On the Real Estate Investing Mastery Podcast, Joe McCall will share with you the real world secrets on how to make a full-time income through investing in real estate – with a special emphasis on fast cash strategies like Wholesaling and Lease Options. You will learn how to escape the 9-5 through hearing the stories of other successful investors, and discovering strategies that Joe has implemented in their businesses to obtain the freedom many only dream of.
I Need Your Help » REI In Your Car » 1190
If you’ve been with me for a while, you know we love to talk about real estate, doing deals, and making money. Feedback is important to me, so I want to give you a special email address so you can tell me what you think. I've been thinking a lot lately about real estate education and courses and online programs and I want to hear what you think makes a good course, and what makes a good program in general. I've been doing deals since 2006, full-time since 2009. And I've been teaching people since 2010, 2011. I love helping people succeed in their business. And yes, it pays well, but I'm prouder of the fact that I've helped change thousands of people's lives with this podcast, my courses, and my programs.
A lot of people have gone through my programs, have had a lot of success and done deals, quit their jobs, and now maybe even are coaching and helping other people themselves. Even my 17-year-old son has done amazing things flipping land and others are learning how to as well. If you’ve learned something on a podcast episode, or through one of my courses or coaching programs, send me an email at J@JoeMcCall.com. The emails will go straight to me, not an assistant, so let me know what you think.
A secret email and how to give me feedback on my courses and programs.
Simple Steps to Find, Hire & Train Virtual Assistants Part 2 w Vance Courtney » 1189
Vance Courtney is back for part two of our discussion on how to find, hire, and train virtual assistants. In part one, we dove deep into creating a VA job posting on Upwork and walked through the process of finding the right person. Vance gave so many tips and tricks and here, we go a step further and talk about what happens when candidates start applying for your job. We’ll show you what to look for and how to filter out top talent to make your search easier. It’s important to give detailed information about what the VA will be doing in terms of work, and it also helps to have them do a test task.
Vance shares his top five filters to use when hiring VAs on freelancer platforms like Upwork. Don’t forget that you can hire some great VAs outside of the US so make sure you’re searching worldwide. We discuss interviewing, what kind of interviews work best, and what questions to ask to make sure they’re a good fit for your business. Vance shares some of the best tasks to have your VAs handle for you and I share a demo task of something I like to have my own assistants do for me. If you’re interested in learning more, make sure you grab Vance’s free resources and check him out online through the links below.
—How to choose the right VA after candidates apply to your job description.
—Top 5 search filters to use.
—More on ideal tasks for VAs and how to set up SOPs.
The Secret to Doing More Deals is in the Palm of Your Hand » REI In Your Car » 1188
Answering the phone is so important and it’s a bit of a lost art that we’ve forgotten about. It’s a common courtesy lost in today’s digital age of emails and texting, but it really hurts your business if you don’t do it. Here, I share a great example of why going old school and picking up the phone is still as important as ever through a recent adventure I had looking for a siding contractor. The main factor that helped me pick who I decided to work with was how responsive they were and who called me back in a timely manner.
When you answer your phone, you show you’re serious, which means you’ll do more deals. If you want to double your business, answer calls right away. If you can’t, at least send a text message saying you’re sorry you missed the call, and that you’ll get back to them ASAP. You can also hire virtual assistants to help you out with phone calls. Lots of folks use technology tools to keep everything organized as well, but you don’t have to get fancy if that’s not your style. In fact, one of the most successful guys I know does it all with an assistant and a pad of paper in his car.
—Why answering the phone is the secret to doing more deals.
How To Do Your First Airbnb Part 2 - Jason Centeno » 1187
In part two of our conversation with Airbnb guru Jason Centeno, we pick up where we left off in sharing all the key details in how you can start building your own short-term rental empire. Whether you decide to try out co-hosting or go all-in on properties of your own, there are a ton of tips and tricks you should know to help you succeed. Jason shares everything he knows, from the hottest tech tools to help you manage your property to some of the upcoming Airbnb changes and potential legislation that could affect the industry.
If you’re brand new to getting your Airbnb venture off the ground, it’s important to position yourself as an expert. We continue our conversation about renting, arbitrage, and co-hosting and all of the different options available to you. Jason also shares why it’s important to know who your renters are and to be picky. There are a ton of creative tools you can use to keep things in line, like monitoring wifi at your property to see if there are more people than allowed, which could mean there’s a party going on. We talk about identifying a target renter group, how communities are cracking down on Airbnbs, and more. Don’t forget to head to JoeMcCall.com/Centeno to get a list of all the resources mentioned in this episode.
—A recap on Airbnb tips if you’re just starting out.
—Resources and tools to manage your Airbnb like a pro.
—How communities are starting to crack down on Airbnbs.
—Changes to the Airbnb platform and how they’re impacting hosts.
Stop Complaining About Red Lights » REI In Your Car » 1186
Have you ever had one of those days where you’re driving down a long road and hit every single red light along the way? It’s easy to start complaining, but when you really start to think about your life and the country we live in, there’s so much to be grateful for. Maybe it’s your car, your freedom, your faith, or your family. And maybe it’s gratitude for your business and all of the success you’ve experienced. It’s easy to get down about things like taxes and government red tape, but the truth is that the United States is an amazing place for small businesses and entrepreneurship. We have so many opportunities that other countries do not.
I’m even grateful for red lights because they prevent accidents and tragedies and protect my family while they’re out driving. You have to ask yourself whether you want to be a victim and a complainer or want to be the hero in your life’s story. When you stop complaining and shift to a gratitude mindset, you’ll be so much happier in life, and you’ll see much more success in your business. Like my pastor sometimes says, let’s get a checkup from the neck up.
Why it’s important to stop complaining and start being grateful.
Simple Steps to Find, Hire & Train Virtual Assistants - Part 1 with Vance Courtney » 1185
Figuring out how to use virtual assistants to help me manage marketing was a game changer. It’s easy to get bogged down by tasks in your real estate business and offloading those to a VA allows you to spend time on high-dollar activities and closing more deals. Vance Courtney knows all about hiring VAs and has the process down to a science. We’re going back to the basics and taking you through the ABCs of how to find, hire, and train VAs to elevate your business. Once you have everything in place, you can easily allow VAs to run 90% of your business, getting you closer to that ideal four-hour workweek.
Vance talks about how the right virtual assistants and delegation can take your business to the next level. Clear communication is a must, as is providing your VAs with goals and letting them own the processes. In his own business, Vance has his VAs handle marketing and transaction coordination. If you’re just getting started, instead of hiring a full-time assistant, you can hire one to do some part-time tasks to help you maximize your schedule. Vance walks us through the entire process of hiring a VA on the Upwork platform, and we cover everything from hourly rates to how to set your search filters to identify top talent.
—How VAs can help you work smarter and work fewer hours in your business.
—How to effectively manage VAs and what tasks to give them.
—An in-depth walkthrough of Vance’s VA hiring process.
This podcast is a must listen for real estate professionals. Joe is super knowledgeable and experience and each episode is filled with valuable insights.
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In your recent episode with Gavvin Timms, I definitely resonated with what he said about surrounding yourself with good people and network.
I couldn't agree more. I think one of the most important things in life is to surround yourself with good people both for personal and professional relationships. People who will trust and respect you, and who you can trust and respect in return.
You guys clearly have a passion for this work, and it comes through in every episode.
This Podcast Has Turned Into One Big Sales Pitch
This used to be a good podcast. The information was at one time fresh and new. Now it’s just one big sales pitch. Each guest that is on is there to sell something. Waste of time.