Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever

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

Best Ever Tweet:

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

Mark Willis Real Estate Background:

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

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

Best Ever Tweet:

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

Harsh Patel Real Estate Background:

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

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

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

Best Ever Tweet:

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

Scott Lewis Real Estate Background:

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

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

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

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

Best Ever Tweet:

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

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

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

Best Ever Tweet:

“There are no advertising restrictions for a Joint Partnership”

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

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

Best Ever Tweet:

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

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

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

Best Ever Tweet:

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

Neal Collins Real Estate Background:

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

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

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

Best Ever Tweet:

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

Colin Smith Real Estate Background:

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

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

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

Best Ever Tweet:

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

Nathan Tabor Real Estate Background:

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

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

Best Ever Tweet:

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

Michael Jordan Real Estate Background:

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

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

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

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

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

Best Ever Tweet:

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

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

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

 

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

Best Ever Tweet:

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

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

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

Best Ever Tweet:

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

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

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

Best Ever Tweet:

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

Paul Swack Real Estate Background:

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

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

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

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

Best Ever Tweet:

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

Bill Zahller Real Estate Background:

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

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

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

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

Best Ever Tweet:

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

Tim Bornholdt Real Estate Background:

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

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

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

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

Best Ever Tweet:

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

Stefan Aarnio Real Estate Background:

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

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

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

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

The questions answered are:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best Ever Tweet:

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

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

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

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

Best Ever Tweet:

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

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

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

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

Best Ever Tweet:

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

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

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

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

Best Ever Tweet:

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

Leslie Smith Real Estate Background:

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

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Best Ever Tweet:

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

 

Anthony Griffin Real Estate Background:

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

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

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

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

Best Ever Tweet:

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

 

Hunter Thompson Real Estate Background:

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Best Ever Tweet:

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

 

Mark Podolsky Real Estate Background:

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

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

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

Best Ever Tweet:

“Underwriting for apartments is pretty complicated”

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Best Ever Tweet:

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

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

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

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

Best Ever Tweet:

“This will attract their interest to invest with you”

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Best Ever Tweet:

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

 

Eric Berman & Sam Miller Real Estate Backgrounds:

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

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Best Ever Tweet:

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

 

Stuart Grazier Real Estate Background:

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

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Best Ever Tweet:

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

 

Jason Yarusi Real Estate Background:

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Best Ever Tweet:

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

 

Aaron Chapman Real Estate Background:

 

  • 21 year veteran of finance industry

 

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

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Best Ever Tweet:

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

 

Kay Battle Real Estate Background:

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

 

To attend this meetup live in Cincinnati:

BestEverCincy.com

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Best Ever Tweet:

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

 

Free document for this episode:

http://bit.ly/analyticstracking2

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Best Ever Tweet:

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

 

Free document for this episode:

http://bit.ly/brandingresources

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Best Ever Tweet:

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

 

Heidi Nelson Real Estate Background:

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

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Best Ever Tweet:

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

 

Mark Roderick Real Estate Background:

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

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

Ash is a returning guest and a friend of Joe’s. He has a ton of experience and real estate knowledge, especially on the commercial side of the business. Hear why he laid low for a while when the market was hot and how to have more fun with real estate investing. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“I’m closing and buying more properties, I stopped making excuses” - Ash Patel

 

Ash Patel Real Estate Background:

  • First property was a mixed use property and saw both residential and commercial real estate pros/cons
  • Previously had a 15 year career in IT but left to pursue startups and IT consulting
  • Total value of properties he owns is $6,000,000 and owns 7 properties
  • Listen to his previous episode: JF477: You Should Have Bought This Mixed-Use Property!
  • Based in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Say hi to him at ashbpatel@gmail.com

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1531_Ash_Patel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am EST

Carlos is a broker and has been flipping houses since 2010. He also owns over 40 units and has syndicated 20 of them. He shares some great stories with us of how he’s gotten to where he is today. From his syndication deal to why he is no longer flipping much. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“Your why doesn’t matter so much when everything is going good” - Carlos Gutierrez

 

Carlos Gutierrez Real Estate Background:

  • Realtor since 2010, flipped about 20 properties from 2011-2017
  • Purchased 20 units raising $200k to close, rehabbed and paid investors back after 14 months
  • Owns another 41 units
  • Based in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Say hi to him at cg4propertiesATgmail.com or 843.934.4250
  • Best Ever Book: Best Ever Apartment Syndication Book by Joe Fairless

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1530_-_Carlos_Gutierrez.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:36am EST

Theo has been underwriting multiple apartment deals each week and as a result, he shares the 5 step process he created to quickly analyze income apartment deals. Joe is closing on another deal next week and talks about how they were able to benefit by locking in an interest rate early on in the due diligence process. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“That would have been impossible to know without visiting the property in person”

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1529_Follow_Along_Friday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:58am EST

Now that you know The 3 Immutable Laws of Real Estate Investing and have done the 5 step property analysis exercise from part one yesterday, it’s time to learn 7 new strategies to implement that will dig even deeper and give you an even better understanding of the target market, down to the street level.

