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. 136332
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Mar 19, 2019

Karen is a Master Financial Coach that has coached people with a variety of money issues; from just $500 in debt to $800,000 in debt. She has coached folks with up to 86 credit cards and taught them how to pay down and pay off those credit cards in record time.

Karen’s mission is to inspire others to rid themselves of debt and build wealth. She encourages others to break the shackles of debt and gives valuable insight into building wealth so they can experience financial freedom!

Karen has purchased properties for $4,800 and sold them for $52,000!

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How Karen has worked to help people overcome their debt, after a career as a registered nurse
  • Karen shares how she has helped people with debt ranging from $400 in total debt to $800,000, as well as a family that had to conquer an astounding 86 credit cards
  • Why a lack of self-control is the biggest driver of excessive debt, due to impulse buying and opening accounts we don’t need
  • Why what you’re doing with the money you’re making is far more important for amassing wealth than the level of your salary
  • Why a functional budget is the key to taking control of your money, allowing you to control where it goes rather than wonder where it went
  • How Mitch bought his first 100 houses on credit cards, and what steps he took to manage the debt he incurred
  • Karen explains the “penny wise and dollar dumb” mistakes she has seen in some of her clients when trying to manage their finances
  • How to build and grow your wealth using your 401k, IRA, stocks and bonds and other financial tools
  • How Karen uses real estate as a great method of growing her wealth and investing money earned from her businesses
  • What advice Karen would share with people who are losing sleep at night over the debt they have accumulated
  • How Karen studied under Dave Ramsey’s financial system and then developed her own debt management methods


Mar 14, 2019

Tom Dunkel has been investing full time in alternative assets since 2006 completing over $40MM of transactions. He specializes in fragmented, dislocated markets such as distressed debt and multifamily.

Tom has more than 25 years of real estate and investment experience. Tom is a trusted mentor and educator for investors and entrepreneurs. He teaches a real estate and mortgage note investment class at the CAMA Academy with his business partner, Joe Downs.  

Tom attended the University of Delaware and the College of William and Mary for his MBA.  He is married with two children and resides in Ardmore, PA.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How Tom managed to do over $35 million in deals over his career, through doing things differently from how everyone else does them
  • What Tom’s S.A.F.E. method is and why Tom developed it to help people invest their money smartly and efficiently
  • Why finding a good sponsor or mentor is the crucial first step, and why it’s important to do your due diligence when deciding on a sponsor
  • How to identify a con through their overpromises, and what three signs to look for when determining if someone is trying to con you
  • Why it is important to understand the asset you’re investing in, its valuation and its characteristics, and how you’re investing in it
  • Why you should ask yourself how the investment fits within your finances and won’t overexpose you to risk
  • Why you need to know what lien position you’re in on a property and what the loan-to-value is
  • How to be clear on how you’re going to get paid back for your investment, and when you can expect the payout
  • When to plan an exit strategy to get back out of the investment after you’ve made your profits
  • Why to listen to your instincts when an opportunity sounds too good to be true, and how to get access to a .pdf file of Tom’s S.A.F.E method template


Mar 12, 2019

Carl Scaramuzza founded his company, Credit Blueprint in 2011 with one simple goal: to help people use their credit to build real wealth and increase their net worth. He’s coached thousands of people and business owners on how they can leverage their credit, get access to other people’s money to multiply their assets, grow their net worth and ultimately, create a thriving financial future.

Carl is more than just an entrepreneurial success story. His path exemplifies the principles he teaches his clients. Shortly after starting Credit Blueprint, he let his mortgage payments slip in order to build his business, and he lost his house in the process. But, he knew how to leverage his credit scores, access other people’s money and start building his business. Now, he’s exponentially grown his own net worth with a thriving, A+ rated business and he’s become a leading authority in credit and wealth coaching. Carl is ready to help you achieve financial freedom.

Carl hosts “Other People’s Money” on Facebook Live; a weekly show where he explains exactly how you can get access to Other People’s Money via bank loans, private capital and everything in between. Growing your net worth is not about the monetary value in your bank account, it’s about leveraging your credit to amass high-value assets. Carl is the dominant net worth expert leading the charge, teaching business owners and entrepreneurs how the rich get wealthy and how his methods can help them reach that next level.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How the 2008 market crash and financial crisis led Carl from the business of mortgages to the credit industry
  • Why the inability to fill a cup for a drug test prevented Carl from going back to mortgages, which worked out to be the best outcome for his career
  • Why most real estate investors start out funding their businesses using personal credit cards, and why it’s ok to do
  • Why unsecured lines of credit are very difficult to get, and why ultimately it doesn’t matter
  • Why having great credit isn’t a prerequisite for accessing private money, but it certainly helps
  • Why a 700+ credit score will open doors for accessing OPM (other people’s money), and why 700 is a far more important breakpoint than 800
  • How Carl helps someone with a low credit score, and what mistakes Carl sees in people with low scores who are trying to repair their credit
  • Why Credit Karma is a great way to discover your approval odds for obtaining new credit cards
  • What negatively affects your credit and what doesn’t, and why credit inquiries hurt but denials for credit don’t
  • How to use credit disputes to get negative marks from financial institutions removed from your credit report
  • Why the ability to access other people’s money is the true key to building and growing your wealth


Mar 7, 2019

Rodrick Long is a professional real estate investor who has sold multiple commercial and residential properties. He has created sustainable wealth through real estate and has helped countless others do the same by using his unique approach to the business.

