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Interviews from the best and brightest minds in the real estate industry. We interview and highlight those bright minds that aren't always seen on stage because. We cover topics like Investing, listings, buyers, brokerage, technology, entrepreneurship and so much more. Brought to you by KevinandFred.com
 
Welcome to the In The Cloud - The eXp Realty Explained Podcast. Hosts Kevin Cottrell & Gene Frederick interview real estate agents, brokers and industry experts who were previously affiliated with franchises including Re/Max, Keller Williams Realty, Coldwell Banker and independents or other franchises. These guests discuss why they made the decision to join eXp Realty as well as their views on why eXp Realty's cloud based business model is a game changer in the residential real estate business.
 
Real Conversations is just that, conversations about business, life and real estate. The way we learn is by having conversations, typically with people that are waaaaay smarter than us, I intend to be the dumbest person on this podcast because I want to learn and I want to make sure that you learn and get immense value from the guests that I will be bringing on the show. I hope you enjoy.
 
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The San Francisco Writers Conference Podcast features author Matthew Felix in conversation with fellow writers about craft, commerce, and community. [o] Music credit: Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod; Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama; License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
 
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Today’s special episode is a continuation of my amazing conversation with one of my good friends, Dustin Runyon on his Fired Up Friday mastermind! In this interview, we go deep on a whole lot of topics - ranging from business and maximizing longevity to net fulfillment, big life decisions and the people who have really inspired me over the years. D…
 
In today’s episode, we’re back on Fired Up Fridays with our good friend, Dustin Runyon, for an in-depth conversation about the power of introspection, how to make fun a priority in your life and more. Dustin Runyon is a real estate team leader, speaker, coach and connection specialist. He is a stimulant for change, helping thousands find their trut…
 
In today’s episode, I had the chance to join the Mortgage Coach Friday Mastermind with Dave Savage, Todd Bookspan, and Deborah Byrd to talk about today’s real estate market and how agents can thrive through the changes. In a shifting market, it’s really easy to get demoralized and slow down our activity, but our clients need us more than ever. We’r…
 
In this episode of the podcast, I’m joined by the author of DIE WITH ZERO, Bill Perkins. It’s a book that has really grabbed me, made an impact and helped me noticeably change things. There are plenty of books on money and building wealth, and by and large, they are solving for net worth, not net fulfillment. Bill Perkins "The Last Cowboy" accordin…
 
In today’s episode, we’re joined by my good friend, Jake DaRosa, to catch up on his business and how he’s thinking about the current market. Being an agent who, like us, knows what it’s like to navigate a challenging market, Jake has a whole lot of insights to share about what it takes to win. Jake started his journey in real estate in 2002 working…
 
In this video, we give you a little download from our most recent eXp mastermind group call, and share some of our thoughts and the notable insights that came up. Now more than ever, agents have to unite and share best practices in a way we’ve never done before. With that in mind, here are some great ideas and a couple of strategies agents are impl…
 
In this video, we’re going to talk about the key talking points from Mike DelPrete’s Inman Connect presentation, OpenDoor and Zillow becoming BFFs or rather Best Friends For Now (BFRN) and real estate company financials and what they tell us. All this information and data tells us a lot about whose model is actually sustainable, and what the next f…
 
In this video, we’re talking about the recent $62 million FTC fine handed down to OpenDoor for deceptive advertising practices. We’re going to give our own take on the news, why the agents celebrating it are missing the point, and what this actually means for iBuyers and the real estate industry as a whole. Before you think “serves them right”, rem…
 
On today’s episode, I’m joined by fellow Arizona agent and my good friend, Tia Moore. We talk about the power of having clarity and boundaries in our businesses, and why it’s not wrong to choose what gives us joy. One of the most admirable things about Tia is how clear she is on what matters to her, where she’s going and what she wants, and never l…
 
In today’s episode, I’m joined by real estate agent and founder of ONE eXp, Fee Gentry. On a mission to make real estate a place “where everyone feels like they have a place to belong”, Fee works tirelessly to help shape the future of our industry. In order to make real estate an industry that represents everyone, we have to go beyond tokenism and …
 
In today’s episode, I’m joined by investment expert and Realtor, Megan Kincaid. Going from agent to investor is so commonplace in this industry, but what’s quite unique is an investor choosing to get licensed. For Megan, the reasons for this move were very specific and intentional, but it required her to walk away from a business she had spent year…
 
In today’s special episode, we continue our conversation with Chris Bowers is a Realtor®️, Investor and owner of the Bowers Team, and the host of The agentXcel podcast. Chris is someone we’ve learned so much from, and it was an honor to sit down with him to talk about real estate and what we’ve learned along the way to build businesses that really …
 
In this special episode, we’re featured on Chris Bowers’ podcast, agentXcel. In today’s show, Chris picks Fred’s brain and talks about his real estate journey, the pivotal decisions in building the business, his approach to leadership, and the thought process around building a business on your terms. Chris Bowers is a Realtor®️, Investor and owner …
 