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“All of the data you gathered for the MSA and city, don’t really apply to the neighborhoods and streets”

 

Free Document For This Episode:

http://bit.ly/2JNEzic

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1528_-_Syndication_School_12_Series_6_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27am EST

Time for some more syndication school! This week’s two-parter will be about really diving into a market for the purpose of learning about it for your apartment syndication deals. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“Make sure you are sticking to the 3 Immutable Laws of Real Estate”


Free Document For This Episode:

http://bit.ly/2ARKos1

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1527_-_Syndication_School_11_Series_6_Part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am EST

Ben got started with real estate investing in 2005, and was caught in the 2008 crash. He started educating himself more and went all in with real estate investing and education. He got started (again) by buying distressed bank owned properties and is still growing his business to this day. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“Wholesaling is mostly about the marketing” - Ben Fredericks

 

Ben Fredricks Real Estate Background:

  • Real estate investor that specializes in bank owned and REO properties in bulk from auction
  • Purchased and sold over 150 properties in the last year
  • Offers seller financing to investors looking to grow their portfolio
  • Based in Port Orange, FL
  • Say hi to him at http://odellbarnesreo.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Sell Or Be Sold by Grant Cardone

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1526_-_Ben_Fredricks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14am EST

Dakarai had done a couple of wholesale deals on his own and more with a mentor. He was able to partner with someone with more experience, learn the ropes, and build his own business while in school full time as well. We’ll hear breakdowns of some of his best deals and how he made them happen, as well as how he was able to work with a mentor. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“He taught me the ways of not being greedy vs. profiting” - Dakarai Towns

 

Dakarai Towns Real Estate Background:

  • 24 year old senior and REI entrepreneur working in real estate for 2 years
  • Getting his BA in interdisciplinary studies and doing real estate at the same time
  • Based in Columbia, SC
  • Say hi to him at DhomesrealestateATgmail.com
  • Best Ever Book: Best Ever Apartment Syndication Book by Joe Fairless

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1525_-_Dakarai_Towns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:21am EST

Jordan has a passion for helping people do better with their money. Today, he’s here to tell us about saving money on real estate, and a way to passively invest in real estate that anyone can do. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“You can get some pretty decent yields off REITs” - Jordan Goodman

 

Jordan Goodman Real Estate Background:

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1524_-_Jordan_Goodman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:28am EST

Tammy was an insurance investigator for many years. She took that knowledge into a new industry, investigating rental property scams. She was actually in a situation with a scammer, luckily with her background she knew right away it was a scam. Not everyone can pick up on that, and that’s what her company, Fireball Approves, helps with. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“There are Airbnb and VRBO scams out there” - Tammy Sorrento

 

Tammy Sorrento Real Estate Background:

  • Private Investigator specializing in the prevention of rental scams
  • Developed a solution for rental property after working for 20 years doing insurance investigations
  • Keeps renters from getting burned when they are renting property for long-term to vacation
  • Based in Jacksonville, FL
  • Say hi to her at https://fornoscams.us/

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1523_-_Tammy_Sorrento.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:51am EST

Joe and Theo are back with another week's worth of updates. Theo provides his takeaways from visiting four properties that are managed by his property management company, as well as from touring a 292-unit apartment in Tampa, FL. Joe read two books this week and explains four lessons that he learned and how he has already applied those learnings to his business.

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“If they’re in the middle of renovations, you can get an idea of how long it takes to do the renovations”

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1522_-_Follow_Along_Friday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31am EST

Time for part two of selecting target markets for apartment syndication. This time, Theo is teaching how to narrow down your target markets down to seven options. After you’ve done that, you need to know how they rank, ideally you’ll have two top markets. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“Investing in your own market makes some of the later steps in the syndication process easier”

 

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1521_-_Syndication_School_10_-_Series_5_-_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07am EST

Welcome back to another episode of Syndication School. This week, Theo is telling us the best ways to select a couple of target markets. For starters, you’ll want to narrow your search to 7 target markets. To hear the next steps, hit play on this episode now! If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“Find the size market that is best for you”

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

 

Direct download: JF_1520_-_Syndication_School_9_-_Series_5_-_Part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Mark has over $3.5 Billion in transactions under his belt. He specializes in helping investors find equity and/or debt for their deals. He can help you with most aspects of putting together a syndication deal and today he’s giving us free tips to help us with our deals. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“Buy small, and partner with other people to get started” - Marc Belsky

 

Marc Belsky Real Estate Background:

