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August 12, 2018

- “Home buyers expenses” as a home buyer, do you know what expenses to plan for so you are prepared against budget shock? In studio to help us is the premier realtor from Re/Max Action in Lisle, yes, that’s Stephanie Herbert!

- ‎”Do you know the top 5 things to do before buying a 2nd home?” In studio to tell us is the premier Realtor from Bridge International the Alderson Group, Cindy Alderson!

-  Myths vs Reality about Appraisals, me, Randy Barcella will share with you some valuable information about appraisals and repairs and more!

- ‎”For 5 years now, I have been giving away Bonefish Grill restaurant appetizer gift cards! Well, lucky us! The managing partner and general manager of Bonefish Grill in Orland Park are here to share with us some great culinary tips! Yes, that’s Nick Kapellas!

August 5, 2018

- “Are you “overpaying” for your Insurance? and How can you tell? In studio is the premier Insurance Agency owner, yes, that’s Kevin Boggs with Goosehead Insurance!

- ‎”Do you know the various prorations that are important in a real estate closing?” In studio is the premier Real Estate Attorney from Chicago, yes that’s Elina Golod!

- ‎”Are you” worried about selling your home, but fear of being homeless, because you don’t have a place to go to? In studio is one of Lake County’s Best, yes, that’s James Tiernan from Re/Max Center!

- “Do you know‎ how to Close your Loan Quickly?” In studio is our Mortgage Expert, the Senior Vice President of Be Mortgage, yes, that’s Tim Brigham!

- “Are you” stuck with Junk in your basement or garage or in your house?” and don’t know what to do or who to call? In studio is the Premier Expert in removing all your junk, yes, that’s Corey Heidkamp, with Junk Remedy!

July 29, 2018

-What are the Top 5 things you need to know about buying your home? In studio is one of Lake County’s Best, to give us the real scoop on Zillow! yes, that’s Jame Tiernan from Re/Max Center!

-Do you know the top questions you should ask as a first time home buyer? In studio is our Mortgage Expert, the Branch Manager of the TNT Team, from Waterstone Mortgage, yes, that Tim Brigham!

-‎Do you the Top Tips to sell your home quickly and for top dollar? In studio is the premier Realtor, from Bridgestone International, the Alderson Group, yes, that’s Cindy Alderson!

-Do you know what to do to get ready for the appraisal of your home? Me, Randy Barcella, I will share with you these top tips.

July 22, 2018

-Do you think that FHA calls for repairs and that there’s an FHA Inspector? Me, Randy Barcella, I will dispel all the myths vs reality here.

-Zillow! Accurate? or Not Accurate? in studio is one of Lake County’s Best, to give us the real scoop on Zillow! yes, that’s Jame Tiernan from Re/Max Center!

-Is your house Haunted or has Paranormal Activity? “Is this the New Stigma” in real estate sales today?” In studio to explain all of this is Meldina Derveesavich, the Top Chicago Realtor from Investments Medlina Realty Group!

-‎What features in a home are buyers looking for and do you have them in your home? In studio is the premier Realtor, from Re/Max Action in Lisle, yes, that’s Stephanie Herbert!!

July 15, 2018

- The power of giving back to the community and what is accidently does to you professionally ! In studio is the Giver himself,  Yes that Tim Brigham, Branch Manager of the TNT Team, Waterstone Mortgage!

- Hire a Realtor who actually knows how to negotiate for you! In studio is one of the best negotiators, yes, that’s Stephanie Herbert, with Re/Max Action in Lisle!

- What are the top 5 things you need to know when hiring an Attorney?  In studio is The Premier Real Estate Attorney from Chicago, yes, that’s Elina Golod.

- Do you know how to create a functional and beautiful outdoor space? In studio is the expert herself, the Big Cheese from the New Divine Consign Mega Store, yes, that’s Kellie Scott!

- There’s a big difference in 20 years ago buying real estate and there will be another huge difference now and 10 years from now Meldina Derveesavich, the Top Chicago Realtor from Investments Medlina Realty Group is in studio with her Virtual Reality goggles head set to bring us into the future!

July 8, 2018

- “Short Sales!” Confusing or you’re Not Sure?” In studio is The Premier Realtor, from Bridge International – The Alderson Group, Yes, that’s Cindy Alderson! She will dispel all the Myths vs Reality about Short Sales!

- “Addiction to Internet Disorder?” “Do you have it?” Dr Meldina, from the Investment Meldina Realty Group, will tell us all about it!

- “VA Home Loans” Confusing or Not Sure?” Well, in studio is the expert in VA Loans, Yes that Tim Brigham, Branch Manager of the TNT Team, Waterstone Mortgage! to dispel all the Myths vs Reality about VA Mortgages

- Are you Buying a Home VA? Has anyone really informed you about all the correct details? In studio is the Expert and a Veteran himself! Yes, that’s James Tiernan, from Re/Max Center in Lake County!

July 1, 2018

-Sizing and Staging. Do you know how to ensure that the furniture that you are buying will fit into your home? In studio is the President of the New Divine Consign in North Riverside, yes, that’s Kellie Scott!

-Homes for Heroes program. Ever hear about it and do you know how this program can help you in home purchase and sale? In studio to tell us all about Homes for Heroes, is the premier Realtor from Re/Max Action in Lisle, Stephanie Herbert!

-Appraisal Myths vs Reality! Yes, me, Randy Barcella will dispel all the myths vs reality when it comes to Appraisals!

-Also, ICAP, IL Coalition of Appraisal Professionals, has their big annual event in Lisle this summer and I’m going to let you know who the all star lineup will be including!

June 24, 2018

Has your Loan Officer paid attention to Your Details about Your Current Situation or Needs? In studio is one of the Premier Loan Officers in the Mid-west, yes, that’s Tim Brigham, Branch Manager the TNT Team, of Waterstone Mortgage to share with us a great and touching story!

Multiple Offers and Counter Offers! In studio to educate once again, is the premier Real Estate Attorney from Chicago, yes, that’s Elina Golod!

How to Sell your home And Love Your Pets! How many of you are Pet Owners? and does your Realtor care about your pets? Well, in studio is a Realtor who loves pets and knows how to help you and your pets in this stressful time of selling. Yes, that James Tiernan, the Premier Realtor from Re/Max Center, in Lake County!

Is Your House a Way Bigger Commitment than Marriage? In studio to give us the real scoop, is the premier Realtor from Chicago, Yes, that’s Meldina Dervessavich, from Investors Meldina Realty!

June 17, 2018

Junk Remedy is here! They are a full service, professional, Junk and Trash removal company! and in studio is Corey Heidkamp to fill us in on all the details!

Down payment assistance programs – IHDA – IL Housing Development Authority Account Manager is here to tell us how we can get down payment assistance money! Yes, that’s Victorian Vann.

Homes for Heroes program! What is it? Who can use it and How? In studio to educate us all about Homes for Heroes, is the premier Realtor from Re/Max Action in Lisle, yes, that’s Stephanie Herbert!

Notaries! What are they and Why are they important in Real Estate? In studio to educate us is the premier Real Estate Attorney from Chicago, yes, that’s Elina Golod!

June 10, 2018

Derogatory Credit! Is that you? A lot of people experienced bumps in the road! In studio is the Mortgage Expert, yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, the Branch Manager of Inlanta Mortgage to share with us how!

Do you really know all the costs associated with buying a home? In studio is Lake County’s Expert Realtor, yes, James Tiernan from Re/Max Center to share with us some valuable information!

Foreigners are buying homes in the US and in many cases, without ever coming here to see them! How and Why? In studio is Chicago’s Expert Realtor and the Kick Boxing Queen, yes, that’s Meldina Derveesivich! from Meldina Investors Realty.

Do you know the Do’s and Don’ts when looking for a Tenant! In studio to educate us is the premier Realtor from Chicago, yes, that’s Elina Golod!

June 3, 2018

Home for Heroes program? Do you know what that’s all about and how it can really help you hen buying a home? In studio, is the Premier Realtor from Re/Max Action in Lisle, yes, that’s Stephanie Herbert!

There’s been a lot of talk about an Underwritten Pre-Approval that makes you like a Cash Buyer! Really? In studio is the Mortgage Expert, yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, the Branch Manager of Inlanta Mortgage!

Short Sales! Is it an option for you? Do you really know what a Short Sale really is? In studio is Lake County’s Expert Realtor, yes, James Tiernan from Re/Max Center!

Do you know how to choose a Realtor when buying or selling? What’s really important? In studio is Chicago’s Expert Realtor and the Kick Boxing Queen, yes, that’s Meldina Dervesivich!

May 27, 2018

Do you know about 1031 Exchange programs for investment properties?  In studio, is Elina Golod, the Premier Real Estate Attorney from Chicago.

Do you know the crucial Contract Terms that Home Buyers or Sellers need to know?” Meldina Derveesivich, the Premier Realtor from Chicago is in studio to share with us her Expert Advice!

Home Inspections for Sellers? Necessary? Important? We’ll see! In studio to shed some light on this is Lake County’s best Realtor, yes, James Tiernan from Re/Max Center!

May 20, 2018

Avoid “Trendy” finishes to your home’s inside decor! In studio is the premier Realtor from Re/Max Action in Lisle, yes, that’s Stepanie Herbert!

