AI and automation are everywhere—the buzz is on the rise, even in the real estate space, and many are worried. But should you? What can you do to keep your business thriving during monumental change?
Hone in on your creativity and keep yourself industry-updated always, says my guest for today's episode of Real Estate Sessions, Jman Maneiro. Going from trade jobs like tooling and machining to sales and eventually real estate, one thing kept Jman moving and winning. Being creative and up-to-date about the happenings around his industry helped JMan grab the right opportunities as they came to shape his career positively.
How did Jman get into real estate? The tiresome monotony of working at a machine for long hours and the lack of purpose in his older jobs led him to discover opportunities elsewhere. To top it all, when moving back to Rochester, Jman had a lousy experience buying a house—and that's where the interest in real estate came about. He started working at a large, independently owned brokerage in Rochester to learn the real estate business but found that the management was too micromanaging. That's when he decided to move to REMAX, where he found more freedom to develop his brand, and came up with his nickname "Jman" because the brokerage wouldn't release his name, and thus began his real estate investing journey.
After giving it significant thought, Jman finally uncovered that, just like anyone else, he wanted to align toward his goal of making a difference in the world and living a life worth living. In his experience in the real estate industry, he initially struggled with feeling like his contributions needed to be recognized. He eventually started volunteering and working his way up to leadership positions. Through volunteering, he was able to have a positive impact on the industry and train other agents to be better in technology and serve their clients better. It's not about the money for him, but rather making a difference and helping others. And
Today, aside from being a realtor, he works as a speaker and offers courses, like the popular "How to be a Virtual Agent," to help others succeed in their professional journeys. Head over to this episode to hear more about his work and the lessons from his experience.
Meet The Guest!
Jeremias "JMan" Maneiro is an International Speaker, Global Online Presenter, Emcee, Video Influencer, Social Media Specialist, and Architect of The American Dream.
[00:00] Episode Sneak-peek
[00:54] Meet Jman
[01:42] Jman's experience being born and raised in Rochester, New York + the biggest misconception about the place.
[02:52] People's most prominent conception when they learn where Jman is from: population, football, movies!
[06:04] Jman's entrepreneurial tilt + extroverted nature and how it set the backdrop for his real estate investing career
[07:14] Jman's first job in a production-type setting, how he got into it, and why he disliked it
[10:17] Teaming up with ReMAX for kickstarting his brokerage career + where his nickname Jman came from
[11:27] Why Jman stepped up at the state level of New York + his volunteering activities
[15:24] All about the Jman seminars: How did it happen? How did Jman decide to get into speaking?
[18:31] The importance of videos in real estate (since 2009)
[21:57] How the pandemic hit Jman's life and business and stirred change
[23:00] What were people asking about the most during the virtual seminars during the pandemic?
[26:01] A day in Jman's life working with Douglas Elliman
[28:00] The most requested topic for Jman as he anticipates this year
[29:35] One piece of advice for people getting started in real estate
[30:42] Get in touch with Jman
Connect with Jman
● Website: https://www.jmanseminars.com/
● Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JManSpeaks
● Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jmanspeaks/
● YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@JManSpeaks