Wearing the two hats of Realtor and real estate investor is paying off for many of the brokers in Travis Tomlinson’s real estate office. He talks about some of the benefits and limitations of this arrangement, and why he recommends it for all of his new agents. He describes his “driving for dollars” marketing strategy, and the results it’s yielding for him.
For a top down industry wide perspective, I talk with Christian Olin from OnQ Financial about whether he’s seeing any of the same signs of weaknesses in the housing market now that we saw in 2006. We talk about the differences between the two markets, and he has some encouraging advice for investors to help them weather anything coming our way in the next few years.
Building a business that you love and building a business that lasts are two things that really can go together. Gary Stouffer from Stouffer Realty shares his 41 years of experience with me about how he’s built a business that he still enjoys working at, and why the riches really are in the niches.
What you do, what you look like, and what you sell don’t actually matter in your business. By focusing on the customer and making your entire business about meeting the needs of your clients, customers, or buyers, you will become successful. Ryan Moran, author of 12 Months to $1 Million, has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs in a wide variety of businesses, and he shares with me the fundamentals for making your first million.
On this 100th episode, I thought it would be a great time to talk about big picture thinking with my good friend Kyle Garifo. We step back and look at real estate strategies for the long term, what we wish we’d done sooner in our own businesses, and how we’re preparing for a recession.
When everyone else is running their business one way, it’s time to step out of the box and reverse engineer some solutions that make more sense for you. Marketing, structuring deals, and finding leads all look pretty standard across the industry, but Steve Morris takes a totally new approach and brings a completely new energy to the table.
It’s on the news, it’s talked about in blogs, and it’s all over internet forums. You can’t avoid the quiet whispers that we’re overdue for a recession. So how do you prepare for a market correction? Rob Swanson wants to save you from making the same $30 million mistake he made in the last recession, and he gives solid strategies to protect your real estate portfolio for the next one.
What does the next generation of real estate investors look like? I talk with 24 year old Antoine Martel about his jump into real estate investing as a college student, and what kind of things are holding his peers back from following him. As a podcaster with an audience of 17-27 year olds, Antoine has his finger on the pulse of the millennial investors.
Are you cut out for active investing or would you rather stick to passive investing? Justin Donald shares how he’s taken on the active investing role, and why he prefers it to passive investing. He details his operation, how he’s structured his team, and when you should and shouldn’t make business decisions with your emotions.
If you don’t come from a real estate background, it might be hard to make that jump into your first deal. If you came from extremely humble beginnings, it might be even harder. Building the life that you want requires you to make goals that scare you, just a little. If your goals are more important than your fear, then you’ll be able to succeed in spite of a little rejection along the way.