Just Start Real Estate with Mike Simmons

Today we are joined by real estate entrepreneur, business owner, and author, Eric Martel. While seeking mentorship from a professor at his university, Eric began building his empire from the age of eighteen years old by purchasing an 8-unit apartment building as his first property. After graduation, in his position as an actuary, he was dismayed to see hundreds of company pension plans being rolled over into 401(k)s, shifting the retirement risk to employees. This made him reconsider traditional beliefs about saving for retirement. Eric worked in the technology field up until the dotcom crash when he began to focus on ways to create passive income to achieve financial freedom.

 

As usual, we start by having our guest share how they came to real estate investing. After testing out numerous markets, the idea of flipping houses came to Eric through one of his sons so, from that point on, their real estate investing ventures began. Eric shares a lot of the challenges of getting started in investing, going out of state to invest in turnkey rentals, and the strategies he uses to find houses to buy.

 

We talked quite a bit about building a strong team, working effectively with others, and Eric made several suggestions about tools to use when working with remote teams. Eric also shares the rewards and challenges of working with family members in running their company MartelTurnkey, which services investors by helping them acquire rental properties in strong economic markets across the country.

 

I wanted Eric to talk about his new book, Stop Trading Your Time for Money: A How-To Guide for the Middle Class to Achieve Financial Freedom, Early Retirement, and Provide a Legacy for Future Generations. Eric is passionate about teaching people that passive income is the key to a stress-free lifestyle and true freedom. He is also interested in helping people build a legacy for their own families by breaking through the barriers they may encounter in getting started in this business.

 

I asked Eric to talk about his podcast, Break Away from the Rat Race, which focuses on interviewing other entrepreneurs to find out how they are investing and generating passive income streams. Not only does he do shows where he answers specific investing and business-oriented questions, but he has also had the opportunity to host some excellent entrepreneurial guests! Be sure to check it out by following the link below.

 

If you are interested in being truly financially free and working toward the life you dream of, you will not want to miss this awesome episode of the Just Start Real Estate Podcast with successful real estate entrepreneur, Eric Martel!







Quotes:

 

The key is taking action. It doesn’t mean you have to take risk but there’s only so much you can do pre-investment.

  • Eric Martel

 

You’re #1 goal in life should be to achieve financial freedom.”

  • Eric Martel

 

“I like that you are data-driven and not giving us emotional answers to real estate investing questions.”

  • Mike Simmons

 

“The turn key model you have is just phenomenal.”

  • Mike Simmons







Links:

 

MartelTurnkey

Investor List 

Break Away from the Rat Race Podcast

Stop Trading Your Time for Money: A How-To Guide for the Middle Class to Achieve Financial Freedom, Early Retirement, and Provide a Legacy for Future Generations

7 Figure Flipping

Return on Investments

Just Start Real Estate

JSRE on Facebook

Mike on Facebook

Mike on Instagram

Mike on LinkedIn

Mike on Twitter

Level Jumping: How I Grew My Business to Over $1 Million in Profits in 12 Months



Direct download: Multifamily_and_Turn_Key_Investing_with_Eric_Martel.mp3
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For this episode, I welcome fellow real estate investor, Mark Khuri. Mark is the co-founder of SMK Capital Management, which is an investment firm that provides investors with passive income and growth through the creation of partnerships in private commercial real estate opportunities. He has been an avid real estate investor for over 15 years and has sourced, underwritten, acquired, raised capital, renovated, managed, and sold both residential and commercial real estate investments throughout multiple markets in the US. Over the last decade, Mark and the affiliates of his company have invested in over forty-five commercial real estate opportunities across numerous asset classes including mobile home parks, self-storage facilities, multifamily communities, retail shopping centers, and much more. 

 

Mark first shares his life before he got into real estate and the progression to when he quit corporate life and started investing full-time. Mark says that it was a difficult time but he began by partnering with his family members, buying properties that were very deeply discounted, and renovated them. Mark felt like there was a lot more that they could still do, so he and his father decided to partner together and create their own firm.

