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This Just In -- Blogging Got Me Interviewed On TV Today

At 11:15 today my phone rings. It was a news reporter for Fox5 News here in Washington. She is doing a report on Chinese Drywall and ran across my blogs. She liked them enough to call me. "Can we meet somewhere for a taped interview? I want you to show me how you would go about checking for Chinese Drywall." She spoke with me for a while, I think to see if I could speak well without a teleprompter! Satisfied, we set up a visit for 1pm at my next inspection. It turns out that my next inspection was with AR's Brian Block. But we needed to meet an hour earlier than Brian and I had scheduled. Fortunately he was gracious enough to make this happen and the piece was taped. The taping took about 30 minutes. Of that they used about 40 seconds for the spot! I thought that was generous as I, for sure, was not the subject of the piece. The link to the reporter, her show, and this spot is here: http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/money/toxic-drywall-causing-money-health-problems-062110 But you are welcome to watch below. Enjoy! It is only 2 minutes, 40 seconds.

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


Comment balloon 114 commentsJay Markanich • June 21 2010 09:33PM

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Jay, that is great, it is always good to hear AR success stories, now let us know how much extra bussiness you will pick up thanks to the interview:)

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 8 years ago

Jay - What a pro, congratulations, and for teaching about the drywal issue.  I learned a lot watching that!

Posted by Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!" (Rulnick Realty, Inc.) about 8 years ago

Jay congratulations on the interview.  You have been a great source of information on the subject of Chinese Drywall. 

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 8 years ago

Endre - hopefully mucho business!  We'll see...

Wendy - I have a bunch of blogs here on AR about Chinese Drywall.  I transferred them to my website and this reporter found them.  That is a lot of work!

Cindy - thanks!  Now let's see if we can wake up more of the public.  I have been on this thing for two years now.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Jay,

Great job!  The spot came out really well and it was fun watching it done behind the scenes.  I'll e-mail you some of the behind the scenes shots, or post them in the next day or two.

Oh, and besides not having any Chinese Drywall, the inspection went well too!

Congratulations!

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) about 8 years ago

This is awesome. When will it air so I can check you out?

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) about 8 years ago

Way to go Jay! It is good to see that the great information you have been providing through your blog is paying dividends.

Posted by Troy Pappas, Virginia Beach Home Inspector (Safe House Property Inspections) about 8 years ago

Wow that is great Jay.  A little extra exposure is always good but in this case you were also able to bring some added attention to a very serious and sad story. ~ Doug

Posted by Doug Anderson, Bay Area Real Estate Views (Tucker Associates Real Estate Services) about 8 years ago

Congrats. With all the technology at our fingertips these days, the television still gives anyone on it instant credibility, whether it is deserved or not. Although I'm sure in your case, you know your stuff.

Posted by Scott Hayes, Realty Austin, Broker Associate ((512) 786-8300) about 8 years ago

Thanks Brian for your willingness to make this happen.  I know it encroached on your afternoon.  The editing came out well - none of my verbal stumbles made it on TV!  Were there any?  Hope your dinner was good...

Stacey-Ann - it did tonight at 6 and 10pm my time.  The blue link is the article, which includes the TV spot.  But the TV spot can be watched there.

Troy - they called me out of the blue.  I was impressed that this all got put together between the call at 1115 and the end of taping at 145.  And I got my inspection in!

Doug - I thought she got a lot of information out in a couple of minutes.

Scott - we try!  Not sure how much credibility is deserved, but I have been on this problem for almost two years.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Hi Jay, Great job!! ....and much needed information on chinese drywall. You can't pay for that kind of  exposure. jay

Posted by Jay Lloyd, Allpro Home Inspection (Cape Coral Florida) about 8 years ago

And I didn't Jay!  She was very nice and very generous with my exposure on the report.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Congrats on the feature story! AR did the same for me last year with a television interview with Fox news.

Posted by Mike Wong, Realtor: Commercial, Residential, Leasing, Invest (Keller Williams Realty Southwest) about 8 years ago

Mr Jay,

Is that lady in red your girlfriend?

