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The John Sanders Podcast - Real Estate, Sports and all things Las Vegas

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Just a guy in Las Vegas who loves food, sports and Real Estate and wants to talk about them. From UNLV sports to the best new places to eat, and everything in between, this podcast will be a free flowing conversation about the city I call home.
43 Episodes
AJ McInerney joins me for this episode of my podcast. AJ is in his first year as a coach with the UNLV men’s golf program. Go Rebels!Prior to coaching, McInerney spent three years playing professionally and held a Tour card from 2017-19. His professional career was highlighted by a top-10 finish at the PGA Tour's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. McInerney spent four years as a student-athlete at UNLV, playing under Coach Knight and graduated in 2016 with a degree in finance. He was a team captain for Coach Knight and helped the Rebels to an Elite Eight appearance at the 2013 NCAA Championship. A native of Henderson, Nevada, McInerney won the Nevada state championship three times with Coronado High School and two times as an individual, setting the Nevada state scoring record his senior year in 2012. We discuss his days playing for UNLV, playing in the NCAA Golf National Championship, making one of the biggest putts of his life with his eyes closed and more.AJ shares how the Route 91 tragedy changed his life and why Vegas Strong is stamped on his wedges. You can find more about AJ by clicking on the link's below: Title FNTG NCS Las Vegas
Kyle is the CEO and team leader of Whissel Realty Group. They have three offices in Southern California including Santee, San Diego and Carlsbad.They have been recognized as the #1 real estate team in the County by the Wall Street Journal and one of the top teams in the state by Trulia and Zillow.Kyle is also a National Speaker and was recognized as the #1 Real Estate Video Influencer by Bomb Bomb.The Whissel Way: Whissel Way Facebook Page: Whissel Way YouTube Channel: Different Mastermind: Title FNTG NCS Las Vegas
This week Andrew Pro joins me.Chef Andrew started his Las Vegas journey giving everything he had to get into Culinary school. He committed all he had to becoming an incredible chef.Chef Andrew has worked under world famous restaurant owners and chefs like Gordon Ramsay, Wolfgang Puck, and Emeril Lagasse. Chef Andrew recently started a meal prep and catering company called The Good Life ( where he prepares delicious meals for those looking for a convenient alternative to cooking. Additionally, Chef Andrew also speaks in Clark County schools on the importance of food sustainability via Garden Farms Foundation.Garden Farms Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, dedicated to enhancing garden programming in various underserved communities as well as schools from pre-k through college campuses all across the Las Vegas valley. We work to enrich our community with farm-to-table events, educational curriculum, environmental awareness, art integration, nutrition education, farmers markets, produce donations and more. This, paired with hands-on garden lessons, provides the people of today access to the food security of tomorrow.Together with Create a Change, The Good Life and Garden Farms Foundation were able to feed families in need with produce from the school gardens during uncertain times in 2020. They continue to work closely together to provide healthy and nutritious food to the Las Vegas community.Chicago Title
I kick off Season two of my podcast with my friend and Pastor, Vance Pitman.Vance is the Senior Pastor of Hope Church here in Las Vegas and is the author of Unburdened: Stop Living for Jesus So Jesus can live Through You. Vance also has one of my favorite Podcasts, The Vance Pitman Leadership Podcast. You can find the book here: Listen on Apple Podcasts: and his wife Kristie have four children and two grandchildren.Originally from Alabama, Vance is a die-hard Alabama Crimson Tide fan along with the Atlanta Braves, the Las Vegas Raiders and, of course, our Vegas Golden Knights. Hope Church:
As I wrap up Season One of my podcast, I thought it would be fun to recap how the first season went. How we got started, things I learned, mistakes I made and what to look for in Season two.A final Thank You to all who joined me this year. Thanks to everyone that gave me a listen. I appreciate it.John
Rod Santomassimo is the founder and president of the Massimo Group, North America’s leading business and sales professionals coaching and consulting organization. The Massimo Group is proud to work with clients from the nation’s premier businesses and scores of regional and local firms and/or their individual associates.He is a two-time recipient of the Duke University, Fuqua School of Business Impact Alumni of the Year Award; Rod is a Best Selling Author, a syndicated columnist for the Mann Report, as well as the New York Real Estate Journal, and has been published in many magazines throughout his career.Rod’s first book, ”Brokers Who Dominate”, became an Amazon best-seller and is still highly acclaimed in the commercial real estate industry. Teams Built to Dominate followed, with the why and the how of facilitating strong teams to move business forward. Rod's latest book “Knowing Isn't Doing” released in September 2020, is #1 on Amazon’s Best Seller list.Rod shares the idea of "Don't 'K.I.D.' yourself! (Knowing Isn't Doing) as well as many ideas  his coaches share with Massimo clients.