  • Managing Director of Eastern Union Funding and lead affiliate of Eastern Equity Advisors
  • They have a proven track record of introductions that have resulted in investments from $500,000 to over $50,000,000
  • Done about $3.5B in transactions
  • Works with his team to raise institutional equity for acquisitions and recapitalizations on behalf of multifamily and commercial real estate owners
  • Last year his team successfully raised over $100 million
  • Based in Valley Stream, NY
  • Say hi to him at https://www.easterneq.com/  or mbelsky@easterneq.com

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1519_-_Marc_Belsky.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:44am EST

Bryan is the author of a popular real estate book, Buy it, Rent it, Profit, and he’s here today to share his best knowledge with us! He used to travel the country and host a seminar where he would have investors write their problem on the board (no tenants, low cash flow, etc..) and he would solve them before you left. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“Thinking about the tenant and focusing on their needs so you have the “Wow” factor when they walk in.

 

Bryan Chavis Real Estate Background:

  • Multifamily investor and property manager
  • Author of Buy it, Rent it, Profit
  • Syndicated almost $5M worth of multifamily properties
  • Based in Tampa, FL
  • Say hi to him at www.bryanchavis.com
  • Best Ever Book: Bible

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1518_-_Bryan_Chavis.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24am EST

Dave is back to drop some more knowledge on us today. He’s a 1031 exchange expert, probably the most active such expert on BiggerPockets. Today he’s telling us about what he calls, defensive investing. Curious what that is? Tune in now. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“It’s an opportunity and a very strategic practice to begin to separate your debt and your cash” - Dave Foster

 

Dave Foster Real Estate Background:

 

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

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

Direct download: JF_1517_-_Dave_Foster.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34am EST

Todd has been on before and is back with very valuable information to share with us. Todd has recently closed some large deals (120 unit most recently) using owner financing. Sometimes we may not be able to get traditional financing, in those instances we have to get creative and resourceful. But even then, we must know good techniques and strategies, Todd has some tips for us today. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“You have to be creative and figure out how it works best for you and the seller” - Todd Dexheimer

 

Todd Dexheimer Real Estate Background:

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1516_-_Todd_Dexheimer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:09am EST

Joe and Theo are back for another Follow-Along Friday, where they provide updates from their businesses with the purpose of offering real world lessons to aspiring real estate and apartment investors. First, Theo discusses the lessons he learned from visiting a 292-unit apartment community, and its comps, in Tampa, FL. Next, Joe explains a new personal development strategy he is implementing - writing down something that he has learned at the end of each day.

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“When you’re looking at the sales comps, make sure they are in similar shape to your property”

 

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1515_-_Follow_Along_Friday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:31pm EST

For part two of this mini series, Theo is telling us about our why, or outcome. It’s important to know what you’re working towards, and also have a plan to get there. It’s very important to create an emotional attachment to your goals. Having that attachment will drive you towards your outcome, so how do you create it? Hit play to find out. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“You’ll have a future to run towards and a past to run away from”

 

Free document for this episode: Click Here or http://bit.ly/ultimatesuccessdoc2

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1514_-_Syndication_School_8_-_Series_4_-_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:21am EST

Joe is a huge fan of Tony Robbins and has used a lot of his teachings in his daily life, which he says have propelled him to where he is today. Theo is breaking down what it takes to have success in the syndication business in the same way Joe still does today. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“If you exceed the preferred return, they make more money, and so do you”

 

Free document for this episode: Click Here or https://www.dropbox.com/s/90fvj3wswabrcja/Annual%20Income%20Calculator.xlsx?dl=0

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1513_-_Syndication_School_7_-_Series_4_-_Part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:29am EST

Scott watched his family lose their home, and that pushed him to learn more about real estate. Now as a full time investor and real estate agent, Scott wears a few different hats. He knows how to grow an investing business from scratch, and with a part time job. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“Really focus on those big dollar activities” - Scott Hollister

 

Scott Hollister Real Estate Background:

  • Full time real estate investor and agent
  • Investing in single family homes since 2012, transitioning into commercial investing in 2018
  • Strives to achieve financial freedom for his investors, family, and himself
  • Host of Book Club Interview Podcast
  • Based in Vernon Rockville, Connecticut
  • Say hi to him at http://www.davidwesleyrealestate.com/
  • Best Ever Book: The Banker’s Code

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1512_-_Scott_Hollister.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am EST

What a crazy story! Chad lost all of his money just 9 months ago!! Now he’s here on the show to share his story of going from that to partnering in over 100 units. If you’re feeling discouraged or just want to hear a great story, definitely hit play on this one! If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“I didn’t invest any money in this deal, just my expertise, time, and knowledge” - Chad Wittfeldt

 

Chad Wittfeldt Real Estate Background:

  • Started investing in the equities market at 17 years old, before moving to currency markets
  • Joined BlueSpruce to apply his online media skills while learning real estate
  • Lost everything, was a valet in downtown Denver, is now partnering to acquire 100 units, all in 8 months
  • Based in Denver, CO
  • Say hi to him at https://realbluespruce.com
  • Best Ever Book: How to Win Friends and Influence People

