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Facebook Live Video from 2022/10/21 -  The Humor Behind Home Inspections

Facebook Live Video from 2022/10/21 -  The Humor Behind Home Inspections


2022/10/21 - The Humor Behind Home Inspections

[NEW EPISODE]  The Humor Behind Home Inspections

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00:00:31.170 --> 00:01:00.219 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Well, hello out there, planet Earth and Happy Friday. The Yankees are still in contention, despite some heart stopping moments. It's Friday, and it's always Friday with me, Stephen Fry your Smb. Guy, I see. Why am I, or in case you missed it? Smb stands for small and medium sized business For the last twenty years I've been a consultant for Sms, a voice and a sounding board for business leaders advocating on their behalf and their employees, too, I believe, very strongly in sharing stories, providing perspective and creating connection.

00:01:00.230 --> 00:01:29.649 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: So on Fridays you can find me right here on talk radio and Nyc. Doing just that lending what's left of my mind and my voice to this radio show where I interview small medium-sized business leaders and their trusted advisors. One thing that I've seen over the years, everyone, some of the best thought, leadership, clarity, and execution for businesses actually happens on Friday, just about the time we feel the freedom of the weekend coming. However, we're also anxious to start the weekend. These crucial pearls of wisdom. They're forgotten. Their overlooked, their ease aside

00:01:29.660 --> 00:01:33.909 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: in favor of our fun activities, our football, and our freedom from work.

00:01:33.920 --> 00:01:57.870 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Here, on always Friday we take advantage of that weekend freedom and clarity. We discuss popular topics that are on the minds of Smb leaders and their trusted advisors. Once again the name of the show, not just to play on words. My last name means free and German nice little tidbit for everybody. So my wife went on a girls trip to New Orleans and left me all alone with the kids until Sunday. So if I look a little more stressed than normal Ah, it's because I am

00:01:57.880 --> 00:02:13.530 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: not only because I have to be responsible and play kid taxi, but she wants me to take stock of all the things wrong with our house while she's partying it up in New Orleans, and have a plan of attack to check things off the list by the time she gets home. Very stressful topic for me.

00:02:13.540 --> 00:02:24.720 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Lots to fix up here. So today I thought we would chat about the humor behind home inspections. Determining the safety of a home is a critical step in the buying and selling process

00:02:24.730 --> 00:02:41.220 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: mit ctl.

00:02:41.230 --> 00:02:50.669 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: He works hard for each and every one of them, making sure that they get the best real estate services and advice possible, and doing so with honesty, integrity, respect,

00:02:50.770 --> 00:02:52.990 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: and maybe even some humor

00:02:53.000 --> 00:03:22.989 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: that maybe is a near certainty, considering our special guest as a stand-up comedian who has actually roasted nature, Boy Rick Flair, for those of you wrestling aficionados out there. Talk is cheap. We all know that we're on talk radio and Nyc. We don't want this to just be talk the goal here as always, let's use the insight on the business landscape and create some more impact. Come, Monday morning. It's far too often to me that the Smb is out there, especially nowadays. They're focused on the product that's going to solve all their problems. The magic wand, the shine,

00:03:23.000 --> 00:03:45.819 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: a new mouse trap. One consistent thing I see out there. Products change every single day with everything that we do, whether it's personal or business. There's no substitute for surrounding yourself with the right people, first keeping a focus on a nice tangible process that will help you achieve your goals. If you do that, the right products will present themselves when they're needed by the smb. Everything begins and ends with the people

00:03:45.830 --> 00:03:54.170 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: in the spirit of surrounding yourself with the right people. I'm. Very excited for this discussion. We are going to be speaking with John Moses.

00:03:54.320 --> 00:04:23.739 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: No, not that. Moses, John Moses, Home, Inspector at High Point Home inspection, stand up comedian and part of a crew of people uh that can be considered New Jersey's most intriguing creative real estate entertainment artists. So we'll get more into that in just a moment. So an experience Knowledgeable and professional gentleman servicing Monmouth, Middlesex, and Ocean Counties of New Jersey High Point Home Inspection. Ceo Mr. Moses is a fully licensed and insured Home Inspector

00:04:23.750 --> 00:04:46.449 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: and a member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors or Internachi, or something like that. It has some crazy abbreviation. But Jonathan, he has served as a license. Realtor has purchased, rehabilitated, and sold more than twenty properties. As an investor in his rehab work. He's encountered many different types of structural problems discovered solutions for all of them.

00:04:46.510 --> 00:04:54.190 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: He can really help put put years of experience and knowledge to the test for all of your purchase and sales types of needs.

00:04:54.200 --> 00:05:23.580 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: On the comedy side. He has been delightly offending audiences throughout the United States, Canada, and the Uk. For more than fifteen years in two thousand and seventeen. John was a finalist at the Laughing Skull Comedy festival in Atlanta, and is a favorite at festivals all over, including the Boston Comedy Festival, the Asheville Comedy Festival, the Cottage Country Comedy Festival, and the dark comedy festival in Toronto, where he roasted Porn, Legend Ron Jeremy some of the lesser known facts about him out there.

00:05:23.800 --> 00:05:52.360 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Uh he's got a bunch of comedy albums we're gonna talk about in just a moment, But his comedy is definitely on edge, and the edge is right between evil genius and uncontrollable laughter, which is, I love it. You better have thick skin and a dark side. If you're going to enjoy this incredible comedy, his very adult but very funny humor will have you making New Year's resolutions to tell your friends about him his his tunes, his albums, his stories perfect way to get get some conversations going.

00:05:52.370 --> 00:06:06.390 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: He discusses dating single Moms how to do it when you're absolutely broke his comedy can double as a how to, or self-help hour. However, you want to look at it. If you've ever found yourself in his shoes, or think you might find yourself in some similar ones.

00:06:06.400 --> 00:06:35.189 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: He is the man he's funny as hell. No pressure or anything. As always. We'll discuss my favorite questions around movies, Tv and music uh joining us from his home base in Sunny Redbank, New Jersey, where I used to go to improv comedy shows every week when I was in high school, John. Welcome to always rider, brother! Thanks for coming to play on the air with me. Oh, man, what an introduction! That's probably the warmest, best introduction I've ever had. Uh, maybe for comedy, certainly for my home inspection business.

00:06:35.200 --> 00:06:52.869 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: We're going to talk about all of the above today. So I've been. I've been a real. I've been a real estate enthusiast for twenty years, John. I've been a fan of stand up comedy even longer. My favorite is always been to George Carlin, which might have gotten me in trouble when I was reciting his routines when I was eleven.

