Special Feature: The Building Code – Making Homeownership More Affordable In Today’s Tough Climate

Today’s Show:

In today’s episode, our host Rebecca Rains finds herself on the other side of the microphone as  Zach & Charley, hosts of The Building Code podcast, interview her! Through their conversation, they find that Rebecca is an entrepreneur and philanthropist with a mission to make home building easier and more accessible for everyone. They chat about Rebecca’s story – from starting her own real estate business to launching an affordable housing company – discuss the current housing crisis, and take a look at Rebecca’s hopes for the future. With stories, perspectives, and advice from Rebecca, Zach, and Charley, you’ll get insight into the opportunities available in our current housing market, plus the best advice for people looking to make a difference.

If you want to learn more about Rebecca’s affordable housing company (Kismet Homes) follow this link: https://www.kismethomesusa.com/

If you want to learn more about Zach & Charley, follow this link to our episode where we interview them! https://www.gratefulheart.tv/2023/09/08/episode-146-mastering-construction-technology-with-zach-charley-from-buildertrend/

For the original posting of this episode on The Building Code podcast click here: https://buildertrend.com/podcast/the-building-code/186-rebecca-hidalgo-rains/?utm_source=rebecca_hidalgo_rains&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pod_186

Listen & Learn:

1:28 – Zach & Charley intro Rebecca Rains
2:26 – Rebecca shares a little about her story
4:50 – Rebecca explains what MGO SIPs panels are
9:00 – When did Rebecca start being interested in building homes instead of selling homes
11:45 – Rebecca’s key to success
13:20 – Rebecca’s thoughts on the market and interest rates
16:10 – Headlines do more to terrify than clarify
17:40 – Charley talks about his recent home-buying experience
20:40 – Rebecca’s advice for home builders to capitalize on the shifting market
24:45 – We don’t have enough inventory for the number of buyers in the market
26:30 – Rebecca’s affordable housing company Kismet Homes
28:50 – Rebecca’s advice for those looking to help with the housing crisis
31:55 – Charley & Zach’s final thoughts

Today’s Hosts:

Zach Wojtowicz – Director of Customer Success:

Zach joined Buildertrend in 2018 as a Customer Success Manager where he worked with countless Buildertrend customers to implement the Buildertrend software. He eventually moved to Onsite Consulting and traveled across North America to help customers expedite their usage of Buildertrend and improve their operations. Currently, he is a Director of Customer Success. He is an expert on Customer Success, Buildertrend, and helping construction professionals grow their businesses. Zach also serves as co-host of The Building Code, Buildertrend’s flagship podcast.

Charley Burtwistle – Director of Business Performance:

Charley Burtwistle started his career leading and building out the Data Science team at Buildertrend, a B2B SaaS company in the Construction vertical for Project Management and Estimating. Since then he has moved into a “Director of Business Performance” role where he oversees high-level company performance. He lives in Omaha with his wife, Audrey, and golden retriever, Tebow.

Website: https://buildertrend.com/
Podcast: https://buildertrend.com/podcast-category/the-building-code/
Phone: 1-888-415-7139
Email: zach.wojtowicz@buildertrend.com & charley.burtwistle@buildertrend.com

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