EPISODE TWENTY-NINE: Getting Your Real Estate Life Together with Eric Holmes

As an agent, your mindset coupled with the relationships you build can make or break the deal that's in front of you. If you have the right team and community around you, you may be surprised by what you’ll be able to achieve.

Eric Holmes, a long time Portlander, is an agent at Dwell Realty. A true house hunter, he is always on the lookout for the perfect house. He has mastered the art of networking to find the right houses for his buyers. If you’ve been tuning in, you know I believe that relationship based real estate is the best way to establish long term success, and Eric embodies this principle, making his marketing feel like drinks out with friends. 

Dive right into this episode as Eric and I talk about navigating two full-time jobs, and how building relationships and community has propelled Eric’s business.


[00:01 - 02:37] Opening Segment

  • I introduce today’s guest, Eric Holmes
  • Eric’s background 
    • 15 years agent experience
    • Full time Agent and full time at Adidas 
    • Starting from flipping with the family

[02:38 - 10:06] Navigating Two Full-Time Jobs

  • Eric talks about his experience being a full timer at two different places 
    • Building organic relationships
    • Working with Christy
    • Thriving in a team 
  • Transitioning from Portland to Oswego
  • Selling houses on lunch breaks

[10:07 - 25:04] Building Relationships in the Field; A Growing Community 

  • Selling in Northeast - the infamous Table Gate story 
  • The importance of building relationships in the real estate world 
    • Selling a house for a former employee 
  • What Eric does for his marketing 
    • Making marketing feel like ‘drinks with friends’
    • The importance of your positive mindset
  • A huge sense of community in the real estate space
    • Moving from competition to community 
  • The importance of giving in your circle 
    • The more you give the more you get
    • Do what works for you and the team

[25:05 - 30:20] Closing Segment 

  • Making a great partnership and community 
  • Eric’s thoughts on his real estate hustle 
    • A love for both full time jobs 
    • Making time for family 
  • How to reach out to Eric
    • Links below
  • Final Words

Tweetable Quotes:

“Really positively think behind that click of energy before you push send of ‘this is going to be accepted…’ Just believing and getting behind something when you put something into the universe, it kind of lines up and will follow.” - Eric Holmes

“I think everyone is reaching out to everyone, as a real estate community and just supporting everyone… It's just nice to see, I feel like there's a little bit of a shift of less competition and more community.” - Eric Holmes

Resources Mentioned:

You can connect with Eric on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook. Check out https://dwellrealtypdx.com/ and learn more about the famous ‘Dwell Experience.’

You can connect with me, Tracey Hicks, on LinkedIn and Facebook. Check out our website, https://allthingsrealestatestore.com, so you can stay up to date on our latest promos and find the best real estate products you'll need to get your real estate life together!

Feel free to email me at hello@allthingsrealestate.com, I’d love to hear from you.

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