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Interviews from the best and brightest minds in the real estate industry. We interview and highlight those bright minds that aren't always seen on stage because. We cover topics like Investing, listings, buyers, brokerage, technology, entrepreneurship and so much more.

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The Kevin and Fred Show: Next Level Agents Kevin Kauffman and Fred Weaver, KevinandFred.com

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    • 4.9 • 157 Ratings

Interviews from the best and brightest minds in the real estate industry. We interview and highlight those bright minds that aren't always seen on stage because. We cover topics like Investing, listings, buyers, brokerage, technology, entrepreneurship and so much more.

Brought to you by KevinandFred.com

    OpenDoor Fined $62 Million by the FTC: What Does It Mean for Real Estate?

    OpenDoor Fined $62 Million by the FTC: What Does It Mean for Real Estate?

    In this video, we’re talking about the recent $62 million FTC fine handed down to OpenDoor for deceptive advertising practices. We’re going to give our own take on the news, why the agents celebrating it are missing the point, and what this actually means for iBuyers and the real estate industry as a whole. 
     
    Before you think “serves them right”, remember that OpenDoor and any other platform like them aren’t the devil, and they aren’t going away anytime soon. What are the real lessons we need to extract from this news instead of thinking an “enemy” has been vanquished? 
     
    https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/news/press-releases/2022/08/ftc-takes-action-stop-online-home-buying-firm-opendoor-labs-inc-cheating-potential-sellers




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    • 17 min
    REPLAY: How to Protect Your Energy As a Business Owner

    REPLAY: How to Protect Your Energy As a Business Owner

    On today’s episode, I’m joined by fellow Arizona agent and my good friend, Tia Moore. We talk about the power of having clarity and boundaries in our businesses, and why it’s not wrong to choose what gives us joy. 
     
    One of the most admirable things about Tia is how clear she is on what matters to her, where she’s going and what she wants, and never letting her real estate business, work and clients take her off course. Not only does it make running her business less draining, it actually makes her value proposition so much stronger. “I’ve gotten more business from saying no and being okay with it than I have from being a yes-woman.”
     
    Tia Moore is the business owner and team leader of the NextView Home Professionals Team. Tia started her real estate career in 2001, with the Mortgage Servicing Division of Citibank. During Tia's banking career she was responsible for complex projects and dozens of employees. Relationship management was a critical skill Tia developed and strengthened when working in high profile roles that involved internal partners, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Her gift of deal making, problem solving, and ability to analyze data made Tia's transition into Real Estate Sales seamless. Tia continues to rank among the top Real Estate agents and truly a force to be reckoned with. 
     
    When we start optimizing our energy, we become immune to pain-in-the-ass, difficult and draining clients. We become comfortable with saying no to what doesn’t serve us. 
     
    Taking on a new client or deal won’t be as simple as a yes or no question. It will be a deeper decision based on our values and the life we envision for ourselves. 
     
    Real estate has room for agents who live authentically and dictate the terms of their business - and Tia Moore is one of them. She has built a business that doesn’t conflict with her values, but actually supports and reinforces them. She shares how she built a business that put joy first, and her badass strategies for learning to say no to what doesn’t serve us. 
     
    Website: https://www.nextviewre.com/
    Instagram: @nextviewtia 



    Time Stamps 
     
    01:03 - How Tia found her way into real estate and why she values her freedom. 
    09:47 - How to become more comfortable with setting boundaries and protecting our energy. 
    15:05 - Why agents struggle to say no to clients that don’t align with their values. 
    17:25 - How to prioritize energy management the way we prioritize time management. 
    22:49 - How to define success for yourself. 
    26:25 - The power of clarity and authenticity in this business. 



    Guest Info
     
    Tia Moore is the business owner and team leader of the NextView Home Professionals Team. Tia started her real estate career in 2001, with the Mortgage Servicing Division of Citibank. During Tia's banking career she was responsible for complex projects and dozens of employees. Relationship management was a critical skill Tia developed and strengthened when working in high profile roles that involved internal partners, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Her gift of deal making, problem solving, and ability to analyze data made Tia's transition into Real Estate Sales seamless. Tia continues to rank among the top Real Estate agents and truly a force to be reckoned with. 
     
    Website: https://www.nextviewre.com/
    Instagram: @nextviewtia 
     
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    • 29 min
    REPLAY: Beyond Tokenism: How to Build An Industry Where Everyone Feels Valued w/Fee Gentry

    REPLAY: Beyond Tokenism: How to Build An Industry Where Everyone Feels Valued w/Fee Gentry

    In today’s episode, I’m joined by real estate agent and founder of ONE eXp, Fee Gentry. On a mission to make real estate a place “where everyone feels like they have a place to belong”, Fee works tirelessly to help shape the future of our industry. In order to make real estate an industry that represents everyone, we have to go beyond tokenism and create a space where everyone can be part of the conversation. Fee shares why this is so important to this industry and our ability to attract and retain the leaders of tomorrow. 
     
