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Hustle Humbly Podcast

English, Finance, 1 season, 262 episodes, 2 days, 7 hours, 36 minutes
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Join us for Hustle Humbly where we hope you will build the confidence to find your voice and your way to a successful real estate business and beyond. Listen in as Alissa & Katy, two top producing Realtors, talk about fostering #communityovercompetition while navigating the often times cutthroat real estate industry. With over 800 homes sold between them and 7 and 14 years each in the business, they have seen it first hand. Deep dive into conversations and interviews about mindset and best practices with real life stories mixed in. The goal of Hustle Humbly is to reach out and encourage Realtors and business people alike to stop comparing themselves and start embracing their own strengths.
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257: How To SHOW You Are a Realtor

You’ve been out there telling everyone that you are ready to help them buy and sell, but how do you SHOW you are in real estate? Shockingly that social media post you spent hours on was probably seen by less than 5% of your friends/followers. Now you are sitting by the phone waiting for the business to roll in and it’s crickets. In this episode we will give you tips on exactly how to show your sphere that you are an active agent ready and willing to help them.  We aren’t simply focusing on social media either. We are going to give you ideas for your email list, DMing, texting, calling and even snail mail! We are also issuing a challenge for you to stop saying “call me if you need to buy or sell a house”. And asking an important question: What would you do if you couldn’t post on social media for your business?    Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Build Your Own Business 101: hustlehumblypodcast.com/byob Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
7/8/202441 minutes, 11 seconds
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256: He’s Just Not That Into You

Who could have guessed the movie we would most often quote in reference to real estate would be “He’s Just Not That Into You”? As it turns out dating behavior parallels quite nicely to the situations we come across as agents.  The romantic comedy “He’s Just Not That Into You” gives a hilarious glimpse into the complexities of relationships. This dynamic can surprisingly mirror the interactions between real estate agents and their clients. The world of real estate is filled with mixed signals, searching for signs, waiting for the phone to ring and the desperate need for honest communication. Join us for a fun chat about the movie that got Alissa through a break-up back in the day and continues to provide wisdom for our real estate businesses now.    Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Build Your Own Business 101: hustlehumblypodcast.com/byob Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
7/1/202449 minutes, 45 seconds
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255: Client Management Tips for Real Estate

The most important principle they forgot to teach you in real estate school was client management. We are ready to share our definition and tips for utilizing client management in your real estate business. Knowing the importance of your true function in a transaction and being prepared to show up as the leader for your clients is a non negotiable. Not only will your clients appreciate you for this but you will make the transaction smooth for yourself as well as your cooperating agent. Listen in to hear our favorite group text etiquette, the 80-10-10 rule, what is happening in a frozen market and so much more! Never heard the term client management before? This episode is a must listen for you and all the agents you know!   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Build Your Own Business 101: hustlehumblypodcast.com/byob Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
6/24/202441 minutes, 52 seconds
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254: Podcast Therapy: Solving Your Real Estate Problems

It’s time for us to solve your real estate problems with a little podcast therapy! Join us for this recording of our Hustle Humbly Community live from April where we took our community members’ questions and struggles and talked through the mindset shifts and solutions that could make an improvement. We are tackling the mental game of being on the real estate roller coaster, prospecting and nurturing buyers that aren’t ready yet, dealing with being young and in a tough market, confidently sharing your worth, tuning out the noise and shiny objects especially as an agent with ADHD and so much more! No, we aren’t real therapists, but we will give you our best advice and talk through some of the challenges that we all face as we navigate a career in real estate!   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Build Your Own Business 101: hustlehumblypodcast.com/byob Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
6/17/202457 minutes, 3 seconds
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253: Say This Not That

Do the words you choose in your professional communications really matter? According to research, they do, and we are here to provide you with a list of word and phrase swaps that will change the way you communicate from now on! We aren’t just giving you a list of swaps, either. This is a fascinating discussion on psychology and the power words have in our everyday lives. We are even giving you the exact words you need when you don’t know the answer to a question or if you’ve made a mistake. Are you ready to hear some of the funniest substitutions for when you can’t say what you really want to say? We’ll even share with you which swaps we are personally implementing from our research. Don’t miss this highly entertaining and impactful episode where we help you say this not that.   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Build Your Own Business 101: hustlehumblypodcast.com/byob Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
6/10/202459 minutes, 2 seconds
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252: Automation For Your Business?

Is automation in your business the answer to all of your problems?  Automation is one of those entrepreneurial buzzwords that you hear gurus shouting from the rooftops. But we wanted to really dig into the specific ways you can and CAN’T automate a real estate business. How do you automate your business when each transaction is unique? What is your main function as an agent and is it something you can amplify with the right software? What are the differences between systems and tools and automation? We are so excited to answer these questions plus take you through an awesome chatGPT prompt to blow your next listing appointment out of the water. Tune in to find out if there really is an easy button! Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Build Your Own Business 101: hustlehumblypodcast.com/byob Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
6/3/202448 minutes, 41 seconds
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251: Work to LIVE

It’s time to take stock of our businesses and priorities and decide if we are living to work or working to LIVE!  As we move into the summer months where we are entering our busiest real estate season, it’s the perfect time to make sure we are adding in lots of life too! In this chat we talk about the benefits of having hobbies both mentally and physically. We are digging in on time and how to make sure you aren’t spending all your waking hours working in your business or taking care of someone else. Even if it’s just once a week we want you to add in more fun to your life. Working as a real estate agent is supposed to give you time flexibility that leads to the life you desire. We are breaking down why that doesn’t always happen and giving some ideas on how to bring more of what you want to do into your life.   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Build Your Own Business 101: hustlehumblypodcast.com/byob Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
5/27/202442 minutes, 13 seconds
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250: Practical Fair Housing Tips

Let’s welcome Fair Housing expert, speaker, and practicing agent, Harrison Beacher, as he gives us the tips and tricks we need to successfully navigate fair housing issues right now! Harrison Beacher is a full time agent in the DC area who shares his passion for fair housing and housing equity in this episode. We cover some of the common mistakes agents make and best practices to avoid those violations. Harrison shares with us practical tips for listening to our clients, removing fear and providing clarity. We also dig into the potential implications the proposed NAR settlement will have on fair housing, specifically buyers protected by current fair housing laws.    Harrison Beacher is a managing partner of the Coalition Properties group, a top producing team, serving the DC metro area affiliated with Keller Williams Capital Properties. Harrison was a member of the 2016 Realtor 30 under 30 class, serves as 2024 co-chair for NAR’s meetings and conference committee and continues to serve on the National Board of Directors for NAR as well as the Culture and Transformation Commission. You can find Harrison getting back to his DJ roots at home making playlists for every occasion and spending time with his wife, Lindsay, and two kids. Find Harrison on social media and tune into the podcast he hosts with his business partners called All Blends Perfectly.  Social media: @hlbeach Website: www.coalitionpg.com.   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Build Your Own Business 101: hustlehumblypodcast.com/byob Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
5/20/202449 minutes, 46 seconds
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249: Encouragement for Moms

In celebration of Mother’s Day let’s get together and give a little encouragement for the moms out there.  Whether you are a mom now, hoping to be one in the future or just want a little encouragement in general, this episode is for you. We are sharing our journeys as working moms including tips and some mindset advice. We dive in on scheduling and working parent logistics. How do we handle comparison and mom guilt? We are breaking it down. Come let us be your cheerleaders as we share stories and some of our favorite quotes.    Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Build Your Own Business 101: hustlehumblypodcast.com/byob Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
5/13/202451 minutes, 15 seconds
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248: Mother-Daughter Owned Real Estate Brokerage

Running a family business can be tricky, but this mother daughter duo is navigating co-owning a brokerage smoothly! In this episode we have a lovely chat with Laurie Beischel & Chelsea McDonnell about how they decided to open a brokerage together, how they divide up the tasks that come with managing 70+ agents, and how they do it all with a smile. Chelsea and Laurie share their strengths with us and how they use their specific skills and experience to create a successful brokerage built on great culture. This conversation is for the agents who work with family or have considered bringing family into their real estate business. It is practical and encouraging and is the proof of concept you may be looking for to start your own family business!   Locality Real Estate is an independent, locally-owned brokerage in Arizona specializing in residential real estate. Brokers and Co-Owners, Laurie Beischel and Chelsea McDonnell, bring over 35+ years of combined experience in the industry to their brokerage, Locality Real Estate.    Originally an appraiser, Laurie has been licensed since 2005 and earned her broker’s license in 2010. She has been responsible for thousands of real estate agents throughout her career, working to train, educate, and supervise them while managing day-to-day taskwork and risk management.   Well-known for her kind heart, problem-solving skills and dedication to the industry, Laurie is a passionate real estate professional who knows the industry from many angles, consistently operating with the highest level of integrity. She is a fierce leader who loves helping agents to learn, grow, and reach their fullest potentials.   Chelsea is a residential real estate professional and Valley native - one of the few! She obtained her real estate license in 2011 and earned her broker’s license in June 2020. Chelsea has a strong attention to detail and oversees the many moving parts of the brokerage’s day-to-day needs.     In addition to managing brokerage operations, Chelsea also has the honor of serving buyers and sellers in the Phoenix Metro Area. There’s nothing more rewarding to her than helping clients achieve their real estate goals and dreams of home ownership. She brings extensive market and contract knowledge, strong communication, professionalism and of course some fun to each transaction! Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Build Your Own Business 101: hustlehumblypodcast.com/byob Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
5/6/202436 minutes, 17 seconds
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247: May Flowers: Benefits of Owning a Home

Homeownership is work, but the benefits far outweigh the effort when it comes to owning a home.  In this episode we flip the coin from episode 243 where we talk about the trials and tribulations of being a homeowner and look at the positives to owning a place of your own. We are talking about the motivations of home buyers and the financial, emotional and physical benefits of owning a home. If you are on the fence about homeownership we are going to give you the pros list to pursuing that piece of the American dream. Tax deductions, pride of ownership, community growth, and freedom to make changes plus lots more are on our list. Come listen to the whys behind our love of homeownership!   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Build Your Own Business 101: hustlehumblypodcast.com/byob Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
4/29/202436 minutes, 37 seconds
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246: The Stories in Your Head

The stories in our own heads can truly get the best of us.  In this episode of “podcast therapy” we share our own personal struggles with the stories in our heads. Why did that buyer ghost us after seeing all those houses when we seemed to get along so well? What about the seller that said you were getting the listing only for you to discover the house hitting the market without YOU? We’ve all been there and the mental load that comes along with not knowing can be heavy. We are sharing with you our own tips and tricks for dealing with the unknown as well as being a listening ear when there really is nothing you can do. You know we love a mindset episode and this one was much needed and truly cathartic. Want to join us for more “podcast therapy”? Join the Community at hustlehumblypodcast.com/membership for our April live therapy talk session!   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Build Your Own Business 101: hustlehumblypodcast.com/byob Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
4/22/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 54 seconds
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245: How to Change Brokers

Remembering all the things you need to do when you switch brokers can be overwhelming, so we are giving you the how to.  In this episode we break down the steps to take before, during and after your switch. Starting from reading your contract all the way through changing your social media profiles, we got you covered. Making the decision was hard enough, let us help you make the transition as smooth as possible. The episode is filled with the exact steps you’ll need plus stories of pitfalls you want to avoid. Think you’ll just change your business card and for sale sign and be good to go, think again! Want  our full resource for switching brokers? Grab it at hustlehumblypodcast.com/change.   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Build Your Own Business 101: hustlehumblypodcast.com/byob Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
4/15/202449 minutes, 23 seconds
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244: Our Thoughts on NAR SETTLEMENT Part 2

It’s time for part 2 of our thoughts on the proposed NAR settlement.  In this follow up episode to our SPECIAL BONUS episode released 3/27, we are giving more of our thoughts on how these changes will affect us and what we can do to prepare. Alissa is giving us her 3 conversations to have NOW. Want to find out which of the 3 response groups you are in? We’ve got descriptions of how reactions seem to be going right now. We discuss more specific scenarios and further clarify some of the terms of the proposed settlement and what they will mean logistically for buyers, sellers and your business. We are sharing what you can control and how to take steps to continue to succeed and thrive in your real estate business. Visit facts.reatlor for all the specifics on the lawsuit, proposed settlement, timelines and more. Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com Use code SS30 for 30% off!   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Build Your Own Business 101: hustlehumblypodcast.com/byob All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
4/8/202443 minutes, 46 seconds
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243: April Showers: Homeownership Struggles

Sometimes being a homeowner is a struggle that we and our buyers aren’t quite prepared for. In this episode we are telling the stories of issues we’ve had to tackle as homeowners. Spending thousands on grass or drainage doesn’t exactly rank in the fun expenditures column, but a homeowner’s got to do what a homeowner’s got to do. Join us for a sometimes shocking conversation about floating pools, roots in the sewer, a 5 year old leak and even a house cut in half by a tree. How did we resolve these issues and when it’s all said and done was owning a home worth it? Listen in to find out and shoot us a message with your stories of hard homeownership.  5 DAYS of DEALS are live April 1-5, 2024! Grab the deals here! Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Build Your Own Business 101: hustlehumblypodcast.com/byob Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
4/1/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 46 seconds
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BONUS: Our Thoughts on THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT PART 1

In this SPECIAL BONUS episode we are giving some history on commissions, explaining who NAR is(and how we feel about them) and discussing the terms of the proposed settlement in response to the numerous commission lawsuits. Want to find out which stage of grief we are in or what scene from Friends came up? Then don’t miss this funny, headline debunking, mix of anxiety and optimism. We get into specific scenarios and talk through how this will work logistically and we tackle some big issues like protecting homeownership and our veterans. Come back for Part 2 in a few days and we will give you your action item list to not just prepare for changes, but to thrive in this new real estate landscape.    Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Build Your Own Business 101: hustlehumblypodcast.com/byob Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected]
3/27/202455 minutes, 17 seconds
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242: Real Estate Agent Resume: How To

Standing out with your own agent resume is a must to attract buyers and sellers and we are going to walk you through how to do it! In this episode we are taking a close look at why you need a resume and how to create the best one to showcase yourself to potential clients. You may be surprised that simply having a resume will put you ahead of much of  your competition. We are sharing the stories of our first resumes and how they  have evolved over the years. Get ready to walk through our no stress resume worksheet live. We are giving you the  3 required sections you need on your resume, plus the 8 additional categories you can choose from based on your experience and what you want your clients to know about you. If you love this episode and want the step by step process to an amazing resume that we talk about on the show, you can grab 3 Day Resume at hustlehumblypodcast.com/resume.    Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Build Your Own Business 101: hustlehumblypodcast.com/byob Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
3/25/202439 minutes, 35 seconds
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241: Make Your Own Luck/The D’s of Real Estate

When the market gets you down and you think you don’t have control, make your own luck! In this episode we debunk 3 real estate myths and give you the 9 D’s of real estate motivation. Can’t think of 9 reasons buyers and sellers get into even the worst market? Don’t worry we are telling you ours and giving you ideas for finding this type of business no matter what the market is doing. We are also tackling the myth that you can’t work your sphere when you are new to town. We are giving you tactical ideas you can use today to make your own luck as the new kid on the block. And lastly we cover what to do if your office is small and you think that means you can’t get training or leads. Let’s turn that unlucky situation around and make our own luck with these tips!   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Build Your Own Business 101: hustlehumblypodcast.com/byob Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
3/18/202434 minutes, 53 seconds
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240: Loopholes of Real Estate

You can never be too careful when it comes to finding and using the loopholes of real estate. In this episode we share some stories of our own, plus truly shocking uses of loopholes sent in by our listeners. Real estate contracts can be long and tedious to sort through. Looking for all the ways the buyer or seller may be able to nullify a contract is an important value we should provide our clients. These stories will give you a leg up in knowing what contract loopholes to look for and how you can avoid potential heartbreak for your client down the road.  Want one of your stories to be featured on the show? Make sure to jump on our newsletter list so you will get our email requests! hustlehumblypodcast.com/newsletter Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Build Your Own Business 101: hustlehumblypodcast.com/byob Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
3/11/202455 minutes, 56 seconds
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239: Value Proposition

Communicating your value proposition as a Realtor is more important now than it has ever been before. As lawsuits pile up against the National Association of Realtors and the news cycle squarely takes aim at Realtors and their value, we want to remind agents and consumers why we are vital to real estate transactions. High level agents consistently providing value are the ones who will survive any market or industry changes. What exactly can you do to grow as a high level agent? From sharing your vendors to building relationships and possessing specialized market knowledge and more, we are sharing exactly what it means to be valuable to your clients. We aren’t just telling you what to say when a customer approaches you about your value, but what to actually DO to provide value.   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Build Your Own Business 101: hustlehumblypodcast.com/byob Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
3/4/202448 minutes, 47 seconds
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238: Closing Time: Real Estate Edition

It’s time for another deep dive into real estate closings!  You worked so hard to get here so let’s make sure you do it right. This episode gives you tips and advice for preparing, participating and following up after your client’s real estate closing. We are giving you the list of things you don’t want to forget to do before and after closing. Want to hear what Alissa forgot to do on her recent closing? Curious why Katy got a barrage of angry texts from another agent after closing? Tune in to hear these stories plus get all of your closing process questions answered. Don’t end up at the closing table looking lost or forgetting important items on your checklist. We are here to make sure you show up prepared and ready to get through closing like a true professional!   Get today's freebie at hustlehumblypodcast.com/co-op   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Build Your Own Business 101: hustlehumblypodcast.com/byob Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
2/26/202452 minutes, 56 seconds
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237: Lead Generation in a Shifting Real Estate Market

Lead generation is always a hot topic in real estate but even more so as the real estate market shifts and changes.  In this episode we are diving into what we are hearing the most questions about right now: leads, leads, leads! How do you get them? Should you pay for them? How many do you need? What if you don’t want to pay for them? When is a lead dead? What should you do if you are a new agent to get leads? How do you crack the code on repeat and referral business? We are answering your questions in the context of what is happening in today’s slower market. In the past we have each paid for online leads and we are giving the details and why we did and when we cut the cord. Sometimes leads are just about the money in and out but the effect they can have on your business and your life. Get ready to hear the truth and reality of finding LEADS! Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Build Your Own Business 101: hustlehumblypodcast.com/byob Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
2/19/202457 minutes, 17 seconds
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236: Rapid Fire Q&A

It’s time for another Q&A and this time we are going rapid fire! We were overwhelmed with your recent response to our call for listener questions and we are ready to answer. In this episode we hit as many questions as we can to get you the answers you need quickly! From new agent advice to questions we ask our buyers, we have you covered. We do take some time at the end of the episode to dive a little deeper on some of the questions. Should you be your client’s mailman? Should you hire an admin or a buyer’s agent? Is it time to move from just working with buyers to both buyers and sellers? And so much more!   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Build Your Own Business 101: hustlehumblypodcast.com/byob Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
2/12/202432 minutes, 11 seconds
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235: Confessions of 2023’s Home Buyers and Sellers

2023’s home buyers and sellers have been interviewed by NAR and we have their confessions. As self proclaimed data nerds, we are ready to review the buyer/seller confessions from last year and give you the insight you need to shape your business going forward. In this episode we are diving into the NAR profile of home buyers and sellers with some bonus insight from the 2023 member profile. How many first time buyers were really in the market? What was the most common down payment amount? How many buyers paid cash? How many Realtors are sure they are staying in the business for 2 more years? What is the median income for agents and how many transactions did they do? We have the confessions from buyers, sellers and agents and are sharing them with you! Want to grab a copy of the full report for yourself? Do so here!   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Build Your Own Business 101: hustlehumblypodcast.com/byob Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
2/5/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds
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234: Facebook Groups for Real Estate Agents

There are hundreds of Facebook groups for Realtors and finding a good one can be a challenge. In this episode we share tips for choosing and participating in a Facebook group and give you the list of do’s and don’ts while you are there. Facebook groups can easily go wrong sucking up your time and leaving a negative impact on your mindset. We share why we took three years to start our own group and what rules and vibe we had to implement to make it work for us. As we make changes in our lives and businesses for the new year, it’s a perfect time to dive deeper into what culture you are consuming, including Facebook groups. And if you are looking for some real life examples of what happens in these groups we read through some posts and comments and give our own commentary!   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
1/29/202456 minutes, 18 seconds
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233: Seller Commission Explained

We covered buyer brokerage and now we are arming you with how to explain seller commission. It’s time for agents to stand up, speak to their value and not be afraid to ask to be paid. As a listing agent, you are providing a service to your clients that helps them sell their home, likely their largest financial instrument. Your expertise means saving your sellers time, money and stress. Explaining to sellers exactly what you do and what and how you will be paid is a non-negotiable. We are taking you through a quick rundown of our listing process and looking at seller conversations through the lens of recent news in the market. If you have had a seller ask you about recent headlines or why they would pay a buyer’s agent, then this is the episode for you.!   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
1/22/202438 minutes, 53 seconds
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232: Buyer Brokerage How To’s

