Jarred Kessler is the Founder & CEO of EasyKnock. EasyKnock is a PropTech platform that offers a way for people to access the capital that’s locked in the value of their homes through sale leasebacks. This is a big issue for folks that don’t have great credit scores because that usually means they can’t get access to mortgages.
Historically, reverse mortgage products have had a bad rap, but EasyKnock is doing its part to right the ship. They do everything they can to help people avoid eviction.
Though they’re building a business, they’re on a bit of a moral crusade and Interplay is proud to be an investor.
In tandem with EasyKnock, Jarred has also helped start a non-profit organization called The Stay Mission, which helps Americans fight evictions and foreclosures.
During our chat we discussed how EasyKnock works and the various products they offer, Jarred’s path from Wall Street to entrepreneurship, the challenges in the overall housing market in America (including whether Fannie and Freddie are doing their job) and much more. Enjoy.
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Guest Links: https://www.easyknock.com/ (EasyKnock), https://www.easyknock.com/staymission (The Stay Mission)
Book Links: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35282640-death-of-a-real-estate-salesman?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=QRMcgvT9Hf&rank=1 (Death of a Real Estate Salesman by Jarred Kessler), https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25852784-evicted?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=9Sbkz3milJ&rank=1 (Evicted by Matthew Desmond), https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36739769-the-third-door?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=F5pQmw3GFi&rank=1 (The Third Door by Alex Banayan )
Movie Links: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1596363/ (The Big Short)
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