 

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1511_-_Chad_Wittfeldt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:28am EST

Michael is a well known name in the real estate world. A huge part of what Michael does, and why it can be so attractive to investors, he never sees any of the houses he buys. Every house he buys is done virtually with help of others, in different states. Learn how he has scaled to the point of never seeing the properties he buys. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“I can buy a house for $.65 on the dollar” - Michael Quarles

 

Michael Quarles Real Estate Background:



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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1510_-_Michael_Quarles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23am EST

Adam is a repeat guest and is here today to share a fascinating story. He was in a situation where he was supposed to close in 4 days, but needed $1 million more to do it. It was time to get grinding and raise that money! Hear how he was able to do it and what he would do differently in the future. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“I can not fail at this” - Adam Adams

 

Adam Adams Real Estate Background:

 

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1509_-_Adam_Adams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Joe and Theo are back to give another update on their apartment syndication businesses. First, Theo provided three lessons he learned when visiting apartment rental comparables last weekend, and he talks about a report he discovered that offers the market rates for multifamily income and operating expenses. Next, Joe outlines his new vision for personal development and how he is striving to be better today than he was yesterday. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Don’t just trust the brokers comps, actually visit the property”

 

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1508_Follow_Along_Friday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47am EST

Here is part two of how to break into the apartment syndication industry. Today Theo is telling you how to do the things he mentioned yesterday. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“You want connections!”

 

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

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

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


JF1506: How To Break Into The Apartment Syndication Industry Part 1 of 2 | Syndication School with Theo Hicks

 

Theo is back with another two part episode. Today he’s telling us about how we can break into the apartment syndication business. We’ve already heard about the experience we need or our team needs, now we’ll hear the next steps. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“Work with an existing syndicator to get your foot in the door”

 

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If you have ever managed a property, you know the huge headache that comes with maintenance. Ray and his company, Property Meld, have a solution. They have created an automated software just for maintenance. So turn on this episode if you manage properties and see how Ray can help! If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“The renter is kept up to speed the entire time” - Ray Hespen

 

Ray Hespen Real Estate Background:

  • CEO and co-founder of Property Meld, a maintenance automation software company
  • Launched the company in 2014 to eliminate the maintenance headache for property managers
  • Based in Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Say hi to him at https://www.propertymeld.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Outliers by Malcom Gladwell

 

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1505_-_Ray_Hespen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:32am EST

What a treat we have for you today! What investors wouldn’t like to hear the story of someone who went from 0 to 121 units in just over 1 year? Even if you are a high level investor, you can always learn from a story like this. If you’re just starting out then you’ll want to hear Josh’s strategy for scaling, and apply some lessons to your on business. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“You can’t take anyone’s method of analyzing a deal at face value” - Josh Welch

 

Josh Welch Real Estate Background:

  • Co-Founder and owner of Three Pillars Capital Group
  • Focuses on the acquisition and management of class B/C properties
  • Josh and his team have acquired 121 units in just over a year
  • Based in Houston, TX
  • Say hi to him at https://www.threepillarscapitalgroup.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Organize your mind, organize your life

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1504_-_Josh_Welch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:37am EST

Evan has a very interesting take on how investors and entrepreneurs can take control of their revenue streams. He is an investor himself and also consults others with their businesses. Hear what he has to say about what he calls a value proposition pricing scheme and how it relates to multifamily investors. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“This was a younger demographic, so the higher floor commanded a higher premium” Evan Hoffmann

 

Evan Hoffmann Real Estate Background:

  • Principal & Chief Strategist of Incisive Solutions, providing revenue growth strategies to the multifamily industry
  • Has been employing optimization techniques and helping companies grow revenues for 20+ years
  • Based in Denver, CO
  • Say hi to him at https://www.incisivesolutions.org/

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1503_-_Evan_Hoffmann.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54am EST

Chris is back on the show to share a situation with us that helped him grow, and happens to be a situation many real estate investors encounter themselves. Sometimes we just can’t find all the money we need to complete a deal. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a way to buy with owner financing more often? Chris has some tips and proven techniques he uses that you can use to make that happen. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“I just look at motivation because any deal can be structured on lease purchase or owner financing” - Chris Prefontaine

 

Chris Prefontaine Real Estate Background:

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1502_-_Chris_Prefontaine.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31am EST

Theo recently went to a broker’s recent apartment sales, comparing the actual property to the OM. He found some very surprising and sneaky tactics the broker had done to make the property seem better than it actually was. Hear what lessons there are to earn from his experience. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“You can’t use comps over 100 units because they will have amenities that the smaller buildings don’t have”

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1501_-_Follow_Along_Friday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39am EST