Nolan Julseth White is the Managing Director of SVN The Equity Group in Las Vegas, and oversees all brokerage and company operations. Nolan obtained his CCIM designation in 2019 and specializes in investment sales and leasing. Nolan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Managerial Economics and a Minor in Mathematics from Union College (NY). Nolan grew up in Chilliwack, British Columbia and moved to New York in 2008 to attend Union College on a NCAA Division 1 hockey scholarship. Nolan graduated from Union College in 2012 after leading the Men’s Hockey team to their first ECAC Championship and NCAA Division 1 Frozen Four appearance in the school’s 217 year history. From 2012-2017 Nolan endured a five year professional hockey career across the USA and Europe. After playing competitively for over 15 years, including some time here in Las Vegas with the Las Vegas Wranglers, Nolan retired from hockey in early 2017 and joined the SVN The Equity Group family. Today, Nolan is a proud member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), National Association of Industrial and Office Professionals (NAIOP) and the Southern Nevada CCIM Chapter.
Teresa is currently part of the Sales Team with Chicago Title Las Vegas. Teresa grew up in Central California and graduated Fresno State UniversityPrior to Chicago Title, Teresa worked in the world of sports, including the Denver Broncos for more than ten years, the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, IMG Academy in Florida and, for my beloved San Francisco 49ers. Teresa continues to run sporting events, most recently for World Team Tennis and a Las Vegas fundraiser including the Vegas Golden Knights and Las Vegas Raiders.I am SO Very Proud to have Teresa as a co-worker and to call her my Friend!Teresa shares about how she became a San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleader, her move to Denver to be a part of the Broncos organization and the mentors along the way.She shares insight on what NFL Gamedays look like behind the scenes and how precise the planning needed to be. Teresa also shares the fact that she has never been able to beat her daughter at tennis!
For seventeen years, Craig Tann has distinguished himself as a leading Las Vegas Real Estate Broker, specializing in real estate throughout the Las Vegas Valley. Craig is known best for his high-quality service, impeccable reputation throughout the community & Industry. Craig's philosophy is to treat all clients with the utmost respect & invest whatever it takes to set the home apart from its competition. Craig has been recognized in the Wall Street Journal the past 9 years for having one of the Top 250 Teams in the Nation. He has all been featured & recognized in BBC News, NY Times, Las Vegas Review Journal, CNN, CNN Unique Homes & Nevada Business Magazine.Craig is the Broker and Owner of Huntington & Ellis, one of Wall Street Journals Top 250 Real Estate offices in the country. Craig started Real Estate in Long Island when he was 19 years old and has been providing superior service ever since.In my opinion, Craig has created the strongest Independent brand in Las Vegas Real Estate. His ability to attract agents without recruiting, set high standards of production and accountability and brand his office as one of the very best in the market is incredible.
Jordan Betten and his wife Julia currently own The Betten Group. The Betten Group was founded in 2007 offering clients’ luxury real estate opportunities in the greater Los Angeles market, including niche luxury neighborhoods from Calabasas to Beverly Hills. A decade later, they expanded to the Las Vegas Market, catering not only to luxury real estate transactions but a real estate investment group that buys, renovates, and resells homes. Jordan is also an agent at Simply Vegas.Jordan began his career in 2006 selling luxury estates in the greater Los Angeles market. During the mortgage crisis of 2008/2009, Jordan saw a lucrative opportunity to acquire undervalued real estate assets with a primary focus on the greater Las Vegas Market. He has found a profitable niche to Buy, Value-Enhance, and Resell (BVR) residential properties and has made it his expertise. Jordan attended Marymount University and holds real estate licenses in both California and Nevada. Prior to his career in real estate, Jordan had gained notoriety with his women’s lingerie brand, T Santiago, which was based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Outside of his passion for real estate, design and investments, Jordan has served many charitable organizations including Mentor Matchmaker, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Project Ten of Ethiopia, Union Rescue Mission Homeless Shelter of Downtown LA, and Cedars-Sinai Hospital. He is an avid golfer, mountain climber and has traveled to 30+ countries. 
James Bean is a commercial broker in Ventura California, currently at SVN – Rich Investment Real Estate Partners, one of the top 10 franchises within the SVN Global Network. His primary focus is retail investment products, with a large emphasis on national 1031 Exchanges. He is a published author, writer, instructor and accomplished public speaker. You can find more information on James at James is also a coach with The Massimo Group, the nation’s leading Commercial Real Estate Consulting and Coaching Company.  We talk about how James got into Commercial Real Estate, his expertise in 1031 Exchange Investment transactions and his roll as Commercial coach for the Massimo Group Commercial Coaching and Consulting. 
