They don't call him The Agent Marketer for no reason. Jason Frazier is an absolute expert when it comes to lead generation, branding, marketing, and sales in the mortgage and real estate industries. In this episode, we talk about lead generation strategies, follow up marketing, and the need for agents to stop doing those cell-phone-in-the-car live videos. (Come on, people!)
In school, you got a letter grade as a way to measure how well you were doing in a subject. Why can't such a system exist for landlords so that prospective tenants know exactly how well a landlord is doing? That might be an oversimplification, but in this episode, Yale Fox from Rentlogic spells out how his company is working to do this in New York City. They've got a really intense process and are gaining serious traction.
S2E15 Alex Pelin, CEO of Xspaced, Discusses The Future of Rental Properties and Blockchain Technology
What does the future management of rental properties look like? What services are renters demanding? What softwares will we need to better manage? And how will newer technologies like blockchain effect the industry? Startup advisor and CEO of Xspaced, Alex Pelin, delves into each of these questions and more on this episode of Tech Nest.
When you first get a glimpse of Stessa, it's easy to assume they're an enterprise software with a high-cost (it looks that good!). But that's not the case. In this episode, Stessa's CEO lays out the reason why a web-platform like Stessa is so important for rental property owners. With cool features like automating expense and income tracking, and having the ability to export your numbers directly to Turbo Tax, Stessa is really working to make being a landlord easy lifting on the financial side.
If you've ever wondered about raising funds from investors to build or buy that 100 unit apartment building, then this interview is for you. And you've never thought about that, then maybe it's time. Dan and his team at eVest Technology are working to create a platform that enables you to navigate all the red tape AND to find the investors to pitch your project to. His platform isn't limited to real estate but is uniquely suited to serve in real estate well.
One day artificial intelligence will play a major role in all of our real estate transactions. And that day is not far away. Roberto Moreno, of Gabbi.ai, shares with us his passion and vision of how AI can prove to be a huge advantage for today's realtor. Rather than viewing this as a disruption, AI will likely help the realtor stay on top of tasks and work far more efficiently. All this leading to a better experience for the client.
S2E23 "The Art of Commercial Leasing", East Nashville's Top Commercial Broker, Tyler Cauble, Discusses Commercial Leasing
East Nashville's top commercial broker, Tyler Cauble is more than just an agent who opens the garage door for that next gas station remodel to hip new cafe. He operates a boutique AirBNB property management companies, boasts the largest commercial real estate Instagram accounts in Nashville, and is a best-selling author. The guy has literally written the book on leasing commercial property! This episode will get you on the path to understanding what makes commercial different from residential in real estate and will help you reevaluate if your personal home is an asset or a liability.
In times when deals are growing increasingly difficult to find or put together, you might need to reconsider your strategy. Alan Donefeld shares with us how his company CityVest is opening up access to major institutional funds--that accredited investors wouldn't otherwise be able to participate in. Although this episode hones in on a problem that only accredited investors fasce, you will still want to listen in. After all, you could be an accredited investor some day.
James Green is one of those founders who you can tell immediately really cares for his customer. He runs a company called Offer To Close, a real estate transaction coordinator as-a-service, if you will. His company supplies California agents with licensed real estate transaction coordinators. Think about all the stress, time, and effort managing some of the details in a transaction. This is the big problem James believes he's created the solution to solve.
When asked about what may fade away in the future, co-founders Daniel Schroeder and Matthew Young didn't even hesitate. They said Zillow. You read that correctly. These two are working on a product called Listing Village that they believe will transfer the power from portals to the agent, reducing the need for sites and apps like Zillow. This is one of our longest episodes, but it's worth the listen!
Renters Warehouse is a well-oiled, rental property machine. Noel Christopher, an SVP with the company, goes into incredible detail about how they operate, some of their merger and acquisitions strategy, and how much property their managing. Hint--it's over $3 billion!
"Aren't all title companies the same?" That's a question I've definitely heard when working as an agent. I asked this and many others to get to the bottom of "What is title!?". Ryan Orr, a VP with Ticor Title goes hard in the paint in discuss what makes one title company better than others, disrupting tech coming to title, and how he plans to outperform all the rest.
S2E21 Heather Bauman, General Manager at MortgageLead.com Discusses Marketing Automation and Lead Gen for LOs
When it comes to lead generation in the mortgage industry, you can't just stop after you collect a name and phone number. There's much more to this that makes the whole effort of getting that name to begin with. Heather Bauman, from MortgageLead.com talks with us about the need for marketing automation, industry trends, and more. If you work in the mortgage industry, this is a must listen!
