Decisions, Decisions...

September 5, 2017
Hosted by Deb Tomaro

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On this episode of REAL Real Estate Today, we delve deep into the psychology of home buying with Amanda Quinby, Ph.D., HSPP. We explore the anxieties of home buying and how to manage the stress of making big decisions. You'll also get some great tips on testing the waters by adjusting your current behavior to match your goals so you can feel confident you're making a sound decision. How do you define your values before looking at homes? Not just, "I know I want a garage," but asking yourself why you value having a garage so much. It's another great dose of REAL real estate advice!

REAL Real Estate Today

REAL Real Estate Today

Tuesday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

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.

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Deb Tomaro

Deb Tomaro

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.

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Jeremy Goodrich


Jeremy Goodrich. His name is synonymous with trust, integrity, loyalty. When folks say his name, they think of kindness and compassion. He is a true problem solver. Jeremy earned his Art Education degree from Indiana University and completed a term of service for AmeriCorps in Vermont. Jeremy taught elementary school for 13 years and has loved fostering creativity and collaboration in his classroom. After years of participating on the sidelines of the independent insurance world, Jeremy jumped in feet first and started changing the way people think about insurance. Need an insurance teacher? Jeremy is here to help you understand what you are buying, and he will work with the insurance companies to make sure you are getting the best value. When the companies change the way they think about you – that’s okay – Jeremy is proactive and gives you other options before you even have to ask. Does your agent do that? Guest Jeremy Goodrich

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Brittany Libbert


Brittany Libbert grew up in Evansville and graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a degree in Sociology. She relocated to Bloomfield 2 years ago to work for Greene County Title Company. Guest Brittany Libbert

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Amanda Quinby


Amanda completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio in 2012. She worked in university counseling for several years before transitioning to private practice in 2015. Amanda’s primary area of interest is working with young professionals in their 20s and 30s who are having difficulty coping with life transitions associated with this particular age, such as considering a job or career change, navigating graduate school, beginning or ending a marriage or other long-term relationship, starting a family, or moving to a new area. She finds it very rewarding to help clients who are feeling anxious, depressed, or just stuck during these times and guide them towards a path that is going to bring them meaning and joy in life. Amanda highly values balance in life and therefore makes it a priority to spend time in areas outside of work, which include date nights with her husband, going on walks with her two dogs, reading, running and knitting. Guest Amanda Quinby

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Karan Rastall


After graduating from I.U. Bloomington with a B.S. in Education, Karan unexpectedly began her career in the financial industry in 1994 with The People’s State Bank, later making the move to Monroe Bank. During her 14½ years with Monroe Bank she served in many capacities ranging from Loan Operations to Consumer Underwriting to Compliance, but finally found her true passion as a mortgage originator. She's an active member of the Indiana Mortgage Bankers Association and served as Chapter Chair for the South Central Chapter of the Indiana Mortgage Bankers Association. Karan also serves on the Family Selection Committee of the Monroe County Habitat for Humanity and is an affiliate member of the Bloomington Board of Realtors, she volunteers each year with the annual toy drive. She resides in Bloomington with her husband. Guest Karan Rastall

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Cheryl Smith


Cheryl has served hundreds of students and families throughout her 25 years as an educator. She continued to hone her skills with additional professional experiences in event planning, digital marketing and as a family counselor. Cheryl is a Certified Pre-Planning consultant and a member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers. When she finds some down time she loves volunteering in the community, baking, playing tennis and spending time with her beautiful family.
Great at multitasking, organizing and willing to help with nearly anything, Cheryl brings her upbeat and sunny disposition to everything she does. The positive energy she brings into each client relationship promotes health and well-being. Guest Cheryl Smith

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Loren Wood


After moving to Bloomington in the mid-90's, Loren spent 10 years teaching high school before switching full-time to building and renovating houses with his wife Lindsay. Besides continuing to nurture his passion for building, Loren spends his time with wife, their three kids, and three dogs, hiking, climbing, riding bikes and enjoying life in Bloomington. Guest Loren Wood

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