Meet the Team's Resources
Our team works with some amazing service provider in the Greater Seattle Area and the Eastside. If your looking for a great service provider please call the team, to learn more about some of our providers please see below.
RealTalk - Loan Depot's Michael Burdick
Michael understands that the purchase and financing of a home is one of the biggest life decisions his client will make. He guides with sound knowledge, confidence and mutual respect. In Michael’s personal life, home, family, friends and recreation are the cornerstones. He enjoys Airstreaming with his family, cheering on his favorite football team with friends and can be found often, hiking with his wife and Boxer, or at Crystal Mountain skiing with his brother when he is not on duty as a Volunteer Ski
Bourne 2 Organize RESIDENTIAL ORGANIZING SPECIALISTS
Creating an environment that enables my clients to function better in their everyday life is what I truly enjoy! Organizing has been a skill that I have developed since childhood and I truly love what I do! My specialties include general home organizing, which ranges from drawers and closets to 3+ car garages, move-in assistance and home sale preparation. As a proud member of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and Membership Director of the Seattle based NAPO chapter,
Lotus Media - Home Video and Photo Digitization Experts
From Beta to Digital8 we have you covered. Plus we can handle all regions (not just US), all for the same flat rate. All videos are encoded in their native resolution of 640×480 Broken tape? Not to worry, we offer tape repair for just $10 per tape. http://lotusmedia.us
RealTalk - What is Title & Escrow with Michael Abrahamson
Michael works for Rainier Title as an Account Manager. He has been in the real estate industry since 2001 and is currently calling on Real Estate offices here on the Eastside. He is also a continuing education clock hours instructor and a licensed Notary. What he loves most about his job is the relationships that he's built with Real Estate agents and Loan Officers and the classes he gets to teach.
Toni Jennings Rodan & Fields - Look younger and give back to your community too?
Meet Toni JenningsI am an international business builder with Rodan and Fields, helping others create and grow independent businesses of their own, with a turn-key business and state of the art technology utilizing the power of the brand from the doctors that created ProActiv. Toni is a wife, mom of 2 great kids, business owner and a supporter of many charities. She is a Pacific Northwest native and has been in the Seattle area for 30 years. She moved here after graduating from University of Oregon to work
Jeanette Batton Dynamic Designs Jewelry -RealTalk Episode 4
Jeanette understands that jewelry is a personal emotional investment and has made the experience of jewelry buying a rewarding one for thousands of clients over the years with award-winning designs, attention to detail, and a connection with her clients. Jeanette started Dynamic Designs Jewelry in Spokane, Washington in 1984 after beginning her career in fashion, modeling, and retail jewelry. She moved to Seattle soon after and has now been in business for 34 amazing years! Eastside Women in Business voted
RealTalk Episode 5 Sean Tournquist Seattle Modern Office
Sean Tournquist Seattle Modern Office (15 MIN) With the booming economy companies across the greater Seattle Area are growing and hiring more employees with that comes leasing larger office. Our next guest is Sean Tournquit of Seattle Modern Office. Seattle Modern Office is a boutique vendor for office furniture sales and service. Sean a Redmond Washington native and Western Washington Grade co-founded Seattle Modern Office and joins us today to discuss the modern office of today. Welcome to the show Sean h
Talk Home Automation with Michael Santiago of Nerds to Go
Michael Santiago with Nerds to Go (15 MIN) Our next segment features Michael Santiago of Nerds to go Michael began his career in consulting with Accenture within their Communications and High-Tech sector out of NYC. In 2009, he and his family moved to the PNW to join a then startup, Apptio. Michael left Apptio to join a Fremont based company, Outreach.io in December of 2015. As VP of Customer Success, Michael drove industry leading success metrics for the respective teams within his organization which incl
RealTalk Stephen Waltar with Legacy Estate Planning talks Estate Planning
Our next guest is Steve Waltar, Steve is an Estate Planning Attorney in Bellevue, Washington. He has been practicing estate planning since 1996, and founded his firm, Legacy Estate Planning, almost 20 years ago. His firm has created thousands of estate plans for their clients, as well as helped hundreds of families through the probate or estate administration process after their loved ones have passed. He is an expert in the field, has written two books on estate planning, and is regularly asked to educate
RealTalk Rob Young Oasis Senior Advisers
Welcome back your listening to RealTalk with Brian and Dan on 1150AM KKNW- I’m Brian and I’m Dan Our first guest joins us from Oasis Senior Advisors. Rob was called to serve aging seniors and their families through the stressful journey when they are searching for new housing. Some seniors need just a little assistance in order to remain independent, and others need 24-hour care. Oasis Senior Advisors walks with seniors and their families through this journey with their free service that helps them find th
