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By Will Friedner
This is the Montana Real Estate Podcast, where we will pull back the curtain, tell it like it is, and answer all of your Montana real estate questions. Buying and selling real estate in Montana can be challenging, and local knowledge is the key. We will explore the different areas of the state, and educate you on the different issues that play a role in real estate transactions in Montana. This Podcast is hosted by Will Friedner, a Broker with Glacier Sotheby's International Realty in Whitefish, Montana.
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Zillow is Being Sued For $60 Million!
In this episode, we will discuss the lawsuit that has been brought against Zillow and how it could affect you in the future. This case will be very interesting to watch and could have some major repercussions in the Montana Real Estate market.  If you have any questions about this episode, please visit our website at www.montanaliferealty.com or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com. 
07:15
March 14, 2019
What Credit Score Do You Need to Buy a House?
In this episode, we will tell you what credit score you need to have in order to get a home loan. There are many factors that go into your credit score and we will tell you what they are, and how to improve your score so you can buy a house. Here is the link for the credit repair company that I discussed in the show.  This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures here.  If you have any questions about this episode, please visit our website at www.montanaliferealty.com or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com. 
09:03
March 7, 2019
Buying or Selling a VRBO or Air B&B, Protect Yourself!
If you are thinking about buying or selling a rental property that is furnished, listen to this episode. There are some things that you need to do to protect yourself as a buyer or a seller.  If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanaliferealty.com or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com. 
07:13
March 1, 2019
The Story of a Final Walk-Through Nightmare
In this episode, I will tell you a story about why you really need to do a final walk-through of the house before you go and sign the papers at the title company. There are rules in a Montana contract for the seller, and as a buyer, you need to make sure you are moving into the house that you expected!   If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanaliferealty.com or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com. 
06:50
February 22, 2019
Should We Sell Montana to Canada?
If you have been watching the news this week, you will understand the title of this episode! In this episode, we break down this possible sale and how they came up with the price tag.  If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanaliferealty.com or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com. 
06:17
February 15, 2019
To Disclose or Not Disclose
 Are you wondering what you need to disclose when you are selling your house? In this episode, I will talk about what should be disclosed and how to keep yourself out of a lawsuit.  If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanaliferealty.com or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com.  
06:22
February 8, 2019
Finding the Perfect Lot to Build On
If you are thinking about building a house this year and you haven't bought a lot yet, this is the episode for you! We will go over everything you need to think about before you buy the lot.  If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanaliferealty.com or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com. 
07:12
February 1, 2019
What is Under the Snow?
Are you buying a large piece of bare land or a home with some acreage right now? If so, do you know what is under the snow? In this episode, I will give you some ideas to protect yourself from finding a big mess in the Spring. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanaliferealty.com or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com. 
06:35
January 25, 2019
How to Avoid a Court Battle After Closing
In this episode, I will tell you the number one reason real estate deals end up in court and how you can avoid this fate. There is a simple solution but many agents don't do it!  If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanaliferealty.com or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com. 
08:29
January 18, 2019
Selling a House in 2019? Here is What You Need to Know
If you are planning on selling your house this year, please listen to this episode! I will tell you how to play the market in order to get the most money this year.  I have other tips as well to get your house sold fast.  If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanaliferealty.com or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com. 
07:04
January 11, 2019
Buying a House in 2019? Here is What You Need to Know
If one of your New Year's Resolutions is to buy a house in 2019, this is the episode for you. The markets are changing and I will give you tips on what to do in order to make this a reality.  If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanaliferealty.com or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com. 
07:00
January 4, 2019
2018 Review-The Top 5 Episodes and What is Coming in 2019!
In this episode we will review the 5 most popular shows from 2018 and I will let you know what is coming in 2019!   If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanaliferealty.com or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com. 
07:46
December 28, 2018
Don't Let a Tax Lien Blow Up the Sale of Your House
In this episode, I will tell you a story of how a tax lien ruined the sale of a house and almost caused a lawsuit. Don't let this happen to you!  If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanaliferealty.com or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com.
