It can be a lot of hard work to achieve any form of success in the real estate business. North Carolina-based real estate mogul, Terry Thayer, knows all about the struggle. For many years after he got involved in the business, he struggled to find the right set of people to bring his ideas to life, limiting his ability to live a well-rounded life that balanced work with relaxation. “When I started, it was just a high paying job and I had no life. I love what I do, and I do it on my terms.”

Explaining his route into the high-stakes world of real estate, he said: “I started my journey after moving to Raleigh, NC in 1995. Since then I have been a husband, father, carpenter turned into builder and ultimately entrepreneur. Now, I like to feel that I actually own my business instead of my businesses owning me.

He was able to reform his work-life balance by investing in the right set of talent around him. “I used to struggle with trying to find the right people to hire and would often get into the hire, fire game until I found the right person. Now I get to teach others to not make the same mistakes I made that cost me a ton of time and money. I can always make more money, but I will never get more time. I have learned how to duplicate time with everything I do.”

Being around for as long as he has been, Terry Thayer has learned that creating a thriving environment for expression is the best way to get work done. “No matter what business I start, I find a way to automate it so I can do things that I want. In real estate we do things big in the residential space. I would like to be perceived as the guy who helps entrepreneurs scale and automate their business.” 

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