Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever

Corey saw real estate success early in life, not his own, but his step dad at the time was wildly successful, and it was from real estate. After that, Corey read Rich Dad Poor Dad and started his own real estate journey. He was doing well, a lot of people saw him as having massive success. But one day, he realized he was too consumed with work, missed his son’s game, and realized this was not his idea of success. Now hear how he balances real estate success AND family success. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“I used to say I wish I could own an apartment building, but on that day I said, how can I own an apartment building” - Corey Peterson

Corey Peterson Real Estate Background:

  • Owner of Kahuna Investments, an apartment investing company
  • Has managed and acquired over $95 million in real estate
  • Host of the Multi-Family Legacy Podcast
  • Based in Phoenix, AZ
  • Say hi to him at https://kahunainvestments.com/
  • Best Ever Book: The Richest Man In Babylon

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Raising enough money to complete the large deals that John and his company do takes a lot of trial and error, and on the job learning. Figuring out what works and what doesn’t work when raising money can be a painful process, so can scaling a real estate business. Lucky for you, John shares his experience and knowledge on the show for free, so you can learn from his mistakes and successes. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Always be an integrity based business, do what you say you’re going to do, and be transparent” - John Rubino

John Rubino Real Estate Background:

  • COO/Founder of JID Investments
  • Among many responsibilities, John raises private capital for projects, resulting in investment of $16.6M+ with revenue of $8.9M+
  • Based in Washington D.C.
  • Say hi to him at https://www.jidinvestments.com/
  • Best Ever Book: How To Win Friends And Influence People

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Today we’re welcoming back James to share some passive investing knowledge with us. He recently wrote a book on the subject, and has spent a lot of his real estate investing career dealing with passive investors himself. If you are a passive investor, you’ll want to tune in and hear how to vet sponsors, deals, and other aspects to evaluate before handing over your hard earned cash. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Different asset classes have different timing requirements” - James Kandasamy

James Kandasamy Real Estate Background:

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Brent is back to share more great knowledge with us (see his first episode below). He is an investor in Detroit, focusing on the revitalization of the city. Brent excels at finding the areas of Detroit that are just beginning to turn around, and start buying before other investors catch on. How does he do it? Find out by hitting play. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“When you see young couple with kids and dogs in the area, and look completely out of place, you know there is something going on in that area” - Brent Maxwell

Brent Maxwell Real Estate Background:

 

  • Real estate investor whose personal and professional stories align with the recovery of Detroit
  • Has a passion for the “limping” sections of Detroit and helps people buy into a piece of the city’s recovery

 

 

  • Based in Detroit, MI
  • Best Ever Book: The One Thing by Gary Keller

 

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For this week’s Follow Along Friday, Joe and Theo are answering another list of questions from a listener. This conversation can resonate with every level of investor because some of the tips and advice they offer are things we should always be working on, even if we consider ourselves real estate professionals. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“You have three paths to obtain the property, earn the money, partner with someone with money, or owner financing”

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Part 6: Two more deal finding case studies

Yesterday Theo talked to us and walked us through an example of cold texting to find an apartment syndication deal. Today, we get two more case studies of deal finding. One case study is from Joe on how he was able to secure a couple of deals over every other investor fighting for one of them. The other case study is with a previous guest, Daniel Ameduri on how he eliminates his competition in the market. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

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Daniels episode explaining his strategy:

https://joefairless.com/podcast/jf1106-how-to-find-owner-financing-deals-with-daniel-amedu

Best Ever Tweet:

“If you have someone who wants to downgrade to a 1 BR, you can send them to your property across the street”

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Part 5: Cold Texting

Welcome back to syndication school! This week, Theo is wrapping up the series on “how to find your first apartment community”. Today he’ll be covering cold texting owners of apartment buildings and communities. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“To find owners who are motivated to sell, you have a few options”

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Growing up, Pete watched his Grandma own a lot of real estate and seemingly do whatever she wanted to do. He set goals to be the same way when he grew up. As life so often does, Pete was thrown some curveballs. He found himself homeless, joined the Navy, and then started working on a fund and platform that allowed anyone to invest in real estate and reap the benefits. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“95% of seniors saw a 50% reduction in pain from using cannabis” - Pete Asmus

Pete Asmus Real Estate Background:

  • High performance real estate investor with a passion for creating smart investment opportunities for anyone, no matter their financial status.
  • Raised over $10 Million last year for high end flips and small business start ups
  • Based in Los Angeles, CA
  • Say hi to him at pete@peteasmus.com
  • Best Ever Book: The One Thing

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This episode takes a little bit of a dive into the mindset and habits that are needed to take one’s self from a place you’re not happy with, to thriving both personally and professionally. We also hear about how to build large businesses and even open our own banks. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Focus on the value, not the price” - Angelo Christian

Angelo Christian Real Estate Background:

  • CEO of Christian Financial
  • 15 years of experience in the real estate industry
  • Went from poor and living in his car to a self made millionaire
  • Nationwide lender, one of the top leaders in Houston
  • Based in Houston, TX
  • Say hi to him at www.officialangelochristian.com
  • Best Ever Book: Dream Big

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Aaron has been on before, this time he’s talking about how he is setting up his children to succeed after he is gone. This is important for obvious reasons, and some less obvious reasons. Hear why Aaron is doing this, and how he is able to do it for himself, and help others do the same. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“They want to leave a legacy for their kids, but by the time the grandson takes over, it gets destroyed” - Aaron Chapman

Aaron Chapman Real Estate Background:

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Paul had everything most newer real estate investors want; a large business with a lot of units and employees. He began to want something else however, cashed out and took up modeling in Asia! Now he and his family are back in the States and building another real estate business, hear why this time is better than the first. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“No deal will go through perfectly and you have to plan on that” - Paul Nagaoka

Paul Nagaoka Real Estate Background:

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Social media. It consumes a lot of people at all times of the day. Today, Joe and Theo are answering a question sent in from a listener asking about social media and it’s importance for real estate investors, especially just starting out in apartment syndications. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“At this point in time in our culture, you’re not allowed to be closed off”

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Part 4: 9 More Ways to Find Off-Market Deals

Don’t need much description and intro here. We’re continuing last episode’s focus on finding off market deals. Let’s get to it! If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“If you build a relationship with them, they might know and tell you who is looking to sell soon”


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Part 3: The Main Way To Find Off-Market Apartment Deals

Last week Theo began discussing how to find properties for you to syndicate. We heard about on market properties, now it’s time to start talking about off market properties. When it comes to syndicating large apartment communities, you will not be alone in your hunt for deals. Having a few different sources and avenues to explore can only help your business. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“A lot of people who do direct mail campaigns will use online tools to build a list”

