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Ep 39: Community Engagement & Grassroots w/ Andrew Sims

Andrew Sims, CEO of the Dayton Area Board of REALTORS® joins us this week to talk about community engagement and the importance of being involved at the grassroots level in our communities. Listen to Episode 39.

Ep 38: Importance of Pricing w/ Brian Preston

Brian Preston joins us in the studio this week. Brian is a REALTOR® in Edmond, and is famous for his analytical report – The Preston Report – that he releases. Brian talks about the importance of pricing and how sometimes you can get a lot less while trying to make a little more. He also talks about what he considers and how he advises clients while pricing their houses. Listen to Episode 38.

Ep 37: Lessons, Successes & Tips w/ Audra Montgomery

Audra Montgomery joins us in the studio this week. Audra is a REALTOR® in Edmond, a member of the class of 2018 in OAR’s Leadership Academy, a 2018 Community Rockstar, and someone who goes above and beyond in helping others, whether it be to find their next home or to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Audra shares her journey as a Realtor and some lessons she has learned along the way. Listen to Episode 37.

Ep 36: Keep Calm & Protect Yourself w/ Jenn Cassetta

Jennifer Cassetta, self defense expert and third degree black belt in Hapkido joins us this week to wrap up REALTOR® Safety Month. We talk about how everyone can better protect themselves – The ABC’s of self defense and the first step is Awareness. Listen to Episode 36.

Ep 35: The REALTOR® Survival Kit

Another special LIVE episode! We share advice from our listeners about the importance of being prepared in different situations, from listing appointments to what happens when you are caught in an uncomfortable situation. Always have a plan and be prepared! Listen to Episode 35.

Ep 34: Investigations & Complaints, oh my!

Sherry Kueffler, chief investigator at the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission joins us this week to talk about the investigations process. We talk about what happens when a complaint is filed against you and why your first reaction should not be one of panic! Listen to Episode 34.

Ep 33: Run-Offs & REALTOR® Safety

September is REALTOR® Safety Month! This month we cover every aspect of your safety, from personal and physical to business and financial safety. We touch upon the topic of gun safety and concealed carry, recap the big election night in Oklahoma (run-offs) and end the episode with a great cautionary tale of an investigation that Geoff and Sherry were involved in. Listen to Episode 33.

Ep 32: Wire Fraud: Identify & Prevent

Recent news and new information make us revisit the topic of Wire Fraud and Ransomware. We share some cautionary tales and talk about ways you can identify wire fraud and how you can protect yourself from becoming a victim. Listen to Episode 32.

Ep 31: Elevate Your Style with Home Staging w/ Nicole Glenn

Nicole Glenn owner of Green Door Staging joins us this week to talk about Home Staging. She gives some great tips and insights in how staging helps everyone involved, buyers, sellers and Realtors! Some great takeaways on what you can look out for and tips for the DIYers! Listen to Episode 31.

Ep 30: The Economy of Real Estate w/ Dr. Ted Jones

Dr. Ted Jones, Chief Economist – Senior VP at Stewart Title joins us this week to talk about the housing market and economy. He also gives us an insight into the trends that he sees shaping our industry in the future. Listen to Episode 30.

Ep 29: So the Inspection Didn’t Go Well…Now What? (LIVE)

A special LIVE episode! We cover what happens when an inspection doesn’t go to plan and what options the buyer (and seller) have, TRRs and numerous scenarios that might present themselves during this process. We also take questions live on air from our Facebook audience. Listen to Episode 29.

Ep 28: A Paperless Office

Going paperless. We walk through the steps you need to take in order to transition to a paperless office – from the mindset to the software and hardware required for this transition. Listen to Episode 28.

 

Ep 27: Investment Properties & Management w/ Paul Dizmang

We identify red flags in websites that might mean its time for an update and talk about the latest website trends and tips to get you the most out of your site. Is your website outdated? Listen to Episode 27.

 

Ep 26: Is Your Website Outdated?

