Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever

We’re throwing you a curveball today, neither of our usual hosts are on this episode. We do have two outstanding real estate investors and fellow podcast hosts (bios and podcasts below) with us to share what are the biggest challenges they’ve faced, and what they would tell their younger selves as they were starting this journey. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Done is better than perfect” - Whitney Sewell

Ryan Cox Real Estate Background:

Whitney Sewell Real Estate Background:

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Start investing with as little as $500 at https://www.buybits.us/

Direct download: JF_1690_Follow_Along_Friday.mp3
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Anna and her team have been on fire in the past six months! We get a lot of insight from her today; not only on the success and lessons learned from the past six months, Anna also shares her story of getting to where she is now over the past decade or so. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“If your rent comps are not correct, your whole deal falls apart” - Anna Myers

Anna Myers Real Estate Background:

  • Vice President at Grocapitus, a commercial real estate investment company
  • Applies her 20+ years of experience in technology and business to the finding, analyzing and acquiring of Commercial properties in key markets across the U.S.
  • Based in San Francisco, CA
  • Say hi to her at https://multifamilyu.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Best Ever Apartment Syndication Book

How great would It be to buy a piece of institutional-quality, income-producing commercial buildings?  Now you can… with BuildingBits. It’s NOT A REIT or a fund. BuildingBITS is a new platform for non-accredited investors, where virtually anyone, regardless of income, can select a building leased to a major corporation and earn money from it!

Start investing with as little as $500 at https://www.buybits.us/

Direct download: JF_1689_Anna_Myers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:32am EDT

Today’s show features a guest whose main focus with his career is helping teams and businesses grow. Danny shares his best advice on the topic with us today, you may be surprised to learn that team culture is often the biggest area of concern for Danny as he starts working with teams. How do you build an excellent team? Tune in to find out. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“As a leader, you have to make the people feel like they are your priority” - Danny Coleman

Danny Coleman Real Estate Background:

How great would It be to buy a piece of institutional-quality, income-producing commercial buildings?  Now you can… with BuildingBits. It’s NOT A REIT or a fund. BuildingBITS is a new platform for non-accredited investors, where virtually anyone, regardless of income, can select a building leased to a major corporation and earn money from it!

Start investing with as little as $500 at https://www.buybits.us/

Direct download: JF_1688_Danny_Coleman.mp3
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Our guest today was a real estate investor first, then fell in love with marketing. Quite the opposite of the typical story we hear on the show, typically our guests fall in love with real estate investing and switch careers to real estate. Joe is still heavily involved in real estate, now he helps investors and/or agents connect with great leads through his marketing company. They go a step further for their clients, rather than being a lead provider, they are an appointment provider. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“The ROI that you will receive by investing in the marketing and sales side of your business is exponentially higher than any ROI you will ever get from anything else” - Joe Giglietti

Joe Giglietti Real Estate Background:

  • Host of The Billions In Real Estate Show & Founder of Exponential Referrals, a digital marketing agency
  • Working to refer $1 Billion in real estate this year
  • Based in Melbourne, FL
  • Say hi to him at www.exponentialreferrals.com
  • Best Ever Book: The Snowball

How great would It be to buy a piece of institutional-quality, income-producing commercial buildings?  Now you can… with BuildingBits. It’s NOT A REIT or a fund. BuildingBITS is a new platform for non-accredited investors, where virtually anyone, regardless of income, can select a building leased to a major corporation and earn money from it!

Start investing with as little as $500 at https://www.buybits.us/

Direct download: JF_1687_Joe_Giglietti.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:23am EDT

Ryan recently partnered up with some people and bought their first mobile home park. We’ll hear all about how he found the partners, how they structure the agreement, and how they defined the roles. Beyond the partnership, Ryan and Joe will dive into the deal itself so we can hear about an asset class that we don’t typically hear about on this podcast. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“In the mobile home business, you have to bring in the homes” - Ryan Groene

Ryan Groene Real Estate Background:

  • Now a full time Mobile Home Park Owner and Operator that has honed his skills over the last 3 years while working full time in Finance
  • Oversees 8 parks spread across 500 spaces
  • Based in Cleveland, OH
  • Say hi to him at ryan.groene55ATgmail.com
  • Best Ever Book: Capital Gains by Chip Gaines

How great would It be to buy a piece of institutional-quality, income-producing commercial buildings?  Now you can… with BuildingBits. It’s NOT A REIT or a fund. BuildingBITS is a new platform for non-accredited investors, where virtually anyone, regardless of income, can select a building leased to a major corporation and earn money from it!

Start investing with as little as $500 at https://www.buybits.us/

Direct download: JF_1686_Ryan_Groene.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:12am EDT

Chris is a principal in the National Tax Office of CliftonLarsenAllen, and is here today to tell us about a new deduction that can save real estate investors thousands of dollars in taxes. Also known as the pass-through deduction, Chris will give us the details on the the deduction and we’ll have a better understanding of if we can take advantage of the deduction. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“If you don’t have employees you can also look to another factor on the amount of depreciable property that you have in your rental” - Chris Hesse

Chris Hesse Real Estate Background:

  • Principal in the National Tax Office of CliftonLarsonAllen
  • Authority on the recently enacted tax reform, the SEC 199A deduction
  • Based in Richland, Washington
  • Say hi to him at www.claconnect.com

How great would It be to buy a piece of institutional-quality, income-producing commercial buildings?  Now you can… with BuildingBits. It’s NOT A REIT or a fund. BuildingBITS is a new platform for non-accredited investors, where virtually anyone, regardless of income, can select a building leased to a major corporation and earn money from it!