 

I asked Mark if he still does any single-family home investing or are they now focused on different aspects of the market. Mark says he still has a small portfolio of SFH rentals, primarily in the midwest, but it is hard to scale a business in that segment of the market so they began to focus more on commercial investments

 

Mark shares how they evolved into other asset classes fairly organically. In 2012, they invested in a mobile-home park fund passively by giving up control of the day-to-day operations. Mark discussed how he keeps organized and makes sure he isn’t getting taken advantage of while working in multiple markets. He said that there’s a lot of quality control that they put in place along with different phases of the investment timeline.

 

We discussed in detail the types of investment classes that Mark really enjoys as his company has diversified in so many areas. Mark explained how they offer different types of deals, or conglomerations of different properties, to their investors. We then talked about the impact of the pandemic on the real estate market and how their company will perform in the coming months if we do hit some sort of a recession or a serious downturn in the market. Mark said that it is important to be sustainable and consistent, to keep occupancy up, and provide good services for the community.

 

Mark shares all of the different markets that his company is invested in and some of his favorites for investing. He advises that there are many strategies to becoming a successful real estate investor, but everything always came down to surrounding yourself with the right people. You have to build relationships, evaluate the qualities of your partners and the people that have helped you along the way. Mark recommended hiring slowly when you are building your team and getting to know the people you’re working with to make sure they are of similar mind and share your goals.

 

In this great episode, we discuss value-add investing, deal analysis and underwriting, investment structure, and so much more! You won’t want to miss this installment of the Just Start Real Estate Podcast with the diverse and phenomenally-successful investor, Mark Khouri!







Notable Quotes:

 

“I learned along the way that climbing the corporate ladder wasn’t for me.”

  • Mark Khuri

 

“If you have a property with good access to transit and jobs, and you are a good landlord and take good care of your residence, you’ve got a very good recipe for success.”

  • Mark Khuri

 

“You really need to create that community feel so that people are happy to live there.”

  • Mark Khuri

 

“At the end of the day, you can have the nicest property in the best part of town. But if you have the wrong people, you’re going to lose money every day.”

  • Mark Khuri

 

“If you have to build your own team, hire slow.”

  • Mark Khuri

 

“People first.”

  • Mark Khuri







Links:

SMK Capital Investment

7 Figure Flipping

Return on Investments

Just Start Real Estate

JSRE on Facebook

Mike on Facebook

Mike on Instagram

Mike on LinkedIn

Mike on Twitter

Level Jumping: How I Grew My Business to Over $1 Million in Profits in 12 Months

Direct download: How_to_Succeed_in_Any_Market_Cycle_through_Diversification.mp3
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For this episode, I am excited to interview Cory Nemoto. Cory is the co-owner & founder of KECO Capital. He began his real estate investing career in 2011 in Southern California while in college. After graduating, Cory moved back to Hawaii, where he currently manages his business. Cory has been involved in multiple investment deals ranging from relocation, renovation, and new home development projects. He has also been featured on multiple nationally-renowned investment podcasts, as well as a guest speaker at several local real estate meetings.

 

Cory first shares his background story and how he initially got into real estate investing. He talks about how he got interested in business towards the later part of his degree. Cory thinks that he always has the entrepreneurial spirit and just didn't know where it would take him. We discussed the question if entrepreneurs are born or made. Cory thinks that many people are born to be entrepreneurs, but they just need the right environment or the right circumstances to bring it out of them.

 

We talk about Cory’s perspective of the real estate market over the next twelve to eighteen months. The market is in such an interesting position right now, being white-hot because of the low inventory and low-interest rates. Cory says that they are optimistic now, but in the practical mindset where their company is preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. 

 

Cory talks about the mission of his company, KECO Capital. He and his partner had borrowed millions of dollars themselves for investing across markets and saw a huge need in the marketplace to provide affordable capital to other investors. They have a passion to serve new and seasoned investors with not only financing for their deals, but also practical guidance, trusted advice, and genuine encouragement and support. They understand the critical role they can play in helping other investors to scale their businesses to provide more jobs, great housing, and stimulate local economies. We discussed at length how their process works and how it is dealing with other investors.

