178: How Being Debt Free Makes Me A Better Realtor

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178: How Being Debt Free Makes Me A Better Realtor



On today’s episode, we’re talking about the fact that being debt-free has made me a better realtor.

Sneak peeks:

“At some point, I need to get the real expert and the brains of our family operation on here: my wife. She’s good with money and probably the only reason we have a dime to our name. We followed Dave Ramsey’s principles and plans, even during the hard few months that I’ve shared about previously when I only made a few thousand dollars.”

“When you’re struggling financially or not making it, there’s this pressure that you feel. And I think it almost comes out of you, even if you don’t want it to. Like, ‘Oh my goodness, you need to buy a house.’”

Learn all of this and more:

  • The stress I was under and how my wife was (is) a superstar
  • How we survived at the beginning, making only a few thousand dollars
  • How long it took before business picked up
  • The plan we followed
  • What being debt-free did to my interactions with clients
  • The amount of debt we paid off and how fast
  • How close we were to losing our house
  • Milestones we passed on our journey
  • The exact path you can follow to become debt-free
  • What financial pressure does to you as a Realtor
  • Why being debt-free relieves pressure on you as an agent
  • The difference this shift makes in your interactions
  • What it’s like to have the freedom millions covet
  • What’s coming next for the podcast


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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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