Developing a Personal Brand for Real Estate with Sterling White, Episode 187
A disadvantaged youth hasn’t stopped Sterling White from finding creative ways to generate cash flow. He began in single-family homes and now focuses on apartment investing. He controls almost $20 million worth of real estate as the Founder of Sonders Investment Group.
Sterling has developed a strong personal brand, thanks in part to his consistent contributions on BiggerPockets. He has now launched the Real Estate Experience podcast to help other investors grow their real estate portfolios. In this episode, Sterling shares how he goes directly to sellers to find deals, how he landed an exclusive interview with Grant Cardone, the value of following up, and tips from launching the Real Estate Experience.
Sterling white the early years: grew up in Section 8, on welfare and food stamps. He had to figure out how to make money, which started his entrepreneurial endeavors.
His introduction into real estate: 2013 bought his first single-family home then scaled to 150 with a complete shift in 2017 to multifamily.
Personal branding, and how to push yourself out into the marketplace (Book: Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk).
How Sterling used BiggerPockets and their forums to help grow his business and then became an expert contributor.
Content Marketing: How important your story is to your personal brand
Ways to repurpose content for marketing. Creativity follows commitment
Interviewing Grant Cardone: How he got the interview and Biggest Takeaways (Interview Link)
How to get and stay energized so you can engage an audience even if you’re an introvert
The Real Estate Experience with Sterling White - The challenges he has faced building his personal brand as well as his business
Leveraging LinkedIn and it’s reach
Finding the right content to market your brand
Why Sterling focuses on off-Market multifamily deals
3 quick steps to finding off-market multifamily deals (Direct to Owner)
The process difference between working with a multifamily owner vs. a broker
Sterling’s Secret: How to break through when you get a ‘no’ more than once
How Sterling launched his podcast for future success
Partner: Download our Sample Deal Package
LastPass (For managing people virtually)
Most Recommended Book:
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
Sell or Be Sold by Grant Cardone
Writing his goals down daily
Wish I Knew When I Was Starting Out:
The value of time
What I Wish I knew a Year Ago
To work towards empathizing more
How his childhood has affected and shaped him
Best Place to Grab a Bite in Indianapolis
Bru Burger Bar
Connect with Sterling White
The Real Estate Experience Podcast IG: @sterlingwhiteofficial