 

We talked about the strategies that Cory utilizes to keep his pipeline full. According to Cory, the basic key to deal flow is establishing great relationships. We discuss the reasons why people might not want to get into real estate investing. Cory points out the need to have the stamina to keep going and have perseverance through difficulties in order to be successful in this business. We talk about the level of risk-taking that investors need and how to evaluate how much risk each person can bear because it is subjective.

 

This fantastic episode with Cory Nemoto is filled with actionable advice and great investing insight so don’t miss this installment of the Just Start Real Estate Podcast!





Notable Quotes:

 

“It didn’t seem like a good business plan to work a corporate job, save for retirement, and just pray I would have enough to last.”

  • Cory Nemoto

 

“I felt lazy and a little bit ashamed to have the feeling that I didn’t want to work forever.”

  • Cory Nemoto

 

“I was on the corporate track for many years and had no interest in starting my own business. But when I did, I was like ‘Woah. This feels right.’”

  • Mike Simmons

 

“I always say that it's best to figure out what value you can offer in order to start networking and building relationships.”

  • Cory Nemoto

 

“You want to build genuine, mutually-beneficial, lifelong relationships with people.”

  • Cory Nemoto

 

“I think the true goal is to find financial freedom so you can build a nice piggy bank and explore other opportunities.”

  • Cory Nemoto







Links:

Rich Dad Poor Dad

KECO Capital

KECO Capital on Instagram

Cory on Instagram

Cory on Facebook

7 Figure Flipping

Return on Investments

Just Start Real Estate

JSRE on Facebook

Mike on Facebook

Mike on Instagram

Mike on LinkedIn

Mike on Twitter

Level Jumping: How I Grew My Business to Over $1 Million in Profits in 12 Months


For today’s episode, I’m excited to welcome Garrett Sutton. Garrett has practiced corporate law for more than 35 years and he assists entrepreneurs and real estate investors in maximizing goals and protecting their assets. As a veteran author, Garrett is a highly-sought guest speaker. He is a member of the elite group of “Rich Dad Advisors” for the best-selling author, Robert Kiyosaki. Garrett has authored several successful books for business owners including Loopholes of Real Estate and Scam Proof your Assets.

 

Garrett first shares his background story and how he was able to work as part of the advisor team for Robert Kiyosaki. He found that he was passionate about using his education and business knowledge to help others start and grow their own endeavors.

 

We then moved on to the importance of having a great team supporting you. It is important to have a good lawyer who can assist you in the legal aspect of business decisions and a CPA for advice on an intelligent and efficient manner of handling your finances. Garrett then explained further that whatever CPA you select needs to be conversant on real estate issues.

 

We discussed the business details that people tend to overlook the most. Garrett spoke in great detail about the necessity of starting an LLC and how easy it is to forget the ongoing requirements of maintaining your asset protection. He believes that those are the two key things that people need to consider prior to starting and building their business.

 

Together we dove into how you can be efficient and organized if you have an early start in real estate. Garrett shared details on how you can use pre-tax dollars for investing and many other pieces of legal advice useful to business owners. We also talked about how you can utilize a personal residence trust to your advantage. He discussed the different situations in multiple states and how you can use an LLC to protect your personal residence.

 

Lastly, we discussed the deceptions over the internet and how prevalent con artists and real estate scams are. Garrett believed that as people are inundated with a massive amount of misrepresentation and fraudulent behavior, the government should step up to prevent these people from getting away scot-free and that the victims should not be penalized.

 

Don’t miss out on this important episode of Just Start Real Estate, which provides vital business advice from our super-relatable advisor and guest, Garrett Sutton!








Notable Quotes:

“As a mid-to-early 40-year-old guy, I didn't know what was going on in my finances.”

  • Mike Simmons

 

“It's great that people like you are doing these podcasts because this is our high school and college education on these important issues.”

  • Garrett Sutton

 

“It's really important to get your team on board and come up with the best strategy.”

  • Garrett Sutton

 

“If you don't know the subject matter really well, it can come across cross flat because they don't know where to put the emphasis.”

