Doren Aldana is the CEO and president of MortgageMarketingCoach.com and the founder of the Testimonial Engine — the #1 software for helping local businesses collect and share client reviews on autopilot.
As a result of his clients’ extraordinary success, he has won the prestigious “Best Industry Service Provider” award three years in a row at 2012, 2013 and 2014.
He is also the host of the Local Domination Podcast – where local business owners learn how to get local clients FAST. Since 2005, he has been dedicated to helping business owners attract more clients with less effort, regardless of market conditions.
His life mission is to inspire and equip people to create an extraordinary life — full of passion, purpose, and prosperity.
George Antone is considered a thought leader in the finance and investing space. He is the author of 3 best-selling books on finance, the founder of the world’s largest network of private lenders, and a regular guest speaker nationwide on the topic of finance and investing.
Over the course of 20 years, John Martinez has gone from a struggling all-commission insurance salesperson, to a nationally recognized sales expert. Along his journey, John has held many sales-related roles… Account Executive, Sales Manager, VP of Sales, Sales & Marketing Director, and Corporate Sales Trainer.
John has completed over 4,000 hours of study on sales and how people actually make decisions…what REALLY drives them to take action. His approach to sales combines neuroscience, experimental and behavioral economics, and cognitive and social psychology.
Because research into decision-making behavior has become increasingly computational, he has also incorporated new approaches from theoretical biology, computer science, and mathematics. This approach to sales, using a combination of tools from multiple fields, avoids the shortcomings that arise from a single-perspective approach to sales.
This might sound complex, but John has boiled down everything he has learned into a handful of simple sales tactics, questioning strategies, and communication techniques. John has personally trained over 200 RE investment companies, hundreds of salespeople and acquisition agents, and has achieved amazing results. John is the go-to-expert in the field of REI Acquisitions & Sales.
Today, he works with the best-of-the-best in the REI Industry…the top 5% who are doing between 50 and 1,000 deals per year.
Jay Papasan is a bestselling author that serves as vice president and executive editor at Keller Williams Realty International, the world’s largest real estate company. He is also vice president of KellerINK, co-owner of Keller Capital, and co-owner, alongside his wife Wendy, of Papasan Properties Group with Keller Williams Realty in Austin, Texas.
He was born and raised in Memphis, TN. After attending the University of Memphis he spent several years working abroad in Paris before attending New York University’s graduate writing program. Upon graduating he found work at HarperCollins Publishers, where he helped piece together such bestselling books as Body-for-Life by Bill Phillips and Go for the Goal by Mia Hamm.
After moving to Austin, Jay joined Keller Williams Realty International, and in 2003 he co-authored The Millionaire Real Estate Agent alongside Gary Keller and Dave Jenks. The resounding success of the book, which focused on the systems, models, and tactics used by the nation’s top real estate sales agents, brought him his first experience as an acclaimed author when the book became a national bestseller in 2004. Having landed on a formula for providing insight and easy to follow strategies for success, the group maintained their momentum and strung together a series of books that found their way onto numerous bestselling lists, including those found in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and The New York Times.
The books he’s helped craft have collectively sold over 8 million copies. His most recent work with Gary Keller on The ONE Thing has sold over half a million copies worldwide and garnered more than 250 appearances on national bestseller lists, including #1 on The Wall Street Journal’s hardcover business list.
Connor Steinbrook was a top online poker player from 2003-2011, and in 2011, on April 15th, the government shut down the websites and he lost almost a decade of his life overnight. Nobody wanted to hire what they thought was an ex-gambler so he quickly realized he had to create a job for himself. He tried insurance and network marketing and found himself into real estate. It was a rough start — he ended up facing bankruptcy with $65,000 in debt. He figured out how to do deals using a joint venture wholesaling strategy where he never meets the seller or buyer, doesn’t put up earnest money or option money directly and doesn’t go to closings — he does everything virtually. He went from JV wholesaling to regular wholesaling, into flipping houses retail and becoming financeable, and then began to keep houses and do some owner financing and creating notes. He then created Investor Army to teach new investors how to duplicate what he did even if they have no money….being this is the biggest handicap for new investors.