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From no job and submitting endless amounts of job applications to entrepreneur and financial independence, all in just 6 years time. Grant got his start by getting certified with Google Ad Words and hit the ground running, getting into real estate investing along the way. Hear how he was able to work his way up to a $500k income per year in a fairly short amount of time. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“I quickly learned what was most important to y buyers was to look good for their boss” - Grant Sabatier

Grant Sabatier Real Estate Background:

  • Creator of Millennial Money and host of multiple finance podcasts
  • Writes about personal finance, investing, entrepreneurship, and mindfulness and has been featured in over 200 media outlets
  • Based in New York City, NY
  • Say hi to him at https://millennialmoney.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Art of Living

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Diego came to the United States as an immigrant with his parent when he was nine years old. He is a DACA recipient and is successfully working full time while building his real estate business. From his first house hack, to strictly investment properties, and even some AirBnb’s, Diego has a vast range of real estate knowledge to share with us today. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Invest for cash flow, not hoping for appreciation” - Diego Corzo

Diego Corzo Real Estate Background:

  • 28 year old DACA recipient
  • Bought first house at 23, started house hacking, now owns 18 doors
  • Based in Austin, TX
  • Say hi to him at http://diegocorzo.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Dot Com Secrets

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Steven is a returning guest who has built an incredible development business. One of his strategies is to build four unit buildings, rather than single family homes or large apartment buildings. He has been doing that for years and has a very large portfolio because of it. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Our goal is to be 1% cap rate higher than the market” - Steven Bond

Steven Bond Real Estate Background:

  • Co-founder of Fourplex Investment Group (FIG)
  • FIG has sold over $400M in 6 years in and they have a turn-key multifamily investment vehicle for investors nationally and internationally
  • Hosting The Intermountain Real Estate Investment Summit in February 2019
  • Listen to his previous episode: JF485: BYU Dropout Began During the RECESSION and WON!
  • Based in Provo, UT
  • Say hi to him at http://www.fig.us/

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Alex has a very specific way of investing, and he’s here today to tell us about it. He has seen a lot of success so far, and has also helped others do the same. Hear about his strategy in today’s episode. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“I haven’t even been to most of the properties” - Alex Felice

Alex Felice Real Estate Background:

  • Invests in long distance single-family real estate
  • Commercial banker in Las Vegas
  • Owns 7 houses currently and is known for doing complete rehabs in just 8 weeks
  • Based in Las Vegas, NV
  • Say hi to him at https://www.brokeisachoice.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Sapiens

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Joe received an email with a lot of apartment syndication questions recently. He decided to make an entire episode answering the questions. The questions Joe will be answering are:

I was curious about syndication deal structure. I'm curious what types of deal structures are typical as far as preferred return vs equity split?

For instance, if you offer a 6% preferred return, what kind of equity split is reasonable? How does that split change if you move to an 8% preferred return?

Also, length of investment. What's your experience with how fast investors are generally looking to get their money back? 3-5 years? 10 years?

Lastly, refinancing. Does Ashcroft capital keep investors in the deal after refinancing and paying back initial capital? If so, does the equity split change at that point?

Best Ever Tweet:

“I want them to have significant upside for performing well on the deal”

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Part 2: How to Find Apartment Deals From Real Estate Brokers

A very obvious way to find deals: get a broker to bring you on market deals. That being said, it can be a lot easier said than done to earn a good broker’s trust. Theo has covered that in detail before, and will summarize on this episode. Then he’ll discuss how to get on their list for deals, because unlike residential shopping, there is no centralized MLS for large apartment deals. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“If it’s a smaller brokerage, you should be able to contact the owner”

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We’ve covered a lot of the apartment syndication process so far. Now it’s time to start talking about actually searching for and finding that elusive first deal. We’ve talked due diligence, financing, raising money, and how to structure the GP & LP compensation. This episode will be covering the details of on market vs. off market deals. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Now you’re ready to find your first deal”

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If you’re in a job that maybe you don’t love, Darrin was there too. Luckily, he came across the book Rich Dad Poor Dad and like so many of us, was turned on to real estate investing. He’ll walk us through his current strategies and how he got to where he is today. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“I want to make it as easy as possible to invest with as little risk as possible” - Darin Garman

Darin Garman Real Estate Background:

  • Investing in real estate for over 25 years
  • Has been responsible for over $800,000,000 in apartment and investment property acquisitions
  • Has raised over $70,000,000 in funds for different apartment investment properties
  • Based in Marion, IA
  • Say hi to him at http://www.heartlandinvestmentpartners.com/

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Many entrepreneurs have the issue of writing big fat checks to Uncle Sam every year for income taxes. Dan was in that situation and knew that investing in real estate could help him keep some of his money, and make it earn more money too. We’ll hear more details on the overall benefits of real estate investing, we also get to hear a case study on a 130 unit property that Dan just recently closed on. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“You have to go back to your underwriting, run the numbers and see what works” - Dan Handford

Dan Handford Real Estate Background:

  • Dan Handford is the founder and current president of five specialty medical clinics located throughout South Carolina
  • He has investments in over $125,300,000 worth of real estate and currently has 1,353 apartment units in his portfolio located across the United States
  • He is the founder of the Multifamily Investor Nation with 34 groups and 2,300+ members across the World
  • He is also the co-host, along with his wife, of the daily podcast called Tough Decisions for Entrepreneurs
  • Based in Columbia, SC
  • Say hi to him at www.toughdecisions.net and www.handfordcapital.com
  • Best Ever Book: The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone

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You know the name by now, he’s an in demand speaker and a best selling author. J is back to add more value to our lives, as always, this time having a discussion on the state of the market, and how to survive regardless of which part of the market cycle we are in. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“A lot of these things, house flippers should be doing” - J Scott

J Scott Real Estate Background:

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Even if you currently have more leads than you can handle, at some point they may slow down, or you continue to scale and need more and more leads. Either way, having more ways to bring in leads can only benefit your business. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“It can take 6 months to a year to turn those leads into money” - Tommy Mello

Thomas Mello Real Estate Background:

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For today’s Follow Along Friday, Joe is sharing his biggest lessons learned from doing his podcast interviews last week. From shelf corporations to learning about underground storage tanks and the problems they can cause. We’ll also receive the usual business updates that we as investors can learn from. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Everyone has something you can teach others, it’s your responsibility to figure out what that is”

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Now you’ve found some deals, time to underwrite! This is a very crucial part of the apartment syndication business, as good/bad underwriting can make or break a deal. Listen to Theo and Joe’s best underwriting tips to get you started on the crucial part of apartment syndications. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Based off of your expertise, input information on how you plan to operate the property”

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When it’s almost time to search for a deal, it’s important to have your criteria set for what kind of property you are searching for. But how exactly do you figure that out? Well tune into this episode where Theo walks us through exactly that! If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“You’ll save yourself a ton of time by having your criteria set before you look for properties”