Talk of buyer brokerage is consuming the real estate industry right now and we are here to offer our how to’s for improving your buyer brokerage process.    Whether you’ve always had your buyers sign a buyer brokerage agreement or if you don’t think you ever will, this chat about how to better serve your buyers is worth a listen. As the industry shifts and changes buyer brokerage agreements have emerged as a first step to bring more transparency to the process for our buyers. In this episode we are quickly recapping the ever growing list of real estate lawsuits and the DOJ investigation and what they mean for the market. Then we are taking you through our recently created buyer brokerage cover letter. Consider this your new favorite tool to help your buyers understand the market and how we get paid plus have them less afraid and more empowered to sign a buyer brokerage agreement with you. We are giving you the exact breakdown of our letter so you can marke your own. If you would prefer to grab our letter, you can do that at hustlehumblypodcast.com/bba. We want our listeners to be ahead of the curve on any changes and always provide excellent service and clear communication to the public! Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
1/15/202444 minutes, 40 seconds
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231: The Busy Brain Cure

Today we welcome neurologist, Dr. Romie Mushtaq, author of The Busy Brain Cure, to share with us how to change our busy brains.    You don't want to miss this amazing and eye opening chat with Dr. Romie Mushtaq. We are learning what it means to have a busy brain and getting tangible tips for taming our busy brains. Boundaries and self care are two important topics we discuss on the show and Dr. Romie, the self-proclaimed STEMinist in stilettos,  is taking that to the next level. She teaches us the key components of the brainSHIFT protocol and how using it will change our lives and brains for the better. We didn’t want our time with Dr. Romie to end! She even helped us set an intention for the year that we are excited to share! Join us for a transformational discussion with Dr. Romie Mushtaq!   Dr. Romie is a board-certified physician who brings together more than two decades of leadership in neurology, integrative medicine, and mindfulness. She is an award-winning speaker working with Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes, & global associations. Her brainSHIFT programs improve mental well-being and help to build a culture of wellness. Dr. Romie serves as Chief Wellness Officer for Evolution Hospitality, where she scaled a mindfulness & wellness program to over 7,000 employees. Her expertise is featured in the national media, such as NPR, NBC, TED talks, and Forbes. Her first book, "The Busy Brain Cure" is being published by HarperCollins in January 2024. You can learn more at drromie.com or join the brainSHIFT movement @drromie on social media.   Take the Busy Brain Test for free:  https://drromie.com/busy-brain-test/ Preorder the Book and free gifts:  https://drromie.com/book/ Link to buy book on Amazon: click here Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
1/8/202457 minutes, 50 seconds
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230: Growth Mindset; You Have 52 Mondays

It’s Monday AND the first day of the year, so let’s talk growth mindset and what we are going to do with our 52 Mondays!   The foundational piece we come back to and has been threaded through so many different topics one the show  is mindset. This week as we start a fresh year, we are focusing on growth mindset specifically. There are 52 Mondays stretched out in front of you. Are you ready to tackle them? We are here to kick the year off on the right foot with inspirational quotes and gentle permissions. We are recapping some of our favorite changes in 2023 and where we are headed for 2024. Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
1/1/202452 minutes, 34 seconds
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229: Dear Real Estate Santa,

Dear Real Estate Santa, we have just a few things on our list…   Join us to find out what they are and then tell us yours on social media!   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
12/25/20233 minutes, 26 seconds
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228: Real Estate Headlines

Real estate headlines have been the norm for decades.  Seems like real estate stories have really exploded into the headlines lately, but this is nothing new. The media loves to shine a spotlight on what is happening in the world of real estate whether they get it right or not. As agents it is our job to know what is happening in the world of real estate headlines and news stories so that we can guide our clients and the public accordingly. The largest financial instrument for most people is their home and when the headlines skew toward gloom and doom the public reacts causing a ripple effect through the market. In this episode we share what is happening in the headlines now and how we can navigate questions from the public. Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
12/18/202335 minutes, 45 seconds
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227: Realtor Plant Lady/How Plants Affect Real Estate

How plants can be used in your real estate business from staging to gifting, a chat with another Realtor plant lady, Stacey Lane.   In this episode we are joined by former florist turned Realtor, Stacey Lane. Stacey has years of experience dealing with people's emotions and life transitions in floristry and now real estate. She has studied design elements, trends, horticulture and marketing and she is merging her strengths from those areas to positively impact her real estate career. Using flowers and plants in a home or office creates an atmosphere of warmth, reduces stress, increases creativity and relieves anxiety. There's an emotional connection to flowers and plants that evoke fond memories. Stacey lives in the beautiful Pacific NW between Seattle and Portland. The view out of her office window is of the Columbia River. She feesl grounded and inspired living there. She lives with her husband of 10 years who is her partner in everything. She has 4 biological children and 2 bonus daughters, all of them grown up now.    We loved having this chat with Stacey and diving into all of the benefits of using plants in our real estate businesses. We talk about using plants for curb appeal, gifting to clients, staging indoors and so much more. We hope after this chat you’ll feel inspired and ready to add more plant life into your real estate life.   Find Stacey here: FB - Stacey Rae Lane, IG - elite.real.estate.lane, Youtube - @rollingrealtor Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
12/11/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 32 seconds
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226: Number Tracking and Goal Setting for your Real Estate Business

Get the full list of numbers you should track in your real estate business and let those numbers guide you in setting your goals.     It’s that time of year again that you either love or dread: business planning and goal setting for the next year. In this episode we dive into the real down and dirty on exactly WHAT numbers you should track and how you would use those numbers to impact your future business. We are covering some of our favorite tracking creations like the career overview and transaction comparison sheet plus some of the tracking tools we’ve learned from others over the years. What do you need in your business plan? We will tell you! How can you keep track of your business budget? We’ve discussing that too! How do you keep track of your marketing dollars and decide if they are working? The answer is in this episode too! You know we love using data with our clients and if you want to treat your business like a business then you need to be using data to do that too! Let’s get ready for next year the best way we know how: by reviewing what worked and what didn’t this year.  Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
12/4/202345 minutes, 2 seconds
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225: Standing Out to Succeed!

Standing out in your real estate business using tools, best practices, and great customer service is the key to long term success!   You open your mailbox to find the third mailer this month from another one of your agent neighbors. UGH! You shake your head, drop it in the recycle bin and consider moving to a less saturated market. Then you start thinking maybe it’s time you sent a similar mailer, so you can compete. In this episode we save you the move and the wasted marketing dollars and give you real ideas for standing out from the crowd. We know there are a lot of agents out there, but none of them are you and lots of them leave quite a bit to be desired in the business department. Standing out may be easier than you think! Listen in to find out our top 9 ways you can stand out from the crowd that cost you nothing or at most the price of a stamp. And in the immortal words of Dr. Seuss, “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
11/27/202338 minutes, 59 seconds
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224: Holiday Business Growth Using Your Database

Reaching out to your database, building relationships, & growing your business with your real estate database during the holiday season doesn’t need to be hard!   You added all your friends, family, and past clients to your database, filled out half of their correct information and just put it on a shelf to collect dust. Well, friend, it’s time to dust off that database and get serious about working repeat and referral business in the new year. The best way to get started is by cleaning up or starting your database and getting at least one contact done this holiday season. There is never a better and less creepy time to ask someone for their address, so let’s do it. In this episode we walk you through the cleaning process and give you a great list of ideas for contacting your people. You can make this happen with little to no money spent, so don’t let your business finances stop you. We also give some great ideas if you’d like to take this a bit further for the holidays and host an event, do a pop-by, or give client gifts. And, in celebration of Thanksgiving we’d like to say how thankful we are to have you as a listener! We are grateful for your continued support and we wish you all the best this holiday season! If you are just getting started grab our database spreadsheet template and who do you know list here!   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
11/20/202336 minutes, 21 seconds
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223: Celebrating Veterans with VA Home Loans!

If you do one thing to celebrate Veteran’s Day this year, let it be listening to this episode of Hustle Humbly. Our veterans have selflessly served our country and now we can return the favor by serving them. As our guest says today, “Realtors are the gate keeper’s to home ownership” and we need to take that seriously especially with our veterans. Our jaws were on the floor learning the ins and outs of VA home loans and debunking so many commonly accepted myths. We loved welcoming veteran and agent, Samantha Catterall and one of her lender partners, Liz Going.    Liz Going is a Local Mortgage lender who has made it her mission to serve those who have served.  Liz has never served but comes from a family with a long military history including several family members who have served this country, and is passionate about being an advocate for her military borrowers in the marketplace. Liz has earned several VA accreditations including the Certified Veteran Mortgage Advisor title, and has become one of the top local VA lenders in the state of New Hampshire. Through advocacy and educational courses for real estate agents, Liz shares in an effort to promote Veteran Home Ownership in the state of New Hampshire and help bust the myths surrounding the VA loan.   Samantha Catterall, a true New Hampshire native, enlisted in the Vermont Army National Guard after high school, specializing in supply. With a degree in Business Administration and a flair for Interior Design, Samantha transitioned into real estate two and a half years ago. She is currently a Realtor with Keller Williams Coastal and Lakes & Mountains on the Legacy Group Team. Notably, half of her clientele are fellow veterans, a testament to her understanding and connection within the veteran community. Rooted in the Granite State, Samantha weaves her military discipline, education, and design sensibilities into a successful and community-focused real estate career.   Don’t miss our 5 days of deals this week! Visit hustlehumblypodcast.com/deals to find out more.   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
11/13/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 55 seconds
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222: Where Real Estate Brokers Go Wrong

Unlocking Success: Exploring Broker Pitfalls and Strategies for Real Estate Excellence Being a real estate broker is a tough job! Managing people for a living requires a special level of patience and care. In this episode we talk about where brokers might have opportunities to improve their businesses and the lives of their agents. From fostering community to mentorship programs to recruiting, we are diving into the world of being a real estate broker from our agent perspective. What parts of the industry seem fully focused on making money and where do the agents get lost in the shuffle? We know brokers have to recruit to keep the business thriving, but where is the line between growing the agents you have and looking for more agents to fill the building. What about education? When is it not enough? Can it be too much? We are ready to talk about all things real estate brokerage and we truly hope there will be some ideas that our broker listeners will find useful for their offices! We love both of our brokers and want more agents out there to feel the same way!    Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
11/6/202355 minutes, 18 seconds
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221: Haunted House Stories

DISCLAIMER: If you are triggered by death, crime, paranormal activity and general creepy stuff, then this is not the episode for you. We meant no disrespect to the deceased referenced in the show. With that being said we tell some seriously wild listener submitted stories and we have quite a few laughs. We had a hard time getting through some of these due to general icks and a few cases of the uncontrollable giggles. We learned a lot about our listeners including they are incredibly brave, sometimes to a fault, and are excellent writers. In honor of their writing prowess and the O.G. scary story teller, Edgar Allen Poe, we play a little game of “name that short story”. If Halloween week brings out your love for all things spooky then this episode is for you!   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
10/30/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 15 seconds
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220: Free Things to Grow and Run Your Real Estate Biz

We are back again with a list of FREE tools and activities you can be using right NOW to grow your real estate business. What are our favorite free technologies that we are using today? Where can we spend time to get the best results for the lowest cost? What’s the number one free resource that agents are constantly complaining about or avoiding altogether? We are digging in and sharing all the goods! From A.I. to good ole fashion spreadsheets we are covering a lot of ground. As the market slows for the winter and in response to market conditions, now is the time to audit our business spending and see where you can cut. The good news is there are lots of free tools available to us to keep our business running and growing even when we decrease our business spending!   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
10/23/202338 minutes, 50 seconds
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219: Process Over Outcome, Trusting Your Real Estate Process in Any Market

When the market slows it can be hard to “trust the process”. Nervous sellers and reluctant buyers asking lots of questions and feeling all the feels can make you doubt your systems and processes. In this episode we dive into what happens when you put blinders on and just focus on the process. We are answering the tough questions like what happens if your listing doesn’t sell? Why should you treat your current clients like gold? What should you do about your database? Should you change everything based on what your clients want you to do? It’s time to talk about standing in a bit of discomfort and finding ways to stay vigilant with your processes. Maybe you’ve been like us and told your clients a time or two to “trust the process” and now we are turning it around on ourselves with a reminder that if you stick to your process the outcome will take care of itself.   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
10/16/202336 minutes, 8 seconds
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218: Real Estate Contingencies Explained

Whether you are new to the real estate industry or a seasoned veteran, offers contingent on the sale of another home have likely not been on your radar the last few years. When the market was beyond competitive and most houses were getting multiple offers, asking a seller to take your offer contingent on the sale of your home was, well, out of the question. In this episode we are going to talk about what sellers need to look for when reviewing a contingent offer and why contingent offers aren’t inherently bad. With lots of move up buyers feeling stuck in their home and worried about not finding what they want, who could blame them for not blindly listing their home for sale and hoping for the best. Contingent offers can be a great tool for buyers and shouldn’t be immediately dismissed by sellers. We are going to give you all the tools you need as the listing agent to make sure your sellers make the right choice for them and respond confidently to all contingent offers!    Please revisit episode 65 if you are a buyer looking to buy and sell at the same time as we give all of the options and a step by step of that process!   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
10/9/202350 minutes, 47 seconds
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217: Desperate for Deals: Agents on the Edge

What happens when inventory is tighter, interest rates keep creeping higher, house prices are elevated and the real estate market is tougher? Agent behavior starts to show it. It’s time to revisit real estate professionalism and exactly what happens when agents are desperate for deals. This episode is full of stories of recent agent behavior we have encountered. Are you seeing more agents behaving badly in this market? Have you experienced frantic, emotional and down right unprofessional behavior lately? We have some bad news… it’s not just real estate agents that are on edge and behaving as such. Sellers and buyers are feeling the pressure just as much as we are. Let’s talk through what is going on in the current real estate market and what we can do to continue to hold ourselves to high standards of professionalism and get through this together!   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
10/2/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 39 seconds
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216: Important Safety Stories & Tips for Realtors

We are so fortunate to have Jen Stanbrough, broker at REMAX Precision, team leader and Realtor safety advocate on the show this episode! Jen is involved as current President & in many other roles for the Des Moines Area Association of Realtors, the Iowa Association of Realtors & the National Association of Realtors. Her passion for Realtor Safety following the death of her friend, Ashley Okland, has led to her role as a national speaker. Her passion for Realtor safety is evident with her involvement in the Beverly Carter Foundation whose mission is that every real estate agent goes home safe every day. This is a mission Hustle Humbly is happy to get behind and we were thrilled to make a donation to the Beverly Carter Foundation on behalf of our listeners recently. DO NOT miss this important episode where you will learn practical tips and advice for running your real estate business professionally, so you return home safe every day. You can find Jen on social media @jenstanbroughrealestate and at her website jenstanbroughrealestate.com. If you’d like to learn more about the Beverly Carter Foundation visit beverlycarterfoundation.org.    NAR Safety Pledge NAR Safety Toolkit for Associations   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
9/25/202350 minutes, 53 seconds
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215: A Boutique Brokerage Marrying Real Estate and Design

Today we are welcoming Katy’s very own broker, Brandy Salbador! Brandy is sharing with us her amazing journey as an entrepreneur starting with owning a business way back at the age of 21 all the way to owning her current brokerage, Southerly Real Estate.    Brandy is a mom of two littles Hayes (5) and Ava Jolie (2). She became a Realtor in 2013 and worked at a large real estate firm on a team.  After becoming a mom, she moved to a smaller firm on her own and began to stage many of her listings. She started helping her past real estate clients remodel their homes and would also help with furnishings and decor. Her goal is to be able to provide her clients with a full service experience when they want to make big changes to their home life. That goal is why she built a brokerage that offers Real Estate, Interior Design and Staging services. If you’ve ever considered adding design to your real estate business, then this episode is for you!    Find Brandy here: Instagram @southerly_la Facebook @southerlylouisiana Website www.southerlyLA.com email [email protected] Grab her amazing paint guide here! https://www.southerlyla.com/paintguide   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
9/18/202347 minutes, 6 seconds
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214: Buyer Brokerage: Preparing for Changes in The Real Estate Industry

Alright y’all, it’s time to tackle the real estate industry’s current legal battles. In this episode we are coming to you live from the news desk to give you a rundown of what is going on, what the potential fallout will be and what you can do about it now to prepare. We aren’t the ones to get overly excited and incite fear in our fellow agents, but we believe you need to know about the “bombshell” lawsuits going to trial soon and what they mean for the industry as a whole.    This chat was surprisingly educational AND fun! Katy takes Alissa through Inman’s first ever commission survey that you get to answer right along with us. We get much closer to understanding what all of the possible implications are and what it means to us.  Oh, and Alissa tries to help NAR with their defense. The gentle rumbles of this coming battle have turned into more of a roar as of late and we are here to help you be prepared not scared.    Looking for ways to implement buyer systems after listening to the episode? Katy’s course, Agent Systems 101 is available NOW through 9/15/23 and has you covered! Check out what some of the more than 1,400 students have to say about the course and get all the details at agentsystems101.com.   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
9/11/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 15 seconds
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213: What Every Good AirBnB Needs

After a summer full of traveling, it’s time to discuss what makes a great vacation rental! Find out our take on baby gear, irons, tiny shampoos and more. What are the must haves in an airBnB and what items are just nice to have? Want to know what random kitchen item Jay has vowed to pack himself? Curious why Alissa may have to replace her cabin dishwasher? We are giving you all the dirt! This chat is a great one if you are an owner of a vacation rental or just a user of them. You can also take some of these ideas and build them into your marketing for listings. We loved looking at the vacation industry from both sides: as the guests and what they might want and the owners and what their challenges are.   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
9/4/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 48 seconds
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212: Does Time Blocking Work for Real Estate?

The messages you hear about how you “should” be working your real estate business have some pretty hard core scheduling tips. Never miss a Monday, do your miracle mornings, ALWAYS spend 8-12 on Tuesday lead generating, etc, etc. When the real estate gurus tell you to time block and have a set schedule do you just roll your eyes? In this episode we are taking an honest look at scheduling for a real estate career plus your LIFE. Can you truly separate work life and personal or mom life? How do you take a day off? When do you get your database work done when something(or someone) is always interrupting? It’s time to tackle all things scheduling and find out if we really can navigate showings, inspections, marketing, database work, social media, groceries, doctors appointments, kid activities and more without certain burnout!   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
8/28/202341 minutes, 42 seconds
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211: Ask Us Anything

You asked and we answered. And giggled. And were embarrassed. It felt like a great time to have a light episode requested by you! We put out the call to action to find out all of your burning personal questions and you delivered(maybe a little too much). We are tackling the hard hitting issues like pizza and fries plus our favorite vacation spots and skin care products. 🤣 Not to worry, we also get into marketing, taking risks, mom life, and burn out. If you are dying to know what Alissa’s most dangerous yet admirable activity was in high school, then this is the show for you. Want to know the karaoke story? Who married a twin? Or find out our real estate and husband pet peeves? What about dream jobs and childhood memories? Get ready to get to know us on a whole new level and maybe question some of our life decisions. If we weren’t already friends through the air waves before, we are definitely going to be there after this!   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
8/21/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 28 seconds
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210: Quick Routines for Quick Wins

It’s time to take inventory of our life and work routines! How do we take the things we do repeatedly and make them easy routines that free up our brain power, creativity and time for everything else? In this episode Alissa and Katy share some of their favorite routines and how they have changed over time. We dive into everything from client communication to meal planning and mornings and everything in between. How can we get more efficient with our routines? What do our small routines look like? Exactly how much time do those routines take? Let’s chat about those questions and boost our productivity and overall well-being at the same time using the power of routines.   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
8/14/202354 minutes, 8 seconds
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209: Insurance Struggles: The Perfect Storm

Insurance may seem like a dry topic, but truthfully a storm is brewing in the world of insurance and it will impact everyone. In this episode we interview Marc Petersen who owns American Advantage - Petersen Group, a 2nd generation independent insurance agency in Wisconsin. His agency partners with 20+ of the leading insurance companies to offer home insurance at a competitive price. American Advantage doesn't work for an insurance company, they work for their clients. That client forward attitude made Marc a great fit for answering all of our questions about the world of insurance. We are tackling the current challenges in the industry and what caused them. We are also learning all about 4 point inspections and what might cause a home to not be approved for insurance. This episode is full of information you need to be able to share with your buyers AND sellers! A big thank you to our community members and email list friends that collected insight from other insurance agents all around the country that we also shared in this episode. You can find Marc at aapetersen.com or email, [email protected].   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
8/7/202348 minutes, 44 seconds
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208: Back on the Market

Sometimes things just don’t work out in life and in real estate.  We wish every contract on our listings got to the closing table easily, but that isn’t always the case. Having a plan to handle the unfortunate circumstance of losing a contract on your listing is so important. We are chatting about what you should do as a listing agent before losing a contract to try and save the sale. If you can’t make it work and you are stuck with going “back on the market”, we are giving tips and advice to make sure you get a new buyer quickly. This episode talks about how to handle seller expectations, so you can still provide a high level of service and reach their goal of selling even in a tough situation. We are giving specific strategies for returning to market and talking about what some of the possible obstacles may be. And as always we are sharing some real life stories that will have your jaw on the floor!   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
7/31/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 47 seconds
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207: The What & Whys of Real Estate Walk-throughs

You found the perfect home, made it through inspections, appraisals, the loan process and now all that’s left is the closing. Umm, WRONG! Don’t miss the most important final step of the process, your final walk-through! When do you do your final walk-through? What do you check while you are in the property? What happens if there is a problem? How should the seller prepare? We are answering all of the logistical questions about walk-throughs and sharing lots of stories of walk-through problems and solutions. This episode is a great one for agents and anyone buying or selling a home!   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
7/24/20231 hour, 9 seconds
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206: Why Agents Get a Bad Rep

The number one mission of Hustle Humbly is to bring professionalism back to the Realtor brand. When we received a message from a local real estate investor frustrated with the behavior of multiple agents, we decided it was time for a revisit. If you haven’t listened to episode 23, make sure you do! It’s one of our favorites, “The 3 P’s of Professionalism”.    So what are the behaviors that are giving all agents a bad rep? We are going to tell you! And, believe us, we wish the list were shorter. Agents advertising everywhere that they work 24/7 on one end and agents you are sure are fictitious characters since you can never find them on the other. We are tackling the tough topics of training, sharing value, and some of the industry common practices that we are ready to see hit the road permanently. Join us on our mission to improve real estate agents’ public perception by improving our professionalism.  It’s time to know better so we can all do better! Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
7/17/20231 hour, 1 minute, 37 seconds
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205: Types of Properties: Positives and Pitfalls

Before you skip this episode we aren’t just talking about what the different properties are, which you may know. We are sharing why the type of property might impact your buyers ability to buy and where roadblocks to a sale can come in. What are the differences between a single family home and a condo? What makes something a condo instead of a townhome? How about what happens to the value of a mobile home after you buy it? We are getting into the specifics on each type of real estate property including the benefits and potential pitfalls with each. We hope that even if this episode is a refresh for you that the specific situation examples we share will help your future clients navigate their sale smoothly.   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
7/10/202353 minutes, 30 seconds
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204: You're a Full Time Agent, Now What?!