David Hicks is co-president of Dallas-based HomeVestors of America, Inc., the largest professional house buying franchise in the U.S. with more than 75,000 houses bought since 1996. Since joining HomeVestors in 2005 as Director of Franchise Systems, Mr. Hicks quickly developed a process for coaching franchisees. From 2006-2009, he coordinated the franchisee support for the company as vice president of operations. In January 2009, he became co-president of the company with Kenneth Channell, and since that time, company growth has been record-setting with the total number of franchisees nearing 800. Before joining HomeVestors, Mr. Hicks was president of NEFX, Inc. in Richardson, Texas from 1999-2005, and president of Success Motivation Institute in Waco, Texas prior to 1999. Mr. Hicks graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.
Edwin Kelly is America’s leading expert on Self Directed Retirement accounts and self-directed investment strategies. He has more than 24 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry. He worked for such notable companies like UBS and BISYS. Edwin is a Founder and currently serves as CEO of Specialized IRA Services.
During his career, Edwin has also helped set up a Self Directed IRA provider and grow it from 2 employees with approximately 300 accounts to 15 employees with approximately 3000 accounts.
Edwin has helped one Self Directed IRA Custodian to become the largest in the industry. In 7 years, he grew the company from 97 employees to 300 employees, increased the Assets Under Custody from $2 Billion to $12 billion, and participated in the successful acquisition of 3 competitors.
Edwin is an avid educator, adding value to clientele by developing significant knowledge assets at every company he has worked with. His passion for helping others learn about their Self Directed IRA options has made Edwin a popular and engaging speaker who is frequently invited to speak at seminars and workshops, in webinars, and as a radio guest. Edwin has made several special appearances on the Money Show, and his work and ideas have been featured in major national magazines and newspapers throughout the United States.
Topics he is frequently asked to speak about include:
Edwin Kelly is a member of RITA (The Retirement Trust Association), attended The Ohio State University, and holds an MBA from Franklin University. He is the co-author of the bestselling book Leverage Your IRA. He is currently writing his next book, The Retirement Dilemma and 7 Specialized Strategies You Can Implement to Solve It.
Matt is a real estate investor and agent. He has had the pleasure of working with hundreds of investors from all over the world and helped them to grow massive wealth and passive income through remote real estate investments. He also leads a retail real estate team working with buyers and sellers servicing all 50 states. When he has the spare time, he teaches college courses as an adjunct professor at a handful of colleges and universities.
Before real estate, he spent 17 years as a project manager and licensed engineer in the construction industry building bridges, highways and industrial plants throughout the United States. Through his research and firsthand experiences, he’s leveraged his passions to become an author, mentor, and teacher, and has helped people all over the world unlock their passions to achieve their highest potential.
Mr. Jones entered the financial services industry in 1970 and has taught the subjects of tax management and financial strategy planning since 1974.
He is a Certified Tax Coach™, Chairman of the Strategy Planning Professional Advisory Council, an alliance of Tax and Estate Planning Attorneys, CPAs, Real Estate and other financial professionals, and a member of the Planned Gift Development Committee for St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation in Long Beach, CA.
Mr. Jones is also a co-founder of the Aliso Viejo (CA) Chamber of Commerce, writes on tax planning issues and speaks extensively on this topic at public and trade association forums.
Brian Page made his first million before the age of 30 in the wild world of real estate. During the historic crash of 2007, he lost it all. Starting over with no credit or savings to speak of he went on to start an Airbnb business, making over six figures in his first 6 months, using properties he doesn’t own.
After automating and outsourcing nearly every aspect of his business, Brian has enjoyed traveling the world and managing his Airbnb empire from his laptop, seeing 16 countries so far just this year. He believes wealth is not merely having money, but also the time and freedom to enjoy it.
Brian’s BNB Formula Masterclass reveals exactly how he started and grew his business so fast and how you can do the same in any of the 192 countries Airbnb operates in. BNB Formula is the only teaching of its kind showing entrepreneurs how to build a multi-listing six to seven figure Airbnb business -without having to own a single property as well as how to outsource and automate that business.
Brian charges $5,000 per day to work with clients one on one, but his 8-week masterclass and live group coaching reveal the same techniques and simple step by step formula. Seize this outstanding opportunity and begin building your own Airbnb Empire today!