Do you know about purchasing Bank Owned Properies?  In studio, is Elina Golod, the Premier Real Estate Attorney from Chicago.

Do you know what Down Payment Assistance Programs are? In studio is the premier mortgage expert, yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, branch manager of Inlanta mortgage.

Also, the Stars from James and Son’s Jewelers, yes, John Sunderland and Samantha Henick are in studio to share with us some great information!

May 13, 2018

Appraisals and Repairs! Do you think that FHA calls for repairs? Me, Randy Barcella, will dispel the myths vs reality when it comes to FHA and VA repairs!

Do you know about Mechanics Liens? In studio, is Elina Golod, the Premier Real Estate Attorney from Chicago.

Do you know what questions to ask your Loan Officer? In studio is the premier mortgage expert, yes, that’s Chucak Poulin, branch manager of Inlanta mortgage.

Do you know the “Must Do’s” when selling your house?, in studio is the Premier Realtor from Lake County, yes, that’s James Tiernan from Re/Max Center!

May 6, 2018

Are you a “First Time Home Buyer?” and Do you know the Top 4 things that you can use to make your buying process stress-free and a success? In studio is the premier Realtor from Chicago, yes that’s Meldina Dervisevic.

Do you know the Top Tips when dealing with a Contractor? In studio, with her part three in her series of dealing with Contractors, yes, that’s Elina Golod, the Premier Real Estate Attorney from Chicago.

When buying, do you really need a Home Inspector?  In studio to share with us her valuable tips, is the premier Realtor from the western suburbs, yes, that’s Stephnaie Herbert, Re/Max Action in Lisle!

Do you know how to get your furniture ready for a Consignment? In studio is the President of Divine Consign on Oak Park, yes, that’s Kelly Scott!

April 29, 2018

Do you know about the condition of the real estate market in Lake County? In studio is the premier Realtor from Lake County, yes that’s James Tiernan, Re/Max Center.

Do you know the 4 ways to get your mortgage loan approved faster? In studio is the Mortgage Expert, Chuck Poulin, the branch manager of Inlanta Mortgage.

Pricing your home is very important!  In studio to share with us her valuable tips, is the premier Realtor from the western suburbs, yes, that’s Stephnaie Herbert, Re/Max Action in Lisle!

Do you know how the real value of a Home Inspector? In studio is the premier home inspector, yes, that’s Tim James, from Pillar to Post Home Inspections!

April 22, 2018

Do you know the simple secrets to and easy quick fixes that cab give your home a boost when selling? In studio is the premier Realtor  from Re/Max Action Lisle, yes, that’s Stephanie Herbert!

Why trust your Realtor and Loan Officer Team? In studio to give us some great advice is the Mortgage Expert, Chuck Poulin, the branch manager of Inlanta Mortgage.

Everything you need to know when dealing with Contractors! – Part 2: Contractors Contract! In studio to guide us is the premier real estate attorney from Chicago, yes, that’s Elina Gold!

Do you know how to price your home correctly the first time? In studio is the Premiere Realtor from Baird and Warner, yes, that’s Jennifer Minyard

Do you know how to add value to your home by investing in outdoor spaces? In studio is the pride of Oak Park and President of Divine Consign, yes, Kellie Scott.

April 15, 2018

Do you know what to expect after your home goes under contract? Just sit back and relax and wait for closing in 60 days? I don’t think so! In studio to shed some light on this is the Premiere Realtor from Baird and Warner, yes, that’s Jennifer Minyard!

Everything you need to know when dealing with Contractors! Where do you start and Do you know how to find the Right Contractor? In studio to guide us is the premier real estate attorney from Chicago, yes, that’s Elina Gold!

Negotiating! How can you sweetin’ the deal? I love this! In studio to show how savvy and successful negotiations are done, is the premier realtor and expert negotiator from Re/Max Action Lisle, yes, that’s Stephanie Herbert!

So you want to upgrade to a bigger house! Do you know the pros and cons of that? Well, in studio is Tim James, the premier home inspector from Pillar to Post home inspections!

April 8, 2018
Flips – Buyer Beware! Do you really know what to look for? Was it a quality re-hab or a “quick flip” and not quality re-hab? Tim James, Premier Home Inspector from Pillar to Post Home Inspections is in studio to educated us!

Appraisals vs Home Inspections – The Same? and Appraisals and Repairs, Myths vs Reality clarified by Randy Barcella

Do you know the “5 Ways to Fake a Bedroom” in a studio or small apartment” In studio to share with us her Valuable tips is the President of Divine Consign in Oak Park, Yes, that’s Kelly Scott!
April 1, 2018

Can you get a mortgage when you are in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy or after a Foreclosure? In studio to dispel the Myths vs Reality is the mortgage expert yes, Chuck Poulin, the Branch Manager of Inlanta Mortgage

Real Estate Mash Up! Do you know how to make sure your stylish furniture Functions for you? In studio to share with us her Valuable tips is the President of Divine Consign in Oak Park, Yes, that’s Kelly Scott!

What if you can’t afford the home you fall in love with? and What if you lost the home you loved over you wanting a better deal? Wow, great topics. Well, in studio to explain all this is the premier Realtor from Baird & Warne, yes, that’s Jennifer Minyard!

March 25, 2018

Real Estate Mash Up! Do you know how to make sure your stylish furniture Functions for you? In studio to share with us her Valuable tips is the President of Divine Consign in Oak Park, Yes, that’s Kelly Scott!

Do you know the Three D’s that are necessary to help you sell your home faster and for more money this Spring? Yes, and Stephanie Herbert, Premier Real Estate Broker from Re/Max Action will to tell you all about it!

Real Estate Tax Appeals! Do yo know how? We will learn the proper ways to do that with Chicagoland’s Premier Real Estate Attorney, Yes, Elina Golod!

Do you still think that FHA calls for repairs and that you do not want your house to be listed with a Realtor to go FHA? Once more, me, Randy Barcella, will go over the Myths vs Reality when it comes to appraisals and repairs!

March 18, 2018

Did you know that there’s an organization that will help you and assist you as a first time home buyer? Yes, in studio is Jessica Barrera and her special guest Ive Santiago from Northwest Side Housing Center.

“Did you know that You Can Get Out of Renting and into Buying a Home”, “even if you don’t have great credit and little money to put down?” Yes and Stephanie Herbert, Premier Real Estate Broker from Re/Max Action will to tell you all about it!

Do you know that you can buy a home and have all the re-hab Paid For and have these construction costs included in the mortgage? Yes in studio to tell us how to do that is the Mortgage Expert, Yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, Branch Manager from Imlanta Mortgage!

March 11, 2018

Two Important things you need to know before getting into the real estate market and why? Do you know what they are? In studio is the expert herself, Jennifer Minyard, the premier Realtor from Baird & Warner to give us these important tips!

Did you know that you can pick your closing date? and do you know is the best time to close? In studio is the premier Real Estate Attorney from Chicago, yes, that’s Elina Golod!

Do you know Spring Maintenance tips you can start to do now? In studio to give us the real scoop, is the one of the Best Homes Inspectors, Tim James, from Pillar to Post Home Inspections!

Do you know that you can brighten you mood by brightening your space in your home and do you want to know how? In studio is the expert herself, yes Kellie Scott, owner of your favorite furniture store, Divine Consign in Oak Park!

March 4, 2018

Homes for Heroes! Every hear of this great program? Where the Military, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, Healthcare workers, EMS and Teachers get assistance with buying a home! In studio to share with us all the details, is the Premier Realtor from RE/MAX Action, yes, that’s Stephanie Herbert!

Do you know what to do when issues arise with your new home? Is there a warranty, maybe not,…  In studio to give us the real scoop, is the one of the Best Homes Inspectors, Tim James, from Pillar to Post Home Inspections!

Do you really know how Your property value is determined before listing it on the market? Jessica Barrera has the answers! She’s the Premier Broker Owner from West Town Realty!

Are there Tax Consequences on Short Sales or Foreclosures? or do you just buy it as is and at a low price and your done? In studio to dispel the myths vs reality is Chicagolands Premier Real Estate Attorney, yes, that’s Elina Golod.

Also, Do you you know the two items that affect your monthly payment? In studio is the Mortgage Expert, yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, the Branch Manager of Inlanta Mortgage!

February 25, 2018

In a Multiple Bidding Situation, Do you know the proper and effective ways that you and you Real Estate Agent can do to make sure you succeed in getting your home? In studio to share with us her secret strategies, is the Premier Realtor from Baird & Warner, yes, that’s Jennifer Minyard!

Property Surveys! Do you understand them an why should you have one? In studio is Chicagolands Premier Real Estate Attorney, yes, that’s Elina Golod!

How do you Get Ready for the Appraisal of your house? It’s not often that you get one and me, Randy Barcella, I’ll share with you, how to get ready for the appraisal of your home.

February 18, 2018

Did you know what a Zestimate is? Can you believe everything you hear and see on line? In studio to educate us, is the Broker/Owner West Town Realty, yes, that’s Jessica Barrera!

As a Buyer, Do you know how to prepare when you’re in a Seller’s Market? In studio is the Mortgage Expert, yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, branch manager, Inlanta Mortgage

Do you think that FHA calls for repairs? Me, Randy Barcella, will dispel the Myths vs Reality here with appraisals and repairs!