You got your license and dipped your toe in the real estate pool at first, but now you’ve jumped in the deep end and decided to go full time! Before you start to drown we are throwing you a little life preserver with this episode. Whether you just went full time in your real estate career or are trying to decide if it’s time to make the leap, we are going to give you tips to make that transition a success! Let’s plan your ideal week and month including what to do to get in the right mindset for real estate. We are sharing strategies for how you will get business and giving you tips for getting people you know in real estate conversations without the ick, of course. From database to social media to systems and processes this is a goodie, so kick off your slippers and put on some real shoes; it’s time to go to work!   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
7/3/202339 minutes, 41 seconds
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203: Property Management How To’s

It’s time to tackle the inner workings of property management! Today we welcome Matt Hughes, owner of Hughes Realty Group, who has done it all in real estate and has settled in focused solely on property management. Matt is answering all of our burning questions about the logistics of property management including how much he charges, how he finds tenants, how do they schedule repairs and when they check on property conditions. Property management is a piece of the real estate puzzle that many agents are curious about how to get into, so Matt is giving us the down low! We even get to hear about his family’s long history in real estate and how the family business is working out for him now.    Matt has been in and around the Real Estate business his whole life. He grew up watching his grandfather and father run Pine Park Plaza Properties. Matt is married to his highschool sweetheart, Brittany. Together, they have one human daughter, Harlyn and one doggy daughter, Pixie. Matt loves spending time and making memories with his 3 girls every chance he gets. Matt loves business and helping others succeed in business too! Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
6/26/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 24 seconds
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202: Social Media is Sexy; Email is Effective with Jenna Kutcher

It’s another “pinch us” moment with this week’s guest! This episode we are welcoming the one and only Jenna Kutcher!! Jenna Kutcher guides millions of listeners each week in chasing their dreams on the #1 marketing podcast in the country, The Goal Digger. A born-and-raised Minnesota wife, mother, and entrepreneur, Jenna has helped women all over the world redefine success and wake up to their lives through her decade-long work as a leading online educator.    Jenna is giving us all the down and dirty details on using email to grow your business. We talk about the difference between using social media and email marketing and Jenna even gives us her time breakdown if you only had one hour a week to work on marketing your business. Don’t miss this chat where we don’t just talk about the why behind using email, but Jenna even gives us 10 ideas for realtors to use email in their business. If this episode gets you excited about using email marketing save a seat in Jenna’s class, “From Zero Subscribers(or Zero Strategy) to an Engaged Email List that Lasts” at jennakutcher.com/hustle.   Find Jenna for more great info here:  Instagram: @jennakutcher Website: jennakutcher.com Link to save your seat for Jenna's class, "From Zero Subscribers (or Zero Strategy) to an Engaged Email List that Lasts": jennakutcher.com/hustle.
6/19/202356 minutes, 28 seconds
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201: Making Choices and Setting Boundaries

Sparked by a listener request for advice we are tackling the often asked question: Can you do it ALL? We bet you can guess our answer to that one. We have talked about boundaries many times, but in this episode we are going to deep dive on making choices and what that means for your business and your LIFE. Real Estate careers are full of expectations, supposed to’s and the ever elusive “flexible schedule”. How exactly do we make important scheduling decisions and what do you do when you reach the limit of what you can reasonably handle? This chat should help you get your mindset right in a career that can lead you on a quick trip to burnout. How many days are you working? When do you take time off? What happens when you can’t serve every potential client that reaches out? How do you schedule for work AND for life? It’s time for a real estate reality check!   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
6/12/202346 minutes, 20 seconds
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200: Surviving Summer in Real Estate

The funny thing about being surrounded by Realtors is that you hear other agents constantly complaining about being slow and/or busy and at any given moment you could be one or the other. Talk about a bunch of Goldilockses. Truth be told, as the “busy” summer season approaches you may find yourself in either the too busy or too slow camp and if history is any indication you may be both at some point in the next few months. This episode is a great companion for both extremes. We are going to talk you through preparing for a busy summer season as well as what to do if you want to utilize a slow season to prepare for and ignite future growth. NOW is the time to be excited and motivated! Your mindset is the number one tool to survive summer regardless of the market! We can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this episode and find out what camp you are in.    We also want to say a huge THANK YOU to our listeners! It is because of you that we hit 200 episodes this week and we are forever grateful that you are here and still finding value in the show. It has gone from a small passion project to a full blown mission to reach and help as many agents as we can and every time you share the show you join us in that mission. Here’s to 200 more! Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
6/5/20231 hour, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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199: Building a Design Business with Alma Homes

This week on the pod we are thrilled to snag a guest who’s designs we’ve been following for years! There’s nothing better than an email update from the famous Alma Homes where we get to see beautiful houses plus hear what the owner, Kirsten, is up to. We even learned about her recent 30A beach condo reno this way and just got back from staying in that perfect space!    Kirsten Erickson is the Owner of Alma Homes, a boutique design-build firm based out of Minneapolis, MN.  She founded Alma in 2017 with the intent to create beautiful homes that are designed around the way her clients’ lived. We loved interviewing her to learn about this journey and the business she has built.   Ever since 8th grade, Kirsten knew she wanted to become an architect, but had no real life exposure or experience in the industry.  So, she threw herself into the design world during college, graduating with a Masters of Architecture, an MBA, as well as minors in Housing Studies and Construction Management. When we say Kirsten wears all the hats, we mean Kirsten wears ALL. THE. HATS!      As a company, Alma Homes focuses on building high end custom homes and whole home remodels in the Twin Cities metro area.  They also offer our interior design services nation-wide.  They believe your home should be a reflection of your style and the way your family lives, and as such, focus on quality over quantity, and are thrilled to work with clients who end the build process feeling like family. Whether you know Alma Homes or this is your first introduction to them, you are in for a treat!    Find Kirsten at www.almahomes.com Instagram: @almahomes Tiktok: @almahomes Pinterest: @almahomes  Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
5/29/202342 minutes, 29 seconds
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198: Real Estate Specific Side Hustles; Full Time vs Part Time Agents

By 2022 the number of Realtors peaked at over 1.6 million. In 2023 nearly 32,000 agents left the field. As the market has shifted and in some ways stalled out, many agents are looking to supplement their real estate earnings before they call it quits. In this chat we give you a huge list of potential side hustles that won’t pull your focus away from your real estate work, but will compliment it.    The popularity of real estate careers can be attributed to flexibility, the love of houses or people, and oftentimes the ability to work part time. Many agents get their footing by easing into their real estate career while working part time and maintaining another job. In this episode we talk about the difference between working part time and full time as an agent and how to avoid possible problems and mindset pitfalls. Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
5/22/202345 minutes, 4 seconds
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197: The Solo Journey

T Swift made it popular and now everyone is talking about their “eras”, so let's jump on that trend and take a journey through Katy & Alissa’s real estate careers. How are we addressing the real estate industry putting you on a “path” of supposed to’s even though we are entrepreneurs who decided not to get on the corporate ladder? Why have we remained solo agents for so long and are we really solo? We are ready to share our thoughts and processes on hiring and when and why we made changes in our businesses. Broker changes, assistants, accidental teams, and more. It’s going to be quite the ride! We hope in sharing our paths you will feel confident to continue on YOURS no matter where it leads you. Real estate, like life, is quite the journey and we are so grateful to be on the journey with you!  Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
5/15/20231 hour, 36 seconds
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196: Everything You Need to Know About Real Estate School

This week we welcome a guest to the studio to tell us all about owning a real estate school! Brent Lancaster is broker/owner of his own real estate company and President/CEO of one of the nation’s oldest real estate schools, Bob Brooks School of Real Estate. How did he get into teaching agents? What does it cost to get your license? How long do most people take to complete the pre-licensing education? We get answers to all of our nuts and bolts real estate school questions plus Brent tells us what previous careers can indicate future success as an agent. Can you guess what they are? You might be surprised! Tune in to find out what relic Katy digs up to share with Brent and what his reaction is. We also learn Brent’s goals for his students and talk about his love for helping people who tend to show up to his classes in a vulnerable place in their lives.    More about Brent: Brent Lancaster, ABR, GRI, SRS, e-PRO, combines his love of the business of real estate with his passion for education.  He believes in delivering tools agents can use immediately to improve the quality and efficiency of their business.  Brent lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with his wife of 20 years, Laura, and his two children Leyton (11), and Nate (9) and Lilly the office dog. You can find Brent teaching live all over the country as well as online at BobBrooks.com, LancasterInstitute.com, and [email protected]. Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
5/8/202356 minutes, 28 seconds
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195: If We Had to Do It All Over Again

If we had to go back to the beginning of our real estate business and start over from scratch, what would we change? Would we do anything the same? (Spoiler alert: we would) How much money would we want to get going? What tools would we utilize this go around? What about if we picked up and moved today being veterans in the business? How would we get our database up and running in a brand new place? We hope listening to us go through this hypothetical exercise will help you no matter where you are in your journey, but especially if you are brand new, about to get licensed, or making a move to a new area. We are sharing how to get immediate confidence in your business, what to focus on first, and how to prepare to launch your career. We are giving you the secrets of what we wished we did earlier, so YOU don’t have to wait to succeed. Join us for this chat and send us an insta DM or comment on Spotify and tell us something you would do differently if you started your career over again.                     Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].                                    
5/1/202349 minutes, 56 seconds
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194: How to Choose a Broker

You barely finished the class and passed the test to get your real estate license and now you have to make a big choice: who should be your broker? This choice is only complicated by the fact that most offices are going to want YOU! Being in the driver's seat for an interview is a weird dynamic that only exists in the real estate industry. We are here to help you decide what you need in a broker and give you the questions you might want to ask in that very important interview. What size office is ideal? What should you look for if you are relocating to a new market? What is most important to consider? Splits, fees, coaching, admin, tech, advertising and LEADS! We are covering all of the variables that come up in choosing a broker. Yes, you can always change brokers later, but that is uncomfortable, time consuming and can be expensive and stressful, so let’s get it right the first time!  Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
4/24/202348 minutes, 49 seconds
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193: Handling Difficult Deals

Not every real estate transaction originates from happy circumstances and not every real estate client is a pleasure to serve. In today’s episode we discuss the types of transactions that require a little extra finesse and patience. Real estate transactions are emotional by nature and when you add in death, divorce, buyer’s remorse, anxiety and more, navigating the landmines can take up a lot of time and energy. Put on your therapist hat, because we are sharing tips for handling these difficult deals and difficult clients. What happens when a buyer is unhappy after closing? What about how you feel as an agent when your client cancels a contract? What should you do when there are multiple sellers giving you different instructions? We are answering all of your difficult deal questions. With a little extra TLC you can successfully get through these types of transactions without considering a career change at the end.  Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
4/17/202358 minutes, 11 seconds
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192: Do You Get What You Pay For? Talking to an Ex-Discount Brokerage Agent

Non-traditional broker, flat-fee broker, limited-service broker or simply discount broker, there are quite a few names for a brokerage that doesn’t run in the “standard” model. In this episode we interviewed one of our listeners who kindly volunteered to talk about her time at a discount brokerage. Michele started at a discount brokerage her first year in real estate and closed 113 transactions that year. Her office operated with about 350 listings going at any given time and a very small staff.  She shares with us how the office got leads and how they served their clients. We learn about the general office philosophies plus lots of specifics on their processes. Talking with Michele was truly eye opening. As an agent on the other side of a transaction with a limited-service broker you can guess what is going on behind the scenes, but to hear a personal account of how this office ran was fascinating. This may be the first time we have truly been at a loss for words during the show. If you’ve ever wondered how a non-traditional broker operates, it’s time to pull back the curtain and see.     Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
4/10/202343 minutes, 8 seconds
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191: Do Your Due Diligence

Cold feet and buyer’s remorse are real life problems that may take your real estate transaction from pleasant to painful in an instant. As a buyer, using your due diligence or inspection period to answer your questions and check every detail of the home is crucial. As an agent helping your buyers understand what they might want to check is just as important. The goal is for every person involved in the transaction to leave the due diligence period feeling confident and most importantly excited to move toward the purchase. Imagine a world with no last minute regrets, trying to get out of a contract, getting stuck with a mortgage you don’t want, or moving into a new home and feeling like you made a mistake. This episode will get into many parts of the home purchase and help buyers and agents check off the right boxes before they head to closing. And for our agent friends we have created a FREE email template to share with your buyers to make sure they are sure before it’s too late.    Get your buyer’s “Make Sure You’re Sure” email template at hustlehumblypodcast.com/makesure. Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].   00:00 Start 01:52 Stucco 08:48 Existing contracts 11:30 Inspection vs. Due Diligence 27:10 Termite wall 28:40 Foundation Repair 31:03 New Home Warranty 34:24 Surveys 41:24 Insurance 46:55 Clue Report 48:05 HOA Rules 52:39 Deed Restrictions 1:05:06 Toast  
4/3/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 33 seconds
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190: The Unbelievable World of Wire Fraud and Other Title Talk

In this episode we welcome one of our most knowledgeable and well-respected local title attorneys, Niki Beeson. Niki is part owner of Commerce Title & Abstract Company and has been closing real estate transactions there for over 20 years. In this discussion Niki breaks down for us some of the common challenges associated with closings and how they can be navigated. We get the 411 on title insurance including what it is and how it came to be. We also learned the different levels of title insurance coverage and what they do. Niki gives us tips on facilitating a smoother closing as an agent and talks about the emotional nature of some closings. Most importantly we get VITAL information on the biggest problem facing real estate closings, wire fraud. Niki had our jaws on the floor with the stats on wire fraud and how these criminals are perpetrating wire fraud now. You can’t afford to miss this episode. You may just save your client from losing their life savings! Get your wire fraud email template at hustlehumblypodcast.com/wirefraud. Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].   129: How to Be a Great Cooperating Agent   00:00 Intro 03:02 Symbiotic relationship  04:02 Common title challenges 11:23 Judgements to distinguish 22:16 Defect title ins might cover 26:31 Types of property prone to issues 28:25 Surveys? 30:36 How does title insurance cover this? 33:06 Wire Fraud 41:19 Encrypted Email? 44:11 How can we avoid wire fraud 49:33 More Complex scams 54:45 Remote closings 57:22 Navigating difficult closings 01:01:01 Close in the same room?  
3/27/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 22 seconds
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189: Winning with Your Listing Photos

You never get a second chance to make a first impression, right? We all know by now that buyers’ first impressions of your listing happen online, so your listing photos are THE most important marketing you will do! In this episode we talk about how sellers should prep for photos and what exactly happens on photo day. How many photos are enough? Do you need drone photos? Where do sellers and agents go wrong in their photos? We will answer all of these questions and more and tell a few funny photo storiews. If you haven’t seen the many websites and articles about MLS photos gone wrong, warm up your google machine and get ready for some solid laughs. It’s time for a chat full of actionable advice and a full list of listing photo do’s and don’ts!   Leave us a review at ratethispodcast.com/hustlehumbly Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].   00:00 Intro 00:55 Start 01:40 Why do you need professional photos? 03:50 How to find a photographer? 06:00 Don’t over edit. 11:14 What happens when the photographer is there? 16:12 Before they leave the house checklist 31:11 How many photos? 33:30 Drone photos 34:10 Do you use video? 35:39 What order? 37:02 Do you label them? 39:44 Don’ts 44:45 !!REALLY GOOD STORY HERE!! 51:56 Toast  
3/20/202353 minutes, 46 seconds
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188: Task Frequency/What To Do and When To Do It

Realtors NEVER run out of things to do. There are tasks and tasks for days! We spend a lot of time trying to come up with ideal days, task batches, planners, auto-schedulers, outsourcing and countless other strategies to make our work manageable. BUT, when’s the last time you stopped and thought about how often you should be doing each of the tasks in your business. Could it be we are overwhelmed with trying to keep up because we are quite literally doing some things too much? What about those tasks you avoid like the plague? You may be encouraged to hear you don’t need to do them as often as you thought. Join us this week as we get into the exact timing of how often you should be doing the different tasks in your business.  Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
3/13/202344 minutes, 25 seconds
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187: Listener Questions Answered

Time to tackle more of your questions! In this episode we cover boundaries, networking, finding your accountability person, margarita machines and more. What should you do if you are in a rut? How do you mom full time and sell real estate? What are some of our life strategies for efficiency? How do you foster community if you are starting a new brokerage? What would we do differently if we had to start our career all over again today? We hit all of these topics and some of the answers might surprise you. These chats are always fun as we jump around and get into a lot of different topics. We love answering your questions, so keep them coming! Just email us at [email protected].   Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].   Episodes mentioned: Ep. 20 - Embracing Your Season of Life and Business Ep. 8 - Technology Tools for Realtors and Entrepreneurs Ep. 182 - Is It Time to Hire a Coach? Ep. 57 - Take a Day Off! Ep. 102 - Vacations: A How To Guide Other Mentions: Rosie Revere book - https://www.amazon.com/Rosie-Revere-Engineer-Andrea-Beaty/dp/1419708457 00:00 Intro 04:25 What daily tasks impact your business? 05:29 How can I work without child care? 08:36 Any tips on being a more efficient parent? 12:42 Tool or app must haves. 14:31 Struggling with inconsistent income. 21:35 How can I create a sense of community within my brokerage? 31:26 How can I find a great accountability partner? 35:13 How do I get motivated when I’m in a rut? 40:08 Tips on prospecting postcards. 44:24 Thoughts on working outside your MLS. 48:02 How to let soft leads know how great I am? 52:02 What would you do first if you had to start over right now? 54:09 What is the most overrated tool?  57:00 Building and Scaling.
3/6/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 43 seconds
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186: Two Weeks Notice with Amy Porterfield

When one of your business heroes reaches out to come on your podcast, you pick yourself up off the floor, stop hyperventilating and get that ish scheduled STAT! On this episode we welcome the one, the only, the marketing queen, herself, AMY freaking PORTERFIELD! And if you aren’t a listener of her #3 ranked marketing podcast, “Online Marketing Made Easy”, then you are in for a real treat! Amy just released her first book called “Two Weeks Notice” all about finding the courage to make big changes in your life and turn that side hustle into your full time gig. Amy gives us actionable tips and advice for first time entrepreneurs. We loved hearing her thoughts on boundaries, taking action, and why courage is the key to finally jumping all in on your new career. She even teaches us how to discover our personal key to success. For those veteran agents that are already “all in” on real estate, Amy will share her sage wisdom on email lists for your business. You don’t want to miss this conversation with ex-corporate girl turned multiple 7 figure CEO, Amy Porterfield!   Grab Amy’s book here! Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
2/27/202351 minutes, 14 seconds
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185: Website Woes

Real estate websites can suck up a ton of your time and money while being a source of stress and overwhelm in your business. Technology is constantly changing and it’s hard to know what you need and what you don’t. Do you even NEED a website? Can you just ignore this part of your business? Broker site vs. DIY vs. pay someone to create? Where do you get a website? We are going to tackle these questions along with so many more sent in from our listeners. IDX, SEO, URL, landing pages. It’s enough to make your head explode or to get Alissa to write an impromptu rap song. If you want some guidance in the pursuit of a great real estate website, then this episode is for you. We are sharing the do’s and don’ts including the top 6 things your website needs. We also tell you a little secret about how to collect email addresses from new leads if you don’t have a website. Tune in and let’s turn those website induced frowns upside down.    Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].  
2/20/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 34 seconds
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184: Reviews: Love Letters from Your Clients

What’s the first thing you do when you go to make a big purchase, hire a service provider, or even eat at a new restaurant? Read the reviews! Your soon to be clients are doing the exact same thing and in this episode we get into all the ins and outs of your reviews. Where do you post them? How do you get them? Why do you need them? We are answering all of your questions about reviews including the mindset blocks that are keeping you from asking for reviews from your past clients. Don’t have any past clients? We even have tips for you to get reviews while you wait for that first transaction! In a sea of agents a robust list of reviews will set you apart.  It’s time to focus on validating your business and making your future clients comfortable with hiring YOU!   Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
2/13/202337 minutes, 11 seconds
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183: How Do You Sell a House? A Guide for Consumers

Alright, sellers! It’s your turn! Think you know what it’s like to sell a house? You bought one before, how different could it be? Well, in this episode we tackle the process of selling your home whether it’s your first time or not. And even if you are an old pro at buying and selling real estate,  this isn’t just basic boring process advice. We tackle online home values, what happens if you over-price your home, important tips for multiple offers, listing photography and so much more. We are going to tell you how to find and vet your agent, how to prepare for showings and what you need to do to stay safe during your home sale process! And to our normal audience of Realtor friends, we recorded this episode to be sharable with your sellers. Having everyone on the same page of how the process works will remove so much stress and confusion. Happy house selling to all!    SELLERS! Get your agent interview questions and how to prepare for showings here.    Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
2/6/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 59 seconds
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182: Is It Time to Hire a Coach?

