Fresh out of college at Jacksonville University, I started buying and selling real estate as well as obtaining my real estate license to sell residential homes. I learned the ins and out of borrowing money and how to use money as a tool to make money in real estate. As my time grew in the business, buying, selling, renovating, and refinancing homes, I ended up accumulating over 1 million dollars in real estate debt, along with multiple credit cards, lines of credit, a boat, cars, and other non-essentials. I was working each day and the money came and it went back out with someone else’s name on it. On paper, I was a millionaire by age 24 but the work to maintain that status was not worth it. As it says in Proverbs, “the borrower is a slave to the lender.” In 2007, luckily before the real estate crash of 2008, I had read Dave Ramsey’s book the Total Money Makeover. I learned a different way of looking at things and began applying the principles taught in the book as well as taking the Financial Peace University class. I began walking through the baby steps with my wife. I was selling real estate by the day, and waiting tables, and delivering pizza at night. I sold everything from rental houses, my personal house, the boat, cars everything was for sale. It was time to get out of debt! While the debt load I had seemed extreme, and in my own mind could have taken an entire lifetime to pay off, miracle after miracle began to occur and doors opened. The real estate business began to grow exponentially to a point where I was managing a large team and was selling over 500 houses a year. Currently, at Core Realty, it’s now thousands of homes. It took a little over 10 years, but I am excited and humbled to say we have successfully completed baby step 7 and are debt-free. Because this process was so life changing and beneficial to my family, I began teaching Financial Peace University at my local church and have been for the last 10 years. The inconceivable amount of testimonies I hear from these classes has given me a colossal amount of encouragement that this process truly does work. There are copious amounts of learning experiences I have gained through the process and can share with you on your journey.
Let’s Get Started
As mentioned throughout the site, there is so much to love about Jacksonville. Whether you are looking for your first or forever home, a second home, and investment property or anything else, Jacksonville and the surrounding Counties have so much to offer.
You probably have a lot of questions.
Is it the right time to buy or sell?
What is the process to purchase my next house?
What types of marketing, resources, and expertise does Core Realty provide to get a house sold?
What are the differences between single family, multi-family, new construction, rehabs, flips, and more?
In the end, you want to select someone who can walk you through every step of the process to ensure you have all your questions answered.
For most, buying a home is the biggest investment of their lives! We are Jacksonville Real Estate Experts who have been doing this since 2007.
Contact us, and let’s start your next real estate journey together!
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