#172 with Ruben Garcia: Everything You Need to Know to Get Your Real Estate License & Taking Massive Action
Millennial Millionaire Real Estate Podcast
In this episode, Jonathan Farber interviews Ruben Garcia on his path from leaving UPS as a driver to get his real estate license to building a thriving business that harnesses the market through consulting, investing, and brokering real estate. Ruben is a real estate agent based in Fayetteville, North Carolina. In this episode, we break down topics like: finding the real estate strategy for you, how to find the right broker, commission structure on a brokered sale, and more! Top Takeaways: Choosing a strategy for starting in real estate - 10:00 - 12:15 If your approach doesn’t match what you want out of it, you won’t last long A brokerage isn’t easy to start, but getting on track now will help later if you want it For your asset type, it may just make more sense for you to find a good broker nearby Finding a broker that will drive you forward - 13:00 - 17:00 Start at your fundamental real estate dreams The brokerage you want is one that will help you grow the skills to use your real estate for you The fee breakdown will directly affect your bottom line, so look closely Breaking down the commission split on selling a property - 17:45 - 21:30 Based on market, agents get around 6% of the closing cost The buying and listing agents then split that between them, then among each firm Having an open discussion about fees up front helps make sure everything stays fair How to bring value to Ruben Garcia: Check out his PASS play real estate course Resources: kw.com exprealty.com liondesk.com rubengarcia.exprealty.careers/ ruben-s-school-d435.thinkific.com/courses/p-a-s-s-play Social Links: https://www.biggerpockets.com/users/ProvenByRuben Ruben Garcia on Youtube @provenbyruben Connect With Our Sponsor, MartelTurnkey: martelturnkey.com Schedule a Call firstname.lastname@example.org Connect With The host, Jonathan Farber Here! email@example.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanfarber1/ Instagram: @jonjfarb Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.farber.9 Facebook Group: Real Estate Mentorship Mastermind https://www.facebook.com/groups/860025821084224/ BiggerPockets: https://www.biggerpockets.com/users/JonathanF29 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8BJ8K5ILXdfOnsDWamVqw
Seventy-third Episode released on 10/19/2020. Happy Monday y'all. This episode I brought on a guest and long time friend/homie of mine Ruben Garcia that I met in 2012 as a freshman at the University of Oregon. I met Ruben in the dorms even though we weren't roommates we essentially were. We connected over music, sports, and just being clueless freshman trying to find our way. Our paths were very different, but I think we both connected because we were lost souls. Ruben had a rough upbringing and no male role model in his childhood. I lost my father towards the end of mine. I've had Ruben's back through all he has been through, which has been a lot. Ruben's also been an unwavering friend to me throughout the years even though I made career choices that he didn't necessarily vibe with. Ruben's story is unlike anybody I've brought on the show before. Learning from the lows of life really will teach you a lot and make you built different. I know Ruben will be successful because of everything he's been through he continues to fight for the life he envisions. I'm proud of him in the fact that he admits and knows his faults and he isn't afraid to speak on it. Most people never find that kind of power within themselves as they try to deflect all of their insecurities and make excuses. This episode is def intended for mature audiences only as we talk about some real S*** here. Be on the look for Ruben's upcoming book as he has a great idea he is bringing to life. I will get you all that information when it drops. Tentative release date of March 2021. Thank y'all for the continued support. Still thrilled to be bringing you more content and I appreciate any and all feedback. Continuing to use my voice to spread growth to the world in my own way. Today's episode touches on the following: A guest sit down with Ruben Garcia recorded using cleanfeed.net Ruben's social: Instagram: @therethegodgo #BlackLivesMatter Thank you and I'll catch you later. [Intro/Outro music credit: Instrumental produced by Hastro Beats] Follow me on Instagram @mannsmm to chat about life/growing--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-manns/support
On this episode of Reel Insider News the boys talk about Tenet’s reception at the in-person box office, a new production springing up in Mass, news about a new film chronicling the making of the Godfather, the next step for film in the 21st century, a massive deal in an adjacent industry, how Black Panther has inspired other filmmakers of color, and how Disney is teaming up with an up-and-coming Spanish production company. Then they interview broadcast engineer Ruben Garcia about keeping our tv channels afloat.
