Leigh Answers." you get Direct Access to Leigh Brown, directly!, Expert Coaching, Community Connection, and Extensive Resources. Whether listening to this on the go or watching at home, sign up today at Answers.RealEstate and take your business to the next level. Trust me, you'll be glad you did!
     
    🔗 https://answers.realestate/

    • 32 min
    Meth in Real Estate: What Every Homeowner Needs to Know with Kathi McCarty

    Meth in Real Estate: What Every Homeowner Needs to Know with Kathi McCarty

    Uncover the hidden dangers lurking in real estate with Kathi McCarty, who transitioned from banking to becoming an advocate against meth contamination in homes. In this eye-opening episode, you'll learn how meth contamination can silently infiltrate properties, the costly implications it has for homeowners, and the critical steps you need to take to protect your investments. Plus, stay tuned for the jaw-dropping story of how Kathi found her home turned into a meth lab just 90 days after renting it out!
     
     
    Key takeaways to listen for
    Hidden dangers of meth contamination in homes and its impact on property value The shocking reality of insurance coverage gaps for meth-related damages Essential steps for professional real estate agents and homeowners to identify and disclose meth contamination in a property How to navigate state and local regulations regarding meth contamination in real estate Resources for educating yourself and others about the dangers of meth in homes  
     
    Resources mentioned in this episode
    Sign up to get exclusive access to Home Zone Magazine at https://mailchi.mp/methtoxinsawarenessalliance/home-zone-magazine-downloadable and learn more about meth toxin contamination. 
     
    Learn all about methamphetamine detection and alarm by visiting https://methtoxinsalliance.com/methalarms/.



    About Kathi McCarty
    Kathi educates professionals and individuals on methamphetamine toxin prevention, firmly believing that knowledge is power. She is an Educator, Advocate, and Founder of the Meth Toxins Awareness Alliance. This organization was born from her personal experiences and research with methamphetamine toxins, which ultimately led to the permanent damage of her family home.
     
     
    Connect with Kathi
    Website: Meth Toxins Awareness Alliance Instagram: @toxinfreezone LinkedIn: Kathi McCarty YouTube: Meth Toxins Awareness Alliance Facebook: Meth Toxins Awareness Alliance | Kathi McCarty


    Connect with Leigh
    Please subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or the Podcasts App on your phone, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. DM Leigh Brown on Instagram @ LeighThomasBrown.
     
    Subscribe to Leigh's other podcast Real Estate From The Rooftops
     
     
    Sponsors 
    "You Ask. Leigh Answers." Your Affordable Coaching Program
    Hey there, real estate pros! Are you ready for some more Leigh Brown wisdom in your life? Then don't miss out on my brand-new program, "You Ask. Leigh Answers." It's your exclusive gateway to the insights and advice you need to supercharge your real estate business. With "You Ask. Leigh Answers." you get Direct Access to Leigh Brown, directly!, Expert Coaching, Community Connection, and Extensive Resources. Whether listening to this on the go or watching at home, sign up today at Answers.RealEstate and take your business to the next level. Trust me, you'll be glad you did!
     
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    • 24 min
    How to Be Successful with the People You Already Know! with Monty Felts

    How to Be Successful with the People You Already Know! with Monty Felts

    Join Monty Felts as he shares the thrilling journey from his secure corporate life to becoming a trailblazer in the mortgage industry. Dial in as he discusses the crucial role of coaching in his business evolution, his unique approach to mortgage lending, and how he cultivates impactful relationships with REALTORS® and how you can do the same! Plus, don't miss his unbelievable story involving an AI spam blocker that adds a dash of unexpected comedy to the world of real estate.
     
     
    Key takeaways to listen for
    How Monty's switch from a corporate job to entrepreneurship reshaped his professional and personal life Unique loan options that cater to investors, veterans, and entrepreneurs The importance of creating strong partnerships between REALTORS® and lenders Ways professional coaching can transform your business operations and personal development  
     
    Resources mentioned in this episode
    364 - VA Home Loan with Executive Director, Mr. John Bell III What You Need To Know About VA Home Loans RIGHT NOW with John Bell III The Ritz-Carlton Approach to Customer Service Robokiller The Power of Who by Bob Beaudine Killing Sacred Cows by Garrett B. Gunderson and Stephen Palmer  
     
    About Monty Felts
    Monty is a Branch Manager at The Hallasan Group and has over 12 years of international experience managing multi-billion-dollar projects across three continents. As one of the top 1% loan officers in the nation, Monty is passionate about teaching REALTORS® and Loan Officers to elevate their businesses. He has developed a VIP program that empowers industry professionals to generate warm referrals and boost success through personalized coaching and mentorship. Monty connects REALTORS® and Loan Officers with influential individuals in his network, fostering valuable partnerships and opportunities for growth.
     
     
    Connect with Monty 
    Website: CrossCountry Mortgage LinkedIn: Monty Felts Facebook: The Hallasan Group - CrossCountry Mortgage Instagram: @monty.felts YouTube: HOW TO MORTGAGE Phone Number: (512) 712 - 3366 Email: monty.felts@ccm.com  
     
    Connect with Leigh
    Please subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or the Podcasts App on your phone, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. DM Leigh Brown on Instagram @ LeighThomasBrown.
     
    Subscribe to Leigh's other podcast Real Estate From The Rooftops
     
     
    Sponsors
    "You Ask. Leigh Answers." Your Affordable Coaching Program
    Hey there, real estate pros! Are you ready for some more Leigh Brown wisdom in your life? Then don't miss out on my brand-new program, "You Ask. Leigh Answers." It's your exclusive gateway to the insights and advice you need to supercharge your real estate business. With "You Ask. Leigh Answers." you get Direct Access to Leigh Brown, directly!, Expert Coaching, Community Connection, and Extensive Resources. Whether listening to this on the go or watching at home, sign up today at Answers.RealEstate and take your business to the next level. Trust me, you'll be glad you did!
     
    🔗 https://answers.realestate/

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
187 Ratings

187 Ratings

Tanyashoutsout ,

A REAL good podcast!!!!

As a business coach I recommend Leigh’s podcast to my Real Estate Professional. She has accurate, timely, and no nonsense topics and advice. She is the real deal and also, a bonus in my book, a lot of fun. The real estate market is ever changing and it is crucial for us to breathe, take a knee, and then act and readjust. Leigh Brown helps us do just that!

Ya ya Jax ,

Always useful timely info

Leigh Brown certainly delivers in this pod. You just never know what you might learn when you TUNE in. Sometimes you get a good laugh and sometimes you get motivated to make changes in your real estate career. Leigh is very much in tune with her peers and the challenges they face daily.

Anna Manocan ,

you won't want to miss this show

Leigh's podcast is an engaging journey into the wild and unpredictable side of real estate, featuring her charismatic delivery and a rollercoaster of bizarre real estate tales. With top-notch production and a perfect blend of entertainment and education, it earns a solid 5 out of 5 stars in my book!

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