Today, we have somebody in studio, we’re not in studio on Zoom, that just started doing video maybe three, four months ago, consistently. He’s done it in an area that let’s just say most people aren’t doing video, and because he was sort of sticking out like a sore thumb, he just shot right up. One of the questions we get is like, how do I use video if I’m going into a new market? Well, we’re going to show you that’s exactly what we’re doing here.
Our guest today is Stan Hartzheim is an experienced Mortgage Loan Originator who has a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry with Certification as a Divorce Lending Professional as well as expertise utilizing FHA, VA, USDA, and specialty loan programs. Skilled in Divorce Law, Mortgage Lending, Sales, Budgeting, Customer Service, Contractors, and Nonprofit Management.
Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode
- How to use video when you’re new to an area
- The wonders of consistency
- Creating a sphere of influence
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What’s up ladies and gentlemen, welcome another episode of the real estate marketing dude podcast. What we’re doing today, folks, is we have somebody in studio, we’re not in studio on Zoom.
That just started doing video maybe three, four months ago, consistently. And he’s done it in an area that let’s just say most people aren’t doing video. And because he was sort of sticking out like a sore thumb, he started just like, shot right up. This is somebody one of the questions we get is like, how do I use video if I’m going into a new market? Well, we’re going to show you that’s exactly what we’re doing here. Before I introduce our guests today, we’re gonna discuss like what his journey was. But more importantly, this is a mortgage brokers isn’t a real estate agent. It’s a mortgage broker, who for the last X amount of years worked primarily in the Denver market, Denver, Colorado, just recently has relocated moved over to just north of where he’s at into Cheyenne, Wyoming, and now is building his brand within the Cheyenne Wyoming market and seen and trying to almost like starting over again, right? He’s got to create new realtor relationships, you got to create a new sphere of influence, doesn’t mean he’s not doing business in Denver, but he just starts he knows he needs to start building his brand there as well. So we’re gonna share his story see exactly sort of how it works with the man Stan right here. And without further ado, we’re gonna introduce Stan the Man to the show. Stan, how are you today, sir? I’m doing great, Mike. Thanks for having me on. Why don’t you just do a quick intro to everybody first last name what you’ve been doing for the last 20 years of your life? And who the hell are you?
Yeah, so my name is Stan hearts I’m I run a team called wh Home Loans team with a company out of Dallas, Texas called southwest funding. And I’ve been in the mortgage business since 2017. kind of creeping up on people, like you said down in the Denver market and building my brand down there building out a little bit of a team have our operations staff still in an office down in Aurora, Colorado,
had an opportunity to move up to the wide open spaces, just outside of Cheyenne, Wyoming on a little ranch yet, and man couldn’t couldn’t be happier. We got 10 acres of land, got a beautiful, sprawling ranch house and a lot of wind, wind. And your and you guys were just you’re just moving mainly for lifestyle, right? You just want to get more space. But you’re got obviously you’re gonna bring your mortgage business up there. And what were one of your biggest concerns you had before going into a new market?
You know, I think like, look like anybody when you’re starting out in the new market. It’s like starting out a new business. And so there’s some trepidation of how do I grow that business? How do I grow the brand? I think my biggest fear, however, knowing that Cheyenne was a little bit of a smaller town than Denver, obviously was, I grew up in a small town. So I kind of get it. There’s some relationships there that have been going on since you know, elementary school or middle school. And when you come into that new market, how do you win over that business? You’re anytime you build a business, you’re stepping into relationship with people, and sometimes that means stepping between them in their existing relationship? I’m hate to say it, but that’s the reality. And how do you do that? If somebody has been friends since middle school? Right. So that was kind of my challenge coming into a smaller market? Yeah, that makes I mean, that’s pretty much with everybody. We get a lot of people that hey, I’m in a new market. I don’t have a spare because I don’t have that will video work. We will be anywhere from you there. So Stan has been Stan is in full disclosure stands one of our clients, and we want to share a story because
Stan started doing video about four months ago, I believe right about now and you just recently got we’re not like creating 30 videos a month, right? We’re just doing two videos, keeping it simple. But you just recently got picked up from the new station. I hear. Tell me about that.
it’s been a variety of things have happened in the last few months. We started doing these videos, not not mortgage related. I talked about mortgages all stinking day long. So I thought it’d be a lot of fun to share my journey of learning about Cheyenne and the surrounding state of Wyoming with as many people as I could. Right away when I got here I found out that this
Cities a little misunderstood. It’s it’s not just cowboys. And
you know, it’s there’s a lot I guess I’ll let me rephrase that there’s a lot to do here, a lot of people don’t realize it’s very beautiful, it’s close to the mountains, just like Denver is are on the other side of the mountain Salt Lake City. And we wanted to just kind of spread the word like this is a growing community that has a great infrastructure and a lot of really friendly people. So we started doing videos just to capture our journey around town. You know, as we met, people are winning and visited establishments, learned about the neighborhoods kind of started to zero in on where we wanted to live. We thought why not record this and have Mike and his team make it look good for us. The name of the show is actually in Stan’s model like we had to. And I almost did the same thing. And I wish I would have I’m doing it now. But five years ago, and I moved to San Diego, I didn’t know if I was going to sell real estate, I didn’t know what the hell is gonna happen. I was literally starting over a brand new career in foreign land, foreign territory, I didn’t know what the hell was going to happen. I didn’t want to sell real estate. But I did have in the back of my mind that if I was the only story I’d be able to tell would be that of a transplant. And at that time, I was going to create a show called San Diego transplant and I was gonna do was just still myself being a tourist, you know, and just discovering while I learned the city, which is what Stan is doing right now. So in his case, we ended up building a show called why not? Like why not Wyoming? And it all ties in with the branding and on that, but Stan’s not talking about mortgages on these videos, are you? Well, not yet. I try to avoid it.
You know, I love that we came up with the name, why not? I don’t know if the listeners will be able to tell. But I got a fairly dry sense of humor. And using that reverse psychology works really well. For me, I think it becomes a little bit of a funnier thing. But yeah, we try to avoid talking about mortgages, we’ll do a bunch of stuff that is mortgage related.
You know, what is interest rates and PMI, and so on. We teach classes up here in town, and we’ll probably record some of those and get you guys to edit it. You know, it’s been a lot of fun where we’ve caught on, like you mentioned, the news stations have have reached out to us. There’s there’s two big companies that run before local news stations. And they’ve been reaching out and asking us, hey, you know, do you want to get on our show? Do you want to advertise with us? You know, you seem like you’re doing pretty good with video. The other thing that’s happened that kind of came out of left field for me, because I don’t think I’m some sort of trending superstar. But
you are, oh, all of a sudden, like people are like, Hey YouTube guy, would you do our product? Would you do this or that we’ll you know, we’ll give you a free product, we’ll we’ll sponsor this or that. I didn’t see that coming in a million years, I’ll be honest. So that’s been kind of fun and interesting to see the variety of people that are interested in what we have to say. And you’re coming from a position of value. And that’s what like, I think a lot of times, and maybe even now you’re starting to see it. But before we even started doing this, I don’t know if you’d call this conversation. Like we don’t have to talk about mortgages. And as a matter of fact, and last, we talked about mortgages and more attention you’re gonna get, because when you when you guys start creating videos, you start creating content, what you’re really doing is you’re just creating conversations, you cannot create conversations without creating content first, right. And
I want to give you guys a different analogy, especially for all your mortgage brokers out there, or even brokerage owners. And this is what this should click because a lot of times, like Mike, I just don’t get it. I don’t get how me doing a video on a business or me doing a neighborhood tour, this can lead the business, and I’m going to share with you how. So let’s get out of the real estate business Dan, and I’m going to share with you
a very important lesson I learned from taking one of the Digital Marketer courses, so I gotta give credit where credit’s due. I started studying Ryan Deiss Digital Marketer, which is a very high end, or very advanced called Digital Marketing Company. They are the guys that do traffic and conversion and all these other things. Long story short, I’ll never forget this. And this is the way my mind works because of one of the I don’t know where I saw this was one of the training courses I bought, I was taking one of the lessons. And Ryan Deiss who’s one of the CO owners of the company, back in the day before they became all famous and all that they had to they were just an online digital marketer company, right. And they brought on a roofing client, the roofing client at the time. And in Texas. How long do you think a roof lasts in a house in Texas then
I have to guess it lasts a while 2025 the severe weather that we have up here that’s for sure. 2025 years, which means that the person that they sell their roof to either most likely transacts the house or dies before they need a new roof which means there is no repeat business. Right? It’s not and it’s not in that type of business. It’s not like you get a ton of referrals. Like it’s not like roofers are like through show me a roofer. It’s sort of like a plumber, right? You’re like hey, can plumber he’s a plumber is an electrician, nothing bad about that. But I’m just saying it’s not like a super duper, duper highly referral business where everyone’s like, Oh, sending the roofer business. So
when you need them, you just need them when you need them. Right and you don’t really have any loyalty towards a person that doesn’t maybe you know someone maybe you don’t, but it’s almost like a guy
Hello page type business you thought you sir, find the first company you see, and that sounds good, and then you roll with it. So the point is, is that they had to come up with a marketing plan online for this company. And here’s what they ended up doing. So they knew they had to go a roundabout way and think outside the box. What they did was they created a gutter cleaning service. And in the gutter cleaning service, let’s just say the going rates were $99 to get your gutters clean, they charged 25 except all their gutter cleaners were experts at identifying roofing issues.
What do you think happened next in?
Well, I can imagine they started to identify a lot of faulty roofs or roofs with problems on a percent of their sales went through the roof, but they had to create a gutter cleaning service to identify the roof issues, right. So they had the forward thing. See when I’m looking at a lender, in your case, having video that’s exactly what it is. The video is your gutter cleaning service to start having more conversations. This is true for a broker owner that’s trying to recruit this is true for a lender that’s trying to build more relationships. This is true for anybody. See, what we’re doing is we’re not creating content and videos to sell our shit. We’re creating, we’re creating content and videos to have more conversations to build trust that will eventually lead to us selling our shit.
Right? And that’s just that’s just the reality of it. Right? And I want you Let’s go through sort of what’s happening in your market because I wanted to have you on the show. Because
when you have the opportunity to do something different and stick out or stand out. That’s the Holy Grail. Everyone’s always asking us, okay, I want to get leads. I want to get this. I want to get that, folks. Warren Buffett once famously said, when zig zag or they zag Zig. That’s exactly what this business is. Because everyone can trip over a mortgage broker on the street, everyone could trip over a real estate agent on the street. And what really makes someone hire you
9.9 times out of 10 it’s brand and personal relationship. And if they envision themselves to working with you, would you agree with that, Stan? Yeah, I agree. And I think that is the great unknown about video. I didn’t certainly know that even six or eight months ago, how much people get to know you through that video exposure. I mean, people, people walk up to me now, like, they’ve known me for years. And maybe I’ve met him once before, maybe I haven’t. So the other thing that happens, just intuitively, I at least for me, as I started to create things that I say kind of routinely as part of my video making process, right and, and we went on a road trip, I decided that the best way for me to do these tours, especially in a great big state, like Wyoming was a road trip around. And so I started just telling people in my video just kind of just naturally Hey, jump in the car, let’s go we’re going on a trip, you know, and now it just opens up like a crazy funny line when I bumped into someone at a coffee house, Hey, come on up. And let’s go we’re going for a ride, you know, like, let’s talk for a minute. And it just kind of it transitioned from video to real life really intuitively. What happened? The smaller the town, the easier it is, believe it or not, because think about it, like you come to San Diego is a lot of people are doing video you go to Chicago, New York or a major city. And then you’re not so much you don’t have as much attention on there. Even though there’s more people, even those a bigger population. But you don’t have as much attention because you’re just one of many. Whereas in Cheyenne, you’re one of only how many other mortgage brokers in the Cheyenne market are doing video.
You know, there’s a few people doing some real short, you know, the short, short recordings or whatever that they throw on Facebook, or maybe you know, some some reels kind of stuff, but I don’t think anybody’s doing YouTube. There’s one real estate agent that is doing some YouTube stuff, but it’s negligible. So you gotta go way up north, there’s a there’s a Gallup north, it’s doing a really good job with YouTube videos and short, short shorts, recordings. But that’s it. I mean, in the whole state, there’s like two of us. That’s why you got the news.
I love it. So why don’t you share with everybody, you know, are you nervous when you got started? What did you think, like, come through that because most people are usually like, hey, I want to do it. But everyone wants to just be done with it. But very few people actually will take action and go through and actually do it. I never understood why.
But my gosh, Mike i i can tell you exactly why. You know, it started out with this goes back years. I’ll be honest, this goes back to one of my first jobs when I had to do some phone, some phone work. I worked for a large hospital in Colorado, and I had to do some phone work and I’d always think Man, I hate the way I sound on the phone. And someone told me you know what, whatever you sound like is what you sound like you talk all the dang time you never shut up. So just get over it right and then I started to contemplate doing videos
Last year and I’m like, Man, I got a face for radio bro. I don’t know if I should be doing these videos and then people are like, whatever you look however you look man, you just, you know, you walk around all day you’re not hiding under a rug. So get out there and do it. That was it. And and then the follow up to that it’s just, you know, scripting like, do I am I gonna sound like a robot? Or am I gonna sound natural, I’m gonna look natural. How’s this gonna come together? And I would say the first couple of videos were pretty brutal. I’m not gonna lie. I won’t sugarcoat it. I stumbled over the lines, I think we recorded you know, the first one was a eight minute video, I think we recorded an hour and 20 minutes worth of stuff and just kept kind of getting through it. It wasn’t, it wasn’t embarrassing, because I knew somebody was going to clean it up first, I guess. But it was it was kind of brutal. But after that one, I would say literally, the very next video got 100 times easier. And then from there, they’ve gotten easier and easier. I still feel like I tried to read the script, or I tried to, you know, make it real polished or professional. And I’m getting over that, you know, I,
you know, maybe your listeners will go check out my channel, we just did a brutal, brutal, brutal pub tour. And there was no scripting like, I’m like, Okay, I’m gonna go visit these 13 places, I’m probably going to get drunk while I do it. And I’m gonna have to try all this stuff that I learned about each of these stops, because I’m doing a little history tour with it. And you know, my brand has to teach people something. So I might as well tell them about these breweries. And you know, by the time we got to the end, did I drop an F bomb? Yeah, I did.
I did, and that others did a great job of leaving it in there for me. So that was fun.
You just got to have fun with it. And you know, that’s what I’m learning and the nerves will go away. Have you ever, like hung out with somebody that you just can’t be yourself around?
A couple times, I got a brother in law that
was trying to impress him, right. So I tried to live live large, and it’s just, it’s uncomfortable. You know what I mean? It’s, it’s no differently like that on video. Like, when you’re creating content, you’re just speaking to one person at a time. And you’re right, like, you should I always tell people, you can’t be nervous about the act of shooting video. Because if you are, why you’re you control it, like you could just delete it or not post that video or not do it, you can just reshoot it, right? So the whole act of of shooting and and all that stuff is just mindset. None of this stuff is hard. Like if you truly, and I always say this on the show is like if you surely believe you’re the right person for the job, whether you’re a lender or a real estate agent, it actually becomes your obligation to let the world know about it. And if not, that’s very selfish and shady. And if you don’t agree with that, then you’re not the right person for the job. So there’s either one or the other. There’s no in between on this. So you have to really look at that for yourselves. And everyone always says I’m the right person for the job. Well, if you’re the right person for the job, why the hell are you so scared to tell the world about it? That’s when it comes down to you guys. And it’s not that creating content or video and all that stuff is hard. It’s just something you’re not used to. But I’m gonna go on a limb and stand Do you remember your first loan application? Or actually, let’s do your first million dollar loan application. Within the first year or two? Were you fucking nervous?
I can remember doing both. My first loan application was was utterly ridiculous in the in the day and age of technology.
I wanted to be that personal touch right? So I grabbed my old paper 1003 and ran over to the people’s house and wrote down all the information and I was nervous as heck. And I thought, Geez, what if I forget some piece of pertinent information? Or what if I don’t, you know, get this right or I don’t explain something right. And then I realized when I got back to the office, that that was the stupidest thing to be worried about, because it was a simple phone call to get the rest of the information that I maybe forgot like this. That’s how I feel about video and just you maybe you do record, you know, rerecord it or you delete something and start over, but it’s not the end of the world if it’s not perfect on the first try. And that’s kind of how that loan application when I remember the first time my first time I had showings, I was 22 years old, and I got the client from cold calling. So I would just do whatever it took back then. But I was working in the city of Chicago, I just moved back up from Carbondale where I went to college and I didn’t know my way around the city of Chicago. So and we didn’t have at that time we didn’t have phones that had Mapquest on him. We had to go to Mapquest online and then print out the instructions, and then print this shit out. Like I would have outside brains, I would bring the Mapquest and I’d have a sheet of paper like this. And if we’re looking at six properties, I would have six sheets of paper, I’d have the listing sheet on top and then beneath it would be the Mapquest instruction because I had no fucking idea where it’s going. And I had to go out there and fake it till you make it with these clients. So like so what’s this neighborhood like? I’m like a. And as a matter of fact, the day before the showings, I went out and I drove the route, just so I didn’t look like an idiot with them in the car with me.
