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Coffee, Contracts & Closings
Fulton Grace Realty
A podcast for realtors
Oct 25, 2022
The "Givers Get" Mindset
For our final episode of Season 1 of Coffee, Contracts, and Closings, we talked with real estate broker Charlie Beneke about how you can utilize your past experiences and skills to be a top-tier real estate agent. Charlie discusses how real estate is much more than selling houses and how you have the give-to-get in this demanding industry.
Oct 18, 2022
Following Your Internal Rhythm
In episode 19 of Coffee, Contracts, and Closings, we chatted with Real Estate Broker Samantha Wren. Samantha has a background in the arts but discusses how listening to her internal rhythm led her to the real estate industry, where she constantly feels energized by her clients' journeys. We also divulge how to build your business by utilizing your brokerage's resources and never being scared to ask questions.
Oct 4, 2022
Taking Risks Leads to Success
In episode 18 of Coffee, Contacts, and Closings, we talked with real estate broker, Gabrielle Chapple. Gabrielle discusses getting into the industry and how taking risks & trial and error have led her to success.
Sep 20, 2022
Tips on Social Media, Reels & Digital Marketing
In episode 17 of Coffee, Contracts and Closings, we chatted with Kate Bridgeman. Kate is our newest Communications Manager and has a wealth of experience in the world of digital marketing and social media. We discussed how she became interested in this industry, as well as some tips for utilizing IG reels, how to gain exposure online and more!
Sep 13, 2022
Breathe Energy Into Everything That You Do
On episode 16 of Coffee, Contracts and Closings, Peter Moulton—our newest Vice President of Agent Development—joined us to talk about how real estate agents can expand their businesses. We discussed the best practices for developing a successful career and some valuable tips for driving revenue and growth.
Aug 30, 2022
Evolution of an Agent: Journey to Top Producing Broker
The latest episode of our Coffee, Contracts and Closings podcast is now live! In this installment we interview Terry Kraus, a real estate broker with Fulton Grace. We have had the honor of watching his burgeoning career grow over the years from a rental focus to a top-producing sales broker. Terry tells about his successes and challenges of moving from a team to an independent agent and team lead.
Aug 16, 2022
Entrepreneurship Goals + Side Hustles Hobbies
In our 14th episode of Coffee, Contracts & Closings, we sat down with Irais Torres from Fulton Grace to talk about how her entrepreneurial spirit led her to real estate. She shared that she started several businesses, including pastry catering and dog walking services covering many Chicago neighborhoods and surrounding suburbs. Listen now to hear more about how she followed her passions into the real estate industry!
Aug 9, 2022
The Importance of Agent Training & Processes
In our latest episode of Coffee, Contracts & Closings, we sat down with Kyle Naylor of Fulton Grace to chat about everything from kid dream jobs to his cat, Miss Sacha Baron Kitty, and everything in between. In this episode, you'll hear about the importance of training, tips for new real estate agents, and how to host the perfect open house!
Jul 26, 2022
It's Always A Good Time To Buy + Market Correction
For our 12th episode of Coffee, Contracts & Closings, we sat down with Tiffany Vondran of Fulton Grace Realty and Brett Hines of Molitor Financial Group to discuss the current real estate market in the Chicagoland area. We discussed whether now is still a good time to buy a home, concerns about a possible recession, and heightened interest rates, among other items.
Jul 19, 2022
Don’t Give Up + Focus on Your Client's Needs
On episode 11 of Coffee, Contracts and Closings, I had the pleasure of chatting with Chih-Hao Yang, a real estate agent at Fulton Grace. We discussed how he came to Chicago as a teenager to enroll in boarding school, his passion for travel—he has visited over 32 countries!—and how he eventually found his way into real estate sales. As a broker, he aims to create a welcoming and comforting experience for his clients. His story is inspiring, and I hope you enjoy learning more about him!
Jul 5, 2022
The Power of Work Culture + Mentorship Benefits
On our tenth episode of Coffee, Contracts and Closings, I chatted with Scott Tran, a real estate broker at Fulton Grace. We discussed how he got started in the business and why the brokerage's culture keeps him around. He also gave some great advice for anyone starting out in their career.
Jun 28, 2022
Agent Centric Focus + Constant Innovation
On our ninth episode of Coffee, Contracts and Closings I had the pleasure of chatting with Joan LoCascio, Managing Broker & Executive Vice President at Fulton Grace. We talked about how she made the transition from the corporate world to being a stay-at-home mom before getting her real estate license and becoming a broker. Joan shared with me why she chose to work with Fulton Grace and gave listeners a glimpse into her career since becoming a broker.
Jun 21, 2022
Technology Innovation + Individual Support
We spoke with Tiffany Vondran about her early career transition from paralegal to Real Estate Broker, the benefits of our custom-built software for her business, and the advantages of working with Fulton Grace for new and individual agents.
Jun 14, 2022
Getting Started in the Real Estate Industry
On this episode of Coffee, Contracts and Closings I spoke with Hannah Strauss, a new-to-the-industry real estate broker. We discussed the onboarding and training programs that have helped her gain confidence in her role, advice she would give to anyone starting out in their career and how she is finding success in Chicago's acting scene.
Jun 7, 2022
Boost Your Business with Marketing & Design
In our 6th episode of Coffee, Contracts and Closings we got the chance to chat with Keisha Williams, Real Estate Broker at Fulton Grace Realty. We hope you enjoy learning more about her background and how our Marketing Department has helped boost her business!
May 23, 2022
Back To The Beginning: A Peek Into FG’s Rise
I had the chance to sit down with Fulton Grace's Executive Vice President of Operations, Charlene McClendon. She has been at the company since the beginning—and has seen it go through highs and lows as well as its enormous growth.
May 13, 2022
Entrepreneurial Spirit + Pro Career Advice
Join us as we chat with Lindsay Miller about her career journey, advice for agents and her tips and tricks.
Apr 25, 2022
Agent Growth + Technology | Interview with Jake McClure
We sat down to discuss Jake's amazing growth over the past 3 years with Fulton Grace and the technology and tools that helped him succeed.
Apr 18, 2022
Find Your “Why”: Tips for a Successful Real Estate Career
We sat down with Leticia Andrade of Fulton Grace Realty to discuss her real estate career, navigating life as a single mom, tips for investing in real estate young and advice for anyone thinking about starting a career in real estate!
Mar 25, 2022
Real Estate Institute + Fulton Grace | Interview with Adam Ballog