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Real Estate Investor Summit Podcast

Real Estate Investor Summit Podcast is focused on teaching others to gain financial freedom through real estate. Interviews with investors, coaches, and instructors who tell amazing stories and give invaluable advice for real estate success. I want our listeners to be inspired to dream big and reach the next level in their business and personal life.
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Dec 29, 2016

Mitch Stephen has been a self-employed RE investor for 20+ years. His real estate investing career started at the age of 23 when he read “Nothing Down” by Robert Allen.

REAL ESTATE INVESTOR:
Mitch, together with his wife, Tommi, and his daughter, Shannon purchased their fair share of local houses. Their company, Independence Day, Inc., has bought and sold over 1,400 properties in and about San Antonio, Tx since 1996. This company specializes in buying distressed properties with OPM and the selling of those owner financed properties.

AUTHOR:
Mitch is the author 3 books:

MY LIFE & 1,000 HOUSES:
Failing Forward to Financial Freedom

MY LIFE & 1,000 HOUSES:
200+ Ways to Find Bargain Properties

My Life & 1,000 Houses
The Art of Owner Financing

For more info about these books go to http://1000houses.com/the-book/

EDUCATOR:
Mitch offers Online Education, Group Coaching, and one-on-one Mentorships as it relates to all the aspects of Owner Financing and owner financed properties.

Mitch forged the creation of a mass texting software, LiveComm.com to help solve problems that arise when you get numerous calls from bandit signs and other advertising efforts to sell your houses.

The main reason Mitch wanted this system was to reduce the number of calls from potential buyers (that asked the same questions over and over) to a group of the most qualified buyers, saving time for the sales team. This solves that and much more to streamline you selling process.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why you need to build failure into your plan and how to do it
  • What financial freedom really means (it doesn’t mean being rich)
  • Figuring out your freedom number
  • Resources for helping you achieve your financial freedom

Resources:

Dec 28, 2016

As Managing Member of Rylex Capital, LLC, Nick leads a diverse team of real estate focused professionals; primarily representing Hispanic home buyers throughout the Texas. The properties purchased and sold through Nick’s direction are usually single family homes with a maximum market value of $150,000.

Respected by his colleagues for his creative deal structuring, problem solving and leadership skills, Nick possesses the singular ability to empower his colleagues to create a collaborative, cooperative team. Continuously stressing the importance of building and maintaining systems and relationships, he provides associates guidance with the market knowledge, technology and resources they require to effectively meet their client’s needs.

Originally from Phoenix, Nick earned degrees in Operations Management and MIS from the University of Arizona. His corporate career included positions with Motorola, PepsiCo and Baskin-Robbins as well as several tech startups before shifting his focus to real estate. Nick resides in Plano, Texas with his wife and two children. Nick enjoys traveling with his family, coaching, volunteering weekly at a local food pantry and church sponsored mission trips.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why Nick changed from flipping to owner-financing
  • Why Nick uses LiveComm.com for his phone number collection
  • How Nick has been able to increase the amount he receives as a down payment on his owner-financed houses
  • The kinds of people that Nick would lend to that would get declined by the bank
  • Why it’s so important to spend time with like-minded people
  • How much business Nick has done this year and the kinds of deals he’ll work on
  • Why you need to monetize every lead
  • Why Nick gets to a contract as fast as possible
  • Nick’s organizational structure
  • Why Nick focuses on systems that can accomplish tasks fast
  • Why you should have people who get paid when you get paid rather than employees
  • Why Nick uses overseas virtual assistants

Resources:

Dec 27, 2016

Craig Cody is a Certified Tax Coach, Certified Public Accountant, Business Owner and Former New York City Police Officer with 17 years experience on the Force. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant for the past 15 years, he is also a Certified Tax Coach. As a Certified Tax Coach, Craig belongs to a select group of tax practitioners throughout the country who undergo extensive training and continued education on various tax planning techniques and strategies to become, as well as remain, certified. With this organization, Craig has co-authored an Amazon best seller book, Secrets of a Tax-Free Life.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Craig’s background
  • What proactive tax planning is and how it can help minimize your taxes
  • Why choosing the wrong entity for your business is a huge mistake
  • The estate planning services Craig Cody’s business provides
  • Why you need to constantly plan with a CPA (not just once a year)
  • Doing bookkeeping the right way from the beginning
  • Utilizing solo 401k plans and the need to have a CPA to do it correctly
  • How often to speak with your CPA
  • Little things that investors frequently miss
  • Craig’s books “10 Biggest Tax Mistakes That Cost Real Estate Investors Thousands” and “Secrets of a Tax Free Life”
  • The ripple effect of taxation that business owners create

Resources:

Dec 22, 2016

Mitch Stephen has been a self-employed RE investor for 20+ years. His real estate investing career started at the age of 23 when he read “Nothing Down” by Robert Allen.

REAL ESTATE INVESTOR:
Mitch, together with his wife, Tommi, and his daughter, Shannon purchased their fair share of local houses. Their company, Independence Day, Inc., has bought and sold over 1,400 properties in and about San Antonio, Tx since 1996. This company specializes in buying distressed properties with OPM and the selling of those owner financed properties.

AUTHOR:
Mitch is the author 3 books:

MY LIFE & 1,000 HOUSES:
Failing Forward to Financial Freedom

MY LIFE & 1,000 HOUSES:
200+ Ways to Find Bargain Properties

My Life & 1,000 Houses
The Art of Owner Financing

For more info about these books go to http://1000houses.com/the-book/

EDUCATOR:
Mitch offers Online Education, Group Coaching, and one-on-one Mentorships as it relates to all the aspects of Owner Financing and owner financed properties.