We identify red flags in websites that might mean its time for an update and talk about the latest website trends and tips to get you the most out of your site. Is your website outdated? Listen to Episode 26.

 

Ep 25: Commercial Real Estate w/ Brad Waken

Brad Waken, chair of the Commercial Committee joins us this week to talk about Commercial Real Estate. We get some updates on what the committee has planned, learn about Brad’s journey as a Commercial Realtor and discuss what separates commercial and residential real estate. Listen to Episode 25.

Ep 24: Service & Emotional Support Animals

We take a look at the laws surrounding service animals, emotional support animals and a new statute that will go into effect on Nov 1 which will provide some protection for landlords. Service animals are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) while, Emotional Support Animals are protected by the Fair Housing Act. Listen to Episode 24.

Ep 23: 6 Marketing Trends for 2018

We look at 6 Marketing Trends that are emerging in 2018 and how you can capitalize on those to elevate your marketing efforts. This is also the last week to submit nominations/applications for numerous awards – deadline is July 2. Listen to Episode 23.

Ep 22: Lead Generation

We take a look at a recent lawsuit alleging fraudulent leads at Realtor.com and some important things to keep in mind when signing up with a company that promises great leads. Plus a funny story about house plants. Listen to Episode 22.

Ep 21: Legislative Recap w/ Andrea Frymire Part 2

We continue our conversation with Government Affairs chair, Andrea Frymire in this special 2 part legislative recap. We finish talking about important bills we saw in 2018 and move to looking into 2019 and what we can expect out of next year’s session. We then talk a little about the low income housing industry, opportunity zones and eviction rates in Oklahoma. Listen to Episode 21.

Ep 20: Legislative Recap w/ Andrea Frymire Part 1

Andrea Frymire joins us once again. This is part 1 of a special 2 part conversation with OAR’s Government Affairs Chair. We recap the legislative session, important things that happened and chat about the legislation that we both, supported and opposed for our members. Listen to Episode 20.

Ep 19: Midyear Conference Recap w/ Jessica Hickok

We are joined for a recap of NAR’s Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo that took place in Washington D.C. (better known as Midyear Conference) with Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® C.E.O. Jessica Hickok. We get a great look into the working of the association as well as some of the big changes that are coming up on the horizon for REALTORS®. Listen to Episode 19.

Ep 18: Primaries & D.C. Snapshot

Geoff gives us a quick snapshot of some key things that he learned about in Washington D.C. We then talk about the Primary Elections coming up on June 26 and what we can expect to see on the ballot. Plus, some great listener feedback. Listen to Episode 18.

Ep 17: Escalation Clauses & Avoiding Common Pitfalls

Talking about Escalation Clauses in contracts. These clauses are spurred by competition and a hot market. Be prepared when dealing with an escalation clause – things to do & things to keep in mind. Also, learn about some common pitfalls during a closing and what you can do to avoid them. Listen to Episode 17.

Ep 16: Opioids & Tracking Mileage

There is an opioid epidemic sweeping the nation. What are REALTORS® and real estate agents doing to help in the fight against it? Also, do you track your miles for tax deductions? Learn about an easy to use app, MileIQ, that helps tracking miles as easy as swiping left or right on your phone and the benefits it can have come tax time. Listen to Episode 16.

Ep 15: Contingencies & The American Dream

Take a closer look at contract contingencies – what they mean and what kind of impact they can have on a transaction and earnest money. We also celebrate Nabeel’s citizenship and talk about that journey of becoming an American citizen. Listen to Episode 15.

Ep 14: Recording During Showings & Online Safety

A look into the murky topic of audio and video recordings during a showing or open house. What is legal and what isn’t? We then do a quick follow up on the best practices of online safety and simple steps you can take that increase your safety exponentially. Listen to Episode 14.

Ep 13: OHF & Facebook Hearing Takeaways + Fair Housing

Melissa gives us an update of whats going on at the Oklahoma Housing Foundation (OHF). A recap of Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing and key takeaways from that. Plus, the troubles with fair housing compliance and Facebook advertising. Listen to Episode 13.

