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EvoReal Talks

77 EpisodesProduced by Jessica SideWebsite

Come explore Spokane's rockin real estate market and master homeownership. We cover topics including what to do in the area, favorite spots to visit, a hint of history and fun stories all from a local perspective. Join Matt and Jessica Side for their weekly podcast, "let's make real estate fun again… read more

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Setup & Design Vacation Rental Journey Part V

November 29th, 2021


Research the community calendars for your draw area, many will have a visit XYZ area website, for instance ‘’ as an example, set your …

The X Factor! Vacation Rental Journey Part IV

November 22nd, 2021


What is the liability of adding special and personal items to your short-term rental? Make sure your manager takes special note of items that may inadvertently get taken or damaged. Try not to be accusatory if something …

Vacation Rental Journey Part III

November 15th, 2021


Categorizing your short-term rental, what kind of an owner are you and what kind of a rental audience are you attracting? Make sure to properly match your home with unique characteristics to add visibility. For …

Vacation Rental Journey Part II

November 8th, 2021


In part II of our series on short-term investment properties we discuss the costs to factor in before deciding on an investment property. Your first step is to talk with your lender to determine rates on a non-owner …

Vacation Rental Journey Part I

November 1st, 2021


Matt and Jessica discuss the steps and the journey of investing in a nightly rental property. What are your goals with your property? Discover the top markets, review the rental demand vs price of the property, Vacasa …

Theatrical Price Drops

October 25th, 2021


When history visits your town take advantage of it, Best of Broadway returns to Spokane. We recommend the intimate experience at the Bing Crosby and Fox theaters downtown. Matt talks about the shifting real estate …

Das Nice VRBO

October 4th, 2021


Matt talks a bit about rock mason homes and structures in and around Spokane, the duo discusses their newest venture, a vacation rental property in Leavenworth, WA. Here are the questions asked they asked before …

Date Your City

September 27th, 2021


The show kicks off with a featured listing at 113 W Glass Ave **now pending in the Garland District. If you haven’t yet, go check out the Garland District! Historic buildings to note- The Garland Theater, Mary Lou’s …

Barndominum, Shouse & Conthouse

September 20th, 2021


The duo springs a leak, Restoration 1 bails them out. Jessica talks about Kirtland Cutter and his impact on architecture in Spokane, his designs are icons and a few notable buildings including; The Davenport Hotel, …

Is Spokane Overpriced?

September 13th, 2021


Clickbait Alert! “Spokane among the most overvalued market in the nation”, does the article hold up? Based on the data we tend to disagree. COVID has …

Spokane Italicized

August 24th, 2021


Summer is ending, can you believe it? Jessica’s family comes to visit from Italy, the dynamic duo breaks down their favorite places to grab a bite with the fam. To name a few; Bennidito's on the South Hill, Madeline’s …

Dine and Design

August 16th, 2021


Living in Downtown Spokane? it’s a thing! The dynamic duo talks about the West end district of Spokane including our featured property: 1221 W Railroad Alley Ave, a modern rustic condo with owner-only garage parking, …

Designers in a Spokane Market

August 13th, 2021


Matt and Jessica talk about the market and how buyers may have an opportunity in August to catch a deal, at the very least avoid multiple offers. …

Designer Glam Fam

August 6th, 2021


Things to check out in Spokane- Downtown Ice Age movie marathon, Wednesday at the Ice Age Floods playground. Arbor Crest concert series. What’s to love in Spokane? Water… water! 23 Lakes, 6 access points for putting …

To Each Their Loan

June 28th, 2021


Special Episode! Matt brings in the expertise of finance guru Dustin Masterson with Numerica Credit Union. Buyer fatigue sets in and people are …

Are We in a Bubble?