Start investing with as little as $500 at https://www.buybits.us/

Direct download: JF_1685_Chris_Hesse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28am EDT

Danny has been on the show before, but has ventured into a new field to share with us today. He decided to start writing a series of kids’ books about the wealth lessons he has learned along his real estate journey. No doubt that teaching children money and wealth lessons early can have a tremendous impact on their future, as it did for Danny at the age of five. So tune in to hear ideas on educating our children, or even check out Danny’s book after the episode! If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Make sure if they do get a birthday present or earn a little extra money running a lemonade stand, that they always take care of it and have a special place to keep it” - Danny Randazzo

Danny Randazzo Real Estate Background:

How great would It be to buy a piece of institutional-quality, income-producing commercial buildings?  Now you can… with BuildingBits. It’s NOT A REIT or a fund. BuildingBITS is a new platform for non-accredited investors, where virtually anyone, regardless of income, can select a building leased to a major corporation and earn money from it!

Start investing with as little as $500 at https://www.buybits.us/

Direct download: JF_1684_Danny_Randazzo.mp3
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Follow Along Friday time! Today, Joe is joined by Ellie Perlman who is also a multifamily syndicator and podcast host. Ellie covers keeping an open mind and tells us a story about a deal she recently closed on, had she stuck to her traditional strategy and not been open minded, she wouldn’t have closed the deal. Joe then answers a listener question about how they can take some capital they have and leave their job, surviving off of real estate investing only. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Don’t quit your job, start doing it on the side and see if you like it” - Ellie Perlman

Ellie Perlman Real Estate Background:

How great would It be to buy a piece of institutional-quality, income-producing commercial buildings?  Now you can… with BuildingBits. It’s NOT A REIT or a fund. BuildingBITS is a new platform for non-accredited investors, where virtually anyone, regardless of income, can select a building leased to a major corporation and earn money from it!

Start investing with as little as $500 at https://www.buybits.us/

Direct download: JF_1683_Follow_Along_Friday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24am EDT

Steve is a long time attorney who specializes in private offerings and securities. A huge insight he drops on this episode, state securities agencies are like profit centers for state governments, and one of the easiest ways for them to make money is go after anyone who didn’t follow security laws. That is an eye opener, and gives you a great idea of what you are up against. You may also be surprised to learn that a lot of investors are actually offering a security, not filing with the SEC, and could get in some trouble because of that. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“The consequences of violating securities law are astronomical” - Steve D. Rinaldi

Steve D. Rinaldi Real Estate Background:

  • Attorney specializing in private offerings of securities
  • Has handled private offerings of securities for 29 years
  • Based in Bethesda, MD
  • Say hi to him at http://stevenrinaldilaw.com/ or (240) 481-270six
  • Check out his services for syndications & private placement deal sheet http://bit.ly/2UKSRo7  

How great would It be to buy a piece of institutional-quality, income-producing commercial buildings?  Now you can… with BuildingBits. It’s NOT A REIT or a fund. BuildingBITS is a new platform for non-accredited investors, where virtually anyone, regardless of income, can select a building leased to a major corporation and earn money from it!

Start investing with as little as $500 at https://www.buybits.us/

 

Direct download: JF_1682_Steve_Rinaldi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:38am EDT

Kris has an interesting story we’ll hear on this episode, how and why he turned to real estate after a career in sales. The biggest reason for him was to quit trading his time for money and spend more time with his family. So how did he do it and how can you learn from his story and apply it to your own life? Tune into this episode to hear how he transitioned into real estate, we’ll also hear how the company he works for has become one of the 30 top commercial self storage operators. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“At some point you gotta get in it, you’re gonna make mistakes, but if you don’t jump in, you’ll never move forward” - Kris Benson

Kris Benson Real Estate Background:

  • CIO for Reliant Investments, a subsidiary of Reliant Real Estate Management
  • Reliant Real Estate is one of the top 30 commercial self storage operators in the U.S.
  • Based in Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Say hi to him at www.reliantinvestments.com
  • Best Ever Book: The Alchemist

How great would It be to buy a piece of institutional-quality, income-producing commercial buildings?  Now you can… with BuildingBits. It’s NOT A REIT or a fund. BuildingBITS is a new platform for non-accredited investors, where virtually anyone, regardless of income, can select a building leased to a major corporation and earn money from it!

