Posts tagged "grit"

JC 083: Finding Your Grit with Keir Weimer

January 22nd, 2020 | no comments

Taking on Big Challenges and Calculated Risks.

Keir Weimer has a passion for taking early-stage ideas to market and growing teams, cultures, and businesses around them. Despite his success today, Keir’s journey was anything but easy. At the age of 23, he was convicted of vehicular manslaughter after causing a tragic boating accident that killed his friend.  Keir had to overcome life struggles and decided to become an entrepreneur.

Today, Keir is an internationally recognized, luxury real estate agent and team leader. He is also a successful real estate and lifestyle entrepreneur, having founded and grown several 7-figure businesses in the areas of luxury brokerage, investment, hospitality development, and now a multimedia company. Keir is considered an expert in these areas and has broken free from adversity with his unique life story. His success has been featured in major global media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg, and Sotheby’s International Realty.

Keir Weimer joins John Carney today in The Real Estate Locker Room and discusses pulling yourself up from your bootstraps and learning how to list luxury properties.

Key Points:

  1. You will accomplish great things when you put your mind to something, create a mental road map, and are patient.
  2. Find your circle of support. Never give up on the vision and persevere until you reach it. Write it out, make it part of your daily routine, be accountable for it, and get to work
  3. In order to be successful, you must be willing to work through the obstacles and setbacks.
  4. Don’t be intimidated by big challenges. Try, don’t stop just because you don’t have experience. Build a vision, build a strategy that supports the vision, and take a calculated risk.
  5. Tips for getting started in real estate:
    1. Chart out a vision if you want to get started.
    2. Know your skillset.
    3. Find the people with the expertise you need.
    4. Work with mentors.
  6. Personal growth tip: Schedule time to be creative.

Favorite Athlete:

Favorite Books:

Pro tip:

  • “Don’t count time. Make time count.” – Mark Weimer

Resources Mentioned:

Reach Out to Keir Weimer

  • keirweimer.com

Thank you, Keir, for taking the time to share your story and life advice with the audience.

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JC 022: Grit and Billion Dollar Real Estate with Brendon Bergen

August 23rd, 2017 | no comments

Your success and failure depends on you

Every deal starts with a financial model. Brendon Bergen is the Director of Asset Management for Affirmed Housing Group in San Diego. He embraces the team aspect of the real estate game and is always on the lookout for the most efficient way to operate an asset and add value for the residents.

Brendon’s company looks after the environment and has implemented solar powered electrical systems at their properties in order to strive for Net Zero electric. Solar offers a triple win solution; the owner benefits, the city benefits and the tenants pay a fraction of “on grid” electrical prices. They install high efficiency water systems as well.

Brendan loves working on repositioning older, rundown assets. He tackles the challenge of each project head on and enjoys witnessing the tangible transformation of the renovations. Improving the asset and the tenant experience results in win, win.

Brendon moved from Cleveland to California to pursue his real estate career right at the beginning of ‘The Great Recession’ – the worst time to be knocking on doors to interview for a job in real estate. He relied on the grit that he developed on the wresting mat to manage the “no’s” that he received job prospecting. His perseverance paid off and Brendon landed a job as an analyst for a portfolio holding retail centers, office and industrial real estate.

Brendon’s number one tip for success in the real estate game is to be resilient. He highly recommends joining the Urban Land Institute as a networking platform and a way to learn who the players are in your market.

5 Key Points:

  • Always look for ways to be more efficient and add value.
  • Surround yourself with the right experts.
  • Add solar technology to multifamily and commercial real estate projects.
  • Understand the fundamentals of real estate development on small projects before you tackle larger projects.
  • Be resilient. Your success and failure depends on you.

Favorite athlete: Lebron James – NBA player

Favorite book: An Unfair Advantage by Chad M Robinchaux

Favorite quote: “The strongest iron comes from the hottest flame”

Brendon trains for success by waking up early, working out and getting to work early.

Connect with Brendon on LinkedIn or send him an email, brendon@affirmedhousing.com

Affirmed Housing Group – www.affirmedhousing.com

Thank you Brendon for taking time out of your busy day to share your success tips with us today.

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