February 11, 2018

Did you know that you can brighten your mood by brightening your space in your home? In studio is the owner of Divine Consign in Oak Park, yes, that’s Kellie Scott!

There’s Good News and Bad News in the Real Estate Market in northern IL and in studio to let us in on the real scoop, is the Premier Realtor from Naperville, yes, that’s Scott Gerami, Re/Max Professionals Select!

What’s the quality of your indoor air in your home? In studio is one of the Top Home Inspectors from Pillar to Post Home Inspections, yes, Tim James!

Tips for Flips! Do you know what to look for when buying a Re-Hab? In studio is “Realtor of the Year” from NW Indiana, Keller Williams, yes, Kim Odegard!

Do you understand your Tax Bill? In studio to help, is the Premier Real Estate Attorney, yes, Elena Golod!

February 4, 2018

How fast can you get a loan closed? 10 days? Is that really possible or hype? In studio is the premier Mortgage Expert, yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, the Branch Manager of Inlanta Mortgage!

What Realtor services and Really Important to Consumers? In studio is “Realtor of the Year” from NW Indiana, Keller Williams, yes, Kim Odegard!

Do you know how to handle a multiple offer bid and succeed? In studio to is the Broker Owner of West Town Realty, yes, Jessica Barrera!

What does it take for a Home Inspector to be ranked in the Top 10? Is it elevated service? or knowledge of all aspects of your house? In studio is one of the Tops Home Inspectors from Pillar to Post Home Inspections, yes, Tim James!

January 28, 2018

Do you know the Top Tips and Tricks for getting your home ready for sale in the Spring? In studio is one of the Premier Realtor from Re/Max Professionals Select, yes, Scott Gerami!

Do you know when it’s a good time to sell furniture? In studio to is the Owner of Diving Consign in Oak Park, yes, Kellie Scott!

Buyers Market vs Sellers Market! Do you know what the difference is? In studio is “Realtor of the Year” from NW Indiana, Keller Williams, yes, Kim Odegard!

Do you know what the Real Property Disclosure form is and what it’s all about? In studio is the Premire Real Estate Attrorney from Chicago, yes, Elina Golod!

Do you know what the Top 4 Reasons are for Delays in your Closing? In studio is the premier Mortgage Expert, yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, the Branch Manager of Inlanta Mortgage!

January 21, 2018

Cyber Security breaches! Your identity was stolen, …your down payment transfer to buy a house never made it to closing at the Title Company,… your credit card #s were stolen… and more!  In studio to enlighten us about this is John Torvi, Vice President of Marketing and Sales and the Herbert H Landy Insurance Agency!

Your are buying and investment property. Do you really know what to look for? In studio to share with us her valuable tips, is the Premier Realtor of Chicago, yes, that’s Jessica Barrera, the Broker/Owner of West Town Realty!

Radon Disclosures! What are they? What are the rules for Radon? In studio is one of the Premier Real Estate Atorneys from Chicago, yes, that’s Elina Golod!

In a Rising Interest Rate market, do you know what programs exist and do know which one to choose, to insure you get the lowest rate possible? In studio is the premier Mortgage Expert, yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, the Branch Manager of Inlanta Mortgage!.

January 14, 2018

Real Estate is Full of Promising Opportunities, *However, don’t make these Rookie Mistakes!! In studio to enlighten us about this is the Premier Realtor from Naperville, Yes, that’s Scott Gerami, Realtor, ReMax Professionals Select!

Do you know about Sneaky Staging Tips that can make your home look Larger? In studio to share with us her valuable tips, is Kellie Scott, The owner of Divine Consign is Oak Park.

January is Radon Action Month! Do you know what Radon is or how to test for it? In studio is the premier Home Inspector Tim James, Pillar to Post Home Inspections.

What is Title Insurance and Why is It Necessary? In studio is the premier Real Estate Attorney from Chicago, yes, that’s Elina Golod!

January 7, 2017

January is Radon Action Month! How do you know if you have Radon in your house? In studio to enlighten us about Radon is the Expert Tester, Yes, that’s Tim James, from Pillar to Post Home Inspections!

Do you know about Contingencies? There’s many different types of Contingencies and in studio to educate us, is the Premier Realtor from Keller Williams NW Indiana, yes, that’s Kim Odegard

Is it important that you have a Team when going through the Mortgage process? Yes, says our Mortgage Expert, yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, branch manager from Inlanta Mortgage! Caller Bob gave a testimony!

Do you know how to make your home presentable for sale? In studio is the premier Realtor from Chicago, the Broker/Owner of West Town Realty, Yes, that’s Jessica Barrera!

December 31, 2017

It’s the end of the year and do you know about all of your Residential Tax Exemptions? In studio to share with us her current list is the premier Real Estate Attorney from Chicao, yes, that’s Elina Golod!

Do you know how to get yourself financially ready to buy a house or refinance in 2018. In studio is the Mortgage Expert, yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, Branch Manager of Inlanta Mortgage!

You are selling your house “‘As-Is” – Is that really possible these days? I know a Cash Buyer / Investor can, but what about if you are getting a mortgage? in studio do dispel the myths vs reality is the Premier Realtor and Owner of West Town Realty, yes, that’s Jessica Barerra!

Also, Do you know the Top 4 things that are “officially Out Of Style” for 2018 in your home decor? Me, Randy Barcella will share with you my short list!

December 24, 2017

How do you know if you house is “over-priced?” and, Is selling you house in the winter a good idea? In studio is the premier Realtor from Chicago, the Broker/Owner of West Town Realty, Yes, that’s Jessica Barrera!

Do you know what to do and how to prepare your furniture for Consignment, And how to get the most for your furniture? In studio, is one of Chicagolands Favorites, Yes, that’s Kellie Scott, owner of Divine Consign in Oak Park!

Do you know how to save money Now on your taxes? In studio, is the premier Realtor from Naperville, Scott Gerami, from Re/Max Professionals Select!

Do you know the Myths vs Reality about Home Inspections? Yes, In studio is one of the top Home Inspectors, Tim James, from Pillar to Post Home Inspections!

December 17, 2017


“Do you really know what the Real Square Footage of your home is?” Scott Gerami, Re/Max Professionals Select

“Do you know how to Prepare your Home for a Showing?” Kim Odegard, Keller Williams, NW Indiana.

“Fireplaces, gas a logs, “do you know how to be Safe and Prepared?” Tim James, Home Inspector, Pillar to Post Home Inspections

“Do you know the truth about Furniture Pricing and Quality? Kellie Scott, Divine Consign, Oak Park

December 10, 2017

What happened this year 2017 in the mortgage industry? and do you know what to expect in 2018?  In studio is the premier mortgage expert, yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, the branch manager of Inlanta Mortgage! to share with the forecast!

 Do you know when it’s a good time to start looking for a new home, when your rental lease is not up yet? Wow! Great questions!  In studio is “Realtor of the Year from NW Indiana, yes, that’s Kim Odegard from Keller Williams!

 Do you know how to hold title in an LLC? and did you hear about the new legislation about LLCs?  In studio is the Premier Real Estate Attorney, yes, that’s Elina Golod!

 Do you know how to get ready for the Appraisal of you r home? Randy Barcella goes over the helpful checklist!

December 3, 2017

Do you know what to do to your home when selling it in the Winter? In studio to share with us his fun stories, is the premier Realtor from Naperville, yes, that’s Scott Gerami, from ReMax Professionals Select!

Do you know what Safety concerns you need to know about with regards to your heating system? In studio is the Home Inspection Expert, yes, that’s Tim James from Pillar to Post Home Inspections!

Do you know what the Two Biggest Mistakes that Sellers? In studio is “Realtor of the Year from NW Indiana, yes, that’s Kim Odegard from Keller Williams!

Do you know the truth about furniture pricing? In studio is the President and CEO of Divine Consign in Oak Park, yes, that’s Kellie Scott!

 

November 26, 2017

Do you know what are the 4 C’s that you need in order to get a Mortgage? In studio is the Mortgage Expert, Yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, Branch Manager of Inlanta Mortgage!

Appraisals and Repairs – are many of them Really Necessary and does FHA Really Call for repairs? “Can you really sell a home “As-Is?” and get a mortgage? Me, Randy Barcella, I’ll go over the Myths vs Reality here!

As we do ever Holiday season, we enjoy supporting great local charities! and this year: “Kids and Cancer!” Do you know any? In studio is Collen Kisel, from The “Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation!” She’s really making a positive difference is kids and families lives!

November 19, 2017

Buying a condo or in a Managed Home Owners Association? Do you know you need to consider when buying in a HOA? In studio is the Premier Realtor from Re/Max Professionals Select!, Yes, that’s Scott Gerami!

Do you know the top tips you need to know about winterizing your home? In studio is the Premier Home Inspector, yes, that’s Tim James from Pillar to Post Home Inspections!   

Is “For Sale By Owner” a Good Idea or Bad Idea?  To dispel the myths vs reality here is the Realtor of the Year with the Premier Team from Keller Williams NW Indiana,…Yes, that’s Kim Odegard!

Divine Consign in Oak Park’s very own, Kellie Scott is live in studio to share with us “why Staging you home when selling is really worth it!”

