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59 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
East Meets West with Jordan Bridges
On today's episode, we get to speak with Los Angeles Sotheby's International Realty agent Jordan Bridges. Jordan started out in real estate in Washington, DC, but quickly transitioned to his hometown of LA to launch his career, where his background in luxury property management was the perfect preparation for his success in sales. Jordan works with friends and family, and yes, the occasional celebrity, but he's totally LA now...he doesn't get star struck and just enjoys life being surrounded by beautiful property, beautiful people, and sunshine, everywhere he goes.
35 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
Buyer Expectations with Shannon Hettinger
On today's episode, we welcome back to the show Shannon Hettinger, an experienced agent in Washington, DC and Vice President with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. She's here to discuss with us the art of working with homebuyers, which is a completely different ballgame than working with home-sellers. Especially during the pandemic, and post-pandemic, buyer expectations have shifted, competition has increased, and honing your craft as a buyer's agent has become imperative to closing deals.
44 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
A New York Moment with Kevin Brown
Billionaire's row. Asia markets. $500 million in annual sales. An MBA and a Master's in Theology, Kevin Brown reminds us that coincidences are God's way of remaining anonymous, according to Einstein. Passion is something that can't be taught, it must be found and then serve as the foundation for success to follow in life and work. On today's episode, we spend nearly an hour of uninterrupted time interviewing one of New York, NY Sotheby's top producing agents, Kevin Brown!
46 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
Exposed Brick DC's Jamie Manning
Jamie Grigg Manning is the creator of Exposed Brick DC. Growing up in Charlottesville, VA, Jamie was raised by an architect and a realtor/interior design junkie. Real estate is in her genes. So, when she moved to DC and decided to begin blogging about real estate, her trained eye and the guidance she published online was an immediate hit with consumers. EBDC quickly became one of the go to, local real estate sites for renters and buyers alike. But this is only Jamie's hobby, she has a fulltime career in political advertising. How does she balance it all?
44 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
TikTok Influencer Julie Sousa
This is a little bit of a departure from the normal Realtor inside talk we do, but Julie Sousa's interior styling business is clearly related to real estate, and the way she does her marketing, well, we could all take a page from her playbook. She's got social media locked down. If you haven't seen her work, find her on TikTok @the_avantgarde and Instagram @the_avantgarde
59 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Ron Mangas: List Modern
How does a listing agent carve a niche? Ron Mangas, Jr. focuses his practice on the listing and sale of modern and contemporary residential architecture in Washington, D.C. He is known for his significant knowledge of modern architecture and the artistic and cultural movements that gave rise to new forms of domestic styles in the United States. According to Ron: "One must fundamentally appreciate that the roots of contemporary architecture are found in centuries-old traditions. It is essential to recognize that the soul of what is modern has its roots in classical antiquity. Without understanding the history of western architecture, one cannot come to an understanding of the spirit of what is being expressed in the work of our time." Join us today as we interview this brilliant agent, our friend, Ron.
50 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
Lauren Davis: The Legacy
Lauren Davis has a legacy to share. On today's episode, Max and Brent dive into the work of a generational real estate agent. What happens when a key aspect of your real estate career is...your mom? How do you set yourself apart? In the world of real estate, this conundrum is not uncommon. How has Lauren managed to carve her own path to success?
24 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
State of the Market
Imagine you are friends with hundreds of real estate professionals. Now imagine having a conversation with each of them and learning all their challenges and successes, how they've built their businesses and what they enjoy most. That’s what we’re doing on our podcast. Periodically, we will update you on our thoughts on the market and where it is going. On this week's episode, we do just that, recapping the summer and letting listeners know what's in store this fall. Thanks for listening! "
37 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
Real Estate American Dream with Clarence Pineda
Originally from the Philippines, working as a minority in a white dominated industry like real estate, in a major city like Washington, DC, is a challenge to say the least. Clarence Pineda confronts this challenge with grace. He is known in the industry for his positive attitude, his joie de vivre, and his authenticity. He's a magnet for buyers and sellers alike. Is it his outlook? Is it his humble background? Very intentionally, Clarence started out in the industry without a mentor and without a team. It has caused him to work harder, and grow more quickly than your average new agent. He may be in the minority, but he is the embodiment of the American Dream.
