Zen and the Art of Real Estate Investing with Jonathan Greene

055: Bringing the Warrior Ethos to Real Estate Investing with Austin LeFevre


When Jonathan first met Austin LeFevre, a retired military intelligence officer turned real estate mogul and co-founder of Warrior Ethos Life, Austin’s story resonated deeply with him.

Austin’s unique approach to real estate investment, founded on lessons from his past experiences and military training, is a testament to the power of a strong mindset. He dove headfirst into his first property investment, an old family home, teaching us that there’s no better teacher than experience. His mantra? It’s all about having the heart and mind in sync, knowing when to take risks, and learning along the way.

Jonathan’s conversation with Austin covers a wide range of topics, including how he utilized his area’s tourist draw to secure an extra 25% in rentals. He uncovered the power of amenities in increasing property value and highlighted the critical role of hiring the right people to manage properties effectively. You’ll learn how to build an Airbnb business, where Austin’s students have found success. They also touched on the potential of Airbnb as a source of passive income and the benefits of long-term investing and arbitrage.

On a more personal note, Austin opened up about a challenging chapter in his life, powerfully showcasing his vulnerability. His resilience and determination to help veterans through his Warrior Ethos program inspire us all. Creating memorable experiences for guests and building a strong brand culture for your Airbnb business are also explored in this episode.

If you’re interested in real estate investment, short-term rentals, or looking for inspiration from someone who has faced adversity and come out stronger on the other side, this conversation with Austin LeFevre is a must-listen.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Austin LeFevre’s unique approach to real estate investment, built on lessons from military training and life experiences, demonstrating the power of a strong mindset

  • Strategies for successful short-term rental investments, including leveraging local tourist attractions and the importance of using the right online portals

  • Emphasis on hiring the right people to manage properties effectively and increasing property value through amenities

  • The potential of Airbnb as a source of passive income, long-term investing, and arbitrage, with insights from Austin’s students who found success in this area

  • The importance of resilience and determination as demonstrated by Austin’s personal story of overcoming adversity and his commitment to helping veterans through his Warrior Ethos program

  • Creating memorable experiences for Airbnb guests, building a strong brand culture, and leveraging social media for free marketing

  • The importance of creating a positive experience for guests to ensure repeat business, debunking the myth of ‘passive income’ in Airbnb investment, and emphasizing the role of being a good host

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