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By Bill Reiman | @ImBillReiman

The Real Build is your weekly podcast that covers the exact things you need to look for prior to buying, building, or selling a property. Every week Bill Reiman, (Your Broker Builder), will take you in-depth about what exactly you should be looking at when buying a property whether it is an existing home, or you're building a new home. Bill will also bring in leaders in the real estate and construction industries to discuss more important topics before buying or building a home.
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146. We're Here For A Purpose On Purpose. Offering More To Serve Clients Better - With Michael McGovern Of Columbus Roofing and Construction Company

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169. The Construction Business Isn't Easy, But The Hard Times Are What Builds Great Companies - With Nate Swink, Owner Of Swink's Welding
169. The Construction Business Isn't Easy, But The Hard Times Are What Builds Great Companies - With Nate Swink, Owner Of Swink's Welding
In this episode of The Real Build, I sat down with my good friend Nate Swink of Swink's Welding. Nate and I covered various topics about the welding industry, like building relationships, being present, opportunities in the industry, and focusing on the team.   Nate is a true entrepreneur. After dropping out of high school at a young age, Nate started a business. He eventually got interested in welding and after following a mentor, started his own welding company Swink's Welding. Nate and I got deeper into the struggles he has faced as a young entrepreneur and how he is pushing forward. The struggles he is facing will only make him and his company better. I have no doubt Nate will be one of the top welding contractors in the United States. Guest Info: Nate Swink Website: https://swinkswelding.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nate_swink/ Youtube: https://www.instagram.com/nate_swink/ Host Info: Email: Bill@rkreiman.com CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: ▶︎ YOUTUBE | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxAdSxHN0dIXZPhA-6p1HYA  ▶︎ INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/imbillreiman ▶︎FACEBOOK| https://www.facebook.com/billy.reiman  ▶︎ LINKEDIN | https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-reim... ▶︎ TWITTER | https://twitter.com/ImBillReiman ▶︎ WEBSITE | https://www.rkreiman.com
01:05:32
February 02, 2023
168. How Utilizing Youtube For Construction And Real Estate Can Be The Best Return On Your Time - With Levi Lascsak Of Passive Prospecting
168. How Utilizing Youtube For Construction And Real Estate Can Be The Best Return On Your Time - With Levi Lascsak Of Passive Prospecting
In this episode of The Real Build, I sat down with Levi Lascsak, co-owner of Passive Prospecting. Levi and I talked about Youtube and its importance as a tool for contractors and real estate professionals. Levi has studied the ins and outs of Youtube for a long time. Youtube is the top source when people want to search for something. Levi has spent many hours researching the best strategies to make your business stand out, increase reach, and profit more.   Levi went from being a former combat veteran selling cell phones at Costco to generating $90 million in real estate deals in less than a year with an organic YouTube channel. In his first 30 days, with just 48 subscribers, he got a phone call from a buyer with a million-dollar budget. To date his channel has been viewed 148,000 hours with just 16,000 subscribers and is the most viewed real estate YouTube channel and ranked top 500 real estate producers in Dallas. Levi has also helped hundreds of other clients generate millions of dollars from organic YouTube traffic, including one client that generated multiple six figures in their first year and another that closed 10 deals in the first 5 months of launching their channel. As a sought-after speaker Levi has shared stages with Tom Ferry, Ryan Serhant, and Tony Robbins and is the host of the YouTube for Real Estate podcast. His upcoming book Passive Prospecting is the ultimate guide to closing more deals in less time. Guest Info: Levi Lascsak Website: https://passiveprospecting.com/ Host Info: Email: Bill@rkreiman.com CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: ▶︎ YOUTUBE | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxAdSxHN0dIXZPhA-6p1HYA  ▶︎ INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/imbillreiman ▶︎FACEBOOK| https://www.facebook.com/billy.reiman  ▶︎ LINKEDIN | https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-reim... ▶︎ TWITTER | https://twitter.com/ImBillReiman ▶︎ WEBSITE | https://www.rkreiman.com
59:36
January 26, 2023
167. Construction And Leadership - 2023 Top Contractor School Winter Retreat Recap
167. Construction And Leadership - 2023 Top Contractor School Winter Retreat Recap
