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Jessica Lautz, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Jessica Lautz is VP of Demographics and Behavioral Insights at THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

Chris Rost, REALTOR®

Chris Rost is a REALTOR® and broker/owner with Coldwell Banker Antrim Piper Wenger in Salina, Kansas. Chris is NAR’s 2019 Regional Vice President, representing Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Also, Chris served as the President of the Kansas Association of REALTORS® in 2014. And in addition to residential sales, he is a farm and ranch specialist.

Hot or Not? with Melissa Dittmann

Home design elements come and go…but which ones are trending – and which ones aren’t? That’s what Hot or Not is all about! Helping you get in on cutting edge features, design and more – in your own home. Joining us now with Hot or Not – is Melissa Dittmann Tracey, author of REALTOR® Magazine’s popular Styled Staged & Sold blog.

Vanessa Goggans, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Vanessa Goggans is partner and Practice Manager of the Residential Real Estate practice of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia. Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP is a full service law firm, and Vanessa’s practice focuses on all aspects of residential real estate closings, finance and development, representing consumers, agents, builders and lenders from beginning to end in residential real estate transactions.

Laura Adams, InsuranceQuotes

Laura Adams is the Senior Analyst for InsuranceQuotes, and a national expert on insurance issues. Laura is also the host of the top-rated Money Girl Podcast and author of multiple books, including Money Girl’s Smart Moves to Grow Rich. She is an award-winning author, podcaster, and national media source, who helps consumers improve their personal finances by making money easy to understand.

Ten Things to Bring to the Settlement

Welcome back to our special “The Closing!” The moment the property actually changes hands. A very exciting day. So let’s get ready!

We’re going to wrap up this hour of the show with the checklist of all the things you need to bring to the closing table. We’ll have some things for the buyer, some things for the seller and some things for both of you! Are you ready?

Here we go!

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Justin Hancock, Costa Farms

Justin Hancock is a certified horticulturist and garden expert at Costa Farms. Justin is a contributor on gardening topics for several consumer magazines, including Better Homes and Gardens and Gardening How-to Magazine. Justin also has appeared as a gardening expert on several national television programs, including NBC’s Today Show.

Drew Fristoe, REALTOR®

Drew Fristoe is a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Elite in Fredericksburg, VA. Drew was 2018 Chair of the Young Professional’s Network, and is currently serving as 2019 President of the Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS®.

Smart Home Technology – Water Recovery

Today – we talking about – the recovery. NOT the real estate recovery. And not the morning-after kind of recovery. We’re talking about the time it takes – for your hot water to go from stone cold – to red hot. You know what I’m talking about…say that one or two people take extra-long showers…and they use every single bit of the hot water in the tank! Now it’s your turn – but how long do you have to wait, before you have hot water too?

Vanessa Goggans, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Vanessa Goggans is partner and Practice Manager of the Residential Real Estate practice of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia. Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP is a full service law firm, and Vanessa’s practice focuses on all aspects of residential real estate closings, finance and development, representing consumers, agents, builders and lenders from beginning to end in residential real estate transactions.

Greg Parks, Accurate Security Pros

Greg Parks is the owner of Accurate Security Pros in San Diego, California. Greg has been a security professional for 34 years! He is a member of the ALOA Security Professionals Association, and was their Southwest Regional director and board member for 7 years. Associated locksmiths of America is the leading international locksmith Association, which provides education, trade certification and public awareness.

Five Things you Must Do After the House is Sold

Welcome back to our special “The Closing!” All about that wonderful moment when the property actually changes hands.

We’re going to close out today show by asking what now? Once the buyer gets the keys and the seller hopefully gets a check – what’s the next step?

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