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Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast

Exciting, informative. Every Monday, your host Brian Hamrick interviews real world real estate investors and industry professionals to discuss topics, tips, and techniques designed to make you a more confident and successful rental property owner and real estate investor. Guests include buy and hold investors, flippers, wholesalers, property managers, brokers, legal advisors, insurance providers, mortgage brokers—you name it, we’re talking to some of the top names in the business.
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Dec 27, 2021

Today we’re going to talk about short sales. This is a technique that’s used to work with a lender to get them to allow the sale of a property for less than the balance owed. Successfully negotiating a short sale can provide a lot of upside value for investors, but it also takes knowledge and skill.

Nicole Espinosa is known as The Short Sale Queen. She has closed thousands of short sale transactions successfully and continues to process hundreds a month for clients nationwide. She’s also the best-selling author of “Short Sales Uncensored” and is the leading short sale expert based out of Dallas, Texas.

Today Nicole is going to take us through the short sale process from A to Z. We’ll discuss why a borrower would consider selling their home on a short sale, and the conversation Nicole’s team might have to convince them this is the best option. We’ll talk about the banks and how to determine if you’ve connected with the right person who can help keep the process moving. Nicole also works with many investors, and she shares a recent scenario that helped them acquire a property for less than it’s current value.

Nicole also talks about the team she’s built out and the systems they use to expedite the short sale process. We also discuss the wave of foreclosures she sees on the horizon due to the forbearance periods ending from the foreclosure and eviction moratoriums.

Having the knowledge of short sales is an incredible tool that you should have in your investor tool kit. Nicole does a great job of making it as understandable as possible, and I know you’ll get a lot of value from listening to this episode.

You can find out more about Nicole through her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheShortSaleQueen

Or through her website: https://thessqueen.com

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, now offering a $250 per unit project allowance to new clients in West Michigan. Text "Green250" to 21000, or visit them at https://www.livegreenlocal.com/.

And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and Medicare benefits. Visit https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com/ to learn more.

Dec 20, 2021

One of the biggest challenges both new and seasoned investors encounter in rental property investing is completing a successful rehab project. There are many ways a project can go wrong and blow your budget.

My guest today is going to talk us through the do’s and don’ts of a successful rehab and share tips on how to save money on renovations.

Van Sturgeon is an experienced entrepreneur, developer, general contractor, and rehabber who owns over 1,000 properties across North America. He’s passionate about helping homeowners and investors overcome their fears of house renovations and he loves to help people reach their goals.

Today, Van is going to share the improvements he makes that have the highest return on investment, how to find and negotiate with trusted contractors, and why you need to have a payment schedule and a plan in place before you begin. Van will also take us through a recent rehab project on a multifamily property where he invested $15,000 per door in improvements to double his rental income.

I know you’re going to get a lot of valuable information out of today’s conversation. You can find out more about Van’s rehab tips through his website: https://vansturgeon.com

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, now offering a $250 per unit project allowance to new clients in West Michigan. Text "Green250" to 21000, or visit them at https://www.livegreenlocal.com/.

And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and Medicare benefits. Visit https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com/ to learn more.

Dec 13, 2021

My guest today is implementing the skills he learned in the Army as a member of the elite 75th Ranger Regiment to scale his wholesaling business to 6 figures while maintaining his W-2 job.

Dan Austin is the owner of INW Properties, a completely virtual company primarily focused on the acquisition of small multi-family and single-family homes. They wholesale, flip, and BRRRR their own deals and currently hold a portfolio of 25 doors.

Today, Dan and I discuss what it means to be ‘elite’ and push for the best outcome in business. Dan talks about several pivotal actions he took to find success in real estate investing—from the decisive conversation he had with a co-worker that led to his first two student housing rentals, to the decision he and his partner made to start their own business and find training and mentorship to ensure its success.

