Davelyn, which is pronounced Dave-Lynn, has a wealth of experience in process improvement.
So, what does that mean?
In simple terms, Davelyn, who joined RealEstateInvestor.com in 2019, tells us she reviews processes and procedures to ensure they are efficient, streamlined, and have a quality-conscious output.
By actively testing processes, Davelyn looks for gaps and identifies action items to correct them. She also evaluates steps, eliminating redundancy or unnecessary ones that simply waste the user’s time.
And best of all, she’s able to work remotely, which means she takes her laptop everywhere. A true digital nomad.
Working at RealEstateInvestor.com
Hands down, Davelyn tells us her favorite part about RealEstateInvestor.com is the leadership. Having worked in a corporate environment before and having had some good leaders and a few who were not, Davelyn appreciates the quality team and leadership here at RealEstateInvestor.com.
“I feel like they are really family. It’s the first time I’ve worked with people like that. It’s a very genuine feeling. They value everything you do, from small things to big stuff.” – Davelyn David shares about working at RealEstateInvestor.com.
The Importance of FamilyDavelyn didn’t always see herself as a business professional, however. As a child, all she wanted to be was a mom, a goal she still has today. Having a large family with several nieces and nephews, Davelyn tells us she loves kids and enjoys having fun with them. We are guessing the feeling is mutual since they say she’s their favorite aunt!
Living the Life You WantDavelyn, who grew up in the Philippines, lived in Manila prior to joining RealEstateInvestor.com. Since then, and since the recent pandemic, she has returned to the Pampanga province where her family resides. She tells us that Manila was a good place to live, but it was crowded. She enjoys not having a long commute or having to deal with rush hour traffic anymore. Working remote from home with no commute has afforded Davelyn more hours in her day, which she uses to get to the gym more often than she could in her previous career. More recently she has taken up cross-rope, a fun jump roping exercise that she’s pretty serious about. Davelyn tells us she really enjoys the sport, noting that the tricks shown on social media are sometimes harder than they look. Note taken Davelyn! Living a better life also means traveling for Davelyn, who tells us Rome was her favorite vacation spot pre-pandemic days. Raised Catholic, Davelyn loves touring churches when she visits new places. While in Rome she toured several of the hundreds of churches there and even had an opportunity to see the Pope. She says spotting the Pope just a few yards away was a dream come true for her. Besides visiting Rome, Davelyn said she found the most delicious food she ever tasted in a small, coastal town in Spain, noting this as her next favorite place to visit. Yum! More recently Davelyn has been staying in California visiting friends for several months during the pandemic. Having planned to spend a few weeks with friends before the pandemic closures occurred, Davelyn’s vacation turned into an extended stay. While she enjoyed the weather and seeing a few of the outdoor sights, she was grateful to get back to her friends and family once travel restrictions were loosened. Davelyn had hoped to meet some of her RealEstateInvestor.com crew while visiting the U.S. earlier this year, but due to COVID-19 everyone’s plans had been put on hold. Guess this means another U.S. trip is foreseen in Davelyn’s future.
Be Abundant.In today’s world with the recent pandemic and social media spread, it’s easy to compare yourself to others, according to Davelyn. But the trick is to be mindful of what you have and to be grateful for it. Be happy with yourself and be abundant. Davelyn reminded us of how we all took things for granted before the pandemic hit, stating how she’d meet up with friends and each would spend time on their phones instead of conversing with one another before the pandemic hit. Now with in-person outings limited, face-to-face moments are now to be treasured. Davelyn reminds us to be conscious of putting people first… just like RealEstateInvestor.com does, noting it is one of our core values. “Be good to others as much as you can. And keep an abundant mindset.” – Davelyn David shares when talking about her own personal mantra. No wonder Davelyn was a perfect addition to our RealEstateInvestor.com team!
People First — Caring For Our Global FamilyOur global family is important to every one of us as RealEstateInvestor.com lives out our People First company mission. When our family is in need, our team steps up. Earlier this year after a volcano erupted and caused massive damage in the Philippines unexpectedly, the team at RealEstateInvestor.com knew they wanted to do something to help their global family in need. So a contribution was made to assist with food, supplies, and other immediate needs for our team members who were impacted by this natural disaster. This is just one of the ways we give back to our family and take care of our own. When it comes to having remote team members all over the world, it’s easy for companies to have a separation line between teams located in different areas. Our team combats this by continually coming together for weekly team meetings that include checking in on all team members. Our very own Julia Jordan is our team cheer captain who leads these meetings and works hard to keep everyone feeling included and cared for. Our executive team also makes an effort to get to know all of our team members. This includes visiting them in person at times. Their trip to India a little while back is still referred to by our team there as one of the best team building trips ever. They went white water rafting together, visited the Taj Mahal, and had a huge team dinner with the whole family.
Does this mean there’s a Philippines trip coming soon?Most definitely! Our leadership team had set their sights on making plans to visit the Philippines before the pandemic. Once travel restrictions lighten back up, they definitely would love to visit our global family there. And since Davelyn plans to continue to grow in her role with us at RealEstateInvestor.com, there’s one thing we can pretty much count on happening during that trip…. A cross rope challenge! Our leaders better start training because Davelyn is already getting her practice in and she definitely has the leg up on the competition for now! Oh, and don’t worry about missing out on all of the fun. We’ll definitely make sure they get it on video to share with all of you when it does go down. Hopefully Gary and Robert are reading this so they can get to practicing!)
Thank You Davelyn David For Being Part Of The Family!A big thank you to Davelyn for allowing us to put you in the spotlight! We’re grateful to have you as part of our team and our amazing global family. Meet more of our team by reading our team spotlight features here.
Shimpy Gaur is part of our global team based in New Delhi, India, where she’s held multiple roles over her six year tenure with us. Today she’s our lead admin in our finance and operations department where she assists our members with all of their billing needs. She brings with her more than fifteen years of diverse experience in operations, customer service, account management, and quality monitoring, making her a valuable part of our team.
Our team and our many members know Shimpy (who also goes by her nickname Sara) as a person who radiates positivity, helpfulness, and is friendly to everyone she gets the opportunity to interact with. One of the things she loves about working on our team is that she gets to work with many different people, including her husband Munish, whom she referred to us two years ago, helping us expand our global family, quite literally.
