The Knowledge Brokers Podcast explores a diverse range of topics with industry veterans Byron Lazine, Tom Toole and Lisa Chinatti. Listen every Friday for thought-provoking discussions on latest trends in business and sales to current events, politics, economics, and real estate.

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Beyond Authenticity: How to Win Clients Over

Beyond Authenticity: How to Win Clients Over

In last week’s episode of the Knowledge Broker’s Podcast, hosts Byron Lazine and Tom Toole touched on what they both agree is the worst advice in the real estate industry: Just be authentic. Maybe you’ve heard that advice expressed a little differently:  “Just be...

Is The Housing Market Savagely Unhealthy?

Is The Housing Market Savagely Unhealthy?

This week on the Knowledge Brokers Podcast, Byron Lazine, Lisa Chinatti, and Tom Toole kicked things off with an optimistic take on the housing market. CNBC recently interviewed United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) CEO (and Phoenix Suns owner) Matt Ishbia, who remains...

The TRUTH About Low Housing Inventory in 2023

The TRUTH About Low Housing Inventory in 2023

This week on the Knowledge Brokers Podcast, Byron Lazine, Lisa Chinatti, and Tom Toole kick things with the latest CPI data, which shows definite progress in lowering inflation, especially if we remove the outdated measure of “owner’s equivalent rent.”Next, they...

Will Housing Inventory Ever Increase?

Will Housing Inventory Ever Increase?

This week on the Knowledge Brokers Podcast, Tom Toole is still on vacation, so Byron Lazine and Lisa Chinatti kicked off the conversation with the topic of inventory, which is now in the negative year over year, what they’re seeing in their markets, and what they...

Rising Rates Crushing Homebuyer Hopes

Rising Rates Crushing Homebuyer Hopes

This week on the Knowledge Brokers Podcast, Byron Lazine, Tom Toole, and Lisa Chinatti start the conversation with their outlook for the rest of 2023 and how today’s market compares to the last couple of years—as well as further back to 2017-18. They clarify why it’s...

Lawrence Yun EVISCERATES the Fed

Lawrence Yun EVISCERATES the Fed

This week on The Knowledge Brokers Podcast, Byron Lazine, Tom Toole, and Lisa Chinatti start the conversation with a BAM article on Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of REALTORS®, eviscerating the Fed for going too far with the rate...

Was Powell’s Speech Actually POSITIVE?

Was Powell’s Speech Actually POSITIVE?

This week on the Knowledge Brokers Podcast, Tom Toole and Lisa Chinatti discuss the latest in housing market news, starting with whether the market is stabilizing. From there, they turn to predictions on mortgage rates and inventory and whether or not Fed Chairman...

2023 Is Nothing Like 2008; Here’s Why

2023 Is Nothing Like 2008; Here’s Why

This week on the Knowledge Brokers Podcast, Byron Lazine, Tom Toole, and Lisa Chinatti started the conversation with the news of rising inventory and home prices and a drop in pending sales, followed by a discussion on confusing headlines and what to say to someone...

Will Housing Inventory Ever Recover?

Will Housing Inventory Ever Recover?

This week on the Knowledge Brokers Podcast, Byron Lazine, Tom Toole, and Lisa Chinatti start the conversation with housing inventory, which is still near record lows. From there, they turn to confusing headlines used by the mainstream media and how it impacts...

How to Win the Second Quarter in Real Estate

How to Win the Second Quarter in Real Estate

This week on the Knowledge Brokers Podcast, Byron Lazine and Tom Toole discuss the latest housing market and real estate news, starting with the drop in mortgage rates after the inflation and job reports. Next, they covered the slight uptick in inventory, touching on...

Will This Be The END of FED Rate Hikes?

Will This Be The END of FED Rate Hikes?

For this week’s Knowledge Brokers Podcast, Lisa Chinatti once again joins Byron Lazine and Tom Toole to discuss the impact of the most recent Fed rate hike of 25 basis points, followed by a warning from Jerome Powell at the post-FOMC-meeting press conference, which...

Jobs Report Sends Mortgage Rates Tumbling!

Jobs Report Sends Mortgage Rates Tumbling!

On today’s second episode of the Knowledge Brokers Podcast, Byron Lazine and Tom Toole begin with the news of stock values rallying after consumer prices (CPI) dipped 0.1% in December. Next up was the favorable jobs report and the Fed’s less than bullish response to...