He started Wholesaling while working as the “neighborhood lawn guy”. Rod bought and sold over $3,000,000 in real estate in just 3 years and his top 3 students made over $25,000 on their first real estate deal.

Rod has been featured in multiple real estate podcasts and webinars and is the Founder of WIRE Real Estate Corporation.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why living with his family pushed Rod to find a way to get back out on his own and get into his own home
  • How an encounter mowing lawns for a real estate investor sparked the idea to get into real estate
  • How his first wholesale deal made Rod $11,000 in seventeen days and helped Rod become financially stable
  • Why Rod used part of his $11,000 profits from his first deal to buy marketing for his real estate business
  • How Rod’s business strategy has evolved to specialize in wholesaling and subject-to deals
  • Why boat storage rental property is a powerful investment for a “forever” cash model
  • Why it is important to manage your money properly, especially during your early real estate wins
  • Why Rod has moved into private money funding for his deals, and what benefits he sees in using private money
  • Why positive monthly cash flow is the true secret to growing your portfolio and ensuring your wealth


Mar 5, 2019

Todd Dexheimer and his companies have purchased, renovated and sold well over 200 properties, ranging from single family homes, duplexes, multi-family properties, mobile homes, raw land, and a ski resort. His focus is on value-added Multi-family purchase and syndication in emerging markets.

Todd and has a team have purchased Multi-family buildings in 5 states and holds over $15 million of real estate. Todd has raised over $10 million in private equity and provided his private investors with double-digit returns on every investment.

Todd also hosts the podcast Pillars of Wealth Creation, where he interviews successful business leaders.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How Todd made the transition from being a high school shop teacher to being a successful real estate investor, with no money of his own
  • Why entering the real estate market during the 2008 crash was both terrifying and lucrative for Todd
  • Why it is incredibly important to hire an attorney when you’re dealing in private money
  • How Todd moved from single-family to multi-family properties, and what sort of properties he was able to flip
  • Why Todd puts some of his own money into his deals, and when he uses non-recourse loans in his business
  • What kinds of markets Todd operates in, what criteria he looks for, and what he avoids
  • Why Todd believes we are due for another real estate recession, and how he plans to manage his business during that time
  • How to scale your business in size, and why you should hire the right people that can help your business grow
  • Patrick Mahaffey shares a big success story of one of the properties he was able to close on, by the numbers


Feb 28, 2019

Since 1981 Walter Wofford has been an active real estate investor in the Jackson, MS area. He specializes in developing passive income by creating tax-free net worth and cash flow through seller financing in the affordable housing area. These methods combine note creation, IRA and Retirement Account investing with Trust Entities creating cash flow and building net worth. And creating profits for both today and in the future . . . tax-free.

Walter is also focused on improving his local community with Affordable Housing for 1st-time homebuyers in the Jackson Mississippi Area. He also teaches others how to help tenants become homeowners by creating short term discounted Seller Financed Notes with Trusts and IRAs for cash flow and wealth generation.

During his career, Walter has bought and sold over 1000 houses and renovated neighborhoods in the central Mississippi area. Combining wholesaling, retailing and IRA investing provides an unbeatable strategy for today . . . and it can be successfully used in all areas of the country.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How Walter defines an “impact investor”, and why being an impact investor creates success for all involved
  • Why Walter exclusively uses IRAs to fund his transactions and avoids the banks
  • The reason Walter wants the payments to be reasonable based on what the resident can afford to pay
  • How Walter makes more money from a note worth $450 a month than with $800 a month in rent
  • Why Walter insists on getting a low-interest rate and considers it a deal breaker if he doesn’t
  • Why Walter asks for a right of first refusal unless the owner is selling to a family member
  • Why residual income is important, and why you should have an exit strategy already in mind when you go into a deal
  • What a “substitution of the collateral clause” is, and how Walter used it to move one mortgage eight times
  • Walter shares anecdotes of some of the more unique deals he has been able to complete in his career
  • How Walter has built a “Financial Friends” network of investors to help connect people for deals, funding and other purposes


Feb 26, 2019

Ari Page is the owner and CEO of Fund & Grow. His company helps small businesses and real estate investors get significant funding (up to $250,000 and more) and much of it is at zero percent interest via creative credit card financing. To date, the Company has raised over $250M in credit for its small business clients. Ari acquired the Company in 2009 and has grown Fund & Grow by 450% despite the great recession. Their approach to employees, affiliates and vendors the same – treat people with kindness, respect and care, go out of your way for them, and everybody wins. Ari resides in Spring Hill, Florida with his wife, Maja, and their two children.

