Joe Fairless Podcast | From Successful Producer To Successful Real Estate Investor & Agent with Peter Lorimer
I recently had the opportunity to chat on Joe Fairless's podcast, Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever. We spent time talking about how my background in the music industry influences my success and choices in real estate.
As most of you may already know, my background was not at all real estate. I became a record producer at age 16. When you're a DJ, you have to know what's going to move the floor. When you're a record producer, you have to know what's going to move the floor a year from now. My ability and training in technology and trend-spotting have turned out to be extremely helpful in real estate.
My approach to real estate has always been driven by technology and social media.
I think what separated me from new agents, in the beginning, was work ethic. In the music industry, you put your heart and your soul and your life into something that may never see the light of the day. You have to outwork everyone else in the room.
But the cornerstone of my success was due to the fact that I was okay with taking risks when it came to social media. I didn't have someone else craft my digital identity, I made myself the brand. When I was a record producer, one of the biggest hits I ever had was when I did a project just for me. I created something that I loved and didn't care what others thought about it. So in social media, I haven't pandered to anyone. We have always danced to the beat of our own drum. We look for white space, for opportunity.
The real estate world has absolutely reset. We are currently watching the end of an era. If you aren't crafting your own digital identity-- you're dead. You can NOT leave it up to your company to do that for you.
If you don't blend in, you stand out.
Thanks for being part of the rebellion and for being here ❤️ Pete