Anna's "Let's Talk Real Estate" podcast helps to educate listeners about a variety of real estate-related topics, local and national market conditions, and how the area’s growth and opportunities compare to other cities nationwide. New episodes are released every Friday and feature guests from both the Gainesville area and nationwide.
Let’s Talk Boston with Jackie O.
With 16 years in the business and vast experience working in the residential real estate market with buyers, sellers, and many investors, Atlanta native and former flight attendant Jackie O’Connor has experienced the ups and downs of the real estate market both in Ann Arbor and Boston. With a career that has seen the housing market go up and down more than once, through the financial crisis, a pandemic, and the latest housing boom that we’re in now, Jackie has remained strong and steady, and today she runs the Jackie O. Real Estate Team at Keller Williams Boston Metro. In this episode you’ll listen to Jackie talk about the booming Boston real estate market (can you say crane city?), real estate investing, and why she loves living in such a cold place!
Let’s Talk About My Move to Engel & Volkers with Carrie Cason
Just when I thought there wouldn’t be too many more changes in 2021, I decided to move from Keller Williams to Engel & Volkers. Why? I couldn’t resist the brokerage’s culture and ideals, which emphasizes that luxury is an experience, not a price point. All customers deserve a luxury experience, and I’ve always worked to make that a reality. Today’s conversation with Carrie Cason, Broker/Owner of Engel & Volkers Gainesville, covers why Carrie chose to open an EV shop in Gainesville, what attracted her to EV, and her predictions for the future of the brokerage in Gainesville. We also touch on Carrie’s background in real estate (we’re pretty sure she became an agent when she was 2) and how she got to where she is today. For more information about Engel & Volkers, visit https://gainesville.evrealestate.com/
Let’s Talk Hollywood with Blake Stargel
Blake Stargel is making it big in Hollywood...Hollywood real estate, that is. After moving to California from Nebraska, where he had traded college life for Realtor life, Blake started hitting the real estate world and social media hard. In this episode, Blake tells us what it was like to move to LA and then transition to a new brokerage, what the continual grind to get business is like, where he is today, and where he sees himself and the market going during the coming year. Plus, he gives us the scoop about some Million Dollar Listing celebrities, who he encounters regularly in the LA real estate scene. It seems like this Star has a very bright future ahead of him! To connect with Blake, visit https://www.compass.com/agents/blake-robert-stargel or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s Talk Investing in Multi-Family Properties with John Stoeber
John Stoeber, a Principal at Kronos Investment Partners, is barely out of college yet he knows more about investing in real estate than most seasoned professionals in the industry do. A self-proclaimed number cruncher, he oversees underwriting, market analysis, and financial reporting at Kronos, which is a private equity firm that buys cash-flowing and under-performing multi-family properties in the U.S. In our discussion, we touched on house flipping’s pros and cons, how house hacking can let you live rent-free, and why BRRRR is a great investment strategy. There’s even a golden nugget of investing advice for real estate professionals. To learn more about John and his team, visit https://kronosinvestmentpartners.com/ or email him at email@example.com. You may also want to read his book, How To Analyze Big Apartment Buildings and Make Them Feel Small, free at bit.ly/underwritingebook.
Let’s Talk About Real Estate’s Future with Ari Rastegar
If there were a prize for Most Energetic Guest, then Ari Rastegar would win it hands-down. Founder and CEO of Rastegar Property Company, Ari is a force to reckon with due to his business acumen and overall dynamic personality. His innovative, technology-driven investment strategies have made him a thought leader in real estate, where he specializes in recession-resilient real assets and multifamily real estate developments, building portfolios designed to reduce risk and maximize capital appreciation potential. Today, Ari took time from his incredibly busy schedule to discuss President Biden’s sustainability plans and how they will affect the future of our cities, his interest in helping cities grow, and how he stays positive even in the most challenging of times. Did we mention that he’s a fitness and healthy eating guru and has been profiled in GQ, and is about to publish a book? We’re not kidding when we say he’s energetic! To learn more about Ari and his company, visit https://rastegarproperty.com.
Let’s Talk About Being a New Agent in the Big Apple with Justin Diamond
Justin Diamond has a proven track record in the social media industry, working for large companies in the New York City metro area for years. Now, as a new real estate agent, Justin is using his digital media expertise to his advantage as he dives into the world of New York real estate. We met Justin on TikTok, where his helpful and instructional videos showcase both properties and areas of town. He’s quickly becoming a go-to broker for young professionals who are looking to live in the city, sometimes from as far away as California. While as a new agent Justin doesn’t yet have multi-million dollar listings, his social media expertise and resulting exposure to a new demographic of buyers will undoubtedly lead him to much success in the near future. He may be a diamond in the rough now, but it won’t be long before he makes it big in the Big Apple. To contact Justin, shoot him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 914.874.7537. On social media, you can find him at @dimespaces on TikTok and @justinddiamond on Instagram.
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Informative and Entertaining
Anna has a personable style that is easy and enjoyable to listen to. You can tell that she's an accomplished expert who not only understand the markets, but is well versed in what Gainesville has to offer. I have listened to all of her podcasts and feel like I have gained useful and practical knowledge with each one. Anyone thinking of buying or selling would benefit from her advice and insight.
Fun, informative, and relevant!
Great information with a variety of guests that help cover all forms of real estate and businesses related to Gainesville!
Useful Gainesville Real Estate Information
My family and I are relocating to Gainesville and a friend recommended this podcast. I’m so glad that I listened to it because not only did I learn about the Gainesville area, which I knew little about and was pleasantly surprised to find out, but it also had awesome info about buying in Alachua County. I also learned a lot about the different types of loans, which was super useful. I’m looking forward to moving now, which I couldn’t say before listening to the podcast!