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53 minutes | 7 days ago
Flipping Women: How To Find More Properties
On today's episode Diane Brennan with Coldwell Banker Realty sits down with Justin Colby of Phoenix Wealth Builders to discuss why you ladies need to consider flipping houses. First we will jump into our latest poll regarding our technical director's mullet, and Diane talks about a situation with her refrigerator repair in our Defend the Caveman segment. Justin talks about how investors improve the real estate market, how he got involved in flipping houses, what it to takes to be successful at flipping, and more! Tom Ross with Bay Equity Home Loans talks about the process of refinancing and using hard money for those flipped properties if you want to keep it. "Diva" Danielle Williams, our social community director talks about a fun thing to do at Century Grand, a unique cocktail bar that takes you back in time in a railroad car! She also talks about a volunteer opportunity called New Pathways for Youth, a program that helps break bad cycles with kids and teens.
40 minutes | 14 days ago
PEW PEW PEW! Handguns for HER
Today Diane Brennan, a realtor with Coldwell Banker Realty, Tom Ross, with Bay Equity Home Loans, and "Diva" Danielle Williams, our Social Community Director, discuss women and guns! They discuss the difference between men and women when it comes to safety. Author Susan Czubek is the author of Handguns 101 For Her: Empowering Women Through Every Step of Gun Ownership. She talks about what women need to know about the importance of safety, and what women should do to understand the importance of gun ownership. Danielle will talk about the Taco Showdown as a fun thing to do that includes food, live music, and there will be men! She also talks about a great volunteer opportunity called Dressember, a non profit that support the efforts to end human trafficking. Danielle's friend Autumn Garza has been a supporter of this organization for 3 years, and we just love what they're doing. For their specific fundraiser page, click here.
48 minutes | 21 days ago
New Year, New You: Tips on How to Improve Your Credit
It's our last episode of 2020! Hosted by Diane Brennan, a realtor with Coldwell Banker along with Tom Ross, with Bay Equity Home Loans, and "Diva" Danielle Williams, our Social Community Director. On this episode we talk about Diane's heat going out, a special gift she got from a neighbor, and what Tom and Danielle did for the holidays. We jump into our technical director's trip to Arkansas (by car) with the family and we'll play a short clip of his son opening his gift! We talk about pet peeves in our Defend the Caveman segment. We'll let Tom tell us one of his biggest peeves with women, and Diane will talk about one she heard about where women interrupt a man too soon after they ask their opinion. Diane talks about "mansplainers" and her COMPLETE lack of tolerance for that. We'll talk about improving your credit score, Diva talks about a fun thing to do for New Years Eve with the "Say good bye to 2020 New Year's Eve party" at the Urban Corner in Goodyear. She'll also talk about a volunteer opportunity called Matters of Senior Living that helps seniors find support, love and comfort in their golden years.
53 minutes | a month ago
Annuities: Why You Should Give a Sh&^!
On today's pre-Christmas episode Diane Brennan with Coldwell Banker Realty sits down with Andi Schooler of Duell Financial Strategies to discuss why you MUST give a sh&^! about annuities! We'll cover a bunch of topics as well, including some information from Tom Ross with Bay Equity about what you need to know before buying a house. "Diva" Danielle talks about the Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour as a fun thing to do as well as a volunteer opportunity with Seeds for Autism. We want to wish you a very Merry Christmas! Thanks for being a part of our podcast universe!
38 minutes | a month ago
Don't Use the Builder's Lender
On today's show we dive deep into why you should not use your builder's lender! But first.... Tom Ross with Bay Equity is back and his vacation to Hawaii with his wife was great and he'll tell us all about that! He said that it is unfortunate how hard Hawaii has been hit by the COVID economy and talks about it felt great to help participate. Diane Brennan with Coldwell Banker Realty dives into a topic that Tom missed bits and pieces of and recruits the help of the entire show to fill him in and talk more about the creepy foot massage text Diane received a couple of weeks ago. Everyone, including Courtney Crowder with Bay Equity gets into the conversation. Some really interesting and surprising info here! "Diva" talks about Hearts for the Homeless AZ and their event Christmas on the streets (links to the Amazon gift list is here if you want to contribute), and a DIY for the holidays - create your own festive Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board!
42 minutes | a month ago
Meet Justin & Courtney From Bay Equity
On today's episode, since Tom Ross is in Hawaii we got the chance to see a few of the other members of the Bay Equity team! Justin Volpone and Courtney Crowder join us and we had so much fun. I'm Diane Brennan with Coldwell Banker Realty and on our podcast we don't just buy and sell real estate, we help you connect and thrive in the community. We talk about what they focus on over at Bay Equity, and the state of the markets. We also talk about my mom's annual December call and the history of that (going back to my KTAR days). We'll also do our "Defend the Caveman" segment, and talk about an unbelievable text I received. I have long threatened to put the screenshot (showing their phone number) from some of these goofballs on my social media when they send things like this! Ladies, tell me what you think about this one. Courtney and Justin are going to break down dating for their generation, so Gen X'ers and Baby Boomers can understand. We'll dive into the market data with the Cromford Report to give you an update on how the Valley is doing. "Diva" talks about a fun thing to do in the Valley with Holiday Festivities in Mesa. Visit MerryMainSt.com. She'll also talk about the volunteer opportunity at Ready Set Go Foundation - their mission is to provide underserved, women, and veteran entrepreneurs with the tools to educate, empower, and execute business ownership! Visit them at ReadySetGoFoundation.com.
59 minutes | 2 months ago
Kitchen Remodel Mistakes
Diane Brennan, with Coldwell Banker Realtor, Tom Ross with Bay Equity Home Loans, and "Diva" Danielle Williams (our social community director) sit down today with their in studio guest, Jen the Builder! They had so much fun with her last week that they brought her on to continue some great discussions! This time they cover mistakes to avoid in a kitchen remodel, and Jen's "cupboard" business (as if she's not busy enough!) Jen the Builder is on Instagram @jen_the_builder, or visit JenTheBuilder.com. We talk to Tom about how long he expects rate to stay this low, and Danielle talks about the thing to do this week at the Chandler Center for the Arts, and their Vision Gallery! Visit ChandlerCenter.org or VisionGallery.org for more details. She also talks about the volunteer opportunity at a food bank or shelter of your choice. By the way, if you're looking to buy or sell a home call Diane at (602) 620-2277, and if you're looking for a home loan call Tom at (602) 791-5861.
51 minutes | 2 months ago
Designer Versus Contractor
We have Jen the Builder back in studio! Alongside her business partner Allison, they will give you some really important things to know about kitchen remodel mistakes to avoid. Tom Ross with Bay Equity Home Loans talks about some of the things people forget to tell their lender that end up backfiring, we get Brian in studio to fill in for "Chief" - so we'll get to ask him directly about that video promo he thought would be funny in our "Defend the Caveman" segment. "Diva" talks about a fun thing to do with World of Illumination! It's a fun light event in the Valley that the whole family can enjoy - and this year the theme is Arctic Adventure. For more info click here. Danielle also talks about Duet AZ, which pairs up volunteers with homebound adults like elderly and disabled. For more info go to DuetAZ.org. For more information about Jen the Builder call (602) 300-5315, visit their Facebook page, or visit JenTheBuilder.com.
48 minutes | 2 months ago
Real Estate and Learning
On our 50th episode, Diane Brennan is back! Danielle and Tom discuss the week previous and how they fared while Diane was out. On today's show we'll talk about lending with Tom Ross, and we talked about 'Defend the Caveman' segment and our video promo producer made a judgement call and used a bit of a crude meme at the end of the promo we used a couple of weeks ago. We'll review and decide what the crew thinks, plus talk about some other crude behavior. We'll talk about the state of the market (it's great news) and the direction the markets are going. Tom Ross with Bay Equity will go into the psychology for potential buyers and borrowers with all of the interesting market conditions. "Diva" Danielle will talk about a fun thing to do at Schnepf Farms and their Holiday on the Farm event! Click here for the event details on Facebook. The charitable event is with Phoenix World Art Collective Turkey Drive. It's a great cause and you can get more information at PHXWorldArts.org. Simple Learning LLC an individualized approach to learning differently. Our guest Tina Kramer talks about creating a learning curriculum for kids. She talks about how she worked first hand in kids education overseas and saw some distinctions with how kids were being taught, as well as how she felt she could help. Starting Simple Learning was how she got started. To get more information, you can reach Tina at 812-614-7614 or go to her website at SimpleLearningEDU.com
34 minutes | 2 months ago
Pick up Lines and Post Election Life
On today's episode we have a bit of fun while Diane is away for the week! We will talk about a lot of interesting things, including; Cheesy pick up lines! We'll talk with Tom Ross of Bay Equity, who frankly can hardly remember the lines because they were so long ago, but he has a real shocker he heard back in his days he was single and in a band. "Chief" the producer has a couple of very funny and straightforward lines he delivered as well. We talk about how life has gotten back to a less crazy level since the election is over, and we talk about the late Alex Trebec, who passed away recently after a long fight against Pancreatic cancer. Danielle talks with Tom about a really interesting thought about people's approach and decision to buy in the Phoenix market, considering the population growth and amazing real estate market. Danielle also talks about the Aris Foundation and Lost Ones Found. They need your help. They meet each week on Tuesdays and Tempe and would love some specific clothing and miscellaneous item donations. They focus on helping those less fortunate and homeless. Go to ArisFoundation.com for more details. If you like to sip wine and paint, the Painter's Lounge in the downtown Phoenix art district is for you! Sign up online to take the classes or stream the classes online. Visit ThePaintersLounge.com for details.
29 minutes | 3 months ago
Pet Sounds and Pickup Lines
In this episode we sort of jump into a conversation that started off air! I kind of intended it to be that way, but we had to cover it. It has to do with opinions about what makes certain guys feel that they can approach certain types of women with much closer to "inappropriate" conversation than others. In the "Defend the Caveman" segment, we'll talk about one word Danielle received by text. "MEOW"! It's an off an on text from a guy and we will poll our guys and see what they think. Tom Ross with Bay Equity and I will talk about the increase in the properties added in ARMLS in October - up over 66% over last year! It's incredible. And if you are under the impression that this is flooding the market - most of all of those are already under contract. We discuss some crazy trends in today's markets with thanks to Tina Tamboer and the Cromford Report for the data. "Diva" talks about a fun thing to do. JAZZ Under the Stars is back at the NASH. She also talks about a volunteer opportunity with A New Leaf. Last year they served 26,973 individuals and homeless and domestic violence shelters with services, affordable housing solutions, youth services, foster care, counseling, financial literacy, neighborhood economic development, workforce support, and community services. Check them out by clicking here.
39 minutes | 3 months ago
Sex Talk AND Home Loan Talk?
On this episode we dive into talk about sex (or the lack there of) and supporting each other as we ladies get older. We'll take a bit of a deeper dive with Tom Ross of Bay Equity to talk about some of the questions and problems he's been getting the past week about the lending process, and how long interest rates are expected to stay low. "Diva" Danielle will tell us about a cool thing to do in Tempe on Sunday, and an incredible volunteer opportunity with Impact One, a breast cancer foundation in the Valley. We also have an open discussion about what agents and lenders could be doing better!
53 minutes | 3 months ago
Fresh Starts and Dumb Agents
Today's episode is all about fresh starts. We talk about the Fresh Start Women's Foundation! Our discussion includes a couple of things to keep in mind when dealing with clients! Courtney Crowder with Bay Equity is on the show to talk about Domestic Violence Awareness Month this month. She's a board member of Fresh Start, an organization that helps women who are taking small steps toward a new career to making big life changes. We'll talk about "unsolicited pics" (I think you women know what I mean) in our "Defend the Caveman" segment and we'll also discuss how Agents make the real estate deals harder - I have stories. "Diva" will also discuss a fun thing to do - at Shooter's World!
58 minutes | 3 months ago
SHOCKING News in Arizona Real Estate
In this episode we're covering a very scary thing in Arizona real estate that most people don't know about! Trenton Edward and his wife Gretchen with The Bid Group will talk about third party debt collectors who have bought up charged off debt for very low cost. Many of these homeowners first find out by receiving a notice that their home is being put up for auction! We'll talk all about that. You can reach Trenton at 480-828-2005 or firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm joined of course by Tom Ross with Bay Equity who joins the discussion and talks about some of the nuances about how this is happening, to whom, and why. "Diva" Danielle talks about Arizona State Fair Concerts IN YOUR CAR! Really interesting concept, and you can find out more at ConcertsInYourCar.com/Arizona. She also talks about Jacey's Gold Project, which feeds and vaccinates pets of the homeless. It was started by a young entrepreneur when she was 15. Click here for more information.
42 minutes | 3 months ago
Are Prices Going to Drop?
On this episode we talk about our experiences with sports celebrities (and others, like the late Eddie Van Halen). Diane shares her story, and Danielle shares her experiences with a sports figure she didn't know was famous. We share our experiences and have some laughs. Tom Ross with Bay Equity and I get into concerns about panic about real estate prices dropping. "Diva" Danielle talks about GenuWine Arizona, a fun thing to do in the Valley. They're open and encouraging people to stop over at Roosevelt and Central. It's close to the light rail, and is a revitalized area. They have a special with a bottle of wine and some cheeses for only $20. For more information go to GenuWineArizona.com. She also talks about a volunteer opportunity called Women 4 Women Tempe - They provide feminine hygiene product for women in their area. They have brown bags that they distribute to the homeless. They are an all volunteer organization and would love your help! Visit Women4WomenTempe.org, where you can visit their wish list and volunteer.
41 minutes | 4 months ago
Crazy Realtors and Colonics!
We've got a wide range to cover today! We talk about crazy realtor stories - one in particular involves a lady who copies her clients on emails to prove she's doing her job. Tom Ross with Bay Equity Home Loans and I will talk about a crazy coincidence between my client and a lender on Tom's team. "Diva" Danielle Williams, our social community director talks about our volunteer opportunity of the week and Arizona Helping Hands, and she'll talk about a fun thing to do in Chandler. Jolie's has live music! Visit them at JoliesPlaceAZ.com for more details. We will talk about colonics today. We talk to Carolyn Berry, how she got started (and how colonics saved her life), the importance of gut health, and everything else you wanted to know about colonics (including what you should do AFTER a visit). To see all the locations and to visit the website, go to CleanColonic.com.
32 minutes | 4 months ago
Empowering Single Moms!
On today's episode we focus on lending, but more importantly, empowering single moms! We don't just help you buy or sell a home - we help you thrive in your community! Today we'll dive into some interesting details when you're working on the lending part of the home buying process, and Tom Ross with Bay Equity will talk to Courtney Crowder, part of the Bay Equity team. Tom Ross can't say enough good things about her, and in today's show we sit down with her and get her take on some of these important topics. "Diva" Danielle will tell us about an amazing volunteer opportunity with the Phoenix Rescue Mission, that describes themselves as a place of hope, healing, and new beginnings for men, women, and children in our community struggling with homelessness, addiction, and trauma. They have a food pantry on 35th Avenue south of Buckeye and their food bank is on 35th Avenue and Luke. They are in need of volunteers, and you can sign up online at PhoenixRescueMission.org. Danielle's fun thing to do is at JP's Comedy Club in Gilbert! You can also check them out and their events on Facebook by clicking here.
40 minutes | 4 months ago
Home Loan Mistakes To Avoid
What an episode! When borrowing money for a home there are some pitfalls and tips that are critically important for you to know! We have our lending expert, Tom Ross with Bay Equity Home Loans here to give you some of the most important things to keep in mind when borrowing money for a home loan. We jump into a new version of "Defend the Caveman", and we'll let the guys choose... Spitting or Bad Breath.. We have Jennifer Caraway in studio with us. She's part of "Diva" Danielle's segment focusing on a charity here in the Valley that you can help with. It's called Joybus, a nonprofit serving homebound cancer patients with fresh, healthful meals, social support, and nutrition education at NO COST to the client. We get some interesting insight into what it takes and how you can help. Visit TheJoyBusDiner.com for more information. "Diva" also covers a fun thing to do - Brian McKnight is in concert here in the Valley - but you attend in your car! Check it out and get more information here.
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