Leigh Brown: Crazy Shit In Real Estate Podcast

Podcast: Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate TM

Crazy Shit In Real Estate


What’s up with the antiquated laws in Massachusetts? Kelly Catallo, a REALTOR® of 27 years in the Boston area, is shocked that there are still real estate laws that were put in place to reduce venereal disease. You heard that right! Listen in to hear all about it, plus hear some other crazy shit that you’ll never forget (although you’ll want to!). 

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:30 – Introducing Kelly from the Boston area
  • 00:45 – She’s been in real estate for 27 years and has owned her company for 10 years; they deal with everything 
  • 01:08 – She was a hairdresser before she worked in real estate 
  • 02:30 – Kelly’s CSIRE story
  • 02:40 – They get many antiquated places in Massachusetts and have many crazy laws; if you aren’t married or next-of-kin you can’t own property together
  • 03:50 – Boston is more liberal but more expensive; a Section 8 voucher for a 3-bedroom is $3,000
  • 05:28 -  The law was created to reduce the spread of venereal disease; you can’t rent, even today, for this reason in that area
  • 06:16 – She got a call from an attorney who is putting a lawsuit together that this law is a violation of our first amendment right
  • 07:50 – Another CSIRE story
  • 08:07 – She walked in on an owner of a property having sex with another man on the tenant’s dining room table; he was married and with four kids
  • 09:05 – The tenants were at work; he lost everything and is no longer married
  • 10:30 – What Kelly has heard about a fundraiser
  • 10:55 – Leigh’s Realtor Relief Foundation had a big fundraiser in November; it’s for people who need gap assistance until insurance payments come after disasters 
  • 12:16 – The United Way is the worst organization; most money goes back into the overhead and not the cause

3 Key Points

  1. Know your real estate laws!
  2. Research the organizations where you choose to donate your money. 
  3. Check out the Realtor Relief Foundation. 



Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate #172: Kelly Catallo

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October 31, 2019

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