Ron LeGrand | Systems You Need to Run a Real Estate Business
Ron Legrand is from humble beginnings, a former auto-mechanic who couldn’t even make ends meet working overtime. He’ll never forget telling his wife, again and again, they couldn’t afford a new washing machine when their old one broke. Today, they live in a 7,000 square foot home in Florida. He’s bought and sold over 3,000 homes and commercial properties all over America (using the same System he’ll give you) and he has thousands of people he’s helped and is helping to achieve their grandest goals. He’d like to share his story with you…
He’s been buying “quick-turning” for cash and keeping as investment houses as an independent investor and entrepreneur for 35 years. You can’t do that by random. You can’t do it “hit or miss” or you’d be broke, and he’s not; he’s quite rich. That’s because he has an actual SYSTEM for this that anybody can follow. And just about all business success and wealth is based on SYSTEMS. McDonald’s has a System for efficiently serving food. Southwest Airlines has a System for efficiently transporting passengers. “Old” wealth, like the Ford family’s, came from the Systems of assembly-line manufacturing and franchised dealerships. “New” wealth, like the Walton’s family’s, came from the Wal-Mart Systems for regional warehousing and distribution and controlling costs. In your job or business, you undoubtedly have Systems.
Ron LeGrand has a System for efficiently locating, accurately analyzing, and intelligently purchasing certain very specific types of real estate, in some cases, to quickly resell one of several ways for immediate cash profits; in other cases, to hold onto, without landlord headaches. His System can be your System – without the years of trial-and-error and expense that went into perfecting it…
In 1982, Ron LeGrand was married, working as a car mechanic, with no money in the bank, an embarrassingly small paycheck, constantly telling his wife and kids “no” and feeling terrible about it. He was 35 years old, bankrupt, married for 17 years, with 4 kids and clueless about what he wanted to do with his life – although he was pretty sure he didn’t want to fix cars in the hot Florida sun. Sometimes, even a good business providing a good income still feels like a bad job.
Ron talked with a lot of doctors, lawyers, contractors, restaurant owners, insurance sales agents, mortgage brokers who are doing just fine purely in income when they first meet him, but still feeling miserable about how hard they’re working or how they’re tied down and trapped. by their businesses. He liberates them now like he was once liberated. He saw an ad that said, “Come learn how to buy real estate with no money and no credit.”
He didn’t believe it but went anyway. Within the next 3 weeks, he made $3,000 on a small real estate deal and was no longer an auto mechanic. In a few short years, Ron purchased over 400 houses but had as many headaches as he did dollars. That’s when he completely redesigned his approach to real estate and went about being an ‘investor’ differently and went about being a ‘quick-turn entrepreneur’ for immediate cash profits, too.
People started coming to Ron for advice, word got around, and almost of its own making, he wound up in the business of showing others how to do what he does – and what he does IS unique. It is a unique combination of marketing to attract deals, immediate cash profits, avoiding ordinary landlord problems, and rapidly accumulating wealth, a goodly portion of it tax-free. If that sounds complicated, it isn’t. Once you know the steps, it’ll be just as easy and natural for you to do as what you do now to make a living. By the way, you’ll be joining a 50 -Billion Dollar Industry that’s more than 200 years old. It’s not what we’re doing anything totally new here. Instead, he’s built a System for you on a rock-solid foundation.
So, today, Ron LeGrand and his wife of 52 years, Beverly live in a beautiful home and 10 acres in Jacksonville, Florida. He indulges in my favorite hobby, fishing, with three or four trips a year, including his favorite, into the Alaskan wilderness. He does a lot of speaking – in fact, he addresses audiences of 200 to 20,000. He frequently finds himself on programs with people like Dr. Phil, former U.S. Presidents, famous authors like Robert Kiyosaki, ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad,’ even Donald Trump. He usually travels in his private jet – no “take off your belt and shoes” airport security lines for Ron! He doesn’t tell you ANY of that to brag, but to make two very important points for your benefit: one, if a dumb car mechanic can do this, why shouldn’t you? You definitely have more education and resources than Ron did when he started. And you have all his experience, buying some 400 houses “dumb ways,” 2,600+ the smart way; buying over $300-million of commercial property; 35 years; all compressed and condensed into a step-by-step System that he never had. Two, although he’s paid every week to speak, conduct seminars, and author books and courses, that’s NOT where the majority of his wealth came from or comes from. He does what he tells you to do. he still buys and “quick-turn” three to six ‘ordinary’ houses almost every month just to keep his hand in, with an average profit of over $60,000 a month.
What you’ll learn about in this episode:
- How little real estate investing has changed since Ron got started in the business back in 1982
- Wealth: how it comes from chaos
- The many problems that arise when you invest in low-end housing & real estate
- The benefits of the pretty house business vs. the ugly house business
- Using automation and systems to run real estate business
- Some of the common traits of successful people in real estate
- Staying on the cutting edge of new resources/technology
- Why if you can’t make money without money, you can’t make money with money
- How real estate is not about money or credit
- Why cash-flow is king, not equity
- Why it’s vital to have a system in place for hiring people