Mike Banks is the COO and Marketing Director of Fund & Grow and works directly with CEO Ari Page. With over 8 years of success and growth, they have built a thriving business based on offering exceptional service to their customers and a dynamic and rewarding work environment to their employees.

Mike regularly hosts live webinars and creates elite Joint Ventures and Partnerships with other Expert Trainers and Affiliate networks, many of which are looking to help their clientele finance deals and purchases at 0% for 12-18 months.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • The negative effects that poor credit can have on many surprising aspects of your life
  • How Fund & Grow helps investors gain access to many types of loans, including business credit cards that allow cash withdrawls
  • Why credit cards that come with a zero percent intro APR can be a powerful way to fund the start of your business
  • Why you should consider using credit card debt to buy houses, and why debt that works for you as good debt
  • What sort of businesses Fund & Grow works with, even outside the realm of real estate investors
  • Hear a case study of a Fund & Grow client who was able to repair his credit and build a business in a year
  • How Fund & Grow can help clean up issues with their clients’ credit reports and work with lenders to get approved for larger loans
  • Why a credit score of 720 is an important breakpoint, and how Fund & Grow can help you get there
  • How to get a free consultation with Fund & Grow to review the funding options available to you


Feb 21, 2019

Steve Liang is the co-founder and CEO of Real Estate IQ, a fast-growing software company focus on creating innovative deal finding and marketing solutions for the real estate industry. Steve is a national speaker on intelligence augmentation, and he is on the real estate advisory board of North Lake College.

He also co-founded the Real Estate Deal Finders Meetup, which hosts over 20 monthly real estate deal finding training all over Texas. His goal is to help real estate entrepreneurs reach their potential and achieve financial freedom.

Steve enjoys learning and experimenting on new things, and he is a voracious reader. On his off days, Steve loves experiencing different cultures through traveling and food.

Expertise: marketing, management, leadership, strategy, execution.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How Steve’s company, Real Estate IQ, generates leads in Texas that have found over 35,000 distressed and motivated sellers
  • How to get unlimited leads through REIQ’s monthly subscription service, doing the hard work of lead generation for you
  • How Steve’s daily case studies can help you learn to evaluate a deal, determine its value, and construct an appropriate exit strategy
  • Why running comps is an important skill you need to develop to get a better handle on your deals
  • How to identify a con deal, and what to watch out for when a deal is “too good to be true”
  • What challenges Steve recognizes inputting a new system in place, and why it is sometimes important to slow down and fix problems
  • How to get set up with Steve’s daily case studies, a great learning opportunity to help you critique deals
  • How you can use “force appreciation” by building additions to increase your potential profits in an investment
  • Why the key to great deals is preparation and knowing where to look for the appropriate resources


Feb 19, 2019

Sean 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:

  • How “pre-wholesaling” works and why it’s a great entry point for new investors just getting into real estate
  • Why traditional wholesaling is over-saturated and highly competitive, and why Sean prefers to chase the low-hanging fruit
  • How Sean got started in real estate and has grown to be the biggest player in the Central Florida market
  • Why Sean’s business primarily targets pretty houses for a higher margin than he would make on ugly houses
  • How Sean’s deals are structured, how he gets into and out of deals, and how he has refined his technique over hundreds of deals
  • Why terms are the key to Sean’s ability to make profit, and why motivated sellers are the best sellers
  • How Sean teaches what he does, and how his students can get started in pre-wholesaling within 30 days
  • How Sean uses wrap-around mortgages, and how his favorite deals over the course of his career have shaken out
  • How to get more information about Sean’s national real estate investor branding business, “Lucky Buys Yucky Houses”
  • Brandon Gaunce returns to share yet another fantastic real estate investing case study, with full details about the deal


Feb 14, 2019

Daray Olaleye is a successful Real Estate Investor and Business Coach. He mentors overwhelmed and unfulfilled employees in the professional world through the process of creating passive cash flow through real estate investing so that they can escape the rat race and live the life of their dreams.