05:35
December 21, 2018
Zillow Is Screwing Up the Sale of Your House
In this market, the pricing of your house is key to getting it sold. In this episode, I will tell you why Zillow is not helping at all! If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanaliferealty.com or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com
08:56
December 14, 2018
Don't Get Burned By Your Loan Requirements
There are different rules that apply to every loan, if you don't know them, it could cost you a lot of money. In this episode, we discuss what you need to look for in a house before you make an offer. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanaliferealty.com or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com.
07:26
December 7, 2018
Earnest Money-How You Can Lose It
In this episode, I will tell you how earnest money works in a real estate deal. We discuss how much you should put down, and how you can lose it. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanaliferealty.com or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com
07:00
November 30, 2018
Black Friday of Real Estate
It is Black Friday, if you are shopping for real estate, there is some good news. In this episode, I will talk about the current market and how it will affect you as a buyer or seller. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanaliferealty.com or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com.
06:00
November 23, 2018
Why Interest Rates Are Slowing the Sale of Your Home
Have you noticed that interest rates are on the rise? Things are slowing down in the real estate market, and interest rates are part of the problem. In this episode, I will explain how these rates are affecting buyers and sellers right now. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanaliferealty.com or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com.
06:54
November 16, 2018
Should I Sell During the Holidays?
Every year I get the question of "Should I sell during the holidays". The answer might surprise you! In this episode, we will answer that question. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanaliferealty.com or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com.
06:45
November 9, 2018
Don't Make This Mistake as a Buyer
There is a mistake that many buyers make during the deal that can change everything. In this episode, I will tell you a story of some buyers that made this mistake and how it affected their purchase. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanaliferealty.com or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
06:27
November 2, 2018
Did You Know About the Murder in Your House? Halloween Edition
Would it bother you if you found out someone was murdered in your house and nobody told you about it? Are you aware of the disclosure laws in Montana when it comes to deaths in a house? In this episode, we will let you know about the disclosure laws in Montana and what you may not have been told when you bought your house. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanaliferealty.com or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
06:04
October 26, 2018
"We Buy Houses For Cash"-Is It Legit?
I'm sure you have all seen the ads around town or online for companies that offer to buy your house for cash. In this episode, we will tell you what is really going on with these companies, and if this is something that you should consider. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanaliferealty.com or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
07:57
October 19, 2018
Your House is Way Overpriced!
Don't make this mistake. In this episode, I tell you about a trick that some agents are using to get the listing. I will let you know what you can do to avoid this situation so your house doesn't just sit on the market. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanaliferealty.com or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
07:47
October 12, 2018
Land For Sale In Montana-Know What You Are Buying
If are going to buy a ranch or a large piece of land in Montana, you need to know all of the different issues that may come up. There is a lot to know and it is not the time to skip the research. In this episode, we will talk about some of the things that you need to be aware of in Montana. Here is the link if you would like to read our article on this subject https://montanaliferealty.com/montana-land-for-sale-what-to-know/ If you have any questions, please visit our website at https://montanaliferealty.com/ or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
08:14
October 5, 2018
How To Kill Your Chance of Selling in 1 Easy Step
If you want your house to sell sooner rather than later, listen to this episode and don't make the same mistake that one seller did. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanaliferealty.com or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
07:47
September 28, 2018
Open Houses-Dangerous and a Waste of Time
Are you trying to sell your house? Are you planning on having an open house? Listen to this episode before you plan anything! I will tell you what happens and what can happen during an open house. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanaliferealty.com or you can email us at montanaliferealty@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
06:50
September 21, 2018
3 Mistakes First Time Homebuyers Are Making
In this episode, I will go over the 3 things that you need to think about when you buy your first house. Many people make these mistakes when buying their first home, don't let it happen to you! If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanarealestatepodcast.com or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
08:53
September 13, 2018
Are You STILL Trying to Sell? It Might Be Time to Worry!
If you have had your home on the market all summer and it still hasn't sold, this episode is for you. I will tell you what you might be doing wrong and what you can do to get it sold soon! If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanarealestatepodcast.com or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
07:49
September 6, 2018
BEWARE-If You Are Buying a House From a Canadian!