After Lee developed his highly acclaimed Foreclosure and Short Sale Courses, he began to speak all over the country on these two profitable strategies. In all of his travels, he was constantly bombarded by the same question, “Where do I get the money”? Tired of seeing dreams dashed over something so simple, Lee immediately set out to create the most comprehensive curriculum on the subject of Private Money ever compiled in one place.
Recently featured in Forbes, the Boston Globe, Market Watch, Reuters, and Businessweek as a leading investment strategy expert and as a consultant to Donald Trump’s “Trump University”, Lee Arnold has built a personal fortune with private and hard money transactions. As a Real Estate Broker and Lender of both Private and Hard Money, Lee Arnold has helped countless people in the United States and Canada successfully and lucratively obtain the capital they need to be successful in real estate investment. A master at networking, Lee connects investors to lenders from all over the United States and Canada.
Lee created The Lee Arnold System of Real Estate Investing to teach clients how to translate workbook education and real estate theory into the real world of real estate investment success. However, after years of teaching and mentoring around the nation, he found that education doesn’t mean a lick if the person being taught doesn’t have the capital to put their knowledge into genuine action. Lee already had access to capital, but his students didn’t.
So, Lee took the challenge and created Cogo Capital®, where real estate investors could go for unlimited funds for their non-owner occupied investments. Since then, Lee has been involved in over 1 Billion Dollars-worth of real estate deals with clients.
While the progression seemed natural, they were missing one, very large and essential piece of the pie. The marketplace was teeming with people who had the funds, who aspired to make higher returns on their invested dollar but lacked the desire to get involved in real estate at the ground level.
In light of this opportunity came Secured Investment Corp, which gave people the training they needed to safely lend on first trust liens (real estate), and make higher returns than they were currently seeing in their stock market, bank CDs, or bond investments. As they combined all these facets—training, funding, and the education to lend on real property—they began to notice a progressing trend of growth and success with the clients involved.
Through this model, what they call “The Circle of Wealth,” they noticed that people who entered in at the training level and borrowed funds for their real estate investments eventually became lenders in their own right. They then helped others obtain the capital needed to grow their real estate portfolios. This allowed everyone, on every side, to succeed.
It is their goal that everyone can enjoy some level of success in The Circle of Wealth, and inevitably lap it several times over.
Paul Ritter has over 25 years’ experience in the mortgage and credit enhancement industries. He has developed software, which invokes mortgage-underwriting guidelines. It is very useful for anyone looking to buy a home, wants to run “what if” scenarios and is especially useful for Lease Option transactions. Paul has formerly owned and operated several mortgage companies. He is currently the owner of Credit Investigation Service, dba My Credit Team that specializes in credit enhancement for the Real Estate Industry. He also owns a screening company, which provides the front-end piece to evaluate potential tenant/buyers. He is an expert in building Business Credit. Paul is well versed in identity theft protection and repairing a credit report after an ID theft incident. He is FICO certified, an expert in his field and a national sought after speaker.
Landon Rothstein is a full-time professional real estate investor in the Houston Texas area holding over 87 properties. He joins Mitch on this podcast to tell us about life before and after his move to full-time investing. He also discusses why he chooses to host a local meetup.com group. He is a consummate doer and thinker and a conversation worth listening to.
Since becoming CEO in 2014, Austin has transformed PATLive from a boutique answering service into the #1 virtual receptionist service in North America. With a background as a software engineer, Austin has brought a unique perspective to PATLive that pairs the power of people with the capabilities of cloud technologies, driving the company to unprecedented growth and a new breed of best in class services.
Today, PATLive employs over 170 people and delivers live human services at scale with proprietary call scripting that rivals the traditional in-office receptionist at a fraction of the cost. Thanks to his tenacious focus on innovation and superior service, Austin has pushed the company his father started to new heights, enabling businesses across the country to wow their callers without ever answering their own phone.
Jonathan Fly’s practice focuses primarily on real estate transactions and litigation.
On the transnational side, Mr. Fly negotiates sale and financing of property, prepares the real estate documents, and closes the sale.
As a litigator, he has chaired several jury trials, numerous administrative law hearings, and has been lead counsel in nearly forty appeals. He has been lead counsel in numerous judicial foreclosure matters, construction defect disputes, and creditor's rights proceedings.
Originally from San Antonio, Mr. Fly practiced law in Southern California for eight years before returning home to Texas.
