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Lawrence Yun is the Chief Economist of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

John Lynch, REALTOR®

John Lynch is a REALTOR® and Broker-Partner at Keller Williams Realty – Greater Cleveland West, in Cleveland Ohio. John is the past president of the Ohio Association of REALTORS®…and he’s currently serving as NAR’s Regional VP for the states of Ohio and Michigan.

Ask the Millennial! with Jane Dollinger

The Millennials are the biggest demographic group in the country – and when they start buying real estate in droves – it will affect every home buyer, home seller and homeowner in America. And joining us now is our Millennial in residence – Jane Dollinger!

Gerri Detweiler, NAV

Gerri Detweiler is the education director of NAV, which helps business owners AND consumers manage their credit. Gerri has worked for decades educating consumers about their personal credit. Her latest book – is “Finance Your Own Business!”

Meg White, REALTOR® Magazine

Meg White is the managing editor of REALTOR® Magazine.

Three Things Every Buyer Should Do

I’m going to close out this hour of the show with a checklist for anyone buying a home. Four things that every home buyer should do right away when they move into a new house. Are you ready? Here we go.

The first thing check all the smoke detectors. Sure, I know your home inspector would have already done that, and if the smoke detectors weren’t working? You would certainly know about it. But for your own peace of mind, test them yourself. Or better yet, just take ‘em out and put in new ones. Why? The reason I suggest possibly taking them out and putting in new ones, is that the new smoke detectors out there last for 10 years. You never have to change the batteries…instead you change the whole smoke detector, once every ten years. So if you put in one of those, you won’t have to worry about it for a decade. Again, that would be number one on my list, check the smoke detectors or toss the old ones and get new ones.

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Frank Lesh, The American Society of Home Inspectors

Frank Lesh is the executive director of ASHI – the American Society of Home Inspectors.

Zelda Lanza, REALTOR®

Zelda Lanza is REALTOR® and managing broker of Crye-Leike, in Huntsville, Alabama. Zelda is a real estate pro, currently serving as the president of the Alabama Women’s Council of REALTORS®. She is also a director at the Alabama Association of REALTORS®, and treasurer of the Huntsville area Association of REALTORS®.

Real Knowledge! with Ben Anderson, the Tax Collector of Okaloosa County

Let’s talk property tax bills now, with an Expert. Joining us now is Ben Anderson, the Tax Collector of Okaloosa County, in Florida, the pres-elect of the FL Tax Collectors association and a REALTOR® 44 years.

Eden Penfield, Relola

Eden Penfield is Director of Customer Success at Relola.

Lara Dolan, REALTOR®

Lara Dolan is a REALTOR® with Keller Williams Realty Consultants, right outside of Atlanta, in Roswell, Georgia, is the driving force behind ShamRockin’ for a Cure, an annual event that has raised more than $2.5 million to help patients with cystic fibrosis. For all her good work, Lara received an honorable mention, at REALTOR® Magazine’s 2017 Good Neighbor Awards.


Welcome back to Real Estate Today, and our special – “Buy that House!” Your personal guide to buying the right home at the right price, in the Spring Market, of 2018.

I wanted to wrap up this hour of the show by talking about two numbers. 28 – 36. No – they are not a sports score. Instead, they’re a big part of the home buying process.

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