From Sales Job to Real Estate Wholesaling: A Success Story
There comes a time in many people's lives where they begin to question the direction they're heading. This was certainly true for Ryan, a sales professional who was experiencing stress in his previous job and wanted to spend more time with his family.
In this blog post, we'll dive into Ryan's journey from a stressful sales position to finding success and happiness in real estate wholesaling.
Understanding the Shift in Ryan's Career
Ryan's career path had always been in sales, working for companies like Foot Locker, Champs, and even in sales and marketing for a fiber optic internet company. But as he progressed, he began to notice changes in the industry and within his own company.
This led to what he called a "sales haircut" - a decrease in pay - which ultimately left him wondering if there was a better way.
During this time, his wife, Megan, was expecting their third child. The stress of work, the uncertainty of his future in sales, and the desire to be more present in his children's lives led Ryan to start exploring other possibilities.
Discovering Wholesaling and the 30-Day Challenge
Megan had discovered a 30-day wholesaling challenge by Max Maxwell and persuaded Ryan to give it a try, even though he knew nothing about wholesaling at the time. The challenge required a Facebook account, which Ryan was initially reluctant to create. However, with Megan's support, he took the leap and started the 30-day challenge.
Within just 14 days, Ryan secured his first wholesaling transaction. By the end of the first year, he completed a whopping 73 deals. The thrill of the sale and the success he saw in such a short time made Ryan realize that real estate investing was a sustainable alternative to his previous sales positions.
The Growth of Heritage Home Investments
Through his wholesaling experiences, Ryan's real estate investment company, Heritage Home Investments, began to take shape. Although it looked much different than when it was just him doing the wholesaling deals, Ryan now had a full-scale real estate investment company.
Ryan's motivation for starting his real estate investment journey was two-fold: gaining more control over his income and being able to spend more time with his family. Fast forward to now, and Ryan has been able to achieve both of these goals through his company.
The Importance of Family and Work-Life Balance
Real estate investing has given Ryan the ability to be in control of his own time and work-life balance. He's been able to travel with his family and experience moments that he otherwise may not have been able to as a busy sales professional.
In the end, Ryan's ability to prioritize his family and the flexibility afforded to him by real estate investing has led to his overall happiness and satisfaction.
Taking the Leap into Real Estate Investing
Like Ryan, many people may feel stuck in their current job or career path. Real estate investing, specifically wholesaling, can offer an alternative for those who seek both financial freedom and a better work-life balance. However, it's essential to be committed, willing to learn, and ready to embrace the challenges and excitement that come with this profession.
For those considering a foray into real estate investing, take some time to research and learn about different strategies, such as wholesaling. And, like Ryan, be open to taking on new challenges that align with your personal goals and values.
In conclusion, Ryan's journey from a stressed-out sales professional to a successful real estate investor through wholesaling is a testament to the power of taking control of our own lives, seeking new opportunities, and prioritizing what truly matters to us. If Ryan's story has inspired you to consider real estate investing, remember to keep an open mind, explore different strategies, and commit to the process.
About Benjy Nichols
Benjy has been a media specialist at DealMachine for the last 2.5 years. He produces, writes, shoots, and edits our media content for our member's DealMachine and Real Estate education.