A career in real estate is most closely mirrored by a roller coaster ride. There are super high highs and really low lows. In the valleys of your business you will feel compelled to try and kick start the momentum any way you can. Lots of agents end up choosing to hire a coach. We have received many messages asking us how do you know if the time is right to hire a coach? In this episode we help you decide if a coach is what you need and if the timing is right. We will give you the list of questions to ask yourself before you commit to coaching as well as the list of questions to use when you interview to find the right coach. Coaching like so many other parts of the real estate industry can feel like a good choice and an easy way out of a tough market, but is that truly the case? Let’s talk about all things coaching!   Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
1/30/202348 minutes, 38 seconds
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181: How Do You Buy a House? A Guide for Consumers

Buying a home will likely be the largest purchase you make in your life and the process can be overwhelming. In this week’s episode we are talking to you, homebuyers, and we are ready to hold your hand through the full home buying process. You’ve got questions and, believe us, we have the answers. And this isn’t just basic boring process advice. We are going to tell you the rules of buying and why they matter to YOU! You will learn the order of events in purchasing a home and why the order is so crucial. After listening you will feel empowered to move forward on your home buying journey with excitement, not overwhelm! And to our normal audience of Realtor friends, we recorded this episode to be sharable with your buyers. Having everyone on the same page of how the process works will remove so much stress and confusion. Happy house hunting to all!    Doors to the Hustle Humbly Community are OPEN NOW!! Jump in before January 24, 2022! Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
1/23/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 29 seconds
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180: The 2022 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

Last year one of our most highly downloaded episodes was The Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, so we are here again with this year’s data! And, yes, there is A LOT of data! Being familiar with these numbers is integral in growing a successful business and knowing where to invest your time and energy. We even share with you lead generation ideas based on NAR’s findings. We cover the characteristics of home buyers and sellers in 2022 as well as how they utilize and feel about their Realtors. What percentage of consumers use the first agent they talk to? How long are people staying in their homes? Where do buyers find their homes? How many weeks will they search and how many homes do they see? We are going to tell you all of that and more!  Find the full summary here, https://cdn.nar.realtor/sites/default/files/documents/2022-highlights-from-the-profile-of-home-buyers-and-sellers-report-11-03-2022_0.pdf It isn’t just Realtors who are studying this report. It is utilized by market analysts and policy makers too. Don’t miss out on this important information!   Doors to the Hustle Humbly Community are OPEN NOW!! Jump in before January 24, 2022! Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
1/16/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 53 seconds
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179: Is Technology Leaving You Behind

The real estate industry seems to change at lightning speed. We are constantly being bombarded with new technology and ideas to advance our business. Sometimes the overwhelm of keeping up is enough to just throw up your hands. In this week’s episode we interview national speaker and best-selling author, Marki Lemons! Marki tells it to you straight on why she became a tech expert and how she managed that even though she wasn’t a tech “natural”. Marki shares some of her favorite tools and tips for social media and a thriving online presence. We get into her niche, farming, social philosophy and find out what social media apps she quit this year. We hit so many topics in this fun chat with Marki! You can find Marki at www.markilemons.com and @markilemons on social!    Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
1/9/202356 minutes, 12 seconds
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178: Spruce Up Your Biz

We don’t simply help people buy and sell houses. We run a business! And whether we are doing it well or not depends on how we are keeping up with all of the moving parts. In this episode we talk through some of the facets of your business that may need sprucing up for the new year! The first quarter tends to be a bit slower and with market transitions, now is the best time to work on your business assets, tracking and the intangible pieces of your biz. From thank you cards to marketing plans and so much more. Want to know what we think you could be sprucing up? Tune in to find out! And just in time to walk you through sprucing up your buyer/seller and business processes, the doors to Agent Systems 101 are open until January 5th! Get your FREE Database Template  Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
1/2/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 58 seconds
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177: What’s the Word?

It’s time to get ready for a new year! This week we revisit some of our favorite things to do to get our mind and our business right. We are going to set goals, create plans and pick a word to help guide us through the year. We dig into the reason we have each chosen this year’s word and share what some of our previous words were. This episode will leave you excited for what’s to come and ready to make a plan for an amazing year!   Get your FREE Database Template & Module 1 with all of the information on how to set it up! Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
12/26/20221 hour, 59 seconds
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176: Learning About Yourself, A Fun One

Are you a fan of introspection like we are? In this episode we talk about one of our favorite tools to decipher who you are and why you do the things you do, the Enneagram. If you haven’t taken an Enneagram personality test, hop over to one of the free ones online. We’ve used this one with success. Now that you know “your number” let’s dive into all the Enneagram fun including Alissa’s favorite list ever, the Enneagram of Disney characters. Can you guess which of us is “the host” and who’s “the charmer”? It’s time to find out!   Get your FREE Database Template & Module 1 with all of the information on how to set it up! Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
12/19/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 26 seconds
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175: The FINAL Flip Report

Do do do do da beep… goodbye? It’s time to hear how Alissa’s most recent flip project turned out. What had her stressed? Why didn’t her buyer buy the house and who actually did? Where did she find the property and how much did it cost to acquire it? We get into ALL the nitty gritty numbers of this house and even compare it with the last. We learn some valuable lessons about market shifts and pricing as well as Alissa’s final takeaways. Will there be another flip in the future? You’ll have to tune in to find out. Do do do do do do do do…   Get your FREE Database Template & Module 1 with all of the information on how to set it up! Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
12/12/202243 minutes, 45 seconds
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174: Working on the Road

Take a look around you. Are you in your car? Chances are as a Realtor either the answer is yes or about to be yes. Lol! Jokes and memes about what Realtors’ cars look like abound. Can you say mls sheets, sign riders and water bottles for days? We all know being able to work on the go is a trick of the trade. In this episode we discuss some of our favorite mobile office tips and best practices for getting it done while you are on the go. You can even head to hustlehumblypodcast.com to download our full car kit ebook for free! And while you are running from here to there don’t forget to pull over and request the FREE first module of The Database Course! Get your FREE Database Template & Module 1 with all of the information on how to set it up! Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
12/5/202247 minutes, 51 seconds
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173: Million Dollar Mindset with James Harris

We nearly shook our heads right off agreeing with so much of what this guest said. In today’s episode we welcome James Harris of Million Dollar Listing LA fame to the show. James’ infectious energy, propensity for hard work, and desire to give back to agents is apparent in our chat. After moving from England to California, James dove into real estate where he was truly starting from scratch. He shares with us his path to success and how he ended up on real estate reality TV for over 7 years. James and his business partner, David Parnes, have sold over 3 billion dollars in luxury real estate since 2017. Hearing his stories was truly fascinating and we loved finding out what he is doing now and where he thinks the industry is going. Don’t miss this inspiring must hear conversation with James! You can find James Harris on social media @jamesbondst or sharing his free real estate newsletter, The Blueprint(sign up here, https://www.readtheblueprint.com/subscribe?ref=TCnni7aoJI) @readtheblueprint. You can also listen to his podcast "Rise Above The Ranks" here https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1638633480?at=1001lMGa&ct=podcast%3A369qp4y6   Get your FREE Database Template and all of the information on how to set it up! Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
11/28/202247 minutes, 26 seconds
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172: A Long Drive and A Day Off

As we enter the heavy holiday travel season it felt only right to tell you the story of a very long drive and some of our best tips for taking a day off. We hope you find yourself surrounded by friends and family this season and we give you a few tips on how to prepare for that with your Realtor hat on. The truth is even when you go on vacation or take a much needed day off you are still a Realtor and there really isn’t anything wrong with that. Let’s talk about how to successfully take time away from work without feeling worry and stress while you are gone. And don’t forget you need to grab the first module of The Database Course for FREE! Now is the time you want to be reaching out to your people and getting all of their contact info updated. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!   Get your FREE Database Template and all of the information on how to set it up! Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
11/21/202253 minutes, 18 seconds
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171: The Cornerstone of Your Business

There’s only one type of client that will sustain a happy, fun, and safe business long term: repeats and referrals! And there’s one system in particular that is going to organize and grow that business: your DATABASE! Yep, it’s time to revisit the foundational piece of a successful real estate business.  We are going to share how to start, grow, clean out and "touch" your database! We dive deep into the systems that we failed with and what is working for us now. Sometimes the simplest solutions are the easiest and we give you the down low on why we both ended up using a simple excel spreadsheet. Get that very spreadsheet along with all of the details on how to set-up and organize your database for FREE in module 1 of The Database Course, www.thedatabasecourse.com.    Get your FREE Database Template and all of the information on how to set it up! Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
11/14/202256 minutes, 59 seconds
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170: The Do's and Don'ts of Dual Agency

It’s hard to think of anyone better to work with than yourself. 🤣 Dual agency, as it is called in many states, occurs when the same agent represents a buyer and a seller. BUT, did you know there are 8 states where that is illegal?! (Tune in to hear which ones.) Yes, representing both parties comes with a series of challenges. Good communication and a high level of ethics are required. In this episode we share our personal philosophies on dual agency as well as some of our listeners' feelings(these will have you cracking up!).  Come hear our personal experiences with this type of agency representation and find out if we would do it again.    Get your FREE Database Template! Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
11/7/202249 minutes, 58 seconds
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169: When You Don't Get Paid/Stories of Expireds and Withdrawns

It’s the perfect time of year for some seriously scary stories! Mean sellers, overpriced listings,  and hundreds of days on the market: OH MY! We’ve worked for hours on end and spent hundreds of dollars on marketing only to get paid nothing when a listing didn’t sell. How many times have we “failed” in our real estate careers spanning 11 and 17 years? Umm, A LOT! What’s the difference between a withdrawn and expired listing? Should you withdraw a listing before it expires? What is the most predatory and harassing behavior that occurs in our industry? Come find out all of that plus how we have dealt with unrealistic and not so nice sellers. It’s time to hear some of our scariest stories and maybe a few successes thrown in for good measure!   Get your FREE Database Template! Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
10/31/20221 hour, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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168: Atomic Habits Review

If you choose any personal development book to read, you should start with James Clear’s Atomic Habits! We had the pleasure of reading this book with the Hustle Humbly Community book club recently and we loved it so much we wanted to share it with you!  James is a man of our own hearts as he focuses on systems before everything else. In this book about building good habits and removing bad ones you will feel inspired and encouraged by the power of making small changes. In our chat about the book we start off with what is wrong with most business and self help books and how we liked reading this book for book club. This book is jam packed with great takeaways and AH-HA quotes! We will share with you some of our favorites even though it was hard to whittle the list down.    Doors for the Hustle Humbly Community are open now for a limited time! Find out more at hustlehumblypodcast.com/membership.   Get your FREE Database Template! Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
10/24/202251 minutes, 14 seconds
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167: Finding Calm in Your Real Estate Business

Breathe in, breathe out. Ommmmmm. Close your eyes, picture yourself walking out of a closing, commission check in hand. Your client just praised what a wonderful agent you are and said they can’t wait to refer you. You turn back and give them one last hug and say you will miss them. And you actually mean it. You feel happy, fulfilled and appreciated. Now open your eyes. Did that sound like a crazy real estate fairy tale? LOL! Well, it doesn’t have to be. In today’s chat we go on a journey to find calm in our businesses, and in our lives. Welcome to the latest edition of real estate podcast therapy where we figure out how to overcome the stress that has a way of creeping into our business more than we would like.    Doors for the Hustle Humbly Community are open now for a limited time! Find out more at hustlehumblypodcast.com/membership. Get your FREE Database Template! Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
10/17/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 52 seconds
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166: Email Marketing/Real Estate Newsletters

There is truly nothing more annoying than spam. So much so that there is federal law prohibiting it. Why on Earth would anyone want to use email as a means to market their business? What a waste of time! Umm, hardly! Over 80% of marketers use email to reach their customers and you want to know why? Because, it works! Now, we’ve seen 100’s of real estate email newsletters and let’s just say the unsubscribe button was calling our names. That’s why we are here: to make sure your people actually read and enjoy your emails and don’t send you on a one way trip to the trash bin. And, maybe, juuuuuust maybe, they will hit that reply button and start a real conversation with you.  Get your FREE Database Template! Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
10/10/202250 minutes, 38 seconds
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165: Working with Friends and Family

“Never mix business with pleasure.” Isn’t that how the saying goes? BUT you’ve listened to the show before and you know we work our database/sphere as our primary source of business. So, do you have to kick Aunt Karen off the list and give up on any hope of working with your friends and family? Absolutely not! Unless Aunt Karen is not very nice, in which case, peace out Karen you aren’t wanted here. In this episode we discuss the importance of how you approach getting business from your friends and family and how to get through a transaction successfully while preserving your personal relationship. We also talk about real life examples of how to stay professional and why it is so important. Want the people closest to you to be your biggest business cheerleaders? We are going to tell you how! Get your FREE Database Template! Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
10/3/20221 hour, 1 minute, 27 seconds
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164: Selling Yourself as a New Agent

Soooo, everyone you know knows 5 agents. How in the world will you ever get your business off the ground? It’s time to talk about exactly how you can sell yourself as a new agent. What are the activities and mindset shifts you need to grow your new business? What are the things veteran agents aren’t doing that you should do to stand out? Let’s talk about why trying to learn everything all at once isn’t practical or productive. In this chat we take you through some resume writing tips and talk about why having a niche early on might not be such a bad idea. Only about 15% of new agents make it to year 3 and we are here to make sure YOU are in that number! Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
9/26/202252 minutes, 46 seconds
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163: Leaning Into Your Strengths

It’s right there in the intro, “stop comparing yourself and start embracing YOUR strengths”. You have likely heard us say this over and over again, but what are your strengths? And how do they apply to your real estate career? In this episode we chat about some of our own strengths and how they translate into our business. We also deep dive on some of the potential ways you can use your passions and hobbies as a determination for your specialties and niche. Are you a mom with no time for hobbies? Well, being a mom IS your strength! We talk about how to leverage it. Are you brand new and worried no one will work with you? Well, guess what?! Being new is also a strength and we will tell you why. Come enjoy this topic that just might help you stop focusing on others and really celebrate who YOU are!    Doors are open now for Sarah Becker’s Master Your Money course! Friends of the podcast get $50 off with the code HH50!! Find out more here!   Get your FREE Database Template!   Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com   Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com   All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com   Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
9/19/202251 minutes, 58 seconds
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162: Marketing a Listing

It’s time to get back to the basics of HOW you get a listing sold! In this chat we cover what you as an agent need to do to market a home. Do you need a sky writer and a billboard or a three ring circus open house? Probably not. BUT you do need to have a plan and some solid marketing strategies in your repertoire. We discuss the importance of communication and honesty and tackle the importance of the seller being a part of your team. We also give some specific ideas for how to market using social media, video, print advertising and beyond. Get your FREE Database Template!   Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com   Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com   All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
9/12/202255 minutes, 37 seconds
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161: Realtor Safety Tips from a LEO

September is Realtor safety month!! It doesn’t matter if you are brand new or a seasoned vet; Realtor safety is something you should take very seriously and is something we can always do better. Reaching your goals and selling all the houses won’t make a difference if you don’t make it safely home from work each day. In this episode Alissa’s husband, Tanner, graciously joins us and gives all the tips, tricks and hard truths from the perspective of a law enforcement officer. We cover the best ways to prepare, best tools to use, where we go wrong as agents and how to handle open houses. This is an episode you really can’t afford to miss. Get your FREE Database Template!   Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com   Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com   All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
9/5/202259 minutes, 12 seconds
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160: Working in a Shifting Market

Does it feel like the ground below you is slipping away? Just when we got used to the challenging sellers’ market, the interest rate jumps and we find ourselves squarely in a shift. Hang on to your hats, friends, as we talk about exactly what changes when you are working in a transitional market. You might be surprised to learn why we are both feeling like this market shift is coming back to our cozy home. What should buyers expect? What should sellers expect? What about the newbie agents that have only known the Wild West market of the last 2 years? There is definitely a change in your approach to the way you work with buyers and sellers that comes with a market in transition and we are going to break that down for you. Get your FREE Database Template! Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
8/29/202248 minutes, 14 seconds
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159: Podcasting: Behind the Scenes/Happy Birthday HH!