Nutsy

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) about 8 years ago

Hey I know that guy in the video----good job :)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) about 8 years ago

You were great.  Would have had difficulty with that myself, but you really did a great job.

Posted by Jack Gilleland (Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton) about 8 years ago

Mike - it is hard to get out there too much!  And you can't beat free advertising!

Nutsy - she is a girl and a sort of friend, but did you think they got my best side?

Charlie - they edited out all the shots of me chewing gum and scratching in untoward places...

Jack - while not nervous at all, it was odd to have to explain what I was doing as I was doing it.  "Don't forget to turn off the power..."

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Wow...you could sell syndication rights...or expand your career...Jay and Uncle Bob's Household Hints !

 

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 8 years ago

Wow...you could sell syndication rights...or expand your career...Jay and Uncle Bob's Household Hints !

 

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 8 years ago

Fabulous. 

Fabulous for the viewers of the clip who will learn about the drywall matter.

fabulous for Jay who is a wonderful representative of his home inspection industry.

Fabulous for ActiveRain who has put us members right up there where we can be found on the net.

Good job.

 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Jay,

Great piece on the Chinese Drywall issue and a bonus for you...being found on Active Rain.

Rich

Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Well done, Jay!

Posted by Reuben Saltzman, Delivering the Unbiased Truth. (Structure Tech Home Inspections) about 8 years ago

Hi Jay, that is awesome and great job!

Posted by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!" (Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY) about 8 years ago

Jay:

This is wonderful to see. You are a fountain of knowledge of the important issue of Chinese Drywall and you have a great on-camera presence.  You may want to think about doing your own television show. 

Posted by Claudette Millette, Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass (The Buyers' Counsel) about 8 years ago

Nice! 

Posted by Joshua Frederick, Home Inspector in Defiance & all of Northwest Ohio (Home Inspector for ASPEC Residential Services, LLC) about 8 years ago

Good Morning Jay,

How cool was that.  By sharing great information on the ActiveRain, got you an interview that will only help your career. Congratulations.

Posted by Diane Williams about 8 years ago

Thanks for sharing this, Jay.  Not only is it great to see how blogging can lead to much larger things...but it was also great to learn something!  Thanks for sharing :)

Posted by Sara Kraemer (United Real Estate Lexington) about 8 years ago

I just loved hearing about your success!  Congrats on the interview and congrats on passing the "no teleprompter" test!

Posted by Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach (GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881) about 8 years ago

Nice work!  I have read some of your other posts concerning this horrible problem.  It would be heartbreaking to find an issue in your own home. Thanks.

Posted by Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. (Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.) about 8 years ago

Great job -- enjoyed viewing the video.

Posted by Pam Turner, REALTOR®, e-PRO®, SFR (Century 21 Belk Realtors Dalton GA) about 8 years ago

Jay...

This is a great blogging success story. Now what do we have to do to get an autograph?

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) about 8 years ago

Hi Jay, saw the news clip. Isn't it amazing how quickly the newscasters can track down and get a story on the air. I'm sure you put a lot a homeowners at ease on how to check for signs of problems. By the way I just Googled. Do homes in Northern Virginia have chinese drywall. You show up in spot #1 and #2.  Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

 

Posted by Peggy James, Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates) about 8 years ago

Congratulations Jay, it's a great clip. I had read about how to detect Chinese drywall before, but it was good to see the example

Posted by Bill Travis, Broker/Owner (Captain Bill Realty, LLC) about 8 years ago

Congratulations. Now when you were a little boy, did you ever think that you would be a Chinese Drywall expert?

Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) about 8 years ago

Jay,

 

That is excellent and you should add it to your website for extra mileage.

 

Keep up the good work.

 

Brian

Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) about 8 years ago

Yes Congratulations! Excellent post for the consumer to be aware of defective Chinese drywall and also for yourself to be featured on a TV spot!

Posted by Mary Strang about 8 years ago

Good job Jay. Who knows, maybe you'll become their "go to" guy for all of their building construction related stories. You presented well!

