The Royal PalmCast

The Royal PalmCast

The Royal PalmCast is a real estate show about people and things that Realtors®, homebuyers and home sellers care about. Produced in the studios of the Royal Palm Coast Realtor® Association in Fort Myers, Florida, the podcast is hosted by RPCRA's Jim Sanville with producer Jerry Johnson, and features top real estate professionals from throughout Florida and beyond.

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April 27, 2022 65 min

This show is going to kick off a different kind of podcast for us.  This is a brand-new episode, AND it’s the first of multi-episode series from our recent RPCRA Housing Symposium that took place on April 14, 2022! The symposium featured several local community leaders that discussed the housing situation here in SW Florida, with planning and action being taken to help our neighbors in need of affordable housing. Be sure to subscri...

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The following is a "Re-Cast" of the last episode of a 3-part series with attorney, Ned Hale.  Ned discusses the Florida Homestead Exemption – one the best in the United States and how you can take full advantage of it.  Enjoy this popular episode as it was originally presented! 

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The following episode is a “Re-Cast” of the second, of a popular 3-part series with attorney, Ned Hale about Wire Fraud in GENERAL – it’s everywhere. We’re working hard on bringing you new, informative content very soon! – In the meantime, please sit back, relax and enjoy this popular episode! 

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Originally broadcast on July 21, 2020, this episode of The Royal PalmCast is a Re-Cast of part 1 of a 3 part series.  Florida real estate attorney Ned Hale talks about wire fraud — what it is and how real estate professionals can avoid becoming a victim of it. Ned talks about the telltale signs that wire fraud is afoot and what Realtors must do to shut down the scam, which can cost home sellers their life savings. Plus, we really g...

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Joanna Rowell, current chair of the YPN for the Royal Palm Coast Realtor® Association, provides valuable insight and information about the Young Professionals Network, mixed in with a little history and how it benefits association members.

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This episode is where it all started. The very first episode of The Royal PalmCast with our guest, Realtor® Sheena Reagan.  See where it all began as Sheena helps us kick off this show which has now published more than 100 episodes, had thousands of downloads and even more  "listens" via our multiple online social media platforms. The Royal PalmCast will return with new content soon!

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What happens when real estate clients are a little less than considerate of Realtors®?  Realtor® Broker members, Jennifer Derosiers and Jenny Moorhead discuss that with us and more on this episode of The Royal PalmCast.

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There are a few basic common sense rules that Realtors® need to follow beyond punctuality and returning phone calls promptly.  Expectations are high for professionalism in real estate and in today's episode of The Royal PalmCast, brokers Jennifer Derosiers and Jenny Moorhead layout the expectations for etiquette for Realtors®.

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February 22, 2022 28 min

Today, we've got useful tips from an insurance pro to help you make the best decisions when it comes to protecting roofs, air conditioning, plumbing, electric and more. Guest Blake Chapman also shares tips for buying flood insurance, boat insurance and renter's insurance on this episode of the Royal PalmCast.
Host: Jim Sanville
Producer: Jerry Johnson

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Let's talk Insurance! Insurance expert, Blake Chapman discusses how to minimize financial losses when something goes wrong. From hurricanes to damaged boats to leaky roofs and most things in between, Blake shares some of his comprehensive knowledge in the industry with us in this episode.

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February 9, 2022 26 min

A looming shortage of real estate appraisers is poised to stretch out the time it takes to complete real estate transactions in the coming years, according  Scott DiGregorio.

The Fort, Myers, Florida, mortgage broker and real estate educator joins us on the podcast today to discuss the currrent state of the appraisal business — how it works and the many challenges its practioners face.   

Scott says home appraising is more art than s...

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February 2, 2022 43 min

Concerned that you or your client won't qualify for a traditional mortgage? Mortgage expert Scott DiGregorio says there's probably a way to get home financing done. 

On this episode, he discusses the many creative approaches that loan officers have available to work around common issues such as low credit scores and minimal downpayments. Among the topics covered are down payment assistance, first-time buyer programs, reverse...

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January 26, 2022 34 min

If you're involved in a real estate transaction in the United States, you had better know about FIRPTA — the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act. 

Today we talk with FIRPTA expert Julie Lepore of FIRPTA Solutions, who wants Realtors, homebuyers and home sellers to be aware of the risk of not considering FIRPTA when property changes hands. FIRPTA is a tax law enacted in 1980 that imposes U.S. income tax on foreign persons...

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There are lot of crooks out there and some of them want to steal your land. On this episode, we talk with real estate fraud  expert Julie Lepore, who regularly sees the red flags common with property theft in her job at FIRPTA Solutions in Cape Coral. 

Working with locally based Secret Service agents, she has learned the warning signs of land sale fraud, which has become far too common in Southwest Florida. Julie describes what to w...

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January 12, 2022 40 min

Mortgage expert and podcaster Scott DiGregorio joins us to talk home financing. Scott describes the breakdown of loan originators into three categories — mortgage brokers (middlemen), traditional banks and mortgage bankers like himself — and explains the pros and cons of each business model.

He discusses how to compete with all-cash buyers and a hybrid approach called delayed financing. He also discusses consumer protections built i...

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Real estate broker and educator Caroline Boland joins us again for a deeper dive into the NAR Code of Ethics. 

On this episode, she delves into Article 1 of the code, which states that Realtors must be honest and fair in dealing with clients and all parties involved in a transaction. She also discusses Article 4, which is related to Realtors' disclosure of any personal interest they have in a sale. 

And what about disclosure of s...

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Ethics are everything in the real estate business. So much so, that development of a Code of Ethics was one of the first orders of business tackled by the National Association of Realtors in 1913. Since then, the NAR Code of Ethics has been continually revised and updated to stay in sync with the modern world. 

Today Realtors must complete ethics training every three years to fulfil membership requirement at local Realtor associatio...

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We're away for Christmas, but wanted to leave you with one of our favorite episodes from 2021. If you missed it the first time, we think you'll enjoy this interview with a professional critter wrangler from Cape Coral!
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True story: Wildlife removal expert Patrick Gibson once removed an unwanted gator using a chainsaw. His workdays include confrontations with venomous snakes, killer bees and potentially rabid racoons. 

The Cap...

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December 10, 2021 39 min

Bill Steinke, RPCRA's 2022 president, joins us in the studio to talk about his real estate career journey and a look ahead at the Southwest Florida real estate market in 2022. 

Before becoming a Realtor, Bill was in the financial services business, and was later a restaurateur in Fort Myers. As the association's president, he says much of the focus will be on RPCRA's community involvement opportunities. He believes that ...

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Cape Coral Realtor and stand-up comic Sheena Reagan has a message for the business world: lighten up! On today's show, she talks about how the appropriate use of well-timed humor can reduce tension in real estate deals.  But that's not to say selling houses isn't serious business — and not everyone appreciates humor.

Sheena was named Florida's Funniest Female in a statewide competition in 2018. But her heart also lie...

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