Mitch forged the creation of a mass texting software, LiveComm.com to help solve problems that arise when you get numerous calls from bandit signs and other advertising efforts to sell your houses.http://LiveComm.com.

The main reason Mitch wanted this system was to reduce the number of calls from potential buyers (that asked the same questions over and over) to a group of the most qualified buyers, saving time for the sales team. This solves that and much more to streamline you selling process. Listen in to find out what a time saver this system can be for you and your sales team.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why you need to get into this business without using any of your own money
  • Why the excuses about why you can’t do this business are completely bogus
  • Why it’s not about you — and is about the deal
  • Making people to ask you if they can participate
  • Why you absolutely need private money
  • The numbers game that exists with private money
  • Why begging people for their money is a backwards mindset
  • Why you need to find the deal before you find the deal
  • Why you need to learn to write an effective contract
  • Why you need to learn how to negotiate great deals

Resources:

Dec 21, 2016

Bill Young has started and ran small businesses since his 20’s (he’s 65 now), and has studied with many real estate investors during that time.

Bill met Mitch in 2006 or so at the San Antonio Real Estate Investors Association when he was living there. Not long after that, the real estate bubble burst, and he was not positioned to buy properties in the down market that followed.

He returned to his second home in Baja California, Mexico for the next few years and just returned to Texas a couple of years ago. Bill knew It was time for me to get involved in real estate investing, so he contacted Mitch to get involved in his mentoring program.

In February 2016 he sold some assets and bought 4 houses that he began rehabbing. He learned many lessons the hard way as to why Mitch encourages people to buy livable houses at low prices and resell them without doing any, or very little work on them.

He still has three of the original 4 houses that he is trying to sell, but in the meantime he has bought one house with private money and resold it for twice what he paid for it- without doing anything to it! He is now a complete convert to the owner financing way of real estate investing.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Bill’s background
  • While Bill is glad he’s spent a lot of money on seminars throughout the years
  • Bill’s early rehab deals and why he’s done into owner financing since then
  • Why you shouldn’t rehab houses
  • Bill strengths and weaknesses
  • Having a real estate mentor that doesn’t live where you are
  • Why you absolutely need a mentor
  • Advice Bill has for young people wanting to get into real estate

Resources:

Dec 20, 2016

Bill Manassero (pronounced “MANNA+ SARROW”)is the host and top dog of The Old Dawg’s REI Network, a web site, blog, newsletter and new weekly podcast for people 50 years and older who are using real estate investing as a means to fund their retirement years and create a legacy for their children and grandchildren.

At 60 years of age, he came off the mission field with very little retirement funds and the dilemma of going back to work or finding another way of making money. He chose real estate investing. As he pursues REI he is also committed to helping others who are in the same situation by sharing his journey via the Old Dawg’s REI Network. In addition, he will feature knowledgeable guests and other investors on his weekly podcast. Bill’s goal is to own/control 1,000 units/doors in less than 6 years. He plans to double the number of units/doors of each prior year. He is currently at 28 doors and in year two.

Prior to forming the Old Dawg’s REI Network, Bill and his family were missionaries to orphaned, abandoned and at-risk children living on the streets of Port-au-Prince Haiti. Prior to Haiti he was a professional musician and, prior to that spent over 20 years in business on the corporate and entrepreneurial side. A few highlights of his career include meeting Ronald Reagan, running an annual event for actor Jimmy Stewart, being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey and having CNN produce a documentary on their work in Haiti.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Bill’s background and why he started The Old Dawg’s REI Network
  • The economies of scale Bill noticed when buying properties of different kinds
  • Bill’s goal of 1000 units by 2020 and how he’s going to get there
  • The markets Bill owns in
  • Stealth tennant marketing: how Bill turned around an area that wasn’t as occupied as it should have been
  • Why Bill likes multi-family over single-family
  • How to find a lot of buyers and renters
  • How Bill find his properties
  • How Bill funds his properties — and the opportunities to partner with Bill
  • Bill’s podcast The Old Dawg’s REI Network
  • Why you should never let an offer die on your side of the table

Resources:

Dec 15, 2016

Mitch Stephen has been a self-employed RE investor for 20+ years. His real estate investing career started at the age of 23 when he read “Nothing Down” by Robert Allen.

REAL ESTATE INVESTOR: Mitch, together with his wife, Tommi, and his daughter, Shannon purchased their fair share of local houses. Their company, Independence Day, Inc., has bought and sold over 1,400 properties in and about San Antonio, Tx since 1996. This company specializes in buying distressed properties with OPM and the selling of those owner financed properties.

AUTHOR:
Mitch is the author 3 books:

MY LIFE & 1,000 HOUSES:
Failing Forward to Financial Freedom

MY LIFE & 1,000 HOUSES:
200+ Ways to Find Bargain Properties

My Life & 1,000 Houses
The Art of Owner Financing

For more info about these books go to http://1000houses.com/the-book/

EDUCATOR:
Mitch offers Online Education, Group Coaching, and one-on-one Mentorships as it relates to all the aspects of Owner Financing and owner financed properties.

Mitch forged the creation of a mass texting software, LiveComm.com to help solve problems that arise when you get numerous calls from bandit signs and other advertising efforts to sell your houses.http://LiveComm.com.