Posted by Jeffrey Jonas- Minnesota Home Inspector (Critical Eye Property Inspections / JRJ Consultants) about 8 years ago

Thats great, congratulations! I hope blogging helps me when I go to launch the novel I am writing.

Posted by Ellen Caruso (Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty) about 8 years ago

Congratulations, Jary, you were a "star" - And I found the information in the video worthy of a re-blog.

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) about 8 years ago
WTG !!! The power of Google just keeps creating opportunities !!!!!!!
Posted by Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist (KW Elite ) about 8 years ago

Jay, Melanie did a good job producing the piece and you did a great job as the home inspector expert discussing Chinese Drywall.   I know I was educated and hopefully all who watch this piece are too!

And hopefully you do get mucho business from it!  ;-)

Posted by Kent Dills, Real Estate 817-495-8028, Bellingham, Washington (Broker, Dills Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Jay - That is fantastic, and a big congrats to you!  I hope that you will get a lot of leads from that news report.  You did a great job in the video.  Best of luck.

Regards,

Stanley Barsch

Posted by Stanley Barsch, Realtor, GRI - 240.882.8512 (Realty Executives Premier) about 8 years ago

Jay, Congratulations!  I viewed the video and, you're right, they packed a lot of good information in that short piece.  I learned some new things.  P.S. You look great so they must have caught your "good" side.

Posted by Wendy Cutrufelli, Contra Costa Realtor (Alain Pinel Realtors) about 8 years ago

Jay, I watched the spot and it looks good. Congratulations and way to go!

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA about 8 years ago

Yea Jay!  You must be very excited and I am very excited for you.

Posted by Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama) (Keller Williams Realty) about 8 years ago

What a great opportunity for you -- and you rocked it!

Posted by Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate (American Foursquare Realty) about 8 years ago

Great info and Great job Jay.  I will reblog this vital information as many more Floridans are effected by this terrible problem!

Posted by Michael Cantwell (Envoy Mortgage - NMLSR ID #644428) about 8 years ago

Great info and congrats on the feature.  Who says the Rain and social media doesn't create opportunities

Posted by Sajy Mathew, Making your real estate dreams become a reality! (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 8 years ago
Awesome. Congratulations.
Posted by Jesus Sotelo Carrillo (Capitol Real Estate Group) about 8 years ago

Jay:  Congrats on the publicity.  The simple steps to detect it were outstanding.  Have you found any Chinese drywall in Bristow communities?

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) about 8 years ago

Jay,

That is fantastic!  Congrats!  I think you should get another icon to show everyone you are a superstar! :)

Posted by Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA (Beasley Realty) about 8 years ago

Consistent blogging with interesting topics! Nice!

Posted by Dean Carver (United Brokers Group/Carver Home Team) about 8 years ago

Jay, congrats on the interview and good information for buyers to consider.  Thank you.

Posted by David Matney, Omaha, NE Real Estate | Omaha, NE Homes For Sale (BHHS - Ambassador Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Jay - Great work, both in the interview and in all the blogging you've done to inform homeowners about the problems associated with Chinese drywall.

Posted by John Mulkey, Housing Guru (TheHousingGuru.com) about 8 years ago

that's a good line, Jay.   "the percentage of Chinese drywall nationwide is 'minimal'... but it's not 'minimal' if it's your house!"

Posted by Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Coldwell Banker Residential) about 8 years ago

COngratulations, you never know where your hard work is going to lead.  This may now lead farther than you think.

Posted by Lesley Wagstaff, For Real Estate and Mortgages (Re/Max Results Realty in Vancouver, BC) about 8 years ago

Jay, when you become famous don't forget the little people. ;-)

Getting found by the media is a seldom -blogged about subject, because we are so focused on prospecting and referrals. But blogging is a fantastic PR tool, and I have found it to be a great recruiting tool as well. 

Posted by J. Philip Faranda, Broker-Owner (J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY) about 8 years ago

Jay,

This is why I like Active Rain.  I didn't even know about Chinese Drywall. Now I do.  You did a great job on TV. Thank you.

You'd make a great news anchor!

