Selling Sarasota

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Behind the scenes

Highlights from this episode

  • Ed gets a promotion to co-host - (1:05)
  • Please turn off your notifications while we record - (3:01)
  • Upcoming changes to the show - (3:15)
  • Worst advice about podcasting ever - (6:38)
  • Why we chose Libsyn to host our podcast - (18:10)
  • Best advice about podcasting ever - (40:29)

Behind the scenes interview with Ed Panas - (5:55)

Since starting our show we have been getting more questions about how to start a podcast so today Shelley interviews Ed about the equipment, software, and acquired skills he used to launch our podcast.
 
  • Zoom H6 digital audio recorder
  • Sony MDR 7506 studio monitor headphones
  • Behringer XM8500 condenser microphones
  • Microphone cables
  • A bunch of foam panels for the studio walls.

Some of our favorites - (24:03)

Shelley's favorites
  • Shell & Tell - answering questions from our listeners.
  • Our interview with Nick Bailey - the new CEO of Century 21 Global.
  • All of the new activities she gets to try out like going to Myakka State Park and taking a class at FST Improv.
  • Interviewing local experts in the real estate industry. 
Ed's favorites
  • Our bonus episode the week we launched "We love podcasters" - especially the Valentine's Day plans questions.
  • Interviewing my parents who have lived in The Villages since 2002 about their experiences as late in life home buyers.
  • All the awesome food and drinks we enjoy as part of The Local Flavor - more sushi and tacos please!

Interview with our podcast coach - (31:30)

A few weeks ago Ed took a mini roadtrip with Niel Guilarte, the owner / operator of Wild Style Media while cruising down I-4 from his studio in Apopka to a Florida Podcasters Association meeting in Tampa.  Niel is an audio engineer and audio/video editor with a ton of experience who also works as a podcasting coach to help people launch their shows. Ed and Niel used this time to record interview segments for our show and Niels (All Things Post).  This is just a short piece of their conversation.

Bonus - a few clips from our favorite episodes - (44:00)

  • Gunner Davis - Century 21 Beggins Enterprises LWR
  • Jennifer Martinez - Guarranteed Rate Mortgage Tampa
  • Ed's mom & dad
  • Coffee at Jo Ann Koontz's office - Koontz & Associates
  • Interview with Nick Bailey - CEO of Century 21 Global
  • Dave Jackson - Libsyn & School of Podcasting
  • Shell & Tell intro - Ed & Shelley
  • Fun Facts about alligators - from Myakka State Park visit
  • In search of a show sign off...still.
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Have questions about real estate?
For more information on buying a home you can contact Shelley directly.
Call or text:  (941) 960-5115

Shell & Tell Information

If you would like to have your questions answered on an upcoming Shell & Tell please contact us!

Links in this episode

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. 

Califlorida Dreaming

Highlights from this episode

  • Why is Ed in California? - (1:51)
  • What a mountain is...for people who have never left Florida. - (3:40)
  • It's 20 dollar burger day in California...AWESOME! - (5:30)
  • California is nice, but Florida is better! - (6:10)
  • Cue LL Cool J!  (Please don't sue us - we love you James!) - (6:38)
  • Shelley will never ever ever ever (never) ever never ever ever ever. -(11:12)
  • A "Mister Ed" joke / reference.  It was bound to happen eventually. - (14:27)
  • Stay classy Sarasota! - (18:57)

Ed in California - (1:50)

Ed is in California this week for a client meeting and he is taking some extra time to enjoy some of the sights like Venice Beach, Santa Monica, and Malibu.  He spent most of his life in California and the state has a lot going for it, but as Ed points out, Florida is better and he is much happier living here in the Sunshine State!
 

Shell & Tell How to avoid wire transfer fraud. - (7:09)

Matt from Bradenton asks "So what's the deal with wire transfer fraud?  It's got me concerned with even trying to by a house."
 
Shelley explains how this very serious threat to your home purchase transaction can avoided with a single phone call.

