Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever (general)

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!

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“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!

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“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!

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“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!

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“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!

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

Free document for this episode:

http://bit.ly/2TRkmMZ

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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”

Free document for this episode:

http://bit.ly/2TRkmMZ

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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!

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“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!

 

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“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