“𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐲” this is something that we have to look at. We can become so busy to where we forget our purpose and what we have designed to do. Today, let’s listen to the story of Kirby Pivoting from a successful flipping company to something more purposeful and let’s find out the reasons behind this. For sure, you don’t want to miss it!
Make sure to watch/listen to the full episode as Kirby answered our HOT SEAT questions directly to the point and learn actionable tips and key metrics that will help you along your journey.
After serving as an officer in the US Army from 2005 – 2011, Kirby left the military to pursue his passion as a full-time entrepreneur launching and scaling two different real estate investment companies in succession.
His first business, iCandy Homes, focused on flipping properties in the Chicagoland area. After completing over 70 deals from 2011-2016, Kirby transitioned to his current company Green Vet Homes, a cause-driven real estate business focused on remodeling and renting homes in Northwest Indiana, primarily short-term rentals. Green Vet Homes house homeless veterans in some of their homes and donate a portion of proceeds to veteran support organizations.
After being involved with Bunker Labs as a veteran entrepreneur for several years, Kirby was hired as the COO of Bunker Labs in 2017 and later transitioned to the role of CFO in 2019.
Kirby holds a BA from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and an MBA from the University of Illinois Chicago. While in the military, Kirby served as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General of the 94th AAMDC, and Commander of the AN/TPY-2 homeland defense radar site in Shariki, Japan.
3:16 Get to know Kirby Atwell
5:33 First Step to Real Estate path
7:02 Traditional mortgage as first financing strategy with his buddy.
8:20 VA loan for Kirby’s personal home in 2016 (VA LOAN explained)
10:59 Kirby’s Joint Venture deal
13:07 How Kirby manages a remote property manager in El Paso
15:03 Kirby’s Flipping Houses partnership.
17:19 What is Private Money?
20:37 Kirby’s first trouble on his flipping deals – how did he handle it?
22:58 Kirby’s challenges and a painful lesson that he learned.
26:10 Kirby flipping exit plan.
27:56 Kirby’s new venture.
37:49 Qualifications process in the VASH program – revealed
39:46 Short term rental – strategy revealed
44:53 Kirby answered the HOT SEAT QUESTIONS ROUND
𝐐𝐮𝐨𝐭𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐩𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐝𝐞:
“A year from now, you are going to wish you had started today.
𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐊𝐢𝐫𝐛𝐲 𝐀𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐭:
www.DuneDwellings.com or www.greenvethomes.com
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