One of Shimpy’s other favorite things about working at RealEstateInvestor.com is that it affords her the opportunity to take on new roles and learn things that she might not otherwise get to learn if she didn’t work for a global company. Every day is different here and that’s exactly what she loves about it.
I love doing this job. It has never become monotonous for me. – Shimpy shares.
While we do have an office in New Delhi, India where Shimpy lives, her position allows her to work remotely from home like many people are doing this year. And with a 12½-hour time difference to the United States Pacific time zone, Shimpy often works well into the evening making working from home a huge workplace perk for her.
Learning More About Shimpy Gaur…
As a child, Shimpy wanted to be a doctor when she grew up because she wanted to help people, but as she progressed further along in her studies she ended up falling in love with numbers.
Opting to study accounting instead of science, Shimpy has been doing what she loves, helping people, and more specifically, RealEstateInvestor.com members.
I love helping people. I love talking to them. – She shares.
We asked Shimpy where she sees herself in five years and she shared that she sees herself working and growing with our company. With a genuine desire to grow her skillset and her career, she’s eager to take on more responsibilities as she continues to learn and grow in her career at RealEstateInvestor.com.
Since many of our team members are real estate investors themselves, we asked Shimpy if she’s had the opportunity to learn real estate investing and if she plans to utilize that knowledge in the New Delhi marketplace where she lives.
Shimpy let us know that there are a lot of differences between the U.S. Market and the market in India, but she’s still taking advantage of all she’s learning about real estate. Here’s what she shared on that:
Everything I’ve learned about real estate I learned from working at RealEstateInvestor.com and with our members. The training and what y’all do for members is unlike what we have here in our market. I feel like it’s definitely given me the opportunity to learn a skill set I wouldn’t have gotten elsewhere. I hope that one day Munish and I will be able to build some investments here in the future as well.
Sometimes getting involved in family business pays off…
Family is a big part of our “Why” behind what we do at RealEstateInvestor.com, and to Shimpy it’s equally as important. That’s why working beside her husband Munish Gaur, our Member Success Director, was a special opportunity for this couple.
While Shimpy and Munish have been REI colleagues for two years since he onboarded with us, they’re not new to working at the same company together. In fact, that’s exactly how they met 13+ years ago when they worked together for a different company. Riding in the same carpool and working together gave them time to build a friendship and as Shimpy put it, they were quite “impressed with each other.”
How did this couple end up dating you might ask?
Well, that’s a funny story…
Shimpy had mentioned Munish a few times around her family throughout the course of them working together. Enough so that her mom decided the two would need a bit of a push…
With a desire to see her daughter happy and settled down, Shimpy’s mother, and personal matchmaker so it seems, secretly searched Shimpy’s phone contacts to get Munish’s phone number unbeknownst to Shimpy. Her mom later contacted Munish to make a behind the scenes introduction, and the rest became history.
Shimpy shared that she should have known something was going on with the strange question Munish asked her one day when carpooling to work while they were still “just friends” and co-workers.
Munish had asked her if he should get her mother a gift if they ever met in person. This of course confused Shimpy briefly, but Munish quickly realized what he let slip and swiftly changed the subject.
It wasn’t until later that Shimpy learned about her mother intervening. Turns out, her mom had spoken to Munish multiple times and the family had even met with him and interviewed him well before Munish even asked Shimpy on their first date!
The interview went well of course!
More in love with each other today than when they first got married thirteen years ago, both Munish and Shimpy are grateful for her mother’s secret matchmaking.
Everything happens for a good reason. Shimpy shares the exact same sentiment that her husband shared with us during his team spotlight interview.
Shimpy considers herself fortunate to have found a partner with similar interests as hers and one her family adores. She jokes how her family might even love Munish more than they love her. (We doubt that!)
Becoming new parents on the brink of a major pandemic…
During our interview Shimpy shared about becoming a new mom on the brink of a major pandemic.
Going back to her belief that everything happens for a good reason, Shimpy went into labor with her daughter a month early, which also happened to be a month before New Delhi issued COVID-19 Stay At Home orders.
While delivering a baby early was a little scary and quite a big surprise, she was grateful that her family got to meet her daughter, whom they affectionately call Cookie, at the hospital before the lockdown began.
What does Shimpy like to do in her spare time?
Shimpy, who has an energetic personality, loves to travel and is grateful Munish loves it as much as she does. She joked that they would not have lasted together if he did not.
For Shimpy, travel is also about learning the culture.
We love, love, love to travel! We don’t go on a vacation and rush it. We can’t cover a new city or state in a short amount of time, so we stay there for a month or several weeks at a time. That’s one of the best things about both being able to work remote from anywhere in the world. – Shimpy says.
When traveling, Shimpy says her laptop is always nearby. They prefer to spend a few weeks at a destination spot when they travel, opting to rent an Airbnb from other real estate investors around the world. This gives them the opportunity to truly experience the culture and enjoy their destination as well as keep on top of their work.
Shrimpy’s favorite destination is Macau, which is considered the Las Vegas of Asia. She admits that both she and Munish enjoy gambling and playing the slot machines, so when they travel to Macau they barely use their hotel room, opting to spend as much time in the casinos as they can.
Fortunately, lady luck is on their side because Shimpy and Munish have yet to walk away from a casino in the red, something that doesn’t happen much here in the states. With winnings every time, it’s no wonder this lucky couple loves to hit the casinos!
Besides traveling, Shimpy loves spending time with her family. With so many of their extended family members living nearby, celebrating holidays and special occasions together often turns into great celebrations that can last for days at times. From weddings that span across multiple days, to holidays and celebrations that draw captivated crowds from all over the world, Shimpy said that people know how to celebrate life in India.
Speaking of celebrations, Shimpy shared with us about the Raksha Bandhan celebration that took place a few weeks ago, a celebration that celebrates the bond of family, and the bond between brother and sister. During the festivities, the sisters in the family tie a band around their brother’s wrist, and the brother takes an oath to always support her whenever she’s in need.