Did you know that if you buy a house from a Canadian, or any foreign person, you are responsible if they don't pay the proper taxes on their proceeds? In this episode, we will discuss this little-known tax law that could cost you a ton of money if you are not careful. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanarealestatepodcast.com or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
05:40
August 30, 2018
Buying Bare Land and the Story of a Lawsuit
In this episode, I will go over some of the things that you need to watch out for when buying land. I will also tell a story of how someone got themselves into a lawsuit by trying to save a little money. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanarealestatepodcast.com or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
07:52
August 24, 2018
The Danger of Using Zillow Revisited, Is It Still Dangerous?
In this episode of the podcast, I revisit the most popular episode so far. The Danger of Using Zillow-Episode 4 has received the most downloads and questions. I will tell you about what is different about Zillow now, and what has stayed the same. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanarealestatepodcast.com or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
07:38
August 17, 2018
A True Story of What Could Go Wrong As A Buyer
On this episode of the podcast, I will tell you a story about a buyer and how you can avoid the problems that he ran into. If you are wondering what not to do on a home purchase, listen to this story. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanarealestatepodcast.com or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
06:27
August 10, 2018
Why NOW Is The Time to Buy or Sell
Are you on the fence about buying a house right now. In this episode, I will tell you why you should not wait. It is all about the money! If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanarealestatepodcast.com or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
05:51
August 2, 2018
How to Negotiate Your Home Inspection
Did you know that most deals fall apart during the home inspection? In this episode, we will go over how to handle the inspection problems and how to negotiate these issues into a win-win situation for you and the seller. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanarealestatepodcast.com or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
07:49
July 20, 2018
Should I Buy or Rent Right Now?
Are you thinking about buying a house right now? You might be surprised at some of our suggestions! There are some things that you really need to think about right now before buying a house. In this episode, we will talk about what you should do. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanarealestatepodcast.com or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
07:19
July 13, 2018
Buying a Rental Property and Becoming a Landlord
Are you thinking about buying a rental property? It is a great way to increase your wealth but there are some things you need to know. In this episode, we will go over what you should look for in a rental property and what you need to know about being a landlord. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanarealestatepodcast.com or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
07:41
July 6, 2018
Using Technology to Buy or Sell Your House
With all of the new technology out there today, there are some things that you need to keep in mind while using these apps. In this episode, we will go over some tips on being safe and smart while looking to buy, or sell your home. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanarealestatepodcast.com or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
07:54
June 29, 2018
Are You Too Proud of Your House?
Are you wondering why your house is not selling in this market? Are you noticing all of the houses around you are selling but yours is not? In this episode we will talk about what buyers are thinking and what they are looking for. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanarealestatepodcast.com or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
07:46
June 22, 2018
What Title Insurance Does For You
Have you ever wondered what title insurance is and what it does for you? In this episode, we will go over everything you need to know and look for on your title insurance policy. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanarealestatepodcast.com or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
07:46
June 15, 2018
What is a Short Sale?
Do you know the difference between a short sale and a foreclosure? Would you like to buy a short sale? In this episode of the Montana Real Estate Podcast, we will talk about what a short sale is and how to buy one. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanarealestatepodcast.com or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
07:07
June 8, 2018
Tricks Agents Use to Get Your Business
Would you like to look behind the curtain and see some of the tricks that agents will use when they call you for business? There are a lot of things for you to watch out for, and in this episode, we will expose the gimmicks that some agents use to try to get business. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanarealestatepodcast.com or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
08:43
June 1, 2018
My Agent is Horrible, Can I Get Out of My Listing Contract?
I get calls all of the time from people who are not happy with their agent. In this episode, we will talk about how listing contracts work and what you should know before you sign one! If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanarealestatepodcast.com or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
08:22
May 25, 2018
Buying a New Construction Home? Use These Tips
If you are considering purchasing a brand new home, you need to listen to this episode. There are many things to think about before signing the contract. We will go over the top things you should know. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanarealestatepodcast.com or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
07:57
May 18, 2018
Real Estate "Reality" Shows-Are They Really Real?