For part two of Are You Ready To Become An Apartment Syndicator - Theo will be telling us about the education side of doing your own apartment syndication. You’ll need to know the lingo and be able to talk the talk as well as walk the walk when dealing with brokers, lawyers, investors, and everyone else you’ll cross paths with in this business. Theo has 4 ways you can obtain the required education in order to do your own apartment syndications. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“In order to effectively communicate with team members, you need to know the lingo”

 

For a free list of all important apartment syndication terms, click here. Or http://bit.ly/apartmentsyndicationterms

 

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1500_Why_Apartment_Syndication_Part_4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:03am EST

Theo is back for his third installment of the new segment, Syndication School. Today he’ll be discussing the experience that you need to have before attempting an apartment syndication. You may be surprised at the level of experience you need when starting out. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“If you’ve invested in real estate before, but the deals weren’t profitable, that’s not a good sign”

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1499_Why_Apartment_Syndication_Part_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:12am EST

As a lawyer, entrepreneur, and active investor, John knows a lot about scaling his portfolio while working as a lawyer, and his other businesses. He’s done a lot of unique and interesting upgrades to properties and is continuing his growth still. Tune in to hear how he’s gotten to where he is, and how he will continue to grow. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!  

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“You can get bigger value when you go to sell the apartments” - John Lenhart

 

John Lenhart Real Estate Background:

  • Attorney, entrepreneur, and active real estate investor
  • Specializes in multifamily and self storage in the Cincinnati Market
  • Has a portfolio worth over $15 million and growing
  • Based in Cincinnati, OH
  • Say hi to him at jlenhart@acuitymri.com
  • Best Ever Book: Millionaire Mind by Thomas Stanley

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1498_John_Lenhart.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:21am EST

AJ has built up a $100 million portfolio in real estate. He took a lot of the skills from his previous job as an insurance salesman. Hear why he decided to leave that job behind and venture into real estate, and how he built up such a large portfolio. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“You have to go from investing in a duplex to 40 or 50 doors” - AJ Osborne

 

AJ Osborne Real Estate Background:

  • Built a $100 Million real estate portfolio then became completely paralyzed for months
  • Turns underperforming storage facilities around by focusing on operations, policies and procedures
  • Based in Boise, Idaho
  • Say hi to him at www.cashflow2freedom.com
  • Follow him on Instagram @ajosborne
  • Best Ever Book: Ego is the Enemy

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1497_AJ_Osborne.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14am EST

Dan has been on the show a couple of times to discuss his real estate investing and share knowledge with us. Today, he’s back to teach us about how he raises money for single family flips. Dan has ways to get creative for finding money for his deals, and shares how anyone could do the same. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“Anyone buying and selling houses needs to be at 70% of the ARV minus the repairs” - Dan Breslin

 

Dan Breslin Real Estate Background:

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1496_Dan_Breslin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53am EST

Eddie is a returning guest who is back today to tell us about affordable housing. We’ll hear why he chooses to go with affordable housing and why he thinks more deals can be made if you can do affordable housing with your properties of potential deals. He also enjoys it because he likes to be able to help with the housing crisis. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“No one should pay more than 30% of their income” - Eddie Lorin

 

Eddie Lorin Real Estate Background:

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1495_Eddie_Lorin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:29am EST

Joe and Theo are back for another edition of Follow Along Friday, this time talking about team building and mindset. They’ll tell us what to look for in a good team member, as well as how to define roles within your team. Then Joe will tell us about a mindset shift he has realized lately and how it can help us make more money. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“As you go visit in person, you get an idea of how much you can trust these brokers”

 

Check out Theo’s addition to the podcast with his newest segment, Syndication School.

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1494_-_Follow_Along_Friday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36am EST

Theo is back today with part two of his mini-series, Why Apartment Syndication. Theo has worked for Joe for a long time and has been a part of the many projects that Joe has done in that time, so he’s more than qualified to teach us about apartment syndications. Tune in and learn why apartment syndications are the preferred investing method for many successful investors. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“You’re going to need experience in real estate and/or business” - Theo Hicks

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1493_-_Why_Apartment_Syndication_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52am EST

Joe and Theo teamed up to make a brand new segment of the podcast, Syndication School. With this, Theo will be making two new episodes each week. These episodes will be focused towards, surprise, surprise - apartment syndication! This first episode is an introduction into apartment syndication and why you would want to do it. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“Do you want to raise money to buy apartments, or use your own money?” - Theo Hicks

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1492_-_Why_Apartment_Syndications_Part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39am EST

As a real estate professional for over 40 years now, Doug can help us learn a lot. He’s managed properties, done ground up development, and now helps borrowers get the best financing possible to optimize their returns. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“Getting over the fear of not following everyone else” - Doug Marshall

 

Doug Marshall Real Estate Background:

