From a kid with three shirts to his name to a successful real estate entrepreneur with a gigantic real estate empire across the U.S.A. worth millions, Paul McGraw is the epitome of the American Dream.
If anyone knows the life-changing value of passive income through real estate, it’s Paul McGraw. He grew up in a small town in Utah, watching his father work three jobs just to make ends meet. By high school, Paul was on his way to a similar fate—and he was determined to change his destiny. At just 21 years old, he invested in his first property. By 22, he had made $30,000 in just two months on a single venture—having invested no money in it.
Two decades later, Paul is a leading speaker, nationwide expert and consultant, and a real estate entrepreneur with two companies who has trained over 1,500 people to be successful in real estate and worked with more than 750 investors across the U.S., Canada, and Australia. He’s turned realtors into millionaires and worked with celebrities the likes of Daymond John and Robert Herjavek from Shark Tank, Scott Yancey from Flipping Vegas, Drew and Jonathon Scott from The Property Brothers, Than Merrill of A&E’s Flip This House, and Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki. Although Paul is far from his humble beginnings, his heart still lies with his Middle America kindred. With the pending launch of his second company, Real Estate Marketing Training, in Kansas City, Missouri, Paul trains new investors, doctors, and real estate professionals alike—on a mission to help them achieve the American Dream through passive real estate investing, just as he has.
So how did a young man with no money achieve such wealth and grow to become the leader of one of the most popular real estate training programs in the nation? We’ll let Paul explain in his own words the riveting story of how it all came to be. But first, we sat down with him to hear about some of his most memorable success stories from those he’s helped and why so many people are thriving as a result of his program.
Tell us a little bit more about what you do for your clients.
I teach people how to gain or build wealth through real estate, but I also work with investors, putting their money into properties that deliver a great return on their investment. Many of my clients are doctors or other professionals who want to invest in real estate, but just don’t have the time to do so. We also train people to find and fix real estate problems of every kind. I’m an active investor myself, so I continue to buy and sell real estate.
Why do you think your real estate investment training program is so popular?
Probably the biggest reason our program is so popular is that it’s personal. Everyone is starting from a different place and with different goals, so our training is customized to take them where they want to go as quickly as possible. We don’t do seminars. Our training is one-on-one. It’s not a generic webinar; it’s in person, it’s over the phone, or we’ll come to your location and help you learn as opposed to handing you a bunch of books, and links, and material, and sending you out on your own. This is why my training operation is so small, to ensure that we can provide time and attention to each of our clients.
Will you share a few memorable success stories about people who took your training program?
This is a hard question, as there are so many. A few years ago, a young man, 22, took our training program. He was a farmer and a truck driver in Texas. He went out there and did what I told him to do, and now, at just 24 years old, he makes $200k in passive income on his properties without doing any work, and he’s got a successful fix-and-flip company. Another memorable one is a Canadian couple who had never invested in real estate before, but now they’ve done 32 deals and made over $1 million.
Let’s end the interview with a personal question. What do you find most fulling about your work?
Now that is a simple one—that I get to share the American Dream with so many other people whom I’ve helped. There is nothing more fulfilling than watching them succeed beyond their wildest dreams.
President — Real Estate Marketing Training
Kansas City, MO
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