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) about 8 years ago

Jay, great exposure and great job!  Congratulations on your new found stardom!

Posted by Deborah "Dee Dee" Garvin, C2 Financial (C2 Financial) about 8 years ago

S&D - I don't think it will get that far!

Thank you, Lenn, for those kind words!

Thanks Rich.  I have been on this issue for a while.

I just answered my phone Reuben!

Jackie - thanks and it was interesting how this all came about.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Claudette - that presence is because they edited out all the burps, bubble gum bubbles and scratching interesting areas...

Joshua - you should be next...!  Maybe the next time the phone rings.

Diane - every little thing helps, especially when we stay consistent.

And I am glad, Sara, to contribute to your learning!

Kathryn - I feel certain that she was giving me a little test over the phone.  I know people even today who cannot get out a coherent sentence with that little teleprompter...   (;>)

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Don - everything in your house has to be replaced - metals, furniture, carpeting, clothing.  Yikes!

And I am glad you did Pam!

Richard - I have had people ask me for my autograph thinking I am Jimmy Johnson!

Peggy - and getting that high in the rankings takes a lot of work!

Bill - unfortunately we were in a condo and could not demonstrate how to see the back side of the drywall to read the stamps.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Melissa - actually when I was a baby everyone thought I would be a Japanese Sumo wrestler! 

Brian - I am trying!  I can't get the video to embed...

Thank you Mary.  It is good to knock out two birds with one stone.

Jeffrey - well, I certainly have not thought in that direction!

Ellen - I would think that blogging would be excellent for that!

Thanks Margaret, and also for the re-blog!

Thank you Michael.  Google is something else, for good and for ill!

Kent - that is the idea my friend!  I thought she did a great job.

Stanley - let the phone begin ringing now!  Actually it already rings a lot.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Wendy - not so sure about that!

Thanks Michael S.  My daughter was very excited and her text messages began ringing right after the piece aired.

Charita - I am excited that you are so excited!

Richard - thanks.  I think the editing was quite generous.  And they edited out all my verbal stumbles!

Michael C. - in Florida you are at ground zero!

Thanks Sajy.  Hopefully there are opportunities for us all over the place out there.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

What a testimony to blogging on AR.  Your point about being stamped "American" might not be out of the woods yet, because of the mix used . . . which I didn't know about, and I'm sure not a lot of others did.  Horrible product.

There are several class-actions people should consider joining.

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) about 8 years ago

Thanks Jesus.  Glad you are awed!

I have not Chris Ann.  And not at all in NOVA.  I did hear the rumor that a house in Fairfax is affected, but to date that seems anecdotal.

Lori - what other icon do you have in mind?  I already have Billy Jays and Super Jay!

Dean and Sonia - thanks, and I hope that is the idea everyone gets!

David - this is a big deal and apparently getting bigger.  I am glad to see the media picking up on it.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Great job and that is awesome that Fox news interviewed you on the topic of drywall. Hope you get lots of work as a result!

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - Arbor Real Estate (Arbor Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Thanks John.  Consistency counts.

Alan - I keep hearing where the percentage of this drywall is not so bad.  Well, what if it's your house!

Lesley - isn't it good we don't know the end at the beginning?!

J. Phillip - we will all get found one way or the other.  And...  I won't forget!

Larry - glad to contribute to your knowledge base!

Deborah - not sure it's stardom!  But thanks!

Carla - I agree with all that, but from whom will any monies come?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Thanks Sharon!  Wouldn't it be great if that was to happen!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Good Job. I've gotten some nice press from people who have found me on AR.

Posted by Christa Ross, Helping you buy and sell Pittsburgh's Best Homes (RE/MAX Select Realty - REALTOR and Green Homes Specialist) about 8 years ago

congrats Jay -  keep the momentum going....

Posted by Lewis Poretz, Mortgage Loan Officer - Lending in 50 States (Bank of England Mortgage) about 8 years ago

Jay: Congratuolations. What a great feather in your cap! I wish you continued success!

Posted by Paul McFadden, Pest Control, Seattle, WA. (Paratex) about 8 years ago

Blogging gets results! Keep up the good work Jay. Congratulations!

