Posts tagged "technology"

JC 099: How to Raise More Capital with Jake Marmulstein

September 23rd, 2020 | no comments

Groundbreaker Will Simplify Your Syndication

Before founding Groundbreaker, Jake Marmulstein held a number of roles involving real estate and technology, supporting the growth of early stage digital technology ventures while working with the government on foreign direct investment by Fortune 500s. In 2011, he started his career in real estate, underwriting hotel investments for Watermark Capital Partners.

At Groundbreaker, Jake owns the Company’s strategic vision and execution. He is responsible for sales, management of the departments and the people leading them. Jake also manages Company finances and capitalization, as well as the Board.

Jake Marmulstein joins John Carney today in The Real Estate Locker Room to share how using technology platforms will increase investor confidence.

Key Points:

  1. Look at markets that are underserved and listen to what people are saying.
  2. Real estate syndication technology allows you to automate the process and raise more capital.
  3. The more investors you have, the greater your need for a platform to manage them.
  4. Simplify! Presentation and easy user experience is important.
  5. Streamline your syndication process.

Favorite Sports:

  • Soccer and Rugby

Favorite Books:

Pro tip:

  • Don’t be too greedy with your first deal. Just do what you need to do to get the job done.

Reach Out to Jake Marmulstein

Thank you, Jake Marmulsteinfor taking the time to share how to provide real estate investors with access to more capital.

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JC 093: Real Estate Apps with Peter Sisson

June 24th, 2020 | no comments

Charging into Technology.

Peter Sisson is a product-focused entrepreneur who has successfully started and exited four tech companies. Peter recently launched his fifth business, Yaza, creating an authentic and secure video mapping app. Peter’s expertise covers all aspects of designing, building, launching, growing and monetizing great products, as well as designing and scaling organizations to support those products and make them profitable.

Peter also invests his time volunteering and mentoring startup founders at the European Innovation Academy and Start Out Growth Lab. During his tenure, twenty-four companies have graduated. These businesses have closed over $45M in funding and created more than 200 new jobs.

Peter believes that entrepreneurship provides a path to economic self-empowerment that doesn’t t require people to “fit in” with the traditional corporate grind. It offers a path to success and fulfillment for dreamers, big thinkers, innovators and creative people who want to have an impact on the world.

Peter Sisson joins John Carney today in The Real Estate Locker Room to explain how to make Yaza work for you.

Key Points:

  1. Find a Co-Founder and assemble your team.
  2. 1stlesson of entrepreneurship: customer. customer. customer.
  3. Yaza is great way to drive efficacy to a 24-hour turn with your real estate team.
  4. You must have agility and react quickly to new information.
  5. Be prepared to pivot. Your product may become more relevant to a different market than you initially tested.

Favorite Books:

 Pro tip:

  • Do not think you that can’t talk about your product ideas because someone is going to steal it. Talk to as many people you can, listen, and don’t look back. 

Reach Out to Peter Sisson

Thank you Peter for taking the time to share how your new technology benefits the real estate industry with the audience.

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© John Carney 2020

JC 088: Real Estate Technology That Works with Jeffrey Brogger

April 15th, 2020 | no comments

Catching the Right Wave.

Jeffrey Brogger is a pioneer in the real estate technology space and the Founder of both STEEZY.Digital and RealNurture.io. He started his career as the Sales Manager at VECTOR/CUTCO, before moving on to head marketing at Redwood Empire and ultimately founding the two real estate technology companies that he is running today.

Driven by a mission to empower 100,000 Realtors with technology, Jeffrey is best known for his role as a National TV Talk Show Host on Real Men of Real Estate and has been featured on prestigious podcasts such as Pat Hiban’s Real Estate Rockstars.

Jeffrey Brogger joins John Carney today in The Real Estate Locker Room to discuss online lead generations and how to keep up with changing technology.

Key Points:

  1. If you chase every wave, you will catch none. Remain focused and have patience.
  2. The goal is to generate qualified sales conversations through social media.
  3. Mobile first marketing: SMS text and Facebook Messenger allow for higher open rates.
  4. Bite size content is important for allowing people to engage and increase your lead score.
  5. On boarding is a process that takes time. Jeff recommends a concierge to help with you with on boarding.

Favorite Sport:

  • Surfing

Favorite Athlete:

  • Kelly Slater – Surfing

Favorite Books:

Pro tip:

  • Know your strengths. Play to your strengths. There is a person out there who will do the things you hate, do it better than you and love it.

Resources Mentioned:

Reach Out to Jeffrey Brogger

Thank you Jeffrey for taking the time to share how to use technology to amplify your online presence and accelerate your lead generation.

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© John Carney 2020

 

 

JC 077: Working Smarter, Not Harder with Gary Boomershine

October 21st, 2019 | no comments

How to Think Like a Banker

With a family legacy in the real estate market and a long successful career in enterprise and emerging technology markets, Gary Boomershine had the vision for a business, RealEstateInvestor.com.

Gary capitalized on the opportunity to leverage people, processes and technology to gain a leg up in a cyclical, changing and competitive real estate marketplace. He experienced his real estate business flourish with technology that allowed him to work smarter – not harder and stay focused on the one thing that makes money, talking to sellers and making offers.

Tune into Gary and John’s conversation in “The Real Estate Locker Room” as they discuss the strategy for using your time and money wisely.

Five Key Points:

  1. Everything is cyclical, and the markets circle every 8-10 years. You can get “squished” at the turn of the market so you must change with it.
  2. High-risk investments are with rehabs right now. Wholesaling is a sound strategy right now until a change in the real estate market.
  3. Mindset: Think like a banker. The business model that banks use works. The banker is the person with power because they have the money and is the 1st to get paid.
  4. Gary’s current strategy: 1st position loans, backed by property he can see. Currently doing super low risk loans, takes a spread and invests in 401k.
  5. Cash Now: Single transition (whole seller, rehabber, flippers). Cash Flow: Building wealth (apartments, lending). Cash Later: When you achieve financial freedom. 

