D. Scott Carruthers
Based in Anaheim, California, D. Scott Carruthers is a talented photographer who has shown great interest in doing photography around interesting topics. He is inspired to create breathtaking photographs due to his background in art. While growing up, his parents spotted his talent for painting and drawing and thus enrolled him at an art school to acquire more skills in art. Both his teachers and parents were happy with the commitment he put to his work and it is with this effort that he was able to eventually dive into photography.
D. Scott Carruthers‘ mother got him a camera that he wanted use to work on one of the art projects he was assigned, but this little deed would grow into a career in photography, a shift that no one expected. He chose to pursue photography because he thought the field is interesting and with time and a lot of practice, he started getting gigs. He also got an opportunity to showcase his skills during fashion shows across Anaheim, California. Some of the photos he took were published by magazines and newspapers and that’s how he claimed his fame and built his career as a professional photographer. These days, D. Scott Carruthers photographs famous and successful individuals. Here is his short interview highlighting different aspects of his life.
What do you know about the real estate industry?
After doing photographs for real estate companies, particularly marketers, I got a chance to hang out with established real estate managers. I borrowed a lot of ideas on investing in the real estate industry and one idea that I find very useful is the concept that the real estate industry exists in a cycle and you have to make proper timing to either sell for profit, or buy when it is most opportune.
Have you ever sold real estate? How did you make it happen?
Yes, I have transacted several deals. I chose to work through online real estate listing channels including HomeFinder and Realtor. I received a call three days later and good thing is the client was impressed with the property, so I can say that was a success for me.
How much experience do you have buying and selling real estate?
I can say reasonable. I mean, if I were to represent you in any deal you would definitely get value. One thing I love about business is that you keep learning, and therefore I have made it my habit to keep seeking for facts about the real estate industry to guide me through my transactions. I can say my experience spans five years since I made the first attempt in the real estate industry, and performance has progressively improved.
Have you ever made a sell or buy you have regretted?
Business is about learning and I can say when I started, I was too wooed by the courage to make my first dollar in real estate that I forgot to listen to what the market was saying. I bought a property that could not sell and unfortunately to dispose it I had to lower the price until it went below what I paid initially. Basically, I made a loss.
What advice would you give inexperienced who are wanting to sell or buy?
Due diligence and consultation. You can never be a genius in the face of market forces. There has to be a process. Make sure to gather as much information about a property as possible before you jump into the market. Also observe the signs of the market to determine if it’s the most ideal time to sell or buy.
What have you found out to be the best way to market property
Online listing platforms are one of the best ways. More importantly get social media pages that are based in the real estate industry and ask them to list your product. This will give you a lot of audience and most definitely your sales will succeed.
What tools do you believe are essential for success in the real estate industry?
Technology is at the core of every business today. If you want to succeed in the real estate industry, consider the input of technology in your operations.
What has real estate taught you about life?
You have to be proactive in whatever things you do; otherwise you will always miss out on important opportunities.
How can you use what you have learnt in real estate to succeed in other areas?
Success in real estate is a sign you are a good analyst and this is knowledge that is also required in other markets. Understanding how to predict seasons and make the right decisions will help you in virtually any other field in the business world.
Do you have a mentor who taught you what you know?
Indeed, I have mentors who I relied upon to learn how to interpret the signs in the market. It is the best decision I made.
Do you have a feedback system? How does it work?
Of course I have a feedback system. I always encourage those I work with to submit their views and the things they think could have been included to improve our interactions.