Ex-Midlands football star finds success at Bolt Property Group

When Jacob Kendrick was in high school, “real estate” was what he and his teammates ate as part of Lee’s football offense.

He continued his football success in the Air Force, rushing for more than 1,000 yards in his career as a linebacker.

After five years in the Air Force, Kendrick moved back to West Texas and started selling real estate. Once established, Kendrick has helped other realtors achieve the same success as assisting Midland-Odessa residents buying and selling homes. From there, he founded Bolt Realty Group.


“He has everything a leader should have,” said Omar Medrano, a member of Bolt’s real estate team. “If he sees you going off track, he will put you on track and make sure you are always doing better. He is great at teaching you the business. I have been in real estate for a year and I think because He was my team leader and mentor, and I have been in the real estate industry for much longer.”

Medrano is a 2019 high school graduate who has been in the industry for a year. He is one of the younger employees of Bolt Real Estate Group, ranging in age from 21 to 38. Bolt isn’t too different from Midland itself, where the average age of residents is 31 or 32, according to city officials.

Kendrick said the biggest benefit of having a young team at Bolt is that the employees are ambitious and purposeful.

“They’re hungry,” Kendrick said. “I know a lot of young people have a bad reputation. People say (young people) don’t work as hard as some older people, but I think they work just as hard, you just have to know how to motivate them.”

Kendrick also appreciates that his employees are always finding new ways to solve problems and enhance the brand.

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Kendrick, who grew up in Midland, says it provides a valuable perspective on the real estate industry because he knows what makes the city work. He has seen changes, areas of growth, and is still familiar with the Old Quarter — the more traditional part of the city.

“You just know that with the oil gone, so is everything else in this town,” Kendrick explained. “People here also have a certain way of life, just know that, grow up in it, understand that people live in this All kinds of things that go through in the industry. Knowing we work hard, blue collar really helps.”

Kendrick and Bolt Realty has had success in the Midland market, but he said the real estate business didn’t get the attention he was growing up or during his college career.

Kendrick was participating in his Air Force transition assistance program after his military service when the topic of financial IQ was being discussed. This led Kendrick to discover the real estate business.

“I finally read”Rich dad, poor dad,” I just knew I didn’t want to trade my time for money, so they started talking about passive income and real estate was the easiest path. A place where the average person can get in for a small amount of money,” Kendrick said.

Initially, Kendrick wanted to invest in real estate until he obtained a real estate license and helped a client buy their house. Experiencing first-hand the joy and joy of helping others find their new home has kept Kendrick down the path of a real estate agent.

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One way for Bolt to increase its visibility is through popular media channels. Kendrick is half of the “Jerry and Jacob” podcast, where he discusses topics like the rules of success, the real estate market, and overcoming obstacles in the business world. His YouTube channel showcases homes and provides audiences with expertise in the Midland-Odessa housing market.

Kendrick says that motivating young team members stems from figuring out their individual needs and desires, and then finding ways to help them grow and succeed.

“I think people are looking for companies and people who can help them achieve their dreams, and that’s what I try to help them do,” he said.

Medrano said he believes his early 20s means his passion for delivering a quality experience to customers in the buying and selling process will be less distracting.

“My entire focus is on Bolt Property Group,” he said.

Medrano has recently seen an increasing number of young people and early-stage families move to the Midlands, mostly for jobs in oil companies or in oil fields and related businesses.

According to Medrano, cohesion was the key to Bolt’s success.

“From our assistant deal coordinators and our team leaders, we all work together as a team. We make sure everything goes smoothly,” he explained.

Bolt Real Estate Group continues to grow every day through a dynamic work ethic, strong leadership and leveraging the media to promote their brand.

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