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With over two decades of real estate investing experience, and even more experience in construction and business building, Greg has a lot to share with us. Just the businesses he has built and/or helped other build and the knowledge he has gained from that, can be invaluable for us to soak in regardless of what level our real estate businesses are at. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Pick a niche and grow it” - Greg Dickerson

Greg Dickerson Real Estate Background:

  • Entrepreneur, real estate investor, and developer
  • Over the past 20 years he has bought, developed and sold over $200 million in real estate
  • Started 12 different companies from the ground up
  • Say hi to him at https://gregdickerson.com/
  • Based in Charlottesville, VA
  • Best Ever Book: Principles by Ray Dalio

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Mike became an accidental landlord around the 2008 crash. He actually enjoyed the business and decided to take it up full time. Now he has multiple strategies in real estate investing, with each separate company having a different leader. Hear how he was able to scale to having multiple successful businesses after accidentally stepping into this career. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Find a core business that you love and are good at, learn and grow, and maximize that business” - Mike Jordan

Michael Jordan Real Estate Background:

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One way to make money in this business is by identifying an emerging market and get in early before everyone else. But how can we find those emerging markets before everyone else? Well Jerry has some ideas and tips for how anyone can do just that. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“A person can find trends, but it’s easier for an AI to do it” - Jerry chu

Jerry Chu Real Estate Background:

  • Developed multiple trading platforms
  • Founder and creator of Lofty, which uses artificial intelligence to identify neighborhood growth
  • Based in LA, CA
  • Say hi to him at https://lofty.ai/

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Holly and Joe are long time friends, going back to Joe’s advertising days when they were co-workers. She invested in one of his first deals and never looked back. She discovered a tremendous way to invest her money and not only keep more of it, but also create more of it for herself. Today she’s a full time investor and entrepreneur focused on helping others find these opportunities to keep and create more money. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“I made a $65k gain with my mutual funds, and owed $30k in taxes” - Holly Williams

Holly Williams Real Estate Background:

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We know by now how beneficial BiggerPockets can be for our real estate investing business. Theo is often a top contributor in BiggerPockets and is telling us how he does it. We’ll also touch on why it is important to hit the top contributor status. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“You’re essentially getting a free ad on BiggerPockets”

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One slightly important part your apartment syndication career is how you will be getting paid, as well as how you will be paying your investors. Today Theo will cover how to pay the Limited Partners in your apartment syndication deals. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“There are going to be two types of passive investors, debt investors and equity investors”

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One slightly important part your apartment syndication career is how you will be getting paid, as well as how you will be paying your investors. Today Theo will cover how to pay the General Partners in your apartment syndication deals. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“You can put some costs up yourself if you can afford it, or split it with your partner, you’ll be reimbursed later”

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Zeona got her start with real estate investing in 2012 with one AirBnB property. She never looked back, purchased more short term rental properties, and even started a management company where she manages other investors short term rentals all around the world. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“They can be managed from anywhere and just takes a really small team” - Zeona McIntyre on Short Term Rentals

Zeona McIntyre Real Estate Background:

  • Travels the world for half of each year using and teaching a variety of tactics for others to do the same
  • She owns six Airbnb’s and manages 15 properties and teaches others how to invest and set up automates Airbnb business’s
  • Based in Boulder, CO
  • Say hi to her at https://www.zeonamcintyre.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Never Split the Difference

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am EST

If you’re in the market for property, as most real estate investors are, it’s nice to know things to look for that could save you money on insurance ahead of time. This becomes more true and relevant the larger the property you’re looking at. From age and geography, to construction and wiring, we’ll be covering a bit of everything as it pertains to how insurance companies look at your properties. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Most carriers do not cover aluminum wiring” - Bryan Shimeall

Bryan Shimeall Real Estate Background:

  • Former real estate builder/developer
  • 2008 & 1st child forced a career change into commercial insurance
  • Joined MRA (Multifamily Risk Advisors) 5 years ago and they insure about 200k units across the country
  • Based in Gainesville, FL
  • Say hi to him at https://multifamilyra.com/
  • Best Ever Book: American Buffalo

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:09am EST

Paul is back with us today to tell us about his pivot into self storage from multifamily. For anyone who wants to get into self storage but don’t have any knowledge this is a great intro to the major points on self storage vs. multifamily. If you do have some knowledge on the subject, it’s never bad to learn more! If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“In places like Florida they use more storage” - Paul Moore

Paul Moore Real Estate Background:

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

In this episode we briefly discuss Opportunity Zones; what they are, how you can invest and how big this one-time tax deferral program really is. Similar to a 1031 exchange but with more leniency and better tax advantages, Matt Ryan has been tracking this piece of legislation before it was written into law. Listen to how he'll take advantage of this and find out ways you can implement Opportunity Zones investments into any real estate strategy. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“It’s similar to a 1031 but it’s better than a 1031 exchange” - Matthew Ryan

Matthew Ryan Real Estate Background:

  • A social entrepreneur, founder of Re-viv, which addresses the market inefficiencies in community revitalization efforts
  • Focused on the multifamily value-add and development space in distressed areas
  • Based in San Francisco, CA
  • Say hi to him at https://re-viv.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Discipline Equals Freedom

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:49am EST

Joe and Theo are back for another episode of Follow-Along Friday to discuss a few fascinating economic metrics and what they mean for apartment investors if/when the next economic correction occurs. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“We don’t want to push ourselves and do a bad deal just to do a deal” - Theo

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:29am EST

Yesterday Theo discussed 15 of 49 common questions you’ll get from your passive investors, and how to address them. Today, Theo will go over the remaining 34 common questions that you will get from investors. All of these questions are available in the document below. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“We invest in apartments because there is a decrease in homeownership, there is a decreasing apartment vacancy rate, and an overall increase in population

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http://bit.ly/commoninvestorquestions - 49 Common Questions

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:08am EST

Now that we’re actually talking to investors, we’ll be answering a lot of questions. You’ll really want to know some common questions that come up, and how to answer them. That’s what Theo will be going over today in this episode of Syndication School. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Passive investors invest based off of who they trust"

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http://bit.ly/commoninvestorquestions - Common Questions

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:10am EST

Chao is with us today to talk about how investors can search properties, make offers, and purchase real estate directly on the blockchain. She created a company to help investors and agents do this after she saw the need for a product like this in the marketplace. Hear how her technology can help your investing and/or the businesses of your real estate investor clients. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“When people submit offers through the website they become the buyers agent so they can find more deals on the website” - Chao Cheng-Shorland

Chao Cheng-Shorland Real Estate Background:

  • Co-founder and CEO of ShelterZoom Corp
  • They are the first real estate technology company to deliver a blockchain based real estate offer and acceptance platform to the mass market
  • Based in NYC
  • Say hi to her at https://www.shelterzoom.com/