  • Real Estate Professional for nearly 40 years
  • More than 30 years of experience financing apartments and other commercial real estate
  • Author of Mastering the Art of Commercial Real Estate Investing: How to Successfully Build Wealth and Grow Passive Income from Your Rental Properties.
  • Based in Portland, OR
  • Say hi to him at marshallcf.com
  • Best Ever Book: http://marshallcf.com/book-recommendations/

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1491_Doug_Marshall.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11am EST

Brent had a successful lawn care business in high school while he was working on getting his real estate license. He left the business to do real estate full time at a very difficult time, in 2008. Eventually, he left real estate behind to join the military. After the military, he got back into real estate and started doing well with wholesaling. We’ll hear today how he approaches wholesaling and what he does to succeed. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“Billionaires get up at 5 am, that’s why I get up at 4, I want to get a jump on them too” - Brent Bowers

 

Brent Bowers Real Estate Background:

  • 10 years of real estate investing experience
  • Bought his first home in April 2007 and since then he has helped many homeowners get out of troublesome situations by buying their properties
  • Based in Colorado Springs, CO
  • Say hi to him at https://www.brentbuyshousesfast.com  
  • Best Ever Book: Greatest Salesman in the World

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1490_Brent_Bowers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am EST

Dave is on the show today to tell us about a different area of investing, not real estate.We’re actually going to hear about buying shares in private companies and why as entrepreneurs, we should care. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“Banks make as much money brokering and trading stocks” - Dave Dunford

 

Dave Dunford Real Estate Background:

  • Managing director at Zanbato, an SEC registered trading platform
  • Helps registered personnel, investors, and sellers come to find counterparties and trade institutionally-sized blocks of private securities.
  • Before Zanbato, he was an olympic swimmer
  • Say hi to him at https://zanbato.com/
  • Based in San Francisco, CA



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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1489_Dave_Dunford.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:18am EST

Bryan and Joe had a conversation on the podcast over three years ago, he’s back today to tell us about self directed IRA investing. Even if this doesn't apply to you right now, there’s a chance you will be in the future. Bryan has a very extensive real estate background as well as owning SelfDirected.org  where he focuses on helping other people invest their money. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“People come to me and say, Bryan I’ve got some money, what do I do with it?” - Bryan Ellis

 

Bryan Ellis Real Estate Background:

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1488_Bryan_Ellis.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:01am EST

Today’s Follow Along Friday is all about analyzing an out of state deal, and the best methods for keeping investors happy with great communication. We’ll hear exactly what Theo is doing as he evaluates a deal that is out of state for him. Then Joe tells us how he keeps all of his investors up to date and happy. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“When you’ve got a lot of supply of something, think about how you can leverage that”

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1487_-_Follow_Along_Friday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05am EST

Powell bought his first property in 2015, which was just a single family home that he rented out. In the 3 years since then, Powell has acquired some bigger deals, for a total of over 100 units. Oh yeah, he’s also been working full time during this time! If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“You don’t need to create something new, model what others have done before you” - Powell Chee

 

Powell Chee Real Estate Background:

  • Managing Partner for Platinum Equity Partners
  • Has developed a specialization for investing in out-of-state multifamily properties
  • Bought first SFR in 2015 then purchased two apartment buildings totaling 101 units
  • Runs a meetup than grew to 500+ members
  • Based in Redondo Beach, CA
  • Say hi to him at https://www.platinumequitypartners.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod



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

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

Direct download: JF_1486_-_Powell_Chee.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01am EST

Steven and Adam teamed together to build a huge wholesaling business. They also transitioned over to commercial real estate to secure some passive income. If you want to know how to wholesale A LOT of deals and/or want to know more about commercial real estate investing, listen to what they have to say in this episode! If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“We combine both of our abilities to build businesses together” - Adam Rae

 

Steven Libman & Adam Rae Real Estate Backgrounds:

  • Two of Three of the Managing Partners of Integrity Capital Group

 

  • Steven Libman Real Estate Background:

 

  • Has spent over 10 years in real estate as a broker at first, then an investor
  • Managing Partner at one of the largest private investment companies in NJ, doing over $50M in transactions, and over 150 deals a year.
  • Based in NYC, NY
  • Say hi to him at https://www.integritycapitalgroup.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Never Split the Difference

 

  • Adam Rae Real Estate Background:

 

  • Has spent most of his career in real estate
  • In 2017 his company, Integrity Invest LLC had grown to be the largest Wholesale Acquisitions Real Estate Investment Firm in Southern Colorado, coordinating the sourcing and deployment of over $9,000,000 into the market over 12 months
  • Based in Colorado Springs, CO
  • Say hi to him at http://www.integrityhg.com/

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1485_-_Steve_Libman_and_Adam_Rae.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:06am EST

Justin went from losing $20,000 on his first deal to being a successful, money making investor and podcast host. He turned the page from the first deal by building a great team and getting better at due diligence. Hear what his strategy is now and how he was able to stay positive and move on from his first deal being a loss. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“We’re not afraid to structure longer term debt” - Justin Grimes