The main reason Mitch wanted this system was to reduce the number of calls from potential buyers (that asked the same questions over and over) to a group of the most qualified buyers, saving time for the sales team. This solves that and much more to streamline you selling process. Listen in to find out what a time saver this system can be for you and your sales team.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Mitch’s owner financing strategy and why he developed LiveComm
  • What LiveComm is and how it saves you and you team lots of time
  • LiveComm’s best features: creating text distribution lists, greeting message, forwarding options, responding to live caller and more
  • How Mitch and his students use LiveComm.com to sell houses
  • How to use unique phone numbers for selling different properties
  • Why people are directed to call a prerecorded message
  • How to get the most qualified people to call you
  • Why text messaging is a much better way to reach people than email
  • Segmenting your lists to hit a certain number of customers
  • How other businesses can use LiveComm.com effectively

Resources:

Dec 14, 2016

Dwan Bent-Twyford, America’s Most Sought-After Real Estate Investor, started as a broke, single mom who had been fired from Denny’s. She now heads up “The Investor’s Edge University” – A company that specializes in training new and seasoned investors in a wide range of real estate investing techniques through live workshops, weekly webinars, a member site, and seminars.

Having Flipped over 2,000 deals herself she is more than qualified to share her vast knowledge of real estate investing with America.

Dwan is affectionately known as the “Queen of Short Sales”® and is considered to be the Nation’s #1 Expert on Short Sales & Foreclosures. She has written two best sellers, “Short Sale Pre-Foreclosure Investing” & “How to Sell a House When It’s Worth Less Than the Mortgage”.

She is highly sought after and has been featured on Fox and Friends, MSNBC, Naomi’s Good Morning, Colorado and Company, and many other TV, radio, and print medias.

In addition to being the Nation’s #1 real estate investing expert, she is a Christian, mother, wife, financial counselor for her church, and a corporate sponsor of Orrin Hudson’s “Be Someone” nonprofit organization – an after-school program designed to keep kids off the streets.

Her goal never changes – to make a difference in the lives of others! God Bless…

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Dwan’s background and how she get into real estate
  • Dwan’s first deal
  • How she got into wholesaling
  • Why you shouldn’t tell people how much money you’re making
  • Why Dwan decided to teach others what she’s learned
  • How Dwan met and worked with Steve Forbes
  • Why owner financing is the strategy Dwan uses now
  • Why using the owner financing system isn’t taking advantage of people — it’s giving them an opportunity
  • Why you need to recognize people that don’t take responsibility
  • Why you can’t afford not to have a mentor
  • Why — if you’re going to make a million dollars in a year — you need to blow past that threshold, not sneak over it

Resources:

Dec 13, 2016

Trevor Mauch cut his teeth in real estate in college and through years of trial and error, learned how to generate leads online effectively through inbound online marketing (to the tune of 84,000+ real estate related leads and counting). He leads the Carrot© team and focuses on helping members get the result they want. But, away from business… Trevor loves mountain biking, golfing, and spends most of his time with his wife and 3 young kids.

It sounds corny… but what fuels Trevor in business and life is impact and being that spark of positivity and possibility that helps amplify leaders to better make their greater impact in life and business.

He’s fortunate enough to have never had a real job for anyone else… but that also means that along the way he’s had to make a ton of his own mistakes. Those mistakes and a handful of core operating principles on how he lives his life have helped him do some pretty fun and cool things in business up to this point. His main business gig is as the Chief Experience Officer (CEO) of Carrot, a software as a service company that helps small businesses easily create a website to generate inbound leads through the internet.

In addition, if you talk to Trevor on the phone you won’t be able to shut him up about how important wrapping mission and impact into your business are. So sharing what he learns along the way to help amplify other leaders to do bigger, better, greater, and more impactful things goes well beyond adding some extra zeros to your bank account…
… but make a lasting difference that starts a ripple of awesomeness in the world.

Other random trivia tidbits…

  • Has the most beautiful wife and 3 kids he could ask for. They’re why he does what he does.
  • Bought a 4 unit multi-family real estate investment property when he was 21 and in college with only $600 to his name (yep, those infomercials weren’t lying. Crazy huh?). It’s profited every month since then (real estate works!). He doesn’t consider himself a real estate expert though. He’s surround himself with great, ethical, honest, successful investors who are experts… for whom Carrot publishes great training programs.
  • Started an entrepreneur co-workspace called “The Loft” in downtown Roseburg… it’s the only office building in town with a waiting list and some amazing things are being created in that space

Once biked across the SW coast of Ireland fueled mainly on Guinness and a full Irish breakfast

Graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology (we call it the MIT of Oregon) with a 3.98 GPA with degrees in Marketing and Entrepreneurship (which was cool at the time, but he later learned it didn’t mean a thing once he graduated)

  • Later failed the LSAT to get into law school… twice, and turned back to his roots of entrepreneurship (thank God)
  • Received the Presidents Cup in Entrepreneurship at OIT for being the “top college entrepreneur” and 10 years later awarded the Oregon Institute of Technology Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award for this “entrepreneur stuff”. Look ma’, he actually used his degree for what it was meant for! 
  • Helped take a company to the Inc. 500/5000 list in 2008 (and Carrot is heading that direction too)
  • Has a goal to do one thing on his “life list” a month for 10 years so he has time to make a new life list by the time he’s 40… and this is only just beginning.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Trevor’s background and how he started Carrot
  • Why Trevor works with experts and only works on what he’s good at (ex: Trevor doesn’t create websites himself)
  • What Carrot does to get you in front of the right people
  • Why you need a website for credibility
  • Why the right domain name is important
  • Carrot’s weekly mastermind sessions
  • Why you absolutely need a mentor — and why Trevor wishes he hadn’t waited so long to get one
  • How to get a mentor without paying for one

Resources:

Dec 8, 2016

Mark’s Grandfather, Lloyd Walters, invested in his first “fixer-upper” property back in 1937 in San Jose, California. That was during the Great Depression and I can’t imagine the challenges he must have endured during that historic time of our country. It says a lot about him and the values he passed down to Mark and his father

Since that time, Mark’s family has always been passionate about real estate.