RealTalk Michelle Greene Caring Transitions
Welcome back to Real Talk with Brian & Dan on 1150AM KKNW I’m Brian & I’m Dan. Our next guest is Michelle Greene with Caring Transitions of Issaquah - Bellevue Michelle Greene has always loved to help people declutter and streamline their belongings, not to mention her love of an organized and efficient home move. Then, when she helped her parents downsize and relocate, she realized it was work she would love to do for a living. Now she is making that dream come true with her business, Caring Transitions of
RealTalk Gina Baker with Summit Connections
Welcome back your listening to RealTalk with Brian and Dan on 1150AM KKNW- I’m Brian and I’m Dan Our first guest is Gina Baker. Gina Baker, Founder & CEO of Summit Connections- a people consulting company. After a decade of supporting and developing those around her as a leader at Disney and Starbucks, she created Summit Connections with a simple philosophy in mind: teach others to be better at what they do so they can be happier with what they do. When Gina’s not busy teaching others to be good in the wor
RealTalk Crossfit Issaquah
Welcome back to Real Talk with Brian & Dan on 1150AM KKNW I’m Brian & I’m Dan. Our next guests are Michael Dolan & Stacia Fisher of Issaquah Crossfit. In full disclosure Crossfit Issaquah has been my home since they were founded in 2018. I have known Michael and Stacia from the Crossfit Community since 2012. Michal & Stacia’s goal has always been to provide people with a safe, exciting, and effective program that yields progress year round. What separates Crossfit Issaquah from other gyms is the calculated
RealTalk Katie Munoz Moving Forward
Welcome back your listening to RealTalk with Brian and Dan on 1150AM KKNW- I’m Brian and I’m Dan. Our first guest is Katie Munoz of Moving Forward. Katie Munoz is a move manager, humorist and founder of Moving Forward. She started her business back in 2004, after her mother needed to move from the family home to a retirement apartment. http://www.movingforwardinc.com
RealTalk Angel Barna Venture Health & Life
Our next guest is Angel Barna. Angel Barna works for Venture Life & Health she is a local health insurance broker specializing in Company sponsored health plans and individual Medicare plans. Is your business missing out on growth in our great economy because you are not able to hire and retain top talent? Venture Life & Health Insurance has been protecting local friends, neighbors and businesses against the inevitable bumps and bruises of life since 2006. Perhaps they can help you retain talent.
RealTalk Rachel Garcia Minute Man Press Issaquah
Our next guest is Rachel Garcia with Minute Man Press Minuteman Press in Issaquah https://www.issaquah.minutemanpress.com/ has been in business for over 30 years. Our team collectively has over 100 years of print experience. We are your local marketing experts, offering solutions for businesses looking to market and grow. We help customers take their projects from concept to completion. We offer printed products of every kind from storefront window graphics to political campaign door hangers and yard signs
RealTalk Liz Silke with J.Hilburn
Our first guest is Liz Silke stylist with J.Hilburn. J.Hilburn is a luxury menswear brand. As a personal stylist with J.Hilburn I help my clients achieve their best look everyday. I help our clients build a wardrobe that fits their body, personality and lifestyle. All J.Hilburn garments are made with the finest Italian fabrics at a great value. Liz welcome to the show.
RealTalk Episode 11 Tony Starr Fitness
Tony Starr has been in the fitness industry since 2010. Started out managing health clubs and went into a more personal training soon after. Tony started Tony Starr Fitness LLC in 2016 and works with all varieties of people producing results like 100 lbs weight loss stories, injury rehabilitation and bringing athletes to the next level. His Specializations range from corrective exercise, sports enhancement training, Cardio threshold training and other various health certifications. He competed in amateur
RealTalk Episode 12 WFG Title & Escrow
Our first guest is Amanda Peterson Business Development Manager for WFG National Title and Dani Legget with WFG Escrow. Over the last 6 years Amanda has been the top Business Development Manager at WFG National Title, Amanda is a native of the PNW, she loves Interior Design, Entertaining and a good suspense Novel. On weekends you can find Amanda out in the garden getting her hands dirty. Also joining us from WFG is Escrow Closer Dani Leggett. Dani also a native of the PNW doesn’t have a life because she is
RealTalk Episode 12 Access Law Northwest
Welcome back to Real Talk with Brian & Dan on 1150AM KKNW I’m Brian & I’m Dan. Our next guest is Douglass Schwed with Access Law Northwest, PLCC. Doug has been practicing law in Washington sine 1981. For nearly 40 years has been servicing the real estate and business legal needs of his Puget Sound clients. Doug's practice specializes in contracts, real estate and business law, fraudulent conveyances, and legal investigations.
