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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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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
154. Excellence Is The Standard When It Comes To Your Homes Interior Design - With Alexis Soof of Soof Construction and Design
In this episode of The Real Build, I sat down with Alexis Soof of Soof Construction and Design. I have known Alexis for a couple of years through an entrepreneur group called the Arete Syndicate. I was excited to have Alexis on and talk about all the amazing things she is doing in the interior design space. Being in the building industry, you know a great interior designer when you see one, and Alexis is by far one of the best. She puts her heart into every client project, big or small, and over-delivers. She sets a standard for excellence in every project. Alexis and I covered quite a few topics like bringing a designer in early on when building a home, Qualifying an interior designer, Standards designers should have, What to look for when hiring an interior designer, and so much more.  If you are thinking about building a new home or looking to redo your current home, you are going to want to listen to this. Guest Info: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexissoof/ 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
01:01:21
September 07, 2022
153. Improving The Construction Industry With Advanced Tech - With Maria Khokhlova Of Traceair
153. Improving The Construction Industry With Advanced Tech - With Maria Khokhlova Of Traceair
In this episode of The Real Build, I sat down with Maria Khokhlova, the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at TraceAir, a site work intelligence software and user-friendly technology that helps construction companies build advanced automation using drone flights, 3D mapping, analytics, and data processing services to accelerate site work and provide transparency to owners. Maria and I discussed her technology and how it improves the construction industry.  The construction industry is one of the slowest growing industries regarding new technology.  Many years have gone by and contractors still use old processes and materials.  But the future is bright for the industry as new technology like Maria's is advancing the industry in many ways. Guest Info: Website: https://www.traceair.net/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-khokhlova/ Host Info David's Website: https://knoxfinancial.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidgfriedman/ 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
45:36
September 01, 2022
152. Encouraging And Enabling A Construction Culture Of Continuous Improvement - With Robert Penney Of Skanska
152. Encouraging And Enabling A Construction Culture Of Continuous Improvement - With Robert Penney Of Skanska
In this episode of The Real Build, I sat down with Robert Penney, the national director of continuous improvement at Skanska.  Skanska is one of the world's largest development and construction companies, with 2020 revenue totaling SEK 159 billion.   Roberts's responsibility, first and foremost, is to encourage and enable a culture of continuous improvement within Skanska.  Robert supports his construction project teams through:  -The facilitation of process improvement workshops. -The communication of best practices. -Building strong skill sets around Lean construction practices. Roberts's goal is to allow people to love their work again.  Robert and I discussed topics like creating high-performing teams, knowledge sharing within a construction business, and the importance of process while acknowledging flexibility. Guest Info: Website: https://www.skanska.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-penney-09594734/ Host Info David's Website: https://knoxfinancial.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidgfriedman/ 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
56:06
August 24, 2022
151. You Can’t Win Them All. You Have To Move Forward And Learn From Your Mistakes
151. You Can’t Win Them All. You Have To Move Forward And Learn From Your Mistakes
A topic I wanted to discuss is something that recently happened to me, and it hit me hard the last month. It was bothering me. A home that I do home watch for the previous three years was listed for sale for 5.5 million dollars. Now you are probably saying a couple of things. Wow, that’s an expensive home, and or ok, what’s the big deal? The primary reason it bothered me was that I do these people's home watch and am a real estate broker. Ive gotten them properties in the past as well. I sold them the lot the home was on!  I designed and built the home, which was a huge slap in the face. I went above and beyond for these people. Making sure everything was fixed and running well for them. But yet, they listed with another agent.   At first, I was bothered by it. I'm competitive, but I also couldn’t comprehend why they did it. I looked for reasons. I blamed others for it. I was angry. After a bit, I started to think back to everything I’ve learned through my personal development journey. I needed to stop pointing the finger at others and look at myself.