His father, Lloyd Walters, was written up in a national publication in 1985 for some revolutionary marketing ideas he shared dealing with discounted mortgages.

The demand was so great to learn more of these techniques that they wrote the first book in the country on marketing for discounted mortgages titled, “How To Find All The Discounted Mortgages You Could Ever Hope To Buy”.

After that book release they were inundated with people asking what else they were doing. They then wrote another real estate investing book, which had people requesting more ideas and the big snow ball has never stopped rolling.

By the age of 25, Mark had my own real estate brokerage. After a few years, and being more interested in the investor side of the business,he closed up shop and has not been an active broker since.

In the late 1980’s he stumbled on to Judgment Investing. That was a revelation that continues to excite those that hear about it. After putting together a progressive judgment investing plan for their own business, they started to share the strategies in a training, “The Complete Guide To Judgment Investing”.

After the savings and loan crisis of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, in 1992 everyone packed up all their California belongings and moved to Arizona and began buying properties with the intention of riding the market up.

Guess what? The old crystal ball must have been working because over the following years Phoenix became one of the top real estate investing areas in the country.

Mark continues to enjoy sharing unique and profitable investing ideas with good people like yourself here.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Mark’s 85 ways to find hidden bargain houses
  • Mark’s journey and how he got into real estate, and more specifically, how he got into affordable houses
  • What an “affordable house” is
  • How Mark recognizes when a bubble exists
  • Why Mark focuses on single-family homes
  • What Mark learned from having his father and grandfather in the real estate industry
  • The best and worst deals Mark ever made
  • The pros and cons of having a real estate license or not
  • Why you need to listen — both to what people want/need — and — the numbers of a deal
  • Mark’s book “How To Find All The Discounted Mortgages You Could Ever Hope To Buy”
  • Why Mark tries to focus on nicer properties
  • What’s next for Mark and why you always need irons in the fire
  • What Mark automates and what he doesn’t

Resources:

Dec 7, 2016

Chris Prefontaine has been in real estate for 25+ years and has built over 100+ single family homes (1990’s), has owned a Realty Executives Franchise (Massachusetts 1994-2000) and eventually sold his brokerage business as a realtor to Coldwell Banker in 2000. The 2000’s included coaching people throughout US and Canada and doing condo conversions (multi family homes to condos) and “raise the roof” projects (converting single family ranches to colonials in growth neighborhoods).

Chris has been a big advocate of constant education and has participated annually in high end mastermind group personally with Ron LEGRAND. He also does JV deals with Ron Legrand for the $1mil + properties. Chris’s company Pre Property Solutions buys between 4-10 properties monthly and a large percentage of those are done via lease/options as well as selling via special terms lease. Chris and his family/team has done over 75 million in real estate transactions. Chris also coaches others throughout the country to do the same. He has passion in helping others in allowing them to grow to their full potential.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Chris’ background
  • Chris’ niche: sandwich leases (these work everywhere but Texas but we are going to research more on this)
  • What happened to Chris and his business when the market crashed and how he changed his business because of it
  • Why you’d absolutely be foolish to go into sandwich leases without a mentor
  • How much money it takes to get into sandwich leases
  • Chris’ upcoming book “Real Estate On Your Terms”
  • Where Chris would spend money when starting a business
  • Why inaction is one of the biggest mistakes you can make
  • Where Chris turns for coaches and mentors
  • Books that Chris is reading now -- and why it’s so important to rotate topics
  • What’s next for Chris and his business
  • Why you should hire VAs
  • Why you need to find someone whose material you like -- and the steps to take once you’ve found them

Resources:

Dec 6, 2016

Sean Flanagan is first and foremost a Christian family man and second, a serial entrepreneur. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife Tracey and their 3 children, Logan, Bailey and Kiersten. His hobbies are surfing, jiu-jitsu and coaching his kids at their wrestling matches. Sean has been a real estate investor for 17 years and still actively buys, sells and owns properties in the Central Florida market.

As a real estate investor in one of the most competitive markets in the country, he created and founded the Lucky Buys Yucky Houses® brand, out of necessity, and went on to use it to dominate his local market for years to come. During his real estate career, which spans close to two decades as of the time of this writing, he has developed a knack for creating effective systems which are being successfully used to target motivated sellers in areas where his competitors never even think to look.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Sean’s background and how he got into the abandoned house niche
  • Tips for people getting into the abandoned house niche
  • How to find the owners of abandoned houses
  • How to buy abandoned houses and properties
  • How long it took Sean to become financially free
  • Why Sean believes mentorship is very valuable
  • Why -- even if you’re very successful -- you should live modestly and save up for the future
  • Why Sean believes in just diving in -- don’t get sucked into paralysis by analysis

Resources:

Dec 1, 2016

Before becoming a Texas real estate investor in 1991, Arnie Abramson had successful careers as a financial planner and Vice-President of Marketing for a national real estate management company that marketed public Real Estate Limited Partnerships. He began buying houses at Texas Sheriff Sales in 1992 and has been an investor, landlord, mentor, educator, speaker and property manager for over twenty years.