Start investing with as little as $500 at https://www.buybits.us/

Direct download: JF_1681_Kris_Benson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am EDT

Dino was raised by entrepreneurs, but took a little different path at first, going to and graduating from college before entering the corporate world. Once he was there, he wanted more, and to scratch that entrepreneurial itch! He started a few small ventures, before falling in love with real estate, specifically multifamily syndications. Hear how he jumped into the multifamily syndication business, and is teaming with others to grow the business. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“You can bring a deal to a team that is already experienced, chances are they’ll do it and add you to the GP side of the deal” - Dino Pierce

Dino Pierce Real Estate Background:

How great would It be to buy a piece of institutional-quality, income-producing commercial buildings?  Now you can… with BuildingBits. It’s NOT A REIT or a fund. BuildingBITS is a new platform for non-accredited investors, where virtually anyone, regardless of income, can select a building leased to a major corporation and earn money from it!

Start investing with as little as $500 at https://www.buybits.us/

Direct download: JF_1680_Dino_Pierce.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37am EDT

Ryan was like many new real estate investors, had a good job and wanted to get into real estate. He started flipping houses part time, and did that for about 10 years before going full time as a real estate investor. Hear how he was able to leave his job, and how he’s scaling his flipping business in Cincinnati. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Everything I made that was extra over the years, I just kept re-investing” - Ryan Naish

Ryan Naish Real Estate Background:

  • Real estate investor since 2006
  • Flipped 18 properties in Cincinnati since 2006, flipped 5 of them in 2018
  • Licensed Realtor and has handled 35 purchase and listing transactions
  • Based in Cincinnati, OH
  • Say hi to him at 513.535.6480
  • Best Ever Book: Am I Being Too Subtle?

How great would It be to buy a piece of institutional-quality, income-producing commercial buildings?  Now you can… with BuildingBits. It’s NOT A REIT or a fund. BuildingBITS is a new platform for non-accredited investors, where virtually anyone, regardless of income, can select a building leased to a major corporation and earn money from it!

Start investing with as little as $500 at https://www.buybits.us/

Direct download: JF_1679_Ryan_Naish.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17am EDT

Steven has written a book and been helping others optimize time for the last five years. He says time is our most valuable resource (we agree) and is here today to tell us how we can make the most of our time by performing at the highest levels with our time. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Time comes from you and you control it” - Steven Griffith

Steven Griffith Real Estate Background:

  • Nationally recognized author, speaker, researcher, and performance expert
  • Author of the book- The Time Cleanse and considered one of the leading authorities on the connection between time, productivity, and performance
  • Based in LA, CA
  • Say hi to him at https://www.stevengriffith.com/bestever/
  • "Get Steven's Master Class on Time Free When You Order The Time Cleanse!" www.stevengriffith.com/master-class

How great would It be to buy a piece of institutional-quality, income-producing commercial buildings?  Now you can… with BuildingBits. It’s NOT A REIT or a fund. BuildingBITS is a new platform for non-accredited investors, where virtually anyone, regardless of income, can select a building leased to a major corporation and earn money from it!

Start investing with as little as $500 at https://www.buybits.us/

Direct download: JF_1678_Steven_Griffith.mp3
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Ah, the perpetual vacation, the motivation for a lot of beginning investors and experienced investors to build a large real estate portfolio. One problem: you can have all the properties in the world, but if you’re the only reliable worker, that’s not much more than a very time consuming JOB. How do we change this or scale a business with our time in mind from the beginning so that we can reach our goals of having free time to do as we wish? Sarah Noked is here to answer that for us today. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“There is such a wealth of talent in the online space, it’s amazing how entrepreneurs are leveraging that in their businesses” - Sarah Noked

Sarah Noked Real Estate Background:

  • A Certified Online Business Manager, putting systems in place for businesses to scale
  • One of just 3 worldwide Certified OBM® (Online Business Manager) Trainers
  • Based in: Haifa Area, Israel
  • Say hi to her at https://www.sarahnoked.com/bestever/

How great would It be to buy a piece of institutional-quality, income-producing commercial buildings?  Now you can… with BuildingBits. It’s NOT A REIT or a fund. BuildingBITS is a new platform for non-accredited investors, where virtually anyone, regardless of income, can select a building leased to a major corporation and earn money from it!

Start investing with as little as $500 at https://www.buybits.us/

Direct download: JF_1677_Sarah_Noked.mp3
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Another edition of Follow Along Friday! Joe is joined by Lennon Lee who is a podcast host himself and real estate investor. We’ll hear about their most recent lessons learned in the business, how they improved their business because of that lesson, and how you can do the same. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“You’re gonna have to do some things that you don’t enjoy doing” - Lennon Lee

How great would It be to buy a piece of institutional-quality, income-producing commercial buildings?  Now you can… with BuildingBits. It’s NOT A REIT or a fund. BuildingBITS is a new platform for non-accredited investors, where virtually anyone, regardless of income, can select a building leased to a major corporation and earn money from it!

