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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 138: Four Reasons (For Starting a Business) by Jason Hull

    DGS 138: Four Reasons (For Starting a Business) by Jason Hull

    Why should you start a company or have a business? Making money should not be an entrepreneur’s primary goal or only reason. Property management growth expert and founder/CEO of DoorGrow, Jason Hull, talks about four reasons for starting a company or having a business.
    Many entrepreneurs mistakenly think the goal is to exit and retire early. However, if you follow my four reasons, you won't want to leave because you’ll be giving up something that's really important to you.
    You’ll Learn... [02:20] Money: Doesn’t always make a successful business owner happy but miserable.
    [03:09] Four things are probably more important than money for having a business.
    [03:19] Side Effects: Being a big bottleneck or cutting operational costs.
    [04:36] Jason’s four reasons for starting a company.
    [04:47] Reason #1: Fulfillment: It should be a vehicle to give you fulfillment in life.
    [05:30] Reason #2: Freedom: It’s what you achieve, why you want to be entrepreneurs.
    [08:04] Reason #3: Contribution: Businesses should solve real marketplace problems.
    [10:31] Reason #4: Support: It's a vehicle to create contributions and change the world.
    [10:55] Business Model: Resources, money, staff create contributions, make difference.
    [12:17] Why not start a business? For most people, it’s safety and certainty.
    Tweetables “There's something more that entrepreneurs need to be focused on than just making money.”
    “If you have these four things and you're in alignment with these four things, you then have a business that you love.”
    “The reality is there's nothing in your business in the long run that you have to do. There's nothing. You can offload any pieces of the business that you don't enjoy.”
    “Entrepreneurs—we really want to make a difference in the world. We want to contribute. We want to feel like we're adding value.”
    Resources DoorGrow and Scale Mastermind
    DoorGrow on Instagram
    DoorGrow on YouTube
    DoorGrowClub
    DoorGrowLive
    Transcript Welcome, DoorGrow hackers, to the DoorGrowShow. 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're 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 owners and their businesses. 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'm going to do something a little bit different. Usually, I interview people, first of all, because that makes me feel a bit more secure. It's just a comfort thing. It feels a little bit weird to just sit here and talk all by myself, but my team has been pushing me to do this for years. You need to create your own episodes just you talking, sharing some of your ideas. That's really what people want to hear, and so here it goes.
    This episode may be one of the most important pieces of content or information that I've put out into the marketplace. We're going to be talking today about what I call the four reasons. These are Jason Hull's four reasons for starting a company or for having a business. This is something that is just formulated in my mind over the last decade of running a company and coaching business owners, just rea

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    DGS 137: Implement Leasing Automation in Your Property Management Business with ShowMojo

    DGS 137: Implement Leasing Automation in Your Property Management Business with ShowMojo

    Looking for a system that will help you automate the entire residential leasing process?
    Today’s guest is Abi Wasserman from ShowMojo, a complete leasing automation platform that handles scheduling coordination and showings. Abi explains ShowMojo as automating everything that happens in the pre-leasing experience, from the moment a property is available and hits the market to the moment a prospective renter is moving forward with an application.
    You’ll Learn... [02:24] ShowMojo: What it is, what it does, and how it's different from other options.
    [04:14] Touch Points: Automated communication confirms, follows up leasing process. 
    [05:22] Property managers fit business needs and leasing processes into one platform. 
    [05:50] Other Options: Some companies do showings or open houses differently.
    [06:29] Independent Experience: Know calendar availability for each team member. 
    [07:58] COVID Pandemic Hold: Starting to get back to first normal, busy leasing season. 
    [08:48] Walk the Talk: What to do when renting property to somebody site unseen. 
    [10:21] With so many property management tools, why choose ShowMojo?
    [13:30] FAQ: Focus on syndication, customers, security, and platform comparisons.
    [17:00] Determining Factor: ShowMojo’s success is because of relationships. 
    [18:40] Pros and cons of occupant, self, and accompanied showings.
    [23:54] Common Problems: Time wasting calls? Use the automated ShowMojo phone.
    Tweetables “Your platform should allow you to be able to customize your needs, stack appointments up together, calculate drive time, and take that into account in between showings.”
    “That's going to turn into maintenance nightmares for you down the road or a tenant nightmare for you down the road because they haven't seen the property.”
    “The first place that somebody sees a difference with the way that ShowMojo operates, is really in that prospective renter experience.”
    “That prospective renter experience is important for them, but it's also important for you.”
    Resources ShowMojo
    Abi Wasserman’s Email
    Abi Wasserman on LinkedIn
    Rently
    Tenant Turner
    TurboTenant
    Apartments.com
    Zillow
    Rentals.com
    Zumper
    DoorGrow and Scale Mastermind
    DoorGrow on Instagram
    DoorGrow on YouTube
    DoorGrowClub
    DoorGrowLive
    Transcript Jason: Welcome, DoorGrow Hackers, to the DoorGrowShow. 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're 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. My guest today is Abi Wasserman. Welcome, Abi.
    Abi: Hey Jason. How are you?
    Jason: I'm fantastic. I'm doing really well. How are you?
    Abi: I am good. Thank you for having me on. I appreciate it.
    Jason: I've been wanting to get ShowMojo on the show forever. They've been on my hit list for a long time and I finally just gave up. Then suddenly, you showed up on my calendar, which is awesome. I’m glad you came.
    Abi: I have a magic touch. It's like we have mojo or something, I don't know. It might be in our name.
    Ja

