JF1871: How To Send Your Direct Mailer To The Owner Of An LLC | Syndication School with Theo Hicks

Many times when you are trying to get in touch with the owner of an apartment community, you’ll find that the asset is held in an LLC. Unlike sending mailers to single family homes where there is one non entity owner, you’ll have to dig a little bit to find out where to send your mailers. Theo will explain how to find an address to send to.

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The Real Estate Lead Generation Secrets of a Direct Mailing Specialist

One of the most popular real estate lead generation tactics are direct mailing campaigns. But with its popularity comes a high level of competition. So, to separate yours from the tens, hundreds, or even thousands other direct mailing campaigns in your market, it helps to have a basic understanding of the best practices that experienced […]

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JF1202: How A Direct Mail Specialists Says RE Investors Should Utilize Direct Mail #SkillSetSunday with Craig Simpson

Craig started his direct marketing business when he needed a way to market his fake rocks. He did well there, and sold the business to go work for a large operation and learned more about direct marketing. Now he has his own company again, and he helps many different types of businesses and investors market…
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JF252: How to Change Your Direct Mail Campaign to Get More Leads

Lions and tigers and bears – OH MY! Oh my is right, because today’s Best Ever guest has the solution to getting more leads through direct mail. We discuss Section 8 housing, how to keep tenants and some super creative financing he used for his first property. We are walking down the yellow brick road to investing success!

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JF2090: Marketing With Groundbreaker Director Ed Cravo

Ed Cravo is the Co-Founder and Director of Marketing at Groundbreaker Technologies, Inc. He shares his journey into marketing and shares how Groundbreaker can help investors in their personal business. Ed explains how they can help you do more deals with less work while saving you money on operations and banking. The Groundbreaker software lets you streamline your fundraising, relations, distribution payments, and reporting in one easy-to-use tool.

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JF1488: What Are The Best Asset Classes To Invest In With A Self-Directed IRA? #SitationSturday with Bryan Ellis

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…
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JF381: What Patience, Persistence, and 2 Mailings Can Land You

While dining at a restaurant with her friends our Best Ever guest gets her first call from a motivated seller, and only after mailing number two! She felt prepared enough…but the deal wouldn’t close so easy. After an agonizing eight months of back and forth texts and emails, she was able to get not one, not two, but four signatures! You won’t believe what the spread potential was on this deal…listen in!

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JF1992: Software Developer David Lecko Creates an App to Assist in Contacting Distressed Properties

David Lecko is from Indianapolis and the CEO of Deal Machine. Deal Machine is a real estate investing app that puts you in touch with any property owner via direct mail, phone, and email. All you have to do is simply take a photo and you instantly see who owns it, then choose how you want to get in touch with the owner. David also shares how his app can help you hire drivers to help you find more properties.

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3 Unique Ways to Increase Your Network to Generate More Leads

Do you struggle generating leads? Is direct mail or other standard lead sources providing you with a sub-optimal conversion rate? It is likely that your lead problem is more of a secondary symptom and not the true cause. Guy Gimenez, an investor that has completed more than 50 flips and whose current focus is on wholesaling and retailing, initially faced the same dilemma. However, once he realized that he didn’t have a lead problem, rather a relationship problem, his business skyrocketed. In our recent conversation, Guy provided 3 practical ways to increase your network, and in turn, your real estate business: (1) Google Adwords and SEO, (2) Meet-up Groups (3) Anywhere you go.

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JF443: How to FOCUS On Off Market Deals for $1 MM a Year!

It’s safe to say that the best deals are found off the market. Wholesale deals are quick, easy, and clean, and our Best Ever guest has consistently earned over one million year over year through his niche wholesale, fix and flip, and double close business. He stresses the importance of finding deals that are organic and unheard of. He is a direct mail machine and just dropped 13,000 letters in the San Francisco Bay area. Hear this pro move homes!

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JF239: Ride These Gnarly Tips Into Wholesaling Success

Take out your board wax and put on your board shorts, because if you follow today’s Best Ever guest’s advice, you’ll have all the time in the world to hang out on the beach. We discuss his most effective direct mail tactic, and his Best Ever ways to wholesale and fix & flip. You’ll catch that killer 10 foot swell into 10 hour wholesaling success!

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JF233: EVERYTHING You Need to Know About Wholesaling

Have you ever dreamt of being able to conduct your business from Sequoia National Park or the heart of Prague? Today’s Best Ever guest has been able to do that since applying the THREE most important keys to wholesaling. He shares with us what you need to know about lease-option wholesaling, building a business and how important that ugly direct mail postcard really is.

