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The #DoorGrowShow is the premier podcast for residential property management entrepreneurs that want to grow their business and life. Jason Hull brings you the best ideas in property management, without the B.S. Hear from the latest vendors, rockstar PMs, and business experts. Join our free community of #DoorGrowHackers at http://DoorGrowClub.com. Learn more about the DoorGrow, the best in property management websites and marketing, at http://DoorGrow.com

#DoorGrowShow - Property Management Growth Jason Hull - Property Management Expert, Marketing Nerd, Entrepreneur Coach

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The #DoorGrowShow is the premier podcast for residential property management entrepreneurs that want to grow their business and life. Jason Hull brings you the best ideas in property management, without the B.S. Hear from the latest vendors, rockstar PMs, and business experts. Join our free community of #DoorGrowHackers at http://DoorGrowClub.com. Learn more about the DoorGrow, the best in property management websites and marketing, at http://DoorGrow.com

    DGS 135: The Power of Technology for Real Estate Professionals with BetterCapital

    DGS 135: The Power of Technology for Real Estate Professionals with BetterCapital

    Do you want to become a better investor? Appreciate and understand property managers—the unsung heroes that make better tenants and owners. Good property managers can change the world.
    Today’s guest is Bobby Sharma from BetterCapital, a portfolio measurement and management tool for real estate investors. Bobby started his real estate career in Riverside, California, and his first foray into real estate was through house hacking. 
    You’ll Learn... [02:14] House Hacking: Buy a house, but get roommates to pay most of your mortgage.
    [03:58] Bobby’s Background: Software developer that wanted to be in Silicon Valley.
    [04:47] 2010 Market Collapse: Bobby bought some homes that needed some work.
    [05:03] Meetup Group: Bobby started a real estate meetup group in the East Bay Area.
    [05:40] Becoming a landlord, buying out of state, and working with property managers.
    [06:18] BetterCapital: Management/measurement portfolio tool for real estate investors.
    [07:47] Measurement: Tracks deposits, loan balances, ROI, and equity growth.
    [09:00] Management: Stores documents, adds reminders, and runs math formulas. 
    [09:53] Real Estate Results: One of the best ways to invest, grow wealth, plan for future. 
    [10:35] Preferential Partners: Property managers/realtors project property performance. 
    [15:00] API/bank integration? Scrape data into systems or pool data w/API connection.
    [19:41] Three Ts: Tracking, training, and transaction. 
    [24:13] Education: Property managers should explain challenges to investors.
    [25:48] Property Managers: Unsung heroes that make better tenants and owners.
    Tweetables “I love my property managers. Without them, I wouldn't be successful. I totally get the importance of property management.”
    “We want people to see how much wealth they have created, or how much equity they've created because we want to encourage them to purchase real estate assets.”
    “If you look at it across a long period of time, it turns out that it's one of the best ways to invest, to grow your wealth, and to plan for your future.”
    “We want to provide education to make them a better investor. They will appreciate the role of the property manager a little bit more.”
    Resources Bobby Sharma’s Email
    BetterCapital
    AppFolio
    Cozy
    TenantCloud
    Rent Manager
    Buildium
    Propertyware
    Schwab
    Etrade
    Robinhood
    Redfin
    Yardi
    1031 Exchange
    DoorGrow on Instagram
    DoorGrow on YouTube
    DoorGrowClub
    DoorGrowLive
    Transcript Jason: Welcome, DoorGrow Hackers, to the DoorGrow Show. If you are a property management entrepreneur that wants to add doors, make a difference, increase revenue, help others, impact lives, and you are interested in growing your business and life, and you are open to doing things a bit differently, then you are a DoorGrow Hacker.
    DoorGrow Hackers love the opportunities, daily variety, unique challenges, and freedom that property management brings. Many in real estate think you’re crazy for doing it, you think they’re crazy for not because you realize that property management is the ultimate high-trust gateway to real estate deals, relationships, and residual income.
    At DoorGrow, we are on a mission to transform property management businesses and their business owners. We want to transform the industry, eliminate the BS, build awareness, change the perception, expand the market, and help the best property management entrepreneurs win. I’m your host, property management growth expert, Jason Hull, the founder and CEO of DoorGrow. Now, let’s get into the show.
    My guest today is Bobby Sharma. Welcome, Bobby Sharma.
    Bobby: Thank you, Jason.
    Jason: Bobby is with a company called BetterCapital. Bobby, you have quite an extensive real estate experience. I grew up in Rancho Cucamonga, Alta Loma, California. We were touching bases for the show. You got your start in real estate somewhere in

    • 36 min
    DGS 134: Mobile Home Investing with Andrew Keel

    DGS 134: Mobile Home Investing with Andrew Keel

    As a property manager, have you considered investing in mobile home parks? Not interested? Not your thing? Some people won't touch it with a 10-foot pole.
    Today’s guest is Andrew Keel of the Keel Team. Andrew’s here to convince you otherwise. He talks all about mobile home park investing as an attractive and appealing asset class.
    You’ll Learn... [02:00] Sticker Shock Stigma: Why investing in mobile home parks is a good idea.
    [02:48] Longing to be a Landlord: Leverage other people’s money to buy properties.
    [03:30] Yellow Letter: Knew nothing about mobile homes, but knew it was a great deal.
    [04:00] Shoutout to Lonnie Scruggs: Learned how to make money with mobile homes.
    [05:10] Temp to Forever Cashflow: Use capital to buy and manage mobile home parks.
    [07:07] Three reasons why to invest in mobile home parks:
    Highest returns out of any form of real estate. Demand for affordable housing is off the charts. Supply is limited. [12:40] Bottleneck in Business: Finding good quality deals big enough to move on.
    [14:54] Boots on the Ground: Third-party property management for mobile home parks.
    [18:58] Utility Infrastructure: Most important aspect and most expensive to replace.
    [20:12] Tax Shelter: Mobile home park business of depreciation and improvements.
    [20:57] Models: Community owners own homes vs. every home is park-owned rental. 
    Tweetables “Some people won't even touch it with a 10-foot pole. That artificially creates a moat to this investment class.” Andrew Keel
    “I knew I wanted to be into real estate. I knew I wanted to be a landlord, but I didn't have a lot of money.” Andrew Keel
    “The demand for affordable housing for this country is off the charts.” Andrew Keel
    “The stigma of living in a mobile home is not as strong in the midwest as it is in other parts of the country.” Andrew Keel
    “We are looking at a more scalable model to have the tenants own their homes. Then, we just have lot rent.” Andrew Keel
    Resources Keel Team
    Deals on Wheels: How to buy, sell, and finance used mobile homes for big profits and cash flow by Lonnie Scruggs
    Mobile Home University (MHU) Boot Camp
    HUD
    NARPM
    DoorGrow on Instagram
    DoorGrow on YouTube
    DoorGrowClub
    DoorGrowLive
    Transcript Jason: Welcome, DoorGrow Hackers, to the DoorGrow Show. If you are a property management entrepreneur that wants to add doors, make a difference, increase revenue, help others, impact lives, and you are interested in growing your business and life, and you are open to doing things a bit differently, then you are a DoorGrow Hacker.
    DoorGrow Hackers love the opportunities, daily variety, unique challenges, and freedom that property management brings. Many in real estate think you’re crazy for doing it, you think they’re crazy for not because you realize that property management is the ultimate high-trust gateway to real estate deals, relationships, and residual income.
    At DoorGrow, we are on a mission to transform property management businesses and their owners. We want to transform the industry, eliminate the BS, build awareness, change the perception, expand the market, and help the best property management entrepreneurs win. I’m your host, property management growth expert, Jason Hull, the founder and CEO of DoorGrow. Now, let’s get into the show.
    Today's show is going to be all about Mobile Home Park Investing. My expert guest is Andrew Keel of the Keel Team. Andrew, welcome.
    Andrew: Thank you.
    Jason: Andrew, before we get into this idea of Mobile Home Park Investing which, I'm guessing a lot of property managers right now are like not my thing, I'm not even going to listen to this one. I'm going to skip this episode.
    Before you do that, Andrew's going to convince you that it might be a good idea.
    Andrew: I'll give them my best shot. I think one of the reasons why I like the asset class so much is

