14 episodes

Welcome to The REAL in Real Estate with Jean Mitchell, your go-to source for everything property-related! Join us as we delve into fantastic insights, expert tips, and the latest property trends. From buying and selling to investing and renovating, we bring you all the answers directly from industry experts. Tune in and stay ahead in the world of real estate!

The REAL in Real Estate Jean Mitchell

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Welcome to The REAL in Real Estate with Jean Mitchell, your go-to source for everything property-related! Join us as we delve into fantastic insights, expert tips, and the latest property trends. From buying and selling to investing and renovating, we bring you all the answers directly from industry experts. Tune in and stay ahead in the world of real estate!

    Let’s Get REAL Mortgage Interest with Chris Kelso

    Let’s Get REAL Mortgage Interest with Chris Kelso

    Episode Summary:
    This week, we are joined by mortgage industry veteran Chris Kelso as we explore current interest rates, their historical trends, and the impact of events like COVID-19 on the economy. Learn about mortgage-backed securities, predictions for future rates, and how rising interest and inflation rates affect daily spending. Chris also discusses navigating interest rates when buying or selling a home and the benefits of reverse mortgages. Tune in for expert insights and practical advice in today’s mortgage landscape.
    Guest Bio:
    Chris Kelso, NMLS #158229, is a trusted Area Sales Manager
    who is ready to make your dreams of owning a home a reality. Chris Kelso is
    committed to providing the community with the very best in customer service, so
    come speak with New American Funding today and learn how we can help you!
    Website: newamericanfunding.com/mortgage-loans/chriskelso

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    • 29 min
    Let’s Get REAL About Title Policies with Justin Ramirez & Dana Taylor

    Let’s Get REAL About Title Policies with Justin Ramirez & Dana Taylor

    Episode Summary:
    Title insurance is often overlooked in the home buying process, but it plays a crucial role in protecting both buyers and sellers from unforeseen issues with property ownership. In this episode, we dive deep into title policies: what they are, why they're important, and how they benefit both parties involved in a real estate transaction. We discuss the cost of title insurance and provide tips on how to ensure a smooth buying or selling experience by avoiding common roadblocks and situations. With insights from industry experts Justin Ramirez and Dana Taylor, and real-life examples, listeners will gain a comprehensive understanding of title insurance and its significance in real estate transactions. Tune in to learn how to safeguard your investment and navigate the complexities of property ownership with confidence.
    Guest Bio:
    Justin Ramirez has been in the title industry for over 12 years. As your business development representative and “Your Title Guy,” he is committed to providing the superior service, technology, and products you and your clients deserve.
    Dana Taylor is a Senior Escrow Officer with First American Title.
    Website: firstam.com
    Email: DanaTaylor@firstam.com Jusramirez@firstam.com

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    • 21 min
    Let's Get REAL About Aging In Place with Amanda Coolidge

    Let's Get REAL About Aging In Place with Amanda Coolidge

    Episode Summary:
    Torn between selling your home or renovating your forever space? Join us as we talk with Amanda Coolidge with Broderick Dean Construction about this crucial decision in our latest podcast episode. We'll explore the ins and outs of working with contractors, the significance of selecting quality materials, and the thought process behind such a significant investment. Whether you're looking to revamp your current abode or embark on a new homeownership journey, tune in for expert insights and valuable tips to guide your decision-making process.
    Guest Bio:
    Amanda Coolidge, the driving force behind Broderick Dean, brings over 15 years of construction operations experience to the table. Leading the company's operations and spearheading expansion efforts into emerging markets, Amanda's strategic vision and management prowess have propelled many companies to realize their true potential. Her interdisciplinary approach and quick decision-making abilities have been instrumental in the company's growth.

    Website: broderickdean.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/BroderickDeanConstruction
    Instagram: instagram.com/broderickdeanconstruction/
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/broderick-dean-construction/

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    • 27 min
    Let’s Get REAL About Getting Your Home Ready To Sell with Jennifer Larsen