Right and you had this is like the type of stuff that I didn’t like see
often be like, Hey, I’m not gonna go any showings because I don’t know what the neighborhood is, which is no differently. So I’m not going to shoot this video because I don’t know what I’m going to look like. Like folks get over yourself. No one is. And we’re not that important, like, I’m not that important stands out to important, the only one who thinks that we’re that important ourselves. That’s right. And I think that’s true as so many things, Mike, you know, we started teaching these classes in front of rooms full of people, and I can tell you even now I get nervous before we’re going to go do it. But for me to sit back and say, No way, I’m too afraid I’m not going to do it. The only person I’m hurting is myself, I’m just shoot yourself in the foot with that mentality. So you know, get out of your comfort zone and go do something new. So let’s, let’s go into your video strategy. Totally agree. So when we started out with Stan, he started out doing a lot of stuff. Like there’s different types of content you could create for different reasons. When we saw standard channel, or we’re standing the opportunity, we just know that there’s no one else in Cheyenne doing enchance, a big city, relatively speaking to the area, it’s a city, right, any city gets searched on YouTube. And because Dan was the first one there, that’s why we’re able to pop his channel and say, pop his channel, he’s generating lots of 1000s of views on the videos. And that’s what led to him getting picked up by the news and all that stuff. But now that you’ve built out the channel, and you have that street club, the video that he was doing, he’s referencing here is really funny. It was about what, eight minutes long, nine minutes long, give or take. Yeah. And the longer you did, you did a brew tour on site. So you guys had like the city was putting on like a Abreu history tour. Right. So I’m curious, because I haven’t talked to you about this. But what people don’t realize is the act of shooting, the video turns into relationship building itself, as well as other additional content you could be doing on stories and all this other stuff. So I’m curious to know, like, you’re walking around on this tour, how many people were on the tour?
You know, it didn’t really have like a point, a starting point, you know, and then get to the end line, it was kind of jump in the middle, you know, go at your own pace sort of thing. So, I mean, there were, I don’t know, hundreds of people doing the tour, but there wasn’t a group of 100 are going from place to place to place, right. So and some people are going backwards to the direction we were going. So we kind of kept bumping into a few people here and there that we’d see over and over at different stops. But yeah, so it was a little bit unique in that way, just because everybody was kind of doing their own thing. How many conversations did just the fact that you had a video camera in your tripod with you start throughout the day? Oh, I mean, we had 13 stops, there had to been 40 kind of I mean, it was three at every every stop probably. And, you know, a half a dozen of those 40 or so conversations were probably people like oh, no, don’t get me on camera. And I’m like, don’t worry about it. You’re gonna be on camera? Yeah.
Then I’ll get input when you’re having a conversation. So what are you doing these videos for? What are you doing this for? And then he’s creating an excuse to start? Well, I’m actually a mortgage broker. And what we do is we go around here and you have that conversation, which is totally different than just going up and be like, Hey, do you need a loan? Oh, by the way, my name is Stan. That’s like asking a girl to get in the bed the first time you meet them, guys. This is not what you do. Right? You don’t you can’t just ask for business. Before you even know someone, you have to earn it.
And you only earn it came out of that too is meeting meeting people and having those conversations but then also meeting either the management or owners of the establishments we were at everybody was jazzed, right? Like they’re like, hey, when you know, When can you come back and let’s talk more about my business. I’m like, I’d love to come back and talk more about your business. That was a really powerful part of that tour as well. So I was going right there. Perfect. So like what we should do, we’ll just turn this into a coaching session, as long as we’re here. What I want you to do and what you should do now is that yes, you had 10 bars, okay, now you could go to all 10 of those bars and do a business owner interview on them that gives you 10 More videos to do. See what’s going to happen on the business owner interviews is that those owners are going to share that video around with their friends, family, aunts and uncles and all of those owners lips somewhere. All of those owners have a referral for Stan over the next 12 months. It’s just a matter of if they’re gonna give it to him. We’ve seen a guy this is a funny story status is funny. This is what happens with business owner interviews. So we have a dude in Northwest Arkansas and he went out and he did this business owner interview for some kind of like it was in their market it was like the new swanky hotspot right? This dude sort of The Bachelor so he was taking a chick there on a date and he went there on it he takes his girl on a date after he did the business owner interview with the owner right so here he comes he’s got it he’s got this girl on his on his arm he’s trying to he’s trying to impress her and all that pulls up to the restaurant the owner steps aside everybody come here come here I got the best table in the whole restaurant for you right here you got the perfect view brings them a bottle of wine on the house and all that the chicks like holy shit, this guy was this guy. And this is what’s funny about the story is the guy goes you know later on and they start doing business together. And and he goes like this he goes see
I’d like to say something because Hey, Jay,
it’s funny that, you know, my wife’s cousin is a real estate agent. And, you know, traditionally we’re always using her, but you are now my real estate agent now. Right? So he literally, we’re just talking about how do you step over prior relationships, and you do it through adding value to other people’s lives, you guys know, right. And there’s just so much leverage. With video, you can do that. If you’re in a market like that, just imagine going out and networking with all the different businesses in that market and let them sell your stuff, right. But you have to give to receive, you should always try to give it’s written in the Bible, those who give, give, give, give, get it in return in some way, shape, or form. It’s just the way we’re supposed to be, in my opinion. Unfortunately, a lot of us always have our hands out.
