How would you like to build wealth through real estate investing? It’s possible for even the smallest investors to benefit from what Jason Hartman prefers to call “income property.”
Jason is president of Platinum Properties Investor Network, and he joins me today on the Go For Launch podcast to talk about the merits and opportunities of real estate investing (i.e., generating income from owning commercial and residential real estate properties).
Jason is also founder of Hartman Media Company, a network of 24 different shows. Jason embarked on his career in real estate in the 1980s and promoted his unique personal brand at every opportunity. Through creativity, persistence and hard work, he joined the ranks of the top 1% of realtors in the United States and in quick succession earned a number of prestigious sales awards. In 1997, Jason Hartman realized his entrepreneurial dream and purchased an Irvine, California real estate brokerage firm.
In addition to managing his real estate brokerage, Jason Hartman speaks to audiences around the world, explaining how personal branding and relationship marketing can bring businesses and careers to a high level of success while maintaining balance in one’s life.
Jason believes that giving back to the community plays an important role in building strong personal brands. He has been involved with his local Rotary Club, sponsored a Little League team, served on the board of directors of the Young Executives of America and worked with a number of other public service organizations. Jason says that aside from the good feeling derived from involvement in such activities, secondary benefits include making valuable contacts and greatly enhancing one’s personal brand.
Through personal coaching and public speaking engagements, Jason Hartman shares his success-building techniques.
Topics that Jason and I discuss include:
- How he grew up poor in Los Angeles
- When he first learned about real estate investing (starting at age 16)
- Getting his real estate license at age 19 and buying his first investment property by age 20
- The difference between owning ”real estate” vs. “income property”
- Why he considers income property a multi-dimensional asset class (vs. other investments like stocks or precious metals)
- Why the majority of real estate investments are made by ordinary citizens—not Wall Street firms
- Why he believes home ownership is an expense, not an investment
- How to assess a property’s rent-to-value ratio—and why this is critical
- Where to learn more about his investment products
- How he got into podcasting and now has a network of 24 shows
I am excited to announce my new book, Pod Castaway: My Search For Podcasting Fame and Fortune, is available on Amazon! Learn more at www.podcastawaybook.com.
Praise for Pod Castaway
“An honest (maybe too honest) and personal tale of what it really takes to be a podcaster. Do not start a show without reading this book first.”
— Jay Baer – President of Convince & Convert Media, and host of the Social Pros podcast
“Podcasting is an incredible way to build your authority and attract fiercely loyal fans and buyers. But there is no such thing as achieving ‘overnight success’ as a podcaster. Brandon takes us on an epic journey to uncover what it truly takes to succeed in podcasting: an unwavering commitment, a relentless focus and a passion that burns to your core. Ignite!”
— John Lee Dumas, founder, EOFire.com
“Brandon does a wonderful job laying out not only the victories that can be had by successful podcasters, but the lows that must be gone through as well. As a podcaster who has had some of the same struggles as Brandon, I can say had I read a book like this before instead of after, I could have easily avoided some of the pitfalls that I never saw coming. This is a great, all-encompassing read that I’d recommend for anyone interested in or currently podcasting!”
— Dan Franks, Cofounder, Podcast Movement
“Brandon Uttley’s book, Pod Castaway, is unique, entertaining and fills a real need in the marketplace. When everyone else sugarcoats the ups and downs of podcasting, Brandon tells it like it is. He’s not pretending to be an overnight success — he’s the real deal. I read Pod Castaway in one sitting and was left wanting more. I just hope Brandon saved something for a sequel!”
— David Lizerbram, Business Law Strategist and host of the Products of the Mind podcast
Photo credit: Diana Parkhouse
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