Arnie is a national speaker on Texas tax deed sales and is the Texas provider for tax deed purchases for several of the national tax lien gurus seen on the Internet. He is past president of the Texas Real Estate Investors Association (TxREIA), on the Advisory Board of several REIAs and was a co-founder of the REI EXPO. He was also quoted in US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT this year and acknowledged as the expert in Texas tax sales by the Tax Lien Lady in her book on tax liens.

His company, Texas Tax Sales Resource Group LLC, HAS THE ONLY COMPLETELY TURNKEY REAL ESTATE INVESTING PROGRAM THAT COVERS THE ENTIRE STATE OF TEXAS. This includes the research, due diligence, previewing, bidding, inspecting, rehabbing, renting and management of the properties purchased at the Texas tax sales. This program, along with the Lien to Deed program that converts tax liens to deeds in other states, is available to the PRIORITY MEMBERS.

Priority Membership information is available by contacting Arnie through
REInvestorSummit.com/taxdeeds (tell him Mitch sent you)

In addition, the very popular Learn and Earn Program does not require Priority Membership.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Arnie’s tax deed expertise
  • The difference between tax liens and tax deeds
  • What one right the person losing their house has
  • What makes Texas particularly great for buying tax deeds
  • How Arnie built up his business amidst the foreclosure boom
  • The research that needs to be done before buying a tax deed
  • What you need to know about options when it comes to evicting
  • The differences between a tax deed and a judgement
  • Why you have to pay attention to who is doing the suing
  • The best deal Arnie ever made -- or didn’t make in his case
  • How turnkey real estate investing works, particularly in Texas
  • How you can make money by maintaining, preserving, and safekeeping a house where the the deed is redeemed
  • How to learn more from Arnie about tax deeds in his various speaking engagements and programs
  • Arnie’s “Learn and Earn Program” opportunity for you
  • Different ways other people make money in this niche -- but why Arnie prefers it the way he does it
  • Why you should do your research and not assume someone can’t make the payments and stay in their house
  • Why you shouldn’t buy a tax deed hoping that it will be redeemed
  • The priority membership Arnie is offering

Resources:

Nov 30, 2016

Randy Hughes (Mr. Land Trust) has written extensively for local and national real estate publications. He has taught real estate classes for many years at the University of Illinois, Parkland College and Elgin Community College.

He teaches classes on how to use land trusts to protect your assets and how to become more private with your personal life. He also teaches Land Trust law and administration, authors the only Land Trust Newsletter and Blog in the country, is the founder of the Land Trust University.

He has written Privacy and Asset Protection books as well as home study courses. Randy’s most popular publications are his Land Trusts Made Simple!® home study courses and live seminars.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • The mastermind trip that Randy and Mitch are both involved in
  • Randy’s background and how he got involved in real estate
  • Matching up your goals so that your life looks the way you want it to
  • The niche and location that Randy focuses on
  • Why Randy only invests in just his state
  • Why everything in real estate is predicated on your ability to assess value
  • Why your success as a buy-and-hold person comes down to your ability to find great managers
  • Why flipping properties is not as easy as it seems on TV
  • Randy’s 50 Reasons to use a Land Trust report
  • How to use land trusts to protect your assets, and keep more money as a result
  • Why you should use Land Trusts to get titles out of your name
  • Why you shouldn’t become partners with anyone -- you can do business together -- but don’t become partners
  • How Land Trusts help from a personal safety standpoint
  • How Land Trusts give you the same tax benefits of owning property without a lot of the out-of-your-control risks that come with owning property in your own name
  • The classes Randy and I are teaching in Los Angeles in February
  • Why buying options is a great opportunity in real estate
  • The great book that Randy is currently reading that is changing his life
  • What’s next for Randy

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Nov 29, 2016

David Phelps, D.D.S. owned and managed a private practice dental office for over 21 years.

While still in dental school, he began his investment in real estate by joint-venturing with his father on their first rental property in 1980. Three years later, they sold the property and David took his $25,000 capital gain share and leveraged it into thirty-one properties that produced $15,000 net cash flow within 15 years.

Multiple health crises suffered by his daughter, Jenna (leukemia, epilepsy and a liver transplant at age 12), caused David to leave the practice so that his time could be spent with his daughter. Unfortunately, a divorce and failed practice sale provided additional setbacks that he had to work through.

Today, David is a nationally recognized speaker on creating freedom, building real businesses and investing in real estate. He authors a monthly newsletter, “Path to Freedom” and hosts “The Dentist Freedom Blueprint” podcast. Freedom Founders Mastermind Community has grown to over fifty members, providing the pathway to freedom for many professional practice owners. He is also a huge advocate for joining a real estate mastermind group and explains why in our conversation.

