Today we’d like to introduce you to Cyrus Mohseni.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
When I was in elementary school, I always wanted to be an architectural engineer. But, when I was in 6th grade, my dad passed away. When my dad passed, all I wanted to do was play soccer. It was my way of getting my mind off of things. Then, I found out it is possible to play professional soccer. So thats what I decided I wanted to do. Every single day I would wake up and go train, go to school then go train, after training on my own go-to team training and so on. I had a quote taped on my mirror in my room that said, “There is always someone out there getting better than you by training harder than you.”
I lived by that.
When I was 16, I had a couple of clubs from Europe that were interested in me then when I turned 18, I graduated High School, and I moved to Switzerland to play. I went on to play in the Philippines, Iceland, Costa Rica, and here in the US as well.
One year during an offseason, I got into a car accident that led to me no longer playing. When I realized I couldn’t play anymore, I was devastated. I went through a total identity crisis. My business partner Jack says no one could tell the difference, but it was a really hard time for me personally. That’s what led me to real estate. I was actually already getting my real estate license during the offseason before the car accident. Not that I thought I would ever be a real estate agent, but just because I thought it would be helpful to have. When I was trying to figure out what to do with my life after soccer, I decided I would get my license and then start with that. I got my license, and the first day, actually immediately after I passed my test, I drove down to La Jolla to show a property and ended up putting 2.5 Million in escrow that day. That’s when I realized maybe I can do this.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Success in this industry, like any industry, doesn’t come without failure. Every single day there are bumps in the road, but I always tell my agents that it is about continuing and just being 1% better every day. I do not ever strive to be 100% better the next day because that is absolutely impossible. I do get 1% better every day consistently, and that’s what really leads you to be a better person and more successful in any business. Failure is necessary for growth. I think society has put such a negative mindset behind the word failure. The definition of failure is, Lack of success, but just as darkness is necessary for light failure is necessary for success.
Please tell us about The Keystone Team.
We are The Keystone Team, and we specialize in Residential Real Estate. We are really known for our marketing. When I started the team, I started a marketing team, then I built a real estate team around that. It is 2019, and marketing is everything. That is what gets properties sold. We are one of the top teams in California and are truly a family. Most real estate companies take everyone and anyone that wants to join because they make money when the agent pays their monthly dues. I don’t charge my agents monthly dues when they produce the company makes money. If they don’t produce the company makes nothing. This model allows my business partner and I to be very selective of the agents we bring on, and it allows us to have a phenomenal culture within the team. Honestly, the systems we have in place to get properties sold are second to none and our whole team is behind every transaction which allows us to continue to service our clients to the highest of our abilities consistently.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Everyone always asks me, “What is the best thing that has ever happened to you, and what is the worst thing that has ever happened to you?”
I always reply with the same thing, “The best and the worst things that have ever happened to me are the same, my dad passing away. Not because my dad was a bad person; he was a phenomenal father. It is because without that happening in my life I do not know where I would be, but I do know where I am now, and I realize no matter what everything happens for a reason.”]
It is important to appreciate life during the ups but especially during the downs. All we have in life is the journey.
- Address: The Keystone Team
25520 Commercentre Drive
Lake Forest, CA 92630
- Website: TheKeystoneTeam.com
- Phone: 562-248-4886
- Email: Cyrus@thekeystoneteam.com
- Instagram: Instagram.com/CyrusAndre
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