18:02
August 17, 2022
150. Setting The Standard High In Every Structural Steel Project - Zach Burick Owner Of Duggins Welding
150. Setting The Standard High In Every Structural Steel Project - Zach Burick Owner Of Duggins Welding
In this episode of The Real Build, I featured Zach Burick, the owner of Duggins Welding in Salem, North Carolina.  Zach and his team specialize in installing structural steel for multi-story buildings, manufacturing centers, schools, churches, and commercial/office projects.  Zach and I talked about his process, leading a team at a young age, and the importance of structural steel in a project. Zach spent nearly a decade working for Duggins Welding before acquiring the company in late October 2021. Zach started in the field as a general laborer while still in school at UNC Charlotte and worked his way to estimating, project management, and now owner. Zach's goal is to honor the foundation laid by Derek Duggins, who started the company in 1986, continue to grow the company, and build his legacy. Duggins Welding is proud to have completed more than 30 years in business. We are family-owned and operated AISC CSE (Certified Steel Erector), and we concentrate on projects located throughout North Carolina. Guest Info: Website: https://www.dugginswelding.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zachburick/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zachburick/ Host Info David's Website: https://knoxfinancial.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidgfriedman/ 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
59:37
August 10, 2022
149. Don't Sell Your Home! Here's How You Can Make It Into A Market-Beating Investment Property - With David Friedman Of Knox Financial
149. Don't Sell Your Home! Here's How You Can Make It Into A Market-Beating Investment Property - With David Friedman Of Knox Financial
In this episode of The Real Build, I sat down with David Friedman, who is the Co-Founder and CEO of Knox Financial, a financial services company specializing in helping people turn the homes they're moving out of into market-beating investment properties. Through a Frictionless Ownership Platform, David does from finding renters to property maintenance and managing finances. With over a decade of experience working with tech companies and the real estate industry, David now successfully makes owning investment property effortless and profitable. David was also the Founder and CEO of Boston Logic, a leading provider of real estate brokerage software now known as Propertybase. After selling Boston Logic in 2016, David Co-Founded Knox Financial in 2018 while remaining active on the Boston Logic board. David graduated with a MSME and BSME in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University. As someone incredibly skilled in starting and scaling several companies from idea to profitability, he has a lot to say about property investing, wealth generation, and mortgages. Hosts and listeners will love his tips and insights on getting the Knox edge on owning and profiting from one's home as a smart financial asset. He can't wait to get booked on your show!  Guest Info: Host Info David's Website: https://knoxfinancial.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidgfriedman/ 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
55:56
August 03, 2022
148. Engineering, Construction Tech, And The Innovation Of An Old Industry - With Dillon Mitchell Owner Of Kowabunga Studios
148. Engineering, Construction Tech, And The Innovation Of An Old Industry - With Dillon Mitchell Owner Of Kowabunga Studios
In this episode of The Real Build, I sat down with Dillon Mitchell, who is the owner of Kowabunga Studios.  Dillon is an electrical and technology designer for commercial construction.  Dillon is there to help you get through projects faster and not be so stressed to get projects done. Helping you and your team live a better life. Handing design documents to them means they do the heavy lifting. Giving you a project with all the components in it. Coordinated. Ready for circuiting and final coordination with the owner. Keeping your team involved in the project without the time commitment. Dillon and I discussed the importance of engineering, software automation in the construction industry, creating less stress in the industry, and the long-term vision of automation in construction. Guest Info: https://www.kowabungastudios.com Letter delivered to your door every month https://www.kowabungastudios.com/constructionletter Contact directly Dillon@kowabungastudios.com Be Social https://www.instagram.com/dillonAMitchell/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillon-mitchell-kowabungastudios/ 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
01:06:09
July 27, 2022
147. Don't Skimp On Quality! Using The Best Materials On Every Home Siding Project - With Michael Leonetti of Mastercraft Exteriors
147. Don't Skimp On Quality! Using The Best Materials On Every Home Siding Project - With Michael Leonetti of Mastercraft Exteriors