While simultaneously growing his passive income portfolio (with a few million dollars in assets under management) and business accolades (a multiple 6 figure coaching and consulting business), he’s channeled his burning desire to help others by urging a change in their beliefs about who they are and what they want.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How Daray got involved in real estate just 2 1/2 years ago, and why he left his corporate background at a Big Four accounting firm
  • Why reading “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki completely changed Daray’s outlook on his career and goals
  • Hear how Daray bought his first investment property in less than 30 days after reading “Rich Dad Poor Dad”
  • Why “get rich quick” schemes, even the successful ones, never tell you how much work will be involved
  • Why the belief that the only way to make money is slow and linear is ingrained in us as children, and why it is the wrong mindset to have
  • What sorts of deals Daray does in real estate, including wholesaling and fix-and-flips
  • How to find a lender and access outside funds to get started in your real estate investments
  • How Daray’s podcast, “Before the Millions” is documenting his real estate investment journey
  • How to get access to Daray’s 45-minute Cash Flow Clarity session to better understand your cash flow, for free


Feb 12, 2019

Neither Andy Heller nor his real estate partner Scott Frank, ever intended to become full-time real estate investors. However, in their approximately 40 years of combined real estate investing, they have developed a long term real estate investing strategy that has allowed them to make loads of money while minimizing their time, effort and headaches.

On a part-time basis, while involved in successful non-real estate careers and putting their families first, Scott and Andy have bought, rented and sold approximately 100 homes. Additionally, in many years, they have made more money in their 2-5 hour a week “side real estate investing job” than in their 40+ hour per weekday job.

Over the years, Andy and Scott learned a lot. They eventually developed the “Buy Low, Rent Smart, Sell High” program, which is a grounded and realistic wealth generating method. You can use it to buy one home or dozens. Andy and Scott are living proof that it can be done, and it does not take a lot of money or a lot of time….just the desire to make it happen.

In 2005, FORTUNE MAGAZINE recognized the “Buy Low, Rent Smart, Sell High” program among the top five real estate wealth building strategies. After the Fortune recognition, requests came in for Andy and Scott to speak and teach others what they have learned during their real estate investing career. Shortly thereafter Andy and Scott formed their educational company called “Regular Riches”. Andy and Scott selected the name “Regular Riches” to show that “regular guys” and “regular gals” just like them can achieve real estate riches.

Andy was born in Canada, raised in Florida, has lived for many years in Georgia and California, and has studied real estate markets throughout North America. He has helped countless people in their efforts to realize their dreams, and he is ready to share his knowledge to simply and easily put you on the road to financial freedom.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why Andy calls himself an “accidental investor”, and how he has structured his business model
  • Why they key to Andy’s REO (real estate owned) model lies in timing and in tracking pre-foreclosures as early as possible
  • Why Andy sticks exclusively to post-foreclosure, and why he prefers to deal with the banks directly
  • What Andy does with the REO properties once he has successfully purchased them, and why he likes lease options
  • Which circumstances cause Andy to wholesale a property rather than deciding to lease it
  • Why buying foreclosure properties from banks can help you develop a working relationship with them
  • Why buying from banks should be considered an integral part of any wholesaling business
  • How to get an exceptional deal on Andy’s three-part course, normally selling for almost $2000
  • Why there is certain to be another recession in the future, and why preparation will help you survive it
  • Why you need to have a business model ready now, so that when the market inevitably softens you’re in a good position


Feb 7, 2019

Dan Schwartz is an entrepreneur whose passion is solving problems that help other entrepreneurs find freedom to pursue the life they desire. Everything he does centers around leveraging technology effectively so others can focus on what matters most to them.

Aside from his entrepreneurial endeavors, he plays and produces music.

Specialties: Software, B2B SaaS, Real Estate Marketing, Real Estate Lead Generation, Sales / Business Development, Real Estate Investing, Strategic Marketing; Entrepreneurship; Online Marketing; Real Estate Wholesaling; Private Lending, Direct Marketing, Brand Management; WOM Promotion; Music Production; Event Production; REO/Foreclosure and short sale acquisitions, Real Estate coaching.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • What Dan is doing to maximize his success in 2019, and why he believes effective operations and systems are crucial for this year
  • What sources of information are available to investors to research properties and find leads
  • Why it’s important to have focus, consistency and accuracy in your business, and to hire the right people
  • How InvestorFuse works to streamline the process of collecting and managing real estate leads
  • The Ten Commandments of lead management, and why they are important rules to adhere to
  • Why your first contact with a lead is vitally important and sets the tone for your interactions
  • Why it’s important to have a great Customer Relationship Management system in place to maintain your leads
  • What new analytics features are being developed for InvestorFuse software, and when it will be available for use
  • Why 2019 should be the year that you focus on teambuilding, interpersonal skills, and building up your systems


Feb 5, 2019

Tim Berry has been a tax attorney for over 20 years. He has helped thousands of people free up their retirement plan assets to invest in real estate. He is an attorney who has been dealing with IRA and 401k issues since 1997.

