Today we talk to someone who jumps at an incredible opportunity while working a hot dog stand and masters the art of selling. He then starts buying single family houses before transitioning into multifamily. He has had immediate success and recently put a 112 unit property under contract.
Key Points on Moving from Single Family To 112 Units Under Contract, with Chris D Roberts
- Chris grew up in a lower middle class family
- His parent's had him when they were very young and he didn't have a normal family structure
- He moved around a lot at a young age and had to grow up fast because of the dangerous places he lived
- Because of that, he learned to channel his fear into something productive
- Chris became homeless when he was 15, he started working retail and odd jobs to try and make ends meet
- He then started working at a hot dog stand making $1,600 a month
- After awhile, a man approaches Chris and asks him to come work for him because the man wants someone with Chris' natural people skills
- Chris doesn't think he'll see the man again but he came back a day later and Chris started working with him
- The man became Chris' mentor and has helped him greatly throughout the years
- Chris worked with his mentor for 3 years and he asked for a raise, but his boss said I could give you one but I would only be holding you back
- He left his mentor's company and ended up working as a furniture salesman
- His life continued through many twists and turns that landed him in a position where he now has over 112 units under contract and he is continuing to look for more
- Who is your success role model? Ron Norgen
- What is your biggest success? Marrying his Wife
- What does a typical day for you look like? His day's are all over the place and not his own, he tends to wake up sometime before 6:00 and is in bed around 10:00 or 10:30
- What is your favorite quote? "I am not a victim of my environment and my circumstances, but I am the results of my actions and my attitude "
- What are your hobbies? Mountain climbing, scuba diving, and golfing
- What is the best business book you've read? Millionaire Mind, How to Win Friends and Influence People, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
- If there was one key piece of advice you could leave our listeners with about achieving success, what would it be? Get out of your own way
About our Guest, Chris D Roberts
Chris Roberts has been a full-time entrepreneur and investor since 2007. He owns and operates a Sales and Marketing Company that, when acquired, had annual sales of $7,200,000 in 2007. In By 2019, Chris and his team have grown the business to $24,500,000. Chris runs a property management business that controls his own rentals. He is also the minority partner in a Point of Sale software company (High Trek POS). Chris has a proven track record of building successful businesses and each of his rental and or flips have realized returns well above the market average. He has renovated, flipped, built or held 12 single-family residences and raw land with funds from private individuals and or with his own personal capital. Chris holds investments or shares in over 654 units across the country. Recently, Chris bought several distressed duplexes under value.
Through splitting the water meters, making upgrades and raising rents, they showed an increased cash flow of 22% and a decrease expense of approximate 45% offering maximum returns for him and his partners. Chris recently wrote a book to help inspire people that they can do almost anything they put their minds to. The book is You’ve Earned It! (How I Refused Anything Less Than Success and You Can Too). Donating all his profits to Feeding America through their Enterprise Partnership where Tony Robbins matches every dollar donated. To date the book has feed over 52,000 people and climbing. Chris has trained thousands of sales associates, mentored many, is always excited for the inevitable challenge ahead and has a passion for inspiring others to maximize their potential.
Chris D Roberts at LinkedIn