November 12, 2017

The Holidays and Winter are almost here! I think I’ll take my home off the market and wait until Spring to sell it. REALLY? To dispel the myths vs reality here is the Realtor of the Year with the Premier Team from Keller Williams NW Indiana,…Yes, that’s Kim Odegard!

Happy Veterans Day! I, Randy Barcella, have a very special story to share with you all about Veterans Day about My Dad!

Do you know the 4 things you need to do Before applying for your mortgage? In studio to share with us his valuable checklist it the mortgage expert, yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, the branch manager from Inlanta Mortgage!.

Divine Consign in Oak Park’s very own, Kellie Scott is live in studio to share with us “Why Staging Your Home is So Important” when selling.

November 5, 2017


Selling your house “as-is”? Does that mean that you don’t have to do any repairs? Randy Barcella goes over the Myths vs Reality here!

Home Inspection Reports Dos and Don’ts by Buyers and Sellers! In studio is the Premier Realtor from Naperville and the western suburbs, Yes, that’s Scott Gerami, from Re/Max Professionals Select!

Seller Transparency when it comes to Home Inspections! Yes! In studio to give us some great tips, is the premier home inspector, Yes! that’s Tim James, Pillar to Post Home Inspections!

Health Insurance! Too expensive since Obama care? What’s new now? Are there affordable alternatives? In studio is the Healthy Insurance Expert, Yes, that’s Tom Miroballi !

October 29, 2017


Home Buying Fears! Do you know what the Top 4 Are? In studio to share with us here check list is the Premier Realtor from Baird & Warner, Frankfort, Yes, that’s Nicole Meding!

Buying or Selling furniture? It’s time consuming, scary. This is where Divine Consign comes in. In studio is the President and CEO of Divine Consign in Oak Park, Yes, that’s Kelli Scott!

PRICING your home! Is it what You think it’s worth or what the Comparable Sales in your neighborhood dictates? In studio is the Premier Realtor from Naperville and the western suburbs, Yes, that’s Scott Gerami, from Re/Max Professionals Select!

Did you know that weather conditions can bring to light certain problems in a home? Yes! In studio to give us some great tips, is the premier home inspector, Yes! that’s Tim James, Pillar to Post Home Inspections!

October 22, 2017


When moving, The last thing you need on your plate is selling your existing furniture. It’s time consuming, scary. This is where Divine Consign comes in. In studio is the President and CEO of Divine Consign, Yes, that’s Kelli Scott!

“For Sale By Owner or Not For Sale By Owner?” In studio is the Premier Realtor from Naperville and the western suburbs, Yes, that’s Scott Gerami, from Re/Max Professionals Select!

“Post Closing Questions!” In studio to educate us again, is the Premier Mortgage Expert, yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, The Branch Manager of Inlanta Mortgage!.

It’s October and that’s “Domestic Violence Awareness Month! and As you look forward to us doing every year, we at Real Estate Revealed, support some of our favorite Charities, and In Studio this morning is The Director of the St Jude House, Yes, that’s Linda Perez!” Linda Perez and the St Jude House are literally, saving and changing lives!

October 15, 2017


Ok, It’s time to move – downsize, upsize, rightsize – wherever you’re going you have a million things to do. The last thing you need on your plate is selling your existing furniture. It’s time consuming, scary. This is where Divine Consign comes in. Divine Consign will respond right away, pick up your furniture quickly, market and sell it sell it for you and you get a check. Boom! In studio is the President and CEO of Divine Consign, Yes, that’s Kelli Scott!

Do you know how to buy Land? You want to build a home on it. Is it the same as buying a house? There’s really a lot to know and you don’t want to make any mistakes! In studio is one of the Premier Real Estate Attorneys, Yes, that’s Elina Golod

Can the Lender/Mortgage Company affect the Appraised Value of your home? Are all Appraisers the same? In studio to educate us again, is the Premier Moprtgage Expert, yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, The Branch Manager of Inlanta Mortgage!.

Also! It’s October and that’s “Domestic Violence Awareness Month! and As you look forward to us doing every year, we at Real Estate Revealed, support some of our favorite Charities, and In Studio this morning is Elsa Prado, from “Break The Silence Foundation!” I always have been confused and disturbed by “how can you hit a child or woman or man?” I can’t wait to hear what Elsa Prado has to say! She and her foundation are literally, saving and changing lives!

October 8, 2017


Cyber Security Breaches! Every few months, we hear these stories…and most recently the credit reporting agency was hacked and your personal information was compromised! In studio is the expert in this field, the Vice President of Marketing and Salas at the Landy Insurance Company, Yes, that’s John Torvi!

Mold issues in a home! Do you know how to find mold and what to do if you have it in your home? In studio is one of the Premier Home Inspectors, yes, that’s Tim James, from Pillar to Post Home Inspections, the Tim James Team!

Do you think you are are landlord material? There’s a lot to it! It’s not that easy! There’s local laws, screening tenants, maintenance inside and out, responsibilities and liabilities and more! In studio to educate us again is the Premier Realtor from Naperville and western suburbs, yes, that’s Scott Gerami, Re/Max Professionals Select.

FIRPTA – Foreign Investment iIn Real Property Tax Act – This is a situation when a seller is a foreign person or company. WOW! What a topic! In studio to educate us on this is one of the premier real estate attorneys, yes, that’s Elina Golod!

October 1, 2017


The Sellers Disclosure and The Home Inspector? Does the Home Inspector see it? In studio is one of the Premier Home Inspectors, Yes, that’s Tim James, from Pillar to Post Home Inspections, the Tim James Team!

Do you know about the Buyers Representation Agreement? Are they a good idea? In studio is one of the Premier Realtors from Baird & Warner, Yes! that’s Nicole Meding, to shed some light on this!

Do you know what type of loans there are now and what type of a loan is right for you? Is it FHA, VA or Conventional? In studio is the mortgage expert, Chuck Poulin, the Branch Manager of Inlanta Mortgage.

Who needs to Sign the Deed? In studio to shed some light on this! is one of the Premier Real Estate Attorneys, Yes, that’s Elina Golod!

September 24, 2017


Do you know how to Prepare for a Closing? It’s more than just “show up and sign a lot of papers!” In studio to share with us her valuable check list, is one of the Premier Real Estate Attorneys, Yes, that’s Elina Golod!

Roofs! Do you how to spot a good roof from a bad one? Do you know what roofing issues that are commonly found from an inspection and how to get a proper roof inspection? In studio is one of the Premier Home Inspectors, Yes, that’s Tim James, from Pillar to Post Home Inspections, the Tim James Team!

Randy Barcella, I go over more appraisal repair issues in our industry! and FHA, VA and Conventional Appraisal Myths vs Reality!

September 17, 2017

You heard about the Equifax Security Breach recently?,…where hackers got thousands of peoples personal information? Is this Equifax Data Breach a concern for Real Estate? Well, In studio, is the premier Real Estate Attorney, Yes, that’s Elina Golod, to give us the real scoop on this!

Do you know the Top Mistakes that buyers and seller make when it comes to Home Inspections? In studio is one of the Premier Realtors from Naperville and western suburbs, Yes, that’s Scott Gerami, Re/Max Professionals Select!

Do you know why it’s important to have a Team that consists of a Loan Officer, plus an Attorney, a Realtor, along With a Home Inspector when going through your mortgage process? In studio to share with us his valuable information , is the Mid West Mortgage expert, Yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, the Branch Manager of Inlanta Mortgage!

September 10, 2017

What are the Top Tips and Tricks you need to know when Selling and Buying? In studio is one of the Premier Realtors from Naperville and western suburbs, Yes, that’s Scott Gerami, Re/Max Professionals Select!

Do you know the Top 5 Things you should do when applying for a mortgage? In studio to share with us his valuable check list, is the Mi\d West Mortgage expert, Yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, the Branch Manager of Inlanta Mortgage!

Why Are You Selling? is one of the questions the Buyer will ask you! What Not to Say as a Seller? Do you know? In studio to share with her valuable advice, is one of the Premier Realtors from Baird & Warner, Yes, that’s Nicole Meding.

September 3, 2017

Home Inspections! Do you really know what a Home Inspection is? What does a Home Inspector do? What is a Home Inspector Looking for? In studio is one of the Premier Home Inspectors in the mid-west, Yes, that’s Time James, from Pillar to Post Home Inspections, the Tim James team!

When selling your house and there’s obvious defects in your house or garage, … do you really need to fix this? In studio to share with us a valuable story, is one of the Premier Realtors from Baird & Warner, Yes, that’s Nicole Meding.

An Appraisal vs a Home Inspection, are they the Same? AND How many of you are having problems with Appraisers calling for a lot of un-necessary repairs? Well, me Randy Barcella, I’ll go over all the details here and share with you the Myths vs Reality on appraisal repairs!

August 27, 2017

Closing Costs estimates! Do you really know how they are determined? An do you hear about the latest New Technology that’s really affecting and enhancing the real estate industry? In studio once again the Premier Realtor from Naperville and the western suburbs, yes, that’s Scott Gerami, Re/Max Professionals Select!

