Teaching Significance, with Justin Stoddart

Episode 43:

Episode Topic:

In this episode of Not Just A Transaction, host Nick Prefontaine speaks with CEO, Bestselling Author, and host of the Think Bigger Podcast show–Justin Stoddart. He explains how he helps sellers and buyers close on their homes with title and escrow. Justin also shares the model that he’s developed to help real estate agents get to their clients.

Glossary of Special Terms Used in this Episode:

  • Title: insurance that offers protection to home buyers against accidental or malicious acts.
  • Escrow: a third party company that holds assets and money of both parties during a transaction.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • What is title insurance and escrow
  • How title insurance ensures that you don’t inherit the sellers baggage
  • Why it’s important to focus on a life of a significance rather than success
  • What is the Upstream Model and how it helps real estate agents
  • Why you should always prioritize your home life, ahead of success


Additional Resources:

Justin Stoddart’s Bio:

Justin finished his Bachelor’s degree in construction management and business. He self-funded his college education by partnering with investors to flip homes, owning and operating a home services business and then working for a high-end home builder, which later led Justin to form his own high-end home building company. In 2007 his company built the featured home of the area’s Parade of Homes.

Despite rapid growth and success in the early to mid 2000’s in luxury home building, the market crash forced deep introspection and Justin came to realize that his passion wasn’t building homes, but rather building business and building people.

Over the past two decades, Justin has owned, ran and grown small businesses, becoming an expert and thought leader in marketing, branding and business strategy.

Now, his day-to-day entails being knee-to-knee with professionals through individual or team consultations, training and masterminds. In these settings, Justin is positioned on the front lines to help identify the biggest challenges facing professional industries and the subsequent opportunities that always follow.

He recognizes the urgent need to help inspire industry professionals to Think Bigger. As an industry challenger, educator and leader, Justin is intent on helping to reshape the value proposition of well-paid professionals so that they can have a life of success and significance, income and impact.

He is the host of the Think Bigger Real Estate Show where he interviews the biggest thinkers and highest achievers in the real estate industry. Justin is also an author and a nationally recognized, award-winning producer and speaker/trainer.

He is also the International Best-Selling Author of The Upstream Model- Hidden Secrets to Building a Massive Referral Business While Crushing Big Tech Competitors.

Nick’s Bio:

In 2003, Nick Prefontaine was in a snowboarding accident that left him in a coma for over 3 weeks. The doctors told his parents that he probably wouldn’t walk, talk, or eat on his own again. Less than 3 months later, he was running out of Franciscan Children’s hospital. Now Nick speaks to groups that benefit from his message of overcoming adversity.

Nick grew up in the real estate industry and got started at an early age. Most notably, he was knocking on Pre-Foreclosure doors at 16, doing up to 50 doors a day. This experience helped shape Nick’s real estate career. When someone opens the door you better have something compelling to say.

Now, Nick specializes in working with lease purchase buyers to get them into a home and on the path to home ownership. That includes working with them throughout the entire deal which ends in them being able to get their own loan. Getting buyers to the finish line is something Nick and the entire Pre Property Solutions team take pride in. That is something that separates them from their competition. Regardless of a buyer’s credit situation, he looks at their complete financial picture and comes up with a plan to get them into a home.

Zachary’s Bio:

Zachary is an Amazon Best-Selling Author of The New Rules of Real Estate Investing and revised edition of Real Estate On Your Terms. He has been an authority in real estate for 7 years now and has personally completed hundreds of real estate transactions and has mentored investors to complete thousands of transactions.

At the age of 25, Zachary decided to leave the world of bartending and personally training and jump into the family business. Now he is an equal partner and runs the acquisitions department, focusing on helping sellers accomplish their goal of selling their property.

If Zachary is not working, you will find enjoying the outdoors or spending time with his wife Kayla and two kids Remi and Bellamy. His passion for family and business is what keeps him motivated and excited to take on each day.