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:39am EST

JC got his start as a part time investor, working hard to get to a point of leaving his job as a mechanical engineer. Now a full time investor, JC is a value add apartment investor. He also has a passion for technology and says that has helped him grow his business. Hear how he was able to quit his job and be a full time investor, and what he’s doing now to continue the growth. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“We spend a lot more money on the leasing office and community center than most people” - JC Castillo

JC Castillo Real Estate Background:

  • Founder and managing principal of the Multifamily Property Group (MPG)
  • They have been investing in large multifamily for 12 years
  • Based in San Jose, CA
  • Say hi to him at https://www.multifamgroup.com/
  • Best Ever Book: The One Thing

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:44am EST

Today we welcome back Greg Rand who has told us about investment markets before on the show (link to that episode is below). Now he is the CEO of a platform that has an abundance of deals for single family investors. At the time of recording, they had $200 million in assets for sale on their website. Hear how they find all these deals and take notes to use for you own deal searching, or buy something from their site. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“The country is in demand and the population is growing” - Greg Rand

Greg Rand Real Estate Background:

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:13am EST

As a Podio expert, Jordan is constantly working with investors and property managers to help them scale their businesses. He specializes in helping others automate some aspects of their business so they can concentrate on the activities that are most important to their business. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Guys who are at the top take the emotion out of decision making” - Jordan Fleming

Jordan Fleming Real Estate Background:

  • CEO of Gamechangers, one of the top Podio partners in the world
  • Builds systems for investors to help investors automate tasks, tack data and KPI’s, and accelerate sales
  • Over 50 investors are using their SmrtPhone phone system for Podio (https://www.smrtphone.io/)
  • Say hi to him at http://wearegamechangers.com/en/main/

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:07am EST

Happy New Year! Joe and Theo are back for the first Follow-Along Friday of 2019 to talk about how they approach setting goals.We’ll hear three strategies to make your real estate business better in 2019 than it was in 2018. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

What are other people doing who are achieving success that I can do better?

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:56am EST

Jack traveled to the US to finish school for a year and go back home. That plan fell through however as he met his future wife and started investing in real estate. Starting with raw land, trying wholesaling, tax liens/tax deeds, eventually moving into commercial and multifamily properties. Hear how he grew from nothing to a very successful investor and apply the lessons to your own business! If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Let’s not even look at houses anymore, the land deals are working so well” - Jack Bosch

Jack Bosch Real Estate Background:

  • German immigrant, in 1997 he came to US with 2 suitcases and a bunch of student debt
  • Has negotiated, bought, sold, rehabbed, as well as owned and managed over 3,800 properties since 2002
  • Currently he holds a large portfolio of properties in land, single family, commercial, and large multi-family properties
  • Based in Phoenix, AZ
  • Say hi to him at http://orbitinvestments.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Turn The Ship Around

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:33am EST

Peter got into the real estate industry around 2005 and hasn’t looked back. He has a way of finding the hot spots and upcoming hot-spots in neighborhoods and capitalizing, as well as helping his clients capitalize on the upswing. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“I thought Los Angeles was terribly undervalued” - Peter Lorimer

Peter Lorimer Real Estate Background:

  • Real estate agent for 13+ years
  • Started his career as Rookie Agent Of The Year with Keller Williams
  • In 2009, was the #1 Keller Williams agent in the entire LA region
  • Based in LA
  • Say hi to him at https://www.plgestates.com/
  • Best Ever Book: The Virgin Way

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:02am EST

Lee has been a real estate investor for well over a decade. He prefers to invest in single family homes, and has bought and sold over 7,000 properties since 2004. As he says, he’s done everything you can do in the single family space. If you want to learn how to scale to a huge investing business, listen to this episode and take notes. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Ask lots of questions even if they seem stupid. They’re not stupid if you don’t know” - Lee Kearney

Lee Kearney Real Estate Background:

  • Single family home real estate investor
  • Since 2004, he has bought/sold 7,000+ properties, and is known as the expert in leveraging real estate market cycles
  • Based in Tampa, FL
  • Say hi to him at http://www.spincompanies.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am EST

Shane has multiple successful strategies he uses in his real estate investing career. Hear the sacrifices he made to grow his business to where it is today, and how he is able to divide his focus across multiple strategies and businesses. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“You’re never gonna win on the sidelines, you can analyze all you want, but you eventually have to pull the trigger” - Shane Connor

Shane Connor Real Estate Background:

  • Leader of Red Rock Capital, a private investing group providing access to opportunities in MF/Senior Living/ Storage and MHP
  • He’s also a part owner with ACM Senior Living
  • Based in Atlanta, GA
  • Say hi to him at https://www.redrockcapitalgroup.com/
  • Best Ever Book: 168 Hours

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EST

As real estate investors, we love real estate! Tyrone had a different experience with real estate investing, not a good one. He fell in love with the stock market after that and never looked back. Now Tyrone not only helps his own portfolio and wallet, he helps others learn how to invest in the stock market, with a lot of real estate investor clients that just want to diversify. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“You can buy shares in these companies as they’re rising” - Tyrone Jackson

Tyrone Jackson Background:

  • Known as The Wealthy Investor, Tyrone is a stock market trader and best selling Amazon.com author, You Should be Rich by Now
  • He has a unique ability to simplify stock trading and investing
  • Has been trading and investing for 20 years and teaching others for 10 years
  • Based in Los Angeles, CA
  • Say hi to him at https://thewealthyinvestor.net/

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:05am EST

Jason and Carrie are partners in life and partners in real estate. Together they have built a big portfolio of real estate, comprised of mostly small multifamily buildings. They have also been able to acquire a lot of them through seller financing. Hear how they are able to find and close on so many seller financed deals. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“We were improving the value of the property and increasing the income, so we could absorb a higher monthly mortgage and still cash flow” - Jason Harris

Jason and Carrie Harris Real Estate Backgrounds:

  • They control around $11M in real estate with $1M in gross scheduled income
  • They own 75 units, most bought through creative financing
  • Based in Lindon, Utah
  • Say hi to them at www.creativegainsrealestate.com
  • Best Ever Book: Tax Free Wealth by Tom Wheelwright

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am EST

You may have heard of Stessa before, they’re only our current show sponsor. You’ve heard what I have to say about them in the intro, today we will dive in deeper and learn more about what Stessa is and how it can help you with your real estate investing business. From seeing investment performance at the press of a button, to tracking income and expenses, Stessa can help us see performance and make informed decisions. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“We have the ability to make the product free” - Heath Silverman

Heath Silverman Real Estate Background:

