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RealTalk with Brian & Dan, presented by The Eastside Real Estate Team, is your chance to discover the world real estate with two professionals who are engaging, knowledgeable, approachable and who firmly believe that a home is more than just a house.

Each week, Dan Edwards and Brian Leavitt step up to the microphones and provide a one-stop location to learn about all things related to the real estate industry.

“Whether you are looking to buy, sell or invest in real estate, the process does not have to be stressful,” said Brian, adding, “At The Eastside Real Estate Team, our clients’ experience is priority number one. We work as a team and leverage our individual strengths for the ultimate benefit of our clients. We are committed to quality and excellence in all we do.”

Brian & Dan make it there mission to help our clients however possible, guiding them to success and protecting their best interests every step of the way.  “With The Eastside Real Estate Team at Keller Williams Realty Bellevue, we listen to our clients, not simply fitting them into a marketplace array of choices, but rather moving alongside them and focusing on their expressed dreams and visions,” said Dan.

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How does a contingent sale work?
On RealTalk with Dan & Brian the brokers discuss how a contingent sale works, what are the advantages/disadvantages for the buyer and seller. Reach out to the team if you if you have questions about buying selling or investing in real estate.
RealTalk - Inspection Contingency
Brian and Dan discuss the inspection process, learn about what it looks like to use the inspection contingency. What are the sellers obligations, what can a buyer ask for.
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.
RealTalk with Dan & Brian - Getting Ready to Sell
If you are thinking about selling, it can be stressful determining when to sell and how to get ready. Brian & Dan discuss topics around the sales process with tips on staging and more. https://www.theeastsiderealestateteam.com/sellers/
RealTalk Episode 5 The Economy - Rent v Buy
The Economy The Cost of Rent v. Buying 2 Trends Helping keep housing affordable Interest Rates stay low Average hourly earnings grew 3.2%
RealTalk with Brian and Dan April 2019 King County and Eastside Housing Stats
April Numbers Inventory numbers are increasing. This is the season for selling, keep in mind though we are still in a friendly sellers market. In April the number of total active listings in King County rose by 78.46% from 2591 to 4624 . On the Eastside, inventory increased of 78.95% YoY from April of 2018. While these numbers may look drastic, that increase was down from last month. What does that tell you Brian? OPEN ANSWER Pending sales were up and closed sales were down. According to our King County Hom
Buying a Foreclosure Short Sale or Bank Owned Home
Hear Brian & Dan Discuss how to buy or invest in a Distressed Property Short Sale Foreclosure Bank Owned Property
RealTalk - How much can I save buying this year & Reality TV Show Myths Busted.
Home Last year sold for 835K This year because of competition we are at 800K What is even better is that interest rates are down to 4 % last year at this time they were at 4.75% Last year monthly payment w/ 20% P& I would be $3,416 (835K) Now: $2,950 Monthly savings of almost $500 Let’s talk about some Reality TV Show Myths Myth #1: Buyers look at 3 homes and decide to purchase one of them. Truth: There may be buyers who fall in love and buy the first home they see, but according to the National Associati
RealTalk Episode 12 GenXers are Buying Homes
Today we are gonna talk about dream homes. Hey Gen X it’s time to buy your Dream home! Hey Dan did you know that during the housing market crash, Gen X homeowners lost more wealth than other generations. However, things are changing now! A strong economy, increasing home prices, and the recovery of the housing market are helping this generation to regain their lost wealth. According to Pew Research Center, “Their fortunes have rebounded more than those of other generations during the post-recession econom
When buying or selling real estate do you really need an expert?
Last week we talked about young, first time buyers, today we are gonna talk about how having a professional on your side in real estate can make all the difference. In today’s fast-paced world where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a real estate professional to help them in their home search are. The truth is, the addition of more information causes more confusion. Now more than ever, you need an expert on your side who is going to guide you toward
Real Talk - Episode 15 - Why Owning Is Better Than Renting & Mortgage Moment
Last week we talked about how having a professional on your side can make all the difference, today we are going to talk about why, from a financial standpoint, owning a home is always better than renting one. Today, we also bring back the 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 Michael Burdick from Loan Depot, Michael is a loan consultant with Loan Depot. Michael has spent the last 10 years serving borrower
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
RealTalk - Episode 19 - 5 Tips on Searching For Your Dream Home & Mortgage Moment
Last week we talked about three questions you need to ask yourself before buying a home, this week we are going to give you 5 tips on starting the search for your dream home! It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. Today, we will highlight some steps that first-time homebuyers can take to help carry their excitement of buying a home throughout the whole process. We will also be having our Mortgage Moment segment. During this segment we get a quick update on the lendi
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 23 - Home Access When Selling
Today we are going to discuss how access to your home plays a major role when selling. Most experts can tell you that there are four elements to a quality listing: access, condition, financing, and price. There is a reason that access tops that list.
Real Talk Episode 24 All About HOAs
Today we are going to discuss what new home buyers need to know about HOAs. When searching for a home, you may end up selecting a property in a community with a Homeowners Association (HOA). Before you buy, it’s important to know how an HOA works and what they mean for you. Simply put: an HOA ensures that your community looks its best and functions smoothly.
RealTalk Episode 25 - Repair or Sell As Is
Today we are going to discuss whether its a better idea for a potential seller to fix-up your house before you sell it, or go straight to the market as-is allowing the buyer to do any necessary repairs or desired remodels. If you’re one of the many homeowners this camp, here are a few tips to help you decide which way to go.
RealTalk Episode 26 - Energy Efficiency
Now that the weather is getting a bit colder outside, a lot of people are turning up the heat in their homes, which brings up the topic of energy usage and efficiency. Today we are going to share a few tips on how to improve the energy efficiency in your home. As a homeowner, it’s important to keep your home running efficiently, not only to save money, but also to help the environment thrive.
Why you need a Real Estate Sherpa - RealTalk Episode 27
In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you navigate the process. You need someone you can turn to who will tell you how to price your home correctly right from the start. You need someone who can help you determine what to offer on your dream home without paying too much or offending the seller with a low-ball offer.
Tips for Starting Your Home Search - RealTalk Ep 28
In today’s market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country - this can be especially true in the Pacific Northwest. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. Today we are offering tips from realtor.com’s article, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind” as well as some of our own insight.
Why Buy A Home This Fall - RealTalk Episode 29
This week we will be going over several reasons it’s a great idea to buy a home this fall instead of waiting out the winter months. The first and most important reason to buy a home is that prices will continue to rise. CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights Report shows that home prices have appreciated by 3.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.8% over the next year. This means that the bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will
What are the Best Places to Live in Seattle? - Realtalk Episode 30
Where are the best places to live on the Eastside?
Following up on last weeks Talk on Where are the best places to live in Seattle this week I thought we would discuss the Eastside more in depth. Let’s Talk about Eastside Communities. So Brian let’s talk about the Eastside, what geography defines the Eastside? Bothell $650K Woodinville $840K Kirkland $775K Redmond $842K Bellevue $888K Sammamish $975K Issaquah $659K Newcastle $837K Renton $495
Do I need a real estate agent when buying new construction?
Today’s Real Talk Segment is Why you need an agent representation when purchasing new construction? 1. First a good buyer's broker will carefully learn the buyer expectations and ensure that new construction is for them. 2. The process is more complicated than a classic resale 3. The same incentives should apply and maybe more could be negotiated 4. Understanding the reputation and differences in the quality of construction 5. Building is happening so fast, need to verify quality 6. Many home buyers don’t k
Should I list my home this holiday season?
Today’s Real Talk Segment is about why a seller should consider selling there home during the holiday season. Here are 7 reasons to list your house this holiday season. 1)Relocation buyers are out there now. Many companies are still hiring throughout the holidays and they need their new employees to start as soon as possible. 2)Purchasers who are looking for homes during the holidays are serious buyers and are ready to buy now. 3)You can restrict the showings on your home to days and times that are most c
Is owning a home better financially than renting?
Today’s Real Talk Segment is about the true cost of not owning your home and 2 myths that are holding back home buyers. Why is owning a home financially better than renting? Homeownership provides tax savings. Homeownership allows you to lock in your monthly housing cost. Buying a home is less expensive than renting. No other investments lets you live inside of it. Homeownership is a form of forced savings. What are the 2 myths holding back home buyers. You need a 20% down payment to buy a home. You need a

Dan entered real estate in March of 2006 and has an extensive background in sales, business and technology, enabling him to be an efficient real estate professional. He says his vision is to ensure the process of buying, selling or investing in real estate making it a positive one.

During their show, Dan and Brian welcome in fellow team members and industry experts. They all combine to bring listeners great information and quick tips to help save on stress and trim expenses when it comes to the sales process.

“We are happy to work with buyers, sellers and investors, whether they are first timers, or experienced home buyers. We make thoughtful, concerted efforts to continually improve the level of our service. It is the most profound acknowledgement when we gain your respect and your trust,” said Dan.

