In this podcast episode Kanawha Valley Hustlers, I’m joined by Jordan Crist, the owner of Building Appalachia, an organization deeply invested in real estate. Today, we’re diving into Jordan’s journey and uncovering the secrets behind his success in the industry.
As we kick off our conversation, Jordan introduces himself and his venture, Building Appalachia. With a focus on real estate, Jordan has navigated the intricate landscape of house flipping and rental property management. What sets him apart is his ability to adapt to the ever-changing market conditions, a skill he’s honed over seven years in the business.
Jordan’s journey hasn’t been without its challenges, and he acknowledges the pivotal role of education in his growth. He underlines the significance of understanding the multifaceted real estate industry and learning from both successes and failures. Jordan candidly shares how his experience in a program tailored for house flipping provided him with a strong foundation, even though he had to tweak the strategies to match the nuances of his local market in West Virginia.
The heart of Jordan’s success lies in his emphasis on relationships and networks. He delves into the essential art of building connections with lenders, banks, contractors, tenants, and even engaging in community events. His advice resonates deeply with the power of interpersonal bonds and the tangible results they bring to the table.
Passion becomes a recurring theme in our discussion. Jordan admits that while the real estate journey isn’t always smooth sailing, a steadfast commitment to problem-solving and a relentless pursuit of solutions keeps him going. Failures are accepted as part and parcel of the business, and he urges budding entrepreneurs to embrace these failures as learning opportunities.
In a world where quick wins are celebrated, Jordan’s persistence stands as a testament to his success. He shares the importance of staying the course, staying humble, and nurturing an unyielding passion for one’s venture. His story is a reminder that success is often just around the corner for those who persevere.
As our conversation draws to a close, Jordan extends his wisdom to young hustlers looking to make their mark. He emphasizes the value of maintaining adaptability, fostering relationships, and always approaching challenges with a problem-solving mindset.
Learn more about Building Appalachia: https://buildingappalachia.com/
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