Windows! What makes a window a good window? What are the top three complaints that people have about their windows? What are the top three concerns when buying windows? In studio is the expert on windows, yes, that’s Marcin Wolski, from Wolski Windows!

Appraisal issues? How many of you are having problems with Appraisers calling for a lot of un-necessary repairs? Well, me Randy Barcella, I’ll go over all the details here and share with you the Myths vs Reality on appraisal repairs!

August 20, 2017

Do you live in Lake County and did your tax bill blue form come in? Is it higher than what you expected? Ouch!! What can you do, if anything! In studio, to give us our options on this, is the premier Realtor from the north shore, yes, that’s Jacquie Lewis, Coldwell Banker, Highland Park.

Do you own more than you owe on your house? And you really need a bigger house,… Can you really buy another house?  Also, you don’t have much money for a down payment on a house, do you know what your options are? In studio once again the mortgage expert, yes that’s Chuck Poulin, branch manager at Inlanta Mortgage!

Appraisal issues? You are having problems with Appraisers calling for a lot of un-necessary repairs? Well, me Randy Barcella, I’ll go over all the details here and share with you the Myths vs Reality on appraisal repairs!

August 13, 2017

You have the Home Inspection Report! Now What? Do fix or comply with Everything on that report? or You are Selling “AS-IS” And What Really is “As-Is anyways? In Studio to educate us on Home Inspection Reports and Selling As-Is, is Chicagoland’s Premier Real Estate Attorney, Yes, that’s Elina Golod

Should you Buy or Build the Largest home in the neighborhood? OOO, Good topic! In studio to dispel the myths vs reality here is the award winning Real Estate Broker from Baird & Warner, yes, that’s Nicole Meding!

What is Absorption Rate? and Why is it Important? In studio to educate us once again, is the Premier Real Estate Broker from Napervile and western suburbs, Yes, that’s Scott Gerami, from Re-Max Professionals Select!

Do you know How to Choose a Mover? Wow Great Topic! Do you know how to read and Compare moving estimates? and Do you know What to look for in a Mover, both Local and Long Distance? In studio to give us the Real Scoop on Movers, is on of the Best in this profession, Yes, that’s Karmin Daniels Avakian, from the Premier Moving Company in the Chicagoland area, Alliance Moving and Storage!

August 6, 2017

Do you know how to sell a Luxury Home? It’s different than your regular home, but, How? In studio to to share with us her check list on how to sell a Luxury Home, is the North Shores’ Finest, Yes, that’s Jacquie Lewis, Coldwell Banker Highland Park

We’re halfway into the year and what’s really happening now in the mortgage market? Are rates going up? Should I purchase now or re-finance and wait? For the real scoop on this is the Premier Mortgage Expert, Yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, Manager of Inlanta Mortgage!

Why buy A Co-Operative Apartment? What really is a Co-OP? In Studio to educate us on Co-Ops, is Chicagoland’s Premier Real Estate Attorney, Yes, that’s Elina Golod

Do you know the Top 5 Strategies for selling you home now in todays market? In studio to educate us once again, is the award winning Real Estate Broker from Baird & Warner, yes, that’s Nicole Meding!

July 30, 2017

You have good credit and you are Pre-Approved for the loan, but your Loan Officer’s underwriter keeps asking you for more information each week, Why! ? What’s up with that, Leave Me Alone already, I’m not a criminal, I’m simply getting a mortgage!! For the real scoop on this is the Premier Mortgage Expert, Yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, Manager of Inlanta Mortgage!

Matterport Technology, 3-D and Fly-Through Videos! Do you know what all that is all about?  In studio is the Brains behind all this New and Cutting edge technology is the Premier Realtor from Naperville and Western suburbs, yes, that’s Scott Gerami, Re/Max Professionals Select.

Do you know the Top 4 Tips when making an offer to buy home? In studio to educate us once again, is the award winning Real Estate Broker from Baird & Warner, yes, that’s Nicole Meding!

Off Shore Hackers and Wire Fraud

We’ve heard some of your stories! Wow! Do you know about them, how to recognize them and how to avoid them? In studio to give us the her valuable information is one of the Premier Realtors from the North Shore, Yes, that’s Jacquie Lewis, Coldwell Banker, Highland Park!

What’s Title Insurance? Do you really need it? Does it protect you? In studio is the Premier Real Estate Attorney, the Brainiac Herself, yes, that’s Elina Golod!

What is Mortgage Insurance? MIP, PMI, yes, that extra fee that raises on your Mortgage payment! Do you know how to get rid of it? The Inside Scoop on Mortgage Insurance is , is the Mortgage Expert, Yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, Branch Manager from Inlanta Mortgage.

July 16, 2017

Do you know the Top 5 Mistakes that buyers and sellers make when it comes to Home Inspections? In studio to give us the her valuable check list, is one of the Premier Realtors from the south suburbs, Yes, that’s Nicole Meding, from Baird & Warner!

What’s the Inside Scoop on Home Warranties? Good idea? or waste of money? In studio to dispel the Myths vs Reality on Home Warranties, is The Premier Real Estate Broker from Naperville, Yes, that’s Scott Gerami, Re/Max Professionals Select!

What’s new this summer in home improvements? In studio it the studio from MR Pluming is the expert himself, yes, that’s Mark Smith!

July 9, 2017

“Open Houses” Good Idea or Bad? Wow! Some Realtors say Yes, Some Say No, waste of time! In studio to give us the Real Scoopm is one of the Premier Realtors,Yes, that’s Scott Gerami, from Re/Max Professionals Select, Naperville!

Buyers, Do you know the different ways to calculate the initial offer price and then how to determine an houses ultimate value? In studio to educate us is The Premier Real Estate Broker from the North Shore! Yes, that’s Jacquie Lewis from Coldwell Banker, Highland Park!

Do you know what a “Pre Approval” Really Means? Does it really mean that you Approved or maybe Pre Qualified? In studio is Chicagoland’s Mortgage Expert, yes that’s Chuck Poulin, Branch Manager of Inlanta Mortgage!

Also, have you been able to afford your Health Insurance since Obama Care? Or maybe you and your family simply had to drop it since it’s way too expensive! Well, to give us the Real Scoop on Health Insurance is Illinois’ Expert, Yes, Tom Miroballi, Agent for Blue Cross Blue Shield!

July 2, 2017

You just closed on your purchase. Is that it? You’re done! Just enjoy living the dream in your new home :) But Wait, Chicagoland’s Top Real Estate Attorney, Elina Golod, Says “Hold Your Horses!” There’s still work to do! :) Ok, I can’t wait to hear Elina Golod’s Safety Check List!

Why Is Your Home Not Selling: Selling a house means getting ready for the dance and could involve doing work. Selling a house might entail investing money. To share with us her time proven tips on How to be Best in Class is The Premier Real Estate Broker from the North Shore! Yes, that’s Jacquie Lewis from Coldwell Banker, Highland Park!

And then more appraisal tips from me, Randy Barcella about the Urban Myths about FHA, VA and Conventional Appraisals and repairs!

June 25, 2017

Do you know the Importance of Real Estate Agent Referrals, both from You and the Lenders! Yes, Relationships are the Driving Force of our industry! In studio is the Premier Real Estate Broker from Baird & Warner, Frankfort, Yes, that’s Nicole Meding!

Do you know the 4 Key Points of a loan process and how this will help them with their loan process/approval. Yes, in studio is the Top Mortgage Expert, Yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, the Manager of Inlata Mortgage!

Is your home Priced Right? Do you really know how to determine the right price?.In studio to shed some light on this is the Premier Real Estate Broker from the North Shore! Yes, that’s Jacquie Lewis from Coldwell Banker, Highland Park!

Randy Barcella has a few current stories for you! You are paying Cash, so, Do You Really Need an Appraisal?

June 18, 2017

Real Estate Taxes in Cook County!” Did you hear the Rumor about your tax increase! Wow! Doesn’t sound good,… and to give us the Latest on Cook County Taxes , is Chicagolands Premier Real Estate Attorney, yes, that’s Elina Golid!

“Drones and Real Estate!” Yes, a Huge Trending Topic! Yes, in studio to share with us her check list, is one of the Premier Realtors from Naperville and Western Suburbs, Scot t Gerami from RE/MAX Professionals select!!

“Appraisals and Repairs” and FHA and VA! Do you still think that FHA and VA calls for repairs? Really? Randy Barcella dispels the Myths vs Reality here!

June 11, 2017

Buying “Short Sales”! What does Short Sale really mean? You thinks it’s Easy? I’m sure you’ve heard the commercials “It’s easy, anyone can do it! You don’t need any experience or know how or money” Show up to my one day seminar and you can earn $40,000 in easy Flipping your first house” Are you kidding me! Well, in studio to shed some Reality on this, is Chicagolands Premier Real Estate Attorney, yes, that’s Elina Golod!

Home Buying 101 today! Figuring out what you want and how to get it! Does it make sense to buy and also, are you financially and Emotionally ready? Yes, in studio to share with us her check list, is one of the Premier Realtors from Naperville and Western Suburbs, Scot t Gerami from RE/MAX Professionals select!!

“Millenials! Should you Buy or Rent? What are your concerns and expectations as Millenials? In studio to educate us as always is the Mortgage Expert, Yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, Manager of Inlanta Mortgage!