Main areas he helps clients in:

  • Analyzing Self Directed IRA and Self Directed 401k transactions to make sure they complied with the rules.
  • Fixing messed up rollovers
  • Fix valuation errors with self-directed IRAs and 401ks
  • Correct reporting errors on 1099s and 1040s for IRA
  • Design an estate plan for retirement plans
  • Analyze their account for violations of the prohibited transaction rules and try to repair the violations
  • Make sure their retirement plans have asset protection (some experts might tell you all retirement plans are protected, but I’ve been hired by bankruptcy attorneys to successfully take IRA assets away)

While he’s a licensed as an attorney in Washington state, he works with clients all around the country by phone, fax, and email. He typically bill by the project, not the hour. That means you don’t have to worry about any unexpected huge bill, you know exactly the amount when he starts to work.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How to use a Health Savings Account (HSA) or an Educational IRA to avoid paying taxes on your money
  • How anything you purchase for education, including transportation and supplies, is an allowable expense
  • Why transportation to get medical service, and anything a doctor tells you to do, is an allowable HSA expense
  • What Prohibited Transaction rules are, and how they apply to HSAs and Educational IRAs
  • What loopholes are available that can be used to work around the rules governing HSAs and Educational IRAs
  • What limits are in place for maximum contributions for these accounts, and how to get around them
  • Why Educational IRAs are really private family banks that you can borrow against later on
  • Why you will always have checkbook control over these accounts, and how to get started setting up an account
  • Why you need to be aware of the fees associated so that you don’t pay more in fees than you would’ve paid in taxes
  • Juan Fuentes shares a case study and the financial details of a major deal he completed


Jan 31, 2019

Chris Miles, the “Cash Flow Expert” and “Anti-Financial Advisor” is a leading authority teaching entrepreneurs and professionals how to quickly free up and create cash flow TODAY spending time doing what they love most!

He’s an author and podcast host of the Chris Miles Money Show, has been featured in US News, CNN Money, EOFire, and has a high reputation with his company, Money Ripples getting his clients fast, life-altering financial results. In fact, his personal clients have increased their cash flow by over $100 Million in the last 8 years!

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How Chris started his career as a financial advisor, before realizing the strategies he was teaching didn’t really work
  • Why moving into the referral business allowed Chris to retire (for the first time) within one year
  • How Chris recovered from the 2008 economic crash and was able to retire a second time in 2016
  • Why Chris believes debt isn’t “evil”, and how he works to help people find the money they need to do their deals
  • What key financial lessons Chris has been able to draw from having retired twice in his career
  • Why Chris feels passionately about teaching others, and why that drives him to keep doing what he’s doing
  • How to get a free digital download copy of Chris’s informative book “Beyond Rice and Beans
  • Why Chris believes real estate should be a big part of your portfolio, and what other investments he recommends you consider
  • How Chris came up with the name of his company, “Money Ripples”, as a reflection of his values
  • What advice Chris would offer to people who are currently struggling to achieve financial freedom


Jan 29, 2019

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.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why George chose to write his three bestselling financing books to help investors use the financial system
  • Why George developed “hacking finance” to turn the system around and make it work FOR you instead of against you
  • Examples of hacking strategies, like using your HELOC to pay your bills or using a 30-year mortgage to build wealth
  • How inflation can make your mortgage beneficial to keep, rather than paying it off early
  • Why seeing your money differently can help you build wealth without the risk of investment
  • How using a primary “sweep account” for all your expenses can save you money
  • What a “loan constant” is, how banks use it to shift risk to the borrower, and how to turn it to your favor
  • Why growing wealth isn’t just about moving forward, it’s about moving forward faster than the financial system
  • Three things you should be aware of that affect all real estate deals, and why they matter to investors more than anyone else
  • Why making money in real estate is really more about finances than buying and selling a property
  • Why you should be using George’s money strategies now, rather than wishing you had in retirement
  • Why the traditional financial system has taught us all to think inside the box, and why looking at things differently can be life changing


Jan 24, 2019

Josh Elledge is an adult man with a child-like, irrational fear of umbrellas. You could ask him to explain–but if he could–it wouldn’t be an irrational fear, now would it? A nice midwestern boy from Michigan, Josh also used to be fat. Not just chubby, or the owner of a now-trendy “dad bod,” but seriously overweight (ask to see his old drivers’ license photo). Ever the problem solver, he lost 55 lbs through ‘the couponing diet’ and now he enjoys going to restaurants that serve chicken waffles and biscuits, and ordering the salad. Just to test his mental toughness.

Josh is a serial entrepreneur who builds the companies he needs most in the world. In 2014, He launched UpMyInfluence (previously upendPR) to help entrepreneurs like himself attract the perfect audiences and grow their brands without the crazy costs and contracts associated with traditional PR companies. Since then, UpMyInfluence (UMI) has evolved into a purpose-driven platform bent on totally DEMOCRATIZING access to influence. Josh wholeheartedly believes UMI has a moral imperative to help entrepreneurs own their expertise, share their wisdom, and serve the world with their collective messages. Oh, and to help our members grow revenue too!
UMI was the natural outgrowth of his first startup, Josh founded the consumer savings platform in 2007 to bring in what he most needed at the time (namely, more money). Armed with a background in information technology and Internet development, Josh’s technologic tinkering cut his family-of-five’s monthly grocery bill by half and created the most comprehensive coupon and sale-matching service available. soon become a major operation employing up to 50 employees and grossing more than $6 million in sales with less than $500 in advertising spent.

