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Brad Rice and Jamie Cavanaugh explore everything you can imagine about real estate, from financing and flipping to new technologies disrupting the way things have been done for decades. Learn with us as we talk to interesting people who are excited to share their knowledge.

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Rebroadcast: Cutting Edge Marketing Using AI | Chris Johnstone

Happy Fourth of July! Get Real 411 is taking the week off to celebrate, but we'll be back in two weeks with a brand new episode. For this week we have one of our favorite episodes featuring Chris Johnstone from Connection Inc. Hope you enjoy!

On this episode, Chris Johnstone, President and Owner of Connection Inc. joins Brad and Jamie to share some of his best advice for marketing in the digital age. Chris explains how he got involved in digital marketing, how the advertising landscape has changed since he started, and gives tips that you can put into practice today!

About Chris Johnstone:
Meet Chris Johnstone, the President and Owner of Connection Incorporated, a highly successful seven-figure digital marketing agency with over 15 years of experience. They specialize in helping clients fill their calendars with highly-qualified appointments and deals through databases, referrals, and their cutting-edge AI SEO program.Chris also hosts the popular ‘The Loan Officer Wealth Podcast,’ available on Youtube, Apple, and Spotify. Check out http://www.loanofficerwealthpodcast to learn more!

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Producer: Stuart Gelin
Music: Ikson

20. Raising Your Kids to Succeed | Scott Donnell

Scott Donnell of GravyStack joins Brad and Jamie to discuss raising children with financial literacy and his journey through founding multiple companies.

About Scott Donnell:
Scott Donnell is the founder of Apex Leadership Co, Hapbee Technologies, and the GravyStack™ banking app for kids and families. Since 2011, his companies have taught leadership, fitness, and financial competency to over 6 million kids nationwide. Scott lives in Phoenix with his wife, Amy, and their four little value creators. Connect on IG and TikTok at @imscottdonnell.

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Music: Ikson

19. Helping the Entire Mortgage Industry | Jonathon Haddad

Jonathon Haddad, the new CEO of AIME, joins Brad and Jamie for a chat about his journey from bartending to commercial real estate and how that led him to the mortgage industry. He also discusses his family background, work ethic, and the impactful advice that shaped his career.

About Jonathon Haddad:
Jonathon Haddad is the CEO of the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts (AIME). Jonathon joined the wholesale channel in 2019 with Next Door Lending, where he transitioned from Vice President to Managing Partner and President. Jonathon still continues to originate to ensure he does not lose sight of what it takes to be successful, Haddad originated $20 million across 60 mortgage loans in 2023, with $800 million as Next Door Lending’s overall mortgage volume under his leadership.

After six years at one of the largest companies in retail, Jonathon made it to the Regional Vice President. Jonathon transitioned to the wholesale channel after recognizing its commitment to supporting homebuyers aligned with his own beliefs. In his 11 year career, Jonathon has been helped facilitate over 5 billion dollars in mortgage transactions. That includes personal production and his team production.

Since joining AIME as CEO in 2024, Jonathon has utilized his high-level experiences working on both sides of the mortgage industry to best support, educate, and empower the entire mortgage broker community and homebuyers nationwide.

Jonathon’s mission is simple: help brokers close more loans. Haddad’s leadership is fully focused on providing tangible business support for the nation’s wholesale brokerages and implementing large-scale pro-broker awareness, so the entire homebuying industry knows that the future of mortgage is in independent mortgage brokers’ hands.

The link Jonathon mentioned during the episode: https://aimegroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Increasing-Refi-HELOC-Conversions-The-Sales-Script-for-Mortgage-Brokers.pdf

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Music: Ikson

About

Get Real 411 follows Brad Rice and Jamie Cavanaugh as they explore the worlds of real estate and mortgage to learn even more than they already have in the decades they’ve spent working in the industry.

 

Meet The Hosts

Brad Rice has founded, owned, and operated numerous successful businesses in mortgage, brokerage, escrow, investment, and credit. He has been a leader in the real estate space since 1993. He is currently the CEO of Amerifund Home Loans, a mortgage brokerage licensed across the nation. Most recently he founded Homepie, a real estate marketplace and technology firm that strives to revolutionize the real estate industry to make it easier and less costly for home sellers and buyers, while using technology to help guide them in a streamlined way. Brad loves the space where technology intersects real life real estate transactions and creates savings while promoting homeownership. Brad’s wealth of experience spanning three decades has afforded him the opportunity to connect with some of the biggest thought leaders in the space, and provided him with a unique perspective that he’s excited to share with listeners. His mission is to educate and serve homeowners and those who strive to be homeowners.

Jamie Cavanaugh is the President at Amerifund Home Loans, Inc. Jamie’s ability to combine over 25 years of industry expertise in operations, sales, business efficiencies, and vendor services through the eyes of an originator makes her a sought-after advisor in the industry. Over the course of her career Jamie has broken through the barriers of many glass ceilings to sit on executive leadership teams and has held executive board positions at companies like Bank of America, Countrywide, Prospect Mortgage and Mortgage Corporation of America, Inc. Her diversified experience includes compliance, origination, credit risk, post- closing and secondary marketing management. Jamie has a passion for advocacy and education. As a part of the leadership team at AIME Association of Independent Mortgage Experts, Jamie is the Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach. In this role she gives back to the wholesale community by working toward legislative change, building bridges to reach underserved communities and educating mortgage professionals to best serve consumers.

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