From Pilot to Property Management
Episode 160: #DroppingBombs with The Real Brad Lea (TRBL)
Tenants, Toilets & Turmoil
It’s hard enough to get your dream job. What would you do if the career you worked your whole life for was taken away with a day’s notice?
At 25, Steve Rozenberg was a commercial airline pilot based in Guam.
Then, in August 2001, Steve and his wife decided to pack everything up and move back to the United States. While they made the trip by plane, their household items staying weren’t scheduled to arrive for several months. So, the two stayed in an unfurnished condo until their belongings arrive.
Steve’s future was looking bright… for about one month. Then, September 11th happened…
When that happened, every plane had to land immediately, wherever they were. About four days later, Steve was sent to pick up one of the grounded planes.
It hit Steve that he had no control over what would happen to his career — and that his life would never be the same again.
Airlines started prepping for a possible shutdown.
About 200,000 other pilots didn’t know if they had jobs or if they were going to be on the street. Because Steve was still a junior pilot, it was even more likely that he’d be cut.
What would you do if the career you work your whole life for was taken away with a day’s notice? With his back up against the wall, Steve decided to try his hand at real estate….
After a lifetime dedicated to flying, Steve had to start all over.
While he still had a job at the airline, Steve used his income to start flipping and wholesaling real estate, then bought investment properties of his own.
He watched other investors make the same mistake over and over…
Investors were failing for the simplest reason: They weren’t picking the right tenants.
Trust your instincts when choosing a tenant.
Steve developed a knack for managing properties and picking the right people to live in them.
He developed a niche that’s revolutionizing the industry.
Now, Steve teaches people how to grow their own business.
If you’re interested in either learning to run properties better, getting into property management all together cause there’s a fricking lucrative industry and it’s growing, growing, growing, with everyone starting to buy properties now.
About Steve Rozenberg
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Steve is an airline pilot based in Houston, TX for a major airline and has been involved in real estate since 2002. He has owned and helped manage a 39 unit apartment complex. He still personally owns over 31 homes today along with his business partner Pete. Because of his background in aviation and working for such a large company, his knowledge, and experience in processes and systems has helped play a vital role in making Empire Industries LLC what it is today. Like what you heard from today’s guest? Check out Steve Rozenberg’s podcast here!