This year marked Shimpy and Munish’s first celebration of this festival with their daughter Cookie. While they’re saddened that they didn’t get to experience the festival in it’s normal liveliness due to the coronavirus restrictions, their family still made the most of it. They even ordered a special traditional Indian dress and a tiara for Cookie to wear during their family celebration. They all looked quite stunning!
“Dream is not that which you see while sleeping, it is something that does not let you sleep.” —Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (The 11th President of India)
We’ll close this spotlight article by sharing Shimpy’s favorite quote. This is a quote that Shimpy said she has followed in her day to day life consistently since 2010. Here’s what this daily mantra that Shimpy lives by means to her personally.
“This mantra speaks to me as I read it as having a goal in life that drives you towards achieving something meaningful. Something that makes an impact. I am passionate about my work and having a life where I am valued for what I do, while also having a wonderful life with my family at home. I have this on the top of my head all the time as it’s a mantra and goal that keeps driving me forward. I have literally followed this in my day to day life since 2010.”
Thank you Shimpy!
Thank you Shimpy for taking the time to open up and allowing us to spotlight you as one of our valuable tenured team members. We’re fortunate to have you as part of our team!
Dave’s worked for multiple start-ups, and spent 10 years working for a Fortune 500 company before venturing out and bootstrapping his own business. Dave is adept at understanding business needs and how to effectively apply technical solutions for optimum results.
We had the pleasure of speaking with David DuBois, RealEstateInvestor.com’s Director of Products and Services today.
David, whose friends call him Dave, considers himself a technical guy. Having written his first computer program in the 6th grade, we understand why. With a diverse background in technology, program management, and engineering, Dave is responsible for everything product related at RealEstateInvestor.com. This includes what the development team is working on, such as new features that will be added, as well as new products in the design stage.
I’m responsible for the timely and high-quality delivery of products and services. I manage the development, services, and VA teams, and provide technical support for our phone team.
Dave brings more than 25 years of experience to RealEstateInvestor.com, including a diverse background in technology, program management, and engineering. He’s worked for multiple start-ups, and spent 10 years working for a Fortune 500 company before venturing out and bootstrapping his own business.
Building The Highest Quality Products
With Dave’s adept understanding of business needs and technical solutions, he recognizes the value that our products and services bring to our members. It’s not about filling a need. It’s about having the best product to provide optimum results.
I want us to have the best product in the industry. Not just solve ‘some’ needs. Dave Dubois shares about his work at RealEstateInvestor.com.
For Dave, a quality product is always top-of-mind. After starting each day with a cup of coffee—and then more coffee—he focuses on the type of product RealEstateInvestor.com members need to be successful in their real estate business. He has led out many of the positive changes to our existing product offerings since he joined RealEstateInvestor.com a few years ago. These enhancements continue to improve our products and increase customer satisfaction.
People talk about marketing. And how you market to succeed, and there’s definitely some truth to that… But (to me) the most successful marketing is marketing combined with high-quality products and services… because they feed off each other. We have that here at RealEstateInvestor.com.
What Sets Our CRM Apart From Others?
For starters, the RealEstateInvestor.com technology was built by real estate investors for real estate investors. Understanding the unique needs investors have gives us the insight to build a product for our members that we also use. After all, we are investors too.
When asked about competitive CRM systems, Dave tells us not all CRM’s are the same. And not all have the same degree of flexibility or the customization options that ours has. It’s what sets RealEstateInvestor.com apart and ahead of our competition. Here’s more on what Dave shared about this:
What we do really, really well is integration. We have integrated phone support and integration with multiple other products on the market that investors use. We do integration better than most and we are really flexible. We have a lot of customization options to allow people to customize our CRM to match their personalized processes. This is something that a lot of platforms on the market don’t offer today.
While most companies that offer CRM’s to real estate investors offer only products, RealEstateInvestor.com offers both products and services. As such, we can help members by aggressively meeting their needs wherever they are, according to Dave. That includes growing with them as their business grows.
With our managed services and direct mail capabilities, we can provide integrated campaigns for our members that other platforms on the market today cannot.
Having an integrated campaign management and follow up system that real estate investors can pair with other systems they might be using is something we excel at. And if a real estate investor wants to save even more time, our system can do almost anything that other programs do without even needing outside software or system add ons. That coupled with our unparalleled reporting is a huge bonus for real estate investors. Dave shares.
Helping Real Estate Investors Grow…
As Dave puts it, real estate investing and our platform isn’t for everyone…
Some real estate investors launch their real estate investment business and find that it’s not the business for them. Or they only commit to investing as a part-time source of revenue generation, never planning on making it their full-time business.
In this case, they can still benefit from our platform of products and service, but they might not geek out about how awesome our platform is, or utilize it to it’s best capabilities like a serious real estate investor would.
By serious real estate investor, we mean investors who are in this for the long haul and who plan to build a flourishing real estate business. Dave elaborates on this more here:
If the business is simple, it doesn’t matter which CRM you use. But if you want to start growing and scaling your business, you’re going to need to use different tools to market to sellers and buyers. At that point, you’ll want something that has more tools, more integration within the program, and more functionality overall. Basically, you want something that grows with your business as you grow it. That’s where we excel here at RealEstateInvestor.com. With a wide suite of offerings for any real estate entrepreneur, we offer a one-stop-shop for all of our members’ needs from the day they open their business to the day they hit that 7-figure milestone.
To get the most out of any of our RealEstateInvestor.com products and services, investors must be committed to the process. We have the tools investors need to achieve great success, but if you are not actively participating, you will not be as successful as those who do. After all, this is not transactional sales. It is based on relationships. It’s relationship selling.
A Platform Built Around Our Member’s Needs.
We’re always working on improving our system and adding features that are highly requested by our members. That’s one of my favorite things about working here… We listen to our members and we actually work on implementing features and ideas that they’re highly interested in.
Dave is currently working on new, as well as small functionality. He’s putting an emphasis on both enhancing existing products as well as new designs to continue to provide tools that are important to members.
Dave’s Favorite Thing About Working With Us…
Dave tells us he loves helping people fulfill their dreams and build their lives the way they want to live. He also likes being part of something bigger than himself.