Brad DeGraw is a self-proclaimed Amazon nerd and E-Commerce Entrepreneur who started with $100 and a WiFi connection and turned it into over $1 million in Amazon sales. Brad’s obsession with Amazon led to developing a system for creating best-selling products and a proprietary Amazon launch formula. Sharing his best techniques, the successful author and sales marketing expert offers the "secret sauce" behind dozens of successful brands – and does this work with newbies through his “AZ Done With You” program. Brad lives in Denver, Colorado where he regularly hosts webinars and local events for e-commerce newbies and brand owners to share tips, stories, and news about what is working right now.
Angela Yaun is the founding member of the Forbes Real Estate Council. She is a published writer, contributing to various Real Estate articles from Forbes. She’s been a Real Estate Broker since the age of 28….one of the youngest Brokers in Texas to receive her Broker’s license. In her earlier career she founded one of the first companies to list every single Apartment Complex online in the State of Texas, which sold in 2008. Angela currently she owns her own Brokerage, Day Realty Group. She is an consultant for many businesses to help them achieve success.
Ron LeGrand is from humble beginnings, a former auto-mechanic who couldn’t even make ends meet working overtime. Today, he and his family live in a 7,000 square foot home in Florida. He’s bought and sold over 3,000 homes and commercial properties all over America and has helped thousands of people to achieve their grandest goals.
Ron has been buying “quick-turning” for cash and keeping as investment houses as an independent investor and entrepreneur for 35 years. He has a system for efficiently locating, accurately analyzing, and intelligently purchasing certain very specific types of real estate, in some cases too quickly resell one of the several ways for immediate cash profits; in other cases, to hold onto, without landlord headaches.
People started coming to Ron for advice, word got around, and almost by its own making, he wound up in the business of showing others how to do what he does. It is a unique combination of marketing to attract deals, immediate cash profits, avoiding ordinary landlord problems, and rapidly accumulating wealth, a goodly portion of it tax-free.
As a speaker, Ron frequently addresses audiences of 200 to 20,000. He is frequently on programs with people like Dr. Phil, former U.S. Presidents, and famous authors like Robert Kiosayki.
Despite having fabulous wealth and income Ron continues to teach, mentor, and actually work to find open-minded, ambitious people to give his system.
Loral Langemeier is a true American success story. She did not start out life with money or connections. Rather than realize her obstacles in life, she focused on the possibilities. By age 17, Loral built her first business, a health-training company.
At age 19, while paying her own way through college, Loral created a business specializing in corporate wellness and human performance. As a personal trainer and aerobics instructor, she taught 16 to 18 hours a week, while earning a double degree and playing basketball for her college team.
Loral graduated from the Wesleyan University of Nebraska with Bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Finance, followed by a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Following graduation, Loral contracted with Chevron to teach health, fitness, and nutrition to workers on oil rigs off the coast of New Orleans. At 24, she entered a new contract with Chevron to build over 200 fitness centers on offshore rigs and partnered with a professor of engineering and a team of students at Louisiana State University.
Loral rose to a senior-level position with Fortune 500 Company Chevron in San Francisco and spent five years in corporate America. While continuing her own businesses on the side, Loral developed her secret formula of the wealthy: to manage and build a portfolio to create even greater wealth.
After meeting Robert Kiyosaki in San Francisco (before his Rich Dad, Poor Dad series), Loral created the distribution system of his financial board game Cashflow as a teaching tool for those who want to go back into entrepreneurialism. She approached Kiyosaki about helping expand his cash-flow game and worked with him as a Master Distributor until 2001.
Pursuing her lifelong plan to be a millionaire by age 35, Loral reached that goal two weeks shy of her 34th birthday, while getting ready to be a single mom. Her portfolio at that time contained Real Estate properties, businesses, gas/oil, and notes.
Abhi Golhar is the Host of Real Estate Deal Talk, an independent source of original podcasts, videos, and articles discussing topics related to real estate investing. He is also a Managing Partner of Summit & Crowne, a real estate investment firm in Atlanta.
He has been investing in real estate since 2002 and always used a “value-added” approach to identify acquisitions. Abhi enjoys working with investor groups to implement market-driven strategies which have the highest potential for success.
Also, he is writing for Forbes, Inc, Huffington Post, and is mentioned in the Associated Press.
