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33 year-old Tal Maimon is the Owner and operator of Maimon’s Group Luxury, Rentals and Concierge services.
Tals Background Story
Tal: At age 23 upon completion of my service in the Israeli Navy I decided to move to united states. I worked as a waiter for the first year and slowly began to set my sights on a position that’s more financially stable. I then worked in construction to gradually build my knowledge on all things needed to build a home from cost of materials and goods to financing. I really enjoyed my work; however, I had always felt that my interest’s lye in real-estate. During my work in construction I took the opportunity to invest in a solar company which I am currently a partner at. By then I was also a nightclub owner and partner in a production company.
The lessons I have made in this process have by no doubt played a huge role in my success. The people I have met along the way have been so inspirational and have really shown me that with dedication and hard work anything is possible.
It’s sort of full circle for me that I’ve ended up where I am today. Growing up my father was in real estate and I remember him always pushing us to peruse a career in real estate as well. In 2017 I decided to take the initiative and combine all the connections I have made over the years with clients, realtors and homeowners and provide a luxury service for high end clientele. By 2018 it was apparent that I needed to expand my business since the demand for this specific kind of luxury services was high. I got in touch with every homeowner I knew and slowly started to expand my listings. It been a fast growth but that’s not to say that hard work hasn’t been done. On the contrary I have spent countless hours going over details and contracts with both home owners and the clients to insure all parties are satisfied.
Every job I’ve had has had its lessons and hardships and fully prepared me for the position I currently have. I really enjoy what I do and that to me is a blessing in itself.
What were the biggest entrepreneurship lessons you learned from your experience with Maimons Group?
- The biggest lesson for me has been to deal with homeowners and clients directly. In this way you’re minimizing misunderstanding and you’re also building a connection that will essentially bring you returning clients.
- Always make sure to have the payment and deposit before the client checks in. This way you’re protecting the homeowners and yourself. So many people in this city bypass this very basic step and end up with damaged property and extended stays that will never be paid for. My goal has always been to protect the homeowner and provide a nice experience for the clients
What is your personal definition of success?
Tal: My definition of success is financial freedom. I have been so lucky to have that while doing a job I love. It’s true what they say, when you love what you do, it doesn’t feel like work. I am so thankful for the position I am in now, because I remember times in my life where I was struggling to pay rent, and being where I am now, it makes me appreciate it that much more. For this reason, I love that I have worked hard to get to where I am now. I don’t see myself having this amount of satisfaction if it was all just handed to me.
We often hear stories that make it seem like someone was an overnight success when really there were setbacks and stumbles along the way. Why do you think it’s valuable to be candid about both failure and success?
Tal: Failure is a part of life and everyone has many of them. It’s your outlook on those failures that dictate your growth and essentially who you will be in both your business and personal life. I have been through very difficult times and to me every time I came across a failure I looked at it as a lesson that I should immediately apply to my life. I do not believe in blaming others for your own shortcomings and I don’t believe in crying over spilled milk. My motto has always been to do the best I can do, no matter what is happening around me. To appreciate each successful venture with modesty and to view each failure as a lesson. Because as tony Robbins says “life doesn’t happen to you its happen for you.” So whatever happen is for a reason, either to grow or to re-direct you to a better place .
What is one thing you wish you had known when you were starting out your career?
Tal: Do something you love and do it yourself and always be in a position to call the last shot. Because what they say is true “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.”
What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Tal: The best advice would have to be the one my father gave me. I remember his words vividly.
“Pick your partners wisely, everything is good when its good and everything is bad when is bad. to get in to partnership or a relationship is easy, to finish them is where it gets hard and ugly.”
What are your responsibilities as CEO of Maimons Group?
Tal: As the owner and operator, I do it all and I am involved in every decision and every step. I truly enjoy my work so to me it is only beneficial that I be as involved as possible. At the end of the day it’s my name that’s on paper, and I take that responsibility very seriously.
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