  • Mike Simmons

 

“Most people don't even know how much they're putting out there and how at-risk they are.”

  • Mike Simmons







Links:

Garret’s Website

Garret’s Sutton’s Books

7 Figure Flipping

Return on Investments

Just Start Real Estate

JSRE on Facebook

Mike on Facebook

Mike on Instagram

Mike on LinkedIn

Mike on Twitter

Level Jumping: How I Grew My Business to Over $1 Million in Profits in 12 Months


For today’s episode, I am excited to interview Brett Snodgrass. Brett has been in the real estate industry for 13 years and he specializes in wholesaling, wholetailing, and creative financing. Originally a one-man army, he scaled his business, Simple Wholesaling, to an amazing, full team running hundreds of deals per year. Brett is also the popular podcast host of Real Estate Investing with a Purpose. He is a highly-sought-after speaker who has been given key presentations on a wide range of topics such as scaling businesses to developing a purpose behind the business. As we have been in real estate investing for about the same amount of time, I was excited to dive into his story and how he built his legacy.

 

Brett first shared his background story and how a book allowed him to change his view and get him interested in the real-estate business industry. He shared further along in the interview where he closed his first deal and you will be shocked at where he sold it! We discussed his dad’s advice that he will never forget and how it was able to assist him in his business.

 

We then dove into Brett’s transition to full-time real estate investing. We discussed how 2008 was the worst market in history and how he was still able to close deals even when many people disagreed with what he was doing. He was able to persevere even though he was not terribly experienced and he made it a monumental year for his business.

 

We discussed how his dad joined his business, the breaking point of trying to run the business themselves and how they started to scale. Brett shared how he started to build his business by making 200-300 offers a month which resulted in closing about 10 of them which totally got the money flowing!

 

We talked about Brett’s philosophy which is to find the cheapest property in the market and believe that someone is going to buy it regardless of the location. Using this strategy, he was able to buy thousands of properties and generate profits of thousands of dollars for each. Regardless of the low numbers, they were able to realize good profit margins and continue to grow their business.

 

We then moved on to Brett’s difficulty in finding deals and dealing with realtors. Through these struggles, and considering how rough the real estate industry was in 2008, Brett decided to get his license in order to increase productivity and decrease expenses. 

 

Lastly, we discussed how doing real estate deals is not exciting for Brett anymore. He found himself bored in meetings and would ask himself what should he be doing and what his real purpose in life is. He shared how wanted to explore other avenues and opportunities and find excitement in his day-to-day work again.

 

Don’t miss this information-packed episode of Just Start Real Estate to learn more about the investing journey of popular podcaster and entrepreneur, Brett Snodgrass!



Notable Quotes:

 

“I use a lot of sports terms because sports really helped me.”

  • Brett Snodgrass

 

“What are you going to do? Are you going to get better or are you going to get worse? It's your choice.”

  • Brett Snodgrass

 

“We're always thinking about how we can adjust if the market starts to shift.”

  • Brett Snodgrass

 

“I love just kind of picking people's brains and really digging into their hearts.”

  • Brett Snodgrass

 

“I think there are different seasons in life.”

  • Brett Snodgrass

 

“You can walk away too early, you can walk away too fast, you can walk away without the right team in place.”

  • Mike Simmons







Links:

Brett’s Website

Real Estate Investing with a Purpose Podcast

7 Figure Flipping

Return on Investments

Just Start Real Estate

JSRE on Facebook

Mike on Facebook

Mike on Instagram

Mike on LinkedIn

Mike on Twitter

Level Jumping: How I Grew My Business to Over $1 Million in Profits in 12 Months




For today’s episode, I gladly welcome Matthew Pollard, an internationally-recognized consultant, speaker, blogger, author, mentor, coach, serial entrepreneur, and the Founder and CEO of Rapid Growth, LLC, a company dedicated to achieving maximum ROI for businesses of all sizes. Matthew is also the host of the popular podcast The Introvert’s Edge and the author of the book of the same name.