Real Talk - Episode 13 - One Time Your Business
Welcome back you’re listening to RealTalk with Brian and Dan on 1150AM KKNW- I’m Brian and I’m Dan Our first guest is Tina Mitchell, a Certified Mortgage Planner. Tina Mitchell has been in the mortgage industry for over 2 decades and has been recognized in the top 1% Nationwide. She is a numbers gal so much that she designed a mortgage software and is the founder of Mortgage Triangle Software. She is committed to the Real Estate community and has been awarded Partner Of The Year from Washington REALTORS, M
Real Talk - Episode 13 - Style with Susie
Welcome back to Real Talk with Brian & Dan on 1150AM KKNW I’m Brian & I’m Dan. Our next guest is Susie Cohen from Style with Susie. Susie has been working as a personal stylist, style consultant and personal shopper for seven years now. She helps busy, successful women find the perfect piece to complete their wardrobe and make getting dressed in the morning stress free. She works with many professional executives with closet edits and personal shopping with the Etcetera brand of clothing. She loves to help
RealTalk - Episode 14 - Michael's Toyota of Bellevue
Welcome back you’re listening to RealTalk with Brian and Dan on 1150AM KKNW- I’m Brian and I’m Dan Our first guests today are Roman Polyakov and Jonathan Murphy, from Michael’s Toyota of Bellevue. Roman was originally born in Russia, but moved to America when he was a little kid. He lived in Washington DC for most of his life, but moved to Seattle about 4 years ago and has loved it here ever since. He has worked many jobs, but loves sales and customer interaction. He also worked in real estate for a little
RealTalk - Episode 14 - Aaron Wood KW Bellevue
Welcome back to Real Talk with Brian & Dan on 1150AM KKNW I’m Brian & I’m Dan. Our next guest is Aaron Wood from Keller Williams Realty Bellevue. Aaron Wood is the Team Leader, Market Center Investor and Trainer at Keller Williams Realty Bellevue. Aaron has experience in 3 different states with running real estate businesses. His goal is to make real estate agents millionaire business owners with amazing coaching and training to help them with every aspect of their lives.
RealTalk - Episode 15 - DogSmart
Welcome back you’re listening to RealTalk with Brian and Dan on 1150AM KKNW- I’m Brian and I’m Dan. Our first guest is John Knuth. John is a professional dog trainer and owner of DogSmart LLC located right here on the Eastside in Issaquah, WA. After a successful and rewarding career in Corporate America, John decided to put all of his energy into pursuing what had become his true passion in life - helping families live the most fulfilling lives possible with their dogs. Whether it’s an 8 week old puppy or a
RealTalk - Episode 15 - House and Hound
Welcome back to Real Talk with Brian & Dan on 1150AM KKNW I’m Brian & I’m Dan. Our next guest is Amy Gilchrist of House and Hound Inc. Recently featured on the best of 425 magazine. A frenzy of house cleaning and pet care services is already in existence, but Amy Gilchrist of House and Hound in Woodinville decided to combine the two, so busy pet owners could come home to a clean house and a happy pup. Amy, whose family bred Basenjis and who spent her youth showing dogs in the American Kennel Club circuit, d
Real Talk - Episode 16 - June Housing Report and Mortgage Moment
Last week we talked about why owning a home is always better than renting, today we are gonna give you some insight into the housing market. Around this time of the month, we like to review last months numbers in order to give listeners a bit of clarity on the market. We'll also be having our Mortgage Moment segment. During this segment we get a quick update on the lending side of the home buying process. Today we are talking with Wes Graham from WA First Mortgage. Wes is currently a senior loan originator
Real Talk - Episode 16 - The Lash Lounge
Welcome back you’re listening to RealTalk with Brian and Dan on 1150AM KKNW- I’m Brian and I’m Dan. Our first guest today is Richard Eastern from The Lash Lounge. Born and raised in Bellevue, Richard Eastern is a graduate of Bellevue High and the University of Washington. He has been a part of multiple start up businesses including RealNetworks for 5 1/2 years and Washington Property Solutions for 17 years. Most recently, he has opened The Lash Lounge in Bellevue and Redmond Town Center, which is what we wi
Real Talk - Episode 16 - Home Partners of America
Welcome back to Real Talk with Brian & Dan on 1150AM KKNW! Our next guest is Mary Lynn Shushunov from Home Partners of America. Mary Lynn is the West Coast Business Development Manager for Home Partners of America. She has been with HPA since the start on 2018 and is responsible for training and mentoring agents on the Home Partners program in Seattle, Portland, Denver, Salt Lake City and Phoenix.