Posted by Erik Elsea (Erik Elsea-Jones & Co. Realty) about 8 years ago

Thanks Christa.  Every little bit helps, no matter where we are found!

Lewis - Hope to, hope to!

Paul - this should be a feather I can use for a while.  Trying to put this on my website has become a challenge!

Thanks Erik.  I would love to keep up the good work!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Everyone - I was finally able to get the video embedded on my website!  This is a big deal for me!  You are welcome to check it out there too:

http://www.jaymarinspect.com/chinese-drywall-jays-television-interview.html

And the home page:   http://www.jaymarinspect.com/

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Hey, that is really cool. I might have even recognized you from AR if I had seen your name along with the news piece.

Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) about 8 years ago

Thanks Cheryl.  It sure has generated a lot of calls, but not from clients yet!  I did embed it on my website today and already got something from it!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Looks like a clean-up job for Super Kate. Where was Croakster in the video? Congratulations on the press! I will be able to say I knew you back when...

Posted by Kate Kate about 8 years ago

Jay, congratulations to you.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) about 8 years ago

Kate - and you STILL know me, despite the hoopla!  Not much hoopla really.  But it was fun.  Brian Block posted a re-blog with some behind-the-scenes photos.

Thank you Missy.  Glad you saw it!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

That sounds like fun!

 

Posted by Bruce Swedal, Denver Real Estate about 8 years ago

It was Bruce.  Thanks for stopping by!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Great Success Story! Weather its Social Media or Blogging the value is undeniable.  People like perspectives and thats what blogging allows.  The voices of many to be heard.  Technology has truly leveled the playing field for everyone!  

Check out our post on Blogging and Social Media: http://activerain.com/blogsview/1660378/blogging-social-media-equals-more-contact-equals-more-clients

thanks for sharing! 

Posted by James Chai, Real Estate Websites (agentlabs) about 8 years ago

Thank you so much for sending this out to the AR community.  I not only learned about Chinese Drywall, but a quick way to tell if it's in the home.  We probably don't  have much, if any, Chinese Drywall but at least I know how to spot it.  Thanks again and best of luck to you!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) about 8 years ago

Jay, what a fabulous opportunity & you did great!  A concerning trend now with all newer homes and you gave quick tips to see if you have it or not.  Congratulations!

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) about 8 years ago

Good for you.  I have been sourced for a Newspaper report.  I hope it gets you some business.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Nicely done Jay!

A good friend of mine has been interviewed and done several news segments regarding other aspects of home inspections and infrared technology.  He is the TV station and newspaper "go to" man now for these type interviews... and automatically the expert for the general public.  The business exposure simply based on your valuable knowledge is well... invaluable!!!

Posted by Bill Warner, Infrared Thermal Inspector (BC Warner Inspections) about 8 years ago

What a nightmare to have happen to anyone.  Great piece.  Congratulations.

Posted by Beth Lester, Home Staging & Interior Decorating (Beth Lester Designs) about 8 years ago

Jay: Great work and good TV spot for your advertising.

Posted by Tom Waite, So Cal-Apartment Bldg Investments (Thomas Waite Real Estate Broker) about 8 years ago

That's great!! Congratulations! It's nice to be appreciated, isn't it?

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) about 8 years ago

Congrats on the successful blogging and being associated with such a professional piece.  I learned something watching it. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Kim Peasley-Parker (AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc.) about 8 years ago

Jay,

Great Job!!!  Congratulations!

Karla Casey, Principal Broker
Casey & Associates, Hawaii

Posted by Karla Casey (Karla Casey (BIC), List Sotheby's International Realty, Hawaii) about 8 years ago

Hi Jay - Congratulations on the feature - plus I learned something - do you think we have this in NJ?

This is the first I have heard of Chinese Drywall - are there builder in particular that you know of that used this type of drywall?  Thanks for all the great info.

