Today’s guest is Andrew Bermudez, CEO of Digsy, a property listing website that exposes buyers to more deals while simultaneously helping sellers and brokers sell more by providing a multitude of intelligent tools. In this episode, we talk to Andrew about his love for problem-solving through technology, the ins and outs of Digsy, and some of the top productivity tips he has used to build such a successful business. Andrew starts by sketching out his journey into real estate and how he applied his skills as a programmer to the firm he worked for, which helped him quickly rise through the ranks.
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After that, Andrew talks about how his skill for reverse engineering solutions by working backward from problems led him to the services offered by Digsy. He does a great job of explaining some of the barriers in the way of deals finding appropriate buyers, an issue that affects different parties involved in a transaction, and how Digsy solves them. On the subject of successful habits, Andrew highlights the value of prioritizing, talking about how he takes time to track his goals so he can best know which of the ‘multiple fires of running a business’ to put out and which to keep burning. For all this and more from Andrew about tech solutions and life hacks for higher efficiency, tune in today.
Key Points From This Episode:
- How Andrew got into real estate and applied his coding skills to optimize workflows.
- Andrew’s method of reverse engineering for solutions and how this is applied at Digsy.
- The solutions Digsy offers as a free way to market properties and not miss deals.
- How Digsy saves potential buyer identity details and gives sellers notifications about them.
- The MLS Digsy has built for commercial real estate and how it helps brokers use an IDX to generate leads.
- More examples of how Digsy is helping sellers and buyers find greater success.
- Andrew’s self-discipline habits and his belief in the power of knowing what ladders to climb.
- How Andrew blocks of time to assess his goals and choose ‘which fires to put out.’
- A recent improvement to Andrew’s business regarding identifying buying signals.
- The contributions reading and mentors have made to Andrews’s success.
- Ways Andrew gives back by teaching and looking after stray dogs.
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About Andrew Bermudez
Andrew Bermudez is a commercial real estate technology entrepreneur with an extensive background in brokerage sales, leasing, and lead generation systems. Andrew has an affinity for commercial real estate, technology, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and quantum physics. Andrew was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and moved to the U.S. in 1993. In high school, Andrew taught himself how to code software and design websites. He was very introverted and wanted to become more sociable. So once he got out of high school he got a job where he would be forced to walk up to people and talk to them. This is how he got into commercial real estate leasing and sales at Lee & Associates in Irvine, CA. After being on the job for 3 months, Andrew noticed the ways to generate tenants and buyers to represent or fill listings was time-consuming and slow. He started building software to generate leads and market listings online, email, social, and other platforms. His sales production numbers started to climb quickly and he became Vice President and partner of Lee & Associates at the age of 24. One and a half years later, he was promoted to Senior Vice President with Founders shares and ran a team of five. He continued to invest in improving his marketing and sales automation technologies to source more clients and fill more listings. Andrew saw a big opportunity in making these technologies available to all commercial real estate professionals and property owners, so he struck out on his own and Founded Digsy, Inc with 2 other co-founders. One founder was a former programmer who worked for Google. The other founder was a UI/UX software engineer whose previous company was acquired for millions of dollars by SK Telecom. Andrew got investment to build the company from the Board Member of Zillow, a former VP at LoopNet, a former CEO of Apple Computer, angels, and venture capitalists. With Digsy, Andrew helps commercial real estate professionals and owners sell and lease listings faster.
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