“The greatest risk in life is doing nothing.” - David Phelps

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • David’s story
  • How David started his real estate mastermind group for medical professionals
  • Why work hard -- save -- and retire doesn’t work in today’s world
  • Leveraging other people’s time, experience, and access to deal flow
  • How to make up for lost time with real estate investing
  • The great interest rates available right now
  • Why owing money during inflationary times is actually good
  • How deals are brought to members in David’s mastermind groups
  • How much it costs to join the group
  • Why David created the group
  • How doctors should find private money
  • Why -- no matter what your niche is -- you need to join a mastermind group

Resources:

Nov 23, 2016

Jim Huntzicker has been a real estate investor in Northern Illinois since 2007, and is also a licensed real estate agent (IL) and has been since 2006. He started out as an aggressive new agent helping investors buy and sell their rehab properties and quickly realized he was on the wrong side of that transaction. That is when he decided to become a real estate investor and use all he had learned to be successful himself.

These days his primary focus as an investor is residential redevelopment (aka rehabbing) and teaching others about how to use the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Jim buys, renovates and sells residential properties in Chicago and the suburbs. Since starting in the real estate business he have been involved in over 450 transactions. His real estate investing company is Yellow Star Properties, LLC and they do 10-14 rehabs at any one time.

In 2011 Jim started coaching for a national real estate investing education company. He started his own true one-on-one coaching group known now as Real Estate Investor Academy®. Real Estate Investor Academy® is where Jim teaches real estate investors how to take their business to a whole new level.

In 2014 he created MLS Domination®. MLS Domination which is an online course that teaches you how to use the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) to get a steady predictable stream of deeply discounted deals (and income) for your real estate investing business.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • The MLS Domination system
  • How to use the Multiple Listing Service for a steady stream of discounted deals
  • How many deals Jim will do this year
  • Jim’s background as an agent that made getting into real estate investing easier
  • Why you need to learn one acquisition strategy really well before adding new ones
  • How much Jim typically buys and sells properties for
  • The CRM Jim uses
  • Why you have to be persistent pursuing sales -- and learn how to do it without being annoying
  • How much profit Jim aims for every deal
  • How Jim got into private money
  • Jim’s strategy for negotiating called “the dance”
  • Why you should offer the most you can pay -- and be very clear about that
  • Why you shouldn’t ever think of your offer as a “low ball” offer
  • The opportunities that are out there when you know your market
  • The importance of never knowing a seller’s motivation

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Nov 22, 2016

Mike Hambright is a Real Estate Entrepreneur and real estate network expert that has purchased hundreds of houses over the last 8 years. He's a professional rehabber, wholesaler, and owns a single family rental portfolio. As a national mentor and coach, his students have purchased nearly 3,500 properties in the last 7 years.

Mike is also the founder of FlipNerd.com, the leading social platform for real estate investors in America (over 60,000 subscribers and hundreds of training videos). In addition, he is the founder of PassiveRental.com, which helps people find, finance, and buy rental property portfolios as passively as possible, in several of the nation's hottest rental markets.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Mike’s favorite interviews at FlipNerd and what he’s learned while hosting that podcast
  • Why Mike is exploring other real estate markets -- and why he believes you should start in your own market
  • Why you need to work on a niche before expanding out
  • Why you need to build a real estate network -- and why you need to know exactly what everyone in your network does
  • How Mike built his network -- and why he used his podcast to aid in that process
  • Why -- if you want to talk to someone -- you should make it an interview
  • Mike’s upcoming personal mentorship programs

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Nov 17, 2016

Scott Meyers is the nation’s leading Self Storage Expert. He travels the country investing, consulting, and teaching about the hottest sector in Commercial Real Estate over the past 30 years.

After becoming a penniless millionaire in the single family and apartment business, he began investing in Self-Storage, and eventually sold all his single-family rentals and apartments to focus on growing his real estate portfolio without Tenants, Toilets, and Trash!

Scott is also a master at Syndicating his deals using very little of his own money which has allowed him to accelerate his growth without the use of banks or traditional lenders. He also earned his Certified Self Storage Manager designation through the National Self Storage Association in 2005 and is a regular speaker at the Self Storage Trade Shows and National conferences.

Scott is a published author and has taught real estate courses for the University of Indianapolis over a career in real estate investing that began back in 1993.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How Scott got into self storage investing and how his business came to be
  • Is self storage for you?
  • How to get into self storage
  • Scott’s events and the other aspects of his business
  • The differences between rural and urban storage and what makes a location prime
  • How Scott finds storages
  • How to position yourself with brokers
  • Why you can usually get a higher ROI on building storage vs open space
  • Why you should buy existing facilities vs. building a new one
  • What Scott does to turn a facility around

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Nov 16, 2016

Joanne Musa is a tax lien investing trainer and consultant who works with investors who are ready to build their own profitable portfolio of tax lien certificates or tax deeds. Her very informative and straightforward articles about tax lien investing appear all over the internet.

Joanne has been featured on internet radio and a national financial online magazine. She is also featured in real estate investing web sites such as, www.REIWired.com, www.Foreclosure.com, and www.REIBlueprints.com, and in the book “The Venus Approach to Real Estate Investing, and the Amazon best seller, Trust Your Heart: Transform Your Ideas Into Income.”

She was mentioned in the January 2013 issue of Forbes, and is the author of the Amazon best-selling book, "Tax Lien Investing Secrets: How You Can Get Double Digit Returns On Your Money Without The Risk Of The Stock Market."