Imagine you got paid for telling your friend about an open apartment for rent in your building. Now imagine you got paid because you answered questions to a prospective renter (that you don't know) through an app on your phone, and that prospect went on to sign a lease. Rentgrata is re-imagining how we consider referrals in order to get apartments rented. Zach explains in detail how Rentgrata is helping landlords and some of the challenges they face along the way.
Following a successful event with HousingWire.com in Dallas, TX, I took some time to share what we have planned for the second season of Tech Nest podcast interviews. Here's what we have lined up: **Renters Warehouse EVP Noel Christopher. **Stessa CEO Heath Silverman. **Rentlogic Founder Yale Fox. **Alex Pelin Discusses Innovation, Blockchain, and the Future of Rentals. **Rentgrata Co-Founder Zack Sloan. **Listing Village Co. Founders Daniel Schroeder and Matthew Young. **OfferToClose Founder James Green. **CityVest Founder Alan Donefeld. **The Agent Marketer, Jason Frazier, Discusses Real Estate Lead Generation. **MortgageLead.com General Manager Heather Bauman. **“Let’s talk Title” with California Title Officer Ryan Orr. **Gabbi.ai CEO Roberto Moreno. **“The Art of the Triple Net Lease” with Nashville based Commercial Broker, Tyler Cauble Which episode are you most excited for?
S1:E10 1031 Exchanges for Real Estate: Everything You Need To Know, An Interview With Tom Gustafson from 1031 Atlas
Nate Smoyer, host of Tech Nest and CEO of Real Team Panda, interviews Tom Gustafson from Atlas 1031 Exchange. Nate and Tom discuss what is a 1031 exchange, how it can save investors thousands of dollars in tax deferments, leveraging 1031 exchanges with cryptocurrencies and co-ownership of properties.
Find out what iBuyer behemoth Opendoor is doing in content marketing and advertising. Jeffrey Kranz and I discuss the what they're getting write, could be doing, and a specific tactic to overtake some of Trulia's best organic traffic. I mention in the show I have a .pdf of all the Facebook ads Opendoor is running at the moment. Email me to get that .pdf at Nate@RealTeamPanda.com
You might not think about commercial real estate and tech innovation when I mention Kansas City...but after this episode that could change. Mark Davis and company brings a mix of passion, purpose, and full-on badass tech to the commercial appraisal industry. Think about it—our cities depend on the ability for appraisers to make sense of projects so banks will fund them, and realquantum is working to make that process more efficient and smarter.
What do you get when you cross a traditional brokerage, with an iBuyer model, and have a former-VC as your founder? Well, some would say that's the recipe for Felix Homes. They are a hybrid of a brokerage that recently launched in Nashville, TN. Tyler, their founder, is aggressively working to create the best case scenario for the consumer when they need to sell their home--and he's got a unique model he hopes will achieve that.
Onerent is challenging the status quo that's been all-too-long accepted for property management. By investing in tech, developing streamlined systems, and caring about the tenant's experience his team has expanded to 72 cities managing over $1 billion in real estate. Chuck is the co-founder of Onerent. He's super bright and offers a lot of insight into the rental industry in this episode.
Paul Burke explains the challenges many face when searching for the right roommate. His team has built an app that has been dubbed the "Tinder" for finding roommates.
What if you could buy a 20% stake in a dream property in California? What if you could use cryptocurrencies in your real estate transactions? What if title companies could be replaced through the advancement of blockchain technology? These are the "what if" statements (and they have more) that Zeehaus is asking. There's a lot to unpack in this episode.
Roofstock is working to make it possible for anyone to own and invest in real estate anywhere. If you live in Maine, but want to buy investment property in Nashville, and feel secure about what you're buying without the hassles of managing it, then that's exactly what Roofstock is creating. They're flying past major milestones and rapidly expanding their inventory across the country. Sales Director Zach Evanish gives us insights as to why people are investing with Roofstock vs. all the other options out there.
It's a long story and I tend to be long winded, but I try to boil everything down. The road to creating the Tech Nest podcast was probably not the most direct, but it was it is. In this bonus episode, I share what I created the Tech Nest podcast and what I hope to accomplish with the show. Hope you enjoy!
This is the intro teaser for the Tech Nest podcast.