Standing Out in Ohio Podcast

Standing Out in Ohio Podcast

Listen and learn how some stand out from competition and gain market share. Information helpful to agents and buyers. Conversations with professionals and entrepreneurs regarding their stories and what makes their companies and themselves stand out and gain competitive advantages. Listen to stories from Ohio real estate agents and related businesses to help you know how to improve and who to consider using for yourself or friends. Created by the owners of a highly rated home inspection company in Ohio and the Winners of Best Home Inspection Company in the Midwest https://homeinspectionsinohio.com/

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June 24, 2024 14 mins

Are you wasting your money on unnecessary inspections? Join us as we challenge the odd advice of hiring multiple specialized contractors for a single property review. Jim and Laura break down a real-life scenario where an agent suggested this impractical and costly approach, and they illuminate how a professional home inspection from companies like Habitation Investigation presents a far more effective solution. Think of home inspe...

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Ever wonder if skipping that home inspection is worth the risk in today’s fast-paced real estate market? Join us on Standing Out in Ohio as we share the latest updates on our house build, with the drywall up and countertops arriving earlier than expected. We also clear up any misconceptions about our retirement plans and share exciting news about our expansion into southeast Ohio. Our discussion dives deep into the risks of waiving...

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Is it possible to thrive in a real estate market where 10,000 agents are competing for fewer than 3,000 homes? Tune in to find out how you can not only survive but excel! In this episode of the Standing Out in Ohio podcast, we uncover powerful strategies for boosting your real estate business in the ultra-competitive Central Ohio market. Discover how selling higher-value properties, increasing transaction frequency with existing cl...

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June 3, 2024 13 mins

Can you trust that your brand-new home is truly flawless? Think again. Join us on the Standing Out in Ohio podcast as Laura and I, Jim Troth, unravel the myth of the perfect new construction home. This episode promises to challenge your assumptions, revealing the hidden pitfalls often overlooked in new builds. From unreliable subcontractors to shocking inspection findings, we share our firsthand experiences that underscore the nece...

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Have you ever wondered why some home inspectors raise alarms that real estate agents wish they wouldn’t? This episode, we recount our bustling Memorial Day weekend at Trothwood and dive into the intricacies of home safety with a closer look at Barry Stone's article on attic insulation and furnace platforms. Learn why insulation thickness and platform dimensions are not just technical details but essential aspects of home effic...

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Ever wondered what lies beneath the surface of a rural well water system? We've got the dirt, quite literally, as we're joined by a guest expert raised on the Pennsylvania countryside's well water. Together, we dissect the intricate workings of well construction, the mechanics behind pumps and pressure tanks, and the external factors that can leave your taps dry or your water pressure wanting. You'll hear a tale...

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Ever stumbled upon a hidden room in a home and realized it was never mentioned during the home inspection? Well, you're not alone. Dive into an eye-opening discussion with Laura and me, where we debunk myths and share stories about the home inspection process that could save you from future headaches. Our conversation unveils the truth about inspectors' access to blueprints (here's a hint: they don't have it), a...

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Welcome to another enlightening episode of the Standing Out in Ohio podcast, where we delve into the crucial, albeit less glamorous, aspects of property maintenance and inspection. Today, we focus on the vital role of sewer line inspections, a key but often underestimated component of property evaluations.

Join us as we discuss with industry experts the common goal of identifying major issues in sewer lines without the expectation o...

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Can you really build a fortress against the tiniest invaders of our homes—mice? This week, join me, Jim Troth, and the ever-knowledgeable Laura, the office goddess, as we unpack the challenges of creating a mouse-proof house while giving you the latest updates on the progress of our own property under construction. From the practicality of placing electrical outlets to seeing that our bathtub actually fits in just the right spot, w...

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Join Laura and Jim as they explore the trenches of DIY pest control, equipping you with the mightiest of strategies to reclaim your kingdom from the tiniest of foes. We discuss the power of knowing your enemy – whether it's termites, carpenter ants, or the elusive beetles. Especially for those in the Buckeye State, we've got tailored advice for Ohio's notorious home invaders that will save your sanity and your struct...

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Laura and Jim chat about the solar eclipse they saw and how it really was pretty cool to see. 
They give an update on the new home. 
The discussion moves onto the differences between manufactured, homes, mobile and modular homes. They also discuss how the county standard may not meet the standard for foundation that they loan type may need. 

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Ever wondered what perils could be hiding in that charming, yet neglected property you've had your eye on? Join us, Laura and I, as we uncover the shadowy side of indoor air quality, where the villains are often unseen but their impact is felt long after the deal is signed. We share spine-chilling stories from our own experiences in the field, such as a homeowner's brush with mold infestation due to ignored water damage, ...

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 Jim and the Office Goddess Laura delve into the often-neglected strategy of consumption sequences. Ever bought a property only to discover you missed crucial details that could cost you a fortune? We've got the antidote! Our conversation sheds light on the dire consequences of skimming over reports and how a proper post-sale engagement can save you from potential disasters. Tune in and empower yourself with the knowledge to t...

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Discover the shifts in Ohio's real estate landscape through an examination of new legislation with me and the office goddess, Laura. We dive headfirst into the controversial tides of a Kentucky law that is sending ripples of change across Ohio, threatening to disrupt the wholesaling world as we know it. Could this be the end of wholesaling without a real estate license? We unravel the multifaceted debate, considering the safeg...

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Ever wondered what sets the pros apart in Ohio's teeming real estate waters? Join Jim and the office deity, Laura, as we navigate the bustling property markets and unveil what it takes to shine bright. In our latest episode, we go beyond the 'For Sale' signs, revealing the art of standing out amidst fierce competition, and sharing nuggets of wisdom on dealing with the ebb and flow of the industry through the leaner m...

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Could Ohio's real estate market be on the verge of a significant shift? That's the question Jim and the office goddess Laura wrestle with in a candid discussion on the latest from the home inspector board meetings. As we peel back the curtain, we examine the contentious proposal for additional Continuing Education (CE) credit for in-person classes and dissect why some board members, including ourselves, are raising e...

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Buyers need to pick best time for themselves and we do the rest. We will get approval, coordinate things, get access codes and keep everyone in the loop. If the time does not work for the seller we will then work on finding other times to keep things moving forward. 

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January 22, 2024 19 mins

In the commercial real estate world banks often require a Phase One Environmental Site Assessment. It is a good idea to know what this type of inspection is and why they are very important to do. 

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January 15, 2024 15 mins

The question came up when a new build client did not believe anyone regarding the gaps under the doors were actually ok.

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Story of an agent who was mad and wanted to talk to the inspector. 

Make a commitment to yourself and to your home buyers that you will make certain they know what to expect from a home inspection. Sit with your clients and watch the YT video below showing them what to expect. 

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