And when we have our hands out, nothing really lands in them to do that. That’s right. So I want you guys to think about coming from a value or if you’re thinking about video come from a position of value and contribution as opposed to because it’s not about the content that you’re creating. It’s not about what you’re doing on video, it’s about how you’re doing it. And how you’re leveraging it. Tell me really quick as a prior to Denver, what are your ratios? versus how much of your business comes from real estate agents? How much your business comes from your own sphere of influence? Where does most of you originate from? And what would you say your largest sources are, um, you know, Don, in our Denver market, I was I was pretty blessed to get in early in my career with a bunch of doctors, nurses and surgeons, and surgical techs. So I got a lot of business out of the hospital environment. Wellness, I’ll get into why, but that just I fell into the right niche. And so I was really fortunate to be able to start building up my business by giving out referrals, I wasn’t necessarily hounding real estate agents for their referrals, as much as I was saying, Hey, do you want to partner up? You know, I might, I might not give you as many as you give me or, or maybe I will, who knows. So I would say my business down there over the last, you know, five years or four years that I was in that market has been 60%, self generated 40% referrals, and of those referrals, you know, 3030 35% Of that number, that total number was from real estate agents. So we did pretty well within that niche. Up here in Cheyenne, it’s a little different. Everybody starts out at the real estate agent level.
It feels like I mean, I’m still getting another lay of the land. We’ve only been up here since December. But
the banking industry is very strong here, right? A small town people are familiar with their bank, they’ve been banking there for a long time. So we have to overcome the stigma of going outside of the bank for a mortgage, and the relationship that that person then might have with their real estate agent friend that they’ve known since they were 12.
You know, we we’ve really, I spent a lot of time last year, you’ll remember some conversations, my eyebrows, like what does it mean to brand yourself like I have a logo was that my brand, like trying to make a brand. And what I found out is when we created this show, in large part thanks to you, Mike, you got me off of that topic and said, hey, it doesn’t matter what that branding piece looks like that logo, you have a brand that fits your personality and who you are. And what I realized, that I love doing was teaching people stuff. And that’s how the whole video series has come together, we were taking people on a ride to teach them about our local area about a local business. And that has translated from the show being called Why not Wyoming to why not university right? We got why not you and we’re doing these whole series of classes around town. And when I go talk to the Board of Realtors, it’s it’s really interesting people know that I am there when I stand up to talk, I’m going to tell them about some new educational opportunity that’s going to grow their business. Yeah, and that has been our value add that I don’t think I would have put my finger on without you kind of steering my show in a direction and then allowing my personality to come out. If I was just doing mortgage related content. I just be up there droning on and on. Most people
whether regardless of what business you’re in, even me like I’ll do a video on how to do video. It’s the least engaged stuff I post I swear, like and it’ll be really good content. It’s like our training content. Like I’ll do a video on how to script a video through story. And that’ll be you’re gonna copy all great video good video, but truth is, is that that doesn’t generate a shitload of views and attention a lot of times, same with real estate. However, I do create a lot of it because there’s different content for different reasons. You see, like if you guys want to go to my website, you can go to www dot real estate marketing do.com And what you’re gonna see on the website is a bunch of content. Every page on the site has a video and the reason why I created all that
stuff over the last five, six years is because when people visit our site, they’re not questioning whether or not I know what I’m doing. It’s sort of self evident. They’re questioning how I’m doing it. And if they like me, Can you envision yourself working with a dude? Can you not envision yourself working with a dude? And truth as you guys get my personality, if you listen to my show, you know, I’m not the most perfect human being I sit every day. However, I’m 100% authentic. And what what what people really want is just a trust, and you cannot outsource authenticity, you cannot.