When other entrepreneurs began knocking on his door desperate for the magic formula that would bring similar success, his new mission in life was born! Today, Josh is known as one of the foremost experts in online influence and authority. He’s personally worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs – working to turn them into media celebrities.

Never shy in front of an audience, Josh is a frequent speaker at business and startup conferences including Social Media Marketing World and a Tony Robbins event for his Business Mastery grads. He’s appeared as an electrifying podcast guest more than 100 times. He’s a weekly consumer expert on Fox 35 Orlando and News 13, writes a syndicated column for nine newspapers (with total readership above 1.1 million readers), and regularly appears on more than 75 TV stations across the country. All told, Josh has appeared in the media more than 2000 times.

Passionate about his family, physical fitness (an avid fitness geek and 5K to marathon runner), and breaking out of Escape Rooms, Josh now lives in Orlando with his wife and three children.
The Michigan native’s exuberance and natural curiosity have fueled his life’s work as a journalist, technology specialist, entrepreneur and service-oriented family man. Josh served in the US Navy and earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in family science/therapy from Brigham Young University.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How Josh’s experiences as a Navy journalist transitioned into his career in the media post-military
  • How Josh’s business helps entrepreneurs master social media, work with influencers, and build their brand visibility
  • Why many business owners tend to overvalue media visibility, and why the reality is very different
  • Josh shares examples of successes his business has had in promoting clients’ relationships with influencers
  • Why the secret to successful influencer engagement is to set sales aside and ask how you can serve the influencer
  • How Josh’s process works, how he advises new clients, and what the “first steps” are
  • Why it’s critical to keep your website professional-looking and up-to-date, and to refresh it every three years
  • Why you should look to take your LinkedIn profile to the next level to ensure its visibility
  • Why drive and a constant focus on follower growth is critical, and why you should hire out if you don’t have the time or drive
  • How to get 15 minutes of Josh’s time to take a look at your social media presence and find opportunities to improve


Jan 22, 2019

A full-time real estate investor, entrepreneur, popular podcast host, author, speaker, coach and all-around problem solver, J. Massey is well known for providing best-in-class advice and strategies to help new and experienced investors the world over.

J.’s platform is simple… He invests his time looking for investment opportunities (a.k.a., problems to solve through real estate transactions), closing deals and teaching others how to find and manage similar opportunities, including getting Deals At Discounts and Raising Private Capital to Investing in Multi-Family Properties, getting leads and negotiating the deal.

By turning his real-world field work into killer training courses, new and seasoned investors alike learn win-win solutions to solve real estate “problems” for buyers, sellers and other investors. J.’s cashflow-creation strategies are embraced on a global scale by people who want to learn better ways to achieve tangible success in real estate investing, and in his words become “bigger, badder, better real estate investors.” His growing network of “Cashflow Creators” is proof that J. practices what he teaches and teaches what he practices.

Prior to real estate investing, J. held positions in insurance and financial planning as a licensed representative with the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the California Dept of Insurance (CDI), and a Registered Investment Advisor Representative (RIAR).

J. is currently a landlord, lender, consultant, educator and highly sought mentor. He currently owns hundreds of units of properties and has completed hundreds more real estate transactions across several states.

He is a member of the National Sales Network, Renatus and Toastmaster’s International (CC). J. holds more than 12 awards for public speaking including 2nd Place in the 2008 Founders District International Speech Contest, 1st place in the 2009 Founders District Table Topics, and 2nd place in the 2010 Founders District International Speech and Table Topics contests.

J.’s publishing credits include a book he co-authored titled “3 Money Raising Questions.” In 2014 he released his highly acclaimed book, Cashflow Diary: 10 Steps to Creating Wealth in ANY Economy!

He has also authored a number of educational e-books on a variety of topics in real estate investing and networking to create wealth. These are available on this site to members in good standing.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How J. accidentally found his way into the world of real estate through a series of devastating medical problems
  • How J. started his business from rock bottom, owning rental property while actually being homeless himself
  • Why wholesaling was the first step to getting out of the situation J. and his wife found themselves in
  • How J.’s real estate business evolved through many different areas before landing on short-term rentals
  • Why J. only works 90 minutes a day and has streamlined his business to require minimal effort
  • How the short-term rental market is more forgiving for beginners with barriers to entry that are easier to overcome
  • Why Airbnb is not a business type, but rather one customer acquisition platform among many options
  • Why the income potential from short-term rental properties can grow exponentially as you scale your business
  • Why the first deal is the most important, and why you will learn the process by doing, step-by-step
  • What advice J. would offer to others who are at rock bottom and at a desperate place in their lives
  • Patrick Mahaffey shares the details of a spectacular investment property win he recently had


Jan 17, 2019

Kellen Kautzman owns Send It Rising Internet Marketing and manages a team of over 20 internet marketing professionals.