June 21st, 2021


Is there a housing bubble? How does our current market compare to the great recession? Be suspicious of those who say we are in a housing bubble or those who firmly say that we are not! “What goes up must come down”, …

Shadle Starter Homes

June 14th, 2021


Spokane’s in a drought, here are some tips on, “How NOT to start a forest fire”: Install a spark arrestor on recreation vehicles, carry a small fire extinguisher, watch your safety chains on vehicles, ditch the …

Bye Bye PMI

June 8th, 2021


Matt and Jessica have ONE tip that will save you thousands of dollars, and it’s free! PMI what is it? How do you get out of it? Matt talks about …

Arboretum Gems

May 24th, 2021


Should I be buying a house right now? Matt and Jessica discuss the market, making predictions, and ignoring some folks who are taking numbers out of …

Steampunk Patio Party

May 17th, 2021


Jessica and Matt celebrate their 21st anniversary. Market Update! We run the numbers with some colorful commentary, buyers and agents are feeling the …

Greenstone Rocks Part II of II

May 10th, 2021


We are back talking with Greenstone about Spokane development, changes, challenges, communities, and more! What’s the deal with condos? The snout house gets the cutoff. Kendall Yards in distress, Greenstone picks up the …

Greenstone Rocks Part I of II

May 3rd, 2021


Over the next couple of weeks, we interview Sharla Jones with Greenstone homes. Greenstone focuses on the construction of communities around their homes taking a unique approach to homebuilding. Socioeconomic diversity …

Momentum '87 Y'all!

April 19th, 2021


Matt talks about loans including how they may influence your offer, and what is the deal with USDA loans? **Hint it’s not prime meat! You can purchase an investment property with a traditional loan so long as you occupy …

Cannon Hill Lifestyle

April 12th, 2021


The dynamic duo is back talking about Cannon Hill, the area they chose to move their family a few years back. Why? Lifestyle and walkability! The Cannon Hill addition features mature trees, grocery stores, walking …

The Zag Maniac

April 2nd, 2021


Matt and Jessica are back for a special edition with special guest Ethan Side the "ROCK" of stats, talking all about Gonzaga Basketball and March …

Excited in My Own Town U-District Special Episode

March 22nd, 2021


Matt and Jessica interview special guest Lars Gilberts, CEO of the rapidly developing Spokane University District.

What is the U-District all about? This 770-acre area is centered around the Riverpoint Campus focusing …

Creative Realtors Win

March 15th, 2021


In this special edition of EvoReal Talks, Jessica interviews Stacey Sampson and Tony Byrne about a new modern homebuyer class. It’s a battle out …

Pho Spring

March 11th, 2021


The dynamic duo talks about the top marketing tips for home sellers, always ask your Realtor, “what are you doing to market my home?” Hire out to get professional photos, skip the phone photos (yes even from a nice …

Frick'n Amazing POW!

February 22nd, 2021


Jessica starts off with some black history celebrations talking about the accomplishments of Eleanor Barrow Chase, the first woman of color appointed …

Cold Weather Intel

February 17th, 2021


Matt drops some cold weather tips; put a heat lamp under the oil pan or plug in your core heater, bundle up, breath through your nose, cover your …

Trails to Flying Goat

February 8th, 2021


Featured Home; 3016 W Sanson Ave, 265k, 5BR/2BA, 35+ showings and contingent in 48 hours, Jessica talks Northwest Spokane, historic roots and native …

A Lot to Offer

February 1st, 2021


Jessica skates the Skate Ribbon at Riverfront Park, Matt features our first listing in CDA Idaho, Kidd Island Bay buildable parcel (**update now pending sale) 15XX W Kidd Island Rd, Easy access, secondary lake frontage …

Plucky Pioneer Poets

January 25th, 2021


Matt opens up to reveal that he has the inner soul of a poet, we feature a rural property with the city amenities: 34300 N Ptarmigan Ln-- 8 acres …

Spokane is on Fire!

January 11th, 2021


Idaho tops the charts as the number one inflow of movers, a majority of movers are from larger metros, shameless plug we are cross-licensed! This week’s featured home is a condo at 639 N Riverpoint Blvd, this large …

Christmas Hygge

December 21st, 2020


This episode really brings the Christmas spirit with wonderful stories, memories, and helpful tips! The dynamic duo discusses Hygge (pronounced …

West Central or Bust!

