The Dentist Freedom Blueprint Podcast

Life events often change our plans, and the way we are able to pivot and transition into something new can make all the difference. Ron Walraven joins the show today to discuss his own transition from mechanic work to real estate. He shares how he ended up in the latter industry and the unique perspective that caused him to find massive success.

Listen in to hear about the specific niche that Ron found in the real estate world, as well as why he has stuck with it. You’ll learn what it was like transitioning from one industry to another, how things have changed in real estate, and Ron’s predictions for the next cycle.

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Minute Markers:

  • 2:30 – Why Ron moved from being an auto mechanic to working in real estate.
  • 6:07 – How he found a niche in real estate and why it really resonated with him.
  • 11:15 – The issues around 2008 and changes in Michigan laws.
  • 18:50 – Looking ahead to the next shifts in the cycle.
  • 23:19 – How Ron views investments.
  • 27:00 – The importance of establishing the right relationships.
  • 32:37 – Why perseverance matters so much.

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