    • 29 min
    DGS 133: Reduce Overhead Costs and Streamline Time Tracking with Timeero

    DGS 133: Reduce Overhead Costs and Streamline Time Tracking with Timeero

    The next time you play golf on company time make sure insights into how you spend your time on the job out in the field is not being tracked.
    Today’s guest is Barima Kwarteng from Timeero, a GPS app that reduces overhead costs and streamlines time tracking. Basically, Timeero started to prevent golf (at least on company time) because it’s expensive! 
    You’ll Learn... [01:52] Barima’s Background: Originally from Ghana in West Africa, but attended BYU.
    [02:35] Timeero: Some employees work in the field. How do they spend their time?
    [03:01] Drunk Coworker Confesses: On company time, they play golf on Fridays.
    [03:35] Software not from Scratch: Acquired cold base from Texas cop and rebuilt it.
    [05:00] Theft Prevention: Timeero tracks time, location, mileage, and much more.
    [06:10] Screenshot Safety: Pressure to prove work is being done to get paid.
    [06:58] Big Brother? Find out if employees are being accountable or taking advantage.
    [07:22] Bottom Line: Companies save 5-15% payroll costs by tracking employees’ time.
    [08:16] COVID Cash Crunch: Tighten belt to offload employees not pulling their weight.
    [10:00] Technology and Time Management: Paper timecards/sheets take too much time.
    [12:07] Timeero: How the Web application works after downloading app on smartphone.
    [15:06] Geofence: Reminder to clock in and clock out as soon as you arrive/leave work.
    [16:36] Better Culture within Business: Nobody likes to be micromanaged. Trust me.
    [20:49] More Money? Most are more motivated by recognition than monetary benefits.
    [22:05] Simplicity vs. Tech-Savvy: Get people to use new things or do things differently.
    [24:10] Why is Timeero different from other apps? Gives outside team more insights.
    [30:42] ROI: Timeero is $5 per user per month, plus $10 base fee for business account.
    Tweetables “If golf is helping the bottom line and helping you get revenue, great, but otherwise…” Jason Hull
    “People right off the bat think, ‘Oh, it has a little big brother feel to it. What we're seeing is, it's actually helping the bottom line in terms of payroll.” Barima Kwarteng
    “Technology saves you a lot of time. As a business owner, you can dedicate those hours or time to something more beneficial.” Barima Kwarteng
    “The app only tracks time and movement while you're clocked in. The moment you clock out, it stops tracking you because we really value privacy.” Barima Kwarteng
    “It helps people track time more efficiently and more accurately.” Barima Kwarteng
    Resources Timeero
    Brigham Young University (BYU)
    DoorGrow on YouTube
    DoorGrowClub
    DoorGrowLive
    Transcript Jason: Welcome, DoorGrow Hackers, to the DoorGrow Show. If you are a property management entrepreneur that wants to add doors, make a difference, increase revenue, help others, impact lives, and you are interested in growing your business and life, and you are open to doing things a bit differently, then you are a DoorGrow Hacker.
    DoorGrow Hackers love the opportunities, daily variety, unique challenges, and freedom that property management brings. Many in real estate think you’re crazy for doing it, you think they’re crazy for not because you realize that property management is the ultimate high-trust gateway to real estate deals, relationships, and residual income.
    At DoorGrow, we are on a mission to transform property management businesses and the owners. We want to transform the industry, eliminate the BS, build awareness, change the perception, expand the market, and help the best property management entrepreneurs win. I’m your host, property management growth expert, Jason Hull, the founder and CEO of DoorGrow. Now, let’s get into the show.
    My guest today, I'm hanging out with Barima Kwarteng. Did I say it right?
    Barima: I think you got that right more than most people.
    Jason: Okay, awesome. Barima has a company called