You’ll also learn how Dan built a virtual company, who he has on his team, and the incentivization structure that led to more deal flow. I know you’ll enjoy this conversation with Dan. You can find out more about him on Instagram @investormandan, or his podcast “Collecting Keys Podcast".

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, Now offering a $250 Per Unit Project Allowance to New Clients in West Michigan.

Text "Green250" to 21000, or visit them on the web at:

https://www.livegreenlocal.com

And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and Medicare benefits.

https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

Dec 6, 2021

My guest today has over a decade of experience in the real estate industry acquiring, flipping, developing, and financing over $350 million in real estate.

After using private money to finance his own deals, Ruben Izgelov saw the innovation desperately needed in the private lending space and decided to spearhead it by co-founding We Lend, LLC, a private lending platform.

Today we’re going to discuss private lending, how it works, and why you might consider it for acquiring your own deals.  You’ll also learn more about Capital Markets and Secondary Markets and their appetite for purchasing private loans.  Ruben also discusses why being a private lender is more lucrative than being in the fix & flip business, and hear many examples of the types of loans We Lend has produced.

I know you’re going to learn a lot about lending and the private money world from this conversation with Ruben.  You can find out more about Ruben and We Lend, LLC on any social media platform @WeLendLLC, or website  https://www.welendllc.com

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, Now offering a $250 Per Unit Project Allowance to New Clients in West Michigan.

Text "Green250" to 21000, or visit them on the web at:

https://www.livegreenlocal.com

 

And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits.

https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

Nov 29, 2021

My guest today has closed over 850 deals over the past 7 years.  He’s tried many different strategies, and noticed something very strange while he was in the process of building a real estate business that was doing 25 deals a month.  What he realized was that the money he was making was not the money that was ending up in his pocket.  Instead, that money was going right back out the door, with very little cashflow or profit to show for all his efforts.

Now I’m sure many of us have found ourselves in the same situation.  David Richter saw this as an opportunity to help businesses see where their money really goes.  He’s since helped real estate companies completely turn around, from going out of business to building real cash reserves by using a method called the “Profit First Cash Flow System”.

David’s goal is to completely transform the Real Estate Industry when it comes to how real estate investors view their finances.  Today David is going to help us achieve true financial clarity and freedom and show us how to stop living deal to deal.

You can find out more about David by reading his new book “Profit First For Real Estate Investing”, available on amazon.com.  You can also contact him through his website: https://simplecfosolutions.com

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, Now offering a $250 Per Unit Project Allowance to New Clients in West Michigan.

Text "Green250" to 21000, or visit them on the web at:

https://www.livegreenlocal.com

And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits.

https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

Nov 22, 2021

My guest today has a very unconventional background and unique path to success.  She started as a single mom at the age of 16 living in subsidized housing.  Somewhere along the way she became a real estate investor and now controls a $65 Million Real Estate Portfolio built with “Other People’s Money”.

Edna Keep also left a lucrative career as a financial advisor to invest full time in long-term, buy & hold, rental apartment buildings.  She’s also a successful author, teacher, and real estate investment expert.

Today Edna is going to discuss her early training with Robert Kiyosaki, the importance of having the right coach, why she refuses to live ‘within her means’, and her transition from investing in single family homes and condos to value-add multifamily.

Edna also goes into detail on when & how to ask for seller financing, and why that can be beneficial to the seller as well.

I know you’re going to enjoy this conversation with Edna.  You can find out more about her through her website:  https://ednakeep.com

You can also view Edna's 25 minute webinar here: https://ednakeep.com/90daysto5k

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, Now offering a $250 Per Unit Project Allowance to New Clients in West Michigan.

Text "Green250" to 21000, or visit them on the web at:

https://www.livegreenlocal.com

And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits.

https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

 

Nov 15, 2021

Tiffany and Josh High are self-made real estate entrepreneurs based in Columbus, Ohio.  They’ve built a business acquiring and transforming residential real estate properties into high performing assets or flips and have closed hundreds of wholesales and rehab deals.  They’ve also built an active rental portfolio and coach real estate entrepreneurs on their systems of success.