Favorite Sports:

  • Soccer

Favorite Books:

Pro tip:

  • 5/10/3 concept: Wake up at 5 am. Push the whole day out until 10 am (work out, read scripture, journal, clean & acts of service). 3 hours or work as a CEO in your business.

Resources Mentioned:

  • Hard Money Brokers

Reach Out to Gary Boomershine

Thank you Gary Boomershinefor taking the time to get us in the mindset to level up our real estate game.

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© John Carney 2019

 

 

JC 070: Looking Out to the Horizon with Ben Grey

July 3rd, 2019 | no comments

The Intersection on Technology and Real Estate

Ben Grey founded the New York based real estate investment company, American Properties International LLC, where he helped international investors capitalize on the subprime housing market crash. Ben works with some of the world’s biggest organizations and governments, solving business problems with technology and building his own personal real estate empire. He is one of the co-authors of the real estate investment book, 10,000 Miles to the American Dream.

Ben Grey joins John Carney today in The Real Estate Locker Room to share the story of how he moved from Australia to the USA to work as an IT tech specialist and how he became a successful real estate business owner.

Five Key Points:

  1. Real estate is not an easy business. There are always challenges and opportunities. You need to be active and on the ball.
  2. There are ways to “have your cake and eat it too”. You do not have to quit your day job; you can be a real estate enthusiast on the side with proper time management practices.
  3. There are options to purchase properties in great areas for short-term rentals or traditional rentals that will be cash flow positive.
  4. Look at different properties, figure out the market rents, and do your analysis.
  5. Any time you invest, think about what you want to achieve, the 25 year horizon, and how you are going to get there. Having a 25-30 year plan is a great asset that can produce income.

Favorite Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Australian Rules Football

Favorite Athlete:

  • Michael Jordan
  • Team: West Coast Eagles from Perth

Favorite Books:

  • F.A.C.E. technique to remembering names

Pro tip:

  • Learn how to use your time efficiently to fill it with the activities you want.

Reach Out to Ben Grey:

Thank you Ben for taking the time to talk with us about how you can have your cake and eat it too.

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© John Carney 2019

 

JC 069: Get Off the Sidelines with Raphael Vargas

June 19th, 2019 | no comments

Succeeding with Speed, Technology, & Transparency

Raphael Vargas is a mentor, educator and speaker who empowers others to grow leads, close deals, flip contracts, expand to new areas, and build real estate businesses to create more wealth and freedom. Raphael and his team work together to buy and flip commercial and residential properties in one of the most competitive markets in the country (Washington, D.C.). Closing deals that average around $67K net profit and using his unique business model, Raphael’s team is on track to hit $10M annual revenue in 2019.

Raphael Vargas joins John Carney today in The Real Estate Locker Room to Share his personal journey to empowering new leaders and building a successful business.

Five Key Points:

  1. You need get off the sidelines and do it yourself. The key to hiring other people is that you understand the process so well yourself that you are able to communicate it and replicate it.
  2. Hire an acquisition person to make cold calls/take calls from homeowners. Then have your employee sign the homeowner while they are still on the phone.
  3. Compare property prices to what is selling in the area. Find out what the investors are paying, evaluate, and make the offer to the investor.
  4. Speed and transparency is the key to his success. People want simplicity. 80%-85% of his business is done over the phone/digitally.
  5. To scale the company, you need to bring in more people. To bring in more people, you need to have a strong culture. To have a strong culture, you have to be a strong leader. From there you create strong leaders on your team.

Favorite Sports:

  • Soccer

Favorite Athlete:

Favorite Books:

Pro tips:

  • Don’t stay small. Expand!
  • Invest in mentors and consultants.

Resources Mentioned:

  • www.realempire.com

Reach Out to Raphael Vargas:

Thank you Raphael Vargas for taking the time to share your unique sales process, business model and leadership skills with the audience.

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© John Carney 2019

 

 

JC 055: Surviving Multiple Market Cycles with Lee Kearney

November 21st, 2018 | no comments
JC 055: Surviving Multiple Market Cycles with Lee Kearney
Embrace technology or get crushed

The Real Estate Locker Room ShowLee Kearney is an investor and owner of Flip Your Income, a real estate company that provides services and mentorship for newbie and veterans in the industry. Lee has bought and sold over 7,000 properties in the last 14 years and is regarded as the go-to guy when it comes to leveraging market cycles.

Lee joins me today in the Locker Room to share what it takes to survive not just one, but almost every market cycle that you will face in your career. He explains how embracing technology is the biggest step forward to scaling your business and how innovation will improve your team. Lee dives into why focusing on a few select niches in this market is critical to a company’s success. Turn up the volume so that you don’t miss Lee’s advice regarding noise and facts, especially when it comes to market cycles and crashes.

Five Key Points:

  1. Making money is cool, but you have to consider taking risk off the table too.
  2. Affordability is going down because rates and prices are going up.
  3. Make the money, get it passive, and keep the government away from it.
  4. The common mistake in rehabbing is doing it in the wrong order.
  5. A leader’s job is to make use of tools / technology that will improve the team’s performance.

Favorite Athletes:

Favorite Sports:

  • Cycling, Running, Golf, Gaelic Football, Field Hockey, and Soccer

Favorite Books:

Pro tip:

  • Most successful people have a morning routine which serves as their warm-up for the real thing.

Reach Out to Lee Kearney:

Thank you Lee for for taking the time to share your expert advice on how to succeed in any market cycle.

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© John Carney 2018