Zen and the Art of Real Estate Investing with Jonathan Greene

030: How to Go From Zero to Diamond with Ricky Carruth


Real estate agents have access to resources when it comes to properties. Sadly, a lot of agents don’t buy real estate primarily because they don’t have an investing mindset. But whether you’re a real estate agent or not, real estate investing should come at the top of your list when you’re thinking about wealth building. That being said, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it, so you have to have a mindful approach to real estate investing.

In today’s episode, Jonathan speaks with Ricky Carruth with 20 years of experience in the real estate business, both as an agent and investor. Ricky is the founder of Zero to Diamond, a social media platform as well as a free coaching program for agents to learn and collaborate. Ricky is also looking to buy $100,000,000 of real estate in 2023. 

Ricky started his career in real estate quite early in his 20s. He was investing and flipping houses here and there, eventually making $1 million, until the 2008 real estate crash occurred. Not prepared for it, he ended up living in his car and literally lost everything. Today, Ricky shares more about how he got back up and gained traction in real estate. Now in his sixth year of coaching, Ricky also explains the value of giving out information for free to help other investors.  

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Ricky’s real estate background

  • Always preparing for the worst-case scenario

  • Real estate investor vs. being an agent

  • The biggest investor hangup

  • Why real estate agents should be investing

  • The best way to look for partners and the things to look for

  • Short-term vs. long-term investments

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