  • Part-time real estate investor and full-time technology entrepreneur
  • Actively maintains a portfolio of 10 multifamily buildings comprised of over 60 units across the US
  • Co-founder and CEO of Stessa, a software platform that lets property owners track, manage and communicate the performance of their investments
  • Based in San Francisco, CA
  • Say hi to him at https://www.stessa.com/
  • Best Ever Book: All You Zombies

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EST

Now we have found our investors, had a phone call, and have sent them a deal. Now we’ll have to conquer their objections. Theo will discuss what are common objections and how to handle them. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“You need to have alignment of interests"

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Direct download: JF_1577_-_SS_26_-_Series_11_-_Part_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:11am EST

Ready for some more apartment syndication knowledge? Lucky for you, Theo has plenty more knowledge to drop on us today. We’ll be learning more about raising the money we need to complete these deals. Specifically, we’re discussing how to “court” the passive investors that you have found through the methods discussed in the last two Syndication School episodes. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Raising money is all about building trust with someone and if you actually care about them and remember them, it makes raising money easier”

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:52am EST

Terry has a very extensive background in both real estate and general investments. Along with his own real estate investing, he helps other people invest in real estate and other investments through their Self Directed IRA’s. Hear a different investing strategy and learn what you can and can’t do with your Self Directed IRA. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“The individual hasn’t educated themselves enough to know how to avoid doing prohibited transactions”

Terry White Real Estate Background:

  • President and CEO of Sunwest Trust
  • Over 35 years of experience in the real estate and investment world
  • Based in Albuquerque, NM
  • Say hi to him at https://www.sunwesttrust.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Invest In Debt

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:25am EST

Steeve was like a lot of real estate investors, started buying properties to hold and was self managing. He grew tired of all the work he was having to do, a full time job almost. He started passively investing in apartment syndications and never looked back, even performing his own syndication deals now. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“I realized that managing all these units was a full time job” - Steeve Breton

Steeve Breton Real Estate Background:

  • Founder of Velocity Capital, focus on large multifamily syndications
  • Partner in over 14 apartment syndications totaling over 1,700 units - 1,100 as LP, 608 as GP
  • Based in Boston, MA
  • Say hi to him at https://velocitycap.com/
  • Best Ever Book: The One Thing by Gary Keller

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:12am EST

Brian is a true entrepreneur, has started and ran numerous businesses, all on the backs of good reviews. He’s had over 10,000 great reviews over his career that has helped his businesses grow. Today he’s here to share how we an get a lot of great reviews for our businesses as well. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“I’ve seen businesses have to change everything because of bad reviews” - Brian Greenberg

Brian Greenberg Real Estate Background:

  • Has founded businesses in e-commerce, marketing, and financial services.
  • Author of The Salesmen who Doesn’t Sell
  • He has generated over $50 million in revenue from his businesses and collected over 10,000 reviews and testimonials from customers.
  • Based in Scottsdale, AZ
  • Say hi to him at https://www.brianjgreenberg.com/bestever

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am EST

Tyler always knew he was an entrepreneur, wasn’t interested in college, so he took a car salesman job. As he was doing well there, he still wasn’t doing something to utilize his entrepreneurial skills. Enter real estate. He took a REI course and never looked back, purchasing a $1.5 million multifamily property right off the jump. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“A lot of things from the states don’t work here in Canada” - Tyler Hassman

Tyler Hassman Real Estate Background:

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:42am EST

For those that don’t know, cost segregation is a way of deferring taxes, usually reserved for larger, multi-million dollar properties. However, Alan and his firm perform the studies on smaller properties - even single family homes, if it makes sense for the investor. Find out why and when a cost segregation study would make sense for you. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Alan Goldstein Real Estate Background:

Best Ever Tweet:

“You wanna start dealing with people at higher levels because they will cut your time to get to that level and show you things that you’re not aware of” - Alan Goldstein

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:20am EST

Yesterday Theo gave us six ways to find passive investors for our apartment syndication deals. Today we’ll hear six ore ways to find our limited partners. If you’ve been following along with this series, you know how important raising money is for this process. These 12 ways to find investors are tested and proven to work by Joe himself. These tactics and strategies have raised enough money from passive investors to close on over $460,000,000 in apartment communities. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“People are more likely to buy or do something when someone we know has bought or done it”

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:11am EST

Now we know why people will invest with us, and which entity to use for the capital raise. Now it’s time we talk about finding the actual people and investors that will be investing with you. Theo gives us six great ways to do it today. And we’ll hear six more ways to find our passive investors tomorrow. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Having a thought leadership platform will help you be perceived as an expert”

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Direct download: JF_1569_-_SS_23_-_Series_11_-_Part_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42am EST

Michael had early success with real estate, retired at 45, and then grew bored. He was sitting around and had to figure out what to do now. He’s using his time to help other people do the same as him and obtain financial independence so they can live the life they want. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Sellers are usually hiding some cards” - Michael Zuber

Michael Zuber Real Estate Background:

  • Buy and hold investor, spent 15 years buying one rental at a time
  • Now focusing on helping other busy professionals earn financial independence
  • Based in Mountain View, California
  • Say hi to him at mzuberATonerentalatatime.com  
  • Best Ever Book: Principles by Ray Dalio

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:03am EST

We all want to increase our net worth (usually). Mark is a financial planner and here to talk to us about how he has been able to increase clients net worth by over $500,000,000. One great way he does this is through real estate, and pairs it with whole life insurance. Confused? Me too, until I listened to his explanation in this episode. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Even real estate is only worth what someone else is willing to pay for it” - Mark Willis

Mark Willis Real Estate Background:

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:13am EST

Harsh jumped industries from banking to energy and hasn’t looked back. He specializes in helping entrepreneurs save money on their energy bills. As real estate investors, we’re constantly bombarded with bills, especially energy bills. Hear how Harsh can help alleviate some of that burden and possible even increase the value on your property. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Most companies charge a lot of additional fees” - Harsh Patel

Harsh Patel Real Estate Background:

  • Independent business owner of Xoom Energy
  • Quit banking 4 years ago and built a multi-millionaire dollar a year business in telecom and energy
  • Based in Dallas, TX
  • Say hi to him at harshacn19@gmail.com or at 201.238.3806
  • Best Ever Book: How to Win Friends and Influence People

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:03am EST

Scott is back on the show for a special segment today. We’re going to be talking about a deal he has going on. He found an RV park in the middle of nowhere, bought it, and is now telling us his business plan for the park. If you ever buy an odd property, you know you have to get creative sometimes, let’s learn from Scott’s experience and apply it to our own businesses. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Our main focus is acquiring self storage” - Scott Lewis

Scott Lewis Real Estate Background:

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:56am EST

Joe and Theo are back to discuss the apartment syndication lessons they learned over the past week.

Theo provides an update on two Tampa apartment deals he is analyzing, which includes a tip for how to find new team members when looking into a new deal.