I love building a company and building products that help people. I get excited seeing our members achieve their dreams of entrepreneurship – Dave Dubois, Director of Products and Services at RealEstateInvestor.com shares.
Where does Dave see himself in five years?
Building the next big real estate product, of course! I don’t know what that is, but I want to build it.
Getting To Know Dave On A Personal Level
Dave lives in Northern California with his two sons.
Even though Dave calls himself “old-ish,” he still enjoys playing indoor soccer.
It’s fun to move around and get the competitive juices flowing. He shares.
Besides enjoying a friendly game of soccer now and again, Dave is a published author, having released his first novel earlier this year. You can find his sci-fi novel, Escape from Earth 1, on Amazon.com. We understand he is currently penning book two in his series as well.
We will be sure to look for it soon, Dave!
An Inside Look At Finding Success As A Real Estate Investor.
While we had Dave on the phone, we asked him for any insights he might have into real estate investing and succeeding as a real estate entrepreneur. His feedback was spot on. Keep reading to learn more about what he’s seen working and not working in today’s market…
Adapting A CEO Mindset.
Dave has worked with so many of our flourishing investors, and since he’s helped build our analytical reports for our investors, he’s had the ability to gain great insight into what it takes to achieve success using our platform of products and services.
Here’s what he has to share:
Our services are ideally suited for people who are serious about real estate investing and growing their business. This doesn’t mean they have to be advanced investors. We’ve had real estate investors launch their businesses from scratch by using our products and services. What it takes to find success is having a CEO mindset. This means being committed to avoiding the DIY trap, and willing to hire the right people so they can exit basic operations. This frees up time to close more deals and scale higher and faster…
If You’re A Serious Real Estate Investor Ready To Scale…
Dave is spot on about adopting a CEO mindset being the key to finding success in real estate investing. Time and time again, we’ve heard the success stories of the investors who finally delegated their processes out and reaped the reward of exponential growth because of it. In fact, our member highlights section on our website is filled with these types of stories.
Dave elaborates more on what’s important when building a strong business:
I see so many people worried about their processes and data. This is important, but not so much when they need to be in high growth mode. The most successful members with us, realize we have that covered for them. They focus on knowing their market, building relationships, and continually scaling to the next level.
Finding Success Through Helping You Achieve Success.
That’s exactly what we help investors do here at RealEstateInvestor.com. We only succeed if you succeed, and to help you succeed, you must be willing to delegate these basic processes out so you can spend your time where it matters most.
We love helping real estate entrepreneurs change their businesses and their lives. We want to help you achieve this same success in your business. We invite you to peruse through additional articles on our website, and to check out the offerings we offer here at RealEstateInvestor.com.
Lastly… We want to send a big “thank you” to Dave DuBois! Thanks for allowing us to interview you and spotlight you as one of our valued team members here at RealEstateInvestor.com. We’re lucky to have you as part of our team!
A self proclaimed “people person,” Munish has directed teams of more than 100 associates and brings over 15 years of diverse experience across operations, business development, client management, and project management to our team.
To say Munish’s schedule can be hectic is an understatement. Munish and his family live in New Delhi, India, yet he and his wife, Shimpy Gaur who also works for us at RealEstateInvestor.com, maintain a work schedule in the United States Pacific time zone. With a 12½-hour time difference, they work well into the night when many Americans are just starting their day.
Munish, who has been with RealEstateInvestor.com since 2018, has over 15 years of diverse experience across operations, business development, client management, and project management. He credits his experiences in banking with Barclays Bank PLC & Projects with Ernst & Young as preparation for his role with RealEstateInvestor.com.
“What I learned all these years in past organizations and what I was provided… that was preparing me for this role.” – Munish Gaur
Munish also credits his wife with introducing him to RealEstateInvestor.com when a position opened that was the perfect fit for him. After several lengthy interviews, including an hour long interview with founder Gary Boomershine, the team agreed with Shimpy, Munish was a perfect fit.
An offer was made and the rest is history.
Life Of A Team Member Working With RealEstateInvestor.com
Working with like-minded individuals is important to Munish who is just one member of the RealEstateInvestor.com team located in India. Though there is an office in New Delhi, Munish mostly works from home. It allows him to be more productive and has given him the flexibility to spend extra time with family, including his newborn daughter that he affectionately calls Cookie.
Being part of a team is critical, according to Munish who is responsible for escalation and client retention. He admits to spending considerable time each day on calls with his team. Munish feels it is important to connect with people. He’s managed teams of up to 100 associates, so you could say he’s a bit of a “people person.”
Everybody has a story. – Munish Gaur shares about why he loves helping people.
Teams composed of people with different backgrounds teach us many things. Everyone is different. They are different types of people with different cultures, and even different kinds of food. This diversity helps individuals learn and see other viewpoints. Munish finds this fascinating and part of why he loves working with our company.
There’s a lot that one can learn from working in teams. Everyone comes from different backgrounds and diverse cultures. If we keep our ears and eyes open, we can actually learn and be a better self. – Munish Gaur shares about the importance of diversity in company culture.
What Munish Wishes Every Real Estate Investor Knew…
Relying on your RealEstateInvestor.com team to help you learn and grow your business is key. However, according to Munish, not all members take advantage of all of the tools offered.
Training is one of the things that Munish believes sets RealEstateInvestor.com apart from many of the other companies on the market today. This includes the free training we provide on our Real Estate Investor Facebook Page, in our REI Beacon Facebook Group, and through our REI Huddle Podcast.
With the ability to have free access to so many resources, including experts who are making 7-figures in real estate today, in this market, real estate entrepreneurs have the keys to growing faster, better, and smarter businesses easily accessible at their fingertips.
The Importance Of Attending Live Webinars and Training Events.
Munish is actually our behind the scenes guy on all of our live training webinars that we offer, so he sees the value being shared consistently during these events. He pointed out that while many of our free training webinars and Q&A’s are recorded for convenience, nothing beats being on the webinar live.
This is something he’s very passionate about, especially when it comes to our Members Only training events. These are recorded and always uploaded inside our members’ portals, but he feels like real estate entrepreneurs should utilize the live training sessions much more often than they do.
