Q. 1 – Kindly give our readers an introduction to your business. Please include what your business is all about, in which city you are located and if you have offices in multiple locations/ cities.
Ans: Capstone Homebuyers is a Real Estate Investment company that is focused on buying single-family and multi-family housing in the San Antonio metro area. We offer a cash purchase solution for homeowners who for a variety of reasons may need or want to sell a house quickly for cash.
Q. 2 – Kindly give us a brief description about yourself (it should include your brief educational or entrepreneurial background and list some of your major achievements).
Ans: I was born and raised in Texas and moved to San Antonio in 2009 from College Station, TX. I graduated with a Bachelors degree from Texas A&M University. During my years in college, I developed a passion for real estate and completed my first real estate transaction while still a student. After graduating, I operated restaurants for a family friend where I learned what it took to run a successful business. When I moved to San Antonio, I decided to make investing in real estate my full time job. Since then, I have raised millions of dollars in capital for real estate investments, have purchased and sold millions of dollars of real estate, and have improved countless areas of San Antonio by remodeling houses and turning eye-sores into beautiful houses. We have also worked to provide quality housing for tenants in San Antonio.
Q. 3 – What inspired you to (start a new business venture) or (to make significant changes in an existing business)? How did the idea for your business come about?
Ans: I knew from a young age that I wanted a career that allowed me flexibility with my time and the ability to do new things daily. During my years at Texas A&M and after reading Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki, I realized that I wanted to make a career out of investing in real estate. I started right away in college and never stopped.
Q. 4 – What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?
Ans: The three pieces of advice I would give to a young entrepreneur would be to find your passion and have a great “why” that drives you. Be willing to step out of your comfort zone every day to achieve your goals. Develop great relationships with people who are in your field, find a way to benefit those people so that when you need them, they will be happy to help you.
Q. 5 – What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Ans: I think first and foremost is being unrelenting in pursuit of your goals. This will allow you to keep moving forward after setbacks or failures. A willingness to step out in faith if you believe in what your are doing…there is rarely a perfect time to pursue your entrepreneurial dreams. I think you have to have thick skin as an entrepreneur. Most people won’t understand what you are doing and will want to bring you back to conformity which means doing what everyone else is doing. Everyone else isn’t an entrepreneur. I think in the beginning you will face a lot of rejection in many facets of your business, it takes thick skin to get past this.
Q. 6 – How many hours do you work a day on average?
Ans: My average work day covers about 10 hours out of the day.
Q. 7 – To what do you most attribute your success?
Ans: Never giving up on what I wanted for my career. There were many opportunities for me to walk away before I got where I wanted to be.
Q. 8 – How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?
Ans: We rely heavily on online marketing. We also reach our customers through other avenues such as mail, telephone, and direct referrals. We took our business to the next level when we made a committment to getting serious about online marketing.
Q. 9 – Where did your organizations funding/capital come from and how did you go about getting it? How did you obtain investors for your venture?
Ans: We have always relied on private inviduals for capital investments. Once people see you having success, they are interested. After that it is about having the relationship that allows you to ask them to be a part of what you are doing. Having a reputation as somone who does what you say will go a long way to help as well.
Q. 10 – What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
Ans: I think long term success hinges on a willingness to pivot within your own business and be willing to adopt new strategies. Also a willingness to change what isn’t working.
Q. 11 – Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?
Ans: In the next 5-10 years our business will continue to grow so that we may serve even more communities and people within San Antonio with great housing.
Q. 12 – Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
Ans: I have always admired T. Boone Pickens and the way he grew his businesses over his career.
Q. 13 – What motivates you?
Ans:Naturally providing for my family is a great motivator. Because I get to see the direct improvement of neighborhoods with what we do, that is a great motivator as well.
Q. 14 – What are your ideals?
Ans:I strive to let my faith in God guide me in all things I do. Act with integrity in all things. To have a reputation of honesty and fairness.
Q. 15 – How do you define success?
Ans:In my business, success is when every party to a transaction gets what they are looking for. My personal success is much more tied to being known as a good husband, father, and member of my community.
Q. 16 – What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
Ans: When I was able to leave my job working for someone else to begin building my business and knowing that my business could support my family.
Q. 17 – What type of culture exists in your business/company?
Ans: We have a culture of fun and excitement. Purchasing real estate is exciting! Dealing with sellers requires us to maintain honesty and integrity in all that we do so that is a big part of our company culture as well.
Q. 18 – In one word, how would you characterize your business life?
Q. 19 – If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
Ans: I would go all in with my business much sooner in my life. I straddled the fence for too long wondering if I could have success.
Q. 20 – Who has been your greatest inspiration?
Ans:My Grandfather has been my greatest inspiration. He modeled for me how to be a good man. He was an entrepreneur and watching him as I grew up informed me on what I wanted for my own life.
Q. 21 – What book has inspired you the most? (OR what is your favorite book?)
Ans:The book that inspired me most was Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. My favorite book is Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry.
Q. 22 – What are some of the biggest mistakes you’ve made?
Ans: Not believing in myself sooner.
Q. 23 – What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-work time?
Ans:I have three kids that take up almost all of my non-work time. I love the outdoors and enjoy hunting, hiking, the beach, snow skiing, and traveling.
Q. 24 – What makes you happy?
Ans: Helping people, spending time with my family, and traveling to new places.
Company Name: Capstone Homebuyers
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address : 24165 I-10 Ste. 217-252, San Antonio, TX 78257
Phone number : (210) 793-4448
Website Url: https://www.sellmysahousefast.com