Ep 001 – How it All Started

Posted: October 19, 2021

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In today’s episode, Beth Dodson and John Bodrozic share a bit of their background in entrepreneurship and their journey as homeowners. Then, Beth and John explain the inspiration behind HomeZada and what the process was like developing an all-in-one suite of apps to manage your home. Then, the two discuss why they wanted to start the Be A Smarter Homeowner Podcast. Tune in as Beth and John talk about what type of homeowners they typically work with and what you can expect from future episodes of this show.


  • [01:20] Beth Dodson and John Bodrozic share their entrepreneurship backgrounds and their journey as homeowners.
  • [13:00] How Beth came up with the idea for HomeZada. 
  • [18:30] The process behind developing an all-in-one suite of apps to manage your home. 
  • [24:35] The reason Beth and John decided to start the Be A Smarter Homeowner podcast.  
  • [26:45] The types of homeowners that Beth and John work with on HomeZada. 


  • A lot of renters today are considering buying a home, and they don’t understand what to do once they get into the home. This podcast will help people manage their homes. 
  • Being a first-time homeowner is a journey, and it takes time to learn how to manage and maintain your home. 
  • Managing multiple homes can be difficult without the proper solutions. 
  • On average, in the United States, a person lives in their home for five to seven years. 
  • Depending on where you are in the homeowner’s journey, this podcast has a vast array of content that you can explore.


Be A Smarter Homeowner





Welcome to Be a Smarter Homeowner podcast, where hosts, Beth Dodson and John Bodrozic are dedicated to helping you save money and get organized while managing, maintaining, protecting, improving, and eventually buying or selling your largest financial asset and biggest expense, your home. 

Discover how easy it is to be a smarter homeowner.

Having worked with homeowners for over 20 years, your co-hosts are two of the three co-founders of HomeZada, a digital home management software platform that helps you to manage everything about your home in one digital place.

Episodes of Be a Smarter Homeowner Podcast will feature John and Beth as they explore all the different aspects you need to know while owning a home; from home maintenance, home improvement projects, tracking your home finances, storing important documents, to creating a home inventory. With a focus on the financial impacts all of these things have on your home’s value and the expense to own it, turn the complexities of homeownership into solutions that will make your life easy and stress free. 

Being a homeowner can be costly and frustrating if you’re not in the know.

The podcast will feature experts in the industry. And with your home likely being one of the largest purchases of your lifetime, these experts will keep you informed, offer you tips and tricks, and weigh in on the risks and benefits of all things related to homeownership.

SHARE this with your friends and family who are interested in home management and being a smarter homeowner. 

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