Today Tiffany and Josh are going to discuss how they scale their business by delegating tasks, lowering lead costs and overhead, all while increasing their bottom-line profits.

You’ll learn how they onboard, manage and lead a lean mean sales team to produce millions in revenue, what led them to quit six-figure jobs, how it took six months and a loss of $100,000 before they made their first profit, and how Tiffany partnered with a Virtual Assistant company in Pakistan that allows investors to quickly streamline and copy her systems.

Tiffany also shares a story from the lowest point of their investing career when they thought they’d have to move in with her parents, and their one decision that immediately netted them over $200,000.  We’ll also discuss how they made $80,000 wholesaling a deal with one phone call.

I know you’re going to get incredible value from today’s conversation.  You can find out more about Tiffany and Josh and their systems through their website:  https://tiffanyandjoshhigh.com

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, Now offering a $250 Per Unit Project Allowance to New Clients in West Michigan.

Text "Green250" to 21000, or visit them on the web at:

https://www.livegreenlocal.com

And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits.

https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

 

Nov 8, 2021

We have some incredibly powerful information to share with you today on disruptive forces and trends that will be dramatically altering the course of real estate investing for the next ten years, and I’m so excited to have Neal Bawa back on the show to share it with us.

For those of you who don’t know Neal, he is considered the Mad Scientist of Multifamily, and I’ve been following Neal and his companies Grocapitus and Multifamily University for years because he takes data science, statistics, and technological advancements and in an amazing and exciting way forecasts trends that very few investors are paying attention to.

So prepare yourself for a fascinating conversation, because Neal is going to take us through several disruptive trends that are going to change the way people live and invest.  We’ll be discussing Hybrid Work and how we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg in people working from home and companies allowing them to do so.

You’ll also learn about Tokenization and Smart Contracts, and how this will allow investors to buy and sell real estate much like they do stocks or cryptocurrency.  It will also lead to a dramatic decrease in the number of syndicators over the next 10 years.

Neal also touches on several other powerful forces that will have a massive impact on investing, such as Suburbanization and the growth of tertiary markets outside Primary Metros, Augmented Reality, Staycations, and 15-minute cities.

I know you’re going to get huge value from today’s episode.  You can find out more about Neal by googling “Neal Bawa”, or going to https://multifamilyu.com

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area.

https://www.livegreenlocal.com

And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits.

https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

 

 

Nov 1, 2021

My guest today is an investor and coach with a focus on buying and selling vacant land. 

Brent Bowers has over 8 years of service in the Army and he’s the owner of The Land Sharks, a real estate investment company that helps people generate passive income through vacant land.

Today we’re going to take a close look at this asset class to determine how you, too, can profit.  Brent will take us through his first land acquisition for $285 that he wholesaled for $5,000.  We’ll discuss how he sources the deals, how he profits, and how he finds investors to partner with him.

Brent also discusses the mindset shifts that have helped him 10X his profit and are propelling him to seek out more rejection while going after larger land acquisitions.  Brent also shares the incredible opportunity that all veterans have access to – using VA loans to acquire real estate.

I know you’re going to enjoy this conversation with Brent.  You can find out more about him through his websites: 

https://www.thelandsharks.com

https://www.wholesalinginc.com

and his youtube channel:  Brent Bowers

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area.

https://www.livegreenlocal.com

And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits.

https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

Oct 30, 2021

Spend the Night with me in a Haunted House!

Welcome to Part 2 of our Halloween Series on Haunted Houses, Apparitions, Paranormal Experiences, and the Roommates who don’t pay rent & can’t be evicted.

In part one (episode #251) you were introduced to a retired reverend who has been experiencing paranormal activity and communicating with the dead since his near-death experience at the age of 5. You also met several of his paranormal research assistants and heard their stories as well.