Fun facts about show sign offs - (23:34)

Suggestions from our friends on Facebook:

  • Shawn Yesner You could go with the traditional (fishing) saying of "Tight Lines!" You could use some real estate language like "Escrow is bound on this episode, talk to you next week." Or "This episode is good 'As-Is'"
  • Jimmy Murray "I'm Shelley and this is how you close."
  • Kenny Keeney "Stay classy Sarasota."
  • Rick Odneal "This is Sarasota Shelley, assisting you with your dreams" 
  • Gunner Davis "Shelley sells sea shells by the seashore."
  • Jennifer Beam "This is Shelley signing off to go sell another slice of paradise (Slice/piece/house)"
  • Jennifer Dougherty "Thank ya. Thank ya very much." (the classics never go out of style)
  • Gerald Gary How about: "Until Next Time, Buy Sarasota!"
  • James Flip Benatti If its a physical sign you can play on words Like buy instead of bye, if you're saying it its different. And use your name to reinforce who you are if possible.
  • Dave Swenson "Don't go bananas, call Shelley Panas"
  • Chris Upright "Going with Mr Rogers classic...Won't you be my neighbor
  • Rhett Hall "And remember. Coffee’s for closers!"
  • Deb Wright "Just keeping it real-tor."
  • Gary Estep "Remember, What's here today, May be gone tomorrow!"
  • Don Muckel "Why not just close with May God bless you one and all."
  • HD Timmons "Here's looking at new." (as in new home).

Famous Sign Offs

  • "Good Day!" (Paul Harvey)
  • "And that’s the way it is..." followed by the date (Walter Cronkite)
  • "That’s the nightly news for this Wednesday night..." (Tom Brokaw) 
  • "Good night and good luck: Edward R. Murrow 
  • "Good night, and good news." (Ted Baxter played by Ted Knight on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. It’s a parody of and homage to Murrow.)
  • "Good night and have a pleasant tomorrow." (Originally Chevy Chase and Jane Curtin, then Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey - Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live)
  • "That’s the news and I’m outta here!" (Dennis Miller - Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live)
  • "That's my story and I'm sticking to it." (Colin Quinn - Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live)
  • "Stay classy San Diego." (Ron Burgundy)
  • "Take care of yourself, and each other." (Jerry Springer)
  • "Baby, you're the greatest!" (Ralph Kramden on The Honeymooners)
  • "Good night, John Boy." (The Waltons)
  • "I love it when a plan comes together" (Hannibal on The A-Team)
  • "Who loves you, baby?" (Kojak)
  • "Resistance is futile" (The Borg on Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • "Suit up!" (Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother) 
  • "The tribe has spoken" (Jeff Probst on Survivor)
  • "The truth is out there" (Fox Mulder on The X-Files)
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Have questions about real estate?
For more information on buying a home you can contact Shelley directly.
Call or text:  (941) 960-5115
 

Shell & Tell Information

If you would like to have your questions answered on an upcoming Shell & Tell please contact us!

Links in this episode

 
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. 
 

Diners, Drinks, and Del Webb

Highlights from this episode

  • Martini's as research? - (0:02)
  • Where can you find your mermaid? - (5:37)
  • Mermaids on Discovery Channel? - (7:47)
  • Two words - Strawberry butter! - (15:29)
  • Magic shows at Del Webb? - (22:31)
  • Ed takes a nap in a model home while Shelley works. - (27:40)

Update: Mermaid Vodka - (2:47)

Podcasting can present many opportunities and we have had many since starting Selling Sarasota Podcast.  A recent opportunity presented by this show is a new job for Ed in sales with Mermaid Vodka.  Soon after their interview with Carol Strickland, the founder and CEO of Mermaid Vodka, Ed was offered a job with the company to expand their sales efforts in the Sarasota area and beyond - and things are going great with new accounts being added weekly in area bars, restaurants, and liquor stores.
 
Mermaid Vodka is a premium brand vodka based in Sarasota and distilled in Riviera Beach Florida. This July it will be featured on the show Fish Mavericks on Discovery Channel. Mermaid Vodka is gluten free, made from premium corn, and distilled & filtered 6 times for exceptionally smooth delicious taste. Drink local. Be local. Get Hooked.

The Local Flavor - The Metro Diner - (14:12)

Despite having several locations around the country, Metro Diner was founded in Jacksonville Florida in 1992 and has a focus on being a spot for locals to eat and they support their local communities so it has its roots in being a local Florida company.
 
The Metro Diner
6056 North Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
(941) 404-8815
     
From the Metro Diner website:
Metro Diner may not be the type of place where you’d expect contemporary culinary techniques, a commitment to creating dishes from scratch, an award-winning presentation, unique recipes and imaginative twists on old classics, but it is. It’s that type of place because we cook with heart. We cook for the love of food.
 
Since the building’s humble beginnings in 1938 and its revival as Metro Diner in 1992, Jacksonville’s favorite place for breakfast has been serving satisfied guests for nearly 25 years. In 2000, master chef Mark Davoli and family took over and elevated the menu to include innovative new dishes created from local ingredients. Along with culinary creativity, the Davoli family brought more than 80 years of combined restaurant experience to Metro Diner.
 
Known for warm, welcoming service, familiar faces and award-winning food, Metro Diner is a go-to eatery for locals, visitors and those just passing through town. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner in select locations, we’d love to have you.