In today’s special episode, we sat down with the hosts of Thinking OTB, Steve Valentine and Bernie Espinosa. We’ve known Steve and Bernie for years, and it was awesome to be featured on their show, talking about our story, where the market’s at right now, and what agents need to be doing right now to set themselves up for real wealth. Bernie is the…
 
In today’s episode, we’re doing something a little different on the podcast. I’ve been attending and hosting masterminds for a while, and what I’m sensing from the entire industry is a sense of uneasiness and uncertainty around what’s going on in the market. In market’s across the country, there’s been a cooling down from where we were last year, a…
 
In today’s episode, we’re rejoined by two previous guests, Chris Bowers and Dave Z. These guys are two of the best agents and leaders in the game, and when it comes to discussing how we can position ourselves for a shift in the market, I’m excited to pick their brains. Chris Bowers is a Realtor®️, Investor, owner of the Bowers Team and host of the …
 
In today’s episode, I’m rejoined by our good friend, business partner and owner of The Franklin Team, Andrew Franklin. Andrew runs a successful team that closed over 1700 transactions last year, and in addition to that, he has now built multiple ancillary businesses, including one that has caught up to the revenue of his sales team in 5 years. He’s…
 
In today’s episode, I’m joined by the founder and CEO of Audience.co, Jesse Stein. Jesse Stein is the Founder & CEO of Audience.co. Audience.co grows your business faster with their personalized marketing platform, which features robotic handwritten notes written by a real pen. They combine the notes with precision-targeted lead generation and digi…
 
In today’s episode, I’m joined by real estate team leader, co-founder and co-CEO of Place Inc, Chris Suarez. With over 1000 agents/teams on the platform, and a billion dollar valuation, Place is focused on not only plugging small holes by solving singular problems but facilitating consumer decisions at all points of the transaction and for the whol…
 
In today’s episode, I’m joined by real estate entrepreneur, leader and ISA expert Aleta Reynolds. Since working in the same brokerage with us years ago, Aleta has built a vast array of experience in the industry. She has always had a knack for being at the forefront of solving the big problems real estate agents and organizations face. After growin…
 
In today’s episode, I’m rejoined by my good friend, Chris Heller. As a business owner, investor, successful agent, and leader with decades of success running massive companies, it’s always great to pick Chris’ brain and get his take on the market and the industry as a whole. Chris has now added author to his list of achievements, and today he tells…
 
In today’s episode, we’re rejoined by Vyral Marketing founder, real estate investor and our good friend, Frank Klesitz. To many people Frank is just a marketing guy, but when you get around him, you’ll find out just how impressive his mind is. He brings a ton of high-level value to the real estate community, and not only do you want to be a Vyral c…
 
A few weeks ago, I was honored to be featured as a guest on Dustin Runyon’s Fired Up Fridays. Dustin’s a good friend and one of the wisest and most insightful people we know. Today, we invite you into this weekly virtual meeting with over 100 attendees, as I answer Dustin’s questions on business, life, and how to think differently. Dustin Runyon is…
 
In today’s episode, Todd Duncan returns to the show to share more insightful golden nuggets on building a high value business in real estate. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Todd’s uber successful book, High Trust Selling, and to date, it’s sold millions of copies and has been translated into 52 languages. Trust is a timeless, universal pri…
 
In today’s episode, I’m joined by real estate entrepreneur, and investor-friendly broker Dom Santaniello. Dom has an interesting story and journey into real estate - after leaving behind a six-figure engineering job, he has scaled a fix and flip business, rental property portfolio & real estate brokerage. Dom really has a knack of creative financin…
 
In today’s episode, I’m joined by South Carolina closing attorney and marketing extraordinaire, Gary Pickren. I’ve never ever met a real estate attorney who is so dialed in with the work and day-to-day of real estate agents the way Gary is, and on top of that, he’s probably one of the greatest marketing minds we’ve ever had on the show. Gary’s also…
 
In today’s episode, I’m joined by fellow Phoenix agent Trevor Halpern. Trevor runs an interesting business, which is based on what he calls the “solo agent model”, a business which is growing by 20 - 25% every single year. Trevor really has an interesting way of looking at life and real estate, by taking the introspective approach, and making sure …
 
In today’s episode, I’m joined by my good friend, real estate leader and entrepreneur and TV star, Nick Waldner. Nick has his hands in many aspects of the industry, not only running a successful team, but also venturing into other verticals and ancillary business, including the successful show “Waterfront House Hunting” (available on Hulu!). I get …
 
In today’s episode, we’re joined by the guys at Impact Real Estate, Matt Chick and Jeremy Fuhst to talk about our businesses, what drives success and planning for the future. We lay it all on the table, from the lessons we’ve learned, getting the most value out of our teams, and what truly motivates. There’s a lot you can pull out from successful p…
 
In today’s episode, we’re continuing our special partnership discussion with guest/co-host, Fred Weaver on Group 46:10 and how the heck we’ve been working together for 14 years. In the last episode, we talked about how it all got started, and today we’re going to dig into the details and the economics of the business, and how we guarded against the…
 