Today, we’re going to take you on a ghost hunting adventure to a haunted house in the historic district of Bay City Michigan.  You'll find out the strange reasons we were brought there in the first place, how the homeowner was almost pushed off a ladder by a ghost, and what happened that night after 2 A.M. that is so strange, and so hard to explain, that I can't wait to share it with you.

If you're experiencing paranormal activity in your home, rental property, or place of business, you can contact Reverend Hunter through his publisher at https://thunderbaypressmichigan.com

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area.

https://www.livegreenlocal.com

And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits.

https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

Oct 28, 2021

Welcome to our Special Halloween Edition with hair-raising stories about Haunted Houses, Apparitions, Paranormal Experiences, and the Roommates Who Don't Pay Rent, and Can't Be Evicted. We did something similar 3 years ago on EP#94 and it was one of my favorite all-time episodes.  Today we go even deeper into paranormal phenomenon and I know you're going to love this incredibly thrilling episode!

I recorded so many great stories that I had to break them up into two episodes:  In Part One you'll meet a group of Paranormal Researchers and the Retired Reverend who has brought them together.  In Part 2 you'll get to accompany me to a Real-Life Haunted House in Bay City Michigan.

I want to warn you that some of these stories will frighten you, and some may even terrify you.  If you're easily scared or prone to nightmares, then this is not the episode for you.  Aside from the sound effects I've added in, everything you're about to hear is the actual professed experiences of the people involved.  These are real people, with real stories of paranormal events that can't be explained, and are even harder to understand.

If you own a home, rental property, or business that is haunted or experiencing paranormal activity, then Reverend Hunter would like to hear from you.  You can contact him through his publisher at Thunder Bay Press:

https://thunderbaypressmichigan.com/contact

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area.

https://www.livegreenlocal.com

And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits.

https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

Oct 25, 2021

My guest today is passionate about helping families build wealth and passive income streams through real estate investing and living a life by design.

Jennifer Beadles is an investor and investment-focused real estate broker specializing in value-add properties. She owns just under 250 units across five different states. With 14 years of experience in the real estate industry, Jennifer has many investing strategies, including the BRRR method, value-add multifamily, build-to-rent, supported living, private lending, and investing out-of-state

Today Jennifer goes into detail on two of those strategies and shares how they’ve allowed her and her husband to travel several months a year while maintaining passive cash flow.  First, we discuss Supported Living and why it can be more lucrative than market rate housing, while actually reducing the amount of management and expenses you’d typically find in traditional rental properties.

We’ll also discuss Jennifer’s “Build-to-Rent” strategy of building 3 to 4 bedroom duplexes that cashflow and are worth more than the acquisition and construction costs.  There are several exit strategies with this method, including cash-out refinance, holding as a rental, or condo-ing and selling off at a profit.

Jennifer shares many incredible tips that could help you see your investment strategy in a completely new way.  You can find out more about Jennifer and her coaching services through her website: https://addictedtoroi.com

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area.

https://www.livegreenlocal.com

And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits.

https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

 

 

Oct 18, 2021

Today we’re going to talk with an investor who got his start right out of college investing in challenging properties in difficult neighborhoods.  He lost time and money on his first several deals, but kept on going to become a successful long-term investor.

Yusef Alexander is a Real Estate Industry Thought Leader with more than 27 years of working-class, real estate industry experience.  He serves as VP & Chief business Development Officer at Real Estate Asset Partners and is involved in acquisitions, property management, leasing operations, and sales and marketing.

Today Yusef shares his real estate investing trajectory, from his early days in Los Angeles investing in marginalized neighborhoods, to Arizona, Chicago, and the Southern States where he’s been investing in apartment communities.   We’ll discuss how he enters a new market and creates ‘on-the-ground momentum’.  We’ll also talk about the emotional aspect of investing and it’s up’s & down’s, as well as the philosophy that keeps Yusef’s career in equilibrium.