00:06:52.880 --> 00:07:10.410 John Moses: But, uh, we have you have to tell us a little bit about your journey, man. Tell us a little bit about how you got where you are today.

00:07:11.590 --> 00:07:14.140 John Moses: Go into accounting or economics,

00:07:14.270 --> 00:07:29.110 John Moses: and my dad was like, What are you even thinking? So I ended up getting a far more useless uh bachelor of Fine Arts in uh television and uh theater, writing or screenwriting,

00:07:29.350 --> 00:07:49.260 John Moses: and and after that um! And I was sort of like trying to figure out what I was going to do with my life, and my cousin was like Well, i'm buying and fixing houses uh in Massachusetts, and you know some of the Comedy club owners in uh in Toronto, or one in particular, the guy who runs yucky out, which is a big um, a big

00:07:49.270 --> 00:08:06.579 John Moses: uh chain of comedy clubs up in Canada at the time the biggest in the world. He was like. Listen, you're really funny, but we just think you have an American edge about you, and which I used to get like I would be, you know, in Toronto on the bus. It' be like, are you from Boston to go now? I'm from like three streets over. What are you talking about,

00:08:06.590 --> 00:08:19.970 John Moses: you know, long before I had to be thoughts of moving to the State. So um! So I moved to Massachusetts, and I was doing um. I was buying and fixing, and also doing some comedy on the side. So that was uh twenty, one years ago.

00:08:20.320 --> 00:08:27.190 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Don't ask me where it goes. I think a lot of that story is still yet to unfold here.

00:08:27.200 --> 00:08:45.009 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Yeah. So you know again, you you're You're definitely. I've listened to a bunch of the comedy. I love it. It's Edgy, you know, my my, you know passion for George Carlin over the years like edgy, but realistic, and a lot of it's story based and painting word pictures that people could really understand.

00:08:45.020 --> 00:08:52.229 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: I feel like It's very easy to understand even some of the stuff that you get into with real estate just because of your comedy experience. Would you agree?

00:08:52.910 --> 00:09:13.889 John Moses: Huh? Well, I try and speak to people in a way that they would best understand. So I I definitely try and dump things down. I guess what i'm saying, and I do that, and I do that in uh in home inspections also, like I just try and talk to people straight, so that they would understand me best I can. I know some guys love to

00:09:13.900 --> 00:09:23.260 John Moses: to be technical, and you know the sound, and and to impress you as the smartest person in the room. And i'm just trying to. You know. Boil this down is as simply as possible.

00:09:23.500 --> 00:09:35.869 John Moses: Um! So uh my uh real estate background is I was buying and fixing houses, I guess, starting an o three, or at least learning that business, and then

00:09:35.880 --> 00:09:45.810 John Moses: um owned a few pieces of rental property. It flipped some stuff, and then it no way. Um, you know, got wiped out, or you know things quickly went upside down.

00:09:45.950 --> 00:09:47.579 John Moses: And um!

00:09:47.640 --> 00:09:52.650 John Moses: I was only ever doing that stuff, you know the buying and the flipping in the whole, and then the rent, and

00:09:52.690 --> 00:10:10.310 John Moses: so that I could one day do stand up comedy without starving, make sense. And then, when I had nothing, I was like. Well, I might as well just go to New York now and starve, and it's start by did so. I think about ten years of the local circuit and doing a bunch of stuff and have a bunch of fun

00:10:10.320 --> 00:10:20.939 John Moses: and getting married and having a kid. I was like I should probably be doing both comedy and real estate. So I got my uh. I got my licenses at home, Inspector, four years ago,

00:10:20.950 --> 00:10:40.379 John Moses: and I got that based on my experience find and fixing houses in Massachusetts, because I mean that's what you're doing when you're walking through a place, you know, getting ready to make an offer, and you know those we were flipping houses before people really knew what flipping house this was. Pre Httv. People weren't outlying this stuff.

00:10:40.390 --> 00:11:09.579 John Moses: Http really ruined the House flip game, because they gave you just terrible numbers that nobody should have ever accepted. I'll watch one of these Httv shows, and it's like we're spending six hundred thousand dollars, and spending a hundred thousand dollars to repair it, so that we can create sixty grand worth of equity like who in their right mind would spend that much money for such a low return. You know, when we were doing it. It was like, you know, you would make thirty percent on your money.

00:11:09.870 --> 00:11:11.080 John Moses: Um!

00:11:11.410 --> 00:11:14.619 John Moses: But uh, you would go through a house, and you'd figure out

00:11:14.700 --> 00:11:31.759 John Moses: You know what's wrong with it, and then um, you know I didn't realize fifteen years later that those are the skills that I would have to employ, you know, for to start a home inspection business, which was so that I could buy continue to get back on the track of buying real estate that I could afford to be comedy, you know. One day

00:11:33.530 --> 00:11:50.010 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: I I just think it's so funny that you got your home inspection license four years ago, at a moment like on the precipice of some of the weirdest times possible for a home inspector. Have you gained any sort of additional material for the for the comedy side of things because of your inspection travels?

00:11:50.120 --> 00:11:56.639 John Moses: Not particularly um more sad than anything else,

00:11:56.690 --> 00:12:09.230 John Moses: except I did learn that you know a realtor will spin anything, you know, like you could have a gaping hole in the roof, and There' be like. Look at all that natural light.

00:12:09.240 --> 00:12:22.759 John Moses: They just want the sale at least a lot of them what you know you. You're running The good ones who really do um, who really do have their buyers best interests are hard. But some guys just like, how do I drag this thing across the line, you know, to get that check.

00:12:22.870 --> 00:12:50.229 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: So i'm big on the idea of It's not what you say. It's how you say it, and the fact that you're doing Stand up comedy, and you know, telling some awesome stories through your albums, and everything is is great stuff to me. But talk to us a little bit about this focus nowadays, like this troop that you're part of called the backup plan that really talks about. You know, real creative real estate discussion in a way that's entertaining, too. I I love this idea.

00:12:50.490 --> 00:13:07.729 John Moses: We both me and my wife particularly. Probably my wife, was more shocked. Um that we were able to qualify to purchase a home at a time when um at a time when she had just um transferred over from a full time

00:13:07.740 --> 00:13:20.139 John Moses: W. Two employees in her own business, and had less than eighteen months uh of of earnings, and you know my money, for that purchase was came largely from comedy, album royalties,

00:13:20.190 --> 00:13:35.160 John Moses: and you know some club double, or some club, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine, and then a lot of dirty cash deposited into a bank account. At four o'clock in the morning. I used to host an amateur strip contest

00:13:35.170 --> 00:13:48.670 John Moses: at a strip club in the Bronx, and they would pay me in cash, and I would put the money in the bank and our our mortgage. Guy, at the time disappeared for a little while. He may or may not have had a cocaine problem,

00:13:48.790 --> 00:14:06.429 John Moses: but he was just the guy that we needed in order to get done because he was like, Hey, man. This is like the underwriters want to know if these deposits at four Am. Or drug money, and I wrote a letter i'm like No, it's not drug money, or at least probably not first like It's not the first line of the fad draw, but

00:14:06.440 --> 00:14:14.670 John Moses: i'm basically washing this money took it from the drug dealers and hate me. And now i'm trying to find this house right.