Posted by Roshan Quigley (Weichert Realtors - Manalapan/Marlboro, NJ) about 8 years ago

Jay:  Congrats! Hope this brings new clients to your door!  Carrie

Posted by Carrie Sampron, ABR SFR & Kathy Sampron (303) 931-3629 Highlands R (Home Smart Realty Group) about 8 years ago

James - I got an inspection within 10 minutes of installing that video on my website!

Jan - I have many posts about Chinese Drywall on AR.  The two previous ones tell what brand names are the bad ones with their gas emissions charted out.

Lyn - thank you very much!  I thought the editing was very generous.

So do I Gene!  So far, one inspection in one day!

Thanks Bill.  When I actually find some of the stuff I am to call her back and hopefully that will get another spot.

 

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

It is an absolute nightmare Beth for those home owners who have it in their houses!

Thanks Tom.  I hope it pans out!

Karen - it is nice!  I hope to get appreciated more and more!

Glad you did Kim.  That was the point of the piece.

Thank you Karla!  I hope you get this, being so far away and all...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Roshan - not in NJ that I have heard of.  But that is no guarantee!  Lennar was a big builder in trouble with it, but that was in the South.

Carrie - me too!  So far the video on my website brought in one inspection.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Congrads and great job.

Love to hear these type of stories.

Thank you for sharing

Posted by Mark Watterson, Utah Real Estate about 8 years ago

Jay- thats was really great, good for you!

Posted by Eric Middleton, Professional Property Inspector (Closer Look Property Inspections Inc.) about 8 years ago

Thanks Mark.  It made for a busier day than I expected!

And thanks Eric.  I had a fun day and spent a lot of time trying to learn how to post something about it here and on my website.  My website post got me an inspection within about 10 minutes!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Jay,

Wow! Very impressive! (You looked very calm & professional!)

I'm glad that the government is stepping up to the plate on this one!

Posted by Kathy Opatka, Serving Ocean City, MD, & The Delaware Beaches (RE/MAX CROSSROADS) about 8 years ago

Thank you Kathy.  We were only about 30 minutes or so taping.  They were generous with their editing!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Congratulations! What great exposure. 

Posted by Lori Liveston (Virtual Homes, Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Well, thanks Lori, and thanks for stopping by!  It was a lot of fun.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Jay, I'm so glad that you didn't find any Chinese drywall in Bryans listing!  That would have been dreadful!  Scary stuff!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Actually, Pat, they were really, really, really hoping I did!  Made for a better story!  I am to call the reporter when I do run across it.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Congratulations to you Jay. Great to have Fox 5 do a story with you on Chinese Drywall. I am off to read more of your blogs. Happy Sunday to you. Great post.

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) about 8 years ago

Thanks Lanre!  And I am shocked, shocked, that you haven't seen my blogs before...     (;>)

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

That was very interesting and I learned a lot!  Thanks for sharing this with us!

Posted by Linda Lemiere-Zile (Home and Garden Staging & Redesign) almost 8 years ago

Wow, Linda, thanks for checking in to an older post!  I think that reporter got a lot of info into a short segment.  I am told to contact her again should I ever run across the bad drywall and she will produce a sequel.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Congrats.  This is cool.  And, so good to hear your voice.  If you haven't already, make sure you have on Youtube and have optimized search terms.  I'm happy to give it a thumbs up to help you out.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) almost 8 years ago

Thanks Debbie.  It was amazing to me how fast it all happened between first phone call around 11am and the news program at 5pm.  I thought she got a lot of info into such a small segment.  I don't know how to put things on YouTube, but if'n I figure it out I'll let you know so you can vote!

If you Google Northern Virginia Chinese drywall expert (or Yahoo or Bing) I come up real high and many times.  It's interesting how blogging on something for a long time makes you an "expert" !!

I have a recording of my voice when my oldest son was a baby (about 79 or so) and it doesn't sound to me like it has changed much.  Not smoking probably helps that!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Just watched the video clip...great job Mr. Celebrity!

Posted by Matt Robinson, www.professionalinvestorsguild.com (Professional Investors Guild) over 7 years ago

Thanks Matt!  You found an oldie but a goodie!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 7 years ago

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