 

Justin Grimes Real Estate Background:

  • Real estate investing turned into his passion in 2016
  • Lost $20k on first deal
  • Active rehabber, mortgage note creator, and passive commercial RE investor
  • Based in Houston, TX
  • Say hi to him at https://www.thecashflowhustle.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1484_-_Justin_Grimes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41am EST

Dave and his company have a free software they offer for landlords to help manage their properties and tenants. They really have what sounds like  a great software and program for struggling landlords, or even just a landlord that could use a little extra help as they are growing. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“Creating content online is the best way to attract landlords” - Dave Spooner

 

Dave Spooner Real Estate Background:

  • Co-founder of Innago
  • Provides simple, effective, and intuitive tenant management software for small to mid-sized landlords
  • Based in Cincinnati, OH
  • Say hi to him at https://innago.com/
  • Best Ever Book: What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1483_-_Dave_Spooner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:38am EST

As investors and entrepreneurs, we must be able to adapt and overcome various situations that come up. Being comfortable with being uncomfortable is kind of a necessity. Today, David has some tips and strategies to overcome problems, regardless of the business and reasons. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“If I had to go back to the corporate world, I would, but I would do everything possible not to do that” - David Begin

 

David Begin Real Estate Background:

  • David is the Managing Partner of Wild Blue Car Wash
  • has 3 exterior express car washes in Colorado
  • has also applied his extensive sales and marketing experience to deliver sales training throughout the world
  • Say hi to him at wildbluecarwash.com  (www.thehowofcarwashing.com)
  • Based in Colorado Springs, CO

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1482_-_David_Begin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37am EST

Tom is back on the show to tell us about the new tax law and how we, as real estate investors, can use it to our advantage and benefit. Without a doubt everyone will find something to learn in this episode, Tom is a tax expert who travels with Robert Kiyosaki to teach people about this, and we get it free today! If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“You should be doing cost segregation anyway” - Tom Wheelwright

 

Tom Wheelwright Background:

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1481_-_Tom_Wheelwright.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:19pm EST

Continuing a conversation they started about a month ago, Joe and Theo are giving away more of their top tips for underwriting value-add apartment communities. We also have a new segment of the podcast announced towards the end of this episode. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“If you’re gonna sell a property after 5 years, you have to also include the profits from sale in your returns” - Theo Hicks

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1480_-_Follow_Along_Friday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:47am EST

Pete and his team do a little bit of everything. The leaders of his business are himself and his sons, and they have a great system in place. One son is the deal finder, the other is the property manager, and Pete over-sees as well as being the head of marketing, networking and growing the business. Tune in to hear how she pays $0 on capital gains! If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“Start locally if you’re trying to be a new wholesaler” - Pete Barrow

 

Pete Barrow Real Estate Background:

  • An owner of Parrot Homebuyers
  • Buys houses anywhere in the Indianapolis metropolitan area
  • Takes pride in closing deals extremely fast
  • Based in Indianapolis, IN
  • Say hi to him at https://parrothomebuyers.com/  and 317.202.1211
  • Best Ever Book: Titan (Biography of Rockefeller)

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1479_Pete_Barrow.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:51am EST

Lindsay has been investing for the last 10 years, starting with single family homes in Philadelphia. Now she lives in Puerto Rico and buys mortgages as well as commercial buildings. She moved outside the states for good reasons, which include some ways that she is saving money on taxes. Tune in to hear how she pays $0 on capital gains! If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“Some people get held up on the details of investing” - Lindsay Gordon

 

Lindsay Gordon Real Estate Background:

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1478_-_Lindsay_Gordon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13am EST

Andy used to be in the house flipping business, (150-250 homes per year!) but changed course into buying and holding multifamily deals. Not only does he buy smaller multifamily properties, he’s also syndicates larger properties. Taking it even a step further, his company wholesales around 30-40 deals per year. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“If you can DM 30-40 real estate investors a day, it would behoove you to do that” - Andy Dane Carter

 

Andy Dane Carter Real Estate Background:

  • Real estate investor and entrepreneur
  • Has had over $500 million go through his company from real estate deals in a short period
  • Based in Long Beach, CA
  • Say hi to him at https://andydanecarter.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Healing Mushrooms

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1477_-_Andy_Dane_Carter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25am EST

Jay is a very experienced investor, and he also is a real estate blogger. Over the last 12 months Jay has stepped his game up a bit and added 42 units total to his portfolio. That sounds like something any investor would like to do, so hearing how Jay has done it can certainly help. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!



