Month: May 2020

The Successful Real Estate Broker Podcast Episode 8 Brian Pate

Brian Pate

For over 27 years, Brian Pate has been a well respected real estate professional. During his time in the business, he has served as an agent, manager, coach, instructor and training manager. The teams he has managed have produced over $1 billion in real estate sales.

With a focus on his hometown of Wake Forest, North Carolina, Brian has sold thousands of homes in the Raleigh area.

What clients want to know is, “What will you do for me?”

For Sellers, he will get the best price in the shortest amount of time and with the least hassle.  For Buyers, he will show the client every home available in the price range, identify which of those homes are overpriced (so that the client does not overpay) and identify which of the remaining properties are in the best resale areas.

Our listing system has beaten the Raleigh market averages in both days on the market and list price to sale price ratio for the last 5 years, even as the market has changed.  Brian is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina.

The Successful Real Estate Broker Podcast Episode 7 Amanda Williams

Amanda Williams

Amanda Williams has been involved with real estate since 2008. She has been a private money lender for Fix-N-Flip Deals, Flipped homes herself, bought and sold homes on lease options, subject- to, and owner financed deals and has been a licensed realtor in North Carolina since 2013 serving both buyers and sellers. She currently manages a nice size rental portfolio of her own and helps other agents reach their goals in real estate brokerage and investments.

Amanda is a public speaker and hosts numerous events every month for investors, business owners, and realtors.

Amanda is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina.

The Successful Real Estate Broker Podcast Episode 6 Leigh Brown

Leigh Brown








Many know Leigh for her accomplishments as a highly successful REALTOR® and a best-selling author. This just begins to scratch the surface. She is an award-winning educator and influencer. She is an innovative CEO and a must-see keynote speaker. In fact, she has spoken all over the world – from Garden City to Phnom Penh! She actively educates professionals in every realm of business leadership and relationships. Leigh is a do-it-all professional.

Leigh has a passion for motivating those around her to want more. She has worked with all ranges of the professional spectrum – from new-to-the-trade rookies to CEOs of massively successful brands. It is her ability to articulate complex concepts in ways that everyone can relate to that makes her leadership so impactful.

Leigh wants to leave her mark on the next generation of professionals. Whatever your field of business is, Leigh has tools that can promote growth and a team-oriented environment. She has the sales techniques; she has the experience; she has the PASSION! Leigh wants to help YOU!

Find out more about Leigh here.

Leigh Brown is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector 

The Successful Real Estate Broker Podcast Episode 5 Neal Pender


Neal began his real estate career in his early twenties, upon graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with double Bachelors of Arts in both Political Science and Communications Studies. In 2000, three years into his career, he became a full broker.


Teaching has always found Neal wherever he happened to be. Whether tutoring his brother Justin all through school (Justin is thirteen years younger), helping a co-worker with something tech-related, or teaching guitar or a random skill to a friend or family member, Neal has always been the one others sought for help.

He has studied under the famous Floyd Wickman “SweatHogs” real estate program, the Craig Proctor System, Brian Buffini, Howard Brinton and tons of books and courses over the years to make him better at his craft. Currently he has become an avid student of intensive social media marketing methods as well as content creation on the most popular social sites and apps to help his clients benefit from the additional exposure and to in turn provide the public with value added content.

Neal currently owns Impact Carolinas Realty After 22 years in the industry (July 1996), Neal has seen lots of good trends, but also some room for improvement in the industry. As a result, he discovered a passion for “teaching the business to the new folks to make sure they know how to make the industry better.

In this podcast Neal is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector.





The Successful Real Estate Broker Podcast Episode 4 Brenda Simmons Hayden

Brenda Simmons Hayden

Brenda Simmons Hayden








Brenda Hayden is a long-time resident of Charlotte; finding her way here via Boston Massachusetts where she grew up after relocating from Florida. She is no stranger to change or relocation and is well suited to assist in your relocation needs.
Brenda is married to James Hayden, Sr. and they are the proud parents of two; Yazmine and Dorian. Since settling into Charlotte, Brenda has explored several careers; including insurance and credit finance but Real Estate is her true passion.
Since 2001 Brenda has been a member of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association, National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers.
Brenda serves on several committees within the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association. Recently elected President-elect 2018 of CRRA and Carolina MLS. Appointee to the City of Charlotte Community Relations Committee.
Brenda received her MBA from Queens University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northeastern University.
Brenda is licensed in North and South Carolina, when she is not working Brenda enjoys spending time with her family and hiking.  

In this episode Brenda is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina.

The Successful Real Estate Broker Podcast Episode 3 Brock Zevan

Brock Zevan

Brock Zevan and Compass Real Estate Group, powered by EXP have sold over 150 Million Dollars in Real Estate. He is in the Top 10% in all Real Estate Sales at eXp in Lake Norman and Surrounding areas.
Brock has been seen on FOX NEWS on Fox and Friends and HGTV for his Marketing Techniques and Sales Strategies. He has been in the Charlotte Magazine and voted by his peers, clients, and the public over 7 times as Five Star Professional in Best in Client Satisfaction.
Professional Accolades Broker and Owner of Compass Real Estate Group and Property Management Group Member of National Association of Realtors Member of North Carolina Association of Realtors Member of Charlotte Regional Realtors Association Member of Carolina Multiple Listing Service Graduate of the Mingle School of Real Estate Graduate of Cortland State University of New York of Bachelor of Science in Education Graduate of Gardner-Webb University Masters of Administration in Education President of HOA for 6 Years Lake Norman Leadership Board Board Member of the Huntersville Chamber
Brock has a strong background in the community, as he worked as a teacher and coach in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School district, for 12years. He has always been a natural leader and regularly worked with various Principals, Athletic Directors, and Area Superintendents, leading to a position as an Assistant Principal.
Brock was born in Upstate Binghamton, NY, also known as the “Tri-Cities” (Endicott, Vestal, & Johnson City) where he spent over 20 years of snow-filled long winters. He made the move to his new home in Huntersville over 17years ago where, with his wife, Laura, and their beautiful children, Brielle and Bryce, enjoy spending time under the Carolina blue sunny skies and the lake life in the NorthstoneCountry Club Community.

In this interview Brock is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina.

The Successful Real Estate Broker Podcast Episode 2 Tom Bramhall

Tom Bramhall

Tom Bramhall has multiple business related to real estate.  He is the publisher of the leading Charlote area Real Estate magazine, The Charlotte Real Producers.  He also has media company that assists real estate agents in their marketing and promotions, Roosterfish Media.  Tom also has a title insurance company and represents a fund that help an agent get instant offers on their listings.  In this podcast interview Tom is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina.

The Successful Real Estate Broker Podcast Episode 1 Paul Jamison

Paul Jamison

Paul Jamison

Paul Jamison is a realtor, investor, author, and radio host.  Paul has had a passion for real estate since he was small. His mother always said that he came inside the house after a long day outside with half the real estate in the neighborhood stained on his clothes. So now you know, this is how it all began! With 26 years of advertising agency experience and another 22 since he bought his first investment property, Paul has grown a thriving real estate practice. His disciplines include residential, commercial and investment real estate in many areas of the country and of course, his main focus-North and South Carolina. He has used his years of advertising experience to help his clients learn, sell and evaluate the creative side of the real estate market. Paul is also host of the weekly radio show, “Your Real Estate Today”. This brings his listeners the opportunity to receive the latest information in market trends and sheds light on the positive news and growth our country has to offer. “I love what I do!”, Paul says. “We are so blessed to be not just in this area, but in this country. The opportunities in real estate we have today…will not come along again in our lifetime.”

Paul’s website is here.  Paul is is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina.