We had the good fortune of connecting with Dan Hendrix and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dan, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I’ve always been entrepreneurial and I went to Menlo College which is an amazing private business school. They put an immense focus on business and entrepreneurship. It was located in the heart of Silicon Valley and while I was studying business management and real estate, became extra fascinated by the culture there and wanted to start my own real estate business. I knew what the going salaries were for students fresh out of college and put a bet on myself that I could beat it. I did, and never looked back!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
When I graduated college I already had a job lined up at a big brokerage in West Hollywood on Sunset Blvd. When I started, I focused on data-driven marketing that I could measure and project rough ROI’s with which helped with my early and limited advertising budget. Due to my previous internships and assistant roles during college, I had a decent sense of how to follow up with prospective clients and what platforms helped with staying top of mind. There are always struggles to start off, but I focused on my career as it will be in 40 years, and that really helped manage the daily, weekly, or even monthly stress I’d face and put what seemed like huge issues into perspective. I was there for 4.5 years and built the foundation of my business and became a top producer. Because of that success, I’ve earned the opportunity to join the Ben Belack Group at The Agency in Beverly Hills whose unmatched results and first-class client experience will be a perfect fit.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Wow! Great question. If you’re visiting California then I’m definitely taking you to the beach, Malibu and Santa Monica. Both have their own unique styles and culture and is a must for anyone visiting. Do a little surfing, a little bike path stroll, and spend some time on the iconic Santa Monica Pier. Every tourist wants to see Hollywood, so I’d take them down Hollywood Blvd. hop into Madame Tussauds, Ripley’s, and see Jungle Cruise at the Chinese Theater. You can’t leave Hollywood without finding your favorite celebrities on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, so, we’d have to take a stroll there as well. And, of course, visit my grandmothers star, Ruth Hussey. If you’re in LA, and we’re friends, I’m 1000% taking you to a Dodger game. We’d get their early to relax and watch batting practice and beat the lines for Dodger Dogs and micheladas. I’d make sure to have Roger throw you a bag of peanuts and I’d catch a foul ball or two for you since I still have great hands. Oh yea, and we’re getting on the jumbotron. I’d also take you to the world famous Academy of Magical Arts at the Magic Castle. This one is a bit of a secret, but also one of the best places to spend an evening in LA, so, let’s do a deal and I’ll get you in.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
To start I’d need to give a huge shoutout to my dad who was the one who incepted the idea of how powerful real estate is. Learning that is one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned.
The road to success in real estate is extremely difficult and there are many ups and downs which is why the success rate in the industry is so small. Around 90% quit after their first year. My parents, sisters, wife, and friends have all played an integral role in my success.
And of course, I wouldn’t be anywhere without my amazing clients. I truly think that I’ve been blessed with the coolest clients that exist. Sorry, I got em all!
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