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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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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

    385 - The Life-Altering Feature of Real Estate Investing with Melanie Bajrovic

    385 - The Life-Altering Feature of Real Estate Investing with Melanie Bajrovic

    Today, Melanie Bajrovic shares how real estate transformed her life, the value of portfolio diversification, and essential tips for rookie investors. Stay tuned to hear her story of proving everyone wrong for thinking she was crazy and about those who helped her!
     
    Key takeaways to listen for
    Real-life experiences as a novice commercial property owner Viable advice for aspiring short-term rental investors Tips to diversify your real estate portfolio How to close your first real estate deal with less cash needed Why you should believe in yourself to be financially free  
    Resources mentioned in this episode
    Airbnb Vrbo  
    About Melanie Bajrovic
    Melanie Bajrovic is from Niagra Falls, Canada. She is a real estate investor, serial entrepreneur, speaker, educator, and two-time international best-selling author of the books “The Wealthy Barmaid: From Minimum Wage to Millionaire” and “The Most Awesome Money Book Ever.” She worked as a barmaid for 15 years and eventually became a millionaire at 27 years old because of real estate. Now, she owns a multi-million dollar portfolio comprised of short-term rentals, single-family, and commercial real estate properties. 
    She shares her inspiring story to encourage others to take action in reaching for their success, wealth, and freedom through entrepreneurship and real estate investing.
     
    Connect with Melanie
    Website: Melanie Bajrovic Facebook: Melanie Bajrovic Instagram: @thewealthybarmaid LinkedIn: Melanie Bajrovic MBA  
    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.
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    Enroll Now to get ahead of the curve and learn how to manage changing markets, the action steps for what to do, and most importantly, what to say so that you can secure listings, assist more buyers, and grow your business no matter what the market is doing.
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    • 32 min
    384 - Find Success in Distressed Real Estate Investing with Jake Harris

    384 - Find Success in Distressed Real Estate Investing with Jake Harris

    Gain the knowledge to turn distressed properties into money-making opportunities from Jake Harris as we chat about reasons to stay ahead of institutional investors and why he wrote his book "Catching Knives." He also tells a crazy story regarding toilet flappers and other manufacturing issues in today's real estate market.
     
    Key takeaways to listen for
    Buy vs. Rent: Why you should or shouldn't buy a home The motivation behind Jake's book "Catching Knives" Helpful advice for successful long-term investing Pros and cons of investing in California Why North and South America is primed for partnerships  
    Resources mentioned in this episode
    Coldwell Banker Metaverse United States Census Amazon Book: Catching Knives by Jake Harris | Paperback  
    About Jake Harris
    Jake is the founder and managing partner of a private equity real estate company that has overseen the development, acquisition, and management of over $200 million in assets in the last five years.
    He has nearly two decades of experience in real estate, construction, and investment management and is a licensed California broker with expertise in opportunity zones, infill development, construction cost-control systems, and the scaling of distressed investing businesses.
     
    Connect with Jake
    Website: Catching Knives | Passive Wealth Principles Instagram: @jake.realestate | @catchknives TikTok: @jake.realestate YouTube: Jake Harris  
    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.
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    • 38 min
    383 - New York City Real Estate: Tips, Trends, and Insights with Louise Phillips Forbes

    383 - New York City Real Estate: Tips, Trends, and Insights with Louise Phillips Forbes

    Get to know the wildest real estate market on the planet with Louise Phillips Forbes in today's episode as we chat about her expansive real estate knowledge and crazy stories about how she survived and navigated being a broker in New York City. Tune in now!
     
    Key takeaways to listen for
    Benefits of having a real estate developer's mindset  Living in New York: Co-ops vs. Condos How policies affect the real estate market The impact of gentrification and the pandemic on communities Surprising things that real estate agents encounter in NYC properties  
    Resources mentioned in this episode
    American Dance Festival Bloomberg Theater for the New City Savannah Stopover Music Festival MerleFest Amazon book: Wise Up by Karen Duffy | Hardcover
     
    About Louise Phillips Forbes
    Louise has been an industry leader in New York City's residential real estate market for over three decades. With career sales expected to exceed $5 billion in 2022, she is considered one of the elite Power Brokers in Manhattan. With a list of accolades to her credit, she has been able to foster and maintain strong relationships and is regarded by clients and colleagues for her market insights, thoughtful guidance, and consummate professionalism.
     
    Connect with Louise
    Website: Louise Phillips Forbes Instagram: @weze_sez Phone Number: 212-381-3329 | 917-846-8640  
    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.
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    How to Dominate During This Recession!
    Enroll Now to get ahead of the curve and learn how to manage changing markets, the action steps for what to do, and most importantly, what to say so that you can secure listings, assist more buyers, and grow your business no matter what the market is doing.
    Link: http://dominatethisrecession.com

    • 36 min
    382 - Intentional Living Through Investing with Maurice Philogene

    382 - Intentional Living Through Investing with Maurice Philogene

    Do you want to break out of the cookie-cutter lifestyle? Check out today's show with Maurice Philogene to hear his expert life and investing advice. If you are an investor looking to venture into a career defined by your values and passion, this is the episode for you!
     
