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Real 510 is dedicated to the stories of real buyers and real sellers in the East Bay residential housing environment in Northern California.
Jun 14, 2022
A Little Bit of Whimsy
Tara Graham discusses how the pandemic changed her relationship with her home and ignited her search for a new space that would give her room to think and work creatively. She shares how she studied what lacked in her current space to decipher the exact elements she needed in her next home. We discuss the importance of weighing logic vs. feelings, and when to listen to that little voice within you. This episode was recorded in 2021
Jul 13, 2020
You Need to Have a Plan
In this interview with Fred, you’ll hear: -What happens when you are faced with the idea that you may need to change your living situation and you may not be able to handle it yourself [1:57] -Introduction of guest, Fred Hirsch [3:26] · Who is Fred Hirsch? [3:35] -A series of unfortunate events with Carl [5:05] · At first, people helping Carl were not a team [10:11] · Crisis-medical emergency [10:47] · Team formed in hospital lobby [10:58] -How Carl can longer move back to his apartment [14:02] -Pivotal event- saying to somebody “you’re not going home again” [14:24] -Holding out that hand of hope to someone who is in a physically failing situation [15:21] -How group dynamics worked among the people helping Carl [16:33] -Discussions on where Carl was going to move to [19:58] -Knowing what to do and when to do it [21:16] -Happiness is a not a standard we can achieve here [23:10] -Did everything go according to plan? [26:20] -Challenges involved in selling the condominium [28:01] -How could things have gone better? [34:19] -Secondary skills and flexibility in managing things [39:43] -Everybody comes into this world from a different place [43:34] -Part of listening and feeling, that part of not allowing efficiency to override feelings completely [44:39] -Having a contingency plan [45:56] -Incredible team that took on a huge task, achieved amazing results [47:30] -The team took a break. We did a fabulous job, let’s get some rest [48:26]
May 4, 2020
That Moment You Realize It's Time to Downsize
--How to navigate the highly stressful experience of selling your dream home...5:47 --What to do with all that STUFF...13:26 --Physical and emotional hurdles Chuck and Diana had to overcome while downsizing...19:45 --How Chuck archived the massive amount of files and documents he had accumulated...26:35 And much more! Episode sponsor: Jay Sondhi of US Bank. Jay’s lending knowledge and experience are superior. His transparent communication and 100% track record with our customers has earned our absolute recommendation. Contact Jay firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.779.5293 Cell/Text.
Apr 20, 2020
The State of Local Real Estate in the Midst of a Global Pandemic
Here are a few highlights from the episode: --What is going on right now in our area related to the COVID-19 shutdown...2:30 --How the lockdown is affecting the Bay Area real estate market...5:15 --New mandated requirements for both buyers and sellers ...14:00 --Where Kim sees the market headed in the near future and beyond...19:30 --And much more! *_Episode sponsor: *_ Jay Sondhi with US Bank. Jay’s transparent communication, superior lending knowledge and experience and 100% track record with our customers has earned our trust and recommendation for our listeners. Contact Jay Sondhi at email@example.com or 415.779.5293 Cell/Text.
Mar 2, 2020
The Devil’s in the Details
Vania Kong and Tom Kutz discuss the details of home investigations, disclosures, and the assessment of an imperfect home.
Feb 3, 2020
Fast find, for a Fast man, in a Fast market
Jon shares the secret of his confidence moving forward on the very “fast” purchase of his new home. He explains the importance of his family, his lifestyle, intuition, and financial strategy to create the optimal comfort in the homebuying process. Listen to Jon’s hotlist for living and loving the KoNo/Uptown neighborhood.
Jan 6, 2020
Building Wealth Through 1031 Exchange feat. Paul Thyssen and Weiming Peng
Paul Thyssen and Weiming Pend discuss the opportunities that 1031 exchange offers when buying and selling properties, while deferring tax on capital gains. Paul shares his personal experience with 1031 exchange. Weiming discusses the process, benefits, and dangers that may be involved in the exchange process.
Dec 23, 2019
The Value of Staging with Amy Bromstead
Statistics support significant increased value when professionally staging a home for sale. Amy discusses the psychology of staging, and the difference between staging and decorating. Kim and Amy discuss the ins and outs of professional staging, what factors to consider choosing a stager, and when it might be appropriate not to stage.
Dec 12, 2019
Brooklyn vs. Oakland- Breweries, Buildings, and Pizza with Monica Ortiz and Joe Vollono
After migrating from a fully engaged Brooklyn lifestyle, Monica and Joe reflect on their experience with the Bay Area housing market, and Oakland’s culture. These city dwellers share their thoughts about the similarities and the differences of the often compared Brooklyn/Oakland communities.
Nov 25, 2019
This Flipp'n Real Estate Business w/ Special Guest Brent Hanson
Brent Hanson, successful Real Estate investor, shares his story about flipping residential Real Estate in the Bay Area. Brent talks about his inspiration, his education, and what it takes to create a profitable home restoration business.
Nov 12, 2019
Falling in Love...Cautiously
Erica and Michael Sene revisit the emotional stress and logical reasoning of purchasing their first home in Montclair. Financing discussions with Kevin Kennedy at RPM mortgage validate the decision for an adjustable loan program.
Nov 4, 2019
It all started with a glass of champagne...
Kelsey and Alex Spaete go from downtown Oakland to their new home near coliseum city.