You just can’t do it. And when people I believe when people look at a lender, or an agent, or financial planner, or anybody, the first thing that comes through their mind, and people always say you don’t judge a book by its cover, you’re shady. If you do that, well, I’m sorry, that’s just the way God made you. Everyone’s going to judge a book by its cover. It’s just the way that it is guys. Right? That’s just the reality of it. And when you look at somebody, I could like, look at somebody, like, I could tell I’m gonna get along with that guy. Right? You get that same feeling, right? I could, I’ve liked that person’s Mojo, I’m gonna, I’m gonna I want to drink a beer with that guy, I want to hang out with a guy. You just know who your tribe is. There’s a reason why elephants hang out with elephants. Like I’ve never seen an elephant and a cat hanging out and watching a movie together. It’s because we’re naturally attracted to people that are like us, whether way way shape or form they may be there might be personality that might be erased, that might be in skin color that might be in whatever it is. But whatever it is, understand that you’re the only one like it out there. And when you embrace your own individuality, and your uniqueness and your authenticity, and you scream it from the rooftops, and you’re damn proud about it, that’s what people are attracted to. No differently than what Stan is doing now and Wyoming no differently than what I’ve done on the show for the last six years. Some people are gonna like it. A lot of people aren’t.
I love when a lot of people aren’t, because if you don’t have haters on your shit, you’re not doing it right. You’re not meant to be perfect. It doesn’t exist. God’s the only perfect beam that exists in the world. And you’re not him. Don’t even try to compete. What you can do is embrace what you are, whom you are, how you do it, and scream that from the rooftops. And I believe that you’ll be rewarded through people just like you because that’s who you will track. There’s not a shortage of business.
There is everyone I look everyone I look at, like literally, everyone lives somewhere unless I check.
So it’s not a matter of if they’re going to move, it’s really a matter of when they’re gonna move folks. Statistically, in Chicago, when I was practicing in the city was three to five years in the suburbs was four to seven. I knew my numbers because I knew if I just stayed in front of people, everything we’re talking about when it comes to branding, content creation, the more people who know what you are, the more opportunities that open up. But it is mathematical not theory.
If 100 people see your content, 10 to 15 of them are moving this year.
The question is, are they going to use you when they do?
The more you’re on top of mind, the more likely that happens? Right? So this isn’t rocket science. This is relationship building.
This is leveraging content. And this is all based upon your personal brand.
Stan, what are you going to do with? Have you tried any events with real estate agents yet on the video stuff, if you taught a I think your next move is a teacher scripting class, you have the social St Cloud scribe to do it now. And you could literally just launch an education series towards real estate agents. You could partner with real estate agents and do different neighborhood tours. You could partner with real estate agents and do different construction tours. Because you’re not a real estate agent. Your job is not to sell those properties. It’s their job. But you still share the same client.
Yeah, I think some or all of that is in the works. You know, we we launched our educational series for real estate agents. In fact, we’re doing a class this evening. It’s going to be tailored at mortgages, mortgage one on one workshop, because we had to start somewhere. I would love to start at the beginning of the year. And then goal planning and you know, Vision boarding and all kinds of fun, cool, ethereal stuff like that. But here we are in May. So we thought we’re gonna start with some mortgage stuff. So people remember what we do. And then next month, we’ve already announced our June class is going to be on social media and some video stuff. So exactly what you said. But we have been reaching out to there’s a few people that like I said, are doing some of the short, you know, forum video stuff that have been doing some neighborhood tours, we want to put that on steroids. So I’ve been reaching out to them because they’re already fairly comfortable with that given area or that neighborhood. So we’re gonna go back and kind of recreate some of their neighborhood tours, but we’re gonna put it on steroids with a little more viewership. You know, a little bit better quality, so on and so forth. And then
yeah, just continuing to do what we do with the business owners. I think that’s that’s really our kind of our strategy for the next you know, two to three months is continue getting these videos, these people on video that are owning businesses. You know, like you mentioned earlier, when you
When you do an interview of the business owner, they let you, you know, take them in or they share it or whatever I found even on our on our beer tour, I asked every single manager of every, every all 13 places we went, I was like, Hey, do you mind if I share this, like, I’m gonna take you in this? And they were like, Yeah, that’s fine. But what I found is you can’t always take a business page, but you can check in at their location, which achieves kind of the same results. So I just, I’m gonna go back. And you know, we’ve already pushed that video out, but I’m gonna go back and repost it and just check myself in at these various different locations, even with the video we already have created, and then that way, they’ll get a double dose when we go back and do their interview. So yep, I would go, definitely, I would go back and think of diners, drives and drives, but recreate that for Cheyenne, and hit up all these different pubs and bars. And I bet you that well, I mean, I know what’s gonna happen, but do it. And then maybe we’ll have you back on the show. And you can tell people what happened. We Awesome. Hey, I wanted to say one other thing when you were talking about not being perfect, too.