I've known Derek Gilbert for well over a decade. He's one of the REALLY good guys in our industry. He befriended and helped Kevin Kauffman and I when we knew nearly nothing about real estate. Over the years we've maintained a great relationship. My wife and I have had dinner at his home with he and his awesome wife, Gina Wambold Gilbert. We've seen…
 
In today’s episode, we’re doing something different as I sit down with co-host/guest, and the other half of Kevin & Fred to talk about our business partnership. A question we get asked very frequently is how the hell the two of us have been in business together for 14+ years. Long-standing partnerships where there are no family ties are rare, and s…
 
Incredibly excited to welcome my friend Brian Thompson to the eXp Realty family and the Kevin & Fred Community! Like many agents, Brian wasn't unhappy at his former company. He didn't leave angry or mad. He simply kept seeing so many people he respected moving to eXp that he had to check it out for himself. Once he did, he was pleasantly surprised.…
 
In today’s episode, I’m joined by Jennifer Beadles, a woman helping people build wealth through real estate investing and using her specialized knowledge to help agents get off the commission hamster wheel and build for the future. What’s awesome about what Jennifer’s doing is that she’s actively involved in the thing she’s teaching other people to…
 
In today’s episode, I’m catching up with my good friend, coach, author and speaker, Chad Hyams. In addition to writing a really awesome children’s book, Chad has now added a new book to his wise teachings. Achieve Your Apex is a book Chad wrote to lead people to maximize their lives, and he’s going to share what triggered and inspired the book and …
 
In today’s episode, I’m joined by Tim Tooker, an agent and investor with a very unique and inspiring story. As a retired army officer, Tim has used real estate, not just as a vehicle for freedom and wealth for himself, but for other veterans who seek a combat-free way to earn money. From buying his first property to owning a million dollar construc…
 
Two years ago, I sat down with real estate coach, Nick McLean, and the episode impacted a lot of people. Today we have the privilege of digging back into his mind, and learn from his knack for bringing an actionable framework to any concept. He’s going to share a powerful thought process that binds the most fulfilled and successful people - making …
 
* Lee Kravetz is author of the acclaimed nonfiction, Strange Contagion and SuperSurvivors. He has written for print and television, including The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Atlantic, Psychology Today, The Daily Beast, The San Francisco Chronicle, and PBS. Lee’s new book is a work of fiction, his novel The Last Confessions of Sylvia P. *…
 
About the Episode We recently had an in-depth conversation with Mark Willis, a real estate industry leader and visionary who has shaped many career wins, lives and success stories. Many people in the industry have fond and epic memories of working alongside Mark, kicking butts, taking names and having a blast along the way. He is an inspiring figur…
 
In today’s episode, I’m joined by our good friend and fellow Arizona real estate, Chris Bowers. One of the most unique parts of Chris’ story is that he got into real estate at 22, after being exposed to different types of business models, including running his own skate shop as a teenager! Chris is going to open up about his journey, the shifts he …
 
* A graduate of the School of Library and Information Studies, UC Berkeley, Kate Farrell has been a language arts classroom teacher, an author, a librarian, a university lecturer, and a storyteller since 1966. She founded the Word Weaving Storytelling Project, and she has published numerous educational materials on the art of storytelling. Kate edi…
 
In today’s episode, we’re joined by Chris Lesmeister and Warren Dazzio from CSSI® – Cost Segregation Services, Inc. They help people who own income-producing properties speed up the tax benefit process so they can get right now, what they would only get in at least 27 or 39 years. The CSSI team are the perfect brains to pick on this strategy and he…
 
In today’s episode, I’m super excited to be joined by Phil M Jones, the author of the incredible book, Exactly What to Say: The Magic Words for Influence and Impact. I’ve studied influence for a long time, and I have to say, Phil’s book is one of the best in the category. Not only is it packed with brilliant insights, actionable principles - it’s a…
 
In today’s episode, we’re joined by entrepreneur, speaker, author, real estate agent and CEO. Ben has been a long-term friend and supporter of ours, and there’s so much we can learn from him. With $50 million in commissions and 5085 transactions this year alone, Ben understands business at a very high level, and knows at a deep level what it takes …
 
eXp Global’s President Michael Valdes shares what it truly means to run a business without borders and change lives through real estate without being limited by geography.
 
In today’s episode, I’m excited to be joined by the episode of eXp’s Global, Michael Valdes. In 2020, eXp expanded to an 18-country, global footprint. This incredible journey of growth really speaks to how resonant this model is, and the stories and feedback Michael has been getting from eXp agents from India to Mexico, shows that it’s more than an…
 
In today’s episode, I’m joined by Laurie Finklestein Reader - a few months ago I was a guest on her podcast, and today I’m excited to pick her brain, and learn more about what makes her tick. Laurie has such a strong passion for learning, growing herself, information gathering, attending masterminds and constantly putting herself in spaces where sh…
 
In today’s episode of The Kevin and Fred Show, I’m joined by the Fulton Sisters, Katelyn, Carly and Paige. Third generation brokers are rare in real estate, but these siblings are killing it and continuing to grow a business that has existed for decades! They talk about their journey in real estate, where they are today, and some of the considerati…
 
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