In this episode of The Real Build, I sat down with Michael Leonetti, owner of Mastercraft Exteriors in Williamstown, NJ.  Michael specializes in Roofing and Siding construction.  Michael and I discussed his process from start to finish and what you need to look for when doing your next siding project.  We discussed the importance of using quality siding like Hardi Board and how it may cost a little more to use, but it will last a lot longer.   Michael Leonetti has been working on homes since he was ten years old, earning extra cash and helping his dad with the labor involved with flipping houses. A strong work ethic is in his DNA. So too is entrepreneurship. After building a property cleanout and power washing business from the ground up, Mike expanded to property maintenance, home flipping, and ultimately to a general contractor. Michael's Website: https://mcenj.com/ Michael's Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/leonetti_24/ 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
01:09:12
July 20, 2022
146. We're Here For A Purpose On Purpose. Offering More To Serve Clients Better - With Michael McGovern Of Columbus Roofing and Construction Company
146. We're Here For A Purpose On Purpose. Offering More To Serve Clients Better - With Michael McGovern Of Columbus Roofing and Construction Company
In this episode of The Real Build, I sat down with Michael McGovern, the owner of Columbus Construction Company and Columbus Roofing.  Michael is on a mission to get everything he can out of every customer he works with. Meaning he wants to offer multiple services so that he can give the most value he possibly can to every customer. Michael believes he will get more jobs by being more service driven rather than chasing 100 clients at a time. This is why he has branched into construction, real estate, and roofing. These services always offer his clients something, and he can always be there to take care of them. He believes we are here for a purpose on purpose and to act like every conversation you have with someone could be your last. Michael's Website: https://columbusroofingco.com/ Michael's Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/therecklessceo/ 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
50:30
July 13, 2022
145. Being a Top Contractor - Top Contractor School Summer Retreat Recap
145. Being a Top Contractor - Top Contractor School Summer Retreat Recap
In this episode of The Real Build, I wanted to talk about my recent trip to Pittsburgh for the Top Contractor School Summer Retreat and what great information I took from it. TCS is a construction group that Ive been a part of for about seven months now. The group is full of high-performing contractors trying to improve all aspects of their lives, most notably our business.   I took so much from this retreat and formed many more friendships and close relationships with contractors. I think a big issue with contractors is they don’t like to share practices that have helped them succeed in the industry. This is a problem, and the more you come together as an industry, the better our industry will be. 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
28:16
June 29, 2022
144. Turning The Other Cheek When Facing Tough Situations In Construction And Real Estate
144. Turning The Other Cheek When Facing Tough Situations In Construction And Real Estate
We all go through challenging situations that can make or break us. They can cause anger, and we have to step back sometimes and ask ourselves if it is worth it. In this episode of The Real Build, I wanted to address some situations that personally happened to me in business recently. In these situations, Ive had to turn the other cheek. Ive had to take the high road and not let the issues get the best of me. This is challenging, but through a lot of personal development, Ive learned that it's what I need to do. The outcome is always better. 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
25:00
June 22, 2022
143. Do You Have Mold In Your Home? Here's What You Should Do - With Liza Blas
143. Do You Have Mold In Your Home? Here's What You Should Do - With Liza Blas
In this episode of The Real Build, I featured Liza Blas of Very Happy Stories. Liza is the host of the Very Happy Stories podcast, and she also inspires, validates & empowers caregivers of children with challenging conditions. I wanted to have Liza discuss a crucial topic that not many people discuss. That topic is mold and how we should check for it and ensure our families and ourselves are fully protected. Liza's kids are recovering from Lyme disease, and one of the main issues in people unable to recover is due to mold exposure. Mold is a significant driver in chronic illness in people today. Awareness is critical, especially when it comes to renovations and flipping. We discussed proper remediation and the importance of working with experienced teams and leaders in the industry. Liza was motivated to help others struggling with similar challenges. Building on real-life stories of challenges and obstacles, she brings light out of darkness, providing empathy, validation, and inspiration to parents with similar struggles. She guides followers and audiences and coaches clients from surviving to thriving. Liza's Website: veryhappystories.com  Liza's Podcast: veryhappystories.com/podcast  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
34:49
June 15, 2022
142. Focus On The Overall Customer Experience And Watch Your Business Grow