I know you're going to gain a lot of knowledge from todays conversation.  You can contact Yusef by email: yusef@reap.capital

and website: https://reap.capital

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area.

https://www.livegreenlocal.com

And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits.

https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

 

 

Oct 11, 2021

Today we’re going to take a look at the Affordable Housing Crisis in the U.S. and how this will become increasingly important to renters and rental property owners in the coming years.  Construction and labor costs have risen to a point where current prices and rents may not justify the expense of building new supply, yet the demand for housing is growing and creating a lack of affordable housing for many people.

My guests today have positioned themselves to be part of the solution.  Nick Earls and Eric DiNicola are full-time real estate investors, developers, and founders of Winterspring Capital, a private equity firm based out of Boston, MA. 

Nick and Eric have over $100 Million in past and current assets under their belts and focus on several types of multifamily investment and development strategies.  Currently they have both an affordable housing development in progress, as well as a $25 Million market-rate 32-unit luxury condo development in Boston.

We’ll also discuss the importance of having a High-Net Worth Investor or group to partner with in order to acquire the best financing from lending institutions.  Nick and Eric also discuss the political and public process they go through in the pre-development phase and share tips on how to react when dealing with aggressive input and feedback from the NIMBY crowd.

Nick and Eric have a lot of incredible development wisdom to share in this episode.  You can find out more about them through their website: https://winterspringcapital.com

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area.

https://www.livegreenlocal.com

And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits.

https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

 

 

Oct 4, 2021

We’re going to talk about some fun alternative asset classes today that will expand your thinking about what really constitutes rental property.

My guest today started his career in sports medicine and spent four summers with the Buffalo Bills as an athletic trainer.  It didn’t take him long to realize that he loved business and wanted to become an entrepreneur.

Jeff Gebhart started flipping single family rentals and then pivoted to buying commercial properties in West Michigan.  His company FNG Properties currently owns roughly $3 Million in Michigan real estate and is a limited partner in over $25 Million in multifamily nationally.

And here’s the fun part… Jeff is also an executive for Silver Lake Management Company, which operates four Craig’s Cruisers, Silver Lake Chicken Shack, Jellystone Campground, Dunes Express Hotel, and the new Billy Bones Best Ever Wings in Grandville, Michigan.  Jeff is also a partner in Locked 460 Escape Rooms and the bass player for the locally famous Rocket Fuel Haulers, the unofficial #2 best cover band in Michigan.

Jeff is going to discuss each business model and how it relates to real estate investing, along with the ethos of fun, due diligence and customer service he brings to each endeavor.  You’ll also learn how Jeff and his team realized they were in the restaurant business, even though they considered themselves to be in the ‘fun’ business.  We’ll also talk about choosing your customer, maximizing your efficiency, and why multifamily real estate and passive investing outperform most other assets.

This is a super fun conversation that I know you’re going to enjoy.  You can contact Jeff through email at jeff@craigscruisers.com

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area.

https://www.livegreenlocal.com

And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits.

https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

Sep 27, 2021

Hello and welcome to episode #300!  This is a big number for us here on the Rental Property Owner and Real Estate Investor Show, and I want to thank all of you for being such an incredible and receptive audience.

To celebrate, I thought we’d invite back two early guests, so we can check in with them to see how their investing has progressed over the years, and how joining professional organizations like the RPOA have catapulted their investing strategies into new and more lucrative asset classes.

When we first talked with Jeremy and Melanie Garcia on episode #125, they were just getting started through house-hacking, flipping, and rehabbing in Muskegon, Michigan.  That was three years ago, and they now have bought and sold over 65 properties, quit their full-time jobs, and entered into the Airbnb space. 

Today we’re going to discuss the lessons they’ve learned in scaling their flipping business, why they’ve only worked with hard-money lenders, the aggressive paydown strategies they have to achieve passive cashflow, wraparound mortgages and reverse-engineering their business to achieve the lifestyle they dream of.

We’ll also discuss the multifamily property they recently acquired and the number one thing they did to boost net operating income, as well as their Airbnb strategy and how they differentiate their properties from other short-term rentals.