December 14th, 2020


Breaking News! Spokane makes top 10 list of markets to be resilient in post covid 2021-22. Spokane is ranking as one of the most attractive destinations for west coast movers. West Central, what’s the deal? No, it’s not …

Pandemic Victory Gardens

December 7th, 2020


New Listing and featured property! Valley living at it’s finest, 2026 N Arties Ln single level, modern build, and positioned near the Centennial Trail **Update now pending, Jessica breaks out the history with some …

Virtual Games & Turkeys

November 23rd, 2020


**Update, open houses are no longer allowed per WA guidelines. Jessica reflects on Thanksgiving traditions, including ways to get creative during the pandemic, virtual cooking with family, break out the board games, …

Investment Unicorns

November 16th, 2020


Credit repair, who’s the right one to talk to? We brush on the details of our upcoming first-time homebuyer class. Matt announces our branch out into Idaho. UPDATE: We can help you buy and sell in Idaho! COVID …

The Hesitant Partner

November 9th, 2020


Jessica talks about our upcoming first-time home buyer class where we will be diving into building confidence and asking the right questions. Misconceptions and myths around purchasing a home will be busted! Join us on …

Spookane Zone

November 3rd, 2020


Cash buyers are looking for steals, sellers are urged to avoid 'quick cash for home' deals. You don’t need to prep your home perfectly to sell it. In Halloween fashion, Jessica rattles off some of Spokane best haunts …

Home During Inspection

October 26th, 2020


In this special episode, Jessica catches up with George Anderson of Building Tech NW. "There's never bad news that comes out of a home inspection". Really?! George explains. With 14 years of inspecting experience and …

Foreclosure Freeze-up

October 20th, 2020


So you missed your first payment, now what? Anxiety brings paralysis, foreclosure can feel hopeless, but there are options. Putting your head in the sand is not the answer, getting in contact with the right people can …

Nudists in Foreclosure

October 14th, 2020


Jessica talks about People’s Park, roots in native history with plentiful fishing, the city transformed the park in 1974 intended for young people …

Yellowstone Takeover

October 8th, 2020


Matt runs solo and shares his Yellowstone experience with plenty of tips, reconnect with nature and the outdoors, a quick shoutout to Pioneer School …


September 29th, 2020


We found it! The perfect COVID friendly house. Featured home of the week; 4217 S Pondra Dr, a large house on an acre, two at-home offices, 40X46’ shop, RV parking and so much more. We showcase the Ponderosa community, a …

Those Flipping Zags

September 21st, 2020


Ethan moves to UW and joins a frat. Matt and Jessica discuss flipping houses in detail, misconceptions abound, is it just putting lipstick on a pig? Thinking of flipping a house? Here are three pillars for short term …

Throwing Shade on Summer

September 16th, 2020


Matt and Jessica throw some shade on summer, are you ready for fall? Matt reminds us of the critical steps to take as winter grows near. Tip #1 Check …

Spokane Bunchgrassers

August 24th, 2020


Jessica delves into a bit of Spokane baseball history dating back to the 1890s, Spokane Inlanders change their name to the Spokane Indians, infrastructure improvements draw in fans, the Indians are now a Northwest …

Comstock, What's to Love?

August 18th, 2020


Featured House: 904 W Comstock Ct, across the street from Comstock park, large sprawling rancher, 5BR/3.5BA. Comstock's current active properties …

Greasing The Wheels

August 10th, 2020


In a competitive field, how do you choose the best real estate agent? When vetting an agent to list your home ask yourself the following- Are they …

Comstock Freckles

August 3rd, 2020


Spokane is smoking hot, literally! Jessica talks all about pools. Did you know that the Comstock pool is Spokane’s oldest pool? Featured listing 7210 …

Waiting For The Crash

July 21st, 2020


Human migration patterns emerge, outbound moves increase as city luxuries diminish, affordability index breakdown, is Spokane housing out of reach? The numbers say NO, a majority of residents can in fact afford the …

Waterfront Time Machine

July 14th, 2020


Waterfront Time Machine

The City of Millwood welcomes you, a little history on the area, Jessica contemplates building a time machine, businesses continue to swarm to the area, enjoy breweries, cafés, and small business …

Bathroom Reality Check

June 29th, 2020


Jessica talks weekend bathroom remodels, “kitchens and bathrooms sell houses”, get ideas for updating, consider checking out Pinterest, Wayfair or Houzz, write down your goals, make a list, measure, get your supplies …

Staycation Vacation

June 23rd, 2020


Featured home, 1604 Main St Davenport, WA. Modern styling meets green construction, Matt attempts to convince Jessica to snap up a vacation rental home. Vacation property, what’s the deal? Financing is available but …

Much Ado About ADU

June 16th, 2020


This episode is all about accessory dwelling units (ADU) secondary living spaces on your property, ADUs can increase the value of a home between …