Happy 3rd Birthday, Hustle Humbly! It’s been 3 years and somehow we have never missed a Monday! In this episode we give a bit of podcasting behind the scenes. What is it like to podcast? How much time do we devote to the show? What did we need to learn in the beginning? What tools do you need to get started? We are ready to answer all the podcasting questions and even welcome a surprise guest to the studio. We hope this episode demystifies how a podcast comes to life and encourages anyone who’s ever thought about starting one to go ahead and do it! Get your FREE Database Template! Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
8/22/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 44 seconds
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158: Listening to Your Inner Voice

Your gut, a hunch, instinct, intuition, your inner voice: no matter what you call it there is a powerful 6th sense that we need to call on when it is time to make decisions. In this discussion we learn about the difference between fear and intuition and what we can do to better listen to our inner voice. What should you take into account when making a decision? How exactly can you “try out” a decision before you make it? What does it mean to see how something “feels”? These concepts may seem abstract, but we do our best to bring some real action steps to your next big decision. Get your FREE Database Template! Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
8/15/20221 hour, 19 seconds
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157: Realistic Goal Setting

Goals are an important part of life and business, but how do you set the right goals for YOU? In this episode we take a closer look at goal setting within the context of your personal season and situation. How do you even set real estate goals when you are brand new to the business? What are some of the things impacting how you set your goals and should you make adjustments? We talk about the importance of revisiting your goals throughout the year and making changes if needed. This was our first ever live recorded podcast in the Hustle Humbly Community group! If you’d like to see the Q&A that followed, check it out at https://youtu.be/bO61vknqYMg. Get your FREE Database Template! Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
8/8/202251 minutes, 29 seconds
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156: Listener Requests & Q&A

You asked and it was time for us to answer! This episode hits a variety of topics recently requested by our listeners including managing Realtor expectations, how to create a vendor list, what new agents need to know about the changing market, and more. We share lots of reminders of where to find deeper dives on topics like buyers from beginning to end and motivation. We even help you decide if it is time to hire a coach and how to get more organized in your business. We love when you ask us questions or give topic ideas, so keep them coming and we will keep answering! Get your FREE Database Template! Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
8/1/202250 minutes
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155: Poker Face: Managing Your Personal Opinions

Let’s talk about first impressions: your clients have one of you, you have one of them, you both have one of the houses you are viewing. How do we temper down our personal opinions to benefit our clients? How do we create a great first impression that builds trust? What are some of the things we need to keep in mind while communicating with our clients and co-oping agents? How do we win at the complex game of poker that a real estate transaction can be? We answer all of these questions in this episode plus a few funny stories as reminders that you never know who is listening and watching. This chat is a great refresher for professionalism and how crucial it is. Get your FREE Database Template! Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
7/25/202251 minutes, 5 seconds
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154: FSBOs: Speaking to Your Value

We reluctantly recorded this much requested episode but ended up LOVING the conversation! You know how it feels when your potential seller or a FSBO says to you, “Why should I pay YOU? Anyone can do this.” Cue that sheepish voice in your head that says, “You’re right. Anyone can get a real estate license. I have no idea what I am doing and I don’t know why you would pay ME.” Just because anyone can sell their home or get a real estate license it doesn’t mean everyone knows how to successfully get through a real estate transaction. In this episode we give you all the talking points to speak confidently to your value as an agent. We perform a very important job and doing it well means saving your buyers and sellers time, money and lots of potential headaches. Being able to defend your value isn’t just something you need to do to preserve your business, it is also something you should want to do with pride and we are ready to help you with it! Doors for the Hustle Humbly Community are closing this week! Find out more at hustlehumblypodcast.com/membership and come get your hands on our “speak to your value” templates! Get your FREE Database Template! Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
7/18/20221 hour, 40 seconds
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153: I Don’t Want to Be Everyone’s Realtor

You want to sell ALL. THE. HOUSES? Right? Or maybe you are ready to embrace the fact that you can’t and don’t want to sell every house. In this chat we talk all about the mindset pitfalls that come when your goal is to take any and all business. Let’s take a closer look at why we feel like we can’t turn clients away and why that may be hurting our business. What is an ideal client? What are the personality traits of those clients that are right for you? What is your favorite business and how do you get more of that?  What does it mean to work in a niche and how often should your niche change? What messages are you putting out there and what is that going to bring back to you?  It’s time to think about what you want and start attracting exactly that into your business and your life. Doors for the Hustle Humbly Community are open now for a limited time! Find out more at hustlehumblypodcast.com/membership. Get your FREE Database Template! Email Templates 101: emailtemplates101.com Agent Systems 101: agentsystems101.com All Resources: hustlehumblypodcast.com Submit your topic ideas and toasts to [email protected].
7/11/202254 minutes, 58 seconds
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152: Ask the Inspector

Every great agent knows that the service providers they refer to their clients are hugely important to a successful real estate transaction. In this episode we interview one of our favorite local inspectors, Whit Green. Whit has been in the business over 4 years and really embraces technology and updating the inspection process. He shares with us some of his favorite gadgets, software and how he uses social media in his business. He helps us learn how to find a great home inspector and talks to us about the importance of home knowledge but also soft skills like communication and emotional intelligence. We learn about Whit’s background and why he got into home inspecting and what his business looks like today. Don’t miss this great conversation from an inspector’s perspective. Find Whit on Facebook, Instagram and Tiktok @WhitGreenHomeInspections.
7/4/202255 minutes, 52 seconds
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151: Converting Cold Leads & Sign Calls

Let’s take a trip down memory lane… back to a time when people picked up the phone and called other people for information. Oh, those were the days! But, wait! Those days aren’t long gone. They are still here! And in this episode we talk you through our best practices for converting a cold lead or sign call. What are the key questions you should ask? How do you get them to stay on the phone with you and start building your new relationship? What action step are you trying to get them to take at the end of the call? How do you follow up after you hang up? We cover all of this and more. If you plan to succeed in this career you’ll need to be able to carry on a conversation and we are giving you all the tips to help you get there!
6/27/202257 minutes, 9 seconds
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150: Fair Housing: What You Need to Know

This topic can be a bit overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. In 1968 the Fair Housing Act, also called Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 was signed into federal law. As a Realtor it is our duty to protect homeownership for anyone that wants to achieve it. In this episode we share exactly who is protected by the Fair Housing Act. We discuss best practices and systems to make sure you are working within the law. We also get specific on how to handle things like buyer love letters, buyer requests for safety or school information, and how to keep your marketing legal. This topic is as important today as it was when the law first passed and one you can’t afford to ignore.
6/20/202237 minutes, 3 seconds
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149: The Forever Home Myth

Picture it: you have your first consultation call or appointment with a new buyer and they adamantly state they are buying their FOREVER HOME. Oh good. No pressure. Even worse is the pressure clients put on themselves to find the perfect home when they think it is their forever home. It can honestly be paralyzing. In this episode we uncover all the reasons that a “forever home” might not be yours, well, forever. We address the importance of thinking about the future use of your home when you are trying to stay there long term. We also share how you need to approach this type of buyer and how you can serve them best. We uncover the nuances of home tenure and learn that the stat itself isn’t very easy to find. Settle in, we need to talk… about forever. Disclaimer: it may take a slightly morbid turn.
6/13/202242 minutes, 4 seconds
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148: Working with Sellers: From Listing to Closing

It’s time to tackle the second part of the listing process, from listing to closing! Back in episode 143 we took you through the pre-listing prep and process and now that you’ve landed that listing it is time to get it SOLD! This is the part of the process that will show your seller how valuable you are and as a result lead to future business and referrals. We share with you what you need on your listing checklist and what types of tasks are vital during the listing. We also share the most important emails you need to send to the seller and how they will keep the transaction moving smoothly. We even cover what each of us does post-closing. Having a plan in place will help you to feel prepared and ready to jump into the wonderful world of real estate listings!
6/6/202250 minutes, 43 seconds
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147: Commercial vs. Residential

Today we welcome an esteemed member of the commercial real estate community, Karl Landreneau. Karl is a CCIM and SIOR designee and has held a multitude of leadership positions in the commercial field. We jump into a lively conversation about the differences between commercial and residential agents. We learn how many agents get started in commercial real estate. Karl also walks us through the logistical differences in the contracts and closing time frames for commercial vs. residential. Karl shares the two keys to success as a commercial agent and we are a little surprised to learn they are exactly the same for a career in residential real estate. If you’ve ever wondered about commercial real estate or toyed with the idea of dabbling in a commercial deal or two, this is the episode for you!
5/30/202258 minutes, 44 seconds
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146: Confidence and Self-Doubt

We’ve all been there: feeling like an imposter, not sure if your business will survive or if your clients will think you know what you are doing. In this chat we uncover some of the things that lead to self-doubt in your real estate business and then we tackle ways to build your confidence. We cover a great list of ways to “trick” yourself into having more confidence right away while you are doing those things that will build your confidence over the long haul. It’s time to talk about how mental clutter and overwhelm derail your path to clarity and confidence and we are here to hold your hand, give you a little pep talk and maybe some much needed podcast therapy. So sit up straight, make yourself big and get ready to get a confidence boost!
5/23/202248 minutes, 20 seconds
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145: Going Beyond the Boring Realtor Headshot

We’ve all been there: you show up to closing and meet the co-op agent only to be faced with someone you don’t recognize who is nearly 30 years older than their “current” real estate photo. This has been a running joke in the industry for years, and it’s funny because it’s true. In today’s conversation we call in our favorite brand photographer(and money guru), Sarah Becker, to help us take our business photography to another level. Agents are their brand and need to have images for business cards, websites, email signatures, signs and most importantly, social media. Listen in for the big “no-no’s” when it comes to headshots and get some better alternatives as far as posing goes. Sarah gives us great tips on choosing a photographer, location, outfits and even props for a photoshoot. She also gives some great tips if you don’t have the budget for a photographer yet and want to take killer photos yourself. So much practical advice in one episode! Sarah Becker is a photographer in the New Orleans area and you can find her on social media, @SarahBeckerphoto.
5/16/202245 minutes, 4 seconds
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144: Numbers to Know

Ah, real estate math, no one told you this career was going to be more math than pretty houses. LOL! In this episode we try to demystify real estate terms and the formulas to figure out all the numbers. From how you get paid, to how your clients finance their home, you can’t escape the needed numbers. In this episode we cover simple concepts like downpayment all the way to the more tricky formulas like cap rate. Knowing your numbers and your clients’ numbers is hugely important in order to reach both of your goals. Math doesn’t have to be scary, and we are here to help!
5/9/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 2 seconds
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143: Working with Sellers: Pre-listing Prep

Working with sellers is the secret sauce to long term success in real estate, so let’s dive in on how exactly to work with them! In this episode we cover from the initial call/message, through the preparation and to the listing appointment. What should you ask a new seller lead? What are some important things you may not have considered that are crucial pieces of information? Armed with the information from that first call, what do you do next? How long should it take you to prepare for a listing appointment? What will you bring with you? What do you change in your prep if the seller is interviewing multiple agents? You’ve got questions and we are tackling all of the answers.
5/2/202252 minutes, 42 seconds
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142: How to Real Estate Farm

Grab your pitchfork and shovel! It’s time for some real estate farming. Real estate geo farming is one of the tried and true marketing plans that so many agents overlook in their business, but it still holds up in the modern real estate landscape. Unlike cold calling and door knocking, geo farming can be done strategically and successfully without making you feel like a sleazy salesman. In this crazy time of low inventory, geo farming is a great strategy to implement in your business. In this episode we give you concrete parameters of what area to pick and then give you practical advice on how to market to that area. If you are willing to give this some time and stay consistent, this business practice can bring you joy and increased business. Who wouldn’t want to grow their business simply by loving where they live and sharing that with their community?
4/25/202248 minutes, 26 seconds
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141: Money Talks

What better topic for tax day than digging in and talking about money?! Sarah Becker from the “Becker Talks Money” podcast joins us to help remove the stigma and confusion around talking about money. As entrepreneurs in a career with so much uncertainty, financial planning can be very scary. We tackle entry level retirement investing and talk about what it really means to diversify. Sarah shares with us keys to budget planning when you aren’t quite sure when your next paycheck will show up. Historically women have shied away from talking about and taking control of their financial life and Sarah is breaking down those walls for us. As with so many of our topics the underlying problem when it comes to finances is usually mindset and education. Come listen in on a great conversation about taking charge of your finances and your life. Find Sarah Becker on social media @beckertalksmoney and @sarahbeckerphoto.  About Sarah: After 10 years as a wedding photographer, real estate investor and small business owner, Sarah Becker kept hearing the same story from her friends over and over again. While outwardly successful in their businesses, they were utterly failing in their financial goals - if they even had financial goals. So, she started asking every business woman she knew about their money. Along the way, she learned that only 2% of the female entrepreneurs in her network were happy with the state of their finances. Sarah believes that money doesn’t have to be scary, that curiosity is more important than correctness and that everyone can become an expert of their own money with a little help. When she’s not crunching numbers, you can find her renovating a river cabin with her partner Barry, taking her dachshund Gus for a long morning walk, and planning to have Asian food for dinner (again). Contact Info/Course Links: [email protected] website: https://beckertalksmoney.com/ course: https://beckertalksmoney.com/master-your-money IG: https://www.instagram.com/beckertalksmoney/
4/18/202251 minutes, 12 seconds
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140: Weathering Changes in the Market

Where is the market going and how can we make sure our business survives?  In this episode Alissa interviews her Broker, Connie Kyle, who has decades of experience in real estate from being an agent to a broker to an office manager. Connie has worked through several recessions and many peaks and valleys and gives us the much needed wisdom and insight into handling those fluctuations. By taking a look at history, we can better prepare for the future. Is it better to be over prepared and conservative when the future is uncertain? Are we headed for a recession after the last 2 years of a housing boom? This time in history is unlike any other and we’ve never wished for a crystal ball more than now. The good news is Connie reminds us that real estate is a sustainable business and even with the rise and falls; it always comes back. People need shelter and they will find a way to make it happen even when the interest rates rise. During tough market conditions, Connie says the strong agents get stronger! So tune into this episode to get an overview of the historic trends in the real estate market & how to set yourself up for success.
4/11/202254 minutes, 44 seconds
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139: Pop Tart vs. Pop Tart

Never heard of a real estate pop-tart? Then this episode is one you can’t miss! What exactly is a real estate pop-tart? Why shouldn’t you be one? What early habits lead to adapting the pop-tart mindset? In this show we discuss the importance of vetting your clients and how you can navigate an extreme low inventory market where it feels like every showing is super urgent. We talk through ways to communicate your boundaries to clients and how finding a real estate buddy can allow you to keep up your quality of life even in a tough market. Come listen and find out if you or someone you love needs a pop-tart intervention.
4/4/202258 minutes, 41 seconds
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138: How to Restart Your Career with Jason Tartick

In this episode we get to do a little Bachelor nation fangirling while also getting invaluable career and financial advice from the one and only, Jason Tartick! Jason is the founder of Restart, a company centered on career navigation and money management. In this episode we talk about what a career restart is and how to mindfully make changes in our career path. Jason’s advice on how to make a career transition gracefully is perfect for our new agent audience. We get Jason’s take on some of our favorite topics as well: boundaries, hustle, comparison and much more! Jason’s new book, The Restart Roadmap: Rewire and Restart Your Career, is now available for pre-order! Connect with Jason @jason_tartick on social media and check out his podcast, Trading Secrets! Jason is the host of a top charting business podcast, Trading Secrets. He is the founder of Restart, a career management and personal financial consulting company. His Restart All Access group has created international networking opportunities for those focused on career navigation and small business startups. In addition he is an investor in a financial trading app and a social media talent agency. He has utilized his professional platform to speak on a wide array of subjects at universities and corporate associations.
3/28/202255 minutes, 11 seconds
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137: Let’s Talk Local

We all know the three most important things about real estate: location, location, location! But let’s really talk about what it means to know and understand selling real estate in a specific, local market. In this discussion we talk about the importance of local based knowledge and how you can go about finding that needed education. A local mentor, local classes, and a local support system are key elements to your success! Understanding the nuance of your area, learning to appreciate it, and becoming an advocate for your community is a huge opportunity for your business. Showing how much you love where you live will give your clients confidence that you are the right person to guide them in buying or selling! 
3/21/202245 minutes, 25 seconds
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136: The Flip Report

It’s time to hear Alissa’s recent flipping journey from beginning to end! We hear the story of how she acquired an off market property including the price negotiation. We learn about the ups and downs of this flip and get a little background on her previous flip projects. We also get an inside look at ALL of the numbers including what she thought it would sell for in the beginning, what she paid to renovate, what she ultimately decided to price it and exactly the terms of her sale and profit. If you are ready to hear all the details in one episode join us for the final Flip Report! Do do do do do do do do do! Don’t forget the doors to Agent Systems 101 close this week! Find more at agentsystems101.com. Hustle Humbly email templates can always be found at emailtemplates101.com.
3/14/202252 minutes, 32 seconds
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135: What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do

It’s time to revisit a list of practical suggestions for getting your business off the ground or giving it a shot in the arm when the market slows down. As agents we are thrown into the deep end and no one breaks down for you EXACTLY what you should be doing on a day to day basis. In this episode we give you a list of business building activities that will fill your time more intentionally and almost all of them are FREE. If you are feeling lost or overwhelmed then this episode was made for you! After listening if you aren’t sure how to lay the foundation of your real estate systems, then now is the time for you to jump into Agent Systems 101. Doors open March 8th and you can find all of the information at agentsystems101.com.
3/7/202248 minutes, 57 seconds
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134: Time and Time Again

It’s about time we had Anna, our time management guru, on again. Anna is a wealth of time management knowledge and we love hearing her tips and tricks to take control of our time. In this episode Anna walks us through her newest role and how she is adjusting to the continuous changes of life. We talk about how useful it can be to know your own personality when planning your time and that time management cannot be a one size fits all approach. We talk about how to build good habits and Anna even shares which time management tip is the most impactful with her coaching clients. You can find Anna on her podcast, It’s About Time, as well as on instagram @annadkornick.
2/28/202252 minutes, 10 seconds
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133: What to Do When Inventory Is Low

This market is challenging to say the least. We felt like it was time to revisit this sellers’ market and how we need to prepare all clients, buyers and sellers, for what they will be experiencing. Being prepared and having a plan is crucial and we cover how to do that. We also get creative thinking about HOW to get new listings, so we can be part of the inventory solution. Let’s talk about what you should be looking for on social media to find new listings and what in the world is an orphaned neighborhood. This is a timely discussion on low inventory, which by all data and reports may be a thorn in the real estate world’s side for quite a bit longer.
2/21/202244 minutes, 17 seconds
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132: Referral Love

It’s time to celebrate that thing that we LOVE the most in our business, referrals! Today we talk about the best way to get referrals and why we love them so much. We share stories of our favorite referrers and that sometimes referrals can come from unlikely places. What do your clients need to do if they have a referral for you? What should the letter to your database say that asks for referrals? We have you covered. We also dig in on reviews/testimonials. When is the best time to request them? Where is the best place to post them? How should you share them? Reviews and referrals are like sweet love letters to your business and we want to celebrate them!
2/14/20221 hour, 36 seconds
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131: 2-4-6-8 It’s time for us to MOTIVATE!

One of our favorite things to do is motivate our listeners and we’ve been getting requests to drop another motivation episode on you. So grab your pom poms and let’s GOOOOO! We will try to keep the “tough love” to a minimum while pumping you up for this crazy real estate career. Dealing with negative self-talk? Stuck in a funk? Want some ideas on who and what to listen to? How about 6 high performance habits as studied by Brendan Burchard? It’s time to refill your motivation cup!
2/7/202253 minutes, 24 seconds
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130: What Your Clients Are Googling

Ever wonder what the public wants to know about Realtors? In this episode we take a look inside the mind of your potential clients and what they are googling about Realtors. From questions about dual agency to how agents get paid we share with you what information you should be consistently sharing with the public. The more we get this information out; the less we leave our clients reliant on google to solve the mystery of buying and selling real estate. Come take a journey with us into the mind of your client thanks to the power of the interwebs.
1/31/202245 minutes, 17 seconds
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129: How to Be a Great Cooperating Agent

Well, we could have guessed, but when we polled our listeners there was one way to be a good cooperating agent that came up time and time again. Tune in to hear what it was plus more ways to be a good co-op agent and a list of what you don’t want to do. We also go through several practical tips for being the kind of agent other agents, lenders, title offices, and inspectors want to work with again. What exactly makes an agent easy to work with? We are going to tell you!
1/24/20221 hour, 1 minute, 40 seconds
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128: Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

Numbers don’t lie. And boy do we cover A LOT of them in this episode! It’s time to break down for you the 40th anniversary of NAR’s 2021 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers! Numbers give us power and the confidence to make informed business decisions. This report is integral in understanding consumer behavior and how it affects your success. How many people used the first agent they talked to? How many buyers were single ladies? How many sellers went FSBO? We’ve got all the answers for you!  If you’d like to read the full report you can find it here, https://www.nar.realtor/research-and-statistics/research-reports/highlights-from-the-profile-of-home-buyers-and-sellers
1/17/20221 hour, 1 minute, 18 seconds
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127: Working with Investors

Seems like everyone has dreamed of successfully investing in real estate at one time or another. You may have already realized that newby investors are going to have lots of questions for you. In this episode we dive into what it is like to work with investors whether they are fresh on the scene or old pros. Working with investors means an emotionless decision based on numbers and lots and lots of research and legwork on your part. We share our list of qualifying questions to ask your investors before the search begins. Investor business may be some of the hardest work you do, but a good investor client can mean solid repeat business for years to come.
1/10/202251 minutes, 49 seconds
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126: Keeping It Simple

As we welcome in a new year, it felt like the perfect time to take a deep breath and remember you can be successful in this business while keeping it simple. Streamlining systems and processes will help you reap the rewards in your business and life year round. We talk about how to create a new habit and make it stick as well as some practical advice on how to keep things simple in your real estate life. We also have some real talk around our words of the year and why we choose what we did for 2022. Can’t wait to start this year off right with all of you! Don’t forget the doors to Agent Systems 101 are open NOW! Jump in at agentsystems101.com. Looking for Email Templates 101? They are always available at emailtemplates101.com.
1/3/202259 minutes, 14 seconds
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125: A Little Something Extra

Giving our clients that little something extra is something we strive for, but how exactly can you do that? In this episode we keep it light for the holiday season and talk about some ways to go above and beyond for our clients. Good news too: lots of these ideas you can do for FREE! We start with the importance of good listening when it comes to anticipating your client’s needs and there is no shortage of practical ideas to add to your business. Whether it’s how you answer the phone or how you celebrate closing day, we got you covered! Don’t forget the doors to Agent Systems 101 are open NOW! Jump in at agentsystems101.com. Looking for Email Templates 101? They are always available at emailtemplates101.com.
12/27/202142 minutes, 52 seconds
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124: What IS an Entertainers’ House?

You’ve read it in the MLS one too many times, “This house is perfect for entertaining”. But WHY? Let’s take a deep dive into the features and floor plans that best lend themselves to being an “entertainers’ house”. What are some of the specific items that will truly add to that entertainers’ vibe and why we need to know them to share with our clients. What’s the benefit of a farmhouse sink? Should your island be one level or two? Do you really need a double oven? Dirty pantry? Extra fridge? Let’s talk it out while we celebrate the season of entertaining! Don’t forget the doors to Agent Systems 101 open next week! Find out more at agentsystems101.com. Looking for Email Templates 101? They are always available at emailtemplates101.com.
12/20/202150 minutes, 58 seconds
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123: Social Media Updates for 2022

Welcome back our good friend, Chelsea Petersen, the CEO of Modern Agent Social Club! In this episode Chelsea breaks down for us the latest trends and best ways to utilize social media for our real estate business. We talk about where to start if you are new and how long it will take social media to start getting results in your business. Chelsea shares what it means to be a resource instead of a salesman and how to fill your audience with people in your area that could actually work with you. Reels, stickers, add yours, tiktok, video…social media can be overwhelming but it doesn't need to be. Chelsea helps us break it down into manageable action items for 2022! Find Chelsea on insta @thechelseapetersen and @modernagentsocialclub and online at modernagentsocialclub.com.
12/13/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 23 seconds
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122: Year End Review and Goal Setting

We asked what you wanted to hear about before the end of 2021 and the resounding answer was goal setting and planning for the new year. This is one of our favorite topics and today we jump back in with a review of the year and tips to get your goal setting done. We cover what you need to do BEFORE you start your goal setting and give you a plan for getting your goals created using data. We also share some of the business practices you may want to adopt or revamp with the coming new year. If one of your goals for the new year includes getting your business under control using systems, then make sure you are on the waitlist for Agent Systems 101, www.agentsystems101.com. The doors open Dec 28th! Looking for Email Templates 101? You can grab them anytime at www.emailtemplates101.com. You can grab my Car Kit at www.katykcaldwell.com/agentcarkit.
12/6/202155 minutes, 37 seconds
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121: What to Say When...