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    DGS 136: Save Time and Money in Property Management with Andrew Lebaron

    DGS 136: Save Time and Money in Property Management with Andrew Lebaron

    Are short-term rental businesses coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic and being resurrected? Do owners love the return on investment (ROI) and income, but tired of the turnover, logistics, and moving parts? If you’re doing it all on your own, hand it over.
    Today’s guest is Andrew LeBaron with BuyMoreTime, a flat-rate property management solution for short-term rentals. Andrew began his real estate journey by being the marketing director and a guest on Joe Fairless’s Best Ever Real Estate Investing Advice Show. Then, Andrew started buying, selling, wholesaling, fixing, and flipping properties and got licensed to go even further.
    You’ll Learn... [02:13] How Andrew went from greeting big-name podcast guests to becoming one.
    [05:15] Hoteling 101: Managing a hotel is not time and freedom. It's a lot of work.
    [05:54] Team Effort: If you don’t have a team, you will not thrive (or sleep).
    [09:23] COVID: Great for short-term rentals, not for property managers or owners.
    [12:40] Questions: How much could my property rent for? What needs to be inside it?
    [16:23] Mistakes: Give gifts and leave notes for guests to make a big difference. 
    Tweetables “Shorter rental management is big bucks.”
    Hoteling 101: Owners of short-term rental properties just wanted more time and freedom, and managing a hotel is not time and freedom. It's a lot of work.
    “There's so many facets to this. There's legal, there's inventory, there is coordination with cleaning and maintenance. Then, there’s guest responses. It's literally 24/7.”
    “When you have a short-term rental, you're not selling a place to stay. You're selling an experience.”
    Resources The Best Short-Term Rental Management
    Andrew LeBaron on Facebook
    Best Ever Real Estate Investing Advice Show with Joe Fairless
    BiggerPockets
    Grant Cardone
    Gary Keller
    Barbara Corcoran
    Airbnb
    VRBO
    The Giftology
    Stay Here on Netflix
    JF1896: How To Grow Your Property Management Company with Jason Hull
    DoorGrow on Instagram
    DoorGrow on YouTube
    DoorGrowClub
    DoorGrowLive
    Transcript Jason: Welcome DoorGrow hackers to the DoorGrowShow. 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're 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. Today's guest, I'm hanging out here with Andrew LeBaron. Andrew, welcome to the show.
    Andrew: Thank you.
    Jason: Andrew, you're with an organization company called BuyMoreTime.
    Andrew: That’s it. We are a short-term rental property management solution.
    Jason: Cool. Andrew, we don't have a lot of vendors and people on the show typically related to the short-term rental industry. This will be interesting because I have been getting a lot more calls related to that lately. Maybe a lot of people are starting to resurrect these short-term rental businesses coming out of the pandemic, where there's a black swan event that squashed the industry temporarily. Let's first get into a little bit of background about you and how you got into this industry.
    Andrew: Ye

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    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

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