Start investing with as little as $500 at https://www.buybits.us/

Direct download: JF_1676_Follow_Along_Friday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:34am EDT

Okay so the secret is not so much a secret, when the economy changes, and changes his business, Jack and his team will reinvent themselves and business. They continue to thrive regardless of what is happening outside of the business because of this. Hear how to change on the fly for continued growth and success at any level. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“The only thing in life you can be sure of is change, so you might as well embrace it” - Jack Miller

Jack Miller Real Estate Background:

  • President and Founder of Gelt Financial Corporation
  • Since founding Gelt, has made over 10,000 loans in excess of 1 Billion Dollars.
  • Based in Boca Raton, FL
  • Say hi to him at https://geltfinancial.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Behind the Golden Arches

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Direct download: JF_1675_Jack_Miller.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33am EDT

Loe was making good money running a car dealership, but was not fulfilled. He wanted to get into property management, but no one would hire someone who was taking a huge pay cut! He finally got a job as an assistant property manager and started learning the business. Eventually he learned about residential assisted living and started building that business, which is still his main focus. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“I think it’s great to have a third party take care of stuff for you, but at the same time you have to know enough to know if someone is a good property manager or not” - Loe Hornbuckle

Loe Hornbuckle Real Estate Background:

  • CEO and founder of Sage Oak Assisted Living and Memory Care
  • Sage Oak is “the boutique assisted living company” with 5 locations in Dallas and a total of 40 beds.
  • Has two developments in TX and Louisiana, totaling 300 beds and estimated value of $45M
  • Based in Dallas, TX
  • Say hi to him at https://thesageoak.com/
  • Best Ever Book: The One Thing

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Direct download: JF_1674_Loe_Hornbuckle.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:12am EDT

At some point, most of us start thinking about retirement. John was ahead of the curve for most people and at a younger age started projecting out his income and savings. He realized retirement was not looking great, tried to figure out the stock market, then fell in love with real estate investing. Now he’s got a large portfolio and currently working on a 41 unit deal. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“It’s all about partnerships” - John Fortes on his real estate investing success

John Fortes Real Estate Background:

  • One of the founding partners of Community First Investment Group
  • has 62 units under management and is currently syndicating another 41 units
  • Based in Boston, MA
  • Say hi to him at https://www.cfigwealth.com/
  • Best Ever Book: The Third Door

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Direct download: JF_1673_John_Fortes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46am EDT

Nico’s investing strategy is a little bit different than most strategies we usually talk about. He also lives a different lifestyle than probably most of us listening to this episode. Nico is a nudist who built a colony of nudists on vacant land that he bought. Hear how he did it, what kind of returns he got, and how he plans on doing it again in a new place soon. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“When investing into a community, you’re investing into the people as well” - Nico Blue

Nico Blue's Real Estate Background:

  • Principal and Managing Broker of Blue Investing
  • Before starting the Blue Investing, Nico was a top producing apartment broker in Southern California at his brokerage
  • Has a personal career transaction volume greater than $2 Billion.
  • Based in Boulder Creek, CA
  • Say hi to him at: http://www.mattazark.com/
  • Best Ever Book: The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm

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Direct download: JF_1672_Nico_Blue.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:29am EDT

Gerri has been involved in consumer credit education for many years, even writing a book on it. Gerri was hearing from real estate investors that people were getting scammed trying to get credit for their real estate business. She’s here today to explain how we can get credit for our businesses and how to spot a scam. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!   

Best Ever Tweet:

“I’m not aware of any major credit card issuer that issues a business credit card without a personal guarantee behind it” - Gerri Detweiler

Gerri Detweiler Real Estate Background:

  • Education director for Nav.com, the first site to give business owners free person and business credit scores
  • 20 years of experience in the credit industry
  • Based in Sarasota, FL
  • Say hi to her at https://www.nav.com/freeaccount

 

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Direct download: JF_1671_Gerri_Detweiler.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:02am EDT

Nathan had a problem, he needed to hire team members and saw the need for others too. So he created a company to help provide good remote team members for businesses and people that need help. Hear his best tips as it pertains to hiring a new person. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Focus on whether or not they are the perfect fit for you” - Nathan Hirsch

Nathan Hirsch Real Estate Background:

  • Co-founder and CEO of FreeeUp.com, a marketplace that connects businesses with pre-vetted freelancers in eCommerce, digital marketing, and much more
  • Has sold over $30 million online
  • Based in Orlando, FL
  • Say hi to him at https://freeeup.com/

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Direct download: JF_1670_Nathan_Hirsch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05am EDT

A little bit of a change up for today’s Follow Along Friday, we’re having a guest on the show with Joe. John has been on the show in the past (episode 487) and is sharing some of the best things he learned in his business last week. Of course Joe will be sharing his best lessons learned last week too. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“I struggled in the beginning with saying “I’m not good at that” and would try to everything on my own”

Listen to John’s Best Ever Advice:

JF478: From Live-In Duplex to 13 Rentals ($1.5 MM)—In Three Years!

John Casmon Real Estate Background:

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Direct download: JF_1669_Follow_Along_Friday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47am EDT

Ryan and his team were focused on wholesaling and then flipping, and then got into buy and hold investments. He’s built a good sized real estate business and is here today to tell us how he’s been able to have great success. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“One of our acquisition guys gets 10-12% of the commission on something we sell” - Ryan Dossey

Ryan Dossey Real Estate Background:

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Direct download: JF_1668_Ryan_Dossey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34pm EDT

We get to hear from a commercial broker today who is top 10 in both leasing and investment sales in San Antonio. Bethany founded and is the co-owner of a full service commercial firm. We’ll also hear from her on the importance of finding a good mentor to help your business. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Integrity first and foremost, after that persistence” - Bethany Babcock on what separates a good broker from a great broker.