 

Matthew has had to battle challenging personal and professional hurdles before realizing the success he has today. From having a learning disability and being painfully introverted, to being laid off from his first job just weeks before Christmas, he has made remarkable progress to pave the way for success. Being an introvert myself, I am excited by the opportunity to interview someone who resonates with me in multiple ways.

 

Matthew was born in a small, blue-collar town in Australia called Craigieburn, to a family of miners, sheep shearers, factory workers, seamstresses, and secretaries. He was hindered by a lifelong visual processing disorder, misdiagnosed until his teenage years which left him with the reading level of a sixth-grader, making school a nonstop struggle. Uncertain of what he wanted to do with his life, and exhausted from the effort of finishing school, Matthew decided to postpone university, and instead ended up at the only job he could find, which was commission-only door to door sales.

 

He landed his first sale after knocking on almost one hundred doors and was ecstatic! Because of his reading limitations, he discovered YouTube and started learning field testing and sales from the videos available. He discusses how he completely immersed himself in learning and often spent 16 hours a day practicing. This eventually led him to become the top salesperson of this company that also boasted the highest volume of sales and marketing in the southern hemisphere!

 

Matthew then started his own B2B cell phone company, which turned out to be the largest broker of B2B cell phones in the country. He went on to have five multi-million dollar businesses, all before the age of 30. He suggests introverts practice projecting extraversion in lieu of trying to become an extrovert. He says most people struggle to interact with others because it takes a ton more energy and they feel inauthentic when they're doing it. By knowing exactly what you’re going to say, who you’re going to speak to, and what is going to trigger their interest, introverts can manage well in these interactions.

 

Matthew shares his experience writing his first book and how difficult it was for him with the reading difficulties he had. He also talks about interviewing Tom Ziglar, son of Zig Ziglar, and learning from him how his father had also been an introvert. In discussing his podcast and how it has helped him, Matthew said that if you can't articulate the value of what you provide face to face when someone's politely listening to you, you’re going to have a hard time when you need to do that digitally.

 

With The Introvert’s Edge Podcast, Matthew provides a step-by-step process by which even the most introverted person can become a sales master, while still remaining authentic. He is on a mission to erase the stigma around introversion and to empower introverts to recognize and leverage their innate strengths and abilities. Matthew believes successful people share a few common traits and that they are all under your control. He said high-achievers have a 100% commitment to their goals, a drive to work hard, an ability to synthesize information and create reliable systems, a mindset of self-belief and a positive outlook, and the attitude of smart risk-taking.

 

With the incredible success he has created in his life and the unparalleled ways of sharing his practices, Matthew continues to revolutionize and reshape the industry. Do not miss out on this powerful and life-changing interview on the Just Start Real Estate Podcast with uber-successful entrepreneur, Matthew Pollard!



Notable quotes:

 

“I focus on making sure that every introvert out there knows that introversion is really just about how you draw your energy.”

  • Mathew Pollard

 

“I watched my dad break his back for 80 hours a week to support the family, so there was no way I was going to sit and watch Oprah for the next month or so. So I pulled out the classifieds.”

  • Mathew Pollard

 

“I'm up for hours before a presentation to make sure I'm ready and rock-solid for that event.”

  • Mathew Pollard

 

“I'm really focused on helping people realize that they don't need to be extroverted. As a matter of fact, that's a disadvantage.”

  • Mathew Pollard

 

“Realize that 90% of all success in networking happens before you even walk into the room.“

  • Mathew Pollard

 

“When I go to a networking event, I know exactly what I'm going to say, exactly who I'm going to speak to, and exactly what is going to trigger their interest because I've researched it in advance.” 

  • Mathew Pollard



 

 

 

 

Links:

Matthew’s Website

Matthew’s LinkedIn Profile

The Introvert’s Edge Podcast

The Introvert's Edge: How the Quiet and Shy Can Outsell Anyone

Return on Investments

Just Start Real Estate

JSRE on Facebook

Mike on Facebook

Mike on Instagram

Mike on LinkedIn

Mike on Twitter

Level Jumping: How I Grew My Business to Over $1 Million in Profits in 12 Months



Direct download: Dominating_Sales_and_Networking_as_an_Introvert_with_Mathew_Pollard.mp3
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For today’s episode, I’m pleased to welcome Bo Kim, who is a real estate investor and popular podcaster. Bo is a buy-and-hold investor who works in the accounting industry in Southern California and also hosts the Bigger Cash Flow Podcast, where he shares the tips and tricks to making it big in the real estate sector. Owning an impressive sixty-three rental units in markets of Kansas City, Indianapolis, and Little Rock, Bo has a wealth of experience in the industry to learn from.