142. Focus On The Overall Customer Experience And Watch Your Business Grow
In this episode of The Real Build, I wanted to discuss how ive leveled up my real estate and construction businesses using a specific strategy. This strategy 10x my business and took me from selling 500K properties to million dollar plus properties. It took our building business from building 650k homes to 2 million dollar plus homes. So what is this magic strategy? Warning, it's no overnight success potion. It's a much more long term approach to business. It's called focusing on the customer experience rather than your bottom line. What can you do from the start until the finish to make the client experience better? I did a short video on this topic and wanted to dive deeper into it. Focus on these things to better the experience: Communication Walkthroughs Quality Detail Cleanliness Timelines Expertise 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
24:13
June 08, 2022
141. Helping Contractors Get More Freedom, Control, And Money - With Andrew Houston Owner Of Profit For Contractors
141. Helping Contractors Get More Freedom, Control, And Money - With Andrew Houston Owner Of Profit For Contractors
In this episode of The Real Build, I sat down with Andrew Houston, owner of Profit For Contractors. Andrew and I discussed all stages of a transaction and how we can better serve our clients as contractors to better our business and get more customers. This is a very jam-packed episode full of powerful tactical information for contractors and how they can take more control over their business. Andrew got a proven track record of helping all types of trades companies, and the reason he does so well is because he's a tradesman himself. He's no longer practicing, but still proud to say he was a Certified Industrial Controls Electrician. He has not only worked in the field, but has owned his own company and sold it successfully. He started to do business coaching back in 2000 shortly after he realized how much his contracting business and personal life was at a crossroads.  Andrew is passionate about helping contractors who are going through the same chaos he once went through daily. He has spent the last decade structuring a system, that enables contractors of all types, to create a business that gives them the ability to scale the business behind them— that gives them the freedom, money, and control they deserve. Andrews's Website: https://www.profitforcontractors.com/ Andrews's Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-no-bullsh-t-podcast-for-contractors/id1504320346 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
01:04:46
May 25, 2022
140. Perfecting The Design Build Process To #BuildBetter - With Matt Vetter President Of Schafer Construction
140. Perfecting The Design Build Process To #BuildBetter - With Matt Vetter President Of Schafer Construction
In this episode of The Real Build, I featured Matt Vetter, president of Schafer Construction in Brighton, Michigan. Matt and I discussed many topics in the construction business. But most importantly, we talked about the client experience and how we both strive to learn how to deliver the best experience possible. We are constantly figuring out ways to improve customer experience through communication, technology, listening, and much more.   Matt, first and foremost, is a husband and a father. Outside of that, he brings more than twenty years of varied experience in the construction industry to Schafer Construction, a small but fiercely growing True Design-Build construction firm. Matt has been a serial entrepreneur in the construction industry; owning and operating everything from a residential remodeling company to a nation-wide consulting firm. As President and Owner of Schafer Construction, Matt focuses on strategic direction and overall company culture while also maintaining the firms Preconstruction needs. In addition to managing the success of the Company, Matt co-hosts The Construction Corner Podcast and champions numerous other efforts geared towards “Making the Trades Cool Again” to promote the future of the industry to not only much needed new talent, but also to those currently engaged in some form or another. Matt's Website: https://www.schaferconstruction.net/ Matt's Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattvetter/ Matt and Dillon's Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-construction-corner/id1454718178 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
01:09:11
May 18, 2022
139. The Client's Best Interest Comes First In Every Luxury Real Estate Transaction - With Barry Van Patten II Of Van Patten Luxury Group
139. The Client's Best Interest Comes First In Every Luxury Real Estate Transaction - With Barry Van Patten II Of Van Patten Luxury Group