Bethany Babcock Real Estate Background:

 

  • Founder and Co-Owner of Foresite Commercial Real Estate, a full service real estate firm in San Antonio

 

  • Named one of the top 10 Brokers in San Antonio in the categories of both leasing and investment sales
  • Based in San Antonio, TX
  • Say hi to her at https://foresitecre.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Secrets of Closing The Deal by Zig Ziglar

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Direct download: JF_1667_Bethany_Babcock.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am EDT

There are alot of note investors, both performing and non-performing. DeAnn is here to tell us more information on the strategy. We’ll hear what to look for both good and bad, and also how to know what the worst case scenario is. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Don’t fall in love with your deal, every time I see someone do this, they make a mistake” - DeAnn O’Donovan

DeAnn O’Donovan Real Estate Background:

  • President & CEO of AHP Servicing
  • Has over 25 years of experience in real estate, financial services, asset management, mortgage lending, and residential loan servicing
  • Based in Chicago, IL
  • Say hi to her at https://ahpservicing.com/ or ceoATahpservicing.com
  • Best Ever Book: The Alchemist

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Direct download: JF_1666_Deann_ODonovan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55am EDT

We’ve have talked, and will continue to talk extensively about the syndication process with real estate. For the most part, everything we talk about pertains specifically to multifamily syndication. We’re talking syndications again today, but this time it’s in reference to farm land. Chris and his company help farmers get farm land by helping them raise money via a syndication structure. Chris tell us about the different hurdles he and his company have to overcome to make these deals happen, with a great explanation of “cow math”. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

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“You’ve seen one multifamily deal, you’ve seen them all, you see one agriculture deal, you’ve seen one agriculture deal” - Chris Rawley

Chris Rawley Real Estate Background:

  • Founder of Harvest Returns – an agriculture investment platform
  • Invested in residential, commercial, and agricultural real estate for 20+ years
  • 26 years active & reserve Navy service, traveled to more than 50 countries
  • Based in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Say hi to him at https://harvestreturns.com
  • Best Ever Book: The Lean Startup

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Direct download: JF_1665_Chris_Rawley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33am EDT

As a previous guest, Rock already shared his Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever. Today he’s back for a Skill Set Sunday episode because he wants to help more people. We’ll hear Rock discuss how people can get started in real estate investing. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

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“You could make $1000 passive-ish income” - Rock Thomas

Arvin (Rock) Thomas Real Estate Background:

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Today we have two guests with us today to discuss real estate taxes. Stessa is our sponsor and also our guest today, along with Thomas Castelli, an investor, CPA, and tax strategist. So hit play to hear the easiest way to handle your taxes and hear about the new laws. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

  • Since the introduction of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act in 2017 many real estate investors have wondered how these new rules and incentives will affect their taxes this year. Things were so confusing in fact that the IRS recently released clarification on the 20% pass-through deduction, and specifically singled-out real estate investments as needing more clarity.
  • Devin Redmond, Head of Customer Success at Stessa and Thomas Castelli, CPA & Tax Strategist at the Real Estate CPA teamed up to help provide clarification on taxes for real estate investors by creating a series of resources that investors can reference.

Best Ever Tweet:

“You really want to be taking a proactive approach throughout the year”

Devin Redmond & Thomas Castelli Real Estate Backgrounds:

 

  • Devin Redmond:

 

  • Head of customer success with Stessa
  • Former commercial real estate pro and investor
  • Say hi to him at https://www.stessa.com/
  • Based in San Francisco, CA

 

  • Thomas Castelli:

 

  • CPA & Tax Strategist at The Real Estate CPA
  • Real estate investor, invested passively before being active in an 82 unit apartment community
  • Say hi to him at www.therealestatecpa.com
  • Based in NYC

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:44pm EDT

Tom and his company specialize in hospitality and restaurant brokerage. That’s where Tom built a career for many years before the long hours and his family made him want to make a change. With 30 years of restaurant and night club experience, Tom is the perfect partner for investors who are looking for restaurant deals. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“You buy quality real estate and you’ll make a lot of money if you hold on” - Tom Prakas

Tom Prakas Real Estate Background:

  • Tom has 30 years experience in the restaurant, nightclub and sports bar industry
  • Has owned 27+ popular establishments throughout Ohio, Georgia and South Florida
  • He and his team have sold or leased over 400+ restaurants and commercial properties
  • Based in West Palm Beach, FL
  • Say hi to him at https://www.prakascompany.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Art of the Deal

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:37am EDT

Today’s syndication school is continued over from yesterday’s episode. Theo will cover the rest of the assumptions you will be setting. So dive in and hit play to learn more about how to do an apartment syndication deal. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Landscaping is one of the first things that people see when they come to your property so you want to make sure it is nice and clean”