People have paid for this program and they should be attending the live session and asking live questions to get the most out of it… Though they can listen to a recording later in many cases, nothing beats the live sessions. – Munish Gaur
Entrepreneurs Can Benefit From Their Peers.
Besides being able to ask questions to experts during our live calls and webinars, members have an opportunity to share their experiences with the team and learn from other members’ stories, too. The more members actively participating, the more fruitful for all parties. Think Mastermind or Meetup Groups, but on an even more close knit level. There’s so much that we can learn from our peers around the nation who are using the same tools and services to find success in their businesses.
Not only are performance or tech coaches there to teach, they are there to share situations… I could share something or the person that actually lived that situation, could… and help each other. That’s how it should work. That they help each other. The more people we have, the merrier.– Munish Gaur
Munish stressed the importance of learning from one another’s experiences and would like to see members make the most out of the program, and the many benefits we have to offer real estate investors and agents.
Curiosity and Wonder Are Top Tier Strengths We Look For In Our Team Members.
Munish was exposed to all kinds of processes during his career, from development of technology as part of IT teams to how people used the software created. He did rigorous testing on platforms and enjoyed seeing how backend coding done in one corner of the world could handle worldwide transactions.
His experience opened positions and projects where he worked directly with various levels of management and executive personnel.
You can talk to anybody if you know what you need to ask. – Munish Gaur
Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Munish admits to being as curious as a child and asking many questions throughout his entire life. As a project manager, he spoke with executive level managers regularly. It gave him a solid foundation to ask questions regardless of who he was talking to.
I asked the right questions at the right time. It’s a habit. It doesn’t matter who you are sitting with… CEO or an agent, if you need to ask questions, you should. – Munish Gaur shared.
Munish is a great example of having curiosity and wonder, two of the values we very much look for when it comes to seeking members to join our innovative team at RealEstateInvestor.com.
The Importance Of Service And Having A Willingness To Help.
This holds true with RealEstateInvestor.com as well. Members are encouraged to ask questions, to explore, and to learn.
To Munish, it doesn’t matter who you are speaking with. What matters is that you understand the individual’s situation and help as best as you can. That’s what RealEstateInvestor.com is all about. Helping each other find success faster and easier.
We need to understand what their situation is and then help them as best we can. That’s our motto and is the kind of value our CEO’s have clearly demonstrated for this organization. – Munish Gaur
The Value of Learning From Other Cultures And Building Lifelong Experiences.
While Munish has a master’s degree in Human Resources, he credits his life experiences as further expanding his education.
Munish claims that having had the opportunity to interact with people from different backgrounds in the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, and Australia, has also brought learning experiences. He credits a year long trip to England when he was 25 years old as being an eye-opener.
I thought I had doubled my 25 years of life experience with the kind of exposure I got (during that one year in the U.K.)… If you just observe, you see… how people live in a different country or even different city… It’s interesting how people think differently in different countries. – Munish Gaur shared excitedly and earnestly when talking about learning from different people and cultures.
A Culture Of Fun and Family.
Two values we care about at RealEstateInvestor.com is having fun and prioritizing family and friends. We want this not only for our team members, but for our members too. That’s why we’re always looking for ways to streamline processes and take more of the little jobs off real estate entrepreneurs plates. That way they can do less work and spend more time enjoying life.
We asked Munish about his life in New Delhi and what he enjoyed doing for fun…
When not working, Munish and his wife enjoy traveling and trying new cuisines. So far, his favorite place is England. He found Edinburgh to be peaceful and green and he loved the culture and history he found there.
Munish and his wife celebrated a new year in a new country for the past several years until recently when his wife was expecting. Munish and his wife, Shimpy, welcomed a daughter earlier this year, a month sooner than originally expected.
A couple weeks after his daughter’s birth, the Covid-19 pandemic happened, and their city was put on lockdown. He feels grateful to have had his daughter a month early to where his family was able to see her before the lockdown began.
Everything happens for a reason. That’s the kind of faith I believe in. – Munish Gaur shares about the birth of his daughter during an unprecedented time for the entire world.
Even after spending more than 100 days in his home with his wife and newborn baby girl, Munish says he feels loved and blessed. Everything worked out. They were fortunate to enjoy family time with their newborn who they named Aadriti, which means ray of light.
Everything has fallen in the right place at the right time. We were lucky to have her at the right time. – Munish Gaur shares again.
Munish is a doting father and husband, and he’s looking forward to traveling again soon, and this time sharing those experiences with his daughter, as well.
What’s Munish’s Favorite Thing About Working At RealEstateInvestor.com? (Besides Working With His Wife!)
Without hesitation, Munish told us he loves the culture and the people at RealEstateInvestor.com who are now more like an extended family. With only 24 hours in a day and 8 of them asleep, on average, Munish indicated he spends more time with coworkers like most people in careers do.
(You) interact with them much more than you actually do with your family. They become your second family. – Munish Gaur shares.
One of Munish’s favorite experiences was when our founder Gary Boomershine and our CFO Wayne Jarrett visited the team in India and went on many adventures together. He’s looking forward to the next trip and is grateful to be part of a community that values all of their talented team members across the world.
Being part of a global community with RealEstateInvestor.com.
Munish said that nothing beats interacting with your team and sharing experiences to understand where they are coming from. While the lingo may change, you are not just sharing words, you are also sharing emotions.
Love the people you work with and it will be fun! – Munish Gaur
Munish… we couldn’t agree more! We’re grateful to have such an amazing team in India, and an awesome team member like Munish… And of course his wife Shimpy too! (Her story will be coming soon!)
This Business Coach Has A “Yoda” Like Style…
Today we have the pleasure of introducing you to one of our awesome performance coaches here at RealEstateInvestor.com— Master Coach Willie Hooks.
Willie Hooks has coached hundreds of entrepreneurs and clients over the span of his 25 years of dedicated service as a successful and highly sought after mentor, coach, business consultant, curriculum developer, author and speaker. He’s also an expert real estate investor and private lender, and the CEO of JTE Associates, a Performance Coaching and Organizational Development Consulting Company.
Our founder Gary Boomershine hired Willie Hooks to be his CEO business coach 15 years ago. That was the beginning of an impactful coaching relationship and the start of their longtime friendship.
