Real Estate Investing and Property Management is a People Business, and Chelsea Roelofs was trained early on how important that concept is. Chelsea has a background in social work that has helped her attract clients and residents through her company Rockfinch Realty, a full-service property management and real estate brokerage company.
Today we're going to learn how Chelsea transitioned into real estate from social work, as well as the house-hacking investments she made in the historic neighborhoods of Grand Rapids, MI.
Chelsea is also going to discuss her single-family & vacation rental investments in Grand Rapids & Muskegon, a lodge she recently purchased in Newaygo, and her property management philosophy that has helped build her successful business.
I know you're going to enjoy hearing Chelsea share her experiences in real estate, and the lessons she's learned along the way. You can find out more about Chelsea by going to:
Owning and Managing Student Housing Rental Property can be very rewarding, but it takes a unique approach and strategies that are different from traditional property management. If you are considering purchasing property for student housing, or you currently own & manage student housing, then you'll definitely want to hear the best practices and advice from our guest today.
Jared Behrens is the General Manager at American Realty Property Management, which specializes in managing A-class single family rentals and student housing in the West Michigan area. They currently manage over 325 units for 60 different owners.
Jared is going to share his tips on leasing to students and managing their expectations, along with their parent's expectations. We're going to discuss which months you have to be prepared to move all your students in & out of the units, as well as when you must have them leased by.
You'll learn why Jared advises having the students sign a 'jointly and severally liable' lease, and what type of properties and bedroom/bathroom configurations work best for students.
There's a ton of great advice packed into this episode. You can contact Jared through his email, website, phone, Twitter, or Instagram:
Performing and Non-Performing Notes. You've definitely heard us talk on this podcast about this area of investing. While the returns can be quite lucrative, there are many risks to consider, as well as barriers to entry. When entering this arena it pays to be well informed.
That's why, at the recent RPOA Annual Conference, we held an Expert Q & A Panel Discussion on Note Buying. We had three experts there to help us understand what notes are, the investment opportunity they provide, the pro’s and con’s of investing in notes, and how they've each been successful in the single-family and commercial note investing arena.
If you’re interested in investing in notes yourself, then you definitely will get a lot of great information from our expert panel today.
Sue Nelson is a trainer and coach who has done almost every type of creative real estate deal. Sue is an expert in commercial, multifamily, REOs and notes, and I actually joined her commercial note training program back in 2012. Sue was recently a guest on the podcast - episode #162.
Gene Chandler has 45 years of real estate investing experience and is the asset manager for Chandler & Chandler Financial, which specializes in buying one-off and small pools of distressed assets directly from banks, hedge funds, and private equity groups.
Gene was a guest on episode #80, and I was so impressed by our conversation that I ended up investing with Gene, and together we’ve purchased 12 non-performing notes.
Kyle Zimpleman is also a note investor with a mission of helping distressed home-owners stay in their homes. Kyle is the President & CEO of Expand Capital Group and purchases distressed mortgages throughout the U.S. He’s also started a fund to help passive investors invest in this space. Kyle was a guest on episode #151.
Today we're going to talk about an asset-class that I love: Performing & Non-Performing Notes. Notes are the underlying contract or mortgage that a home-owner is paying on, or sometimes not paying on. Whether they're performing or non-performing, notes can offer a lucrative opportunity to make money and help distressed homeowners in the process.
Wylea Griggs, the owner of Eleesee Solutions, LLC, is a local Grand Rapids investor who has been purchasing non-performing notes. Today she is going to walk us through three of her recent deals and show us how she was able to make 30 to 60% returns, while helping several homeowners get past some difficult setbacks and get current with their mortgage payments.
Wylea also hosts a local meet up group: "Grand Rapids Note Closers - Wine & Notes for Self Directed IRA Real Estate Investors". They'll be meeting this Wednesday, May 8th, from 6 to 9pm at the Cascade Winery, 4665 Broadmoor, Kentwood, MI 49512.
I know you're going to enjoy hearing Wylea's story of how she got started investing in real estate and ended up realizing the benefits of investing in notes. You can contact her by phone, email, or her website: