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REAL Real Estate Today
54 minutes | Jun 12, 2018
Seller's Series: Part 4
Join us for the final episode in our seller's series where we'll explain the last few steps in the home selling process! You'll learn all about mortgage pay offs, closing and possession dates and to top it off, Deb will share her top ten tips for sellers.
55 minutes | Jun 5, 2018
Seller's Series: Part 3
We're finishing off our Seller's Series with all you need to know about how to dissect an offer and negotiate, what to expect from inspections, and how an appraisal can make or break your sale. It might be a seller's market, but there's still a lot you need to be prepared for. Join us for your weekly dose of REAL real estate advice!
56 minutes | May 29, 2018
Encore: Protecting Your Home and Yourself While Selling
In this episode of REAL Real Estate Today Radio, licensed Realtor & Host Deb Tomaro will discuss how to protect your stuff while selling, how to minimize your liability, why For Sale By Owner can present unique safety concerns, the use of surveillance cameras and a whole lot more. If you have concerns about how to protect your vacant home while selling, this episode is for you. Join us for another dose of REAL Real Estate advice!
56 minutes | May 22, 2018
Seller's Series: Part 2
This week on REAL Real Estate Today Radio, we continue our Seller's Series. This series is perfect for first time home sellers or anyone who hasn't sold in a while. For Part 2, we will cover staging your home, setting a price and handling showings. Get your weekly dose of REAL real estate advice!
56 minutes | May 15, 2018
Seller's Series: Part 1
This week on REAL Real Estate Today Radio, it's all about the seller! This series is perfect for first time home sellers or anyone who hasn't sold in a while. Part 1 covers picking a realtor, picking a transition strategy (so you don't end up with no place to sleep) and tips to help you decide whether to get a pre-listing inspection. Spoiler alert: YOU SHOULD. Join us for your weekly dose of REAL real estate advice!
58 minutes | May 1, 2018
Encore: Part II: How to be a Player in Today's Market
On this episode of REAL Real Estate Today, we're continuing our lesson on how to be a player and survive as a buyer in today's competitive market. Join licensed Realtor Deb Tomaro and Senior Loan Officer Karan Rastall for the tips you need to navigate the purchase of your next home!
57 minutes | Apr 24, 2018
Encore: How to be a Player
On this episode of REAL Real Estate Today, we're teaching you how to be a player...in today's competitive market. We will talk about what's going on in today's market and how you can make the most of it as a seller. We will also talk about how to transition from one home to another in a seller skewed market. We'll also look at the market from the buyer's perspective, tell you how to survive in the market if you are a buyer, and get your dream home. Things are crazy out there, but you don't have to go it alone. Get all the REAL Real Estate advice you need right here!
54 minutes | Apr 17, 2018
Opportunities Outside Your Market: Part 2
This week on REAL Real Estate Today, we're chatting wtih Marilyn Jackson and Cassandra Toth of the Owen County Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Corporation about what life in Owen County is like. Owen County is located just northwest of Monroe County, with Spencer as the county seat. With our local market still leaning heavily in favor of sellers, more residents are looking outside our market for affordable housing options. We'll learn all about what it's like, what it has to offer and what you need to know about life in what residents affectionately call Sweet Owen County. Even if you aren't in Indiana, this show will help you think through the idea of expanding your horizons and taking advantage of different opportunities. Join us for your weekly dose of REAL real estate advice!
56 minutes | Apr 10, 2018
Opportunities Outside Your Market
Getting frustrated with this crazy seller's market? About to give up your dream of owning a home? Before you do, let's explore all of your options. That may include looking slightly outside your target area. On this episode, we'll explore the idea of living in Greene County, just slightly to the west of Monroe county. What's it like, what does it have to offer, how do you learn about a new area? Even if you aren't in Indiana, this show will help you think through the idea of expanding your horizons and taking advantage of different opportunities. Join us for your weekly dose of REAL real estate advice!
56 minutes | Apr 3, 2018
Making Sense of Credit Scores
We've talked about credit scores before, but there's still room for more! We'll teach you how a credit score is calculated, discuss common misconceptions about credit scores and provide tips to improve your credit score. It's all the credit help you need to get back on track and on the path to better loan rates!
