Opportunities Outside Your Market: Part 2
April 17, 2018
Hosted by Deb Tomaro
This week on REAL Real Estate Today, we're chatting wtih Marilyn Jackson and Cassandra Toth of the Owen County Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Corporation about what life in Owen County is like. Owen County is located just northwest of Monroe County, with Spencer as the county seat. With our local market still leaning heavily in favor of sellers, more residents are looking outside our market for affordable housing options. We'll learn all about what it's like, what it has to offer and what you need to know about life in what residents affectionately call "Sweet Owen County." Even if you aren't in Indiana, this show will help you think through the idea of expanding your horizons and taking advantage of different opportunities. Join us for your weekly dose of REAL real estate advice!
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The reality is that most home buyers, sellers and owners are getting their advice on how to protect one of their biggest investments from HGTV or by trial and error. With 64 percent of Americans being homeowners, that is a lot of “flying by the seat of your pants” decision-making. REAL Real Estate Today with Deb Tomaro aims to provide useful and easy to understand chunks of information for home buyers, sellers and even homeowners who never intend to move that will help them make smart decisions for their family and protect one of the most expensive purchases they will ever make in their lives. Listen live every Tuesday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.
After studying archaeology in college, Deb decided that living with dirty fingernails wasn’t probably realistic for her, so she went to grad school to study Instructional Design. After several years of working as a corporate trainer and instructional designer, she had the opportunity to return to her beloved college town of Bloomington, Indiana. An unexpected and life changing moment led her to real estate. Motivated by her experience of finally finding a Home, Deb obtained her real estate license and has never looked back.
Deb had a challenge in front of her: to build a business starting at absolute zero. At the end of her first year, she was named Rookie of the Year in the state of Indiana for her company. At the end of her second year, she had sold more houses that year than any other Realtor in her area. The success and awards continued, but the real pride came from her client satisfaction and referral rates.
Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions a person can make. Why wouldn’t you want someone smart guiding you through the process? Mistakes can be costly. They can financially ruin a homeowner. Deb created educational seminars, blogs, newsletters and other materials to help educate people so they could to make smart decisions about real estate. She even started a mentor program for new Realtors in her area to make sure that Realtors were better trained and knowledgeable about helping people make smart decisions.