Social Worker Turned Entrepreneur Continuing To Strengthen Communities – Liz Faircloth
Liz Faircloth co-founded the DeRosa Group in 2005 with her husband, Matt. The DeRosa Group, based in Trenton, NJ, is an owner of commercial and residential property with a mission to "transform lives through real estate." DeRosa controls close to 1000 units of residential and commercial assets throughout the east coast.
Liz has been interviewed for many articles and top-rated podcasts, including being a two-time guest on the top-rated BiggerPockets Podcast and the Best Ever Show. On the personal side, Liz is an avid runner, has completed several triathlons and marathons, has two adorable children, and is a New York Mets fan.
[00:01 – 03:35] Opening Segment
I introduce our guest, Liz Faircloth
Liz talks about what keeps her busy these days
[03:36 – 18:51] Liz’s Story
Liz speaks about her career that started in social work that eventually led to her becoming an entrepreneur
Discovering "passive income" through the purple bible, Rich Dad Poor dad
She talks about her and her husband quitting their jobs to become entrepreneurs
[18:52 – 28:34] Working with the Spouse
Liz shares what it's like to become business partners with your spouse
She gives advice on how to become successful in business while keeping your relationship strong
[28:35 – 39:53] The Real Estate InvestHER
Liz talks about their real estate journey
How they got started
Empowering women to be part of the real estate industry
Creating a community for women
[39:54 – 49:41] Strengthening Communities
Liz talks about their mission to help and strengthen communities
Staying in touch with her background as a social worker
[49:42 – 56:00] The Contrarian 3-Pack
What would you say is the most contrarian investment you've made?
A winery in New Jersey
What's your favorite activity to do with your friends and family outside of work?
I love dinner parties where you can get the family together
We have been hiking a lot lately
What actions, whether within work or family, offer you the most fulfillment in life?
Continually being true to myself and doing things that'll set me up for success
Get in touch with Liz. See the links below.
"Just because something may be the right thing today doesn't necessarily mean in years from now it has to be the same way." – John Blanton
"Sometimes you don't really realize the steps that are made along your path that really are meaningful, but they actually make a big difference until you look back." – Liz Faircloth
"11 to 12 years, people who don't know what they're passion is look back in that timeframe, and there was something that happened for you that could give you an insight." – Liz Faircloth
"If we are gonna invest somewhere, we really want to make a difference as much as we can." – Liz Faircloth