I know you’re going to enjoy this conversation with Jeremy and Melanie, and gain some tips on how to accelerate your investing business.  You can find out more about them through their website:  www.staymuskegon.com and find out more about the Short Term Rental Association at:  https://www.shorttermrentalassoc.com

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area.

https://www.livegreenlocal.com

And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits.

https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

 

 

 

Sep 20, 2021

Today we’re going to talk about one of my favorite topics – demographics.  Specifically, how Generation Z is going to amplify the trends that millennials have already established, such as delaying marriage and living with their friends into their 30’s. 

It pays to understand these trends and the disruption they create in the traditional rental housing market.  Concepts such as Shared Housing and Coliving are being monetized by savvy investors who see this as a lasting and lucrative trend.

My guest today is one of those investors.  Johnny Wolff has roots in Silicon Valley and is the CEO and Founder of HomeRoom Coliving, which is one of the fastest growing coliving companies in the United States.

Today Johnny is going to compare and contrast the Millenial and Gen Z demographics and explain the minimum and maximum technology and services they expect to encounter when renting.  Johnny will share the app he uses to create 3D tours, floor plans and dimensions of his properties, and the way he conducts his virtual tours and video interviews.

We’ll also talk about the type of property that works well for coliving, and how Johnny maximizes the space by adding bedrooms in order to increase rent income per square foot.

If you’re looking for ways to add upside value to the traditional rental housing model, then you definitely want to hear how Johnny is increasing net income by over 30%.  You can find out more about Johnny and HomeRoom Coliving through email: johnny@livehomeroom.com or website: https://livehomeroom.com

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area.

https://www.livegreenlocal.com

And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits.

https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

Sep 13, 2021

My guest today is a successful entrepreneur and real estate investor who hosts the excellent podcast called “Street Smart Success”.

Roger Becker is also a great guy and is not afraid to share the ups & downs of the deals he’s done, which include single family, commercial properties, and a rent-controlled multifamily in San Francisco.

Today Roger goes where very few investors care to travel --- he’ll be sharing some of the more painful investments he made and the lessons he learned from them.  He’ll discuss the duplex he house hacked and how he was barely able to pay the mortgage each month.  We’ll also talk about the 100% loss he experienced on a commercial office and retail property when he partnered with someone that seemed to know what they were doing but didn’t.

Roger will also go into detail on the 5-unit Rent Controlled Multifamily he acquired in San Francisco, and why he had to sell it when he realized that the tenants would never move out and allow him to increase rents to market rate.  We’ll also discuss the difficult decision he faced to condo-ize the building, and how the next investor he sold it to did just that and faced the wrath of the neighbors, city, and media.

I know you’re going to enjoy listening to Roger’s stories and learning from his sometimes painful experiences.  You can contract Roger through email: roger@streetsmartsuccess.com

And be sure to check out his excellent podcast “Street Smart Success”.

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area.

https://www.livegreenlocal.com

And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits.

https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

Sep 6, 2021

Across the United States, Security Deposits tie up over $45 Billion dollars a year in non-interest-bearing accounts, and neither the landlord or the renter benefits from these funds while they’re just sitting there.  The security deposit is meant to protect the landlord from any damages caused by the renter, but often when it comes to serious damage the landlord will have to take the tenant to court to get paid and often does not recoup the time, money and effort that this process requires.

There is an alternative to security deposits that some states are just beginning to recognize as legal.  The concept of Security Deposit Insurance has been gaining momentum over the past several years, and my guest today is going to explain how it works to the landlord and renter’s benefit.

Paraag Sarva is the co-founder of Rhino, the leading security deposit insurance provider in the U.S. and he’s spent 10 years as a landlord in the New York metro area with over 250 units.

Today we’re going to discuss the disruptive nature of Security Deposit Insurance, how it works, the costs and benefits, and whether or not you or your property manager can provide this at your properties.

