JF36: Flipping Properties in Bad, BAD Neighborhoods

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Flipping properties in bad neighborhoods can be scary and profitable. Today’s Best Ever guest talks about what it is like working in some of the roughest Las Vegas neighborhoods. He also gives invaluable tips how to effectively manage contractors.

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Jacob Cherrington’s real estate background:

–        Has done over 150 flips in Las Vegas since 2009

–        Largest deal is a 200 unit flip

–        Currently flipping three 30 unit properties

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JF33: Using All Sorts of Financing to Build Your Empire

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401k, banks, and hard money lenders oh my!

Plus owner financing, cash and mortgage brokers. Today’s Best Ever guest has financed properties through all these ways and shares with you tips for how to decide which one makes the most sense based on the property.

Plus, we talk about the keys to picking the right tenant and how that approach can influence your buying strategy.

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Bill Shaffer’s real estate background:

–        He and his wife own 10 properties with 22 units in Colorado and Wyoming

–        Been investing for over 12 years in real estate

–        Real estate agent and also a civil engineer – unique combo, right?!?

 

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JF32: How to Collect the Most on an Insurance Claim

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You’re standing in 4 feet of water. What’s your next step to getting the problem fixed and reimbursed for the damages? Today’s Best Ever guest is a public adjuster who represents property owners when they file insurance claims.

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Les Weitman’s real estate background:

– Works as a public adjuster representing property owners who file insurance claims

– Became a real estate agent at age of 18

– Host of popular real estate investing podcast called Life on PIRE

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JF31: Scale the Top of the Real Estate Mountain by Learning This One Skill

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What if, instead of specializing on a particular niche in real estate investing, you raised money for the deals and partnered with experienced real estate investors who actually manage and execute the deals?

Today’s Best Ever guest considers himself a money manager.  He believes raising and organizing money is the top of the real estate mountain and thinks other investors should learn the skillset. I agree.

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Bryan Hancock’s real estate background:

– Currently has over 40 development projects in Austin, Texas

– His funds have raised more than $13,000,000 for real estate development in Austin, Texas over last 2 years

– Plans to raise $25,000,000 in the next year

– Founder of Inner 10 Capital (http://www.inner10capital.com/)

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JF30: Mo Problems. Mo Income. What?! Yep. Turning Problems Into Income.

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Every property has at least one problem. What if you could turn that problem into actual income? Jacob shares with you a story where his team turned two poorly functioning laundry rooms into cash money.

Jacob Durtschi’s real estate background:

–        Investing in real estate for over 11 years

–        Founded Jacob Grant Property Management (http://jacobgrant.com/)

–        Manages over 400 properties in Idaho while continuing to rapidly expand

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JF 29: Questions You Need Answers to Prior to Your 1st Convo with Commercial Broker

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First impressions go a long way. When you first meet a commercial broker it’s important to make a good impression so that you can build a good relationship with him or her over time. That increases the amount of deals you see and close on.

So, how do you make a good first impression? Bart Weprin shares the questions you should have answers to prior to speaking with a broker.

Bart Weprin’s real estate background:

–        90 transactions valued at nearly 300MM over last 3 years

–        Received award as #1 ranked Eastern Region broker for Sperry Van Ness

–        Over 20 years experience in commercial real estate

–        Managing Director at Sperry Van Ness and focused on multifamily

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JF 28: Investing in Dirty Words

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How many investors do you know who are focused on buying suburban office space? Bet you can count the number on one hand. In fact, a lot of investors consider “suburban office space” dirty words. And that’s why listening to this interview with Arndt is so important. He is taking a contrarian mindset to real estate and doing very well with it.

Arndt Nicklisch’s real estate background:

–        Closed on almost $1.2BN in real estate transactions

–        Founder of American Eagle Capital Partners (http://www.aecp.com/)

–        Focused on investing in suburban office real estate

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JF27: Slashing Expenses, Staffing Properties, and Making Mooola

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Amy Bors founded Winfield Property Mangement in 2006 and has since grown her company from 300 units under management to over 2,000. She is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma and shares her best advice ever on staffing properties, slashing expenses and making money.

