Buying

Ep 24: Common Bargain Hunting Mistakes When Buying A Home

We all want to get a good deal when we buy a home. Sure, you want the home of your dreams, but if you can also call it a “steal” isn’t that the ultimate win-win? However, that pursuit of the perfect bargain home can backfire if you’re not careful. Let’s explore some of the ways buyers have shot themselves in the feet by making key mistakes in the hunt for a bargain buy.

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Ep 22: Real Estate Terms To Know

Buying and selling real estate is full of vocabulary terms that can be confusing to someone who doesn’t live in that world. Colleen will explain some real estate terms that you might come across, so that you can understand what they mean when you encounter them.

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Ep 21: Learning From Past Mistakes

Everybody has to start from somewhere. We’ll hear from Colleen about her early experiences in the real estate world and how they shaped her approach today. She’ll also give us a gripping story about how she once stopped a real estate scam from taking place.

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Ep 20: Foolishness That Makes You Lose The Home

We all make silly mistakes. But you want to avoid any kind of tomfoolery when it comes to buying or selling a home. Let’s cover some of the foolish mistakes people make in real estate so you won’t be left slapping your forehead with that “I can’t believe we just did that” look on your face.

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Ep 19: Buying A “Flipped” Home

Shows like Flip or Flop are popular these days. And you might be hearing and seeing a lot more commercials about house flipping seminars in your area. We won’t get into the “flipper’s” perspective this time around, however. What about the buyer? Is there anything the buyer should be aware of when purchasing a home that’s been “flipped”?

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Ep 18: Real Estate Facts You Can Take To The Bank

Regardless of who you are, how much money you have, when and where you’re going to sell, these are some of the real estate facts you be sure you need to know. Make sure you aren’t left shrugging your shoulders to any of these important issues.

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Ep 16: Real Estate Pet Peeves

There are some practices in the real estate world that irk Colleen because they get in the way of a smooth home-buying and home-selling process. Let’s go over some of these major real estate pet peeves.

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Ep 15: The “Hidden” Costs Of Buying And Selling

When preparing to buy a home, it’s easy to overlook some of the expenses that go into the process. Sure, the down payment and loan are obvious, but there are several other costs you don’t want to overlook. Let’s spend some time discussing some of the “hidden” costs and fees involved in the home purchasing process. 

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Ep 10: Real Estate Fact Or Fiction

We’ll present Colleen with some general thoughts about buying and selling real estate, and she will tell us if each statement is fact or fiction.

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Ep 9: Important Agent Traits

As you shop around for real estate agents, it is vital to find one that’s right for you. We’ll examine which traits are most important for a realtor to have.

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Ep 8: Top Buyer Priorities & What We Can Learn From Them As Sellers

Do you know the most widely agreed upon desire among home buyers? The answer might surprise you. Here’s a hint, it’s NOT dual toilets in the master bathroom (yeah, that’s a thing).

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Ep 5: Tackling Agent Personalities – Is Your’s “The Hot Mess”?

In this episode, we’ll examine the different types of personalities you’ll find among real estate agents. We have The Hot Mess, The Barbie Doll, The Corporate Behemoth, The Dabbler, and The Personal Touch. Which qualities do you want to look for when you’re picking an agent to work with in the future? We’ll answer that question and more on this week’s episode.

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Ep 4: Lessons From Real Estate TV

We all have that favorite show on HGTV or one of the other DIY-type networks. We’ll ask Colleen to peel back the curtain on some of these shows to see what’s realistic about them and what isn’t. There are some important lessons to be learned from these shows, but also some important reality checks.

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Ep 2: Big Buyer Regrets

Can we learn from the mistakes of others? Of course we can. Let’s take look at the top regrets of home buyers so we can be better informed for our next home purchase.

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