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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

    What Property Managers At 400-600 Doors Need To Know

    What Property Managers At 400-600 Doors Need To Know

    If you are a property management entrepreneur in the 400-600 door range, you likely experience the same issues as others in this category: company culture, strategic planning, and more.
    In this episode, property management growth expert, Jason Hull continues the stages of the Property Management Entrepreneurial Journey series with the 400-600 door category. 
    You’ll Learn…
    [01:10] Recap of the Other Property Management Entrepreneur Types
    [03:29] Defining the 400-600 Door Range
    [04:52] Making Sure You Have Help in the Business
    [06:42] How to Build Your Team and Processes
    [08:23] Optimizing Your Business: Strategic Planning
    [10:09] Transitioning from Transactional to Transformational Leadership
    [11:20] Recap of the Other Property Management Entrepreneur Types
    Tweetables “So by the time you get to this 400 to 600 door stage, you are either in a massive amount of pain, it's really painful, or you finally solve some of those issues.”
    “So I'm hoping if you're at this stage, business is not crazy. It's not crazy at work, and things are good. And a good book recommendation is It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried.”
    “I believe most meetings are wasted time, but strategic planning, strategic meetings is one of the ways we really help scale and grow property management companies.”
    “If you don't have really clear strong culture, you probably don't have a really clear, good team.”
    Resources DoorGrow and Scale Mastermind
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    Transcript [00:00:00] So by the time you get to this 400 to 600 door stage, you are either in a massive amount of pain, it's really painful, or you finally solve some of those issues.
    [00:00:10] All right. Welcome DoorGrow Hackers to the #DoorGrowShow. If you are a property management entrepreneur that wants to add doors, increase revenue, help others, impact lives, and you're interested in growing in 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. 
    [00:00:46] At DoorGrow, we are on a mission to transform property management businesses and the business owner. 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. 
    [00:01:10] All right. So on previous episodes, we were doing this series of talking about all these different stages of property management entrepreneurs, and just to catch people up that have missed those, go back and watch those-- or listen. But what we talked about is we talked about pure startups, and then we talked about those that are kind of seekers and getting past that fantasy stage, and now they have a real business and seekers where they're kind of trying to figure stuff out, and these are all different door levels. 
    [00:01:36] And then we talked about the solo preneur property managers, and then we talked about those stuck property managers on one of the recordings. And then we talked about the transitioning property management entrepreneur, has broken the 100 door barrier, and they're leading into that next sand trap, which by default, they'll get to within a year or two, usually in the 200 to 400 door category. And we talked about that. I call it the standard property management entrepreneurs. So we talked about that group and category. And then during that last recording, I talked about the side biz, property management entrepreneu

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    The Most Common Problems For Property Management Businesses at 200-400 Doors

    The Most Common Problems For Property Management Businesses at 200-400 Doors

    A lot of property management entrepreneurs get stuck in this area between 200 and 400 doors. They’ve built the wrong team, and everything in the business feels like it’s out of alignment. These are the standard property management entrepreneurs.
    Property management growth expert Jason Hull, the founder/CEO of DoorGrow, shares the next avatar in this series of episodes about the different types of property management entrepreneurs. 
    You’ll Learn…
    [01:15] The Next Avatar: The Standard Property Management Entrepreneur 
    [02:07] Have You Built the Wrong Team? How to Build the Right One
    [05:10] Defining Your Role in the Business
    [06:12] The Issues in the 200-400 Door Range
    [09:50] Defining Your Company’s Culture and Hiring
    [12:57] Inspiring vs. Controlling Your Team
    [14:29] The Side Business Property Management Entrepreneur
    Tweetables “You can't have a team that's your dream team, that's awesome, that makes you feel really well-supported if you are showing up incorrectly.”
    “There is nothing in the business that you have to be doing in the long run. There's nothing. You can offload any piece of the business.”
    “The only reason every team member should exist is because they are taking something off your plate.”
    “Tactical work just keeps businesses alive. Strategic is what really grows businesses.”
    Resources DoorGrow and Scale Mastermind
    DoorGrow Academy
    DoorGrow on YouTube
    DoorGrowClub
    DoorGrowLive
    TalkRoute Referral Link
    Transcript [00:00:00] So they, at this stage, you probably also have all the same leaks in your business that the smaller companies do. You have leaks in your website, you have leaks in your branding, you have leaks in your reputation, you have leaks in your pricing, you have leaks and all these different areas of your business
    [00:00:13] All right. 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 in business and in 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.
    [00:00:52] At DoorGrow, we are on a mission to transform property management business 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. 
    [00:01:15] So we are going to continue our series this week, talking about the different avatars that we target here at DoorGrow. And so we're going to talk about a group that maybe listening to my intro were thinking, "you know, I don't know about that. manifesto, Jason. I don't know about having more freedom and that property management makes me feel good." You might be feeling really stressed out and you might have a big team helping you do this. And by big, I mean maybe you have like five to 10 people even. So we're going to talk about what I call the standard property management entrepreneur. And this is the property management entrepreneur that has built a team, but it's the wrong team. And so this is usually in the 200 to 400 door category. This is where I see-- I sometimes call this the second sand trap or the third sand trap-- this is where a lot of property management business owners get stuck. And the reason they're stuck is because they've built the wrong role for themselves, and they built the wrong team around the wrong role. So they're showing up as the

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    Transitioning Property Management Entrepreneurs Between 100-200 Doors

    Transitioning Property Management Entrepreneurs Between 100-200 Doors

    After pure startups and solopreneurs comes another type of property management entrepreneur with its own unique challenges: the transitioning property management entrepreneur.
    Property management growth expert Jason Hull shares his insight on the issues and problems that PM entrepreneurs face in the 100-200 door range.
    You’ll Learn…
    [01:20] The Next Avatar: the Transitioning PM Entrepreneur 
    [03:35] Learning to Trust Others and Building Your Team
    [07:41] Moving You Toward the Four Reasons for Starting a Business
    [09:13] Offloading the Tasks You Don’t Like 
    [09:41] Are You in This Stage? Keep Going!!
    Tweetables “If you add teammates and you're adding more expense to the business, you have to make sure you're doing it with the right people for the right things that the business needs most.”
    “There is nothing in the business that you have to do in the long run. If there's any piece you don't enjoy, you can get somebody else to do it.”
    “You can learn endlessly, but you need to be taking the right actions as quickly as possible.”
    “So if you're in that stage and it's uncomfortable right now, just keep going. Double down. You will graduate.”
    Resources DoorGrow and Scale Mastermind
    DoorGrow Academy
    DoorGrow on YouTube
    DoorGrowClub
    DoorGrowLive
    TalkRoute Referral Link
    Transcript [00:00:00] So property management entrepreneurs, they don't stay at this level of this transitioning property management entrepreneur in the stage between zero to 200 doors. They don't stay there for very long. They either make it to the next level or they contract from struggle and attrition. 
    [00:00:16] All right. 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're interested in growing in your business and in 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. 
    [00:00:57] At DoorGrow, we are on a mission to transform property management business 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.
    [00:01:20] Now let's get into the show. So in today's episode, we're going to continue on this sort of train of thought or the series of talking about the different avatars that we target here at DoorGrow, and basically these different stages of progression in the entrepreneurial journey of property managers. So if you've missed some of the previous episodes in which we've talked about solo, preneurs, pure startups, those that are stuck, property managers transitioning is what we're talking about today. So go back and listen to previous episodes. We talked on previous episodes about pure startups and then graduating into that solopreneur stage of, you know, going from seeker to solopreneur.
    [00:02:04] And the next is transitioning. I call them transitioning property management entrepreneurs because they don't stay in the stage very long. So once you break that hundred door barrier, if you do it in a healthy way, you have basically graduated from that previous sort of sand trap, and you're going to graduate to the next sand trap.
    [00:02:27] And we'll talk about that on another call or another recording, that will be the kind of the standard property management entrepreneur, where they have a legit business at 200 to 400 doors. So you break the hundred door barrier usuall

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    Why Solopreneur Property Managers End Up Stuck Under 100 Doors

    Why Solopreneur Property Managers End Up Stuck Under 100 Doors

    I have noticed that property management entrepreneurs often try to do everything themselves. They think they can figure anything out on their own. This leads to frustration and wearing way too many hats as the business owner.
    Property management growth expert Jason Hull describes the next stage in the property management entrepreneur journey, the solopreneur.
    You’ll Learn…
    [02:02] The Property Management Solopreneur 
    [04:19] The Cycle of Suck and the Solopreneur Sandtrap
    [06:28] Fire Your Worst Doors!
    [08:15] $100 Earned Does not Justify $100 Spent
    [09:57] Don’t Undercharge
    [12:14] You Are Probably Limiting Your Own Business Growth
    [15:01] You Don’t Have to Do Everything Yourself
    Tweetables “It is absolutely possible to have the business of your dreams, to have the team of your dreams that supports you.”
    “If you have a crappy reputation and you're getting crappy reviews online guess what you attract more of? More crappy owners.”
    “You can't just go add another a hundred dollars expense because you're making another a hundred bucks.”
    “You can either be right, or you can win. You can either keep your excuses or you can start getting results, but you can't have both.”
    Resources DoorGrow and Scale Mastermind
    DoorGrow Academy
    DoorGrow on YouTube
    DoorGrowClub
    DoorGrowLive
    TalkRoute Referral Link
    Transcript [00:00:00] All right. 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 in 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.
    [00:00:42] At DoorGrow, we are on a mission to transform property management business 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. 
    [00:01:07] Alright, everybody. So I just got back from Mexico. My last episode was about the importance of taking a vacation and it was an awesome vacation, except for one thing. I got sick. I probably ate some food I shouldn't have, or maybe some seafood that wasn't cooked right. Or maybe I was at a bad restaurant. I don't know. Maybe-- I heard the ice sometimes, it's the ice, not what you're drinking, but it's the ice they put into it. Cause they didn't filter the ice. I don't know. So, anyway, I got sick and so I'm still feeling a little bit on the weather. I'm not feeling amazing or a hundred percent today, so you'll have to excuse me, because I am human.
    [00:01:47] So, but today we're getting back into talking about these different avatars that we target here at DoorGrow in property management. And so we're going to talk a little bit about today the solo preneur property management. Last time, if you missed that episode two episodes back, we talked about seekers and then a couple of episodes before that we talked about pure startups.
    [00:02:12] So if you miss those episodes, go back and listen to those, then there'll be very insightful for you to learn the entrepreneurial journey as he moved through various stages of property management. So today we're talking about solo preneur, property management entrepreneurs. And so these, I usually quickly categorize just based on door count. These are usually going to be people that are maybe you know, they're under a hundred doors. Usually they're stuck in the

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    The Importance Of Vacations

    The Importance Of Vacations

    If you want to scale your business, you have to let go of controlling everything. How? Plan a vacation. Vacations are ESSENTIAL in owning and running a business. Yes, really.
    Property management growth expert Jason Hull and DoorGrow Operator Sarah Hall explain why taking vacations is essential when running a property management business.
    You’ll Learn…
    [00:38] Where is Jason this Week??
    [01:47] Why Should You Take a Vacation as a Property Manager?
    [02:53] Schedule Your Vacation in Advance
    [04:08] How to Prepare Your Team (p.s. You are Not as Important as You Think
    [06:21] Making Sure Your Business is Scalable
    Tweetables “Vacations are essential. You've got to be able to take a vacation and relax, otherwise you'll burn out.”
    “If you don't schedule time to make sure that you are healthy mentally and healthy physically and taking time to relax, the whole business will suffer.”
    “It forces your team to step up and level up because they can't lean on you anymore. So by taking vacations, it actually improves your team.”
    “I realized I'm not as important as I thought I was in my own business. Which is humbling.”
    Resources DoorGrow and Scale Mastermind
    DoorGrow Academy
    DoorGrow on YouTube
    DoorGrowClub
    DoorGrowLive
    TalkRoute Referral Link
    Transcript [00:00:00] Sarah: Vacations are essential. You've got to be able to take a vacation and relax, otherwise you'll burn out. 
    [00:00:05] Jason: All right. Welcome DoorGrow Hackers. So today's going to be a little bit of a different episode. I'm on vacation. And where are we? 
    [00:00:16] Sarah: Acapulco. 
    [00:00:17] Jason: Acapulco. So this is going to be a little different episode. I'm doing this from my phone. So hopefully this turns out. You're not going to-- I'm not going to read my manifesto, my normal intro. Just know that if you are a property management entrepreneur that wants to grow your business and you do things a bit differently, then you are a DoorGrow Hacker, so. And, uh, you want to do things differently, alright? That's like the short version. 
    [00:00:38] All right. So, we're sitting here at the Banyan tree resort in Acapulco, which is like the number one resort. It's really nice. We are by the little pool near the bay here. This is the ocean. And, uh, what are we drinking? We've got the best mojitos that I've ever had. Which really sucks because once we leave here, I will forever feel like all other mojitos are not as good because these are the best ones I've ever had, so we'll have to come back to get a good Mojito I guess, so. They're really good. 
    [00:01:14] Anyway, what we want to talk about on today's episode is vacations, the importance of vacations. So one of the things I've noticed in dealing with and helping and talking to thousands of property managers is that there's a general lack of taking vacations. And this is one of the things that I coach clients on doing. So I'll let Sarah talk. So I'm here with my fiance, Sarah, who's also the operator at DoorGrow. She's amazing. She's already helped us save hundreds of thousands of dollars and figuring out things and really getting operations dialed in. So why do you think managers should commit to taking vacations? Like I'm in such a state of overwhelm, I'm completely part of the day-to-day operations. I don't have the support that I need. How am I going to take vacations? 
    [00:02:02] Sarah: So I'm also a property manager and vacations are essential. You've got to be able to take a vacation and relax, otherwise you'll burn out. It'll just keep going, your business. You're always going to have things to do. You're always going to have your endless to-do list and your things that need to get done and you would like to get done and things that you know is gonna happen to move your business forward. So that will never end, ever. So, if you don't schedule time for yourself, then your business will suffer. If you don't schedule time to make sure that you are healthy mentally and

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    Common Pitfalls for Property Management Seekers with 1 to 50 Doors

    Common Pitfalls for Property Management Seekers with 1 to 50 Doors

    After getting past the pure startup phase, property management entrepreneurs begin to face new challenges. Whether you have 1 door or 50 doors, you probably experience similar problems and fall victim to common mistakes.
    Property management growth expert Jason Hull explains the common pitfalls and challenges that “seekers” face in the property management industry.
    You’ll Learn…
    [01:12] Seekers: the Next Phase of Being a Property Management Entrepreneur
    [03:14] Falling Victim to Franchises
    [04:34] Learning the Ropes: Product Research Interviews
    [07:16] Getting that First 50 Doors
    [08:11] Becoming an Expert in Your Field
    [11:47] How to Collapse Time and Avoid Wasting Tens of Thousands of Dollars
    [12:32] Getting the Right Kind of Leads
    Tweetables “One of the big challenges: you don't know yet what you don't know at this stage.”
    “Get educated because the more educated you are, the more of authority you are”
    “If you are a decent human being, you will experience imposter syndrome. Every entrepreneur goes through this state.”
    “Remember, nobody wants to buy property management from you. What they really want to buy from you is peace of mind or safety and certainty.”
    Resources DoorGrow and Scale Mastermind
    DoorGrow Academy
    DoorGrow on YouTube
    DoorGrowClub
    DoorGrowLive
    TalkRoute Referral Link
    Transcript [00:00:00] Remember, nobody wants to buy property management from you. What they really want to buy from you is peace of mind 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 your life, and you are open to doing things a bit differently than 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. 
    [00:00:48] At DoorGrow, we are on a mission to transform property management businesses and the business owner. 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 am your host property management growth expert, Jason Hull, the founder and CEO of DoorGrow. Now let's get into the show. 
    [00:01:12] So on a previous episode, we started talking about this journey that the entrepreneur or the property management entrepreneur business owner goes through. And we started with the pure startup. The zero door crowd. So today we're going to get into the next level. It's barely beyond that. It's like one door beyond that. Like they've actually started. And these, I call seekers. Why? Because they are seeking a lot. They're seeking a lot of knowledge. They don't know a lot. They're trying to figure out like what they need to do. They're trying to get over all sorts of challenges. So when you first start taking action, that's a big leap. It's difficult. So a lot of times these might be-- and if this is you, you're likely a realtor, maybe with a few rental investment properties of your own. Maybe you have a little bit of experience managing properties for yourself, or maybe a little bit for others.
    [00:02:14] These seekers are not yet even aware of how painful and tough it can be until they mature into kind of that next level we'll get into in a future episode. They are now wanting to start a property management business, and they are easy prey to making many common mistakes. They fall prey to a lot of potential pitfalls, such as selecting poor branding. Choosing poor branding that costs them a lot of leads, getting a website that doesn't convert and capture leads well, not pricing themselves effectively..

    • 17 min

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