For my interview I decided to focus on the up and coming man, the man who is still wet behind the ears and is getting dirty to make a name for himself in the business. This man is Martin Rojas Jr. He is young in age as well as in experience to Real Estate; he has been building houses for others and is now taking what he has learned from both schooling and hands on experience to change his life for the better. He is now buying and flipping homes in the Dinuba, Orosi, Cutler area and holding on to some for future rental properties as a retirement plan.
What made you want to do construction, how did your background prepare you for it?
I went to COS and walked through the construction department and this teacher asked me that if I was looking for the construction room because he had to fill in seats so the class wouldn't get cancelled so I said sure.... And just like that I just finished that course and then other opportunities opened up and just kept going.... I am barely getting into the whole real estate game and it is new to me still, it's a waiting game in finding a property and most times you get them and have to sit on them until the market comes up, I've had losses and also made good deals....
What does a typical day look like for you?
I usually have to be the first one at the job site and the last one to leave. I am usually driving around preparing for the next day. I always have to make sure that we have enough to start the work for the next day. As I’m driving around I’m also keeping an eye open for any foreclosed homes that I might be interested in. You always have to have something on deck, can’t have too long of a waiting period between jobs