Special Forces Vietnam: Mobile Guerrilla Force, Blue Light, w/ Ruben Garcia Ep. 53
The Team House
Ruben Garcia is a Cuban immigrant who joined the Army in the 1950's and Special Forces in 1961. He did multiple tours in Vietnam, helped stand up the Mobile Guerrilla Force, was stationed in remote SFOB's on the Cambodian border, involved in search missions for Nick Rowe, and later served at Mott Lake running Special Operations Training for Special Forces. This is Ruben's story, from private to major as only he can tell it.Support the stream on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/m/TheTeamHouse
Ruben was born in Texas into a dysfunctional family with ten children. When he was nine, his family moved to a migrant labor camp in Oregon, where he had to work hard picking produce. As a young brown person, he felt great shame. He dropped out of school at 16. But he turned his shame into persistence, fathering four and eventually earning a master’s degree. Here is a glimpse of his story:“The year was 1967. I was six years old...I woke up a few times a week in the middle of the night to the sounds of a screaming mother being thrown up against the wall by a drunk father...my oldest brother would say ‘Hurry, get your shoes on so when Dad passes out we will just have a few seconds to run to the car before he wakes up.’ We parked in old, dirt driveways and waited out Dad’s drunken, violent episodes...As a 9-year-old living in a migrant camp, I had to watch my back...I knew the kids on the bus were going to ask if we lived in the dirty, run-down camp. ‘Lazy Mexicans that pick berries live at that camp,’ I heard one kid say as we boarded the bus. I turned around and yelled, ‘I work every day from six in the morning until five in the evening...You have no right to call us lazy.’The school secretary said, ‘The deadline for signing up for free lunch is over so you will have to work the food line to get a free lunch.’ I was starting school late that year, because I had to work until we finished picking the season’s berries. She told me I’d need to bring coffee containers for collecting leftover food. The kids pointed and whispered. ‘Look, he’s taking our leftovers home to feed his beaner siblings." I began to realize that I had two strikes against me: one was being poor. The second was having brown skin.When I was 16, my hope for a future was fading. I realized school was not for me. I felt alone, desperate, and misrepresented as a young Mexican teen with no family support. I understood that between shame, white hatred, and being poor, I had nothing to win if I stayed in school. I developed anxiety and shame.As I grew older, I realized I could help others through my work. I was a Latino advocate and a grief counselor, working with communities of color and advocating for kids who grew up like me. I managed to eliminate the first strike against me--growing up poor. But in spite of my accomplishments, people still judge me by my skin color."You can reach Ruben at Man With a Heart on Facebook.On the next “Three Men of Color, Redefining Fatherhood” episode I interview Charles Jackson II, a Black man who had a conflicted relationship with his father. We talk about racism and #BlackLivesMatter, his career, marriage, and fathering two young Black sons.
#100 Personal, Organic Lead Gen Tactics, with Ruben Garcia
Biz Dev: What You Will Learn: Ruben’s real estate journey How Ruben pushed through his limiting beliefs and made the leap into real estate How Ruben’s biz dev model works What type of mentorship Ruben was receiving and how that played a role in the implementation and execution of his plan How Ruben balanced his home life with a business that was taking off How time blocking has enabled Ruben to assume more control over his work-life balance How long it took Ruben to execute his vision for the business Ruben’s experience as an agent vs. a team leader A New Model for Biz Dev Ruben Garcia has been in real estate for five and a half years, and he has already established himself as a leading expert in biz dev strategy. Currently, Ruben is with eXp Realty in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he leads a team of over fifty-five agents statewide. He is developing a system that produces consistent, intentional, organic lead generation through his referral database in order to help his team excel as it continues to grow. In this episode of the Pursuing Freedom podcast, Ruben joins us to share his story and talk about the forward-thinking business development tactics he has brought into the real estate business. Act In Spite of Your Fears Before Ruben became a master of biz dev in real estate, he spent twelve years with UPS where he was tracking for a management position. Ruben made the leap into real estate because he wanted something better for himself and his daughter. It drove him to shatter his limiting beliefs, set concrete goals, and work towards them without ever looking back. There were a lot of outside factors trying to discourage him from chasing this dream, but Ruben found a way to tune them out. So much of the media surrounding us is peddling negativity, and if we aren’t careful, it can impede our progress. External negativity creates negative conversations within you, but when your back is against the wall and it’s go-time, you have the power to control those conversations; you can make the decision to let nothing get in your way. Set the Bar High Within Ruben’s first year and a half in the real estate business, he was already the CEO of an agency with over 130 team members. But his vision as an individual vs. a team leader varied a bit. As a leader, Ruben has been able to help his team build the business by referral with a carefully organized biz dev model. In many cases, lead generation, automation, and delegation lose that personal touch. Ruben’s system is designed to uphold a high level of standards that he put in place. People buy into your high standards more than they buy into you as an individual, so if you can build that connection, you don’t have to be directly involved all the time. We shouldn’t be working harder or longer than we have to. Putting the right systems in place can help you find a better work-life balance. Photo by Maximillian Conacher on Unsplash About Ruben Garcia Ruben Garcia is the CEO/Founder of Proven By Ruben Business Development, where he works with start-ups, CEO’s, founders, and entrepreneurs to train, hire and bring in proven systems and models that build empires! He is also the former Vice President of The Locker Room Business Development Division and the former CEO of Keller Williams Fayetteville – where he and his team were able to break all-time records in agent count, closed units, GCI, listings taken, listings sold, contracts written and profit share in 2017. How to Connect with Ruben Garcia: Website: http://provenbyruben.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/provenbyruben/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/provenbyruben Twitter: @ProvenByRuben Additional Resources 5-Step Guide to More Referrals
Right-hander Ruben Garcia (@guben_rarcia) closed out eight games in the second half of the Shorebirds' 2019 season. Months later, the Detroit Tigers selected him with the first pick in the minor league stage of the Rule 5 Draft. Garcia looks back on his time in Delmarva, including finishing off the team's record-breaking 84th win, and reflects on his transition to the Tigers system. SEGMENT RUNDOWN: New Business - 0:42 Call of the Week (Robbie Thorburn leaping catch, 6/8/19) - 3:49 Feature Interview with Ruben Garcia - 5:19 Fan Shots* - 20:22 Outro - 21:33 Postscript^ - 23:01 *Write about or record your favorite Shorebirds memories and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org - you might hear YOUR memory on our Fan Shots segment! ^For information about the new Black Play-by-Play Broadcaster Grant, visit: adamgiardino.com/donate