Real Talk - Episode 17 - 4 Tips to Sell Your Home and Mortgage Moment
Last week we talked about the housing market report, today we are gonna give you some great tips to sell your home faster. Since June of last year, we have seen an increase in the inventory of homes for sale month per month. Every spring and summer, the inventory increases because people want to sell their home. For those with children, they may want to be in their new home for the beginning of the school year. If you are one of those sellers, you may find these tips helpful in getting your home sold more
Real Talk - Episode 17 - Interim Healthcare
Welcome back you’re listening to RealTalk with Brian and Dan on 1150AM KKNW- I’m Brian and I’m Dan. Our first guest today is Dexter Borbe with Interim Healthcare. Interim HealthCare was founded in 1966, one of the pioneers of In-Home Care. Across the country, Interim HealthCare also provides Home Health, Hospice, and Medical Staffing. They recently expanded into Bellevue last year, and with me today is Dexter Borbe, the franchise owner of Interim HealthCare of Bellevue.
Real Talk - Episode 17 - Eastside Autoworks
Welcome back to Real Talk with Brian & Dan on 1150AM KKNW I’m Brian & I’m Dan. Our next guest is Glenn MacMillan from Eastside Autoworks. Glenn MacMillan has been the owner of Eastside Autoworks for the last 13 years. His company has roots on the Eastside repairing and maintaining vehicles for over 45 years! He has 35 years experience as Automotive Technician he started with taking Automotive shop class at Bellevue High school in 1984. Glenn is now a board member for Bellevue's program and also Renton Techn
RealTalk - Episode 18 - Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Home and Mortgage Moment
Last week we gave you some great tips to sell your home faster, today we will be discussing three questions you need to ask yourself before buying a home. If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market. We are also having our Mortgage Moment segment, where we get a quick update on the lending side o
RealTalk - Episode 18 - Envision Executive Services
Welcome back you’re listening to RealTalk with Brian and Dan on 1150AM KKNW- I’m Brian and I’m Dan. Our first guests today are Bill Crader and Nathan Mumm with Envision Executive Services. Bill Crader’s passion for audio started in his high school years DJ’ing and mixing live events. With his passion for perfect sound, he became a product manager for Mackie where he oversaw the development, production, and support of the very mixers he used in high school. Later, Bill grew his attention to detail while wo
RealTalk - Episode 18 - Done to Spec
Welcome back to Real Talk with Brian & Dan on 1150AM KKNW I’m Brian & I’m Dan. Our next guest is Ryan Blumenthal from Done to Spec. Ryan is a general contractor and owner of Done to Spec Handyman and Contracting Services. He offers full service general contracting throughout the greater Eastside and is experienced with many facets of residential construction and remodeling. He also offers a handyman service for clients with small projects. Done to Spec has been in business since 2005 and has a strong follow
RealTalk - Episode 19 - Olive Crest
Welcome back you’re listening to RealTalk with Brian and Dan on 1150AM KKNW- I’m Brian and I’m Dan. Our first guest today is Paul LaRose with Olive Crest. Paul La Rose is the Executive Director at Olive Crest, a local foster care agency aiming to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect, right here in the Pacific Northwest.
RealTalk - Episode 19 - Diamond Cut Insurance
Welcome back to Real Talk with Brian & Dan on 1150AM KKNW I’m Brian & I’m Dan. Our next guest is Crystal Stevenson from Diamond Cut Insurance. Crystal Stevenson has been a local insurance agent for over 25 years now. Back in October of 2016, she made the plunge and opened up Diamond Cut Insurance with her business partner, and hasn’t looked back! Her agency is local and independent, and does all types of insurance. As a 4th generation resident of Snohomish, Crystal stays busy traveling up and down 405 to co
RealTalk - Episode 20 - Down Payments
Last week we gave you 5 tips on starting the search for your dream home, this week we will be answering some of your questions about down payments! Whether you’ve owned a home before, or you’re ready to jump into homeownership for the first time, there are always a lot of questions swirling around about down payments and we are here to help.
