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We interview top 1% real estate REALTORS, brokers, and agents and have them share how they have built their realty practice!

Keeping It Real Podcast • Secrets Of Top 1% REALTORS ® • Interviews With Real Estate Brokers & Agents D.J. Paris

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 233 Ratings

We interview top 1% real estate REALTORS, brokers, and agents and have them share how they have built their realty practice!

    From Almost Quitting To N.A.R.’s 30 Under 30 • Bri Brenkus

    From Almost Quitting To N.A.R.’s 30 Under 30 • Bri Brenkus

    Bri Brenkus this year’s 30 under 30 laureate describes why she chose a career in real estate and how she got involved. Bri discusses the importance of believing in yourself. Bri talks about what her team do to keep in touch with their previous clients. Next, Bri discusses how her team is managing the changes happening in the market at the moment and how they dealt with appraisal gap.







    If you’d prefer to watch this interview, click here to view on YouTube!







    Bri Brenkus can be reached at 702-456-5959.







    This episode is brought to you by Real Geeks and FollowUpBoss.

    • 48 min
    How To Talk To Clients About Inventory & Lending Rates • Learning With A Lender • Joel Schaub

    How To Talk To Clients About Inventory & Lending Rates • Learning With A Lender • Joel Schaub

    Welcome to the July episode of Learn With A Lender with Joel Schaub of Guaranteed Rate!







    In this episode Joel discusses what’s going on in the market right now and shares advise to agents working during these touch times with low inventory while rates are going up. Joel also advises on how to take advantage of fluctuating rates right now. Once more, Joel emphasizes the importance of building relationships with lending officers in your area and building business together. Joel and D.J. discuss Joel’s weekly market update. Last, Joel reminds everyone that refinancing the mortgage is always a great opportunity for home-owners.







    If you’d prefer to watch this interview, click here to view on YouTube!







    Joel can be reached at joel@rate.com and 773.654.2049.







    This episode is brought to you by Real Geeks, Quality Builders and FollowUpBoss.

    • 27 min
    From Homeless To Top Real Estate Producer • Darrin DeSilva

    From Homeless To Top Real Estate Producer • Darrin DeSilva

    Darrin DeSilva this year’s 30 under 30 laureate goes back to the beginning of his career in real estate. Darrin discusses how his addiction lead him to homelessness but ultimately both experiences helped built his life back up and how that ultimately lead him into his career in real estate. Darrin and DJ discuss the importance of surrounding yourself with people who will inspire and lead you to success. Next, Darrin describes how he transitioned from car sales to his career in real estate. Last, Darrin discusses open houses.







    If you’d prefer to watch this interview, click here to view on YouTube!







    Please follow Darrin in Instagram here.







    Darrin DeSilva can be reached at (209) 346-5429 and darrin@desilvarealestate.com.







    This episode is brought to you by Real Geeks and FollowUpBoss.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Why Professionalism Is Your Best Marketing Strategy • Francie Malina

    Why Professionalism Is Your Best Marketing Strategy • Francie Malina

    Francie Malina the team-leader of Francie Malina Team with Compass in Westchester County NY talks about how she got into real estate and how the moment she entered the market helped her build her business. Francie discusses how her team is built and how it works. Francie also emphasizes the importance of leisure time and how that makes you a better professional. Last, Francie discusses how she behave if she would have to start her career over in another country.







    If you’d prefer to watch this interview, click here to view on YouTube!







    Francie Malina can be reached at (914) 261-0276 and francie.malina@compass.com.







    This episode is brought to you by Real Geeks and FollowUpBoss.





















    Transcript







    D.J. Paris 0:00As an agent, how do you take your professionalism to the next level? Well, we’re going to talk about that today. Stay tuned. This episode of Keeping it real is brought to you by real geeks. How many homes are you going to sell this year? Do you have the right tools? Is your website turning soft leads and interested buyers? Are you spending money on leads that aren’t converting? Well real geeks is your solution. Find out why agents across the country choose real geeks as their technology partner. Real geeks was created by an agent for agents. They pride themselves on delivering a sales and marketing solution so that you can easily generate more business. Their agent websites are fast and built for lead conversion with a smooth search experience for your visitors. Real geeks also includes an easy to use agent CRM. So once a lead signs up on your website, you can track their interest and have great follow up conversations. Real geeks is loaded with a ton of marketing tools to nurture your leads and increase brand awareness visit real geeks.com forward slash keeping it real pod and find out why Realtors come to real geeks to generate more business again, visit real geeks.com forward slash keeping it real pod. And now onto our show.







    Hello, and welcome to another episode of Keeping it real the largest podcast made by real estate agents and for real estate agents. My name is DJ Paris. I am your guide and host through the show and in just a moment, we’re going to be speaking with top producer Francie Molina. Before we get to Francie wanted to give you a couple of quick announcements number one actually requests not even announcements, I need something but they’re pretty hopefully reasonable and simple request number one, tell a friend think of one other agent that could benefit from talk listening to an episode with a top producer like Francie and send them a link to either our podcast website, which is keeping it real pod.com Or just have them pull up a podcast app search for keeping it real, hit the subscribe button. And the second thing is to leave us a review whatever app you might be listening to the show in, whether it’s Apple podcasts or Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play Amazon, you know, wherever else, let us know what you think of the show. Leave us a review. We read every review and comment and it helps us improve. But enough about all that let’s get to the main eve...