Amy Bors’s real estate background:

–        Founder of Winfield Property Management (http://www.winfieldliving.com/)

–        President of Tulsa Apartment Association

–        President of Oklahoma State Apartment Association

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JF 26: Starting a Multifamily Syndication Biz Ain’t Easy…But Here’s Proof It’s Worth It

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Jonathan used his reputation, networking skills, persistence and smarts to start his own real estate investing company that now controls over 230 apartment units. But he had some issues along the way. First, he lost out on two deals days before closing because the financing fell through. That was a very costly hiccup. Learn how he overcame it and what he learned from the experience.

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Jonathan Twombly’s real estate background:

  • Board member on the Harvard Real Estate Alumni Organization in New York City
  • Managing Member of Two Bridges Asset Management Company which controls over 230 multifamily units (http://twobridgesmgmt.com/)
  • Former real estate lawyer specializing in litigation involving hotels and other real estate assets

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JF25: Overseas Real Estate Strategies Making Money Right Now

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Taylor has bought and sold in 5 countries. He’s actively doing deals and shares with us strategies he is currently using to buy real estate overseas.

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Taylor White’s real estate background:

  • Buys and sells one property every 3 months on average
  • Host of Overseas Property Insider podcast
  • Bought and sold in 5 different countries

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JF24: I Screen, You Screen, We All Screen for Tenant Screen…ing Tips!

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Buckle up partner. Joanna Weber shares with you her best ever tenant screening tips. With the amount of money you save form lower tenant turnover after listening to her you’ll be able to buy your own ice cream store.

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Joanna Weber’s real estate background:

  • Full time real estate agent in Boise, Idaho
  • Owner of 11 single family homes with a 12th under contract
  • Owner of a property management company in Boise Idaho

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JF23: The OTHER Ways to Invest in Real Estate

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Being a landlord ain’t easy. Helen Stephens, a Certified Financial Planner of 20 years, shares with us other ways to invest in real estate without being a landlord.

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Helen Stephens’s real estate background:

  • Started as a banker in commercial lending
  • Has over 20 years experience as a Certified Financial Planner and is based in DFW
  • Founced www.aspenwealthmgmt.com

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JF 22: Effective Ways to Add Value in Multifamily Properties

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Michael Becker controls 800 units and is well on his way to 1200. And, he has done it all within the last 12 months! Crazy, right? He shares how he did it, how to find value add opportunities and, of course…his best advice ever!

Michael Becker’s real estate background:

  • Originated over $250MM worth of debt as a commercial lender
  • Controls 800 multifamily units and is close to another 400
  • Lives and invests in Dallas/Fort Worth

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JF 20: Two Stories of Not Choosing Wisely & Lessons Learned

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Our success depends on making the right choices. From who to partner with to if we did the property due diligence to close on a property. Ed Cox has over 19 years as a lawyer and works with real estate investors on a daily basis. He shares with us two stories of NOT choosing wisely and lessons to be learned from them.

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Ed Cox’s real estate background:

  • 19 years practicing as a real estate attorney
  • Founder of Ed Cox Law (www.edcoxlaw.com)
  • Received Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Award that recognizes lawyers with the highest ethical and practice standards as voted on by judges and lawyers

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JF 19: Mastering the Master Lease Option Strategy with a Master Lease Option Master

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53 Master Lease Options in 4 years on multifamily properties. I think it’s safe to say that Bill has mastered the Master Lease Option strategy. Want to learn about it and how you can communicate it to sellers so they understand and agree to it?

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Bill Walston’s real estate background:

  • Closed on 52 multifamily deals via a Master Lease Option strategy in the last 4 years
  • Former CPA and has a graduate degree in Tax Law 
  • Master Lease and Tax Strategist (http://www.billonbusiness.net/) based in Memphis, TN

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JF 18: Sneaky Small Stuff that Leads to Big Revelations

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What do window tracks, outlet covers and the sides of dishwashers have in common? Well, Mark Ahern is about to tell you and, more importantly, why knowing the answer will help you initially evaluate the condition of a property faster.

He’s seen plenty of properties in his 25 years of property management experience and is ready to share his findings with you.