00:14:14.730 --> 00:14:38.339 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: All right, all right. We're not the Irs. We're not the cops, but that's we got to save some of those stories for for a little later on. But we got to take a quick break. Hold some of that energy, because I know you're ridiculous. So many stories, but we'll be right back with John Moses, Home, Inspector at High Point Home Inspections. Stand up, comedian with a backup plan. Stay with us.

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00:16:54.500 --> 00:17:23.889 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: welcome back everybody. It's Friday. It's always Friday, and it's me. Stephen Fry, your Smb. Guy. We are chatting with John Moses, Home, Inspector at High Point. Home Inspections also stand up, comedian with a backup plan before we get into the method behind John's madness. I wanted to Just take a moment. This is the part, John, where I sit out by my fire pit and just give a a quick perspective, or, in the case of the home inspector, maybe a dirty fireplace, or since you mentioned Boston so many times sitting out on the coast of Maine, which I

00:17:23.900 --> 00:17:43.659 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: really really gave me a chance to think and ponder a few things, but humor goes a long way. There are classes nowadays to teach folks in business how to communicate properly with prospects and strategic partners via comedy, whether it's improv or just in general having a sense of humor like being able to relate to people.

00:17:43.870 --> 00:18:12.739 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: I love the fact that you're a stand-up comedian. That's really you. You're skilled in the real estate world that you've done the home flipping and you're an inspector. Now a lot of a lot of the stories that have paved the way for your albums, which you got all kinds of accolades, for on the edge. Your initial comedy album. And what what was this one? What's this one called again. Upper middle trash right? I was trying to figure out what was going on with this Tuxedo that you're wearing here. But I was I was. I was too scared to inquire uh, but and then super spreader. It's like

00:18:12.750 --> 00:18:24.969 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: having and making a comedy album that came out of the pandemic like great stuff like That's That's what I started doing this, and really getting people on the air, telling their story and and showing their best selves and all of that.

00:18:24.980 --> 00:18:37.910 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: But you said something very important in the last segment that I wanted to just emphasize, and I talked about it with our mutual friend Joe asked to Rita last week, as well. You know people like to be the smartest person in the room, and a lot of times they're so fixated on that

00:18:37.920 --> 00:18:54.219 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: that they they forget that a lot of stories that come from people with lots of road experience. They come from wisdom, right wisdom that you've accumulated along the way from doing home flipping before Hgtv. Was a popular thing, and before every other show on television was talking about it.

00:18:54.230 --> 00:19:11.099 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: But you know I like wisdom, and I like to be smart. But if i'm given the choice, and I said this with Joe last week. If i'm giving the choice, I prefer to be wise, because a smart person has to think their way out of situations that a wise person doesn't walk into in the first place, and the world that you play in,

00:19:11.170 --> 00:19:14.280 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: I mean, that could be. It could be closer to the truth.

00:19:14.430 --> 00:19:31.030 John Moses: Yeah. So I mean, listen. There's been a There's been uh several occasions where I pulled my phone out to watch a Youtube video when I didn't have the answer to a question. Um home inspection like, let's figure this out together. You know what I mean. Um. So yeah uh

00:19:31.040 --> 00:19:37.790 John Moses: um, i'm, i'm always i'm always learning, and uh, and trying to better myself in that regard. Um!

00:19:37.910 --> 00:19:48.269 John Moses: I do want to circle back to the thing about qualifying for a mortgage, because what that process taught me was that a um, You know,

00:19:48.890 --> 00:20:04.650 John Moses: I don't think a lot of people realize uh first time home buyers, artists, those people in particular. I don't think they realize how close they may be to qualifying for a mortgage, or even what the process entails, and I think that comics in particular,

00:20:04.660 --> 00:20:27.069 John Moses: um, you know, can illuminate that process in a fun entertaining way, because truthfully, when you're trying to gather, you know documents. Yes, when you're trying to gather documents to qualify for a mortgage, you're doing it over the course of maybe the most boring week of your life, you know. So if we can sort of illuminate that process a little bit

00:20:27.080 --> 00:20:38.939 John Moses: um, and and make that fun and entertaining, then maybe, you know, maybe a whole thing so daunting. But be it's, it's important information to try and get across and um, and also

00:20:39.380 --> 00:20:53.920 John Moses: it does It's gonna take a little bit of like credit cleaning up in order to get some of these people myself included, uh, you know, across the finish line, and this might be something that takes uh, you know a year or two, and so how do you check in

00:20:53.930 --> 00:21:18.689 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: on the process and hold somebody's hand and bring them across the finish line? That's what we want to also illustrate. And video, I I couldn't agree more, and it goes right along with the thought, The thoughts that I that I throw out at the beginning of my episodes, saying that it's people first, then process leads to the right end product most of the time when people are shopping around mortgages, whether they're a first time home buyer. They're refinancing It's What's the rate? What's the fees? What's the rate? What's the fees

00:21:18.700 --> 00:21:29.809 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: and it's like? If you don't understand the underwriting guidelines. They can promise you any freaking rate. They want to. It's like you're not going to get through the process, and you're going to end up wasting a whole bunch of time. You got to have someone that will advocate on your behalf.

00:21:29.890 --> 00:21:45.209 John Moses: Sure, What's the rate? What's the fees? What's the rate. What's the fees? Are you gonna remember what the rate is or what the fees are? Um! In five years, or you gonna be a homeowner and be looking back on

00:21:45.220 --> 00:22:05.180 John Moses: uh a hundred thousand dollars worth of equity, you know, like let's not get caught up in the min. You show this stuff, I mean. Obviously, you can only afford what you can afford to that, you know. Sometimes you have a cap, and maybe you've got your heart set on um on a particular piece of property. What I'm trying to do is sort of like steer comics,

00:22:05.190 --> 00:22:23.479 John Moses: a an artist to properties that probably Aren't going to be their dream properties, anyway. So let's look at this like an investment, you know, because if you're in a three family and the three family and two of the units from the three family are paying your mortgage for most of it. Then five, six, ten years down the line.