In this episode of The Real Build, I sat down with Barry Van Patten II of Van Patten Luxury Group out of Scottsdale, Arizona. Barry and I have become friends through an entrepreneur group we have been a part of called the Arete Syndicate. We relate in many different ways, and both have a passion for helping people through real estate. Barry and I discussed many big topics in the real estate world, like how Barry has used his love of helping people and turned it into a career selling luxury real estate. His primary focus, no matter what, is to put the client first. Barry is a Scottsdale, Arizona native, he has been creating relationships, and strong community ties his entire life. With strong business acumen and background in business startups, branding, and marketing. His exceptional communication skills and coaching abilities help his clients make the best real estate decisions. He believes in a positive approach in all of his dealings. He is a man of integrity, and his business is rooted in a solid ethical footing. He approaches each transaction as if it were his own and advises accordingly. Barry's clients love his approach and attention to detail. Barry's Website: https://vanpattenluxurygroup.com/ Barry's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barryvanpatten2/ 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
01:09:57
May 11, 2022
138. Transforming Lives One Shovel At A Time - With Keith Callaway Sr. K&L Industries
138. Transforming Lives One Shovel At A Time - With Keith Callaway Sr. K&L Industries
In this episode of The Real Build, I sat down with Keith Callaway, founder of K&L Industries out of Portland, Oregon.  Keith and I had a great conversation about how his walk with faith has affected his everyday life in so many positive ways. We talked about communication and how it is the most essential element of every business. We also spoke about K&L and their impact on their employees, which reflects the overall delivery in every paving job they do. K&L Industries has delivered high-quality paving services to residents and businesses for over 30 years. From the very first days of operation, their family-owned and run paving company put the satisfaction of its customers at the center of its work. As a local company, they understand what makes Portland tick. They understand the expectations that Portland people have of their service providers. And as a local company, they are uniquely linked to the area they serve; their customers are their neighbors, and they want to provide them with the very best. Keith's Website: https://www.kandlindustries.com/ Keith's facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keithl.callaway 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
01:06:32
May 04, 2022
137. Home Trends From The Ground Up. What Are We Building Today?
137. Home Trends From The Ground Up. What Are We Building Today?
In this episode of The Real Build,  I wanted to talk about the trends I see in the homes we build. People ask what other customers are doing, so I decided to list them from exterior to interior. Here is a list of what we are doing: Exteriors - clean, smooth stucco, wood brackets, no brackets, modern making moves Roofs - still tile and metal Paint colors - light colors - whites Garage doors- more customized - modern glass or carriage style, A lot of brown doors Garages - heavy epoxy - HVAC - Freezers Sinks - MORE SPACE Pools - Blue tiles and pebble - Infinity - water features Pool deck - oversized stone pavers or tile - non slip Outdoor lanai - more covered area - ceilings - bars - entertaining Outdoor living space - fire pits, fireplaces, paver pads by the docks Landscape - Stand out - more color - Hide HVAC Generators. Front door - Let the light in - metal doors in Florida.  Countertops - quartz, exotic stones like onyx, Porcelain countertops starting to be a thing - can repeat patterns. Backsplashes - Large slab porcelain, quartz Custom hood vents that stand out Flooring - Tile and wood mix Cabinets - still shaker doors, some modern styles Trim - less is more. Pop the ceiling details, clean casements, and moldings Stairs - custom rails, solid wood treads, and risers Lighting - Modern lighting - Clean lighting - LED trims - Fewer pendants, more recess Drywall - level 5 smooth Baths - large showers - freestanding tubs still in - Unique tile floors - entire tile slab walls - Floating cabinets under lighting -storage space - More vanity space - more lighting Interior paint - Warmer earth tones - Greens (Sherwin Color of the year evergreen fog)- Light light beiges- Trim - white 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
27:52
April 28, 2022
136. 75 Hard Challenge As A Contractor And Realtor. The Good And The Bad
136. 75 Hard Challenge As A Contractor And Realtor. The Good And The Bad
In this episode of The Real Build, I wanted to talk about the 75hard challenge and how it helped me in so many ways over the last couple of years as a broker and a builder.  So what is 75hard? 2 - 45 min workouts, one outside and one inside 1 gallon of water Read ten pages a day Must stick to a diet  Daily progress picture   No alcohol What I gained from it  Consistency – 6 things daily that you must accomplish with no compromise or excuses.   Physical change - After dieting and two workouts, you will see a physical change, bringing more confidence. More confidence with everything like meetings and sales. Higher confidence better performance.       Reading -  I got back in the habit of daily reading.  Clarity – In a constantly changing construction environment, having a clear head helped me tremendously with many difficult situations and continually having to pivot. Diet – I needed this. Having a healthy diet made we sleep better, feel better, and wake up with an overall better mood.   