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 Member Update
Five Things YOU Need to Know to Succeed in the
Real Estate Industry
An Interview With Real Estaet Industy Expert, Jason Hartman
By Daniel Berlind, Chief Executive Officer, Snappt
(Editor’s Note: Jason Hartman has been involved in several thousand real estate transactions and has owned income properties in 11 states and 17 cities. Jason’s “Complete Solution for Real Estate InvestorsTM” is a comprehensive system providing real estate investors with education, research, resources, and technology to deal with all areas of their income property investment needs. In this article, he is interviewed by Snappt Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Berlind.)
Thank you so much for doing this with us! Can you tell us the “backstory” about what brought you to the Real Estate industry?
My pleasure and thanks for having me! Both of my parents were involved in the real estate industry. My mother has been a real estate agent in Malibu for the past 30 years and I was brought along on realtor-only caravan days for as long as I can remember. My father owned and managed his own portfolio of multi-family apartment buildings across Los Angeles and from a very young age he had me helping out around the buildings. Basically, my entire childhood was spent learning about the residential and commercial real estate industry.
Can you share with our readers the most interesting or amusing story that occurred to you in your career so far? Can you share the lesson or take away you took out of that story?
At my property management business, my leasing team and I were seeing a huge influx of applicants submitting fake financial documents during the rental application process. Initially, I assume there must be some technology out there that could solve this issue. After a lot of research and time I uncovered this technology did not exist. After years and years of development Snappt now exists nationwide helping leasing teams authenticate documents submitted
by applicants during the renal application process.
Do you have a favorite “life lesson quote”? Can you share a story or example of how that was relevant to you in your life?
My father always told me “it’s better to let a unit sit vacant, than to accept a problem resident.”
Are you working on any exciting new projects now? How do you think that will help people?
Currently Snappt is used by 5 of the top 6 largest property management companies in the US. To date we have detected that 14% of applicants have submitted fake financial documents, saving managers and owners millions of dollars each month in potential bad debt.
What do you think makes your company stand out? Can you share a story?
Currently we are the only company in the space with the ability to authenticate financial documents.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?
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