As CEO of Tax Lien Consulting LLC, and founder of TaxLienLady.com, she has helped thousands of people from all over the world to invest in tax lien certificates and tax deeds. She interviews experts from around the country on all aspects of tax lien and tax deed investing and is a sought after speaker for real estate and tax lien investing groups. Known online as the TaxLienLady, her brutally honest, no-nonsense style sets her apart and has earned her the title of the most trusted tax lien investing authority in America.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • What tax liens are and what makes them so valuable
  • How tax liens are different from tax deeds
  • What kinds of retirement accounts can be used with tax liens
  • The best states to invest
  • How long it takes to start turning a profit
  • Why you should look at the properties first
  • How Joanne got started in tax lien investing
  • What success has brought her
  • Why you absolutely need a mentor
  • Books that Joanne recommends
  • Why Joanne is looking at getting into tax deeds in addition to tax liens
  • Joanne’s plan for doing more live investments
  • Joanne’s worst loss ever
  • Why Joanne wouldn’t have waited so long to publish her book

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Nov 15, 2016

Shawn Mandan has been a real estate investor for over a decade now. After completing his BBA from the University of Houston, Shawn decided to become an entrepreneur rather than a company man. With his strong technical background as well as having a creative mind, Shawn found unique ways to market for leads. This opened the doors to many real estate opportunities as well as new contacts who looked to him for help. As he continued on, he found more and more investors looking for new ways to market for motivated sellers, buyers, as well as private money lender leads.

With the rise of social networking, Shawn quickly became a master at generating leads using social media - particularly in real estate.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Shawn’s background and how he got into real estate
  • Why getting your start in real estate is best done with no money
  • Shawn’s real estate lead machine that is fueled by social media
  • How to generate leads using social media in the real estate space
  • Why Shawn wants to be the person to offer free information
  • The value of an email address
  • Shawn’s lead optimization plan: what it is, how it works, and why it can take a while to bring in results
  • Adapting your strategies as time changes
  • Working with investors in other locations than just your own
  • What Shawn’s deals usually look like
  • Shawn’s best and worst deals
  • Why you need to do your research -- and why mentors can help you avoid bad mistakes
  • Why you should never leave a lead behind -- even when they tell you no

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Nov 10, 2016

Real Estate Investors in all fifty states across Canada and fifteen foreign countries (as far away as Australia and New Zealand) have long regarded the training, systems and forms created by Louis Brown as the best in the industry,

Quoted as an expert by many publications and authors, “Lou” draws from a wide and varied background as a real estate investor having been buying property since 1976. He’s invested in single-family homes, apartments, hotels, developed subdivisions and built and renovated homes and apartments. Each of these experiences has given him a proving ground for the most cutting edge concepts in real estate today.

He’s widely known as a creative financing genius who is an expert at teaching how to improve your credit score with his deal structuring concepts. Being a teacher at heart he enjoys sharing his discoveries with others.

He has served the industry in many volunteer positions such as past President and designated Lifetime member of the Georgia Real Estate Investors Association, the world’s largest real estate investor group. He is also founding President of the National Real Estate Investors Association, which serves as the umbrella association of local investor groups.

Husband, Father, Author, Lecturer, Inventor, Investor, Builder, Designer, and Real Estate Expert are all descriptions of this exciting trainer.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why Lou works with Financial Education Services (FES) and some of the benefits that gives to his clients
  • How to improve your credit score with FES
  • Why your credit score matters
  • The three different kinds of credit scores
  • What can be removed to improve your credit score
  • Results that Lou has seen his clients have from doing credit repair
  • Everything that is included -- and a way to get the services absolutely free
  • How you can make money with the FES -- and why this doesn’t take much time or effort
  • How this will help turn your tenants into buyers -- and why that makes for a great exit strategy
  • Lou’s book “Doing Good While Doing Well” Get it Free

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Nov 9, 2016

Jack Bosch is a fairly recent immigrant from Germany. He came over to the US from Germany in 1997 literally with 2 suitcases and a bunch of student debt. Prior to the year 2000 Jack had never been involved in Real Estate and did not know anything about that subject.

He started in Real Estate investment in 2000 and over the course of 3 years developed and perfected a real estate investing system that allowed him to do over 3,200 deals, making millions of dollars in the process.

He has done deals all over the U.S., without even looking at most of these properties.

His students are now doing deals in the US while living all over the world. Jack just recently started sharing this unique system with the public in 2008.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • The story of Jack and his wife Michelle’s journey
  • Why you need a mastermind group
  • The Ultimate Boardroom: Jack and Michelle’s mastermind group and what makes it different
  • Jack's real estate investing system
  • The Four Pillars of Growth in any business
  • Feeling of complexity: the point where the business owner can’t do it the way that they’re doing it right now
  • How Jack helped me fall in love with my business again when I reached my own feeling of complexity
  • Why -- if your business relies on you -- if you can’t leave for two weeks -- then you don’t have a business

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Nov 8, 2016

Tamera Aragon founded and has run small businesses since her teenage years. At the age of 20 she founded her first multi-million dollar company. Since then she has grown many, many successful businesses both online and off. She discovered her passion in real estate investing in 2003 and has become an expert at teaching folks how to make money in real estate ever since. Since that time Tamera Aragon has profited investing in hundreds of properties to date, establishing her as an expert in the real estate investing field.

Tamera finds her true passion lies in walking others toward success in business of any kind. She has coached hundreds of entrepreneurs to success since 2005. In 2014 she received her certification as a Life Coach.

