Success in Homebuilding in Raleigh, North Carolina with Josh Swindell, Envision Homes (feat. Erik Sullivan)

Welcome to Owner Operated: Conversations with Small Business Millionaires.

This week, I spoke with Josh Swindell, one of the three partners of Envision Homes, a homebuilder in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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A big shout-out to Erik Sullivan, who represented the sellers in their sale of the land for The Park at Wimberly, a 130-residential lot development purchased by Envision Homes with a mix of townhome and single-family construction.

After the deal closed, Erik and I were chatting about the transaction, and he told me I would really enjoy having Josh on the show. Thank you Erik!


We talked about:

  • The process of home development
  • Erik's crazy offers on single family homes in the Triangle area ($41,000 over asking and still not winning)
  • Managing expectations as a commercial real estate listing broker
  • Setting up a partnership of three people; the “three-legged stool”
  • The zoning process
  • How to practically manage your time
  • The importance of having mentors
  • Finding the “flag on the hill”
  • Next steps for Envision Homes – going a mile deep vs. a mile wide
  • Growth in the single family “for rent” product

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- Jonah

Jonah Pollone