Episode 18 – The Realtor Nation Podcast – Gigi Barnett – Public Relations Guru!!

In the latest episode of The Realtor Nation Podcast, I sit down with Gigi Barnett! Gigi is a 20-year television news anchor and creator of “Story Sell Your Brand“, where Gigi shows realtors how to get on TV and radio, and how to add a dose of celebrity to their brands through media appearances!

Other topics covered include:

• Why realtors don’t have to be a high-level real estate agent or have a 
slew of sellers and buyers before getting local media attention.
• How agents can do their own public relations and see results with easy
30-minute-a-day action steps.
• How agents can find the best real estate and housing news content that
producers, editors and reporter crave.
• The currency that allows agents to get on TV, radio and in
publications the fastest.

Gigi & I also trade marketing stories and tips. Don’t miss this highly informative episode, as Gigi brings a wealth of knowledge to the table!

The Realtor Nation E16 – Video


In this episode of The Realtor Nation Podcast, Ian Hoover sits down with Jesse Wig, Owner of Lifespace andAtlas Estates. Jesse’s big personality and positive mindset really set the tone for a fantastic conversation between two highly motivated and successful entrepreneurs.

Jesse also adopted the moniker of “Bearded Bowtie Guy”, and we can’t say we disagree. Jesse’s beard is a thing of beauty! In fact, Jesse filmed a TV pilot for HGTV in part of his amazingly positive personality and branding!

Realtor Nation Podcast E15 – Doug Raible – Financial Professional


Doug Raible the president of Sterling Heights Financial Group sits down with Ian to discuss the financial world and how it can impact Realtors.
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Doug Raible
Financial Professional, Real Estate Investor, Consultant, Small Business Investor, Public Speaker

Ten Penny – Pittsburgh Restaurant

Friday night the wife and I went to the Pittsburgh home and garden show (Kid free thanks to Grandma), I had the job of picking a place to eat and went to one of my favorite sites http://www.opentable.com and got a table at Ten Penny:

Ten Penny

(412) 318-8000
Environment was pleasant for a Friday night and the staff was friendly, food was great we had the meatball appetizer and I had the chicken parmesan for my entree.
If your looking for a good dinner option downtown Pittsburgh check them out!

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Friday Farewell: Kennywood’s Last Jam

One of the most beloved traditions in the Pittsburgh area is an annual Summer trip to Kennywood Park. Kennywood has been putting smiles on Steel City faces since the late 1800s!  (Factually, the park opened as a “trolley park” in 1899, which still counts to this writer!)

The West Mifflin amusement park and it’s many infamous rides have definitely stood the test of time. Visitor favorites like The Racers, The Jackrabbit, The Thunderbolt, The Steel Phantom, Phantom’s Revenge (just to name a few), have attracted guests from all around the world. While coasters are nice, nothing refreshes you on a hot day quite like The Log Jammer. Well, that is, through this weekend.

Kennywood announced today that this Sunday, September 17th, will be the last day of operation for the legendary flume. Below is the official announcement from their website:

As Kennywood’s 2017 Summer Season winds down and we look ahead to 2018, we’ve come to a very hard decision: the Log Jammer will retire at the end of this season.

To celebrate 42 years of our favorite logs, Kennywood invites friends, families and Pittsburgh visitors to enjoy one last ride down the 53-foot drop chute before the summer season comes to an end on September 17.

While we know that the Log Jammer is a beloved ride for many of our guests and has been for us as well, we’re looking forward to exploring exciting new developments in that corner of the park in future seas

“It is a bittersweet decision, but one that in time will create some exciting opportunities for our guests,” says Kennywood General Manager Jerome Gibas. “While no final decisions have been made regarding what will replace the Log Jammer, Kennywood is committed to enhancing our guests’ experiences while preserving our signature balance of modern thrills and traditional family favorites.”

The Log Jammer debuted at Kennywood in 1975 as the park’s first million-dollar attraction. The site of the Jammer was previously home to attractions including the Kangaroo, Loop-O-Plane, Bayern Kurve, a Ferris Wheel, and, from 1930 until 1974, a pony track.


We would like to thank Kennywood for 42 years of laughs, splashs, and memories we’ll never forget on this wet and wild ride. We bid a very bittersweet farewell to The Log Jammer!!!



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