00:22:23.490 --> 00:22:36.530 John Moses: You can really think about the house that you want to be in. But you're gonna have that three family. That is, one day gonna be paying you, you know, five, six, seven thousand dollars a month, and that's gonna be your retirement vehicle. Because, um,

00:22:36.780 --> 00:22:39.770 John Moses: you know, I have sat across the table

00:22:39.780 --> 00:22:58.249 John Moses: from comics who have had comedy central half hours, uh, you know, finalists and last comic standing, and they're like i'm in my mid forties early fifties. I don't know what my next move is. You know there's one person who is on last comic standing in the last season who went far and was like I was talking to him like

00:22:58.260 --> 00:23:17.639 John Moses: you know i'm fifty something years old. I'm sleeping on a couch in Vegas for like, What am I gonna do now, you know? So these are the types of things that we're trying to, that we're trying to meet head on, you know, like, How are you gonna be able to do this thing that you love to do for the rest of your life, you know, until you're old and gray,

00:23:17.650 --> 00:23:34.689 John Moses: but also have some stability, and, you know, be able to take care of that part of your life, because you know, and i'm not even talking about art. It can be terrifying to be in your mid forties and not have the security of a four O. One K. Or a pension, or or or any of those things you know.

00:23:34.700 --> 00:24:02.840 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: I i'm glad that you said that because when you were talking about you know everything you just threw on the table, I kept thinking about some of my experience in the financial services world. And in in New York City these days there is a whole circuit called the funniest guy in finance. I don't know if you've ever heard of that it's like it, and the guys are pretty good, some of them, I know. Some of them, you know, see for the first time or hero for the first time. But you know, talk about a subject where everyone could sound like robots, and it's all about products. It's like

00:24:02.850 --> 00:24:17.900 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: No, it's about the people you surround yourself with, and it's about the process. They go overlaying the information, and the more you can put it in a story format, or you get people to crack a smile for sure, right? The more likely you are to It makes some type of impact on that on that person and on that situation

00:24:18.390 --> 00:24:19.430 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: period.

00:24:19.450 --> 00:24:39.349 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: So the idea of you know you said, you know, looking at it as an investment. You know the best assessment to your investment. You know I met you through networking, right, which we both do a lot of. Yeah. I I know lots of people who do what you do similar to guys like Joe last week. You know, you guys all part of a core kind of power real estate team,

00:24:39.360 --> 00:25:00.240 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: but you know, talk to us a little bit about, You know, when you're in the trenches, in in the uh, the moldy fireplaces and whatnot that you see out there like. You know what's what, what what kind of methodology is like. Obviously you have to do everything according to the certifications that you have. But as far as relating the information, aside from the ninety-seven to one hundred and fifty page reports that you'll produce.

00:25:00.250 --> 00:25:17.619 John Moses: You know. How do you go about really getting the story out to the people who are who are looking for it.

00:25:17.630 --> 00:25:22.819 John Moses: Uh, the question is, how much money? And sometimes you know the money. The money is like,

00:25:23.170 --> 00:25:47.700 John Moses: the money is so much that. Okay, you gotta knock it down. But those really aren't the types of houses that i'm showing buyers. Anyway, if I am showing somebody they're an investor. They probably knew it anyway. Um, but you know the big things that everybody tends to, you know. Really, you know, get wide eyes about are things like, you know, foundations right? So you know structural. You know structural components,

00:25:47.710 --> 00:26:15.399 John Moses: you know, if somebody's like. Oh, there's a crack in the foundation. What does it mean? Well, what type of practice is it? A vertical crack? It's probably through, you know, shrinkage or a little bit of settling, and it's not a big deal. Is it a horizontal crack? Okay, that might, you know, be that might be a big deal. So how are we gonna you know what's the cause of it is it? You know It's probably water related. There's probably some pressure on the other side of the wall. It's pushing on that wall. How do we get the water away from the property, and then how do we fix the wall right

00:26:15.410 --> 00:26:32.939 John Moses: now? That question might be answered. Uh, you know, with seven thousand dollars. It might be answered with twelve. But you know, if you know that information, then you can make, you know, in the sellers want to negotiate with you, or maybe not, which is the case a lot of the times the market last year.

00:26:32.950 --> 00:26:52.489 John Moses: But if you know that information, you know that now you don't have to walk away from what otherwise might have been your dream home, because, you know, in your head you thought it was going to be a fifty thousand dollar repair, you know you got your father in law, Turpin in your ear. Say that the house fall in on itself, and so you're walking away from a home in a school district where everything else makes sense,

00:26:52.500 --> 00:27:03.620 John Moses: you know, but it just. You just need to have the most accurate information possible, and a lot of guys will go in there, and it's like they're trying to scare you out of a purchase. But I don't want to scare you to purchase.

00:27:03.690 --> 00:27:21.850 John Moses: So you can make an educated decision that you're not going to make the purchase. That's okay, too. But that's not my goal. You know. Right? Absolutely. By the way, while I do know lots of people in the real estate world, inspectors included. I believe you are the only one I know that has their own imdb profile.

00:27:21.860 --> 00:27:38.059 John Moses: So I so one of my buddies My, but my Buddy Ben, you know, has a sign on the side of his truck that, says Ben, Buys houses. Did you actually have? Did you have this on this side of your car? I'll buy your mom's house.

00:27:38.070 --> 00:27:51.849 John Moses: They never did turn up a sale. But we got some pretty interesting voice mails absolutely. That's I would have left you one for sure. Um, Yeah. Yeah. So So those are around. They're They're almost a joke at this point, or they are a joke at this point.

00:27:51.980 --> 00:28:09.749 John Moses: Yeah, all all of it's just, you know, potential material for either a clients of uh, of the inspection world, or folks sitting in an audience to be so. Some of the stuff you feel out of it. It would have been one thing, but also it further the show, you know, like I was getting. I was getting calls like one of those signs went viral for a little while,

00:28:09.770 --> 00:28:15.950 John Moses: and uh, I was getting. I was getting calls and all hours of the night, and I was worried that they were like

00:28:15.960 --> 00:28:30.779 John Moses: woman, that I had slept with fifteen years ago or so. Sorry, honey. I just haven't spoken to North Carolina right now, but it was just because we posted it on Tik Tok, you know,

00:28:30.920 --> 00:28:39.160 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: so I I know we're going to get into a whole bunch of your stories and the madness portion coming up, but real quick. How the hell did you get asked to roast the rick flicker?

