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EP183 The Teacher who Transitioned into Multifamily and raised over $10 Million from Private Investors with Todd Dexheimer

Todd Dexheimer is a former teacher who has been investing in real estate since 2008. He's accomplished over 200 flips and currently controls over $15 million in Apartments and Multifamily. Today, Todd is going to share how he's managed to grow his portfolio so quickly, and what he's done to raise over $10 million in private equity. Todd is also the host of the "Pillars of Wealth Creation" Podcast where he interviews successful business leaders. He's also the principal owner of Venture D...


EP182 New Construction & How to be a Residential & Commercial Real Estate Developer and Real Estate Strategist with Bradley Hartwell

Today we're going to talk about New Construction & what it takes to be a Real Estate Developer. A lot of people think this is an exciting and rewarding career - but is it? My guest today is going to help us figure that out. Bradley Hartwell is the Founder and Real Estate Strategist with North Town Real Estate, a West Michigan Real Estate firm specializing in acquisition, brokerage, consulting, and development of residential and commercial properties. He's also a Professor of Real Estate...


EP181 The Pro's & Pitfalls of Mobile Home Park Investing with Kevin Bupp

Today we're going to talk about Mobile Home Park Investing with a renowned expert on the subject. Many of you know Kevin Bupp from his popular podcast "Real Estate Investing For Cashflow". Kevin is a serial entrepreneur with over $100 Million in transactions, including apartments, single family homes, office buildings, raw land, condos, and his favorite, mobile home parks. Today Kevin is going to tell us how a lunch meeting turned him into a Mobile Home Park Investor, how this asset class...


EP180 Fighting to Save Teardown Homes in Kalamazoo with the stars of HGTV's "Gritty To Pretty", Jeremy Cole & Ramon Huerta

One of the bonuses of attending the RPOA's Annual Conference this past February, is that everyone had the opportunity to enjoy a special Q&A session with Jeremy Cole & Ramon Huerta. If you don't know who these guys are, you soon will. They're the stars of "Gritty To Pretty", an HGTV show that was just about to air its 2nd episode on the DIY Network, and has since been picked up for a full season by HGTV - which they are currently shooting. Jeremy & Ramon are both passionate about...


EP179 Applying Data Science to Markets, Multifamily, and Property Management with Anna Myers

Anna Myers acquired her first 500 Multifamily units in 2018, and another 300 units in 2019 (so far). Today we're going to find out how she's been able to grow her portfolio so quickly through her systematic approach to analyzing markets and opportunities, as well as her ability to create pivotal & strategic partnerships. From single-mother, to surviving the tech market crash of 2000, to becoming a small business owner and eventually the Vice President of Grocapitus, Anna has always relied...


EP178 Avoiding Nightmare Residents through Proper Tenant Screening, with DJ Newman & Grand Slam Investigations

One of the biggest fears landlords and rental property owners have is nightmare residents. I'm talking about tenants who seem okay at first, but then decide they're not going to pay rent, damage your property, and cost you thousands of dollars trying to evict them and clean up their mess. How can we avoid this problem? Well, the best answer is proper tenant screening. But not everyone understands what the best practices are, or even how to go about it. Today, I'm talking with DJ Newman,...


EP177 How He Builds Confidence, Credibility & Rapport with Sellers while Day-Trading Real Estate with Larry Goins

Larry Goins is a visionary, entrepreneur, real estate investor, and educator. He's been investing in real estate for over 30 years, and has previously served as the president of the Metrolina Real Estate Investors Association in Charlotte, North Carolina. Today, Larry is not only going to share details on his Real Estate Day-Trading system, he's also going to show exactly how he builds Confidence, Credibility, and Rapport with Sellers. He'll take us through real-life conversations to...


EP176 House Hacking, Property Management, Vacation Rentals, and how she applies her Social Work background to managing her Businesses with Chelsea Roelofs

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...


EP175 Owning & Managing Student Housing Rental Property with Jared Behrens

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...


EP174 Note Buying Expert Panel Discussion and Q&A with Sue Nelson, Gene Chandler, & Kyle Zimpleman

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...


EP173 How to Acquire REO's and Foreclosures before they hit the market by Purchasing The Note with Wylea Griggs

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...


