157: Business Update May 2022

Real Estate Survival Guide
Real Estate Survival Guide
157: Business Update May 2022


I really enjoy the accountability on these episodes that I’ve created by bringing you these business updates to start every month of the podcast. April was absolutely insane in my business.

On some April episodes, I talked about the listing I had in West Chester, PA, which was just over $1.3 million, a luxury list. I was very honored to have a seat at the table. It was under contract within a week. A great selling point for me when I meet with potential sellers about possibly listing their home is that I’ve never had a property sit on the market longer than one week.

I also had another listing that went on the market a week before that. It also went under contract. A lot of my buyers are now under contract. At least one settlement a week is scheduled from May 3 to June 27. It’s going to be super crazy and busy.

Achieving Goals

I am well on my way to hit some pretty big goals this year. I’m over halfway through my income goal for 2022. When I think about it, I often just pause and thank God because I’m so blessed, so thankful, and just super excited to continue growing my real estate career and continue being a part of helping other Realtors grow in theirs.

We added a new agent a couple of weeks ago, and I am happy to help them get onboarded and up and running. That will help with goals, too. Pouring into other realtors continues through the podcast, and the growth of our team are things I love.

We are getting rolling now with the Real Estate Survival Guide Community and would love to have you a part of it. If you’re interested, feel free to message me. We’re just kind of doing a soft launch for these next few months, invite only. We will launch publicly in July. If you are interested, feel free to message me.

So lots of cool things are happening, lots of craziness happening, but I am super blessed and very thankful for how God continues to bless me, my family, the podcast, my real estate business. And I’m super thankful for all of you who listen.

I still cannot believe that we’ve had 11 consecutive months of podcast growth. Last May, I felt like it really wasn’t growing that much, so I did some things different starting that June. And it has basically grown very well every month since, and it’s pretty awesome.

Special Shout Outs

I want to give a shout out to two special people that have been involved in the podcast in the past couple months. I’ve seen the podcast grow a lot in that time because of their involvement. I want to thank Jennifer Harshman and Kenny Carfagno.

You hear Jennifer’s name on the podcast. She sponsors the show, and Jennifer and her team at HarshmanServices and RealtorEmails also do the show notes for the podcast and blog posts for the show and the website and other things I’m building that you will hear about in the future.

I’m very thankful. I attribute a lot of the success the show has experienced recently, especially the last couple months, to the things she’s doing. People will Google a topic and maybe find one of my episodes because of the amazing show notes or blog posts. The blog posts and show notes have really started to be a piece of growing the podcast, and I’m so thankful for that.

If you need help with any of the things you need to write, especially emails to send out to your email subscribers list, Jennifer Harshman is the one you want. Just Google her name. She dominates the Google search results and will help you do the same.

Now, this next part, I haven’t really shared a whole lot about. I had someone on Fiverr doing my podcast editing for well over a year. I wasn’t happy with them because I always had to go back and fix things. Within the last couple of months, Kenny Carfagno started doing my podcast editing and has done a really great job improving the audio quality and editing the podcast. It has definitely freed me up because I just get Kenny the raw files. He does everything for the rest of it. Adjusts levels, spacing, taking out filler words, things like that. He just does an amazing job of it takes so much off my plate.

You’ve heard his dad’s name plenty of times on the podcast. His dad, Ken Carfagno, is a great friend of mine. Just like his dad, Kenny is an amazing entrepreneur. He’s 17 years old, and I’m just super proud of him and the cool stuff he’s doing. I’m kind of jealous because I wish I would’ve had the entrepreneurial spirit and mind as a teenager, which feels like a lifetime ago to me. I feel like I would have been on a much better path. Maybe I would have gotten my real estate license when I finished college, or I might not have even gone to college.

I am so very thankful for him. If you have a podcast and you’re thinking about outsourcing your editing, definitely check out Kenny Carfagno and what he’s doing. You can check out his work at outsourceyourpodcast.com or email him at kennycarfagno@gmail.com.

Thank you so much, Jennifer and Kenny. You both are amazing. I appreciate the work that you’re doing and so proud to have you on the team growing the show.

On the Home Front

I’m getting ready take a family vacation in May. Then at Podfest in Orlando, which I’m super excited about, my wife will be joining me, which is super huge.

And of course the kids are still growing like crazy. I’m so blessed to be their dad.

Thanks to Listeners

I love it when you guys reach out to me. Many of you have, and you tell me what you’re learning or what you liked about the episode. And sometimes, what you didn’t like. I really like hearing just all the feedback. It’s just awesome to connect with you. I really appreciate all of you that listen. I’m very thankful that it’s helped many of you. If you ever need help in your real estate career, feel free to chat with me. You can reach out on social media, and my phone number is out there as well. You can find it if you really want to get ahold of me.

John Schuchman is a licensed REALTOR® in Lancaster, PA with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty and a part of the Andrew Welk Group. The opinions shared on this show represent the opinions & values of John Schuchman and do not necessarily represent the opinions & values of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty. The opinions & ideas shared in this podcast do not guarantee or promise any results of success to the listener.

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