In this episode of The Real Build, I recap the recent Top Contractor School winter retreat and all of my takeaways from the event. This year's winter event focused on leadership and how we, as contractors, must be the best leaders to build successful construction companies. I recap speakers Keith Callaway Jr., Brian Hess, Brad Lea, And John Maxwell. There was a lot to cover in a short period but this event was amazing in many ways.   Top Contractor School is not just another contractor coaching group, it is a family. This group is all there for each other to help each other grow in all aspects of life.  Top Contractor School Website - https://www.topcontractorschool.com/ Host Info: Email: Bill@rkreiman.com CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: ▶︎ YOUTUBE | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxAdSxHN0dIXZPhA-6p1HYA  ▶︎ INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/imbillreiman ▶︎FACEBOOK| https://www.facebook.com/billy.reiman  ▶︎ LINKEDIN | https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-reim... ▶︎ TWITTER | https://twitter.com/ImBillReiman ▶︎ WEBSITE | https://www.rkreiman.com
32:18
January 19, 2023
166. Why Real Estate Will Exceed Inflation Through Long Term Value - With Matt Picheny Of Picheny LLC
166. Why Real Estate Will Exceed Inflation Through Long Term Value - With Matt Picheny Of Picheny LLC
In this episode of The Real Build, I sat down with Matt Picheny. Matt and I discussed what goes on behind the scenes of a real estate deal. Matt talks about his journey from actor to full-time investor & operator of thousands of apartment units. He talks about how he always looks for strategies to enhance communities. Matt and I talked about passive real estate investing and helping you make informed decisions about how to invest your hard-earned cash and how to put your money to work where it can make a positive impact. We also discussed investing in today's real estate economy.   Matt is also the author of the book "Backstage Guide to Real Estate," which outlines how he became a successful real estate investor. Guest Info: Matt Picheny Website: https://picheny.com/ Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/Backstage-Guide-Real-Estate-Positive/dp/1737538423/ Host Info: Email: Bill@rkreiman.com CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: ▶︎ YOUTUBE | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxAdSxHN0dIXZPhA-6p1HYA  ▶︎ INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/imbillreiman ▶︎FACEBOOK| https://www.facebook.com/billy.reiman  ▶︎ LINKEDIN | https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-reim... ▶︎ TWITTER | https://twitter.com/ImBillReiman ▶︎ WEBSITE | https://www.rkreiman.com
58:60
January 12, 2023
165. A Home Service Business That Enhances The Lives Of Seniors And Helps People In The Community - With Sean Fitzgerald of Trublue Total House Care
165. A Home Service Business That Enhances The Lives Of Seniors And Helps People In The Community - With Sean Fitzgerald of Trublue Total House Care
In this episode of The Real Build, I sat down with Sean Fitzgerald of Trublue Total House Care.  Trublue specializes in helping seniors stay in their homes longer to "age in place" with comfort, safety, and dignity.  They also help busy families regain their sanity, free time, and weekends to do the things they love with the people they love. Trublue is a game changer, and Sean saw the opportunity to take the company to the next level because of the growing demand for seniors and families needing help with big and small tasks.  After this interview, I have no doubt Sean and Trublue will be the goto handyman home service company that people trust and rely on for small projects. Sean is a c-level franchise executive with 25 years of experience working with brands ranging from startup franchise concepts to large developed franchise systems. This level of experience provides unique insight and perspective in growing, operating, and building franchise brands. His expertise includes franchise sales, development, marketing, lead generation, digital marketing, content marketing, lead flow management, candidate journey mapping, PR, web design, SEO/SEM, CRM, franchise operations, multi-unit development, franchise compliance, training, and franchisor/franchisee relations. Currently, Fitzgerald is the President of TruBlue House Care franchise, the only national provider specializing in home maintenance and repair, both inside and outside the home, for Seniors and Busy Families.  Guest Info: Sean Fitzgerald Website: https://trubluehousecare.com/ Host Info: Email: Bill@rkreiman.com CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: ▶︎ YOUTUBE | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxAdSxHN0dIXZPhA-6p1HYA  ▶︎ INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/imbillreiman ▶︎FACEBOOK| https://www.facebook.com/billy.reiman  ▶︎ LINKEDIN | https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-reim... ▶︎ TWITTER | https://twitter.com/ImBillReiman ▶︎ WEBSITE | https://www.rkreiman.com
01:04:03
January 05, 2023
164. Setting Big Goals To Benefit Your Business And Client Experience
164. Setting Big Goals To Benefit Your Business And Client Experience