 

Bo talks about his early life and living in rented houses for most of his childhood. He shares how he was intrigued by their landlord owning four rentals and making a considerable amount of money with those alone. He saved everything he made while in college and was able to start investing soon after graduating. While still less informed about house hacking and the process of renting out an apartment, he managed to rent the extra bedroom of his house to his sister-in-law, after he moved into the newly-bought house with his wife.

 

Excited at the new passive income source he’d managed to build, he dove into this business for the incredible cash flow it could provide. Bo also shares how losing $10,000 on his first real estate deal helped him learn a great deal about the industry and its functioning. He discusses how starting off, he’d initially made a list of twenty metro cities he liked and went about calling all the turnkey providers, contractors, and agents until he found some people he was excited to work with.

 

Bo also shares his approach of going about determining which markets are good for him. He considers cash flow, a favorable rent-to-price ratio, population growth, a diverse economy, and suitability for landlords as the prime deciding factors. Bo says that over half of the rentals he owns are single-family properties.

 

Bo has a business degree in accounting and works currently in the accounting industry. His podcast aims at helping newbie real estate investors take back control of their finances. Bo is also an avid writer on his blog, where he shares tips and tricks on achieving freedom with time, location, and money.

 

Bo also discusses how he manages all of his units every day. He suggests starting off by having the picture of the end in mind. Bo’s professional goals go beyond just making money, and he chooses to always have in mind the kind of lifestyle he wants to keep and invests in his choices accordingly. He shares how much he targets per door for single and multi-family rentals. Bo explains how he chose his investing strategy and why he invests in rentals and not full-time flipping of houses. He shares that he enjoys his present job and would consider doing other things if he gets tired of doing his job at any time. His aim is to have cash flow without investing a lot of time and energy into the process.

 

Bo discusses how it was not a seamless process to manage his rentals while working full-time simultaneously. He put in a lot of work, often waking up at 5:00 am to manage calls and working on the weekends to get everything finished. He also talks about finding the perfect balance between work, personal life, and a healthy lifestyle. Bo explains that not having kids helped him find more time for his business and get things running efficiently. We also discuss how the pandemic has affected people today. Bo shares how he did flipping for the first time this year and made $15,000 out of the first deal. He says he’d like to continue testing and finding the right waters to start something new.

 

Don’t miss out on this episode of the Just Start Real Estate podcast that is filled with huge take-aways from my powerful conversation with Bo Kim!



Notable quotes:

 

“You have to really start with the end in mind.”

  • Bo Kim

 

“If you don't have the end goal in mind, you're just gonna pick up any random properties and these could be other investors' problem children that you are buying by mistake.”

  • Bo Kim

 

“So for me, the number of units is never the goal. It's making sure that whatever I buy and invest in really correlates with the lifestyle that I want in the future. ”

  • Bo Kim

 

“It goes back to educating yourself because you don't know what you don't know.”

  • Bo Kim

 

“If you do what everybody else is doing, you're gonna get what everybody else gets.”

  • Bo Kim

 

“I like to call it the work-life blend. You just have to find what's important to you and incorporate it into your day-to-day.” 