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:50am EDT

Time to start learning about setting assumptions. You’ll be setting a few assumptions when underwriting value add apartment syndication deals. Theo will be discussing those assumptions, and how to accurately set them in today’s Syndication School. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“If you’re doing a deal that’s smaller than 250 or 200 units, you can use the 1.75% number”

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

One of the most popular ways to get started in real estate is through house hacking. This is how Chad got his start as well, only he did it a little different. Usually, someone will purchase a multifamily property and live in one of the units while renting out the other unit or units. Chad needed someone to help pay the mortgage so his friend moved in and his rent paid almost the whole mortgage. That got chad started and he quickly set out to get more property. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“I had the company as an insurance blanket and it bailed me out a couple of times” - Chad Hudson

Chad J Hudson Real Estate Background:

  • Started investing in 2000 when he was burnt out on baseball
  • Founded Savoy Companies and grew to over 30 units
  • Based in Rockwall, TX
  • Say hi to him at https://www.savoycompanies.com/
  • Best Ever Book: The One Thing by Gary Keller

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:58am EDT

Daniel and his parents immigrated to the United States in 1999, they faced tough times growing up as the family struggled financially. Daniel bought his first deal specifically for his parents and their retirement at the age of 22. Now he’s scaled his business to owning 75 units and is also fixing and flipping multiple properties at the same time. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“When I first got into real estate, I only wanted to learn, I wasn’t even hungry for a deal” - Daniel Kwak

Daniel Kwak Real Estate Background:

  • Started investing at 20 years old
  • Owns over 75 units and currently doing 6 fix and flips
  • Based in Aurora, IL
  • Say hi to him at https://thekwakbrothers.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Pitch Anything

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

Adam is here to talk fundraising with us today. Not necessarily fundraising to purchase real estate, but rather for non profit organizations. Adam and his company use real estate to raise the money for different charities. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“They usually make as much or more than if they rented it out” - Adam Capes

Adam Capes Real Estate Background:

  • Co-founder and president of Getaway2Give, a company changing the way non-profits raise money
  • Their mission is to be the best in the country at helping charities and schools raise money, they’ve helped raise over $10M so far.
  • Based in Atlanta, GA
  • Say hi to him at https://www.getaway2give.net/

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:31am EDT

Taxes are an inevitable part of running a business, sometimes things can go wrong. When the IRS comes knocking, it’s better to be prepared. Shanyn has helped her clients and is here to share some tips with us today. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“If you’re handing an IRS agent a copy of your bank statement that has co-mingled business and personal funds, that opens up all of those transactions for scrutiny” - Shanyn Stewart

Shanyn Stewart Background:

  • Tax strategist and serial entrepreneur  
  • Has been helping clients with taxes for 22 years with her company Advanced Accounting
  • Based in Lambertville, MI
  • Say hi to her at https://advancedaccounting.com/

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:11pm EDT

Joe and Theo are back for another round of Follow Along Friday. Today, Joe is sharing his best lessons learned from last week, when he interviewed nine people for the podcast. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“When you come up with a good life number, you can put together a plan to reach that number”

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:56am EDT

Today’s episode covers part four of seven on our value add apartment underwriting strategy. If you didn’t listen to yesterday’s episode, you should. Theo began covering the underwriting process so you’ll want to hear that first. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“You don’t want to spend too much time investigating one small assumptions”

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:11pm EDT

Theo has covered a ton of details so far for apartment syndication deals. Today we’ll start learning about the actual underwriting process. Steps 1, 2, and 3 are covered today, with more to follow! PLUS we’re including a free simplified cash flow calculator for you to practice your underwriting with, can be used along with these episodes to follow along. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“You want to make sure the T-12 is current”

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:46am EDT

Sometimes getting creative is necessary to make a deal work. Zach and the company he works with, only do creative deals, or as he says they buy on terms. He has three primary creative financing strategies; lease purchase, owner financing, and subject-to. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Ideally on a subject-to deal, it’s going to be a long term deal” - Zach Beach

Zach Beach Real Estate Background:

  • Successful real estate investor
  • Has completed over 100 deals in under 3 years, buying and selling properties without using any of his own cash, credit, or investors’ money
  • Based in Newport, RI
  • Say hi to him at www.freesrecbook.com
  • Best Ever Book: Surrender Experiment

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:50am EDT

Ari decided to take more control of his financial destiny, so he began investing in real estate. We’ll hear his story of working full time at a job while working on a real estate portfolio part time. For most of us, this is how we get started, and hearing a successful example to follow can help anyone who wants to be in the same situation as Ari. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Identify your niche and competitive advantage and leverage it very aggressively to differentiate from the crowd” - Ari

Ari’s Real Estate Background:

  • Went from Journalist to marketing for 10+ years & part time real estate investor
  • Controls over $1.5 Million of real estate while working full time
  • Kapel Real Estate
  • Based in Chicago, IL
  • Say hi to him at kapelrealestateATgmail.com, https://youtu.be/7XnlQo0IMDo
  • Best Ever Book: Crushing it in Commercial Real Estate by Brian Murray