In this episode of The Real Build, I talk about goal setting and the personal goals ive accomplished and am setting for 2023. I spoke about the importance of having someone who can keep you accountable for your goals. Most contractors need to set better goals. Some don't even think about it because of how busy they are. I am guilty of this. It is crucial to set goals. Not only yearly goals but also monthly and weekly goals. I talk about how I set goals and how you can do the same to dominate your year. Let's set big goals for 2023 and dominate. Host Info: Email: Bill@rkreiman.com CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: ▶︎ YOUTUBE | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxAdSxHN0dIXZPhA-6p1HYA  ▶︎ INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/imbillreiman ▶︎FACEBOOK| https://www.facebook.com/billy.reiman  ▶︎ LINKEDIN | https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-reim... ▶︎ TWITTER | https://twitter.com/ImBillReiman ▶︎ WEBSITE | https://www.rkreiman.com
23:20
December 29, 2022
163. Why Good Communicators Are The Wealthiest Real Estate Investors - With Steve Rozenberg Pilot and Real Estate Investor
163. Why Good Communicators Are The Wealthiest Real Estate Investors - With Steve Rozenberg Pilot and Real Estate Investor
In this episode of The Real Build, I sat down with Steve Rozenberg.  Steve Rozenberg is an Entrepreneur, International airline pilot, Business Coach, Speaker, Author, Educator, and Real Estate Investor. After the tragedies of 9/11, Steven lost his “safe and secure" career as an airline pilot but went on to create a commercial empire. Losing $200,000 didn’t stop Steve from creating the fastest-growing property management company in the state of Texas, managing over 1,000 properties across 3 major metropolitan cities before selling it to venture capital. For the past decade Steve has helped hundreds of business owners generate tens of millions of dollars in dozens of industries from tech companies to plumbing and roofing contractors. He’s also flipped, owned, and wholesaled hundreds of single family homes and apartment complexes. As the host of the ‘High Stakes’ podcast, Steve has interviewed major influencers and as an international speaker, he’s shared the stage with Ed Mylett, Brad Lee, Jordan Belfort, and James Lawrence AKA “Iron Cowboy”. When Steve isn’t flying a Boeing 777 airplane he’s applying his experience as a commercial airline pilot to help entrepreneurs take their business to their dream destination. Guest Info: Steve Rozenberg Website: https://steverozenberg.com/ Host Info: Email: Bill@rkreiman.com CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: ▶︎ YOUTUBE | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxAdSxHN0dIXZPhA-6p1HYA  ▶︎ INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/imbillreiman ▶︎FACEBOOK| https://www.facebook.com/billy.reiman  ▶︎ LINKEDIN | https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-reim... ▶︎ TWITTER | https://twitter.com/ImBillReiman ▶︎ WEBSITE | https://www.rkreiman.com
01:05:10
December 22, 2022
162. Contractors Need To Stop Lying To Your Clients
162. Contractors Need To Stop Lying To Your Clients
In this episode of The Real Build, I wanted to cover a topic that has been on my mind lately.  More contractors need to be open and honest with their clients.  We are in a different world, and things are not what they used to be in construction.  Now more than ever, we need to communicate and be transparent with our clients.  Some topics I cover in this episode are: Be open, honest, and transparent about what is happening Examples -Appliance delays -Price Increases -Timing - Lack of labor - Hurricane Ian created a lack of labor because our subs lost employees Price increases will happen; let them know before starting the build Get ahead of this and set the expectation Shop pricing and show that you are working for the client. Show them you are trying to negotiate the best pricing for them. Be honest about your timelines and what you can and can’t get done Closing on a house example Communicate communicate communicate Open communication is key Host Info: Email: Bill@rkreiman.com CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: ▶︎ YOUTUBE | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxAdSxHN0dIXZPhA-6p1HYA  ▶︎ INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/imbillreiman ▶︎FACEBOOK| https://www.facebook.com/billy.reiman  ▶︎ LINKEDIN | https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-reim... ▶︎ TWITTER | https://twitter.com/ImBillReiman ▶︎ WEBSITE | https://www.rkreiman.com
27:44
December 08, 2022
161. Architects Need To Create New Trends And Think Outside The Box - With Rob Mongillo, Owner Of JMDG Architecture
161. Architects Need To Create New Trends And Think Outside The Box - With Rob Mongillo, Owner Of JMDG Architecture
In this episode of The Real Build, I sat down with Rob Mongillo, the owner of JMDG Architecture and design in Naples, Florida.  I have known Rob for the last five years because most of the homes you see that we build were designed by Rob and his team.  I partnered with Rob five years ago for a variety of reasons.  His creativity, experience, communication, and attention to detail to name a few.  Rob and his team are bringing some of the best designs to southwest Florida.  They don't follow trends; they create new ones.  Rob and his team are always thinking outside the box.  They also have excellent communication with their clients to make sure the client's wants and needs are accounted for in every design they do. In this episode, you will hear exactly what you need to look for when hiring your next architect.  We also discuss design and what elements you should look for in your next set of architectural plans.
