I had the pleasure of interviewing 33 year-old Tal Maimon. He is the Owner and operator of Maimon’s Group Luxury, Rentals and Concierge services
Hey Tal can you give us a look into your 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 were 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 his 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 client ell. 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, lesson and hardship I have had has fully prepared me for the position I currently have. I really enjoy what I do and that to me is a blessing in itself.
Thats awesome! What has been the biggest challenge and, on the flip side, the biggest reward of starting the Maimons Group?
Tal: The biggest challenge was transitioning from nightlife to luxury services. Of course, it’s a completely different clientele. And of course, we all know how much doubt there is with a new business. But I truly believe that if you aim for perfection and set high standards for your own performance, then you will succeed.
What inspired you to go after the luxury renting Industry?
Tal: I wasn’t born into a luxurious life style but growing up I always knew that I wanted to have more. And it just so happened that my father’s advices along with my connections gave me a perfect platform to launch Maimons Group.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started your company?
Tal: Once I had an individual contact me regarding a birthday for their 75 year old grandmother. They had given me the list of the attendees and what I assumed was the correct number of guests. It sounded like a great gathering with friends and loved ones. We also had a mutual friend so to me it sounded like a great deal and I agreed not to take a big deposit. I knew that both the homeowners and the clients would be happy with the services that I provide. So, I went ahead and verified the booking and received the payment and all was well. Little to my knowledge the house I had just rented out was being used for a party of 100+ people who were parked all over, blocking homes and driveways, and creating an overall disturbance, not to mention breaching a contract they had signed. Needless to say I was left to deal with the aftermath of police officers, tow trucks, not to mention all the damage that was done. That day I learned a very important lesson. To protect myself, homeowners and clients because at the end of the day, this business works best with long term relationships and commitments.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? What lesson did you learn from them?
Tal: Adrian, who has been my friend for over 10 years was the one who introduced me to this market and really showed me the ins and out of what it takes to have a successful rental company business. It is because of him that I used my connections in the city and applied it to this business. I am immensely thankful for him. It’s a blessing to be around people who support you and help you to reach your end goals.
What are two things you wish someone told you when you first started?
- Having had several businesses before, I feel I would have benefited most if my younger self knew to always deal with homeowners and clients directly. So much can be misconstrued with a third party, and I have learned that the best way to represent your business is to represent it yourself.
- And the second things would be, if something sounds too good to be true. Then it is and you should run from it. In my case challenging endeavors have always proven to be most rewarding in all aspects of life. If something is easy, I am not interested.
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