So many situations when our client asks a question or makes a statement that leaves us frustrated or speechless. In this episode we give some ideas for how to deal with your client when they come to you with these tough questions or situations. Why should I reduce my price? Will you do an open house every weekend? What should I offer in this multiple offer situation? How much does that cost? And on and on. We have answered these questions hundreds of times and are breaking out all of our “secret weapon” words.
11/29/202151 minutes, 4 seconds
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120: Turkey Talk and a Tip

Happy Thanksgiving week! Alissa comes equipped with a new Flip Report and we take a few minutes to talk about the season and what we are up to. We also drop an important tip that you only get one chance per year to use! Don’t miss this short and sweet episode where we give you permission to make this week about rest and family, not work.
11/22/202146 minutes, 40 seconds
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119: New Construction

This week on the show we are finally digging in on the much requested topic of new construction. We were very fortunate to find a builder with 25 years of experience that was willing to get into our hot seat. Chad Broussard is a Louisiana builder who builds spec, custom, full neighborhoods and more. He generously shares his perspective on a sales transaction from the builder point of view. We learn the ways we should be representing our new construction buyers and how we can make the process better for everyone involved. 
11/15/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 57 seconds
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118: Obstacles & Weaknesses Part 2

Let’s jump back on that introspection train with part 2 of “Obstacles and Weaknesses”. It’s time to forge ahead on some real talk surrounding where we and our businesses could use a little improvement. In this episode we tackle organization, struggles with follow-up, preparedness, consistency and more. We also talk about our personal biggest weaknesses and what we are working on in our own businesses.
11/8/202150 minutes, 32 seconds
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117: Obstacles & Weaknesses Part 1

Ugh! It's time for everyone's favorite interview question… What’s your biggest weakness? Do you tell the truth? Or say something that’s not really a “weakness”. Well, this week we start with part one of a two part series on real weaknesses and obstacles in our business. From time management and urgency to figuring out how to keep your boundaries in place we cover so much ground we had to break it up into two shows. We also get an update on Alissa’s renovation progress with “The Flip Report”!
11/1/202147 minutes, 55 seconds
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116: Talk to Me: Communication

Communication is at the heart of a successful real estate practice and a happy life. Understanding the keys to communication and how to apply good communication to your business will save you time, headaches, and likely spare you some unhappy clients. How often should you be communicating with your clients and database? When should you just listen to your clients? How should you handle agents that don’t respect your communication preferences? What about agents that won’t communicate with you AT ALL? It’s time to talk communication!
10/25/202155 minutes, 30 seconds
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115: Closing Delays

Are closing delays becoming more common in 2021? Sure feels like it. In this episode we talk about the stats surrounding closing delays and all the ways a closing can get held up. It may feel like loan problems are one of the only ways a closing gets derailed, but we actually discovered there are 10 common ways your next closing might not happen on time. How can you avoid these delays? What can your clients do to help? We have tips and tricks to keep those closings on schedule and your clients free from last minute stresses. 
10/18/202159 minutes, 33 seconds
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114: It's Another Q&A Day!

We love nothing more than taking your questions and making them come to life on the show! Y’all came through with lots of good ones this time: Have we ever reported another agent to the state or broker? How much contact is too much when it comes to your database? How do you deal with agents who are upset and combative from the start? How would the two of you negotiate against each other? What is your post closing routine? Have you ever done a client event? We tackle all of these questions and more. Some answers may surprise you!
10/11/202156 minutes
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113: Be the Boss

What does it mean to be the boss in your real estate biz? Obviously you are your own “boss” and there are responsibilities and hats you need to wear as a business owner, but you are also the boss of your clients. YOU are the authority and YOU should be steering the ship of that transaction. We talk about the delicate balance of how you can be “client employed” while still maintaining control of the transaction. We cover what it means to be an expert and how you can’t afford to approach your client as anything else. It’s time to stop letting our clients push us around and step into that role of authority they hired us to provide.
10/4/202157 minutes, 1 second
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112: Safety First

The real estate field is a dangerous one to work in and oftentimes our personal safety is an afterthought. We are so worried about losing the sale and keeping up with agents that will do anything to get a client that we let safety fall by the wayside. Maybe we never had a safety procedure in place to start with. In this episode we honor Realtor safety month with practical tips on staying safe as well as the stories of the most dangerous situations we have been in. This is an episode you can’t afford to miss. It just may save your life. Please visit beverlycarterfoundation.org/ if you’d like to make a donation to advance the Realtor safety work Carl Carter began after the passing of his mother, Beverly Carter.
9/27/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 38 seconds
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111: Sellers’ Market Shenanigans

Unfortunately, being in a sellers’ market leads to some pretty outrageous agent behavior. It’s time to share the stories of agent antics fueled by a tough market and sheer desperation. Stealing keys, blocking showings, not so nice negotiations and more! Seems these days agents aren’t very inclined to play nicely in the sandbox. We dive into FSBO troubles and discount brokers too. We even have you covered with one simple tip that just might win your next multiple offer situation. AND don’t miss the update of Alissa’s flip in The Flip Report!
9/20/202155 minutes, 50 seconds
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110: Effing Feedback

Agents get all hot and bothered about showing feedback or the lack thereof and it’s time to dissect this phenomenon. When will agents stop complaining and fussing about feedback in the Realtor groups? Probably never. In this episode we share our personal stance on feedback as well as how you can relieve some of the feedback stress with your sellers. What is good feedback? What are some best practices for your feedback requests? What does no feedback mean? It’s time to talk effing feedback. This week we also introduce a new special segment: The Flip Report!
9/13/202149 minutes, 37 seconds
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109: Navigating Contracts

After many requests we are ready to tackle the wonderful world of contracts. We have worked through hundreds of successful transactions and have learned a thing or two about what to look out for on a real estate purchase contract. We address common mistakes like forgetting to account for the buyer or sellers’ occupancy needs as well as the logistics of closing day. We share stories of items that were to remain in the home that didn’t and how that was handled. What should you check in a purchase contract as the listing agent? We talk about that too! Contracts can be scary, but they don’t have to be. We are here to help!
9/6/202159 minutes, 7 seconds
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108: Cold Leads/The Patience Podcast

Many agents spend hours chasing leads and then trying to figure out the magical unlock to actually turn those leads into clients. How can you build loyalty with a cold lead? What is the difference between a cold and hot lead? How does patience play into this process? We share stories of building rapport with cold leads and how long some prospects took to actually transact. We also dig in on first impressions and how much time you have to make an impact online, over the phone or even in person. Come learn how to you can be available and valuable while also being mindful not to waste time.
8/30/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 53 seconds
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107: Database Revisit

It’s time to revisit our favorite foundation of a successful real estate business: your database. A healthy well filled database is important in any entrepreneurial endeavor, so let us help you set your database up for success. Who should you add and who should you remove? What are the key questions you should ask to qualify someone for your database? How do you know when it is time to remove someone? What is the difference between a prospect/lead and a database member? We are ready to answer all of those questions and more. Remember you can grab our database template at hustlehumblypodcast.com/database.
8/23/202144 minutes, 18 seconds
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106: Back to Real Estate School

Let’s celebrate back to school season with our very own trip back to real estate school! We recorded this episode in front of our very first live audience, our friends at MASC! They had all the best questions about our original experience in real estate school, what we think real estate school is missing, and what our 10 year goals are. We take a trip down memory lane to the difference between our real estate business now versus right out of school. School supplies, school books, school pics, higher education, teachers, and more: if it is about school we covered it. Grab your number 2 pencils and come with us back to school!
8/16/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 18 seconds
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105: What’s Going On in the Market Now?

We couldn’t quite decide on a topic this week, so here we are with a mid-year check-in. Hear lots of stories about what our current clients are experiencing and how they are navigating this market. We also talk about how buyers and sellers in general are behaving and where we think the market is going. Learn what has changed for us in this market and where are we struggling. Just need to feel like you aren’t alone in this season, come join us! Here are links to stabilizer and lens Alissa mentions. Doors are currently open for Agent Systems 101! Learn more at agentsystems101.com!
8/9/202154 minutes, 53 seconds
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104: Hustling Humbly

What does hustling humbly mean to us? What about to you? In this episode we talk about our humble beginnings and what “hustle” looked like in the first days of our career versus now. We revisit what the word hustle has become in the entrepreneur space and read the best definition we have ever heard for hustle. Come hear how we feel about humility and where we struggle with this. Our listeners had some great definitions for “hustle humbly” and we share lots of those too! Agent Systems is back available this week. Visit agentsystems101.com to learn more!
8/2/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 14 seconds
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103: New Agent 101

Y’all know we LOVE being a resource for the new agents out there and it felt like it was time to devote a whole episode to some of the “need to know” tips for newbies. How might you unintentionally mislead the public? What is the number one question to ask new leads/prospects? How should you handle real estate work if it is your side hustle? Come find out what our 11 must listen Hustle Humbly episodes are for new agents and get some insight into what veteran agents say were the worst new agent behaviors. And don’t worry vets, we have something for you too in this episode! We discuss our list of ideas for how seasoned agents can deal with working alongside new agents and make the profession better for everyone!
7/26/202152 minutes, 38 seconds
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102: Vacations: A How To Guide

Summer is in full swing and it’s time to talk vacations! How in the world do you prep for and then actually shut off your business and your brain so you can relax? This feels like an unattainable goal as a Realtor and we are here with some ideas and real life examples to help you. We receive lots of questions surrounding the logistics of taking a vacation. How should you plan? What do you tell your clients? Do you work while away? Who covers your biz while you are gone? How do you stop your brain from worrying about work? Every agent knows that as soon as they leave for vacation their biz will pick up, so let’s come up with a plan to handle that and even have time to build a sandcastle or two!
7/19/202149 minutes, 1 second
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101: What To Do When You Are Slammed

Episode #17, What to Do When You Are New OR Slow, is one of the favorite and most downloaded episodes, but what about when you are old and busy? LOL! It’s time to talk about being “busy”, “slammed”, “in the weeds” or whatever else you want to call it. We get deep on our thoughts about what “busy” actually is and how mindset is a huge determiner of how busy you are and how you handle that season. We talk about what will ease those times of busy-ness and how important systems and processes are to keep your head above water. We also share what busy looks like for each of us and how that is becoming less and less of a feeling we have later in our careers. Whether you are busy or slow, new or a vet, come hang out and get your mind right in the discussion of being busy.
7/12/202150 minutes, 19 seconds
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100: It’s Time to Celebrate! A Look Back on 100 Episodes

We made it to triple digits! Come hang out and celebrate with us as we talk about our two years podcasting and nearly 5,000 minutes of talking. Take a walk down memory lane where we share our favorite episodes, what we’ve learned about podcasting, if we accomplished our mission, some fun fan sightings and even a creeper sending messages. We also share the categories we have separated the show into to make your listening experience easier and more impactful. Curious what the top ten most listened to episodes are? We share those too! Thanks for being the best listeners we could have ever hoped for! We are only successful because of each of you.
7/5/202151 minutes, 19 seconds
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99: Lender Q&A

Come join us as we put a local lender in the hot seat(in the nicest way possible!). We had quite a list of questions from our listeners as well as from ourselves and it was time to bring in an expert. From understanding the difference between a mortgage broker and a lender to what Realtors can do to make a lender’s job easier, we’ve got all the answers you need. Getting pre-approved, hard money, portfolio loans, vetting pre-approvals, selecting the right lender, winning multiple offers and on and on. There’s so much to learn when it comes to lending and Jamie Taylor, a local lender with Assurance Financial with 14 years of experience, was ready to get us up to speed! Jamie has 2 kids under the age of 5 knows what it is like to juggle work life and mom life and be successful. You can find Jamie at [email protected] and 225-921-4003.
6/28/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 27 seconds
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98: Kicking Negativity to the Curb

Unfortunately there is negativity in the world. And if you are a Realtor you might be bombarded with negative messages from the public, other agents and sadly even your friends and family. So how do you deal with negativity? What do you do when your sphere tells you Realtors are overpaid scumbags? What about when some random person makes a mean comment on your social post? Come listen and we will give you all the tips! We also dive into the whys behind these negative perceptions and what we can all do to combat them.
6/21/202148 minutes, 50 seconds
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97: Completing a CMA for Offers & Listings

Back again with another technical topic for agents: CMAs! In this episode Alissa and Katy each talk through how they created a CMA(comparative market analysis) for two specific(and tricky) properties. We cover what criteria we start with and give ideas for how to handle non-cookie cutter homes. How do you weight updates/finishes/pools/a fab kitchen? We answer all these questions as well as how pretty does your CMA needs to look? Regardless of the type of market you are in, being able to review data and give your buyers & sellers pricing advice is one of our most important jobs.
6/14/202145 minutes, 59 seconds
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96: Rental Property How To

So you’ve decided it’s time to become a landlord? Now what?! Are you worried/scared/overwhelmed? Then this episode is for you. In this chat we get more specific about your follow up investment questions including where to start. Come listen in for tips on saving up for the purchase, financing, how to get and vet a tenant and much more. Becoming a landlord doesn’t have to be overwhelming and we are here to get you started on the right foot. If you missed episodes 51 & 52, intro to investing, make sure you head back there and listen to those first.
6/7/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 38 seconds
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95: Man Vs. The Machine

It’s time to revisit the huge advantage Realtors have when they lean into their client experience and high touch advantage. There’s no computer out there that is going to call the emotional seller the day after they accept an offer to make sure they are ok. It’s unlikely the Z-word is cranking out handwritten notes or asking the seller questions about their pets or kids. In this chat we cover a ton of ideas to create a client experience that will leave your buyers and sellers no choice but to refer you. We even give ideas that won’t cost you a penny! Come listen and find out the number one thing you need to watch out for that is hindering you from giving that high touch experience.
5/31/202148 minutes, 4 seconds
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94: Your Vibe Will Attract Your Tribe

Today we welcome the amazing Amy Barton Cotney to the show! If you aren’t one of Amy’s 800,000 tiktok or 60,000 instagram followers, then head over and check her out and get ready for a real treat! Amy decided to take her love of marketing and social media and boredom during quarantine and start making fun videos on tiktok and boy did it work. Amy has been dubbed the “rogue Realtor” during her 5+ years in real estate because she knows what it takes to stand out. Amy will inspire you to just be yourself and let your vibe attract your client tribe and she’ll give you the giggles while she’s doing it. It was a dream having Amy on the show and we can’t wait for you to get to know her more! Find her @amybartoncotney on tiktok & @sweethomeauburnal on insta.
5/24/202138 minutes, 44 seconds
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93: When to Make Exceptions

Wait a minute. Did we just say there *may* be a time when you need to put on your pop-tart agent hat? Yep, we sure did. In this episode we admit that bending your boundaries just might be necessary from time to time. What are the tasks and situations that warrant you making an exception? We will tell you! Ultimately we agree that solid well communicated boundaries should keep your business running smoothly, but we all know there is an exception to every rule.
5/17/202147 minutes, 15 seconds
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92: Surviving Multiple Offers

Who’s tired of hearing about how tough the market is right now?! This drastic inventory shortage has us all looking back on easier times where if you wanted to buy a house you could actually do just that. Well, today we take matters into our own hands with a series of tips and tricks to help you survive multiple offers as the buyers agent and listing agent. Let your buyers know there are ways to win and you are equipped to help them get into that new house. If you are ready to get off that “run out and show brand new listing, write up an offer at all hours of the day/night, only to get rejected and start all over again” hamster wheel, then this show is for you!
5/10/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 27 seconds
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91: Modern Agent Monday

It’s time to welcome back our favorite social media guru, Chelsea Petersen! In a sea of agents social media is THE most powerful tool to build a thriving modern real estate biz. In today’s episode we get the inside scoop on how someone goes from finding you on social media to actually working with you. Chelsea shows us how you can use something like a design blogger article encouraging FSBO as a jumping off point to create content highlighting your value. Don’t miss the technical goodies on how to use the different features in instagram and what you need in your bio. Chelsea Petersen is your modern agent turned modern CEO. She teaches real estate agents how to go from boring & basic AF to wildly in demand on social. Find her @thechelseapetersen and @modernagentsocialclub. Check out Chelsea’s free video here: https://www.thechelseapetersencourses.com/offers/WBWAFNnQ/checkout?coupon_code=100OFF
5/3/202155 minutes, 16 seconds
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90: In Our New Mom Feelings

What happens when one half of the podcast has a newborn? We decide to scrap the planned episode topic and welcome baby Tate into the studio for a candid chat about new mom life. If you thought that real estate roller coaster was wild, the ups and downs of new mom emotions will make your head spin. We talk about the desire to get back to a “normal” routine while trying to figure out your new life and the emotional impacts of judging yourself. Whether you are a mom or not we hope this episode encourages you to find peace in the season you are in and know that it is just that, a season.
4/26/202146 minutes, 10 seconds
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89: Evening Routine

We covered mornings, so now let’s dive into the evening routine. In this episode we tackle our shut down routines and what we do at the end of every day. We also cover our night time non-negotiables which include family dinner and bedtime stories. Alissa even tells us one of the best real estate bedtime stories ever! Pop in your airpods and let us talk you through actually ending your work day and flipping the switch to personal and family time.
4/19/202138 minutes, 6 seconds
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88: Listener Q&A Take 4

Y’all were full of questions, so here is part two of our most recent group of listener Qs! In this episode we answer questions like, “What does your lead generation look like and how do you time block it?”, “Do new leads get an immediate response?”, “Have friends or family ever asked you to work for free?”, “Team or no team?”, “Do you think brokers should give top agents leads or incentives?”, “Is it normal to network all the time?”, “A friend listed with another agent and then asks me for advice, what should I do?”. We just love doing these Q&A episodes, so keep those questions coming.
4/12/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 4 seconds
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87: Morning Routine

Good mornin’, good mornin’ to you! Are you a morning person? Or is it a snoozefest at your house? Come hang out while we chat all things morning routine. Learn what our mornings look like now and how they have changed over the years and through phases of life and our career. What are our non-negotiables for the morning and where do we struggle? What do our weekend mornings look like? Come hang out and we will get your morning started right!
4/5/202148 minutes, 8 seconds
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86: Listener Q&A Take 3

It’s time for more listener questions and y’all did not disappoint this time! Tune in to find out the answer to these burning questions and many more… What’s your favorite podcast? What’s your favorite biz book? Do either of you have a coach? What is the one thing you do daily for your biz? How do I keep track of multiple office spaces? Have you ever had a seller refuse to sell after they accepted a contract on the property? When does Agent Systems 101 start again? *Hint, hint* The doors to Agent Systems are open until March 30! Find out more at agentsystems101.com!
3/29/202144 minutes, 51 seconds
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85: The Importance of Emotional Boundaries

This episode is for all of those agents out there stressing in the middle of the night, texting frantically during the day, and worrying pretty much all day every day about their anxious and unhappy clients. We are diving into the reasons why we might end up in these patterns and give you permission to just “let it go”. ;) We talk about the importance of empathy, confidence, and acceptance. If you are ready to leave your work worries within business hours, this one's for you! And if you are looking for resources to get your biz under control by providing repeatable client pleasing results, the doors to Agent Systems 101 open this week. Find out more at agentsystems101.com!
3/22/202152 minutes, 28 seconds
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84: Things We Say to Clients

Ever feel like a broken record when you are talking to your clients? Maybe it’s just the opposite: at a total loss for words when you come across a completely unrealistic seller with fake greenery covering every inch of their home? Well, in this episode we have you covered with some of our go-to real estate sayings. Words are powerful and having a good story, example, or saying in your back pocket is key to helping ease your clients mind or get them to take your advice. Over time we have developed helpful and impactful phrases that may be just what you need to get through to your clients. We also cover one of the phrases agents MUST stop using right away! Also, heads up: doors open to Agent Systems 101 March 24-30! All the info you need is at agentsystems101.com.
3/15/202148 minutes, 55 seconds
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83: Ideas for Self Care