You know, what a true statement. And And yet, the imperfections are the things that people are drawn to quite often. When I look at the commentary that comes through my videos, it’s, it’s funny how often somebody, you know, it’s easy to get defensive. And so I’ll read a comment where somebody’s like, Hey, you didn’t pronounce that, right? That’s not how we say that, or whatever. And I could be like, hey, what a jerk. Why are you all up in my grill over this? I didn’t even know like I say in the in the video I’m visiting, how the heck did I know that? But instead, I’m like, hey, thanks so much for educating me. That is awesome. Man, I will absolutely remember that now for the rest of my life, you know? And if you take that approach that yeah, we’re not perfect. And people are going to call you out for that. But it was that that even got the engagement started. And if you don’t get defensive, and you just stick with the engagement, man, all of a sudden, you’re having three or four more conversations that you wouldn’t have had otherwise, you know, if everything had gone perfectly, so embrace those imperfections. That’s a great point, I think Jay Baer wrote a book called Hug Your Haters, addressing how to hug on haters, and then how you flip those into, you know, conversion, because you’ll be amazed a lot of people will go out there and yeah, they’ll hate and then you’ll just address it. And then they’ll before you know it, they’ll be you guys will be best friends. Right? You’ll just see some of those people you get, you will get some keyword keyboard warriors out there, no doubt. But that’s good. Like, there’s everybody who said the same, but there’s no such any PR is good PR year and all the time. And who cares? If people are talking, then it’s working. That’s all that matters. So any other closing thoughts, Dan, that you have any tips for people advice for people, I think you want to mention, I will just go back to where I started, which is what my mentors told me your voice is, you know what it is you sound how you sound and you look how you look. And unless you’re living under a rug. Don’t be afraid to put that on a recording or on a video because it is who you are. And the more you act like who you are, the better the results are going to be. Love it. Stan, if you folks are in the Wyoming area, but you’re licensed in other states to maybe an agent wants to reach out to you or something. Why don’t you go ahead and tell people how they can reach you, they could connect with you go ahead and tell them what channel you have. And they could follow you on there if they want to check out some of your content.
For comment, yeah, for sure. If you want to see the comment, it’s why not? Wyoming wy And O T question mark, Wyoming. That’s our YouTube channel, we firstname.lastname@example.org l h loans.com. That’s our website. And you can always call me direct. If you have any questions about how to implement some of this stuff or what my experience has been. I’d love to answer it. 720-883-8452 Appreciate it. Stan. Keep it up, dude. Stay the course excited to see what happens in the next three to six months with this. You’re doing everything right. Just keep doing it. Folks, thank you. And don’t you stop listening to this podcast if folks if you need any help. And you like what you heard here today on Stan story, feel free to reach out to us. We’d like partnering with different mortgage brokers, investors, lenders, real estate agents, broker owners, recruiters, you name it in their local markets. And this is all we do. We script that and distribute videos but more importantly, we give you the right strategy that should fit your brand so that you’re actually not looking awkward on video you’re actually excited to get on video and that all dials and dials in with the picking up the right strategy, which is my expertise. So appreciate guys listening. Feel free to reach us you can visit real estate marketing do.com Real Estate market.com leave us a review here connect with me on Facebook, Instagram and check out our channel real estate marketing do it on YouTube. And so make sure you subscribe but we will see you guys next week. Have a great day. Stan, thank you so much. And we’ll talk to you guys next week. Bye. Thank you for watching another episode of the real estate marketing dude podcast. If you need help with video or finding out what your brand is, visit our website at WWW dot real estate marketing do.com We make branding and video content creation
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