Linda and Jim McKissack, authors of the book HOLD: How to Find, Buy, and Rent Houses for Wealth, were reeling in success in the 1980s with their Texas restaurant/night club business — “living the dream” — until the economy took a major downturn. Then, with over $600,000 in debt, they had to reconfigure their lives and turn things around quickly. In this episode, Linda shares how real estate investing became the vehicle to not only rescue them from financial disaster but to set them up for life!
Linda McKissack is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, business coach, trainer and highly regarded speaker. Her greatest passion is helping the successful but overworked entrepreneur understand the power of leverage and passive income in their lives. Linda is the Operating Principle for the Ohio Valley Region for Keller Williams International and owns multiple Keller Williams franchises. Her career in real estate began in the early ‘80s with a rocky start. Through her experiences, Linda has developed an understanding of business that she shares with other entrepreneurs and business owners around the country. Her results-driven personality continually helps push successful people to the next level in both their lives and careers.
After her tough start, Linda looked to mentors and coaches to help her adopt the systems, models and business plans that propelled her to success in real estate. Her real estate team, McKissack Realty Group, sells over $60 Million in volume and closes over 300 properties each year. She has gone on to create five successful businesses, one of which includes ATPL, a consulting and speaking business designed to teach and coach real estate professionals and entrepreneurs around the country.
Linda has taken her success and graciously shares it with others through her writing and speaking. In 2013, Linda was co-author of the national best-seller HOLD: How to Find, Buy, and Rent Houses for Wealth.
She has been a guest speaker at the Colorado Association of Realtors, Hawaii Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, CRS, Keller Williams University and a regular speaker at Howard Brinton Star Powers Seminars. Recently, Linda was featured on one of the top ten business blogs, Entrepreneur on Fire. Her authenticity makes you believe if she can do it then so can I.
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