On the morning of August 6th an associate of mine received an email from me requesting that he wire a vendor payment of $3,470. Because of our relationship, it was not unusual that I would make this request. Luckily, he texted me to ask what the payment was for, and that's when we realized that someone was impersonating me and attempting to commit Cyber Fraud!
In the words of Tom Cronkright, my guest today, Cyber Fraud is "unhinged and has reached an epic level in real estate transactions." This affects everyone who is buying or selling real estate.
Tom is an expert on Cyber Fraud and started a company called CertifID to prevent fraud in the real estate, lending, and title industries. You might also recognize Tom as the CEO of Sun Title, a Title Agency serving the Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area.
Tom has some Mind-Blowing content to share with us today, including clues to look for that indicate you're being scammed, ways to protect yourself, and Real-Time examples of Fraud that Tom has seen over the past year.
You definitely want to listen to this episode, because its not a matter of 'if', but rather 'when' Cyber Fraud will happen to you!
You can contact Tom by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
And find out more about CertifID by going to https://certifid.com/
This is one of my All-Time Favorite Episodes, and since Halloween is coming up I wanted to Scare our listeners one more time.
My apologies to "This American Life" - who's format I shamelessly ripped off!...
Get Ready to Get Scared by this Special Halloween Episode with Real Ghost Stories from the perspective of Rental Property Owners, Homeowners, and Tenants.
Whether you believe in Ghosts or not, sometimes strange and inexplicable things happen that make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Our guests today talk about the creaking doors, the footsteps, the feeling of being watched, and the sensation of seeing an apparition of someone long dead.
With stories from old and new guests: Ann Finkler, Gary Hall, Steve DeKoster, Brandon Krieg, John Potter, and Sue Dejonge.
I know you'll enjoy this episode and I'd appreciate it if you'd share that enjoyment by giving us a review and rating in itunes.
It was while working this minimum wage job that Matt received advice from an unlikely mentor that would change his life and allow him to retire young. Matt is now an accomplished Real Estate Investor and Mentor with a cash flowing portfolio of over 100 units that have made him financially independent.
Today, you're going to learn what advice Matt's mentor gave him, and how it lead to his first deal where he turned a Single Family Home into a Four-Unit. Matt will also discuss his Wholesaling experiences, the markets he invests in, how he finds good team members and avoids the bad ones, and what he says at REI meetings to attract investors and deals.
Matt discusses many creative ways that investors can use to create passive income and I know they will be of great interest to our listeners. Matt is also the host of the "The Epic Real Estate Podcast" and you can contact him through his website
Kenny is the President of Wolfe Investments, and today he shares his wealth of experience and information as we discuss how he was able to build his portfolio remotely, how he had to fire several management companies along the way, and the value-add strategies he employed to increase the value of his properties.
We also discuss his recent acquisition of a property management company and how he's using it to position himself for the next market downturn. Kenny also talks about the systems and software he's employed in his business, the strategy behind investing in NN and NNN Commercial Dollar Stores, and the trouble he's been noticing in the Hard Money Lending space.
I know you're going to get a lot of great information from this episode. Kenny is also the author of "Investing In The Dream: How to Acquire Multi-Family Real Estate and Attain Total Financial Freedom" available at amazon.com, and you can contact him through his website:
If you own and manage rental property, then keeping track of your income and expenses is something you've had to deal with. And having the right systems and software in place can help you make more money, save time, and ultimately achieve a higher value when it comes time to sell.
Today we're going to talk about what you should look for in accounting software, the information you should be tracking, and how you should set up your books for proper accounting and tax purposes.
Steve Bjorkman is the CEO and Founder of Rental Hero, a simple and easy-to-use rental accounting software built for rental owners and landlords. Steve and I discuss the pro's and con's of using excel and quickbooks, why you should always have a separate business account for your rental, the value of hiring a CPA, how to set up your books and categorize income and expenses, and how to keep track of your receipts.
Keeping track of your income and expenses is just as important as taking care of your property. Those who get it right are better positioned to make higher profits. Steve shares a lot of excellent tips and best practices in this episode that will help you do just that.
You can find out more about Steve and Rental Hero by going to https://www.rentalhero.io
Plus, Rental Hero offers an RPOA discount to members - Enjoy!
Scott Pollmann read the Purple Book, played the Cash Flow Board Game, paid for the Rich Dad Training, and set off to buy his first Real Estate Investment. Most people would start with a Single Family or Duplex, but Scott managed to find, negotiate and acquire a 16-unit for his first deal.
Today Scott tells us how he made this happen and the lessons he's learned along the way. We'll talk about the value of the training he paid for, how it helped him pinpoint his offer price on the 16-unit, and how it prepared him to add value once he closed.
Scott is also a High School Science teacher and has begun sharing his knowledge of Real Estate Investing with his students. He's also learning from them. One of his students used Robert Kiyosaki's lessons to invest in pigs! Scott also has a strong belief in the value of mentoring and the changes it can bring into people's lives.
This is a great episode for new and experienced investors to enjoy. You can contact Scott by email: Scott@10talentsllc.com
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