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The Real Estate Experiment is a podcast that bridges the gap between entrepreneurship & real estate investing. In the lab you will learn applicable lessons and insights from business owners and real estate investors who’ve accumulated & managed more than a billion $ in assets. We focus on systems, processes and personal development to be an effective business owner and operator. In the lab, we address real applicable blueprints that any business can benefit from and if yours happens to be in real estate than you’ll certainly get the best of both worlds! Let’s Build 🧱

Real Estate Experiment Ruben Kanya

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The Real Estate Experiment is a podcast that bridges the gap between entrepreneurship & real estate investing. In the lab you will learn applicable lessons and insights from business owners and real estate investors who’ve accumulated & managed more than a billion $ in assets. We focus on systems, processes and personal development to be an effective business owner and operator. In the lab, we address real applicable blueprints that any business can benefit from and if yours happens to be in real estate than you’ll certainly get the best of both worlds! Let’s Build 🧱

    Boosting Your Direct Bookings Online with Boostly - Mark Simpson EP #130

    Boosting Your Direct Bookings Online with Boostly - Mark Simpson EP #130

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    Mark Simpson is the founder of Boostly, a company dedicated to helping hosts anywhere in the world get the tactics, tools, knowledge and confidence to increase their direct bookings. Mark LOVES coaching and teaching other hospitality owners the exact tactics and tips he has put into practice over the years that contributed to the success of his family business.

    In 2016, he started the Hospitality Community Facebook Group which has now become the world's most engaged Facebook Group with over 5,800 members and 92% engaging rate.

    If you’re a hospitality business owner looking to stop relying on third party media and want to build your own brand, tune in to listen to Mark’s proven tactics in achieving that goal.



    HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EPISODE

    03:10 – Background of the guest

    06:18 – Boostly: Where it all started

    17:20 – One key to progress: Customer Reviews

    25:09 – Google My Business: The New Tripadvisor



    KEEPING IT REAL

    30:03 – The power of direct booking

    39:38 – Proven ways to start your own direct-booking platform

    45:06 – The check-in time tactic

    53:55 – Finding your Customer Avatar and how to best serve them

    01:02:49 – “If you confuse, you lose.”

    01:08:54 – Be a PROACTIVE business owner, not a reactive one



    RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS

    01:19:03 – Favorite Book - Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris

    01:22:45 – Listening to Evan Carmichael affirmation videos

    01:24:09 – Mini whiteboard | The 5-3-1 Productivity System



    NOTABLE QUOTES (KEY LESSONS):

    “If you confuse, you lose.”



    This episode is brought to you by Boostly, a direct booking website provider for short term rental hosts like me and you looking to dominate the marketplace with direct bookings! To get onboard, schedule a call with Mark and his team at Boostly here: https://boostly.co.uk/epic



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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Inside the World of Home Staging with Ilana Weismark EP #129

    Inside the World of Home Staging with Ilana Weismark EP #129

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    Ilana Weismark is the owner of Ooh La La Home Staging, LLC, a home staging company based out of Atlanta, Georgia. Ilana however grew up in France, where she studied English and Economics. At the age of 21, she moved to London where she immersed herself in a new culture and also studied for her Master’s Degree in Foreign Language Education.



    Ilana is all about change! She doesn’t go very long without changing something in her life and surroundings (excluding husband and children)! You can imagine that this comes very handy in home staging. She is never hesitant to play around with colors, furniture placement, type of furniture, accessories,vignettes etc. This ability to embrace change alongside her inherited Frenchflair for aesthetics make her a Stager Extraordinaire! Discover the reasons why you need a home stager when looking to sell your property as an investor.



    HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EPISODE

    01:40 - Background of the guest

    10:10 - Importance of staging a property

    19:42 - The process of staging

    27:30 - Sourcing materials for the business

    32:01 - Home staging design style



    KEEPING IT REAL

    34:13 - The difference between Interior Designers and Home Stagers

    41:40 - The process of working with a Stager

    49:40 - The Struggles of doing it the first time

    53:20 - Tool to success



    NOTABLE QUOTES (KEY LESSONS):

    “Alway purchase something with a purpose, not in a vacuum.”