    Let’s Get REAL About Getting Your Home Ready To Sell with Jennifer Larsen

    Episode Summary:
    In this episode, we discuss the essential steps to prepare your home for sale, ensuring maximum appeal to potential buyers with the help of expert guest Realtor Jennifer Larsen from JL Fine Homes. From small tweaks to significant overhauls, let’s explore the key strategies that can elevate your home's desirability and increase its street appeal while also creating a welcoming atmosphere for showings. Additionally, we provide valuable resources and expert tips on decluttering your space, helping you streamline the selling process and embrace the transition to a new chapter. Tune in to learn how to make your home stand out in a competitive market and achieve a successful sale.
    Guest Bio:
    Jennifer Larsen has been in the real estate business for over 17 years. She specializes in seller listing, first-time home buying, and investment properties and is luxury home sale certified. Jennifer has appeared in Memorial Buzz, Top Producers, Dynamic Women, and H Texas Magazine, where she has been recognized as one of the Top 500 Realtors in Houston. She continues to stand tall in the top 20% of realtors with the Compass RE Memorial office.
    Website: jlfinehomes.com/
    Facebook: facebook.com/jlfinehomes/
    Instagram: instagram.com/jl_fine_homes
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    • 24 min
    Let’s Get REAL About Homeowner’s Insurance with Leash Yu

    Let’s Get REAL About Homeowner’s Insurance with Leash Yu

    Episode Summary:
    Tune in to our latest podcast episode as we get into the intricate world of homeowner’s insurance with the help of expert Leash Yu with Agency Yu. In today's climate, securing homeowner’s insurance can be a daunting task, and Leash sheds light on the challenges homeowners face. From navigating homeowner claims to understanding how any disrepair can render a home uninsurable, we explore the key factors shaping the insurance landscape. Join us as we unpack the complexities of obtaining homeowners insurance, discuss the dwindling number of insurance carriers, and provide insights to help homeowners navigate this essential aspect of homeownership.
    Guest Bio:
    Leash is the president and CEO of Agency Yu. Agency Yu is one of the largest business producers in the Houston area. Leash graduated from Texas A&M University. He continues to be an example of perseverance and patience for his employees (which is a key ingredient in the insurance world). He has been married for 28 years and is father to two amazing young ladies! He lives out his faith with no fear and continues to inspire everyone around him.

    Facebook: facebook.com/agencyyu/
    Instagram: instagram.com/agencyyu
    Email: leash@agencyyu.com

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    • 27 min
    Let's Get REAL About Reverse Mortgages and Lifestyle Loans with Michael Truitt

    Let's Get REAL About Reverse Mortgages and Lifestyle Loans with Michael Truitt

    Episode Summary:
    In this episode, we explore the complexities of homeownership, covering topics ranging from foreclosures and assuming debts to reverse mortgages and lifestyle loans. Our expert guest, Reverse Mortgage Advisor Michael Truitt with Mutual of Omaha, helps us understand the intricacies of owning a home, especially in an HOA. Join us as we uncover valuable insights and practical tips for navigating these financial waters with confidence and clarity.
    Guest Bio:
    With over 21 years of experience as a realtor and CB manager, Michael Truitt followed by 7 years specializing in forward mortgages. He has dedicated the last 18 years of his career to helping families understand the intricacies of FHA reverse mortgage-HECM products. His mission is to ensure that all parties involved—families, heirs, attorneys, financial planners, insurance agents, and realtors—have a comprehensive understanding of how these products work and how they may impact their unique situations.
    Website: mutualreverse.com/lo/micheal-truitt/

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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Natty_1085 ,

Very imformative- Home Staging

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Jean for her podcast on home staging, and I must say, it was an incredibly enriching experience. Her podcast stands out as a beacon of knowledge and insight in the real estate industry, and her interviewing skills truly shine through.

From the moment we started our conversation, it was evident that Jean had done her homework. She was well-prepared, asking insightful questions that delved into the intricacies of my business and the broader real estate landscape. Her genuine curiosity and passion for the industry were palpable, creating an atmosphere that was both engaging and informative.

What impressed me most about Jean’s approach was her ability to balance professionalism with warmth and authenticity. She created a space where I felt comfortable sharing my thoughts and experiences, yet maintained a level of professionalism that ensured the conversation remained focused and productive.

Moreover, Jean demonstrated a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing real estate professionals today. Her questions were not only thought-provoking but also reflected a keen awareness of the latest trends and developments in the industry. As a result, our discussion was not only enjoyable but also incredibly informative, offering valuable insights that I'm sure will benefit her listeners.

Overall, my experience being interviewed by Jean was nothing short of exceptional. Her podcast is a must-listen for anyone in the real estate industry, whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out. I highly recommend tuning in to gain valuable insights and perspectives from one of the industry's brightest talents. Thank you, Jean, for the opportunity to be a part of your podcast!

J Duplechain ,

Informative!

I found the information on staging a home very helpful and informative.

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