Back again talking about one of our favorite topics: self care! Self care feels like a popular topic these days and sometimes when you are deep in real estate and real life it's hard to even decide when and how to give yourself a little love. In this chat we cover the three categories of self care: mind, body, and heart. We share how we nurture each of those areas and give lots of examples from our listeners’ self care routines. Have a listen and let us know what your favorite self care activities are!
3/8/202146 minutes, 21 seconds
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82: The Problem with Perfection

Do you get overly concerned about making every little detail perfect? Do you find that you never complete things you start because you are overthinking, well, everything? Have you ever really given any thought to how that perfectionism is affecting your business? Come hang out with us as we tackle that prickly little personality trait: perfectionism. Maybe you will walk away with the courage to live your life in a bit more of the “done is better than perfect” vibe. We know it is a daily struggle and we are here to help!
3/1/202141 minutes, 56 seconds
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81: Is It Time for an Assistant

In the immortal words of Vanilla Ice, “I'm on a roll, it's time to go solo.” Or is it??? In this episode we dive into the topic of assistants! How do you know if you are ready for one? What are the challenges you will face? What is the real estate world yelling at you to do in YOUR biz? We cover when, why and how we acquired our first assistants and how that journey has changed through the years. And just like always we give you permission to do this business any way that works for YOU.
2/22/202157 minutes, 19 seconds
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BONUS: How to Move a House with Calvert Stone

Sometimes getting to the closing table feels like you’ve had to move a mountain, but rarely are you moving the actual HOUSE! In this bonus episode of HH Alissa & Katy are asked to interview title attorney, Calvert Stone, for his podcast Rousing Housing. We grill him on the ins and outs of being an investor that actually MOVES houses. Learn the reasons why these houses were moved, how they were acquired and what it takes logistically and financially to make a move this big happen. This topic was a fun look into another rare and mysterious way to invest in real estate.
2/17/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 28 seconds
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80: Dealing with Rejection

Well, it seems only fitting that one day after we celebrate love Hustle Humbly tackles rejection.  Cue shoulder shrugs.  Rejection in real estate is a certainty and yet it is one of the hardest things to get used to in this business. We have all experienced painful rejections from friends, family and that prospect you just knew was going to work out but didn’t. Learning how to navigate the emotions of rejection will be integral in the success of your business and the health of your mindset. In this episode we give you 6 ways to handle rejection like a pro, tips for using body language to your advantage, as well as how to use your growth mindset to succeed.
2/15/202149 minutes, 59 seconds
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79: Buyers, Buyers, Buyers

Neither of us could believe we haven’t spent a whole episode just loving on buyers and the buying process! Here’s our look into what each of us do from first call to closing with our buyer clients(spoiler: we don’t do everything exactly the same). Most Realtors start their careers working with buyers and we hope to make those transactions a bit smoother and more systematized from the very beginning with the info in this chat. There is no better feeling than finding the right house for your buyer and helping them navigate the tricky process of turning that house into their home! Hear how we make that happen for our wonderful buyer clients!
2/8/202159 minutes, 21 seconds
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78: Office Day

You’ve seen the meme: “Must be nice being a Realtor and working anytime you please. Yep, I can work any 65 hours a week I choose.” The truth is learning to navigate that flexible schedule life can feel more overwhelming than, well, flexible on most days. In this episode we talk about one of our favorite best practices/systems that will keep your business and home life running more smoothly: the office day! How can you schedule one? What should you do during one? What will this change in your work life? Come find out all of this and more as we give you the permission to put some boundaries on your time that will actually reap results in productivity.
2/1/202141 minutes, 24 seconds
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77: The Real Estate Virtues

Maybe you’ve heard of Aristotle’s 12 virtues. You’ve likely heard of the 7 virtues in the Bible. But what about the Real Estate Virtues(according to Hustle Humbly)? What are those traits and qualities that make a good agent a great agent? Join us for a discussion covering some of the fundamental strengths all great agents should strive for and how they impact your business and your life. We really enjoyed this topic and can’t wait to hear what your top real estate virtue is.
1/25/202136 minutes, 6 seconds
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76: Tax Tips for Realtors

Don’t let another year come and go without a financial plan in place for your business. On this episode we interview Karen Bahn, a seasoned tax accountant and advisor. Karen believes that access to strategic tax planning accelerates growth in a business, which we are all for! She is on a mission to bring her knowledge and expertise to the successful modern real estate entrepreneur. She also knows a thing or two about that #realtorlife as wife to a successful real estate agent. Karen is a mom to 2 kiddos and 2 English bulldogs and we know that you will love soaking up all of her knowledge! Find Karen on IG @karen.bahn or [email protected].
1/18/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 4 seconds
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75: The 2020 Buyer/Seller Report

Ah, data. It’s so necessary to understand our market and the psyche of buyers and sellers. Data is also infinitely helpful in providing real numbers to your clients so they can understand the “whys” behind what you are doing. Data is the fastest way to show you are a market expert. Stats and figures may bore some, but we are hitting the high points from the NAR 2020 Buyer/Seller Report and really you don’t want to miss it! To download the full 180 page report for free go to https://store.realtor/.
1/11/202151 minutes, 16 seconds
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74: New Year, New You/Working on Your Business, Not in Your Business

After the challenging year that was 2020, it’s time to dive into a brand new year and maybe a brand new take on your business. Whether you are in the camp of goal setting or making resolutions or just treat Jan 1 like any other day, this is a prime time to take a look at how you can simplify and improve your work life. We discuss what’s working and what the most important systems for your business are. We also talk about Alissa growing her family this year and what preparation for that looks like. Doors are closing this week on Katy’s systems course. You can find it at agentsystems101.com.
1/4/202145 minutes, 32 seconds
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73: How to Build Your Staging Closet

In this week’s episode we channel our inner Mary Poppins and give you a peek inside our staging bag of tricks. What are our favorite staging staples? How do we store them? (Hint: It’s not a seemingly bottomless carpet bag.) How do we treat vacant versus occupied stagings different? Come join us for a chat about one of our favorite topics: staging! Don’t forget: the doors open to Agent Systems 101 this week! You can find it at agentsystems101.com.
12/28/202047 minutes, 21 seconds
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72: Our Favorite Things

It’s Christmas week, so we thought it was the perfect time for a light-hearted episode about some of our favorite things. We tackle everything from Christmas movies and family traditions to some of our favorite topics from the show. Kick back while you wrap presents and bake cookies and come join us in a fun conversation. We hope everyone is safe and healthy and enjoying this magical time of year. Oh, and if you are ready to learn more about one of Katy’s favorite things, Agent Systems 101, head over to www.agentsystems101.com.
12/21/202042 minutes, 9 seconds
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71: The “Real Estate Police”

What does the chairman of the real estate commission do? How does one end up in a roll like that? How do you survive working with family? So many questions for our first guest since before quarantine. In this episode we interview Louisiana Real Estate Commission Chairman, Rick Roberts. Rick Roberts is currently an associate broker with Coldwell Banker TEC in Mandeville, LA. Rick has been a licensed broker for the past 28 years and has served in a variety of REALTOR ® leadership positions. Find Rick at https://www.facebook.com/RickRobertsTheRobertsTeamColdwellBankerTEC.
12/14/202059 minutes, 6 seconds
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70: Listener Q&A Part 2

Today we open up the floor for listener questions! From marketing, to “as-is” properties, to budgeting for closing gifts  we cover a wide range of topics. Come hear why the term “lead generation” isn’t one of our favorites and how to defend against scarcity mindset. It’s always fun to hear our listeners questions and we hope we did them justice in our answers. If we missed your question, shoot us an email at [email protected] and we will catch it next time!
12/7/202053 minutes, 9 seconds
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69: Don’t Jump the Gun

Boy is it easy to get excited in this business! We are so anxious to jump on that real estate roller coaster that sometimes we forget to buckle our safety harnesses. Pre-approvals, actual written offers in hand, due diligence in our client responses, well vetted offers for our sellers. So so many things can send the roller coaster off in the wrong direction taking not just you, but your client along for the ride. In today’s chat we talk about a few “case studies” and try to learn from someone else’s mistakes.
11/30/202057 minutes, 41 seconds
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68: 2020 and Gratitude

Ok, so the first thing that comes to mind when you think of 2020 might not be gratitude, but we are not giving in to that feeling on this Thanksgiving episode. Instead, we have decided to frame our gratitude within the bounds of this sometimes crazy year. What has changed? How has that made us grateful for what we have? What happens when you strip down everything in your life and start to slowly add back in? Come join us in taking a moment to think about what we truly are grateful for.
11/23/202044 minutes, 49 seconds
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67: Follow-up For Leads and Listings

You’ve built up quite a list of leads and taken some listings, but now what?  When and how to follow up with your prospects and current clients is a skill that must be mastered. Communication truly is the key to keeping your business running smoothly and successfully. In this episode we cover how we keep in contact with our current buyers and sellers as well as how we follow-up with leads and prospects. We also go over why it is ok to let leads go and why we aren’t just trying to collect a huge list of prospects
11/16/202055 minutes, 41 seconds
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66: The Art of Negotiation

Ok, so maybe we aren’t exactly Picassos over here, but we have successfully gotten through hundreds of real estate negotiations. This topic has been highly requested, so we decided to give it a go and tell you what works for us. We cover why mindset does affect the outcome of your negotiations and that you are negotiating from the very moment you show or list a home all the way to the closing table. Hopefully there are more than a few good takeaways that will be easy to implement immediately! And remember, there are lots and lots of books and podcasts that focus solely on the negotiation if you want to dive even deeper.
11/9/202056 minutes, 48 seconds
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65: How to Buy and Sell at the Same Time

Selling real estate is an exercise in problem solving and obstacle overcoming. Working with clients that are buying and selling at the same time take that to the extreme. In this conversation we get into all the dirty details on how to successfully navigate buying and selling a home AT THE SAME TIME. It’s a delicate dance, BUT it can be done, and we are ready to help. This episode will not only help agents but also will be perfect for consumers to listen to themselves. Get ready to move on up!
11/2/202051 minutes, 30 seconds
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64: How to Deal With a…

Last episode we gave you a laundry list of annoying and troublesome agent behaviors. After identifying that being a feedback ghost, deal killer, complainer, secret agent, and more were an industry-wide problem, now we are giving you some tips to avoid these behaviors and deal with repeat offenders. We can’t change how someone else chooses to act, but we can change how we react to others behavior. Hopefully last week caught you nodding along in agreement or ready to make a change in your own bad habits. Either way we are ready to assist with actionable tips this week.
10/26/202059 minutes, 7 seconds
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63: Don’t Be a…

Unfortunately it was way too easy to come up with a list of things agents do that we wish they wouldn’t. And full disclosure... we aren’t immune to struggling with some of the behaviors on the list. In this two part series we identify bad agent behaviors and habits this week and how to deal with them next week. Tired of running across those mean, crabby, negligent agents with a bunch of bad habits? Not sure if you may be doing any of these annoying things? This episode is for you!
10/19/202049 minutes, 58 seconds
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62: Making the Transition from Buyers to Sellers

 What’s the difference between working with buyers and sellers? A LOT! This chat covers our favorite parts of working with buyers and sellers and some of the different challenges. We dive into what it takes to become a successful listing agent and how moving from buyer heavy to more sellers can really free up your time and produce increased income. If you are nervous to take the plunge into listings, this show is for you! Build your confidence with systems and solid market knowledge and get out there and start sticking your sign in some yards!
10/12/202046 minutes, 5 seconds
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61: Ins and Outs of Inspections

One of the most essential parts of any home sale is the home inspection. This fragile process can impact both parties and if not handled appropriately can kill any deal. In this episode we discuss the logistics of the inspection appointment as well as the repair request and response. We also tackle some tips for what types of items are better to put on the repair request and how you might handle a monetary allowance.
10/5/202054 minutes, 51 seconds
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60: Working Mom Survival

Don’t kid yourself, if you are a working mom, many days it is just about surviving. Come hang out with us and hear where we struggle and where we have found success living that working mom life. Hopefully you can nod along and really hear us when we say to give yourself grace. We also tackle a mountain of parent questions. When should you bring the baby to work? How do you keep your house clean? When can you get the laundry done? What about those cute Pinterest crafts for teacher gifts? When should you ask for help? Can you really “do it all”? Grab a coffee and a cozy chair and come hang out for a bit.
9/28/202046 minutes
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59: What You Need to Know About Lenders

Love them or hate them, lenders are an integral part in a real estate transaction. In this episode we talk about why we love the good ones and could live without the not so good ones. We also talk about how you can vet a lender you don’t know and what a great pre-approval letter should say. A real estate transaction has so many moving parts and requires a great team. Finding a few great lenders to refer will significantly reduce you and your clients stress all the way through the process of purchasing a home.
9/21/202044 minutes, 52 seconds
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58: Why Systems Are the Answer

We are super passionate about the topic of systems, because systems lead to professionalism. In this episode we talk through our systems and how they make life as a Realtor easier. When you create repeatable systems you build confidence, create consistency and produce repeatable client experiences. One of our favorite FREE resources is using Trello for our pipeline and prospects. You can find Alissa’s tutorial on using Trello here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLQi2Z74hko If you don’t know where to start on your systems, join Katy for her course, Agent Systems 101. www.katykcaldwell.com/systems
9/14/202045 minutes, 38 seconds
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57: Take a Day Off!

Inspired by an instagram post that Alissa was taking a random Friday off, here are our thoughts on the whys and how to take a day off as a Realtor. Deep at the core of the “I never take a day off” issue is a mindset breakdown fueled by fear and scarcity. If you are struggling with feeling burned out and have no time for yourself, it is time to revisit one of our favorite things to talk about: boundaries & self-care. There’s no reason not to take a day off and you certainly shouldn’t feel guilty about it!
9/7/202045 minutes, 15 seconds
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56: Should You Change Brokers?

One thing that seems to be common across the real estate industry is the shuffle of agents from one broker to another. Some agents stay put for years and years and others you find at a new broker more times than you can count. In this episode we go over reasons you should change brokers and reasons you should not. We also give you the two most important questions you need to ask yourself before making a broker change. Is it time for a change? Come listen and decide.
8/31/202042 minutes, 18 seconds
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55: When Your Clients Are Unhappy

We’ve all been there. Your client is mad at you either for something you did or maybe even something someone else did. Sometimes they are even mad for what turns out to be nothing at all. As the ultimate buffer and punching bag, Realtors have to navigate through a lot of not so fun conversations. In this episode we hit the ten step plan for angry clients as found in this Inman article, https://www.inman.com/2012/11/29/a-10-step-plan-dealing-with-angry-real-estate-clients/.
8/24/202055 minutes, 56 seconds
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54: Hustle Humbly Turns ONE!

Woo HOOO! We made it! This episode celebrates our first year of Hustle Humbly. Come find out the top ten most downloaded episodes and some of our favorite memories. We will share laughs, realizations about podcasting, and some cake. It’s hard to believe we have 54 episodes in the books and have become a resource for new and experienced agents alike. Happy Birthday Hustle Humbly!
8/17/202042 minutes, 39 seconds
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53: Listener Q&A

From closing gifts to how life changed after kids, this episode tackles a wide variety of listener questions. Ever wondered something we haven’t covered on the show? Come check out this episode and see if we hit your burning questions. If we don’t, send us an email at [email protected] and we will catch you next time. Listen to some of our craziest stories and hear lots of quick tips on this fun episode.
8/10/202054 minutes, 44 seconds
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52: Investments Part II

There are so many ways to invest in real estate and we tackle even more in this episode. Alissa gives us all the low down on her latest investment adventure: vacation rentals! We also talk about flipping without flipping and what every buyer who wants to start investing will ask you about: foreclosures. We share some of our most successful client renovations that built instant equity. We even get to land flipping, which is a whole different world of possibilities. 
8/3/202046 minutes, 23 seconds
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51:Intro to Investments

Do you have a retirement plan? No? Well, you wouldn’t be alone. Being 1099 independent contractors many Realtors don’t. Alissa takes us through her investment journey as she plans for eventual retirement. We learn how she chose the rental homes she owns and what her biggest successes have been. Once you hear how quickly her rental account has grown and how well thought out her strategy is you are going to be ready to start saving that first 20% down payment!
7/27/202044 minutes, 6 seconds
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50: Mid Year Check-In

2020 has been anything but what we expected, obviously! It’s time to take stock of the year and take the pulse of our business. Join us as we ask ourselves a series of questions designed to help you really think about the state or your business and how we can all improve mid-year.  We also talk about the importance of revisiting goals throughout the year and why only goal setting on January 1 just doesn’t work.
7/20/202037 minutes, 30 seconds
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49: Do Your Job

Not to sound preach-y over here, but this episode is a reminder to “do your job”. What does that mean? Where are we falling short? What are the non-negotiables as far as what you should be doing? Nobody gives you a manual on how to be a Realtor and let’s be honest real estate school isn’t teaching you much about actually selling real estate. This episode covers the activities you should be doing and the reasons why excellent customer service will ultimately put your “lead generation” on auto-pilot.
7/13/202039 minutes, 20 seconds
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48: Taking the Emotion Out of Real Estate

Buying and selling a home is filled with emotions. Add in two agents, negotiations, obstacles and problems to solve and there are numerous emotional landmines to sidestep. As the middleman in these huge deals it is our duty to learn the art of diffusing negative emotions for our clients. Keeping in mind the final goal for all parties involved is a great way to navigate what has the potential to be a stress filled mess. Above all else remember it is nice to be nice and you WILL get more flies with honey.
7/6/202051 minutes, 28 seconds
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47: Overcoming Distractions

In a world where it is so easy to get distracted how do we keep ourselves and our business moving in the right direction? We discuss where boundaries and distractions intersect and how making good choices is imperative. Come find out lots of tips on how to keep distractions at bay and win back your work day. In this episode we remind you that you can and should dictate your own time. Remember to give yourself grace as this is a work in progress. It’s okay to say you will handle it later! 
6/29/202040 minutes, 29 seconds
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46: Life on the Go

Although quarantine brought most of our fast paced Realtor lives to a screeching halt, we are starting to get back on the go! This episode covers what it means to be efficient while working out of your car most days. Alissa talks us through how she is so successful at staying on the go and still achieving a balance between work and home life. We also talk about the literal tools we keep in our car and why it is so important to plan for your needs, including LUNCH! If you would like a copy of Katy’s car kit e-book visit, katykcaldwell.com/carkit.
6/22/202042 minutes, 19 seconds
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45: The Listing Interview

Come follow along as we each take you on our listing interview. Make no mistake you should always treat your listing appointment as an interview no matter the circumstances. In this episode we discuss the 6 rules for a listing interview. We will give you tips for how to explain pricing and what it means to “miss the market”. Remember listings are like GOLD in your real estate business and we hope these tips help you get those listings!
6/15/202056 minutes, 12 seconds
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44: We Suck At Advertising

So maybe we aren’t the poster children for what you think of when you picture Realtors marketing themselves. Not a lot of billboards, bus benches, car wraps and newspaper ads going on over here. We considered interviewing an agent with “great” marketing and decided it didn’t make sense, so instead we have an honest chat about what we do and don’t do and things we have tried. If you cringe at the thought of self-promotion, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome!
6/8/202033 minutes, 41 seconds
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43: Offer Accepted!

In this episode we put on our buyer’s agent and seller’s agent hats and talk through the offer process. What should you be discussing with your client pre-offer? What do you need to make sure is in the offer? What can you just leave out? How do you create an email to send an offer to the listing agent? How do you avoid buying someone a fountain yourself? All these questions and more will be covered and you may never write or review an offer the same again. 
6/1/202050 minutes, 53 seconds
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42: Does Your MLS Listing Have “Good Bones”?