June 4, 2017

“Millennials in the Marketplace” Who are they and where do they want to live? and What really are the Challenges that Millennials face? To help you down that path, with her cutting edge and current information to help you navigate Easily, is one of the Premier Real Estate Brokers from the South Suburbs, Yes, that’s Nicole Meding, from Baird & Warner, who just recently was awarded the Top Agent recognition for May!

“Do you know how to get ready for the Appraisal of your home?” It’s not often that you move and not often that you have to deal with an Appraiser coming in to your home! Yes, me, Randy Barcella, I’ll go over with you my handy checklist :)

“Hey College Grads, do you know where you’ll be living when you move to Chicago?” Also, do you know the “top mistakes that buyers make” when looking to buy a home? Yes, In studio to share with us her check list, is one of the North Shore’s Best Real Estate Brokers, Yes, that’s Jacquie Lewis from Coldwell Banker, Highland Park!

Did you hear that some are suing Zillow over misleading property valuations? In studio, to keep us up to date on the latest concerning proper and correct valuations and who’s liable, is John Torvi, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at the Herbert H Landy insurance company!

May 28, 2017

Do you know there are 6 Terms that your Realtor should be negotiating on your behalf? Do you know what those 6 Terms are? Yes, In studio to share with us her check list, is one of the North Shore’s Best Real Estate Brokers, Yes, that’s Jacquie Lewis from Coldwell Banker, Highland Park!

Can a Seller Get Out of a Contract? and How? and When? In studio, is one of the Premier Real Estate Attorneys, Yes, that’s Elina Golod!

“Do You Know How to Win” when confronted with “Multiple Offers” and you are asked for your Highest and Best Offer! Wow! and Do you know what an “Escalation Clause” is? In Studio is one of the Premier Real Estate Brokers from Naperville and Western Suburbs, Yes, that’s Scott Gerami from Re/Max Professionals Select.

May 21, 2017

Do you know the Most Common Pitfalls when Selling your home and how to avoid them? In studio, is one of the Premier Real Estate Brokers from the southern suburbs, yes, that Nicole Meding, who was also just awarded the #1 agent in here Baird and Warner office!

Do you know The Math behind your Mortgage? Did you ever wonder how they come up with an interest rate and the costs behind your mortgage? Yes! In studio is the Premier Mortgage Expert, Chuck Poulin, manager od Eagle Home Mortgage, to the dispel the Myths vs Reality.

Appraisals and Repairs! I’m still getting emails and calls about appraisers calling for unnecessary repairs and that still, so many Realtors, Homeowners and Loan Officers, think that FHA calls for repairs! Wow! Me, Randy Barcella, I’ll go over the Myths vs Reality here!

May 14, 2017

Do you know How a “Buyer Can Get Out of a Sales Contract?” WOW!, In studio to educate us like she always does, is the Premier Real Estate Attorney of the midwest, Yes! That’s Elina Golid!

Do you know the current tips on “Making Your Home Smart?” and, then, the tips on protecting your safety, after getting your home smart? Wow! In studio is the Premier Real Estate Broker from the North Shore! Yes, that’s Jacquie Lewis from Coldwell Banker, Highland Park!

Also, Do you know who is the “Guy in the Pink Hat” is at the CUBs games, …you see him always in the first row behind home plate! Well, we have uncovered the Truth and will dispel the Myths, because we have him here in studio with us! Do you know who he is!

May 7, 2017

Do you know the Top Tips for Selling you home now, for the most money and in the shortest period of time? In studio, to share with us his time proven check list, is the Premier Real Estate Broker from Naperville and western suburbs, Yes, that’s Scott Gerami, from ReMax Professionals Select

When you applied for your mortgage, were nervous and afraid or anxious? Did your loan process go smoothly? Did you get the interest rate that you were promised and did you have peace of mind after the closing? In studio to share a story with us is the Mortgage Expert, Yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, Manager of Eagle Home Mortgage.

Do you know how to get your home ready for sale? and what some of the pitfalls are? In studio is the south suburb’s Premier Real Estate Broker from Baird & Warner, Frankfort, Nicole Meding!

Do you know about Home Generators and how they can save your home during a power outage? In studio to share with us the latest, is Mark Smith, the President of MR Plumbing!

April 30, 2017

Do you know what an honest Realtor should be telling you about selling: AND, when is it Ok to Move On? Wow, yes, another great topic! and to give us the truth and no fluff, is the North Shore’s Premier Realtor, Yes, that’s Jacquie Lewis, Coldwell Banker, Highland Park.

Do you know what Dual Agency is? Is it Ok? Can you Benefit from it? In studio is the south suburb’s Premier Broker from Baird & Warner, Frankfort, Nicole Meding!

Do you know the Top 5 Selling Secrets that every seller should know? Wow, Great topic in studio to share with us his time proven tips on this is one of Chicagoland’s premier Real Estate Brokers, yes, that’s John Lyons from Baird & Warner, Chicago!

April 23, 2017

Did you ever lend money to your brother, or sister or a friend? Did you get paid back? Are you still friends with them? Do you know your rights and how to protect yourself? In studio to revel the Myths vs Reality on this is one of Chicagoland’s Premier Real Estate Attorneys, .. Yes, Elina Golid!

What are the Roles of the Real Estate Agent? Do you really know what a Real Estate Agent is responsible to do for you? Great topic in studio to shed some light on this is one of Chicagoland’s premier Real Estate Brokdes, yes, that’s John Lyons from Baird & Warner, Chicago!

When is a good time to re-finance? Does the rate have to drop 1%? THere’s a lot of cliche statements out there! Do you really need 20% down to avoid PMI? In studio to dispel the Myths vs Reality on this is Chicagoland’s Premier Mortgage Expert,… Yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, the Manager of Eagle Home Mortgage!

Can you really sell your home “As-Is”? All the time and in all situations? Can you get a mortgage when selling your home “As-Is?” I, Randy Barcella, will shed some light on the Misconceptions and Urban Myths about selling your home “‘As-Is”

April 16, 2017

Is it really important to document your income in the loan process? Did you know that since 2008, that a borrower must show an ability to pay back a mortgage loan, Regardless of their Equity or Asset position! Wow!, in studio to dispel the Myths vs Reality on this is Chicagoland’s Premier Mortgage Expert,… Yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, the Manager of Eagle Home Mortgage!

Do you know what to look for in a Realtor if you are buying or Selling a home? In studio, is the North Shore’s Premier Realtor,… Yes! That’s Jacquie Lewis, Premier Real Estate Broker from Coldwell Banker, Highland Park!

Do you really need a Survey when buying a house? In studio to revel the Myths vs Reality on this is one of Chicagoland’s Premier Real Estate Attorneys, .. Yes, Elina Golod!

April 9, 2017

Do you know the Top Red Flags to look out for when buying a home? Yes, in studio is the Premier Real Estate Brokers from the south suburbs, Yes, that’s Nicole Meding, Baird & Warner!

Appraisal Repair Issues! Do you think that FHA calls for repairs? Did your Appraiser call for unnecessary repairs? Yes, I, Randy Barcella, will go over the myths vs reality when it comes to Appraisals Repairs!

President of ICAP, Barton DeLacy and one of the top appraisers from ICAP, IL Coalition of Appraisal Professionals, Pat Felvey!

Managing Partner of Bonefish Grill restaurant, yes, Nick Kappallas! For the past three years, we here at the Real Estate Revealed radio show have been giving out Free “bang bang shrimp” gift cards!

April 2, 2017

Understanding Your Mortgage! “He or she who fails to understand Interest – pays it” In studio to shed some light on this is Chicagolands Premier Mortgage Expert, yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, Manager Eagle Home Mortgage.

Seller Financing! The Good and Bad of Seller Financing! Ahh Yes! What a topic and to enlighten us on this is Chicagoland’s Premier Real Estate Attorney Elina Golid!

“Do you know how to Get Ready for the Appraisal of You Home?” Randy Barcella shares with you his valuable check list!

Seller’s Disclosures! How important is it for seller’s to disclose? and What do you need to disclose! In studio to share with us the Myths vs Reality is the North Shore’s Finest Real Estate Broker, Yes, that’s Jacquie Lewis from Coldwell Banker in Highland Park!

March 26, 2017

Making the Offer on your purchase! Yes, Do you really know the right way to make the offer to ensure your desired results? Does your Realtor really know the correct way to make an offer? In studio is one of Chicagoland’s Premier Real Estate Brokers yes, that’s John Lyons, Baird & Warner
 
In your mortgage process on the purchase of your home, Did  you need Really Need to Close On Time? Were you satisfied? or were you led on and then disappointed? In studio to share with us a great story, is Chicagoland’s Premier Mortgage Expert, yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, Manager Eagle Home Mortgage.
 
Do you  know the Top 5 Red Flags to look out for when buying a home? Yes, in studio is the Premier Real Estate Brokers from the south suburbs, Yes, that’s Nicole Meding, Baird & Warner!
 
Cyber Security!, Yes, hot topic!  and with us is the VP of Marketing & Sales with the Landy Insurance Agency, John Torvi, to go over the all the latest

March 19, 2017

Special Guest in studio is the Mayor of Orland Park! Yes, that’s Mayor Dan McLaughlin. He as some programs initiated in Orland Park that many other Illinois cities are modeling after! Have you heard of them?