She continues to create and offer tools and training designed to support real estate investors as well as all types of entrepreneurs both online and off. Today, Tamera’s experience has earned her a solid reputation in the industry as well as the respect and friendship of many top national business and real estate investing experts.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Tamera’s background and how she got into real estate
  • Flipping contracts and/or flipping houses
  • Finding contracts through gaining contacts
  • Developing systems to gain time freedom
  • How much Tamera makes on a flip -- and the staggering income she brings in a month
  • Why a bad house in a good neighborhood is better than a good house in a bad neighborhood
  • What kind of properties Tamera looks for
  • Why Tamera doesn’t have a lot of overhead
  • The kinds of deals that she lost money on
  • Tamera’s coaching and training programs
  • How to make money in real estate while also making a positive impact
  • Why you need a coach like Tamera to make it successfully
  • The basic first steps people who complete Tamera’s training are taught to take
  • The cheap property evaluation software Tamera uses
  • The challenges and pitfalls that people face when they first get started
  • How to find deals in your backyard
  • The bottom line when determining whether a deal is worth it or not
  • High-tech high-touch networking
  • Profiting in real estate using none of your own money
  • Why you need legal protection

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Nov 3, 2016

Tracy Z. Rewey has handled millions of dollars in owner financed real estate notes, private mortgage notes, and alternative cash flow purchases since 1988, becoming a well known industry expert.

Tracy shares her 30+ years of insider secrets with real life examples that help you realize profits today and build cash flow for the future.

Tracy began her career in real estate closings and title searches leading to a position with Metropolitan Mortgage & Securities. During her 10 years with Metropolitan she mastered a variety of positions including broker relations, investment analysis, closing management, underwriting, and BrokerNet™ software development.

Tracy left her position as Vice President of Metropolitan in 1997 to open Diversified Investment Services, Inc, with her husband and business partner, Fred Rewey. From start-up note broker to corporate officer for the nation’s largest note buyer, their experience covers all aspect of marketing, closing, underwriting and servicing cash flow notes.

Co-author of Promote Your Note Business and the acclaimed Personal Profit Series, Tracy specializes in the use of tax advantaged retirement funds to purchase both notes and real estate.

She has received numerous industry awards including:

  • 2002 NoteWorthy Industry Achievement Award
  • 2001 Discount Buyer Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2000 American Cash Flow Association Million Dollar Club Award
  • 2000 Top Producing Broker Award (Jeep Grand Cherokee) from Metropolitan through National Contract Buyers

Tracy shares her unique insights and experience with both new and experienced brokers through a variety of specialized services offered by Diversified Investment Services, Inc., a Florida note buying and training company. Since starting her own business, Tracy has learned to leverage a small business marketing budget using the power of the Internet, Social Media, SEO, and Local Internet Marketing. Online marketing has become the lifeblood of her company and she enjoys helping other business owners see the same results!

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Tracy’s background and her path to starting her own business
  • The best ways to invest in and find private mortgage notes
  • Why Tracy goes after notes that already exist instead of creating her own -- and why that’s not the only way to do it
  • Earning while you learn: getting referral fees for passing along notes to investors
  • Investing for interest income
  • Buying notes for discounts and setting your rate of return
  • Enticing people to pay off early to increase your yield
  • Buying just a portion of notes
  • Why you don’t have to live in the cities you buy notes in -- but why you should try to become a local expert too
  • Laws you need to know about that make specific states more complicated for buying notes
  • Things you need to look at before pricing out a note
  • The biggest nightmare Tracy ever faced
  • The four signs of a con
  • The best deal Tracy ever made
  • Tracy’s training program that demystifies the financial calculator

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Nov 2, 2016

Cory Boatright has started, run, or been directly involved with almost 40 different companies ever since his early twenties. After bringing in almost 4 million dollars in sales from the first company, he sold it and directed his passion to the world of real estate investing.

Well, most of his affluent customers in his first business owned real estate so he knew there was something to be learned in that industry. He was a complete novice to it and didn’t even graduate from high school.

He started as a “bird dog” and quickly learned how much money the investor was making selling the houses he was bringing him. So he quickly learned how to assign, wholesale and flip distressed properties. He then put together a skeleton rehab crew tho his rehab attempts ended up being more of a mirage instead of a real profit center.

Around year 2004 that he stumbled his way through a short sale and made over $30,000 on that first short sale deal!

He soon became known as the local “go-to” guy for doing short sales. After discovering a loophole in the short sale submission process he partnered to create a short sale software that grew to over 5000 users.

Cory has become an International speaker, real estate trainer and coach, book author, private consultant and real estate investor. He also serves on the BOD for a landlord and property investor association in Oklahoma City called ”Millionaire Possibilities” (MPREIA). He’s published in the Wall Street Journal for successful business aptitude and voted #4 in the world out of nearly 30,000 others by Fast Company Magazine Social Influence Project as “Most Influential Marketer”.

The biggest lesson I have learned in life is: “Be a solutions provider by asking how you can serve one another better. The rewards of servanthood are invaluable”- Cory Boatright

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Cory’s background and how he got into real estate
  • Cory’s three M’s for business success
  • Why there is no such thing as perfection in real estate investing
  • Why you need to take yourself out of the business whenever possible
  • Why believing that doing everything yourself saves you money is a giant myth
  • Why an entrepreneurial mindset is so important to business success
  • Creating a standard operating procedures manual
  • Why you have to deduct expenses out of your gross immediately and figure out your net
  • Why you need to have potential employees take the Kolbe test — and why you should take it yourself
  • Why you absolutely need a coach
  • Cory’s coaching program
  • Why “I can’t afford to have a coach” is just a bad mindset
  • Success stories from Cory’s coaching program

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