“Successful real estate entrepreneurs are not born, they’re made.” — Master Coach Willie Hooks
Willie joined our RealEstateInvestor.com team 8 years ago, where he’s been an essential part of helping to build our highly effective coaching program that’s focused on helping real estate entrepreneurs build a high-growth, profitable, and successful real-estate business.
Our REInvent Coaching Program has helped numerous real estate investors accelerate business growth, fast track financial results, and build passive income.
An inside look at what a coaching program can help you achieve.
Whether you’re trying to build a successful real estate business from scratch, or you’re trying to scale your business to where you can achieve a high 6-figure or 7-figure income, a coach can help you get there. And that’s exactly what Willie Hooks and the rest of our REInvent Coaches help our members do.
A coach can help you clarify what your vision is, clarify what you need to do to get to that business level, help you understand what your current capabilities are, and which approach you need to take to achieve real success.
Our REInvent Coaching Program can help you:
- Build a seven-figure real estate business
- Generate massive profits
- Cultivate a high growth environment
- Become the CEO of a business that can run without you working in it
- Make fast progress toward living these five important freedoms:
- Freedom of time
- Freedom of money
- Freedom of relationships
- Freedom of purpose
- And freedom of lifestyle
Q&A: Getting to know Master Coach Willie Hooks
During our interview with Willie we asked him several quick “get to know you” questions. Here are a few of our favorite responses we received.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about working with our RealEstateInvestor.com coaching clients?
A: I’m passionate about helping my clients grow, develop, transform, achieve, and succeed in business and in life. In fact, the legacy that I leave lives with all the people I have helped to grow, develop, transform, achieve, and succeed. Those are great key words to be remembered by.
Q: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A:As a kid I wanted to be a professional athlete or a highly decorated soldier. Which is probably one of the reasons why I joined the military at the age of 17— to serve my country and to fulfill that childhood dream. After serving for three years in the military, I decided to get out and pursue a career in computer technology, where I earned a degree in that field and later earned an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
Q: When you’re not working, what do you love to do?
A:I’m an avid reader, a movie enthusiast, and I love playing basketball… Even if I’m not as good as I used to be at it. As the old saying goes, “The older I get, the better I was.”
Q: How do you start your day in the morning?
A: When my alarm goes off in the morning I wake up, get up, and start my morning routine. The mornings are a great time to imprint new success behavioral patterns within the neural pathways of our brain.
Part of my morning routine, the thing that you might find funny or quirky, is that I do a short five minute primal scream exercise to release any negative tension within my body and to clear the cobwebs out of my brain that may have accumulated throughout the night.
Primal screaming, is just yelling out loud at the top of your voice the first thing that comes to mind, and at the same time visualizing negative tension, stress, and anxiety being released from your body and flowing out into the universe where the healing light can cleanse it.
Q: What’s one of the common misconceptions about coaching?
A: A lot of people say that the coach holds you accountable. I’d rather say that a coach helps you build an accountability system, because the coach is partnering with you. It’s not a parent child relationship, it’s a support buddy system.
A coach will help you build an accountability system and a motivational system that you can utilize to hold yourself accountable in order to achieve the results you’ve dreamed of achieving.
Q: What makes our coaching program unique and different from other coaching programs?
A: Willie took the time to share his answer to this question in this short video clip below.
Want to learn more about Willie Hooks and our coaching program?
If you’re interested in learning more about RealEstateInvestor.com and our REInvent Coaching Program we invite you to check out our program overview and view our sample curriculum on our website here.
And if you’re currently a member with us here at RealEstateInvestor.com, we invite you to reach out to Julia Jordan (Our Senior Director of Member Success Manager) to ask about our current member special that we just rolled out for this coaching program
Thank you for being a part of our team Willie!
We’re grateful to have an amazing Coach like Willie Hooks on our team here at RealEstateInvestor.com. His “Yoda” like style, deliberate wording and articulation, and his heartfelt concern for every client never fails to encourage and empower both our coaching clients and our team. In closing, here’s one of our favorite quotes from Willie that calls us to action, not just talk:
An inside look at what Darren’s team does for our members.
Darren and his team onboard new members, host strategic planning sessions, and stay in consistent contact with each of our members through regularly scheduled account review calls. Their goal as a team is to set members up for optimum success. Here are Darren’s thoughts on his team’s role.
“We help our members by staying in consistent contact with them. That means watching for signs of trouble and looking for strategic growth opportunities. Our main goal is to help our members close more deals. If they close more deals, they make more money. And if they make more money, naturally they will continue working with us.” —Darren Wassell
Darren has a passion for both real estate and entrepreneurism, and it shows.
Darren’s love for both real estate and entrepreneurism makes him a great culture fit for our company and an enthusiastic advocate for our members. Here’s what Darren has to say about what he loves most about his job.
“There’s something truly rewarding about getting to see an entrepreneur’s business grow in real time. I talk to all of our managed service members on a quarterly basis. That’s over 300 talented real estate investors who range from novice to expert in experience. Being in regular contact with so many investors gives us great insight on tips and techniques that are working right now across the country. My absolute favorite part of this job is when I get to see the needle move after a member implements a strategic plan we build together. Seeing this happen and being a part of helping an entrepreneur hit their goals is exciting!” —Darren Wassell
His thoughts on the recent merger between REIvault and InvestorPO.
When Gary Boomershine and Robert Syfert chose to merge their businesses into the powerhouse full-scope platform that’s now called REIgnyte, it drummed up a lot of excitement and change. We asked Darren for the inside scoop and what he thought of the merger. Here’s what he had to say.
“We’re all super excited about it because we at REIvault have always had excellent managed services with an “okay” technology piece. InvestorPO had the incredible technology and CRM piece we needed. Apart we were both good, but together we’re great! As the Director of Client Services, I love that we can now offer our members the best of both worlds and help them produce even better results than we could before.” —Darren Wassell
Here’s a tip for struggling real estate investors from Darren Wassell.
We asked Darren if he could give a tip to a struggling real estate investor, what would it be. This tip was spot on!
