RVE 182: The Power of Finding Great Mentors in Your Business


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On today's episode, I'm interviewing Josiah Mann, founder of Investor Deal Room, a software that helps real estate investors better track everything that goes into large real estate deals. His wife is Ashley Mann who runs RVInspiration who came on this podcast earlier this year on episode 168.

Josiah story starts like many people I've interviewed over the past year, with him being unhappy working as a software developer, building websites for Fortune 500 companies.

Josiah wanted to build his own thing with Ashley and after reading books (and I'm sure watching a lot of HGTV), they decided that thing was going to be real estate.

The only problem was they had zero experience. So they decided to spend a year learning as much as they could, surrounding themselves with as many experienced real estate pros as they could find and physically going to look at properties.

They rationalized that since they would likely be moving around from place to place looking at real estate, an RV made the most sense.

So they bought a fifth wheel, Josiah quit his job and they moved to Kansas City where the real estate market was booming, and over the course of the next year spent more than $30,000 of their savings to learn the ins and outs of real estate. They were all-in until a mentor asked Josiah one question.

"What value do you bring to a real estate deal?"

This question gnawed at Josiah for weeks until he realized the honest answer.


He didn't have any particular expertise or experience to bring value to a real estate deal. But one area he did have a ton of experience and value? Software development.

In this episode, we dive into how Josiah ended building investor Deal Room, a software solution for real estate investment deals after pivoting away from physically investing himself in real estate.

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