Prioritizing Yourself and Your Business, with the Wicked Smart Certified Coaches

Prioritizing Yourself and Your Business, with the Wicked Smart Certified Coaches

Episode 405:

Steve Mernick:


Steve Mernick was born and raised in Rhode Island. He currently lives in Coventry, RI. and is the father of 2 children, Noelle and Julian. He worked for 16 years in the custom woodworking world until he transitioned to real estate in 2018. He has been a full-time real estate investor/entrepreneur since March 2020. He coaches people around the country on how to build and scale their real estate businesses by using creative finance as the vehicle to get there.





Brian O’Neill:


Brian O’Neill is a real estate investor and business owner. He and his wife, Katie, enjoy spending time with their son, Will.


BKW Property Solutions was started to provide flexible real estate solutions for both buyers and sellers. They serve the Greater Chicagoland area and help buyers realize their dream of owning a home. When Brian and Katie experienced many of the common challenges of selling their own home many years ago, they knew there had to be a better way.


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Mike Makredes:


Mike Makredes is from Fresno, California. He has been in sales all his professional life, and currently working in the Ag industry for the largest melon, broccoli, and corn grower in the US. He handles sales for over 12 million cases ($150 million) of produce per year. What brought him to Chris and the Smart Real Estate Coach team was the thought of getting out of the rat race and into a business that he can control on his terms.




Russell Ham:


Russell Ham was born in Southern California about 10 minutes from Disneyland. He is the youngest of four boys all born in the 60’s. After graduating high school, he began coaching high school boy’s basketball. He continued to coach for 30 years until last year. Russell is a high school PE teacher and is married to his beautiful wife, Emily, and they have two children, Laci and Jesse. They also have two dogs, Ella and Willow.


Russell started with SREC in April of 2019. Russell was looking for a real estate niche (i.e. fix & flip, buy & hold, BRRRR) and came across Chris’ Youtube channel. Instantly Russell got hooked for two reasons: One, how open Chris, Zach, and Nick were with showing you how to do real estate on terms through the YouTube channel and two, the Wicked Smart community is second to none. They show you the way to be successful and are with you coaching/mentoring you side by side.




What you will learn in this episode:


  • Personal advice from each of our certified coaches around the importance of prioritizing your business and putting aside time to attend events
  • Why you should be approaching events with at least 3 things you want to take away from them
  • How the discomfort of where you are can push you past the fear of the unknown to get started in creative real estate
  • How you can change your life by just taking the first step and practicing consistency
  • What you can expect to get out of coming to the live QLS event that will help launch your business to a new level




SREC EP 364: Don’t Miss an Opportunity To Be All In, with Steve Mernick, Brian O'Neill, Russell Ham, Mike Makredes


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Additional Resources:


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