“The fortune’s in the follow up. We as investors are all ready to buy houses today and every day. But most sellers aren’t ready to sell their house until sometime in the future. Few are ready now. So the key is to connect with them, build rapport and credibility, and educate them. If they’re ready to sell now, that’s great! If not, follow up, follow up, follow up, until that seller is ready to sell. If you’re in front of them when they’re finally ready to sell in the future, that’s when you’ll get the deal. Most investors don’t have the patience or time to stay with sellers until they’re ready to sell. While the people who do, make the most money.” —Darren Wassell
Getting to know Darren.
Born in San Diego, Darren began moving his way northward along the California coast where he attended Pepperdine University near Malibu. After graduating with a degree in Organizational Communication, his career track took him even further north to the San Francisco Bay area where he still lives today.
When Darren’s not working, he’s spending time with his family. He’s a firm believer that a healthy body equals a healthy mind, and enjoys exercising on a consistent basis alongside his lovely wife of 26+ years. Darren has three kids, two of which are already out of the house and across the country in North Carolina and in Texas, where Darren and his wife frequently travel for a visit. While some of their friends are having babies and starting their families late in life, Darren and his wife are anxiously looking forward to the grandparent phase of life in the future.
Julia embodies the belief that there are no problems, only solutions.
Born and raised in Texas—where she still lives today— Julia considers herself to be a strong Southern girl to the core. As a kid, Julia always dreamed of being an amazing wife and at-home mother when she grew up. And that’s exactly what she did. For 25 years Julia was the VP of the “Jordan Home Team,” where she took part in some of the most rigorous on the ground solution-focused training that life has to offer.
“Being a stay at home mom gave me an enormous education base and on the ground training in team building, problem solving, relationship fostering, event planning, leadership, life coaching, and so much more. I was the VP of the Jordan Home Team, with an excellent track record and 25 years of perfect attendance.” —Julia Jordan, Senior Director of Success
Julia loved her career as a wife and mother and never expected to have to work outside of the home. But, life threw her family a curveball in 2002 when her husband became one of the 30,000 innocent employees who lost everything after the infamous WorldCom accounting scandal and bankruptcy filing. Along with thousands of people, Julia’s family lost not only the income and benefits their family depended on, but every single penny they had saved for retirement.
Faced with needing to take her career outside of the home, Julia pulled herself up by the bootstraps and got to working on a solution. That solution was real estate, and it’s ultimately what led her to RealEstateInvestor.com. (Read her full real estate investing story here.)
Julia’s focused on making a measurable difference at RealEstateInvestor.com.
Julia’s committed to making a measurable difference in the lives of our members, our team, and our community. Her passion for relationship fostering, coaching, and encouraging are among the many admirable traits that make her a beloved part of our company and our community. For fun, we decided to ask a few people to share with us either a fictional job title or a nickname that best describes how Julia is making a measurable difference in the lives of others. Here are a some of those answers:
Mama Bear- She guards our team and our members fiercely and protectively watches to make sure that nobody gets left behind. She’s always looking for ways to solve problems and make things better.
Leader of Team Culture- Our company culture is a huge part of what we all love about working for RealEstateInvestor.com, and Julia is big on making sure it stays that way.
Our Moral Compass- As the accountability coach for our leadership team, Gary calls Julia their moral compass. Our core values are another thing we all love about this company, and Julia makes sure we’re always moving in the right direction.
The Closer- If there’s a challenge or a problem, Julia’s usually called in because of her uncanny ability to find solutions and to make things happen.
Jolly Julia- Twice a day Julia hosts motivational calls with our overseas phone teams that she affectionately refers to as our Sales Ninjas. Our sales ninja’s may live across the world, but Julia always makes them feel like they’re just as much a part of our family here. During these calls, Julia makes sure our sales ninjas are happy, pumped up, and that they have all the training and resources they need in order to land more qualified sellers for our members.
We asked Julia what she loves most about our company, here’s what she said:
“Our culture and our core values is what makes our company great. We have an interwoven team atmosphere where we’re all willing to jump in and help each other. We understand that everything we do is for the combined result of the company. We work hard, but we have fun too. I love that we’re a bottom up company, versus a top down. We take input and go and do things based on that philosophy. That allows us to be the best versions of ourselves that we can be. At the end of the day, we’re all part of one big family. That’s what keeps us outwardly focused and committed to making a measurable difference in each other’s lives and in the lives of our members.” —Julia Jordan, Senior Director of Success
Let’s get personal! Getting to know Julia Jordan.
Julia is a southern girl to the core who lives with her husband on a 25-acre ranch in North Texas. In true real estate investor fashion, she leases out 22 of those acres to a neighboring rancher as a grazing lease for his herd of cows and one stubborn mule. Julia starts her day off at 5am with a cup of coffee in one hand and her Bible in the other. She’s powered by Jesus and energized by spending quality time with the people she loves. When she’s not working, Julia can be found spoiling her grandkids, devouring books, cooking southern dishes, or working in her garden. She affectionately refers to “porch time” as one of her favorite ways to partake in self-care. Porch time includes unwinding on her oversized porch where she can watch the animals graze from her favorite rocking chair.
HERE’S OUR FAVORITE ANSWER FROM JULIA’S TEAM SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW:
We Asked Julia: If you could have any super power, what super power would you choose and why?
Julia Answered: “I feel like the Holy Spirit in me is my super power and I don’t really need another one.”
Doug is a Firestarter who is sure to help REIgnyte our industry.
Having Doug on our executive team at RealEstateInvestor.com is already igniting that fire in our team. During our first united team meeting of the year, Doug kicked off his speech to our newly merged team with the following incredibly accurate sentiment.
“I feel like I’m a coach coming and taking over a playoff team that’s in the championship every year, and they just need that little bit of help to win the Super Bowl. That’s what I’m good at, what I specialize in.” —Doug Lewis, Chief Information Officer of RealEstateInvestor.com.
Doug has a strong focus on the grassroots of our industry, and has a plan to ensure that no real estate investor gets left behind. One way he’s doing this is by building innovative and scalable packages that can grow as real estate investors businesses grow—including providing a start-up package for our members who are brand new to the industry.
He loves empowering people and nurturing a culture where innovation can thrive.