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:45am EDT

Precious metal investing, that’s what we’re covering today. Ken is an expert and owns a company that helps people invest in precious metals. He’s sharing the benefits of precious metal investing with us today, even if you never pay him for services or products, he shares great information for you to think about. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“We ship over 80% of our orders the same day” - Ken Lewis

Ken Lewis Real Estate Background:

  • Results-oriented professional with more than 25 years of leadership experience across a broad range of retail and technology organizations, many of which are in the Fortune 500
  • Chief Executive Officer at APMEX, the largest precious metals retailer in North America
  • Based in Oklahoma City, OK
  • Say hi to him at https://www.apmex.com/

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:52am EDT

Growing a business takes a lot of time and effort. Sometimes, your efforts can have a negative impact if you’re not making the right moves. Today, Terry will help us understand how businesses are valued, so that we can focus on the activities that have the highest returns. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“I’m evaluating business through the lens of does it make sense for someone else to buy it?” - Terry Lammers

Terry Lammers Real Estate Background:

  • Co-founder and managing member of Innovative Business Advisors, advising business owners on the sale of their company
  • Had 11 different companies he grew to $40 million in annual sales before selling in 2010
  • Based in Fallon, IL
  • Say hi to him at http://www.innovativeba.com/bestever

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:37am EDT

For Follow Along Friday this week, Joe is sharing some favorite lessons he learned while doing his interviews for the podcast last week. You’ll hear tips from multiple investors, all with a different skill set as it relates to real estate investing. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Lessons Learned:

Alan Fruitman: Stay in your lane

Jake Stacy: Having proper insurance

Jason Palliser: Executing on deals

David Greene: Cash flow is the defensive mechanism in the single family space

Best Ever Tweet:

“Cash flow isn’t the best thing to think of when buying single family homes, rather it’s the equity appreciation”

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

Final episode of the financial statements segment of the Syndication School series. Theo will be talking about more, you guessed it, financial documents. He’ll finish breaking down the OM today, and finish the episode with useful underwriting tips as it pertains to the entire financial statement series. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Compare their pro forma to their pro forma”

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:08am EDT

Part 5 of our 6 part series on apartment financial statements. Theo will be covering a few different documents today, including the OM. So without much more explaining from me, hit play and learn more about the financials from Theo. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“The listing agents MIGHT leave some things off the OM to make more money”

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:17am EDT

Frank Roessler, for Best Ever Listeners that don’t know, is the Founder of Ashcroft Capital, and managing partner along with Joe. Recently, they finished a business plan and sold a deal, now we get to hear their case study discussion. This will be a normal segment on the podcast, whenever Ashcroft sells a property, we’ll hear the details from Frank and Joe! If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Frank Roessler Real Estate Background:

  • Founder of Ashcroft Capital
  • Has overseen the acquisition of over $700,000,000 of institutional quality multifamily investments
  • Based in NYC
  • Say hi to him at ashcroftcapital.com

Best Ever Tweet:

“You can do everything else right, but if you can’t execute, you can really screw up an investment” - Frank Roessler

Learn more about Frank:

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

At a very young age Igor has figured out how to build a consistent and profitable house flipping business. Not only has he been exceptional at networking and establishing advantageous business relationships, his business is structured smartly and his team is performing very well. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“At the time I didn’t know what a quit claim deed was, we learned our lesson on that one” - Igor Kajpust

Igor Mike Kajpust Real Estate Background:

  • 22 year old full time investor specializing in SFR
  • Purchased $8.5M of flips in 2018 across 35 flip deals, sold 20 of them in 2018 for $1.15m profit and have $1.25m in equity in the remaining 15
  • Goal is to do 500 sfr deals in 2019
  • Based in LA, CA
  • Say hi to him at http://amoove.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Principles

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:32am EDT

The Blockchain. You’ve heard of it, you may know a little about it, now how can it help us as real estate investors? Matthew has built a company that helps people invest in real estate all over the world without a third party. We’ll walk through a case study of what one can expect if using the blockchain to invest in real estate with his company. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“We’ll buy some of the equity in your home, you pay us back when you sell” - Matthew Sullivan

Matthew Sullivan Real Estate Background:

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:35am EDT

Many people would like a way to invest in real estate and pay less taxes. Well what a lot of people may not know, is that they may have the capital available to do this, they just have to move it around, get it into a self directed IRA, and have some professional guidance. Listen in for tips on executing this strategy. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“South Dakota and New Mexico are the best states to get a license in” - Edwin Kelly

Edwin Kelly Real Estate Background:

  • Expert on Self Directed Retirement accounts and self-directed investment strategies
  • CEO and Co-Founder of Specialized IRA Services
  • He has more than 24 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry
  • Based in Albuquerque, NM
  • Say hi to him at https://specializediraservices.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:13am EDT

We’re just getting back from Denver and the Best Ever Conference. Joe is sharing his top lessons learned from the conference. Some surprising lessons learned from a comedian, and other real estate related lessons. We’ll also get updates from the two of them on their businesses, and how their lessons can help us. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“He took advantage of a situation that he was presented time and time again, and turned it into an asset”

