It’s been quite a year for Real Wealth Network! We made the Inc 5000 in 2016, and are now listed as one of America’s fastest growing private companies!
The Inc 5000 released it’s 35th annual ranking this year and we placed number 1512 out of the 5000 companies selected. In order to make the list, a company has to earn more than $2 million dollars and show rapid growth in a 3 year time period.
The Inc. 5000’s purpose is to acknowledges the success of independent small businesses as they strive to grow either bigger or more relevant to the business community they serve.
And we are in good company. The combined revenue of all the companies on this list over the last three years was more than $200 billion dollars. The number of jobs that were collectively generated — more than 640,000.
Remember, these are the little guys that haven’t grown up yet. Some of the companies that were previously on this list and are now household names like Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, and Zillow.
On the Inc 5000’s website, it says “The 2016 Inc. 5000 are the superheroes of the U.S. economy. America’s fastest-growing private companies wield powers like strategy, service, and innovation. It’s a thrill to these companies’ amazing exploits–and learn a thing or two about the hard, real work.
And here’s some of the hard work we did this year to better serve our members:
• We produced 58 free educational webinars with over 16,500 registrations
• We recorded 295 podcasts and reached 100,000 downloads per month!
• We have over 28,000 members now, with 7,900 new investors this year alone.
• We hosted 36 live educational events and tours nationwide
• Most importantly, we helped our members acquire over $252 million in new assets in 2016!
Real Wealth Network certainly couldn’t have done it alone. It happened with the help of our wonderful staff and our beloved members.
Our goal now is to help over 50,000 people create real wealth in just another four years, by the year 2020.
To get this award, we competed with some of the most ambitious companies yet. The average company on the 2016 list has a three-year sales growth of 433%. We’re not there yet, but if we reach our 2020 goal, we should top that number.
Our growth was 251% over the past 3 years. We did that by keeping our sights on what’s important — helping our members create real wealth so they can have both the money and the freedom to live life on your own terms.
And we believe you get that from cash flowing assets.
We now have turnkey rental property teams in 15 of the nations’ best emerging markets. We added 7 new hot markets this year including Tampa, Orlando, Detroit, Huntsville, Birmingham, Montgomery, Dayton and Reno.
We also offer our members larger land development deals that are totally passive.
We raised $16 million in just a few months from our investor network to acquire already entitled land in Reno, near the new Tesla Factory plant. We have already received offers from builders who want to buy half the lots for more than what we paid for all of them. This means we can own the remaining lots free and clear and use the sale of the other half of lots to fund the construction our our remaining lots. Land values increase every single month.
We also raised $5M to acquire 800 acres of farmable land in Costa Rica, where we will build the first of it’s kind living building with the famous architect Jason McLennan. Living buildings go far beyond net-zero – the property actually gives back to the Earth. It will be both a retreat center and residential community, plus we will grow and export organic food. We’ve already planted thousands of cacao, avocado and coconut trees.
We also started our private money lending fund, which pays investors 8%, and those funds are secured at 70% LTV, and is only lent to our approved turnkey properties.
Speaking of which, we also set the standards this year for what turnkey rental property really means – since so many companies were misusing the term or just had a very different idea of what turnkey means. Like slapping on paint and adding carpet. That didn’t do it for us.
We call our properties R.E.A.L. turkey because they must adhere to four crucial criteria:
It’s easy to remember:
R for Renovated to a “like-new” standard
E for Examined through inspections
A for Appraised at the purchase price or below market value
L for the use of Licensed property managers to keep your investments in good shape
You can get a copy of what R.E.A.L. turnky means at our website. realwealthnetwork.com
And speaking of our website, we launched a completely new one this year with lots of bells and whistles to better serve our members. The site is loaded with savvy investor information and education, and it’s free to join. We also added a state of the art property section so investors looking for property in the best U.S. markets can do a simple search and compare pro formas online.
The Real Wealth Network is also proud to have received two other business award this year.
And we received the Elite Business of the Year Award from Infusionsoft, and won a free trip to celebrate in Hawaii in February!
We were also honored at the Think Realty Global Conference in San Francisco in August as the “Investor Support Organization of the Year”.
Think Realty Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Linda Wienandt says: “The real estate investing niche is really coming of age, with many more small investors embracing this as a proven way to build wealth, and many businesses there to help.” She says: “These awards are a way to recognize the best of the best.”
So yes, it was a banner year for us. I would like to thank you, our staff and our wonderful Real Wealth Network members for making this journey so exciting. Together, we can help each other realize our dreams.
Every year our company and our family does a year end completion like this. Too often we don’t take the time to slow down and review our successes and lessons learned through out the year. This is a powerful exercise, and one I recommend for any individual, family, or company who wants to continue to improve.
Every year my husband takes our members thought this exercise and it’s been life changing for many people. You can listen to that webinar at newsforinvstors.com here.
Happy New Year!
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