Joe provides strategies on how to fund the earnest deposit for an apartment deal in a hot market.

Best Ever Tweet:

“When you’re working on a deal with a broker, and still want to expand your network, ask the broker for more connections or team member recommendations”

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:27am EST

Since we’re on the raising money topic, what better time to discuss 506b vs. 506c? How do you figure out which to use? Is one better than the other? What are the differences between the two? All this and more is covered in this episode. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“There are no advertising restrictions for a Joint Partnership”

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Direct download: JF_1563_Syndication_School_22_-_Series_11_-_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27am EST

Were back with more syndication school episodes. Today we’re going to start talking about raising the money from private investors. You’ll need to get verbal commitments from investors so that you’ll know how much you can raise and what kind of properties you can buy. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Once we know how much money we can raise, we’ll know what kind of properties we can buy”

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Direct download: JF_1562_Syndication_School_21_Series_11_Part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54am EST

Neal is a Best Ever listener and now a first time guest on the show. His approach to real estate was to become a Realtor to help pay for his PhD, and now he owns a full service firm specializing in investment properties. A lot of his clients come to him as ‘green’ investors that need some more education and help to get going. He will help them learn the ropes of real estate investing before helping them purchase a property. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Provide a lot of value for the investors” - Neal Collins

Neal Collins Real Estate Background:

  • Runs a Portland-based real estate firm that specializes in investment properties, founded in 2014
  • First exposure to property management in 2006, he worked as a leasing agent for a 300-unit student housing complex
  • Started in real estate to pay for a PhD, now has a full service firm
  • Based in Portland, OR
  • Say hi to him at http://chooselatitude.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Five Day Weekend

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:05am EST

As a full time engineer for the county, Colin had a decent income, but did not enjoy his job. He enjoyed real estate and got his real estate license, after two years of being an agent, Colin was making as much as his engineer salary in just six months. Hear how he was able to have such success while also working full time, and eventually quit his engineer job. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“If you’re asking the question “can you be my mentor?” you’ll probably always get the no answer” - Colin Smith

Colin Smith Real Estate Background:

  • 28 year old engineer who fell in love with real estate
  • Owns a boutique brokerage consisting of 2 full time employees and 6 agents
  • He has syndicated flips, a small apartment complex, and owns a small portfolio himself
  • Based in Colorado Springs, CO
  • Say hi to him at http://www.solidrockre.com/
  • Best Ever Book: The One Thing

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:54am EST

Nathan has been on before a couple times, but he brings so much value we had him on again! If you’re waiting to raise money from investors, you’ll want to hear what Nathan has to share with you in this episode. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“I try to help people become successful and avoid the mistakes that I have made” - Nathan Tabor

Nathan Tabor Real Estate Background:

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:14am EST

Today Joe is talking with Michael about his keys to successful renovations on single family homes. With over $100,000,000 in successful transactions, it is safe to say he has plenty of experience and knowledge to share. If you’re renovating anything, especially single family homes, you’ll want to hear these tips. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“When you’re dealing with a total rehab, it’s very important to assess the property correctly” - Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan Real Estate Background:

  • Entrepreneur since 1999, over $100,000,000 in total business transactions
  • Has successfully done multiple different real estate strategies including: renovations, building homes, buy and hold rentals, turkey provider, buying NPN’s, property management, wholesaling, and more
  • Based in Detroit, MI
  • Say hi to him at http://strategyproperties.com/

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:42am EST

Joe and Theo are back for another round of business updates in today's Follow-Along Friday.

Theo outlines the process he followed when touring an apartment without your property management company and what you need to send your management company in order for them to help you with your underwriting assumptions.

Joe had a new investment offering call last night and offers tips he's learned from doing over 20 calls.

Best Ever Tweet:

“I took all the pictures I could, specifically of things I knew needed work”

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Direct download: JF_1557_Follow_Along_Friday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am EST

The Process for Hiring Attorneys, Mortgage Broker, and an Accountant

 

Three huge parts of your team are discussed today. When, why, and how to hire great attorney’s, mortgage broker and an accountant. If you haven't listened to the first parts of this series, you should get caught up there first. Those were episodes 1548, 1549, and 1555. Once you have all these team members in place, you’re one giant step closer to closing your first apartment syndication. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“If you’re doing a complicated deal, expect to spend at least $40k on the PPM”

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Direct download: JF_1556_-_Syndication_School_20_-_Series_10_-_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:37am EST

Today Theo will cover another important part of your apartment syndication team, finding and hiring real estate brokers. This will most likely be your best source for deals so getting in with a good broker is HUGE for you syndication business. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Win them over and eventually they might send you off market deals. Brokers are going to be one of your best deal sources.”

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Direct download: JF_1555_-_Syndication_School_19_-_Series_10_-_Part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35am EST

After college, Paul thought that selling pizza and beer at a restaurant he opened was the answer to financial success. While that may work for some people, after 10 years, Paul was about $140k in debt. He always had an interest in real estate so he finally quit the restaurant business and jumped into real estate. Hear how he’s been able to make over $300 in his first 16 months. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Business is a 24/7 sport and someone else is always trying to take your job” - Paul Swack

Paul Swack Real Estate Background:

  • Has done over $18 million is sales as a real estate agent in just 16 months
  • Ex division 1 baseball player, graduated and lost all his money in the restaurant business, then got his real estate license
  • Based in Pismo Beach, CA
  • Say hi to him at PaulSwackATgmail.com
  • Best Ever YT Channel: Gary Vaynerchuck’s channel

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Best Ever Listeners:

Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals?

Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky.

I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

Direct download: JF_1554_-_Paul_Swack.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51am EST

As a professional pilot and 16 years of real estate investing, Bill was doing really well. He took it a step further recently by syndicating a 216 unit apartment community! Joe and Bill will focus mostly on that deal, how it happened, what the business is, and how he’ll execute his business plan. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Once I found great partners, it made everything easier” - Bill Zahler

Bill Zahller Real Estate Background:

  • Founded Park Capital Properties in 2016 and is the President
  • 16 years of real estate experience, now focuses on multifamily investing and syndicating
  • He recently syndicated a 216 unit in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Also a professional pilot
  • Based in Asheville, NC
  • Say hi to him at www.ParkCapitalProperties.com
  • Best Ever Book: Endurance

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals?

Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky.

I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

Direct download: JF_1553_Bill_Zahller.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24am EST

Tim and his company specialize in creating great apps for companies. He’s also made a connection for us as real estate investors, how thinking like a programmer can help us a scale a business faster. He can even build an app to help us with that! If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“If you can apply those 5 steps to any part of your business, you’ll start thinking like a programmer” - Tim Bornholdt

Tim Bornholdt Real Estate Background:

  • Entrepreneur, software developer, podcaster, and the founder of The Jed Mahonis Group
  • Specializes in helping businesses strategize and develop their own custom mobile apps
  • They have worked on 75 apps since 2012, Great Clips is one of their bigger clients, millions of people use the Great Clips app per month
  • Based in Minneapolis, MN
  • Say hi to him at https://jedmahonisgroup.com

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals?

Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky.

I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

Direct download: JF_1552_Tim_Bornholdt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:21am EST

Stefan was “sick and tired of being poor” when he came across Rich Dad Poor Dad. He sold all of his rock band equipment and jumped all in with real estate investing. After a few years, he was elected into the Rich Dad Hall of Fame! Hear his strategy for starting from scratch and building a multi million dollar portfolio. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“I was sick and tired of being poor” - Stefan Aarnio

Stefan Aarnio Real Estate Background:

  • Award winning real estate Investor, Entrepreneur, Author and winner of the 2014 Rich Dad International Hall of Fame award
  • Started with only $1200, built a multi-million dollar portfolio
  • Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Say hi to him at http://stefanaarnio.com/
  • Best Ever Book: The 4th Turning

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

Direct download: JF_1551_Stefan_Aarnio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01am EST

In this episode of Follow-Along Friday, Joe and Theo answer a list of 6 questions submitted by readers of the Best Ever Apartment Syndication Book.

The questions answered are:

1) Do I need to visit every property from the 200-property analysis?

2) If I want to do a deal in the Bay Area, CA, should my mentor be local?

3) Where can I find the data to evaluate a market?

4) Who should review my underwriting on my first syndication deal?

5) How do I approach a broker to get them to send out direct mailers for me?

6) What's the difference between a joint venture and a syndication

Best Ever Tweet:

“If you know you’re 6 months away from really getting serious, go to the property tours”

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Best Ever Listeners:

Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals?

Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky.

I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

Direct download: JF_1550_Follow_Along_Friday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:37am EST

Today Theo is covering how to find a great property management company. This is a huge part of your business, to be a successful syndicator you’ll need a great property management company that you can count on to do outstanding work without you having to micro manage. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“You also want to know if they are very focused on specific markets or really spread out”

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Best Ever Listeners:

Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals?

Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky.

I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

Direct download: JF_1549_-_Syndication_School_16_-_Series_9_-_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51am EST

We’ve worked through finding our market and other aspects that lead up to completing your first apartment syndication deal. Today, Theo is covering the first part of building a great team. In this particular part of the four part series, we’ll hear about the four core team members, who they are and how to find them. He’ll also cover the topic, “Do you need a partner and a mentor?”. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Whether you need a mentor comes down to your expectations of what they will do and if you want to hire one”

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Best Ever Listeners:

Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals?

Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky.

I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

Direct download: JF_1548_-_Syndication_School_15_-_Series_9_-_Part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:10am EST

Leslie has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. She works with commercial investors and helps them get their deals funded. She’ll get creative and they will finance in situations where a lot of banks will not. Hear what lenders like Silver Hill are looking for in their clients. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“The story tells us a lot more than what we see on paper” - Leslie Smith

Leslie Smith Real Estate Background:

  • Managing Director for Commercial Direct, a consumer facing direct lender
  • Led the launch of Silver Hill Funding in 2016
  • Experienced financial services professional and thought leader with more than 20 years in the industry
  • Based in Coral Gables, FL
  • Say hi to her at lsmith@silverhillfunding.com
  • Best Ever Book: Something in the Water

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Best Ever Listeners:

Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals?

Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky.

I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

Direct download: JF_1547_-_Leslie_Smith.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:23am EST

Anthony was an employee of the state for 19 years before becoming an investor and entrepreneur. As an employee, for some of the time, he was a property manager for the state of Mississippi. He moved on to create his own business and now he enjoys investing in commercial properties and building homes, and left the W-2 income behind! If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“Learn everything you can because that knowledge will become invaluable” - Anthony Griffin

 

Anthony Griffin Real Estate Background:

  • Founder of Griffin Group, LLC, a commercial property investment firm
  • He is a licensed home builder and has been involved in real estate for over 13 years
  • Focuses on acquiring complexes with 100 or greater units located in U.S.
  • Based in Jackson, MS
  • Say hi to him at anthony.griffingroup@gmail.com  anthonygriffinblog.com
  • Best Ever Book: Multifamily Millions

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals?

Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky.

I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

Direct download: JF_1546_-_Anthony_Griffin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03am EST

Hunter is back on the show today to share a valuable skill set for almost everyone listening. If you’re a passive investor, you can use this information to vet all the deals that come your way. For active investors, putting together deals and looking for money from investors, you can use this information to bring the best package to your investors possible. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“If they say they have a contractor that has completed $100 million of assets with them, call the contractor and see if that matches up” - Hunter Thompson

 

Hunter Thompson Real Estate Background:

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals?

Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky.

I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

Direct download: JF_1545_-_Hunter_Thompson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:40am EST

Mark is a well known investor and he’s back to add more value to us again on the podcast. We’ll touch on a lot of different mindset tricks and tips and hear how and why some people have more of a “drive” towards investing or working more to create future success, even if it causes short term pain. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“I think the #1 trait for people who have had success is grit” - Mark Podolsky

 

Mark Podolsky Real Estate Background:

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals?

Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky.

I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

Direct download: JF_1544_Mark_Podlosky.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12am EST

Joe and Theo are back with updates on their apartment syndication businesses. Learn the five step process Theo is putting interested underwriters through in order to train them to become expert apartment underwriters. Joe closed on a deal and has one (and maybe two) new deal under contract. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Underwriting for apartments is pretty complicated”

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals?

Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky.

I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

Direct download: JF_1543_Follow_Along_Friday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33am EST

If you haven’t listened to the first three parts of this series, I highly recommend you do so before listening to this episode. Those episodes were 1534,1535, and 1541. This episode is all about choosing and creating your thought leadership platform. How do you know which is best for you? How do you actually create it? Theo will cover those questions and many more in this episode. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“The purpose of a thought leadership platform is to stay top of mind with your 2000 true fans”

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals?

Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky.

I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

Direct download: JF_1542_Syndication_School_16_-_Series_8_-_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am EST

For part 3 of this 4 part series, Theo will be focusing on your company presentation. If you haven’t listened to Part One or Part Two we highly recommend you do so before listening to this episode. Those were episodes 1534 and 1535. Once you’re caught up, or if you already are, hit play and learn why the company presentation is so important and how to put together a really good presentation to present to your investors and other potential team members. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“This will attract their interest to invest with you”

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Best Ever Listeners:

Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals?

Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky.