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“It is Too Difficult to Invest Out-of-State” Real Estate Investing Myth Debunked

There are three phases to a real estate rental investment.  Find the deal Acquire the deal Manage the deal Most real estate investors find it is easier to handle the three phases in a local market.  Finding deals requires implementing lead generation strategies. Lead generation strategies are either remote (i.e., direct mail, online advertising, cold-calling) […]

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JF2121: Trial Run to Successful Growth With Cory Iannacone

Cory is an attorney in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with Pillar+Aught and in 2016 he started to get involved in real estate investing. His first deal was with his mother where they decided to rehab his father’s place and rent it out for his mother. This experience worked out as a great trial run for him and a great investment for his mother. He shares how he was able to go from 2 units to 18 and a parking lot in one year.

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JF2113: Locking In Deals With Jesse Fragale

Jesse is a real estate agent and broker working in the commercial space. He is also an investor with experience in student rentals, single-family rentals, and apartments. Jesse also gives some ideas on how being a real estate agent can help you find good deals and shares with you a specific line he uses to lock in good deals.

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JF2102: From Military to Millionaire With David Pere

David Pere is a full-time active duty Marine and the founder of “From Military to Millionaire”. He has bought and sold 54 units, holds 13 rentals, and is a general partner in a 146-unit apartment. He discusses one of his deals that he had a headache within creative financing and shares what he would have done differently. David also goes into his process of mailing to absentee owners.

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JF2061: What to Look For in Mobile Home Parks With Jimmy Johnson

Jimmy is the founder of Sanddollar Communities, a mobile-home park acquisition firm. Jimmy shares how he was able to wholesale 14 mobile home parks in less than 12 months so if you’re interested in getting into the mobile home park scene, this is an episode you will want to listen to since Jimmy gives his way of finding the right mobile home parks to invest in.

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JF2038: Mobile Home Parks With Ian Tudor

Ian is the Co-Founder of Archimedes Group, they have sourced, participated, and closed over $20,000,000 deals since 2016. In a previous position, Ian has underwritten over $1 billion in acquisitions and dispositions. He is a mobile home park investor and has been doing it for the past 3 years, and part of his learning how mobile houses work, both him and his partner decided to live in a mobile home park, living in a double-wide sleeping on a blow-up mattress for 14 months alternating weeks with his business partner.

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JF1983: The Apartment Syndicator’s Guide to the Best Ever Conference Part 2 with Theo Hicks

Theo concludes this series with his final tips for aspiring syndicators who are planning to attend the Best Ever Conference in Keystone, CO on February 20-22, 2020. You know what to bring, what to wear, and have defined an outcome… now what? Theo explains how to set your schedule and get quality face to face time with high-demand speakers.

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JF1979: How to grow your business by firing yourself with Brandon Barnes #SkillSetSunday

If there’s one thing that Brandon Barnes has learned through his investment experience, it’s that, in order to grow, sometimes you have to hand over the reins. Bringing on someone can be scary, but Brandon shares how having someone dedicated to analyzing and closing deals instead of relying on yourself, can take your real estate investment business to the next level. 

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JF1945: Doing 16,000 Transactions, Acquiring $0 In Debt with Jack Butala and Jill DeWit

Our two guests today have been building a real estate investing business as partners for around 10 years. We’ll hear how they have divided up their roles and get any tips they have for forming a successful partnership. They will also tell us about some of their typical deals, and Joe will dig in to bring us some of the specifics.

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JF1923: From 0 to 82 Units In Just 3 Years with Jens Nielsen

Jens is focusing on building his rental portfolio via value add deals. While he’s building his portfolio, he’s also still working full time. There are a lot of people in the same situation – wanting to or currently building a portfolio while working full time, with hopes of being a real estate investor full time in the long run. Hear how he’s going about scaling his business, the deals he’s finding, how he’s finding them, how his business is structured with his partners, and a couple of deal specific case studies.

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JF1874: Veteran Real Estate Investor Shares Story Of Scaling The Real Estate Ranks with Cory Boatright

Cory is with us today to share his story of scaling his business. He started in the same position as many new investors, from bird dogging to wholesaling and then on from there, Cory has faced a lot of the same problems other have faced or will face as they try to grow into the real estate investing industry. Hear how he has overcome obstacles, and how he stayed focused enough to eventually sell over $100 Million in real estate transactions. 