Spokane Racism, a Feedback Loop

June 8th, 2020


In this episode we reach in deep to uncover racist language right here in Spokane’s CCR documents, we take on the heavy topic of white privilege in …

Fraud in the Food Chamber

June 1st, 2020


Doritos, cake and ice cream make the essential shopping list, Featured home; 2403 W Mallon Ave, remodeled on a double lot, 3BR/1BA. Community highlight: North Hill, filled with mom and pop shops, restaurants, and …

Twitterpated By Airbnb

May 26th, 2020


It’s all about the economy; Phase 2 commences, how will this affect the numbers? Job losses trending down, unemployment continues to climb, but will that number drastically change soon? Small business owners continue to …

Pajama Sales Soar

May 18th, 2020


Homeschooling woes, return on repairs and remodels, economic updates; businesses start to open by end of the month, consumer credit is declining as …

Covid Purge

May 11th, 2020


A river runs through it, park history continues with a little geology talk, wandering roads, and losing the zoo, Spokane is an outdoor mecca. Jessica …

Zoom Gloom

May 4th, 2020


Matt loses his beard and raises $3,000 for Second Harvest food bank, Jessica brings back Spokane history talking about parks and planning with an ode …

Scrappy Realtors

April 28th, 2020


Matt starts with the numbers with surprisingly stable figures despite the covid economy.  This episode covers how to make an offer more attractive. Get your financing in line, remove hurdles for sellers, get a …

They Grow 'Em Big In Mead

April 20th, 2020


Saxon's seniors spread the love through positive messages on yard signs. Community highlight, Mead, WA. (aka Peone), rural feel, proximity to Mt …

Is Your House Pinteresting?

April 13th, 2020


I’m bad, I’m bad, I know it, happy B-day to Benson, we talk about our featured area, the Bemiss Area of Spokane, Hays Park, junkyard converted to a …

Nuns On Horseback

April 6th, 2020


We are back! Essential with rules; No more than two people allowed on premises, inspectors, appraisers, movers, and stagers have been added to this …

Stay Home, Stay Essential

March 31st, 2020


Dealing with being deemed Non-Essential. Stay home, stay healthy respecting the rules. Similarities with the 1918 Spanish Flu we’ve been here before! …

Canceled By a Volcano

March 23rd, 2020


Words of reflection, Jessica shares her experience of Mt St Helens blowing its top, a reminder of the times shut-in. Matt and Jessica share their feelings around the effects of social distancing and staying home. The …

It's All About Community

March 20th, 2020


Local community episode alert! Patsy Clark Mansion is back up for grabs, what’s going on in Browne’s Addition, foodies rejoice. Why are people moving to Spokane? Hiking and natural areas boost quality of life, Spokane …

Downtown Is Cool Again

March 10th, 2020


Jessica is back with some Spokane nostalgia and a little history. Discover downtown, “I’ll meet you under the clock”, pay to park?! Really? Living …

Divesting Goes Corona Viral

March 5th, 2020


Vegas is to travel as Applebee's is to eating out, Jessica gets the Coronavirus after visiting Las Vegas (kidding, it's just the Flu), landlord-tenant law changes put pressure on landlords, residential investment real …

Test Drive Your Budget

February 24th, 2020


Is taking on more of a mortgage to get the right home worth it? If you are saying yes to ‘X’ you are saving no to ‘Y’, Rent vs Buy considerations- mortgage costs, insurance, maintenance, upkeep, utilities costs …

Don't Touch My Fun Money

February 10th, 2020


Special guest Jon Maroni of Canopy Credit Union joins us for the next two episodes. Matt has a flashback to highschool revealing his old nickname, …

Balboa, Breaker! Breaker!

February 3rd, 2020


Matty Ice and Fingers Herman make their appearance, Balboa, Breaker! Breaker! Groundhogs day, is winter hanging around? Featured area- Balboa/South …

Audubon Is On Fire

January 27th, 2020


The Chico market is on fire, after the fire. 2020 excise tax changes. Audubon and Downriver area highlights. Level land, brick ranchers, and cottage-style homes. Fill your water bottle at Drumheller springs. Old rope …

Browne's Addition People Are Rockstars

January 14th, 2020


Browne’s Addition neighborhood highlights, the millennial buyer emerges, Patsy Clark mansion up for grabs, a slice of history, unwind with wine at the MAC, house tips: frozen pipes, and is Spokane housing in crisis?

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