John and Ashley Lazosky joined me for this episode of my podcast. We had a great conversation and I learned a lot.We started out by talking baseball.  I had to know how a Montana guy could possibly be a Dodgers fan. I loved hearing how Ashley and John met, and the fact she was not his biggest fan in High School. Ashley was a cheerleader on the rival school John played basketball for.They reconnected at Montana State University where John played basketball. He had an uphill battle but eventually won her over.They ultimately moved to Las Vegas in 2003. Three months after moving here, Ashley had her Real Estate license and away they went.Now, John and Ashley are Owners of 1st Class Real Estate Vegas Homes and growing. Ashley is one of the very best marketers I have found. She shares how her marketing strategy always comes from a place of service and value. The goal: "How can I Help you".
Dustin Alvino is Director of the National Retail Group and Net-Leased Properties Group at Marcus & Millichap in Las Vegas, the top producing team in Marcus & Millichap's Las Vegas office.Dustin is also recognized as one of the top Marcus & Millichap brokers in the country. His team specializes in the acquisition and disposition of shopping centers and Net Leased investment properties throughout the United States.  Dustin can be found on his website: talks about growing up in Southern New Jersey, his college days in Buffalo, his first connection to real estate investments, his moved to Las Vegas and his decision to pursue a career in Commercial Real Estate.Additionally, Dustin shares information on his current project, Dirt Doctor Express Car Wash.
Julie Youngblood got into Real Estate when she was 18 years old. It wasn't her first choice but was in her blood. Julie comes from a family that now has almost 40 years of Real Estate experience.Julie started her career with one of the best Real Estate teams in the country, Rick and Terri Brenkus. That experience laid the foundation for a career rich in knowledge, systems and processes, allowing Julie to grow and learn from the very best.She currently runs Youngblood Real Estate Network at Keller Williams Southwest here in Las Vegas. In 2010 Julie opened Youngblood Coaching and Consulting, focusing on giving agents the habits needed to be massively successful. Julie was named Best Instructor by Keller Williams in 2008 and the “Who’s Who – Top 40 under 40 in 2012 and 2014. Julie is married, has two awesome kids and loves to travel. 
Claudia Turcaz joins me for this episode of my podcast.  Claudia was my first Sales Manager at Chicago Title and has continued to grow in the Real Estate space. Originally from Southern California, Claudia began her career in sales at a Guess store. She moved to Las Vegas and connected with a past coworker who introduced her to the Title business.  Claudia worked her way to Sales Manager in 2006.Claudia started a company called The Signing Depot and built it to a nationwide company before moving on to the Lender side of the business.She shares great insight on how she built her business, her business philosophy, and her families love to the Las Vegas Raiders.
Mathew Wangrycht, the Editor and Founder of The Breakfast Ball Blog as well as the Chasing Daylight podcast joins me.  Mathew started The Breakfast Ball Blog in 2009 and had no idea it would grow into what it is today. He shares great insight on how to get a blog going, what to focus on and mistakes he has made along the way.We also talk some golf, equipment and an event called Legends Never Dye, an event he is having at Las Vegas Paiute Resort honoring the late Pete Dye, legendary golf course architect.Check out for the blog and to sign up for the golf event. Give his Podcast a listen. Its great!
This week I am flying solo. Not my preferred podcast format but I wanted to share my experience at Wynn Resort.  What are we doing to exceed our clients expectations? Things I learned while on the golf course.
In this Memorial Day episode of my podcast, I asked my friend Bart Zimmer to join me.Bart is an Air Force Veteran who lived in six different counties while serving. He is currently Co-Owner of Presidio Real Estate Services in Henderson Nevada. Bart is also an active member of the Las Vegas community, volunteering and serving in many charities and activities including Safe Nest, Monday's Dark, and Vegas Veterans Hockey Club.
Delinda is the leader of the Crampton Team at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services in Las Vegas NV, and recognized at one of the Top 25 Women in Real Estate in Las Vegas.  She consistently ranks in the Top 50 agents in Las Vegas and has been awarded numerous awards including Best New Agent, Presidents Circle, Chairman’s Circle, Chairman’s Circle Gold, and Chairman’s Circle Diamond. Delinda has a Master’s Degree in Journalism and is extremely active in the Las Vegas Community.Delinda was part of the International Performing Arts team "Up With People", traveling the world with them.She relocated to Las Vegas to work at the NBC affiliate before starting her Real Estate career.Delinda is a coach with the Brian Buffini system and spends countless hours volunteering in the Las Vegas valley.
Amy Mastin has spent over 23 years serving the families of Clark County. Six years ago, Amy was appointed by the District Court Judges to be a Hearing Master, a judicial officer who serves at the discretion of the District Court Judge.Prior to serving as Hearing Master, Amy was in private practice for 10 years, focused exclusively on Family Law cases: divorce, custody, guardianship, adoption.​  Amy worked for the Clark County District Attorney's Office, juvenile division, prosecuting child welfare cases.For more information, go to or email Amy at, voting for Clark County is not open. All voting for the Primary election is via mail-in ballot only.  Don't forget to vote!! 
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