Real Estate Chat with Jason Z

Real Estate Chat with Jason Z

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By Jason Zwolak
Welcome to Real Estate Chat with Jason Z. My wife Susan and I are a Real Estate team in Orange County, California, one of the hottest markets in the country. We will discuss the current market, give tips for buyers and sellers, talk about upcoming events in our area, restaurant reviews and of course answer any questions that come our way.
Episode #29: Termite Inspections
Termite Inspections are very important and part of almost every residential real estate transaction here in Southern California.  This week I talk about who typically pays for the inspection and what you can expect to see on the report.
07:51
May 14, 2019
Episode #28: The Buyers Timeline
This week is the second of two parts.  In Part 2, I go over the timeline for all of the buyers out there.  Now that you've made the decision to buy, what can you expect from a timeline perspective.  I look at this on a macro level so you have an idea of what you should be doing and when.  
15:46
May 10, 2019
Episode #27: The Sellers Timeline
This week is the first of two parts.  In Part 1, I go over the timeline for all of you sellers out there.  Now that you've made the decision to sell, what can you expect from a timeline perspective.  I look at this on a macro level so you have an idea of what you should be doing and when.  
12:58
April 30, 2019
Episode #26: The Final Walk Through
This week I talk about the importance of the Final Walk Through from both the buyers and sellers perspective.  
07:06
April 22, 2019
Episode #25: What to Look for in a Realtor
Once you've decided to buy or sell a home, choosing the right Realtor is key.  This week I go over 10 things to look for in a Realtor.  
15:05
April 15, 2019
Episode #24: Ten Things To Not Do While In Escrow
Your offer has been accepted and you are super pumped to get into your new home.  Make sure you don't make one of these mistakes while you are in escrow or that excitement could turn to anguish.  This week I talk about 10 things you should never do while you are in escrow. 
11:02
April 8, 2019
Episode #23: Home Inspections. What to Expect.
This week I talk about the importance of getting a home inspection and what you can expect during the inspection.  I also explain how we use the information in the home inspection to ask the seller for repairs and the responses we can receive.  
11:31
April 1, 2019
Episode #22 - The Importance of Contingencies
This week I discuss several of the contingencies that you will come across during escrow.  I talk about what they are, the time periods, and how to handle them as a seller and as a buyer.
13:45
March 25, 2019
Episode #21: Do I Need to Use The Neighborhood Specialist? The Short Answer is No.
Every agent out there is a neighborhood specialist.  When selecting an agent, choosing the Marketing Specialist is always the right choice.  This week I talk about the difference.  
08:08
March 18, 2019
Episode #20 - Orange County Housing Report (March 2019)
This week I talk numbers.  I look at what is happening in the OC Housing Market.  I take a closer look at the supply and demand within different price points, in Orange County, and what these numbers mean if you are a buyer or seller.
10:49
March 12, 2019
Episode #19: Aligning Your Home in Today's Market
This week I talk about the importance of aligning your home in the market to ensure it gets sold.  I explain what alignment means and discuss the 5 ways to ensure your home is aligned properly.  
10:44
March 5, 2019
Episode 18: Preparing Your Home
In this episode I give some tips on how to prepare your home to hit the market.  Buyers are more picky than ever.  These tips will ensure your home stands out.
06:50
February 25, 2019
Episode #17 - New Buyers: Where to Start & What to Expect!
With more buyers deciding to look for a home, this week I talk about being a buyer in this market.   Where you should start and what you can expect in the buying process.  
21:07
February 18, 2019
Episode #16 - Orange County Market Update (February 2019)
This week I look at what is happening in the Orange County Housing Market and what we can expect moving forward.  
08:12
February 11, 2019
Episode #15: Is a Recession & Housing Bubble Coming?
In this episode, I look at information from some of the top economists in the country to answer the questions:  Are we entering another Recession? and Are we on another Real Estate Bubble?
18:25
January 18, 2019
Episode #14: Marketing Luxury Homes
Selling a luxury property can be overwhelming and stressful. In our latest episode we discuss marketing techniques and strategies your agent should be using when selling your luxury property.
08:08
December 14, 2018
Episode #13: December Housing Report - Did You Say Buyers Market??
The market has shifted again!! We haven’t seen a housing market like this since 2011. Inventory is up 58% and demand is down 26% compared to last year at this time. Our average Days on Market has reached 124, double what it was last year. With rates hovering around 5 it is a great time to get into the market as a buyer. Sellers can be successful as long as their home is properly aligned in this market.
05:45
December 6, 2018
Episode #12: The Truths and Myths about Mortgages
This week I welcome seasoned lender Patty Carpenter to discuss the current market conditions, mortgage rates, home buyer planning, and common misconceptions about getting a mortgage.
26:16
November 15, 2018
Episode #11: Giving Back
On the eve of completing our Candy Collection for Operation Gratitude, this week I take a moment to talk about the importance of giving back to our communities.
04:22
November 10, 2018
Episode #10: To Stage or Not to Stage
This week I talk about the importance of staging. We will look at a recent study by Home Staging Resource and why staging works.
09:41
November 2, 2018
Episode #9: Fish with a Net not a Hook
This week I talk about the current Orange County market shift and the importance of Marketing on a local, national and international level, when selling your house.
15:26
October 25, 2018
Episode #8: Title Discussion with guest Marla McCray
Today we discuss Title with our rep Marla McCray. We discuss several aspects of Title including prelim reports, property profiles and methods of holding Title.
19:54
October 18, 2018
Episode #7: Prop 60 & Prop 90
Today we discuss the advantages of Prop 60 & Prop 90. We also take a look at Prop 5 which is on the ballot this November.
07:50
October 10, 2018
Episode #6: October Market Update
The market has shifted again. Find out what is happening in the Orange County housing market as we move into October.
09:04
October 1, 2018
Episode #5: Mid-Year Orange County Market Update
As we hit the midpoint of 2018, we take a look at what is happening in our current housing market. We look at how this affects you as a buyer or seller and what we can expect in the coming months.
09:05
July 9, 2018
Episode #4: Father’s Day Fun
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.
04:48
June 17, 2018
Episode #3: I Love It When a Plan Comes Together
Today we discussed the importance of coming up with a strategy from the buy side. We talk about writing winning offers, presenting them and getting those offers excepted.
05:33
June 6, 2018
Episode #2: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Let’s talk professional photography and showcasing your home.
05:32
May 24, 2018
Episode #1: Should I Stay or Should I Go? Buying a home now or later.
Should I stay or should I go? Is this the right time to buy? Find out here.
12:57
May 16, 2018
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