I was a Dekalb County police officer for 7 years.
Work out, cook (I love trying to perfect lobster rolls, pasta dishes and smoking meat!), be with my family and friends, clean (I know, I am weird, but this helps calm me), listen to podcasts or house music.
Living: Elon Musk. He intrigues me so much. I love his Joe Rogan podcast and how he takes time to answer any questions given to him, it’s so real. Deceased: Hitler, so I can punch him in the face.
Clarkston, a small town on I-285 in Dekalb County that is where most immigrants are brought on the southeast coast. It is known as the most diverse square mile in the world, and when you talk to people in Clarkston, they are so happy to be in America and away from the countries they came from. Whenever you are feeling down or unpatriotic, go to Refugee Coffee in downtown Clarkston, grab a cup of coffee and talk to the people. They all have crazy stories and are so thankful to be talking to you and where they are, it really puts things in a better perspective.
Helping my friends, family and first-time home buyers get into homeownership and change their lives. It changed my life and my family’s future in a great way, and I love making that happen for others and their future generations!
I care. I care about getting my clients into a good home and building their future on it. I don’t care about how many clients I have or how many transactions I do, and I don’t care about other agents who have done a lot of transactions, either. If a house is not going to be a good fit for my client, or has a serious issue, I will make sure they are clear on it and not try to hide it, like I have seen other agents do.
Time management. I have a lot of hats (dad of two under 4 years old, NE Atlanta Metro Association-Realtors (NAMAR) Young Professionals Network 2023 chair, NAMAR director, Heartland Coach, investor, etc.) and am working on my time blocking going into 2023. I love what I do though!
Sphere of influence. If you are a part of my coaching program, you have heard me say this 1,000,000 times already. If you want to know how to convert your SOI into 20-plus transactions a year like me and not pay for it, join my coaching program.
Below Deck, Yellowstone, The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, Jocko podcast, Biggerpockets podcast, anything about leadership, especially About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior.
This question took me the longest to answer, and I have changed my answer at least five times. I am going to have to say Uncle Jack’s Meat House in Duluth: the boneless ribeye, medium rare, with the original seasoning, with a side of mac and cheese and the hanging bacon for an appetizer.
The Centers for Disease Control is pretty cool, but the cool part isn’t public access. Mercedes-Benz Stadium is incredible. I also love the Fox Theatre.
Mansfield squatter. Hands-down the craziest, weirdest and longest experience of this job for me. If you know, you know.
I struggle severely with PTSD from my previous job. I may be the happiest person in the room, but some days are really hard for me. I am working on it and have a lot of people in my corner, but it is still something that keeps me up most nights.
Savannah! I can get to it in under 4 hours, it is a food city, I love history and it has the beach, beautiful trees, and I am not going to spend all my money just getting to it or staying at an Airbnb. Plus, the Savannah Bananas are cool.
Savannah and Blairsville, Georgia, are tied for me.
Call your sphere of influence every day.
Brandon Turner of Open Door Capital and a former BiggerPockets podcaster.
jrcrego for everything 🙂