You can contact Paraag and find out more about Rhino Security Deposit Insurance by going to https://www.sayrhino.com

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area.

https://www.livegreenlocal.com

And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits.

https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

Aug 30, 2021

In order to understand how to structure an investment opportunity for your potential investors, you need to be clear on how the cash flow and profit will be distributed.  This is called a Waterfall, and there always seems to be quite a bit of confusion as to what that actually means and how to convey it.

My friend Paul Moore recently wrote an in-depth article on Commercial Real Estate Waterfalls and I immediately contacted him to see if he’d share this valuable information with our listeners.

You may have heard Paul previously on this show talking about both apartment investing and self-storage.  He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Wellings Capital and has completed over 85 real estate investments and exits.

Today Paul discusses the meaning of Preferred Return, Cash-On-Cash Return, Cumulative Return, and Internal Rate of Return v.s. Annualized Return.  We discuss different deal structures and whether or not the sponsor/General Partner should receive a ‘Catch-up’.  These are all terms you need to understand and carefully consider when structuring your deals, and they can make a big difference in the profit you and your investors receive.

Paul shares a lot of wisdom in this episode and you’ll definitely benefit from understanding these terms no matter what type of investor you happen to be.  You can find out more about Paul and access his report on waterfalls through his website: https://www.wellingscapital.com

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area.

https://www.livegreenlocal.com

And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits.

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Aug 23, 2021

My guest today believes that the Best Time to Buy Real Estate was 20 Years ago, but the next best time is NOW. 

Joe DiSanto built a multi-million-dollar post-production company, produced critically acclaimed films and Emmy-winning TV show, all while investing millions of dollars in real estate.  Joe semi-retired at the age of 43, and now he’s sharing his lifetime of fiscal know-how through his company Play Louder, which helps people increase their net worth and strategize their plan for the future.

Today Joe shares the process he went through to acquire and build out two separate commercial office conversion projects for his company’s use.  He utilized an SBA loan that he acquired through Lehman Brothers just before they collapsed at the start of the Great Recession.  He also talks about the General Contractor challenges he had on his second property and the huge cost overruns that he had to mitigate himself.

Along the way we’ll discuss hydraulic car stackers that helped him add 4,500 sq. ft. to his office space, the two Emmy’s he won, and the HBO documentary series he produced with Dave Grohl from Nirvana and the Foo Fighters.

Joe DiSanto is a fractional CFO and consultant to small businesses and high-income individuals. He also founded the blog Play Louder, which serves as an invaluable resource to help individuals and business owners increase their net worth and plan better for their future.
 
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Check out some of Play Louder’s most popular content…
 
The Financial Planning Process: Your Route to Financial Independence!
 
How to Incorporate Yourself to Save Money (and Protect Your Assets)
 
How to Make Your Money Work for You: 7 Modern Methods for Investing in “The Market”
 
Top 5 Personal Bookkeeping Software Options: Personal Capital vs Mint vs Quicken vs Money Dance vs Countabout
 
Fundrise vs DiversyFund vs CrowdStreet: The Best Sites for Crowdfunded Real Estate Investing
 
Acorns vs Robinhood vs Webull vs M1 Finance: Which One is the Best?
 
 
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Get a grip on your finances with Personal Budgeting Basics!
 
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Analyze your Real Estate Investments like a pro!

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area.

https://www.livegreenlocal.com

And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits.

https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

Aug 16, 2021

One of the most lucrative ways to invest in real estate is to find an underperforming, tired multifamily property and bring it back to life through better management, renovations, and capital improvements.  I’ve done this myself many times and have added exponential value to the property and investment.

My guest today is going to share with us the five most important steps you must follow when renovating a multifamily apartment property.  He’s also going to tell you what to look for in an investment sponsor if you’d prefer to invest passively in these types of opportunities.

