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Inside every home, there’s a story. Hosted by Stephanie Foo (This American Life, Snap Judgment), each episode of this 10-part series explores the meaning of home and what it can teach us about ourselves and each other. Poignant, hilarious, provocative and downright unexpected, take a journey into the diversity of home in America. Listen to the stories of urban activists, homesteading mountain men, ghostly roommates and more. And hear compelling expert insights into behavioral science behind ...
 
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Whether you believe in ghosts or not, most homes come with a past. But what would you do if your home’s past was haunting your present? In this episode, we’ll hear two stories about people who discovered they were not alone in the homes they’d moved into. After negotiating boundaries with an overprotective ghost, Steve learns to honor his Brooklyn …
 
Kim Ford loved her home in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. She dreamed of spending her retirement on her front porch in her cast iron rocking chair, surrounded by grandchildren. For her, homeownership was a spiritual experience. But then Hurricane Katrina hit, and her family lost everything. Suddenly homeless and sheltering in Dallas, Kim work…
 
When he was just 21 years old, Valentino Dixon was sentenced to 39 years to life for a murder he didn’t commit. When he first got to prison, he believed it’d just be a matter of time before he was exonerated, but as time wore on, he started to lose hope. Then, everything changed when his uncle sent him a set of colored pencils. He urged Valentino t…
 
When Hrag Kalebjian agreed to take over the family’s coffee shop, he also saw it as an opportunity to finally spend quality time with his father, Henry – time he didn’t get when he was young and his dad was too busy working. But when Hrag starts making changes, Henry flips out. If they want the business – and their new-found relationship – to be su…
 
When Michael Wood-Lewis moved to Burlington, Vermont, he was excited to start a family and to meet his neighbors ... but they weren’t as eager to get to know him and his wife Valerie. So – long before Facebook – Michael built a community-based social network. And not only did it introduce the Wood-Lewises to their neighbors, but it also transformed…
 
In 1980, as Mt. St. Helens threatened to erupt, local officials evacuated the area. They had one problem: Local lodge owner Harry R. Truman refused to go. He said the mountain and the lake his lodge sat on were like his arms and legs, and if he left, he would die. But that’s what would happen if he stayed. We explore the behavioral science behind w…
 
Philadelphia doctor Kwandaa Roberts had it all: a thriving practice, a big house in the suburbs, two kids. But she harbored a secret dream to be an interior designer. Her chance came about when she renovated a dollhouse. And it went viral on social media. But then the pandemic happened, and Kwandaa was forced to make some difficult life decisions. …
 
Are you a real estate agent who wants to build wealth? I want to let you know that you’re invited to our next training session, where you’ll learn how to do exactly that. Join RE/MAX Professionals Are you a real estate agent who wants to build wealth? I want to let you know that you’re invited to our next training session, where you’ll learn how to…
 
Only a small percentage of agents make the most sales. Our team is part of that small percentage. Join RE/MAX Professionals Did you know that 14,904 homes sold yesterday alone? That’s straight from the National Association of Realtors. In the Phoenix area, there are about 88,000 home sales per year. That breaks down to 7,400 each month and 275 each…
 
It’s pretty amazing to see some of the home buying numbers in the Hispanic community. Here are a few that stick out to us. Join RE/MAX Professionals The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals has recently published a report that I wanted to talk about today. There are a lot of interesting numbers in here that point to an upward …
 
What does it take to master your craft? Today, I’ve got a few stories on this subject as well as a few opportunities you should know about that can help. Join RE/MAX Professionals Right now, my family and I are taking a trip up to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for the total solar eclipse. But today, I wanted to talk to you about something different—masteri…
 
Today I have some interesting statistics about real estate agents in the Valley, and an opportunity for those Realtors who want to improve their numbers. Join RE/MAX Professionals There are almost 38,000 active licenses in the Valley today that are Realtors, plus additional non-Realtor licenses as well. There are over 4,200 real estate offices in t…
 
What are the best practices for prospecting? We’ve got a great study from MIT about this topic to share with you today. Join RE/MAX Professionals I’ve got some great information to share today that I recently came across. A study conducted by MIT and published in the Harvard Business Review examined a number of different factors relating to respons…
 
To have a successful real estate career, you need to have a profitable business. The best way to do that is by having a coach or mentor show you the way. Join RE/MAX Professionals Today I’m excited to discuss the importance of hiring a mentor as a real estate professional. I found my mentor over 30 years ago while attending my first real estate con…
 
One client could bring you five to 10 transactions throughout their lifetime. Here’s how. Join RE/MAX Professionals What is the lifetime value of a client? The most important thing I have learned in my 30-year career is how valuable our clients are. Most real estate agents think earning a commission from one house sale is the most they will make fr…
 
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