EP172 How He Grew from a 2-Unit to 640 Units, all in His Own Backyard with Jason Pero

Jason Pero bought his first duplex in 2001 and never looked back. He quickly acquired more units, started a management company, and left his W-2 job by 2012. He now owns over 650 Units that he manages through his company, Pero Real Estate, located in Erie Pennsylvania. Jason recently completed his first syndication of 86 units and is going to share with us how he structures his deals for investors. We'll also learn how & why he prefers to acquire properties in his own backyard,...


EP171 Legalized Marijuana & Your Investment Property: Expert Q&A with Justin Wheeler

With the recent legalization of marijuana in Michigan and other states around the country, many real estate investors and landlords have been wondering what this means for their investment property. Are tenants now able to smoke marijuana in their units? Do we need to change our leases to accommodate this new law? Can we get in trouble if we evict a tenant for smoking marijuana? How can we as investors profit from this new law? How do we identify these new opportunities? At the recent...


EP170 How He's Finding Multiple Off-Market Opportunities with Patrick Spitzley

If you're looking for opportunities in today's hot market, and chasing after those that are listed on the MLS by realtors or brokers, chances are you're experiencing a great deal of competition and frustration. My guest today has managed to avoid that agony by finding off-market deals. Of his last 20 acquisitions, he's only gone through the MLS one time. That's 19 off-market deals that he's been able to find in the past year! Today, Patrick Spitzley is going to take us through his most...


EP169 The Language Of Land - Finding, Funding & Profiting from Lots & Unimproved Land with Jack Bosch

Jack Bosch owns rental houses, commercial properties and even large apartment communities. However, Jack's main passion is for buying and selling Lots and Unimproved Land. Jack and his wife began investing in land back in 2002, and it took them only 18 months to make over $1 Million dollars. Now Jack is known as "The Land Guy", and he teaches his strategies to investors all over the world. Today he's going to tell us how he finds, funds, and profits from buying land. Jack is also the #1...


EP168 Can This Mastermind Group Help Him Fix His Rehabbing & Flipping Business Model? With Ramond Harris II, Patrick Spitzley, and Justin Workman

I met Ramond Harris II at the RPOA's Annual Conference last month, and after hearing his story I knew that we needed to record a podcast immediately. You see, Ramond is seemingly a successful Detroit-based wholesaler, rehabber & flipper. But there was something wrong with his business model, and he was trying to figure out how to fix it. So I invited Patrick Spitzley and Justin Workman, two experienced rehabbers and Friends of the Show, to join us for a Mastermind Session, in which we...


EP167 Demographics, Trends, and Technologies that are Shaping the Future of Real Estate Investing with Linda Liberatore

As Rental Property Owners and Landlords, we need to be aware of the changing demographics, trends, and technologies that are shaping the future of Real Estate Investing, especially when it comes to the impact of Millenials and Generation Z on our businesses. Linda Liberatore speaks on these topics all over the country and is the Founder & CEO of Secure Pay One, a company dedicated to Landlord Empowerment. She's also the author of the bestselling books: "Landlord's Secrets", "My Landlord...


EP166 Rental Property Maintenance, Contractors, and Dealing with City Inspections with Amanda Szabo & Tom Harrold

Hiring Contractors, handling Maintenance issues and dealing with City Inspections are a reality of owning residential rental property. The level of efficiency and quality employed in handling these issues can either add huge value or create huge problems for your investment properties. It can be helpful to understand the best practices employed by the professionals in our industry to make sure we're following the rules and not wasting money. That's why today's conversation is a must listen...


EP165 Making Your Money When You Buy and the Three Rules of Investing in Multifamily with Joseph Gozlan

Joseph Gozlan is a Multifamily Investment Specialist with a portfolio of over 500 units in strong secondary markets in Texas. He's also a former lieutenant in the Israeli Defense Force and has over 17 years of leadership experiences in the software industry, which helped him sharpen his business and analytical skills as well as his "big picture" perspective. Joseph is also a fascinating guy with a lot of great real estate wisdom to share. In today's conversation Joseph takes us through his...


EP164 Real Estate Investor Tax Update and Opportunity Zones with Duane Culver

Last year we saw the passage of the Trump Administration's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which created opportunities for investors and small business owners to lower the amount of taxes owed. However, there were still some outstanding questions that needed to be answered. Luckily we have Duane Culver back on the show today to shed some light on those lingering questions and how they apply to your 2018 tax preparation. Duane is a CPA and President of Culver CPA Group. Today he'll give us the...