Expected Air Date: 02/22/18
Hello everyone. I am Roger Blankenship and I teach people how to make money in Real Estate. We bring you news, trends, markets, and we feature people who are getting it done in this industry. Many of you are asking the question, “how can I get into this business? I don’t have the money to get started.” That’s a fair question but I’m here to tell you the toughest issue is not the money.
The biggest challenge is to success in this business is what’s going on in your head. Today you’re going to hear from a man who was not born in the United States, moved here when he was twelve, did not have an opportunity just handed to him but instead went out and created his own opportunity. He bought his first investment house when he was still a sophomore in college. He didn’t have the money to fix it and didn’t know how to make the repairs himself. So he taught himself. He did what he had to do.
Today Tarek Morshed is an expert on all things Austin, Texas. He is known for impactfully navigating business leaders, entrepreneurs and creatives through the city’s rapidly changing real estate market – as well as its cultural scene – as a Platinum Top 50 Realtor and purpose-driven entrepreneur.
One of Sotheby’s market leaders in Austin, Morshed represents clients buying and selling premiere residential real estate in Central Texas. Drawing on a client base of more than 500 Austinites, he works by referral only, which allows him to devote his time at a very high level toward meeting client needs before, during and well beyond closing.
Before graduating, Morshed had invested in a handful of single-family homes and a small apartment complex. These experiences gave him an acute sense of Austin’s dynamic economy and the challenges of buying and selling across multiple types of real estate.
His experience as a real estate client left him wanting, and he knew he could do better. Now, as a real estate agent himself, Morshed operates as a strategic advisor to his clients, delivering proprietary market analysis and forecasting. Rather than sell, he shares his passion for real estate and architecture, a deep understanding of the local market and is an unparalleled connector within and beyond real estate. He is a Certified Negotiations Expert, a certification held by less than 1 percent of realtors.
Morshed is passionate about finding hidden gems in the Austin area, from the city’s newest spots for drinks to the best place for art. He has developed nearly 20 projects, from modern speculative construction to mixed-use buildings. Morshed is deeply involved in the Austin builder and architect community, and continues to invest in – and repurpose – commercial properties, and support the city’s collaborative and artistic culture.
In addition to his Austin Platinum Top 50 status, Morshed is a Texas Monthly 5-Star Professional, a member of the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing, a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, a member of the Austin Chamber of Commerce and a member of the board of the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce. He is passionate about volunteering – from his weekly work with Meals on Wheels to various entrepreneur mentorships. Morshed has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Texas, perennially ranked as a top three program in the world. For more information, please visit www.tarekmorshed.com.
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