00:28:39.480 --> 00:28:56.650 John Moses: Uh? So a friend of mine um I I co-host a podcast called fight stories, and um, you know we're some of the madness uh certainly lies. Um, you know I I quit drinking sixteen years ago, and uh, most of those fights happen prior to that moment. Um,

00:28:56.660 --> 00:29:14.379 John Moses: but so. And my co-host, you know, is a is a phenomenal Roster Tal of Morrison. You can look him up also another really fine comedian, and somebody bailed on that gig in the last minute he was like, Oh, you got to get jump host here. So you know. Next thing, you know. Two weeks later I'm. On a plane going to Nashville,

00:29:14.390 --> 00:29:33.700 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: uh, you know, to roast for Claire and a bunch of old wrestlers that I grew up watching it was. It was a real great weekend. That's awesome, awesome. And I know that's the tip of the iceberg with all your stories, but we'll get into them when we come back from this break with John Moses, Home, Inspector with High Point Home inspections. Stand up, comedian with a backup plan. Stay with us.

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00:31:36.140 --> 00:31:47.819 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Welcome back to always. Friday with me, Stephen Fry your Smb. Guy. We're chatting with John Moses, Home Inspector at High Point Home inspections. Stand up, comedian with a backup plan. So, John,

00:31:47.830 --> 00:32:17.750 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: this is the madness part of our show, and not just because you've done Stand up in Canada, in the Uk. There's got There's more stories than that behind all of this. I know that. But this is the part where we like to give an artistic observational view of what's going on out there, things that you see out in the field. No subject to taboo anything goes. Obviously, if you don't want to compromise any of your clients confidentiality, because they're totally crazy. Totally understand that. Got that. But I I just thinking about the last couple of years, and you becoming a home inspector and in a comedian, and been a home flipper along the way.

00:32:17.800 --> 00:32:29.699 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: And and you like having the having last name, Moses, i'm like during this whole like crazy, pandemic thing. Were you just like one of the commandments should be? Thou shalt not wave home inspection. I feel like that's crazy.

00:32:29.770 --> 00:32:31.640 John Moses: Yeah, So um!

00:32:31.980 --> 00:32:45.639 John Moses: I've heard uh of some wild tales a buddy of mine uh with the inspections uh bought a house in orange. I think they paid a hundred grand over, and it is just, and they probably spent at a hundred a hundred grand

00:32:45.700 --> 00:32:52.210 John Moses: um after, you know, just running around repairing stuff, you know, walls sweating

00:32:52.220 --> 00:33:11.799 John Moses: that they didn't uh that that weren't happening general homes back. Now, some of this stuff, mind you, you wouldn't find during a home inspection, like if there's a leaking pipe behind a wall, unless it happens to be leaking the day of You're going to be pretty pissed off eventually, anyway. But you know he totally got host and um,

00:33:11.840 --> 00:33:22.520 John Moses: you know you hear about those types of stories. You know people were desperate to get into these places, and um, you know there's an expression in real estate buyers or liars, and that's what

00:33:22.530 --> 00:33:41.970 John Moses: That's what real estate agents use to stay out buyers, and they say they want to buy this, or they say they want to. You know they want to close on this, and you know you're dragging them out of ten different properties that are sellers are the liars, or maybe they're both liars, but you know constantly trying to cover things up, you know, and it's my job to find that out,

00:33:41.980 --> 00:33:51.069 John Moses: you know, so that you don't get stuck with it, and you know, and uh and when and on on time and on occasions where I I don't find things out.

00:33:51.120 --> 00:33:53.220 John Moses: No, you know that's what insurance is for.

00:33:54.130 --> 00:34:15.229 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Yeah, absolutely. But I I can't help. But when I think about the people who are who waved home inspections to get into the house of their dreams or the House of the Times during the pandemic just to make it happen. Yeah, It's a You talk about the sweaty walls, and I I think about your comedy, and I think about my love for George Carlin over the years like dumber than a second code of paint.

00:34:15.239 --> 00:34:34.550 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: It's like. Why would you ever wave a home inspection like this? Is your pot, you a place to live and not not not to mention that any time I say your name. I I keep thinking about Seinfeld. Oh, Mel Moses, smell the roses. It's like these people need to fucking. Wake up. Yeah, uh, Well, they were doing it because of pressure. You know. They were doing it because

00:34:34.560 --> 00:34:51.689 John Moses: they had been beat out for the fifth consecutive time, you know, when they were offering fifty thousand dollars over asking. So they're like, Well, what do we need to do now? What do we need to do next in order to get this thing done, you know, and it's wave a home inspection. Unfortunately,

00:34:51.699 --> 00:35:03.989 John Moses: some of these people were like, you know we want you to wave a home inspection is because they knew what was going to be uncovered if they had a home inspection, you know, so, and people got hurt.

00:35:04.000 --> 00:35:31.819 John Moses: Um, you know. Now, a lot of the times during the pandemic people would be like. Oh, you know we're not waiting at home inspection, but you gotta limit it to structural, environmental, and mechanical, you know, which I would laugh at, because really those are the big things that you're looking for, anyway. Right? Everything else is all environmental structural. The foundation that's the ten to twenty thousand dollar fixed, mechanical, the furnace, the electric panel. That's the two thousand five hundred to seventy five hundred dollars thing to fix

00:35:31.830 --> 00:35:47.760 John Moses: um Environmental is there potentially mold there, or lead, or asbestos? Who cares If the tile in the kitchen is cracked, or if we're missing a Gfi outlet over here, or if there's a cracked paint of glass on a basement,

00:35:47.900 --> 00:36:02.720 John Moses: you're gonna come across some people who are like I would like all of this fixed like. It's not a new home lady, you know. You'll pay a handy man fifteen hundred bucks on a Saturday to knock these these items out. You know. It's the big stuff that you don't want to get stockhold

00:36:02.730 --> 00:36:28.190 John Moses: uh it, and those are always the things that you're looking for like. How old is the roof? What's the condition of the roof you want to know? Is that going to go in ten years, or do you think it's probably closer to three? Because if it's thirty, maybe you should deplete all of your savings in order to get into this house, you know. Thanks for reminding me closer to three for me. So one at the house that i'm leaving. So uh, So so along these lines. Right?

