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The Company’s Jed Lewin and John Antretter Launch their Podcast with Mauricio Umansky on the First Episode

The Company New York’s Jed Lewin and John Antretter launched their new podcast, Metropolis Views with Jed and John, the place they get collectively each week to speak concerning the market, the lifetime of an agent, working with celebrities and to share humorous tales from the trenches. The sequence kicked began with a really particular visitor: The Company’s personal Founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky


Watch their first episode on YouTube or Hear on Spotify, Apple or Amazon to get an inside take a look at how Mauricio began The Company, his ideas for brokers and insights available on the market. 



We sat down with Jed and John to ask them a number of questions and get the insider’s scoop.


Q: Are you able to inform us what impressed you to begin the Metropolis Views with Jed and John podcast? What was the preliminary spark that led to this challenge?

Jed: It was actually an thought born throughout Discussion board, our annual firm convention. We have been driving in a automotive with Susan Fishman (our Agent Expertise Supervisor) and Kim Schrialli (Senior Supervisor of Gross sales Operations). They beloved our banter and thought we must always begin a podcast or some kind of video content material to seize it. 


We wished to do a number of issues without delay with the present. Firstly, we wished to ascertain ourselves as a brand new era of thought leaders within the business by showcasing our deal-making philosophies, excessive dedication to consumer service, and success tales. We additionally wished to share our extra private sides so our shoppers can get to know us otherwise. And we additionally wished to attach with different members of The Company household by placing ourselves on the market as ambassadors for the model within the New York market. We have been impressed instantly by Zach Goldsmith and Ben Belack’s excellent content material in To Stay and Purchase in Los Angeles, and actually admired what they have been doing with their podcast within the L.A. market. 


Q: What do you consider units your podcast other than others in the identical style?

John: We actually felt that the New York market was lacking the voices of people that aren’t already profitable as brokers on TV. There are many podcasts that includes brokers who’ve nationally and even globally acknowledged model names, and we wished to be the voice of a brand new era of brokers constructing a profitable enterprise from the bottom up, however in the course of the method, not already on the pinnacle. We inform tales of actual offers we’re engaged on within the second, actual brokers we’re interacting with, actual struggles and the way we deal with them in the midst of any given transaction. Metropolis Views can be a window into the day-to-day of being a dealer in New York, for higher or worse. 


Jed: I believe we purpose to additionally create relatable content material not only for actual property brokers to grasp however to present our shoppers extra perception into who we’re, and which issues different shoppers face. A variety of available actual property content material is concentrated on simply the glamor of actual property transactions or the brokers themselves. You miss plenty of the grit that goes right into a profitable actual property transaction. In at present’s market the place there may be plenty of uncertainty, we purpose to share extra element on what it takes to make a profitable transaction occur.


Q: Might you share a bit about your backgrounds in the actual property business and what led you to the choice to create a podcast specializing in this subject?

Jed: We each entered actual property after beginning our careers in different fields. I’ve had a 15 12 months profession in and across the legislation, and John labored in finance for a number of years. John’s household was concerned in industrial actual property, so he had extra of a working data when he entered the business 8 years in the past. I began six years in the past, and we each started our actual property gross sales careers on the identical boutique agency. We each acknowledged pretty shortly that for the networks we had, the clientele we have been serving, and the companies we have been trying to construct, that we wanted larger sources. We each, however individually, made the soar to Triplemint inside a number of months of one another 5 years in the past.   


Q: Your first episode featured Mauricio Umansky as a particular visitor. What motivated you to have him as your inaugural visitor, and what insights did he deliver to the present?

John: We had executed 4 episodes of Metropolis Views with Jed and John and felt that it was a good time to start broadening the main target to incorporate the expertise, perspective, and insights into what it takes to be actually profitable within the business from different individuals. And who higher to be our first visitor than our CEO and mainly the poster boy for “high agent,” Mauricio Umansky?! Mau was an unbelievable first visitor, and he shared what impressed him to get into actual property, how he began, and the way he constructed his enterprise. Plus, our viewers bought to listen to a few of his superb anecdotes from working with the likes of Prince and Girl Gaga, and his “pinch me” expertise promoting the Playboy Mansion.  


Q: What matters and themes can listeners count on to listen to on Metropolis Views with Jed and John?  What do you hope your viewers will acquire from tuning in every week?

Jed: What we discuss on the present is mainly the stuff that we cope with day-to-day, as a result of we wish our listeners to get a behind-the-scenes expertise into what it takes to achieve success in actual property gross sales in New York. Our market is not like some other, and we cope with complexities and intricacies that you just simply don’t have wherever else, particularly on the subject of coping with co-op gross sales. It’s actually nothing like the way in which it seems on television, although I do credit score exhibits like Million Greenback Itemizing New York with inspiring a whole era of brokers to get into the enterprise. We discuss experiences we’re having on a given deal, and the way we dealt with it, discuss prospecting for enterprise, advertising and marketing, and offering the very best attainable degree of service to our shoppers that we will. We additionally discuss concerning the frustrations of coping with different brokers, attorneys, managing brokers, and even some distinctive shoppers!


John: We’re fairly spontaneous in our format. We map our massive ideas that we need to handle on a given episode, however the tales simply movement!


Q: Are you able to share any upcoming visitors or themes you’re enthusiastic about for future episodes of the podcast?

Jed: We’re excited to have a number of of our celeb shoppers be part of us as visitors within the coming episodes, together with a New York Instances best-selling creator, a well-known sports activities broadcaster, and extra. We’re additionally hoping to host a few of our colleagues at The Company from different markets to share their insights and views, and to assist foster a deeper reference to our superb group all over the world. 


Q: For aspiring actual property brokers and people within the subject, what recommendation or insights do you hope to supply by way of your podcast?

John: Our aim is to encourage individuals fascinated about moving into the business, who’re simply beginning out, and even individuals who have been doing it however not seeing the success they hoped for, and to point out them what we consider has labored for us. Success leaves clues, and there are not any secret formulation or magical shortcuts; we simply discuss what we’re doing that works, what we’ve tried that didn’t, and what we’re planning to attempt going ahead. 

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