Today, my guest is Ari Rastegar. Ari is the founder and CEO of Rastegar Property Company has earned a reputation as a thought leader in real estate with his innovative technology driven investment strategies. And in just a minute, we're going to speak with Ari about opportunities that Biden's sustainability initiatives will bring.
I'd like to ask you Ari Rastegar, what is the BIGGEST RISK?
The biggest risk is ego, always to me, you know, and I say that in whatever instance that you're working on, you know, as you know, whether as a CEO, as a father as a husband, you know, early in my career, and I'd like to, I'd like to believe that I've improved on this a little bit. I don't know if my wife would agree with me entirely at home. But, but but the key is looking for the right answer. And we touched on that before, and it's really being collaborative, and it's really, you know, taking yourself out of the equation, because a lot of times I'm not the consumer, so there might be a countertop that I want to install. And I love this red, I'm just using I'm just using a random color, but I might not be the consumer. And so doing a focus group, you know, asking other believable people bringing up their, you know, using collaboration to find the right answer. And, you know, whether it's a father talking to our children, and I might think that, you know, this is the way that I should be talking to them or teaching them or disciplining them, but is that their love language? Is that the way they shouldn't they need to be spoken with? Is that the way that they need to be nurtured? Is that the way that I need to show up for my wife does she need me to listen to me listen to her, or does she need a solution and you know, and really taking myself out of the equation and and and that's been one of the biggest evolutions of Rasta Gar. Is is really that is that's the biggest risk, because when we think we're right, and Mark Twain said it best he said, it's not what, you know, we don't know that gets us in trouble. It's what we know for sure. That just ain't so. And and I think that's been the biggest learning experience for me. And the thing that I've really, you know, really focused on. I think, some of my childhood friends would say that was a little bit more of an arrogant man, earlier in life, and I'm looking to find a little bit more humility there, but not humility in the sense that I think less of myself or less of, you know, less confident, but thinking less about myself and thinking more about what that end user consumer is, our investors, the property themselves, investments themselves, and all the other facets that come together.
Today, my guest is Joe Bell. Joe is a real estate and wealth expert coach. He's been featured as one of Alaska's 30 nines. He's top 40 under 40. And Joe Bell is an expert in helping real estate professionals build legacy, retirement and wealth. He's the founder of Legacy Beyond Listings, and the author of Assets, Acquisitions and Abundance. And in just a minute, we're going to speak with Joe about how to focus on your market, build your team, and create real wealth and freedom in your real estate business.
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If you're willing, I'd like to ask you, Joe Bell, what is the biggest risk?
Yeah, well, an insurance related answers sometimes a really good step. But beyond that, right? Um, you know, the some of the biggest risk is, is when you you think you know it, all right, you get to that point where you reach the pinnacle. And as soon as you start to feel like you're there is one of the biggest opportunities to actually get swept off the mountain. I think a lot of us out there, I know myself experienced that, when COVID hit, and we lost $900,000 in investment. It quite frankly, just caught a lot of people with their pants down, myself included. And I was I was to a point where I felt like, you know, I was doing pretty well. And I knew quite a bit of of what there was to know out there. But it was a humbling moment where I had to take a step back and go, No, we're not even close. Right. So, you know, the biggest risk is to get to that point and stop learning, stop progressing, stop evolving, both as an investor and as a human. You know, so that that, to me is one of the biggest risks outside of all your general pitfalls that typical new investors run into and, you know, trying to trying to do stuff before they really know what they're doing and that sense. So yeah, for me, it probably applies to a more seasoned individual that has been around the game for a little while, but there is there's no Pinnacle. It's a continual evolution and just focusing on that.
Today, my guest is Keaton Patel. He is a high performance coach who helps motivated real estate entrepreneurs create more income and impact by aligning their thoughts, emotions and actions.
If you're willing, I'd like to ask you, Keaton Patel, what is the BIGGEST RISK?
It's a great question. So basically, for me, my business Mukhi Capital. I do underwrite deals, conservatively, a very, very conservative outlook. So for me, the biggest risk is not getting the variety of investments to my investors, I work with one or two sponsors, I really, really limit everything because I just don't see the quality deals out there in the market that meets the criteria I want them to meet. So for me, the biggest risk has been finding additional sponsors that are you know, giving a little bit more variety to the business and to to minimize it. I'm doing what I can and taking actions and changing the strategies.
Today, my guest is Mike Fried. Mike is the president of all American public adjusters licensed and appointed Insurance Claim consulting firm and Aftermath Consulting Group, a large loss consulting firm, he has extensive experience as an independent adjuster.
If you're willing, I'd like to ask you, Mike Fried. What is the BIGGEST RISK?
For me and our company, its liability. We don't have the ability to make a mistake. We have to be forensic. And we have to get everything right the first time, there's really no going back to the well for us, especially if we get something wrong. So we constantly educate ourselves with certifications with continuing education really means specifically, its liability against making mistakes. And the biggest mistake we have oftentimes is communication, where either we communicate too much, or occasionally we communicate not enough. And it's hard to meet the expectations of all the clients there. But for us to avoid risk professionally, it has to come down to being mistake free. It's your claim. And you're hiring somebody and frankly getting paying them a lot of money. We don't really get the luxury of making mistakes, because it's my bond you're going to come after if I screw it up. So oftentimes, to avoid risk, we have to be thorough, we have to be very expeditious and we have to avoid mistakes while doing both of that both of those. So avoiding risk for us is as simple as avoiding liabilities. And and really it's it's with industry education, it's with communication. And we do the best we can to be mistake free. But it happens
Today, my guest is Dave Beau Dave is a real estate entrepreneur, best selling author, speaker and investor attraction expert based in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.
I'd like to ask you, Dave Dubeau, what is the biggest risk?
Well, do you mind if I give you two answers? No, we will. So the biggest risk is staying stuck. That's the biggest risk, right? Just trying to sell finance your deals and not growing your portfolio because you're not going to achieve what you wanted to real estate in the first place. Okay? So beyond beyond the hoody, Flutie whoo, whoo, kind of big risks. The tangible risks, the biggest tangible risk I see with people when it comes to raising capital is crossing the line with the Securities and Exchange Commission or your your local authority. I see people making this mistake a lot. And sometimes they get away with it for a while, but eventually it catches up with them. And it can cause a whole world of hurt and expense that you don't want to go through. So the process I've walked through through here today is a very good one. And it also I also highly, highly recommend, talk to a real estate lawyer in your area, explain what you want to do, and see what do you need to have set up to do it properly, maybe you don't need anything, if you're bringing somebody on board, as not only a money partner, but actually a joint venture partner in a deal, you might not need to do anything, because they're your equity partner. And they're actively involved, not just with money, but they're actually doing something. So you might be exempt that way. But make sure that however it is that you're bringing your investor partners on board, you are compliant, and you're not crossing the line with the Securities Commission.