Interviews with real estate industry leaders, hosted by Bill Risser, EVP - Strategic Partnerships for RateMyAgent. The Real Estate Sessions was selected as the 2019 Inman Innovator Award Winner for Video/Podcast Show.
Unlike many shows in the real estate space, I do not focus on investing, sales and marketing or any specific topic. I focus on my guest and do my best to get their backstory.
I am curious by nature and I find the backstory of our industry's leaders fascinating. I've discovered lenders that were ballerinas, Chief Creative Officers that managed bands, and CEO's that sold vacuum cleaners (and not very well) in college.
So, if you are looking for stories about industry leaders with a bit of strategy and business knowledge tossed in, give The Real Estate Sessions a shot.
Episode 304 – Katie Day, Team Lead, MoveMeToTexas Team, Powered by Real Broker, LLC
Real estate is not just grinding content for your online marketing strategies and waiting for people to come knocking on your door. In reality, you have to put in a lot of work and effort to produce engaging materials that resonate with your target market. Joining Bill Risser is https://www.linkedin.com/in/katelynaday/ (Katie Day), Team Lead of http://www.movemetotx.com (MoveMeToTexas), powered by Real Broker, LLC. She looks back on her ups and downs as a college management major who jumped from one business to another until she achieved residential real estate success. Katie talks about how she builds a large following through her YouTube videos, the challenges of marketing in Instagram, and the needed mindset to win now that the real estate competition transcends to digital platforms.
Katie Day, Team Lead, MoveMeToTexas Team, Powered by Real Broker, LLC
Welcome to Episode 304. As always, thank you so much for tuning in and telling a friend. We're going to talk to Katie Day. Katie is the Team Lead of the https://www.movemetotx.com/ (MOVEMETOTX) Team Powered by Real Broker, LLC. We're going to talk to another real operation. I'm excited to chat with Katie. She's doing some great things in the world of technology to help our customers with their marketing and other things. Let's get this thing started. Katie, welcome to the show.
Thank you so much for having me.
Katie, thanks for being on the show. It's going to be a lot of fun. I'll start at the beginning like I always do. I did some digging, and somehow, I think there's a Florida tie with you. Is it possible that you're a Florida native, or do I have that part of it a little bit wrong?
I am not a Florida native. I grew up in Maryland, so I lived there for the first portion of my life through high school. My parents were retiring to Florida when I graduated from high school, so they wanted me down there. When I went to the University of Tampa, toured it, I saw the campus and everything there, I was like, "How could I not go here?" That's where I ended up for college.
I live in St. Petersburg, just across The Bay from Tampa, and that University of Tampa campus is spectacular. I think it originally 100 years ago was a hotel. Would you mind sharing your thoughts about that campus and your experience there?
The University of Tampa was right on the Hillsborough River. It's an absolutely gorgeous campus and the hotel is now administration buildings, classrooms and stuff like that, but they have these big minarets. It's like the Russian-style architecture minarets. It's a stunning campus. They have Wi-Fi at the pool. It's 30 to 40 minutes from the beach. As an eighteen-year-old that's being told that they are no longer living at home and can do whatever they want, why wouldn't you go live near the beach and have Wi-Fi at the pool?
I said it was to study. I never took a computer to the pool, but it was an amazing time. I loved living there. I lived in St. Pete for a little while as well, Orlando, Naples, but as my time in Tampa, especially as a young adult getting out of my parent's home, was an absolute blast. I loved my time in that area of Florida.
It probably was the perfect distance away from mom and dad, right?
Yeah. They live in Naples. That's where they moved to. I was looking at Florida Gulf Coast, which was like 30 minutes away. I'm like, "That's an unexpected pop-in." Two and a half hours, you've got to put some time and thought into coming to visit. I also looked at the University of Florida and things like that, but that was further away. It was a good happy medium between the two. Being close enough to drive home for the weekend or a meal or two, but far enough away that they weren't popping and I was popping on them on a regular basis.
What area of study was your degree in?
I got a degree in Management. I didn't know what direction I wanted my life to go in. I knew that business seemed the smart route as far as college went. I
Real Estate Sessions Rewind - Joe Rand - Randing and Raving #12
This week, Joe is presented with an ethical dilemma. You notice something in your groceries that you didn’t pay for. What do you do? There are a couple more twists you will hear on the episode. Enjoy!
Real Estate Sessions Rewind - Joe Rand - Randing and Raving #11
Will wonders never cease? Will Joe ever fail to rant about any question? This week, a national speaker, Sean Carpenter, gets the Rand Treatment and his question answered on Episode 11 of Randing and Raving.
Remember, you can all in at 480 270-4590 and leave a question on any topic for Joe. Real Estate or non-Real Estate questions are welcome.
The much talked about Joe Rand books are available on Amazon:
Disruptors, Discounters and Doubters
How to Be A Great Real Estate Agent
Real Estate Sessions Rewind - Joe Rand - Randing and Raving #16
This week, when are you furthering the conversation and when are you a one-upper? Joe shares his thoughts on this dilemma.
Jay Thompson, Retired, talks about retirement and the work he continues doing.
In this episode, Jay Thompson, my guest, was the first guest to be interviewed at the beginning of the podcast in 2015. Jay is a "retired" Real Estate agent and broker currently based in Texas.
In this episode, I sit with Jay as we reminisce on some points from the first episode of the podcast, discuss highlights from Jay's selective retirement, and note significant developments in recent times in the Real Estate industry.
Nate Joens, Co-Founder - Structurely talks AI in real estate
Meet today's guest, Nate Joens, Co-Founder of "Structurely," a technology company that builds AI based out of Ames, Iowa. Nate also grew up in Des Moines, Iowa.
In this episode, I sit with Nate, discussing how to use AI in Real Estate, benefits and particular areas of functionality, and future expectations for AI in Real Estate.
Bill is a great host and his passion for and knowledge of the real estate industry definitely shine through. His guests each bring so much to the conversation, really appreciate the wealth of knowledge in each episode!
Bill does such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and informed!
Smart and Funny
Bill is a smart and funny host and does a great job bringing in engaging, interesting real estate industry leaders. Lots of compelling conversations without sales pitches or hucksterism. Highly recommended to all real estate professionals.