Ep 12: Facebook Under Fire & Digital Marketing

A lot of our information we share on social media is used to target and market to us. This episode we take a look at the latest the latest issues troubling Facebook with regards to user data, Cambridge Analytica and fair housing. We also explore how marketers track our online activity to deliver extremely targeted ads. Listen to Episode 12.

Ep 11: Teacher Walkout with Chelsea Herndon

We talk with high school teacher Chelsea Herndon, who teaches Biology at Putnam City High School. She helps shed some light on the historic teacher walkout in Oklahoma, why it is important and what it represents for teachers and the education system in Oklahoma. Listen to Episode 11.

Ep 10: Disruption & The Real Estate Industry

Disruption. A.I. (Artificial Intelligence). Machine Learning. All these buzzwords are surrounding everything that we do these days. We take a look at these, what they mean, how they’ve impacted our lives so far, what we need to look for in terms of disruption in the Real Estate Industry and what we can do to be ready for it. Listen to Episode 10.

Ep 9: 30 Under 30 with Jessica Thompson

We talk to Jessica Thompson, 2017 Winner of the National Association of REALTORS® 30 Under 30 award. We talk about her, the road to winning this prestigious award, her focus on community and its betterment and what young Realtors should do to follow in her footsteps. Listen to Episode 9.

Ep 8: Legislation & Abstracting with Kathy Fowler

Kathy Fowler, OAR’s 2018 President, joins us and talks about her experience from fighting forest fires in Montana to being on national committees and 2018 OAR President. We talk about the legislature and abstracting in depth and get a detailed update on what bills we are watching and working on as a state. Listen to Episode 8.

Ep 7: Tech Safety & Ransomware

We talk about a great member benefit of arbitration and professional standards administration. Then a quick recap of what is going on at the capitol after the first major legislative deadline before jumping into the security concerns of smarter technology and tips to keep you and your data safe! Listen to Episode 7.

Ep 6: Legislation & Fair Housing with Andrea Frymire

We interview Andrea Frymire, the chair of the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® (OAR) Government Affairs Committee Chair. We talk about some important legislation that we need to pay attention to and advice for REALTORS® to get involved. Plus the Fair Housing Act’s 50th anniversary, what it is & why that is important. Listen to Episode 6.

Ep 5: Real Estate Photography & Legislative Update

We recap Capitol Conference, the current status of the Step Up Oklahoma plan and get a legislative session update from our Government Affairs Director, Jessica Dietrich. Then we talk about the best practices for taking stunning real estate photographs. Listen to Episode 5.

Ep 4: Step Up OK & The Perfect Business Card

A quick & fun Valentines Day Battle of Facts! The most interesting and obscure fact wins. We then take a look into the Step Up Oklahoma plan, what it contains, what impact it will have and where it is in the legislature. Then we talk about good design and what goes into creating a great business card for your business. Listen to Episode 4.

Ep 3: Smart Home Tech & Contract Forms Update

We get a quick legislative session forecast for 2018 from our Government Affairs Director, Jessica Dietrich, discuss all the latest and greatest tech toys for a smart home and bring you all the key changes to the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission (OREC) Contract Forms going into effect on February 15th. Listen to Episode 3.

Ep 2: YPN (Young Professionals Network) with Kimberly Clark

We interview Kimberly Clark, the chair of the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® (OAR) Young Professionals Network (YPN), which was recently named state network of the year from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). She tells how YPN is on the leading edge of developing the leaders of tomorrow and how easy it is to get involved. Join YPN’s Facebook groupListen to Episode 2.

Ep 1: Bitcoin & Wire Fraud

A look into the new technology sweeping across the world, cryptocurrencies, and how/what impact they might and are having in the real estate industry. We also talk about wire fraud and how to protect yourself and your clients from becoming a victim of this devastating scam. Listen to Episode 1.