53 minutes | Mar 27, 2018
Listener Mail: Navigating a Seller's Market
We received some follow up questions after our first episode about navigating a seller's market so we're diving back in to the deep end! We'll give listeners more details on back up offers, escalation clauses and buying as is. Buyer's will hear strategies on how to get ahead and if there's time, sellers will get tips on how to handle multiple offers. If we don't answer your question on this episode, send us an email and we'll respond as soon as we can. Join us for your weekly dose of REAL real estate advice!
57 minutes | Mar 13, 2018
Encore: Minimize Your Stuff, Maximize Your Price
Join Realtor Deb Tomaro and special guest Cheryl Smith, founder and owner of 'Consider It Done,' as they talk about downsizing, Senior Move Management, and give some helpful tips for organizing your home in preparation for a sale.
55 minutes | Mar 6, 2018
It's March, the market is crazy and buyers are tense to say the least. So how do buyers compete and protect themselves in these times? What can sellers get away with? When will all of this market madness be over?! We'll answer all of those questions and more with Mortgage Loan Originator Karan Rastall along for the ride. It's your weekly dose of REAL real estate advice!
57 minutes | Feb 27, 2018
For the final episode in our three part series on alternative housing options, we chat with Jill & Scott Stowers of The Wood Frog Homestead in Nashville, Indiana. From beekeeping to raising hogs, this family makes the most of their land. We'll learn how they got started, why their bees dictated how far they could move and what they're looking forward to making this season. Whether you live in an apartment or have 10 acres, this is a great introduction to connecting with the natural world around you and bringing a little of it into your life.
55 minutes | Feb 20, 2018
All About Cohousing Communities
As part of our series on alternative housing options, we're interviewing Loren Wood and Joel Keefer of Loren Wood builders, part of the team behind Bloomington's own Cohousing Community. We'll hear all about the intentions of cohousing, how it's different from a commune or co-op, what residents share and what they keep private. Join us for your weekly dose of REAL real estate!
58 minutes | Feb 13, 2018
Tiny Living With Carpenter Owl
This episode of REAL Real Estate Today focuses on the tiny house movement and the realities of living in 600 square feet or less. Our guest Daniel Weddle is founder and head owl of Carpenter Owl, a building studio based in Bloomington, IN that creates unique structures from natural materials.They design and build around the dreams of their clients, creating environments that are low in chemicals and allergens, using reclaimed and locally sourced materials wherever possible. Tiny homes are fully equipped to be year round, full time residences and can either be on wheels or permanent foundations. Carpenter Owl specializes in tiny homes, studios and even excursion structures. We asked Daniel everything we've ever wanted to know about planning, building and living in a tiny home full time. It's your weekly dose of REAL real estate talk!
56 minutes | Feb 6, 2018
What Happens Next?
Deb presents Part 4 of her popular First Time Home Buyers Seminar. Senior Loan Officer Karan Rastall joins in to discuss what happens after you've found your dream home and you need to make an offer. We'll give you tips on negotiating, talk about earnest money and what happens when you finally get that accepted offer. It can be a whirlwind that seems like it takes forever, but if you demand to understand the homebuying process, you'll be much better prepared for the experience!
55 minutes | Jan 30, 2018
Beginning the Search for Your Home
The fun part of buying a home begins! Deb presents Part 3 of her popular First Time Home Buyers Seminar. We'll start with the best ways to search for the home of your dreams and guide you through what features you should be looking for, as well as the steps to take when you're ready to make that offer. With Deb as your guide, you'll be prepared and ready to start the search for your dream home!
54 minutes | Jan 16, 2018
Where to Start When Buying a Home
This week on REAL Real Estate Today, Deb presents Part 2 of her popular First Time Home Buyer Seminar. From picking the right lender and loan to starting the search for your first home, Deb is here to guide you! Joining Deb is Senior Loan Officer Karan Rastall, who will help listeners understand the process of applying for and being pre-approved for your first home loan. If you're lost in a sea of misinformation, let Deb and Karan help you understand the entire process from start to finish so you can feel confident moving forward.
55 minutes | Jan 9, 2018
Are You Ready to be a Homeowner?
Questioning your future as a homeowner? On this episode of REAL Real Estate Today, Deb will present Part 1 of her popular First Time Home Buyer Seminar starting with the biggest question of all: Are you ready to be a homeowner? She'll explore the topic with Senior Loan Officer Karan Rastall and guide listeners through the first steps in the home buying process. Demand to understand the home buying process with Deb as your guide!
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