001 Get to know us - a quick introduction to Shelley and Ed
A quick introduction to get to know your host Shelley Panas and her producer Edward Panas and why they have created a podcast about buying and selling real estate in Sarasota, FL.
Your host is Shelley Panas; a licensed real estate agent with CENTURY 21 Beggins Enterprises in Sarasota FL. She works anywhere from Lakewood Ranch, to Bradenton, Sarasota, and down through Venice.
This Podcast is about residential real estate. It is for anyone interested in selling their home. Even though Shelley will focus on how you can successfully sell your home, any transaction has both a buyer and seller so both will get key insights that make it all less stressful.
Joining Shelley is her producer (and husband) Edward Panas.
So, Why this show?
There's a lot of information already out there for real estate, but Shelley was looking for a new and interesting way to educate her customers. While Ed has been in marketing for several years, he has always loved listening to podcasts, and about a year developed an interest in producing his own show. Since Shelley and Ed had already been collaborating on her real estate marketing it seemed like a natural fit.
Shelley's business background
"In some odd way it feels like every job I've had in my career up to this point was training to becoming a realtor. My sister and I were business partners in Michigan. We were 4th generation furniture store owners. Owning my own business directly translated to real estate. It involved advertising & marketing, business management, working long hours, providing personalized customer service, and working with a variety of people to get a job done--- all of which takes place every time I sell a home.
I sold my share of the store to my sister, so I could accept a job offer as a Chief Operating Officer of a software company. While there I learned the art of negotiating as every contract we signed crossed my desk. Managing critical time lines, digital marketing, and effective communication to make sure everyone understands exactly what the next steps will be-- were all part of my daily life at the software company and are skills I rely on with every transaction in real estate."
What will a typical episode for the podcast be like?
Some episodes we will tackle a topic like inspections before you sell, staging, and negotiation tips. Basically, anything that will help people looking to buy or sell a home. But it's not going to just be us. You can expect interviews with local industry experts like loan officers, real estate lawyers or CPAs, and inspection companies.
Ed will bring you "The Local Flavor". Since so many people are moving to Florida, we will talk about why the Central Gulf Coast is the ideal spot. Not just talking cheeseburgers in paradise. Because there is more to Sarasota than bragging rights to the best beaches. We have fabulous restaurants, the arts, museums, fishing, state parks, and the list goes on. It is just awesome living here.
The information contained in this episode has been obtained through sources deemed reliable by Shelley Panas and / or any guest on Selling Sarasota Podcast, however, we cannot warrant the complete accuracy thereof subject to errors, omissions, change of price, rental or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing, or withdrawal without notice. We recommend to our listeners that any information, which is of special interest, should be obtained through independent verification.