When we asked Doug what his favorite part of his job was, he said that he loves empowering people to become their best versions of themselves and unlocking their hidden potential. He’s committed to building a team culture where his team can think freely, and completely unleash their innovation and creativity. The atmosphere was charged with a newfound energy when he gave his new team the following charge.
“I have one sole purpose in this company—to empower smart people with the support, tools, and processes they need to be great. That’s my job. Not to tell you what to do. My job is to be your sounding board and to empower you to do what you know how to do and what you already know you need to do. Your voice is being heard. It’s always been heard. But with the merging of our companies now we have the manpower and the bandwidth to actually implement everything you’ve always wanted to do.”—Doug Lewis, Chief Information Officer, RealEstateInvestor.com
Getting to know Doug Lewis on a personal level.
Doug lives in San Diego, California where he was born and raised. His super powers include being both creative and analytical, a rare dual talent.
When Doug’s not working, you can find him spending time with his wife and beautiful granddaughters, or taking a sunset ride on his cruiser up to Hot Springs Mountain. If he had to pick an alternative career, he would own and run a rescue for horses alongside his wife.
“The best year of my life is to come, and it starts today!” —Doug Lewis
We feel the same way as Doug does and our entire team is thrilled to have him onboard as our CIO of RealEstateInvestor.com. With a powerhouse team and the best members in the world, we’re definitely set up to fulfill our mission to— REIgnyte your business. REInvent your life.
Meet Wayne Jarrett, the Chief Financial Officer and self-proclaimed spreadsheet enthusiast who’s responsible for managing the financial actions for RealEstateInvestor.com. With over 20 years of experience working in high tech and financial services industries—and an MBA from the University of the Pacific’s Eberhard School of Business—
“One of my favorite things about working here is our core values and our mission to make a difference in people’s lives. Our leaders truly embody this and they have a spirit dedicated to growing people and giving back. In the same spirit, I actively serve on the Advisory Board for University of Pacific’s Eberhard School of Business where I help give back to students through mentorship programs, mock interviews, employer events, and guest lectures.”
—Wayne Jarrett, RealEstateInvestor.com CFO and Integrator
Wayne is an Integrator who provides a steady balance for our executive team.
As a natural Integrator, Wayne works seamlessly alongside our Visionaries, taking their ideas and developing the business plan and strategy that assists them in bringing those visions to life. Like most Integrators, he’s often found working behind the scenes. He’s a steady force within our organization who makes sure that our initiatives and business strategies are implemented and integrated seamlessly.
“The Visionary is the CEO who comes up with the great ideas, and the Integrator is the person who goes out and makes them happen. I’m good at helping people define their ideas by putting them into a blueprint that shows them how it could work.”
—Wayne Jarrett, RealEstateInvestor.com CFO and Integrator
From business mentor to a friendship that has spanned multiple decades.
Wayne’s first time meeting Gary Boomershine was at a couples event hosted by Andersen Consulting back in 1996. Newly hired Wayne was assigned a mentor named Gary Boomershine who he didn’t get to meet until a few days later at a couples retreat sponsored by their employer. It was a bit of an unconventional first meeting when Wayne and his wife Kathy met Gary and his wife Shanna at the event. But it didn’t take long for the two couples to hit it off after discovering that they lived near each other, had mutual friends in common, and enjoyed similar pastimes.
While Gary ended up leaving Anderson Consulting shortly after that event to pursue high tech sales with dot-com startups, the two couples remained close friends from then on out. For ten years both Wayne and Gary maintained a friendship where they would get together with their families for backyard barbeques, fishing, and boating on the lake. The two traded home improvement tips and real estate knowledge over the years. They often joked about working together again in the future, and in 2016 the timing lined out perfectly to make that happen.
“Our families remained good friends for well over 10 years. And during those years, both Gary and I took turns going back and forth talking about working together again. Sometimes he would say, ‘you should come work for me.’ Other times I would say, ‘I should come work for you.’ But the timing wasn’t right. Not until 10 years later in 2016 when the timing lined out perfectly. Ever since, working with Gary and the RealEstateInvestor.com team has been amazing. It’s a perfect culture fit for me and I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else.”
—Wayne Jarrett, RealEstateInvestor.com CFO and Integrator
Who’s Wayne Jarrett Anyway?
Wayne was born and raised in California’s Bay Area and currently lives in his home town of Walnut Creek. As a kid, Wayne was enamored with wildlife and dreamed of becoming the next Marlin Perkins or Steve Irwin. He spent a lot of time outdoors exploring nature’s wonders where he learned how to capture snakes and lasso lizards. All of which, his mom forbade him from bringing into the house. And yes, he has been bit a few times. But while he had a close call with a rattle snake, he never got bit by anything venomous.
As Wayne grew up, his strength in math, analytics, and business led him to pursue his MBA. During his first year of college he met the love of his life, and has been with her ever since. In fact, Wayne and his beautiful wife Kathy recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary! And together, they’ve raised three bright and talented teenage daughters. All of whom he attributes his full head of white hair to.
During our interview, we got the chance to ask one of Wayne’s daughters what her dad does after he finishes work. She told us that he likes to stare at nothing on the TV while drinking a beer. Wayne laughed and then explained that his brain is always on the move, so watching nothing on TV and vegging out for an hour or two is a luxurious way to wind down from a long day at the office. But Wayne’s actual favorite pastime is spending quality time with his family and friends. He and his family play golf together, hunt, fish, snow ski, and spend most of their Summer’s boating on the lake.
A future in the mountains?
Wayne’s dream retirement would include waking up with a view of Lake Tahoe, grabbing a steaming cup of coffee, and going for a nice walk alongside his wife. But he might not have to wait for retirement to wake up to a mountain view since Wayne has excellent real estate investing skills and works for an amazing company that allows him to work remote from anywhere. Perhaps he’ll even make this a part of his 5-year plan.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR TEAM AT REALESTATEINVESTOR.COM.
Our team at RealEstateInvestor.com is thrilled to have Wayne Jarrett on our executive team. If you have any questions for Wayne or would like to connect with us, don’t hesitate to reach out. Until then, Wayne will be busy helping us fulfill our mission through his innovative business management skills, and his ability to seamlessly Integrate innovative solutions for our members and our business.