Do you really know what to do when you get Multiple Offers when selling your house? Do you have Realtor that really knows how to handle multiple offers? Yes, in studio is the North Shores Finest, Jacquie Lewis, Real Estate Broker, from Coldwell Banker, Highland Park!

Do you know the current Credit Tips that will help you with your mortgage, Purchase or Re-finance for 2017? In studio to share with us all this valuable check list, is Chicagoland Premier Mortgage Expert, yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, Manager Eagle Home Mortgage.

Do you have Special Assessments on your Condo or Townhouse? Do you really know what they are? and Why you are being charged? and How Long will have to continue to pay it? Wow, great question! and to answer this is One of Chicagoland’s Premier Real Estate Attorney, yes, that’s Elina Golod!

March 12, 2017

Do you know what are the pros and cons of boutique condo living are? Yes, they are your 2 to 10 unit buildings. Last week we covered High Rise Condo living and in studio to share with us all the myths vs reality on boutique condo living is One Chicagoland’s Premier Real Estate Attorney, yes, that’s Elina Golod

Have you ever wondered why mortgage rates vary and what actually is in a Mortgage Rate? Yes, in studio to share with us all this valuable information is Chicagoland Premier Loan Office, yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, Manager Eagle Home Mortgage.

Do you know that there is an “Impact of Home Ownership on a Family’s Health?” Yes, I, Randy Barcella will go over these amazing, current statistics!

Also. Spring is here and are you aware of the current plumbing tips for your home? Yes, in studio is one of Chicagoland’s Premier Plumbing Companies, yes, that’s MR Plumbing’s President , Mark Smith!

March 5, 2017

Have you ever wondered  how you would approach being in a Multiple Offer situation? Wow! Great topic! and to share with us her expertise on this, is the Premier Real Estate Broker from Highland Park, … Yes, that’s Jacquie Lewis, from Coldwell Banker!
 
Do you know how to sell you home for top dollar now? Ahh Yes, in studio to let us in on these valuable Tips, is one of Chicagolands’s Premier Realtors, John Lyons, from Baird & Warner!
 
Do you know that you have loan options when buying a home? other than your typical Conventional, FHA or VA programs. Have you ever hear of IHDA? or The Chicago Infrastructure Plan? or the Cook County Board Programs? Yes, in studio to share with us all this valuable information  is Chicagoland Premier Loan Office, yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, Manager Eagle Home Mortgage.
 
Also, Do you know why it’s a Good Idea to Sell You r Home Now? New statistics just came out and you do not want to miss this!. In studio, the southern suburbs Premier Realtor from Baird & Warner, Yes that’s Nicole Meding!

Do You Know What You Don’t Know?

Questions to ask when interviewing brokers to sell your home.
It’s much more than, “What is your commission rate?” Yes, in studio, shattering expectations in Lake County is Frances Simons, Broker from Baird & Warner!
 
You are buying in a High Rise Condo. Do you know what the Pros and Cons are when Buying  in a High Rise Condo? In studio to shed reveal the myths vs reality of High Rise Condo Ling, is one of Chicagoland’s Premier Real Estate Attorneys, yes, that’s Elina Golod!
 
Do you know how to negotiate Inspection Items? Do you know What to expect? Do you know What you can and can’t ask for,… AND, Do you know  When to jump ship and cancel the contract? Ahh Yes, in studio to let us in on these valuable Tips, is one of Chicagolands’s Premier Realtors, John Simons, from Baird & Warner! 
 
Are you still having issues with Appraisals and Appraisers calling for repairs that really aren’t necessary?  Me, Randy Barcella, I’ll go over the myths vs reality when it comes to Appraisals and Repairs and Values!

February 19, 2017

- Do you live in a condo in Chicago, typically a 3 or 4 story building and you are having a lot of problems with the “Split Faced Block” construction? Water seepage, settling and unsafe conditions? – In studio, one of the Mid-west’s Premier Home Inspectors, Will Decker, Decker Home Services, LLC

- For Sale by Owner? Good Idea or Bad Idea? Fact based answers and related directly to the bottom dollar, as well as Safety concerns & issues.
-Yes, in studio is one of the Premier Realtors from the southern suburbs, Nicole Meding, Broker, Baird & Warner

- You found your dream home and your offer has been accepted. Congratulations! What happens now? This is common whether your purchasing a home or even refinancing your current home….who does what?! Yes, in studio to share with his valuable checklist is the Top Mortgage Expert, Chuck Poulin, the manager of Eagle Home Mortgage!

“Do You Know What You Don’t Know?”
Questions to ask when interviewing brokers to sell your home.
It’s much more than, “What is your commission rate?” Yes, in studio, shattering expectations in Lake County is Frances Simons, Broker from Baird & Warner!

February 12, 2017

Are you in your 20s? Do you know the “4 Tips for Home Buying now in 2017, if you are in your 20s? Valuable checklist is from the Top Mortgage Expert, Chuck Poulin, the Manager of Eagle Home Mortgage!

Appraisals! What’s the latest on the appraisal of your home, condo, townhouse or apartment building? Chicagolands Premier Real Estate Attorney, yes, that’s Elina Golod!

Do you know “How to Get Ready for the Appraiser Coming Over?” I’ll go over the current check list with you! – Me, Randy Barcella!

February 5, 2017

“Should You Buy for home First or Sell you home First? Wow, great topic! One of Chicagoland’s Top Realtors, yes! John Lyons from Baird & Warner! 


Radon! What is Radon and Do you know what the New Illinois Law for Radon is and what are the procedures you need to follow?” In studio to share with us all the current valuable information the Mid West’s Premier Home Inspector, yes, that’s Will Decker, from Decker Home Services!


Do you know the “4 questions that the Borrower needs to be aware of before falling in love with a home?” Yes, in studio to share with his valuable checklist is the Top Mortgage Expert, Chuck Poulin, the manager of Eagle Home Mortgage!

January 29, 2017

Do you know about the New “Military On The Move Rebate Program?” one of the Premier Realtors from Lake County, Yes, that’s Frances Simons, from Baird & Warner!

Do you know the “4 Key Partners in the home buying experience?” one of Chicagolands Top Realtors, Yes, that’s John Lyons from Baird & Warner!

Do you know “The 4 Considerations when buying a Condo” now in 2017? one of Chicagoland’s Top Real Estate Attorneys, Yes! that’s Elina Golid!

“For Sale by Owner” Good idea or bad idea? What’s the Pros and Cons? the Premier Realtor from the southern suburbs, Nicole Meding, from Baird & Warner!

January 22, 2017

Do you know the Truths vs Myths about Mold? In studio to give us the Truth about Mold, is Chicagoland’s Premier Home Inspector, Will Decker, from Decker Homes Services!

Do you know what to do when: “All is not well at the walk-through?” and “There’s a problem with the Closing Disclosure?” In studio to educate us, is one of the Premier Realtors from Lake County, Frances Simons, from Baird & Warner!

Do you know the Pros and Cons of Holding Title to Investment Properties?: LLC vs a Corporation? Wow! one of Chicagoland’s Top Real Estate Attorneys, Yes! that’s Elina Golid!

Do you know the “3 New Years Resolutions for Buying an home? to share with us her proven strategies, is the Premier Realtor from the southern suburbs, Nicole Meding, from Baird & Warner!

January 15, 2017

Do you know the Simple / Inexpensive Winter Strategies to Advance your home sale Before Spring? Yes! to share with us her proven strategies, is the Premier Realtor from the southern suburbs, Nicole Meding, from Baird & Warner!

Do you know the Top 5 Reasons for Investors to Choose LLC, for Property Ownership? Wow! Great topic and to give us the answers to this, is one of Chicagoland’s Top Real Estate Attorneys, Yes! that’s Elina Golid!

Do you know what to do when: The Buyer keeps requesting extensions? and When the Buyer an Seller agree to the sale of personal property? In studio to educate us, is one of the Premier Realtors from Lake County, Yes, that’s Frances Simons, from Baird & Warner!

January 8, 2017

Do you think that FHA calls for repairs? I see there’s a great majority of Realtors, Homeowners and Loan Officers still think that there’s an FHA Inspector and that FHA calls for repairs! I will reveal the Myths vs Reality here! Randy Barcella, Real Estate Appraiser and Show Host

Do you know the Top 5 Tips for buyers to CRUSH the 2017 seller’s market? In studio to share with us this valuable information is one of Chicago’s Top Realtors, Yes, that’s John Lyons, Baird & Warner.

Do you know the top 10 Commandments when buying a home for 2017? In studio to address this and more, is the Mortgage Expert, Yes, that Chuck Poulin, the Manager of Eagle Home Mortgage.

Furnaces, Ahh Yes, it’s been very cold outside! Do you know what types of furnaces out there and how efficient they are and what’s right for you and your home? In studio is the master home inspector, Yes! Will Decker, from Decker Home Services!

January 1, 2017

What were Your concerns in the beginning of the loan process? Were these concerns answered and how were they addressed? The Mortgage Expert, Chuck Poulin, the Manager of Eagle Home Mortgage.

Do you know the Top 5 Real Estate Tips to help you sell your home in the 2017 Spring Market? One of Chicago’s Top Realtors, yes, that’s John Lyons, Baird & Warner.