Learn more about this fascinating program and these dedicated radio show and real estate professionals, 

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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
Keller Mortgage
KW agents and consumers benefit most by saving the consumer thousands with the ZeroPlus Loan. We eliminate traditional costs and pass the savings directly to the consumer, at the same low rate!
RealTalk - Wade Pennington - Home Inspector
40 years in the real estate industry first as an agent then the last 26 years as an inspector and owner of Inspection Services Northwest. Wade also owns a real estate investment company. Please welcome to the Show Wade Pennington
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 Cummins Chiropractic
Cummins Chiropractic and Wellness in Bellevue in where they have Gold Medal Health as a goal for their patients and community. http://cumminschiropractic.com 425-590-9158
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
Real Talk Episode 24 Mike Markert CPA
Our first guest today is Mike Markert, CPA. Mike provides personalized services and guidance in a wide range of financial and business needs including tax management, CFO Services, accounting, computer consulting, and financial planning related areas. His client base consists of privately held businesses and their owners, independent professionals, trusts and individuals. Welcome to the show Mike!
Real Talk Episode 24 Alterra Advisors
Our next guest is Grant Monson with Alterra Advisors. Grant grew up on a working wheat farm in eastern Washington. Today, he credits his family – who still manage the farm – for preparing him to build a business serving others. His vision to lead Alterra is built on relentless dedication to the success of his clients and the team – his extended family.
RealTalk Episode 26 - Abby Burdick
Abby Burdick Designs is pleased to be able to provide intentional and individualized design and staging services to you. They are successful when they can create a pleasing and beautiful environment in your home with their design and staging services. Abby’s job is to bring in individualized and intentional home styling and furnishings to maximize interest and value from potential buyers.Today, she is here with us to discuss all things home staging! Thanks for coming on the show Abby!
RealTalk Episode 26 Pat Stone
Our first guest today is Pat Stone, Executive Chairman & Founder of Williston Financial Group. Pat has enjoyed a lengthy career in real estate and real estate related services, including “C” officer positions with three public companies and as a director on two Fortune 500Boards. The senior executive management positions included nine years as President andCOO of the nation’s largest title insurance company, Chairman and Co-CEO of a software company and CEO of a real estate data and information company.
Creating New Spaces with Armadillo Painting - RealTalk Episode 27
Our first guest today is Samantha Kunkel of Armadillo Painting. Samantha is the owner of Armadillo Painting, a local residential and commercial painting company that has been serving the area for 15 years. Samantha is a longtime resident of the Eastside and after attending Newport High School earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies at Seattle University. In 2004 she started Armadillo painting with a passion for helping residents and commercial clients improve, renovate and create new spaces with
The Home Remodeling Process with Terra Builders RealTalk Episode 27
With over 15 years of experience in the home remodeling industry, Nathan Goldman’s expert advice as well as his passion for remodeling homes is unmatched. Founded in 2008, Terra Builders has operations in both Seattle, Washington as well as Vancouver, British Columbia. His projects range from bathroom renovations to full-scale home remodels. Nathan’s understanding of the remodeling process grows with the uniqueness and challenges of each project. He sees every experience as an opportunity to make his client
3 Steps to Effective Branding with Jina Hustler Constantin RealTalk Ep 28
Our first guest today is Jina Hustler-Constantin of Brandscape. Jina is a native Seattleite who's been a brand strategist for over fifteen years. She's served as creative director for corporations like Macy's, consulted for hundreds of other highly visible brands around the world and successfully run the creative departments of three advertising agencies. Since 2016 she's been the president and principal creative of her own branding agency, Brandscape, where Jina and her talented staff work to develop effec
Shockingly Good Electric Service with Chris Morrison RealTalk Ep 28
Our next guest is Chris Morrison of Quantum Electric. Chris is the owner of Quantum Electric; a small Electrical contracting company serving the Greater Seattle area and North. Today Chris will be discussing with us his “Shockingly good service to light up your world!”
Grant Monson of Alterra Advisors - RealTalk Episode 24
Our next guest is Grant Monson with Alterra Advisors. Grant grew up on a working wheat farm in eastern Washington. Today, he credits his family – who still manage the farm – for preparing him to build a business serving others. His vision to lead Alterra is built on relentless dedication to the success of his clients and the team – his extended family.