00:36:28.200 --> 00:36:47.410 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Yeah. You don't know what you don't know. If you don't know what you're looking for, and all that I i'm thinking about. You know my roof, and my wife driving me crazy about everything that needs to be fixed in the house Every I and I have a running list, and I have it prioritized, and everything. But it's just like It's always like hair on fire every time. So while i'm thinking about my wife in New Orleans hanging out,

00:36:47.490 --> 00:37:03.400 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: I think about since i'm the Smb guy. I think about some of these structures that are there that are kind of mixed use apartments above old school types of crazy buildings that have retail stuff on the bottom. And I think and I think about Katrina, which is just about seventeen years ago now,

00:37:03.410 --> 00:37:33.300 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: and how some of them might still have things that are underlying issues even years later, for our area Hurricane Sandy. That right about we're just celebrating the tenth anniversary of it. I lost the car I lived in Hoboken. There. Went into the Hudson River, you know. Wonderful! But like you, are, you still like even home inspection wise. You've had your license for four years. You've done a lot of flip stuff in the past. Are you still seeing things around here that are like. Oh, yeah, this is largely due to Sandy or Irene or something. We must be coming up on that anniversary because it's the second time somebody asked me about

00:37:33.310 --> 00:37:49.169 John Moses: today and um where? I've never heard the question before. So not really not really, but um. Occasionally I did. I was in a crawl space and rums in a year ago two years ago, and it looked real

00:37:49.190 --> 00:37:54.799 John Moses: relatively good, you know. Robson probably got some sandy action,

00:37:56.150 --> 00:38:06.549 John Moses: and it was all spray phone, which is a great way to insulate your home. Um! It was all spray phone in the crawl space. I think the homeowner really thought that they were doing the right thing. Unfortunately,

00:38:06.770 --> 00:38:36.369 John Moses: the wood underneath the spray phone was damp when they phoned it, so it tracked all that moisture, and it really accelerated the rock, so somebody had to get in there and replace the entire carrying beam. And I, you know, another Gc. Had to go through and expand, you know, and inspect every inch of every four Joyce, to see what else need to be replaced. So there are some lingering things, uh, you know, from Sandy. Certainly any coastal town city, whatever. You're definitely gonna be paying more attention to it.

00:38:36.600 --> 00:38:51.220 John Moses: But um, you know almost everything. If it isn't, you know hasn't been wiped out, and and is a new build now, anyway, where they just, you know, demolished it. It's already been raised, so you don't see it. But occasionally from time to time. You'll run into something

00:38:51.420 --> 00:39:07.570 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: right, right. And you mentioned rumsen, you know. Rumsen not too far from Red Bank, like Yep, all all fun pots all all fun, spots to play and hang out close to the to to the beach. I I live a little bit more in like, you know, twenty minutes from the beach or so i'm an Alpin and Mammoth County,

00:39:07.580 --> 00:39:25.939 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: and when we bought our house there was one room in the basement that had visible like this was water damage, and we're asking the inspector at the time it's like Oh, was this from Sandy? And he said, No, it was from Irene. I didn't realize it at the time, but a lot of the houses a little bit more inland from the shore.

00:39:26.260 --> 00:39:41.440 John Moses: Storms like Irene ended up impacting suburbia a little bit worse than than the sandy Did

00:39:41.450 --> 00:39:59.469 John Moses: We all need to get flood insurance. And what was it last year when all those flash floods happen, and you got places in Jersey that were flooded out parts of queens that were completely flooded out anywhere. That was sort of low line where water was going to flow downhill was problematic. You know. It's almost like you got to buy a house on a perch now.

00:39:59.480 --> 00:40:19.660 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Might be something to having a big tree house like Swiss Family Robinson. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, yeah, I should send you the picture of the Tree house I built through the pandemic. You absolutely should i'd be. I'd be very curious to see that, and i'm sure my kids will hold me to trying to put one up for them. I don't think my wife won't let me, though, until I fix everything else in the house. We got to talk about all that stuff.

00:40:20.320 --> 00:40:39.010 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: But you know, as as far as you know, other madness that you see out there. You know you're I'm always curious on the perspective of a of a stand up comic just in general right. And and the fact that you're speaking to other stand up comics and people who produce content out there about some of the things that you're doing and merging those two worlds.

00:40:39.020 --> 00:40:49.479 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: I love to hear stuff like that. That was a lot of my thoughts and goal in doing this show was i'm talking to tons of businesses. I'm talking to tons of people who advise small businesses,

00:40:49.490 --> 00:41:00.290 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: and you know I I use examples like this all the time. You're a home inspector, if I line up ten home inspectors right? And I say, what do you do? They're all going to give me pretty much the same answer.

00:41:00.300 --> 00:41:17.050 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: But if I, you know, go into detail really getting the story like, how do you get started? Why do you do what you do? What gets you sprung out of bed every day like you've given me thus far with your discussion. It's like you'll get ten different stories, and that's where people tend to make the connections. Anyway,

00:41:17.060 --> 00:41:29.689 John Moses: It's like you get ten different home inspectors. You're gonna find somebody that plays the flute, but not an M. Db: profile. Yeah. Um: yeah. So

00:41:30.930 --> 00:41:33.370 John Moses: yeah, uh, as far as

00:41:34.100 --> 00:41:37.899 John Moses: you know, the comedy and the and the home inspection stuff.

00:41:38.000 --> 00:41:43.659 John Moses: Um, Somebody asked me like a couple of months ago like, Oh, what do you do for fun? And I was like

00:41:43.670 --> 00:42:04.020 John Moses: I don't have any time for any of that, I mean, like I I Obviously, I have a lot of fun when i'm on stage, right, but i'm getting, you know, normally, or you know, usually i'm getting paid for the opportunity, and it's really my business. And but you know, when i'm not on stage, I spend the rest of my waiting hours

00:42:04.030 --> 00:42:13.239 John Moses: working on this business, working, you know, writing comedy um figuring out, you know. Oh, you know,

00:42:13.370 --> 00:42:32.889 John Moses: potential real estate investments analyzing deals down Atlantic City. We just bought our first Airbnb and my partner City, which we're excited about. Um. You know what we're actually running a networking event down there next week which we could talk about. But um, i'm spending all of my waking hours. I'm not with my daughter. Then I am working

00:42:32.900 --> 00:42:52.090 John Moses: because I got I've got ten good years left of back breaking. You know, Candleberta, that both ends left in me before I, I, you know, can sort of start to slow down a little bit, so it's work, Work work. Luckily I enjoy

00:42:52.100 --> 00:43:08.980 John Moses: uh what I do, you know particularly with the comedy, but you know I i'm good at the home inspections, and I do like helping people, and you know, helping them with that, you know, helping them with the home purchase and making sure that they feel safe, and you know, giving them a little education. But of course

00:43:08.990 --> 00:43:15.190 John Moses: I want to get right the hell out of that business, and just be working on, you know. Stand up, probably in the back of plan. So

00:43:15.470 --> 00:43:38.029 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: and uh, you have to let me know more about the Airbnb. If a fish comes back to town next summer in Atlantic City. I might want to actually crash there for a little bit for a decent party. That'll be down there. But no, that's the I mean. Look How many times do people have? You know you have something that you do to pay the bills? You start some type of side hustle, especially nowadays, Right? Everybody's got some type of side hustle,

00:43:38.040 --> 00:43:48.160 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: and you're hoping that the the side hustle, or whatever the passion project is, becomes the marquee. You know, project that you're working on,

00:43:48.330 --> 00:44:00.119 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: and I think that there's a lot to be said for that, because that's you know, a lot of times, you know, if you do something that you're really passionate about. You know. People spout off the quotes like you never work a day in your life if you're having fun with it.

