We had the good fortune of connecting with Dustin Campbell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dustin, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Simple answer is I knew there was more. More to life, and more to living it. I had worked my way into very good corporate jobs but I was never fulfilled by my work. I loved the people but didn’t feel the work served my purpose. With the help of friends and family I made the leap into real estate. I felt a career in real estate would help connect me to a higher purpose. I wanted to help others realize their dream of home ownership. This would also provide me the capital to chase my other dreams as well.
What should our readers know about your business?
I am in the Real Estate industry. I say that with pride as this career has allowed me to take all my life experiences and utilize them on a daily basis. I take pride in being able to connect with my clients. I have focused a lot of my attention business wise on new home buyers. Their journey is so rewarding. To see them go from thinking owning a home is only a dream, to actually unlocking the door to their new home has been amazing. Getting to the point of consistent business was definitely a struggle. I had all the passion and want to make my business work but learned quickly it takes more than that. I could explain a lot of different things I tried to make my business successful but the one consistent theme was I didn’t give up. There were many times I thought I would have to go back to a “normal” job to take care of my family. I stuck with it and I bet on myself, and to this day its one of the best decisions I have ever made. Growing up I didn’t come from wealth. I never knew what assets or investments were. So when I decided to get into this line of business my very first goal was to educate and help others learn what home ownership could do for their lives. There is a gap in wealth in our country for POC and I knew that I could help close that gap and invest back into my culture and that is what I am most proud of.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This question makes me miss going outside (F-U Covid). When we could go outside I love the art and music scene in Denver. IT is so rich and eclectic and I love showing it off. My ideal week with a visitor would definitely include taking in some shows at the Bluebird, Cervantes, and Red Rocks. Red Rocks is an experience you can’t explain, but it will never let you down. Id also love to show off the street art that has become a part of the city so we would have to take a trip through RINO (or better known as 5 Points). With all that running around we have to add some dope eats! A stop at Welson St Cafe is a must. Lets also make stops at Cherry Cricket, Jabos, and the Buckhorn Exchange for an eclectic experience. Sounds like a great few days to me. With all that food we will need to work some off so a nice hike to Hanging Lake could take care of that. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I don’t have a story to tell without my Amazing Wife. She is a great mother, an amazing wife, and also dope business owner of her own. Her passion and persistence when it comes to all the hats she wears is very motivating. She inspires me on the daily to push to another level and for that she deserves a SHOUTOUT!!