YouTube for Realtors: How to Build a Channel that Converts – Part 1 (Episode 421)

YouTube for Realtors: How to Build a Channel that Converts – Part 1 (Episode 421)

In the first installment of our three-part series, co-hosts Neil Mathweg and Mindi Kessenick discuss how real estate agents can leverage YouTube for exponential growth. This episode dives deep into why YouTube is the go-to platform for agents looking to attract a new wave of clients relocating from other cities or states. The episode covers how YouTube is different from social media platforms, its utility in connecting with the audience, and why some types of content work better than others. Tune in to elevate your YouTube game and stay ahead of the curve.

How To Build A Real Business You Love in 90 Days (Plus Highlights from Breakthrough Week) (Episode 420)

How To Build A Real Business You Love in 90 Days (Plus Highlights from Breakthrough Week) (Episode 420)

In this episode, hosts Neil Mathweg and Mindi Kessenich discuss the highlights and insights gained from the Agent Rise Breakthrough Week. They touch upon the importance of consistency, the challenges of the current market, and the value of being a part of a community. The duo also emphasizes the areas of opportunity in today’s market and introduces listeners to the Agent Rise Bootcamp, which promises to provide agents with a clear and congruent plan for success. To take the next step in building a business you love to go and schedule your discovery call today.

The world of real estate is always evolving. The challenge, however, is to keep up with these changes and adapt your strategies to remain successful. In the recent Agent Rise Breakthrough Week, hosted by Neil Mathweg and co-hosted by Mindi Kessenich, several breakthrough agents shared their experiences and strategies for success in the market.

One of the significant themes that emerged during this week was the importance of persistence and consistency. There isn’t a magic button that can ensure immediate success. Instead, success in real estate requires a robust framework, planning, and hard work.

Another consistent theme was the importance of community. The real estate community is not just about competing against each other. It’s about growing and rising together. The stories shared during the week emphasized the importance of being a part of a supportive community, which provides guidance and mentorship.

Additionally, in these challenging times, the focus has shifted from people who want to move to those who need to move. This has opened up new opportunities in areas like senior living, relocations, investments, and new construction (with a lack of inventory).

For those keen on refining their strategies and adopting a robust plan congruent with their personalities and the current market, the Agent Rise Bootcamp is an excellent place to start. To take the next step in building a business you love to go and schedule your discovery call today.

Michael Caraway Agent Rise Breakthrough: From Uncertainty to Unstoppable

Michael Caraway Agent Rise Breakthrough: From Uncertainty to Unstoppable

Michael Caraway

Are you ready for a transformative journey in your real estate career? In this episode of the Agent Rise Podcast, we bring you a powerful story of change and growth. Michael Caraway joins Neil Mathway, TJ McGraw, and Mindy for Agent Rise Breakthrough Week, sharing his incredible transformation over the past year.

From Busy to Productive

When Michael began his journey with Agent Rise, he was busy but not productive. He had a burning desire to make a change and unlock his true potential. The first step was to address his limiting beliefs and shift his focus towards a clear vision for his business.

Mindset Transformation

Michael’s story highlights the power of transforming your mindset. He recognized the importance of redirecting his thoughts away from fear, doubt, and distractions, and toward what he truly wanted in life. This shift led to newfound peace of mind and control over his destiny.

From Short-Form to Long-Form Content

Many real estate professionals are drawn to short-form content, but Michael discovered that it wasn’t always reaching the right audience. He shifted his strategy by creating long-form content on YouTube, targeting those actively seeking information about Dallas real estate. The results were remarkable.

Quality Leads on YouTube

Michael emphasizes that the leads he generated from YouTube were of higher quality. By providing valuable content, he gained the trust and credibility of potential clients even before the first interaction. Quality leads translate to more successful transactions and satisfied clients.

Systems and Processes for Success

Agent Rise provided Michael with invaluable systems and processes that enhanced efficiency and confidence. Tasks that used to be overwhelming, like writing offers, became streamlined and manageable. Having a clear plan in place allowed him to focus on helping his clients.