Do you know the top 5 Plumbing Concerns now for winter and to you know how to avoid disaster? One of the tops in all of the mid west, yes, that’s Mark Smith, from M&R Plumbing!

December 25, 2016

Midwest’s Premier Mortgage Expert, Chuck Poulin, Manager, Eagle Home Mortgage

One of Chicagoland’s Premier Real Estate Attorney’s, Elina Golod.

One of the Top Realtors from Chicago, John Lyons, Baird & Warner!

December 18, 2016

Relocation, Are you relocating and probably it’s for your job? Do you Know What to Do to make this a Less stressful and a less Disruptive experience? The Premier Realtor from Baird & Warner, in the southern suburbs, yes, that’s Nicole Meding!

Real Estate has a lot to do with Schools and Zip Codes. Did you see the latets report? One of Chicago’s Top Realtors, yes, that’s John Lyons, Baird & Warner.

And as a part of her 5 part series, “Do you know what to do when there’s a Cloud on your Title? Lake County’s Best, Shattering Expectations, Frances Simons, Baird & Warner!

Chicagoland’s Premier Home Inspector, to share with us about Home Inspections and it’s all about Continuing Education and Making Housing Better and Safer! Yes, that’s Will Decker, from Decker Home Services!

December 11, 2016

Do you know the 6 different ways that you can hold title in IL? In studio is one of Chicagoland’s Premier Attorney’s Elina Golod, to share with us her valuable check list!

Are you looking to buy a home in 2017? Do you know the top 10 important steps to follow to make your purchase happen? In studio is the Premier Realtor from the south suburbs, Nicole Meding, yes, from Baird & Warner!

Do you know the top 5 things to look for in a Lender Mortgage Company? In studio to share with us his valuable check lists, is your Mortgage Expert, Manager of Eagle Home Mortgage, Chuck Poulin.

Helping Children and Teens overcome Cancer, Founder of the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation, Colleen Kisel.

December 4, 2016

Do you know what’s in a Home Inspection? In studio is the Mid-Wests Premier Home Inspector, Will Decker, from Decker Home Services!

Continuing her 5 part series on Real Estate: “What do you do if the Appraisal comes up Short?” Frances Simons, Realtor, Baird & Warner.

Joel Williams from PADS, Providing Advocacy, Dignity and Shelter! Why are people homeless? especially in this era of abundance?!

November 27, 2016

“Where are mortgage markets going into 2017?” – a lot has happened in the market since the election! In studio is the Mortgage Expert, Chuck Poulin, Manager Eagle Home Mortgage.

“Do you know what’s really involved when considering budgeting the costs for the professional team you need to handle your real estate closing? In studio, Chicagoland’s Premier Real Estate Attorney, Erica Crohn Minchella!

Do you know how to get the best deal when Buying in the Winter? Yes, in studio with her sought after east to follow check lists, is Jamie Svoboda, star Realtor from Keller Williams Preferred, the BAZ Team

November 20, 2016

- “What should your Attorney be doing for you if there are problems with your walk-through? If you are the buyer, what credits should you negotiate? If you are the seller, what are your rights?” In studio, Chicagolands Premier Real Estate Attorney, Erica Crohn Minchella.

- “What Really is a Home Inspection?” In studio, Will Decker, Decker Home Services.

- Do you know what to do: ” If the appraisal comes up short?” or “Your buyer keeps requesting extensions?” In studio is Frances Simons, Realtor , Baird & Warner, Shattering Expectations in Lake County.

- In the spirit of the Holiday Season starting, Special Guests from Woman’s Leadership Council, United Way Lake County: Diana Nielander, Judy Kotsiopoulos and Judy Armstrong.

November 13, 2016

Do you know the “8 Steps in Buying a Home?” Yes, in studio to share with us her famous and valuable check list, is Jamie Svoboda, Keller Williams Preferred the Baz team!

Do you know what to do: “If you’re not getting showings or offers?” pr “you receive multiple offers?” or there’s inspection/repair issues?” In studio is Frances Simons, Realtor , Baird & Warner, Shattering Expectations in Lake County!

November 6, 2016


Do you know the “6 Key Questions to Expect From Your Mortgage Lender?” Chuck Poulin, Mortgage Expert, Manager Eagle Home Mortgage.

Do you know the “10 Common Household Dangers” that are “Inexpensive & Easily Fixed?” Midwest’s Expert Home Inspector, Will Decker, Decker Home Services.

Do you know what’s involved with “closing with clients who are using VA loans?” Erica Crohn Minchella, Premier Real Estate Attorney.

Shattering Expectations, Frances Simons, Premier Realtor, Baird & Warner! Part 1 of 5, “Do you know what happens when?….”

Mary E. Pettinato, Co-Founder & CEO, Special Holiday Charity Guest: “Honor Flight Chicago”, “Flying WWII and Korean War Vets to See their Memorials!!”

October 30, 2016


What is a Home Inspection? Do you really know? In studio is the Midwest’s Expert and Leader in Home Inspections, Will Decker, from Decker Home Inspections.

What you Didn’t Know About Buying a House “As-Is”, Yes, in studio is the Star Realtor Williams Preferred, the Baz team to share with us her famous check lists, Jamie Svoboda!

Do you know the 5C’s needed when getting a mortgage? Yes, in studio is the Leader in Mortgages in the Midwest, Chuck Poulin, yes, the Manager of Eagle Home Mortgage!

Do you really know how to shop for insurance Properly? Yes, in studio is Neal Gallo State Farm Select Agent to educate us and give us his easy to follow check list!

October 23, 2016


“Why would I refinance?” Is it really worth it?

Chicagoland’s Premier Mortgage Expert, Chuck Poulin, Manager Eagle Home Mortgage

Do you know what your Attorney should be doing for you in a conventional purchase? Why are you paying for an attorney?” One of Chicago’s Top Real Estate Attorneys, Erica Crohn Minchella.

Are you starting to look for a home?….”Know What you “Want” vs. what you “Need”. Lake County’s Premier Realtor, Frances Simons, Baird & Warner!

*Special Guest, Linda Perez, Executive Director of the St Jude House, for Domestic Violence Awareness month, as Real Estate Revealed starts our Supporting Charities, as we head into the holiday season and Giving Back

October 16, 2016

Appraisals and Repairs, Do you think that FHA calls for repairs? What is the truth about appraisals and repairs? I will go over the myths vs reality about this! Randy Barcella

A good Realtor can he hard to find, right? Do you know what to look for when choosing a Realtor? To go over her famous check list with us, is Jamie Svoboda, Realtor from Keller Williams Preferred the Baz team!

Do you know how to buy Life Insurance? Do you know the formula? Do you know about the many uses for life insurance! Are you reactive or Pro-active? In studio to educate us as always is State Farm Select Agent, Neal Gallo!

October 9, 2016


Why is Title Insurance necessary? How much is it? What if there’s a Title Claim? In studio, one of Chicagoland’s Premier Attorneys’, Erica Crohn Minchella!

There’s Real Estate in the News often and doesn’t it seem to change every month? What should you Really Believe and What Not to! In studio, Lake County’s Premier Realtor, Frances Simons, Baird & Warner, Shattering Expectations!

What’s a VA Loan? What’s the Benefits of a VA Loan? and do you know how to get approved for a VA Loan? Yes, in studio is the midwest’s Premier Mortgage Expert, Chuck Poulin, Manager Eagle Home Mortgage!

October 2, 2016

Do you know what season is best to sell and most desirable? Yes, in studio is the rising star from Keller Williams Preferred, the Baz team, Jamie Svoboda!

Do you know how to choose your insurance agency? and what to look for? Yes, in studio is State Farm Select Agent, Neal Gallo to shed some light on this and educate us!

Do you know the Top Mistakes First Time Homebuyers Need To Avoid In studio, is Chicagloand’s Premier Mortgage Expert, Chuck Poulin, Manager, Eagle Home Mortgage

September 25, 2016

There are so many ways to get involved in a “sharing economy”, but do you want to “share” your real estate broker and real estate attorney?” In studio, is your favorite, Chicagoland’s premier Real Estate Attorney’s, Yes, Erica Crohn Minchella!

Dual Agency! What is it? Should I agree to that when selling? In studio, too, is one Lake Counties Best Realtors, Shattering Expectations, Yes, that’s Frances Simons from Baird & Warner!

“Do you know the Do’s and Don’ts of a New Mortgage?” In studio, is Chicagloand’s Premier Mortgage Expert,Yes, that’s Chuck Poulin, Manager, Eagle Home Mortgage

September 18, 2016

Did you know that there are cyber crimes that are being committed against parties to real estate transactions? One of Chicagoland’s premier Real Estate Attorney’s, Erica Crohn Minchella!

Do you know how to beat the Insurance Game? and what you should be doing and When? Yes, In studio is State Farm Select Agent, Neal Gallo!

Home Warranties! What are they and are they worth it? In studio is one Lake Counties Best Realtors, Shattering Expectations, Yes, Frances Simons from Baird & Warner!

Do you know how to get ready for winter? with all the Plumbing issues around your home? Mark Smith, from M&R Plumbing, shares with us his Valuable Check List!

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