    • 37 min
    DGS 132: The Cashflow and Chaos of Managing Student Rental Properties with Peter Tverdov

    DGS 132: The Cashflow and Chaos of Managing Student Rental Properties with Peter Tverdov

    It’s that time of year as college students start or return to school. They may think they know it all, but really know nothing. How many students does it take to change a lightbulb or turn the heat on? It’s time to grow up in the real world!
    Today’s guest is Peter Tverdov of Tverdov Housing. Although student rentals are management intensive, Peter actually enjoys dealing with students. It’s prepared him to take on other types of tenants to diversify and grow his business. 
    You’ll Learn... [02:18] Rutgers University: Becoming a landlord in New Brunswick and loving it.
    [02:53] Student Housing Side Hustle: Accumulate more and manage them for others.
    [03:24] Hindsight is 20/20 in 2020: Bad timing to start business and quit day job to grow.
    [04:41] Decision to deal with students and student housing led to diverse tenant groups.
    [06:15] Peter’s Portfolio: 65-70% student rentals, 15-20% low-income families, 5-10% middle-class/workforce housing.
    [08:10] Onboarding Students: Educate and set expectations to limit excuses later on.
    [11:00] Happy Tenant, Happy Owner: Second largest lead generator is tenant referrals.
    [12:57] Broken Windows Theory: Dumpy/dilapidated areas attract crime and trouble.
    [13:45] Tverdov Renovation Consultants: Improve properties to attract better tenants.
    [14:47] Avoid or Acquired Taste? Riches are in the niches as a student rentals landlord.
    [16:33] Other Options? Rules/laws for room rentals, individual leases, boarding houses.
    [20:55] Responsibility: How to be landlords and hold each other accountable.
    [23:35] What’s next for Tverdov Housing? Track KPIs, achieve goals, and grow doors.
    Tweetables Landlord Business: Slowly and discreetly acquire more properties, get your hands dirty, and deal with people.
    “In business, it’s good to diversify.”
    “Managing student rentals, it really gets you battle-tested for managing other tenants.”
    “We’re not for everybody. We’re fair, but firm.”
    Resources Tverdov Housing
    Tverdov Housing on Instagram
    DoorGrow on YouTube
    DoorGrowClub
    DoorGrowLive
    Transcript Jason: Welcome, DoorGrow Hackers, to the DoorGrow Show. If you are a property management entrepreneur that wants to add doors, make a difference, increase revenue, help others, impact lives, and you are interested in growing your business and life, and you are open to doing things a bit differently, then you are a DoorGrow Hacker.
    DoorGrow Hackers love the opportunities, daily variety, unique challenges, and freedom that property management brings. Many in real estate think you’re crazy for doing it, you think they’re crazy for not because you realize that property management is the ultimate high-trust gateway to real estate deals, relationships, and residual income.
    At DoorGrow, we are on a mission to transform property management businesses and their owners. We want to transform the industry, eliminate the BS, build awareness, change the perception, expand the market, and help the best property management entrepreneurs win. I’m your host, property management growth expert, Jason Hull, the founder and CEO of DoorGrow. Now, let’s get into the show.
    All right, today's guests, I'm hanging out with Pete. I’m going to see if I can say your last name right, Tverdov. And I'm going to unmute you so you can actually respond to that. Did I say it right?
    Pete: That was awesome. Pete Tverdov of Tverdov Housing. Pete, before we get into the topic, I want to introduce you, have you introduce yourself a little bit, but we’re going to be talking about student rental properties and the title is The Cash flow and Chaos of managing student rental properties. That sounds kind of fun. Let's get into the cash flow and chaos after we hear a little bit about your background, how did you get into this, and tell everybody who's listening about Pete.
    Pete: Sure. Happy to be on t

