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Small Axe Podcast

Aug 30, 2021

In today’s episode, we have Jake Oreskovich, a passionate entrepreneur and investor who has been active in the real estate scene since 2009. Before investing in his hometown of Pueblo and Southern Colorado, he was an on-site property manager at a 48-unit apartment complex in Blue Springs, Missouri. Along with his current real estate endeavors, Jake owns and operates a commercial asphalt maintenance company called Patriot Sealcoating and eventually became a silent partner and passive investor in the company to allow more time to further his real estate education and growth. 

Join us as we dive deep on how to get with Direct to Seller or DTS!


[00:01 – 21:15] Opening Segment

  • Let’s get to know Jake Oreskovich
  • Jake talks about his real estate journey 
    • Education through experience 
    • Starting an asphalt company
    • Learning through trial and error
  • Moving a lot and taking advantage of the market
  • Managing large multifamily properties and seeking mentorships


[21:16 – 43:50] How to Get Started with Direct to Seller

  • What Direct to Seller (DTS) means 
  • Benefits of going DTS
  • Network with people or get some software to start with DTS
  • Generating a list of units and the corresponding strategies 
  • Step-by-step gameplan of what to do with the list of units 
  • Tips on how to reach out to people 


[43:51 – 33:25] Closing Segment

  • Jake’s biography title 
  • Breaking the cycle in Jake’s familySetting big goals and riding on the momentum
  • Connect with Jake through the links below 
  • Final words from us


Tweetable Quotes:

“I would say start with smaller stuff first, because the bigger you go, the less likely it is that you're going to go direct to seller because there's more people involved.” - Jake Oreskovich


Find out more and connect with Jake by sending him an email at


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