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Mark Ahern’s background:

  • Over 25 years in property management mainly focused on multifamily properties
  • Currently oversees management of 1,600 units
  • District Manager at Sundance Property Management located in Cincinnati, Ohio (http://www.sundancemanagement.com/)

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JF 17: Focused on Numbers? Fugget About It!

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Raise your hand if you are guilty of looking at the numbers on a property before learning how the property should be operated. You are not alone. Ok, I’ll put my hand down now too.

Chris Winterhalter shares priceless advice on the importance of fully understanding the operations as well as other incredibly valuable tips from investing overseas to hotel construction and everything in between.

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Chris Winterhalter’s background:

  • His company has completed 9 major hotel construction projects totaling over 1,500 guestrooms
  • He and his partner own 118 units with no outside investors
  • Co-founder and managing member of KGC Partners
  • Focused on multifamily acquisition and hotel construction

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JF 16: How to Amass a Large Portfolio, Lose Most of It, and Come Back Stronger

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By 2008 Kevin Bupp had amassed an impressive portfolio of over 100 properties including single and multifamily properties. He owned a mortgage company, a printing company and had streams of cash flow coming in on a monthly basis. Then the crash it and he lost 90% of his portfolio. Fast forward today and he’s successfully investing in multifamily properties with an emphasis on mobile home parks. Think he’s got some valuable lessons to share? You’re right – he does!

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Kevin Bupp’s background:

  • Personally done more than $40,000,000 worth of real estate transactions
  • Investing for over 14 years in real estate
  • Serial entrepreneur – has owned a mortgage company, event company and printing company
  • Host of very popular podcast called Real Estate Investing for Cash Flow
  • Website is www.kevinbupp.com and is based in Clearwater, Florida

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JF15: From 100 Hours in Rat Race to 100 Homes

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Andrew Lanoie had a full time job working over 100 hours a week and lived in a market that didn’t cash flow. Ouch. Can you relate? He found a way to put together a team of experts who helped him buy over 100 properties in 6 years. He is now doing real estate investing full time. Hooray!!! Listen to the show to hear his Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever!

Andrew Lanoie’s real estate background:

  • Has done over 100 single family home deals in 6 years (while he had his full-time job!)
  • Successfully invested in Dallas, Memphis and Atlanta markets
  • Currently transitioning to larger deals – has a 44-unit under contract
  • Created Real Asset  Academy (http://realassetacademy.org/) to help investors with real estate deals

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JF 14 : Leveraging Your Real Estate Asset Without Selling It

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J. Massey has amassed a portfolio of over 300 residential and commercial properties in six years. He has been though some very challenging times both personally and professionally and shares his story with us while providing practical real estate advice.

J.’s real estate background:

  • Owns over 300 residential and commercial properties
  • Successfully executed hundreds of real estate transactions

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JF 13: Learn the REAL Story Behind a Property

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Justin Bajema founded a property management company that has managed over 500 buildings. He tells us how to learn the REAL story behind how a property is performing. He’s also a Marine who received a Purple Heart and is a leading expert on the topic of veterans and entrepreneurship. It was an honor to speak with him for many reasons.

Justin’s real estate background:

  • Founded Access Property Management Group based in Grand Rapids, Michigan 
  • Purchased, rehabbed and managed homes across Western Michigan
  • Actively involved in multifamily and deal syndication 

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JF 12 : Continually Evolve Your Approach…or Become Extinct

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Ankit Duggal has successfully invested and exited in over $50,000,000 worth of real estate assets since 2008. He focuses on multifamily deals and tax liens in the Northern New Jersey market and discusses with us the importance of maintaining your focus on what you know while evolving how you make the deals happen.

Ankit’s real estate background:

  • A wide variety of experiences from hard money lender to brokering deals to deal syndication
  • His company Real Estate Renaissance Group (www.rernj.com) has deployed over $90,000,000 into investments

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JF 11: Learn the Truth Behind a Property with this One Document

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Bill Pederson is focused on self storage investing. He loves it and shares with you why. However, his Best Advice Ever is applicable to ANY real estate investing transaction. This advice can save you mucho dinero.