    Fee is not only a real estate agent, but an agent for change. She understands the importance of home ownership in building wealth and for over 15 years, has been helping her clients discover smart real estate investments. Her passion for inclusion and unity both within and outside of the real estate world has led her to spearhead innovative initiatives, helping to create a real estate industry where everyone’s voice can be heard and valued. Fee is the founder of ONE eXp, an initiative within eXp Realty which supports career development, champions fair housing principles and provides networking opportunities that encourage cultural awareness in supporting diverse groups such as Veterans, Pride, LatinX, Seniors and more. Fee is also part of the Board of Directors for eXp World Holdings where she is helping to build an equitable real estate industry from the inside out.
     
    When the world is tested, we’re given the opportunity to move toward something better, and bring more value to the human race. 2020 put a lot into perspective for all of us, and for the real estate industry. Everything we went through made many agents and leaders think deeply about the future and where we’re going as an industry.  
     
    How do we create an industry where everyone feels valued, seen, heard and represented? This was an important call and one of the driving factors behind ONE eXp. There’s value in building workplaces that give everyone a feeling of belonging, it won’t just change real estate now, it will affect our ability to attract and retain talent in the future. 
     
    Website: https://feegentry.com/
    Instagram: @feegentry
    https://life.exprealty.com/one-exp/



    Time Stamps 
     
    01:06 - Fee Gentry’s real estate story and how she sold 39 homes in a new town 
    04:43 - How Fee intuitively leaned into online marketing before everyone else 
    06:30 - Why Fee goes after specific niches 
    11:53 - The story of the One eXp initiative 
    15:41 - How to create a workplace where everyone feels valued 
    19:23 - What Fee has learned over the last year and her insights of the future. 



    Guest Info
     
    Fee is not only a real estate agent, but an agent for change. She understands the importance of home ownership in building wealth and for over 15 years, has been helping her clients discover smart real estate investments. Her passion for inclusion and unity both within and outside of the real estate world has led her to spearhead innovative initiatives, helping to create a real estate industry where everyone’s voice can be heard and valued. Fee is the founder of ONE eXp, an initiative within eXp Realty which supports career development, champions fair housing principles and provides networking opportunities that encourage cultural awareness in supporting diverse groups such as Veterans, Pride, LatinX, Seniors and more. Fee is also part of the Board of Directors for eXp World Holdings where she is helping to build an equitable real estate industry from the inside out.
     
    Website: https://feegentry.com/
    Instagram: @feegentry
    https://life.exprealty.com/one-exp/
     
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    • 27 min
    What’s For You Will Always Be Better: Megan Kincaid On Becoming An Agent After Years As An Investor

    What’s For You Will Always Be Better: Megan Kincaid On Becoming An Agent After Years As An Investor

    In today’s episode, I’m joined by investment expert and Realtor, Megan Kincaid. Going from agent to investor is so commonplace in this industry, but what’s quite unique is an investor choosing to get licensed. For Megan, the reasons for this move were very specific and intentional, but it required her to walk away from a business she had spent years building. She talks about her incredible career, why reinvention was necessary for her, and the emotions that come with making such a huge change. 
     
    Megan Kincaid has a decade-long track record of profitable real estate investment expertise coupled with exemplary customer service. Megan’s intent is to help each contact see the investment power in every real estate transaction. She takes pride in her advisory role to both buyers & sellers, ensuring her performance is in line with their goals. Having worked on both sides of a transaction and with a diverse range of clients – from traditional homebuyers and sellers to novice and seasoned investors – Megan’s  interdisciplinary perspective has consistently resulted in surpassing her clients’ goals and dreams. She has extensive design and construction experience, from participation in over 100 remodels and flips. 
     
    Reinvention is scary, but sometimes necessary. It’s hard to walk away from a business you’re well-known for, especially if it’s really great, pays well or is something you’ve spent years building, but that’s exactly what Megan Kincaid did. After spending her entire career in real estate not as an agent, she chose to step away from her investing business and get licensed. What motivated this transition and how did she navigate the emotional side of it? 
     
    The hardest part of making a huge change is often having the conversation with ourselves first, going within and getting really honest about wanting something different. Ultimately, what’s truly for us will always be better. 
     
    Guest Info
     
    Megan Kincaid is a licensed Realtor and investment specialist. She has a decade-long track record of profitable real estate investment expertise coupled with exemplary customer service. Megan’s intent is to help each contact see the investment power in every real estate transaction. She takes pride in her advisory role to both buyers & sellers, ensuring her performance is in line with their goals. Having worked on both sides of a transaction and with a diverse range of clients – from traditional homebuyers and sellers to novice and seasoned investors – Megan’s  interdisciplinary perspective has consistently resulted in surpassing her clients’ goals and dreams. She has extensive design and construction experience, from participation in over 100 remodels and flips.
     
    Follow @megankincaidrealestate on Instagram. 
     
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    • 40 min
    Why There’s a Lot More to This Business Than Production w/Chris Bowers (agentXcel special)

    Why There’s a Lot More to This Business Than Production w/Chris Bowers (agentXcel special)

    In today’s special episode, we continue our conversation with Chris Bowers is a Realtor®️, Investor and owner of the Bowers Team, and the host of The agentXcel podcast. Chris is someone we’ve learned so much from, and it was an honor to sit down with him to talk about real estate and what we’ve learned along the way to build businesses that really make an impact. 
     
    Chris Bowers is a Realtor®️, Investor and owner of the Bowers Team, and the host of The agentXcel podcast. Chris has been in real estate for over 16 years, but he has been an entrepreneur since his teens. Today, Chris and his wife run a successful team selling over 140 units with half of those being Chris’ personal production. He has also built a solid rental portfolio that continues to grow to this day.
     
    Our real estate businesses can be based on what the industry values or a reflection of the lives we want to create, the impact we want to make, and the boundaries we set to stay in integrity with ourselves. 
     
    We can draw a line in a line in the sand, choose the relationship we want to have with our businesses, and succeed without ever trading our peace of mind for money. To reach that point of impact, however, we have to step back from production - and not always be the one at the kitchen table. 
     
     
    Guest Info
     
    Chris Bowers is a Realtor®️, Investor and owner of the Bowers Team, and the host of The agentXcel podcast. Chris has been in real estate for over 16 years, but he has been an entrepreneur since his teens. Today, Chris and his wife run a successful team selling over 140 units with half of those being Chris’ personal production. He has also built a solid rental portfolio that continues to grow to this day. 
     
    Follow @chris_bowersteam on Instagram 
    Listen to agentXcel on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.  




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    • 38 min
    Is Your Business Built to Serve Who You Are? w/Chris Bowers (agentXcel Podcast Special)

    Is Your Business Built to Serve Who You Are? w/Chris Bowers (agentXcel Podcast Special)

    In this special episode, we’re featured on Chris Bowers’ podcast, agentXcel. In today’s show, Chris picks Fred’s brain and talks about his real estate journey, the pivotal decisions in building the business, his approach to leadership, and the thought process around building a business on your terms. 
     
    Chris Bowers is a Realtor®️, Investor and owner of the Bowers Team, and the host of The agentXcel podcast. Chris has been in real estate for over 16 years, but he has been an entrepreneur since his teens. Today, Chris and his wife run a successful team selling over 140 units with half of those being Chris’ personal production. He has also built a solid rental portfolio that continues to grow to this day. 
     
    In an industry with a whole lot of stage talk and training programs telling us exactly what to do, many agents fall into the trap of imitating someone else’s business without checking if it fits with who they are. 
     
    This is all about finding your path, emulating things from others but also figuring out what serves you the most. A big part of building a business on our own terms is a willingness to test out what the next step of leverage could look like, even if it looks different to the “industry standard”. 
     
    Guest Info
     
    Chris Bowers is a Realtor®️, Investor and owner of the Bowers Team, and the host of The agentXcel podcast. Chris has been in real estate for over 16 years, but he has been an entrepreneur since his teens. Today, Chris and his wife run a successful team selling over 140 units with half of those being Chris’ personal production. He has also built a solid rental portfolio that continues to grow to this day. 
     
    Follow @chris_bowersteam on Instagram 
    Listen to agentXcel on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.  
     
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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

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Great content - Natural Conversation

Kevin and Fred do a great job with their show. It’s such a natural conversation that you can’t help but want to keep listening. Couple that great guests and content and its a show you’ll want to keep coming back to.

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Re: So true

Great reality! Cut the fat and have the conversation with those who need to move else where.

Dom Santaniello ,

Solid Content for Real Estate Agents, Investors

I had the privilege of meeting Kevin on the podcast as a guest. Kevin is a very driven real estate agent, investor and professional. We had an amazing conversation with a lot of relatable overlap in our businesses. I highly recommend taking the time to listen to this podcast and hear some of the amazing guests Kevin brings onto tho show! Great sense of humor too!

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