Three Stages of Transformation

Michael’s journey with Agent Rise can be broken down into three stages:

  1. Immediate Impact: Upon joining Agent Rise, Michael experienced instant benefits from the ecosystem. He discovered processes and operations that freed up time and boosted confidence.
  2. Focus and Clarity: Michael solidified his three-pillar plan, which brought focus and direction to his business. Mastering specific strategies and holding himself accountable allowed him to achieve clarity.
  3. Mindset and Healing: As the third stage unfolded, Michael recognized that past wounds were affecting his mindset. Agent Rise helped him identify and address these issues, enabling him to unlock his full potential.

Take Action and Stay in Motion

One crucial lesson from Michael’s journey is the importance of taking action and staying in motion. Even when you’re not sure what to do, trying different approaches and staying active in your real estate career can lead to breakthroughs.

Join Agent Rise Bootcamp

If you’re inspired by Michael’s story and want to embark on your own breakthrough journey, now is the perfect time to join Agent Rise Bootcamp. Starting on September 21st, you’ll receive guidance, support, and a clear plan to elevate your real estate business.

Book Your Discovery Call

To get started, book a discovery call. The Agent Rise community is eager to welcome you and help you achieve your goals. Don’t miss this opportunity to transform your career and become the reason someone smiles today.

Robert Taylor’s Agent Rise Breakthrough: Turning Service into Success In His Neighborhood (Episode 418)

Robert Taylor’s Agent Rise Breakthrough: Turning Service into Success In His Neighborhood (Episode 418)

Robert Taylor Breakthrough Story Cover

From Firehouse to Open House: How Robert Taylor Broke Through with Agent Rise

Robert Taylor is not your typical real estate agent. He’s also a career firefighter, a pool service business owner, and now, a real estate trailblazer. In this episode of our “Agent Rise Breakthrough Week,” Robert shares how he worked according to a vision of being the best agent in his neighborhood.

How It All Began

Robert’s journey into real estate wasn’t exactly planned. For years, he juggled his roles as a firefighter and a pool service business owner. But he saw the untapped potential in the real estate world. Like many, he took the leap, studying for his real estate license in secret, even from his wife! His hard work paid off when he aced the license test on his first try. But it was only the beginning.

The Struggles

Initially, Robert dabbled in flipping houses but soon realized that it wasn’t the right fit. What he truly wanted was to serve others, just as he had in his other roles. He found this purpose in helping families find their dream homes.

Discovering Agent Rise

Robert stumbled upon Neil Mathweg and Agent Rise (well it was Roundbox and Neil Mathweg Caoching back then, but that’s another story) while searching for a path in real estate. He immediately connected with Neil’s approach, which emphasized building your sphere of influence and serving clients authentically. The tipping point was the first Agent Rise Bootcamp, where Robert discovered the strategies he needed to scale his business.

The Power of Mentorship

For Robert, Neil’s mentorship was crucial in his journey. Neil advised him when to pull back and when to push forward. Robert says he still values the “nuggets of wisdom” he picked up from Neil, even as his business has grown.

Scaling to Success

Today, Robert is a part-time real estate agent, but his results are anything but part-time. Closing around 25 deals a year, he is a consistent top performer in his market. He attributes this success to the fundamental pillars taught at Agent Rise: focusing on your sphere of influence, chasing, and attracting clients.

A Heart to Serve

Robert’s ethos is simple – serving people with authenticity. He takes the service-first mindset from his firefighting and pool service careers into real estate. Whether it’s by going the extra mile at client events or providing thoughtful gifts, Robert always seeks to do just a “little bit more.”

Ready to Rise?