RealTalk - Episode 20 - Greene Designs
Welcome back you’re listening to RealTalk with Brian and Dan on 1150AM KKNW- I’m Brian and I’m Dan. Our first guest today is Tiffany Greene with Greene Designs LLC, and she is one busy lady in the real estate industry! As the owner of a thriving home staging business, her weekdays follow a hectic pace! She loves the creative outlet provided by home staging, and most days you'll find her heaving couches and hanging art side-by-side with her crew. Tiffany Greene, the talent behind Greene Designs Home Staging
RealTalk - Episode 20 - Empowerment Strategies Coaching
Welcome back to Real Talk with Brian & Dan on 1150AM KKNW I’m Brian & I’m Dan. Our next guest is Theresa McKenna from Empowerment Strategies Coaching and Consulting. Theresa McKenna is an Executive Coach and small business consultant. She is an ICF professional certified coach, a Leadership Development trainer, certified communication specialist and trained as a family counselor. She is on faculty at two schools of coaching. Theresa is a partner in Empowerment Strategies Coaching and Consulting which is ded
RealTalk - Episode 21 - July 2019 Housing Report & Mortgage Moment
Last week we answered some of your questions about down payments, today we are going to give you some insight into the housing market. Around this time of the month, we like to review last months numbers in order to give listeners a bit of clarity on the market!
RealTalk - Episode 21 - Simply Staged Design
Welcome back you’re listening to RealTalk with Brian and Dan on 1150AM KKNW- I’m Brian and I’m Dan. Our first guest today is Traci Lynch with Simply Staged Design. Traci is a native Washingtonian with a passion for decorating and making houses homey! She spent her first career in technology but then decided to follow her heart and passion in home decorating and staging. She loves to transform a home and enable the potential buyer to see new options on how to utilize a space. Welcome to the show Traci!
RealTalk - Episode 21 - Rowley Properties
Welcome back to Real Talk with Brian & Dan on 1150AM KKNW I’m Brian & I’m Dan. Our next guest is Kelly Richardson with Rowley Properties. Kelly Rowley Richardson is the Designated Broker for Rowley Properties in Issaquah. She is the 3rd generation of the Rowley family business that has been in Issaquah since 1954. A native of the Issaquah area, Kelly grew up learning about real estate and land development and gained an early appreciation of the value of commercial real estate. She has a Bachelor of Science
RealTalk - Episode 22 - Benefits of Having a Real Estate Professional & Mortgage Moment
Last week we answered some of your questions about down payments, today we are going to give you some insight into why you should hire a real estate professional when selling your house. Rising home prices coupled with a lack of inventory in today's market may cause some homeowners to consider selling their home on their own. This is known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner, or FSBO. However, a FSBO might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers and today we want to discuss some of the reason
RealTalk - Episode 22 - Jennni Butz
Welcome back you’re listening to RealTalk with Brian and Dan on 1150AM KKNW- I’m Brian and I’m Dan. Our first guest today is Jenni Butz with BNINW. Jenni Butz is the Regional Director for BNI Northwest, part of the world's largest networking organization. A former high school French and English teacher, Jenni started her own business in 2013 as a professional speaker, MC, and auctioneer, helping professionals learn, grow and give money in ways that matter. Now she helps almost 1100 BNI Members in the Puget
RealTalk - Episode 22 - Barry Neya
Welcome back to Real Talk with Brian & Dan on 1150AM KKNW I’m Brian & I’m Dan. Our next guest is Barry Neya, who is currently an independent appraiser. Barry received his BA in Communications from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and has been an appraiser for over 26 years. He is here to talk to us today about knowing how to read an appraisal. Welcome to the show Barry!
Realtalk - Episode 23 - Simply Placed
Our first guest today is Debbie Rosemont with Simply Placed. Debbie is a Certified Professional Organizer and Productivity Consultant. She started Simply Placed in 2003 to help clients increase productivity, maximize efficiency and bring balance and control into their work, homes and lives. Simply Placed associates work with individuals and businesses to create effective organizational systems, clear clutter, successfully manage time, focus on priorities and achieve goals.
Realtalk - Episode 23 - Green City Pest Control
Our next guest is Scott Dideon with Green City Pest Control. Scott Dideon is a Board Certified Urban Entomologist and has been in the industry for over 30 years. Scott has been on the forefront of the changes in pest control in the Pacific Northwest due to the recent invasive pests like Roof Rats and Odorous House Ants. Scott is the owner of Green City Pest Control and has designed low a chemical approach to resolving pest issues with clients like the Woodland Park Zoo, National Institute of Health and vari