The Perfect Headshot with Mike Nakamura Photographer - RealTalk Episode 29
Our first guest today is Mike of Mike Nakamura Photography LLC. Now in his second stint as a photographer, he remembers why he picked up a camera in the first place. It’s for the people! Website: www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/ FB: MikeNakamuraPhotography IG: headshotsheadshots Twitter: NakamuraPhotos LinkedIn: mikenakamura
Preparing your Auto for Winter with Wilma Peck RealTalk Episode 29
Our guest this week is Wilma Peck of Michael's Auto Repair. Michael and Wilma opened the doors to their shop 31 years ago. Starting out was not easy, but Michael knew that over time and with their honesty and integrity, they would build their business one customer at a time based on trust, fair prices, quality parts, quality workmanship and extraordinary customer service.....31 years later they continue to build their business turning new customers into life long relationships. website: www.michaelsautore
Mini Golf in Downtown Bellevue! - Forum Social House - RealTalk Episode 30
What has my brand done for me lately? Seamonster Studios - RealTalk Episode 30
Mini Golf in Downtown Bellevue! - Forum Social House - RealTalk Episode 30
Jarell Betton Body Builder & Personal Trainer with B3 RealTalk Ep 31
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 Jarell Betton of B3 in Cryolex. Jarell graduated from Idaho State University with a bachelor degree in Kinesiology while being a D1 Decathlete Jarell owns a Personal Training company B3 in Cryolex and is a Body Builder as well, during his career he has overcome 7 knee surgeries, sharing with us his personal training philosophy is Jarell Betton welcome to the show, Jarell!
Greg Sommers Herivel with Flying Gecko Productions - Real Talk Eps 31
Welcome back to Real Talk with Brian & Dan on 1150AM KKNW I’m Brian & I’m Dan. Our next guests is Greg Sommers-Herivel with Flying Gecko Productions.Hailing out of Seattle, Greg combines his background in science and film to create a unique perspective in his productions. He has been producing and directing projects since 2003. His most recent production, Divine Shadow, a 14-episode web series has won several awards, including Best Director, Best Web Series. Greg recently joined the Japanese Memorial Pilgri
Protect your Golden Goose - Michael Santiago with Nerds to Go
Welcome back to Real Talk with Brian & Dan on 1150AM KKNW I’m Brian & I’m Dan. Our next guest is head nerd Michael Santiago with Nerds to Go, Nerds to Go in Bellevue is an IT and computer repair company located on NE 8th in Bellevue, MacBooks, PCs Smartphones, iPads and more, if it has to do with tech….the Nerds got you covered. Welcome back to the show Michael. Michael Santiago Nerds to Go 425-979-7551 http://NerdstoGo.com
Healing using Gemstone Therapy with Kathy Lewis of Healing Tree
stening to RealTalk with Brian and Dan on 1150AM KKNW. I’m Brian. And I’m Dan. Our first guest today is Kathy Lewis of Healing Tree. Kathy is the owner and principal therapist of Healing Tree, center for energy therapy and bodywork. Kathy Lewis Healing Tree Gemstone Therapy 425-786-7482
Affordable Housing on the Eastside - Villette Nolan is on Real Talk with Brian & Dan
Our next guest is Villette Nolan, the CEO of Imagine Housing. Imagine Housing develops permanent affordable rental homes in East King County. Our apartments provide individuals and families a place to live near their jobs, good schools, transportation, and health services. We create welcoming communities and offer individualized support to allow each resident to pursue and achieve their goals. We own and manage 15 apartment communities across the Eastside. https://imaginehousing.org/ Villette is an execu
Using life insurance as a tax advantage - RealTalk Ep 33 Daniel Jankovic
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 Daniel Jankovic of Family First Insurance. Daniel Jankovic is a risk preventer and serves his clients. Daniel and his wife work together helping people prevent financial risks. For example: making sure the insurance company pays off their mortgage loan in case of death, disability or illness; helping people save money on their kids' college; preventing 401k losses and using life ins
How to Optimize your Google my Business Listing to Double your Website Leads
Welcome to the show Pia. Tell us more about your hobbies? We like to ask each guest to share with us a fond memory of the home they grew up in. Ok so today’s topic is How to Optimize your Google my Business Listing to Double your Website Leads, first off what is Google my Business and how do I get my business listed? What are the benefits of having a Google my Business listing for my business? What is a Google Knowledge Graph? What are the top five things someone can do to their listing to optimize for
Do I need Earthquake Insurance? The pros and cons w/ Dan Gelhaye of Insurance Services
As an Independent Agent, my mission is to protect what's important to my clients: their loved ones, their assets, and their personal data. I achieve this by building quality relationships, education, and getting to know my clients. I partner with multiple, reputable companies, providing top-of-the-line auto & home insurance, pet insurance, and identity theft solutions. With more than fifteen years' experience protecting my clients and mitigating risk, I've been able to save my clients money, time, and stres