51:13
December 01, 2022
160. The Markets Changing, So Are There Still Opportunities In Building and Real Estate?
160. The Markets Changing, So Are There Still Opportunities In Building and Real Estate?
With the building and real estate markets starting to change and demand shrinking by the day, where will the opportunity be?  I recently had a discussion with some friends that are in real estate and construction and wanted to discuss some of the points we all made.  We talked about: How affordable rent for subcontractors is an issue in many cities throughout the US. Focusing on long term rentals. Building duplexes or four. Wait and see - hold your cash. Industrial Buildings for contractors. High-end market is still strong? Tiny homes? Host Info: Email: Bill@rkreiman.com CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: ▶︎ YOUTUBE | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxAdSxHN0dIXZPhA-6p1HYA  ▶︎ INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/imbillreiman ▶︎FACEBOOK| https://www.facebook.com/billy.reiman  ▶︎ LINKEDIN | https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-reim... ▶︎ TWITTER | https://twitter.com/ImBillReiman ▶︎ WEBSITE | https://www.rkreiman.com
18:46
November 17, 2022
159. Providing A Roadmap Into The Skilled Trades Through Video And Technology - With Keith Williams Owner Of Skill Stadium
159. Providing A Roadmap Into The Skilled Trades Through Video And Technology - With Keith Williams Owner Of Skill Stadium
In this episode of The Real Build, I sat down with Keith Williams, the CEO of Skill Stadium.  Skill Stadium is a technology Keith developed that is an online job platform for the Skilled Trades that connects employers with skilled trades professionals. Skill Stadium the LinkedIn of the skilled trades. They use video to match employers and job seekers in the skilled trades. Skill Stadium is more than a job website. It's a platform providing a roadmap into the skilled trades for students and workers not making a living wage. Skill Stadium features valuable content with day-in-the-life videos of people working in the trades, information on careers, and data. Content is delivered in Blogs, Videos, and Podcasts. Keith is an innovative and technology-driven entrepreneur and Founder of Skill Stadium, encompassing over 20 years of expertise in establishing partnerships through business development, marketing, and project management across the technology, education, and consumer goods industries. Keith has created a transformative solution that has disrupted the skilled trade industry by optimizing an online job platform that enhances the candidate and employer recruitment journey through a digital marketing ecosystem embracing video, content marketing, and global media. He utilizes a collaborative approach to build partnerships, and high-engagement programs, with a keen ability to balance technical and product strategy to accelerate profitable growth.  Guest Info: Keith Williams Website: https://skillstadium.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/keithandrewwilliams1999/ Host Info: Email: Bill@rkreiman.com CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: ▶︎ YOUTUBE | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxAdSxHN0dIXZPhA-6p1HYA  ▶︎ INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/imbillreiman ▶︎FACEBOOK| https://www.facebook.com/billy.reiman  ▶︎ LINKEDIN | https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-reim... ▶︎ TWITTER | https://twitter.com/ImBillReiman ▶︎ WEBSITE | https://www.rkreiman.com
