We had the good fortune of connecting with Kyle Young and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kyle, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
To me, starting my own business meant freedom. Freedom to succeed limited only by my own time, energy, and discipline. Freedom to pursue opportunities that I was interested in and constantly grow. In real estate there are so many different avenues for business opportunity and they come and go as the market changes. Having the flexibility to try to stay in tune with the market and capitalize on opportunities as they come along keeps things exciting! It’s a continual learning and adaptation process to stay ahead of the game. I wouldn’t be able to do the wide variety of things I do working for someone else.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My real estate brokerage, 3L Properties, works primarily with homebuyers in the competitive Los Angeles market. It’s extremely tough to help your client get their perfect home. My experience as a homebuyer and investor allows me to advise my clients to help put them ahead of the competition. I can empathize fully with my clients having bought and sold a number of homes in West LA as a principal. The energy, emotion, and anxiety of the process is real, and I help my clients through it each step of the way. Additionally, we work with homeowners and investors to help them add ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units) to their properties from design to completion. This business line, like brokerage, stems from my own experience as a homeowner and investor designing, planning, and building ADUs on my own properties. I’ve made the mistakes and learned the lessons so that I can pass on that knowledge to other property owners and help them complete their projects smoothly and seamlessly. ADUs are one of the best investment options for all residential property owners in California and we help them confidently take advantage of this opportunity.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I live in Westchester with my wife so we tend to stay on this side of town mostly. When things are opened up we love to bike down to Playa del Rey where there are some great classic spots (the Shack, Tripel). We also bike up and down the beach bike path from Manhattan Beach to Santa Monica stopping in at various spots. When we can convince our guests to join us this is definitely our favorite option. If not, we have a “tourist” day loop where we like to take people. We start in Westchester and head downtown to Chinatown, passing USC and the Coliseum of course. After grabbing dim sum, we head west through Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Brentwood, passing by UCLA. We then head to the ocean and check out the Santa Monica pier. As we head home down Lincoln Blvd, we stop in Venice beach to see the variety of excitement. Lastly, we head home up through Marina del Rey, back to Westchester passing the Loyola Marymount fountains.
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?
I want to dedicate my shoutout to my parents. They sacrificed a lot in life both before and after I even existed to ensure that they could help me get to where I am. Having the privilege to be an entrepreneur and pursue my interests and passions is a direct result of them making sacrifices for our family. The opportunities and advantages they provided are the reason I’m able to have any success in this business.