41 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
Got My License...Now What? with Leslie Backoff Snider
On an earlier episode, we learned about some of the silver linings of the pandemic. On today's episode, we continue this theme and listen to the story of a young woman whose career in the hospitality industry was cut short by the pandemic market disruption. Giving herself only one week to figure out a pivot plan, Leslie Backoff dove into the real estate industry feet first. For Leslie, real estate was not going to be a part-time hobby, but her new, full-time career. A graduate of Boston University and resident of Bloomingdale, Leslie Backoff Snider shares her story as the newest agent with the Rob and Brent Group, TTR Sotheby's International Realty.
42 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
Rising Star: Mattia D'Affuso
Mattia D'Affuso came to real estate after years of professional opera study. Having honed his work ethic in such a rigorous field, he is no stranger to the pace of the real estate industry or the show-must-go-on mentality. In short, Mattia is a machine. After starting with the Rob and Brent Group in an administrative capacity, he was soon transitioned to sales agent and since then, his career has taken off. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the industry's rising stars: Mattia D'Affuso.
34 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
The Pandemic Market with Shannon Hettinger
The 2020-2021 real estate market has been absolutely insane. On today's episode, we learn just how much of an impact the pandemic market has had on our industry. Buyers want more space, interest rates continue to fall, inventory is low, work from home is becoming the new normal. Our guest is Shannon Hettinger, a seasoned agent in DC, an expert buyer's agent, and she's here to share her experiences.
25 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
Jim Bell: The King of Kalorama Part 2
In Part II of our interview with Jim Bell, we dive a little deeper into his career as a broker and his business model at the helm of Beasley Real Estate. The King of Kalorama was a pioneer in the District with his lifestyle marketing and adaptation to technology, creating an app to interface with clients before any other brokerage in town.
23 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Jim Bell: The King of Kalorama Part 1
Recently appointed to the Board of the Washington National Opera, Jim is a fifteen year veteran in real estate sales, development and mortgage banking. With over $600 million in real estate transactions, Jim has earned himself the moniker The King of Kalorama. Over the next two episodes we find out how he came to inherit this illustrious title, the trials and tribulations of being an industry leader and broker, as well as about his latest passion project: James Bell Kitchen Table.
58 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
It's Not About You with Marty Stanton
With more than 20 years of experience as a mortgage banker and title attorney, Marty brought his dedication and industry experience to KVS Title, LLC, ten years ago when he founded it with his partners, David Kanstoroom and Claudia Vitale. He never imagined that in less than a decade, his company would be acquired by one of the fastest growing real estate brokerages in the country. Today, he's here to discuss where the industry is moving, how tech fits in, and why a different approach to staffing set his company apart. According to Marty, real estate, like life, is a team sport; it's not about you.
38 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Real Estate 101 with Robert Sanders
Robert Sanders is a native Washingtonian and Brent's business partner. Licensed in the District of Columbia, Robert has built a solid reputation as an extremely hard working, attentive and responsive agent. He has produced a strong client following and has deservedly earned the ongoing referrals and frequent business he wholeheartedly receives. Robert has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business from the University of Maryland. He is committed to building relationships based on trust, integrity and exceptional results. He's here to answer a few basic real estate questions for our listeners, so listen up, this isn't your standard real estate sales pitch.
54 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
Introducing Max Rabin
On episode two of our podcast, Brent interviews Max. Max is a rare breed, born and raised in the District. Before entering real estate, he attended Duke Ellington School for the Arts and then studied jazz guitar and composition at one of the best music schools in the country. Now, he's one of the best agents in real estate. Listen now to hear his story.
39 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Introducing Brent Jackson
Real estate has a bad reputation. We're here to fix that, as much as we can, by pulling back the curtain on the industry. We want to give consumers and other agents the inside scoop. In our first episodes, we are here to tell you where we come from, what we do, and why we love it. Max interviews Brent on his roots and the beginning of his career in real estate, all the way through to Brent's current leadership of one of the top groups in DC.
8 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
The District's First Real Estate Podcast
The most important purchase or sale of your life. Max Rabin and Brent Jackson take you inside real estate in the Nation's Capital. Each episode sheds light on the complexities of the sale, interviewing industry leaders and consumers alike to unlock the market in the District's first real estate podcast.
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