Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever with Joe Fairless

Ben has been building his real estate portfolio since 2010, and is here today to walk us through his process for evaluating and underwriting a value-add syndication. As an aerospace engineer, Ben is very thorough and methodical in his approach to underwriting, which is a fantastic as a listener looking to learn more about the value-add apartment syndication process. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“The cops were advised to stay away from the property” - Ben Risser

 

Ben Risser Real Estate Background:

  • Syndicator of commercial real estate and business consultant
  • Began building real estate business in 2010 and has syndicated $7 Million in commercial real estate
  • Based in Lititz, PA
  • Say hi to him on Facebook and LinkedIn as “Ben Risser”
  • Best Ever Book: Rich Dad, Poor Dad

 

A couple of notes from Ben:

 

“One thing I stated that I would clarify, regarding being conservative on rental upside.  I underwrite to a lower upside until I have more experience in a given market, or have collected a sufficient quantity and quality of data to increase the statistical confidence in the rental upside estimate.”

 

His revised “Biggest Mistake Ever in Real Estate” answer:

 

"Buying a fixer upper house, under the condition with your wife, that you'll renovate it to what she wants, and then having two more kids."

 

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As a practicing Periodontist, Jeff obviously had student loan debt. He also had a mortgage, both are paid off now. Jeff is here to tell us how he was able to do pay off all of his debts while also investing in real estate. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“If god didn’t want us to be in debt, that’s enough for me” - Jeff Anzalone

 

Jeff Anzalone Real Estate Background:

 

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Gene has been on the show in the past. Today he’s back for a Situation Saturday and tell us how he is able find great locations, and deal with zoning so you can change a single family home into an assisted living house. The benefit here is obvious, make a lot more money, but in order to do so you may have to jump through some hoops first, but Gene can help! If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“In Texas you can have up to 16 people in a single family home” - Gene Guarino

 

Gene Guarino Real Estate Background:

 

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James was making good money as a w2 worker with benefits and a comfortable life. He looked into real estate investing, started wholesaling, did two deals, and left his job. His family thought he was crazy and so did his friends. Now with his company being worth multiple millions of dollars, clearly he made the right choice. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“I just went until I figured it out” - James Hawk

 

James Hawk Real Estate Background:

  • Owns and operates a multi million dollar real estate investing business in North and Central Florida
  • Full time real estate investor since 2010, has purchased over 1,000 properties
  • Bought and sold over $40 million worth of real estate
  • Say hi to him at: www.flipmorehouses.com
  • Based in Jacksonville, FL
  • Best Ever Book: Traction

 

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David is the host of the podcast, money for the rest of us, which discusses money at a high level. He leverages his experience of working with billion dollar portfolios to tell us normal folk more about how money works, how the economy works, and how we can leverage that knowledge to benefit us. Joe and David will discuss a lot of these same ideas and thoughts on today’s episode. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“It’s hard for individuals to get into the institutional space” - David Stein

 

David Stein Real Estate Background:

  • Produces and hosts the investing podcast Money For the Rest of Us
  • He was Chief Investment Strategist and Chief Portfolio Strategist at Fund Evaluation Group, LLC, a $33 billion institutional advisory firm
  • Say hi to him at https://moneyfortherestofus.com
  • Based in Idaho Falls, ID
  • Best Ever Book: Skin in the Game

 

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Alex was a real estate investor who “took his lumps in 2008”. He realized that he was not getting the level of service he wished he had been getting from his realtor partners. Now, as an agent, Alex is able to provide a high level of service for his clients, which are mostly high net-worth individuals or families. Hear the strategies he uses to be a top producing agent. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“That’s the position I take, treating the client the way I would like to be treated” - Alex Goldstein

 

Alex Goldstein Real Estate Background:

  • Top-producing real estate agent
  • Has acted as investor, developer, and principal in over $50 million of land, commercial, and residential real estate transactions
  • Author of three real estate books
  • Based in Scottsdale, AZ
  • Say hi to him at http://www.luxeaz.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Man’s Search for Meaning

 

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Lauren and her husband are living in China and investing in real estate here in the States. We get an inside look at what (very) remote investing looks like, from the team members, to the properties, and the logistics of investing across the world. Lauren says the biggest factor to success when investing remotely is communication with your team and other people you work with. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“You don’t have to do anything extraordinary to build wealth, but you do have to do ordinary things extremely well” - Lauren Cranford

 

Lauren Cranford Real Estate Background:

  • Decided with her husband Chris in 2016 to build long term wealth and financial freedom through real estate investing
  • They have purchased 8 properties and adding to their portfolio as we speak
  • Based in Shanghai, China
  • Say hi to her at: CranfordPropertiesllc@gmail.com
  • Best Ever Book: Building Wealth One House at a Time

 

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Mark had worked his way to a $6 million portfolio, before losing some cash flow and properties because he was too busy taking care of everything. Once he realized that he needed to replace himself on those tasks, Mark got back on track and even grew his business. Hear the difference he says between being self-employed and being a business owner. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“I always recommend people stick with what they know” - Mark Dolfini

 

Mark Dolfini Real Estate Background:

  • Husband, Father, and U.S. Marine Veteran
  • Currently oversees the ownership, operation, and management of $40 Million worth of Real Estate
  • Volunteers with various veteran’s causes as well as Junior Achievement
  • Based in Lafayette, Indiana
  • Best Ever Listeners can get a free pre-release version of his new book at www.LandlordCoach.com/BestEver
  • Say hi to him at https://landlordcoach.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Think and Grow Rich

 

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Matthew has helped countless companies go from struggling to thriving. Today he tells us different methods and strategies for growing any business. Of course for our show, we’re focused on real estate investing businesses mostly. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“I’ve got some really bad news, the company's being shut down, your out of a job” - Matthew Pollard

 

Matthew Pollard Real Estate Background:

  • Founder and Executive Director of Small Business Festival, ranked the #3 business conference by Inc.
  • His methods have transformed more than 3500 struggling businesses into profitable successes
  • Author of The Introvert’s Edge
  • Known as “The Rapid Growth Guy,” dedicated to helping small business owners
  • Featured in Fortune, INC., Entrepreneur, and CEO Magazine, and is a regular TV, radio, and podcast guest
  • Based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Say hi to him at https://matthewpollard.com/



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On Ivan’s third apartment acquisition, everything went wrong and “almost ruined” Ivan. To start with, Ivan paid too much for this 30 unit re-development deal. The deal was very distressed, and in a less than ideal location, but Ivan had faith in the area rebounding. Hear how he handled this situation with terrible tenants that wouldn’t pay, the property falling apart, bad plumbing, bad electrical, just about everything you can imagine went wrong with this place. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

The worst part was the tenants” - Ivan Barratt

 

Ivan Barratt Real Estate Background:

 

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