1000: Celebrating 1,000 Episodes with the Original Real Estate Rockstar, Pat Hiban

November 11, 2021

We just hit a HUGE milestone: 1,000 episodes! To celebrate, we brought back the show’s founder, Pat Hiban, for a special interview. Tune in and catch up with the original Real Estate Rockstar! Pat shares what he’s been up to and what he thinks about today’s insanely competitive markets. Plus, we revisit our previous discussion on coronavirus’ impact on real estate, talk about Zillow’s iBuyer program shutting down, and more.

Listen to today’s show and learn:

  • A special thank you to Pat Hiban, the original Real Estate Rockstar [1:17]
  • Pat’s impact on real estate agents around the world [1:04]
  • Pat’s secret to success [7:39]
  • The value of talking openly about money [13:48]
  • Pat’s interview with Tracy Tutor [14:24]
  • The power of in-person interactions right now [16:47]
  • An example of a drop-by resulting in new business [19:08]
  • State of the Market real estate news segments [20:19]
  • Zillow’s iBuyer program shuts down [22:11]
  • Is Zillow predicting a market meltdown? [25:39]
  • The success-failure dichotomy in real estate [29:22]
  • Why a town in Texas saw a massive increase in vacant rentals [31:35]
  • Pat’s experience moonlighting as a pedicab driver [38:24]
  • The decision to be okay with being: The 90-day rule [39:58]
  • Pat’s upcoming book: The Quitter’s Manifesto [41:14]
  • Why the sky is the limit when it comes to investing [44:51]
  • GoBundance’s massive growth [45:28]
  • Aaron’s thoughts on filling Pat’s shoes [46:50]
  • Pat’s final words for listeners [48:32]

Pat Hiban

Patrick Hiban, also known as Pat Hiban is the founder and Chairman of Rebus University and is the founder and former host of real estate podcast Real Estate Rockstars with Pat Hiban, which has featured guests including Robert Kiyosaki and Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran.

Pat is a former real estate agent out of the Baltimore MD area and is the owner of the Pat Hiban Group with Keller Williams. As a billion-dollar agent, Hiban was awarded #1 REMAX Agent by gross commissions in the world in 2004 and #1 Keller Williams Realty Agent in units sold nationwide 2006. He was named a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, and has been quoted in Time Magazine, the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, and various other real estate publications.

Pat is also one of the founders of GoBundance, an adventure company for “healthy, wealthy, generous individuals who choose to lead epic lives”. Notable members of GoBundance include fellow founders David Osborn and Tim Rhode.

Pat and his four siblings grew up in Howard County, Maryland. His mother, Ann, was a schoolteacher. In his own words, Pat came from “fairly humble beginnings.” He didn’t begin speaking until the age of 5 and was diagnosed with a learning disability as a child. Pat’s parents divorced when he was 12. According to Hiban, as a child he ostensibly didn’t possess any “special talents” or “strong interest in doing anything particular.” Pat graduated from Wilde Lake High School in 1983. In 1987, he earned his sociology degree from Frostburg State University, graduating with a GPA of 2.6.

In the summer before his senior year of college, Pat first had a “realization that he had a skill” when he got a new job distributing coupons for a timeshare company in Ocean City, Maryland. In his first day on the job, Hiban made more money in commissions than he typically made in an entire week at his previous job, where he worked as a meat slicer at a local deli. Pat views this experience as a defining moment that put him on a path toward entrepreneurship.

Pat has hosted Real Estate Rockstars with Pat Hiban since 2014, with over 600 episodes. Guests have included Robert Kiyosaki, Barbara Corcoran, Tom Ferry, Grant Cardone, and hundreds of others. He realized the need for a podcast like Real Estate Rockstars after “he had spent over two decades being lead by mentors while growing very few mentees”, and the first episode was broadcast in 2014.

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-Aaron Amuchastegui

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