You have all watched the different real estate reality shows on TV. In this episode, we will talk about how real they really are. We have some behind the scenes information on how these shows really work and what you should look for the next time you watch an episode of one of these shows. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanarealestatepodcast.com or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
09:04
May 11, 2018
What Not To Do During a Real Estate Transaction
There are many ways that a real estate deal can fall apart before closing. In this episode, we talk about how deals can fall apart and strategies that you can use to avoid losing your deal. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanarealestatepodcast.com or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
10:37
May 4, 2018
How to Win as a Buyer in a Sellers Market
Do you keep losing out on every offer you make on a house? Are you sick of coming in 2nd all of the time? There are things you can do to make sure you are the winning bid. If you want to be successful with your offer, make sure to listen to this episode. We will discuss different strategies that you can use on your next offer to make sure you get the house that you want. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanarealestatepodcast.com or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
10:54
April 27, 2018
What to Watch Out For When Buying a For Sale By Owner House
Are you thinking about buying a FSBO? There are some good deals on these types of homes but there are also some things that might get you in trouble. In this episode, we talk about what you need to look out for when buying a FSBO. Make sure to listen to this episode before you get involved in one of these deals. Here is the link to the article https://montanaliferealty.com/buying-a-for-sale-by-owner-home/ If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanarealestatepodcast.com or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
11:18
April 20, 2018
How to Make Your House Stand Out and Sell For More Money
If you are thinking about selling this year or if your house is currently for sale, you really need to listen to this episode. We will go over what you can do to compete with all of the other homes that are for sale in your price range and get the most money for your house. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanarealestatepodcast.com or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
11:38
April 13, 2018
What to Look Out For When Buying a Foreclosure
Do you want a great deal on a house? Are you are thinking about buying a foreclosure? You can find some great deals on foreclosures but there are some things that can cause problems. In this episode, we will go over everything you need to think about when buying a foreclosure. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.montanarealestatepodcast.com or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
10:26
April 6, 2018
How to do a Rent to Own Deal
Are you thinking of doing rent to own in order to buy a house? There are many, many things to keep in mind if you want to rent to own. In this episode, we will cover some of the main things that you need to keep in mind before entering into one of these deals. I have seen a lot of people lose a ton of money in these deals. If you are thinking of a rent to own, you really need to listen to this podcast. We have also written an article on this subject you can read here https://montanaliferealty.com/rent-to-own-in-montana/ If you have any questions, please visit our website at https://montanaliferealty.com/ or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
09:21
March 29, 2018
The Real Story With the Guaranteed Sale Program
Have you ever heard a real estate agent advertise that he will guarantee the sale of your house if you list with him? In this episode, we pull back the curtain on this sales gimmick and let you who really wins. This is one episode that you will not want to miss if you are thinking about selling your home. We have written an article about this program that you can read here: https://montanaliferealty.com/guaranteed-sold-program/ If you have any questions, please visit our website at https://montanaliferealty.com/ or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
08:58
March 23, 2018
The Dangers of Using Zillow
In this episode, we will discuss how the Real Estate website Zillow, and other national sites work and what you need to watch out for when using these sites. If you have any questions please visit our website at https://montanaliferealty.com/ or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735. Here is the link to our article on this subject: https://montanaliferealty.com/zillow-in-montana/
12:06
March 15, 2018
Tips For Hiring a Good Real Estate Agent
In this episode, we will discuss some strategies to help you find and hire a good real estate agent in Montana. If you have any questions or would like the show notes sent to you, please visit our website at https://montanaliferealty.com/ or email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735. Here is the link to the article on this subject: https://montanaliferealty.com/finding-a-good-montana-real-estate-agent/
15:07
March 6, 2018
Tips For First Time Home Buyers
In this episode, we will talk about the things that you need to know if you are thinking about buying your first home. If you have any questions, please visit our website at https://montanaliferealty.com/ or email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. Here is a link to the show notes: https://montanaliferealty.com/montana-first-time-home-buyer/ You may also call us at 406-249-1735. Here is the link to the article on this subject: https://montanaliferealty.com/montana-first-time-home-buyer/
15:26
March 6, 2018
Introduction to The Montana Real Estate Podcast
This is our first episode of the Montana Real Estate Podcast. We will talk about you why you should listen, and a little bit about who we are! If you would like to contact us please go to www.montanarealestatepodcast.com or you can email us at montanarealestatepodcast@gmail.com. You may also call us at 406-249-1735.
05:38
March 6, 2018
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