    • 29 min
    DGS 131: Property Management Growth Strategies After COVID-19 with Mark and Anne Lackey

    DGS 131: Property Management Growth Strategies After COVID-19 with Mark and Anne Lackey

    As some freedom returns to society following COVID-19, don’t miss out on potential opportunities to implement property management growth strategies.
    Today’s guests are Mark and Anne Lackey from HireSmart Virtual Assistants (VAs). Mark and Anne are broker-owners that manage almost 200 doors in Atlanta.
    You’ll Learn... [03:47] Trends: Property management pivots and changes during economic downturns.
    [07:10] Hire Virtually: Save money, get better employees, and increase productivity.
    [08:22] Wake Up: Don’t resist remote work; realize office space may be unnecessary.
    [11:14] DIY vs. Professionally Managed: Ramp up sales/funnels to serve customers.
    [15:26] Problems are always opportunities to grow business by offering solutions.
    [21:11] Customer Service: Don’t disconnect. Focus/follow up for retention/satisfaction.
    [27:02] Professionalism: Set expectations. Don’t badmouth landlords via vendors.
    [28:29] BDM: Do you need a business development manager?
    [31:33] Time, Energy, and Effort: Resources required to rent properties to tenants.
    {32:28] Referrals grow businesses. No referrals represents customer care problem.
    [35:29] Gamechanger: Save time and money to get things done or do more yourself?.
    [38:30] Wrong Person, Role, Tool, Time, and Money: Hire based on owner’s needs.
    [40:57] Off-the-Shelf vs. Customization: How to hire and build teams takes time.
    [46:50] Remote Challenges: Communication, operations, and management problems.
    [48:22] Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): Get work done based on expectations.
    [50:15] Think, Invest, HireSmart: Know avatar to grow property management business.
    Tweetables Opportunities are available to make sales and buy, manage, and invest in more properties.
    You don’t have to have your employees in an office. You don’t even have to have an office anymore.
    Property managers are immune to guilt and the heroes of the rental industry.
    Referrals grow businesses. No referrals represent customer care problems.
    Resources HireSmart Virtual Assistants (VAs)
    DGS 69: HireSmart Virtual Assistants with Anne Lackey
    NARPM
    Lehman Brothers
    Airbnb
    DoorGrow on YouTube
    DoorGrowClub
    DoorGrowLive
    Transcript Jason: Welcome, DoorGrow Hackers, to the DoorGrow Show. If you are a property management entrepreneur that wants to add doors, make a difference, increase revenue, help others, impact lives, and you are interested in growing your business and life, and you are open to doing things a bit differently, then you are a DoorGrow Hacker.
    DoorGrow Hackers love the opportunities, daily variety, unique challenges, and freedom that property management brings. Many in real estate think you’re crazy for doing it, you think they’re crazy for not because you realize that property management is the ultimate high-trust gateway to real estate deals, relationships, and residual income.
    At DoorGrow, we are on a mission to transform property management businesses and their owners. We want to transform the industry, eliminate the BS, build awareness, change the perception, expand the market, and help the best property management entrepreneurs win. I’m your host, property management growth expert, Jason Hull, the founder and CEO of DoorGrow. Now, let’s get into the show.
    My guests today are Mark and Anne Lackey from HireSmart. Welcome you two.
    Anne: Hey, good to see you. It's been a while.
    Mark: Hey, it's good to see you.
    Jason: It's good to have you back. I noticed you're displaying that beautiful logo in the background.
    Mark: Isn't that wonderful?
    Anne: Yes, that is of course a DoorGrow special. They helped us with that on our website.
    Mark: The logo, the renaming, all of that was a DoorGrow impression that was right for us and is great for our clients.
    Jason: Yeah, I like it. Cool. We're going to be talking about property management growth strategies after COVID-19. This

    • 56 min
    DGS 130: Productivity While Working From Home with Thanh Pham

    DGS 130: Productivity While Working From Home with Thanh Pham

    What can you do to be more productive, efficient, effective, and get stuff done while working from home during the COVID-19 crisis? No matter how much work you do or get done, there’s always more to do.
    Today’s guest is Thanh Pham from Asian Efficiency, which has helped more than 15,000 clients worldwide. Also, Thanh hosts a growing and flourishing podcast called, The Productivity Show.
    You’ll Learn... [01:53] Asian Efficiency: Positive stereotype and memorable name for company.
    [02:55] Thanh turns hobby of documenting productivity processes into a business.
    [03:47] Groundhog Day: Businesses operating from home lose time and progress.
    [05:06] Work/Life Balance: Nothing going on, no way to work, long days, and no variety.
    [06:33] Planning: Take it to the next level via different dimensions, contingency options.
    [07:23] Productive vs. Interruptive: Seek clarity to set one goal a day to accomplish.
    [09:10] Sense of Momentum: What you want and why it matters should drive your life.
    [12:15] Structure/Strategy: Create own schedule, design ideal day, and set cutoff time.
    [14:57] Five Whys: Identify root cause and motivation. Money, freedom, flexibility?
    [17:55] Energy vs. Time: Don’t do everything, do what you like and others do the rest.
    [25:44] Ideal Day: Map it out the night before to start the next day right away.
    [27:08] Do’s and Don’ts: Don't eat at your desk; do step away from your office or home.
    [32:05] What keeps you up at night? Entrepreneurs are known for worrying too much.
    [34:40] Chinese Proverb: The palest ink is better than the best memory.
    [35:41] Analog vs. Digital: What’s the difference? Depends on personal preference.
    Tweetables Restore order in your life to gain a sense of relief and energy to help you recover.
    “Whenever we're working from home, one of the most important things is to plan our day. That's such a simple thing that we can do, but most of us kind of skip that process.”
    “Set one goal a day. If you accomplish just one goal a day, no matter how big or small, you had a productive day.”
    “If we don't have energy, if we don't have any of that when we're starting our day, it's just so much more challenging to be productive.”
    Resources Asian Efficiency
    The Productivity Show
    The ONE Thing by Gary Keller
    Oura Ring
    Evernote
    OmniFocus
    Jira
    Mont Blanc Pens
    DoorGrow on YouTube
    DoorGrowClub
    DoorGrowLive
    DoorGrow Website Score Quiz
    DoorGrow Cold Leads Calculator
    Transcript Jason: Welcome, DoorGrow Hackers, to the DoorGrow Show. If you are a property management entrepreneur that wants to add doors, make a difference, increase revenue, help others, impact lives, and you are interested in growing your business and life, and you are open to doing things a bit differently, then you are a DoorGrow Hacker.
    DoorGrow Hackers love the opportunities, daily variety, unique challenges, and freedom that property management brings. Many in real estate think you’re crazy for doing it, you think they’re crazy for not because you realize that property management is the ultimate high-trust gateway to real estate deals, relationships, and residual income.
    At DoorGrow, we are on a mission to transform property management businesses and their owners. We want to transform the industry, eliminate the BS, build awareness, change perception, expand the market, and help the best property management entrepreneurs win. I’m your host, property management growth expert, Jason Hull, the founder and CEO of DoorGrow. Now, let’s get into the show.
    I have a special guest with me today. Just down the street in Austin hanging out. This is Thanh Pham. What's up, Thanh?
    Thanh: Hey, Jason. Good to be here. Thanks for having me and I'm super excited to chat with you here today about productivity and anything that we can do to be more productive.
    Jason: All right. Did I say your name

    • 46 min

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