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Life Outside the Hustle with Brent Tieri

Sep 2, 2019

In late 1999 while working a J.O.B. (Just Over Broke) in Corporate America, Mark and Anne Lackey made the decision to start a real estate investing career and have never looked back. Their first month in the business, they purchased 4 rental homes and still own all 4 today as high cash flowing rentals.

Today, they own and manage close to forty residential properties in their own portfolio, and manage 225 rentals.

Together Anne & Mark now own and operate several businesses. They have coached and trained hundreds of investors/business owners all over the US & Canada. They can be found on the stage at local & national events and on the radio & podcasts.

Anne & Mark wrote five books (3 became best sellers in hours) and developed multiple training modules in the area of Real Estate Investing, Property Management, and Business Ownership to help other entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

In 2015, they determined they were working harder and not smarter, so they embarked on their newest business - which helps business owners scale by providing top-notch virtual employees. Since then they have transformed over 60 businesses from chaos & overwhelm to calm, well run businesses making higher profits; their team dynamic contributes dramatically to their ability to scale and grow multiple businesses.

Anne & Mark love to educate others on how to scale and create business processes; sharing their passion through seminars, webinars, podcasts, and their live radio show “The REI Hour” on 1160AM in Atlanta.

In this episode we dive into:

  1. The problem with making yourself too valuable in your business.
  2. How a trip to the beach resulted in the decision to hire virtual assistants which changed the whole nature of their real estate business.
  3. Mark and Anne's initial jump from corporate sales into real estate and how they made this transition as a couple.
  4. Finding your why and sticking with it along the way to keep you focused on your goal.
  5. Weekly meetings to track the stats of your business, and how these meetings have kept Mark and Anne organized and visually connected to their progress.
  6. Learning how to relax and revitalize your personal life after years of focusing on work.
  7. Why Mark and Anne wanted to keep their company to only one staff member at a time, and how to maximize each roll in the business to keep it this way.
  8. The process of hiring Virtual Assistants, including personality trait testing and interviewing.
  9. Why Anne has a 6 month guarantee on the VA placements she places for her clients.
  10. How to tell when it’s a good time to hire a VA in your business.
  11. Why it is important to focus on the part of the job that you will provide the most benefit and hire out everything else.