00:44:00.240 --> 00:44:19.319 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: But, hey, man like sometimes people are doing certain types of work to pay the bills, or maybe as an extension of some other hobbies and interest. I've always been a real well, not always, but like I've I've been interested in real estate for over twenty years. I bought my first property twenty years ago at this point, and it's It's something that you know whether you're a business or you're an individual.

00:44:19.330 --> 00:44:22.019 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: You're always going to need to have some type of roof over your head.

00:44:22.150 --> 00:44:33.140 John Moses: Yeah, yeah. And and especially especially now, right like, you know, you things like, Stand up comedy. It's very. It's very top heavy as far as like where the money is being made.

00:44:33.150 --> 00:44:53.110 John Moses: I remember a couple of years ago. They're like, Oh, do you know, Senate comedy is having a great year. This is a record year for uh ticket sales, and i'm like, Yeah, for Louis, Bill Burr and and Kevin are everybody else, you know. At the bottom is the rest of the food chain.

00:44:53.120 --> 00:45:01.699 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Johnny. We gotta take a quick break, but we will be right back with John Moses, home Inspector at High point Home inspections. Stand up, comedian with a backup plan. Stay with us,

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00:47:03.250 --> 00:47:22.419 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Welcome back to always. Friday with me. Stephen Fry your Smb. Guy. We're talking with my man, John Moses, Home, Inspector at High Point home inspections. Stand up, comedian with a backup plan. John, Love the discussion, Love what you do, and how you're doing it especially, and to me a lot of times. It's not what you say. It's how you say it.

00:47:22.450 --> 00:47:33.680 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: I seriously. If i'm not having fun, i'm not making money these days. I've said that plenty of times on the show. I've said that plenty of times walking around in reality, and you know It's It's tough to really be.

00:47:33.690 --> 00:47:51.210 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: You're passionate about what you're doing, unless you can make some type of fun out of it. But for a serious topic of conversation with home inspections and people like getting all on edge about it. No hope unintended on the edge. Um, you know It's It's something where a lot of times, if you can blend the humor and story based part into it.

00:47:51.220 --> 00:48:21.210 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: You're you're likely to make a more lasting impact on the people you're working with. And so I want to read off just one of your tests, many testimonials that you have. We recently used High Point Ho inspection for the inspection of our new home, John responded promptly to all phone calls and emails early to the inspection, also scheduled the termite inspector for us at the same time as the home inspection. Very thorough took the time to show us anything that stood out, answered any questions we had throughout the time got the seventy-four page sounds like a light one actually seventy four page report back less than three days after the

00:48:21.220 --> 00:48:33.559 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Mit. Ctl. And inspection, well organized and detailed. We we are first-time home, buyers, so all of this is new to us. It was nice to work with someone so honest and reliable. We highly recommend high-point inspection for home inspection one hundred and fifty.

00:48:33.570 --> 00:48:42.039 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: That's the reviews as a home inspector. The reviews on the comedy albums are phenomenal, so I saw this one all over the place, the initial one that you put out there. But it

00:48:42.090 --> 00:48:48.510 John Moses: yeah, it's what there was some type of award. This thing was nominated for, was it?

00:48:49.110 --> 00:49:16.020 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Yeah, Well, I I need all of them immediately after listening to the first couple of sound bites. But, John, this is the part of the show. This is the message part where we like to leave the audience with some type of sound bites over the weekend. The whole idea weekend insight, the Monday impact. Most people are getting psyched up for football, and I play softball on Saturday morning, so i'm going to do my thing probably hurt myself, and Old Man washed up softball. But what kind of sound bites Can we leave with everyone from the weekend that'll actually get the motivated to take some action on Monday?

00:49:16.380 --> 00:49:18.609 John Moses: Oh, man, uh

00:49:18.630 --> 00:49:28.989 John Moses: you're asking me for lasting quotes it's this will be memorialized. So be I'll tell you what it is. I don't know about a sound. But but um

00:49:29.120 --> 00:49:39.869 John Moses: I was. I ran a half Marathon for the first time uh three months ago, and uh in Atlantic City. I'm all in on the Linux city. By the way,

00:49:39.880 --> 00:49:52.450 John Moses: uh I love what they're doing down there. You know we're investing down there. So we're putting our money where our mouth is. But there's you know, and we're doing that because there's people much smarter than us who have already started. Um, you know, for uh, we're

00:49:52.750 --> 00:50:01.460 John Moses: We're a symbiotes, those you know, those little fish that attached to.

00:50:01.760 --> 00:50:14.510 John Moses: So um! I was running that that uh, that Marathon, or that half Marathon and I was at Mile Twelve, just chugging along sort of a mile ago, and uh seventy year old Guy

00:50:14.690 --> 00:50:16.270 John Moses: ran past me.

00:50:16.540 --> 00:50:21.520 John Moses: I think that the you know. Maybe he's like sixties. But anyway, you know,

00:50:21.550 --> 00:50:36.159 John Moses: hunched over and he chucked right past me, and i'm like this guy. This guy is asking me right now. You kid me Um! But uh, he left the lasting impression because I was like. You know what i'm gonna run one of these every year for the rest of my life,

00:50:36.190 --> 00:50:51.870 John Moses: And I think that goes back to you know. I think that goes back to uh. You know what I was saying earlier in that, you know. I've I've got to get up and I gotta get it, you know I get to get after it. Um, you know, if you're not moving, you know you you can't let the mos grow.

00:50:51.880 --> 00:51:21.870 John Moses: If you're not growing. You're dying,

00:51:21.880 --> 00:51:35.410 John Moses: and you had a flooring company. And one day he said, i'm going to come over, and you know you can use this machine to take these tiles off the floor. We're like, Yeah, it's like seven o'clock on a Sunday. This guy is coming over to the Limous machine.