Del Webb Community - (20:03)

Del Webb 55+ community in Lakewood Ranch offers everything an active adult in Sarasota area is looking for, plus in this week's episode you can hear about Julie on the Lido Deck and why Ed has already picked out his favorite model home in the community.  (It's because he fell asleep on the lanai.)
 
Del Webb Lakewood Ranch
6805 Del Webb Blvd, Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202
(866) 307-8494
 
From the Del Webb website:
Building a new home in a Del Webb community in Sarasota means getting a new construction home with designs inspired by homeowners like you. The quality finishes that go into every new home we build complements the relaxed beach lifestyle that the area is known for. Here, we offer extensive amenities to help you feel like you’re truly a part of a close-knit community. Come experience all that Del Webb communities in Sarasota have to offer.
 
No one understands the importance of community like Del Webb. That’s why we can say we offer much more than a beautiful home; we offer a place to belong. Our communities are an extension of the Del Webb homeowners who live there—a collection of passions and activities you love to enjoy with others. When you choose to build in a Del Webb 55+ age-restricted community, you get the benefit of more than six decades of homebuilding experience. With homes designed for how you live with the features that matter most to you, backed by a warranty you can rely on so you’ll feel secure now and in the future. We’ve streamlined the process to make it easy for you to build the home you’ve always wanted in the vibrant community you’ve been looking for. Our dedication to quality means that we strive to exceed homeowner expectations every step of the way.
 
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Have questions about real estate?
For more information on buying a home you can contact Shelley directly.
Call or text:  (941) 960-5115
 

Shell & Tell Information

If you would like to have your questions answered on an upcoming Shell & Tell please contact us!
 
Links in this episode
 
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. 

Updates vs Upgrades

Highlights from this episode

  • That's not improv! - (00:10)
  • Two segments of The Local Flavor? The truth comes out! - (1:51)
  • Christine Alexander's ego boost in 3...2...1 - (2:51)
  • Time to upgrade dinner! - (20:26)
  • "What if some woman wants me to do it to her and I don't know what it is?" - (25:49)
  • Shelley pictures the staff at Easter Seals in gang colors taking over the streets. - (41:25)

Updates vs Upgrades - (6:57)

What is the difference between an update and an upgrade when it comes to improving your home?  How do each of these affect the potential sale price of your home when you sell it?  Shelley explains each with several examples.

Local Flavor 1 - Café Baci - (20:28)

Café Baci
4001 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 921-4848
     
From the Café Baci website:
There’s nothing quite like walking the majestic streets of Rome on a breezy day! The gentle wisps of air carry with them the most seductive fragrances. The combination of native floras and mouth-watering delights from nearby homes and trattorias work in unison to create a beautiful feast for the senses.
 
At Café Baci, we strive to perfectly recreate the full Italian experience. From the moment you walk through our door, you sense the difference and you feel the culture. The atmosphere here is enchanting and peaceful, the Italian cuisine reminiscent of that created by some of the greatest Italian Chefs.
 
Relax and enjoy your stay with us. Savor the delicate flavors of history. Close your eyes, breathe deeply….you are in Italy, if but only for a moment.

Local Flavor 2 - FST Improv with Christine Alexander - (29:10)

Florida Studio Theater
1241 N Palm Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 366-9000
 
From the Florida Studio Theater website:
Florida Studio Theatre (FST) is Sarasota’s contemporary theatre, located in the heart of downtown. It has been in operation in Sarasota since 1973. The Florida Studio Theatre campus is a village of theatres – the historic Keating and Gompertz Theatres, the Parisian-style Goldstein and John C. Court Cabarets, and Bowne's Lab Theatre. Near the Sarasota bayfront, FST brings an energy and vitality to the downtown area. Each theatre is small in size and large in impact – providing an intimate and engaging setting for high-quality, professional performances. Hip and historical, entertaining and challenging, we are the theatre where the street meets the elite, where everyone is welcome to come and engage in the art of theatre.

Christine Alexander

IF IT FEELS GOOD TO LAUGH, THEN LAUGH TO FEEL GOOD.
 
From her website:
"Locally World Famous" Christine Alexander is an award-winning improviser and teacher. Her favorite days are when she can share laughter with people. Laughter has healing powers and she likes when you call her a doctor.
 
Christine Alexander brings 20 years experience in improv, teaching, and performance. She has been part of improv troupes as a performer and producer, teacher of 100’s of classes - from private students to wellness programs to business groups.
 