This luxurious episode features two well-maintained brunette agents speaking on highly sought after topics such as writing a listing description! The impeccable sound quality will make you want to come on over and hang out, great for entertaining! This episode has been fully updated to give all of the modern amenities desired to write the perfect listing description. It has all of the tips you could need and more!  This episode will leave even the worst agent with lots of writing potential. With a little imagination, you will be able to write your dream description! This episode won’t last long! Don’t miss out!
5/25/202059 minutes, 6 seconds
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41: When Life Throws You a Curveball

What happens when YOU are your whole business and life throws you a curveball? A new baby, personal or family sickness, summer break, or maybe even a global pandemic; we’ve all been there. How do you prepare for a possible curveball? How do you give yourself grace as you try to navigate difficult times? How do you keep your business consistent? Join us for our usual honest conversations about what is and isn’t working for us now and how we’ve dealt with curveballs in the past.
5/18/202037 minutes, 37 seconds
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40: The Bare Necessities

“Look for the bare necessities. The simple bare necessities. Forget about your worries and your strife.” This week we boil down all of the things you “can” be doing into the 6 simple things you should be doing. The list of things other agents are doing is seemingly unending, and it can be really tough to figure out where to start. This episode will help focus your business and remind you to stay in your lane. Join us over here, just keepin it simple!
5/11/202035 minutes, 47 seconds
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39: Love Your Peeps/Fear of Sphere/How to Deal with Rejection

In the words of Alissa this is a “perfectly delightful episode.” Born out of quite a few requests for each of these topics, we felt there was a way to cover them all in relation to each other. Hopefully we are continuing to drive home the idea that the most fun, safe and sustainable business you can do is with the people you know and like! Use your ability to call, text, email and message your peeps to spread the love and most importantly JUST BE NICE!
5/4/202039 minutes, 48 seconds
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38: How We Get Our Business

The secret is out! In this episode we cover EXACTLY where our business comes from. We start with where it came from year one versus now and we tell lots of specific stories. How does one phone call or letter turn into 7 more transactions? Come find out! We give some very simple advice that will impact your business and how you get and turn leads into clients for life.
4/27/202055 minutes, 46 seconds
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37: High on Designations

What in the world is a Realtor designation? What’s the point? Will this really help my business? Come get all of your designation questions answered in our typical honest conversation. We share what designations we have received and what the benefits are. There are a million different initials you can earn to stick behind your name and we talk about what they mean and how they can impact your career. Professional development and education go hand in hand and designations may just be the missing piece to your professional growth. 
4/20/202035 minutes, 4 seconds
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BONUS: In Our COVID Feelings

We have been recording the last several episodes via zoom and at the beginning of those calls we would have a heart to heart about how we are feeling before hitting the record button. Instead of keeping those conversations all to ourselves we decided to record a bonus episode of podcast therapy where we are just chatting with each other about how we are feeling right now. Our hope is that you can listen in and find some validation in what we are all feeling in this crazy time. Sometimes it’s just nice to know you aren’t alone and we hope this episode reminds you that we are all in this together. Stay safe and healthy(physically and mentally)!
4/15/202037 minutes, 57 seconds
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36: Community Over Competition

Surprisingly it took 36 episodes to devote a whole show to the theme of the entire podcast. Community over competition truly is the mission statement for Hustle Humbly. In this episode we talk about ways to build community and how to get past a scarcity mindset. In this candid talk we discuss where we struggle and how the industry makes building community a challenge. The good news is it can be done and we are here to start you on your journey to build a strong supportive community! We are so grateful that our listeners have become a strong community for us and for each other!
4/13/202040 minutes, 24 seconds
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35: Staged to Sell

This is THE episode to give your sellers real constructive help while getting their home ready to sell.  We talk through why it is so important that as an agent you are giving your sellers guidance on this topic. We share tons of practical tips, so you can send your sellers to listen to this episode too! It is vital that we remember staging isn’t just moving furniture around and adding cute pillows. Staging is all encompassing of the way you prepare and present your home. It includes maintenance, how you get ready for a showing, curb appeal, what your home smells and looks like. Come find out why each of us LOVES home staging!
4/6/202046 minutes, 9 seconds
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34: HGTV and the Reality of Real Estate TV

Here’s a fun one to help pass the time during quarantine! Do you love Chip and JoJo as much as we do? Can’t get enough of the Property Brothers? Do you have a favorite Million Dollar Listing location? Or are you tired of trying to explain to your buyers and sellers that real estate TV isn’t at all how real estate works? Do you have a love/hate relationship with real estate TV like us? Let’s talk about it!
3/30/202039 minutes, 8 seconds
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33: Preparing for Busy

This episode was recorded on March 9, 2020 before most governments were requiring us to stay at home to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. While the current pandemic will affect real estate activity at this time, this episode is still filled with practical advice for what you can do at home to prepare for a return to normalcy in the real estate market. Using these tips to set yourself up for future success will make a positive impact on your business when the busy season does arrive. There will be no better time to set up systems and get your home in order than now. Be ready to hit the ground running as soon as it is safe again!
3/23/202053 minutes, 2 seconds
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BONUS Episode: Dealing With COVID-19

In response to several requests from our community, we decided to release a bonus episode of Hustle Humbly dealing specifically with real estate and COVID-19. As this situation changes and evolves the information included here may become out of date. Our tips on what to do while you are quarantined at home should hold up regardless of any requirements put in place by the government. We are looking at this time as an opportunity to hit the reset button on our homelife and business. There will be no better time to set up business systems and get your home in order! Please feel free to reach out with questions, concerns, or if you just need a friend to talk to. We are here for you!
3/19/202033 minutes
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32: All About Closings

It’s time we get focused on the most important event in the transaction, the closing! This is usually an exciting day when all of your hard work and the clients goals are realized. We talk about what happens at closings and how they may change in the coming years. We also cover some practical tips for tasks you can knock out while sitting at the closing table. Alissa even shares a health goal that is closing related! This episode has a few unbelievable stories and lots of information to help you prepare for your next closing. We hope this episode will be informative to agents and consumers alike!
3/16/202050 minutes, 23 seconds
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31: Time for Templates

Here it is! A full episode about our life and business changing practice of using email templates. In this episode we talk about what some of our favorite templates are and how using templates can improve your business. Alissa spills what her secret sauce template is and really leans into the #communityovercompetition message of the show. Today is also release day for the Email Templates 101 course where you can buy all of our templates already done and learn how to make your own to systematize your business. Just visit hustlehumblypodcast.com. We hope the practice of using email templates will take your business to the next level!
3/9/202046 minutes, 11 seconds
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30: Motivation Monday/Dealing with Burnout

Get ready to be inspired, uplifted and motivated! This episode is filled with quotes, stories, and tips to get you in the best frame of mind to succeed. We talk about our real estate ‘whys’ and how they have changed over time. We even go through the list of all the reasons being a Realtor is awesome! Our hope is this episode will be one you can go back to over and over again to recover from a bad day or pull yourself out of a funk. Come smile, laugh and feel grateful for this day and this amazing real estate life!
3/2/202054 minutes, 43 seconds
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29: The Power of People/Zillow and the D-word

The sky is falling! The real estate sky is falling! A bit dramatic? We agree! This episode covers lots of interesting new technology and potential changes to the way we buy and sell real estate. We dive into the topic we hear about within the industry so frequently, DISRUPTION. We aren’t afraid and we don’t want you to be either, but we do want you to be prepared! Come learn ways to stay relevant in the ever changing real estate transaction. Find out how you can confidently speak to consumers about the NEW stuff out there in the real estate world.
2/24/202049 minutes, 2 seconds
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28: Let’s Talk Appraisals

We have a very special guest this week, Alissa’s dad and appraiser, Johnnie Allphin! Johnnie has been an appraiser and owner of Allphin Agency for over 40 years. He takes us through how he got into the business right out of college, what it takes to become an appraiser now, and where the industry is going. We learn in this episode tips for Realtors to help their sellers when it comes to the appraisal process. We even get all of our and your burning appraisal questions answered by Johnnie. As a little bonus we get to hear stories of Alissa as a kid and how she participated in the appraisal work with her dad at a very young age. Appraisers certainly aren’t beloved these days but this interview may open your eyes to the other side of the process and soften your heart to appraisers going forward.
2/17/202052 minutes, 46 seconds
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27: The Who’s Who Episode

After some helpful feedback that not everyone was sure who was who we’ve created a get to know you episode that will hopefully solve that problem! Upon starting the episode neither of us were sure we would fill a whole show, but as it turns out we had no trouble talking about ourselves. LOL! We answer listener questions, talk about some of our favorite things, and tell lots of stories. You are not going to want to miss how Alissa and her sisters nearly died getting icees or the unbelievable story of Katy’s son’s birth. As we talk about our lives and favorites you may notice there is a clear reason we became friends
2/10/202055 minutes, 22 seconds
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BONUS Episode: The It’s About Time Interview

Surprise! It’s a bonus episode! If you have subscribed to the podcast we have a little gift for you today! It’s our first time ever being on the other side of the mic as Anna Dearmon Kornick of “It’s About Time” podcast interviews us. Enjoy this little sneak peak of that interview and then head on over to “It’s About Time” to hear the rest. Anna is a time management coach and was featured on Hustle Humbly episode 22. Find more from Anna at annadkornick.com, abouttimepodcast.com and on social media @annadkornick.
2/5/202014 minutes, 50 seconds
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26: Everything We Wished We Knew Before Starting

Great news, you’ve decided to get your real estate license!! Are you sure it’s going to be a good fit for you? What do you need to be prepared for? Did you know that you “interview” the broker, not vice versa? Join us for a discussion about how we got started and what we wish we knew before getting our licenses. From understanding needed character traits to what the exact expenses to your real estate business are, this episode will answer all of your questions. If you are a seasoned agent there is some useful information and insight about switching brokers and how to interview a broker at any stage of your career.
2/3/202055 minutes, 35 seconds
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25: The Importance of Being Approachable

Are you the type of person that people want to tell their life story to? Or is it more difficult for you to get people talking and build real relationships? Join us for an in depth discussion on how to become approachable not only for clients but for anyone in your life. Surprisingly, you can improve your approachability and we will give you 5 tips to do so. We talk about using your unique vibe to attract your tribe and overcoming introvertedness. We also cover the importance of really listening and keeping in mind that everyone is different.
1/27/202041 minutes, 28 seconds
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24: Client Management

If there was one topic that should be required learning for Realtors but is not widely taught, it would be client management. No, this is not another episode on how to keep track of your database. This episode talks about all the ways we should be setting the tone of a real estate transaction for our clients. If you want more boundaries for your business, then you must start with client management. Come hear strategies for making the real estate process less time consuming, stressful and emotional for you and your buyers and sellers. Proper client management will not only make you and your clients happy, but will make you the agent other agents want to work with again!
1/20/202048 minutes, 6 seconds
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23: The 3 P’s of Professionalism

We have a PASSION for professionalism and it really comes across in this episode. There are so many ways you could and should be a professional in your work selling real estate. Join us for a sometimes heated discussion about what should be non negotiables for your business. Don’t miss the extremely inappropriate activity another agent got caught doing during a showing and other stories of professionalism do’s and don’ts. Check out more about what NAR says on professionalism here, https://www.nar.realtor/code-of-ethics-and-arbitration-manual/pathways-to-professionalism.
1/13/202048 minutes, 9 seconds
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22: It’s About Time… Management

Get yourself in gear for the new year! Don’t we all wish we had more time? What if we could find ways to be more efficient with our time? Anna Dearmon Kornick, host of It’s About Time Podcast and time management coach, joins us for a conversation about how we can use strategies to make more of our time every day. Anna teaches us how to think of our schedule as a puzzle and implement a weekly planning session. Anna helps busy people(like you!) spend time on what matters most. Her mission as a Time Management Coach is to equip busy people with the ideas, encouragement and tools to live and work with confidence, clarity and intention. Find more from Anna at annadkornick.com, abouttimepodcast.com and on social media @annadkornick.
1/6/202051 minutes, 48 seconds
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21: Alissa’s Email Class

If your email is a source of stress and overwhelm, this episode is for you! Come learn Alissa’s 7 rules to getting your email(and your life) under control. We talk about how we each handle our email and Katy admits where she struggles in the email game. Join us as we learn how Alissa keeps it under control by being simple, efficient and mindful with her time. Start off 2020 with no red numbers and a clear head!
12/30/201939 minutes, 49 seconds
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20: Embracing Your Season of Life and Business

This week’s episode is keeping it light for the holiday season. We have a “fireside chat” about seasons of life/business and how to navigate where you are in those seasons. We spend some time on our personal seasons and dive into “mom guilt.” Take a break from the hustle and bustle of whatever season you are in and get a pep talk from us. This chat has so many great reminders to keep you from falling victim to comparison self talk in any season.
12/23/201946 minutes, 59 seconds
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19: Consistency is Key

The struggle is real. You know it. We know it. How do you stay consistent in a cyclical/seasonal business where you’d like a steady paycheck and a little less stress. Well, you’ve come to the right place! On this episode we discuss changes to behaviors and mindset issues that can put you on the path to consistency. It is possible and achievable with some small but CONSISTENT changes. And just for fun come find out what Hustle Humbly was almost named.
12/16/201936 minutes, 27 seconds
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18: Pick a Word, Set a Goal, Have a Plan

It’s that time of year when we reflect on what we’ve done and look toward what we will do. This episode is the one that will get you excited and in the right frame of mind to prepare for next year. We have an honest discussion about struggles and successes with goal setting and walk you through picking a word of the year and creating a business plan. This episode will push you into the next year of your life and business on the right foot!
12/9/201945 minutes, 32 seconds
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17: What to Do When You Are New OR Slow

Here’s the episode so many of you have requested and been waiting for! Realtor life is so amazing, but can be overwhelming. There are too many things you ‘can’ be doing and sometimes it is hard to know where to start. This episode gives practical and tactical advice about exactly what you should be doing in the beginning of your career or when you are in a slow time. This advice should help you map out a plan to not just fill your days with busy work, but work that can put you in the right mindset and into situations that will foster success. Go listen and then get out there and make it happen!
12/2/201950 minutes, 50 seconds
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16: An Attitude of Gratitude

It’s Thanksgiving week and we are ready to talk all things thankfulness. Who doesn’t love spending time thinking about all the amazing things in their life? On this episode we each talk about some of the things we are most thankful for and talk about the importance of gratitude in general. It will put you in the right frame of mind to enjoy this holiday season. We even throw in some fun stats on Thanksgiving! Come hang out and know that we are so thankful for you!
11/25/201941 minutes, 15 seconds
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15: Keeping Up with Your Database for the Holidays

Back again with more love for your database! This episode is a follow up to episode 9, What’s a Database and the How and Why You Should Work It. We keep the “touch” talk down to a minimum and dive into ways you can CONNECT with your people during the holiday season. We cover some of our methods of contact during this fun time of year while talking all things pie, Christmas card and much more. Tune in to hear some easy ideas to reach out and get your creative juices flowing!
11/18/201936 minutes, 13 seconds
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14: Realtor Life Lessons with Leigh Brown

Hold on tight! If you aren’t paying close attention you might miss a gem from this real estate rockstar. Leigh Brown is a successful REALTOR®, forward-thinking CEO, and #1 best-selling author. She runs one of the top real estate teams in the country, is a kickin’ keynote speaker, and LOVES everything baseball. Leigh has a gift for motivating people to become a better version of themselves. She has achieved at the highest levels and has worked with the highest ranks in business today. Her career path allows her the experience to impact business growth both large and small and her inspirational speeches have been heard all over the United States and the globe – from Miami to Dubai! From CEO’s of premier companies to REALTORS® just learning their way, Leigh’s experiences can impact any journey. Whether it be leadership structure for the new era of business or rock-solid sales techniques to blast through your goal, Leigh wants to help YOU! Find Leigh on instagram @leighthomasbrown, facebook @leighbrownspeaker, youtube @leighbrownspeaker, or on her podcast Crazy Sh*t in Real Estate.
11/11/201947 minutes, 57 seconds
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13: The Enneagram: Know Thyself

Get to know us and yourself through the eyes of the enneagram. The enneagram, an ancient personality test, is an amazing tool used for self-discovery. We give a little background and an overview of the 9 types. We also talk about the attributes and challenges that would affect your life as an entrepreneur/Realtor. This is a fun conversation that anyone can find useful in their daily lives.
11/4/201954 minutes, 10 seconds
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12: Being Authentic on Social Media

Join us for an enlightening conversation with Chelsea Petersen of the Modern Agent Social Club. Chelsea takes us through tips on bringing your true self to social media so you can build the ‘know, like, trust’ factor with your sphere. We talk about how you can add in more of who you are to your message and build an audience that really relates to you. Chelsea gives some practical tips for using Facebook and Instagram and talks about how to get started on video in your social media. Alissa comes equipped with all of the questions you may be thinking if social media feels uncomfortable for you. Chelsea’s tips and philosophies are perfect for Realtors and entrepreneurs alike. Tune in to find out how to have fun while making social media work for you! Find Chelsea online at www.thechelseapetersen.com and Instagram @themodernliferealtor. 
10/28/201951 minutes, 4 seconds
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11: Open House Tips

In this episode we talk about some of our favorite topics like mindset and safety in relation to the open house. This real estate marketing practice is used by 60% of realtors and we talk about how they have been successful for us and what our processes are. We definitely do our open houses differently and we want you to find a system that works best for you. Join us to find out great practical tips for safety and success at your open houses!
10/21/201949 minutes, 31 seconds
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10: Anti-Hustle Movement with Blake Guichet

Wait, there’s an anti-hustle movement? What does that even mean? In this episode we are so grateful to interview podcast host(Confessions of a Crappy Christian) and entrepreneur, Blake Guichet. This candid conversation about life as an entrepreneur, mom, and woman hits on a variety of topics, including some quite unexpected ones. Tune in to find out what Blake has learned about pushing herself too hard and where that journey has landed her. If you feel like your work life has taken over your personal life and are struggling with balance, this is the conversation for you. 
10/14/201948 minutes, 11 seconds
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9: What’s a Database and the How and Why You Should Work It

It's time to learn how to start, grow, clean out and "touch" your database! We dive deep into the systems that we failed with and what is working for us now. Sometimes the simplest solutions are the easiest and we give you the down low on why we both ended up using a simple excel spreadsheet. We are sharing that very spreadsheet with all of you when you visit hustlehumblypodcast.com/database_template. We discuss how important it is to have a database and why using it will be the most successful, fun and safe way to grow and sustain your business. 
10/7/201949 minutes, 44 seconds
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8: Technology Tools for Realtors and Entrepreneurs

Are you lost when it comes to tech? Aren’t we all at times? There is always something new to utilize in your business no matter what your business is. In this episode we discuss some of the technology tools we are using currently in our businesses. Many of the apps/systems/software we cover are free and easy and will help streamline your business. Don’t let all of the tech overwhelm you! Come hang out with us and discover it doesn’t take a lot of different tech to run an efficient business.
9/30/201941 minutes, 19 seconds
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7: Part 2 of Realtor Safety with Carl Carter

We are so grateful to have Carl Carter join us for this second episode focusing on additional tactical advice and best practices for safety. We dive deeper into how to handle showings, listing appointments and open houses where you will be exposed to possible danger. Carl gives lots of different best practices and systems that other agents use to stay safe. Carl started the Beverly Carter Foundation dedicated to the ideal that every agent goes home safe every day by providing scientifically based research, information, consulting, training, and support at no charge to every MLS, association, brokerage, and agent.
9/23/201945 minutes, 16 seconds
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6: Part 1 of Realtor Safety with Carl Carter

We are so honored to have Carl Carter join us on this very important episode of Hustle Humbly where we cover Realtor safety. Following his mother’s tragic death, Carl started the Beverly Carter Foundation dedicated to the ideal that every agent goes home safe every day by providing scientifically based research, information, consulting, training, and support at no charge to every MLS, association, brokerage, and agent. Carl shares with us his mother’s story and gives tactical advice and tips on how other Realtors can keep themselves safe. 
9/16/201946 minutes, 37 seconds
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5: Boundaries and Self Care

 In this episode we have a conversation about the pitfalls to running your own business and your own schedule. We talk about strategies we have used to set boundaries on ourselves and our clients. We even get into the correlation between the status of your email, fridge and closet and how to combat these sources of stress. Come join us for self-care tips and learn who inspired this episode as we toast to them! 
9/9/201943 minutes, 19 seconds
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4: Wearing Different Hats in Real Estate with Matt Hughes

Matt Hughes, the current president of GBRAR and a licensed Realtor, takes us on a journey through the different ways he has worked in real estate over his 13 year career. Matt talks about how his focus on hard work has led him to where he is today. Great advice and perspective from a past team member and current team leader. Join us as we learn more about how Matt structures his team and the reasons why he has chosen to be a team. Come get inspired to try new things and not be afraid to make a pivot in your business when you feel necessary. 
9/2/201942 minutes, 8 seconds
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3: Mindset Meltdown

Join us on a deep dive into the wonderful world of mindset! We talk about how the comparison game leads us to mindset meltdown and tell great stories about how we reset our mindset when it gets out of whack. We give tactical advice on how we keep things in perspective and keep our positive mindset. We have lots of great quotes to share and we touch on goal setting or the lack thereof. Tune in to find out some of the positive voices in our life and see who we toast to this week!
8/26/201940 minutes, 6 seconds
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2: Culture of the Real Estate Industry

Episode 2 is an overview of the real estate industry from our perspective. We talk to each other about the messages Realtors receive when they enter the industry and the overall glamorous perception perpetrated by outlets like HGTV. Hear us discuss why we don't think it matters how you dress and what you drive and that you CAN be you and find success in your business. We touch on what's trendy in the industry and what "they" tell you to do. We also talk about what hustle looks like to us and how we feel about that word.  
8/19/201947 minutes, 34 seconds
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1: Introduction to Alissa & Katy and the WHY behind Hustle Humbly

In this episode we introduce ourselves and give a little background on why we see a need in the real estate industry for a podcast of encouragement. We both share a love of mentoring agents and wanted the ability to reach a larger audience. Alissa was going on dozens of coffee dates a year to give advice to new and struggling agents and this episode dives into what was talked about in those coffee dates. We also talk about how we met on one of these very dates and the reasons Katy reached out to Alissa. Join us as we toast our mentors and pull back the curtain on the "secret" to success!
8/19/201943 minutes, 10 seconds