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:44am EDT

 

Part two of the T-12 walk with Theo. You’ll want to listen in to learn even more details about the trailing 12. It’s important to understand this statement so you don’t make a bad decision on a deal that costs you money. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“The total income - total operating expenses is what’s used to determine the value of the property”

Free Document (Real T-12 from a deal):

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:56pm EDT

Last week’s syndication school episodes were all about the rent roll. This week, Theo is talking about the T-12 (trailing 12, profit & loss statement) it has different names sometimes, but we’ll refer to it as simply the T-12. We’ve provided a free T-12 from an actual deal in the notes below. You’ll need to know how to read this statement for your apartment syndication business. If you never plan to buy larger apartment buildings, you’ll still need this skill for smaller properties if you want to accurately perform your due diligence. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Gross potential rent on the T-12 and the rent roll should be pretty close”

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:22am EDT

Steven considers himself a “beginning” investor… Who has 150 properties purchased in his first two years of investing. Maybe not quite a beginner in a lot of eyes, but for himself and his goals, he’s just getting started. We’ll take a dive into how he has been able to scale to the level he is currently at in just two years. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Whenever you take on the decision to cut overhead, it’s a trade off” - Steven Pesavento

Steven Pesavento Real Estate Background:

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:15am EDT

In one summer, Chandler signed up 450 homes on pest control contracts, putting about $96k in his pocket. He still leads sales reps, and points out the direct correlation between success in sales and being a successful real estate investor. Most important trait for success in either field? Chandler says hard work will get you there, but he also has tactics to share. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“I’ve gotten more creative as time has gone on” - Chandler David Smith

Chandler David Smith Real Estate Background:

  • Real estate investor for the last 5 years
  • Invested in 60 doors that gross $300k per year
  • Based in Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • Say hi to him at chandlerdavidsmith.com
  • Best Ever Book: Happiness Advantage

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

Christian and his company help people establish their own nonprofit organizations. You’ve probably heard how complicated and time consuming the process is, clouded with red tape that takes months to years to clear up. Changemakers is here to help minimize those hassles and get your giving back efforts established more efficiently than what is typical. Hear some great tips on how to establish your own efficiently, or hear how Christian and his team can help. We’re only on this earth for a short period of time, it’s important to try to make it better while we’re here. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Someone wants to create a non profit because they see a need that is not being filled” - Christian LeFer

Christian Lefer Real Estate Background:

  • Founder and CEO of Changemakers
  • Starts and manages 501(c)3’s for successful business owners, investors, execs and celebrities
  • Has raised millions and run many campaigns during his decade-plus of fundraising
  • Based in Denver, CO
  • Say hi to him at https://changemakers.world/
  • Free PDF for starting a 501(c)3 www.changemakers.world/realestate

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:41pm EDT

Steve wanted to make more money, but felt bad for doing it. He first had to overcome that mindset, after he realized it was okay to work less and earn more, he was able to build a business over the past two years. He’s flipping houses, and just closed on a 20 unit. We’ll he’ll tactical advice from some of his deals, as well as how to build a great team and leverage other people's’ skill sets. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“If you don’t have the necessary relationships, partner with someone who does” - Steve Streit

Steve Streit Real Estate Background:

  • Real estate investor focused on developing key areas in Detroit
  • Flipped over 70 houses in the last 18 months, actively buying 1-2 houses a week, and has a portfolio of 50 units and actively looking for more multifamily units
  • Based in Detroit, MI
  • Say hi to him at https://www.stevemovesmichigan.com/  
  • Best Ever Book: Never Split The Difference

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:17am EDT

Today we’ll hear from a Cincinnati investor who is currently doing about 15 flips per year, and growing. Eric will share a lot of his experience with us today, he’ll reveal a lot of great information about the Cincinnati market and the range of deals he likes to tackle. We’ll also learn about his Master Lease Option deal that he is still working with. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“When you’re talking with the seller, you want to keep the numbers simple” - Eric Kottner

Eric Kottner Real Estate Background:

  • Full time investor since 2006
  • Has done 15 of his own flips and owns 30 units
  • Based in Cincinnati, OH
  • Say hi to him at https://cincyturnkey.com/
  • Best Ever Book: The Productivity Graph

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:16am EDT

We are continuing our discussion and break down of the rent today. I don’t need to explain much here, if you want to know more about the rent roll for apartment syndication purposes, tune in. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Market rent is what the unit should be renting for, the current rent is how much the tenant is being charged”

Free document for this episode:

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:12am EDT

This episode is all about the Rent Roll. What is it? How do you get it? Why do you need it? All of these questions and more are answered 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:

“By the end of these two episodes, you’re going to learn what a rent roll is, how to obtain it, why you need it, and other important things to look for”

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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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:23am EDT

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

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:48am EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:36am EDT

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

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:26am EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:18am EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:01am EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:50pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:22am EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:18am EDT

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”

Free document for this episode:

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:12am EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:21am EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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

Free documents for this episode:

http://bit.ly/2VdxYmn - Money Raising Tracker

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

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