    CONNECTING WITH THE GUEST

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    Building a Digital & Physical Empire – Mike Begg EP #128

    Building a Digital & Physical Empire – Mike Begg EP #128

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    Mike Begg is an entrepreneur and expert in eCommerce, digital marketing, and operational nearshoring. In 2015, he co-founded AMZ Advisors with his two partners and has grown the business to managing $10M per year in ad spend and $100M per year in Amazon sales. Mike and the AMZ team also operate AMZ courses, educating Amazon sellers on how to maximize sales on the platform. Mike loves sharing advice and help on anything related to Amazon and building efficient businesses.



    HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EPISODE

    03:27 – From working in commercial real estate to co-founding an eCommerce marketing business

    06:00 – Discovering opportunities in eCommerce

    10:10 – The appeal of experiential shopping

    11:36 – How big-box stores operate



    KEEPING IT REAL

    17:01 – Transitioning to eCommerce marketing

    19:26 – Building a brand through Amazon

    22:37 – Best practices for starting a business

    26:48 – Product sizing factors

    28:49 – How AMZ Advisers helps ensure success in establishing an eCommerce business

    37:39 – What are brand aggregators?



    NOTABLE QUOTES (KEY LESSONS):

    “It’s a process. It’s continually testing, it’s figuring out the new things, seeing what works. And it’s going to happen over time.”



    CONNECTING WITH THE GUEST

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    Email: mike@amzadvisers.com


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    • 42 min
    Money In The Closet with Jim Monk Ep #127

    Money In The Closet with Jim Monk Ep #127

    Jim Monk, President of Clozzits has an untapped niche in the world of value-add truly validating that there’s money in closets. Clozzits has disrupted the world of unit upgrades with a first-of-its-kind, low-cost program designed specially for renovation or value add especially in the multifamily real estate sector.

    Clozzits’ creation is based on the desire from multifamily owners and management companies to recognize previously unventured revenue growth opportunities. Serving property owners that aim to rethink the ordinary and often forgotten closet spaces within their portfolio to increase overall asset value and ROI.

    Tune in to listen to how you can increase your top and bottom line by focusing on a space nearly overlooked and forgotten by most real estate operators -- your closet.

    HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EPISODE

    02:01 - Background of the guest

    15:13 - Framework for Opportunities

    25:28 – The Process How to Increase Commercial Real Estate Value

    28:38 – From Scalability Point of view

    KEEPING IT REAL

    32:00 – Talking Banks about Multi Family Financing

    36:24 – Setting Up a Unit on an Average size closet

    40:00 – Talking to the Right bank for investment

    RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS

    42:00 - Favorite Book – Podcast: Master of Scale by Reed Hofman, My first millions

    Books: Blitz Scaling by Reed Hofman, Traction by Gino Wickman

    45:08 - Best Habit – An Everyday Standup meeting and A 10 minute Standup Huddle.

    46:53 - Best Tool – Oracle netSuit for the company and a personal Daily planner

    54:30 - Future forecast  – Helping to mentore

    NOTABLE QUOTES (KEY LESSONS):

    “We are conditioned to look at things one way, your not reinventing the wheel but you are re-conditioning the model”

    “listen based on experience not opinions, opinions can be dangerous”

    CONNECTING WITH THE GUEST

    Official Website: clozzits.com

    Facebook :Clozzits

    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jimmonk


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    Educating The Planet on Solar vs. Selling Them On It. With James Kennedy EP #126

    Educating The Planet on Solar vs. Selling Them On It. With James Kennedy EP #126

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    Founder and CEO of Beach Cities Solar Consulting LLC, an education based solar consulting firm that works with home owners, businesses, & corporations to help them go solar which then adds value to their properties. He specializes in solar consulting and installation for commercial projects and luxury homes. His goal is to reduce the expenses on electricity cost, create more jobs and most especially saving the planet!

    HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EPISODE

    01:20 - Background of the guest

    05:47 - The rise of energy sectors

    08:40 - How to see traits for opportunities

    15:22 – What’s in it with the consumer

    KEEPING IT REAL

    17:21 – Investing Vs Financing

    22:30 – ROI process on investing in solar system

    24:52 – Working on a bigger solar projects

    28:52 – The process on building a business

    39:34 – How solar energy works

    RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS

    44:32 - Favorite Book – The 10x Rule by Grant Cardone.

    46:39 - Best Habit – Being intentional.

    40:40 - Best Tool – Zoom, PipeDrive.

    NOTABLE QUOTES (KEY LESSONS):

    “ A product and a business will sell itself when we do the right job of educating the consumer. ”

    “In life and in Business we have to go through struggles to harden ourselves and become better, Diamonds form under pressure. ”

    CONNECTING WITH THE GUEST

    Official Website: https://www.beachcitiessolarconsulting.com

    Facebook :Beach Cities Solar Consulting

    Instagram: Beach Cities Solar Consulting


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    • 53 min
    Building Finer Bridges Between Property Owners and Investors – Adam Stern EP #125

    Building Finer Bridges Between Property Owners and Investors – Adam Stern EP #125

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    Adam is the CEO and Founder of Strata SFR, a Build-To-Rent and SFR Portfolio Brokerage. He

    also co-founded OwnAmerica, a marketplace for single-family rental property portfolios that was

    acquired by Renter’s Warehouse in late 2018. He’s a leading expert on the Build-for-Rent

    market by providing guidance on go-to market strategies for regional builders and land/lot

    developers. He also assists them at expanding their transaction volume and revenue by

    servicing the ever-increasing demand for Single Family Rentals (SFR), particularly from

    institutional investors that own and operate rental homes in the US.



    Adam is also an authority on the acquisition and disposition of SFR portfolios nationwide.

    He has helped facilitate SFR transactions totaling hundreds of millions in volume and was

    one of the earliest to recognize the portfolios of stabilized Single Family Rentals- a product

    that deserved a specialized service composed of network of owners and buyers active in

    the space.



    HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EPISODE



    02:06 - Background of the guest

    05:49 - The investor-operator institutionalization

    08:31 – Is/Are your single-family rental property/properties qualified?

    15:40 – Is it more advantageous to sell properties in a portfolio or off of one?

    21:48 – Build-for-Rent and how it works



    KEEPING IT REAL



    25:29 - Bridging the gap between investors and property owners

    28:15 - Making SFR and Built-For-Rent deals efficiently with Strata SFR

    33:35 - Bringing technology to the table

    36:05 - Learn to say no

    37:05 - Finding your path



    RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS



    40:55 - Favorite Books - Play Bigger by Dave Peterson, Al Ramadan, Christopher

    Lochhead, and Kevin Maney | Tribe by Sebastian Junger

    43:55 - Best Habit – An hour out of the day to talk to someone about anything substantial |

    Coffee!

    46:16 – Self manage or outsource?

    46:25 – Cash flow vs. Equity

    46:56 - Best Tool – Slack | Google Meet



    NOTABLE QUOTES (KEY LESSONS):



    “The litmus test for really any specialist in any sector whether it’s Single Family Rental or

    portfolios or Multi-family or anything, is knowing how and when to say no. Because if you chase

    everything that comes along, you’re gonna be wasting a lot of time and it’s almost impossible to

    do any real business unless you know exactly what you’re looking for to a very high degree of

    specificity.”



    “I talk about the 3 Ps, passion, persistence, perseverance. Find something you love to do, do it

    always and get better at it. Overcome the roadblocks. They’ll eventually almost never really

    stand in your way from getting further. And if you could find that thing that you’re passionate

    about, it takes care of the other Ps. And if you could find that one thing that you’re passionate

    about, you don’t mind doing it consistently. You’re not gonna mind overcoming the obstacles

    because it’ll be intrinsically fun for you because you have passion about it.”



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    • 50 min

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