Sleep was phenomenal, which made me want to tackle the day. Energy levels were better. In a Fast-paced real estate environment was more alert. Could deal with issues faster or get deals done smoother.   Helped with stress – with real estate and construction, there are a lot of stressful times, especially today – supply issues, labor issues, price increases, build delays.    The Bad Time – This was tough. Being a real estate broker, you are on the clock all the time. Being a contractor, you go to work early and come home late. So waking up earlier and going to bed later because of the second workout, my days flew by. A release to relax – I'm not a heavy drinker, but I do like my occasional drink with my fiancée to relax on a Sunday. We enjoy our time together, and we did during 75hard. But in this crazy real estate and construction world, not having a drink here and there was really tough. Less time with friends and family.  – Time wasn't always on our side, working late or working on the weekend and going to an event where more than likely, everyone was drinking.   Exhaustion – I know I said energy levels were better, but there were many days when I was just burnt out physically and mentally. Have you ever read a book but couldn't process anything because you were so exhausted. That's how I felt. Overall the good out wayed. The bad in this experience. I feel like a new person again. I feel good. I feel like I can seriously take on anything I want to. If you haven't done the program, do it. If you are struggling, do it.
26:18
April 20, 2022
135. Real Estate Investing And Positive Mindset In The World Today - With Austin Linney
135. Real Estate Investing And Positive Mindset In The World Today - With Austin Linney
In this episode of The Real Build, I sat down with Austin Linney, a real estate investor and mindset coach out of Houston, Texas. Austin and I talked about investing in real estate in today's crazy market and some of his strategies to capitalize on rising interest rates, high prices, high building costs, and low inventory. Austin Linney is a serial entrepreneur, real estate investor, business and mindset coach, and host of the weekly podcast, Construct Your Life with Austin Linney. He has built an expansive network of top professionals in leading industries and helped countless individuals break through obstacles and become who they were meant to be. For years, Austin struggled with negative thought patterns, self-sabotage, and alcohol addiction that left him trapped in an unfulfilling job, financial struggles, and disconnected and failing relationships. When he reached a breaking point, Austin knew he needed to take radical responsibility for his mindset and his life. He dedicated everything to learning strategies, systems, and tools to break free from a self-destructive cycle and live a life of abundance and significance. Now Austin lives his passion and purpose by helping people establish habits and improve their mindset so they can live the life they truly want. Whether you are looking to build a business, obtain financial freedom, or become more of who you are, Austin can help you get where you want to go. Austin's Website: https://www.austinlinney.com/ Austin's Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/construct-your-life-with-austin-linney/id1506834890 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
01:01:24
April 13, 2022
134. How Do We Become The Contractor The Customer Can't Live Without? - With Anthony And Nick Abbruzzese, Owners of Abbruzzese Floors
134. How Do We Become The Contractor The Customer Can't Live Without? - With Anthony And Nick Abbruzzese, Owners of Abbruzzese Floors
In this episode of The Real Build, I sat Down with Anthony and Nick Abbruzzese of Abbruzzese floors. The Abbruzzese brothers and I talked about being in a family business and how we, as the second generation, are eliminating the stigma of 2nd generation business owners not caring and failing the family business. We talked about how we were blessed with an opportunity to make it even better. Abbruzzese Floors Inc. is a family-owned and operated flooring company offering self-leveling cement, polished concrete, epoxy, and more.  Their father started the company more than 15 years ago with a clear set of core values. He built the business on superior customer service, outstanding craftsmanship, and a commitment to treat everyone with the respect they deserve. They consistently exceed their customers' expectations, delivering 110% on every project they take on. The three of them continue to use those core values to guide them to this day. They're committed to always doing right by their customers, sticking to our word, and providing the best workmanship the industry has to offer when all is said and done. They've had the good fortune to build a rock star team of professionals who share those values and work hard every day to help them achieve their mission.  Abbruzzese Website: https://abbruzzesefloors.com/ Anthony Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/antabruze/ Nick Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abruze/ 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
01:00:26