Attorney, Edward J. Garrett, Jr., the President and Chief Executive Officer of Credit Improvers, Inc., is a licensed attorney at law and has actively and continuously practiced law since 1983. Mr. Garrett has focused his practice throughout the past 4 decades to lending, finance, and credit underwriting.
Since founding Credit Improvers, Inc. in 1994, Mr. Garrett has successfully assisted thousands of clients in the improvement of their credit reporting. Mr. Garrett personally assists each and every client participating in the Credit Improvers, Inc. credit improvement program.
Says Mr. Garrett, “I take true satisfaction in the success of our Credit Improvers, Inc. program. Our guaranteed program truly changes lives.”
Justin Colby is the Co-Founder and President of The Science of Flipping, Omni Investment Group, and Phoenix Wealth Builders. The Science of Flipping is a free Podcast on iTunes, Omni and PWB are both professional real estate investment companies specializing in the purchase, rehab, and flipping of distressed properties in the Metro Phoenix Area.
Justin has been real estate investing since 2007. It was an ironic time to become a real estate investor as the markets were changing and all the conventional rules of real estate investing were being thrown out of the window. He didn’t start out in real estate as an investor, in fact, he first cut his teeth in real estate in 2005 when he became an agent and joined his friend in starting a brokerage. To date, he has done over 650 deals and counting.
When Dixie Decker was 18 she bought her first house and rented two of its rooms to her friends, meaning she didn’t have to pay a dime for housing during college. Later, she got married, had two beautiful kids, became a mortgage broker and a realtor, and then the 2008 market crashed in both industries, bringing her 10-year marriage down with it. She had to file for bankruptcy because her husband had secretly opened $100,000 worth of credit cards. Working three jobs just to stay afloat, she missed her two girls at home who she had to care for alone. She needed freedom and hated not chasing her dreams!
After two years in corporate America, she ran into her middle school best friend and he brought her in on a new student housing business. When her mentor gave her a unique buying method where she could use other people’s money and credit, they very quickly had six rehab projects going on which they rented as off-campus student housing.
In addition to creating a niche market, Dixie and her business partner revolutionized the profit making potential of rental properties. Using per-room rental rates, they were able to collect multiple checks from one house, while the neighboring landlords collect one. An incredible benefit this provides is they can pay close to market value when buying and then have cash flow that is double and sometimes triple the average investor’s single family rental cash flow. By using lease options she learned her business could do many more rehab projects simultaneously and start earning more money faster.
In just three years Dixie has raised over $5 million in private money. Because of the systems she has in place, her business runs on auto-pilot and, most importantly, she collects over 152 checks each month in the mailbox and has over 40 golden geese with none of her own money in any deal.
Brant is a full-time real estate investor, business owner, business coach, speaker, and bestselling author. He has been featured on Fox News as a Real Estate expert and hosts local seminars and training events.
Brant is a proverbial ‘rags to riches’ story while living in an apartment and having no money, he was able to purchase his first investment property on a credit card! He went on to buy 10 properties that same year with no money down and since that time has gone on to purchase, renovate, flip, and rent hundreds of homes and owns a portfolio of rental properties in the millions and continues to flip houses and take part in a variety of real estate projects, including new home construction and development.
In addition to Brant’s real estate pursuits, he’s an active entrepreneur as owner of a coaching and consulting business, a property management company and also owns a marketing company that helps small businesses and entrepreneurs to utilize the same marketing strategies he uses in his businesses. One of his companies, Invest Home Pro, was recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies.
Brant is a former police officer who prides himself on integrity and serving others. He is a husband and father of five and enjoys helping and teaching people to experience the freedom and success he has achieved through successfully investing in real estate.
Mark Harris has served many thousands of individuals, entrepreneurs, professionals, and CEOs throughout the nation and abroad, as an advisor, mentor, speaker, entrepreneur, inventor, and thought leader. However, he considers himself first, and foremost, a dedicated follower of The Creator, a loving husband, and a blessed father of his 12 children.
Mark describes his core expertise as being a “Relationship Capitalist”. Mark and his team can help catapult anyone in their personal, professional, and business life, to successfully leverage world-class partners. Mark’s strategies will change forever the way you live and work.
Mark is an Award-Winning Event Producer, Host of the Mastermind of Masterminds, Business consultant, Founder and Board member of the Thought Leadership Alliance.