I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

Direct download: JF_1541_Syndication_School_15_-_Series_8_-_Part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26am EST

Sam and Eric are partners and working together to grow their own real estate investing business - by helping other investors also grow theirs. If you’re trying to grow your own portfolio, they have an opportunity for you. You can passively invest in vacation rentals in Columbia with their company. They also chronicle their adventures on their popular YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/samaza. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“Providing new opportunities for our investors, but also providing new locations for our travelers and guests to experience” - Eric Berman

 

Eric Berman & Sam Miller Real Estate Backgrounds:

  • Both work to scale and grow their company Lifeafar, which is a collective of visionaries, business experts, and adventurers
  • They are using their success to show how a new lifestyle and investment abroad can work
  • Eric serves as the CIO, he has advised a wide array of lenders and developers on over $2B USD of mixed-use real estate and hotel transactions
  • Sam fled the 9-5 in 2009 when he took off on motorcycle across the Americas
  • Currently Sam is chronicling travel, lifestyle, real estate and investing in Colombia for Lifeafar
  • Based in Columbia
  • Say hi to them at https://www.lifeafar.com/
  • Their YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/samaza
  • Best Ever Books: War of Art

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals?

Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky.

I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

Direct download: JF_1540_-_Eric_Berman_and_Sam_Miller.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25am EST

As a full time service member, Stuart can only commit so much time to his real estate investing ventures. Even with that, he has been able to grow and scale his business through partnerships and raising money with private investors. To make this even more difficult,neither Stuart or his partner live in their main investing market. Hear how they grow their business with full time jobs and from another state. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“There are not many tax advantages with having paper assets, that’s why I buy more properties now” - Stuart Grazier

 

Stuart Grazier Real Estate Background:

  • Active duty Navy pilot who has served 16 years in the military
  • Stuart has built a $600k portfolio of performing mortgage notes, a portfolio of 5 rental properties, is a passive investor in two separate multi-family syndications, and recently started a turnkey rental property company
  • Based in Aurora, CO
  • Say hi to him at http://www.militaryinvestornetwork.com/
  • Best Ever Book: The Go Giver by Bob Burg

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals?

Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky.

I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

Direct download: JF_1539_-_Stuart_Grazier.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05am EST

Jason is back on the show to tell us about the execution of an apartment syndication deal in which he was able to return 75% of his investors’ capital in just 13 months. We have actually heard about this deal before, about 400 episodes ago when Jason purchased the property he came on and told us about how he was able to obtain the deal Now we’ll hear about his business plan execution on that same deal. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“We don’t want to push our rents and have an occupancy problem” - Jason Yarusi

 

Jason Yarusi Real Estate Background:

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals?

Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky.

I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

Direct download: JF_1538_-_Jason_Yarusi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:20am EST

Aaron has been in the finance space for over 20 years, and has been in real estate for a long time too. One of Aaron’s goals and visions is to help as money other real estate investors grow a business that can allow them to live more comfortably, retire, take more vacations, or whatever it is they want to do. Hear how he has been helping others achieve that while also growing his own business.

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“They need 11 people to build a burrito successfully yet I only had two people building an intricate financial instrument” - Aaron Chapman

 

Aaron Chapman Real Estate Background:

 

  • 21 year veteran of finance industry

 

  • Rated as part of the top 1% nationally and ranked #12 in 2017 by Scotsman Guide for units closed in Real Estate Finance industry wide
  • Specializes in financing for the real estate investor, aiding in the analysis and structure of multiple financed properties
  • Based in Mesa, AZ
  • Say hi to him at www.aaronbchapman.com
  • Best Ever Book: Master Key System

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals?

Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky.

I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

Direct download: JF_1537_-_Aaron_Chapman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:09am EST

We have a treat for you today with a live interview that took place at our Cincinnati meetup. Kay is a local Cincinnati investor who has been investing in real estate for about 10 years. She started with REO’s and short sales, grew into multifamily, and then became a private lender. Hear more about her story and how she has been able to grow to the level she is at. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“Proper screening will save you headaches, turnover cost, and maximize your profits” - Kay Battle

 

Kay Battle Real Estate Background:

  • Successful real estate investor who owns 35 units in Cincinnati
  • As her company and experience grew, she started a commercial lending company, Common Sense Capital Solutions
  • Based in Cincinnati, OH
  • Say hi to her at https://cscapitalsolutions.com/

 

To attend this meetup live in Cincinnati:

BestEverCincy.com

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals?

Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky.

I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

Direct download: JF_1536_Kay_Battle.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:56am EST

Yesterday, we opened the door on the branding topic. Today, Theo gets into the weeds a little more on the topic and focuses on website traffic and conversions. Your website is one of, if not the most important component to your apartment syndication brand. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“Your website is going to be the platform for all of your thought leadership content that you create” - Theo Hicks

 

Free document for this episode:

http://bit.ly/analyticstracking2

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals?

Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky.

I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

Direct download: JF_1535_Syndication_School_14_-_Series_7_-_Part_21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

When raising money, which apartment syndicators are constantly doing, having a recognizable name or brand could make your job easier. Imagine having such a brand that people actually come to you offering to give you their money to invest in your deals. That is 100% possible when you have a highly recognized brand. How do I know it is 100% possible? Because I work for a guy that has done exactly that with the Best Ever brand. Hear Theo’s and Joe’s tips on how to build a powerful apartment syndication brand. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“Why would a passive investor invest with you if you’ve never done a deal?”

 

Free document for this episode:

http://bit.ly/brandingresources

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals?

Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky.

I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

Direct download: JF_1534_Syndication_School_13_-_Series_7_-_Part_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41am EST

Heidi and her family were doing well before it all fell apart around 2008. She was forced to move back in with her parents (with her own kids as well) but she didn’t let that keep her down. Joe and Heidi spend most of the conversation on her story coming back up from scratch as a real estate investor. She’s done some creative deals and has a great story everyone can learn something from. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“Solve someone else’s problem, even if that means you have to take a calculated risk” - Heidi Nelson

 

Heidi Nelson Real Estate Background:

  • Went from single family investing to a 6 unit building
  • Successful in procuring partnerships for the down payment and creative financing to put deals together
  • Buys businesses, all of which have been purchased using seller financing
  • Based in San Benito, CA
  • Say hi to her at https://www.handmpropertymanagement.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Bible

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals?

Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky.

I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

Direct download: JF_1533_-_Heidi_Nelson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36am EST

Mark has been  guest before, but we did our shows backwards. Usually, we’ll have a guest on to give their Best Ever Advice and then come back for a weekend show after that. Well, we’ve heard Mark’s Skill Set Sunday Episode already, now let’s hear his real estate investing story and Best Ever real estate investing advice. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“The investor is liable if the investor lied” - Mark Roderick

 

Mark Roderick Real Estate Background:

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals?

Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky.

I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

Direct download: JF_1532_-_Mark_Roderick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33am EST