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JF1852: From No Real Estate Knowledge To Over $40 Million AUM with Michelle Bosch

Michelle immigrated to the states to study business and work a normal job like most people expected. She did that, and she was not happy. Thankfully she came across real estate investing as a way out of that. Now doing syndications and buying and selling land, Michelle and her team are doing really well and she’s here today to share her story and knowledge with us.

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Should You Partner Up With a Friend to Create a Real Estate Business?

Let’s say that you and a friend both become aware of and interested in investing in real estate around the same time. You both begin attending local meetups together, reading books, listening to podcasts, evaluating the market, and reaching out to various local real estate professionals. Then, the time comes where you are both ready […]

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JF1749: Give Him 48 Hours, He’ll Build An Investment Blueprint For Your Business with Jason Palliser

Jason has been investing in real estate for years, his specialty is finding off market deals. He built and sold REI Blackbook, now he helps individuals find off market deals by building them a specialized blueprint and giving them a leg up on the competition. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes […]

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JF1704: Learning From Others’ Experiences & Implementing In Our Business #FollowAlongFriday with Joe and Theo

If you’ve listened to any Follow Along Friday episodes with Joe and Theo lately, you know the format. Joe and Theo will share what they learned last week from interviewing other investors for the podcast and explain how that can relate to us. Today, Theo is sharing his lessons learned from doing all the interviews […]

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JF1697: Rounding Up The Best Things Learned From Real Estate Investors Last Week #FollowAlongFriday with Joe and Theo

Joe and Theo are back at it with Follow Along Friday, telling us the best things they learned in the previous week. Joe interviews a group of real estate investors every week for the podcast, today he tells us about the best things he learned from those interviews last week. If you enjoyed today’s episode […]

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JF1627: Listener Questions: How To Obtain My First House Hack? #FollowAlongFriday with Joe and Theo

For this week’s Follow Along Friday, Joe and Theo are answering another list of questions from a listener. This conversation can resonate with every level of investor because some of the tips and advice they offer are things we should always be working on, even if we consider ourselves real estate professionals. If you enjoyed…
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JF1625: How To Find Your First Apartment Syndication Deal Part 5 of 6 | Syndication School with Theo Hicks

Part 5: Cold Texting Welcome back to syndication school! This week, Theo is wrapping up the series on “how to find your first apartment community”. Today he’ll be covering cold texting owners of apartment buildings and communities. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!   Best Ever…
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JF1619: How To Find Your First Apartment Syndication Deal Part 4 of 6 | Syndication School with Theo Hicks

Part 4: 9 More Ways to Find Off-Market Deals   Don’t need much description and intro here. We’re continuing last episode’s focus on finding off market deals. Let’s get to it! If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!   Best Ever Tweet:   Get more real estate…
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JF1618: How To Find Your First Apartment Syndication Deal Part 3 of 6 | Syndication School with Theo Hicks

Part 3: The Main Way To Find Off-Market Apartment Deals   Last week Theo began discussing how to find properties for you to syndicate. We heard about on market properties, now it’s time to start talking about off market properties. When it comes to syndicating large apartment communities, you will not be alone in your…
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JF1611: How To Find Your First Apartment Syndication Deal Part 1 of 6 | Syndication School with Theo Hicks

Part 1: On Market Vs. Off Market Deals We’ve covered a lot of the apartment syndication process so far. Now it’s time to start talking about actually searching for and finding that elusive first deal. We’ve talked due diligence, financing, raising money, and how to structure the GP & LP compensation. This episode will be…
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JF1592: The Implications of Increasing Rentership in a Booming Economy #FollowAlongFriday with Joe and Theo

Joe and Theo are back for another episode of Follow-Along Friday to discuss a few fascinating economic metrics and what they mean for apartment investors if/when the next economic correction occurs. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!   Best Ever Tweet:   Get more real estate…
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JF1584: German Immigrant With Only 2 Suitcases Grows Real Estate Biz To 3,800 Deals with Jack Bosch

Jack traveled to the US to finish school for a year and go back home. That plan fell through however as he met his future wife and started investing in real estate. Starting with raw land, trying wholesaling, tax liens/tax deeds, eventually moving into commercial and multifamily properties. Hear how he grew from nothing to…
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JF1527: How To Perform An In-Depth Analysis Of Your Apartment Syndication Market Part 1 of 2 | Syndication School with Theo Hicks

It’s time for some more syndication school! This week’s two-parter will be about really diving into the best rental markets for investors for the purpose of learning about them for your apartment syndication deals. Never miss out on actionable advice when you subscribe to the Best Ever Show in iTunes. Best Ever Tweet: “Make sure…
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