Best Ever Tweet:

“Know your market” - Jay Helms

 

Jay Helms Real Estate Background:

  • Started investing in 2006 with single and multi family homes
  • Has added 46 units to his portfolio in the last 12 months
  • Based in Pensacola, FL
  • Say hi to him at https://helmsrei.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Go Giver by Bob Burg

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1476_-_Jay_Helms.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50am EST

As a repeat guest and an experienced investor, Charlie knows a thing or two about real estate. Today’s subject is all about open houses and how to get a lot of people to show up to your open houses. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“Get multiple offers on your listings” - Charlie Kao

 

Charlie Kao Real Estate Background:

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1475_-_Charlie_Kao.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:11pm EST

Chad has been on the show in the past, and he’s back to tell us a few ways that people can retire early through real estate, which is also the subject of his new book, Retire Early With Real Estate. If you want to know how to build wealth with real estate, and then be able to live off of what you have built, grab pencil and paper and hit play! If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“If we find a really good deal that we know we can add some value to and increase our cash flow, we’ll do that” - Chad Carson

 

Chad Carson Real Estate Background:


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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1474_-_Chad_Carson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:33am EST

Joe and Theo are back for the final installment of our four part series about the recently released, Best Ever Apartment Syndication Book. This part is all about securing the funds and executing on your business plan. Hear how they execute their business plans for their investments. I’m positive they will mention at least one strategy you have not heard before. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

 

Apartmentsyndicationbook.com


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

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

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

Direct download: JF20147320-20Follow20Along20Friday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36am EST

Mark bought his very first investment in LA while he was working on season 1 of Family Guy. He was hooked after the first deal and knew that he wanted to do it for the rest of his life. Now mark has about 140 units, all multifamily, all in Los Angeles. Hear how he has been able to scale up in a tough market. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“It feels to me there are 120 pockets of LA” - Mark Hentemann

 

Mark Hentemann Real Estate Background:

  • Writer/Producer/Actor in TV & Film - He was part of the team that launched family guy
  • Real Estate Investor for 17 years focused on multifamily
  • Focus on value-add, the niches, and dislocations caused by rent control in a diverse, sometimes challenging metro
  • Based in LA
  • Say hi to him at markhentemannATme.com
  • Best Ever Book: Sapiens by Yuval Harari

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1472_-_Mark_Hentemann.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54am EST

Tim bought his first investment property with his credit card, rehabbed it, sold it for about $14,000 profit! He was only 23 years old at this time, he kept on going and is now buying a lot of different properties and has a large portfolio that earns a great monthly income. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“You can do anything if you’re resourceful enough” - Tim Bratz

 

Tim Bratz Real Estate Background:

  • He buys, develops, and holds apartment buildings, vacation rentals, and other commercial real estate
  • Bought an investment property with his credit card at age 23
  • 9 years later, portfolio has a value of over $90M
  • Based in Cleveland, OH
  • Say hi to him at https://cleturnkey.com/
  • Best Ever Book: 12 pillars

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1471_-_Tim_Bratz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am EST

Jeremy was serving in the Air Force when he tore his achilles in pilot training. He was laid up, reading real estate investing books. When he was able, he took action and started flipping homes with unique problems. Now he also owns 40 units. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“If you learn any niche well, people will bring those deals to you” - Jeremy Porto

 

Jeremy Porto Real Estate Background:

  • Became interested in real estate while recovering from injury in USAF pilot training
  • Flipped 15 properties in 3 different markets including meth and Chinese drywall homes
  • Owns 40 doors in 3 states including recent 13-unit apt acquisition, transitioning into larger apartment syndications
  • Based in Colorado Springs, CO
  • Say hi to him at www.facebook.com/jeremyportorealestate
  • Best Ever Book: Emerging Real Estate Markets by Dave Lindah

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

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

Direct download: JF_1470_-_Jeremy_Porto.mp3
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Phil has extensive lending knowledge and experience, thankfully he’s here to share some of that knowledge with us today. He spends most of his time opening branches and coaching originators. Needless to say, he knows a lot about what originators are looking for when they are qualifying you. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“Self employed borrowers can have great income, but it’s not necessarily verifiable on their tax return” - Phil Treadwell

 

Phil Treadwell Real Estate Background:

  • 15 year mortgage industry veteran, regional VP for Highlands Residential Mortgage
  • Has been the top producing originator in a multi-state region
  • Host of the Mortgage Marketing Expert Podcast
  • Based in  Bentonville, AR
  • Say hi to him at https://philtreadwell.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Principles by Ray Dalio

 

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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help.

Direct download: JF_1469_-_Phil_Tredwell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:45am EST

Mark has been on the show before and he always delivers great value to his audience. Known as The Land Geek, he specializes in raw land investing. For this interview, Joe and Mark are focusing on uncovering how Mark uses raw land investing to not only buy land at a discount and sell for a profit, but also use raw land to create passive income. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“It’s a one time sale, but then we get recurring income every single month” - MArk Podolsky

 

Mark Podolsky Real Estate Background:



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Best Ever Listeners:

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

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

I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help.

Direct download: JF_1468_-_Mark_Podolsky.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14am EST