#30: Raising Money Through Syndications and Funds with Joel Block

Joel Block is a long-time venture capitalist and hedge fund manager who is one of the foremost authorities on creating real estate funds and syndications. Joel joins us to talk about creating syndications and funds for home builders. Be sure to check out Joel’s website, syndicatefast.com. He’s got some great videos on there as well…

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#29: Tiny Home Builder, Bob Clarizio

This conversation with tiny home builder, Bob Clarizio, ranges from hilarious to enlightening. Bob, of Bantam Built Homes, takes us on his journey into the tiny home business and shares some of his hardest lessons and greatest achievements. If you missed Bob’s first interview with us, check it out: https://buildingoptimal.com/25 Show Notes: [1:40] – Bob’s…

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#28: Managing Margins and Aligning Your Team with Vicki Suiter

We’re talking to Vicki Suiter, President and CEO of Suiter Business Builders about everything from interviewing and hiring best practices to managing margins in a difficult industry. Vicki is a speaker, consultant, and coach with more than 28 years helping contractors succeed in their businesses. She’s also an author. Her most recent book is The…

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#27: The Healthy Home Movement with Caroline Blazovsky

Healthy homes are by no means a new concept, but as of recent they have entered more of the mainstream conversation as the “green” movement has evolved. In this episode, we are visiting with Caroline Blazovsky, a national expert on healthy homes, to learn more about what’s going on and the market opportunities for builders…

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#26: Your Financial Check Up with Sheri Allshouse

Sheri Allshouse is back to share a few commonly overlooked financial accounts that could be costing you money. Sheri is a CPA with an expertise in home building and construction. Her firm is The Allshouse Group in Houston, Texas. If you missed Episode 8: Common Tax Questons with Sheri, be sure to check it out! If you’re interested in…

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#25: Going Viral on Social Media with Bob Clarizio

Bob Clarizio, founder of Bantam Built Tiny Homes, has built a substantial audience across YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. Bob has eight steps to going viral and making it big on social media. He shares these tips with us in this latest episode. Check it out! Show Notes: [2:00] – Bob’s history with social media. [6:58]…

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#24: Building More Affordably with Fernando Pagés

Fernando Pagés Ruiz is a builder, developer, and author of the popular book, Building an Affordable House. He has a deep knowledge of how to save money on your homes, including how to mine the code for savings and how to go beyond the plans to cut costs. Fernando has operations in Colorado, Nebraska, and…

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#23: The Right Way to do Customer Deposits

Many people get this deceptively simple practice wrong, but it’s an easy fix. In this episode, Jared reads a recent article he wrote for our newly launched, Building Optimal Journal. If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out our new articles, such as Bulletproofing Against Downturns. Show Notes: [0:30] – The two most important…

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#22: Ace Your Prospect Calls with Kyle Hunt

They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Kyle Hunt shares a few pointers on how to make the “best” first impression we possibly can during that initial call with a potential client. Kyle is the owner of Remodel Your Marketing, a business coach focused on remodelers. For 10 years…

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#21: Forging Stronger Subcontractor Relationships with David Gerstel

If you thought we were going to let David Gerstel off the hook with a paltry two-episode series, well think again. He’s back with some tips to improve our relationships with our subcontractors (affectionately called trade partners). These are tips he’s developed over his decades of experience in the construction business. For those of you…

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