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Nest Realty and @properties: A New Partnership

Nest Realty Merger

Dear Friends of Nest: In August 2008, we started Nest Realty in Jonathan’s unfinished basement (with a sticky note “sign” on the basement door to make sure we were in compliance with state regulations). Our focus back then was pretty simple—we wanted to build a brokerage brand that provided our agents and clients with the…

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Sweat the Details – Bonus Pod from the Nest Summit

Nest Summit 2019

A bonus Sweat the Details podcast! We just had our annual Nest summit, where we brought brokers and agents from our 14 offices to Charlottesville, VA. We were going to send this out to just our 300 or so agents, but thought you might like it too. In this episode, Jonathan, Keith and Jim talked…

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Sweat the Details with Greg Fischer: Tech, Relationships, Sharing, and Showing up

Sweat the Details Podcast by Nest Realty cooperation

Greg Fischer, Chief Technology Officer at West + Main in Colorado, joined us and we had a great discussion ranging from tech to relationships, the role of the Realtor, and community. He also gave one of our favorite “what detail do you sweat” answers we’ve had so far. You can listen to the podcast here,…

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Sweat the Details: Cooperation, HOAs, and Chicken Sandwiches

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MLS Clear Cooperation Policy, life in a homeowners association, and Popeye’s chicken sandwiches. Jonathan, Keith, and Jim discuss all three topics this week. You can listen to the podcast here, and subscribe to the podcast here. If you enjoy our podcast, please share it with a friend or colleague, and rate us wherever you listen…

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Sweat the Details: Book Shops and Real Estate Brokerages

Julia Kudravetz with New Dominion Book Shop

A chat with Julia Kudravetz from Charlottesville’s New Dominion Bookshop What do a book shop and real estate brokerage have in common? More than you think – competing in the internet economy, building community, and a lot more. Jonathan, Keith and I have talked for a while about the rise in independent  bookstores (NYTimes, American Booksellers Association,…

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Sweat the Details: Previewing the Next Issue NEST Magazine

NEST Magazine Sweat the Details Podcast

This week Jim Duncan and Jonathan Kauffmann talked with Jasmine Bible, the Editor-In-Chief of NEST Magazine, and our chief storyteller at Nest Realty. Jasmine talked about the process of putting the magazine together, how she came to Nest by way of donuts, and the value that she sees in the magazine for our agents, consumers, and…

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Sweat the Details: Dr. Jessica Lautz with the NAR

National Association of Realtors

Shifting Demographics, Student Loans, Pets and the NAR In this episode, Jonathan, Keith and Jim were joined by Dr. Jessica Lautz from the National Association of Realtors for a wide-ranging conversation, from student debt, birth rates, limited inventory, changing demographics, millennials’ dependence on Realtors, and a lot more. You can listen to the podcast here, and…

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Sweat the Details: Danushka Nanayakkara of the National Association of Home Builders

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Try Getting an Economist to Say Recession Danushka Nanayakkara, Assistant Vice President of Forecasting and Analysis at the National Association of Home Builders, joined Jonathan, Keith, and Jim for a fantastic and wide ranging conversation—from the economic cycle to the impact of regulations on new construction, employment and employment cycles, women in construction, and a lot more. We…

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Sweat the Details: Scott Roth with Three Notch’d Brewery

Sweat the Details Scott Roth

Growing Smart Local beer is fantastic – from the integration in local communities and culture, job creation, and yes, the beer is great. We were intrigued and maybe a bit surprised by how similar a growing craft brewery is to a growing real estate firm, and we had a fantastic and enlightening conversation with Scott…

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Sweat the Details: Eric Kelley, Living a Proactive Life

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What do an internationally-known wedding photographer and Nest Realty have in common? It turns out, quite a bit. Join us for a fascinating conversation with Eric Kelley, who has shot 650 weddings since 2004, and travels “all over the world, from Budapest to Ireland.” You can listen to the podcast here, and subscribe to the podcast here.…

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