Her extensive knowledge of guiding a group from those hesitant first moments into total engagement allows her to quickly shift groups into an eager to learn atmosphere. She has the ability to engage the most resistant and bring an entire group to the ah-ha’s that will enable them to work together with ease
 
Where can you find Christine Alexander?
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Have questions about real estate?
For more information on buying a home you can contact Shelley directly.
Call or text:  (941) 960-5115
 
Shell & Tell Information
 
If you would like to have your questions answered on an upcoming Shell & Tell please contact us!
 
Links in this episode
 
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. 

Easter Seals and the Giving Challenge

Highlights from this episode

  • Ed loves pugs and pug paintings. - (0:13)
  • Nobody puts baby in the corner! - (1:06)
  • Just for the record, Tom has not gone swimming with the manatees. - (4:21)
  • What is Easter Seals? Tom gives an excellent answer! - (5:10)
  • Spoiler Alert! Tom Waters is Captain America. - (16:11)
  • Woof Wednesday saves lives! - (16:25)
  • All of the many ways YOU can help Easter Seals today! - (18:15)
  • What is The Giving Challenge? - (20:30)
  • Quite possibly the best answer to any interview question we have asked a guest - ever. - (31:00)
  • Ed is serious for almost a full minute - it's a near miracle! - (41:15)

Interview with Tom Waters of Easter Seals Southwest Florida - (3:22)

Easter Seals of Southwest Florida

Easter Seals Southwest Florida provides quality lifespan services to children and adults with developmental disabilities such as autism, spina bifida, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and sensory processing disorders. Operating in Manatee and Sarasota counties, Easter Seals Southwest Florida creates solutions that change lives for children, adults and families with developmental disabilities through high quality therapeutic, educational and support services. Our mission is to ensure that each person we serve reaches his or her full potential and enjoys life to the fullest.
 
Easter Seals Southwest Florida Inc
350 Braden Ave
Sarasota, FL 34243
941-355-7637

2018 Giving Challenge

Community Foundation of Sarasota County
 
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is a public charity founded in 1979 by the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council as a resource for caring individuals and the causes they support, enabling them to make a charitable impact on the community.
 
Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc.
2635 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237
(941) 955-3000 (Phone)
(941) 952-1951 (Fax)
 
The Patterson Foundation
 
The Patterson Foundation strengthens the efforts of people, organizations, and communities by focusing on issues that address common aspirations, foster wide participation, and encourage learning and sharing.
 
The Patterson Foundation
2 North Tamiami Trail
Suite 206
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941-952-1413
Fax: 941-952-1435
 
Easter Seals Giving Challenge Information

What is Woof Wednesday? (#woofwednesday) - (16:25)

Nate's Honor Animal Rescue

MISSION:
To save the lives of homeless pets by changing the way our community views animal sheltering and shelter pets. To provide an educational and family friendly environment that will change their future one animal, one family, and one generation at a time.
 
LOCATIONS:
 
The Ranch Adoption Center
4951 Lorraine Road
Bradenton, Florida 34211
Adoption Hours:
11am to 4pm: W Th F Su; 10am to 4pm: Sat
941-747-4900
 
NATE’S PLACE RETAIL & ADOPTION CENTER
8437 Cooper Creek Blvd
Bradenton, FL 34201
Adoption Hours:
11-4: W Th F Su; 11-4: Sat
941-747-4900
 
PAWS ATTIC THRIFT STORE
3518 53rd Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34207
 
PETCO
131 N Cattlemen Rd
Sarasota, FL 34243
 
 

The Local Flavor - (36:04)

Trivia Night at Truman's Tap Room

Located in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. With an inviting, warm atmosphere and neighborhood feel, Truman’s is the ideal casual setting to enjoy a sports game with drinks and appetizers with friends in the bar or enjoy a delicious meal with family in the restaurant dining room.
 
EVENTS
Mondays: Kids Eat Free all day
Tuesdays: General Knowledge Trivia 7-9p
Thursdays: Music Trivia 8-10p
Saturdays: Happy Hour all day
Sundays: Sunday Funday - $5 burgers & $4 off pitchers starting @ 1p, $5 Bloody Marys all day
 
EVERYDAY
Happy Hour 3-7p & 9p-close - $1 off drafts (excludes Bud Light & Mich Ultra), $2 off well drinks
 
EVERYDAY, ALL DAY
$3 Bud Light & Mich Ultra drafts, $4 house wines, make any call drink a double for $2.50 more
 
Truman's Taproom
11161 SR 70 E #100
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
(941) 755-1800
 
 
For more information on buying a home you can contact Shelley directly.
Call or text:  (941) 960-5115
 

Shell & Tell Information

If you would like to have your questions answered on an upcoming Shell & Tell please contact us!
 
Links in this episode
 
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.