BIll’s real estate background:

  • Developed and owns a 250+ self storage facility (https://www.lockitandleaveitstorage.com/)
  • Participated in syndicated deals in office, retail and multifamily
  • Commercial broker based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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JF 10: Ignore the Crazy Talk and Follow Your Vision

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Lisa Phillips buys homes for 30k or less. That’s her model and despite all the people who said she was crazy buying at that price point in suspect neighborhoods, she followed her vision and continues to reap the rewards.

Lisa’s real estate background:

  • Purchased 4 single family homes at around 30k or less 
  • Developed a system for analyzing properties in neighborhoods that will cash flow but aren’t a war zone (www.affordablerealestateinvestments.com) and is based in Arlington, Virginia 

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JF 08: Insurance Expert Talks about Risky Investments

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The term “risky” can be a bit vague when it comes to investing but not when you speak to an insurance expert. They underwrite based on historical performance of properties and the characteristics the property has. 

Brian Huwel’s real estate background:

  • Over 15 years of experience in the insurance industry
  • Purchased investment property so see things from both perspectives – the investor & the insurance company
  • Recently created his own company, Huwel Insurance Agency, based in Cincinnati, OH

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JF 07: Uncovering Why Real Estate Crowdfunding is So HOTTT

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Matt Rodak recently launched a crowdfunding real estate website called Fund that Flip. He talks to us about crowdfunding rules and why it’s beginning to take off in a big way.

Matt’s real estate background:

  • Founder of Fund that Flip (www.fundthatflip.com), a crowdfunding platform for residential flips – based in New York City
  • Worked with major real estate companies in a variety of capacities including most recently as a business development executive for FM Global, a commercial real estate insurance company

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JF 06: Cautionary Tale of Joint Ventures from an Attorney

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Douglas Dowell has been involved in many areas of real estate but we’re going to focus on his background as a real estate attorney. He gives us incredible insight into joint venture agreements and what to look for prior to creating one. He also talks about raising money for syndicated deals.

Douglas’s real estate background:

  • Over 4+ years as an attorney working on litigation and landlord/tenant cases
  • Worked at Marcus & Millichap, the nation’s largest commercial real estate brokerage firm

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JF 05: Get Apt Investing Advice from the Guy Who Wrote the Book on It

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Peter Harris literally wrote the book on apartment investing (see below) and has learned from some very successful apartment investors. Learn what he has to say and hear some inspiring case studies.

Peter’s real estate background:

  • Owns over 1,000 apartment units
  • Purchased over $20,000,000 worth of apartment communities 
  • Co-author of Commercial Real Estate Investing for Dummies
  • Been in the business over 10 years and is based in San Francisco, California

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p.s. I made a rookie mistake when I didn’t mute my mic so you can hear some background noise towards the end of our call. So sorry! Lesson learned.

JF 04: Experienced Property Manager Shares His Best Ever Advice

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Ford Butler and his team currently manages my portfolio of single family homes in Dallas-Fort Worth and I can’t speak highly enough about my experience with their team. They have single family property management down to a science.

Ford’s real estate background:

  • Co-founded Emerald Residential Property Management based in Dallas-Fort Worth 
  • His company manages over 400 residential units with a focus on single family homes
  • Been in the business over 10 years

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JF 03: Learn Why Accredited Investors Invest in Your Deal

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So often we hear from the people putting syndicated deals together but rarely (ever?) do the actual investors in the deals get interviewed. Wouldn’t it be interesting to hear from an investor on WHY he investors in deals and WHAT he looks for?

Brandon Evans’s real estate background:

  • Passive investor in multiple multifamily syndicated deals
  • Successful NYC entrepreneur who has created or co-created 4 companies

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JF 02: Real Estate Syndication and One Lawsuit Happy Tenant

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I always love speaking with Michael Blank as we share a similar philosophy about getting your mind right before you get your money right.

Michael’s real estate background:

  • Put together multiple syndicated deals
  • Flipped over 30 homes in 2 years
  • Consults investors on apartment investing, raising money and deal syndication

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JF 01: Lending Advice from a Billion Dollar Lender

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Want to hear from a billion dollar lender? Thought so.

Mic Ginnever’s real estate background:

  • Principal at BlueMark Capital headquartered in Cincinnati, OH
  • Originated over $1,000,000,000 (yes, billion) worth of loans on commercial real estate
  • Been in the lending business over 25 years

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