00:51:35.660 --> 00:51:51.389 John Moses: He laughed at us, and how in that we were, and then this seventy-six year old man was just nailing and plugging away and we were blown away by how you know, fit in shape. This guy was. This was not a guy

00:51:51.510 --> 00:52:07.630 John Moses: who needed to continue to work. He had enough money to lend us and and sit back and and collect interest, but he just had a real zest for life, and he was still, you know, even at that age. So going after it you look at. Uh, you know um God, not in the world, although he,

00:52:07.640 --> 00:52:26.629 John Moses: you know I you know I heard that like ninety he would get on stage, and he would be this feeble old man with a walker until he hit the stage, and then he would be on stage. And you you would be forty years younger self. Tell World War two jokes, you know, like That's the type of energy that I want to have

00:52:26.640 --> 00:52:41.220 John Moses: at that phase of my life, you know, like I wanna be well off enough to retire. But I want to be healthy enough that I don't have to, and i'm doing the things that I love to do, and i'm doing the things that I want to do, and that's thing that pushes me and drives me forward. It gets me out of it.

00:52:41.280 --> 00:52:57.379 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Yeah, I I I feel you, man, and well, bravo to you for running in the races and promising to do it again. I thought you were going to talk about the next time you'd be running your mouth with the comedy edge to it, which I believe Is it a couple it's in uh like what? Six weeks, or whatever at the Comedy Cove, December second,

00:52:57.390 --> 00:53:18.740 John Moses: i'm at a couple of that's the other thing I do have to say in good enough shape to take on the hecklers. I want to that that are feeling like they can. Will smith me? You know what I mean, I I did see you take on one. I was very impressed. Yeah, I mean i'm at the comedy called December second and third. That's in Springfield, New Jersey. So if you're if you're in the area, come on out

00:53:18.750 --> 00:53:38.669 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: absolutely, I will be there nine to eleven. That's what it says. Yeah, about that very cool, very cool uh getting in touch with you for high point. High Point home inspection and Gmail Dot Com is is the email address, High Point home inspection. Dot com the website. Yeah. And then on a on all the socials and whatnot you have comedian, John Moses.

00:53:38.680 --> 00:53:39.509 Yeah,

00:53:41.980 --> 00:54:11.019 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: uh Instagram and I'm just John Moses on Twitter. I was like the third person to get a twitter account. Still, somehow i'm at twenty, eight hundred followers. Well, you could teach me a thing or two because I got to do more work for myself in that area. Josh: Awesome to wrap with you about the humor that you were behind home inspections. I know that there's infinitely more. I know you could talk forever on this. We do have to end here shortly, but we will do it again. One time, I promise there'll be many more uh opportunities for content before.

00:54:11.030 --> 00:54:27.999 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: All right, let you go. We are going to revisit the answers to the questions I asked you, who's your favorite movie or Tv show character? What's your favorite movie or Tv? Show? What's your favorite musical instrument? And who's the artist, you'd like to hear play it your favorite Tv character. I was expecting all kinds of different answers. But you, said Ron le Grand,

00:54:28.010 --> 00:54:32.119 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: the guy that makes makes people into millionaires by flipping real estate.

00:54:32.130 --> 00:54:54.559 John Moses: When I get turned on to him he's not even a television character. He's just my favorite character, or I know he has like audio recordings, and like, and books and stuff that he's written. But the private jet. Apparently he was the guy that I learned how to flip houses from, or one of the people, and I would listen to like old Audio Cds. But he was so funny like he had.

00:54:54.570 --> 00:55:00.720 John Moses: Uh, you know he would have like these Veronisms, and he'd be like, uh, you know. Uh, you know the but the

00:55:00.730 --> 00:55:20.589 John Moses: the best way to make money in the world is by wagging your tone. The highest paid profession is running your mouth. I I don't necessarily disagree. Yeah, he's so funny. He's so portable all the time. So if you are a newly into real estate, or you've been doing a while, and you just want to brush up on some stuff and also laugh. Listen around the ground

00:55:20.640 --> 00:55:44.510 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: absolutely, and if they want to look, laugh and learn a little something, there's plenty to learn from you as well. Your favorite movie you gave me was pulp fiction. I could think of all kinds of ways that this could be a favorite movie of yours, and not the not the least of which is different story lines converging into one. But tell us a little bit about your love for pulp fiction.

00:55:44.520 --> 00:56:02.870 John Moses: That's a portable movie. In fact, I have a a little um video snippet where I've said, This is me talking to comedians in their forties about uh investing in real estate, and it's the ving rains uh speech to as well. It's like You're not going to make it.

00:56:02.880 --> 00:56:23.219 John Moses: You had your chance. You would have made it by now you know it's just so funny. But I mean that totally portable moments, and also, like, you know. Remember, I was a film, major, you know that really did um sort of change uh how films were being made and shot for a little while like that was really the first

00:56:23.230 --> 00:56:28.780 John Moses: um movie that didn't tell things in a linear perspective

00:56:28.790 --> 00:56:58.779 John Moses: that I had seen, you know, and it was so, you know. So me like you. You watch until the end, and then you start sort of rearranging things and piece and things together. It It produce a thousand knock offs, and none of them came even close. So what A. What a great film! I'll probably watch to get real soon Now that you mentioned it, I could think of a bunch of reasons how that might relate to home inspection actually. But you said your favorite musical instrument and the artist, you'd like to hear play it. You said the piano and electronic music. So you're into that as well. But piano you, said Elton John, which I I couldn't resist like

00:56:58.790 --> 00:57:28.739 John Moses: having you and Elton John's type of outfits. If you walked out on stage to do one of your sets dressed as out in John. I would probably lose my loses if I did It's because i'd been going to Edm and festivals, and I've started using drugs again. Well, let's not go there. One step at a time one day at a time, but love love the creativeness to it, you know, part being part of the New Jersey, you know, creative real estate and entertainment for. Yeah, let me pull up that real quick. So we've got a live event in Atlantic City, where it's a real estate networking event. Slash

00:57:28.750 --> 00:57:48.689 John Moses: comedy show, and we've got a band coming afterwards. Um. Our airbnb managers are speaking. They've got a great amount of knowledge of both Airbnb and the local Uh Atlantic City markets. So if anybody is interested in Linux City. Uh, come on down. That's October twenty, seventh. You can follow me anywhere, and i'm happy to give you information on that

00:57:48.730 --> 00:58:08.269 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: awesome man. We're going to get played off by the music here in just a moment, John. Great to see you once again. Thank you for joining me for some play time on the air Here, everybody. If hope you got some weekend insight to make a Monday impact, we will see you again with more always. Friday next Friday at eleven Am. Eastern time, right here on talk radio at Mit. Bye, bye, everyone.

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