Ken Gee is the founder and managing partner of KRI Partners and the KRI group of companies.  He has over 24 years of real estate, banking, private equity transaction, and principal investing experience.  He’s also been involved with transactions valued at over $2 Billion dollars.

Today Ken’s going to take us through the five most important steps his team takes when acquiring and improving a multifamily apartment project, the importance of understanding the market you’re investing in, the amenities he likes to add, and why you should wait at least 30 days before beginning any improvements.

We’ll also discuss the three things you should look for in a sponsor you might invest with passively, including their track record and the way they prioritize their investors.

Ken shares a lot of valuable information and experience in today’s conversation.  You can find out more about Ken by reading his free ebook at https://www.kripartners.com/ebook/ or email at kgee@kripartners.com

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area.

https://www.livegreenlocal.com

And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits.

https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

Aug 9, 2021

If you’re in the business of syndication and raising money from high-net worth investors, it’s good to know where to find your ideal investor.  One of the worst-kept secrets is that doctors and dentists fall into this category, and you need to know how best to approach them with your opportunities.

My guest today is a Neurosurgeon out of Houston, Texas who just released a book called “Prescribing Real Estate: A Doctor’s Guide to Commercial Real Estate”

Masaki Oishi is a Medical Doctor, and Ph.D and the founder of MarketSpace Capital who specializes in introducing medical professionals to the commercial real estate investment world.

Today, Masaki is going to help us understand the mindset of a busy medical professional and how he applies transparency and data to get them excited about his opportunities.  We’ll also discuss the types of commercial assets he acquires and the typical returns he targets.

You can contact Masaki through www.marketspacecapital.com or social media.

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area.

https://www.livegreenlocal.com

And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits.

https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

Aug 2, 2021

Is the United States the best place to invest in Real Estate?  What if you want to find opportunities in other countries?  Is that even possible?

What about investors from other countries who want to invest in the United States?  What are their options?

My guest today helps her clients overcome obstacles and navigate businesses and investments across borders so that they can invest, live, work and play – anywhere.

Lauren Cohen is also a serial entrepreneur, International Lawyer, Realtor, and Cross-Border Expert.  Today she’s going to illuminate the process and considerations you must be aware of when investing across borders. We’ll discuss some of the popular countries where many of her clients are investing, and the tax and entity considerations international investors should familiarize themselves with.  Lauren makes it clear that it is worth investing in an attorney, CPA, and advisors who can help you make the right decisions that won’t come back to haunt you later on.

You can find out more about Lauren through her podcast “Investing Across Borders” and contact her through email: founder@ecouncilglobal.com.

And here is the code & link to her free e-book “Real Estate Investing Across Borders:

http://bit.ly/REAcrossBorders

Coupon code: REI4FREE

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area.

https://www.livegreenlocal.com

And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits.

https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

Jul 26, 2021

When my guest today first moved to the United States, he did not yet know how to speak English.  When he received his degree in Pharmacy, he ended up leaving a secure job to become an entrepreneur.  And when he began building his Multi-Million Dollar Rental Portfolio, he started with only $8 Thousand Dollars.

Since then, Ketan Patel has raised over $10 Million for multifamily syndication, grown a senior care business by a factor of three in just two years, and is a successful High-Performance Coach who helps motivated real estate entrepreneurs create more income and impact by aligning their thoughts, emotions and actions.

Today Ketan and I Role-Play the conversations he might typically have with a high-net worth but overworked Doctor.  You’ll see first-hand the persuasion and influence techniques Ketan employs to educate me on the concept of real estate investing, the risk-reward of real estate, building rapport, and getting to the close.  You’ll also learn the key questions Ketan asks a high-net worth investor in order to understand their goals and dreams.

All Real Estate Investing involves some degree of salesmanship and the need to understand persuasion and influence.  The better you understand this, the more successful you’ll be in the long-run.  Ketan definitely brings this all to the forefront during today’s conversation.

You can find out more at www.ketanpatel.com

Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area.

https://www.livegreenlocal.com

And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits.

https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

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