    • 49 min
    Why Agents Are Pivoting To Luxury Leasing • Stephanie Spenner

    Why Agents Are Pivoting To Luxury Leasing • Stephanie Spenner

    Stephanie Spenner the founder of Maven at Compass goes back to the beginning of her career in Milwaukee as a leasing agent. Stephanie describes her transition from Milwaukee to Chicago and how she built her business. Next Stephanie talks about social media and how to utilize these networks for lead generation. Stephanie also discusses the importance of knowing your inventory and the process in and out. Last, Stephanie focuses on the importance of building relationships and how that helps in building your business.







    If you’d prefer to watch this interview, click here to view on YouTube!







    Stephanie Spenner can be reached at 262-613-8985 and stephanie.spenner@compass.com







    This episode is brought to you by Real Geeks and FollowUpBoss.





















    Transcript







    D.J. Paris 0:00Now that the market is shifting, are you doing rentals? Well, you should. We’re going to talk about that today. Stay tuned. This episode of Keeping it real is brought to you by real geeks. How many homes are you going to sell this year? Do you have the right tools? Is your website turning soft leads and interested buyers? Are you spending money on leads that aren’t converting? Well real geeks is your solution. Find out why agents across the country choose real geeks as their technology partner. Real geeks was created by an agent for agents. They pride themselves on delivering a sales and marketing solution so that you can easily generate more business. Their agent websites are fast and built for lead conversion with a smooth search experience for your visitors. Real geeks also includes an easy to use agent CRM. So once a lead signs up on your website, you can track their interest and have great follow up conversations. Real geeks is loaded with a ton of marketing tools to nurture your leads and increase brand awareness visit real geeks.com forward slash keeping it real pod and find out why Realtors come to real geeks to generate more business again, visit real geeks.com forward slash keeping it real pod. And now on to our show.







    Hello, and welcome to another episode of Keeping it real the largest podcast made by real estate agents and for real estate agents. My name is DJ Parris. I’m your guide and host through the show and in just a moment, we’re gonna be speaking with top luxury producer Stephanie spinner. Before we get to Stephanie, though, a couple of quick reminders first, the best way you can help our show is by telling a friend I think of one other realtor that could benefit from hearing from top producers like Stephanie and send them a link to our either our show, which you can find on any podcast app, or if the person’s not really a podcast person, just send them to our website, they can stream every episode we’ve ever done right from a browser. That website is keeping it real pod.com And also follow us on Facebook, you can find us@facebook.com forward slash keeping it real pod every day, we find an article that’s written specifically to help agents grow their business, and we post it on Facebook. So check us out facebook.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Thinking of Joining A Team (Or Starting A Team)? • Jen Dillard

    Thinking of Joining A Team (Or Starting A Team)? • Jen Dillard

    Jen Dillard the founder of Jen Dillard Real Estate Team with Hasson Company goes back to the beginning of her career in real estate. Jen shares advice on starting/building a team and what she’d advise a newly licensed agent. Jen also discusses what her team is doing to keep active and motivated during these challenging times. Jen talks about open houses and their importance in this market. Last, Jen describes what she expects when interviewing a new potential team member.







    If you’d prefer to watch this interview, click here to view on YouTube!







    Jen Dillard can be reached at (206) 697-0575.







    This episode is brought to you by Real Geeks and FollowUpBoss.





























    Transcript







    D.J. Paris 0:00Have you thought about joining a team? Or maybe starting a team? And you’re not quite sure where to start? Or we’re going to talk about that today. Stay tuned. This episode of Keeping it real is brought to you by real geeks. How many homes are you going to sell this year? Do you have the right tools? Is your website turning soft leads and interested buyers? Are you spending money on leads that aren’t converting? Well real geeks is your solution. Find out why agents across the country choose real geeks as their technology partner. Real geeks was created by an agent for agents. They pride themselves on delivering a sales and marketing solution so that you can easily generate more business. There agent websites are fast and built for lead conversion with a smooth search experience for your visitors. Real geeks also includes an easy to use agent CRM. So once a lead signs up on your website, you can track their interest and have great follow up conversations. Real geeks is loaded with a ton of marketing tools to nurture your leads and increase brand awareness, visit real geeks.com forward slash keeping it real pod and find out why Realtors come to real geeks to generate more business again, visit real geeks.com forward slash keeping it real pod. And now on to our show.







    Hello, and welcome to another episode of Keeping it real, the largest podcast made by real estate agents and for real estate agents. My name is DJ Paris, and I am your guide and host to do the show. And in just a moment, we’re going to be speaking with superstar agent Jen Dillard. But before we in fact, here’s what we’re gonna be talking about, aside from how awesome Jen is, we’re gonna be talking a lot about teams today. And if you are a practicing agent, maybe you’re a solo agent, or you’re already on a team, or maybe you are thinking about joining a team or starting a team. We’re going to cover a lot of that today. So we are super excited to talk to Jen. Before we do that. Just a quick reminder, please, the best way you can help us aside from being a great listener like you are, of course right now is by telling another realtor about us. So just think of one other agent in your office. Or if you’re a solo person and you own your own firm. And it’s just you the next agent you meet out there. Tell them about our show. We appreciate it. It’s the way we’ve grown for the last five years. And it seems to be working for us.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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233 Ratings

233 Ratings

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Great Insight

Great discussions for new and experienced agents.

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An amazing mentor for your real estate biz!

DJ shares such valuable information and experiences with awesome guests. You’ll get tons of inspiration from other real estate agents who share tons of tips. They cover it all from A-Z including why how to handle buyer/seller relationships and why real estate agents can benefit from a Youtube channel. Don’t think about it - just subscribe now!

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Interesting and Valuable Content in the Real Estate World

DJ is a gracious host asking fun and thoughtful questions. Let his guests inspire your minds. You are certain to come away with a fresh idea for your business.

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