  • Bo Kim

 

“I think balance is tough. And everyone's different. You don't have kids, maybe someone who's listening does and they can't do it the same. “

  • Mike Simmons

 

“Don't use that as an excuse, get out there and do the work and learn as much as you need to be dangerous. “

  • Mike Simmons



Links:

Bo’s Email

Bo’s Website

Bo’s Instagram

Bo’s LinkedIn Profile

Bigger Cash Flow Podcast

7 Figure Flipping

Return on Investments

Just Start Real Estate

JSRE on Facebook

Mike on Facebook

Mike on Instagram

Mike on LinkedIn

Mike on Twitter

Level Jumping: How I Grew My Business to Over $1 Million in Profits in 12 Months

Direct download: 63_Units_While_Working_a_Full-Time_Job.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

For this episode, I am thrilled to interview Trevor Mauch, the CEO at Carrot. Carrot is a digital SaaS company that helps over 6,500 real estate professionals generate consistent, high-quality leads online by leveraging content marketing and is an industry-leading software. Trevor is passionate about using business to fuel investor’s passion and to amplify the impact investors want to make in the world, helping entrepreneurs achieve freedom, flexibility, finances, and impact.


Trevor shares his background story of buying his first rental property back in college and how the business that his parents were in discouraged him from entrepreneurship at a young age. He describes how his dad pushed him to buy that first property, which he still owns today. Trevor talked about limiting beliefs that people have that pile-up and create an impossible mountain to climb.


We then moved on to when Trevor moved to Portland and started entertaining the idea of entrepreneurship. He explains how he gave himself time to figure out entrepreneurship, which was hard for him financially before things started looking up and he started earning a consistent income. Trevor describes how he found real estate wholesaling and also turned his passion for marketing into a day job for his active income. He opens up about his serial entrepreneurship endeavors which include real estate, marketing, publishing company, and others.


We dive into the topic of entrepreneurship and whether entrepreneurs are born or made. By comparing his own journey with his brother’s, Trevor believes that entrepreneurs are born, but also agrees that they have to develop certain attributes to be a true entrepreneur. Carrot was born from Trevor’s passion for marketing that had turned into a draining activity before he found his unique abilities and went all-in with them. He describes how he found a mentor and emulated him to find things that give him more energy. Trevor advises people to stop doing things that drain their energy even if they bring you a lot of money, and instead focus on things that give you energy and keep you motivated.


We discuss the Carrot brand and how it helps real estate investors create customized sites that rank and convert well on Google. Trevor explains how they’ve been adjusting their data over the years to keep up with the competition. They have been building a lot of content marketing tools to make it easier for people to get content online and rank it well on Google, plus win more deals by being the trusted authority. He explains that his most successful clients at Carrot meet their goals with written content by either writing it themselves or by choosing Carrot’s automated content packs.


Lastly, we talk about the importance of scheduling your content on your site and social media as a way to create authority. Trevor explains how content helps you as an investor demystify your process which encourages people to trust and follow you.

 

You really have to check out Carrot, the #1 Inbound Online Lead Generation System For Serious Real Estate Professionals, and Trevor’s podcast dedicated to interviewing his clients, CarrotCast. You will not want to miss this episode of Just Start Real Estate chock-full of fabulous information and value from marketing guru and fellow real estate investor, Trevor Mauch!







Notable Quotes:

 

“That’s the difference I find between successful and unsuccessful people - some just do something with what they know and others don’t.”

  • Mike Simmons

 

“People often have the ingredients of entrepreneurship, but they either never put themselves in that position or they’re never put in that position, so it’s unrealized.”

  • Mike Simmons

 

“You know you’re doing the right stuff when people pay you really well and say you’re really good at it.”

  • Trevor Mauch

 

“I found my unique abilities and went all-in on them.”

  • Trevor Mauch

 

“You win, not by saying you can buy fast because everyone can. You win by being the trusted authority in that area or topic.”

  • Trevor Mauch

 

“Even if we’re not trying to focus on Google rankings, we need to focus on making sure that we have an authority hub, so all our marketing converts better because of the content on our website.”

  • Trevor Mauch

 

“Leads are the oxygen of your company; you can’t live without leads.”

  • Mike Simmons

 

 

 

 

 

Links:

Carrot

CarrotCast

Trevor’s Website

Trevor on Instagram 

7 Figure Flipping

Return on Investments

Just Start Real Estate

JSRE on Facebook

Mike on Facebook

Mike on Instagram

Mike on LinkedIn

Mike on Twitter

Level Jumping: How I Grew My Business to Over $1 Million in Profits in 12 Months

 


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