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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, off-market,...


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 RPOA...


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...


EP163 Building Rapport with Sellers, Finding Off-Market Deals, and Impressing Your Investors with Sterling White

My guest today started investing in Real Estate by buying and selling over 100 single family homes before transitioning into multifamily. Within 3 years he went from owning zero to 300 units across the country! Sterling White is an investor and business owner on a mission to make the world a better place through principled and efficient real estate investment. He's also helped other investors raise money for their deals and attract private money through a software platform he co-developed...


Special 'Gritty to Pretty' Announcement and Annual Conference Update

In this quick update, Jeremy Cole and I share an important announcement about two events you don't want to miss: First off, today (Thursday, February 21, 2019) is the first day of the RPOA's Annual FREE Conference & Expo, and there will be a special Q&A session tonight at 6pm with the stars of HGTV/DIY's hit show 'Gritty to Pretty'. Arrive early for the 5:30 happy hour and chance to meet Jeremy and Ramon Huerta live! You will also have the opportunity to watch their show this Saturday,...


EP162 Commercial and Multi-Family Investing with Sue Nelson

Sue Nelson has constructed almost every type of creative real estate deal: commercial short sales, loan modifications, options, master leases, JV agreements, and note buys. You name it, she's done it! That's why I actually joined Sue's coaching group several years back - I knew that I could learn from her experiences to help get me to the next level as a real estate investor. And today Sue is going to talk about the different ways she's invested in Multi-Family and Apartment Real Estate....


Special Invitation to the RPOA's FREE Conference & Expo

You've heard us talk about it, and you've listened to the episodes with our featured speakers from all over the country. Now its time for you to make the commitment to be there at the "Michigan Landlord & Real Estate Investor FREE Conference & Expo of 2019", happening February 21, 22, & 23 right here in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In this special episode, Clay Powell and I discuss all of the fantastic featured speakers, breakout sessions, and opportunities for networking with other like-minded...


EP161 Increasing Your Rental Cashflow by the Thousands with Jeffrey Taylor, a.k.a. "Mr. Landlord"

37 years ago, Jeffrey Taylor and his wife became accidental landlords. But they had no way of knowing that long ago, that the mistakes they were making and the challenges they were facing, would someday go on to inspire tens-of-thousands of real estate investors and landlords across the country. Today you will find out how Jeffrey Taylor transitioned from being a full-time school teacher into Mr. Landlord, a highly sought-after speaker, trainer and author who has spent the past 34 years...


EP160 Short-Term & Vacation Rental Investing with Beth Carson

Short-Term & Vacation Rentals like Airbnb are getting a lot of interest from investors because of their potential for exponentially increasing your income. My guest today, Beth Carson, helps investors and vacation rental owners make as much money as possible out of their investment. Beth has been in the hospitality industry for 18 years working with mini-resorts and high-end homes, and has helped investors go from losing millions a year to being profitable in one month. Beth is a...


EP159 Self–Storage Investing with Scott Meyers

Today we're going to talk about a real estate asset-class that I love. It's one where you have renters, but they don't live in the property. You quite often don't have to worry about heat or water, and when someone moves out you can sweep their unit clean and move someone else in the very same day. I'm talking about Self-Storage investing, and my guest today, Scott Meyers, is going to show us how this can be a great way to create massive cash flow without all of the downside associated with...


EP158 Mobile Home Investing Systems, Management & Mastery with Marco Kozlowski

Many investors are turning to mobile home investing to avoid the crazy competition in the real estate market for rentals and flips—and they’re succeeding! Mobile homes are sometimes the only alternative for those families with less money to spend on rent. My guest today, Marco Kozlowski, believes that anyone can achieve success in real estate and is betting that mobile home investing is the fastest and best way to achieve that dream in today’s market. Marco shares specific examples of the...