He was the keynote speaker at Planet Hollywood on the Las Vegas strip and has spoken at Roseman University and the Lance Tamashiro podcast.

He just released his new book: # 1 on in the SEO Category! Everybody’s Doing it-Advertising Redefined.

Kellen holds a master’s degree in education and taught for 5 years before transitioning into his career as an internet marketer. Kellen speaks fluent Spanish and has a family with his wife Lonaeja, Daughter Anika and son Phoenix.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why Kellen decided to write his book, “Everybody’s Doing It: Advertising Redefined by SEO Expert Kellen Kautzman”
  • Why heavy competition within the real estate investment business generally renders SEO a waste of money
  • Why marijuana legalization has potentially far reaching influence on the Las Vegas real estate market
  • What wisdom was shared with Kellen that can be carried into your own real estate business
  • How the availability of water has a strong impact on the Las Vegas real estate market
  • How purchasing land for solar energy collection is a potentially hot market that Kellen is interested in
  • How Kellen is entering the cryptocurrency space by thinking outside the box and finding innovative solutions
  • How Google call-only ads work and how they can be integrated into your existing lead generation strategies
  • How to tailor your advertising to target specific leads and filter deals you are interested in
  • How to get a free chapter of Kellen’s book, “Everybody’s Doing It”, and why social media and video are crucial in 2019


Jan 15, 2019

Joy Gendusa is an entrepreneur, business owner, author, established speaker and philanthropist. She is the Founder and CEO of PostcardMania, a rapidly expanding marketing company specializing in lead generation for small to large-sized businesses. With only a phone, a computer and postcard marketing, Joy grew PostcardMania from a startup into an industry leader generating more than $49 million in annual revenue and employing more than 200 people in the Tampa Bay, FL area.

As a business leader, Joy has been awarded the Tampa Bay CEO of the Year, Entrepreneur BusinessWoman of the Year in Tampa Bay, and twice been an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. Her company, PostcardMania, has been named to the Inc. 500 and the Inc. 5000 lists and has helped over 73,000 small businesses with their marketing.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How Joy started PostcardMania out of her home in 1998, with just her phone and computer
  • How PostcardMania mails out 3.5-4 million postcards per week, or over 182 million per year, across many industries
  • What challenges Joy faced early in the life of her business, and how she overcame them through perseverance
  • Joy shares a success story of a real estate investor who got more than a 3000% RoI from a campaign with PostcardMania
  • Why Joy’s executive team has been with her for more than 10 years on average
  • How to join Mitch Stephen’s Mexico vacation and talk business with other real estate investors
  • What Joy attributes the tremendous success of her business to, and how a lack of formal education didn’t hold her back
  • Why negativity is prohibited at PostcardMania, and why Joy surrounds herself with people who are better at different areas of business than she is
  • What was the worst situation that happened to Joy’s business, and how she overcame the challenge
  • Why it’s important to increase a potential lead’s trust and affinity they feel for you incrementally


Jan 10, 2019

Trevor Mauch is the CEO of Carrot, one of the nation’s fastest growing companies according to Inc Magazine, where they have helped the nations top real estate investors and agents pull in over 3 million online leads in just 5 years… closing thousands of deals… with their software and training.

Trevor lives in Roseburg, Oregon with his wife and 3 kids, and is passionate about using business to fuel your passion and to amplify the impact you want to make in the world.

Part of the impact he’s passionate about making is helping entrepreneurs unleash that entrepreneurial dream of finally unlocking that FREEDOM, FLEXIBILITY, FINANCES, and IMPACT that you’ve dreamed of but haven’t been able to fully make happen.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why Trevor started his company, Carrot, and decided to move into the online real estate space
  • Why popular lead generation methods lose effectiveness over time, as more and more investors begin using those methods
  • Why you need to be “problem aware” to have effective marketing for your real estate business
  • How to get a copy of the “Preframe Your Prospects” and testimonial templates from Trevor and Carrot
  • Why one negative statement or review has an oversized impact on your business and its reputation
  • Why it’s important to point out your unique strengths and qualities to stand out from the competition
  • Why testimonials can help you overcome the most common objections and concerns sellers may have
  • How Trevor gets excellent testimonials from sellers by asking for feedback
  • Why your website’s URL should reflect your business and the solutions it offers in the best possible way
  • What kinds of websites Carrot specializes in, including owner financing, rent-to-own, land sales, note buying and more


Jan 8, 2019

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!