    Key takeaways to listen for
    How to invest in real estate systematically using only your paychecks Factors that influence how you live your life Strategies for overcoming entrepreneurial depression The power of the law of attraction What you need to know to make better investment decisions  
    Resources mentioned in this episode
    House Then The Car LinkedIn Dan Sullivan - The Strategic Coach  
    Amazon Books
    Personal Finance For Dummies by Eric Tyson | Audiobook The 80% Approach by Dan Sullivan | Pamphlet  
    About Maurice Philogene
    Maurice is a real estate entrepreneur, coach, philanthropist, and co-founder at Quattro Capital. He is responsible for cultivating investor relationships, raising capital, and ensuring that relationships with investors, the company, and the property are an excellent fit to maximize experiences and opportunities.
    He owns over 2100 single-family homes, apartments, and mobile home communities in ten states. His 25+ year real estate career has provided him with complete financial freedom, time control, and location flexibility.
     
    Connect with Maurice
    Website: Quattro Capital | Try Life On LinkedIn: Maurice Philogene Instagram: @mauricephilogene Calendar: meetings.hubspot.com/maurice35 Email: maurice@thequattroway.com Phone Number: +1 (202) 569-2930  
    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.
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    How to Dominate During This Recession!
    Enroll Now to get ahead of the curve and learn how to manage changing markets, the action steps for what to do, and most importantly, what to say so that you can secure listings, assist more buyers, and grow your business no matter what the market is doing.
    Link: http://dominatethisrecession.com

    • 38 min
    381 - Understanding Mortgages and Interest Rates with Brian Grubbs

    381 - Understanding Mortgages and Interest Rates with Brian Grubbs

    Today, we're exploring the mortgage side of real estate and why it's better to invest in fixed assets with Brian Grubbs. You’ll also learn an unbelievable story of a seller that dies during closing. Learn what happens next when you tune in to this episode!
     
    Key takeaways to listen for
    Real estate market and mortgage rate predictions Benefits of owning and investing in hard assets Reasons to update your last will and testament Why now is an excellent time to buy your dream house  
    Resources mentioned in this episode
    BlackRock
     
    About Brian Grubbs
    Brian is the president and owner of Raleigh Mortgage Group. He is one of the state's top mortgage brokers, and his leadership has seen his company through the mortgage crisis, allowing it to grow and thrive while others have closed.
    With over 24 years of mortgage experience and relationships with some of the world's largest wholesale and portfolio lenders, Brian assists his customers in obtaining the most competitive interest rates and closing costs available while providing solutions to nearly any situation that may arise during a transaction.
     
    Connect with Brian
    Website: Raleigh Mortgage Group Instagram: @raleighmortgagegroup Facebook: Raleigh Mortgage Group NMLS# 69573 LinkedIn: Brian Grubbs Email: bgrubbs@raleighmortgagegroup.com Phone Number: 919-866-0212  
    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.
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    How to Dominate During This Recession!
    Enroll Now to get ahead of the curve and learn how to manage changing markets, the action steps for what to do, and most importantly, what to say so that you can secure listings, assist more buyers, and grow your business no matter what the market is doing.
    Link: http://dominatethisrecession.com

    • 21 min
    380 - The Lucrative Power of Short-Term Rental Properties with Alex Jarbo

    380 - The Lucrative Power of Short-Term Rental Properties with Alex Jarbo

    Grab your pen and paper and be ready to write down actionable investing tips from Alex Jarbo in today's episode as we chat about short-term rentals. So tune in, get ahead of trends, and unlock the secrets to a profitable and recession-resistant investment today!
     
    Key takeaways to listen for
    Advantages of constructing your own rental property Tips and tools to secure a short-term rental permit Strategies for a successful short-term rental investment How to remotely manage your rental properties  
    Resources mentioned in this episode
    NoiseAware StayFi BNB Formula Hospitable Upwork RemoteLock  
    About Alex Jarbo
    Alex is a short-term rental developer and manager, host of the YouTube Channel Alex Builds, and founder of Sargon Investments. From building his first short-term rental property, he has scaled up his investment firm by continuously developing and investing in unique properties. With a unique business model, the perfect team, and being able to bring the experience to the property itself, he is closer to achieving his goal of developing 650 cabins.
     
    Connect with Alex
    Website: Alex Jarbo LinkedIn: Alex Jarbo YouTube: Alex Builds  
    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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    Leigh Brown University – New On-Demand Training
    How to Dominate During This Recession!
    Enroll Now to get ahead of the curve and learn how to manage changing markets, the action steps for what to do, and most importantly, what to say so that you can secure listings, assist more buyers, and grow your business no matter what the market is doing.
    Link: http://dominatethisrecession.com

    • 30 min

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