Inspired by Robert’s breakthrough? Then don’t miss the opportunity to join our upcoming Agent Rise Bootcamp starting on September 21st. Learn the tips, tricks, and tactics to turn your real estate dreams into a rewarding reality.
We invite you to listen to the full episode to hear more about Robert’s incredible journey and the powerful ways that Agent Rise can make a difference in your life.
Are you ready to write your own success story? Join Agent Rise today and let us help you rise to the top.  Book your discovery call today!
Matt Gatewood Agent Rise Breakthrough: A Journey From Agent to Broker (Episode 417)

Matt Gatewood Agent Rise Breakthrough: A Journey From Agent to Broker (Episode 417)

Matt Gatewood Louisville KY

“Breaking Through Boundaries: How Matt Gatewood Transitioned from a Successful Agent to a Broker-Owner”

In the high-stress, fast-paced world of real estate, it’s easy to lose sight of the work-life balance. Matt Gatewood, a seasoned broker from Louisville, Kentucky, knows this all too well. In a recent episode of the Agent Rise Podcast, Matt revealed his transformational journey that saw him go from a struggling, overworked agent to a successful broker-owner.

Health Over Wealth

Matt’s story began when he started experiencing health issues due to the relentless grind of the job. It was at this point that he realized he needed to re-evaluate his priorities and focus on his well-being.

The Catalyst of Coaching

Matt credits much of his turnaround to the coaching he received from Neil Mathweg. Through coaching, Matt learned to set boundaries, manage client expectations, and add structure to his business.

The Power of Boundaries

Matt found the courage to implement boundaries in his work life after attending a real estate conference where Neil spoke about the importance of taking time off. The concept resonated deeply with Matt and eventually led him to make crucial changes in his life.

From Agent to Broker

Matt’s initial plan for his brokerage was modest, involving only a couple of agents to support his own sales. However, through continuous coaching and guidance, he realized the potential to grow and lead other agents. The brokerage started to evolve, and Matt found himself more aligned with his newfound role as a leader.

The Value of Vision and Perseverance

Despite facing numerous challenges, Matt persisted and kept his eyes on the bigger picture. His vivid vision and dedication, fueled by the coaching, helped him break through adversity and build a business that he loves.


Matt Gatewood’s story serves as a powerful reminder that personal growth is often the key to professional success. By setting boundaries, focusing on well-being, and allowing himself to be coached, Matt was able to transition from a stressed agent to a thriving broker. His journey underscores the transformative power of coaching in helping real estate professionals build businesses that are both successful and sustainable.

Katie Skeen Agent Rise Breakthrough: Trials to Triumphs to Hitting Annual Goals in 6 months (Episode 416)

Katie Skeen Agent Rise Breakthrough: Trials to Triumphs to Hitting Annual Goals in 6 months (Episode 416)

Katie Skeen Breakthrough Story

The Katie Skeen Story: 18 Months to Real Estate Success

If you are a new real estate agent, struggling with lead generation, or even a seasoned agent looking for that elusive breakthrough, this episode of Agent Rise Podcast is for you. We had the pleasure of speaking with Katie Skeen, an agent in Louisville, Kentucky, who found her footing in the real estate industry through perseverance and strategic planning. Find out how Katie built her business using her three-pillar plan and the steps she followed for 18 challenging yet transformative months. Uncover the highs and lows and discover how she exploded her business through her skills from communication to relationship-building and how adding YouTube has really taken her to the next level. From tears to triumph, Katie offers insights that are both enlightening and encouraging.

The Journey

Initially, Katie struggled with lead generation, specifically with Facebook ads. Despite making 20 calls per day to Facebook leads for nine months, she didn’t see any immediate results. This could have discouraged anyone, but Katie continued to persevere.

The Role of Agent Rise

Katie attributes her success to the Agent Rise program. This program provided her with the tools she needed, from lead generation to relationship-building strategies. Katie followed the program’s three-pillar plan, and it paid off handsomely. She advises new agents to stick to the program, no matter how hard it gets, because the results are worth it.


If you are an agent on the verge of giving up or looking for a lifeline to transform your business, take a page out of Katie Skeen’s playbook. She has proven that with the right tools, mindset, and hard work, you can achieve a thriving real estate business in 18 months. If Katie can do it, so can you, and now is a perfect time to do so, because on Sept 21st we begin Agent Rise Bootcamp LIVE.  Learn more and book a discovery call at

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