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How Brian Page initially got involved in real estate, then turned to Airbnb as a recovery strategy after the 2008 crash
  • How Brian turns OPP (other people’s properties) into a consistent, easy, reliable cash flow stream
  • How Brian focuses on already-furnished homes or furnishing Airbnb homes as inexpensively as possible
  • Why the key to Airbnb success is in demonstrating to owners that you will take care of the property and pay on time
  • How Brian operates his business remotely and with no employees, allowing him to spend his time traveling around the world
  • How Brian now teaches his successful remote Airbnb methods to students all over the world
  • Why perception is the biggest challenge Brian faces in his coaching, and how he overcomes that challenge
  • What variety of areas you can specialize in using Airbnb as your primary cash flow source
  • Why the concern that Airbnb guests might damage the property or leave major messes is an insignificant issue
  • How to get access to Brian’s cash flow calculator and free 1-hour webinar on how to profit from Airbnb
  • Juan Fuentes shares a remarkable case study of acquiring a property all-in at $37k
  • How Juan’s in-process exit strategy involves owner financing the land after purchasing the neighboring property
  • How Juan and his team advertised the property, and how it was on the market before a buyer was found
  • How Juan has an offer for $70k on his $37k property, with no personal money invested and the original purchase entirely funded with outside cash


Jan 3, 2019

Jordan E. Goodman is “America’s Money Answers Man” and a nationally-recognized expert on personal finance. He is a regular guest on numerous radio and television call-in shows across the country, answering questions on personal financial topics. He appears frequently on The View, Fox News Network, Fox Business Network, CNN, CNBC and CBS evening news.

For 18 years, Jordan was on the editorial staff of Money magazine, where he served as Wall Street correspondent. While at Money, he reported and wrote on virtually every aspect of personal finance. In addition, he served as weekly financial analyst on NBC News at Sunrise for 9 years and the daily business news commentator on Mutual Broadcasting System’s America in the Morning show for 8 years.

He is the author / co-author of 13 best-selling books on personal finance including Master Your Debt Fast Profits in Hard Times, Everyone’s Money Book, Master Your Money Type, Barron’s Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms and Barron’s Finance and Investment Handbook.

He has also written 6 special focus editions of Everyone’s Money Book on College, Credit, Financial Planning, Real Estate, Retirement Planning and Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds.
Jordan is also a speaker and seminar leader on personal finance topics for business executives, students, associations, investment clubs, employees and others.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why Jordan has been such an incredible recurring guest on the Real Estate Investor Summit podcast
  • How Heroes Come First helps first responders, teachers and clergy achieve their dreams of home-ownership
  • Why Heroes Come First is a great option for buying or selling a home for eligible clients
  • How to find out more information on Heroes Come First and its programs


Jan 1, 2019

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 1,500 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.

Mitch is the author 3 books:

Failing Forward to Financial Freedom

200+ Ways to Find Bargain Properties

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

For more info about these books go to

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, 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 your selling process.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why group coaching with Mitch is a very affordable, compared to one-on-one coaching sessions
  • What value can be found from the weekly group coaching sessions, how they work and how long they run
  • Why group coaching is an excellent opportunity to learn from real life situations happening all over the country
  • How you also get access to hundreds of hours of archived previous group coaching sessions with Mitch
  • Why Mitch wants honest feedback to the ideas, recommendations and solutions he provides in group coaching
  • How the social aspect of group coaching can help provide you with encouragement and confidence in your own deals
  • Why group coaching is a great way to discover new resources that others are finding effective
  • How the group coaching price breakdown works, and why the value you’ll get far exceeds the price
  • Why the value of group coaching isn’t just measured by how much money you make, but by how much group coaching will keep you from losing
  • Why it’s crucial to face your fears and run toward them, not away from them


Dec 27, 2018

Jordan Goodman has spent the past 40 years focused on one mission: to help Americans do better with their money. In a career spanning newspapers, magazines, books, radio, television, live events, teleseminars, and the Internet, he has helped millions of people to solve their financial problems and realize their financial dreams.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • All the ways in which Jordan Goodman has helped save listeners money as a guest on the Real Estate Investor Summit podcast
  • What Heroes Come First is, and how their mission is to financially assist American heroes with real estate
  • What financial benefits Heroes Come First offers to current and former military, firefighters, educators and more


Dec 25, 2018

Jordan Goodman has spent the past 40 years focused on one mission: to help Americans do better with their money. In a career spanning newspapers, magazines, books, radio, television, live events, teleseminars, and the Internet, he has helped millions of people to solve their financial problems and realize their financial dreams.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • What Primary Mortgage Insurance (PMI insurance) is, and why some homeowners are required to carry it
  • Why you should be thinking about your existing PMI and how much it’s costing you each month
  • Why PMI is only required until you own 20% equity in your home, as evaluated by an official appraisal
  • Why you can’t trust the insurance company to tell you when you no longer need PMI
  • How you can use the website to determine if you’re able to cancel your PMI
  • How canceling your PMI insurance once you have 20% equity can save you thousands of dollars in unnecessary monthly fees


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