01:07:30
November 03, 2022
158. MARKET UPDATE! Are Construction And Real Estate Prices Finally Falling?
158. MARKET UPDATE! Are Construction And Real Estate Prices Finally Falling?
In this episode of The Real Build, I wanted to do an update on the current construction and Real Estate Markets. It has been a while since my last update, and many things have changed.  Construction prices are still up, and building materials are still hard to get.  Real estate still has low inventory.  But the market is definitely changing.  I dive into what is happening and my opinion on what to expect in this week's episode. Sources: https://stobuildinggroup.com/construction-supply-chain-update-october-2022/ https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/26/mortgage-demand-from-homebuyers-is-nearly-half-what-it-was-in-2021.html https://www.forbes.com/advisor/mortgages/real-estate/housing-market-predictions/ https://fortune.com/2022/10/25/housing-market-activity-crashing-could-cause-recession-like-1981-2008-federal-reserve/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanponciano/2022/10/18/housing-market-recession-home-builders-warn-collapse-is-unsustainable-and-prices-could-tumble-another-20/?sh=71ed0872484f https://www.nahb.org/news-and-economics/press-releases/2022/10/builder-confidence-down-ten-straight-months-as-housing-market-continues-to-weaken Host Info: Email: Bill@rkreiman.com CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: ▶︎ YOUTUBE | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxAdSxHN0dIXZPhA-6p1HYA  ▶︎ INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/imbillreiman ▶︎FACEBOOK| https://www.facebook.com/billy.reiman  ▶︎ LINKEDIN | https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-reim... ▶︎ TWITTER | https://twitter.com/ImBillReiman ▶︎ WEBSITE | https://www.rkreiman.com
26:33
October 28, 2022
157. Look Out Zillow! Bringing Human Connection Back To Real Estate - With Ryan Poole, Owner of RealTrade
157. Look Out Zillow! Bringing Human Connection Back To Real Estate - With Ryan Poole, Owner of RealTrade
In this episode of The Real Build, I sat down with Ryan Poole, owner of RealTrade, out of West Palm Beach, Florida.  Ryan is on a mission to change how buyers and sellers search for real estate online and is embracing the real estate community through better communication. Ryan became a real estate agent 23 years ago because he loved to help people—but things have changed. Large technology platforms have been taking over the industry, intending to automate everything in sight with data and algorithms. These same platforms tell consumers that they can sit back and let machines do all the work. But buying and selling a home is one of the most important decisions you can make in your life. We need people at the heart of this process. That's why Ryan started RealTrade - to give us a place to easily and freely do business. By making real estate social, we can innovate for the 21st century without losing sight of what's important.  Less algorithms, more humans.  Guest Info: Ryan Poole Website: https://realtrade.io/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-poole-0b50b9162/ Host Info: Email: Bill@rkreiman.com CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: ▶︎ YOUTUBE | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxAdSxHN0dIXZPhA-6p1HYA  ▶︎ INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/imbillreiman ▶︎FACEBOOK| https://www.facebook.com/billy.reiman  ▶︎ LINKEDIN | https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-reim... ▶︎ TWITTER | https://twitter.com/ImBillReiman ▶︎ WEBSITE | https://www.rkreiman.com
50:32
October 20, 2022
156. Having A Great Design Team To Create The Ultimate Luxury Build Experience - With Jason Lynn, Owner The Decorators Unlimited
156. Having A Great Design Team To Create The Ultimate Luxury Build Experience - With Jason Lynn, Owner The Decorators Unlimited
In this episode of The Real Build, I sat down with a friend and member of our build team Jason Lynn who is part owner of The Decorators Unlimited out of West Palm Beach, Florida.  Jason and The Decorators Unlimited are a partner of ours and have joined our team at R.K. Reiman Construction to help us design and build masterpieces for our clients.  Jason and his team of designers give a full on experience to interior design and help clients from the initial planning stage all the way through the build to deliver a true turn-key experience.  The Decorators Unlimited has been a critical addition to our client's overall building experience, and I am honored to have Jason on the show. Some things we discussed were: The full decorator process. Design Elements to focus on Lifestyle and design Designer with a construction background Team focus when designing a new home Guest Info: Jason Lynn Website: https://www.decoratorsunlimited.com/ Host Info: Email: Bill@rkreiman.com CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: ▶︎ YOUTUBE | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxAdSxHN0dIXZPhA-6p1HYA  ▶︎ INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/imbillreiman ▶︎FACEBOOK| https://www.facebook.com/billy.reiman  ▶︎ LINKEDIN | https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-reim... ▶︎ TWITTER | https://twitter.com/ImBillReiman ▶︎ WEBSITE | https://www.rkreiman.com
56:34
October 13, 2022
155. Study Your Craft
155. Study Your Craft
In this episode of The Real Build, I wanted to talk about the importance of knowing your product from the ground up. Understanding how a home is built and knowing your product will help you sell more and gain your clients' respect.  I have worked in sales for a long time, and one thing that I have always made an effort to do is to learn as much as I can about the products I'm selling. Knowledge is critical, and the more knowledge you have the more success you will have. In construction, I have learned over the years about materials and how a house is built from the ground up.  This has also helped me in my real estate career because I can answer questions about construction that most realtors can't. Host Info Email: Bill@rkreiman.com CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: ▶︎ YOUTUBE | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxAdSxHN0dIXZPhA-6p1HYA  ▶︎ INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/imbillreiman ▶︎FACEBOOK| https://www.facebook.com/billy.reiman  ▶︎ LINKEDIN | https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-reim... ▶︎ TWITTER | https://twitter.com/ImBillReiman ▶︎ WEBSITE | https://www.rkreiman.com
18:15
September 21, 2022
154. Excellence Is The Standard When It Comes To Your Homes Interior Design - With Alexis Soof of Soof Construction and Design